Showing posts with label confidence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label confidence. Show all posts

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!


Monday, August 4, 2014

More of YOU Mondays: You Don't Have to Try

I stumbled across this video yesterday, and it's probably hands down, one of the most moving music videos I've seen in awhile. As if I didn't love Colbie Calliat enough already, her transparency and authenticity portrayed through these lyrics and visuals make me admire her even more . I love that this video represents a common social stigma that all females struggle with. The struggle of not accepting ourselves as enough, and constantly trying to amount to the world's standards and perception of beauty. We want to be accepted. And, we not only want to look and feel beautiful but we want to be told that we're beautiful. 

Today's society has totally warped our minds and our thought life. There are a lot of us who are consumed with trying to attain something that we are not, something that we were never made to be and that can be overwhelming and exhausting. Each of you are made beautiful in your own way. There is no one else on this entire earth like you. No one with your smile, with your hair, your laugh and the list goes on. Embrace what makes you different, and what makes you you. You are fearfully and wonderfully made! Psalm 139: 14 says: 

 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
    you formed me in my mother’s womb.
I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking!
    Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
    I worship in adoration—what a creation!
You know me inside and out,
    you know every bone in my body;
You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
    how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
    all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
The days of my life all prepared
    before I’d even lived one day.

You don't have to try. Your beauty comes from the inner peace of accepting yourself, and loving yourself the way that no one else can. So stop letting society define who you are, and how you see yourself when you look into the mirror. Fiercely love yourself first, and your beauty will shine from the inside out. 

If you haven't seen the video, click below and prepare to be moved. 


Monday, June 23, 2014

Neutrals & More of YOU Monday Motivation

Jumpsuit: Marshalls. Shoes: Fergie via Ross Dress for Less. Snakeskin Clutch: Target.  Necklace: Pop Up Shop (can't remember the name, sorry!) Similar: Here. Lipgloss: Maybelline New York The Elixir in Fuchsia Flourish. 
Happy Monday!! I hope that everyone had a fabulous weekend. I'm a firm believer that the next best thing to a cute little romper, is a FIERCE jumpsuit! This is a Marshall's #fabfind that I scored a couple of months ago, and I'm absolutely in love with how adorable this look came together. Neutrals are a great color palette to play with especially in the summer. There's nothing better than feeling light, airy and playful in a cute summer get up.The color combo of black and cream in this floral number is perfect for any summer night outing, or could easily be paired with a fitted black blazer for work. 

Here's to a new day and a new week to live life! Live according to your own standards, and not according to the standards of others. This is something that I'm still learning, even as a 25 year old. We're all learning in this thing called life. Shine with purpose today, because there is purpose for your life. Be bold in what sets you apart from others, because there is no one like YOU!;) Here are some of my favorite quotes that I've been keeping top of mind. Hope you enjoy!


Monday, January 13, 2014

More of YOU Mondays!

HAPPY MONDAY!!  I know that I can't be the only one who is riding the struggle bus EVERY Monday morning (WITH coffee in hand lol) wishing that weekends were just a leeeetlee bit longer. It neverrrrr fails! Sometimes, it can be challenging to get yourself geared up for a new week. I know, I know, Mondays are so blahhhh, sooo ewww! lol But, I've found myself making more of a conscious effort to start my Mondays out with a motivational quote or by texting encouraging words to a close family member or friend to start off their day. You would be surprised how much of a difference it makes in your outlook for the day and week. When I do, I've noticed I feel so much more empowered, and positive about the week ahead of me

So, in the spirit of spreading positivity,  I thought I would encourage all of you as you start your week! More of YOU Mondays will be inspirational posts that will focus on accepting and embracing the beautiful person that you are. We all have faults, shortcomings and downfalls, and I believe that sometimes our biggest shortcoming lies in what we think of ourselves. We all tend to find that ONE thing or many things that we don't like about ourselves. I know, cause I do it allll the time. We are the first ones to find something wrong with ourselves, both inwardly and outwardly and make it to be so much bigger than it actually is. Lets start a revolution of changing that mindset! 

Let's embrace who we are, flaws and all. It's freeing! And I refuse to be bound up by wishing that I were someone else, or had someone else's life, or that I wasn't this way or that way. I was created and made to be Shauntel and YOU were created and made to be YOU! How much of a difference would it make in the way we live out our dreams and aspirations if we were confident, and embraced who we are as individuals. We each add something unique to this world, and to the relationships we have with others. So, I challenge you to dig deep and find that something special, that gem that sets you apart from everyone else. Amplify on that! Believe in it! And soon, it will become second nature and will exude outwardly in your confidence and beauty. Are you willing to except the challenge?