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Hey Lovies!

Usually I only post when I have a professional photo shoot that I’ve done, (usually a few days before) and a revelation or story on why I chose the outfit. But I HAD to tell you about my outfit that I wore yesterday to church and how it came together. It was literally put together in 5 minutes and came out great! But the person who put it together wasn’t me…It was GOD!

It was a normal Sunday morning, and I was running late for church (it’s a process, but I’m getting better!). I had just finished doing my hair and makeup, and was trying to find an outfit before I ran out of the door. I quickly realized that most of my outfits were either in the hamper or super wrinkled inside of my suitcase (I just got back from NC this week and still haven’t unpacked).

After looking through what seemed like minimal clothing in my closet, I fell backwards onto my bed and said “Ughh I just wanna keep on my PJ’s!!” out loud. I immediately heard a voice whisper in my ear “Just keep them on”. I knew exactly who the whisper was from…it was God. I spend a lot of time conversing with God about life, so I’m familiar with His voice, and can recognize when He is speaking to me. I replied to God and said “What? Bruce and Glen (my pastors) are not gonna let me just come strolling into church with this tank top and short-shorts on!” (which by the way are my old cheer shorts from high school! Lol). God then told me to open my suitcase. I didn’t quite understand where this was going, but I hardly ever do, so I just walked over to my suitcase, unzipped it, and threw the flap open. I Immediately noticed my long printed sheer jacket that I got from my oldest niece, rolled up in the corner of my suitcase! I picked it up and threw it on over top of my PJ’s…I pranced around in the mirror for a second and thought “what should I wear this with?”.

Once again God whispered “Wear it with your PJ’s”. You would think that statement would send me into a state of confusion, but it didn’t. It was like a lightbulb went off in my head! I ran to my bag where I keep all of my belts, and rummaged inside until I found a vintage belt that I got from my moms closet a few years ago. I tied it around my waist and transformed the jacket into a dress. It was low cut in the front, but the tank top I wore to bed covered my chest. Since the jacket was a little sheer, my old cheer shorts covered my bottom and kept the look classy. I threw on my wedges that had been in the closet and hardly ever catch my attention, yet now somehow they seemed to be the center of my focus. I completed the look by layering on a few necklaces and bangles, and now…Viola! The outfit was complete! While running to grab my keys and phone I even noticed a old clutch (that went perfect with my look) tucked away under a few books on the shelf!

It was like God was illuminating everything I needed so all I had to do was grab it and go! It was so AMAZING!

This actually isn’t the first time He’s done something like this, but it never has been this clear! The other time was around this time last year AND on a Sunday! I put an outfit together that I thought was great, but after I walked out of my apartment the skirt rose a few inches and didn’t look as appropriate as I first imagined (it was a super tight pencil skirt). God told me go back inside and change back into the outfit that I originally had on. After obeying, I went to church and later took an “outfit of the day” pic for my Instagram page. A few months later I received a random email from People Style Watch Magazine saying that they found my picture on Instagram and wanted to feature it in their September issue! Guess what picture it was…the outfit from that Sunday!! It’s amazing how one small act of obedience resulted in a magazine feature that I will always cherish! (See it here on my Press page!)

All of this to say, let God guide you in EVERYTHING you do. It may seem crazy to ask Him what to wear, or how you should wear your hair, etc. But try it sometimes, and then be obedient to what He tells you to do. He will open doors and use you in ways that you wouldn’t imagine! Trust me! :)

See the full look below! Photos taken on an IPhone so please excuse the quality!

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Tank Top: Forever 21 // Shorts: who knows.. //  Jacket: gifted by family // Accessories: Vintage // Shoes: TJ Maxx

Xo, Chrissy

Freedom!

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Freedom (noun): the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
*synonyms: liberty, liberation, release, deliverance, delivery, discharge.

Freedom is something that we all want. To be free from being bogged down by fear, stress, pain and the obstacles that are apart of this beautiful journey of life. Little do we know that freedom is a state of mind. It’s not something that you can get by breaking up with your boyfriend or paying off a bill. It comes from truly learning who you are and loving yourself from within.

These past few weeks have been such a freeing experience for me. I decided to take the time to spend time getting to know who I am (through Christ) rather than what the world tries to tell me that I am. I took some time from social media (other than posting for the blog and a few life related things) and really spent time with God and myself (having me-days without my friends). During this time I became more aware of my purpose in this world, I also began to work towards a few goals that I had put on hold for sometime out of fear.

Now, I am always usually the first person to pull out my heels and dresses when leaving the house. But during this time I found myself wearing boyfriend jeans, button downs and my converses. Granted, I did dress up the outfit with a statement necklace, but for the majority of the time I just wanted to be super casual and comfortable. I wore my hair in a bun and only wore makeup when I felt like putting it on.

Some would say that during these last few weeks I let myself go from my usual “city girl” attire. But I like to think of it as me losing pieces of myself that needed to be removed in order to gain a better perspective of who I am as a woman…..I found Freedom! :)

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Mi Amor 

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Hey lovies!

It’s officially summer!! (does happy tap dance across the floor!)

It’s been a long winter and quick spring, but now it’s time pull out the daisy dukes shorts, fire up the backyard grills, go to all the rooftop parties and set up the nighttime bonfires! I love all the endless outdoor activities that summertime brings!

For me, with every new season comes a new clothing obsession. In the fall/winter it’s usually my jacket/coat obsession. This spring I was in love with sheer overlay tops, but this summer I have been buying button-ups nonstop! From tops to dresses, I literally can’t get enough of this classic staple piece because I can make any kind-of outfit with it.

For this weeks look, I was inspired by a wide-brim hat that I purchased not too long ago. It gave me a instant feel of sophistication as soon as I tried it on. I knew I wanted to create that same type of look with it. I paired it with a classic white button down dress and strappy heels. I also added a statement necklace and my color block “797” bag to add a bit of pizzaz to the outfit.

After finishing the look with my signature red lip, I took a look in the mirror to check out my outfit creation. I couldn’t help but mouth the words “Mi Amor” in my fake French accent to take on this sophisticated persona that my outfit was giving me! I’d also like to think that it was a indication of my newfound love ….. button ups! :) (Why I said a Spanish term in a French accent is beyond me, but it sounded sophisticated so just roll with the punches and don’t kill my vibe! Lol)


  

Button-Down Dress: H&M || Wide Brim Hat: H&M || Statement Necklace: Aldo || Strappy Heels: Aldo || “797” Bag: Tory Burch

Photographer : Derek Sturdivant (Zhetut.com)

Xo, Chrissy Joy

“Mi Amor” – Chrissy Joy Style Channel 

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Hey Lovies!

See this week’s look in motion on Chrissy Joy Style Channel! Head over to subscribe, comment and share this week’s look! The full story behind this week’s look as well as pictures will be added to the blog this week! :)

Videographer: Derek Sturdivant (Zhetut.com)

Xo, Chrissy Joy

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