the sunshine through the rain

Shirt (Wal*Mart, $1), Forever Scarf (F21, gift), Leggings (Kohl's, Clearance),
Boots (Hunter, Gift), Headband (Handmade)

Days around here have been rainy and grey, lately. And with the promise of even more drizzly weather this weekend, I felt determined to take advantage of the fifteen chilly minutes of sunshine I had and savor every last' ray. 

The second half of this year has seemed like one endless rainy day. 

But thinking about the opportunity for the new year ahead, I am filled with gratitude and hope
I am grateful for the moments that have shaped me, throughout the months, whether they were planned or unexpected. And while there were many moments this year that seemed dark and melancholy, God made His face and will clear, each and every time. And for that, among so many other things, I am grateful. And I am full of hope for this year; that even through the seasons of rain that may will come, there is hope for the sunshine that will follow, and peace in the promise that God has bigger plans for us than we could ever dream for ourselves. 

Life gives us all sorts of grey days, for one reason or another. Whether it be endless rain or persistent trial. Either way, the storm clouds that do roll into our days allow us the chance to embrace the weather we have been given, and teach us to appreciate the sun when it shines. 

Here is to the hope and promise of a new year - whatever it may bring.

Happy Friday.


  1. Always look forward :)
    And I love your outfit!


  2. What a great outfit! I love those rain boots =) I need to purchase me some rain boots too.. It's been raining a lot here in KY lately. We've had thunder storms, light rain, etc.

    I hope you enjoy your New Year!


  3. HI there! I'm Hanna!!! I enjoyed seeing your holiday post:)Your blog is lovely. I am your newest follower. You can find me anytime at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

    xoxoxoxo Hanna

  4. Alynne!!

    I adore your hunter boots and your easy to steal style! You are definitely a bargain shopper which I appreciate (college girl on a budget). BTW I bought your ad swap!! I'm so excited to have you button on my blog- I've got three buttons- choose whichever one you want!! :-) Happy Friday gorg!!

    XO Jenna

  5. The days may be dull but you bring sunshine when you wear your red Rubber Wellingtons you look really adorable.

  6. I love your red boots! :-) SO cute! :-) Found you through Casey!

  7. WOW! I can't get past that you paid $1.00 for that shirt!?! Cheers to a new year for fresh starts!

  8. Great outfit. I love the hunters!

  9. Alynne - your blog is adorable! I'm so glad we connected :) This outfit is super sweet too! Merry Christmas! and Happy New Year :)

  10. love your blog! this outfit is so cute :) i have red rain boots too and i'm addicted to them haha. happy new year!


  11. I love that scarf with the denim. What a great look!

  12. i love the scarf styled that way! so cute!