Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

Happy Wednesday! Real talk ya’ll- yesterday was a bit of a train wreck. Upon waking up my entire day was pretty much ruined when I dropped my iPhone in water. I know, I know #realworldproblems, but it seriously put such a damper on my day.

All morning long I desperately googled “Ways to fix/dry water-damaged iPhone” and literally tried everything under the sun to get my phone to turn back on. Of course it probably didn’t help that after trying each suggestion I would immediately attempt to turn it back on, only to be disappointed when nothing instantly happened.

And then it got me thinking about how we have so many similar expectations in life. We start diets on Monday and expect a 10 lb weight loss by Friday. List a house for sell and expect multiple offers that day. Try our hand at something new and expect that we’ll be the next great superstar at it.

But life doesn’t work like that and we don’t always get the instantaneous results that we long for. Sometimes when we think it’s the right moment for something, it isn’t yet in God’s plan for us. And while it’s sometimes hard to understand the why’s, it’s important to have patience, focus on the good, and not question what we don’t understand.

Yes it completely stinks that my iPhone is currently out of commission and I potentially lost all my family photos that my iCloud hadn’t backed up. But you know what? My kids and husband are alive, well, and with me right here in real-life and that’s SO much more important. Yes it’s going to be strange to not have a phone for a couple days while I wait for it to hopefully dry out in a bag of rice, but I’m pretty sure we all survived pre-google, pre-navigation, and pre-phone alarms.

And maybe if nothing else this will serve as a lesson to a. purchase an sd card I’ve been putting off for years now b. stop relying so heavily on technology for basic tasks (i.e. buy an actual alarm clock) and c. (most importantly) remember that real life and the here and now is ALWAYS more important.

Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

Kimono (c/o Pink Blush)

And in case you’re wondering about this gorgeous burgundy lace kimono that I’m wearing, it’s from PinkBlush and is seriously perfect for this fall. Not to mention it’s pretty much the only long sleeve thing I can wear right now in Georgia, because well it’s still as hot as ever here.

Although I’ve worn it a couple of different ways so far, including pairing it with a skirt and pairing with leggings, I truly love the contrast between the burgundy and the white pants. Add in a pair of your favorite boots and you have the perfect, girly look for fall!

Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

This kimono also has the most beautiful, delicate detail that is so feminine. It’s also super soft on the skin and non-irritating like some lace material can be, which is always a major plus in my book.

Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

Burgundy Lace Kimono + Lessons on Patience

So even though my week started off on a bad note, I’m choosing to see it as a blessing in disguise and going to enjoy the time I normally would have spent unnecessarily glued to a phone screen with my family.

Buuuut if you could keep your fingers crossed for a miracle in recovering my photos, I sure would appreciate it! πŸ˜‰

Hope each of you have a great week ahead and thanks for stopping by!- Cara

94 Comments

  1. This kimono is PERFECT for fall and I love it paired with your boots and white jeans. This post is so spot on…patience is something I have yet to master, but I love your realization that the presence is so much better than worrying about the past.

    1. Thank-you! And it’s so important to focus on the here and now instead of worrying about the past or future. πŸ™‚

  2. So sorry to hear about your phone! This kimono is beautiful on you, as anything you wear! This color is so rich and versatile. I’d love to see different ways that you style it throughout fall!

    1. Thanks Erin! I was able to save my photos thankfully before the phone died. And I love this kimono for fall. πŸ™‚

  3. That sucks about the phone especially the photos part and I can relate because my brand-new phone which I had only had for 5-6 weeks suddenly turned off and never got started again and no photos were saved, but again life goes on. We shouldn’t depend on technology as much.

    Love these photos Cara and the Fall hues you are wearing which match the view. That wine lacy kimono is stunning!

    Welcome by Thursdays every week and linkup with me. Love your style.Thanks, Ada. =)

  4. Sorry to hear about your phone! I know rice worked when ice tea got dumped on my laptop (thanks to one of our cats dumping my glass over!), but I’m not sure if you have already tried that.

    I love kimono – I wouldn’t mind having a few in different colors!

    But this is ironic reading your post today, since I also posted today about patience, persistence, and perseverance. And yes, it’s so important to practice an attitude of gratitude everyday and recognize what and who is most important in our lives.

    1. Great minds think alike, right?! haha Thanks for your kind comment! It all worked out in the end thankfully but taught me an important lesson!

  5. Here’s hoping your photos can be recovered. That’s the WORST!!!!!!!!!! I love that color on you (and for fall) – it’s absolutely gorgeous!!

  6. This kimono is so pretty on you! I’m not sure I’ve seen an all lace one before. Ugh, that is the worst having anything happen to your phone. It really makes us realize how dependent we are on them. We don’t even have a house phone so it’s our only way of communication. Glad you were able to look at it in a positive light! Xo, Sierra
    Beautifully Candid

    1. Thank-you! That was the scary part is I had no way of reaching anyone if an emergency happened, but on the other hand it was kind of liberating to not have it glued to my hand. Thankfully I was able to save the photos in the end so it worked out, but so stressful.

  7. That stinks so bad about your phone. I hope you are able to recover it! That outfit is so cute! I shopped at Pinkblush when I was pregnant and I always forget that they have regular clothes too. Their stuff is so cute. Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks, I was able to get the photos saved at the last minute thankfully, but it was so stressful. And they have such cute clothes!

  8. Cara, you hit the nail on the head! SO sorry to hear about your phone cos that totally sucks, but MAN what a great outlook you have on it now! Patience is a virtue…you seem to have it right.

  9. Aw, I’m so sorry to hear about your phone hun. That’s a great perspective to have, but I totally feel ya on the photo thing. I know those are precious. I love the lace! You just can’t go wrong in lace. Can’t wait to hear more about your new home!

    1. Thank-you! Thankfully I was able to save the photos at the last minute before my phone died. Super stressful though! lol

    1. It was weird/scary to know I had no way of getting in communication if an emergency happened, but other than that it was really liberating. I could sit down in the evening and not have the temptation of mindlessly scrolling through my phone. I didn’t have to worry about what was happening in the world for a little while and could actually focus on the now.

  10. BUT YOUR BOOTS! i love them. i’m looking for a new pair of brown boots and i love yours!

  11. Beautiful outfit! I had a rough start to my week also, but like you, I am trying to look on the bright side. It can be so easy to become overrun by negative emotions and feelings about ourselves and our lives. I try not to dwell on it too much as to not give the negative any more power. Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Thank-you Stephanie! My husband always says “It is what it is” and I try to live by that now. Sometimes you just have to learn from it and move on.

  12. Wet phones are never fun! But I do love that kimono, perfect for those warm fall temperatures.

  13. I depend on my phone so much as well and I would be panicking if my phone got wet. Hoping you can get a replacement that won’t cost an arm and a leg. This kimono is pretty and perfect for fall.

    1. Thanks! I was able to save the photos thankfully but did have to buy a new phone. They should seriously make things water proof lol

  14. Fingers crossed your phone turns on. It did provide a nice lesson though – patience is definitely a virtue that’s hard to come by, but it’s good to keep in mind. And to appreciate what you have right in front of you.

    Cute kimono! Thanks for sharing.

    -lauren

  15. That really is a bummer about your phone, I get it. You’d think by now all phone would be water proof, but I’m pretty sure water accidents are how these companies are making their money. I love Burgundy and that Kimono is one of the biggest reasons I love fall…all the lovely clothes!

  16. Sorry about your phone! I hate when stuff like that happens because it just impacts all areas of your life. Hope the bag of rice trick works for you.

  17. That stinks about your phone but on the plus side, you get to get a break from social media! Things can be replaced but time can’t. Love the kimono, so pretty!

    1. I like that quote “Things can be replaced but time cant” I am happy to report that I was able to save the photos, but it definitely taught me what matters most. πŸ™‚

  18. Eeeek I’m so sorry to hear about your phone; I know I would freak out so hopefully the rice trick works. That lace kimono is so pretty for fall.

  19. This lace kimono is amazing! I am all about lace. So sorry about your phone, though. That’s always a bummer. πŸ™

    1. Thank-you! It all ended up working out and I was able to save the photos, though it was super stressful!

  20. I love this kimono! It is feminine and lovely and such a great color for Fall! And I am pretty sure my day would be ruined by my iPhone being dropped in water too. I”m glad you found a way to turn it around and that it even kind of taught a lesson in patience!

  21. Yes, so sorry about your phone and pics. I know how sad that makes anyone feel. But I do admire your positive attitude and that burgundy lace kimono. πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank-you! It all worked out thankfully and I was able to save the photos but it taught me a great lesson.

  22. Love this kimono! And fingers crossed you can get your photos back! That’s always the worst part about your phone dying.

  23. Sorry to hear about your phone. I feel your pain as I have been there before. But you are so right, at the end of the day, it’s just a phone and things can always be worse. I love that kimono on you. The color is stunning.

    1. Thanks Marie! I was able to save my photos thankfully, so it all worked out. But definitely taught me a great lesson too! πŸ™‚

  24. I’m loving your style and I’m happy to see an outfit where I can extend the life of my white jeans into the fall weather! That lace is gorgeous!

  25. Burgundy lace at it’s best girl! What a beautiful piece of lace to keep you in style for the fall! You look beautiful iand that color is so good with your beautiful blonde hair!

  26. Awww I’m sorry about your phone! I depend on mine so much. Several times my phones have met watery deaths – I feel your pain! But yes there are always worse things and we have a lot to be grateful for. Your kimono is beautiful. Hope you restore your photos. Fingers crossed!

    1. Thank-you! While I had to get a new phone, I was able to save all my photos thankfully! At the end of the day this lesson did teach me what was most important though!

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