Stripes for Summer

I know you all have seen this striped shirt on the blog before (HERE & HERE), but I decided to post about it one more time and show how you can style it for a dressy casual Summer look that will also transition well into the Fall season.

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Camp Gluten Freedom

This past week, I was able to volunteer at Flat Rock River YMCA Camp in St. Paul, Indiana (website link HERE, facebook link HERE). This camp has 1 week of the Summer in June when they host Camp Gluten Freedom (website link HERE, facebook link HERE). They are also GREAT at accommodating other allergies and dietary restrictions all year long if yourself or your child would be unable to attend during the gluten free week!

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Red & White Halter Dress

I’ve always known I was an “old soul.” But lately, I’ve really been loving vintage and vintage inspired clothing, especially 1950’s style 🙂 For today’s post, I’m sharing with you this adorable red and white halter dress that I think is very 1950’s inspired.

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Stylish, Comfortable, & More Affordable Shoes for Summer

Hi everyone! Something that it a must for Summer are sandals/flats, but unfortunately it can be hard to find comfortable shoes that are also adorable and are in a good price range. I decided to share my favorite brands with you all in this post, Born Concept, Birkenstock, and Kelly & Katie (all available at DSW).

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Gingham & Lace Dress: Fourth of July

With 4th of July being tomorrow, I knew I had to do a red, white, and blue outfit and I had the perfect dress in mind! I actually am surprised I haven’t done a post over this dress before now!

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Vintage Inspired: Gingham Midi Dress

I had been wanting to do a modern take on a vintage inspired piece and I found the perfect dress for it! Also, these pictures are my favorite ones we’ve ever done on the blog so I’m SO EXCITED to share this post with you all! 🙂

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Summer Vintage: Mom’s White Dress

I’m excited to be sharing with you all a fashion segment that will be going on this summer here on Faith, Fashion, Food with C! I’ll be posting different outfits that involve vintage dresses! My fashion varies from bright colors to classic styles, but I’ve always had a heart for vintage.

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The first vintage inspired post includes a dress that was actually my mom’s graduation dress from ’81. Now I know this may not be considered “vintage” because of the time it is from, but comparing their style to today’s, much has changed. It’s a below the knee white cotton dress with an eyelet collar and pocket…adorable!

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I love the style of this dress, how it’s the perfect modest length, cinches at the waist and ties at the shoulders.

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To enhance the vintage flair, I added a straw floppy hat, Born Concept white wedges, a spoon ring, and this vintage Gucci scarf. This scarf has been my favorite recently, it’s perfect to add just a touch of vintage and floral to any summer outfit. Also, I didn’t even realize this scarf was Gucci brand when I got it…I’m pretty sure I got it several years ago from some antique shop for like $5 🙂

 

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When shooting my vintage inspired photos, I went with a pretty simple makeup look. Bright cheeks, brown-toned eyes, and Mauve Me lipstick by Red Apple Lipstick.

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I was able to find some alternatives that are similar to the pieces I am wearing and I’ve linked them below. Since the dress and scarf are both vintage, the pieces I found are similar or what I thought were good alternatives. It’s hard to find vintage inspired dresses that don’t cost an arm and a leg, but none the less,  I went and linked 3 different alternatives. I would also check out Cactus Flower located in Bloomington, IN. They are a vintage inspired boutique and have ADORABLE clothing!

Dress: HEREHEREHERE

Shoes: Similar

Scarf: Alternative

Hat: Alternative

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And remember, you can’t go anywhere without a little faith.

Ciara

Spring: Dark Floral & Ruffle Skirt

Happy Saturday everyone! I’ve been meaning to share this outfit with you guys for a while! It’s a great floral skirt that’s perfect for all year long!

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I found this maxi floral skirt at Rue 21 when the Bloomington, IN location was going out of business. I was able to get it for around $11 I think. With all the different colors in it, you can pair it with a variety of blouses. I decided to go with this pink tank that has a bow in the back. Also, I love my black Birkenstock sandals and threw on a light weight long cardigan from Maurices.

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This skirt is lightweight and very flowy. I love the ruffle that goes all the way around the hem and it’s also elastic waist so it’s comfortable. I think it would be adorable paired with a chunky sweater and black ankle boots in the winter or with a mustard colored top and brown ankle boots or gladiator sandals in the fall.

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The exact skirt is available HERE and is marked down to only $7.49! I also found a couple adorable blouse alternatives HERE and HERE that are both on sale for $15! My exact Birkenstocks are HERE and a cute sweater/kimono alternative HERE.

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You can’t go anywhere without a little faith,

Ciara

Summer Casual: Mixing Patterns & Floral Oxfords

When it comes to mixing patterns, I tend to stray away from the idea. I just didn’t think I could mix them in an outfit and it still look good.. and not look like I got dressed in the dark.

I’ve been loving my royal blue floral oxfords all over again and was wanting to dress them in a casual way. I spotted a blue plaid button up I had got from H&M last year and thought, why not? I was surprised at how cute it turned out and how much I loved it!

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I wanted to do a little something different when shooting these pictures so I opted for a picnic theme! With this plaid button up and straw floppy hat, I sort of look like a farmer 😉

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I got both the blue plaid button down and denim shorts from H&M last summer. The floppy hat is from Maurices and these adorable floral oxfords from T.J. Maxx (see another post here: Summer White Dress & Floral Oxfords)

I was able to find the shorts HERE and an adorable alternative top HERE. I also found a similar hat HERE and cute alternative oxfords HERE and HERE.

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You can’t go anywhere without a little faith,

Ciara

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