The North American International Auto Show. A two-week event that makes Detroit breathe life and pump excitement through its vicinity once a year. This was the first time I attended (apparently I went when I was younger but have no recollection at all) and I was astonished to see the amount of hype people get for cars. It all reminded me of a museum of some sort; instead of paintings, artwork, or historic objects, crowds were hovering in and around new, innovative cars for 2013/14. Truthfully, I’m not much into autos, I mean, I’m sure if I had the opportunity to test a cool whip like any thing from “Pimp My Ride” it would be grand. However, the real reason why I went to the 2013 NAIAS was to style spot. I wasn’t exactly sure what I would see, I just wanted to test my inner Bill Cunningham. After about two hours of walking through Cobo Center, style spotting (or stalking; I’m sure my brother and I looked like creepers) it was an experience. More to come soon!
The day I found my Lola’s sweater is the day I also found my dad’s old shirt. I always love a good oversized blouse and heels, which these by the way are my current favorite from Forever 21 that I scored for $10.00. You can’t go wrong!
Scarf: SA ~ Jeans/Socks/Heels: Forever 21
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“Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the LORD means safety.” (Proverbs 29:25, NLT)
In life, there will always be people who try to squeeze you into their mold; people who try to pressure you into being who they want you to be. They may be good people. They may mean well. But the problem is that they aren’t your creator. They didn’t breathe life into you. They didn’t equip you, empower you or anoint you; Almighty God did! If you’re going to be all that God created you to be, you can’t focus on what everybody else thinks. If you change with every criticism, trying to win the favor of others, then you’ll go through life being manipulated and letting people squeeze you into their box. You have to realize that you can’t keep every person happy. You can’t make everyone like you. You’ll never win over all of your critics.
Instead of trying to please people, when you get up in the morning, ask the Lord to search your heart. Ask Him if your ways are pleasing to Him. Stay focused on your goals. If people don’t understand you, that’s okay. If you lose some friends because you wouldn’t let them control you, they weren’t true friends anyway. You don’t need other’s approval; you only need Almighty God’s approval. Keep your heart and mind submitted to Him and be free from people pleasing!