Monday, October 5, 2020

Ageless Style Link Up " Inspired By A Song"

The Ageless Style Link Up-  The first Monday of every month a group of over forty fashion bloggers pick a monthly theme and show different ways of styling it. 

This month's Ageless Style Theme is brought to you by Jodie!  Jodie's theme required us all to be a little more creative this month because she asked us to create an outfit "Inspired By A Song".  I immediately thought of one of my favorite hymns "In The Garden" and decided to create an outfit using fall florals and have my husband take pictures of me in my own fall garden.  I know, not very creative, but it's definitely me!



I love the old hymn "In the Garden" so much because it's in nature, and especially in my very own garden, where I feel closest to God.  No matter what's going on in the world, it is where I find peace and comfort.  I've said numerous times on this blog that I don't know what I would have done without my yard during the Coronavirus lockdowns.  I felt so bad for people trapped in tiny apartments unable to go anywhere for months.  At least I had the beauty of my yard, and always lots to do to keep me occupied, to provide some comfort.

I started scrolling through YouTube to find a video of this old hymn, and although I found many, it is this different song I would like to share with you.  I love how the song is performed in a garden and you can hear the birds singing.  It reminded me of my own yard, filled with so many different kinds of birds.  I love to hear birds sing.  It is so soothing and peaceful.  But as I listened further on in the song, I heard the lyrics "Then I saw the garden.  Hope had come to me".  It's how I feel every time I'm in my own garden or I'm hiking and I see God's incredible handiwork in nature.  Peace comes over me for I know a God who can create and take care of such a magnificent earth can certainly care for me.

Here is the song, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.


And these are just a few of the lyrics that resonated with me the most.  I really love the sentence "Faithfulness in all the green".

I had all
But given up
Desperate for
A sign from love
Something good
Something kind
Bringing peace to every corner of my mind
Then I saw the garden
Hope had come to me
To sweep away the ashes
And wake me from my sleep
I realised
You never left
And for this moment
You planned ahead
That I would see
Your faithfulness in all of the green
Now, how did I create an outfit based on this song?  Well, I started with what gardens are known for:  flowers!  Since it's autumn,  I picked a fall floral dress from JCPenney and paired it with a denim jacket.  I wore this dress to both a fall wedding and a fall baby shower.


This dress is so perfect for fall;  the rust color just screams fall.  It is a super comfortable knit and a faux wrap dress, so it is very figure flattering.  Like most wrap dresses, I do have to wear a camisole underneath or too much cleavage would be exposed.


The dress is a steal for less than $25 with coupon.  You can find it HERE.  It's junior sizing but I am wearing my usual size Medium and it fits perfectly.  


My favorite feature of this dress other than the color is the hi-lo hemline.  It's floor length in the back, and just slightly below my knee in the front.  I'm 5'7 for size reference.


On the days I wore this dress, the weather was in the sixties so I styled it with open-toe bootie sandals, and I carried a taupe clutch.  For jewelry, I wore a single pearl necklace and earrings, a rose gold bracelet, and a pearl ring.

This dress could easily be styled for even colder weather by adding a cardigan and tall boots.



 Now be sure to check out the other ladies of Ageless Style to see what song they were inspired by!


Amy ~ Amy's Creative Pursuits BlogFacebookInstagramGoogle+Pinterest
Bettye ~ Fashion Schlub BlogFacebookInstagramYouTube
Daenel ~ Living outside the stacks BlogInstagramPinterestTwitter
Debbie ~ Fashion Fairy Dust BloglovinBlogInstagramPinterestFacebookTwitter
Jennie ~ A Pocketful of Polka Dots BlogInstagramFacebookPinterestTwitterBloglovin
Jodie ~ Jodie's Touch of Style BlogFacebookInstagramPinterestBloglovinTwitter
Julia ~ When the Girls Rule BlogFacebookPinterestInstagram
Kellyann ~ This Blonde's Shopping Bag BlogInstagramBloglovinTwitter
Shelly ~ The Queen in Between BlogInstagramBloglovinPinterestFacebook
Shugunna ~ Nzuri N* Simplicity BlogPinterestInstagram

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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46 comments:

  1. What a beautiful dress, Amy and I always love seeing your garden! What a fun challenge too! And loving those song lyrics! I too was so thankful for my garden this year, I started planting shrubs and flowers around the fence and looking forward to adding more next year! Your garden has inspired me for many years!

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    1. Thank you! Isn't it just the prettiest song? I was so happy to discover it. I'm so happy my garden has inspired you.

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  2. What a perfect outfit and song to fit your personality!

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  3. Such a pretty look! I have picked up a couple of fall dresses with giftcards this past month and am loving them with my denim jacket. This dress is beautiful and your garden so pretty.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm just loving the fall dresses this year!

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  4. Beautiful dress! I love the color and print and it looks great on you!

    Life is a Shoe

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  5. Other than that being an absolutely beautiful dress on you, I want to say that you seem to have a beautiful garden! We live in the city now and having a beautiful garden full of blooms is what I miss the most. xo

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    1. Thank you! I can't even imagine life without a garden. It is so therapeutic for me.

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  6. Oh, girl. So sweet that you chose a hymn. I love your interpretation. Nature really shows his handiwork, doesn't it.

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    1. Thank you. And yes, I so agree about nature.

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  7. The song is lovely, Amy, I can see why you like it.

    I would love to see whole garden tour, it looks so beautiful! And the perfect setting for this floral dress.

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

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    1. Thank you so much. I have done a lot of garden posts on my blog. If you just type in some key words in the search box you can see lots of garden pictures.

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  8. Oh, Amy. I think this is incredibly creative. And so you!! I'd never heard this song, but it's perfect!!
    XOOX
    Jodie

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    1. Thanks Jodie! I was unfamiliar with the song too, but boy do I love it!

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  9. Amy, these photos in your garden are so beautiful. This red floral dress looks amazing on you. And In the Garden has been my favorite hymn for literally as long as I can remember. Wow. You just brought back so many childhood memories of my mom singing that song to me and with me. We played it at both of my parents' funerals as well because it has always been a family favorite. Thanks for that little trip down memory lane.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. thank you! And I'm glad this post brought back good memories.

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  10. This is such a neat prompt! And you did a wonderful job with it! That dress is lovely on you!

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    1. Yes it is! At first I wasn't sure about it as I don't listen to a lot of music, but I ended up really enjoying it. Thanks so much.

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  11. That dress is amazing and I like how you style it. Also location of your photos perfectly match with dress. That garden is so beautiful.

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  12. Love this dress and all the possibilities!!

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    1. Thanks Lucy! Yes, I think this dress has lots of stylistic opportunities. I can't wait to try it with boots.

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  13. que guapa estas con este vestido rojo, y gracias por la musica. Un post estupendo, me encanta visitarte.

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  14. Such a perfect song for you and I know you love gardening and exploring them as well! Beautiful bright colored dress and I love the nude shoes you styled with it!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  15. If ever there was a beautiful garden full of faithfulness and green, it is yours!! Would love to visit, to spend some time walking from flower to bush to tree and having you share all the details with me. It is truly a little bit of heaven on earth.
    The song is gorgeous. What a sweet voice. Thank you for sharing. I really like the simple piano.
    And that outfit. Great wash on your denim jacket. Love that light blue with the bright red. Perfect combination of a little bit country and a little bit fancy city gal!!

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    1. Awww, you always leave the best comments. Thanks so much!

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  16. A floral frock how pretty - I love the high-low hemline it makes it really interesting!
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you. I love the high-low hemline too. Makes it easier to walk in long strides too!

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  17. You look absolutely gorgeous in that elegant dress and your photos are so beautiful.

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  18. Realy nice look 😉 have a wonderful day😚

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  19. Love your style
    of putting a denim jacket over a
    lovely dress.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  20. Such a fun theme! And such a pretty dress! Have a good weekend!

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    1. It was a fun theme. I enjoyed it! Thanks so much.

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  21. Beautiful song and dress! Your setting is so lovely and serene!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  22. Lovely song and a great inspired outfit you created, it's a very cute dress! I love layering dresses with denim jackets in spring and autumn!

    I'm glad we lived so close to parks and trails for lockdown - and that we moved house last year, I'm not sure how we would have managed working from home and teaching the little ones at the same time without the home office we have now - it was a stressful and noisy few weeks while schools were closed, haha! I'm enjoying it better now the kids are back at school and we are free to move around more.

    Hope that you had a great weekend :) Thanks for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thanks Mica! I'm glad you're allowed more freedom in Australia and your kids are back in school. It all depends where you live in the US as to how much freedom you get to enjoy. Of course, politics are a huge part in the decision making process here. It will be interesting to see after the election how much things change.

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  23. Amy, lovely outfit! It will be featured in this week’s Creative Compulsions.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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