Hoppy Easter

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Sunday filled with love and blessings!

Easter definitely ranks in the top three for favorite annual holidays (Christmas and Independence Day being the other two). It's an amazing celebration, especially because we get to honor our Savior Jesus Christ who sacrificed His own life and freed us from the sinful chains! I love spending the holiday by going to church, going to visit my family for dinner, and of course watching adorable kids hunt for pastel eggs. 

What I also love about Easter is that it's held at the beginning of springtime. Though I'm more of a summer and fall loving girl, I appreciate spring with all my heart. The weather is mild, flowers are finally blooming, and my birthday takes place during this season! And of course, as a style blogger, I have to share a new favorite outfit for the springtime!

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I just recently bought this new floral maxi dress and olive green crossbody bag from Francesca's, one of my top favorite retailers. They just opened up their spring style collection and they have a variety of pretty outfit pieces, it was hard to choose what to buy without spending too much money! Before trying the maxi dress on, I wasn't sure if it was going to look good on me. But then I tried it on and I felt really good in it! It's so darling, comfy, chic, and perfect for spring. I love the floral design, and my hot pink nails match perfectly with it! 

My mom found the bag while I was trying clothes on and told me to wear it with the dress. It matched so well, and the olive green color makes it match with a lot of other colors. Again, perfect for spring!

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Of course, I can't leave out my killer bomber jacket from styleNmotion. It looks so spunky and classy with the dress. It also fits well for the occasion since it's still not quite warm outdoors. 

And you can never go wrong with chic black booties by Steve Madden. This entire outfit makes me feel like I'm ready to go to a Coachella festival!

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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

 

 

Moral in Floral

Hey, guys! 

Sorry for the long delay, I was so busy studying for final exams all last week and taking them this week. I'm so exhausted, literally. So much studying and writing to do in so little time! But thankfully, now they are all over and I am officially on summer break! Which means ... more blog posts! Yay! 

On an even brighter, it is May! It's one of my favorite months. It's the the time of the year when spring really looks the most beautiful, no classes, the weather is a lot warmer, and it's my birthday month! I'm going to be turning twenty-years old in fifteen days, oh my word. 

I have a ton of blog ideas planned for May as well as this coming summer, along with the help of my newly blogger partner, Natalie Hillyer! (Go check out her website http://www.lollilu.space and subscribe) I'm super excited for these next few months that I have off, so let me start off with a fresh new fashion blog for May!

This is my Saraid Dress that I bought from Anthropologie during my trip to New York City. I figured it would be perfect for May because of the floral design. It was made by HD in Paris, which is one of the store's biggest fashion designers. I love the colors, it's a good fit size, it's the bottom is very flowly, and I bought it for a very good price of $40! 

I do not have any pictures of the shoes I am wearing, but I have on my black pumps from J. Crew. Depending on the occasion, any shoe that matches the colors or the event would be perfect. 

As for jewelry, I do not think you need to accessorize too much with this outfit. I usually go for smaller amounts of jewelry pieces. Earrings, not too big or crazy. Rings, very simple. Bracelets, none (due to very long sleeves). Necklaces, I think this is a good dress to wear one with. But a big sparkly and colorful necklace probably would not be the best option. I recommend a simple chain with a pendant, like the one I am wearing down below. It's gold and has my first initial on it. I got it from Urban Outfitters, and I wear it all the time! 

I feel so free after finishing this semester! College is tough, but I love it. Now I am ready for a nice, long summer break! So stay tuned for more posts to come! And remember, keep sparkling! :) 

 

Dress: Anthropologie

Necklace: similar necklace

Shoes: J. Crew