Outfit Highlight: Bell Bottoms and Bell Tops

skinny flare jeans, bell bottoms, bell sleeves, Tory Burch, the Gap, Kate Spade olive crossbody, bell sleeve cardigan, Sam Edelman leopard pumps, calfskin, Madewell arrow necklace

Happy Monday, my friends!

I’m so grateful that we’re having a real fall season this year. Temperatures are staying reasonably mild, which was not the case around this time the last couple of years. Our family had a busy weekend but it was a good busy. The five of us got to serve lunch together and get to know underprivileged families at a church in the inner city of Detroit. I’m really looking forward to doing more of these types of activities as a family.

70s-inspired looks are on full force so I was excited to re-acquaint myself with flare jeans, which we’re seeing everywhere these days.  Continue reading

Weekly Wisdom: When You Feel the Spirit Nudging…

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I had driven by him several times during the summer. With cardboard sign in hand and a grimace on his face, he would stand there for hours with the hot sun shining down on him. I found myself always in a hurry to get somewhere so all I managed to do was to make a mental note to myself to stop by Target to buy him a cap and a cold drink and bring them over to him one of these days. Weeks went by and when I finally made my way back to that intersection, he was no longer there. Another missed opportunity, I thought to myself. Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Plaid and Stripes

Banana Republic stripe sweater, fishtail skirt, Forever 21 plaid scarf, blue booties, grey, Target backpack, fall fashion, casual chic

Happy Monday, my friends!

We had a packed weekend, starting off with a date night to celebrate our 14th anniversary, an impromptu gathering at our place to watch the Michigan vs Michigan State game (crazy final play!) and our annual trip to the cider mill. My husband planned our date night this time and decided to take me to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a night of Beethoven. Although I’ve always appreciated classical music, we haven’t gone out of our way to attend classical music concerts. I feel like I’ve been missing out because I thoroughly enjoyed it. Continue reading

Weekly Wisdom: The God of the Universe Knows Us by Name

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I’ve been trying to write this post for the past couple of weeks and I find myself at a loss for words every time. Nothing I come up with seems to appropriately convey the magnitude of what I’m trying to express. Perhaps I still don’t have a firm grasp of the concept I’m trying to present. Nonetheless, I feel compelled to put it on paper (online) and I hope it helps to remind us of the awesome God we serve.

Is it perplexing to you that the God of the universe, the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God, who made the heavens and the earth and all living things, knows you and me by name, knows the number of hairs on our head and is familiar with all of our ways? Continue reading

Lacing Up for the SHOPBOP Friends & Family Event!

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Happy Tuesday, my friends!

I don’t typically post on Tuesdays but I just have to tell you about the SALE that we’ve all been waiting for…the SHOPBOP 25% off Friends & Family Event! You can finally get your Clave V. clutch! Perhaps if you’re like me, you decided to start your holiday party dress hunting early. Maybe you’re just looking for some fall layers. Now is your chance to start checking off items from your wish list. Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Holiday State of Mind

SheIn, SheInside, midi floral skirt, full skirt, holiday outfit ideas, Bauble Bar statement necklace, Zara hi-lo sweater, Louise et Cie Hermosah pumps, box clutch, dressy, feminine fashion, modest fashion

Happy Columbus Day, my friends!

I’m so thankful that we had a glorious warm sunny day yesterday, the perfect day to take these pictures. I really do appreciate a day like this in October, especially in Michigan.

I don’t know about you but October is the month where the word “holidays” starts lingering in my mind. Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Love My Olive

Nordstrom, Lush, olive tunic, Kate Spade olive bag, Madewell chevron necklace, cream fur vest, Express leggings, Zara booties, earth tones, fall colors, fall fashion, casual

Happy Monday, my friends!

I’ve been fighting a bad cold all week and it’s been exhausting. The fact that temperatures just decided to drop about 15 degrees did not help. I’m just thankful I had enough of my energy back to take these pictures. But I’m keeping this one short because I still have some resting to do.

I had planned to wear this olive tunic with just the leggings and a pair of strappy heels but it was a bit too chilly for my taste so at the last minute I decided to add the fur vest and booties. I mentioned in my last Weekend Wish List post that I’m loving olive this season and I think this outfit is a perfect example. I have a feeling this Lush olive tunic and the Zara booties are fast becoming my go-to items for this season. Continue reading

Weekend Wish List: Fall Colors

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TGIF, friends!

Like many of you, I’ve been taking in all the beautiful fall colors in the world of fashion. As you’ve seen in my fashion posts, I’m loving earth tones and jewel tones. I’m also looking forward to adding a few items to my wardrobe in my all-time favorite fall color, burgundy. Needless to say, I’ve been eyeing quite a few items in these hues and I thought I’d share some of my picks with you. Continue reading