Photo Diary: February 2015

What a great month February was (although I’m shocked it’s already over)! Looking forward to what March will bring!

“I will lock eyes
With the One who’s ransomed me
The One who gave me joy for mourning
And I will lock eyes
With the One who’s chosen me
The One who set my feet to dancing
- “We Dance,” Bethel Music

This cold, winter, real-life snow globe is not giving up and when it comes to style, sometimes it’s okay to sacrifice for more comfort. I think us ladies would all agree that if the word comfort had a piece of clothing as a definition, “leggings” would fall right after it.

However, there is a major clarification that needs to be addressed as I see it everywhere on a daily basis and it is this: leggings (both printed and solid) are not pants.

Here is a little “legging look anatomy” I created for some inspiration. You can obviously add in your own accessories and shoes, but the main focus are the silhouettes and other blouses and tops you can wear rather than hip-hugging t-shirts. It’s all about covering your tush and preferably in the front, too!

How To (Really) Wear: Leggings

 

Obviously, longer length tops and even oversize sweaters are the best option to wear this winter staple. I find it especially cute when paired with tall boots. For full outfit ideas, check out my Pinterest board here!

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“Modesty is a virtue that shows love to others and brings glory to God through appropriate dress.”
– Tim Challies

How-To (Really) Wear Leggings

Acts of Fashion Charity Event: The Moodboards

Processed with MoldivLatest project announcement: designing for the Acts of Fashion Charity Event (AFCE) in Canton on April 26th! AFCE was founded by University of Michigan alum, Kaitlyn Rose, to showcase fashion talent in Metro Detroit. Plus, proceeds will be donated to The Children’s Center & The Michigan Veteran’s Foundation!

I’ve decided to take a break from garments and instead I’ll be making accessories- handbags and clutches to be exact! I’m so excited to get back to design land and the drawing board, or should I say for today’s post sake, moodboards! I love moodboards because it’s where you can collect all your inspiration and ideas onto one cohesive slide to help guide your upcoming creations. Here are two concepts God has envisioned into my heart. Can you sense the directions?

AF Feminine Moodboard

AF Boho Moodboard

Excited to share this project with you! Stay tuned for updates!

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 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”
- Hebrews 13:16

Weekend Recap: Sisterhood, Winter Jam, Purity, and Worship

Hello everyone! How was your weekend? Can I share with you mine? In fact, this whole post will be dedicated to it!

• Sisterhood Gathering at Bridgewood Church •

Friday: Bridgewood Church held the Sisterhood Gathering where about 140 women of all ages and walks of life came together for a mashed potato bar, desserts, and of course, worship and fellowship. Christy Demoff spoke on dealing with “the middle” of trials God’s way. “Don’t miss out on His promise that’s only accessible going through the middle.”

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• Winter Jam Tour 2015 •

Saturday: Thousands upon thousands came together to praise Jesus’ name at The Palace of Auburn Hills. I think attending Christian concerts is of the best ways to feel God’s presence because it’s a little preview of heaven (just add some million of souls over the period of history ;). It’s about surrendering our lives to the One who gives us life. This sold out show was incredibly powerful and joyously overwhelming. Plus, I finally saw “Franny” perform live!

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• City Grace Church •

Sunday: I had the opportunity to speak on purity and give my testimony to City Grace Church’s youth group, Switch. What a topic! But a topic that falls so heavy on my heart from my own past failures and because of the society we live in today. Praying the hearts of these teens were softened and encouraged.

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I also had the chance to help lead worship at Bridgewood earlier that morning; these words have been pressing on my heart ever since!

This passion in my heart / This stirring in my soul / To see the nations bow / For all the world to know / I’m living for Your glory on the earth

I ended this amazing weekend with Woodside Bible Church’s young adults fellowship, Lighthouse, right after City Grace. I only caught the last 10 minutes but there’s no other place I’d rather be to say thanks for all God has been doing than His house!

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Let me just say you don’t have to attend three different churches to experience God. God is everywhere. However, attending Christ-centered events will absolutely give you more meaning to your life because you’re living for a greater purpose! It’s not about slaving into learning what’s right, what’s wrong, and being forced into rules and regulations. It’s about understanding and accepting God’s grace and being transformed by His LOVE He pours into people who seek Him! Life is just better with Him.

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“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”
– John 14:1

Models With Physical Disabilities Walk at New York Fashion Week

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Models with various disabilities came down the runway wearing Antonio Urzi‘s designs for the FTL Moda Loving You fashion show who also partnered with Italian research foundation for for spinal cord injuries, Fondazione Vertical. One of the models included Jack Eyers, the world’s first male amputee to walk in NYFW.

Just as the show’s producer Ilaria Niccolini stated, “disability is very often just a mental state by performing on the runway next to some of the best models on the scene.” Sometimes I let a lack of courage and confidence hinder me from accomplishing bigger things, but these models didn’t let their limitations stop them from appearing in the one of the fashion industry’s biggest productions which, if we’re honest, doesn’t dive too much into diversity. So how inspiring is that? Work. IT!

Photos and source originally seen on Buzzfeed.com.

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“But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”
- Luke 14: 13, 14