Month: September 2016

One Month To Love: Being All There

“Right now, there are three relationships in your life that trouble you.”  This was the bold statement that greeted us in the opening chapter of our 30 day devotional “One Month To Love” by Pastor Kerry & Chris Shook. I’ll be honest, this statement caught me off guard, however as I seriously considered it, I knew it to be true. As I begin examining the relationships I have with the people closest to me, I see much room for growth and improvement.

September 12th we began this devotional and week one was all about The Art of Being All There, how to truly be present with those we love. I have to be honest, I seriously struggle in this area. We are a generation of multitasks, possibly even more so than our parents due to the reality of social media and technology overload. How often are you having a conversation with someone but going through your mental to do list? Or sitting at the dinner table on a date while checking your IG notifications?

Active Listening involves being fully concentrated on what is said rather than just passively hearing the speaker. It is the act of listening and responding with the intention of producing mutual understanding. Knowing this, I’ve realized that I’m often not as attentive as I should be with my loved ones. It’s my desire that I become a daughter, friend, and wife who can be all there. One of my fiancé Jason’s favorite sayings is “Just be”. It’s a reminder to actually live in the present, to take it all in, and to love, listen, and nurture those in my inner circle.

Green Mesh + Polka Dots

The weekend is here beautiful people, how was your week? I had some unexpected challenges this week but I haven’t let them steal my joy and I hope you can say the same. Yesterday was officially the first day of Fall (or Autumn if you reside outside of North America) and I will be the first to tell you that I am so excited!!

This is my favorite season and I am ready like Freddy boo.I have the weekend ahead to reorganize my clothes as these temperatures slowly drop from eighties to low seventies here in Philly.

Until then, I will be great in a pretty dress like this little number I have on today. I found this mesh polka dot dress on a while back and immediately fell in love. This shade of green is amazing and the large dots are so playfull! The a-line cut has a full skirt which is so flirty and feminine.

Just the pick me up I need to get through a Friday night at work. I’ve added a pink necklace for a pop of color and stayed monochrome with sparkly green pumps for added flare. What a great way to start the weekend!

Dress//Asos , Shoes//Mascote , Jewelry//H&M 

Cream Lace + Ruffles

Every now and then you have to get showered, dressed, and out the door in thirty minutes… today was that day. I have a full weekend ahead of me with wedding planning and organizing new music for my church choir. As a result the entire weekend’s outfits are planned and pressed and today’s look was a great way to start my Friday.

I found this beautiful dress in Marshall’s a year ago and can you beleive it was only $20 ?! I promise you guys I do not spend a lot of money on my clothes, namely because bills –  but seriously lol.

The cream lace has a nice texture and the larger design looks amazing against the ivory lining. The cap sleeves and tiered ruffles add a playful touch. I can totally carry the dress from day to night by wearing flats to work (which I always do) and adding my strappy sandals for a night out in Old City.

Since it is Friday and I’m a working girl, my trusty cream Dooney & Bourke bowler bag and cat eye frames are all I need to complete my ensemble. Summer weather means I live in dresses and with the last lingering balmy temperatures soon to go, I’ll wear one any chance I get.

Here’s to a good weekend loves, stay safe! XO – Kira

Dress//Muse , Shoes//Steve Madden , Purse//Dooney & Bourke , Accessories//Macy’s 

Blush Babydoll Dress

Happy Monday love bugs! I hope you’ve enjoyed your weekend. After an amzing Sunday I’ve gotten just the charge I needed to tackle the week ahead. This week I’ll be doing some much needed sorting through my clothes to prepare for fall, aka my favorite time of the year. If you’re a summer lover I do not share your enthusiasm at al honey, God bless you, lol!!

To start the work week I’ve pulled out one of my favorite dresses. This babydoll dress is so light and airy that I always feel like a princess. The jeweled neckline and tiered design are delicate and feminine without appearing too juvenile or childish for a 30 something. It’s extremely comfortable and virtually wrinkle resistant. Just the dress I need to have a fabulous Monday. Let’s be great today, talk to you soon! XO – Kira

Dress//H&M , Shoes//Mascote , Jewelry//H&M , Glasses// Kardashian Kollection

Peplum Top + Floral Skirt

Hello beautiful people and cheers to the weekend! This week just flew by and I still can’t beleive it’s September already. If it weren’t for the slight chill to the start of my weekday mornings, I would swear we were still in mid-summer.

I have quite a few friends who are sad to see summer leave but I’m a winter baby and I’m excited about the season ahead. For now, I’ve decided to continue getting wear out of my summer wardrobe for as long as possible while adding layers when needed. Today’s look is a blend of fierce and flirty by pairig this structured top with this bright pencil skirt.


The precise cut of the sleeveless peplum along with the netting add an element of edge when paired with the floral pattern of my skirt. To play on the colors in the skirt I added a white necklace and opted for cobalt accessories for an unexpected pop. Perfect outfit to take me from day to night! XO – Kira

Top//Gracia , Skirt//H&M , Shoes//Zara , Purse//Ross , Jewelry//H&M 

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