February 28, 2013

Find me on MoMoMod: Pretty in Pink

Dress: BCBG (old) | Camisole: Charlotte Russe (old) | Bag: Coach (gift)


I'm blogging on MoMoMod today. Check out my post here.

February 27, 2013

Sole Society End of Season Sale

Remember these beauties from Sole Society?
 Just thought I'd let you know that both pairs are now 50% off along with over 60 other styles.*
Visit Sole Society today and look for their end of season sale.
(Remember: Free shipping both ways!)

See original outfit posts featuring these shoes here and here.

*This is not a sponsored post. Just wanted to share :)

February 26, 2013

Connect the Dots

Blazer: Forever 21 | Top: Thrifted, Forever 21 via Plato's Closet | Skirt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Guess via Macy's | Brooch: Macy's

I don't recall seeing polka dots on any of the runways predicting this year's fashion, but I still like them and I have quite a few polka-dotted pieces (which is why I can wear two of them at the same time). So... I guess I'll be wearing polka dots this year. Just consider me prepared for the next time polka dots come back around.

1 Timothy 4:2 (NIV)

February 25, 2013


Dress: The Limited | Blazer: XOXO via Macy's (old) | Shoes: Steve Madden via Nordstrom's Rack
Clutch: Express | Brooch: Gift

Yesterday was my grandmother's 71st birthday. I'm forever grateful for her kind words, unapologetic sense of humor, Godly example, and most of all her ceaseless prayers. She's the only living grandparent I have (sadly, my other grandmother passed away a few months after I did this post). Even though she's not going anywhere for a while, I want to make sure she knows how much I love and appreciate her.
The lovely Ivy C. Armstrong, then and now.
"Mom", you've come a long way and came forth as gold. I hope you enjoyed your birthday. I pray for many many many many many more to come!

February 22, 2013

My Favorite Day

Sweater: Old Navy | Skirt: Forever 21 | Belt: Thrifted, Goodwill | Boots: Ninewest via Marshalls | Bag: Ross

“What day is it?" asked Pooh.
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh.

― From Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

February 21, 2013

DIY // Simple Studded Clutch

This is a really simple DIY project that I thought to do and share with you all. I thrifted what was a very boring clutch for a couple of dollars, and now, thanks to a little creativity, I'll be more inclined to wear it.

You can try this easy project to spice up any plain, soft material clutch or bag you have laying around. All you need is the bag you'd like to work on, some studs (I used silver "purse feet" from JoAnn's because I couldn't find actual studs), a ruler, a sharpie, and some scissors.
Use the ruler to measure how far apart you'd like your studs to be, and use the sharpie to mark where the studs will be placed.

Use the scissors to cut small holes where you will insert the studs.

(Here's a better view to see where I've made marks for the studs. I already inserted the first one.)

Here's what the inside of the clutch looked like with the studs/purse feet. If I was more industrious and less lazy, I would have opened up the inside stitching, secured my studs, then sewed the lining back up to conceal the unsightly stud backs... But yeah, I'm lazy.

Ta-Dah! The finished product.

Let me know what you think and if you decide to try it :)

February 20, 2013


Blazer: The Limited | Top: The Limited | Skirt: The Limited | Shoes: Newport News (from my mom)

When I want to feel "womanly", I tend to go for a straight skirt and blazer. Something about the combo just makes me feel put-together. What's your go-to outfit when you want to accomplish a more mature look?

February 18, 2013

Keep Calm

Dress: Banana Republic | Blazer: Forever 21 | Shoes: Sole Society | Clutch: Aldo

My days have been so busy, I feel like they're running into each other. I can hardly keep up with what day it is... Except when it's Friday... I always know when it's Friday.

One thing I cannot do is complain. I'm able to do most of the things that I love -- something I couldn't say a year or two ago -- and for that I'm extremely grateful. Keep calm, Typh. Only four more days until Friday.

Proverbs 3:5-6

February 14, 2013

Find me on MoMoMod: Happy Valentine's Day

Cardigan: Forever 21 | Skirt: Forever 21 | Shoes: Jessica Simpson via Ross | Bag: Thrifted, Plato's Closet

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm showing love on MoMoMod today, so be sure to check it out by clicking here.

John 13:34-35; John 3:16

Also, as promised, here's the link to Kerleen's CFW video which includes the brief interview I featured in.
Great job, Kerleen! (SN: I get so nervous on camera!)

February 12, 2013

CFW: Fashion Show

Yesterday's post was all about the Christian Fashion Week VIP Reception. Today, I'm going to fill you in on the big event -- the fashion show!

Before being seated, we couldn't resist taking more red carpet photos... 
"Who I'm wearing": Top: Thrifted | Skirt: Marshalls | Belt: Forever 21 | Shoes & Clutch: Guess (very old)

And now for the Fashion Show!


Franco Montoro could not attend the event. After the showing of his collection, CFW team member Jose Gomez (pictured below) called a brief intermission during which we were able to discuss, regroup, and visit the vendors in the lobby.
Silva and I didn't hesitate to exchange thoughts. After 20 minutes, the show started up again, but this time with a twist. The first collection of the second segment was for the guys!

What I enjoyed most about the show was the diverse mix of designs from street style to evening wear, couture to bridal, ladies' clothing to menswear, all capturing the essence (and in some instances, the respective cultures) of the designers. Although I do not cover it here, there was even a swimwear show by Renee Scarborough, designer for Two Coconuts. I did miss seeing designer Evelyn Lambert's collection, however it seemed as though she could not make the event.

At the end of the show, I met up with blogger/singer Kerleen Joseph, and she interviewed me on why I started blogging. I'm not a camera person, but I'm excited to see how the interview turns out.
 Check out Kerleen's take on Christian Fashion Week here.

Overall, Christian Fashion Week was a great experience! The event was well-organized, well-attended, and has the potential to reach bigger and better heights without jeopardizing Christian values. Additionally, it was for a good cause. CFW's 2013 beneficiary is Created, a nonprofit organization that seeks to restore the lives and self-esteem of vulnerable women mostly connected to the sex industry. Learn more about Created's noble cause here or visit their website: www.createdwomen.com

If you're considering whether to attend Christian Fashion Week next year, I would definitely encourage you to go. Whether you're a designer, entrepreneur, industry mogul, blogger, or self-proclaimed fashionista, there is something for everyone at CFW, and I believe it will only get better.

Hope to see you there next year!