May 16, 2011


This is what I wore to work today. I have had this Ralph Lauren blouse for a couple of years and I love it! It is just a beautiful collage of horses and horse accessories. I paired it with my F21 crinkle maxi skirt and loafers from Tar-Jay. Oh and YES...I have JUNK in my trunk!! lol

I have received a few Blog Awards. I don't really follow the rules of blog awards because they can get  "chain mail" like and I feel that once you have completed one and told all about yourself it can get pretty monotonous for readers every time you receive one. Having said that; I do appreciate the love and so I want to mention and thank the bloggers that thought of me. Y'all are super sweet gals! If any of you are interested in my previous blog award post you can see it here stylish-and-versatile-award


The Adorable Blog Award from Inez of Style Chic 360

The Blogger Luxury Award from Harija R. of My Lyfe - My Story

Versatile Blogger Award from JTWisdom of Bubbling with Elegance and Grace

Sunshine Award 2011 from Laura of Artfully Artista

One Lovely Blog Award from Debbie of Thrifty Girl Vintage

I apologize to any blogger that has given me an award but is not mentioned above. Sometimes this blog stuff gets very overwhelming to keep up with and I hope you understand. I would also like to say the same about comment responses. I choose not to respond to your comments within my comments section. The reasons being a.) It makes it easier for me to read your comments and b.) after I leave a comment on someone's blog I generally don't go back to see if you left a comment to my comment. I guess I assume most of you don't do the same. I do however try and go to each of your blogs and leave comments.

I want to leave you with these words of encouragement. I am a strong believer that ENCOURAGING WORDS make a difference!

Have you ever known someone who believed in you, someone who frequently spoke words of encouragement and praise? The kind of person who made you feel you could do it, whatever "it" was? That’s the kind of person God wants us to be. Paul gave a good guideline when he wrote that everything we say should build up the one who is listening. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen (Ephesians 4:29). I have seen some pretty nasty comments left on blogs and it really makes me sick to think that someone could be so cruel. Each of us bloggers have our own individual style. That is what makes us unique. I think it would be such a boring blog world if all of us looked alike. If you don't necessarily like what someone has on...don't leave a comment at all or find ONE thing that you do like and comment on that but PLEASE be mindful of that blogger's feelings. So let us leave encouraging comments on each others blogs and not negative ones. To my bloggers that have been left negative hurtful comments...I live by this scripture:

Obviously, I'm not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ's servant. (Galatians 1:10).

Thanks for all the love and support! Kiah


God's Favorite Shoes! said...

Preach sister, preach! LOL!

And I heart this fitted skirt on you!

Karen said...

Love the print on your shirt!! You look fantastic!!


joana said...

Super pretty!!!!

manda said...

Beautiful Pic,,
i like this blog,,
By Lose Weight Fast

Vivi said...

Love your shirt! And you're so right about sending forth encouragement. I get really angry when I see horrible words being thrown at bloggers in the comment section. And, of course, these people are anonymous. That irks me to no end. There's critique and than there's bashing. Those people are bashing.

Gracey said...

I am so glad you spoke on this and I couldn't agree more. It's so simple: if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

Love your equestrian-themed blouse - you look fabulous.

joana said...

LOVE the skirt

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

i love your floral top! congratulations on all the awards, girl! =)

Zarna said...

that skirt is AMAZING! you always look so beautiful :)

Ashley said...

I love you my sister in Christ. You always have encouraging words. I love when you leave me comments on my Personal Blog. You always seem to have "the right" thing to say. With that being said...congrats on your awards. Your blog is great, & you always look fab.
We need more kind hearted people like you!

Denise said...

i love your black maxi skirt!you look slimmer in it Kiah! :)

Laura said...

You look gorgeous Kiah!!!! The horse print on your top makes me smile =) Congrats on all of the awards!!!!
I'm so glad your standing up for kindness in comments we all need to build each other up it makes me so sad when people leave nasty comments on other people blogs. God's word speaks the truth.I'm so glad your proclaiming it boldly! =)
Love you too!!!!!!! <3

dressingup-everyday said...

Love the long skirt and you look awesome . You know I like so much your style. Congrats.XOXO

Kimberly said...

great outfit love the skirt and congrats on all your awards! the closet is from Ikea really great furniture store

Full Figured Diva said...

Ahhhh......Great post Kiah! You betta tell it like it is!! Love that skirt and blouse together and your hair looks pretty. You look great hun!

Stacy said...

love it

Sarah Jane said...

I truly felt your encouraging words! I needed them and will remember them while I am working on getting my health back together :) I love the ensemble as well! I hope to do enough lunges to get some junk in my trunk too lol

Sarah Jane R.

Katie Mac said...

Congrats on your blogger awards there truly well deserve. You take the time to show your fabulous outfits and make lovely comments on other blogs….Keep up the great work! Okay…okay now on to the outfit! I absolutely love this blouse. I had to do a double take to make sure I was seeing the horses. Anything Ralph Lauren is a classic.

Nic said...

i love this post. your look is great too and congrats on your awards! stay blessed & positive, as always!


Emily Anne said...

GIRL you look so hot in that!
i love the maxi and RL combo!
so gorgeous!!!
werrrk it!

and congrats on the awards
they are well deserved!

Mars said...

You are so inspiring. Yes, I've seen a lot of nasty comments left in other blogs as well. You're right, if you don't like what you see, then don't leave a comment. It's just sick, the way haters bully some people.

And by the way you're blouse is really magnificent. :) I love the print and paired with that maxi skirt, it looks so beautiful.

Mars of fashion insouciance

Tinu said...

Well said!! I always leave your blog feeling inspired.
When i decided to start fashion blogging a couple of my blogger friends warned me about the so called 'haters'. I don't understand how people can be so nasty.
Thank you thank you for this post!!

love to top as well ;)


sacramento said...

I have fallen in love with your fabulous blouse, what an unique piece of art.
You are gorgeous!!!

Like Mousse Au Choco said...

lovely post my dear....u look good like always, the maxi skirt fits u soo welll. im happy that u are a chris. god bless u kiss

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous! I love that blouse dear ;-)

mimi said...

kiah kiah kiah. you are just amazing. i love your posts everytime i see them. you need NO ONES approval but Gods. thanks for saying it so clearly bc its the truth.(your outfit is fab...but i mean...what else is new!) the blog award things can getchain maily for sure. which is why i never do them.
mademoiselle mimi

narcissaqtpie said...

Hiya! I'm a new follower! I was going to just admire quietly from afar but I gotta let you know that you have a really great blog!! Love your style inside and out. You inspire.

JTWisdom said...

Girl that is such a good scripture. I am munching on that one. So true that we are all different and that's what makes us so special. I don't want to be a carbon copy.

Today in Missouri we had tornado warnings and you have to be so thankful for God's safety.

Congrats on all your awards, you deserve it.


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