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!
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!
When 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 office 🙂
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??
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 • Purse: Coach • Shoes: Naturalizer (thrifted) • Bracelet: Forever 21
“Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…”
– Ephesians 5:20
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?
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?!
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.
Have a great weekend!
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.”
Don’t let the sunshine deceive you- it is chiiillyyyy outside! But spring is just around the corner (tomorrow to be exact) and you know what that means. Time to bust out every piece of neon, pastel, and floral clothing you have!
Reasons why I love these pants: 1) they basically have every color of the rainbow so it’s easy to pair with just about any solid-colored top, 2). they are incredibly comfy and light, perfect for the spring and summer, 3) they’re a great alternative to leggings and yoga pants that we’ve been hoarding all fall and winter long, and 4) they are from the Philippines from my beloved Lola for only PHP 50 or $1!
It honestly doesn’t get any better when your entire look is less than $30, am I right girlfriends? Which in this case this outfit was a whole whopping $26! You don’t have to break the bank to achieve a fashionable wardrobe. Just a little patience at the thrift stores and sifting through sale racks can go a long way.
Side note: I am currently in California from March 19-24! If you are around the LA, Ontario, or Fontana area, I’d love to connect, talk, and collaborate on all things faith and fashion with you. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Until next time my dears!
Cardigan: thrifted (Forever 21) • Top: thrifted • Pants: Philippines (Divisoria) • Shoes: Forever 21 • Purse: thrifted (Morena)
“Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.”
– Micah 7:8
“You are imperfect. Permanently and inevitably flawed- and you are beautiful.” – Amy Bloom
Did anyone else wake up this Monday and just know it’s going to be a great week?? Just the fact that it’s expected to be in the mid to high-70s (basically perfection) in Michigan brings a smile to my heart!
Also, did anyone know that your fall boots are the new cocktail shoes? Yep, you can now wear your Timberlands (or faux Timbs like mine) to your next dinner party! According to Vogue Runway, “…from a graphic coat and slip-dress pairing to frocks lacy-frilled, metallic, or tulle, these boots were made for walking all over your evening agenda…”
But for those not as daunting, we can stick to pairing them with jeans and plaid- the epitome of fall fashion for a Michigander. Besides the booties, felt hats, burgundy becoming the new black, and seeing more modesty, I love layering in the fall! Here’s some layering inspiration for you heading into the new season: Layer Loving.
Remember, one of the best ways to decide if you should buy something or not is if you can style it in a number of ways. Check out these past looks with these pieces that you may have in your wardrobe as well!
Can’t wait to share the rest of this week’s post with you! More fun guest features to come and my birthday weekend plans *meep!* – so stay tuned! Have a great Monday!
Hat/pants/ring: Forever 21 • Top: Charlotte Russe • Vest: thrifted • Shoes: Dirty Laundry (DSW) • Watch: Betsey Johnson
Photography: Isaac De Jose
“Be the kind of woman who, when your feet hit the floor in the morning, the Devil says, ‘Oh no. She’s up.'”
Labor Day weekend is coming to an end and we’re entering an exciting new season! I’m not just talking about summer ending and fall being right around the corner, but other seasons of life such as returning to the back-to-school grind, a new job, the start of a marriage, and some may even be heading towards a completely different career venture who may just find themselves getting dressed in corporate wear more often with blazers, tailored pants, and stilettos. Just maybe.
I’ll admit that this style department is not a forte of mine, but I strongly believe you don’t have to sacrifice style for the corporate world. There’s no need to resort to frumpy, black slacks and oversize blouses, but rather tailored pieces…and optional statement jewelry.
Blazer: Loft • Top: thrifted • Necklace: H&M • Pants: Forever 21 • Heels: Rampage
Whatever season you may be starting, I pray that you will flourish and be blessed in whatever you put your hands to that’s of God. If you’re feeling uncomfortable and a little nervous, I am with you! But I love the fact that we can rest in the arms of Christ through these new beginnings because He is with us and as He promises in Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'” As God declared it, declare it in your mind and in your heart. You already hold the victory because our God is victorious!