Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish: The Modest Budget: God is Bigger Than...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Modest Budget: God is Bigger Than...

Ya'll I'm going to be honest, this week has been a hot mess! Jon and I are working back in Maryland, but seem to have forgotten so many things on our way out of town! We've been driving back and forth for over 2 months now, so you'd think we'd have everything down to a science... but, nope! Jon left his laptop and schoolbooks (hence, why I haven't posted yet this week), I left my running shoes, and we accidentally booked a place to stay that had no fridge, dishes or stovetop #oops.
I also didn't have time to do laundry on Sunday (too busy celebrating my awesome dad;) so I'm wearing a random selection of clean clothes to work every day.
Let me tell you, it's not cute.

BUT, I will tell you that I felt cute when I wore this Tee from The Light Blonde this weekend!
Ali started this company because she wanted to live out Matthew 5:14, which states, "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden... In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

Instantly supported the message, especially when I saw how cute her shirts were! So how could I not share her company?

My primary message with The Modest Budget is to share my outfits and hopefully inspire ya'll to find your own affordable ways to be cute, feminine, money-savvy, and modest! So part of that comes with sharing shops and products I think will help you do that.
The message of this shirt is that God is bigger than (">") both the highs and lows. While all of her shirts are adorable, I liked that this one was not so straightforward in it's message, and it provides the opportunity to be asked what it means. In turn, it gives me a chance to tell someone how I know God is bigger than every situation in my life, and how I've seen it firsthand.
Also, the shirts are so soft, that this might turn into my favorite shirt to sleep in... so comfy!
Vest: Old Navy (Clearance!) // Shorts: Gap // Shoes: Naturalizer
 Seems this is also something I'm going to have to keep telling myself this week because, after all, it's only Wednesday! and I need to be reminding myself of God's faithfulness in my "low's" in the middle of a long work week... Can I get an "amen"?

P.S. This post was sponsored with a discount by The Light Blonde, but I'm 100% serious about how great her clothes are! 
P.P.S. Linking up with The Red Closet DiaryEast Coast ChicDoused In PinkMix Match FashionHappiness at Midlife, Fizz & FrostingClaire Justine OXOXElegantly FashionableSincerely Jenna MariePink SoleNorthwest BlondeStill Being MollyThe Fashion CanvasTwo Peas in a BlogSandy A La ModeGaray TreasuresWhy I Do DeClaireElegantly Dressed & StylishStylin' in St Louis,  Sydney Fashion HunterPumps & PushupsShopping My ClosetClassy Yet Trendy50 is not oldJersey Girl Texan HeartThe Mummy Chronicles, A Good Hue, & The Pleated Poppy


  1. What a cute tee with a great message! You look adorable!

    Doused In Pink

  2. Hi Casey, I am Ada. Love your message tee and the color of those shorts. Cute casual outfit. So glad I found your blog, today. =)

    I welcome you to stop by. I run a Style Linkup on Thursdays and I would love for you to linkup your latest. I think my readers would love your great style, too. Thank you and enjoy the weekend!

    Ada. =))

    1. Thanks, Ada! Just linked up at your party!:)

  3. That is cute top and I love the vest you added with it!

  4. Cute tee. Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  5. What a cute tee shirt, and I love the message even more! Something I could benefit from reminding myself of every day for sure!
    Shea |

    1. Me too! That's why I love it so much! Great shirt for a bad day

  6. Great message behind the tee and I like that you tailor to the audience with a modest budget. I'm hosting my first ever Wednesday Linkup and hope you can stop by!

    xo Sheree
    IG: @poshclassymom

    1. Thanks, Sheree! I will definitely head over to your blog and check it out!

  7. Always love a a great graphic tee with a great message!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


    1. You're so welcome, I really enjoy your link up!

  8. That looks like such a comfy look for the summer! Perfect for relaxing!


  9. Love the message of this tee! The design is on point too!
    Jeans and a Teacup