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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Relax, Refresh, Renew



There is something universally flattering about a hi low dress that I love.  A flattering cut and a dose of animal print equals sassy and flirty. This dress is perfect for the warm summer days and sexy for those sizzling nights. When I saw this dress it reminded me of the vibrant blues and greens that I have seen in Versace collections and those colors remind me of the ocean. I recently spent some time at the shore and found this dress the perfect balance between trendy and sophisticated. Casual and dressy. I even kicked off my shoes and enjoyed the ocean view up close and personal from the perfect vantage point. A cove.

 Dress: 2B, Cuffs: F-21, Shoes: Private Boutique, Ring: Thrifted, Inner Glow: GOD



I didn't realize I needed refreshing until I felt the mist of the ocean breeze on my face. My favorite hi low dress in a hue of sea greens and blues was perfect for some time  at the ocean to renew and refresh my spirit.



The colors I am wearing are very symbolic. Blue represents calm peace and serenity. Green represents renewal , well-being and life. Together these colors are amazing visually and metaphorically




I still feel small when I stand beside the ocean



Be Transformed by the renewing of your mind - Romans 12:2
Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away


 Does a sassy dress put a little more bounce in your step?


What if you could see yourself the way God sees you?


The beach is my safe place. I go to relax, to think and to be refreshed. What is your safe place? What relaxes and refreshes you?




Inhale peace, exhale JOY! Have an amazing day!

78 comments:

Mariely said...

love the inspirational quotes and the dress is beautiful!
xo
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DaFashionFreak said...

Lovely hi-lo dress. You just look amazing!
And you inspire me with the quotes.

*hugs*
-Maudleen
www.dafashionfreak.blogspot.com

Joyful said...

I LOVE everything about the dress for a perfect summer vacay. You look stunning. The colour and print suits you.

Style4Curves said...

OWWWWWWWWWWWW this look is IT!

PRIYANKA DHIR said...

that dress is so pretty n love ur shoes!!! :)
how about following each other?
im following u on gfc n liked ur facebook page also :)
hope u folow me back n like my page too
xx
priyanka
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Sing said...

You better strut those legs. haha

Lagelle said...

Fabulousness, great photos <3

Tye
http://www.lagelledailydose.blogspot.com

Margarida Reis said...

you look like a goddess. stunning dress!
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~Jeimy~ said...

these pictures are amazing I love the dress it makes me want to be at a beach some where you look fabulous!

Sweet Melissa said...

Pretty dress!

xo
Melissa

Bella Q said...

Good lord you are 6 ways to gorgeous! I love everything about this post- the sand, the surf, the dress, the you!

Frannie Pantz said...

You are such a beautiful person--inside and out LV. I love your revival files here. And your dress is just gorgeous on you--a gorgeous color and cut. I always feel small next to our mountains (we don't have an ocean here :-( ). Isn't it amazing to think about? I hope you are taking all of the beauty of you and your surroundings in at this moment.

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I love your hair like that!!! And that dress....ooooooh!
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kita said...

Love that dress its something about water that calms you.

This is LN said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog beautiful! This post is so inspiring & beautiful!
Love your blog, following you via GFC & BLOGLOVIN', would love for you to follow back!
Keep in touch! xx

Carsedra McKoy said...

Your outfits and word of encouragement are always wonderful!! Love the pictures!!



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Teems said...

Beautiful. I love that last shot. Green is one of my favorite colors. I also just bought a high-low skirt too!

MissKroberts said...

Beautiful post and beautiful dress. It is reminiscent of Versace.
I have been drawn to green this year and I do feel that I am definitely in a period of renewal. Now to work on relaxing and calming the mind.

yummychunklet said...

Cute dress!

LinasStyle said...

Beautiful photos, looking very stylish!!

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Bonnie said...

Yay, we are high-low dress twinkies! :) I love the design on your dress. Of course, your shoes are fabulous, too!

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Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous look, gorgeous scenery! Well done! Hope you had a fab day, too. xo style, she wrote

Cilla B said...

That dress is to die for love it

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

Lady you're rocking this dress!!! Absolutely stunning the photos are breathtaking.

PS. Following on FB now. Can't believe I wasn't


<3 Marina
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KERRIN said...

thanks for the comment girlie! beautiful pictures, let's follow each other ! xx

angiejenkins2011 said...

This dress is too fly! Your photos have such a high fashion editorial look and feel. You look stunning and your words are so inspirational and positive. Beautiful inside and out.

Anthea Lau said...

what a perfectly glamorous beach look! very beautiful look with those golden jewellery :)
would you like to follow each other?
A
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Couture Carrie said...

Beautiful and inspiring post, darling!
You look amazing!
Love this whole look, especially the double cuffs.

xoxox,
CC

Dark Blue Stripes said...

Love the colour of your heels.

Christie x

Dark Blue Stripes

MIRTE said...

SUch nice bracelets! Love them! Great dress!

Mi Antunes said...

Very nice print!!!
xx
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Charles Ravndal said...

You're such a beauty and I love print on your dress! Fabulous!

Inside my head and wardrobe said...

you look stunning! that high low hem dress is amazing! love the colours!

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P A U L said...

the beautiful dress and the jewellery, I adore your hair;)

ElsaD said...

Darling! Your blog is amazing! Love the way you combine your beautiful pics and inspirational quotes. Very powerful! Let's keep in touch! xoxo

Rebecca said...

Incredible high low dress! Great pattern and color! Fabulous shoes!

Rebecca

www.winnipegstyle.ca

The Dainty Dolls House said...

You are a stunner...love the colours of your dress, they are my favourites. I love being by the water, it's always relaxing and mind renewing!! Hope you're having a gorgeous day xx

LINDA said...

Amazing! xoxo

Linda from www.moonon.com

Nancie said...

looking good, love the heels.x
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Kacie said...

I love this dress! Your hair is gorgeous!

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RichLittlePoorGirl said...

beautiful! these colors look amazingggg on you!!!

love your blog - lets follow each other ;)

xxo!

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Tere Ávila said...

incredible incredible dress honey, you are so nice!

xx

JustPatience said...

You look amazing LV. The dress and the jewels are gorgeous.

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LIGIA from ELCOFRE said...

lovely photos!!!!

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LA Lynn's said...

Such a beautiful post for a beautiful lady!!!!!

Xoxo
Lynn

LaJune16 said...

Amaazing blog and I really love it.

Very nice photos :))



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Nicole said...

So glad you commented on my blog so I could discover yours! You have amazing taste and look simply gorgeous!

C.D. Beatrice Clay said...

Gorgey! I love the ocean too! I feel so small and loved when I am staring out at the sea! God is amazing. Very nice refreshing post. I really like I mix fashion and faith so seamlessly! Keep sharing!

Chic Therapy said...

so pretty

Julie Khuu said...

Hot diggity dang mama, you're looking fresh to death and supaFLY!!! Love the dress, the location, that gorgeous smile...EVERYTHING! Especially digging the new layout...makes these bright, bold posts jump from the page. Fabulous move!

xo-Julie
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Morgan Brooks said...

You have stunning skin and this outfit is presh on you!
It would mean the world to me, if you could give me your thoughts on my latest post.
XOXO
Morgan
http://thesocialboutique.blogspot.com

Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies said...

Those colors look amazing on you. I agree, a high low dress is very universally flattering.

*Erin

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

You have lovely style & a cool blog! I like your cool & effortless outfit..you look great!

now following..

missfoodiefash said...

Love!!!!! This!!!! You always have the best shots & pics!

#Chiffon said...

I am all about this trend. I feel so elegant and chic in it. I enjoyed your post!

Evi said...

Love the dress and the heels! Well done! Really stylish!

Would you like to follow each other?

Evi xoxo

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Kirstin Marie said...

I love the hi-low hem dresses. This dress is gorgeous, and the colors are perfection on you. Your skin looks amazing!!

Deidre McMillan said...

WOW! Luv it! The dress, the shoes, the fab photos! Luv it!

Jenna Hughes said...

great color!

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Punctuation Mark said...

I love that you chose to do the photos by the ocean... Very pretty!

Don said...

Nice pics. Love the beach flow.

Elle Sees said...

Those colors on you...just love

Borjana said...

What's not to love here??Pictures,you,everything;)
xx
B.
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Sarah Stright said...

Wow, that dress looks AMAZING on you. Gorgeous colors and I love the flow.

Jeeda said...

Love it LV! Just lookin' at your pics made me "wooosah"...lol no, but seriously Lake Michigan always clears my head. I'm deathly afraid of large bodies of water but don't know what I'd do if I didn't have a beach to go and ponder, anywho beautiful pictures!
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Val said...

WOW - you are beautiful and that dress is gorgeous.

Guru Uru said...

You look perectly rejuvenated my friend with an amazing sense of style too :D

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru

Emmy said...

This is one of my fave looks of yours, LV:) You look so happy and relaxed too!

Fashion Meets Food said...

wow this outfit is gorgeous. I love how you always pair colors and your accessories are gorgeous. xo

Adam Alex said...

you look like a goddess. you're stunning!!!

have a great wknd!



jasmine
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

This dress is a beauty. I'm going to have to buy those F21 cuffs...they are hot!

Ashley said...

Wow!! You look amazing!! Love and adore that dress :)

XoXo,
Ashley
ASassyWoman.Com

parfums said...

Wow, so pretty, beautiful outfit and so lovely pics.
Parfum pas cher

Kat said...

I haven't really been sold on high-low dresses...until now. This is honestly the most beautiful ones I've seen. I like the dramatic difference in the height of the hemline and the colours/print are gorgeous. You look radiant in it.

I find being somewhere in nature where there is no one in sight very peaceful. Our city is good for that as you can sometimes find those kinds of places.

Allison said...

I love the color of your shoes! And your bracelets are so pretty! I would love for you to visit my blog sometime!!
:)
Allison
A's Fashion Files

Shasie said...

That dress is gorgeous!! I love the cuffs and your new hair style!
Shasie of Live Life in Style

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Gorgeousness!!!

Eboni said...

Ooh! HOT mama!! Love that dress.

Hugs,
Eboni

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