what i wore this week {let your light shine edition}

You know raffles and random giveaways? I almost never win them. Okay, I pretty much never win them. ;) I don't mind- I just never expect to win anything, because it hasn't happened since I was 9 years old at church camp. Yep, I won an entire six pack of canned grape soda back in 1991. And I was really excited!! :) {Seriously, I was. Soda is a big deal when you're 9!}

That's why I couldn't believe it when someone told me I won the Instagram giveaway at Allume. I think I almost passed out right there. Jen can testify to this. I asked Jessica like three times what I'd won! ha!

I was over the moon that I was blessed to win this gorgeous little beauty from The Vintage Pearl:


I didn't choose the necklace I was given, but I love how it went with the purpose of Allume. Even more than that, I love the fact that I would've chosen it out of all of their necklaces, because I so desire this to be true of my life, and I love the daily reminder.


I've worn it a ton of times already, and I still LOVE it. I've been so impressed by the chain too- even though it's been wet several times, it hasn't turned colors. I love sterling silver because I like to wear my necklaces night and day. :D I think I would seriously consider paying regular price {$58} for it. It's such a lovely piece.

I was so thrilled to win it. Can you tell? ;) And can you believe they gave me a $50 gift card too?! What?? Whoop, whoop! Thank you, sweet Vintage Pearl!!

I love jewelry that has meaning- especially when it reminds me of what I'm here to do.

And hey, it's an accessory you can wear all year long. :D


Unlike leather jackets. :) Though I wouldn't mind wearing them all year long too. They are my favorite! :)

{By the way, it's been 78 degrees this month here in East Texas! Oh my goodness, what's going on with the weather? Is my memory failing me or is it hotter than normal? Wow.}

Q: Do you love personal jewelry too? What's your favorite way to make jewelry meaningful to you?


leather jacket: Banana Republic, eBay

striped tee: AE, last year

jeans: American Eagle Artist, $27

leather shoes: clearance Giani Bini, $28 

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