Long After You're Gone.
SomeoneLikeYou Monday, June 24, 2013
Polka Dot Blouse: c/o OASAP.
Black High Waisted Shorts, Flats, Bracelet: Thrifted.
Camera Necklace: Forever21.
White Bustier, Purse (c/o): Aeropostale.
Lipstick in MAC's Lady Danger.
So if you follow me on instagram or twitter you've probably heard the big news already but for those of you who aren't quite as connected to the world via social media (wish I could be like you) I have news!
Yesterday was surely my lucky day. Although I don't think luck has anything to do with it, but I'll get to that point later. Anywho. Last night I was given three enormous trash bags filled to the brim with late 1960's and 1970's clothing. They were given to me completely by surprise from my aunt who got them from a friend who was cleaning out the house of an elderly woman. And they thought I might want them.
It was like I was five years old again and it was Christmas morning, pulling piece after piece out of the garbage bags, each one more of a delightful surprise than the last. Skirts and sweaters and dresses and blouses and in all sorts of colors and patterns from candy hued pastels to vibrant primaries. I couldn't believe my luck.
But there I go using that work again. 'Luck.' Because I don't believe it has anything to do with luck or the stars aligning in my favor. I believe it has to do with God. Nothing else can explain it. The perfection, the coincidence, the astoundment. It has God's handiwork all over it. Remember when at the beginning of the summer I was unsure what to do with this time away from college and He gifted me that beautiful, red, 50's dress to show me I am to sell clothing online this summer? Well I think this is another push towards that.
God shows us our path in the smallest ways, but also in the largest. The smallest in a dress for $2. The largest in 200 pieces of vintage clothing mostly in my size. Before I came home from Kent I was scared about nurturing my relationship with Him and just, honestly, what I was even going to do with my summer because I hadn't a clue. One thing is for certain; I have been shown that He will NOT let me down. Through all of these blessings this summer He has shown me to always have faith, to pray with all my heart, and to "lean not on my own understanding." He will provide, He will show the way, He will love me forever.
I plan on selling most of these beautiful items in the shop because, of course, it's what I feel I've been called to do. I am keeping a few for myself though because come on; how could I resist? ;)
God, you are so great I cannot even fathom. Thank you ♥
With much love, Lauren.
P.S! I fixed the button at the top of my blog page for the link to my facebook! If you're interested in 'liking' it there's more personal posts from me and updates on all things blog related that I don't always post on here.