Have A Happy New Year!

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas. I can't believe we've reached the end of 2015. It's been an overall good year for me. It wasn't all smooth sailing, but I'm blessed to have seen another year and look forward to what 2016 has in store for me.

~Outfit Details~
Top- Ross
Key-chain- DIY (see previous post)

Devotional Corner
Revelation 21:21,23,27 NLT

21.The twelve gates were made of pearls--each gate from a single pearl! And the main street was pure gold, as clear as glass. 23.And the city has no need of sun or moon, for the glory of God illuminates the city, and the Lamb is its light. 27.Nothing evil will be allowed to enter, nor anyone who practices shameful idolatry and dishonesty--but only those whose names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life.

Each year, most of us set goals for the new year and try to stick to them. I'm one of those people that sets a goal and completely forgets about it by March. However I will never forget my ultimate life goal and that's keeping my reservations in Heaven. I'm not in a rush to get up there, but can you picture how beautiful this place is? God created it all for us with love and care. Pain, struggles, darkness etc., none of it exists in Heaven. The bible provides all the guidelines for us to earn our ticket to Heaven. It's is ours for the taking but we must do our part on Earth as faithful servants to God.

Happy New Year & Stay Chic!
-Xoxo Deleon


DIY Last Minute Gift Idea


Christmas is almost here guys! I hope you've wrapped up all those gifts. If you're one of those last minute people like me, I have a solution. Fur key chains have definitely been on trend in 2015 fashion. They're such a chic way to add some pizazz to an overall look. I had a hard time finding one in stores and I'm too impatient to wait for shipping. While surfing youtube I came across a few DIY fur key chain tutorials and thought I'd share what I've learned.This DIY  project is a quick and thoughtful gift to add to any fashionista's style.


      *Don't forget the scissors*

1. Using the circular object, trace a circle on the back of your craft fur.

2. Cut out your circle
*Warning your work-area will get furry*

3. Thread your needle (I used about 13 inches of thread)  and stitch all the way around the circle staying close to the edge. Remember not to tug on the thread when you're sewing because we don't want it to tighten. Once you've made it around, keep your extra thread attached to the needle.

4. Pull on the extra thread until the edges of your fur start to fold in. Next, put some cotton balls inside your cocoon.

          5. Continue pulling on your thread until the cotton is no longer visible.

6. "Thread" the extra thread through the key ring.

7.  Congrats you made it to the last step! Now that your key chain is threaded, pierce the needle through the fur. Continue looping the thread through the ring as much as you prefer so the key chain is securely attached. (Pulling the thread tightly) Once you're satisfied, cut the excess thread and tie a knot.
SN: I used white thread so I could see better when sewing, but the fur hide my stitch work. Use black thread for a more seamless look when gifting it to someone.

¡ Finito !

~Outfit Details~
T-Shirt- Forever 21
Jeans- Marshall's
Necklace- Forever 21
Fedora- Forever 21
Bag- Coach

Devotional Corner
'Tis the season
John 3:16 NLT

16 "For this is how God loved the world: He gave His one and only Son so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life."

It's a blessing to be able to give to others. The greatest one of all was God's gift to us. What's so awesome about this gift is that anyone and everyone can have it. This gift doesn't cost anything because it's already been paid for on calvary. All we have to do is accept it. How easy is that! Let's not forget that Jesus is the best gift that we could ever receive.

Merry Christmas & stay chic!
-Xoxo Deleon


A Break from School

Hi everyone! It's been a while since you've heard from me. Fall semester has kept me quite busy and I haven't found time to post as frequently. My goal for spring semester is to manage my time better so I can post more. Now that finals are over I can relax and get some free time!

~Outfit details~
Top- Forever 21
Jeans- H&M
Booties- Ross
Earrings- Local Boutique

Devotional Corners
John 8:13-16 NLT

13 "The Pharisees replied, 'You are making those claims about yourself! Such testimony is not valid.'14 Jesus told them,"These claims are valid even though I make them about myself. For I know where I came from and where I am going,but you don't know this about me.15 You judge me by human standards, but I do not judge anyone. 16 And if I did, my judgement would be correct in every respect because I am not alone. The Father who sent me is with me."

We all know the story of Jesus born in Bethlehem sent by God to save the world. His purpose was to spread the Good News. Jesus had the best intentions for us, but even He had to face naysayers. Jesus continued His journey against all the negativity. People may doubt or criticize you but remember God is the only one we are here to please.God has a purpose for all of our lives and we can't let others stand in the way of fulfilling that purpose.

Stay Chic!
-Xoxo Deleon


OOTD & Shopping for Fall

Hi everyone! Thought I should share an ootd with you all since it's been a while. As you can tell the weather has still been quite warm, but I've been stocking up for the cold weather. I definitely recommend layering in the fall/winter for those in warmer climates. When you start to melt, just peel a few layers off! It's trendy and versatile for bipolar weather (thanks Florida).

~Outfit Details~
Denim Romper- Forever 21
Sandals-Nordstrom Rack
Necklace-Forever 21

Devotional Corner
1 Peter 5:2,6 NLT

2" Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God.So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. "

We all know that "it's better to give than to receive". We should also make sure we aren't giving just to be seen,expecting something in return. Every good deed you do may not be recognized by others, but God knows everything. As long as your giving is sincere  God will honor your humbleness and give you favor.  

Stay Chic!
-Xoxo Deleon


New York Fashion Week: Top 3 Favorites

Hi everyone! If you didn't know,this week is the New York fashion week extravaganza. Unfortunately I didn't receive an invite(*shrugs*), but it's okay maybe next year. Through social media,magazines(Vogue especially), and YouTube I have been keeping up with my favorite designers. Fashion is definitely subjective, so some designs I thought were great and some not so much. I also wish models were more covered on top, but hey I don't make the rules. Focusing on the positive, I'd like to share my top three favorite designers for Spring/Summer 2016.

P.S. I provided links for images of each collection.

   Diane von Furstenberg:
Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
(known for the "wrap-dress")

DVF's name is quite the tongue twister, however she makes a clear statement. What I love most about this collection is the use of color and print. These elements bring so much life and movement to an outfit. In addition,DVF incorporated a variety of options from jumpsuits (my fav) to dresses.

Tory Burch:
Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
(known for color and detail)

Similarly to DVF, Tory Burch also plays with fun colors and pattern. Her choice of fabrics and texture give the collection a casual easy-going feel, yet classy and chic. I also love that some of the models wore flats; let's be honest heels aren't comfortable.

Oscar de La Renta:
Spring 2016 Ready-to-Wear
(known for "couture like" ready-to-wear)

I had to save the best for last. Oscar de la Renta ventures into the more elegant and couture side of ready to wear. The use of rich colors give a regal essence to the entire collection. I love that it delivers so much sophistication and gives a bit of an exotic feel.

Honorable Mentions: Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, and Coach.

Devotional Corner
"No Mistakes"
Romans 8:28-30 NLT 

 28 "And we know that God causes everything to work together[m] for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. 29 For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn[n] among many brothers and sisters. 30 And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory."

This is a friendly reminder that God is in full control and He has a purpose for your life. Whatever tribulations or tests we're facing,we will overcome them with a story to tell. We are examples to show others that there is hope when we put trust in God. Everything will work out when we give complete control to God. We can't do everything on our own as much as we'd like to think. God has the blueprints to our lives and because He loves us (and we love Him), we will not fail.

Stay Chic!
-Xoxo Deleon


Back 2 School: What's in my bag?

Hi everyone! As my summer is coming to a close, I thought it would be helpful to share what I keep in my school bag. I prefer to carry totes and large bags, just because it gives me more versatility.  

1. Book for the day~Check out Amazon or Chegg for textbooks
2. Business calculator-Walmart
3. Planner ~Always have a schedule-Walmart 
4. Notebook ~For note taking because I'm old school-Dollarstore 
5. Pencil case-TJMaxx
6. Flashdrive ~Just in case you need a back up plan-BestBuy

1. Cardigan~ Classrooms are always cold!-Body Central
2. Snacks~ Try not to pick anything too loud or messy
3. Water~ Stay hydrated
4. Hand Sanitizer-Bath and Body Works"Japanese Cherry Blossom"
5. Portable charger~ Don't forget to charge it!

1. Wallet-Dooney and Bourke
2. Sunglasses-Charlotte Russe
3. Eyeglasses(near-sighted)-Nine West
4. Hair pick~ Curly hair=volume
5. Hair tie
6. Headphones~ You don't want to forget these.

1. Antiperspirant
2. Bodymist-Bath and Body Works "Love and Sunshine"
3. Compact mirror
4. Lippie of the day-Loreal "Lydia's Nude"
5. Lotion~ To fight the ash
6. Oil blotting sheet~ Florida heat is no joke

Devotional Corner
"No limits"
Psalm 112:7-8 NLT

7"They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. 8. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly."

No matter what situation you are facing, God is in control. He is limitless and has all the power to carry you through. If something doesn't go has planned, trust that God has something greater in store for you. God cares for us and wants us to succeed in life. Tackle your enemies and obstacles with confidence in God, because He has your back.

Stay Chic!
-Xoxo Deleon


Back 2 School Outfit

Hello wonderful people! That time of the year has come again, school. Ready or not my fall semester is starting in a week and summer break is no longer *insert sad face*. On the flip-side, I'm one step closer to earning my business degree. 

I'm all about comfort when it comes to dressing for school. My campus isn't massive but there's enough walking to work up a sweat. I'm not much of a sneaker person, so slip-ons are a comfy option for me. I love the look of denim with crisp white and a pop of print.

P.S. Don't forget to bring a light sweater or jacket, because classrooms are usually cold.

~Outfit Details~

Denim top- Sheinside.com
Shorts-Old Navy
Belt- from another outfit
Shoes-Nordstrom Rack

Devotional Corner
Judges 8:33-35 NLT

33" As soon as Gideon died, the Israelites prostituted themselves by worshiping the images of Baal, making Baal-berith their god. 34 They forgot the Lord their God, who had rescued them from all their enemies surrounding them. 35 Nor did they show any loyalty to the family of Jerub-baal (that is, Gideon), despite all the good he had done for Israel."

The Israelites quickly forgot all the things the Lord had done for them. God sent Gideon to help deliver the Israelites from their enemies. Soon after the victory, they slipped into old habits. There are two lessons we can learn from their mistakes. The first is never forget what God has done for you. No matter the significance, He deserves recognition because He's not obligated to do anything for us. All our success is not by our own strength, but through His mercy and power.The second lesson is getting rid of old habits when God delivers you. We have to change our mindset and ask God for guidance when we're slipping. Let's make the effort to be grateful and obedient to God.

Stay Chic!
- Xoxo Deleon


The Cocktail Dress

Happy Friday everyone! Last week I went to Atlanta for a little get away. I thought Florida heat was pretty bad, but Georgia heat is just as humid. I honestly can't wait for fall and winter to come. Until then I'm roughing it out.

At the end of my trip I went to my relatives' church and picked a simply cocktail dress to wear. I love the detailed pattern, but my favorite part is the key hole back and exposed zipper.Thankfully my dress was sleeveless because it was boiling and I decided it was a good idea to wear black. When wearing pattern it's good to keep your accessories simple so your outfit doesn't clash.

~Outfit Details~

Devotional Corner
"Tell the Truth"
2 Timothy 4:3-5 NLT

3 "For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will reject the truth and chase after myths. 5 But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don’t be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at telling others the Good News, and fully carry out the ministry God has given you."

The truth can be a difficult pill to swallow at times. Sometimes we want people to tell us what we want to hear rather than what we need to hear. It's important to accept when we're wrong,but also help others when you see they are headed in the wrong direction. Ask God for wisdom and strength to stand strong in your beliefs. As a Christian we will face resistance, but we can't be afraid to tell the truth.God's given us all gifts so we can share His message of hope and love. Use your gift!

Stay Chic!
-Xoxo Deleon


Tropical Print

Happy Friday everyone! I am definitely a person that isn't afraid of patterns and print. The best thing about summer is all the colorful prints you can wear that wouldn't necessarily work in the winter. So for today's "ootd" I went with a floral maxi kimono. The tropical print makes me feel like I'm on an exotic vacation, maybe Hawaii (a girl can dream). Since I'm petite, I wanted to pair the kimono with high waisted denim shorts to elongate my legs.

~Outfit Details~
Maxi Kimono- Charlotte Russe
Shorts-Wet Seal
Sunglasses-Charlotte Russe

Devotional Corner
"Living Water"
John 4:13-15 NLT

13 Jesus replied, "Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. 14. But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life." 15."Please, sir," the woman said,"give me this living water! Then I'll never be thirsty again, and I won't have to come here to get water."

This passage is in reference to Jesus' (a Jew) encounter with a Samaritan (lower class) woman at a well. One lesson we can learn from this passage is that Jesus showed love to everyone. Everyone should have the opportunity to know Him, no matter how low they get. This Samaritan woman did not live the purest life, but one encounter with Jesus changed her path. This "water" Jesus is referring to is the Holy Spirit and God's love living inside us. In this we have everlasting life if we believe in it. Other "water" such as partying,drugs,etc only give temporary pleasure. God's Spirit never runs dry and in Him, we have eternal peace.

Stay Chic!
-Xoxo Deleon