24 June 2013

Wearing White Modestly yet Stylish

Hello readers, here's another post for you, on a few looks I have put together for you this summer. Whatever you are doing, whether it be Weddings, Baby dedications, Bridal showers, holidays, birthdays, graduations etc etc etc....you will more than likely need some outfits... 

...So below are some white themed looks that aim to be stylish, modest and affordable. 

I really like white clothing and have put together a few looks of how you can be modest and decent in white. White clothing for me acts as a beautiful reminder of the purity we should have and aspire to have as women after God's own heart. 

It also reminds me of how careful/prudent we MUST be in order to remain pure/clean/stainless when worn...so how much more our hearts and minds. God wants us to be pure in all areas of our lives and not to stain our minds or beauty with lies and falsehood. His way is always the best way and because He loves us so much, He only wants the best for us! You are so loved and cherished. Keep yourself pure/clean just as you would with any white items you wear. It's so beautiful! 

Hope this helps you Lady. 

Be beautiful, from the inside out. 
" Outer-beauty attracts, but inner- beauty captivates the heart "

~ Look Beyond The Surface ~

With Love and Modest style, 
Nash Amber

17 June 2013

Vintage Look with Modern Pieces

Hello...for those of you that are wondering why I keep changing up my blog layout...it's because I can sometimes get bored of things really easily. I get bored of eating the same food for too long, I get bored of my hair if it is the same for too long, I get bored if I wear the same colours too much etc etc... I am sure you can get my drift now. With my blog; I have to stare at it a lot when writing and all, so I got bored of the same thing over and over, so I thought 'why not change it up again?'. I like this layout and I am enjoying it. I get a fresh feeling every time I come to my page. 

Speaking of fresh feeling... I am doing SO much better from last week when I was not well. I've had a challenging few weeks, with so much happening and feeling as though I just couldn't take all the pressure I was under. Yet God in His love for me, sent people to me, to remind me of the word, to pray with me and for me and to encourage me. Soon after the word was made alive to me again, there was quick change, and so I thank God for the healing, for forgiving me and gracing me today. 

The things God has been reminding me are that He is the potter and I am the clay...linking back to the post I did when I went to the pottery class..>click here for that post<. He also has reminded me about the process gold goes through before it becomes gold and just how hot the furnace must be to produce such gold. So the heat I am feeling at the moment is a result of the pressure He is allowing for me to be under...all in His plans for me to perfected and refined to be as beautiful as He is in character and more!

It's a lot right now, but just know that God is faithful [thorough in His dealings,  true to His word, constant, reliable], even when we are not. He does not and will never deny Himself. He is faithful and continues to be, because of who HE is. So even while I had forgotten to think on these things, His Spirit did remind me, and did encourage me and comfort me to know that I am never forsaken. God is with me. Please know that whatever you are going through...God can and will deliver you from it, but you must yield and surrender your whole heart to Him. 

So now I am feeling a lot better, here is my OOTD from yesterday. [Vlog available for this look also]

I am such a fan of T bar heels, so comfortable and lovely. 

Yesterday during fellowship with my family, we looked into the some benefits of being righteous [being in right standing with God, being obedient and listening to God, being His child]. Below are some verses that have encouraged me to keep pursuing righteousness through Christ. 

'The righteous cry, and the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. The LORD is near to them that are of a broken heart; and saves such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.' ~ Psalms 34:17-19

Isn't it good to be righteous? Look at these benefits available to us, if we are righteous...I am so thankful, that there is a way for me to be righteous and stay righteous. I am so thankful that God loves us so much to tell us how and show us how too. I know that in my life I NEED a Saviour, Deliver, Father, Counselor, a Leader..and Jesus is all of that and more. I'm sticking super close to Him. 

The journey continues and the processes continue also. In Christ, I trust. 

With Love and Style,
Nash Amber 

14 June 2013

Dressing Your Body Shape: An Inverted Triangle

Here's another post for you lovelies, on dressing for your body shape if your body shape is an inverted triangle. An inverted triangle shape tends to reflect ladies that can be heavier on top, with broad shoulders, small waist line, with little or no hips/bum. Some ladies have an inverted body shape yet are overall more filled out whereas some can be really slim. 

We all come in different shapes and sizes, so it is important that you embrace your body shape and dress to suit your shape without envying other shapes. Your shape is beautiful and different on purpose, so I hope you see that through this post. 

When dressing for your shape you should be looking to balance yourself out so that you look in proportion overall. This can be simply created with different shapes in your clothes. With this type of shape I would suggest that you try to stay away from skinny jeans and bottoms that hug all the way through. Seek to invest in flowy bottoms, straight cut or boot cut trousers teamed with lovely tops and accessories. 

If you do have broad shoulders, aim to stay away from tops and blazers with shoulder pads and too much details around your arms, as this will only make you appear more broad and not give you a nice feminine finish on a general scale. 

~ Monochrome & Peplum Trend ~
Here is a beautiful lady I styled for a wedding, who happens to have an inverted triangle shape. She wasn't sure what to wear for the occasion and thought she needed to go shopping to find something. As much as I enjoy shopping, I enjoy creating looks with items already available and filling in what is needed. I put together this look for her, using stable pieces which she already had and here we have it. This look is easy to recreate as most of us already have..a white top of some sort and black bottoms, black heels and black clutch.

Monochrome is trending, but to be honest it has always been a classic base to use when styling, but I am pleased it is being embraced so much at the moment! I knew having peplum items would complement her figure so much, as the skirt and top creates a double layer of shape around her small waist, so it falls nicely.

The skirt on this coat is great for adding shape and giving an overall balanced look.

I hope this post helps you in seeing how stylish, elegant and modest you can be with an inverted body shape. It is so great to know that this look was put together using items she already had. It totally goes against the lie that for every occasion one must buy new clothes.

'Fashion is what you buy, STYLE is what you do with it'. 

With love and style,