Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
(Top: F21, Pants: Marshalls, Shoes: Lilly Pulitzer, Necklace: Charlotte Russe, Earrings: c/o Eden Privee, Ring: TJMaxx, Nails: Essie in Turquoise & Caicos)
I'd like you all to meet Tabby, the cutest little kitten that showed up at my grandparents' door. He's so sweet, and curls up purring away as loud as he possibly can. Adorable.
On another note, this combination has been my uniform as of late..mint, stripes, statement necklaces and a messy bun.
1. We all know I'm obsessed with mint/seafoam..so, pretty pants, meet your new home in my closet.
2. When I found this shirt in Forever21, I knew it was a new wardrobe staple, so it came home in every color..that's what we call effortless outfits, people.
As I've mentioned here before, stripes are so chic and make me daydream of yachting to some beautiful clear watered oasis. Anyone else dreaming of a vacation?
Monday, February 27, 2012
I am really excited to start the week off with a little info on one of the hottest ways to shop online. We all love browsing through little boutiques that have one of a kind pieces that jazz up our wardrobes, but it's hard for those boutiques to get the proper exposure that they need to share their awesome finds with us...enter Meinto.com, the brick & mortar boutique's best friend and our online mecca of fabulous fashion! Meinto is a way for you and I to shop the best of the boutiques online, so no matter how far away you live from Miami Beach or Palm Springs, you'll be able to look through the hottest clothing from over 870 brands and see what awesome boutique you're shopping from!! Just to showcase a bit of the clothing you'll find on there, I've put together a list of a few favorites..take a look!
I would wear these woven creme wedges everyday during the summer.
how perfect is this twist on the LBD? I would add some bright accessories like an oversized clutch in a fun shade or a statement necklace and sparkly shoes.
Pastel pink silk shorts..oh how I would love for these to find a home with me!
I would style them with lace tops, mint jewels and some caramel flats to complete the sweet elegant look.
This double pocket leather handbag is stunning in fuchsia..I just might wear it all springtime long.
You can find all of these picks and more at Meinto.com
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Friday, February 24, 2012
If you haven't heard of Ashley LeMieux and The Shine Project already, you must be living under a rock. This gorgeous and big-hearted lady has taken over the blog world by storm, and changed many lives in the process. I'm so privileged to be one of the bloggers to help launch her newest project that's been top secret until today! When Ashley shared the details of this incredible project titled, Pass It Forward, I couldn't wait to be involved, and I think you'll feel the same way. So, without further ado, here's the scoop from Ashley herself,
(here's what the back of the card looks like)
Thursday, February 23, 2012
What a week it has been thus far. To be perfectly honest, it has been rather overwhelming in more ways than just one, and though I don't find it necessary to go into detail, times like this make me think about a few things. First is that God is in control. Beyond all comprehension and perfectly laid plans, his will is perfect, and although hard times come, he is ultimately in control.
That fact alone gives me peace.
The second thing is this,
It is through the testing, trials and perfecting of our faith that we are made into the person he has called us to be. He never promised that the road would be easy, he only promised that he'd never leave or forsake us. That ultimately making it the most worthwhile journey on which we'd ever embark. The thing is, God speaks to us in the most intricate of ways, through details and little things that mean something to us. One of the books I've been reading recently is Uprising by Erwin McManus, and in it he talks about trials and how they bring us close to the full expression of faith. Funny how God knew I'd need these words of wisdom this week.
This quote really got me:
"God allows and at times causes us to go through the kinds of circumstances that strip away all falsehood and leave us with our real selves. God's ultimate intent is not to leave us faithless, but to leave us faith-full. There are few things as exhilarating as going through the fire and finding that you had the resilience to make it through. All of us wonder at times whether we have what it takes. God wants to bring us to a place where we have no doubt of the work He has done within us. "--Erwin McManus, Uprising (p 211)
I am so thankful for multiple friends who, without knowing I was having a less than lovely week, sent me texts, tweets and emails encouraging me, wishing me a wonderful day and lifting my spirits. It is truly such a blessing; thank you for allowing God to use you to be such an encouragement to me.
I know sometimes blogs paint this picture perfect view of a person, but I thought it would be refreshing for both myself and you to see a little transparency and know that life isn't always perfect, but God is, and his strength is our constant..our consistency among chaos.