Fourth of July look

Happy hump day y’all. Who else is excited for the long weekend full of picnics, BBQ, hangouts with family and friends. This look is perfect for a pinic. The dress is light weight, the peplum and pearls add a little sophistication to it. I paired it with some red and white boat shoes to keep with the fourth July colors. The dress has plenty of room to eat as please without worried about a food belly… hahaha, looking cute and eating well is my goal this weekend.

Dress: Primark 

Boat shoes: Primark

Hat: Target

Pinic basket: Target 

The wrap shirt


Oh Happy Monday y’all!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I am so excited for a new week. The subtle lessons, the blessings and the change that comes in the process. I am learning to love it all. I am learning to understand inconveniences are divine interruptions to put me back on track. I am learning to  F L O W intentionally. 

About the look: this is one my favorite purchase for the summer. It’s this gingham wrap top. It’s classy and sexy. I paired it with some ripped white jeans for a more dress down look. 

Top: The loft

Jeans: FashionNova

Bag & Sandals: Target 

Gingham shirt dress

I am learning just because something is working for someone doesn’t mean it’s biblical. Just because it’s biblical doesn’t mean the circumstances will be the same for you. Other people’s life shouldn’t be a formula, it should be an encouragement to keep trusting God for your potion. God is no respecter of men but we have to remember that He will do it in His own way and timing. I am learning not covet other people’s breakthroughs, blessings or deliverance process and allow God to give me His custom-made blessings that He has for me since the beginning of the world. I am learning that my blessings can only fit mean and all I have to do its trust.

 

There will be times when you will have to give up your dreams and desires, but the Lord will place within you His own dreams and His desires for your life. The time is NOW

 

About my look: I have 3 gingham pieces in my summer wardrobe. This shirt dress is the second one. Nothing like a shirt dress in the summer and the lace details make it look soft.

 

 

 

 

 

Dress: Primark 

Off shoulder denim dress

I am learning to take one day at a time. I grew up hearing that phrase but never really applied it to my life. Trusting one moment at a time can be challenging. Life can be so overwhelming, but I am learning in every moment I can choose to trust what the Word say, and if I am having a hard time to trust, I tell God exactly how I feel and ask Him for help. I am learning to be totally be vulnerable about my feelings with Him. I’ve learned yes, the Bible is true but believing is a process, why? because we’ve been trained the opposite, the more you hear it, the more you believe it. I’ve learned to give myself a break to let The Holy Spirit work in me. I’ve learned that renewing my mind is an on-going process, its not like a college degree once I have it that’s it. I’ve learned that every day, every minute, every moment I get to choose again and again. Some days, some moments I make better choices than others, but now I allow Grace to massage me back to place.

 

Now let’s talk about today outfit. I like the cold shoulder trend (not my favorite) but I still wanted to try it. I figured why not kill 2 birds with one stone, because a denim dress is a must have in my summer wardrobe, the cold should added some spice so this dress was great combo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dress: Boohoo 

Blessed 

For the love of gingham! this trend is extremely popular this season again and I can see why, it’s very  elegantly chic. You can do a shirt, dress, pants or skirt. It makes every outfit look like you really tried. I paired my gingham skirt with my blessed tshirt for tshirt Sunday at church.

We are so blessed but sometimes we can caught up in material things or let our feelings get the best of us, that we take our blessings for granted. Today let’s be intentional, let’s focus on how blessed we are and let’s choose to be grateful. Happy Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

Outfit

Top: Amazon

Skirt: H&M

 

The LWD

Yesterday, Heather Lindsey replied to someone on her page saying “I tell my feelings how to feel”, reading it felt like an answer to my prayer. You mean to tell me I don’t have to give my feelings a vote? I’ve been casting down thoughts but was still giving my feeling a vote. So today, I woke up and wrote down what I was going to tell my feelings, Grateful was number one on the list. And when a feeling didn’t match what I wrote down, I said to myself nope this is how to feel. Honestly, telling my feelings to feel grateful worked like a charm, it stop me from snowballing in head.

 

Today is the first day in a while that I can see a glimpse of the light at the end of the tunnel. Despite the fact the anxiety of my parents’ death revisited me and tried to paralyzed me, I never felt that God left me for one second. And I was determined not to use distractions to fix it this time because I realized that’s what I’ve been unconsciously doing for the past 20 plus years. Don’t get me wrong it’s not easy but I never felt alone. I will be sharing my story soon after my complete victory in Jesus name, but for now I’ll share these resolutions by Priscilla Shirer I am rededicating myself to today. I will be aggressively practicing #1, 4, 6, and 8

Priscilla Shirer, The Resolution for Women

1. I DO SOLEMNLY RESOLVE to embrace my current season of life and will maximize my time in it. I will resist the urge to hurry through or circumvent any portion of my journey but will live with a spirit of contentment.

 

2. I WILL CHAMPION God’s model for womanhood in the face of a postfeminist culture. I will teach it to my daughters and encourage its support by my sons.

 

3. I WILL ACCEPT and celebrate my uniqueness, and will esteem and encourage the distinctions I admire in others.

 

4. I WILL LIVE as a woman answerable to God and faithfully committed to His Word.

 

5. I WILL SEEK to devote the best of myself, my time, and my talents to the primary roles the Lord has entrusted to me in this phase of my life.

 

6. I WILL BE a woman who is quick to listen and slow to speak. I will care about the concerns of others and esteem them more highly than myself.

 

7. I WILL FORGIVE those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged.

 

8. I WILL NOT TOLERATE evil influences even in the most justifiable form, in myself or my home, but will embrace and encourage a life of purity.

 

9. I WILL PURSUE justice, love mercy, and extend compassion toward others.

 

10. I WILL BE FAITHFUL to my husband and honor him in my conduct and conversation in order to bring glory to the name of the Lord. I will aspire to be a suitable partner for him to help him reach his God-given potential.

 

11. I WILL DEMONSTRATE to my children how to love God with all their hearts, minds, and strength, and will train them to respect authority and live responsibly.

 

12. I WILL CULTIVATE a peaceful home where everyone can sense God’s presence not only through acts of love and service but also through the pleasant and grateful attitude with which I perform them.

 

13. I FULLY RESOLVE to make today’s decisions with tomorrow’s impact in mind. I will consider my current choices in light of those who will come after me.

 

 

 

 

Dress: Asos 

A mother’s prayer

 

This past Friday my son graduated from middle school. It was a great and a reality check experience. My baby is going to high school. I have mixed emotions I want to grow but I also want him to still be my baby. He needs less and less, and thinks he knows it all. I guess it’s the age. As we embark on this new chapter of life this is my prayer for him:

I pray that The Lord directs his heart into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ. I pray that he continues to flee youthful lust and pursue righteousness. I pray that he be like Timothy an example of character, love, speech and purity. I pray that he always knows that his worth is in God and his joy comes from the Lord. And that he can do all things through Christ who gives him strength. I pray that his confidence be consumed with God’s wisdom. I pray that he be rooted and established in love. I pray that the eyes of his of his understanding be open, so he can see the hope of his calling in God. I pray that he be enlighten to understand the riches and glory and the exceeding greatness raising from the death power that God has placed inside of his born again spirit. I pray that he walks by faith not by what sight. I pray that the Word of God be his standards for living. I pray that he be on fire for God in Jesus name I pray.  It is so.

 

 

Outfit: I am in love with that yellow dress, it’s been a while since I wore a bright color, and my son’s graduation was the perfect opportunity. The big bow and the mermaid looks is simply gorgeous. That dress was definitely out of my comfort zone but I love it.

 

 

Dress: Asos

 

 

Ruffle oversized dress


 

What a wonderful weekend, even in uncomfortable season God has a way of giving us glimpses of the future. So my advice to you all, even in difficult, uncomfortable season keep sowing good seeds and prepare for your harvest. Even in the challenging season choose to live intentionally, know your trigger points and have strategies to overcome them because we are overcomers. So this week let’s be intentional to walk in freedom, peace and love.

 

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9

My outfit: I am an awe of this dress, the ruffles and the bold stripes are just stunning. It was the perfect day to wear the dress, eat good food and not worry about a food belly.

 

 

 

 

 

Dress: Asos

 

The dress trench 

I have been waiting to get inspired to write a decent paragraph but all I have this morning is: trust the process, yes sometimes it can get uncomfortable when our old beliefs are challenging our new desires but that’s where growth happens. Stand on the Word of God, it’s working, it’s changing you even when you can’t see full evidence of it. Thank God for new responses and new reactions to old problems and triggers. 

My outfit: I wore this outfit to church yesterday. I think the weather was perfect for it, sunny and a bit breezy. This look is simple, effortless yet chic. Trench coat turned into a dress, I tied very tight and rolled the sleeves for an edgy look. 


Trench Coat: Who what wear for Target 

Bag & sandals: Target 

My own lane 


Staying in your own lane: It’s hard not to get side track with everything that is being thrown at us in the world of social media. I have to admit that I got off track a while back but after my 40 day fast I was able focus again on who I want to be and becoming. Here’s 6 questions I ask myself that help me stay on track: 
1. Ask myself does it please God? This one is big for me, because I want God’s hand in everything that I do. 
2. Am I being led by love or fear?
3. Is it in alignment with who I truly am; Who God says I am?
4. Would I be ok if my son said/saw/heard/did it?
5. What’s my intention? 
6. Would I want to create more of the energy behind it?

My outfit: I am really into long kimonos. I wore this look for Mother’s Day brunch. I paired it white jeans and my rose gold loafers 

Kimono: Forever 21

Jeans: Fashion Nova

Top: V. Beckham for target

Loafers: Nine West