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Fashion 7 years ago

tie-front top and a reminder about parents

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Happy Monday y’all! Just want to warn you up front…this post is slightly random, but something I’ve really had on my heart lately!

As I mentioned in my last post, my parents came to visit us this past weekend in Boulder. I’m super close to my parents, but I’m also one of 6 kids, so TBH we’ve never really gotten a lot of one on one (or two on two, now that I’m married) time with them. So, this weekend was such a blast getting to have a few days where it was just the 4 of us! We hiked and had yummy brunches and sat around dinner tables and had some really sweet conversations – about life and how God has just been so faithful to all of us (and me trying to convince them to move to CO!)

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As I’ve gotten older, got a job, gotten married, moved away…I’ve noticed how relationships with parents transition. I love my parents and feel more thankful for them every single day. The older I get the more I realize how much they have sacrificed for and served me selflessly my whole life. Also the older I get the more I realize the opportunity we have as adult children to say thank you to our parents – and turn around and bless them the same way they have blessed us.

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When my parents came to visit us this weekend…Michael and I both just felt called to bless / serve / host them well, and to show them how much we appreciate everything they’ve done for us. I’d never really thought about it before but anytime we go out to my parents house, they cook for us, get the groceries, let us use their house, etc. So we decided when they came to visit us, we just wanted to bless them as best we could, to even just offer a small ‘thank you’ for how selflessly they have loved and served us!

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Obviously on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day we write our parents letters and let them know how much we appreciate them. But I just want to challenge you today to call your mom, or call your dad and let them know how thankful you are for them. Beyond that though, I just want to encourage y’all to think of ways of how you can bless your parents – even in simple ways. Offer to pay for their lunch or help them with something around their house. I think you’ll be surprised at how far these acts of service can go, and that it can actually speak volumes to our parents.

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I already had this tie front top planned for today’s blog post but just wanted to share that little reminder about parents, because it had been on my mind recently! BUT do also want to talk about this transition-friendly look with y’all today! Obviously you know I’m obsessed with AG jeans and this black pair is so perfect for fall. I love the step / raw hem, and like all AG jeans, they’re super comfortable! I feel like black skinny jeans are just as much a fall essential as regular denim – and this pair can easily pair with any top in your wardrobe!

Also loving this tie front top because it’s perfect for these 85 degree days but still looks adorable under cardigans once temperatures start dropping. The tie front trend was huge this past summer and I think it’s here to stay for fall as well!

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outfit details: tie front top | jeans | cardigan | tassel earrings | booties | crossbody bag | black aviator sunglasses

Hope you guys had an awesome weekend and feel ready for a new week ahead! Thank you for reading!

this post was created in collaboration with Anthropologie. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own!

xo Lauren

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