Tuesday, August 25, 2015

5 Wedding Geust Outfits for Summer

July 28, 2015 2:06AM

I love weddings because it’s one of the sweetest gift to witness a man and woman coming together as one in Christ. My summers are always filled with beautiful weddings, so I thought why not do a wedding guest lookbook for you guys! I decided to do five different looks for summer weddings. I will also include some tips and do's and don’ts. So let's get stated!!!


Outfit number one is the classic little black dress. If all else fails, a little black dress will be perfect for any wedding. I love wearing black because it is flattering on everyone and always looks sophisticated. I actually bought this dress at Goodwill, but it originally was from Jessica Simpson’s clothing line. The reason I bought this dress was because I loved the strong shoulder look with the shoulder pads and embellishments, but the quality of the fabric is also really nice. I also like how mature the dress makes me look with the wrapped top and tulip wrapped bottom. I finished off the look with a plain black clutch from Goodwill and black suede wedges from Kohl's. Do wear black because it’s always safe and don't ever wear all white. Repeat don't wear an all white outfit!!! You don't want to take the attention away from the bride and have everyone glare at you right.   


Outfit number two mixes masculine and feminine pieces, but still looks put together. The pink tulle with the tailored vest makes a perfect mix of masculinity and femininity. All the items (except the shoes) I bought from Goodwill, but the vest and dress are both originally from Target. As you might be able to tell, I'm a huge thrifter and love shopping at Goodwill. I remember seeing the black vest at Target on sale for $13 and really wanted to get it, but decided not to. Then a week or so later, I go to Goodwill and find it not only in black, but also in white for $5 each, which is such a steal. I usually get a lot of compliments when I wear my vest because even though it looks boxy and business like, it has deep armholes that make it a lot more casual. Also for this outfit, if you wanted to ditch the wedges for a pair of flat black lace-up oxfords would be very cute. Do mix and match masculine and feminine pieces.


Outfit three mixes girly with edgy. Maxi skirts are great pieces to dress up and this one I actually made from a dress I bought from Goodwill. I loved the color and material of the dress, but unfortunately it was like six sizes too big, so I decided to chop off the top and make an elastic waistband skirt. Maxi skirts are also great if you wanted to have the illusion of lengthen legs. My leather jacket I bought on an Asian wholesale website. Depending on where you live, a leather jacket might be too hot for a summer wedding, but it will look really chic just hanging on your shoulders like how I wore it. I finished the outfit with a plain white tank, skinny black waist belt, a black clutch, and black heels. Although, I like a lot of different fashion styles my favorite style has to be the edgy look. I love the black leather jacket and maxi skirt combo for any formal event. 


Outfit four I call “Modern Greek” because of the classic Greek doric maxi dress silhouette. This look is definitely the most effortless, but also the most elegant. Maxi dresses are the easiest to style because all you need are a pair of heels and a statement necklace. I love maxi dresses not only because they are effortless, but also slim and elongate te figure. I bought this maxi dress from none other than Goodwill and my necklace was a diy. If you are running late and need to find something easy to wear a maxi dress is probably the best choice. 


The last outfit is a little more daring because of the mix and match patterns, but I love the two prints together and the simple silhouette with the modern front center zipper. I bought this dress from Goodwill for $7 and I couldn’t resist buying it because I have nothing like it in my wardrobe. When I got home I did some researching and the retail price of this dress was over $100! This is probably one of the best finds I got from Goodwill. Because the print is so bold I pair the look with a plain black clutch and simple black heels. I could also see this outfit paired with cobalt blue heels and accessories. Don’t be afraid to mix and match prints and colors because you never know if things look good together until you experiment.    

Here below are some tips to know before the wedding and some added do's and don'ts.


1. Know the dress code

a.       Formal
b.      Semi-formal
c.       Causal
      2.Ask for the wedding colors, so you don’t match the wedding party
      3.Know the location
a.       Indoor or outdoor
      4.Wear comfortable shoes or bring an extra pair of flats


      1.If all else fails, wear a little black dress
      2.Mix and match masculine and feminine pieces
      3.Throw on a leather jacket over your shoulders
      4.Mix and match formal and causal pieces
      5.Wear anything maxi
      6.Mix and match prints and colors


      1.Don’t wear all white
      2.Don’t out do the bride or wedding party
      4.Don’t dress inappropriate (sweatpants, mini skirts, revealing too much skin, etc...)  

      I hope you all enjoy my looks and tips. If you guys have any other events that you want me to make looks for comment them below and tell me which look was your favorite. Thanks and God bless. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Truth, Modesty, and Beauty

July 28, 2015 4:06PM

As I start this blog, I want to make it known that it is not for my own fame, but for God's glory. I wanted to start a blog about my love for fashion, but also my first love, which is God. I want to use my talent and my time to help lead others closer to God or to get them to know God. This blog will definitely be a challenge for me, but I have been feeling very convicted to start this because it has been on my mind for a very long time now. I hope that whoever falls upon my blog will be filled with the joy from God and if not I'm totally fine because it's only through the Holy Spirit that people will be convicted.

I want my main focus to be about not only fashion, but spreading God's truth, modesty, and the true beauty of a women. I have some special bible verses that will be basing my blog off on. I truly hope and pray that those who have run dry or those who are lost because of the chaos in this world will be able to see truth and find meaning of who they really are in God's eyes.   

As I start this journey, I hope you guys will follow me as I follow Jesus.

My first and very special bible verse comes from the book of Matthew as Jesus speaks to his disciples. 

                    "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in 
                   the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy 
                   Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have 
                   commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to 
                   the very end of the age."

Matthew 28:19-20

I have grown up in the church that is part of the CMA denomination. The CMA (Christian Missionary Alliance) main goal is exacting what this verse is stating. Jesus makes it so easy and clear, as he commands us to go out into the world and preach about his good news. So, as I start this blog, may I be able to spread God's good new to everyone who reads this.

The next two bible verses reflect on being modest and being mindful of how we present ourselves to others because we are God's children after all.

                   "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, 
                   who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not 
                   your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God 
                   with your body."

1 Corinthians  6:19-20

This verse speaks so much truth into my life because it reminds me that this life does not belong to me, but to the one who created me. Everything I have is truly just a blessing that the Lord has given to me to use for his glory. Because I am his, I need to be careful of how I dress myself, so that I may honor him as a child of God. To honor God with our bodies, I believe is to dress modestly and I don't mean having to cover up from head to toe, but just be aware that we don't want our brothers to fall into sin. In this world, we see in the media and in our society that dressing in clothes that show off our figure and having guys check us out is something that makes us feel beautiful and accepted. The thing is God already accepts us and that in itself should be good enough to make us feel beautiful without having to sell our bodies. This then brings me to the next verse:

                    "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as
                    braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead,
                    it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle
                    and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight."

1 Peter 3:3-4

This last verse focuses on the outward beauty most people generally recognize first because we humans are visual creatures, but this verse speaks about beauty that comes from within. We shouldn’t spend so much time trying to beautify our appearance, but to beautify our spirit or soul. This might be a hard thing for many of us to follow because we do so much for vanity. I for sure struggle with this too. We have to remember if we are doing more for our vanity or for our sanctity.  

These were the few bible verses that really touch my heart and I hope they touch yours as well. I want to be able to be super intentional and honest about my faith and my actions. I think it is such a blessing to be able to start this adventure with all of you and I hope you all made it this far down!!! Thank you everyone for reading and hopefully maybe come back soon to see my future post. If you guys have any questions or just need a listening ear comment down below or email me at bethery.yang@gmail.com. Have a good day and God bless.