Welcome to the third post in my new series called "Beauty Revealed." If you've seen my previous posts you will notice that I am aiming to go beyond fashion. I want to talk about beauty from a 360 degree view. This means that I get to talk about my love for style, but also my love for God, and how your life changes when you enter into a relationship with Jesus.
BEAUTY REVEALED through Style
I was so excited when I found this dress on asos.com for $16 when it was originally $80 #score. I am all about shopping the sales, thrifting, and bargaining. You can usually find more unique items on these racks because all of the items left are usually ones that are too loud for the average consumer. I bought this dress while I was going crazy buying clothes for my honeymoon, and although I didn't wear it in Punta Cana, I'm definitely enjoying the benefits of it now! I love that the high neck style is coming back in fashion because it avoids any chance of cleavage, and happens to be flattering.
Go out of your comfort zone and purchase a pair of sunglasses you wouldn't normally wear. The right pair can make any outfit look fashionable and intentional! Same thing with patterns, I typically go for very chic and plain pattern, but I wanted to switch it up for this look, so I bought this dress before loving it, but it has since grown on me.
I love this bag in part because it's cute, but primarily because it was my Nana's. Whenever I look back at pictures from when she was in her 20's/30's I see so many similarities between our style.
This post was very fun to shoot! I did it with two of my friends/co-workers during lunch. It was a unique shoot because one friend (Stephanie) was in charge of photography, and my other friend (Diana) took control of the creative direction. Thanks to them I got some fun shots like the one below.
Asos Dress (here) | Vintage Purse from my Nana | Ivanka Trump Shoes | Loft sunglasses (here) | Photography Stephanie Schafer | Creative Direction Diana Lisanto
BEAUTY REVEALED through Actions
Matthew 6:25 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
Weekly Challenge: Why is it that as humans we more often than not default to worrying? It takes time and energy, and in the end produces negative results. Be aware of yourself this week and take note of what you spend time worrying about. Even if it a very legitimate situation that warrants concern, I challenge you to resort first to prayer. Let prayer be your natural reaction to worry.