"You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you." - Song of Solomon 4:7

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Birds of a Feather

birds of a feather

Recently I've seen a lot of girls stepping out wearing sleeveless button downs and I think they look majorly cute on. They're perfect for the hot summer months and can really fit into any style of dress. Today I took a simple white one and paired it with this really gorgeous and interesting swan-print skirt from Topshop. Some minimalist sandals, crystal baubles, and a simple chain bag complete the look.

Thanks for reading!

"God is love." - 1 John 4:8

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fishy Fishy

Fishy Fishy

J.Crew jeans
Tory Burch flats, similar here
Michael Kors tote
Juicy Couture earrings, similar here (also Juicy Couture) 

Summer is a great time to break out faded jeans and recently I've been finding that I really like jeans with a straight and polished cut. The yellow jacket is very cute and a touch retro - plus the creaminess of the hue is extremely flattering. Simple, nude flats are an essential, and I quite like this understated Tory Burch pair. A simple snakeskin tote bag hits the nail on the head when it comes to mixing practicality and luxury, while these fish-shaped earrings add a playful, happy touch. Too cute, right?


"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us." - 1 John 3:13, NIV

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Sunny Day Out

A Sunny Day Out

Madewell top
Banana Republic shoes
J Crew bracelets (Crystal one here; Orange sold out - similar here)

One of my favorite closet staples is a nice chambray shirt. You can wear it with so many different things and one of the more inventive ways is to wear it open as a sort of mock denim jacket. Since it's more fluid than a jacket (it is a shirt after all), you could even tie it at the bottom for that extra flirty touch. The delicate sundress I paired it with (from Topshop) is absolutely adorable - who doesn't like a good polka dot? I knew I liked it the minute I saw it. To complete the look I added classic braided wedges I first spotted on Sarah Vickers' blog and a couple of statement bracelets to add some color and pizazz.

Happy first day of summer!

"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience." - Colossians 3:12, NIV

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cool Beans & Some Tunes

cool beans

One of the reasons I like leopard print so much is that it really functions as a neutral. Blacks, browns, and virtually any other color in the book look great when paired with leopard-print accessories. Today's look features leopard-print shoes paired with black basics and a bright orange top - how cute is the tie-neck? Everybody needs a good pair of sunnies, and wayfarers are a great, timeless shape to have.


"God chose you out of all the people of the earth as his cherished personal treasure." - Deuteronomy 14:2

P.S. Recently I've become a fan of several British music artists, one of which is Rebecca Ferguson. She's beautiful, talented (she placed second in X Factor UK the year One Direction were in it), and has amazing personal style. The video for her song "Nothing's Real But Love," below, reminds me of a really pretty perfume ad (in the best possible way). If you like her music, be sure to pick up her debut album here - you won't regret it.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sparkles and Stripes

Sparkles and Stripes

Kain tank, similar here
Paul by Paul Smith blazer, similar here
Markus Lupfer shorts
Office Espadrilles
Rebecca Minkoff mini M.A.C. bag
Kate Spade necklace, similar here (only $38!)

This was a very fun look to create. I'm very much into the "nautical" look every time of year, especially summer, so this was right up my ally. The striped shorts have a lovely color-combo - who wouldn't enjoy a touch of pink? The blush tank is very beautiful and a bit more dressed up than a typical tee, while the golden espadrilles are ultra fun. The blazer pulls the outfit together just-so. The gorgeous finishing touches are this fab Kate Spade necklace and a current it-bag, Rebecca Minkoff's mini-M.A.C. - pick it up in black and you can wear it with anything.

Here's to a great summer! 

"From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines in glorious radiance. Our God approaches, and he is not silent." - Psalm 50:2-3

Saturday, June 2, 2012

If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands!

Happy Bags

The Dooney and Bourke Happy Bag

The other day I was shopping. Shopping for a dress. Inevitably, as soon as my mother and I set foot into the shop we got distracted by the nearest everything. After eventually trekking through almost every department relevant to women, we decided to pass through the purses. What I saw next literally stopped me in my tracks. It was classic. It was fresh. It was leather. And it was Dooney. The Dooney and Bourke Happy Bag is one of their newest arrivals and honestly one of my favorite pieces I've seen from them. It is available in the tastiest candy colors imaginable as well as muted neutrals - and let me tell you, the leather is magnificent. You can browse the full selection of Happy Bags here. Personally, I'm partial to the pink - which would you pick?

Happy June, everybody!

 "If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking." - James 1:5