Wearing: Tone on Tone

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Top:  H/M
Skirt:  J.CREW
Clutch:  H/M
Pumps:  Nine West
Watch:  AE

Life is so daily, no?
If I want to design effectively, I must hone my craft daily.
If I want to increase my physical endurance, I must exercise daily.
I wouldn't consider myself to be a great cook (which I'm certainly not) if I only cooked once a week, or a great piano player if I only practiced every now and then. When Lance Armstrong was asked for the secret to being the best cyclist in the world, he replied, "You ride every day of the year, whether it's your birthday or Christmas."
If I'm not doing something daily, the chances are I'm really not doing it very well at all.

I play a lot of roles. Mother. Wife. Writer. Blogger. Friend. If a blog post falls through, it's on me. I'm the girl responsible to make sure my home runs efficiently. It's up to me make sure Studhubs and my children feel cherished, safe and loved. It's up to me to give all I can on a daily basis--because whatever I do, I want to do it well.

I overheard my boys talking and Reagan was telling Konrad, "God wants my strongness and my coolness."
I asked him, "What about Mommy? Does God want my strongness and my coolness?"
"Nah", he said. "God just wants your momminess."
Hmm.  Must remember that.

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  1. Your boys are so sweet! And, I love your blue sequin top--is it from current-season H&M?

  2. Love your outfit! Good point! You've really got me thinking :)

  3. I love this look! This is my favorite color right now. Great thoughts, too. Thanks!

  4. Perfect shade....great thoughts about being consistent and doing it (whatever it is) daily.

  5. This entire outfit. I love it. And the fit on you is gorgeous!

    1. You're so sweet, Lisa! Such a compliment from such an amazing dresser!

  6. God has given you lots of talents Kristina. :) There is a little facet of God that He made part of you that no-one else has - Go with that. :)
    Love what your boys said though!
    Loving your ensemble as always.
    Sheree xo

  7. I like the tone on tone. Where would you wear an outfit like this? Fancy date night?

    God wants our Momminess. I like that! :)

    1. I've worn it to several book publicity events, even church.

  8. Out of the mouth of babes. ;) LOVE this outfit!!!!!

  9. I love that top...must find me one..I have been wearing sequins all week too..they just make me feel so happy and fancy..love them!

    come visit me and look at my sequin finds



    ps...gorgeous as always

  10. This is my all time favorite outfit on you!

  11. The color just makes your eyes pop! Love it!

    I love the quote from your little one! Ahhh! So precious <3


  12. Love the "daily" segment...especially the "momminess" part. :)

  13. Kids have a way of saying things, don't they? :-) This blue makes your eyes 'pop' and looks lovely on you!

  14. Love this look, Kristina J! :) The sparkles are just so great & fun!

  15. Lovely colours. In one of those cosmic coincidences, I was reading a passage that relates to the "momminess" your kids talk about:

    "IF we do not rise to the challenge now, then when? If we do not strive today, then when? Life is a struggle against the limited time we have on earth. What will have been the purpose of our life if we do not fulfill our mission? If we abandon our dream, no matter how we try to justify ourselves, there will be little left in the end but emptiness and regret.

    THE pattern of our lives, like that of the sun, may seem monotonous and routine, but there is nothing more profound than our daily endeavours. Achieving brilliant victory in our daily lives is what being victorious in faith is all about." from http://dailyguidance.blogspot.be/

  16. I. Love. This. Seriously...so gorgeous, Kristina!

  17. That is so cute what your kids said!!!! aren't little boys amazing? What a stunning outfit. You look like you are about to be the hit at a party.

  18. You look gorgeous! This color is fantastic on you.


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