Hey y’all and happy Saturday! If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve already heard my exciting news. But I want to officially announce here that I am a Jack Rogers Brand Ambassador! I’m absolutely honored and humbled that Jack Rogers reached out to me a few weeks ago with this opportunity. This sweetly reminded me that God is always working behind the scenes on my behalf. He loves to surprise us in unexpected ways! Jack Rogers sandals have been part of my warm weather wardrobe for nearly eight years now, so this partnership is a dream come true for me.
Love My Jacks
“With an unmistakable ease, effortless style, and optimistic view on life, Jack Rogers is at home where ever it goes in the world.”
This message behind my ongoing collaboration with Jack Rogers conveys why I love my Jacks so much. My Jacks are extremely versatile and easy to throw on with any spring or summer outfit. I wear them with an oversized pocket tee and athletic shorts while running errands. I also wear them with a sundress to church or a wedding. These platinum Jacks match everything, and the whip stitch design is classic and timeless. I also love that Jackie Kennedy, one of my style icons, was one of the first Jack Rogers customers!
(Photo by Amelia Cassar Photography)
I am super excited to share all the ways I style my Jacks and all the fun places I wear them to over the coming months. If you would like to purchase a pair of Jacks for yourself, you can check out the complete Jack Rogers website here. (Note that I do earn a commission if you make a purchase through this link. However, it doesn’t cost you anything extra. And as I mentioned earlier in this post, I have been wearing Jacks for nearly eight years!).
Here’s a few pictures of how I styled my platinum Jacks as part of one of my favorite warm weather outfits from last year. This ensemble will definitely be making a repeat appearance this season. I loved wearing my Jack Rogers for a stroll around UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus with Amelia Cassar Photography. As a life-long Tar Heel fan, visiting the UNC campus is one of my favorite local activities.
The Old Well is one of the most notable landmarks on the UNC campus.
Embracing my inner child by blowing bubbles while wearing my Jacks.
More Lessons Learned
Thank you so much to everyone who has cheered me on and supported Palmettos & Pineapples during the past 13 months. Your encouraging words and engagement with my content help make collaborations like my Jack Rogers Brand Ambassador opportunity possible! I wanted to end this post my sharing a couple more things the Lord has shown me through placing this partnership right in front of me:
- Staying true to yourself and your values is ALWAYS the best approach in everything you do, even when you don’t see results immediately.
- Being obedient to the Lord and surrendering your plans to His brings great rewards, but you should surrender bc you desire to be obedient to the Lord, not because you want to get something from Him. I mean He already gives us the gift of salvation through Jesus, so anything else is just icing on the cake!
- Focus on being the best version of yourself and don’t worry so much about what others are doing.
A Renewed Perspective
As I’ve mentioned lately, I shifted my mindset with blogging at the beginning of 2019. I made an intentional decision to focus less on follower count and growing at a certain pace, and more on the joy of creating content and encouraging others. This mindset definitely required me to put my trust in God. I had to believe that He could open doors that He wanted to open with my blog without me constantly obsessing about promoting my content and growing.
While I still work really hard on blogging and want to grow, having this renewed perspective took a huge weight off my shoulders. I know that God is good and sovereign regardless of what brand collaborations arise from my blog. However, the unexpected blessing of getting to work with one of my long-time favorite brands tangibly reminded that He is worthy of my ultimate trust and surrender. He delivers beyond anything I can ask or imagine. There are certain other areas of my life where I’m still struggling to grasp this concept fully. Therefore, I’m especially thankful for how God has shown His faithfulness when I trust Him with my blog.
Thanks so much for reading, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!