Looks from Krazy Mary's
FRIENDS!! IT'S REALLY A PARTY, BECAUSE IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! But I'm not excited at all, LOL! So go have some cupcakes with me, for me, in honor of me coming out of the weirdest place of the body! Grosso! Not there, I was a C-section! Comeonnaw! I almost died being born, my mom had an infection and I had the cord wrapped around my neck. That's my life in a nutshell. Many attempts to take me out, but I'm still here to tell a story about redemption and great comeback because God is BIG and what the devil meant for evil in my life, God is meaning for the good of, I pray, of MANY!
"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. (Genesis 50:20)"
BACK TO FASHION!
Here are some outfits ideas I picked outfor the Holiday Party Season! I will be posting a lot more inspiration for party outfits, so visit often to see more!
These looks are for my casual and comfy sisters! I picked two looks that you can wear to your Friend's Thanksgiving or to a more casual party! I hope you like what I picked. You'll be sure comfy and cozy and super cute and chic! Make sure to follow me on INSTAGRAM for more random pictures!
SHOP THIS LOOK:
If you're in the Sacramento Area, MOST of these items were shopped from Krazy Mary's and Sugar Shack! Go support your local friends, friends!
If you're not local, I've selected some similar items online for you to match these outfits, should you fancy.
AS SEEN ON MODEL TEAL MOORE:
BLACK RIPPED PANTS: (HERE)
GREY TURTLENECK SWEATER: (HERE) & (HERE)
LEOPARD SNEAKERS: (HERE)
BLUE BEANIE: (HERE)
BLACK BAG: (HERE)
AS SEEN ON ME:
FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS: (HERE)
WHITE DRESS SHIRT:(HERE)
GREY PULLOVER SWEATER: (HERE)
PLAID JACKET: (HERE)
BLACK BEANIE: (HERE)
BLACK CROSSBODY BAG: (HERE)
I want to thank the team of collaborators that made this post possible! Lisa Smiley Photography who killed it with these pictures. Toni Cisneros from Allure Salon and Spa who did an amazing job with hair and makeup. Krazy Mary's and Sugar Shack who lent all the clothing for this shoot. To Teal Moore who modeled alongside me and did a fantastic job! To the beautiful set assistants Ida and Alyssa from Natomas High school who killed it on our Snapchat and helped assist in many ways. I am so grateful to everyone and this couldn't have happened without the talent and help of all of these amazing people! And to you for visiting me! Thank you!
Check back to see more looks!
FROM MY HEART:
I am overjoyed right now. I was able to help someone in need yesterday! I asked God to replace awful memories of my birthday, with new wonderful memories. He is a God of goodness! Yesterday, he allowed me to witness to a woman living out of her car. My husband helped her push her very dead van into the parking lot of a church and when he came home and told me about her, we both decided it was great opportunity to talk to her about God. So I made her some hot coffee and a quesadilla and I jetted out! After talking to her about how Jesus saved my life, after a lot of crying and snot and prayer, I left her very dead van with less time, less money, less stuff (I gave her the mug of coffee and my old Bible). I left richer than I have ever felt in my entire life. This life is to be lived in a community, for His glory. This life is best lived, when we aren't living it FOR ourselves. I am so grateful that God reminded me on my birthday eve that it is always better to give than to receive. I got home and cried my eyeballs out. I had so much joy of being able to be His hands and feet. Now, I'm not writing this to be proud of the good works that I'm doing, I know it's not about how much "good' one person does, I am proud of God and his divine timing. My life is about honoring God by saying, I am yours TODAY, what do you need me to do. Her prayer and mine collided perfectly, using my husband as the common thread God brought us together My husband and I worked as a team using our strengths to serve God today. We said yes out of obedience and reverence to Him. Now, this isn't always the case, good thing God has plenty of people willing on a daily basis to be his hands and feet. We are a body and united in faith, we can solve all the problems of the earth. If we would live our lives for others, looking up at heaven, knowing we serve a God of abundance that would die for us to have life, and live it abundantly, we would find a peace that surpasses all understanding.
I rejoice in my birth. He knew my life even before I came out of that womb. He knew all the things that would break my heart BUT he also knew He was more than able to not just heal me, but to give me double in joy what I've endured in pain. NOTHING you go through in this life is in vain. Not one tear goes unnoticed by God. He cares about everything that has hurt you in a very profound and unique way. He wants to LOVE you, HEAL you, CHANGE you and USE you for His Kingdom.
Serving him wholeheartedly has given me the richest life I've ever experienced in my entire existence. I might only be 32 but I've had life experiences enough for five people. I know what it's like to live in the darkness, bitter and angry about my past. I know what it's like to live a life FAKING to be a Christian, enslaved by fear, hoping no one will figure me out. AND I now know what it is like to LIVE abundantly, undone in His presence but walking in freedom. I don't have everything I want, but I have everything I NEED and that is plenty. Most importantly, I know WHO I am, how much I'm loved and where I'm going after this life. To think for a second that I will look into the beautiful eyes of Jesus Christ, my Savior, and have him smile at me and say, "Well done my good and faithful servant." makes my heart swell with joy and tears surge into my little eyeballs. I know it's hard to believe ya'll! It's been one HELL of a ride for me to learn to believe and trust. I don't doubt God at all anymore and it's only because I've confessed that I couldn't trust him on my own. He's helped me the entire way because he is the author and the perfecter of my faith. It's been thrilling and the most amazing ride of my life to know my father in Heaven. I love you. thanks for reading!