Easter Sunday

"Hoppy" Easter! Jesus is alive and we are all free from the chains! 

I'm loving this special holiday and spring finally coming into full bloom, but I just can't believe it's already April! Before we know it, we will be celebrating the Fourth of July. And then before we know it, it will already be Christmas. And then after that, it will be 2018! My heart beats faster just writing about it! 

But I'm not going to waste my time worrying about the future. I want to enjoy each and every moment that I am currently experiencing, which is what I exactly did for Easter. On Saturday, my parents and I drove to Lima, where my dad grew up, to spend the holiday weekend with his side of the family. Lauren and her boyfriend drove up from Oxford to join the celebration, and then we had other relatives from Dayton that joined us. We stayed at my grandparents' house on Saturday night, freshened up early Sunday morning, went to a Catholic mass, and came back to the house for Easter lunch. It was a wonderful day and weekend, all thanks to the one and only King! 

And of course, what is Easter without a cute outfit to post and share? I think this year's outfit might be the most Easter-like yet! 

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Off the shoulder dresses and tops have become such a huge fashion trend within the past year, and I have no doubt that it is going to continue on. I think they look great with every body type, no matter what shape. I've been gaining much more confidence when it comes to putting pictures of myself online, and looking at these pictures makes me feel even more confident. There's just something about this dress that makes me feel not only sweet but bold, and it most likely has to due with the off the shoulder portion of it. Or maybe I'm just embracing the fact that it's finally super warm and sunny outside!

This dress is from Tory Burch which I bought recently at a consignment shop in Georgetown for a cheaper price.  It's super perfect for spring with the colorful floral details and can also be worn as a coverup when going to the pool or beach. Plus, it has pockets which is always a bonus! 

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For shoes, I re-wore my Jessica Simpson red sandal wedges from my high school graduation. They matched perfectly with the red flowers on my dress and are comfortable to walk around in for a while. My only regret is not painting my toe nails for these pictures, otherwise they would have looked so much prettier and artsier! 

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I rarely wear dark red lipstick, and I am very grateful that it goes well with my dark hair and tanned skin tone. I recently ordered and received the spring edition box of FabFitFun and one of the few products included was an all red lip kit from RealHer and a gold cage bracelet cuff from Emerald Duv

The kit consisted of a red lip liner, red liquid lipstick, and red lip gloss. I wanted to try it out for Easter because it would match perfectly with the red flower details on my dress and my red heel straps. I first put the liner on to give my lips an even shape and extra touch of red, which felt a little creamy on my lips surprisingly (which is a good thing!) Then, I put the lip stainer on top and let it dry out. I didn't want to use the lip gloss because I wanted to see how the matte texture looked on my lips, as well as to make it last longer throughout the entire day, which thankfully it did! 

I didn't do too much with my hair and makeup because I wanted to make it look more natural and not too much with the bright lip color. 

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Another great thing about this kind of dress is that it doesn't have to be completely off the shoulder. You can style it by wearing the ruffled straps has short sleeves, and it looks just as cute! It's also helpful to do that when you're not wearing a bra. Just saying. 

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Trying to call my grandparents' dog over to take a picture with me, but he was being a little stubborn at the moment. 

Trying to call my grandparents' dog over to take a picture with me, but he was being a little stubborn at the moment. 

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I've been getting so anxious to wear this dress, and yesterday was the absolutely most perfect day to wear it for the first time. Plus, I can now say that I finally have an off the shoulder fashion piece, so I'm finally caught up on most of the latest trends! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter that was well spent with family, friends, Jesus, and plenty of colorful eggs! 

Just a friendly little reminder that since summer is coming soon, that means that you can expect a lot of new summer blogs coming up! Of course I'm going to continue my fashion and Tuesday Ten posts, but I also want to try to focus much more on DIY ideas, beauty, lifestyle, and travel.

Thankfully, I'll have more time to write and post since I won't be in classes, which will also give me more time to improve. I am continuing to better my writing skills as well as my creativity. I want to improve my blog to make it become more professional and hopefully a big part of my dream career. I want to make the website as creative, positive, artsy, bold, intelligent, and helpful in any way possible for the reader. I am going to continue to pray, write, and plan new ideas to help further more into the blogging industry, and I highly encourage you to stay along for the ride! I want to thank all of my readers who have been reading this blog since day one, you are all what makes writing these posts so special!  

Dress: Tory Burch similar dress 

Shoes: Dillard's similar shoes

Bracelet: Emerald Duv - similar bracelet

Lipstick: RealHer

 

 

Summer Lovin'

Hello, lovelies! Happy June, at last! 

I am a little bummed that spring almost over, which means there won't be as many more flowers or mild temperature for about another year, unless if you live in a garden of course. But I am super excited about summer finally coming. The weather will be so much more nicer and warmer, which is a great excuse to wear shorts and skirts! Summer is a great time for me to relax, blog, travel, spend time with family and friends, listen to country jams, and so much more fun things to do. The best part, personally, is picking out new styles of clothing to wear for the sunny season! 

I just recently stocked up on some new clothing brands from some of my favorite stores, and I am  very satisfied with my purchases. The dress that I am wearing in this blog is a Printemps Linden shirtdress from Anthropologie, and it may be one of the best summer dresses I have ever owned. It fits very well for both my weight and height. I especially love the blue color tone, it is so flattering and adorable. It kind of looks like a dress that Audrey Hepburn or Kate Middleton would wear, it also kind of has an Alice in Wonderland look to it. It's a perfect short gown for picnics, festivals, and exploring a city! 

For shoes, I included my pair of jeweled snake sandals from Dillard's, designed by Antonio Melani Sonoran. I've had these shoes for a while now, so they are no longer in stock. But they are still in great shape, and you can probably find similar pairs in the link down below. 

Another purchase that I am super stoked about are these half-frame sunglasses from Urban Outfitters. They were only $15, so I just had to purchase them! Fashion tip: if you see something super cute that is super cheap and that you'll get a lot of use out of, do not resist and make that damn purchase!  

I seriously do love these new frames, I've been wanting a pair like these since last summer. I love the vintage-look and it goes perfect with every outfit. It does, however, not come with a case, so it's probably a good idea to find one so that the frames don't break. 

But giving you a fair warning, I did some research and it said these glasses do contain some sort of chemical that the state of California says may cause cancer or birth defects. I wouldn't be too concerned, however, it probably is not a super powerful chemical, but just in case for your concern. 

I also just bought some new beauty products from Ulta Beauty that will be in great use for this summer. One of the major products that I got is a new harlequin red lipstick made by Tarte, which I am absolutely in love with at the moment. It may be a bit dark, but it still looks natural on lips. It's also perfect for anyone who gets super tan in the summer. Plus, the product also comes with a red lip gloss on the other side! 

Lastly, I thought I would share my new necklace that Natalie gave me. It has a pink cupcake charm with my first name first initial on another charm, and it is so cute! Natalie gave it to me as a best friend gift. She has the same necklace as well, as a way to have each other's sweetness when we are not together. It is a sweet reminder that I will always have when I miss her, and I love this gift dearly. Thank you, my beautiful best friend! 

I hope you enjoyed this latest fashion post, and make sure to stayed tuned for summer style posts to come! Comment down below if you have any questions or concerns! :) 

Dress: Anthropologie

Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Shoes: Dillard's similar shoes

Lipstick: Tarte Cosmetics 

Necklace: Unknown - similar necklace