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Beauty Tuesday: Starring Rose Gold + Holy Week & Easter Sunday Best Dress Ideas

In ♥ & Soul, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 04/15/2014 at 15:00

There is beauty in uncertainty.

I read that in Rediscovering Catholicism, and this is a revelation that I’ve never considered before. I tend to plan, as I’ve pointed out in Beauty Tuesday: My AM Routine, at least a week in advance and even as far back as a month ahead of time. However, I’ve tried to let go and go with the flow…

Meanwhile, I must share my IT bag for Spring: this white vachetta Guess? handbag with studded handles and rose gold hardware ~ the bow and heart charms won me over when I first spotted it out at Dillard’s (my mom’s favorite store) at the end of January.

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Two decades ago when I was in junior high, Guess? (which was established the same year I was born) was all the rage: think Wayne’s World featuring Claudia Schiffer {sha-wing}; I wore Guess? everything, not just limited to jeans: bags, shoes, even my suede jacket!]

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Since I felt triumphant for reaching my most recent milestone for my dissertation, I convinced my mom to reward me with it, so this tote is special because it symbolizes my progress.

The color makes this pick very versatile for any outfit…

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Plus, I have an array of accessories to mix and match with it, from rose gold jewelry, to bow and hearts.

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My new purse will be sweet to bring to church with me on Easter Sunday, and I actually debuted it at the Adoration Chapel, where I brought the Oblate Missions prayer book from my mom, the Lady of Manaoag prayer book from J-Rob’s mom, Rediscover Catholicism, and my ministry workbook.

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While I have my Easter ensemble ready to wear, I have other ideas on this most glorious of days of the year (with CHRISTmas being the most joyous ~ if you know the Rosary Mysteries, you’ll have an idea of what I mean). Bright colors and fun prints to commemorate this beautiful season is definitely the way to go, such as the pastel paisley patterns from these dresses that I bought in México before I moved.

Easter Idea {turquoise/multi-colored paisley beaded dress from México, floppy straw hat w/pink flowers from H&M in LV, straw sandals w/pastel acrylics from Hallmark}

Easter Cat

Happy †Easter☼ ♥Asia & Me {black cross & beaded earrings & necklace set + purple embroidered shawl + blue/multi-colored paisley beaded dress from México}

Meanwhile, here was my look for Palm Sunday, when I was the lector for Mass in the longest reading of my church ministry: olive green to represent the Mount of Olives.

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#OOTD #PalmSunday #Mass #Olive for #MountOfOlives in #PassionOfChrist: #KardashianKollection #OliveGreen #striped #HighLow #silk #wrap #dress • #golden #Pashmina #shawl • #yellow #white #tan #ColorBlock #wedges • #gold #LimeGreen #frog #bling #earrings • #green #elephant #purse for #GOoDluck 🌞💒👗👡💍👜

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#PutYourBestFaceForward & Annie on my shoulder ~ whose #GreenEyes match my #PalmSunday #Mass #outfit: #Olive for #MountOfOlives in #PassionOfChrist #KardashianKollection #OliveGreen #striped #HighLow #silk #wrap #dress • #golden #Pashmina #shawl • #gold #LimeGreen #frog #bling #earrings • #PalmCross for #Blessings #GODbless #SundayBest #PassionOfTheLord #cross #church 🐈🌞💒👗👡💍⛪️

Last but not least, here was my Mani Monday.

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#ManiMonday #Bling to #ring in #Spring w/#glitter & #shimmer from #NicoleByOPI: #GumDrops #ThatsWhatIMint + #AccentNails (#Thumbnail & #RingFinger) topped w/#ModernFamily #ShesLilySomething #stars ~ #pastel #pink & #green perfect for #HolyWeek leading into #EasterSunday #Nicole by #OPI #MoFa #mint #lily #flower #star #sparkly #sparkle #Easter 💍❄️💫👪👬👭🌠🎆🎇🐇💒

Beauty Tuesday: Unique in Uniforms

In Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 04/08/2014 at 15:00

For those of us who must wear special work or school attire, we don’t have to let our required wardrobe limit our creativity. You can make do with what you have to still express yourselves yet in a respectful way to represent your employer or your institution.

Here are some rules from my new job‘s dress codes ~ mainly for the sake of baby safety ~ and ways that I’ve still managed to throw in my sense of style subtly yet distinctively:

Wear black tank top underneath uniform shirt.

I have a variety of black sleeveless tops (i.e., camisoles, corsets) that double up as a layering pairing piece and on its own after work, whether I go out into the sunshine or on an evening gathering. {These include the top that I mentioned on #1 of yesterday’s TMI, which is like a mullet: business in the front, party in the back.}

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Wear black skirt and hosiery or black slacks.

I have a few pairs of bottoms (i.e., skirts, leggings) to coordinate with my uniform shirt.

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Wear all black, rubber-soled, non-skid shoes.

With skirts, I wear flats, and with pants, I wear sneakers. {Before I bought a new pair, I actually started a Pinterest board of ones that I tried on or were interested in to compare features, since I tend to be selective of what go on my runner’s feet.}

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Do not expose tattoos.

I cover all of my ink. {For more details on my body art, check out the aforementioned TMI, #s 6-7.}

Do not wear any jewelry, except for wedding ring and up to three studs on ear lobes.

I removed my CBR from my left helix and replaced it with my pearl stud, plus while I typically wear dangling or hoop earrings when I’m off duty, the sky’s the limit on studs, especially shiny, sparkly stones for bright bling to maintain my gym nickname from a decade ago! {Yesterday, I mentioned the earrings that I wore on TMI, #1. Like my cupcakes?}

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For shoulder-length hair and longer, pull hair back away from face, and do not wear hair accessories.

I do my hair differently everyday, just to keep it interesting and fresh. Usually, I braid it, whether it be in a high or low bun or ponytail. Due to my neck tat, I’ve worn a low bun or ponytail, but if I wear a high bun, then I simply can pop the collar. {Check out my Braid for Cascade of Waves post for a quick good hair day tip and Beauty Tuesday: Hair Care for more tips from root to tip.}

Happy Good Hair Day, Beautiful People!

Beautiful Snapshot of Birthday Girl (in two weeks) Sweet Pea ^_^

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