Monday, February 25, 2013

Exciting News!! ;)

Hi lovelies,

I am so excited to have been been featured on Shari Braendel's blog!!! 

Click here to read my feature!!

A little about Shari...

Shari Braendel has become the nation's most sought-after Christian speaker on the topic of fashion, beauty and modesty. As a successful image consultant, she saw firsthand that women didn't recognize the beauty that God gave them and lacked the knowledge of how to dress themselves with confidence so their outside appearance represented who they were on the inside. 

Shari's book, Good Girls don't have to Dress Bad is a full color style guide for every woman. Not only will you learn about the best haircut and makeup for you, but you'll discover the most flattering jeans and swimsuit. All this and your very own shopping guide leading you to the right stores and brands just for you, based on your specific body type.

Shari has been featured on Focus on the Family, The Total Christian Television Network (TCT), K-Love, Crown Financial Network and over 50 radio stations and magazine features.

Click here to visit her website! :)


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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Prabal Gurung for Target: Neon Edge!

Hi guys,

I'm absolutely in love with  this new collection at Target. I've put together some of my favorite pieces into 3 looks. :)

Neon Edge!


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Prabal Gurung for Target: Colorful Grace

Hi guys,

I'm absolutely in love with  this new collection at Target. I've put together some of my favorite pieces into 3 looks. :)

Colorful Grace

Colorful Grace by kerleen featuring pointy-toe pumps


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Prabal Gurung for Target: Casual Elegance

Hi guys,

I'm absolutely in love with  this new collection at Target. I've put together some of my favorite pieces into 3 looks. :)

Casual Elegance


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Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Hint of Spring...

Spring doesn't officially arrive until March 20, 2013 this year but I have already begun playing around with some Spring shades. I wore a fairly simple outfit today with a statement piece.

My statement piece was a coral colored blazer, purchased from Target on clearance for only $10.48! This blazer was originally $35.00, but Target regularly places various items on clearance for between 30-70% off. Because of this, Target is my favorite place to be! ;)

I've  been rocking this silver satchel very frequently! It's just so versatile.  I've also been experimenting with this silver collar lately. I've never owned a piece like this. In general, I am more of an earring girl, as opposed to a necklace girl. Give me a pair of fabulous earrings any day, over a statement necklace.

Collar Necklace: H&M
Coral Jacket: Target
Silver Bag: Target
Tank: Thrifted @Salvation Army
Leggings: Thrifted @ Salvation Army

I absolutely love these patent pumps! I picked them up at Ross and I have finally broken them in! LOL
Designed by Michael Kors, these pumps feature a 4-inch heel, studding, and a zipper detail on the back of the shoe. These are my go to pumps, as they add a hint of pizzazz to the casual outfit. 

Patent Michael Kors Pumps: Ross

Just as I have been walking boldly in some fresh colors, I've been learning to walk boldly in my calling, as well. 

When Christ shed his blood on the cross for the sins of human kind, he did it so that, if I accepted him as my Lord and Savior, I could walk with my head held high.

 My past no longer defines me and as long as my heart matches up with His, I can ask anything of my God. This bible verse sums up the way I am feeling at the moment:
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him."                             (1 John 5:14-15)

I did a music and video recording today for one of my friends, Mike, and I think this outfit showed up well on camera. 

 I'm looking forward to the Spring season. Although I don't follow trends too closely, I always get excited at the notion of challenging myself with the season's tones and shades. It's fun to put my imagination to use in this manner. So you all will probably see me transitioning into the next season with hints of Spring colors here and there, with each outfit post.

Check me out on YouTube for videos of some of my looks this season! Click Here!

Talk to you all very soon!!!


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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Brown & Black Find Love!

Hi Everyone!

The other day my husband Joe and I hosted a radio show segment on relationships and love, as a precursor to Valentine's day. We covered some popular questions that all couples ask themselves at one point or another. I was so nervous but we simply talked about our experiences and what the Bible says about certain topics.

I decided to marry black with varying shades of brown for my look.

H&M chandelier earrings: $1.50

Thrifted Purse: $3.50 (Salvation Army)

Brown Leather Wedges: $10.48 (Target)

American Apparel Riding Pants: $44.00

Arm Candy: Charlotte Russe

I loved how the brown and black "supported" each other in this look,
when the two colors are generally viewed as contrasting shades.

Later that night, I was asked to perform at a Praise & Worship event called The Runway. I wanted to look more put together so I added a belt to the look. Here are a few candid shots during my performance.

My biggest supporter, Joe :)

Talk to you soon!!!


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Thursday, February 14, 2013

♥ Happy Love Day!! ♥

This past December: Paris, France Seine River Cruise

I had a blessed day today! Yesterday marked me and Joe's 9-year anniversary. We met on February 13, 2004, senior year of high school. Yes, we celebrate this date, too! Lol Nine years ago, Joe had a flower gram delivered to my classroom and that was the beginning of our courtship.

I thought Joe had forgotten our anniversary yesterday but he surprised me with a wonderful anniversary/Valentine's day celebration today. He had taken the day off from work months ago and this morning I woke up to two dozen roses in a stunning arrangement!!

Note: My hubby buys me flowers all year round, as I'm a flower lover, but he really stepped it up today! :)

Probably the best arrangement he's ever gotten me! :)

 Earlier this afternoon we went for brunch aboard a cruise ship. As we sailed along the bay we reminisced about our 9-year relationship and talked about everything under the sun. It was nice to get away from everything and just enjoy each other's company without all the distractions.

A pic from an I.G. post earlier. The view was lovely. 

      For my outfit, I decided to do mostly black with a hint of pink & silver to celebrate Valentine's day.

  I didn't want to be too literal in my interpretation, so
          I opted for all black with soft touches of pink, metallic, & glitter.

Collar Necklace: H&M ≈ $ 6
Metallic Pink Blouse: H&M- $10
Fringe Knit Vest: Target ≈ $ 4 
Velvet Pants: Salvation Army- $2
Glitter Clutch: H&M- $10
Nina Pumps: Ross ≈ $13

It was a rainy day so I threw on my leather jacket!

Loving this mixture of textures!

My hubby looked rather handsome! ;)

I've taught him well! J/K

My Other Valentine! Prince!! Our almost 8-yr old miniature daaschund.

We ended our day with some time between us and God. We are currently studying this book in our small group at church...

Hope you all had a wonderful day! There are so many other perspectives from which we can look at Valentine's Day. Did you let someone know you love them today? If not, what are you waiting for? 

The ultimate expression of love can be found in what Jesus did for us approximately 2,000 years ago, on the cross. Watch this very talented artist describe the Gospel of Jesus Christ in 4 minutes here!!!



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

❤ Christian Fashion Week: Part Deux!

Part II...

I wanted this experience to be a memorable one so I filmed a great deal during the evening!

 Watch my vlog HERE.

My attire for the evening...

Fuzzy/ Shimmery Sweater: H&M
Faux Leather Skirt: Target
Bag: Target
Opaque Tights: Drugstore
Black Glitter Pumps: Target
Arm Candy: Variety
Earrings: H&M

Til the Next Post!!