Fashion Friday – Wedding Wear


It was just about a month ago that we celebrated my mom’s wedding.  It was a beautiful day, filled with love and family memories.  Having the grand kids be the wedding party was highly important to my mom, and the focal point of my attention when thinking about outfits.  What I was going to wear to the wedding was an afterthought.

The afternoon we celebrated my mom’s birthday, we decided to stop into the local Kohl’s after the celebratory lunch.  When scanning the clearance racks unsuccessfully and ready to leave the store, I noticed this particular beauty hanging in a clearly mistaken rack.  After a closer look, I noticed that it was on clearance!  And in my size!  At that point, I knew that this was the dress I was going to wear to the wedding.



Currently, this is my favorite dress in my closet.  I feel completely feminine, and the comfort is amazing when worn.  The detail that can’t be seen in the photos is the sheath dress beneath the chiffon in a similar pattern, giving a layered ethereal effect!  Price?  Originally, $78.00; I purchased for $46.80.


Appropriate: Wedding

Affordable & Accessible:
Dress: Simply Vera Vera Wang Collection at Kohl’s (Petite) SOLD OUT (similaranother option)
Shoes: Seychelles via eBay (similar)

And of course I had to think about my manicure…

WeddingManiJamberry Nails Porcelain and White Romance

WeddingSistersMy beautiful sisters and I

(a special shout out to my besties as we all celebrated our birthdays this week…God blessed me with you both!)


Congratulations Mom & Jay!!

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Manicure Monday

RoseGold & GoldFishnetJamberry Nails Rose Gold & Gold Fishnet

For my accent, or statement, nail this week I layered the Gold Fishnet wrap on top of the Rose Gold wrap.  This is just one of the many wonderful features of Jamberry Nails!  You can personalize and create your own combinations with the 300+ designs that they offer!  Not only can your layer wraps, but you can also layer the clear-backed wraps over polish!!  Thus, making your Nail Lacquer last longer without chipping!

As a side note: I know my blog posts have been heavy on the “Manicure Monday” side of things, so I hope to sprinkle in the intended Fashion, Food, and Faith posts in the next few weeks.  Those of you that follow me on Instagram have a general idea of what my summer has consisted of this past month.  All blessings, as the Lord is at hand!  I’ve just been spending my time soaking in the days as they’ve been unfolding, enjoying time with family, and recharging for the school year ahead.

May you all have a wonderful start to your week!

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styleTrendy“Bright colors, bold designs, and out of the box ideas are right up your alley! Whatever trend is considered ‘the latest and greatest’ in fashion, it can probably be found in your closet. Your fashion philosophy is ‘I’ll try anything at least once!’ Sometimes taking those risks pay off, other times you shake it off and try again tomorrow, either way it keeps your life and your wardrobe exciting!”


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Summer Reading


Every summer the kids work on some extended learning workbooks such as these:

SummerBridgeActivitiesSummer Bridge Activities

MathPlusReadingSummer Link Math Plus Reading

We also let them pick out something fun from the bookstore as a reward for a successful school year, and a kick-off to summer!  This year the girls picked a journal to write their thoughts and doodle.


Here are some similar diaries and one for boys too!

DoodleDiaryDoodle Diary

AllAboutMeAll About Me Lock & Key Diary

DoodleSketchbookDoodle Sketchbook: Art Journaling for Boys

Visiting the local library is a regular weekly treat throughout the year, but over the summer months we add audio books to our checkout pile.  These are a few that our family has enjoyed over the years:

IslandoftheBlueDolphinsIsland of the Blue Dolphins

TheRunawayDollsThe Runaway Dolls

BecauseofWinnDixieBecause of Winn-Dixie

A short list for reading pleasure and read aloud:

TheBridgeThe Bridge

CrownandJewelCrown and Jewel

20000LeaguesUndertheSea20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

AVisitorforBearA Visitor for Bear

ABedtimeforBearA Bedtime for Bear

LittleCubLittle Cub

We would love to hear your recommendations!  Our summer has just begun!