All Laced Up: Keeping Secrets

Recently I was asked to keep a very big secret for someone.  At the time I did not think much of it…  I mean as girls we tell each other secrets all the time, right?!?  But how often do we actually keep those secrets?? Reflecting back on this question I realized I have been a terrible secret keeper and what does that say about my character??? YIKES.  I want people to feel comfortable coming to me.  I want my friends to not only trust me but to believe my word. If I am asked to keep a secret the person sharing should feel confident I will keep that secret and until recently I am not sure I would have kept their secrets safe.

Photos: Zoe Griffin

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Like being laced up in this amazing soft and cozy sweater I am turning over a leaf of being laced up with my lips!  This sweater is incredibly soft and the prefect sweater to add to your winter wardrobe.  It is cozy, comfy and easy to pair with denim or trousers.  If you have not seen the lace-up trend then maybe you have been living under a rock- love it! I paired it with these classic skinnies from J.Crew and currently they are on sale for under $100 (use code HOLIDAY for up to 40% off).  They come in several other washes and I have my eyes on the darker wash- very classic and clean.   Keeping with the simple theme these booties are a must have and so incredible comfortable- I walk a lot and these babies never fail my feet!  No need to settle on style for comfort.  I love the gray color as a change from my usual black or tan.  Such a basic pieces that will fit perfectly into your winter wardrobe (dare I say the “W” word)!  Winter is in full swing here and this easy lace up sweater, denim and booties will be on repeat throughout the coming winter days.

Secrets create a dynamic to a friendship that elevates  it from surface to substantial.  The fact that my friend trusted me with this piece of information reminds me that she respects me, she cherishes me and believes my word. I intent to keep this secret to prove to her (and myself) that I am all of those things she sees in me.  When I tell someone a secret it is often times because I am overwhelmed with emotion and just need a little help… I need someone else to hold on to that piece of information until I am ready to process it.  I need that person to keep it safe- to keep is sacred.  I will be back for it.. just as soon as I am ready.  I know, in my heart, that is what happened with my friend.  She needed a safe place to store her thoughts, a shelter for her emotions and a keeper of her secrets.  They are not mine to share.  It is taken some serious heartache in my life to fully understand that just because I hold a piece of information does not give me the privilege to share it.

Lace it up.  My lips are sealed!

So friends…make sure you keep those thoughts and emotions safe for those around you.  Be the person someone cherishes and trust- I certainly continue to strive to be that person.  Each day finding new comfort in being a secrete keeper… really makes you feel special.

With Love,

ajm

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21 thoughts on “All Laced Up: Keeping Secrets

  • Reply Astrid November 28, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Loving the lace up trend! And also loving your backdrop, so pretty !

    • Reply pishtoposh November 28, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Astrid- Lace is up so great!! The backdrop is so lovely- just love living in London.

  • Reply Belle November 28, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Love that lace up sweater and booties!

    One Awesome Momma

    • Reply pishtoposh November 28, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      Belle- Thanks!!! I love the booties- they are one of the most comfortable pairs I own.

  • Reply Debbie Savage November 28, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    I love the details of that pretty sweater!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    • Reply pishtoposh November 28, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Debbie- Thanks lady!

  • Reply Kara November 28, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Looking gorgeous-and love the post ❤️

    • Reply pishtoposh November 28, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks Kara! Hope you are well!

  • Reply Heather November 28, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    I LOVE your sweater! Gorgeous photos 🙂
    xo, Heather

    http://www.lovedadablog.com

    • Reply pishtoposh November 28, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Heather- Thanks! Its so easy to find amazing backdrops in London.

  • Reply April November 28, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Shhhhhhh. Love you, sweet, safe friend.

  • Reply Kristie November 28, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    You are so lovely! What a fun sweater and I love the fall vibes with all the leaves 🙂

    xoxo
    Kristie
    http://www.kristiesreverie.com

    • Reply pishtoposh November 29, 2016 at 11:06 am

      Kristie- I love the fall colors- one of my favorite seasons. Thanks!

  • Reply Sara November 29, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Love that sweater!! The lace up detail is perfect. Girl, I feel the same when I sit and think about it. It’s so easy to promise to not repeat something and then in the midst of talking to someone else it just slips out. I’ll work on lacing my lips as well!

    Xo

    Sara

    http://Www.lifeiscivil.com

    • Reply pishtoposh November 29, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Sara- It just slips out, right! Lips are sealed!! Ha.

  • Reply Stephani November 29, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Love the lace-up sweater and the boots! Super cute!

    Xo, steph
    http://www.sassandsun.com

    • Reply pishtoposh November 29, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Stephani- Many thanks!

  • Reply Molly Clifton November 29, 2016 at 7:09 am

    You are gorgeous my dear! Love this sweater on you. Styled to perfection.

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | http://www.stylemissmolly.com

    • Reply pishtoposh November 29, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Molly- Thanks lady!

  • Reply toby knopfler November 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    perfect sweater! xx toby http://www.poshandspicy.com

  • Reply Jenna at Boston Chic Party November 30, 2016 at 1:53 am

    Love your lace up sweater! So cute and comfy- I need one! But could London be any prettier? So stunning! Love your pics, girl!
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

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