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Summer Crochet + God’s Awesome Story

Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! I want to take a few moments to thank everyone who wished me a happy birthday this week. I am now twenty-three years old, and feel as if I’m on the starting line of some awesome changes and life adventures.

I always thought that being a teenager was supposed to be the best part of life. Even with the freedom and naivety of adolescence, I still think that the wisdom and relationship I have with Jesus now has opened the door to even more freedom.

Don’t get me wrong–I’m still far from having everything figured out. But I know deep inside that I’ll never have it all figured out. Only God can see the whole picture of our lives.

The worship pastor at my church gave me some really good advice this week. He told me to keep seeking and praising God and live without fear of the future. If we keep chasing after God, then when we look back at our lives, all of the things in life that don’t make sense right now will come together to create an awesome story.

I know that my story is just beginning, and I’m excited to see what God has in store for my future. 

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In the meantime…let’s talk fashion! I don’t think there’s a better summer staple when it comes to fabrics than crochet. It’s light and airy, yet still textured enough to make a statement. I’m a decent knitter, but I can’t wrap my head around how people can loop yarn into these beautiful designs and patterns with their hooks.

Crochet is everywhere this season, bordering the hems of blouses or showing up on bags and sandals. You can wear it as a pop of color, or in the traditional summer white. Don’t be afraid to mix things up and wear crochet patterns that are in the form of flowers or other girly designs. I also think a crochet cardigan makes the perfect summer cover-up to any dress or swimsuit. Crochet is definitely a trend you can experiment with in a playful, yet classy way.

for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. (Philippians 2:13 NIV)


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Off-the-Shoulder Fashion Hacks

Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! I know, my fashion posts have not been consistent lately. I thought that since I’m on summer break, I would have more time to get blogging done. Well, life knows how to keep me busy. But I can’t complain because I have been able to spend some awesome time with my family and friends despite everything. I promise to make more of an effort in the future!

I think that Christian women tend to panic when the summer trends roll out. Crop tops, short-shorts, bikinis…oh my! I find that most trends can either be skipped or adapted no problem, and there’s one trend this season in particular that I want to discuss.

Off-the-Shoulder tops. 

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I know this trend may be controversial to some Christians, as shoulders are seen as immodest by some. Just to be clear, I am not judging your beliefs in modesty here. If you have different convictions than me, that’s totally cool. If you want to know more about my views on modesty, check out this post.

That being said, I think that women who like to keep things modest can totally rock an off-the-shoulder top in a classy way. These blouses are feminine and keep you cool in warmer temperatures. They also highlight a very flattering (and appropriate) part of the body on any woman. I think that floral print tops in bohemian shapes are perfect for summer. Use dashes of the color red to make a statement as you rock this trend.

Still not sure how to rock this look? See below!

Tips For Wearing Off-the-Shoulder Tops

  • Make sure to try on the blouse to make sure it isn’t too low cut. Only you know what looks best on your body.
  • Choose a top with thick straps if you need extra coverage.
  • Make sure to wear a strapless bra to keep things classy.
  • Since you are highlighting your shoulders and arms more, create balance by wearing long pants or a longer skirt.
  • Ask yourself, does this outfit make me look like a royal daughter of God? If so, then go for it!

I hope that you found these tips helpful! There is no need to fear a cute summer wardrobe. With a little adaptation and discernment, you can look cute and still glorify God.

For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. (1 Corinthians 6:20 NKJV)


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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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How To Wear Gingham

Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! I’m on spring break, and it feels so good not having to worry about going to class. I’m not traveling to some fancy destination, but I have been spending lots of time with some awesome friends. It always feels nice to catch up with people you don’t get so see that often.

Speaking of spring, there are plenty of trends that are hot right now, and I have so many fashion posts coming up to cover them! I love flipping through all of the spring issues of fashion magazines, gathering inspiration as I sip my coffee and go to my happy place.

Today’s trend is all about Gingham! I must admit, when I titled the collage “Gingham Style,” all I could think about was the Gangnam Style song, and now it’s stuck in my head.

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I know that a lot of you may look at this trend and cringe. Isn’t gingham for picnic blankets and little girl Sunday dresses? Not anymore. Gingham has now been updated in a fresh new way, and I can’t think of a better trend to welcome spring than this classic print.

To keep the gingham print updated, follow these tips:
  • You can start off by wearing gingham in small doses, like the sandal pictured above. Accessories are a great way to experiment with any new trend.
  • Wearing gingham in black and white is fresh and unexpected. It also makes it a little less girly.
  • Playing with shapes like ruffles, bell sleeves, oversize dresses, or a cinched waist takes gingham from little girl to grown up.

Gingham is playful, feminine, and classic. Depending on how you wear it, you can make it vintage or modern–edgy or girly. I say this is a trend you can have loads of fun experimenting with this spring.

Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.’ (Hosea 6:3 NIV)


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Trending~Animal Couture

Hello lovely readers and followers! I know it’s Monday, but I hope you’re having a great start to your week. I know for us college students it’s crunch time with midterms and end of the semester preparations.

You know what always cheers me up? Cute animals! (Cats of Instagram anyone?) So naturally, I want animals to be a part of my everyday life. Even though you may be like me and have a furry friend at home to cuddle your stress away, what about when you leave?

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I found the solution! Now you can “wear” your favorite cute animal! Pet themed sweaters, jewelry, and purses are trending right now, and they make an easy Halloween costume. Cats, puppies, owls, and other critters are making it onto everything this season. Wear these items with a nice jacket and jeans for a polished everyday look.


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