lace-up sweater / finding peace

lauren sims lace up sweater lauren sims lace up sweaterI don’t know about you but I am CRAZY about the lace-up trend that’s been going on for a while now (and I think it’s here to stay)! I love it because a lace-up top and be super feminine or formal, but you could also make it more sporty like I did here by pairing this lace-up sweater with adidas sneakers! (Bonus: this lace-up sweater is under $60 and comes in tons of colors!)

lauren sims lace up sweater lauren sims lace up sweaterI also love this lace-up sweater because it’s great in the winter with jeans and OTK boots, but it’s also adorable in the spring paired with cut off shorts and peep toe booties or sandals! Also want to call out tons of things in this outfit that are super budget friendly: lace-up sweater is under $60, sneakers are under $100, sunnies are $60, and this bag looks designer but it’s only $55!

lauren sims lace up sweaterOn another note, I wanted to share something with y’all really encouraging that I feel like the Lord’s been speaking to me about lately. Michael and I are officially living in Boulder (YAY) and made the 15+ hour drive up here on Sunday. I drove in my car by myself (with Beau!) and Michael drove the moving truck. 15 hours is a LONG time to be by yourself, but it honestly was the sweetest time of prayer and just talking to God about this new adventure.

lauren sims lace up sweaterWhen I was praying, I was just asking God to give us peace about this move, and kind of pouring out any fears I had about it. The Lord instantly reminded me of two verses…one is Romans 8:31 “If God is for us, who can be against us?”

He reminded me that He is FOR us – He is FOR our joy and peace in this new season, so I have nothing to worry about! He is FOR us finding community and a church and adventure and growing in our marriage and love for Him. He is FOR all of those things, and there is so much peace in that.

He is also reminded me of one of my favorite verses – Eph 3:20-21 (the one in my instagram bio!) “God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!”. So, He’s not going to call us to this new season for it to be a season of just “meh, that was okay”. He can and will do SO much more with this new season than we could ever ask or imagine!

So, if you’re going through a season of doubt or uncertainty or newness, just remember those two things…1) God is FOR you! and 2) He can do infinitely more than we could ever ask or imagine!

lauren sims lace up sweaterOutfit details: lace-up sweater | boyfriend jeans | adidas sneakers | aviator sunglasses | crossbody bag | pink tassel earrings | lipstick (color is #10!)

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6 Comments on lace-up sweater / finding peace

  1. Kelly Hoover
    February 7, 2017 at 4:39 pm (5 months ago)


    I love this sweater on you and I LOVE THIS POST!! You never know who you will impact. Such good words to live by. Love this!

    Hope you are loving Colorado!


    Kelly Hoover

  2. Ericha
    February 8, 2017 at 2:09 am (5 months ago)

    Thank you for this post. My husband and I are actually thinking about moving 5 hours from where we are now. And your story is so inspiring to me. Thank you!

  3. Lauren B.
    February 9, 2017 at 3:18 pm (4 months ago)

    loved reading your post about finding peace! it’s so important to remember in times of fear, God is with us. Also, loving this gorgeous pink color on you!
    xx, Lo {}

  4. Lily B.
    February 26, 2017 at 1:38 pm (4 months ago)

    Loved this post! It reminded me that God is with us all the time and wants us to succeed!!


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