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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Christmas, Style, Women's Fashion

Holiday Inspiration with the Fab Five Fashionista’s

 

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Hello friends, 

The Fab Five Fashionistas are back with a fabulous Holiday collaboration . For a moment, I need you to think about this…have you gotten that special dress or jumpsuit for all the parties and events I know you will be attending. Well… look no further me and my fashionistas sisters are coming with a few stylish options for you to consider. 

When, we decided on a holiday outfit for our blog posts, I really had no idea what I wanted to wear. I knew that I wanted it to be something red, because let’s face it, when I think of parties I instantly think of red. So, instead of buying something new, I decided to shop in my own closet. I knew I had only worn this red cape dress once, and it was exactly what I wanted to showcase. I decided to pair the dress, with a classic pair of black pumps. Adding in my black (Chanel) inspired bag, and your girl was ready to party. 

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Without further ado let’s get into my sisters outfits. 

Mary brought plaid to life in this outfit. When I envision plaid, Mary definitely comes to mind, because no one can style it quite like she does. Plaid is one of those prints that will never go out of style, it just keep getting better every year. I love how Mary added leopard to her entire look. Great way to mix those prints and make it stand out. 

 

Lydia is give me life in this dress. Lydia, has the body to make any dress stand out. I love how she went with a classy green, and adding in the gold pumps elevated this entire look. Tell me you wouldn’t be the life of the party in this sexy number. 

Ayesha looks absolutely stunning in her winter white. I love how Ayesha styled her entire outfit, because truth be told, I couldn’t get away with wearing this color. She totally rocked it, and those stunning stiletto booties was the star of the entire look. Didn’t I tell y’all, her shoe game is always on point. 

Reyni left me speechless in this look. This black and gold jumpsuit is AMAZING, and I am so here for it. When Reyni walks in the room, all eyes will be on her in this beauty. I love the gold accents with the accessories as they enhance the outfit, while still leaving the focus on the jumpsuit. Girl, you killed it with this look. 

As always thank you for taking the time to read, and hopefully get a little inspiration for your next holiday event. Be sure to visit each of the ladies to learn more about their looks. Since I shopped my closet for this post, I’m sharing some pieces I know you will love. 

Cape dress// Black pumps

Black bag

 

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Until next time,

 

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Fall fashions, Style, Women's Fashion

The Fab Five Fashionsta’s: Use Your Power To Empower…

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Hello friends, I know I haven’t really been on a consistent blog schedule. Like I have stated from previous post, your girls life is just all out of whack. I’m really pushing myself, and I hope to be on a more regularly schedule soon. Now, that we have all that out of the way, let’s talk about my latest collaboration with my wonderful fashionista sisters. It is truly amazing when you see a graphic t-shirt and realize it speaks volumes with five magical words. 

Use Your Power To Empower, think about that statement and ask yourself are you using your power to empower? I like to think in everything I do, professionally, and personally I’m doing so. We all have “Power” but it’s what we do with it that will make the difference. This collaboration with my girls embodies this statement to a T. The world has been consumed with social media, and for that reason as women we need to work together to uplift one another. I remember when I first started blogging, I reached out to several bloggers just asking for advise. In my mind, I thought they probably wouldn’t respond, because I had heard they talk about being supportive, but never really do. Boy was I wrong! 

Fast forward, not only did I get support, I’ve met some amazing women on this journey. Empowering each other comes in so many forms…From offering advice, being that listening ear, and encouraging one another. I have been so down, and here’s where the encouraging part comes in. My fashionista sisters not only gave me words of wisdom, they were present in the moment to offer support. I received text messages, ensuring that if I needed anything, they were there for me. So, when I think about that, I’m brought to tears, because these women really get me. Now, you tell me if this isn’t using your power to empower I don’t know what is. 

A New Day + Vital Voices pieces at Target showed the world that women can work together and inspire one another, one tee at a time. Are you doing your part to uplift your fellow sister? If you don’t know anything else know that “When Women Unite We Can’t Be Stopped”. So, use your power for good! Without further ado, I hope you enjoy how each one of us styled this tee. Because baby we nailed it!  

I styled my look, with a plaid blazer purchased last year from Rainbow, black skirt (old) from A’gaci, and my thigh high boots. I truly believe thigh high boots were designed to be worn with short skirts. What do you think? Don’t forget to check out more details of my fashionistas sisters looks. 

Until next time,

Graphic tee

Similar Skirt

Blazer (Old Rainbow)

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Lydia 

I was so feeling how Lydia styled her look, I had to find out more about that skirt though. Adding the plaid skirt to the look, definitely brought it home.

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Mary

What more can I say about this look other than fabulous. Those boots elevated the entire look.

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Ayesha

The look Ayesha gave me was a bit edgy with a sporty vibe, and I was so here for it. I told y’all this girl boot game is FIRE!

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Reyni

This look had me at the pants. Reyni showed us how taking a classic pair of pants can really bring a statement tee to life.

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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

Skater skirt

Tassel earrings

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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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Floral print, Petite Fashion, Style, summer fashions, Women's Fashion

I Love A Great Romper…

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Happy Monday, even though the day is almost over. Just stopping in for a quick minute to share this amazing romper I purchased at Forever 21. The thing I fell in love with the most was the colors in the romper. I love bold colors, and this romper definitely brought the business. Until next time!

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Shop my look

Romper// Heels

Bag//Similar earrings

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