Panama Hat - Rue21
Dress - Goodwill
Sunglasses - Cerenity Sky Boutique
Bracelet/watch - Rue21
All Black Everything
This outfit made a statement and yet was very simple. I scrambled through my room as I do every sabbath day in search for what to wear. I didn't think it was anything special. I actually wanted to do more with it but not being able to find a shoe and a bad hair day prompted me to add a couple key accessories.
I decided to wear all black because I couldn't find any shoes that I really liked with the dress. My low black pumps save me everytime and go with just about everything. I found the dress while thrift shopping and fell in love with the scalloped, tiered detailing on the front. The dress paired with my pumps created a very simple and cute look but I felt that I needed to add something to keep from looking so boring.
I added the black wool panama hat to give me a more edgy and stylish look. I LOVE hats and they come in sooo handy when you're having a bad hair day or just want to change up your look.
Some people have mixed emotions about the color black, as it is associated with the "emo" culture and too much black can be very overwhelming, but worn in the right capacity, black can make you look slimmer and sophisticated. Black also absorbs light! It's the perfect color to wear during these cold winter months. Of course if you're not too fond of the color black you can always add a pop of color. A red clutch for example or metallic accessories (such as the gold I have pictured) will help take the focus off of the black that you are wearing.
My "Lesson while Dressing" this past weekend was...sometimes less is more. There's no need to be extravagant and over the top 24/7. There is beauty in simplicity. Sometimes we (definitely myself included) worry too much about the external things in life, when God cares about the internal. Once He begins to work in you, everything on the outside will start to reflect Him. Sometimes I go crazy when I can't find anything to wear, but remembering who and whose I am helps me to remember what's really important.
Ciara Coleman is a native of Louisville, KY but currently resides in the small town of Georgetown, KY. She loves to be creative and some of her favorite things to do are shop, sew, sing, dance, write poetry and experiment on her natural hair. She is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising Apparel & Textiles with a minor in Communications. Ciara has a growing family, she is engaged and recently gave birth to her first child, a beautiful girl. Despite life’s many obstacle’s, Ciara has overcome adversity and has a powerful testimony. She hopes that through her blog she can tell her story and encourage women to love themselves and to glorify in ALL that they do.