Wednesday, September 18, 2013

NOT so Wordless Wednesday… Faith & Fashion!

1st off Happy HuMp Day…
Humping right into today’s post I wanted to remind my readers that NOT to allow circumstances to change who you are as a person. I have seen folks who started out blogging with me who are all of a sudden too good to speak to me!

{ Nope, I’m not MAD… I’m just saying}

Also, a lot of folks get the word “FASHIONISTA” & “FASHION” twisted!  

Yeah, don’t get me wrong I LOVE Fashion, Fingernail Polish, Accessories, Shoes, Pink, Glitter, and ANYTHING Girly & FABULOUS!!!! But what I LOVE most is my FAITH in GOD!

Since my very 1st blog post HERE my posts where going to be all about FAITH! Then I figured there would be naysayers and folks sitting back waiting to see me backslide, make a mistake, or do something wrong just so they could throw it back at me. So, shortly after I started blogging I decided to incorporate FASHION as I LOVE Fashion so I thought WHY NOT! However, when I share my “fashion finds” it’s not to show off or to show that I look better than the next blogger, co-worker, or sister… I’m simply sharing affordable pieces that I feel will be able to inspire someone. I don’t know who stated that you had to wear name brand or pay a million bucks just to be considered fashionable. My style may not be your style and that’s why it is “my style”. I have stated on numerous occasions that I will take FAITH over FASHION any day of the week weak! These manmade materials don’t make me nor can they break me; I could care less about who got this and that. Lately, it seems as if everybody is in competition with one another whether it be on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and even when it comes to blogging. At the end of the day those likes won’t get you a ticket to Heaven or your followers won’t get you a seat next to Moses!

I like realistic and genuine people that do REAL things & live REAL lives – I’m not checking for that chic with the 30K followers because at the end of the day I don’t know how she got what she got and she just may not be as happy as she appear to be with herself because she just may be living a complete LIE!  

U will be amazed at how some folks… get caught up in “social media shows” – meaning they put on a SHOW just for social media! I truly feel bad for these individuals who didn’t get enough attention growing up that they have to seek attention on social networks. I will put all these social sites down in a heartbeat if it means I have to sell my soul!
If I’m not SOLD SOULED out for Christ then I’m NOT selling and I’m definitely not buying the BULL that most of these folks are dishing out! Nope, I’m not a sellout… NEVER have been & never will be!

To conclude this post… Folks, are going to talk no matter if you are doing good, looking good or not so I will continue to incorporate my LOVE for FAITH & Fashion into my “LIFESTYLE” blog (posts) hoping that I can inspire, encourage, and empower someone whether it be through my words or my wardrobe!  

Speaking of wardrobe... here are a few pics from what I wore to Church a few Sundays ago.






Pastor Tanda Joy Canion & I

No matter what... As long as these two look up to me I'm good!
My Faith & My Family = My LIFE!

What I Wore:
Dress: JC Penney $14 (major score)
Shoes: JustFab
Necklace: H & M
Earrings/Bracelet: LA Lynn's
Clutch: Thrifted $1 

  
NOTE TO YOU: Nope, I’m not a “Fashionista” but I LOVE FASHION… I’m NOT Self-Made but I’m Godly Made. At the end of the day… I sleep well knowing that if nobody has me - GOD got ME!!!!

~Until Next Time

Peace, Love, Faith, & Fashion


53 comments:

  1. Great post and everything you said is definitely true. I love to hear you talk about faith. So you are a fashionista who speaks about faith. Faithnista, LOL. I love the dress. So gorgeous. I really have been loving a lot of pieces that I see at JC Penney and of course you look stunning in your dress.

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    1. Thank youuuu... I surely have to get back to my originality!

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  2. *waves church fan* This, that, church, tabenracle,ammmmeeeeeennn!

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    1. Whoop... As long as Dee Dee approve! :-)

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  3. Lovely look!! Love that dress & how you added the yellow necklace & grenn clutch! Too cute!!

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  4. wow you couldn't have said it any better I look at alot of bloggers and say the same thing smh girl! Im glad you're who you are and Im happy that you have stayed the same since the first day I found your blog. you're an amazing mom woman and wife keep doing your thing you inspire all of us !!! Great post and omg those shoes are everything!

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    1. Awe, thank u so much Jeimy! I love your blog just the same...I truly appreciate U!

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  5. I keep a low profile online as well as in life...I have grown to find that those who love and support me will do so no matter what. And superficial relationships will fizzle out with time. I like blogs that have a balance of portraying who that person is but educating the masses about products so the blogger is compensated for their time. Humility is key...it allows you to appreciate success! I think the thoughts you share in this post show evidence of that strength n you Lynn...thats why I follow you.

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    1. Thank u, thank u... I totally agree with you & that's why I keep coming back for more! :-)

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  6. And let the church say Amen. I stay in my own little world I can't do the fakeness. Blogging is like high school and I am not in it anymore.

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    1. Gurrrl, WHET???!!!! We just discussed this over on ur blog the day! Ugh...

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  7. That's what I'm sayin'! You know I love your blog. I wish I didn't have such bad allergies the night I met you cause I know I would have talked your head off. lol But I like you because you are real and soooo down to earth. This type...is always easier to get along with. Oh and I need your dress....please. lol

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    1. I knowwww... I'm ready for us to reconnect no blog stuff just have a great time! I still been thinking about the sky diving thingy we discussed we need to try and still make that happen! And, u know I absolutely LOVE your blog and ALWAYS have! Thanks for being that realistic & genuine being!!!!! Thank U!

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  8. You better tell it! Why is that people feel like we as Christians can't be fashionable or have a good time like everybody else?! I hate that if you talk about your faith you get stereotyped as being holier than thou, perfect and you're not suppose to look sexy, you're not suppose to enjoy dancing, etc. I ain't got the time. I'm living my life for God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and myself.

    I don't ever get twisted thinking that material things will get me into heaven. However, I refuse to let people make feel bad having the nice things whether it be my fashions, a car, or whatever. I think that you've found your calling and your way of witnessing for the Lord. It just so happens to involve fashion and that is fine! They might initially come for the fashion but trust me I've never left your blog without reading an encouraging word! Keep doing you!

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    1. EXACTLY!!!!! That don't get the fact that it's ok to LIVE!!!!! We are not in bondage... God wNt us to be happy and live a rich and rewarding life!

      I will continue to do me & give God the Glory... Thank you for being an inspiration as well as the kind words! Xoxo

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  9. Amen! Faith over Fashion ALL DAY and EVERYDAY! Just do what is pleasing to an audience of one, the Almighty one. My faith is so strong, I love up on everyone. You just be yourself!

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    1. Yessssss.... I couldn't/wouldn't have it no other way! Thank you Wendy!

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  10. I've been following you for a short while and I think this is the first time I posted. Be encouraged not everyone can please everybody. Your work is made perfect by God...You are faith, fashion and fabulous!!! Beautiful girls and I'm sure they are proud to call you mom. Keep being a blessing to all of us...

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    1. Awe, thank you kindly Vanessa... Ur words speak volumes and means a lot! Thank you so much!!!!!

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  11. This is beautiful. I love love it. You look fabulous sweety. Those shoes are adorable.

    www.jayla31.blogspot.com

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  12. So sorry Lynn, I read the bloody statement of your blog. Well said my dear, you nailed it perfectly for all the regular mothers, wife's and bloggers out there. You just keep doing what you're doing and everything will come your way, which is already....:). You look great, you're an awesome Mom, wife and my FASHIONSTAR on a budget. Love you and keep bringing it.

    www.jayla31.blogspot.com

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    1. No worries... Yes, I appreciate the regulars! Thanks again for the mind words and the support! Really neNs a lot from one STAR to another!!!! Love right back at ya!!!! I will continue to BRING IT!!!! Lol!!!

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  13. 2 words - LOVE IT! And you too! LOL

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    1. Awe, thanks girlie! That means soooo much! U R way 2 Kind!

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  14. Simply stunning Miss Lynn. Gorgeous dress and adoring the shoes. You look amazing and thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Berty! U have been supportive since day 1 and I truly appreciate you!

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  15. This post is so true Lynn I'm not sure how straight size blogger world is but I know plus size blogging has turned into a competition to see who can get the most likes etc and some people really do seem to NEED attention from social networks. Maybe because I have a husband I just don't feel that same need to get approval from the masses. If they like it fine and if they don't as long as I like it that's what matters. Brand names don't buy you style and followers won't get any bills paid. Don't EVEN get started on the bougie people that are too big to comment back or show support smdh........Keep going you and being genuine and I LOVEEEEEE the snakeskin and neon combo!!!

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    1. Yes!!!! It's so sad... U can pretty much tell the genuine folks out there these days and the folks who just do it for attention! I'm good on the attention tho... I've never been pressed for attention. But I guess some folks have to impress others. Thank you for all of your support. Also, thanks for the compliment! *blushing* lol

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  16. well said, It doesn't matter what you wear as long as you know how to style it. Keep doing what you do best and don't compare yourself with anyone
    I love your snake print hi low dress with the pop of yellow

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  17. You look gorgeous doll! Lovely dress and I love the yellow accessories!

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  18. well I'm a frugal fashionista after fifty so there... (smile). Stay blessed sis and everything else will fall into place.

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    1. Lol!!!! And, you do it well!!!!! I will continue... Thank you for stopping by!

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  19. I love your ending lines. God does have you! Your youngest child looks just like you! I know you hear it all of the time but it is just so true, lol! I love your look in this post as well. You know, I don't actually consider myself a fashion blogger either. I like to share my personal style and I like taking pictures! Keep doing you and the rest will fall in to place!

    -Karen
    www.yourstylistkaren.com

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    1. It's greatly appreciated... I try to give my readers a lasting impression! Indeed he does because without God I am NOTHING! Thank you kindly... Your words as greatly appreciated & I appreciate your blog/posts.

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  20. I truly love the skin you are in! You said so much that spoke to my heart and soul. I get that all the time on Facebook that I'm a show off or bragged... when it's simply I love fashion! It doesn't define me but it's a part of me.. all I can say is amen and thank you for this touching post. You have to be like mined with your true friends and associates and well grounded in the word of God to live in this world.
    Thank you can for being you! You are beautiful inside and out!!!

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  23. But y do u look so beautiful :)

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  24. Keep it real and keep the faith!! I love this post and your blog!! I'll be back!!

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  25. Love that clutch and the dress is amazing. Cheers for posting the photos and feel free to drop by me too anytime.

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  26. This post was spoken from the heart & I feel ya! What God as for you is designated just for you & no man, woman or child can change that. As a newbie I see how people act but no one can break you unless you allow them to! Si do you boo! Irie
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  27. PRETTY, thanks for linking doll!!

    -Priiincesss

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