Top: Stitch Fix Maternity | Mustard Jeans: Margaret M (similar) | Scarf: Just Dawnelle c/o | Earrings: Nickel and Suede | Bracelets: Alex & Ani c/o | Watch: Wristology Watches c/o (Use code “45” for 20% off your purchase) | Shoes: The Root Collective (Use this link for 10% off your purchase)
I took French for nearly eight years… All through elementary school, I was in the French immersion program. I learned all my math and science in French. I was basically fluent. And then, I got “old and tired” of the language, and thought it would be a brilliant idea to switch languages and take Spanish in high school.
Yeah, that was not a brilliant idea. It was a TERRIBLE idea.
Also, I have a point to this story.
Anyway, I picked up Spanish pretty quickly because, well, Spanish and French are very similar languages. HOWEVER, I basically forgot all my French and then I started mixing up the two languages. And my Spanish teacher thought I was trying to be funny or something. And Spanish ended up being really hard for me. So then, I was neither fluent in French nor Spanish…
With all that being said, to this day, if I try to speak Spanish or French, inevitably I mix the two up in a sentence. I can read both pretty well, but speaking? Not so much.
What does all of this have to do with this outfit? Hahaha… well, if you must ask, this scarf made by the amazing Just Dawnelle, is made from a Serape – the material of a blanket-like scarf, typically worn in Mexico. To be honest, I only knew the word “serape” from a Mexican restaurant called El Serape. Woops. True story.
In any event, Dawnelle makes GORGEOUS scarves out of the serape material and combines them with other gorgeous, soft, silky fabrics. It’s nearly impossible to decide which scarf I like best in her shop! It’s also SO cozy and warm! I just want to snuggle up in it.
I realize my “language taking in school” story was a totally, random, roundabout way to talk about the word serape. But, what can I say? That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Haha!
What about you? Are you fluent in any other languages? Do you struggle with mixing up languages like I do?
Welcome to Let it Shine…..the new, revamped Funday Monday! After two years….we decided to rename our link up to something we felt would be a better fit. Thus, Let it Shine! Why the name? Because we want this link up to be just that…..your chance to let it shine. We’ll be sharing our favs here each week and on social media……
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Another place we will be showcasing our favs? The Let It Shine Pinterest Board