BG by Christina

Friday, May 29, 2020

Style | OOTD The ModCloth Dress That I've Loved & Worn For 7 YEARS!

*All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love!
Hi, guys!

It's FriYAY and I have another little ootd for you!

You might have seen this look on my Instagram a few weeks ago, but this is a very beloved dress in my wardrobe. I've had it for almost 7 years and I wear it every single spring/summer season! It has served me so well and it's been an incredible purchase.

I got it from ModCloth, but because it was so long ago, it isn't still available on their site. I linked some very similar pieces for this look below.. Hopefully that will help you if you are on the hunt for one! It's funny because I remember bell sleeves weren't as big of thing way back when I bought this, but now I always get questions about it when I wear it! I credit that to bell sleeves having their moment, but I will ALWAYS love bell sleeves.

Shop the booties here
Shop the sunglasses here
Shop the bag here 

My current style goal is to actively build a sustainable wardrobe that is true to my personal style and that will last for many many years. I think it's important to develop your own sense of style, so that you don't make wasteful purchases. When you pick the right purchases, you end up wearing them for the years! I can't believe I've had this dress for 7 years! I am definitely an outfit repeater ;p

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What's the longest you've kept an item in your wardrobe for?

I hope you have a happy weekend! :)

Love,


Christina xx

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Don't let your hearts be troubled or afraid. I give you my peace.
John 14:27

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Style | OOTD - The Summer Slip Dress Of My Dreams!

*All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love!

Hi, guys!

Happy Tuesday! :)

This outfit got a lot of buzz on Instagram, so I wanted to give you guys the outfit details! This dress is an incredibly beautiful, feel good coral-rose color and it's such an easy breezy piece to throw on over anything!

How cute would this look over bikini? It's made with a great light-weight fabric that's perfect for the summer heat and I'm just so in love with it! & Don't even get me started on the detailing!

I got this dress from Three Bird Nest, but it has sold out since then, but I found the exact same slip dress (linked below) and if you keep scrolling a bit, I have it linked in a variety of colors!

I paired it with some of go-to accessories.. my favorite tan hat and neutral booties!
The hat I'm wearing is the Duke Wide Brim Hat from Three Bird Nest, but I have an incredibly similar one linked below. The booties shown are the Dylan Low Boot from SAS Shoes, but the pair bellow is half the price!

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The Adella Slip Maxi In Other Colors:



Similar Maxi Dresses More Budget Friendly:




Let me know how you would style this maxi! :)
Hope you have an amazing week!

Love,

Christina xx

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And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.
Luke 1:45

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Lifestyle | Whimsical Woodland Moss & Bunny Cupcakes - Inspired By Thirsty For Tea

*All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love!
Hi, my friends!

How are you? How has your week been? We are hangin' in around here and trying to find joy in the quarantine life. I know I rarely post recipes on here and then this week, I post 2 in a row! 
Since we've been in quarantine, we've been cooking and baking some new things and I just had to share these adorable cupcakes with you!

 I was SO inspired by a pin I found on Pinterest for Matcha Moss Cupcakes from Thirsty For Tea. I could not get over how magical her moss detail was! I decided I wanted to try and make some for Fred and I. These were perfect for Easter, but I think they're also great for the whole spring season. Get yourself some of the mini chocolate bunnies now while they're on sale!

So to make these cupcakes, I actually smushed a few recipes together. I visually made the cupcakes look like the ones I saw on Thirsty For Tea. Her cupcakes are absolute perfection. Mine did not turn out as beautiful as hers haha, but I was still very happy with them! 

You can check out her Matcha Moss Cupcakes here!

Whimsical Woodland Moss & Bunny Cupcakes Recipe

For the cupcakes:
I used a simple boxed chocolate cake mix for the cupcakes and I bought brown cupcake liners from Amazon

For the frosting: 
I made a basic vanilla buttercream frosting and added green food coloring to it.
 I used the Perfect Vanilla Frosting recipe from Beyond Frosting.

For the moss topping: 
I used the Realistic Moss Cookies recipe from Semi Sweet Designs. I used this recipe, because it used a graham cracker base instead of a matcha one. 

For the other toppings: 
 I added Lindt miniature milk chocolate bunnies and crushed edible dried rose petals to the moss topping to make it look like little bunnies sitting in the forest.

Thirsty For Tea's Matcha Moss Cupcakes were my visual inspiration! :)

P.S- I found the edible rose petals at World Market
& I also found some online here at the Savory Spice Shop.
 Please let me know if you try the cupcakes, or if my post inspires you to create something else! :)

Love,

Christina xx

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"Oh my God, forgive what I have been, correct who I am, and direct what I will be."

- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Lifestyle | Buttered Wild Alaskan Pacific Cod Recipe

*I've received product from Sitka Salmon Shares.
All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love!
Hi, guys! 

Back in January, Fred and I tried Sitka Salmon Shares and we love their fish! Sitka Salmon Shares is a wild caught fish delivery service. They deliver fresh fish right to your door! It's the perfect time to try a new delivery service, so check out their website to see everything they offer. 

P.S- I have a discount code listed below that they gave me, don't forget to snag it if you want to try it out! :)

Fred used a recipe he found on Valentina's Corner to prepare their Wild Alaskan Pacific Cod and we were obsessed with how it turned out! We ate it with a side of rice. It would also pair nicely with baked potatoes, or steamed veggies! 

You can find the recipe for her 

It's also a great time to try a new recipe. 
We both recommend it, so I wanted to share it with you! 
 You can use the code: 
SITKA25
for $25 off any 2020 Premium Sitka Seafood Shares 
Please, let me know if you try it out!

Love,

Christina xx

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But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19

Friday, April 10, 2020

Style | My Secret To Wearing Dresses On Chillier Spring Days!

 *This is a partnership post with Sheertex. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links.
 I only share what I love! 
Hi, friends!

Is there any wardrobe piece more classic than a pair of black pantyhose? Regardless of your own personal style, they're a wardrobe staple for everyone’s closet. They’re especially a staple for Midwest girls like myself! This week in Ohio we’ve had days of sunshine with a high of 70 degrees F and days of sleet and hail with a low of 35 degrees F! That’s Ohio weather for ya! You never know what you’re going to get. The weather is especially unpredictable here in our spring and autumn seasons. I like to keep a good pair of pantyhose on hand for the days when the weather in a bit chillier! You guys know that I’m a dress girl. I love to wear airy dresses in every season. 
Pantyhose are my little secret weapon that allow me to do that! 

I’m so glad that I’ve discovered SheertexSheertex is known for having the world’s toughest pantyhose. They are pretty much indestructible! You can wear them multiple times, stretch them, twist them and they don’t tear or rip! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve out on a pair of pantyhose and got a tear in them before I even arrived at my destination. I’ve even had to pose certain ways during blog photo-shoots to conceal pantyhose rips! These Sheertex Classics have changed the pantyhose game for me. You can make any outfit weather appropriate by slipping on a pair of black sheers with it. 

I’d encourage you to consider getting a pair of black pantyhose to add as a staple to your wardrobe and keep track of how many times you reach for them each season. If you wear a lot of dresses, you especially need to a good and durable pair that you can get many wears out of!

I'm wearing the Classic Sheers in the color black.

Be sure to check out all of the Sheertex pantyhose and they have a really fun & inspiring Instagram page, so check them out there as well! 
#LifeInSheertex #Sheertex

You can use the code:
 BGBYCHRISTINA10 
to get $10 off your purchase! 


How you would style your pantyhose for spring?

Love,



Christina xx


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My protection & my success come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.

Psalm 62:7

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Style | Styling 3 Blouses For Spring With Femme Luxe

 *This post is sponsored by FemmeLuxe. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links are affiliate links.
 I only share what I love! 
Hi, guys!

Man, it’s been a crazy week.

How are you doing? 

Honestly, I’ve been having A LOT of anxiety about everything that is going on in our world.  I know I’m not alone in that and if we’re being real, it’s hard not to get caught up in all of the gloom and panic on the news. I am praying from the bottom of my heart for the safety and wellbeing of my family & loved ones, the people who are afflicted with this virus and for all of you- my online family.

We will get through this scary time together and in the meantime we can’t abandon hope. 

I hope that this spring style related post would bring a few minutes of joy, or distraction from the trials you’re facing right now. We have now entered into my favorite season!
Just know that whatever is to come in the next couple weeks, the earth will be awakening from its winter slumber. Flower buds will bloom and the grass will start to green! I’ve found a lot of comfort these past few days, in the beauty of nature. A few days ago, I noticed that the little buds on the tree outside of our apartment are getting ready to bloom! I look forward to those blooms every spring! I’m so excited to admire their beauty (from the window) in the next coming weeks.

Another thing that brought me joy this week was my neighbor’s Easter chick wreath! I spotted it on my way to the mailbox and it instantly brought a smile to my face. I was lost in my thoughts and anxieties on my walk and that bright and cheery piece lifted my spirits. So, keep shining your light when you can and where you can. You don’t know who you’re helping by doing so. 


Okay, so let’s get into the styling! For this post I've partnered with FemmeLuxe to style 3 blouses for spring. As a blogger, I go through and evaluate my closet every season. The past couple of seasons, I’ve realized that my wardrobe is really lacking in tops! My wardrobe is primarily dresses. 
I’m so drawn to buying dresses that I always forget to shop for shirts!
I’ve decided to find some tops that I love and add them to my wardrobe.

FemmeLuxe has such beautiful, feminine blouses and I’m gonna show you how I’ve styled 3 of them: 

White blouses are always a wonderful choice for spring! This white polka dot tulle mesh crop top is my favorite piece from my FemmeLuxe haul! It’s tulle detailing and little polka dots make it the sweetest blouse. It looks gorgeous paired with jeans and skirts. It’s such a fun top! I know this one will be a go-to for me this season. White is one of my favorite colors to wear. It makes me feel crisp and fresh! 

My favorite way to style the polka dot tulle mesh crop top is to pair it with flare jeans and booties. I added a wide brim felt hat, a floral belt, and my classic dainty necklace combo! 

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you; I am wearing a black top! I don’t wear much black these days, but this black satin puff sleeve cuffed crop top is gorgeous! Isn’t it the most perfect date night top? This one was Fred’s favorite out of the three! I felt so chic and pretty in this outfit. This top would also look really cute with high-waist jeans.

 My favorite way of styling the satin puff sleeve cuffed crop top was with a tiered ruffle skirt and booties.  I get a prairie chic vibe with this look, anyone else? ;p


I love the fit of this mauve satin long sleeve shrilled waist crop top! It has a flattering cinched in waist that would look gorgeous on any body type. I also love the mauve color of it. This blouse is very versatile! You could easily dress this up or down. Also, I think it would look good in every season. 

My current favorite way to style the satin long sleeve shrilled waist crop top is to pair it with a ruffled skirt, booties and a statement headband!  

Which top is your favorite?!

Love,

Christina xx


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Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken.

Isaiah 54:10 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Style | OOTD The Perfect Spring Maxi Dress

 *I've received product from JustFab and Discount Glasses. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support BG by Christina. Some links might be affiliate links. I only share what I love! 
Hi, friends!

I hope you like this outfit of the day! It feels good to talk about some normal things for a little bit. :)

This coral maxi dress is the ultimate dress for spring!
 It's from JustFab, you can find it right here ---> Long Sleeve Wrap Maxi Dress 
I got it in the color Faded Rose Multi. It also comes in the shade Indigo Multi.
 I linked some similar maxi dresses below!
& Here is a similar, budget-friendly womens flower maxi dress.

These sandals are also from JustFab. You can shop them here ---> Cleo Flat Sandal 
I got them in the shade Multi. They also come in Leopard and Black.
I have similar pairs linked below!

This is my most favorite purse in the world! I thrifted it last spring from Poshmark!
I've linked similar ones below for you. If you don't have a basket purse yet, you need one!

These are my new sunnies from Discount Glasses! I've been loving clear sunglasses this season.  They're so playful and sweet. You can shop them here ---> Westend Minerva Park 
I got them in the shade Crystal Tan/ Brown. They also come in Matte Black/Grey, Matte Pastel Pink/Grey and Matte Tokyo Tortoise/Grey. You can buy them with or without prescription.
I've linked similar pairs below!
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I hope that you're staying healthy and hopeful. <3

Love,






Christina xx

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Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -
If anything is excellent or praiseworthy -
Think on these things.
Philippians 4:8