Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Aztec



Aztec Shift Dress: Ross Dress for Less. Army Green Utility Vest: Dots Fashion. Peep Toe Brown Suede Booties: Ross Dress for Less. Cream Bag: Marshalls




It's been awhile since my last outfit post, but I'm backkk! and with new fall hair! If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen the new ombre. I'm loving it! I found the most perfect Aztec shift dress, and it only cost be $12.99 so I naturally just had to share with you guys! Ya'll Ross Dress for Less is my jam!! And this cute number has been one of my fall favorites. I'm a huge fan of dresses that can transition from work wear to play. Since there is already a lot going on with the pattern and coloring of the dress itself, I paired it with this simple yet chic army green utility vest and my peep toe brown suede booties which are also from Ross. The army green utility vests and jackets are huge statement piece for the fall and have the ability to dress a look up or down with the right accessories. This outfit has been perfect for the weather which it still hasn't fully transitioned to fall yet here in North Carolina. The days are still quite warm. The dress and vest combo make it fall-tastic and still comfortable enough for the warmer temps. Oh, and let's not forget this perfectly, gorgeous Vegan leather Isabelle bag from Marshalls. I literally died and went to heaven when I laid eyes on it, and aint no way I was about to walk out of the store without it! What styles have you guys been loving this fall?

xoxo,

Shauntel

Monday, October 27, 2014

More of YOU Mondays: Greater Is Coming

When I first started this blog, I debated back and forth whether or not I would include my faith and beliefs in my weekly post- however, there was no question in my heart that sharing my faith and journey in my relationship with the Lord with you guys would be absolutely necessary. I love clothes, fashion and styling- I could talk about those things all day long, but my faith is the core of who I am and who the Lord is shaping me into daily.

Looking back over the past couple of months...going through the valleys- the highs and lows, one thing has remained constant...the presence of the Lord has been with me always. When I had to make what seemed like the toughest decision at the time to let go of a relationship out of obedience to the Lord- His presence was my strength. His presence gave me the words to say, and my heart was sealed with His peace that passes all understanding. Now, does that mean that I haven't had my moments of questioning the decision He gave to me, or being upset, or trying to figure out how my life would play out from that point on? No, it absolutely doesn't. Because I'm human, and my finite mind isn't able to even comprehend the ways of the Lord.

 The Lord is teaching me through this season that even in the midnight hour, there is still hope. He's teaching me that I, in my flesh am weak, and the enemy is fierce (or thinks he's fierce) and will try to do anything to steal, kill and destroy the faith, hope and confidence that I have in a Father who loves me unconditionally, who is bold, mighty and strong. God is preparing me, and preparing you for greater things. Even in the mess, he is still a GOOD God and he knows you better than you even know yourself. Trust in his truth and in His word which is the bread of life and KNOW THAT HE IS GOD. Better days are coming! As believers, and lovers of the Lord we are to still praise Him in the storm, in the deepest valleys just because he is still God. Hold tight to His promises. Take your thoughts captive, and keep your focus on the Lord. 




I hope this encourages you to continue to press forward toward greater things that God has planned for you!

xoxo,
Shauntel 

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Magnetic Fashion Show

So thankful for each of these beautiful ladies! Thank you so much for taking time out of your weekend to be a part of this experience.

Of course we had to take a selfie!! 

My mom and I being silly in the photo booth! I wouldn't have been able to put the show together without her help! Thank you mama! :)


About a week ago, I had the honor and privilege of coordinating my very first Fashion Show! I would have never thought or even considered taking on such a task, but something within me told me to go for it. After all, my heart and passion lies in styling people and making them look and feel good about themselves. It was the perfect opportunity and I just could not say no. 

For weeks, I along with a committee of other women planned and prayed over a girls conference that would be run by girls for girls. Cool concept right?! Lynn Cowell, author of Magnetic, Becoming the Girl He Wants, decided that she wanted to create a weekend of fellowship for young high school girls who share a heart for the Lord and for one another. The weekend was full of praise & worship time, Question and Answer with a panel of young women, a Fashion show, arts and crafts and so much more.

 It was such an awesome experience getting to spend time with each of the girls I chose for the show. Each of them had their own distinct personality and sense of style. It was truly a Magnetic Experience. My main focus for the show was this year's fall trends, and each girl represented a different trend. We showcased inspirational ways to rock Camo, Pastels, the Utility Jacket, Animal Print, Leather, Denim on Denim and Floral Print. Don't they all look adorable?! I'm so so thankful for this opportunity and the way that the Lord continues to show me my purpose, and my gifts. He is so faithful. I hope you guys enjoy your weekend!


xoxo, 
Shauntel