“Your vibe attracts your tribe”. I love this quote! When you think about the people in your life, do they reflect the kind of person you are? Do you do things and act in similar ways that they do? When I think about my friends and people I consistently choose to work and interact with and who choose me in return, I see a strong correlation between all of them. They’re all respectful to others, of their choices and boundaries, generous and charitable, kind and understanding, loving to people who are different from them, wanting to see the best in others, and always willing to give a helping hand! I could really go on on. I do love my tribe very much, and I try to be all of these things to people in general myself. I have had so many people come into my life when I needed them most, whom I never knew before and they have not only helped me, but saved my life! Twice! I always think about that and how lucky I am. What are the chances of that happening? When I had my autoimmune disease in my liver (it’s called Autoimmune Hepatitis, but it is not a viral form of hepatitis. It is only called hepatitis because that is the term used for any and all inflammation of the liver), and the drs wanted me to go on the transplant list, I knew it was a bad idea. My body was so weak, I didn’t think I could survive a transplant or even the aftermath of managing it. A transplant would have completely changed the course of my life at such a young age. That was when I really put myself out there and researched and talked to as many people as I could. I was an active member of a support group on Facebook for my disease. I would spend a lot of time encouraging, empathizing, and listening to other members going through dark times that I knew too well. One night when I couldn’t sleep, I was scrolling through that group and I came upon an article in which a lady told her story about how she healed naturally from this disease, did not need a transplant, and was doing well without any medications. She had read a book by Denise Otten called, “Curing Courtney”. It was Denise’s account of how she helped heal her young daughter from this disease using an all natural vitamin and supplement protocol by Dr. Burt Berkson. I read the book and immediately contacted her. She is a health coach and she helps SO many people suffering with this horrible disease. Within 6 months I was in remission doing things this way and incorporating the Autoimmune Paleo Diet as well. I had been on steroids and immunosuppressants from the specialists in Pittsburgh for 6 years, with absolutely no results. My doctors laughed at me when I asked about the diet. But, when I went to see them after that 6 months, they didn’t even recognize me! He went to get my blood test results and came back in the room even more shocked! My liver enzymes were completely normal after being fifty times what they were supposed to be for 6 years! I did not need a transplant, and I no longer take any of those medications. So, when I think about people like Denise, who have come into my life, I always wonder, “why me?” My husband says, “it wouldn’t have happened if you hadn’t put yourself out there, if you hadn’t been helpful to other people”. It also wouldn’t have happened if other people hadn’t put themselves out there, too! It’s not easy to share such an intimate health story with the world, but that woman did. If we stay safe and quiet in our own little corners of the world, it’s true, we won’t find the light that we are looking for, or that we need but are too fearful to admit or seek out. If we open our hearts and minds, give of ourselves to others and make use of our knowledge, talents, and love we have to share, then we will most certainly start to receive those gifts from others in return. They may come in the form of friendship, mentors, doctors, caregivers, employers, work collaborations, the possibilities are endless. So, that’s why I love this quote, “your vibe attracts your tribe” so much, because I most certainly believe that the energy we put out into the world will always come back to us. <3
Now you may be thinking, what does this have to do with this outfit?? LOL. Well, I really love the vibe of this outfit! Haha. I think it is so sunny, cheery, and fun! It’s a great outfit for going out on the town with your friends and family and having a blast! This bodysuit is by Lovers + Friends. I love the bright pop of gold in the creamy, ivory lace. It kind of reminds of an orangesicle! You’re sure to attract good vibes in this top! It has a button to be fastened down lower, but I chose to pin it up a bit higher for a little more modesty, but you can do as you like with that!
These jeans are by TOPSHOP. I love TOPSHOP jeans for so many reasons! First, they are a lot cheaper than other designer jeans which I am guilty of spending money on, but, they look and feel just as good! They also come in petite which is great for shorties like me because we don’t have to have them hemmed, and tall sizes. They’re super stretchy, yet firm and help “keep everything in” if you know what I mean 😉 TOPSHOP makes so many different styles, there’s definitely something for everyone’s taste. They always have the most popular trends in denim available!
My bag which I have featured a lot in my blog posts is by Ellen & James. They have the cutest handmade straw bags in all kinds of different sizes and styles. They are really quality bags, too! Perfect touch to any of your bohemian inspired outfits!
My shoes are new from Steve Madden! I love these shoes! The neutral color makes them so versatile for any outfit. The heel is thicker too so you have more support and feel a little more steady on your feet, especially if you are not used to wearing heels. The block heel is still really big this season! They’re a nice soft suede, too which is definitely still a happening trend!
I’ve linked this outfit and accessories below. Have a great weekend, friends! 🙂