Outfit Highlight: Earth Tones and Neutrals

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Happy Monday, my friends!

Last week I talked about jewel tones being one of my favorite hues for fall. This week I’m talking about another one of my favorite color palettes, earth tones and neutrals. There is something calming, grounding and timeless about these hues. They are appropriate for any season but they seem especially well suited for fall. Earth tones remind us of the intrinsic beauty of nature and what it offers not only thru colors, but also thru textures, patterns, etc. Continue reading

Weekly Wisdom: I Can Never Be Good Enough But Christ is Enough

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“In the process of sanctification, the Spirit of God will strip me down until there is nothing left but myself, and that is the place of death. Am I willing to be myself and nothing more? Am I willing to have no friends, no father, no brother, and no self-interest— simply to be ready for death? That is the condition required for sanctification.”My Utmost for His Highest

I couldn’t quite put my finger on what I had been feeling and experiencing lately until I read this devotional from My Utmost for His Highest. Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Jewel Tones

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Happy Monday, my friends!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, my favorite part of fall are the colors it brings. The Michigan autumn foliage is beautiful and fall fashion colors are a feast for the eyes as well. The jewel tones of this blouse and clutch are examples of my favorite hues for fall. And thanks to FABRIZIO GIANNI®, I get to wear them early in the season. If this is your first time hearing about FABRIZIO GIANNI®, they’re an American made women’s clothing brand that believes in quality, craftsmanship and enduring style for the empowered woman of today. They specialize in stretch jeans but also offer a variety of other selections from tops to accessories. Continue reading

Recipe Highlight: Lime Chipotle Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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I mentioned in my last recipe post that aside from an occasional grilled steak, I keep things pretty light in the summer when it comes to food. As temperatures continue to cool down, I’m starting to long for something a little more substantial. This is the perfect dish for transitioning into fall.  Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Rose Colored Touches

J.Crew navy skirt, Express Barcelona cami, Forever 21 pink leather moto jacket, BCBG burgundy clutch, Louise et Cie blush pump, pink pumps, fall transition, office style, work fashion

Happy Monday, everyone!

As I was looking through my summer fashion posts, I realized that it’s been a while since I’ve gotten dressed up to go anywhere. I was getting too comfortable in my summer t-shirt and shorts combos. So I decided to dress it up a bit for this post. Why not, right? For one, it’s always a good excuse to make a date night. If you’re all dressed up, you might as well go somewhere. Secondly, I kind of miss looking polished every day and having somewhat intelligent adult conversation. Now that all my girls are in school full time, could I possibly consider going back to work? Not impossible. And last but not least, this past weekend marked this little blog’s 2-year anniversary. So I guess it’s good reason to dress up and celebrate!
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Weekly Wisdom: 5 Things to Remember When You Can’t Let Go (of Your Children)

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Milestones are something most of us look forward to, but when we finally reach them, they can be bittersweet, especially when it comes to our children. We find joy in seeing our children learn, grow and mature but at the same time, we feel sadness as we realize that they’re becoming more and more independent from us. As parents, especially as mothers, we want to keep them under our wings forever if we could.

As the school year begins and many of us are sending off our children on their first day of school, we’re celebrating different milestones; first day in kindergarten, first year in middle school, last year in high school, etc. Beneath the beam of pride is a heart that aches for the days of old. And it’s hard to let go. But we have to remember that we must surrender all to God, even our children. God has impressed upon my heart five truths that make it a little easier to let go of my grasp over His precious gift. Continue reading

Outfit Highlight: Slow Transition

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Happy Labor Day!

Hope you’re all enjoying a relaxed day off with your family and friends. I am definitely planning to do just that before the craziness of the first day of school tomorrow.

I was actually planning to feature a more fall appropriate outfit today but we were in the high 80s all weekend and I just couldn’t bear the thought of adding more layers on a hot sunny day. Besides, this is probably my last chance to wear a cute summer dress. This BCBGeneration dress was one of those dresses that I wore a couple of times and then forgot about it. It’s always nice to re-discover an item that’s been hiding in your closet. I did opt for a more fall-like pair of shoes, my favorite blue booties. My transition to fall has been very slow but I’m in no hurry. Continue reading

Weekly Wisdom: He is the God Who Sees Me

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As far as I can remember in my life, I’ve never been one to stand out. I am the younger sister to a firstborn son in a traditional Korean family, so my brother almost always got all the attention. I didn’t stand out for my looks, for my outgoing personality or for any exceptional talent. For a shy kid, I guess it didn’t make much of a difference, it was actually a relief. My nature was further reinforced by the fact that I was raised in the traditions of the Korean culture, where it was considered a virtue for women to be reticent and submissive, and to remain in the background.


I wanted to be heard, be seen and be noticed.

I wanted to matter and make a difference.


As I grew up and started to think for myself and to form my own opinions, I grew a desire to have a voice. I wanted to be heard, be seen and be noticed. I wanted to matter and make a difference. Continue reading