Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sunday Style: Neon and Floral

I love the combination of neon colors and florals. I've talked many times about how I love bright colors and floral prints so it should come as no surprise that I love neon and floral together. 

To make it even better, throw in a comfortable dress from karinadresses. I'm in love with this butterfly garden print and the style is called the Nora

I love the vee neck on this dress which elongates the body and the cut of the rest of the dress with the waist going in is just sheer magic. It makes me feel like a million bucks! 

Here's some pics of this gorgeous floral dress: 

Dress- Karina dresses (online recent)
Clutch- Target (last year)
Shoes- DSW (recent)

I've been enjoying our beautiful weather all weekend. I hope you all have been having a wonderful weekend as well! 

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Sunday Style: Live Colorfully

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. One of the reasons is the colors that you start to see. Oh sure, it's raining outside right now as I write this, but I see that warmer temps and sunny days are heading our way this week. 

The grass turns green, the birds are out and chirping, the flowers start to bud. I bought myself a bouquet of flowers this week- treat yourself! In the world of fashion, or maybe just in my world of fashion, more colors start to appear in the form of shoes and bags and accessories. Bright colors and flowers and other patterns make their way on to my clothing. It's spring! 

Live colorfully! Rejoice in the new season and time of refreshing and rebirth. He makes all things new again. Take a minute to stop and smell the roses (or any other flower for that matter) and enjoy the awakening of the earth in this season. 

For today's look, I chose a plain green dress but paired it with bright coral pumps. I added a colorful clutch and some bracelets too for even more color. Never mind the blue wall I found to pose in front of...

Dress- Shabby Apple (online last year)
Heels- Target (recent)
Clutch- Nordstrom (last year)
Bracelets- Lilly Ivory (online last year) 

Take some time to live colorfully this week and enjoy spring! 

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday Style: Twinning in the City

One of my favorite things about Instagram is the connections that I have made and the people that I have met. Every day I get to see peoples' outfits but sometimes I also get to know people and make new friends. 

My friend Terri (iamterrib on Instagram) is no exception. We met downtown Grand Rapids for lunch and, yes, we sure did plan to wear our matching skirts. We texted before we met about how we were going to style them for the day. People may have given us a few looks here and there while we were out walking around but we didn't notice. We were too busy laughing and catching up and having fun. 

We both loved this black and white skirt from Target that's part of the Who What Wear collection because of the versatility and cut and style of the skirt. I love that it goes with every solid color as well as some prints (like Terri's graphic tee!) and can be dressed up or down. This is a great skirt to wear while out and about for the day or throw on a blazer and heels and wear it to work. The options are endless! 

Here are some pictures of us wearing our skirts: 

What a fun day! I love meeting up with new (and old) friends and playing around with fashion and enjoying each other's company! 

Blue faux leather jacket- Kohls (last year)
Black tee and skirt- Target (recent)
Shoes- Gap (recent) 

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Friday, April 1, 2016

I Can't Stop Thinking About Him

It's now 4:35 in the morning. I can't sleep- been up about an hour and a half. I had such a great day yesterday and went to bed with a full belly and full heart. I was able to see a friend for lunch and another friend for dinner. I'm enjoying my Spring Break. But I can't stop thinking about him. 

Who is he? I don't know his name. I was passing by in my car on the way to get on to the interstate and I saw the fire truck coming. I looked over and saw him. He was on the ground at the bus stop. His hood was over his head and his face was towards the ground. He was wearing a gray coat and appeared to be unresponsive. He wasn't moving and I saw someone trying to get him to respond. 

Who is he? Was he waiting for the bus and passed out? Did he keel over from a heart attack? What is his condition? Was he a homeless person? Or a student at college? Was he a hard working man with multiple jobs trying to support his family? 

I saw the firemen get out of the fire truck and rush to him. I saw the people around him looking- watching with abated breath to see what was going on. 

I'm reminded of the verse in the Bible in James 4:14 " Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away."

I can't get him out of my mind. I have been thinking about him all night and he is haunting me in my sleep. 

Life is a vapor- here one day and gone the next. We are not guaranteed another minute with our loved ones. This was someone's son, maybe even father or brother or uncle- I don't know. Cherish every day you have with those you love. Make time for those you love and care about. We don't know when the last time will be that we see someone or talk to someone. 

I need to make the time here on earth count. I need to show more love and compassion to those around me. I need to be centered around Christ and not centered around myself. It doesn't matter what is going on in my life, there is someone who needs me. There's someone that I can help. 

I can't stop thinking about him. I won't stop thinking about him. Passing by that scene was meant to happen to me. It was meant to get me to stop thinking about myself so much and focus on Him. 

I won't stop thinking about Him. In His death, He gave me life. A life that has a purpose and a meaning. A life destined for greatness. I don't know what that is yet, but I'm going to do my best to follow the path that was meant for me and share Him along the way. 

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