“Just add three letters to ‘Paris’ and you have ‘Paradise.'”
“Just add three letters to ‘Paris’ and you have ‘Paradise.'”
It’s a new week- bring it on Monday! How was your Easter Sunday?
There is so much to be thankful for during this time. “What? Thankful? It’s not Thanksgiving- it’s Easter!” Yes, really! Starting off with church and worshiping and remembering Christ’s resurrection and the unconditional love God has for His people was joyfully overwhelming as always. To spend time with family and loved ones under a bright, beautiful Michigan sun (even if it’s lightning and raining now) reminds me to appreciate those little moments. Going on an Easter egg hunt after who knows how long in Crocs puts even more pep in your step. To share laughs and stories across the lunch table with people you’ve never met or family friends you haven’t seen in weeks brought so much joy!
I may be blogging on my Easter egg of an outfit and my day with you, but the truth is I’ve been watching Passion of the Christ; what should have been an hour long post is actually taking three. Revisiting the mixed emotions of “How could they torture and wrongly accuse Jesus like that?!” to “The grave could NOT hold Him in- take THAT Pharisees!” truly brings a serious sense of what this day is about. It’s not about the candy, eggs, bunnies, and baskets. It’s about the sacrifice God made thousands of years ago. To see His Son beaten and tortured in order for all of mankind to have the opportunity to have a relationship with Him in which we’re called to go out and share that news with others. It’s not called The Great Option, but The Great Commission.
So as this weekend comes to a close, my prayer is that we don’t leave the reminder of the cross and empty tomb at Easter Sunday but that it’s a part of us every single day. The same power that raised Jesus from the grave is the same power that is in us TODAY right NOW. Tell me, does that call us to live an ordinary life? No, our God is way too big for that. We’re meant to live EXTRAORDINARY lives for Him!
God bless! Happy Resurrection Day!
Dress, shawl: thrifted • Shoes: Guess (thrifted)
“The resurrected King is resurrecting me.”
– Elevation Worship, “Resurrecting”
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
Third and final day in Chicago! After that rainy second day, we finally had the opportunity to walk around- and when I say walk around, I mean we spent the whole day strolling up and down Magnificent Ave. AKA shopping street galore. I mainly did window shopping (hey, there’s a mission to be saving for!) but when I saw a gorgeous statement necklace at H&M on sale for $3 from $35, it was a no brainer. Also, it has been a while since I’ve seen jewelry that took my breath away and I basically needed my inhaler at this H&M. We ate lunch at Shake Shack, did more shopping while being mesmerized by those painted statue sidewalk actors, randomly bumped into my little lovebug from Bridgewood at Forever 21 (still in shock), then went back to our relative’s house for a Carpio reunion. Great last day spent!
I wore a floral chambray button-down with one of my favorite thrift finds, a pink, fringed lace scarf. There are so many ways to style it and a fun piece to accessorize for the summer :). But these items definitely came in handy since Chicago lived up to its name, “The Windy City.” Don’t let the beautiful sun fool ya! #chillyinthecity
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“You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”
-I Peter 2:9
From the looks of these photos you probably wouldn’t have guessed it was raining like cats and dogs in Chicago just hours ago! We tried to maximize all of our time so my family and I drove around bustling Downtown Chicago while soaking in what we could (no pun intended). The weather may have been gloomy and gray but the hustle and bustle of the city was still energetic as businessmen walked drenched in their suits and interns ran out of Starbucks with a coffee carrier and paper bags. After the sun broke through we had lunch in Chinatown and I left like a cheerful little girl with a taro milk tea in hand.
Ready for the rain and mugginess yet lack of any type of raincoat and rain boots, I opted for this multi-colored cape for some ventilation from the humidity and booties I didn’t mind splashing in some puddles which, by the way, are so comfortable! Unlike me, I’m sure you have proper gear for the rain. What do you wear out?
Final day and look from Chicago will be posted later this week! In the meantime, please check out #JirehForFour; your support would be greatly appreciated!
“Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.”
– James 5:18