Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Little Spanish Flair?

Dressy, flowy and heels to boot! Who is this??  You don't often see me in a skirt and heels, but for the first time ever, I have in my possession a bold lip color!  I blame it all on my sister in law. During my visit to Columbus she hooked me up with my first Lipsense experience. I could go for some of those lovely neutrals that I live day to day in. However,  if I was going to try a lip color designed to stay on all day, why not shoot for something obvious?

But what does this lip color have to do with the style of my outfit? I'm so glad you asked. ;) In lieu of the fact that I've never sported bright lips, I thought I should style an outfit completely inspired by said lips.

I opened my closet and saw the floral belt and the salmon colored shoes. Then I noticed the black and white skirt, which is a recent hand me down from my dad's girlfriend. I don't know why this is amusing to me, but it is. If someone gives me an article of clothing, I see a fun challenge to make it work with my style...whatever that may be.

One the outfit came together I couldn't help but think of a Spanish style. Maybe it's the print of the skirt combined with the flower on the belt. Anyway, my thoughts were confirmed when I bumped into a friend and she said...

"You look Spanish today." ;)

That made me smile... 

Yeah. Just like that. ;)

As for the accessories, I went for simple silver. Any extra color around my face looked like too much combined with the bold lips. 

So, have you ever tried lip sense? If yes, what do you think?

I noticed that the color lasted all day with the occasional lip gloss re-application. My only troubles arose when I drank Kombucha and then again while eating salsa at a Mexican restaurant. So be sure to use a straw while drinking your fabulous Kombucha while wearing Lipsense, and remember to reapply the lipgloss if you're going to be dining at a Mexican restaurant. You don't want to be in the middle of your tasty Mexican dinner and begin to worry that your lip color is peeling in splotches!

Outfit Breakdown: Lipsense (Jessi's Facbook Group)/Top: WHBM (OLD)/Skirt (Dad's GF)/Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Old)/Jewelry: Premier Designs (Chrissy's Premier)

****Where I Wore It****

We go to church every Sunday, but this Sunday was super special because our 8 year old twins were baptized by my husband. It was so beautiful to watch. I stood at the baptismal entrance, taking it all in as my husband explained the ways their lives have begun to show real understanding in the simple Gospel message, as well as ways they are beginning to live out their sweet, young faith. He choked up, I choked up and they smiled.

"Do you believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins and that He now lives in you? Is Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior of your life?"


"Then it gives me great pleasure to baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. Buried with Christ in baptism and raised to walk in newness of life."

I'm not gonna lie. I'm crying right now. Baptism is an outward symbol of an inward faith, as well as an act of obedience. It is not the beginning and it is not the end. We continue to pray that their faith will grow in Christ, just as we pray for our other boys, other family members AND ourselves!

That's all for today my dear reader friends. I pray you are blessed by an awareness of a loving God today!!


"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19)


  1. Oh how baptism is such a special thing, I'm so glad your boys made the commitment and by your husband, oh wow, even more special! And look at you you little Spanish sweet mama! What a fun and beautiful skirt!

  2. Love that pretty skirt! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

    1. Thank you Dawn. Love your style and look forward to linking up each week.

  3. So cool! You really rock this Spanish look! Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style linkup party.

  4. Mamasita!! You look great Chrissy! That skirt was meant for you. Congrats on your boys :)
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear



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