A ’90s Dress in the 90’s

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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 • Shoes: Chinese Laundry (thrifted) • Earrings: Philippines • 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.”

You’re Invited! Faith + Fashion + Finance

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It’s happening! And it’s THIS Saturday!

If you are in the Metro-Detroit area, we invite you to our *first* Faith + Fashion + Finance event! It’ll be a morning full of worship and discussing God’s view on what we wear, our true identity in Christ, and how to manage what’s been given to us. I’ll tell ya, it’s been an interesting, fun, yet challenging time spiritually preparing for these two hours, but I pray and believe that God will speak something into you. So bring your friends, family, and loved ones for this one-of-a-kind event! We look forward to seeing you!

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Get to know our special guest speaker, too! We’re not just creating an event, we’re spreading the Message!

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See you on Saturday!

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.”
– Proverbs 16:9

New York: Fashion, Family, and Food Crawls

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When your family decides to drive to New York purely for a food crawl inspired by the Fung Bros., you know it’s gonna be a good day.

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Walking to six different places was well worth the two and a half hour drive and roaming around Chinatown for the afternoon. From $1.25 dumplings to bubble tea and ice cream, it was a time well spent! A family that food crawls together- stays together!

jireh de jose-3I love experimenting with fashion whenever I travel to New York. I’m not much of one to mix prints, but I somehow couldn’t help but to pair this thrifted skirt with a striped tank. I’m also not much of a skirt-and-sneaker girl but with all the walking, the red Converse high tops came out which I found cohesive with the flowers on the skirt.

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By the way, I’m on Snapchat! You can follow (really random) adventures at jirehdejose!

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Jacket, tank, skirt: thrifted • Purse: Morena (thrifted) • Shoes: Converse

“But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children…”
– Psalm 103:17

Can I Have This Dance?

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Hellooo everyone! I’ve missed you! I hope you all had a great last week of April. Can you believe a quarter of the year is already over?!

It’s that time of the year again! You know, the huge ceremony for a couple where a girl walks down the aisle in white, tears of joy are shed, and they make lifetime vows to each other? You got it. Wedding season.

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I tend to procrastinate on a lot of things (bad habit, I know) and in this particular situation it was dress shopping for a friend’s wedding. But the good old Sal Val never fails! I snagged this dress for only $5! It’s billowy sleeves and overall flowy silhouette made me want to dance like Gabriella in High School Musical’s “Can I Have This Dance” scene. *heart eyes*

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This day, however, I actually recycled this dress and wore it to my brother’s birthday celebration in Delaware. This state is SO beautiful! And although there wasn’t a dance floor (or roof top), I loved chasing around my little nephew in it anyways.

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I hope you all have a beautiful and bright week ahead like these tulips! Whatever you’re in in life- whether you’re relationship with Christ is the best it’s ever been or you’ve fallen short and are struggling- never forget He is always with you and He loves you with an unconditional love. As you enter the week, receive His grace with an open heart and move forward in the faith and hope He freely gives.

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Dress: BP (thrifted) • Earrings: Quiapo (Philippines) • Clutch: Charming Charlie’s • Shoes: Guess (thrifted)

“The future is as bright as your faith.”
– Thomas S. Monson

Michigan Fashion Summit 2016: Photo Recap!

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Saturday April 16, 2016- Look out New York and L.A., Michigan’s fashion industry just catapulted to a whole new level with its first ever “Michigan Fashion Summit.”

CEO and founder of Michigan Fashion Week, Loren Danielle, and her team created a whole new type of Detroit fashion event where bloggers, make-up artists, models, and fashion business owners came together to learn more about their field of expertise from various industry professionals.

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Industry influencers such as Courtney Miarka of “Closet Fashion Fix” and “The Styled Life,” Grace of “Color and Grace,” Mia Ray of “Confessions of a Glam-aholic,” and Char Glover from Project Runway (among so many others) graced the different break out sessions to give tips and advice to grow and succeed as a fashion entrepreneur (entreprenista!). Attendees listened intently while writing in their notes, asking questions, and of course, networking with other go-getters in Metro-Detroit!

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I absolutely loved witnessing this type of event because it wasn’t just focusing on Michigan’s designers and their garments on models, but it really catered to other areas that you may not see right on the runway. I am so big on community and collaboration so to experience the first of this innovative event in Detroit was amazing!

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Congrats to Loren and her entire team and continuously showcasing what Detroit has to offer the fashion industry. Can’t wait for Michigan Fashion Summit 2017!

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“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, an all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
– Hebrews 10:24,25