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

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Boots/ JustFab

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Fall fashions, Petite Fashion, Women's Fashion

The Fab Five Fashionista’s with Must Have Closet Trend…

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Hello friends, 

I want to start this post off by saying I’m so sorry for being MIA yet again. Life has really kicked your girl in the butt these days. Although things have slowly gotten better, I’m still a (WIP) work in progress. So, now that we have gotten that out of the way. Let’s get right into it. The Fab Five Fashionistas are back again with another collaboration. I know I say this every time we collab, but I tell you, this was my favorite collab. Because who doesn’t love leopard. 

When I was thinking what I may wear, so many thoughts came to mind. You see, I have more leopard in my closet than what I thought I had. I guess, I really love leopard prints. So, I decided on a leopard dress. Can you see why I went with this dress, isn’t she a beauty. I wanted to enhance the dress and wear a color that would make the entire look pop. I went with a bold red. Trust me, that was a hard decision. Pink was a close second. Animal prints are really popular this fall, and I’m so here for it. What’s your thoughts on the animal print craze? Now… enough about my outfit, let’s get into my fashionistas sisters. 

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Lydia

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I love a well put together outfit, and this dress layered with a black top is right on point. Lydia is giving me fall vibes, with the black boots every woman should have in their closet. Lydia never disappoints in her style choices. She always inspires me and gives me great ideas. Keep doing your thang luv!

Mary

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Mary brought sexy to an entire new level in her style choice. When I first saw her pictures, I thought it was the cutest jumpsuit, only to find out it was two pieces. Mary continues to amaze me on her style. She too decided to add a pop of red to her look, and I’m loving everything about it. Now this is the way to bring leopard print  to life! 

 

Ayesha

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Ayesha look was classic, and the type of outfit all women could incorporate into their work wear. I especially love how she layered the bold color sweater to complete her look, not to mention the matching boots. I never thought I would meet someone that shared my love of booties like Ayesha. Trust me when I say, her collection is fierce. My girl continues to knock it out the park. 

Reyni

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Reyni knows how to work a pencil skirt. She decided to pair the skirt with a black top, and completed her look with the purple jacket. By the way that’s my favorite color, so I’ll be expecting in the mail soon. Now as long as I could remember I’ve always seen leopard paired with red or black. The fact that she brought the heat with purple, elevated hr entire look. Now this is the way you think outside the box, and bring home the perfect look. 

Here’s another look with leopard print that I love. 

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I hope you have enjoyed our take on the leopard print craze, and don’t forget to leave a comment on your thoughts on our looks. 

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Until next time,

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

Yellow Lace Dress…

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Hello all, I’m on yet another countdown mode to vacation. I will be spending that time in Louisiana, and doing some much needed spring cleaning in my house. Ok, enough of that let’s get to the real reason I’m here. I have always love the details of lace, and add in a bold color and I’m sold. This yellow lace dress had all the features this girl could ask for. I would have to say this piece is a must have for all women. I only wish they offered more colors. This lace dress offers a hint of sexy, with the off the shoulder look, and you know I’m here for it.

Now tell me… who can say “NO” to a great lace dress. When you think about lace, it’s one of those fashion pieces that will never go out of style. This dress can be dressed down with sneakers, or dressed up with heels. I opted to wear cobalt blue heels to add a little more color to the outfit, as if the yellow dress wasn’t enough. But, it’s something about cobalt and yellow that really makes me smile. How do you feel about lace dresses? On another note, I’m sad to say she is sold out online, but you may be able to find the dress in your local Target, yeah that’s right Target. However, I’m sharing another lace dress from Target that I know you will love.

Dress//Heels//Earrings

Bamboo bag 

Until next time,

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Fashion, Off the shoulder, Spring fashions, Style, Women's Fashion

Ruffle Off The Shoulder Dress…

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Hello friends… I just had to stop in and share this budget friendly OTS dress that I know you will adore. I couldn’t get over the pattern on the dress, as it made the dress look more expensive, and the soft blue color. But guess what she was under $30 and so worth every penny. I love dresses I can find that offer soft colors, because after all they are so feminine.

The dress  comes in white, and you guessed it I purchased that one as well. This time I decided to go with a smaller size, as I felt this dress was still a little big, but I rocked it anyway. If your looking for a great quality made dress then this is the one you need. I decided to pair the dress with pink accessories, and the cutest bamboo clutch.

Until next time,

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Dress//Heels//Bag//Earrings

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