6.08.2013

Days of Blue

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Forever 21 Plus Navy Blue Nautical Dress, Plus Size Nautical Outfit, Steve Madden Silver Bejeweled Sandals, Plus Size Ruffle Sleeves Dress




Blue Dress: Forever 21+
Sunglasses: Fendi
Striped Belt: From another dress
Bauble Necklace: St. James Bazaar (Last Christmas)
Bejeweled Silver Sandals: Steve Madden

You know those days when you feel like nothing's going right? When problems seem to be creeping up one after another and you can't really think straight anymore?

I've been having a few of those days the past week. If not for having my faith, I'd most probably be crumbling in tears and wanting to just end it all. I feel like during those times that I find it hard to see which step I'm supposed to take next, there's only one person I could cling onto and I turn to prayer. Somehow, someway, things always get better. It may not happen the way you envision it to happen, but He knows what's best.

I write this post not to put a dark, menacing cloud over your sunny day. I share this in hopes that if ever you go through the tough times and you feel lost, He is there.

There is a God bigger than your problems. Don't stop trying.


Hugs,
The Belated Bloomer

PS: If my smiles here all look awkward, it's because a waiter in a cafe right across from where we shot these was staring at us the whole time. I was hoping a customer would distract him, but business was slow that afternoon. So I went with, "grin and bear it." The embarrassing things I do for this blog.

PPS: My hair is truly becoming unruly. Any recommendations on taming the beast without killing it?

40 comments:

  1. You look so classically cute! And the sleeves on this baby are perfection. Ruffled in navy and white? Yes, yes please.

    and for hair treatments? Ok, well, my tried-and-true trick to having shiny, manageable hair is to only wash it ever other shower. I know, I know, it sounds gross. But if you buy some dry shampoo it can be an ok process once your hair gets used to it. I only shower every two days and wash my hair every four. After the initial oil-fest that was my hair for a few weeks, it calmed down and now I barely noticed that it needs washing.

    Another thing I do is condition, condition, and condition. I have a deep condition, leave-in-detangler, coconut oil strengthener, and an overnight keratin complex conditioner.

    Also, HEAT PROTECTION. Before you blow dry, before you straighten or curl, and before you head into the sun.

    And regular trims help as well.

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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    1. I love this detailed reply, A! Seriously, thanks for this. I guess there is no shortcut to great hair and I must put in the work to condition, condition, condition.

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  2. lovely dress:) I'm not sure what to recommend for the hair, it's so individual...
    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.com/

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  3. love the dress! my 2 daughters has almost the same dress :) classy!

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  4. Very nice nautical-type look, Abi. This is a very nice nautical dress, and the metallic sandals are also nice. I am sorry you endured one of those times when it seems like negativity has taken you over. If it makes you feel any better... reading your blog and seeing your outfits make me happy each day. Knowing you can make someone's day is enough to help you feel better and accomplished no matter what life brings your way. As for your hair, I'm no hair expert, so I have nothing to suggest to help you out here. You still have lovely hair regardless. Stay awesome! :)

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww, you always know just what to say. :)

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  5. Im sorry to hear you had a bad few days. I know what you mean when you said that prayer seems to make things a little better.
    You still look fantastic despite the hair woes.

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  6. Thanks for sharing Abi.. I'm having those feelings right now. =(
    Thanks for reminding me that He is always there..

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    1. He is. Hope you're feeling better, Carmella. :)

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  7. This look seems like a "go to" one. :) I love your outfit! And yes, you're right. Let's not lose hope when problems come. God is polishing you and he's definitely bigger thann any problem.

    Senyth @ http://www.rawrbie.com

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    1. Polishing is one way of looking at it. :)

      Thanks Senyth!

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  8. I hope your feeling better Abi and I'm sure that whatever it is it's something that you can overcome! :) Btw the dress you are wearing is super cute, I love the nautical feel of it. :)

    Nina
    http://curvymod.blogspot.com/

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  9. I really hope your day is getting better. I hate that feeling when it seems like nothing goes right. On the other hand, I think you look so very beautiful in this dress. I love the nautical vibe!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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    1. Thanks Ashley! It must be the white and blue combo. :)

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  10. I hope you have a better week this week! That dress looks SO cute on you :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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    1. Thanks Annie! Looking cute does help a little. :)

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  11. I love your dress a lot. You know I have a couple of dresses in the same color and classic design. Pang royal lang ang color! :)

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  12. You look so pretty in this dress. I love the sleeves, they are just adorable. We all have days/weeks like these, but things always will always make a turn for the better! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  13. I do hate when things never go right! I hope your day gets better! Love your cute dress! The ruffle sleeves are fantastic!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  14. Sorry to hear things have been feeling so tough, but it's great you've found inspiration that has kept you smiling and feeling hopeful. You look lovely here- the dress is so cute! *Hugs*

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  15. Pretty dress! Sometimes I wish I were more of a dress person, but I seem to be stuck on jeans. Lol.

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    1. I used to be that way, but I'm now embracing my inner Kikay. :D

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  16. You might have just become one of my favorite reads. Yes, you had me at "If not for having my faith".. Agree to everything you said. As for your hair, I wish I am in the position to give advice. I myself have an unruly hair and I like it like that.. Yours looks tamed to me though :)

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    1. Haha! My hair is a sleeping beast. It's still undecided as to whether it would like to be straight of wavy. :)

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  17. I have the same dress (almost)! :) You still look radiant eventhough you've been having a few rough days.

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