Depression, Fashion, Inspirational, Style, Women's Fashion

2019 The Year of Change…

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Hello friends, boy have I miss you guys. I have had so many things going on with my life, I just couldn’t find the time to write a blog posts. You know… from time to time, it’s great to take a step back to re-evaluate things. That’s exactly what I’ve done, and I like to think I’m better and ready to tackle what 2019 will bring me. 

2018, was a really hard year for me if I must be honest. I battle things I thought I had left behind years ago. So, let’s get into it! A few years back I talked about my battle with depression. The thing about depression it never truly goes away, you just try and deal with things differently. That’s what I thought I was doing, when I realized that I was sinking yet again. 

I started to gain weight, and just didn’t like the person looking back at me in the mirror. I often thought, girl you have a lot to be thankful for, why dwell on the negative. I would stay in my room, and stair at the walls in disbelief that this was my Life. I spent a great deal of time on social media to try and escape from things going on in my life. The thing with that though was, that didn’t help my situation it only made it worse. 

I found that nothing was really making me happy anymore. I didn’t want to shop, and definitely didn’t want to take photos. I saw more death in my family in 2018, and it hit me so hard. I thought how will I go on… how can I pick myself up and keep pushing. Because I knew in the end, I was a survivor and God had bigger plans for me. The funniest thing was, I was getting older and I’ve yet to live to my full potential. When will I get it all the way together? Instead of continuing down that road, I turned to someone I will call my angel. 

Let’s just say this person came into my life at the right time. My fear was having so many things going around in my head and not being able to share them with anyone. I now had an outlet, and I could feel things starting to get better. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m still not the person I would like to be, I’m just dealing with it day by day. My angel made me see that my life had meaning.

Depression will have you thinking that your life is worthless, and no one really wants to know how things are going in your life. That is probably the biggest misconception EVER. My angel showed me that was so not true. I knew deep inside that I had beat this battle before, and I would beat it again. All my life, I’ve had conversations with God daily, but this day was different. My grandmother appeared and told me things may not always go my way, but just keep fighting the fight and tell the DEVIL not today. 

I have claimed that 2019, will be the year I live to my full potential. I will not neglect myself anymore. I will be more consistent with things that make me happy. I will get back to the girl that SMILES, and know that smile is REAL. I will be open and honest because my TRUTH could change someone else. So… here’s to a phenomenal year. 

Until next time, 

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Top/ Gordmans

Jeans

Boots/ JustFab

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Fashion, Style, Women's Fashion

When Shopping In Your Own Closet Goes Right…

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Hello you all, I have really been going through some personal things, thus the reason for me being Mia. September is my favorite month, could it be because my birthday is this month. In exactly two days I will be celebrating my 51st birthday. I’m beyond excited about that. So I figured it would be a perfect time to drop in. For today’s post, I will be showing you how shopping in your own closet, can bring out a perfect look. 

I’ve had this black and white skater skirt for years, and this is my third time wearing it. When I found this tee with the words “NOPE” all over it some months back, I thought it would look perfect with my skater skirt. In keeping with my black and white theme, I added my black booties to the mix. I purchased these booties maybe three years back, and “YES” they are still in great condition. Could it be I don’t wear my shoes that often, but nonetheless I love it. Can you say comfort at its best… 

Although I loved my overall look, something was missing, so I added a bold red lip with my red tassel earrings. Finish the look with the cutest teal bow bag. The bag is the only thing new in this entire look. Can you believe this beauty came from Target? Let me tell you, the more I shop at Target, the more I’m impress with their fashions. I felt so liberating picking clothes that I already own to complete this look. Do you shop in your own closet? If not, you might surprise yourself with looks revamped. I couldn’t find a similar skirt or tee to share, so guess what I’m sharing some styles I do love. 

Until next time, 

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Nope tee 

Bag

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Tassel earrings

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Fashion, Petite Fashion, Women's Fashion

Fab Five Fashionistas: #AllTogetherNow The T-Shirt Edition!

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Well… The ladies are back again with another collaboration. This collaboration is a bit more personal for me, and I almost shed a tear (almost, don’t judge me) thinking about what it means to be #alltogethernow. Gabrielle Union set the bar really high with this campaign, because it was like she was speaking to us all. When I think of the all together now hashtag, it screams #thefabfivefashionistas, and what we represent. I would have never thought my love for New York and Company would bring me four new sisters. These women are more than fashionistas, they are supportive, and the type of women you want to be in your corner. Our bond has grown in so many ways. Keep in mind none of us have met in person, but hopefully January 2019 all that will change. So let’s get right into it.

Let’s talk about my look, the  T-shirt  could easily be dressed up or down. The one thing I loved the most about this tee was the tie front. I opted for a more casual look with my Gabrielle Union boyfriend jeans. They fit oh so perfect. When Gabrielle new line came out, I knew I had to have those jeans, trust me you need them in your life as well. I completed my look with the cutest patchwork bag I scored from Amazon, and my camel booties, which are no longer available. I would have to say, this tee will be on heavy repeat. How will I style it next time? Stay tuned!

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Mary  brought fierceness with her look. She opted for the cutest black and white skirt, also from the Gabrielle Union line. Doesn’t this skirt look oh so amazing on her? Mary always bring the heat with her looks. Now, I know everyone knows I love red, and Mary completed her look with red booties. How could you not see fierceness with this look?

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Ayesha my girl and twin in this collab. We both opted for the jeans with the t-shirt. You see with Ayesha she leveled up her look by adding these fabulous embroidered booties. She brought edge and chic together like no one but her could do. I loved how she completed her look with the cutest hat, because I love a great hat. Street style at its best!

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Lydia brings us sexy with her entire look. Lydia was taking no prisoners with this look, as she opted to pair her t-shirt with the most flattering cobalt blue skirt also from Gabrielle Union line. Her look tells you she is a bad boss chic that means business. Lydia added the right amount of color to her look, and brought it all together with black heels, and black bag. Sexy done right!

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Reyni brought classic with a twist. I love how she added the denim skirt with her tee. But: Can we pause for a minute, and just admire how freaking amazing this Eva Mendes skirt really is. Reyni added a soft touch of color to her look with the pink vest, and completed it with the cutest bag. Girl, I need that bag. This girl knows how to keep it classy like only she could.

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When women support other women, we are beyond powerful. So find your tribe of women that will bring out the best in you as I have.

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Until next time,

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New York and Company

Fashion, Petite Fashion, Style, Women's Fashion

Eva Mendes Gaucho Jumpsuit…

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Hello friends, I’m on vacation so can you hear the excitement in my voice. I got the opportunity to go home this past weekend, and of course I’m always excited about spending time with my family. I did a little gambling, wasn’t as successful as I would have like to, but I still had fun. However, I ate at my favorite restaurant Steamboat Bills, had cracklings and boudin. I’m telling you this is the best part about being home, eating all my favorites.  Now back to our regularly scheduled program.
This gorgeous Eva Mendes purple and black gaucho jumpsuit was just perfect for this petite girl. Bonus: it has pockets as well. The thing about being petite, most times alterations are needed with jumpsuits. I’m just ecstatic that this one didn’t need any. Instead of going with traditional black heels, I opted for purple heels. Trust me I was in purple heaven. Jumpsuits can easily be styled up or down. So, tell me how would you style your jumpsuit?

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Until next time,

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Fashion, Off the shoulder, Petite Fashion, Style, summer fashions, Women's Fashion

How can you go wrong in a Little White Dress…

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Hey friends, oh how I’ve missed you. I have not been feeling my best, and I’m sorry for going Mia. Well… I’m back and bringing you the prettiest white dress. For those who have been following me, you know I love off the shoulder anything, and I think half of my outfits represent that. Now let’s get right into this white dress. I believe every woman should own a LWD. They can be styled with endless possibilities.

The only tricky part about wearing white is, how do I stay clean at least until I get the shot. I got makeup on the dress, and had to think quick. No matter how I try and stay clean wearing white, something crazy always seem to happen. How do you keep your white outfits clean? This dress came in two other colors, and I purchased the mauve one too. I love all the details on this dress, from the ruffles to the Swiss dots. Are you a fan of white outfits?

Until next time,

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Dress// Similar shoes// Bag

 

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Fashion, Off the shoulder, Petite Fashion, Style, summer fashions, Women's Fashion

The Fab Five Fashionista’s July 4th Edition…

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Hello friends, can you believe we are in July already, time truly does fly when you’re having fun. Well… I’m back with my girls The Fab Five Fashionistas. We are showcasing our looks for July 4th. When I think about July 4th, the first thing I think about is fireworks. I’m like a little kid watching the fireworks, they are so amazing. The only downfall is, where I live fireworks are legal, and they will pop them all night. How can you not get excited about the fourth, from the delicious food, the pool parties, and all the cute fashions?

 

Enough of that, let’s get into the fashions. I had so many ideas of what I wanted to wear for this theme, but at the last minute, I changed my mind. So, I decided to keep it cute and comfy. As I was going through my closet, I spotted the cutest off the shoulder romper, that still had tags on it (purchased either last year, or the year before) and I knew it would be perfect for this theme. I paired the romper with my blue and white gingham mules, and can we say comfortable.
Now the only thing missing was the red, and the white. I opted to wear the cutest white hat I found on amazon fashions, and finished the look with red tassel earrings, and my favorite red bag. Ok… let me talk about my favorite red bag, she’s small, but so cute, and the shape of her makes her standout. I’m sorry to say my romper, and shoes are old, and no longer available online, so I will be sharing a few pieces I know you will love.

Until next time,

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Mules//

Romper// Bag// Earrings// Hat

 

Mary is keeping it all the way classy in the Gabrielle Union blue and white stripped dress, and who doesn’t love stripes? I love how she added the pop of red with her sandals, and earrings. Mary was bringing the heat, with this year favorite bamboo bag. But, what I loved the most is the hat, it truly brought the entire look together. Looking great my friend, and so festive. You can see more of Mary’s look Here.

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Lydia is giving me sexy, in her red cropped top. Side Note: I wish I was bold enough to wear cropped tops. I loved how she paired it with a blue and white polka dot skirt (polka dots are so fun), white sandals, and white earrings. Now, tell me how can you not get Fourth of July vibes from this look. Lydia is showing us all you can be sexy, but classy in her festive look. You can see more of Lydia’s look Here.

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Ayesha look was cute and casual at its best, and I was so here for it. From the white top with the red and white gingham on the sleeve, to the stripped blue and white shorts, and those amazing gingham sandals. This look really spoke to my soul, as she showed us all being casual can look good, and she rocked it. You can see more of Ayesha look Here.

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Reyni is knocking it out the park, in this bold polka dot red and white maxi dress. Reyni and I both live for a great maxi. And she definitely was ready for some fun in this flirty number. Reyni accessories brought the entire look together, do you see how stinky cute that bag is though. You can see more of Reyni look Here.

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You see we all met on IG, but have really become friends. We all have similar fashions, and each one of our looks represent that. From gingham, to stripes, and lastly polka dots. I hope you all enjoyed our Fourth of July looks, and look forward to our next theme. If you have any suggestion for The Fab Five Fashionistas next theme, drop them in the comments.

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Fashion, Off the shoulder, Petite Fashion, Style, summer fashions, Women's Fashion

Off the Shoulder with JustFab!

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Hello friends, the time has come for me to say vacation over. Once again my plans were derailed by all the freaking rain we received here in Houston. So many things to do, but let’s be honest who likes traveling in the rain. Ok, enough with all that boring stuff. I’ve been a VIP member of JustFab for a while now. Normally I only buy shoes, because my past experience with clothing from them was a big fat miss. Fast forward years later, and I decided to give them another chance.

I ordered this beautiful floral off the shoulder dress, and I was so pleased. I especially love the overall fit of the dress, and all the details. It’s one of those dresses you can easily dress up or down. And you all know I love versatility. I opted to wear the most comfortable pair of heels in black, which also came from them. I’m here to tell you, give JustFab a try and I promise you will fall in love with more than shoes.

Until next time,

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Heels//Dress//Bag

Earrings