Havana (Na Na Na)

jireh de jose

Greetings from the Philippines! After a whirlwind of events with my laptop (a water accident, keyboard replacement, re-installation of my most used blogging programs) I am back online! And finally get to post these photos from my last few days in Cali before I flew to the RP!

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’80s in the High 80’s

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Let me just say, packing for these mission trips was not easy! A week into the Philippines I was already borrowing my Lola’s duster/nightgown. I thank God for my auntie who gave me some of her hand-me downs which consist of the most comfortable shift dresses with patterns that vary from dainty lace to abstract geometric shapes. Exhibit A, this ’80s printed, lightweight, and above-the-knee dress that makes me wish I was an extra on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Dress: thrifted • Earrings: Forever 21 • Bangles: KH Home in Downtown Clarkston, MI • Watch: Betsey Johnson •  Sandals: Rue 21

“You can dress attractively without being immodest. Within the Lord’s guidelines, there is room for you to be lively, vibrant, and beautiful both in your dress and in your actions.”
– Thomas S. Monson

Launched 2015: What I Wore

IMG_2627 IMG_2630 IMG_2621 IMG_2622 IMG_2626 IMG_2620When I found out that it was going to rain and snow Easter Sunday, I knew I had to pull out the brightest of the brightest from my closet for Saturday’s “Launched 2015: A Woman’s Entrepreneur and Branding Summit” at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Michiganders, wasn’t it beautiful or what?! This “please tell me it’s actual spring weather” color palette actually helped boost my mood when I arrived at the venue unknowingly at the time it ended! Whomp. Fail. I am so thankful for Carlotta Holloway, founder of The She is Project and True Root Marketing, who allowed me to take photos still while receiving the guest goodie bag and a full refund. Thank you again!

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Shout out to Kori of Colour by Numbr for taking my photos, too! 🙂


Cardigan & Necklaces: Forever 21 • Dress: thrifted • Clutch: Urban Outfitters • Shoes: Rue 21

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“God takes what is ruined and makes it glorious.”
– Pastor Brian Houston

My Easter Ensemble

Easter Outfit Forever 21 Necklace Floral Kimono De JoseWhew! What a refreshing Easter weekend! How was yours? 🙂

Saturday I went to Detroit for an event in which I arrived just as it ended, a classic case of a time mix up. So after I drove around the city a bit to make the drive worth it, I decided to head to SalVal for an Easter outfit. The budget was $10 and I found both these jeans and kimono (shoulder pads and all) for $8. It was meant to be!

What did you wear for Easter?

Kimono, top, and jeans: thrifted • Necklace: Forever 21 • Shoes: Rue 21

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“Because He lives, we can face tomorrow with hope. Because He lives we can live free of fear knowing that He is in control.”