Happy New Year! I’m Moving Abroad!

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Happy New Year everyone! 2018 is officially here!!! I hope you all had a fun and safe night as you brought in this fresh, new start of a day! Mine was soooo chill, probably the most low-key December 31st I’ve ever had, but I took advantage of the down time and wrote out my goals and what I envision for 2018 in all areas of my life. As one of my mentors say, most people spend more time planning out a vacation rather than planning out how they can improve and better their lives.

new year's outfit

I found this sparkly top at no other than the thrift store. If you’re ever in need of a majorly sequined top at any time of the year, the thrift store is your best friend! I layered it with this furry vest from Forever 21…y’know, trying to keep myself somewhat warm. Hah!

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2017 was a blessing in travels: Florida, visiting home in Michigan, the Dominican Republic, and the Philippines. Little did I know that trip to the Philippines in October would be a life-changing one. After prayer and some decision making, I am officially moving to the Philippines in January!!

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This will be my second time living in the Philippines! I will be there for 5-8 months or until God says otherwise (i.e. I was only going to live in the Philippines for nine months last time and I ended up staying there for almost 3 years). My parents are starting a business in the Philippines so they too will be packing up their house in MI and are moving back to their home country after 37 years in the US- how crazy!!

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Best believe I will be keeping you all updated on fmG and still running the blog from the Philippines! Please keep us in your prayers for safety and success as they start this business!

I pray you have a great start to your 2018 and are excited for all that is to come! Here we gooooo!

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
– Isaiah 43:19 

Havana (Na Na Na)

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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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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?!

thrifted dress

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.

chinese laundry heels

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.”

A New Beginning

thrifted blazerLabor 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.

forever 21 black pantsChristian fashion bloggerI’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.

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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!