August 29, 2016


During the summer, I love watching flowers in our garden soak up the sun to grow and bloom to their fullness and glory. It reminds me of the course of our lives. 

Life is made up of many moments of hardship and joy. In each moment, it's important to embrace its life lesson and let it be a building block as we grow and bloom to be who we are created to be. It's an imperfect journey especially when we are tripped up by the darkness of the world. But thankfully, Light overcomes darkness, pours mercy and grace into our lives, and holds our hands to guide us when the path is difficult to navigate.

This dress was my favorite (& affordable) summer find. I love its beautiful floral embroidery and bell sleeves - like a belle in bloom. 

A belle in bloom - that's me - imperfect, in need of grace, yearning for the Light that overcomes the darkness of this world.

Keep soaking up that Light and bloom gracefully friends!

Dress: Boohoo {Similar}
Purse: Old Navy (sold out) {Similar}
Heels: Seychelles (sold out) {Similar}
Earrings: Noonday Collection
Bracelet: c/o Rocksbox {Sign up for a FREE month of jewelry with code JOANNAXOXO}


  1. You look adorable and I love your dress. xo

  2. Beautiful message. Beautiful post. Beautiful dress. Beautiful photos.

    I would love for you to join my weekly link up On the Edge of the Week. It goes live every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EST and remains open for one week. I do hope to see you there! Have a magical day.


  3. You look beautiful in this floral dress. It's such a pretty print and I love your heels too.

    xo, Jackie

  4. I love this dress!!
    Fridays Fashions link up


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