Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CURRENTLY LOVING - BLUSH AND CHARLOTTE TILBURY

currently loving - blush

1 clare v | clutch // 2 marc by marc | bracelet // 3 milly | skirt // 4 gorjana | earring
5 vans | sneakers // 6 nixon | watch // 7 kate spade | journal  8// essie | nail polish
9 swarovski | warp bracelet // 10 mac | lipstick // 11 kate spade | note cards // 12 rag&bone | jeans

i know fall is just around the corner, and i should be more excited about fall colors, like cranberry, hunter green, and blacks, but i must be needing to get a little more summer color out of my system! maybe it's while the 'tan' is still there, i feel like blush is still ok?!

this weeks 'currently loving' all came together because of this clare v clutch.
i started checking out clare v's collection a few months and have had them on my radar every since! it reminded my of my 'go-to' clutch i got a few years ago while traveling in Australia - its a cowhide clutch, with gold splatter specs on it.
kind of like the cowhide rugs with metallic that are everywhere right now.

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staying on the 'blush' tend...
the product packaging for Charlotte Tilbury's make up line is just gorgeous!

charlotte tilbury
wonder glow // the retoucher // beach stick // color chameleon // bronze & glow

have your heard.... ?! 
'The world's number #1 makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury has launched her highly anticipated revolutionary beauty line in the Americas. From her signature cat eye look, to the much hyped ‘Full Fat’ mascara and ‘Magic Cream’ made using her secret recipe – each product is packaged with expert tips for effortless application and transformative results.' -net a porter

 i've heard such great things about this line! can't wait to try them out and see if it truly lives up to all the hype! i am personally not a massive makeup girl - think more along the lines of: i have an under 5-minute routine when it comes to make up in the morning. so when i heard that charlotte tilbury's line caters to the simple, yet beautiful- routine i was all ears!



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

THE JOSHUA CODE | WEEK 37

w e e k -  t h i r t y  s e v e n

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

r o m a n s 6 : 2 3 
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THE BAD NEWS 
The Greek word for sin is best understood as 'missing the mark'. The word picture describes an archer who shoots his arrow at the target and misses the bull's-eye. We all fins ourselves here as 'all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23 KJV). We have all missed the mark, and the bad news is that its cost, or wage, is death. 
The Bible says, "the wage of sin is death." It is strange how many men and women sin, thinking it is going to pay dividends of fun and pleasure. But Satan is a liar. Sin pays its wage all right, but its wage is death, which is separation from all that is good.
Payday is coming someday. That is the bad news. When we miss the mark, its costs us greatly.


THE GOOD NEWS 
But the good news is this: "the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." It is a gift, a free gist that cannot be earned nor deserved. [...] A gift is the opposite of a wage. We earn and deserve our wages. We don't earn or deserve a gift. If we did, it would be a reward ans not a gift. 

How is this all possible? We still have to deal with the bad news. Jesus made that way possible for us by dealing with the bad news. Himself. two thousand years ago on a Roman cross outside the city walls of Jerusalem, Jesus took the bad news and became sin for us. Yes, the wages of sin is death, and He died our death on the cross, paying the penalty for our sin. He paid the price, so now we can finish the verse with this good news, "but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
He made a way out of no way. Our part is to receive this God-provided and free gift by faith alone in Him.

What a difference there is in these two bits of news. The bad news is that sin is costly, and it has a wage attached to it. The good news is that eternal life is free. It is God's gift to us!


As you memorize this verse, meditate on the incredible price that Jesus paid for your sin. When we were on undeserving, He made a way for us to receive the greatest gift ever given, "eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."


pg 189-190
via 

Friday, September 12, 2014

WEEKEND


fall is around the corner, i just know it… 
its more like wishful thinking here in texas for fall weather… but there is football and it is getting darker sooner, so just maybe fall will be here sooner than we think! 
{fingers crossed!!}


and because i'm wishing fall was already here… i put together a fall-football-weekend inspired look!
gosh, i can't wait to cozy up in layers.
of course my fall look has a touch of baylor green and gold  - sic em!


weekend look

o n e  ||  t wo  ||  t h r e e  ||  f o u r  ||  f iv e  ||  s i x  ||  s e v e n  ||  e i g h t

Thursday, September 11, 2014

EVERYDAY OFFICE STYLE

deciding what to wear, besides yoga pants or any other desirable 'working from home' attire has lead me to re-evaluate my closet, and love on some old favorites that were almost ready to gather dust!
the office i am in now goes by a 'business casual' dress-code, so i have deemed my jean jacket my 'summer blazer'. it has been the perfect 'fix' to take some of my wedding attire dresses to office appropriate!
here is what i pulled together this week!
LOOK ONE 
dress (milk & honey) similar/similar
bracelets (accessory jane
LOOK TWO
dress anthropologie (similar)
wedges (similar)
the pendant is a family heirloom - a silver dollar from my great grand father :)
LOOK THREE
heels (similar)
dress (similar)
bracelet (c/o accessory jane)
LOOK FOUR
bracelets (similar/similar)
heels (similar/similar)
scarf (similar/ similar)
skirt (zara) (similar)
stackable rings are custom made by gem classics !

if i keep this series up, you will for sure be seeing some repeats and not-so-current options.. but i will do my best to find something as similar as possible for you:). i love mixing old with the new.. so an old skirt with a new top...or dress you wore to a wedding two years ago with a new blazer or jean jacket- why not! 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

CURRENTLY LOVING || runway inspiration

currently loving 9/9/14

fashion week is happening in new york… and while high fashion runway is not quite my style, DVF and her amazing collections, thought for effortless style and comfort are always my favorite! one of the dresses she sent down the runway this year, and what she was wearing caught my eye! so since this dress is not available yet, i thought i would put together a few looks inspired by its beauty! 

there is something for everyone- style and price wise!
what is your favorite look of the four?!


LOOK 1 ||  dress (lulu's)  // bag (kate spade) // heels (joe's jeans)  
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LOOK 2 || dress (marni) // bag (melie bianco) // booties (kate spade)
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LOOK 3 || dress (dorothy perkins) // bag (clare v) // heels (steve madden)
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LOOK 4 || dress (asos) // bag (danielle nichole // boots (sheplers)
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