Tweed Me

Evidently, if my baby pictures are any indication, I've always had a penchant for style, although there were some awkward in "be-TWEEN" years, when the waistband of my pants reached Urkel proportions (isn't that sort of "in" now?). Eventually, I floated (or more like trudged deliberately) toward the elegance found in my mother's DNA. She was a cool, calm and collected hottie, full of model-esque qualities that I dare hope trickled down to me.

Here, I was excited to merge my fave colors, pink and green, but with a more sophisticated slight of hand, using shades of peach, emerald and hunter green along with fall shades of caramel against a jovial tweed pattern in a high-waist pant. I love mixing costs and fabrics. Some of the items I'm rocking were free and some on sale. Budget-friendly gear is not only low-spend, it's on trend.

On this particular happy Sunday, I enjoyed reflecting with my husband and, of course, worshiping together. A relationship with God is the glue and joy of our marriage.

Credits: Talbots wool blazer in soft peach (that I snagged for free!); Banana Republic emerald silk blouse; Anthropologie Cartonnier tweed highwaist pant; Crown Vintage oxford heels; BCBG bow clutch in hunter; large gold earrings; Skägen timepiece; Old Navy ring.

What fabrics are in your fall/winter fave list? How do you keep warm and stylish?

There were some awkward in "be-TWEEN" years, when the waistband of my pants reached Urkel proportions

April Peters

Soul-stirring singer-songwriter and recording artist April Peters has a driving passion to help women and children find freedom and discover their value in God. April became aware of the emotional scars and wounds of domestic violence on her own family and released her debut EP, Early Bloomer, in 2010 to tell her story in song of love, loss and the power of forgiveness while raising awareness around issues of domestic violence and abuse. April traveled to West Africa, where she performed and made radio appearances, encouraging Liberia's people and children scarred after civil war. April has been featured on FOX's Good Day Philadelphia and Monarch Magazine hailed April for being an “exceptional [person] empowering others to become exceptional” and "artist who uses her past experiences, talent and passion for change – to create a new voice in adult contemporary music.” April's recently released single “Turn It Up” and her EP Fly carry the message of hope, truth, love and renewal that she so passionately conveys to audiences worldwide.