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Strength in Weakness + Block Heels

Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! While this is still a fashion post, I also have something that the Lord has put on my heart to share with you. Some of you may have noticed that there was no Wednesday post, and I apologize for that.

My blood pressure has been going pretty low this week, and sometimes I struggle to stay awake. I know that God is faithful and will heal me in His time. I am believing in great things for myself, despite this temporary weakness.

Weakness. Our pride often gets in the way when we try to admit our weaknesses, doesn’t it? I think this can sometimes be worse for Christians. We want to have it “all together” and make sure we have great faith. As a result, sometimes we neglect our weaknesses to the point of delusion.

I don’t think that’s what God wants for us though. On the contrary, Paul found that in his weakness, Christ could be glorified the most.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NIV

Although I am fortunate compared to a lot of people, God has gotten me through some difficult circumstances. I find that when I get to that point where I am humbled and at the end of my own strength, that’s when God can really take over. That’s when the breakthroughs and miracles happen.

My question for you, lovely reader, is will you let Jesus be the strength of your life–even if it means having to humble yourself in weakness?

 

As you meditate on this question, I want to bring us back to the realm of fashion (one of my favorite places to explore). Do you remember block heels? If you’ve ever been a to a yard sale or thrift store in the last few years, you’ve probably seen these 90’s era heels lying around waiting to be purchased.

Well, the 90’s are making a comeback (yay!), and so are these versatile shoes. Of course, the updated version is more trendy. Open-toe shoes, bright colors, and lace-up details are a great way to rock the block *cue the cheesiness.* Block heels are also easier to wear because the wider heel offers more support.

Wear block heels with a light sundress for a breezy, island vibe. The girly feel of a sundress goes perfectly with the solid structure of a block heel.


Thanks for reading! I hope this post helps to deepen your walk with Jesus, as well as give you outfit inspiration.

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Earth Day + Floral Patch Denim

Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! Tomorrow is Earth Day. Okay, you may be thinking. Why should I care about Earth Day?  Well, God cares, so that should be a good reason.

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it (Psalm 24:1 NIV)

As human beings, we tend to think that the world is ours. However, God is the one who created the universe and the planet we live on, so it’s actually His. That being said, God did give us the world for us to be temporary stewards of (Genesis 1:26). This is quite an honor, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. The world is meant for us to live in, enjoy, and share with all of creation.

Before I get off of my soap box, I just want to list a few simple ways you can celebrate Earth Day this year. 

  • Watch a nature documentary–Like Born in China–with friends or family.
  • Plant some trees or participate in an Adopt-A-Highway program. 
  • Go for a walk outside and take pictures of different plant and animal species.
  • Go thrift shopping! It’s a great way to shop because you are actually recycling clothing. 

Okay, now I’m off of my Earth Day soapbox, but I need to jump on another one–fashion!

Denim. It’s the fabric that has taken over fashion in terms of jeans, jackets, and dresses. It’s worn in many different shades and styles, but this season’s trend of floral patch jeans has to be the most adorable.

Floral patch jeans are easy to wear and perfect for spring and summer. Usually lighter shades of denim are the most popular for this trend, especially in the warmer months.

Since floral printed jeans make a statement of their own, pair them with a simple blouse, like this blush tank top. If you’re worried about your outfit looking too girly, switch things up with some sneakers! I love Converse because they come in all sorts of colors, and they make every outfit look casual and chic.


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Easter Dresses + The Power of The Cross

Happy Good Friday lovely readers and followers! When you really think about it, Good Friday is quite sorrowful. It was the day Jesus was beaten and crucified for our sins. It was the day of our Savior’s death.

Can you imagine how bleak things must have looked for the disciples that weekend? Of all the things they expected the Messiah to do, dying on a lowly cross wasn’t one of them. But there is tremendous power in Christ’s death on that cross. 

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 NKJV)

When we choose to believe in Jesus, we are crucified with Him. As we live in faith, we die to our sin, shame, and old ways of living. There is power in knowing that God loves us so much that He would give up His own life, through His precious Son, to pay for our mistakes. I hope that you take this weekend to reflect on the cross, and to remember that you are made new again in Christ.

Really, this awesome news of the Gospel is amazing enough to end this post. But we still need to talk about Easter fashion!

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Would an Easter fashion post be complete without featuring dresses? I’ve noticed that stripes have been a major trend this spring, and they really make a simple daytime dress stand out.

Many people don’t think they can pull off stripes, but they can actually be very flattering. Small stripes, vertical stripes, or different size variations (top right) are all super flattering. Belting your dress at the waist (top left) also highlights a feminine shape in the most elegant way. This print can be used to your advantage, so go for it!

I love how classy and timeless stripes are, and fresh colors like navy or pink are a perfect way to modernize it. I’ve noticed that although I have striped blouses and skirts, I still need a dress! I guess I will have to work on that 😉


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Beauty and the Butterfly~Nature Meets Fashion

Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! I’m starting to become somewhat of a nature lover. I don’t know if it’s because of the warmer weather enticing sprouts of nature to suddenly appear, or the fact that I’m addicted to Safari Live (it’s probably a mix of both).

My creative writing professor has noticed this appreciation of the natural world in my writing and recommended that I read Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard, so I checked it out from my town library. So far it’s a beautiful read, basically poetic non-fiction. Though there really isn’t any major plot to the book, the descriptions of nature are enchanting for those of you who may be looking for that sort of prose.

Anyway, today’s look is all about nature. An enchanted, safari-meets-woods sort of look that anyone can pull off.

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Olive green is a hit neutral color this season, and this actually surprised me since darker green hues are usually reserved for fall. I’m not upset in the least bit though, because olive complements most skin tones and hair colors, and it goes well with almost any other color to wear.

I’m obsessed with this top. I mean, who doesn’t love butterflies? My sister and I share a special bond over monarchs. I remember one day when I was in middle school we were sitting in her car parked in front of her apartment with the windows down. Suddenly two monarchs fluttered in and perched themselves on the dash, and it was as if they were just staring at us–until they flew away.

The whimsical, graceful beauty of butterfly prints against an olive or tan neutral is gorgeous. Of course, any animal or insect print–such as zebra, leopard, bumble bee, or ladybug–will do. Keep makeup simple and neutral, using peach powders to give yourself an all natural glow.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV)


Thanks for reading! What’s your favorite part about spring? Let me know in the comments below 🙂

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Marigold Hope

Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! Spring is officially here, and I’m loving the sunshine and longer nights. Even though losing sleep from daylight saving’s time is no fun, a night owl like me sure does appreciate the extra hours of evening light.

Spring reminds me of hope, and right now a friend of mine needs a good dose of that. His name is Rob, and he just had surgery to remove pancreatic cancer. Though the odds may be against him, God is always in his favor. I believe in the Lord’s healing power, and I’m asking for agreement in prayer over Rob’s body and spirit. Please also keep his wife and three daughters in your prayers.

Thank you lovely ones. Together we can #WAGEHOPE!

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Today’s collages are all about Marigold. I know a lot of people refer to this color as mustard yellow, but to be honest, I hate the name “mustard” (it’s also a topping I don’t like the taste of lol). I feel like marigold is a much prettier name, so that’s what I’m going to call it from here on out.

I know a lot of people shy away from yellow because they think it won’t be flattering, but that’s just not true. A golden yellow looks great on almost every skin tone and hair color.

The only exception would be for those who have lighter blonde hair or a red undertone to their skin. But there’s a solution for this! A pale or subtle yellow print (pictured top left) is perfect because it will not compete with skin tone or hair color.

Marigold is bright and cheerful, which is why it’s perfect for spring. Since marigold is a pop of color, you don’t need to go overboard on accessories. A simple blouse like those pictured above–or even a sundress–is perfect for a casual Friday or dinner with friends.

 

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When it comes to pants, shoes, or other accessories, plum, navy, or black will ground this color perfectly. And if you really want to go bold, try pairing ruby heels with your marigold blouse or dress.

I would also suggest keeping your makeup simple, since yellow tends to brighten skin. A light pink or cherry lip color looks pretty and polished when paired with golden hues.

 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. (1 Peter 1:6-7 NIV)


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