Fresh You: Spring/Summer Essentials

Makeup, if used, is to complement and not compete with your features. It can be a challenge to find the perfect foundation. While no foundation is truly the be-all and end-all of makeup, CK One is one of my favorites, and is the inspiration for this beauty set. It applies smoothly and holds up well, even in hot/humid conditions. From the EcoTools brushes to NYX concealer, these are beauty supplies I have in my “Fresh You Essentials Kit.” What’s in yours?

Enjoy a fresh you…from the inside out!

{Fresh You} Spring/Summer Essentials

Fashion Collage: Shine in Color & Boldness

Sometimes we are not as bold as we should be when it comes to living out this Christian walk of love and faith. Other times, we become intimidated by the world and hold back words to witness to a dying generation that Jesus saves.

The Apostle Paul asked for prayer, that while he was in bonds as an ambassador of Jesus Christ, he might speak boldly…as he should.

 Ephesians 6:19 And [pray] for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

We should or ought to speak boldly when it comes to God’s Word. There is no reason for us to fear or be ashamed of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ.

Whether we work in the realm of fashion, art, music, natural or behavioral sciences, mathematics or a vocational field, we need not shrink back because we are Christians.

I follow Christ. I am a spiritual Jew, as the Scriptures and evidence of the Holy Ghost proclaim that I am. I shine in color and boldness. There is nothing dry, unsaturated, dull or timid about this walk.

Romans 2:29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

What about you? Are you a shrinking violet or are you shining in color and boldness?

Be bold. Live your life in color and shine on!

Shine in Color & Boldness

Summer Hat Inspiration No. 1

Here’s a little summer hat inspiration.

Raffia Feather Hat by Lola Hats ($185)

floppy hat


red floppy hat

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Great Summer Style With Wicker Bags

What says summer like a wicker bag?! You don’t have to spend a lot either.

Wicker & Chain Bag ($29.99)

Vintage Weave a Rainbow Purse ($39.99)

Vintage Tropical Escape Bag ($34.99)

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Summer Style Tips: Lighter, Brighter Colors & Fabrics

Today is the official first day of summer. It’s time to spruce up your summer style with fabrics and colors that say cool and refreshing. While you’re staying cool, don’t let the heat tempt you to veer away from the modesty trail. You can still be stylish without compromising.


What’s the best way to stay protected from the sun’s heat? Cover up! Have you ever seen a nomad trekking through the desert in super short shorts? Nah. Here, summer is the season when all micro mini apparel takes center stage. Go for a patio dress, or maxi dress or skirt. Remember, skirts and dresses that are long and flowing allow air to circulate.

If super long isn’t your thing, there’s lots of mid-length and short skirts and dresses that are pleasantly modest. Sheath or shift dress anyone?

Lighter, Brighter Colors

Lighter colors reflect the sun’s heat. That was easy. Neutral earth tone colors come to mind.

Various shades of coral, pink, purple, blue, red, yellow, green and orange are examples of bright colors that spell out summer. The exact shade of color pop that looks good on you will be according to your skin color. Find what works for you.

Lighter Fabrics

I love denim and express my love for it with the Denim Skirt Days Collection. Denim’s not always the best choice on super hot days, unless it’s a lighter, stretchy denim.

Look for cool fabrics that soak up moisture from your skin.

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  • chiffon
  • cotton
  • gauze
  • lightweight silk (crepe de chine)
  • linen
  • nylon
  • modal blend
  • polyester
  • poplin
  • ramie


Loving: Gaetano Navarra Top ($79)


Loving: Gina Chiffon Pleated Maxi Dress (£15)

Lightweight Cotton & Modal Blend

Loving: Strawberry/Oatmeal Striped Ballet Neck Dress ($105)

Linen/Cotton Blend

Loving: Manoush Top ($119)


Loving: Marni Short Dress ($360)

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How to Layer Clothes in Spring/Summer


Layering clothes is not just for the fall and winter seasons. You can layer in the spring and summer, too. Layering can be especially important if you purchase something that’s a little less modest than you’d like it to be, and would like to find a solution for that. Also, layering can provide a barrier from the sun’s heat. Continue Reading