Monday, August 18, 2014


Hello friends,

I apologize for being absent in the blogging world these last few weeks. There has been a lot going on, and I've been spending a lot of time adjusting to post-college life.

After some prayer and thought, I've come to the conclusion that it might be good to take a break from the blog for a while. I feel like the Lord is calling me to focus on other things right now. I'm putting this in His hands, so I'm not sure if or when I'll be back in the blogosphere.

I just want to say thank you for all the love and support you've given me as I've wandered through this experience. I've learned so much and met so many amazing people since starting this blog, and I've been truly blessed. Until we meet again, keep being your beautiful selves!


Maria :)

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Every now and then I might stumble across a company or product that I get excited about, and if I'm excited about it, why not share? If the product or company in question is helpful in making my dream of living as both an intentional Christian and a fashionable young woman become a reality, then I am more than happy to pass the information along. This beautiful dress is from eShakti, and I'm excited to share this company with you all!


cardigan : thrifted
watch : Target
dress : c/o eShakti
sandals : Famous Footwear

A big thank you to eShakti for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
Check out eShakti's website, as well as their Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter accounts!

P.S. Linking up with: Fizz & Frosting, Style Elixir, The Pleated Poppy, Mix & Match Fashion

Friday, July 18, 2014



necklace : thrifted
t-shirt : Everlane
watch : Target (similar / similar)
shorts : refashion from these pants (thrifted)
sandals (not pictured) : Famous Footwear (exact on sale, also in brown)

Step 1  Find a pair of pants (preferably 1-2 sizes larger than your usual size)

Step 2  Measure and cut the legs off to the desired length, leaving 1.5" extra for hemming

Step 3  Try them on inside out, pin, and take in the legs as needed at the side seams. If you went more than a couple of sizes up, you may have to adjust the crotch and the inseams too (I didn't have to do this for mine)

Step 4  If the waist is a little too big, adjust accordingly. For me, this just meant moving the button over a bit

Step 5  Fold up the edges 3/4" twice, then hem. I did mine by hand using a blind stitch, but you could do it with a machine as well. Press the hem with an iron for best results

Linking up with: Midwest Bloggers, Style Elixir