Cornucopia

It is the belief of one commentator that “Autumn,” a Latin word, first appeared in English in the late 14th century, and gradually gained on “harvest.” In the 17th century, “fall” came into use, almost certainly as a poetic complement to “spring.”

Equally interesting, by definition cornucopia means an abundant supply of good things, a symbol of plenty.

With harvest fully dispatched, I pray that the season aptly “falls” into place fashioned with a “cornucopia” of blessings.

 

Summer league

The summer boast warmer weather, a heftier events calendar and the ethereal hope of a bright season. The clothing for the summer months parallel the feeling with bold colors, light frill and a signature summer hairstyle of braids.

Garmet highlight: >$40 vibrant floral dress worthy of Madrid…or in my case a June trip to Texas.

 

♥ Be mine ♥

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The color red is just so striking. The vibrance, the depth, the power –  quite the befitting hue for love.

 

Love defined – There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.

1 John 4:18-19

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Heart health

Per the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with Valentine’s Day, February marks American Heart Month. Therefore, this month is no better time to commit to a healthy lifestyle.

Fact of the Day – heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. While Americans of all backgrounds can be at risk for heart disease, African American men, especially those who live in the southeast region of the United States, are at the highest risk for heart disease.1

Taking small measurable steps, such as incorporating exercise and healthy eating habits can substantially improve health outcomes.

Just as the physical heart is a vital organ to the natural body, a well-preserved spiritual heart is crucial to the spiritual body. Proverbs 4:23 states, keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. This is clear instruction to care for our heart as a treasured possession for from it life flourishes. With any jewel, direct access is only intended for a trusted few and at all times must be handled with care. Always be mindful that even at moments of disappointment, there is beauty in having direct access to submit our emotions, feelings and even wounds to the Lord through prayer. It’s a comfort that chocolate can’t begin to provide.

There is no more appropriate time to share my sincere expression of ❤ through February’s garment highlight featuring my mom’s 80’s red velvet vintage dress and matching bolero jacket. A classic dress, from the women that is the absolute definition of style and grace.

My heart to yours,

Candice

1 Source: https://www.cdc.gov/features/heartmonth

 

Remarkable 2017

A part of me is still savoring the holidays although Christmas and New Year’s are now in the rear view. In the meantime, I have delicately stepped into 2017. My steps my be gentle but my hope in the remarkable remain high – remarkable opportunities, remarkable favor and remarkable assignments.

I will give you hidden treasures, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name. Isaiah 45:3

Garment highlight: phenomenal bargain red sari dress compliment’s of Angel’s Vintage Boutique.

May richness greet you in this new year.

Seasons change

It was this week that autumn made a very bold appearance. When your humble abode is chillier upon your evening arrival which is now met under night’s cover and when you slip into bed and the sheets are brisk, it is evident we have fully “fallen back”.

As such, many have traded their summer attire for their strategically stashed fall/winter wardrobe. Enjoy as I share some of my looks for the new season.

Garment highlight: thrift find Jeffery Campbell glam leather cowgirl boots

May your days leading up to Thanksgiving be pleasant and may we reflect on the countless blessings we have been bestowed throughout the year.

Grace and peace to you.

Beautiful out

 

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Praises for the lovely weather that graced our weekend. A lovely day it a natural accelerant…an so is a bright and cheery look of the day.

 

Ensemble highlight: knitted clearance tank for JCPenny circa 2008, unworn scalloped shorts from honeymoon travels and floral heels from college days gone by. Reviving old pieces make for modern potential.

Other warm weather bargain buys captured below. My $7.50 dress can’t be beat!

Summer break

I surely welcome the taste of warmer weather the bay area has mustered up to greet the summer season. Just as the seasons change so do my hairstyles.

Location spotlight: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Garment highlight: Sale floral Romeo + Juliet Couture skirt