Happy Monday Divas! I’m feeling refreshed and revitalized today. I have some goals to work on this week and I plan to accomplish them. I can honestly say that this year has brought me many “mini breakdowns” so I am thriving to do better with controlling my ups and downs and looking at the downs as ups and the ups as UPs!
It’s Monday and we often get what we call the Monday Blues.. I don’t know why but everyone praises Friday for the weekend.. However Friday is the end to Monday and Monday allows us to start of fresh. We should praise each day like it’s our last! Today’s motivational quote comes from Charles R. Swindoll. He states that “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”
I totally agree! Far too often I have flown off the handle and literally spiraled out of control i my mind with anger, sadness, beating myself up or whatever the situation may be.. my reactions were totally uncalled for. I have even taken it out on the people I love. or just snapped lol.. I am laughing now but it’s not funny in the mist of it because not everything “bad” that happens is truly bad. It can be a warning sign and a blessing from God!
Since I have been trying to look at all things positively, it has changed my mindset to feel “stress free.” Instead of living on the edge and living more in line with that God has for you even if that means something doesn’t go your way it’s okay because there’s always a better plan right down the road!
I thought I would do a Monday shot mixed with business and casual. Why because that’s how our minds are! Well at least mine is. We still want to have the comfort of the weekend but with our game face on!
My houndstooth red and black blazer is from my sis Kisha this was a vintage thrifted item I found on her site at Kisharosetreasures.com. Chic out her website as she has awesome apparel and jewelry! By the way this is not an ad just one boss queen supporting another! Of course I had to find a Monday t-shirt.. why not it’s Monday! This t-shirt can be found at Fab’rik along with so many other other cute designs. I decided to put this look with a pair of tuxedo chinos form the express.. These pants were giving to me from a friend! However I have linked some styles down below. My cheetah print sneakers tie this entire look together and yes they are form Fab’rik as well! Don’t see your size there’s tons of inventory in a Fab’rik store near you.
Make Today Count. Xo Happy Fashion Divas!
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T-Shirt | Blazer sim | Pants | Pants sim| Sneakers
Hey ladies, I’ve been a bit MIA trying to start some new business ventures, trying to dive into some new job opportunities and of course trying o maintain this blog and content for you all. I admit I have been failing at it horribly but I haven’t given up.. Hey sometimes we need a break and then to get back up and try again. This year has been rough but I am trying to plan for the months ahead and hit 2020 with a bang. Yep already projecting out 2020.
I just wanted to share with you ladies that over the weekend was my 2 year wedding anniversary with my superhero.. my husband Benjamin. What a joyous milestone to accomplish and it feels so wonderful!
I wanted to share with you all my outfit details. I originally bought this 2 piece nautical outfit from Zara unfortunately it’s sold out but don’t worry I found the same outfit on Shein! I like to call this a status print with the nautical rope and chain detail. It’s absolutely stunning and can easily go from day to night.
You all know I love a good two piece outfit and I am still not ready to get into my high heels since my surgery. The top is actually a sheer tank top with a cape overlay. It adds an elegant touch to this outfit. The pants hit right at the ankle and has a side zipper. the over all material is satin and polyester but feels so silky and comfortable. The best thing about this was that it didn’t make me hot! Perfect for summer and fall.
Are you ready for fall ladies?
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Blouse | Pants | Shoes
Hey divas, how are you doing out there in this blazing heat? No joke I’m so irritated because I want my hair braided so bad, I want to rock a baiting suit 24/7 and drink pina colads, eat fresh fruit, seafood and fruit all day lol. I know random request but maybe that my #hotgirlsummer. Let’s get into this outfit
Look 1: 70’s Flashback
I just love a cute blouse that can be worn as multiple ways and this one is perfect. First up this lovely pink snake print blouse can be worn on or off the shoulder like I am here. It’s from New York & Company and it’s a very light weight material that can be easily transitioned into the fall. I paired this blouse with these high waisted flare legged Eva Mendes jeans. ladies these jeans fit me like whoa, however although they are true to size they are very long. So if your short like me either wear heels or have them altered! Since I’m not back into my heels yet i opted for these blushing pink Michael Kors tennies that I snatched from TJMaxx. Did you peep my matching little belt bag that’s also MK. that was a super find at TjMaxx as well. DOn’t forget my cute sun hat that’s from Walmart. You all know I love a good sun hat especially on these extremely hot summer days.
Look 2: Cali Vibes
I call this my cali vibes only because I am wearing pink shorts ha! Pink shorts for some reason remind me of my birth place cali. Maybe because my mom always had pink.. always talked about pink shorts or maybe just because! Anyways This year I made it a point to get me some pink shorts and these matched perfectly with my blouse. These shorts are high waisted which make them perfect for crop top and for tucking in cute tops like this. I wanted a chill look so I keep my same accessories!
It that’s simple. Remember don’t be afraid to mix and match one article of clothing you have to create different looks. This is how you achieve the look of having more than what you actually have in your closet. Trust me I have gone years with mixing and matching and I always get your closet must be huge.. do you spend your entire paycheck on clothes.. No No No, I’m just good at faking it till you make it and in my eyes I have made it.. maybe not to the tip top but I am exactly where i’m supposed to be. Okay divas until next time stay sweet!
Xo Happy Fashion!
Don’t judge me! Hey divas happy Monday and you know I am diving into the nitty gritty about judging. We are half way through this month and to be honest it’s been a rough year for me. Trying to stay consistent with my blog, work and home life. Along the way I have judged myself and have often wondered how people view me.
You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Romans 2:1
Is it ok to judge others? Let alone yourself? Of course we know the answer to this. It’s a big fat NO! We aren’t called to judge others or put unhealthy pressure on ourselves. I have been judged many of times weather I was judged by my hair, the clothes I wear, the way I talk. The list goes on and I’m sure it does for you as well. The ultimate issue is if you’re confident in who you are you will to allow what anyone think or feel of you bother you. This is easier said than done.
I often still struggle with my own thoughts and what people have said about me. However I am learning to use those negative attributes and turn them into positive attributes in my life. Weather true or not I try to use anything as motivation to do and be better. How are you trying to live your life judgement free?
Let’s get into this outfit. You know I love a good jumpsuit. But this one is extra special as it can be dressed up or down. It is a satin. Material with wide leg with pleating, v neck with buttons and a simple flutter sleeve. The length of this is long, however I normally would wear heels with an outfit like this. I am still recovering from my surgery so I opted for a pair of leopard sparkly slides. To top of this fun flirty look I grabbed my leopard print bag and shades. Oops did I fail to mention this look is from Fabrik and slides are from TJMaxx Steve Madden brand.
Have a good day xo Happy Fashion Divas.
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Jumpsuit | Sandals
Hey divas! Can you believe that July is almost over? Thats right and one of my favorite months is coming up.. Cough Ouch August.. Why? Because it’s the month I was married. This year will make 2 years.. whoot whoot! Not only will I be celebrating my anniversary but my sister will be getting married this coming Sunday. We making magic in August. So with that being said you know i will be blogging the fun road trip form Atlanta to Virginia.. and all of the wedding madness.. you know all the good stuff.
Since it’s Monday it’s time for a little bit of Faith & Fashion.
“Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.” John 15: 20 KJV
Do you remember the day when you could stay up late, party hard and wake up early? Don’t get me wrong I’m not that old yet, however I definitely have no desire to do any of that anymore lol. SO my routine looked a little bit like this… IN COLLEGE!
- Wake up early
- eat breakfast
- go to class/or work depending on the day
- have study sessions in between classes/ or tutoring sessions on weekends
- attend praise dance practice on Wednesdays..
- THURSDAY-SUNDAY….. is now a blur ahhaha
- okay seriously thought I still had class but sometimes the party would start on Thursday’s and wouldn’t end till Sunday.. not that same party of course but there was always a party.. either a campus party. your bff’s dorm room party.. a Frat/Sorority party… you know the party that homeboy that his ex girlfriends grandmas house which is right around the corner house party.. The all white party.. the shorty short party.. okay okay you get the picture.. So what can I say I had fun. Well to be honest my sister and I and Bff were always the designated driver because we had a car so we were known as the sober girls.. lol
- Stayed up till 2 studying went to IHOP with the L7’s (a nickname for my crew back in the day)
- Monday=Do it all over again
So this horrible college routine only lasted 1 year and half.. I am proud of that cause that life is rough.. Not healthy and definitely not what my momma was supporting me for. However It didn’t take me too long to realize that there’s more to life, college, and me than this type of lifestyle. Thats when I decided to take hold of my actions and buckle down and let the noise go! Meaning the parties, the people that were toxic, and anything that was spiritually unhealthy!
When I made this ultimate shift in my life I that’s when I could see me against the world. I was no longer friends with friends I thought were my girls.. unnecessary drama broke out because I chose not to party or entertain anything less of my new morals and values. I decided to to take a stand for me and for what God had for me.. Honestly at that time I had no idea what God has for me but i knew it wasn’t this or these people.. So today I can honestly say that when you are not of the world .. the world will be against you and you will always have God standing with you. Yes I can look back and laugh on my wayward college days and nights but I look at it a testament to myself that I couldn’t have come this far without my faith and God! Often to many times we get tangled in the trends, society and what we think we should be doing.. This is clearly called being a follower. We are called to lead and be the light not to live in darkness.
My linen jumpsuit can be found at Fab’rik along with these oh so comfortable black slides. I love a cute kimono it’s perfect for summer days or to throw something over you arms if there’s a cool breeze! Kimonos can be found just about anywhere including Walmart.. yep don’t sleep on Walmart. Head on over to Fab’rik now as these items are still on sale. Are you moving forward in style this year? Today take a stand for you!
Xo Happy Fashion divas
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Jumpsuit | Slides | Hat | Kimono (similar)
Hey Divas We are back! that’s right it’s been a long time since the Fab 5 Fashionistas have brought you some sizzling ootd ideas! Well it’s time we give you some summer hot inspiration with Bold colors! of course exclusively from our favorite clothing store New York & Company. Let’s dive right into these sweet outfits!
I’m kicking this collar off with this lovely renewing green suit. The pants are high waisted and hit right at your ankles. The material is light and perfect for this summer heat. But wait… You all know I have a tendency to get cold when in doors.. and there just so happened to be a matching zip up blazer. It’s cincehes at the middle to give your boss that Coke bottle figure.
Keeping with the bold color theme who doesn’t like bold stripes with rainbow colors! I love this blouse as its severely high lo as well so you can wear it tucked in or out. I topped this look off with my favorite hot pink heels from Justfab! I love this outfit as it’s bold and makes a professional statement! Are you bold enough to wear a statement piece like this?
Mary of Curlybyrdie is wearing this gorgeous snake print jumpsuit in emerald green wait a minute when do you ever see snake print in green! I must admit I had this in my online shopping bag. Mary rocked this look from head to toe! Head on over to her blog to get all the details and more.
Reyni of Curlsabdhighheels is outfitted in this lovely wrap dress with multi color print patches and… fringe that trims the bottom. This dress is more than stunning and flatters her figure. Perfect for work or play and especially these hot summer days! Want more about this look? Make sure to check out her blog for the details.
Lydia of Chictostreetstylemom and Yolanda of CurlyPetiteRenee are twinning in these lovely stripe maxi dresses. From the nautical blue to the chocolate brown both are absolutely stunning, perfect for a girls night out or date night however this is giving me vacation vibes all the way! They both rocked this look. Head on over to their blog for more details.
How are you wearing color this summer? Are you mixing prints, wearing multiple colors, living on the edge or keeping it simple. Well I hope we have inspired you to be bold!
XO Happy Fashion Divas.
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Blazer | Pants | Pants 2 Similar | Pants 3 Similar| Blouse | Blouse 2 Similar
Happy Monday Divas! it’s time for some Fish in Fashion motivation for this Monday! I am so tickled right now as I told one of my best friends that I was doing a Boho inspired look for the blog.. the response was what’s boho? Of course I was talking to a man so I had to not be so judgmental. Well If you didn’t know what boho is.. keep on reading!
Today’s motivation strictly is coming form when I was little girl and I had..well my mom had sold all this candy and gift wrap for a school fundraiser. Do yaull remember those fundraisers? and the more you sell you can get those cool neon light up glasses.. some random bike, a walkman or a off brand gameboy.. Okay okay so the prizes were cool and my mom made it a point to try to get me the coolest thing on the list.. a “Camera” well after weeks of selling gift wrap and candy my sells totaled up for me to win the camera.
It was finally the day when we would receive everything that was purchased so we could distribute the items to the buyer and for me to receive all fo my prizes. My grandmother Momma Doris picked me up from.. cough cough elementary school and i was so excited to get to her house and start playing with my new camera.. So bottom line the camera was not in my bag.. My momma Doris called the school.. called the company who as supposed to distribute the camera.. and she called the school again.. everyone kept saying I didn’t sell enough.. My Momma Doris was no push over and if yawl know anything about a black grandmother they will get to the bottom of any issue! Thats exactly what she did. Meanwhile I was to busy crying my eyes out and I’ll never forget so looked at me.. well she snatched me up looked at em dead in my eyes and said stop that crying.. Don’t you ever cry over anything or anyone of this magnitude in life”
Long story short I ended up getting my camera and to this day.. If I have ever cried it was behind closed doors. I’ve been through a lot and it’s only been by the grace of God and those words my grandmother spoke to me as a kid that I have been able to overcome many obstacles. Small or little obstacles come in many different ways. Take this with you today, don’t cry over the smaller stuff there’s always a bigger reward in the end.
Have you ever heard of the 70’s? Coachella..Hippie..free spirited or what I like to say earthy.. Erykah Badu look. Boho is a sale that is looks fitting.. earth tones- with pops of color, peasant like wear, florals to modest prints, lots of embroidery pretty much throwback!
Okay let’s get into this outfit! This Boho 100% cotton dress is from Fab’rik. Yes lately I’ve been loving their stuff. Super cute and chic. This dress is perfect for the hot summer days. Why? because it’s light weight with a small lining underneath, long enough to not get a sun-burn.. and yesssss black people do get sun-burns lol.. Anyways, I paired this lovely long maxi dress with some simple gladiator sandals and this basket earth tone sun hat. My belt bag comes from JustFab and I thought the yellow would be the perfect match for this outfit.. hello whoever brought back the fannie pack definitely knew to bring it back with style!
Happy Monday’s love remember don’t let the small things get you down! Stay in the fight and always push forward!
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Dress | Sandals | Hat| Bag– similar
It’s that time of year when family, friends, cookouts and pool parties take place. Let’s not forget legs and cute outfits come out! Today on the blog I’m getting right to it we are talking about 2 cute outfits to wear this 4th of July.
Flashback honestly I have always shared the 4th with my family. Enjoy the day off with good food. What do yaull typically do? I guess planning something never sparked an interest as it would look like this…. stuck in an amusement park line wearing out my cute outfit. Stuck in traffic with the ac blasting and eating Bojangles… or being uncomfortable because it’s so hot and so many people everywhere. However if I were to truly plan something of course it would be detailed with a bunch of food, water, legs and cute outfits and of course my husband lol.
Okay okay enough with the plans. First outfit up is this darling super cute, sexy semi professional look. This encouragement blazer from New York & Company will sure to get the heads turning. The blazer spread positivity throughout with words such as: Queen, Love, Courage, All we need is Love. This is so awesome since the world that we live in today can be so negative.
I paired this blazer with a pair of 6 inch high waisted flare shorts in red! I can’t remember the last time I bought a pair of shorts this length as anything to long will make me look extra skinny. However these are just right. It to short and not to long. I wore a simple collard chiffon white blouse underneath. This blouse is super old and can be found just about anywhere. I topped this look off with my simple red tie up wedges, tassel earrings and red sunnies.
Tye Dye & Sneakers
will have the millennials saying yasss! I’m not even sure if I fit into that category and I’m such an old soul with some spunk. Anyways my momma would probably have a fit seeing me wear sneakers with this gorgeous tye dye maxi dress that’s from Fab’rik. This dress looks better in than off. It’s super light weight no lining but not see through. It ties around the neck and cinch in at the waist. What’s truly gorgeous is the overall tye print of this dress. Have you ever seen ugly tye dye? Well I have…
Can we talk about these sneakers…. so as we know crazy fun sneakers have made the come back with a twist. Unfortunately I can’t afford $100 pair of sneakers or maybe I just won’t pay that much lol. Yeah the last time I did that was back when I purchased a pair of light blue timberlands this was like in the year 2000. Anyways. I got these colorful sneakers from ShoeDazzle as. A matter of fact they are 50% off right now! Pairing this fun outfit with my strawberry purse and highlighter pink sunnies did the trick!
It’s just as simple as that. So what are you outfit plans and day plans for the 4th? Be safe and have fun. Xo happy Fashion Divas.
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Look 1: Blazer | Shorts |Wedges |Blouse
Look 2: Maxi Dress|Sneakers |Purse
That sweet heat, summer weather is is in full swing. With the random rain storms I equate this to some like it hot! I know I do. So what is a diva to wear during weather like this? Well of course my favorite clothing store and brand has you covered! Should I even ask if you can guess who and where?
New York and Company of course! They have the perfect transiitoning pieces from spring to summer. I typically stay cold inside the office or anywhere where theres AC on full blast. This lovely knit wrap blouse and skirt are perfect. It keeps me warm enough inside and cool enough on the outside. The top knit material is heavy enough but light enough for a full breeze to tickle your skin. However don’t be mistaken its not see through! The lovely knit material dances down to the skirt and it’s fully lined.
I love how the purple and pink play with the neutral in this piece. The skirt can be found in this lovely creme or blushing pink. I opted for the cream since I can wear it with other pieces in my closet! I topped this look off with my fringe purple peep toe sandals from JustFab. UGHH I need JustFab to bring things hotties back.. I swear I want them in every color. Grab some sunnies and a cute bag and you are ready for work or play!
Guess what you’re in luck! If you shop now both pieces are on sale!
Xo Happy Fashion Divas.
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Knit wrap top | Knit Skirt
Hi Divas and Happy first Monday of June! It’s been a long while since I have kicked a blog into full swing. However I have the perfect outfit and motivation for you. So let’s dive right tin the goodies.
Let’s talk Fear, Faith and Fashion! So I was reading a devotional the other day and it was so perfect for my current situation. You can’t leave in fear without having a strong rooted faith in God. Your fears can easily overcome your daily tasks, making it hard to function mentally and physically. However this is relation to anything that we do, how? Because we must always have a healthy balance. Our lives must be balanced, whether it’s work life.. healthy food to junk food… working out to not working out..of course to no fashion to fashion.. the list goes on.
Meditate on this.. I can do all things with a balanced lifestyle and not succumbing to fear. Be balanced also means that you are powerful and can overcome anything that you set yourself too. So why not do this in style.
This lovely coral and cream outfit is from New York and Company..of course! and it’s from the Eva Mendes collection. This outfit was actually a gift for my birthday.. I know I know super late but guess what it’s still available. This lovely coral knot top is perfect, sexy and light weight for spring and summer. This stripe matching skirt gives the perfect balance with the button and bow tie back in the front or back. Eva always makes outfits super easy to put together. I paired this outfit with my gladiator zip back block heels from JustFab.
That’s all you are now fearless.. confident and have your power outfit on.. You are now ready to conquer the week!
Stay Confident and as always xo Happy Fashion Divas.
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Skirt | Knit Top