Girls’ Night Out: Flower Power

Nothing says more sexy and feminine for a date night or a girls’ night out this spring than a cute floral romper like this one from Altar’d State. 

Are you guys familiar with Altar’d State? If not, I highly recommend you checking them out. I love their core values and I absolutely love that they don’t hide their faith in the way they do business. In a society where perversion is being celebrated and extorted in some industry, it’s refreshing to see that there’s a business such as Altar’d State that stands up for what they believe in. 

Also, I must note that as of the time of this writing, we are making funeral arrangements for my father-in-law who just passed away, and I wanted to get this post out to you guys, but Altar’d State sent me a message saying it’s okay to put my family first. I know that there aren’t too many brands out there that are like that these days and that just made me want to support the brand even more and I’m so glad to be an ambassador for them.… View Post

Back With This Big Trend + Another HUGE Giveaway

Happy Spring guys! If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that Spring and Summer are actually my favorite season. Fall, Winter and I just don’t work very well with each other. In the past, I still normally do a lot of outfit posts, no matter how cold it got. However, this past winter, I had a wonderful excuse to take a little bit of a break from blogging due to planning my wedding so I really wasn’t able to do a lot of outfit posts.

And speaking of which, I will definitely be sharing a few pictures from our wedding and sharing with you some of the details.

For the meantime, spring is here and so are the trends that came with it the last time. If you remember, the off-the-shoulder trend was so huge last year. Everyone and their mothers on this planet and maybe Mars, wore this trend and it was great! This season, it’s back and I shared a few more choices below for you to check-out. 

There are so many out there, it’s so hard to choose! But this pink one on this post is definitely a favorite. The material is a bit wrinkly but if you iron it with starch, it should be good to go. … View Post

A Little Reflection on 2016 and Some New Year’s Eve Party Outfit Ideas

And just like that my friends…2016 is almost over and in a few days, we’re about to welcome a new year! 2016 has truly been a wonderful year for me. So many challenges and oppositions yet so many blessings and wonderful opportunities have come my way as well. 

A wise woman once told me…”When you see conflict, don’t see it as a breaking point. See it as a growth point.” This statement has truly opened my heart and mind. Because I’ve faced too many hardships in life, I thought I was already strong enough. But in 2016, there have been times when I felt like I was about to break down and give up on some people and in life in general. But just a couple of weeks ago, this statement came to me and it has lifted my spirit and has enabled me to see every obstacle that come my way as an opportunity to grow as a person and to become even stronger.

I may not be completely prepared for what 2017 has to offer and what good and bad things a married life can offer but I now know to have the right mindset for it. I’m entirely depending on God and His grace to carry me through this new season. One thing I know though…the best is yet to come in 2017.… View Post

Cape Town H-Town

Belated Merry Christmas! Hope you, lovelies, had a wonderful, wonderful Christmas weekend with your loved ones. The holiday just went by so fast. 

This Christmas was a bittersweet one for me – it’s my last Christmas as Miss Gabriel and in 3.5 weeks, I will be Mrs. Lynne Gabriel-Caine. I may have a little bit of a separation anxiety with my last name (hahaha!) but I’m excited to be a wife and start a new Christmas tradition with my husband and our future family.

Anyway, on to the outfit…the holiday weekend in Houston felt like summer! But it’s not surprising. We have an erratic weather in Houston and it’s always evident during “winter” time. It may be snowing like crazy across the United States and it’s ridiculously warm in Houston.… View Post

Fall Outfit Inspiration by Charming Charlie

Charming Charlie is one of my favorite stores. What’s not to like about it? It’s a one-stop shop, right? I love that you can walk in and find you’re looking for from head to toe. I also love how easy it is to find stuff because of the color scheming they have going on. If you’re looking for particular beige, black, or gold, you know exactly where to go in the store. That’s why it’s normally easy shopping for me when I walk-in. On the other hand, it’s also to do damage in your wallet, ha! Because you can easily walk away with a ton of stuff, probably more than what you came in looking for! 

Anyway, this whole outfit, with the exception of the boyfriend jeans, came from Charling Charlie. From my hat down to my booties, it’s all Charming Charlie! I remember when they first started years ago. It was just mostly accessories until they have slowly expanded to shoes and apparel as well. And the best part is they are budget-friendly! This is THE place for the budget fashionista. One can find a quality handbag, shoes, piece of clothing, and jewelry that fits your budget.… View Post

The Comfort and Style of Aerosoles

In case you’re wondering if I’m okay…I am! Although I haven’t been feeling quite well the past few days. I think the fact that our wedding is only 65 days away is starting to sink in and I’m stressing out about a few things. 

I promise you guys, I’ll stop counting down our wedding once it’s over! Ha! I actually never realized that it’s that close until someone specifically told me it’s only 65 days away! All I know is that there’s still a few things in my mind that I need to get done and I feel that I haven’t gotten it done yet. 

Anyway, enough of my wedding planning rants. 

These days, I’m really all about a balance of comfort and style. I just can’t imagine going around town, doing errands and meetings, and feeling uncomfortable overall – but most especially when it comes to my feet. And I feel like my feet are thanking me and smiling me whenever I’m wearing comfortable shoes and these Aerosoles “Mythology” Booties are just what can make my feet smile! … View Post

Rockin’ Rockport Booties from Zappos!

Happy Election Day, America! For those of you guys who are not in the US, I’m sure you know that today is election day here and we’re just totally hoping for the best! 

Anyway, the holidays are just around the corner and my wedding is in 2.5 months! Can you tell the hustle and bustle in the atmosphere already? I know I can! I was at the mall the other day and noticed how busy it already was. I am pretty sure that it’s even gonna be packed as the holidays get closer. Every year, I dread going to the mall during the holiday season – long check out lines, difficulty in finding a parking, etc. I will definitely opt for online shopping. Thankfully, there’s Zappos! 

For those of you who are concerned about shipping, return policities, delivery time, especially during the holidays – you definitely should check out Zappos.com. They have fast shipping and 365 days return policy. Who can beat that? Most online stores offer 14-30 days only. But I know some of us tend to forget that we have to return something and get past that 14-30 day window. It’s happened to me before so I’m stuck with a product that didn’t fit me right or didn’t like in person. That’s not the case when you shop at Zappos.… View Post