Monday, October 30, 2017

// Beautiful Day for a Wedding //

March 18th 2017 was a blizzard of a day in Upstate New York. Following a week of school closings, and a state of emergency Saturday approached and it was time to get ready for the biggest day of my life.

I woke up in a hotel room with my Matron and Maid of Honor and started preparing for the wedding. I woke up to texts from those close to me wishing me best and prayers were felt throughout.

I actually was going to the chapel and was gonna get married!!

The wedding began and all that led up to it was just a blurr. I was in my dress, the aisle was set, and the altar was home to my handsome groom, waiting for me to come meet him and say "I do!"

The presence of the Lord was so strong throughout the ceremony. It was centered around God and He was there. The ceremony was very untraditional and I tailored it to what I felt needed to happen instead of others thoughts and opinions. Jesus blessed us on our day undoubtedly.

I am incredibly thankful for all of the help and support and love that was shown to me in preparation for our wedding day.

Lina you kept me sane through EVERYTHING thank you sista!

Emily if you're reading this, thank you so much for all the work you put into my shower!! I love you!

All of my ladies... I love you.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

• Taking Toronto •

Macaroons, plays, and street style. Our ladies trip brought us to an amazing lunch on Lake Ontario and Toronto Canada. We had an amazing time of fellowship, shopping and Shenanigans. Love these ladies with all my heart. 

Street style OOTD 
Dress: Asos
Booties: Forever 21
 
 

• Raindrops on Roses and Whispers on Kittens •

The hills are alive with the sound of music and my heart wants to sing every song it hears. 
The play was fantastic and the company was even better. 
Hanna was told, And Kayla and I could not stop laughing. What a show. Beautiful ladies and amazing memories.  

 
*Cough.*
  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

• Blessed •

• Selah • Even though He takes away, lets not forget that He gives. Continuously, abundantly, and bountifully. I am blessed for every single thing He's done. Even though some of the events were seemingly dark, I came to know Him more. Angels are looking out for me. Tears, yes; but bitterness, no. Blessed be His name   

{March 23rd 2017}

My outfit:
Top: Victoria Beckham for Target
Skirt: Rainbow

 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

• Coffee Tops and Burgundy Hats •

This button down is one of my absolute favorites. Coffee cups ❤️ I put it over a Maxi dress and wore a burgundy hat and matching shoes to tie it all in and give it a trendy and relaxed feel. Love this outfit. definitely a go to. 

Top: Hartbrook threads
Dress: kohls
Shoes: rue 21
Hat: target
 

• Boho Vibes •

When we go boho, it's real. Olivia more then any of us but we all love a good fringe skirt and a distressed lace top.
Rue 21 and forever 21 seem to supply us with many many articles of clothing. No complaints. 

My outfit:
Lace Top: forever 21
Skirt: forever 21
Shoes: Rue 21
Undershirt: Steinmart 

 

• Beauty Multiplied •

These ladies are some of the best you'll ever meet. I've been blessed with their support, long late night phone calls, and road trips for many years. Here's to many more memories and OOTDs. ❤️

My outfit: 
Plaid skirt: Target
Top: Walmart
Fur vest: JCPenney
Shoes: Payless 

• we decked the halls in fashion this year •
 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

• It is Well •

Hello Beautiful,
It has been a long time since I've put my fingers to the keyboard and shared with you my thoughts and my fashion finds. I apologize for the absence. I have been getting married, moved into our first apartment, working like crazy and enjoying wife life. It is honestly the best adventure you could ever partake on. I am incredibly blessed with a godly and fiercely handsome husband who I love very much. It hasn't been without its struggles. The days have been long but the months short. I would trade nothing, not even the tough times. Thank you all for the support and love!

I'll be posting OOTDs in the mass amounts. So get ready. To be. Clothed in Glory!

Monday, November 21, 2016

• Winter Florals •

I am still so in love with this dress from ApostolicClothing.com. It is formal, comfortable, and one of a kind. I don't often encounter dresses that are "throw it on and go" kind of dresses. You usually need a slip, added sleeves, and possibly added length. This is so modest and absolutely beautiful as soon as you put it on. One of the easiest outfits for a Sunday morning when sleeping trumps struggling to get dressed and look presentable. 

Thanks again Apostolic Clothing. You're my Favorite!! 


 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

• Yes •



 

If I had to pick only one word in the English language to be my favorite, I would have to say it is "yes" that one, simple, one syllable word gave me the world. "Yes" gave me so much more then I could ever ask for and the opportunity to see everyday just how blessed I am. #YES ❤️ #clothedinglory #isaidyes #weddinglory #inspiteofitall #mrsspite #engagementshoot

• Ladies, Ladies, Ladies •



 I can't begin to express my thankfulness for these wonderful, strong, prayerful women that I can call my friends. Through it all, there is always someone praying for me; and that my friends, is the best miracle. 

Trouble corner for us during the ladies prayer and fellowship. We had a wonderful evening of food, laughs, and wedding chats. 

Love them with all my heart. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

• Sunday Funday •

• When all else fails, fall into those who love you most • This lady is my partner in crime, fellow food enthusiast, and constant friend. 



 


 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

• Future Mrs. Spite •



 

 

In Spite of it all, I am so incredibly blessed. I don't know what I did to deserve a man and family like I found, but I'm so glad I did. Yesterday I said yes to the most amazing, godly man I know. He far exceeds my wildest dreams and every prayer. 


When God is in the center, you have no choice but to have an amazing, abundant life filled with love and joy. I can't wipe this smile off my face


"don't know how but he did it. Made a way."


I will have so much more to come as I get busy planning our big day and I'll be doing a new series of posts on modest bridal and bridesmaids fashion. Join me as I get ready to marry my love!


Sunday, October 16, 2016

• Madison and Marie •

The sister I never had, my friend, and chaperone. She keeps me well dressed and I keep her young. Good pair we are. 

This lady... a wife, mama, and beautiful example. Couldn't ask for a better ootd partner. 

Dress: Aliexpress $8
Under dress: Kohls $10


 

Monday, September 19, 2016

• #NannyLife •

I have the best job in the world, caring for three lovely children. David is the baby of the family and his big blue eyes and chunky cheeks make him irresistible. 

Penelope, Magnolia, and David are the kiddos that make my days busy, my nights tired, and my car filled with crumbs and car seats. 

I love my #NannyLife 




• Messy Buns are the Best •

When in doubt and don't know what to do... A messy bun is the choice for you.

 I've never pulled my hair slicked back like this since getting contacts so I looked like a completely different person to most people. I got a lot of comments saying I was a distraction Durring church because there was a familiar feeling but no one knew who I was. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

• Sunsets and the Bay •



• On the rock, in the sun, with you on my mind • Today was a day of sunshine, organs, and toe tappin' music. I've learned that bridges are never burned and the sun always comes through the crowds. #atthebay #clothedinglory #sunsets #jamesbay #nlacountryjam

Friday, September 9, 2016

• Walk On •

I've learned to never burn bridges, but walk on in faith that the one who created me, will keep me and guide me.
The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever. 
So "walk on through the valley, 
Walk on up the mountain,
Walk on through the wilderness
if you're ever going to make it to the promised land walk on."





Thursday, July 21, 2016

• My RAE of Sunshine •

Natalie Rae is a lovely example of a lady. From the inside she shines God's love and favor wherever she goes. I am so blessed to know her and incredibly miss her in the months apart. BUT we always take our OOTDs while we're together. 

• Camp OOTDs Are My Favorite •

Camp was filled with so many things, some of which: pin curls, bell sleeves, and curling irons. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

• Perfect •

• perfection in God, not in flesh • He has made all his creations perfect. The sooner we stop denying God in who He has made us, the sooner He will have the freedom to work and use us to the FULLEST extent of His perfect will for His perfect children. If you deny God in saying he made a mistake in you or you are not perfect, it is as good as calling Him a liar and He therefore can't consume all of you because you are withholding His power from being applied to EVERY area of your life.



• Send the Rain •

We pray for rain. Rain we used to despise and dread, that is the rain that will bring the harvest. We've been praying, we've been sowing, now we're crying "heaven send the rain." We are ready, hungry, and waiting for the rain. The rain that was once viewed as a trial, and a bad season is now what we are praying for. We realize that it is what makes us one with God. One with the one who wants to save every person we know. Those seeds are being planted, the rain is coming... And the sunshine will definitely help. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

• "What does FLEEK mean" •

Casual days and floppy hats are a great mix. I found this tulle skirt for $12 and couldn't pass it up. White is fun to play with and figure out different combinations so I went with my "always on FLEEK" top and a jean jacket. Strappy sandals have been a favorite and I can't say enough T about my floppy hats. 

• Madison & Marie •

This lovely lady exhibits both holiness and sass... What a lovely combination. Time for a choir practice OOTD!!! #modestootd

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

• Watson •

• perfection in God, not in flesh • He has made all his creations perfect. The sooner we stop denying God in who He has made us, the sooner He will have the freedom to work and use us to the FULLEST extent of His perfect will for His perfect children. If you deny God in saying he made a mistake in you or you are not perfect, it is as good as calling Him a liar and He therefore can't consume all of you because you are withholding His power from being applied to EVERY area of your life. 

Watson was more incredible then I could've hoped. Prayers went forth to make this trip full of anointing, love, and memories and God came through yet again. Every word fit together flawlessly and the people that were all gathered together in one mind and for one purpose, made Watson a place of revival. Chains were broken, eggs were broken, and rocks were skipped...All in the name of Jesus!! 


#watson #iminlovewiththatsun #youthretreat2016 #injesusname #likemyname #38asinbuffalo #fleekinthecreek #surprise


Thursday, May 26, 2016

• I'll show you your future •

•Chase the sun with me
Run with me
Come and feel the freedom in the breeze
Chase the sun with me
It's one with me•

When you find someone you can run in the sunshine with, keep them. I can't tell you how precious it is to have a godly and shameless lady in my life I can do absolutely anything with. Countless hours have we spent together over the years and I wouldn't trade one memory for the world. Admirers accumulate and we always "JUAN" food, but we will brave the elements together and with a little help from the sun, we will make it though. #kendrason #cokeandpepsi #iminlovewiththatsun #duggars #anotherdayanotherslay #dunkindonuts #juan #frumpysisters #clothedinglory #therock #thatbread #anklegrabbers #obsessed #modestfashionblog #sunshine #sunshinegurl



• In the Sun •

Does the sun promise to shine?
No, but it will,
Even behind the darkest clouds it will.
And no promise
will make it shine longer or brighter,
for that is its fate,
to burn until it can burn no more. 
So, to love you is not my promise,
it is my fate,
to burn for you until I can burn no more.

#iminlovewiththatsun #clothedinglory #modestyculture #myeverything

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

• Home is with you •

I had a dream last night... I was in my church standing on the platform alone. Everyone was gone after church on a Sunday afternoon. I took a few moments to walk throughout the sanctuary and my mind was flooded with memories and events that molded me, all taking place in that one location. I was to move the next day to start a church and that night was to be my last service at home. I was overwhelmed with emotion and I remember crying. Not out of saddenss or reluctance, but purely out of leaving the people and the effortless move of God in every single service that I have received life from. I knew in my heart that this was Gods will so I was at peace in the reality of following him, but home was something I took for granted, and now was to leave. 

I want to be quick to follow God's will in my life. No matter who I have to leave or where I have to go. Maybe in reality I WILL have to do something similar to my dream and maybe it won't be as easy of a move as Watson (where we were to start our church) but no matter what, come what may, I am his and he, and his ways are perfect. 

• More Like You •

Today I realized just how important certain people in my life are to me. Ones that have raised me, cared for me, love me, and see me through are the ones I honor today. I was called to pay tribute but ended up being added to greatly by the words of ones that I hold dear. I am nothing without them and the love of God shed abroad. I owe my entire life, present and future to them. 

Mother's Day is here and I am reminded of the love of Christ for his body. The church is the mother of us all and there is no lack for motherhood in his kingdom. Even if you don't have an earthly, biological mother in your life, look around and find the nurturing care of the church. You are loved beyond comprehension!!

•Move me, more like you. Hold me, bring me close to you•

Abundant Love, 
M A D I S O N