Do you need to judge yourself to see what is robbing you of values you once held onto so strongly?
New York Fashion Week is the mother of all weeks in the fashion world; at least to this fashion lover. It's the highlight for every fashionista as we sit on the edge of our seat waiting to see what walks down the runway and who made the cut. Last month, the world descended on NYC to look at what's to come for fall 2012. But with the sun coming out for spring, it's so hard to think of fall when the new spring looks are in every store window right now! With so many great spring fashions, we've narrowed down our favorite top 20 to help you out. We love it all! Let's Spring into Fashion!
#1 The Roaring Twenties
The Great Gatsby Movie inspired the look this year.
Tory Burch Collection
#2 The Mad Men of the 60's
Banana Republic's Pink Betty Dress
#3 The Peplum
Oscars' 2012 Peplum Dresses
#4 The Pajama Pants
#5 Casual Chic with Color
#6 Floral Fantasy
#7 Colored Jeans
#9 Bold Stripes
#10 Color Blocking
#11 Polka Dots
This season, colors range from vivid brights to saturated pastels.
#14 Saturated Sorbets
Ralph Lauren Collections
#15 Bold Colors
#16 #17 Sunglasses & Leopard
#18 Bangle Bunches
#19 Color Blocking Shoe
#20 Doctors Bag
Spring has definitely arrived and it's time to re-do our closets with all of the amazing spring fashions.
This month's giveaway will help you transform your closet, so stay tuned for the big reveal on Fashion Friday 3/9. It's just 1 of 2 fashion giveaways this month! The 2nd will be revealed on 3/23.
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What's your favorite look this season?
"I can't believe it". "This is not happening to me". These are the words that were swimming through my head several years ago as my doctor delivered that dreaded phrase! I remember asking the doctor to bring my sister, Cissy, in the room and after sitting there for a few minutes we just agreed that we would face this head on. Full of fear and uncertainty, we began to make decisions and change our plans.
I am not very demonstrative with my emotions, therefore, no tears were shed when my doctor told me I had cancer. As I sat back in my seat, it felt like my blood became cold and was slowly and painfully draining from my body. I was stunned. And, I was angry. My mother had just transitioned to heaven a few years earlier, my family was still working through the devastation of our loss and now this! The prevailing thought racing through my mind, like a freight train that slipped off the tracks, was the notion that I would miss the opportunity to have children. "I am not going to have kids." Isn't this every girls dream? I was not married and would not have the chance to bear children. I was overwhelmed and disheartened.
As I write this post, I am met with the same emotion I experienced when I first heard the news. I am, however, still alive and while I will never have the opportunity to 'have' children, I 'have' children. I call them my God-kids. My life has been enriched by several individuals that think of me as another mother.
Through my experience I have learned a few things:
- You only live once. Life is a gift, a free gift that will cost you everything you have. :) My challenge to you: Live with audacious tenacity. Enjoy those around you. Live with passion and purpose. Love without reserve. Forgive as you have been forgiven.
- We are not alone. We are designed to exist within the realm of relationship with others. I found that I had (and still have) a number of friends and family members who were willing to stand with me in prayer, cook meals, sit and talk, or remain quiet or drive me to doctor's appointments if i needed or wanted them to.
- Life is not easy. There is no way to know what one will face in life. This is why I choose to stay connected to a Source that is much bigger that I. Being a Christian, I trust God will give me grace to endure the challenges and victories that come my way. I choose to believe He will take care of me through the storm. Even when it doesn't seem like it (there are times).
- Whether I live or die, I win. This was a tough one for me. I had to personally work through this reality on my own. You see, I believe that the life I live, right now, is temporary. Death is a transition from this 'life' to eternity. I will see my mother and others who have passed on. I will live forever.
If you, or a loved, have been diagnosed with cancer or any other disease, my sincere hope is that you have a community of people to surround you with loving care and commitment, as I have.