Monday, May 20, 2013

Lately Uninspired

For my few yet lovely readers, sorry for the lack of posts and new inspiration on my blog. Honestly, I've found myself uninspired and, unfortunately, simply unmotivated to write on Sparkles and Prays due to other life changes (all good!) happening at this time. I'm not sure if all bloggers slump into lulls like the one I'm currently in, but I wouldn't be surprised if I'm not alone in this feeling. 

I love style, writing, and the community that blogging has brought me. Though, I've realized the fear of disinterested readers and the hope to gain more followers, was becoming the motivation behind my blog. Ultimately, I want to share the things that I'm truly excited to write about, rather than pulling together a quick post just for the thrill of it.

I've accepted that other priorities will come first throughout the different seasons of my life, and I have to allow myself those guiltless periods of time to find the inspiration that I always hope to share with you here on S & P

I love everything that blogging has allowed me to do, and as a new blogger, I'm always looking for more ways to define and refine my voice as a life and style realm. Thus, in moments like these, I'm constantly thankful for the grace that God allows us, to just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride he has prepared for us--and in this case, one blog post at a time. :)

And now, here are a few random, but fun, snapshots from the last month that I have been wanting to share with you all. (Sorry some are a bit grainy!)

My new fur-nephew, Jack! Too cute not to share.
A vintage Chanel that I found for a friend. Probably my most incredible find yet! 
New bedding = happy relaxation time for me :)
Purchased this new mannequin beauty, "LaShonda." She looks pretty good modeling my Poshmark items!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Fashion Inspired by Film

Deco Decade
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 

I think I've written a total of four posts on the Art Deco fashion of the 1920's alone. I can't help but dream of what it must have been like to live during that time when style really began to take risks. Of course, I probably would've needed a hefty bank account to accommodate the sparkly deco jewels and geometric prints of my dreams, but nonetheless I'm excited to be transported back to that era with the premiere of The Great Gatsby this weekend.

I rounded up a few items that I would love to add to my collection. The blush pink beaded clutch is simply beautiful, seriously. I'm in the process of redoing my room and would also love to add a vintage print to my walls like the one of the three ladies above. (Plus, all the items above are under $50!)

What do you love more about this era? The clean lines or the dazzling jewels?


Friday, May 3, 2013

Zig a Zig ahhhh...

It's Friday. And yes, the title of this post was inspired by the Spice Girls song. Anyway, I have a new outfit post for you featuring Bella Dolce Boutique!

Bella Dolce was kind enough to let me try out some of their new spring items. I chose the stunning floral cuff and zigzag print peplum above. The top was a perfect fit and light and comfortable enough to wear for summer, not to mention it's the black and white combo that I've recently been loving. Bella Dolce is offering 20% off for Sparkles and Prays readers with the code: SNP20. Some of my other favorites are this coral chevron skirt ($28 with discount) and studded mint Rebecca Minkoff-like handbag ($44 with discount). So what are you waiting for? Get shopping!