DIY: Chain Belt

Glitter N Glue DIY Chain And Tassel BeltI’ve channeled my inner 90’s fly girl! Lately I’ve been obsessing over fashion trends from the late 80’s/ early 90’s. Maybe the fact that my 30th is less than 2 months away is triggering my walk down fashion memory lane. Funny thing is that growing up I use to HATE the chain belts. My Mom had a crazy collection of chain belts (all of which had charms dangling from them) and she wore them with what seemed like every outfit. Well like they say what goes around, comes around and this go around I’m loving the chain belt. This Chanel inspired chain tutorial only takes a few steps and is the perfect accessory to belt those maxi dresses.

Glitter N Glue DIY Chain And Tassel Belt MATERIALSMaterials: Chain, Lobster Claw, Jump Ring, Decorative Jump Ring + Tassel (optional)Glitter N Glue DIY Chain Belt How To

You’ll need between a yard and a half to two yards of chain, depending on the size of your waist…

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Hey, Ladiiiies! (Young Ladies)

Project Inspired

Check out Modest is Hottest – a weekly feature by T.M. Gaouette on projectinspired.com that highlights the hottest modest outfits celebrities have recently been spotted in!  PI is on all the necessary social platforms – Twitter, FB, Instagram, Pinterest – so if you likey be sure to keep up! Read more about the Founder, Nicole Weider, here!

Though I can say seems to be like, a religious Seventeen magazine/Facebook mashup or something of the sort, and I think it MIGHT be something really great for young ladies to be put on to (especially if they are christian or religious or whatever), the site just fell into my lap like 2 minutes ago while I was browsing/shopping the internet, so I haven’t given it a good look over yet – AND THAT MEANS I don’t necessarily support any messages or advice presented. I am blogging this solely for the modest fashion aspect. I most certainly do encourage you to check it out for yourself!

Click de links, people! (No, I will not receive any money if you do.)

Amuseume…

Ummm… Amuse me, yes this lady does. I don’t know who she is, but “FLY” I will call her.

WordPress is the best place to just “happen by” stuff. Here’s a toast to modest fashion… be fly but don’t try. Click the link!

amuseume.

Blogging at Work… A NO-NO. *Warning – 3 curse words*

But am I doing it anyway? Damn skippy.

I’m BAAAAACK!! To be straight up, I just lost all motivation for this blog – assuming I ever really had motivation to begin with. I think that after my miscarriage in January, I was just looking for something to keep my mind off of it and my head above the water. I wanted something new and exciting… promising.  I wanted to be someone entirely new and different – not Sharonda who  suddenly and unexpectedly miscarried at 17 weeks pregnant, went back to work a week later and kept it moving like nothing had ever happened. Something had happened. Something BIG. UGLY. DEVASTATING. And I wanted to cover it up. Forget it. Banish it. Scrap that shit and start over again with my husband, my daughter and a new career that I loved – like it never happened. I thought I could just not deal with it and go on to the next. I thought that was what I was supposed to do.  I mean, everyone would say “You still have Munkin (my 2 year old)” , which is pretty much saying “Yea, it’s sad but at least you have another child, some women don’t. Get over it.”  Am I right? No? Those two remarks don’t sound the same to y’all? Ok.

Well, I obviously succeeded in bullshitting myself  for and this blog for about 1 week  back in March – possibly less. Check the blog dates.  I’ve silently sulked, cried, grieved, pondered and put a pause on my life over the past few months. But I realize that as I’ve gotten closer to what my due date would have been ( June 29th), I ‘m feeling better. It’s like my mind/subconscious had to get out of the pregnancy, not just my body; but unlike my body, my mind had to go through the remainder of the 9 months.  “I should be still be pregnant”  has transitioned in to “I could have gone in to labor and had a baby by now”  – and its not so bad. I don’t have the urge to cry. I suppose once the 29th approaches or maybe a little while after, I won’t even have those kinds of thought anymore. WAY WEIRD.

Any who, on a positive “getcho life” note, I find myself looking forward to being pregnant and having another child. I’m more eager than ever to move in to a bigger place, map out a career plan,  and steady/build our financial situation in preparation for another child.  I’m excited about writing/blogging again. I’m excited about fashion and modesty being the perfect couple. I’m absolutely effing giddy about turning this into a career, a business, a life, and using my gifts and passion to inspire others. I’m ready.  Here’s to God’s plan & moving forward!

Shall we?

– Sharonda

She better GIMME DEM SHOES!!

the CITIZENS of FASHION

Bergdorf Goodman Magazine June 2013 issue :
Editorial: Cold Shoulder
Model: Guinevere Van Seenus
Photographer: Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello
Stylist: Emma Sanchez
Hair: Fernando Torrent
Make-Up: Rie Omoto

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Morals & Ethics…

You can get some over at Thread Ethics, a modest fashion blog started by Desirae and Melody Brown, who are “brave enough to make strong fashion choices” and “confident enough not to bare it all.”  Thread Ethic features trends and looks from the street, as well as the runway.

This just may be my fave blog by far.