Wedding Bows

Hi, loves! I had the privilege of attending a wedding this weekend, and it was just beautiful! Yes, it’s definitely a privilege to witness someone express their love and devotion to another person. ūüėÄ At any age, love and companionship can be found.

Recently, I ran accross an article from an unhappy wife that enumerated the many challenges of marriage. Yea, yea. It can be difficult. Yea, my hubby gets on my nerves, but not nearly as much as I’m sure I get on his. ūüėČ Despite the challenges, marriage is a beautiful and sacred arrangement. I love being married. I appreciate¬†that it challenges me to give and serve more. There’s beauty in growth especially because of another’s persons love for you and your love for them. I love having a forever teammate.

I say all of that to say that marriage is an honor, and I was happy to witness it. Oh, and this is what I wore. ūüėÜ Hope you enjoy!

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Dress: Calvin Klein (similar here), Shoes: Sam Edelman, Purse: Steve Madden (similar here), Sunglasses: Vince Camuto, Bracelets: Forever 21 (similar here)

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Photo Diary: Minneapolis Institute of Art

I’ve taken the time finally to go through my many photos of my time in Minneapolis. I plan to share them all with you, so let’s get started with MIA!

Before I arrived in Minneapolis, I made a list of the many things that I wanted to do. When I go somewhere whether for business or pleasure, I like to make the most of it. See new things and try new things. The Minneapolis Institute of Art was first on my list.

I love art. I’m a very visual person, and art just revives¬†my aesthetic. It inspires me.

I wanted to experience life as a local living downtown, so I decided to walk to MIA. In a dress, flat sandals, and red lipstick, I stuck out for sure. *smh During my 30 minute trek to the institute, every homeless person that I encountered spoke to me. Not sure what that was an indication of, but I absolutely spoke back. I felt unsafe at moments and wanted to turn around, but I didn’t. I walked confidently like I knew exactly where I was going. I made it safely. In retrospect, I will never do that again. Uber, please! lol Me and my adventures. Anyhow, I hope you enjoy a few of things that inspired me.

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Blazing But Cool

Hello there! Whew! It’s so good to be back on the blog. I needed the break to focus on a few things, but I’m definitely glad to be back!

Fall fashion is just around the corner, and I’m so excited about some of the new trends! I’ve even purchased a few items¬†already. If you want to get a head start, look for some cute olive green pieces. :-)

While it’s still blazing hot outside, I’ve found that dresses keep me cool. I always wear dresses on Sunday. That’s nothing new, but I’ve been wearing them more during the week. I had to invest in more¬†dresses and skirts for work because navy blue and black slacks are¬†just too hot right now.

My Outfit: Ann Taylor and the Loft have really been my go-to retailers this summer for cool pieces. Many of their pieces are appropriate for work and even dressier occasions. Even though I wore this dress on Sunday, I love that I can throw on a navy blue cardigan with a lower heel and be work ready.

 

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Dress: Ann Taylor, Shoes: Gianni Bini (similar here), Purse: Coach (similar here), Sunglasses: Vince Camuto

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Bright and Bold

My first thought was to write about how busy I’ve been and how I didn’t think my week would go this way. Instead of proclaiming how busy I am and blah blah blah,I’ve decided to talk about how grateful I am. It’s easy to focus on what’s not great about our lives or how things don’t go the way we want them to. However, do we really take the time to think about what’s right about our lives? So… I’m challenging you to write down five things that you are grateful for today.

Here are my five things:

I am grateful to have a job that keeps me busy and makes a difference in Mississippi.

I am grateful to have a friend and husband who truly wants me to be happy.

I’m grateful to have a daughter who’s bright, healthy and happy. I love that she’s a leader and not a follower.

I’m grateful that the kid in me is still alive and well. Sometimes I ride the shopping cart when leaving the grocery store. Don’t judge. :-)

I’m grateful for the beauty around me every day. Open your eyes.

Love,

Christianna

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Sweater: J. Crew, Shell: J. Crew, Skirt: old, Shoes: Mossimo, Purse: Brahmin

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