Monday Motivation

Hi guys! Hope your week is off to a lovely start. After having my family in town last week, this week already seems to be dragging and quite boring. I wish I could just keep them here with me, haha! We had so much fun. I’m already anxious for their next visit.

We spent most of the time at the beach, but when we weren’t on the beach we went out exploring some new places – shops, coffee/food places, etc. – and eating yummy food (my best hobby!). We shot these photos in Historic St. Andrews – one of my all time favorite spots in this whole area!

This outfit was perfect for covering up my sunburnt shoulders without making me sweat in the heat! I bought this shirt at Riffraff several years ago, and I’m so happy I have held onto it, because bell sleeves are making the biggest comeback! I will link the outfit details at the bottom of the post (linking similar shirts since this one is old)!

Anyways, let’s talk about getting OUT of your own head and letting positivity in!

One of my BIGGEST struggles this week, to be honest.

I have come a reeeally long way as far as self love and all that goes. Most days, I love myself regardless of what negative thoughts try to pop into my head and ruin my day… But some days, or weeks, just don’t come as easy. Some days, my negativity toward MYSELF saturates everything I do and affects my whole mood. Not cool, but it is what it is. So please know that you are not the only one struggling with this!

My husband said something very profound to me today, although to him it was probably a simple remark. But when I was complaining about something, I said to him, “Ugh, it’s fine. I’m fine.” And he replied with, “Fine, or good?” WOW this resonated so much for some reason. (Sorry babe for telling this 😘 but your wisdom must be shared!)

Maybe it’s just me, but that made me stop and think about how negative I was being for NO reason. I was acting like my world was going to end, when in reality, I am good and LIFE. IS. GOOD. God has given me this life and this purpose, and it is good and it is well. We aren’t put here to be average and “just fine” but to be happy and purpose-driven.

It’s like God is just really pushing for me to get my chin up ASAP because on top of the hubby’s encouragement, I was reading my devotional and it basically said, “You’re gonna get through today, no matter what, so you might as well take the happy route through today, by choosing Me.”

If you’re doubting yourself, whether it be your appearance, your financial situation, your job, whatever – please remember to choose Him, choose HAPPY! Being happy is a choice, and you’re the only one who can make it πŸ™‚

I may only be preaching to myself today… but hey, I hope this helps you lift your chin a little like it did mine. Hope your week is fabulous! Thanks for stopping by

XO beth

Shoes – Target // Shirt (similar) – here // shorts – Forever21 // Purse – MK here // necklace – similar here

 

Back to the Basics

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Happy Friday, pretty people! I can’t believe it’s already the weekend again. I am back home in AR for a few days and the time is already flying! It seems like I can never have quite enough time to fit everything in while I’m here. There are so many people, both family and friends, who I am dying to see — yet at the same time I am dying to cuddle up on the couch with my dog and watch a movie with the parents. The struggle is so real!

I haven’t done a style post in a while, so I thought I’d show y’all my favorite basic shirt right now. I know when you hear basic tee you probably think of black or neutrals, but this tank is the perfect basic tank that adds a great pop of summer color. It is simple and comfy, like a basic tee, yet you can easily dress it up with heels and jewelry. Or you can throw on a hat with converses and it’s totally casual. Just do you. Lots of options with this one. Side note, I am obsessed with the material. It’s soft like a sweater, but thin like cotton. Yas gimme.

I dressed it up for this look, but I’m definitely putting it with converses next time I wear it! (which very well might be in like three days #obsessed).

OH and the bra/crop underneath it is the perfect coordinating pattern! I love adding pops of pattern like this. I forgot I even had this crop and happened to throw it in my bag! So glad I did. It was $5 at Forever21, by the way. Jeans are also Forever, but nacklace and tank areΒ Riffraff and shoes are Target!

I hope you all have a rad weekend. I hope you feel beautiful today!

XO beth

Just Beachin’

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It has been raining here for the past three days, so I’m just going to do a bright, sunny post and pretend the sun is out! Tomorrow is Monday, so it’s back to reality. I had the best week last week with my sister and her bestie (who is basically my sister too). I loved pretending I’m not old now and enjoying spring break with them!

We pretty much laid on the beach every chance we got – the weather wasn’t great on some days but we got a couple good beach days! I am so blessed to live in such a beautiful place. As I’m looking back on photos, I’m amazed at how pretty it is here. I can’t believe we went from beautiful mountains to beautiful emerald beaches! The military has been good to us so far!

My latest discovery has been that I don’t have any good swimsuit coverups (not cool considering I live at the beach). I need to hop on that, but for now I improvised. I realized that Wildfox tees are honestly amazing coverups. I threw mine on with casual shorts, but if you’re going straight to the pool/beach it’s long enough to go without. It made for a really cute and COMFY coverup. My favorite part is that it’s modest but still cute (I tried to be aware of this since we were on a beach with families around!). There are so many cute Wildfox tees similar to this one Here. Unfortunately this one is sold out but they recently posted new ones! *get 15% off with my code ‘riffraffrepbeth’!

Hope you all have a great week!

XO beth

pineapples

Hello! I decided to do another style post since I fixed my hair for the first time in almost a week. It’s been a long week and a half or so… After dealing with a massive ongoing migraine on top of other health issues, the fact that I actually felt good today made it seem like Christmas! I’m thankful. I’m seeing a new doctor and finally have some hope πŸ˜ƒ although trying not to get my hopes too high.

Anyways let’s talk pineapples. I’m obsessed with em (both fashion wise and food wise) This is my new go to for a comfy shirt. So versatile – dress it up/down, wear it with yoga pants or a skirt, just whatever really.

I got it at Fabrik Denver [their insta: @fabrikdenver], an adorable store that just made its way to the top of my favorites list. I went in there last weekend and just had a great experience. Having worked many years of retail myself, I notice little things in other boutiques. But this place just made my day. They were so friendly and welcoming! Which is my favorite thing about them. And not to mention the clothes were amaze 😍 I wanted everything in there. So Denver friends, hit em up if you haven’t already. You won’t be disappointed! I’m already figuring out my next chance to go in there hehe.

I hope you all have a lovely Thursday, thanks for following along with my amateur blog! I’m gonna go cut up this pineapple and eat it now.

Xo Beth


Β Β Β Β Β Β Β [shirt – fabrik denver // jeans – riffraff // shoes – forever21]