HAPPY BELATED EASTER!!!

Yesterday was Easter and on behalf of Life fashion styling, I’d liked to say HAPPY EASTER! HAPPY RESURRECTION!! (I would have typed up something yesterday but I was too busy stuffing my face with banana pudding D;)
Easter marks the day that God looked down on us and decided we were worth saving. He sent his son to die on the cross so that we could have a second chance, so we could have hope of better days! With that being said, HE IS RISEN AND THAT CALLS FOR A CELEBRATION! –THROWS CONFETTI IN THE AIR-
FASHION-WISE, people go all out with their spring attire! Refreshing colors that truly bring out the joy of the occasion. When I’m shopping for an outfit for holidays such as this, I aim for pieces that can be versatile. A great way to save money is to buy pieces that can be used for other things such as everyday wear, fall or spring, or even mixing and matching. As you can see, the outfit I chose for this Easter was a bright reddish, orange dress that could be worn with a heel or wedge to be dressed up or could also be dressed down with a sandal or even an ankle boot! I chose the gold accessories to bring out a more refreshing, spring look and I also wore a comfortable, saddle-colored wedge to dress it up a little. As for a handbag, I decided to go with my Michael Kors Leopard print, calf hair clutch (which can also be turned into a cross body, btw); something that added a little pizzazz to the outfit.


As I said earlier, if you’re looking to save money, you should try finding pieces that can work year around. With my dress (which was regular price $86, but I bought it for $23.64 at Belk –thumbs up-), you can always tone it down for the fall! Adding black tights and a suede ankle boot would definitely achieve the look appropriate for that time of year. 

Lastly, the choice for my sister, was definitely more spring-like than mine. She wore one of my favorite dresses….I MEAN FFFFAAVVVVOOORRRIITTTE! The whole day I had to refrain myself from staring at her because that’s how much I love that dress. It’s a dress that almost looks like a two piece but is actually a one piece. A horizontal striped, black and white top and a beautiful, floral combination on the bottom. Since the zipper on the back was gold, we went simple with a gold bracelet and a gold and pewter stud earring. Also, we used black and brown wedges which despite the height of the wedge, are very comfortable (THANK YOU, VINCE CAMUTO!) WHICH CAN BE HARD TO FIND! As for the Handbag, we went with the Brahmin: Black Arno style.


Anyway, I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY THE PHOTOS AND HAVE A GREAT REST OF THE DAY!! ❤
P:S- It rained early that day hints why we took pics with our super awesome Coach and Kate Spade umbrellas.

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Jessica Shelter

MY STORY

HI EVERYONE! My name is Jessica Shelter, creator of Life Fashion Styling. Since I was a little girl, I have always been interested in the fashion industry. When I was younger I thought I wanted to be a designer or possibly a model but unfortunately the world can bring you down, make you feel as if you’re not good enough to pursue something that you have so much interest in doing. For the longest time, I went through the motions of life; pursuing the more safe and rational path, mainly because “it’s what you’re supposed to do”. I was being ordinary when I was made to be extraordinary! About a month or so ago, if you would have asked me what I wanted to do with my life or even asked me what my talents were, I wouldn’t have been able to answer you without rambling on until I eventually changed the subject. I was at a point in my life where my dreams had been buried deep down inside of me, so deep to the point I couldn’t remember what they were in the first place! January was a turning point in my life.,,
During a Sunday morning service at my church, my dreams were awakened. Prior to this service, I felt as if God was telling me it was time for me to step out and pursue my destiny, using my talents to bring Glory to his name. When you step out in faith, it’s not always easy. Sometimes it means letting go of one of your security blankets which can be difficult since we live in a world that is all about playing it safe and being rational. ANYWAY, back to the Sunday Morning service!
Pastor Scotty, the pastor of Life Church of Mobile, stood up and started to talk about God being a restorer of dreams. As he continued to speak about the subject, my heart started to soften and I became emotional. I wasn’t crying or anything like that, surprisingly, since I usually cry about a lot of things. I even cry when I laugh, unfortunately….but that’s beside the point (GETTING BACK ON TRACK). All I could do at that moment is ponder on what my dreams were and why I gave them up. I continued to ponder, ponder, and ponder but I couldn’t think of what dreams I wanted to do originally. So, I continued to thinking, deeper and deeper as Pastor Scotty continued to proclaim ‘GOD IS A RESTORER OF DREAMS’. As he continued, I could feel myself bring to remembrance what I wanted to do. First, photography popped in my head. I wanted to be a forensic photographer when I was younger but that changed rather quickly after I found out what all has to go along with that (I have no clue why I wanted to do that, I wouldn’t have lasted a day!). Second, fashion popped into my head and then after that, everything started to come together. God was revealing to me his vision for my life! It was quite refreshing and for the first time in a while, I felt alive…confident….motivated.
After this encounter in my life, I took a few steps. I quit my job, enrolled in a fashion styling course online and started my journey toward my destiny. Now, I’m starting a blog to not only share with you my classic/ somewhat quirky style but also share ways of bringing together a style you want to achieve without spending an arm and a leg to do so. Aside from that, my main goal is to become a fashion stylist and personal shopper for the everyday person; to be able to impact people’s lives by helping them find their more confident selves. SO HERE I AM, READY AND WILLING TO STEP OUT AND ENJOY THE JOURNEY THAT HAS BEEN SET BEFORE ME! Once again, God is a restorer of dreams and if you’re willing to step out and totally trust that he knows what he is doing, then he can restore yours too! I’m not at my destination yet but I fully believe He has a lot in store for me. Now sit back, relax and enjoy the quirky fashion of Life Fashion!
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