Styling an Easter Dress

Hey friends! Is it Friday already? Where does the week go? I wanted to share something with you today, let’s just say it’s a new adventure.

But first, I wanted to show you a dress I recently styled for Cassie, a friend of mine. The dress is from The Limited and it’s her Easter dress.

Styling an Easter Dress

Here are a couple of ways I styled it for her.

Easter can be a little cool so I added an off white shrug. I love coral and navy together and I thought this necklace could be the focal piece. Then I added some gold bracelets, stud earrings and nude heels.

Styling an Easter Dress

 

The next way I styled it is with a coral blazer. Then I added a long necklace with some hoop earrings and wedge heels.

Styling an Easter Dress

 

Now, for my new adventure. I love to style outfits and to be honest, I get a lot of requests to style a dress or a piece of clothing.

Actually I’m getting more than I can do, and my husband is starting to complain a little about the amount of time I’m spending on my computer.

I love, love, styling outfits but to be fair to my family and to do the best I can possibly do, I’d like to offer my services for a small fee.

Here’s what I’ll do: (Go here for my Styling Services page. It’s under About Me in my header.)

1. Style an outfit for you with accessories. (You have the dress, shirt, skirt or pants and send me the link of where you purchased it.) You can give me the amount you’d like to spend. I’ll have this done in 2 business days for a styling fee of $10.

2. I’ll pick out a dress or outfit for your special event such as a wedding, graduation, etc. If you want this, send me a picture of yourself. I’ll pick out your outfit and style it with accessories. I’ll have this done in 3 business days for a styling fee of $15.

There are other things I’d love to add to this in the future. Possibly some skype conversations, wardrobe consultation but for right now this is where I’m going to start.

***This does NOT mean that you can’t email me with questions about styling, I don’t ever mind, but for an entire outfit and for a quicker response I’m going to try it this way. 

I hope all this makes sense, please let me know if you have any questions. Is there anything else you would like for me to add? I love your ideas!

Beauty For the Heart~~In May, I’m speaking to a group of women about “Beauty For the Heart”. How do we look beautiful from the inside? It’s not always easy. Bitterness, anger and pride can easily rear their ugly head.

But God’s word says, “Lord, may the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing in your eyes. You are my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (NIRV)

Praying today that our words and our thoughts will be pleasing to Him.

Have a blessed day! 

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty.  Thank you!

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My Stitch Fix Vacation

Well, I’m finally posting about my Stitch Fix vacation. Can I just say, that this was a dream come true for me! (This is a picture overload post, I hope you’ll understand.)

My Stitch Fix Vacation

I started with Stitch Fix when they were in the beginning stages so I feel like they’re family. I’ve been talking to this sweet lady by phone, email and skype and I finally got to meet her in person.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

Cotille does a million things but she specifically works with the bloggers. I can’t tell you how happy I was to meet her!

I also got to spend time with my sister (love her so much!).

My Stitch Fix Vacation

And then I got to meet Cheryl, most of you will know her as the Tidy Mom, and her daughter Allison. Oh my goodness Traci and I fell in love with these two! We seriously wanted to take Allison home with us. If I could have packed her in my suitcase I would have!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

I really did love San Francisco!

My Stitch Fix Vacation
This picture pretty much sums up how much fun I had!

My Stitch Fix Vacation
The first day we spent at the Stitch Fix office. We looked at the spring clothes.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

We styled each other. This is me showing the clothes I picked out for Traci.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

We looked at how they did those awesome style cards you receive in each box.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

We also got to look at all the new jewelry that will be in your Stitch Fix boxes.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

So much pretty jewelry!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

I love the Lauren Hope bracelet that I received in my Stitch Fix box a few months ago.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

We had a photographer, Michael Bisig, who took all these pictures and followed us around the whole time we were there. We laughed about how we had paparazzi and it was sooo annoying. :-)

My Stitch Fix Vacation

Here’s Allison with that sweet smile on her face. She was such a fun seventeen year old!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

Trying to act cool, but we’re not!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

The second day we spent at the warehouse. This is where the boxes get packed. They are meticulous about their job!!

This is the infamous robot box that they’ve made and have at the warehouse.

My Stitch Fix Vacation
Here they’re showing us pictures of the beginning days, and where they are now.

My Stitch Fix Vacation
I can’t remember what I was doing here, but I’m sure it was important!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

We were each able to pack a Stitch Fix box. Can I just say it’s stressful, they have a system and it needs to look good.

My Stitch Fix Vacation

I was SLOW! I’m still working on that same top. I would never be hired to work in the warehouse. We figured that out pretty quickly!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

The warehouse if full of handbags. Swoon!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

And clothes! I wanted one of everything!

My Stitch Fix Vacation

I hope you don’t mind me sharing so many pictures but it was truly a wonderful trip! Thank you to Stitch Fix for asking me to come and see the whole Stitch Fix process. It really is an amazing company and I’m honored to be a small part of it.

Click the picture if you’d like to get styled by Stitch Fix stylist.


Beauty For the Heart~~“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8

Have a blessed day!

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What I Wore-Spring Fashion 2014

Happy Wednesday! I think I can officially say it’s spring fashion time. The trees are blooming and the grass is finally green. Woo hoo!

I also wanted to say welcome to all my new readers. I’m so happy to have you join the Walking in Grace & Beauty community. We love fashion around here, but we believe true beauty begins on the inside!

spring fashion

This navy and white striped chevron blouse is perfect for running errands.

What I Wore-Spring Fashion 2014

Chevron blouse-Stitch Fix//Flower necklace-Stitch Fix//Skinny jeans-Banana Republic//Nude flats-Target

I wore this outfit in San Francisco last week. These floral leggings are so comfortable!

What I Wore-Spring Fashion 2014

Boatneck sweater-MNG by Mango at JCPenney//Floral leggings-MNG by Mango at JCPenney//Wedge heels-Marshall’s//Gold earrings-The Limited

I wore this dress to church on Sunday. 

What I Wore-Spring Fashion 2014

Brick print belted shirt dress-Stitch Fix//Nude wedge heel-Payless Shoe Source//Gold earrings-Francesca’s

Last year I traveled to Chicago with Verizon Wireless, and I purchased this white coat from Macy’s (INC brand) to take with me. It’s great to wear on cool spring days.

What I Wore-Spring Fashion 2014

What are you wearing this spring that you love? Have you found any great buys lately?

Beauty For the Heart~~Don’t shine so others can see you, shine so that through you, others can see Him. -C.S. Lewis

Have a blessed day!

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty.  Thank you!

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Hottest Trends In Sunglasses For 2014

It’s definitely sunglass weather so let’s take a peek at the hottest trends in sunglasses for 2014.

Hottest Trends In Sunglasses For 2014

First, a quick guide on what looks best on you.

  • If you have an oval shaped face, you can pretty much wear any style of glasses.
  • Square shaped face-avoid hard lines and choose frames that are wider than the widest part of your face.
  • Heart shaped face-choose frames that widen at the bottom to balance your face.
  • Round shaped face-choose frames that add angles, and are structured and slim.
  • Oblong shaped face-choose frames that are larger, to break up the length of your face.

Here are the hottest trends in sunglasses for 2014: (These are designer sunglasses which means they’re expensive. If you’re like me and lose your sunglasses all the time, I buy cheaper versions of these looks!)

The round look is still popular.

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Fun colors are popular.

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Bold and exaggerated frames are in style.

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The aviator style is still a hot trend.

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Sunglasses with unique details are a hot trend.

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White and blush sunglasses are fun and in style.

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For women over 40 this is an area we can have lots of fun with, pick a trendy style to look young and hip!

Do you like to have fun with sunglasses? Have you tried any of the latest trends? 

Beauty For the Heart~~Matthew 6:22-23 reminds us to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus! “The eye is like a lamp for the body. Suppose your eyes are good. Then your whole body will be full of light. But suppose your eyes are bad. Then your whole body will be full of darkness.”

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Easter Dresses For Women Over 40

With Easter being two weeks away, I thought I’d share some Easter dresses for women over 40. These would also be great for graduations and weddings.

A couple of reminders for women over 40~~don’t wear matchy, matchy, such as a matching skirt and jacket. Also, don’t try to match your shoes and your handbag.

To make you look more young and hip, add trendy jewelry. For instance with dress #4, I would add a coral bracelet or chandelier earrings with coral in them. Wear wedge heels or an open toe platform shoe (see picture 2). Small things can make a huge difference.

If you’re concerned about the length of your dress, you can buy slip extenders to add length. This is a DIY slip extender and you can find it here. I also found some on Etsy that are already made.

Easter Dresses For Women Over 40

Here are some dresses that I liked:

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1. Gemma Wrap Dress//2. Studio M Three-Quarter-Sleeve Striped Knit Dress//3. Evan Picone Cap-Sleeve Faux-Wrap Dress//4. MSK Short-Sleeve Ruched Surplice Dress – Plus//5. Studio 1® 3/4-Sleeve Squareneck Print Dress//6. Liz Claiborne Faux-Wrap Dress//7. Black Label by Evan-Picone Belted Eyelet Lace Fit-and-Flare Dress//8. Chaps Colorblock Sheath Dress//9. Apt. 9® Mixed-Media Sheath Dress – Women’s Plus

A good rule of thumb for dress or skirt length that’s always in style is letting the dress or skirt hit the spot on the back of your knee that curves in slightly. From the front it’s just above the knee. If you like a bit more length, have your skirts hit the middle of the knee.

Do you usually dress up on Easter sunday? Or do you like to keep it casual?

Beauty For the Heart~~One of the things my family would tell you about me, is I have a tendency to be a control freak. Okay, they would say I AM a control freak. I’m the oldest sibling. I’m the planner in the family, if we’re doing something as a family, they call me to find out when, where, etc.

My sister has even said when she plans her kid’s birthdays, she calls me first to find out the plan (okay she’s going overboard with that comment, but you get the point).

Over the last several years, God has been teaching me (and they’ve been hard lessons to learn) that I’m not in control. I had no control over losing my Mom to cancer. I had no control when it came to my daughter’s marriage ending in divorce.

I’m not in control but I’m so thankful I know the one that is in control. I’m learning that I have to trust God with my family. I would rather entrust my family to God than anyone else in the world.

Have you struggled with control issues?? Are you learning to let go and let God?

Have a blessed day!

***There are affiliate links in this post. This does not mean you pay a dime more when you purchase a product through my link. It just means I made it easier for you to find something, so I make a few cents when you purchase it. I so appreciate your support of Walking in Grace & Beauty.  Thank you!

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Sunday Encouragement-Is It Enough?

When I started this blog in 2009, I had no idea what I was doing. I’ve made several changes over the last five years but one thing has remained consistent, I’ve always wanted to share my faith.

I’ve often wondered if it looks like I think more about fashion & makeup than I do about my relationship with Christ. Is sharing a verse or a quote at the end of my post enough? I’ve actually been praying about this very thing.

This week, I received an email from someone who was looking for makeup tips for women over 40. She emailed me and said she got more than makeup tips and was thankful I was sharing my faith. She also said, one of the verses I shared had helped her.

I wondered if this might be my answer to my prayer? Is sharing a verse, a quote, a Sunday encouragement enough?

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.”

I don’t believe I have to shout about my faith, or beat someone over the head with a Bible. God can use something as crazy as a fashion blog to change lives. It’s not about me, it’s all about Him.

I hope and pray that anyone reading my blog knows, Jesus isn’t a small part of my life, He is my life!

Sunday Encouragement-Is It Enough?

I want to always proclaim His name!

 

Have a blessed day!

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