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SEVEN TIPS TO LOOK AMAZING ON YOUR WEDDING DAY

Want to look amazing on your wedding day, well these tips are here to make it a reality – take a look and see for yourself.

1. Choose The Right Undergarments
The undergarments you choose can really change the way your dress will look on you. Unless your dress covers most of your shoulders, you are going to need to find a good strapless bra or at a bra with clear straps. I lost weight for my wedding and found it helpful to have my measurements professionally taken before shopping for undergarments. I tried the dress I had picked before losing weight and found that my bust did not look like I expected it to. It turned out that my bra was a cup too small and was too loose around my waist. I tried the dress again after a few adjustments were made and was happy with the result.
2. Keep Your Make-Up Simple
Getting ready for a wedding can make you feel extremely aware of your appearance. The circles under your eyes that would usually be barely noticeable seem hard to ignore. You might feel that the fluorescent lighting is making your make-up hard to notice. Keep your make-up simple when meeting with your consultant and do overdo it on the day of your wedding. Stay away from self-tanner since this product can damage your dress. Wear your hair like you want to have it on your wedding so your consultant can help you create the right look. There are some good tips here on bridal makeup.
3. Don’t Say Yes To Everything Your Consultant Says
Your consultant will present different options and needs you to give them your honest opinion. My consultant Andrea pointed out that I was complimenting every dress she was suggesting. She reminded me that she didn’t design the dresses and that I wouldn’t hurt her feelings by saying that I didn’t like a dress. I adopted a more critical attitude and turned down some of the choices she was presenting me with, including the Lazaro dress you can see above. I eventually found the perfect dress with her help. I found that working with a consultant was really helpful since she knew what looked good on me and what didn’t.
4. Wear The Dress Outside Of The Dressing Room
My consultant Andrea helped me put the dress I had chosen and the veil on so I could wear them outside of the dressing room. I walked around the store before heading to the entrance where my dad was waiting. Seeing his stunned look was an incredible experience and it made me confident that I had found the right dress. I knew I loved the dress when I first saw it but this reaction is what helped me solidify my decision. Wear the dress for a while, walk, sit down and dance to make sure it is comfortable and looks good from every angle.
5. Trying Dresses On Can Be Draining
Wedding gowns are heavy and getting in and out of them takes time and can be draining. I found myself looking forward to taking a nap after trying several dresses. I had spent hours making plans for my wedding before trying on dresses, including which venue I wanted, what kind of pictures I wanted and what kind of music should be played. Everything I had written down on paper came to life once I saw myself in my dress. I started crying and I am usually not the type to easily shed tears. I have a good friend who cannot watch a romantic movie without crying and yet she did not have that kind of reaction when she found her wedding dress. Everyone has a different experience with the wedding planning process but you should be ready in case this is an emotional moment for you. I was really impressed by these beautiful dresses from Teokath Bridal ofLondon.
6. Try On The Dress Your Mom Likes
Your mom has been looking forward to your wedding for years, and she is probably just as excited as you are at the prospect of going to a bridal store to try on some dresses. If she recommends that you try on a dress, oblige her. You might find that you were right about lace not being the right choice for you, or you might find that your mom’s choice is actually a great fit!
7. Ask About Discounts

Some stores will give you a discount if you buy your wedding gown along with some dresses for your bridesmaids or a mother of the bride dress. If you go to a trunk show where entire collections from designers are showcased, you can usually get between 10 and 15% if you buy a gown at the show. If you see a dress that you love but cannot try it or buy it right away, ask if they can give you the discount anyway.
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HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIP?

How to Improve Your Relationship
Oftentimes, life is so busy that we do not spend time with the ones we love. This can cause your relationship to become stagnant. If you are looking to bring excitement, romance and fun back into your relationship, continue reading. It is filled with advice on how to improve your relationship.
Quality Time
Did you know that you can be in the same room with your significant other and still feel alone? Many times couples can spend hours together but never talk to each other because they are busy. Quality time is time spent engaged in conversation or doing something that both partners enjoy doing.
Date Time
If you and your partner have children, hire a babysitter and go out on a day. Think of what you two like to do and plan a date. Do you enjoy bowling? Go to a bowling alley. If the two of you like to dance, head out to a bar and spend the evening dancing the night away.
Gourmet is the Way to Go
Men love delicious food. If you are looking to woo your special someone, create a dinner that includes all of his favorite dishes. If you are not a great cook, don’t despair. Order his favorite meal from a restaurant and create a romantic dinner by getting out the good china and enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner.
Surprise Your Partner with Love Notes
Men love knowing that they are still loved and you are attracted to him. Write your partner a love note and put it in his briefcase, send him an email or a text message declaring your love for him.
Express Yourself
Let your partner know exactly why you love him. Does your heart still skip a beat when he walks in the room? Does he make you laugh? Tell him why you love him. This is especially important if you have been together for a long time.
Shower Him with Affection
Men love attention and affection. When he walks in the room, smile and lavish him with kisses and affection. Let him know he is gorgeous and you appreciate him.
Plan a Surprise
If both of you lead busy careers, it can be difficult to find time alone. One way to ensure that you two have time together is to plan a surprise vacation. This can be either a long or short trip. Think of places that the two of you will enjoy and begin planning today.
Think Outside the Box
If you are having a difficulty finding time to be together, think outside of the box to find ways to spend more time together. It could be something as simple as going to wash the car together or going shopping together. Here are some good tips on relationships. The important thing is to spend time with one another.
Let Him Hang out with His Buddies
Spending time together is great; however, your partner will enjoy getting to spend the evening with his buddies. Let him know that it is okay to occasionally go out with his friends so long as you two are also spending time together.
Appreciate Him
If your mate helps around the house, let him know how much you appreciate it. If he does a load of laundry without you asking, tell him how thankful you are to have a man that will help out.

If you are looking to improve your relationship, use the tips from this article. These tips offer suggestions on how to spend quality time together to bring romance and fun back into your relationship. 
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PATIENTLY WAITING FOR MR.RIGHT

If there is one thing people hate to do in our generation is to wait. And why should we, if we can search for what we need on the internet? Today everything is easily accessible which makes waiting unbearable. We prefer buying products online rather than suffering the long lines at the retail store. Furthermore, we can book reservations ahead of time rather than waiting for a table at our desired establishment. We are always in a hurry to get things done and we expect God to sail in the same boat as we do which is impossible. 

We forget that God doesn’t operate any faster in the 21stcentury than He did in the beginning. He is still the same God even today therefore while we can’t rush God as much as we rush ourselves. We have to recognise that we have to wait on Him, his timing is always perfect.
But this doesn’t mean that you have to wait in suspense; you can wait and live at the same time. You can embrace this process, embrace the beautiful uncertainty of your waiting season, knowing and trusting that somehow, somewhere an answer is on the way. You don’t have to fight and struggle against it, nor deny it and worry about how you are going to reach the final destination. You should as time passes by in-between the not knowing, in the not yet ready, there is great joy, purpose and hope.
You should recognise that God is in control even when it seems that has forgotten you. Look at the words of Habakkuk on the Old Testament; “Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it” (Habakkuk 1:5, NLT).
Often when it seems nothing is happening is when everything is happening behind the scenes. You just can’t see it. The machinery of God’s sovereignty was at work, unbeknownst to me.
God doesn’t show us the circumstances that he is working out in order to put me where you are supposed to bein a healthy relationship with a man that God specially created for you. 
Renew your faith in God’s quiet, steady wisdom. Do you know that every major figure in the Bible was required to wait for some time before God could bring them to a place of success? For instance, Abraham waited twenty-five years before his wife Sarah gave birth to their first child. Joseph slogged through thirteen years of betrayal, false imprisonment, and abandonment before assuming the leadership of Egypt. Moses spent forty years tending sheep before God called him as a deliverer of His people. David spent fourteen years before the throne of Israel would be his. And in Jesus’s own ministry, he often told his disciples “My hour has not yet come.”
If you are uncertain and doubtful, you should use that period to draw closer to God refine your skills and prepare for the time when that big change comes. You should be prepared for what is to come; looking at this waiting time as a season of growth and development and you will find that you will be ready for that big moment.
Allow God’s standards to become your standards. Allow His examples of love and marriage to become your compass and your truth, because this world will tell you everything but the TRUTH! Your feelings and thoughts will also lie to you. But if you can align your thoughts and feelings with God’s Word, then you will know that you’re getting what God has for you.
As Proverbs 3:5-6 says; “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

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AIR WALK BOOTS PAYLESS
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MY BFF

See I felt such strong and change that my blog post was going to be an outfit of the day post to day. However I decided to do a special blog post dedicated to my only female best friend as well as kill two birds with one stone and do my homework assignment for my armor bearers class. 

Anywho, the last female best friend I had was when I was like 5, the only reason why were are not friends any more is because I moved around so many times growing up that I lost contact with her. With that said I literally have not had a female best friend since then. Reason for me not having a female best friend is because I have found it so ridiculously hard to have female friends that I can legitimately trust with out feeling like they are going to do something shady to me behind my back, use me, try to take my boyfriends, or they just don’t understand me at all. 
With all of this said someone who has taken my heart and ran with it , has loved me back to life in times that I needed real love, times when I wanted to kill myself, times when I was not sure if this was the right decision that I wanted to make. She’s been through 2 major break ups with me has helped me get back into amazing status. With her I have found my new found love of God. A love that has me feeling like someone that is alive which is a feeling that I have not felt in years. A feeling that I do not want to disappear at all. Do not get me wrong I have some friends that I consider to be like family to me, but she got the title of BFF.
This best friend is Lillian Lightbourn, she says she is inspired by me but I am inspired by her and her love of God. I love her drive and admire her God driven career in modeling. She is beautiful and kind and because of her I love coffee and creamer. lol. I miss her so much as she is away in London doing her thing modeling and I give her everything and commend her for everything that she has done and is about to do. So I love you lilli and I hope this answers my homework question in more than just a paragraph! 
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WORRY

There’s is a place that you get to where you are like God just do what you have to do. I do not know about you, however I know that I worry a lot and this is a lot I don’t know why I do this but I do. I wish I was not like the type to worry about this but I am. 
I worry about where I am going to stay, how am I going to get by the next day, how can I promote and flourish in my career more. I know I am not just a model, I am more than just that. However I cannot do this by myself. I need to stop worry and I have been asking God to do this. I do not want the Devil to take away my peace, and if you take away my peace than you can take away my mind. Jesus I rebuke this and we can not allow this to happen. 
The ultimate solution to anxiety is to take the things that cause it—doubts and fears—to God. He is eager to help us deal with these common emotions in the right way so that we can experience true peace in our hearts and minds. He cares for us, and He wants us to cast our cares on Him. Prayer is a key to a stronger relationship with God and to dealing with worry. Pray more, worry less!
God wants to help you deal with the anxieties in your life. He wants you to bring your doubts, worries and fears to Him. Don’t wait. Write down at least one thing you are worried about right now, and turn it over to God. Ask God to help you start dealing with your worries more effectively by trusting Him and committing your life to His will. 
Philippians 4:6-7
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 5:6-7
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
2 Corinthians 1:8-10
For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life. Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us…
Paul understood that God is the only true source of help. Paul faced many anxiety-inducing situations in his ministry and travels, but consistently trusted that God would provide deliverance from these situations that were beyond human control.

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POWER IN PRAYER!




Everyone always wants power! Where do we find the most power? We find it in prayer, and believeing that the supernatural can happen. Now days people want to say theres no god out of a fear that there is one. You choose what you want to believe in. You choose where you want to go.  The power of prayer should not be underestimated. James 5:16-18 declares, “…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.” The power of prayer is not the result of the person praying. Rather, the power resides in the God who is being prayed to. 1 John 5:14-15 tells us, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.” 

  • Prayer lays hold of  God’s plan and becomes the link between His will and its accomplishment on earth. Amazing things happen, and we are given the privilege of being the channels of the Holy Spirit’s prayer.
    Elisabeth Elliot

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