September 28, 2012

And the winner is...

The winner of the Salyte Watch Giveaway is...
Congratulations, Aleshia! Email me :)

September 26, 2012

The Truth About Truth

Cardigan: The Limited | Camisole: The Limited | Skirt: Worthington for JCPenney | Shoes: Zara
Bag: Ninewest | Belt: The Limited

"Truth is eternal, knowledge is changeable. It is disastrous to confuse them."
~ Madeleine L'Engle

I've been feeling a bit philosophical lately. Perhaps it's Pinterest and Instagram's fault with their "posts of wisdom" which have had me thinking more than usual. So much so that I felt like dressing smart today. A solid color and houndstooth print = smart.
Write that down.

On a serious note, my "deep thinking" has caused me to wonder why so many people are confused about truth (a rather ironic dilemma). It's obvious to me that truth is not subjective perspective with room for opinion like outward beauty or personal style. Temporal things you can see can change and are not important enough to be categorized by what's true and what's not... Except, of course, pairing a solid color with houndstooth to create a smart look. Now, that's true.

John 8:32, 14:6

NOTE: Tomorrow is the last day for the Salyte watch giveaway. Enter now by clicking HERE.

September 24, 2012

The Older, The Dumber

Shirt: Zara | Skirt: Banana Republic | Shoes: Vince Camuto via Macy's | Clutch: Forever 21

When I was younger, I thought I knew it all. All about myself, all about my future, all about life. Now that I'm older, most of the things I once knew have been challenged, and I realize I don't know much at all. I suppose coming to that realization is what they call "wisdom": to admit that you don't know as much as you thought you did and to hold firm to the little that you do know (and to the One who knows all). Another lesson from the birds, I guess.

Sorry... I know this is a bit heavy for a Monday and has nothing to do with the outfit I'm wearing, but it's the best I've got today! Happy Monday :)

September 20, 2012


Shirt & Watch: c/o Salyte | Skirt: Forever 21 | Shoes: Zara | Crossbody: Thrifted, Ninewest via Plato's Closet

As some of you may recall from this post, I gave you all an introduction to the purpose behind my personal style and how it is influenced mainly by my relationship with God and who I am in Him. I believe my appearance is just as great a witness as my words, which is why I’m so excited to be featuring Salyte today!

Salyte is not your average clothing line. It’s a brand with a very important message. The word “Salyte” was formed by a combination of salt and light, metaphors signifying the call of Christ-believers to be the change in the world as explained in Matthew 5:13-16. Even more than that, Salyte is a movement among young people to spread the Good News – the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Most importantly, I AM SALYTE! So for those who are interested in a new, youthful way to get the Christ message out there, I recommend that you check out Like, right now!

Now, for my readers who are sweet enough to read this blog on a semi-consistent basis, I have an opportunity for you to participate in a giveaway! (The first ever on this blog… Exciting!)
By entering, you will have the chance to win this Salyte watch:

(Well, not this exact watch, but a brand new version of it :)

Here’s how to enter:

1. Like Salyte on Facebook or follow Salyte on Twitter.
2. Leave a comment below letting me know that you did.

It’s that simple!

Note: You must be subscribed to this blog in order to be eligible to win the giveaway. Not yet subscribed? Not a problem! You can subscribe now by clicking the “Join this site” button within the right sidebar.

Giveaway ends September 27th. Winner will be announced September 28th.

Matthew 5:13-16

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. Salyte is just that awesome.

September 19, 2012

A Modest Take // Leopard + Burgundy for Fall

The color burgundy and animal prints (especially leopard) are staples for fall. With a little creativity and confidence, you can even where them together! I don't own much of either, but these pieces caught my eye... 
 Leopard & Burgundy

Leopard & Burgundy by mygarmentsofpraise featuring lipsy

It still feels a lot like summer down here in South Florida, but a girl can at least 
dream about fall, right?

September 18, 2012

Guest Post // Out of the Blue

 >> Slight Wardrobe Change (Glasses to Shades) <<
Henley: Old Navy | Pants: Gap | Shoes: Old Navy | Belt: A|X | Watch: Fossil | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

So, I didn’t see it coming, but the colored pant phenomena is back with a vengeance! While, I am not ready for most of the bright shades that are on display, I felt pretty comfortable with these vibrant blue slacks. They’re stress-free, and I love that I can throw on a henley or dress them up with a button-up shirt.

Now, because I take my blogging cues from Typh, my amazing wife, allow me to include a splash of candor; I’ve really had a lot on my mind lately. A lot to consider and even more to juggle, all out of the blue. Good thing it seems to be my color.

- Dwayne

John 16:33

September 17, 2012

A Little Too Comfortable

Shirt: Old Navy | Skirt: JCrew | Shoes: Thrifted, Guess via Plato's Closet | Crossbody: Forever 21

I think I'm getting a little too comfortable with this hair bun thing. The bun in addition to wearing the most comfortable shirt in the world (that's not a t-shirt) made me feel like I got absolutely no credit for getting dressed. So, what did I do to balance out the easy feeling from the laid back hair and pajama-esque shirt? Absolutely nothing. I threw on a crossbody bag and some wedges.

It was the end of the week... Might as well.

Isaiah 40:1

September 14, 2012

Finally At Last

Shirt: Old Navy | Skirt: JCrew | Shoes: Vince Camuto via Macy's | Bag: Forever 21

So, I finally found a nice-fitting chambray shirt for a very low price. (By the way, Old Navy is having a 30% off clearance sale in stores... Check it out.) I know I'm late on yet another trend, but to me it's worth it when I think about the savings. Plus, it looks like denim styles are sticking around for the fall too. If not, I'll just consider myself early for the next time the trend rolls around :)

TGIF! Have a great weekend!

September 13, 2012

Excuses, Excuses

Dress: Eliza J via Foxy's | Bolero: The Limited | Shoes: BCBG via Ross | Clutch: Forever 21

I know, I know... This week I haven't been posting as consistently as usual. Shame on me. But I'm sooo glad that I'm able to post today. These might sound like excuses, but it's really not my fault; blame it on the rainy weather and my bad hair week.

September 11, 2012


Top: The Limited | Skirt: Banana Republic | Blazer: XOXO via Macy's
Shoes: Calvin Klein via Macy's | Clutch: Express

I wore this outfit on Sunday, which was Grandparents Day by the way. I'm grateful to have two living grandparents (my grandmothers), and I'm proud to say that they are both strong, lively, and still quite fancy if you please.

(In these photos, Dwayne and I are photographed with each of my parents and their mothers.)

I posted this photo below of my maternal grandmother on instagram a few weeks ago, and someone made a comment that she should have had a blog back in the '50s... Knowing her, she's probably thinking about starting one now as we speak.

Age 17 - 1959

To my grandmothers, I don't get to say it enough, but I love you both very much.
I wouldn't be me without you :)

P.S. - Eleven years ago today, families lost loved ones during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
They will never be forgotten.