April Style Tips

Happy 1st day of April!! It’s time for some April Style Tips and remember it’s also April Fool’s Day, so watch out. :-)

April Style Tips

Let’s think spring! The temperatures are starting to warm up and I’m ready to pull out sandals and ditch my tights and boots.

Here are some style tips to get you ready for April.

1. Get those toes ready for sandals-whether you do your own pedicure or get pedicures, it’s time to get those toes ready for sandal weather.

I think it’s fun to play with different colors on my toes. Right now, I’m loving this ZOYA nail polish. The color is called Kendal. The essie polish is fashion playground.

April Style Tips

2. Use a good self tanning lotion-Short sleeves and cropped pants call for a little bit of color on our arms and legs. My favorite self tanner is still Sun Labs but Cara from Maskcara recently mentioned Tanwise, and I like it too. Tanwise can be bought at Sally Beauty Supply.

April Style Tips

When I use a self tanner I use latex gloves to put it on so my hands don’t stain. If you don’t have latex gloves, use baking soda after applying it to get the self tanner off the palm of your hands.

3. Get a spring makeover-This is one of my favorite things to do. Head to the mall and get a spring makeover. This time I got one at Bobbi Brown but you can pick whatever makeup line you like.

April Style Tips

It’s fun to see the new spring colors and I always find something I love! I’m going to share some of the products I purchased with you soon.

Do you have any other style tips to add to my list?

Beauty For the Heart~~“If the times are indeed as bad as we say they are… if the darkness in our world is growing heavier by the moment… if we are facing spiritual battles right in our own homes and churches… then we are foolish not to turn to the One who supplies unlimited grace and power. He is our only source. We are crazy to ignore him.” – Jim Cymbala 

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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A Look Back at March 2014

It’s hard to believe it’s the last day of March 2014! Where did the month go? It came in cold and snowy here but today it’s ending with the temperature in the 70′s. Now that’s more like it!

A Look Back at March 2014

I’m excited about April and some of the things I have planned but before we move on, I thought we’d take a quick look back at March 2014.

Here are some of the things I shared over the last month!

1. March Birchbox

2. 5 Fashion Bloggers Style Their Favorite Spring Fashion Trends

3. Get Healthy with DoTerra Essential Oils

4. D’Orsay Flat-Must Have Shoe For Spring

5. Spring Makeup Trends

6. March Style Tips

7. Matilda Jane Shopping

8. What To Wear On A Plane Trip-Traveling in Style

9. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipcolor

If you want to see what I wore during the month of March, you can go here.

Don’t forget on Wednesday, I’m participating in the 7 x 7 challenge with Natalia at Ma Nouvelle Mode.

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We’re taking 7 pieces of clothing from our wardrobe and remixing those 7 pieces, 7 different ways. I’m going to try to use some basic pieces that you might have in your closet to give you some ideas of styling them different ways.

If you have a blog, we’d love to see what you’ve put together! Definitely write a post and link up with us. If you don’t have a blog but still want to join, connect with us on Instagram by using the hashtag #7x7Remix so we can all follow along. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

During the month of April I’ll be talking about what to wear to weddings, graduations and Easter. Also, we’ll talk about bathing suits. What other things would you like for me to share about? I always love to hear from you! 

Beauty For the Heart~~Yesterday we talked about fear. A good verse to remember is Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Have a blessed day! 

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Favorite Fashion “PINS”-Spring Fashion

Good morning! The last two days have been crazy here in San Francisco. This is the first time I’ve been to the west coast so I’ve been soaking it all up.

Since I’m visiting Stitch Fix, we’ve been talking a lot about fashion and upcoming trends. It’s fun to see what they’re buying for the spring/summer season.

Here’s some spring fashion from my Pinterest boards this week! (If you pin any of these, please pin from their site. Just click on source underneath their picture.)

I always love mixing stripes and polka dots.

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I love the pops of color in Jo-Lynne’s handbag and blouse.

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Florals are everywhere and this sleeveless blouse is perfect if you’re wanting to add some to your wardrobe.

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I love the classic trench coat!

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I also love the military style jacket. Perfect for spring!

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I want to share something that Alison is doing from Get Your Pretty On. It’s called Style Me Spring Challenge.

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Here’s how it works. You’ll get a list of spring wardrobe basics to shop for (many of which will already be in your closet) and have ten days to get the pieces in place.  Then for the next three weeks, Alison will provide a new outfit combo every morning. The outfits will follow her casual, chic formulas and work for just about any informal event or activity.

How cool is this? Registration is open NOW through April 3rd. The cost is only $10 and you can go here to sign up. 

Beauty for the Heart~~Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Have a blessed day!

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What To Wear On A Plane Trip-Traveling In Style

A few weeks ago, I received this email. “Do you have any suggestions on what to wear on the plane especially when on vacation going from a cold climate to a hot one? I would like to look nice but need to be comfortable too.”

What To Wear On A Plane Trip-Traveling In Style

As you probably know, my sister and I are headed to San Francisco tomorrow so I thought a post on What To Wear On a Plane Trip might be appropriate.

I’m sure some of you are going to be traveling this year too! Whether you’re going from a cold climate to a warm one or a warm climate to a cold one, layering is the way to go. Also, being comfortable is a must.

Did you know that years ago people actually dressed up when riding a plane? Men wore suits and women wore dresses. Of course that was way before 9/11.

Here are some things NOT TO WEAR on a plane trip:

  • High heels. You never know if you’re going to have to run to catch another flight.
  • Pajama pants. We can do better than this, right?
  • Lots of jewelry. We don’t want to hold up the line, place jewelry in your carry-on and put it back on when you reach your destination.

Here are some things TO WEAR on a plane trip:

  • Layers. Wear a tank top with a light sweater, or a jacket with pockets, or a cardigan. If you need to, wear a coat too.  
  • Ballet flats. They’re cute and comfortable and perfect if you have to remove your shoes to be scanned. (I’m putting socks in my carry on bag in case my feet get cold on the plane.)
  • Comfortable clothes. You can be comfortable and still dress cute when traveling. Wear leggings, jeans with some spandex or a long maxi skirt.

I put together a couple of outfits that would work great on a plane ride.

This outfit is from JCPenney and the ballet flats are from Gap.

What To Wear On A Plane Trip-Traveling In Style

Floral soft pants-JCpenney//Boatneck sweater-JCPenney//White Tank Top-JCPenney//Ballet flats-Gap

This outfit is Matilda Jane. (Remember that Matilda Jane party I had the other day?)

What To Wear On A Plane Trip-Traveling In Style

This is a classic look and are basic pieces we already have in our wardrobe.

What To Wear On A Plane Trip-Traveling In Style

White t-shirt-Target//Cardigan-Target//Infinity scarf-Target//Leopard flats-Target//Jeans-INC//Trench Coat-Gap

Do you have any last minute suggestions on what to wear on a plane trip? I would love to hear any of your great ideas!

I’ll be sharing pictures from San Francisco on Instagram if you would like to follow along. You can follow me here.

Beauty For the Heart~~Outward appearances of success do not always indicate faith, and outward appearances of failure do not always reflect a lack of faith. -Henry Blackaby

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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Stitch Fix and San Francisco

I thought I would share some of the clothes I’ve kept from Stitch Fix lately. I also wanted to tell you that I’m heading to San Francisco to visit Stitch Fix in a few weeks.

I was introduced to Stitch Fix at a blogging conference a couple of years ago. I thought it was the greatest idea but I had no idea that I would ever get to travel to San Francisco because I shared it on my blog. I can’t believe it!!

Stitch Fix and San Francisco

Some of you might remember I was invited to go last fall but because of some of our family struggles, I decided to pass. I didn’t think they would invite me back, but they did! And even better they asked my sister, Traci, to come too.

So look out California, here we come! If you want to follow along, you can follow me on Instagram. We leave on March 25th. Yikes, I have no idea what I’m going to wear!

Now for some of the cute clothes I’ve kept. Most of them are for spring so I’m not ready to wear them yet.

Collared shirts are showing up everywhere this spring and this one will be perfect for a cool day.

Stitch Fix and San Francisco

I love dresses and especially colorful ones. Can’t wait to wear this!

Stitch Fix and San Francisco

This is going to be a great dress to wear to church this summer.

Stitch Fix and San Francisco

Both of these pieces are from Stitch Fix. The sleeveless blouse I got last summer but I recently kept these cropped cargo pants from Sanctuary. Perfect summer outfit.

Stitch Fix and San Francisco

You can never go wrong with jewelry and I’ve already worn this bracelet a bunch!

Stitch Fix and San Francisco

I love that I have some new clothes to wear as soon as the weather warms up. I am more than ready for warm weather!

 

Have you purchased anything lately to wear when the weather warms up? I’ve found several cute things at Target. 

Beauty For the Heart~~Because of the Lord’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness! Lamentations 3:22-23

I’m so thankful His mercies never end! 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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March Style Tips!

***A quick note: I’m changing my email subscription server. In the next few weeks you will be receiving an email from me to confirm that you still want to get my emails. I hope you do!! This won’t change anything for you except I’m hoping it will look better and eventually I want to send out a newsletter with extra tips and maybe a little more about our family life to those who are subscribed. Thanks so much!

March came in like a lion for us with a winter storm. But in just a few short weeks the official start to spring will be here so it’s time to take a look at our spring wardrobe.

I have some March style tips to help you get ready for the change of seasons.

March Style Tips!

1. Clean out your closet and see what you have-I know, I dislike this step but this can actually save you money. You don’t want to purchase things you already have. Make a list of the basic pieces you need for your spring wardrobe (I talk about the basic pieces below).

2. Start packing away your heavy winter sweaters-Although I still wear sweaters in March and even April I don’t wear my heaviest ones. So go ahead and pack those away if your weather permits.

I’m also trying to pack my sweaters better so they last longer. I ordered two of these Clear Zippered Sweater Storage Bags from Amazon.

March Style Tips!

3. Make sure you have some transitional pieces for spring-This time of the year the weather can be up and down so I wear my transitional pieces a lot.

Here are some transitional pieces I like to have:

(If you want to purchase any of these items, click on the picture and it will take you directly to the item.)

Spring will be here before we know it! Are you ready? What are your “must have” transitional pieces?

Beauty For the Heart~~I’ve been thing about John 15:5 lately, I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Apart from him I will never be the best wife, mother, teacher, blogger etc. It’s futile without him.

Praying today we will bear much fruit!

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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