Monday, December 31, 2018

The Fab 40s in: Fashion for the Apocalypse??

Well, where do I begin with this one? Alright I'll start by saying that I'm honored to be invited by Shelbee on the Edge to share in on the fashion adventures with the Fabulous 40s, a group of six stylish, fashion bloggers from around the globe. As this month's hostess, Shelbee chose the guest blogger, as well as the theme: The Apocalypse. Of course we assume that there will be no thought to fashion when one is surviving post apocalypse, but one can never be too prepared.

Shag Vest: Marisa Jill's Boutique/Shirt Dress: Altar'd State/Tights: GAP Clearance/Boots: Thrift Find/Bracelets: Premier Designs

AND I've a question...Will I be here for the erupting chaos of the end times (some believe we are already in it!), or will I be snatched away into the heavens, safe and sound with the Lion and the Lamb, the King of kings and the Lord of lords?? There are differing arguments as to whether or not Christ followers will be taken up before or mid-tribulation. I've not studied this topic enough to be an expert, but I know what I'd prefer to think. My husband and I joked that I could take pictures of my clothes in a heap on the floor, depicting a Christian rapture. However, that's not as entertaining as my comical attempt to portray one ready to take on the apocalypse.

Of course there is no shortage of material to read or watch if I needed inspiration. Am I going for a zombie apocalypse or pretending the grid went down and it's all about survival? No matter, I'll be ready for either with my hubby's machete and hatchet. Yes, I'm laughing and you should do the same because I'm going to take this a step further and reveal the fact that we built up a supply of dry goods such as: grain, sugar, beans and rice stored in 6 gallon buckets (and still have some remaining) from when my hubby decided to err on the side of caution when it came to the political climate and economy.

Speaking of hubby, he assisted with this photo shoot and kept making me laugh in the process.

I admit that this theme had me stumped. What in the world do I wear? My green, distressed and overly featured denim were my first thought, but I was bored with them.  So what then? I continued to struggle for inspiration and resorted to extra prayers; even wrote the supplication in my journal. That very day, I opened my Christmas gift from a friend and laughed.  Inside the package was this olive green button-up, along with coordinating earrings and a HAT! You may think it coincidental, but I'd say He answered and provided. As for the hat and the earrings, I'll be featuring them when I'm not worried about fighting off pillagers.

What Does It Mean?

Apocalypse: revealing, disclosure, to take off the cover

One other thing. When Shelbee informed me of this month's theme I did a quick review of where the word apocalypse came from.  "Apocalypse" is the first word in the Greek text of the book of Revelation in the Bible. It's the last book, and is also known as the "Apocalypse of John". It was written to disclose God's instructions and provide encouragement for Christ followers! (Insights received from Got Questions, a website to answer any Biblical questions.)

 Have you heard of the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B Jenkins? I remember reading that when I was a teenager. Though they are fiction books, Tim LaHaye interprets Revelation as literally as he can throughout the series, so this may be an engaging way to brush up some end times facts.

Alright now let's get onto the wonderfully creative and far more respectively fierce women I'm both inspired and encouraged by.

Shelbee on the Edge

This month's theme creator and fashion enthusiast, Shelbee, leaves no doubt that she will use that rifle of her husbands, if she has no other course to protect her family. Her edgy, look with the fabulous baker boy hat, camo shorts, fish net hose and layered OTK socks are true to Shelbee's style. She always rocks. ;)

Outfit Details:
Shirt, Hat, Socks: Torrid
Shorts and Vest: Target
Belt: Bed|Stu
Earrings: Charlotte Russe
Boots, Fishnet Tights, Gloves, and Bracelets: All Old
Rifle: My Husband's

Jennie, Pocket Full of Polkadots
There's a lot for me to love in Jennie's outfit, starting with the beanie and camo jacket but I have to say that I also love that I would sport her get up for any casual day of the week! Also, I need her bag! Jennie is a fashionista I know and love.

Outfit Details:
Beanie - Cajon
Camo Jacket - New Look
Plaid Shirt - Ralph Lauren
Tee - Old Navy
Scarf - Charming Charlie
Jeans - Old Navy "Rockstar"
Choker & Earrings - NY&Co.
Boots - Life Stride
Messenger Bag - Swiss Gear

Suzy Turner, Pixie Girl in Portugal
Hey Suzy, Can I be as cool as you? I'm already a fan of Suzy's style and incredible backdrops. No fair, she's over there in Portugal and gets to travel from time time. ;)  Suzy was the first to share her  fabulous outfit photo and we were amused to see that we all had a similar colour vibe going on.

Sheela, Sheela Writes
Wow, from backdrop to fearless fashion Sheela reveals a creative, yet take your passion seriously attitude. At least that's the vibe I'm getting on my first introduction and pleasure of visiting her blog. So nice to meet you gorgeous Sheela!

Outfit Details:
Coat - Thrifted
Bottom - Calzedonia
Boots - I forget
Rings - Poshmark
Weapons - Scavenged on site

Daenel, Living Outside The Stacks

Daenel's battle was all technical and didn't know if she would be able to join up in time, but as you can see she conquered! I'm so glad she did, for we needed this black and camo look, styled with the appropriate boots to get things done! Daenel and I both moved from Georgia to another state this year. How ya doin' these days girl??

Outfit Details:

Sweater - Old
Earrings - Nickel and Suede
Camo Pants - Target
Ankle Boots - Musse and Cloud

Biggest of hugs my friends,



  1. Chrissy, this is the best post ever! I love that you looked at the Apocalypse from a Biblical standpoint as I suspected you would, which is one of the reasons I was hoping you would join us for this theme! In fact, I have coined you our Spiritual Guide were we to form a post-apocalyptic band of bad ass gals...always leading us down the righteous path where good will prevail over all evil. Your outfit is absolutely fabulous and I love that your clothing inspiration prayers were answered! You are wielding your weapons with all the confidence of a warrior and I suspect that we both would figure out proper weapons use if the necessity were to arise. I am so very glad that you joined us this month! It was a tricky styling theme, for sure. Even though I picked it, I still struggled! But we all rose to the challenge in the most fantastic way. By the way, my husband had me laughing all the while we were taking my photos! Mostly because I had no idea what to do with the darn gun! Wishing you a very Happy New Year, my friend. May 2019 be filled with so much love, joy, and happiness...and may no weapons be needed!


    1. awww, thank you very much Shelbee! I'm so glad, as you know we worry as bloggers that we won't pull through as one expects or hopes. Thank you for being edgy, creative, unique and willing to try NEW things. You rock Shelbee!

  2. I love how you related this to your faith, Chrissy!!
    You always have such a great message and this time is no different!!

  3. I love the idea of a pile of clothes on the floor. haha.
    Left Behind... man, when that came out, it was sort of eye opening to see the end times in a Christian view point. Makes me want to re-read them.

  4. Go girl!!! You are totally ready for that apocalypse. Love everything about this outfit and you!!! Happy New Year!!! XOXO

  5. Chrissy, I was so delighted to have you join us this month and I must admit, I had no idea that you're married to a preacher husband! You must have laughed when you discovered what the theme would be! And speaking of laughing, I just LOVE that you said your hubby kept making you laugh while you tried to look tough for these photos (which you succeeded, by the way!). Your outfit is just perfect for the theme, and how wonderful the a friend just happened to send you the clothes just when you needed them!!
    Happy New Year, Chrissy!
    Suzy xxx
    P.S Thank you for calling me 'Cool' lol xx

  6. Chrissy, I love your humor and sense of style, Girlfriend! And I, for one, am ready to call Heaven my HOME! Lord, come quickly!

  7. Thank you SO much, Chrissy, for joining The Fab 40s this month, and for being such a trooper in your outfit!! Love every single detail of your look. Especially that shaggy vest!!!

  8. Oh my goodness Chrissy, your outfit is just perfect for the theme. I would have panicked and had no idea where to begin, that shaggy vest is amazing and works with this them but cold also be so glam! Kudos to the hubby for a great photo shoot!

  9. Love this post and your view. You are just AWESOME.

  10. What a fun and creative take on the Apocalypse! Love the vibe of your outfit as a kick butt gal and your props are on par. i hope you are having a great start to the New Year and happy Thursday!

    Maureen |

  11. Fierce and fab! Loving these photos dear, so creatively done.
    Jessica |

  12. Love how you pulled this outfit together - the tunic is a great piece, especially with the vest! I would have laughed so hard if you'd just taken a pic of a pile of clothes on the floor, hehe! :)

    Happy New Year! Hope that your 2019 is off to a great start and you've been having a great week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  13. Hey Chrissy, nice to see this post here.
    I loved your outfit, good color combination!

  14. You ladies are FIERCE!!! Every single on of you look so amazing!

    xx, Elise

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