In full rotation

I wanted to add some variety to my workout so I recently purchased a weighted hula hoop. Why not “take it for a spin” while making a quick trip to the Alameda shoreline. Keep rolling…

 

Long overdue

[Enter 2016] The year was been off to a swift first half. See a few of my top spring fashion moments to date!

 

After winter must come spring

A compilation of some of my spring best

Season’s top retailer: Marshalls

Garment highlights include: vintage 50s pillbox hat from Alameda antique fair and custom floral dress for engagement shoot by Danielle the Dressmaker

Special moment: my little brother’s high school graduation #classof2015

Live demonstration

It was so deeply impressed upon my heart that it was my appointed time to be baptized. So among a small group of believers and the support of a large audience I made my outward faith demonstration on Sunday, April 19, 2015. Thank you to my family and friends who came to share my special moment.

Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized. Acts 2:41

Life in Impact – Employment workshop, volunteers needed

Courageous Women, a noteworthy organization is holding their annual employment workshop series in Oakland beginning Saturday March 21, 2015 through April 25, 2015. The series is particularly geared for individuals transitioning from rehabilitation or incarceration who are seeking to take steps in changing their lives through empowerment, healing, and restoration. Please spread the word amongst your contacts to reach anyone who can benefit from the series. The workshop is open to both men and women.

If you have time to volunteer a Saturday to help facilitate, serve, or provide childcare please see the flyer attached.

 

Stay classy

An unusually warm winter Sunday evening  provided for a pleasant  stroll around the Bay Area. The block was unexpectedly littered with what appeared to be a few unloaded moving items. The “Stay Classy” surf board was by far my favorite.

Garment highlight: white jacket bargain purchase from ModaVive’s blogger and tech event night.

Merry-go-round

Toile was the look of the day. When I came across this dress on the Kissingtree Vintage page not only was it a reprise from my never been worn 10th grade prom dress, I simply couldn’t imagine anything more fitting for our first engagement shot session.  With the current influx of fairytale movies, past and present, why not go for a little enchantment.

Warm-hearted

The rule for the day is: no gifts, only experiences. The Valentine’s Day experience this year was an afternoon spent in downtown Napa. It was an unusually warm February day with the sidewalks and streets festively littered with hearts drawn in chalk. It was quite the warm-hearted holiday indeed.

Garment highlight: thrifty chrysanthemum-printed dress by Leifsdottir

Stepping out

A quick jaunt out for a causal dinner, pitstop in the downtown consignment store and sweet treat all before Saturday night church service.

Garment highlights include: White sweater after Christmas find from hometown JC Penney’s and Joe’s demin jeans from Plato’s Closet.

The closing service scripture was a lovely seal to the night and wished unto you.

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Sincerely,

Candice

Advent cheer

The month of December tends to be one continuous motion. With close girlfriend’s birthday parties, Christmas celebrations and shopping, and you can’t forget the pleasantly awaited trip home to southern California I often tease that’ll sleep in the new year. This December took similar form plus a dash of sugar and spice and sparkle of something nice.

As we prepare to usher in 2015 let us take a moment to recall the significant moments of 2014. The tests, the toil, the testimonies, the joy, and the immeasurable blessings. May we hold fast to the hope that propels us, strength to enable us, contentment to sustain us, and peace to reassure us as we walk boldly in our purpose this new year.

Garment highlights include: Christmas dress from Queen of Heartz, emerald green sari from Crossroads Trading Co and printed lace panel blouse from Article Consignment Boutique.

Location highlights include: Venice Beach, CA and Pebble Beach, CA.

 

God’s best to you today and always,

Candice