Spring Prep

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A couple of months ago, Pantone announced the 2016 color of the year and surprisingly, there were two—rose quartz and serenity. They are beautiful pastel colors that compliment any skin-tone and at the same time compliment each other.
I was excited to try combining both and I was pleased with the results.

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Details — denim: JCP. shoes: H&M. duster: F21. top: Papaya
I have also been obsessing over the sky lately. God has been painting it with these two colors so often I am just like, “Okay Lord, I see You. You are the One that really sets the trends here.” lol.
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Who is ready for the spring season? I am–24th birthday turn up coming in April. 😀
Love you guys!
#LiveLimitless||Tima G. ❤
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Los 70s | Fall Trend 2015

Fall is around the corner but the 70s are even closer. This trend has gotten stronger and stronger in the last months, meaning I finally caved into trying it. Here is my modern take on what this seventies fashion revival looks like 🙂

I have to admit, I did not really think I would like this trend because I do not like bell bottoms. They look terrible on me, since I am shorter than the average woman and curvy–so the flared effect would make me look even shorter. OR maybe I am exaggerating and need to try some on soon. lol

 Can I also share my excitement on how long my hair has progressed over the years!?! YESSSS! In college, my hair was fried and just below my shoulder. But now it is healthy and down to my waist! Hallelujah!

I hope you all are as stoked as I am about this fall and winter season. I will be posting more outfits of the day, devotionals, and even feature some people who are rising in Tulsa’s Fashion Industry!

Details (Top: Rue21, Skirt/Belt: Thrifted/Cut, Shoes: Charlotte Russe)

Love you!

Tima G. 

Shades of Gray

I have never heard of anyone like iffy difficult situations, where there is a lot of mystery, a lot of curiosity, and ultimately a lot of unknown. This makes me think of the grayscale. This scale ultimately is composed of the gradients between black and white. And there are more than 200 shades of grey (wikipedia.com). Um… That’s a lot. Although the chances of the human eye to recognize the difference between all of those shades put together in a line is slim, the same happens when life hits us this way. We come to multiple situations where we do not know what to do, how it is going to turn out, what is next, who is there, who won’t be there, will it work, and so on. All these shades of gray make you question life.

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I have recently (and more than usual) began to ask God why certain situations arise without us being even aware. He simply gave me the word FAITH.

Now, I know I can get real spiritual quickly because I am a firm believer in my God, but let’s be honest…how can anyone have hope, joy, and simply even assurance in this world full of UNKNOWN and UNCERTAIN things to the logical mind? It is honestly impossible. How do I know this? Because I, myself, need FAITH to move forward. I have tried to figure out things with my intellect and sometimes it fails me. But having FAITH does not. Faith is an ingredient that we all as humanity need to live to the fullest capacity we were created to. Faith is believing firmly that what I hope for will be mine.

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I struggle with so many issues, especially in my thought process (CMON LEFT BRAIN PEOPLE). I am so logical, sometimes having FAITH does not make sense. I was not raised in a full FAITH believing family; it was more about doing and doing and doing; not about expecting. Regardless, I had an emptiness and longing inside of me for something better. I was getting tired of trying to make things happen. I got burnt out. There was NO WAY I was to live a life full of poverty while I saw my parents try to make money, full of insecurity while I tried to be liked by people, full of fear while I tried to believe in my own strength, full of perverted thoughts while I was thought as the “good girl”, full of lying while I was pretending to be nice, full of cussing while I wanted to fit in, full of putting others down while I was jealous, full of horrible dreams while I thought my life was worthless—–full of hopelessness. If that was the case, why were I and other people born into this?

All I know is that FAITH (believing for something greater becoming mine) is a promise we all can have! I have experienced it myself. I don’t believe in supporting things that I do not believe myself, but FAITH is a great thing we can all get easily by believing daily that God is for us and not against us. It has completely changed my perspective on life, how I handle my money, how I talk to others, how I dress, how I present myself, how I work with people, how I drive when other people can’t drive (biased) LOL. Seriously, faith is essential in our lives–we simply have to believe and accept what is ours already. 🙂

 

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Details

Top: Rue21. Tailored Vest: Harod’s (Thrifted). Pants: JcPenny. Necklace: Rue21. Shoes: H&M

Love you! Live Limitless.

Tima G. ❤

Try New Things

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One of the things we have to do in life is change and be willing to change. This time in New York City, Becca and I wanted to do photo shoots in the middle of random neighborhoods. This shoot took place by NYC FIT’s dorms and outside their museum.

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Becca was not the most comfortable in front of the camera, but she eventually grasped the feel of it. A lot of times, God allows us to experience new things to push us out of our comfort zone. It is super healthy to try new things because this gives us an open heart to the newness God can bring in different seasons of our life.

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Also, when you try new things, do not be afraid. And even if you are scared, face that thing—as simple as that. You have to know that fear is only in the mind. Fear is only a mind state that will keep you from growing. In order to grow, you will have to face challenges with the best foot forward. Continue to push. Do not let your mind keep you from the next.

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Trying new things. Today, I challenge you to do something you have NEVER ever done. Whether it is trying a new food, lifting 5 more times the weights you lift at the gym, or even trying to learn how to paint and you aren’t artistic, try it. You never know what boundaries you are pushing just by trying.

Tima G.