A SISTER'S BOND + SATIN JUMPSUIT

JUMPSUIT: TARGET -- JACKET: FOREVER 21 -- NECKLACE: BAUBLEBAR -- BEADED BRACELET: ETSY (sold out), SIMILAR -- CABLE BRACELET: DY -- SHOES: VESTIQUE

 

HAPPY TUESDAY Y'ALL! I WAS SHOPPING RECENTLY AND SPOTTED THIS SATIN JUMPSUIT! WHERE WOULD I WEAR IT?.. I WASN'T SURE, BUT I HAD TO HAVE IT (I MAYYY HAVE BOUGHT IT IN BLACK TOO). I HAD IT ON FOR A DATE NIGHT RECENTLY, AND AM OBSESSED! I STYLED IT AS SHOWN ABOVE; SIMPLE JEWELRY, A DISTRESSED JEAN JACKET, AND THESE AMAZING STRAPPY HEELS FROM VESTIQUE (A BOUTIQUE IN CHARLOTTE, NC). 

THE JUMPSUIT IS A SATIN MATERIAL, SO IT IS AS SOFT AS IT IS CUTE, AND AS I MENTIONED, ALSO COMES IN BLACK. IT'S UNDER $30 AND FITS PRETTY TRUE TO SIZE (I'M WEARING AN XS FOR REFERENCE). I LOVE THE RELAXED FEEL THE DENIM JACKET ADDS, BUT I WOULD ALSO PAIR IT WITH A LEATHER OR SUEDE JACKET AND A PAIR OF SIMPLE HEELS FOR A DRESSIER FLARE. IT CAN EASILY BE WORN SO MANY WAYS, AND CAN TRANSITION RIGHT INTO FALL. 

ON ANOTHER NOTE... TODAY IS MY LITTLE SISTER'S 23RD BIRTHDAY. WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SUPER CLOSE, WHETHER WE WERE CLOSELY NAPPING WHILE YOUNG, CLOSELY FIGHTING THROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL, OR WISHING WE LIVED CLOSER THAN THE 1,000 MILES BETWEEN US NOW. BRYCE GRADUATED FROM CLEMSON UNIVERSITY IN 2016 (GO TIGERS!!), AND IS NOW A NURSE TECH AT A BEHAVIORAL HOSPITAL IN GREENVILLE, SC, WHERE OUR FAMILY LIVES.  SHE IS NOT ONLY BEAUTIFUL, BUT SHE IS ONE OF THE SWEETEST AND GOOFIEST PEOPLE YOU WILL EVER MEET. SHE CARES ABOUT PEOPLE'S FEELINGS, MAKING PEOPLE HAPPY, AND WILL ALWAYS GIVE YOU HER HONEST OPINION, GOOD OR BAD. 

WHEN I SIT BACK AND LOOK AT HER AND OUR RELATIONSHIP, I FEEL SO THANKFUL. NOW, HAVE WE PULLED EACH OTHER'S HAIR A FEW TIMES? YES. HAVE WE YELLED AT EACH OTHER? YES. DO WE ARGUE AND GET UPSET WITH EACH OTHER? YES. BUT, DO WE ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER? YES. DO WE HAVE SLEEPOVERS EVERY TIME I MAKE A TRIP HOME? YES. CAN WE CALL EACH OTHER AT ANY TIME FOR ANYTHING? YES. GOD TRULY BLESSED ME WITH A BOND LIKE NO OTHER, AND I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR THAT. 

WHAT DOES BEING A SISTER MEAN TO ME?

A SISTER IS...

1. A ROLL MODEL -- I'M THE BIG SISTER, SO THIS IS A NO-BRAINER. WHETHER THEY TAKE YOUR ADVICE OR NOT, BEING A ROLE MODEL TO THOSE YOUNGER THAN YOU, ESPECIALLY YOUR SIBLING(S) IS SUPER REWARDING. IT HOLDS YOU ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS, AND ALLOWS YOU TO STRIVE TO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS NOT ONLY FOR YOURSELF BUT FOR THEM AS WELL. 

2. A PERSONAL STYLIST -- WHILE I LIKE TO THINK I'M THE BEST DRESSED IN OUR HOUSE, BRYCE DOES HAVE A GOOD AMOUNT OF FASHION SENSE. SHE HAS HER OWN STYLE, AND LIKES WHAT SHE LIKES. WE MAY HAVE EVEN "BORROWED" AN ITEM OR TWO FROM EACH OTHERS CLOSETS OVER TIME... ANDDD NOW YOU KNOW WHERE MANY OF OUR ARGUMENTS USED TO STEM FROM GROWING UP. 

3. A NON-STOP SOURCE OF LAUGHTER AND FUN -- WHEN WE'RE TOGETHER THE LAUGHS NEVER END. BRYCE IS SO SILLY ALL THE TIME, AND I AM MORE MYSELF WITH HER (AND MY HUSBAND), THAN WITH ANYONE ELSE. THERE IS NEVER, EVER A DULL MOMENT WITH THIS ONE, THAT'S FOR SURE!

4. A SUPPORT SYSTEM -- WE MAY LIVE 1,000 MILES APART, BUT WE CAN COUNT ON EACH OTHER FOR ANYTHING AT ALL TIMES. WHETHER IT'S A BREAK UP, STORY TIME, ONE OF US NEEDS A GOOD CRY SESSION OR JUST FEEL LIKE SAYING HI, SHE IS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME, AND I AM ALWAYS THERE FOR HER. ALWAYS. 

5. A BEST FRIEND FOR LIFE -- IT'S SIMPLE, BRYCE IS AND WILL FOREVER HOLD A SPECIAL PIECE OF MY HEART, THAT NOONE CAN REPLACE. SHE IS TRULY A GOD SEND, AND I THANK GOD AND MY PARENTS EVERYDAY FOR GIVING HER TO ME 23 YEARS AGO. 

ISN'T SHE BEAUTIFUL?? HAPPY BIRTHDAY SISSY! I'M SENDING MANY, MANY HUGS AND KISSES YOUR WAY TODAY AND EVERY DAY!

I HOPE EVERYONE HAS A GREAT REST OF THE WEEK! I'M HEADING TO COLORADO ON THURSDAY, AND COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED FOR A LITTLE REST AND RELAXATION. WHO KNOWS, I'D SAY THE SATIN JUMPSUIT HAS A CHANCE OF MAKING IT IN THE SUITCASE!