Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Style: Butterflies

I've always loved butterflies. I love going to the zoo or the gardens and visiting the butterfly houses. Butterflies are beautiful and colorful and are the perfect example of something that was ugly that transformed into something beautiful. 

For a while, like for maybe a few years, I wanted a butterfly tattoo. I remember when I was working in California, my friend came over and had gotten a tattoo on her wrist. I liked her tattoo and told her that I wanted to get one of a butterfly. She drew one on my wrist and I remember thinking I wasn't quite brave enough to get one- yet. 

Fast forward and my life has changed. Butterflies symbolize many things and every time I look down at my wrist, I am reminded of how far I've come and how far I have to go. Butterflies can mean good luck to some people or they can mean everything's going to be all right. It really depends on who you talk to. For me, butterflies symbolize the following things: 

      1) Butterflies undergo multiple changes (metamorphosis) to carry on in life
      2) Butterflies are adaptable to change- they have to be able to survive in their environment
      3) Butterflies are insects! It's hard to believe that something so ugly turns into something so beautiful! 
      4) Change ensures growth- we have to shed the old before we can become the new 
      5) Butterflies represent the never-ending cycle of life 

While I know I am not where I need to be, I'm happy with the changes that I've been making. I'm blessed with a support system of wonderful family and friends who build me up and show me where I need to be. I'm learning and growing in God's Word and I'm mentally and emotionally challenging myself everyday to do better. I'm not ready to share right now all of the change that has happened in my life but I am ready to show the world that I have changed and am looking forward to becoming the beautiful butterfly that He intended me to be. 

Now, because it's a style post, of course I have to talk about this fabulous dress that I'm wearing from Talbots today! Naturally, when I saw this dress with butterflies, A-line silhouette and pockets ( oh and on major clearance!), I knew it had to be mine! 

Here are some pictures from today: 










Dress- Talbots (recent on clearance)
Shoes- Just Fab (recent online)
Pearls- J Crew (old) 

I'm reminded of that old song we used to sing in church "He's still working on me to make me what I ought to be..." May we all remember that we too are transforming into what He wants us to be. It may happen sooner to others,but if we are patient, we too will see the beauty in the end results. 

Hope you're all having a fantastic Sunday! 

Sandae 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Style Spotlight: Karina Dresses

Oh I have found a new love and it is called Karina Dresses! I first saw this company on Instagram when a fellow fashion blogger was promoting them. I immediately went to the site and checked out all of their wonderful products and found this dress that I love!

Karina Dresses offers a variety of dresses for all body types. They all feature easy, breathable material that doesn't wrinkle and travels oh so well!

I love that I can go on the website and pick out a dress based on my body type! Karina Dresses offers all sorts of prints and the material flatters all body shapes and sizes.I also love that the dress is so comfortable and can easily be dressed up or down.

Another awesome thing! They are offering my readers and followers a discount of 20% using the code IGKARINA20. Make sure that you take advantage of the savings and stock up! I've got a link right at the top of my blog that will take you right there!

Here are some pictures of this dress that I love-I hope you do too!







Thanks for reading and following along with me! I hope you're all having a wonderful week!

Sandae

Monday, August 3, 2015

Tassel Tuesday

Confession: I've been saving these pictures for a few weeks...When my girl Lynsie and I meet up, we do several photo shoots and try to collaborate on our posts. We've both been super busy lately and haven't had the time to write a lot so we decided to finally get it done! Check hers out at Similar Styles and get more information on her look!

Tassels have been all the rage for a while now and they're mostly popular in accessories. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets and bags are my favorites. I managed to find all kinds of fun tassels for this outfit!  Bright colors are my favorite but pair them with an amazing and fun backdrop? It's love!  









So there you have it! Tassel Tuesday! It's a thing, right? It is now anyways...here's to more fun photo shoots with fun backdrops! 

Outfit Deets: 
Top- Old Navy (recent)
Jeans- Target (earlier this year)
Wedges- Payless Shoe Source (earlier this year)
Necklace- Purple Peridot (recent online) 
Bracelets- DIY
Clutch- Target (earlier this year)

Hope your week is off to a great start! Thanks for reading and following along with me! 

Sandae

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Style Spotlight: JORD Watches

A wood watch? That's a clever idea! That's what I thought when I first saw a watch from JORD. Then I got my own and loved it! 

I wanted to share this company with you as it was new to me so it might be new to you as well. You can find them located online at www.woodwatches.com and you can check out all of their fantastic pieces for yourself. 

These gorgeous timepieces are crafted by artists, designers and watchsmiths. They focus on their deep appreciation for natural elements and modern design when creating each piece. 

I love the different colors and designs of each one of these pieces. They are each so unique and you're bound to find one that matches your personality! I have been wearing mine non-stop since I received it and have gotten tons of compliments on it! 

Here are a few pictures of my watch:








I hope you'll check out this company and let me know what you think!  Already planning my next watch purchase! 

Thanks for reading and following along with me! Enjoy the weekend! 


Sandae

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