No means “Next Opportunity

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Have you ever been so close to your dream opportunity that you could taste it?! You’re making every possible move in the right direction to obtain it, and at this point, the opportunity is pretty much already yours – at least, in your mind.  Then suddenly, at the last possible second, it falls through.  What should have been the final, triumphant, Super Bowl, touchdown pass of the century, was blocked at the very last second.  W.T.F(udge)!! Now you’re pissed off (yet again) because what seemed like an open door to the perfect opportunity is now closed in your face.

Well, what if you found out later that the door to this opportunity was always closed to begin with. Not because of sexism, racism or anything to do with you… but simply because it wasn’t big enough.

Welp, this happen to me earlier this week! I just knew that this opportunity had my name written all over it, and it would lead to what I have been praying for. But it didn’t happen! After my slight temper-tantrum in questioning God’s reasoning, he showed me that it was never mine to begin with. He said that I had actually been standing outside of a door that HE had closed and locked and was trying to make it open. If I would have consulted with him about the opportunity before I went after it, he would have showed me that it was a mediocre opportunity and that the door was closed before I wasted my time standing outside of the doorway.

Well hot dawg!! I went from being to angry to grateful in a split second! Lol

Now, I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only person this has happened to. But I may have been one of the few that was able to get the revelation of how a “no” to a opportunity can actually be in my favor! We all have the ability to get this revelation through prayer. Our journey of chasing our dreams is always a process of moving forward, but in that process we should always take the time to pray/consult with God about opportunities while we are moving so that we aren’t moving in the wrong direction, or worst, stopping our moving forward by standing outside of closed door or unnecessary road blocks that could have easily been walked around.

Prayer is powerful thing! It had has the power to reroute us and save us time. It can give us the eyes of Christ to see beyond the mediocre and bullcrap, and it can push us beyond the shadows and bring us into the beautiful light! :)

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Lace Top & Pants: H&M // Shoes: Vintage // Sunglasses: Tory Burch // Bangles: Vintage // Necklace: Rocksbox

Photographer: Ammuri Lauren of Artmurri.com

Xo,

Chrissy Joy

Don’t Be Like The Others Darling!

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I was recently scrolling through Instagram when I saw a post that said “Remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing”. As I sat there and stared at my IPhone screen I was immediately reminded of a word that was given to me earlier this year. I was told to stop trying to be like other bloggers because I would never blend in or be like them…I was never meant to, to begin with. I would be known for my love of Jesus, and my blog would flourish for that very reason.
For any blogger being told that your blog will flourish is enough to do a few cartwheels and summer-salts! However, hearing that the reason would because of my love of Jesus, made me happy yet scared (to be quite honest). In a world of filtered dinner pictures, #ootd snaps & #armcandy inspiration, you don’t really see alot of influential bloggers post about God or talk about him in their blog post. You may hear a motivational quote here or there that’s cute or rhymes, but nothing that really speaks about the issues that we all face day-to-day in our journey of life…or the battle to live positive and spread love in a world of hate and greed.
How will people respond? Will they consider me to be like one of those bible-toting religious people? Does this mean I can’t talk about my outfit inspirations anymore? I love God but I love fashion too, can they both really be merged?
The answer is…just be a willing vessel! Let God speak through you in your blog post & everyday life, and watch him work in miraculous ways.
This is not to say that I won’t be talking about my style and what inspired it going forward, because as we have seen in the past, even God styles my looks from time to time (See #StyledByGod post)! :) However, I feel that this world needs more bloggers who will use their platform of influence to spread the word of Christ, motivate others to live a life with purpose, and to walk into their own personal calling in life (because we all have one!).
I don’t know where this journey is headed, but I know that I am willing and excited to take this crazy journey of faith and fashion with you all, blasting my music and dancing along the way! I am also excited to transition ChrissyJoyStyle.com from “Living life, Taking chances, & Bringing style along for the ride” to….”Living Life with Purpose & Style”

Let’s get this party started! :)

  

Romper: Urban Outfitters || Necklace:Zara || Sunglasses: Vintage || Booties: Zara

Photographer: Amurri Lauren of Artmurri.com

Xo,

Chrissy Joy

American Girl

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Hey Lovies!

So in the past 24 hours I have basically been on a blogging binge! I never knew how much I missed writing these past few weeks until I started to catch up on my post and literally couldn’t stop typing! I went from planning to write one post to adding a extra 3 post! I kept saying to myself “Oh, I need to show them that look!” and “I cant forget to tell them about that trunk show!”. I think I may be all caught up at this point, but I couldn’t let you go another week without sharing my patriotic look from Fourth Of July.

I was inspired by the American Flag of course, but I didn’t want to be so literal in my look by wearing a flag. I decided upon wearing my patriotic colors and sealing the look with my signature red lip.

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Crop Top: H&M \\ Skirt: White House Black Market \\ Necklace: Rocksbox \\ Wedges: Marshalls

Photographer: Roberto Johnson

Xo,

Chrissy Joy

Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2015 Collection 

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Hey Lovies!

This past week I had the pleasure of attending the Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2015 Trunk Show at the New York boutique located in Soho. Upon walking into the boutique I was greeted with warm smiles by two employees who asked me if I wanted to enter a raffle to win a awesome Rebecca Minkoff mini backpack, which I did. Keep me in your prayers that I win!! :)

As I made my way past the caterers who were serving champagne & Rebecca Minkoff bottled water, and around the artist who was sketching personalized pictures of each guest that made a purchase, I finally saw the collection. From fringed jackets & dresses to embossed leather clutches and wide-brim fedoras. It was a downtown girl’s fashion dream!

I was able to chat with Rebecca Minkoff, the host of the event, to find out a little bit more about the collection. She informed me that her inspiration for the Fall Collection came from a book by Patti Smith titled “Just Kids”. “It’s a great read, I encourage you to check it out! Once you begin to read it you’ll definitely understand how my collection ties back to the book”, says Rebecca.

The collection definitely gave off a 1960’s New York vibe, which is the era the designer was going for. I could definitely see myself adding EVERYTHING from this collection into my fall wardrobe, especially the fringed high-heel booties & jacket!

Check out a recap of my evening below along with my look! :)

  

  

  

  

  


  

     Rebecca Minkoff & I ! :) 
Top: Forever 21 \\ Skirt: Zara \\ Necklaces: Aldo \\ Heels: Victoria Secret Catalogue

Xo,

Chrissy Joy

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