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

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Down by the Boardwalk

Down by the Boardwalk

Jack BB Dakota dress / ALDO sandals / LL Bean tote bag / Design Darling bracelet

Today I decided to center a look around a classic shirt dress. Vibrant colors are a great way to add life to your wardrobe, especially in the summer. If you're a little leery of making a statement with such attention-getting hues, try sticking to classic, clean shapes (a great decision anyways)  and it will be hard for you to go wrong. This dress is a great example. Sleeveless shirt dresses and button downs are great for when it's hot out, especially on days you know you'll be going outdoors. A preppy belt gives it shape - and how cute is this navy and white version? I also chose flat cognac sandals - great for running around in. This tortoiseshell bracelet is from the Design Darling boutique - and it really is darling. Recently I've realized how versatile tortoiseshell is - you can wear it with silvers, golds, blacks, browns, you name it. It's a great neutral. Finally, a classic boat tote is perfect for lugging around your essentials - sturdy, preppy, and monogrammable (did I just make up a word?).

Happy hump day!

“I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.”- Psalm 119:60

Monday, July 23, 2012

Very Very Mulberry

very very mulberry

Equipment top, similar here / Citizens of Humanity jeans, similar here / Jack Rogers sandals / Mulberry bag / Mulberry cuff

Hi guys! How have you all been? Today I put together a look I would really feel comfortable in. Black jeans, a soft sleeveless button down, and put-together accessories just make me feel good. Cozy, casual, and classic. What I really like about this look is the versatility it holds - no matter what your style it's worth giving a shot. As far as details go, the Jack Rogers sandals are a preppy staple many deem wearable with anything. I like the platinum best because I think it's youthful and chic. The bangle and bag are both by Mulberry. This purse is their latest "it girl" handbag, called the Del Ray after a certain famous Lana. The clean lines are great, and I'm always up for a satchel.

How was your weekend? Hope you have a great week!

"For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then My faithful love for you will remain."  - Isaiah 54:10

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Blue's Clues

Blue's Clues

More and more I've been warming up to wearing navy blue. It's actually kind of becoming my favorite neutral (yes, people can have favorite neutrals - at least according to me.) Couple that with my admiration of peplums and this top was a dream come true. Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of wearing white pants, and these girly Zara sandals were begging to be added to the look. Already have a pair of thong sandals you think need a little spicing up? Look no further than this easy tutorial. Navy happens to look absolutely lovely with pink, and this bangle is the perfect little accessory to complete this dainty look.

Hope you all have a lovely rest of the week!

"You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!" - Isaiah 26:3

P.S. Recently I've really been liking Christian music artist Dara Maclean. Not only is her music is real and uplifting but I've seen this girl in interviews and she is 100% authentic about giving glory to Jesus. If you'd like to give her a little listen, check out the video for her song "Free" below. :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Minimalist

the minimalist

Zara dress/ By Malene Birger jacket, similar here / Franco Sarto heels / Marc by Marc Jacobs bag

Today's look centers around a classic shift dress. Shift dresses are perfect because you can wear them any place you need that extra polish, meaning they're practical for both work and play. A pale, blush pink is universally flattering and a great color to wear any time of the year. One of my favorite color combinations is pink and navy blue, and this double-breasted blazer adds a nautical twist. I finished off the look with a straw bag (summertime essential) and some strappy heels.

Hope your weekend was lovely!

"Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips." - Psalm 141:3

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Liebster Award - Yay!

Hey guys! Today I'm doing a post because the lovely Megan from Long Live Classy nominated me for the Liebster Award. The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. Thank you, Megan!

The Rules are:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
3. Choose 11 people and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them.
5. Remember, no tag backs!

11 Things About Me: 
1. I am 17 years old. 
2. My favorite color is pink. 
3. I'm looking forward to making this beauty my next "big" purchase.  
4. I'm Mexican-American.
5. My favorite member of One Direction is Harry Styles.  
6. My T.V. guilty pleasure is ID channel.
7. My favorite actress is Natalie Wood. 
8. My favorite book is Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. 
9. I have very thick, curly hair...
10. ...Consequently, this is my favorite scene in "The Princess Diaries."
11. I cry (or at least "tear up") in almost every movie I watch. Really.

Long Live Classy's Questions... 
 1. If you were given the chance to meet your favorite blogger, who would it be and why?
 Hmm...I have so many favorites, but I would probably have to go with either Shauna Miller of Penny Chic or Sarah Vickers of Classy Girls Wear Pearls. Shauna seems very friendly and nice, and Sarah seems like a sweetie and has amazing personal style. Her taste is impeccable!
2.  What is your favorite movie?
 My all-time favorite movie would have to be "Gone With the Wind," but my ultimate favorite romantic comedy is "You've Got Mail" - so darling!
3. What is the one thing you cannot live without? 
I'm gonna go all mega-saved on you guys and say I couldn't live without Jesus or my Bible. As far as other things go...my laptop is pretty high up on the list. 
4. Do you speak another language?
Right now I'm in the process of learning Spanish, and I'm determined to do whatever it takes! My parents didn't teach it to me growing up, and now I'm set on being able to teach my kids and speak it to them all of the time. 
5. What country have you visited or would like to visit?  
 Recently I've become a total Anglophile and I've been a royal watcher since birth, so I'd definitely say a trip to the UK would be amazing. 
 6. If you could have any person's wardrobe collection, who would it be?
That is such a tough question!  Probably Duchess Kate's or Taylor Swift's. Or Alexa Chung's.
  7. Have you ever done anything spontaneous?
One of my favorite memories is of one day, when I was about nine or ten, having a random picnic with my daddy. We just woke up one morning, picked up sandwiches from a local eatery, and lounged on a popular patch of grass/park area near where we lived. The sandwiches were delicious and it was very nice to just relax together. Picnics are my favorite. 
8. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
I would learn to speak Spanish fluently! And I would definitely learn to sew. 
9. What is one word that would describe your personality?
I get "sweet" a lot. :) 
10.What was the best advice your mom ever gave you?
 NEVER feel sorry for yourself. 
11. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose to be? 
Probably Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice or Jo or Meg March from Little Women.  

Here's a blend of old & new questions for you guys - enjoy!  
 1. If you were given the chance to meet your favorite blogger, who would it be and why?
2. What is your favorite chick flick?
3. What is the one dessert you would eat every day if you could?
4. Do you speak another language?
5. Who is your favorite Disney princess?
6. If you could have a humongous shopping spree at one store, which store would it be?
7. Who is your current celebrity crush?
8. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
9. What is one word that would describe your personality?
10.What was the best advice your mom ever gave you?
11. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose to be?

My nominations are (drumroll, please)...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

POC (Pop of Color)


If there's one item I have an absolute soft spot for, it's tie-neck blouses. This is a tad funny because at the moment I'm not really sure I even have one in my closet (shameful, I know) - although I do have a few scarves I like to tie into bows any chance I get. Although my closet is void of these types of shirts, that doesn't deter me from creating (or pinning!) as many outfits involving them as I can. Today's look is no exception and features a tie-neck top from none other than Modcloth. Trust me, if you're looking for one of these pretty blouses, your will find plenty of them there. I decided to pair this bow-tied beauty with straight-leg pants. This season printed trousers have been very big, but since I'm not keen on things that are too trendy, this pair is a great option. Polka dots are classic -  and what color combination could get any more timeless than good ol' navy and white? The Dolce Vita sandals used here are the perfect compliment for this pairing, since they're not too busy. They also seem to have been the "it" sandal of late, as I've seen them featured on a couple of different blogs and worn by a starlet or two. Finally, I added a nice little pop of color to an otherwise neutral look with the Dooney & Bourke Happy Bag - remember when I talked about it a couple of weeks ago? Yeah, I'm still smitten.


"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." - Galatians 2:20

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Opposites Attract

Opposites Attract

Topshop blouse / Sandro pants / Jil Sander sandals / Kate Spade bag (Similar here and here) / Cezanne earrings

Hey all! Hope your weekend has been going well. Today's look is something I would be happy to wear basically anywhere. Peter pan collared shirts are feminine and timeless, while the white pants are a tailored classic great for building any look upon. Having a simple black nylon purse in your repertoire is great because while it is extremely low maintenance, it still somehow looks super chic (a very Parisian idea, no?). Pearl earrings are a great go-to piece of jewelry and really play up the classic and vintage vibe of the outfit, while these sandals are sexy, casual, and, put simply, perfection in a shoe.


"My life has been an example to many, because you have been my strength and protection." - Psalm 71:7

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Safari Style

safari fun

Mulberry dress  / J.Crew sandals (similar here) / Milly tote (similar here)  / Marc by Marc Jacobs gold watch

Hi guys! Today I decided to go with a sophisticated and clean look. Monochromatic outfits are some of my favorite and I'm really happy with how this one came out. The dress is safari inspired and can be a casual or elegant as you want it to be, which is great when looking for summer essentials. Cognac is a great color to invest in when purchasing shoes and these heels are sexy and still casual enough to wear for a day out. A delicate gold watch adds just the right amount of adornment while a bright orange bag livens up the outfit with a nice pop of color.

Hope you all had a lovely Fourth of July! 

"Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." - John 14:6