Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Just Around the Riverbend


Red Floor Length Prom Homecoming Gala Dress || c/o DresseStylist from 2013
Silver Statement Necklace || Study Abroad in Mexico
I am unaware of the material sourcing and manufacture processes behind these pieces 

***

"What I love most about rivers is, you can't step in the same river twice
The water's always changing always flowing
But people, I guess, can't live like that
We all must pay a price
To be safe, we lose our chance of ever knowing
What's around the riverbend
Waiting just around the riverbend"

-- Just Around the Riverbend, Pocahontas


 It is hard to actually reply on faith many times... especially when this world tells you that you need to know what will happen to you tomorrow. It is even harder when you have an entire family replying on you (a scary though of the adult-world).  Although faith depends many times on God providing material things for us, faith of course speaks to the soul. This week I have learned to have faith in God's short term timing. Although undesired events may take place in your life, always seek out the beauty in the small things.

Live every breath in thanks to God. Be aware of the doors God opens for you. In the hard times, seek Him even more.


Dreaming and Giving Grace,
Christine


P.S. If you read this far, comment below with your favorite Disney Princess! ;)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Topknot and Turtleneck for Fall + Free Firmoo Eyewear

How to Style a Turtle Neck for Fall:
Turtle Neck || Closet Swapped
What is closet swapping? Well, it means you trade clothes with your friends for keeps or just to borrow. This allows you to change up your wardrobe without the inflicted wallet-related injuries. hehe.
Muted Blue Silk Maxi Dress || *Vintage, from my mom back in the day
The best thing about vintage finds is that they are many times one of a kind. Also, if you go thrifting you will not only save money, but will be helping the earth by purchasing an item that otherwise may have been thrown away. Don't forget that you can upcycle thrifted finds too, like I did with this denim jacket here.
Wide Leather Boots || Clarks
Large Brown Purse || *Closet Swapped
Green Prescription Computer Glasses || c/o Firmoo
These green pair of glasses would make my 3rd pair of Firmoo prescription and computer protection eyewear. Firmoo purchases directly from lens and frame manufacturers which allows them to decrease their prices and avoid overhead costs. I honestly am not sure about the ethics of eyewear, and so I can not 100% vouch for the ethics of this brand, however, I like these specs because they come with a cute case and repair kits, and have a computer film to protect your eyes from radiation. I am not sure how potent this film truly is, however, I use to get head aces when looking at the computer, and now I don't (as much). :) You can get your first pair free from their website. Just click this link here.

***
The Parable of the Rich Fool
13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’
18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’
20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you.Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ 21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.”

I read this in my morning devotional (devo for short) yesterday, and it really resonated. Life is short. Live it to the fullest and find riches and joy in relationships, not things and hoarding. Love people and God, not stuff. This world uses the word "love" very loosely. I use it to describe people, clothes, bugs, and a large range of material things. Do I really "love" those things? I need to find a word between like and love. Ideas?


Pondering Life Decisions,
Christine



P.S. Don't forget to connect and follow me on social media for the latest updates on ethical fashion and daily motivation for your life. :) I have INSTAGRAM
now!