Flattering Forever (21)

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Although it’s August and fall is quickly approaching, this month never fails to bring on the highest temperatures that make summer seem like it will last forever. Unfortunately since that’s not the case in Michigan, we make do of what we can before the days of frigid cold, icy roads, and entrapped in snow come to be. That means taking the boat out a few more times, throwing one more family barbecue, orย simply wearing your favorite summer dress. Continue reading “Flattering Forever (21)”

On the Go, Go, Go

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Ladies, you know those days where you have a million plus one errands to do and all you want to do is be comfortable yet not resort to sweats and sneakers? Yeah, we all have those days- myself included!

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I’ll tell ya, an easy and comfy shift dress is one of the easiest pieces to work with. For example, I wore some Adidas shell tops with some silver hoops and a messy bun for a more sporty and casual look. Or, opt for the more chic-er version with flats and an on-the-go cross body!

naturalizer flatsWhen I saw these shoes at Sally’s, a was a bit hesitant but something about them kept pulling me in. Isn’t it weird how shoes can have a way of doing that to a girl? But there’s something different about them; maybe it’s the cross between grandma flats and my old black patent tap shoes that also had a buckle go across- I don’t know! But I figured these would be perfect for a day I don’t feel like wearing heels to the office๐Ÿ™‚

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Not a major fan of designer purses, tbh. My aunt actually gifted this to me a few years ago and this is the first time I’m wearing it out. But you can’t go wrong with a cross body purse when you’re running around! Who’s with me??

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I hope you’re all having an amazing day so far! Can you do me a favor? Place your hand over your heart, breathe in and out, and verbally say, “I’m alive, I’m breathing, and living. I’m grateful.” This world’s not perfect, but we can always make the best of it. Live on!


Dress: thrifted โ€ข Purse: Coach โ€ข Shoes: Naturalizer (thrifted) โ€ข Bracelet: Forever 21

“Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…”
– Ephesians 5:20

The LRD- Little Red Dress

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Hello!!! I feel like I say this at the beginning of my last few blog posts but I’ll say it anyways: It feels so good to be back blogging; I’ve missed you guys!

Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way…how was your summer? Can you believe it’s already mid-August? Cooler weather, the color change of leaves, and dare I say: SNOW is almost here! Thankfully I won’t encounter too much of it anymore *wink wink* (more on that later๐Ÿ™‚ )

This summer has been one of the best summers of my life. We had about 18 family members stay at our house (yes, at ONCE) for a Carpio family reunion and needless to say, it was a blast. The house was full, loud, chaotic, and messy, but I wouldn’t change it for a thing. We had so much fun just enjoying each other’s company after not seeing each other for months or even years. Thank God for family, right?

Now that that the summer is coming to a close and a new freaking crazy transition is on the horizon, I knew I had to get my photographer aka my little brother to snap some look shots for me while I still had him.

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I love a good dress that not only brings out my total girly side but that has a bright bold color such as this one! I think every woman should have an LRD, or a little red dress, yes?

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Just a dash of dainty accessories like this pearl necklace I’ve had since I was a little gal and some gold shoes and you’re ready for any special occasion, like a wedding perhaps? Which is what I wore this dress to last Friday!๐Ÿ™‚

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Alright, so I need your guys’ opinion. As I’m transitioning into a new season of my life, I feel as if fmG needs somethin’ new. I can’t pinpoint what exactly, but somethin’ y’know? If you guys have any ideas, let me know whether it’s doing vlogs again or more OOTDs or even more posts on faith. I’d love to know what y’all think!

Stay tuned for the next post, and don’t worry, it’s soon๐Ÿ˜€

Dress: thrifted (Dressbarn) โ€ข Shoes: Chinese Laundry (thrifted)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
– Romans 15:13

A ’90s Dress in the 90’s


At last, we are finally seeing full weeks of beautiful sunshine without the surprise of snow in the forecast (knock on wood). Bikers accessorized with leather, convertibles with their tops down, grills are dusted off, and a slew of grad parties, picnics, outdoor concerts, and road trips are already scheduled in for the coming months. Yep, summer is a’comin’! And ladies, what’s a summer without a good ol’ summer dress?

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I love, love, love dresses with a basic silhouette like this because it’s so easy to get up and go with especially when its fabric is convenient and you don’t have to iron it. And while this dress clearly looks like it’s from the ’90s, bright colors with floral NEVER ceases to get me all giddy inside. Whether you’re a heels or sandals kinda girl or hair down or twisted in a quick bun, it’s so simple to look like you actually put in the effort, and let’s be honest, with this kind of weather, all we want is to be outside, right?!

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Remember, summer does not have to equal immodesty! It’s humid and we get sweaty. I get it. But it is possible to still look hot when it’s HOT (hah). Take a look at Liz’s post from her blog Downtown Demure. She and 12 other modest fashion bloggers give their tips on how to look cool while staying cool when it’s the temperatures are anything but.

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Have a great weekend!

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Dress: thrifted โ€ข Shoes: Chinese Laundry (thrifted) โ€ข Earrings: Philippines โ€ข Bracelet: Forever 21

“Modesty is not a bad word. It’s the characteristic of a woman whose heart has been changed from self-will to godliness. It reveals the attitude of a woman that lives to honor God.”