It’s been a long past couple of weeks with highs and lows. Have you ever had something that constantly reoccurs? I truly feel like it’s God’s way of testing me. I can’t help but wonder, have I not passed the test?
Honestly, during this year I have had time to do some reflecting and self-evaluation. These tests that I am being put through are pushing me out of my comfort zone. It has not been easy it’s more like growing pains.
I found that James 1:2-4 helped me get through these weeks “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
We may not be perfect but God places trials and tribulations in our life not to hurt us but to push us to be more faithful more like him and stronger. Not just strong for ourselves but for the ones around us and the ones we have not yet met. Your story your life is not in vain. Today move forward with faith. Faith knowing that God will carry you through and all your heart’s desires will be answered according to God’s will. Being tested? Look at it as a step closer to God’s will for you.
Stay encouraged, Have a good week! Xo happy Fashion
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I am so glad you are here! I wanted to welcome you to my newly updated blog. Let me take a moment and introduce myself. my Name is Ayesha Emanee. I am originally from San Diego California, however, I am living the Georgia Peach life now. Below are some facts that will help you get to know me.
- I am the youngest of 5 but I am the oldest at heart
- I have 2 degrees, my bachelors, in Marketing and an MBA in marketing & Technology
- I am a proud HBCU Alumni can you guess from where… I won’t send you on a goose hunt. I am always Behlding that Green and Gold from Norfolk State University. I received my MBA from Capella University
- I am classy on the outside but hood on the inside.. at least this is what my friends tell me. I like to think of it as.. I know how to present myself in public ut when I’m with my kinfolk I am the life of the party.
- I love to eat… when I tell you food makes me happy – I am totally a fat on the inside you’ll just see it yet.
- My favorite foods consist of Mexican and Soul Food. I honestly invented Taco Tuesday
- I love to be creative. My creativity is best expressed with my fashion, hair, and art.
- A pet peeve of mine is when people bite the fork when eating. Ouch doesn’t that hurt?
- I love warm weather, I am always operation stay warm. I only love the cold weather to dress on my coast and boots.
- I am such a family person, I literally have to talk to my family every day. Also, I go hard for my friends. Once I deem you as a friend/family I don’t play, I am I will always tell you the right thing to do… Isn’ t that what friends are for?
- I am Married to an amazing man named Benjamin. HE keeps me rooted and grounded.. cause like I said I’m the life of the party
- My Faith for Christ, if you don’t catch me singing his praises I often can be found doing mini-sermons at home… Seriously ask my family… I’ll turn a rap song into a sermon.
- Some of my favorite artists are Druhill, Tupac.Isaac Carree. Okay too many to list cause honestly I rock out to what is now considered old school 90’s and early 2000. However, I grew up on of course Michael Jackson, Motown you know that good soul music that makes you wanna STOMP!
- I love traveling although I don’t like to travel alone… Unfortunately, I have not had the opportunity to get around to many places internationally but once COVID leaves us alone whos with me!?
- I love learning new cultures, exploring new places, eating new foods, and being in the now.
I started this blog back in 2015 when I had lost my job. My husband told me to use this as motivation and share with people the things you love. Originally this was a hair blog that turned into fashion and honestly, You will start seeing hair tutorial and food recipes. Why cause you’ll my friends and readers are hungry just like me! Emanee’s Closet is a place for me to share my stories, my inspiration for my outfit of the day, and to have downright girl talk. I am an open book learning and growing along the way.
I am starting an online store “More Than A Girl Boss” that will consist of motivational T-shirt and accessories. Make sure you are subscribed to get all the updates on the launch date and new blog post.
Feel free to always shop my looks by following me on the LikeToKnowIt app here.
Xo Happy Fashion Divas
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Hi loves it’s Monday and I’m back to the grind… at home that is. Let’s be real this pandemic is making everyone rethink how we love daily. From grocery shopping, communicating and working. If you are unable to work from home during this time. My prayers are with you daily and praying that you are extra safe. If you are able to work from home I have 5 helpful tips for you not to loose your mind!
- Have a dedicated work space: I’ve been working from home for 2 weeks now and when I went into work for the last time it was empty. My husband told me to grab everything I possibly could since we didn’t know how long this would last. My husband being the engineer that he is made us a work station in the basement that allows natural light to shine through several windows for fresh air and enough space for me to get up stretch and sing and dance. Just enough to annoy him. Hey I have to stay positive.
- Create a to do list: honestly I can’t remember the app that allows me to write my to do list where I can check it off and it sends me alerts. If you know of a good one please send. I currently use my calendar and my notebook. I sometimes like to old school it. Hey ima till efficient. The to do list will keep your assignments in line.
- Take Breaks: this is major. When you work from home you are less likely to take a break. Why? Because you are trying to always look like your online and the computer is constantly staring at you…saying hey check your email… hey you’re at home you can finish that project.
- Plan meals in advanced: you all know I already meal prep but no lie my meal prepping has stopped. I’ve been making sandwiches and eating left overs for lunch. However I purchased all my meal preparation items so I am about to get back to it. Stay tuned for some healthy meal prep recipes. Please make sure you are staying hydrated. Water is key and so Andre healthy snacks.
- Set a routine: my routine has gotten off now that I have a few extra minutes to sleep in. However I’ve been getting up getting dressed making breakfast and at it by 8am. I try to log off by 4:30 as I normally would if I were in the office.
Do you have any work from home tips? If so let me know. Let’s get into this outfit that won’t be seen until all this over.
We are headed into April my birthday month and the cool air still tickles my cheeks in the morning. And then bam it’s blazing hot. We are still in that in between stage. This outfit is perfect for those cool morning and warm afternoons.
This crochet beaded high neck balloon sleeve blouse is perfect. I love the details and the glam it provides this entire outfit. I paired it with my high waisted pink wide leg pants. I added a simple straw striped open toed heels. Add a simple bag and you are ready to steal the show. I wore this with my sneakers to be comfortable and it looked fly what do you think?
Stay safe and fashionable at home. Xo happy fashion divas.
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Hey divas it’s the season when we start racking up our sweaters, cardigans boots all the fall and winter weather. We all know winter fashion can be expensive. But I have a severed that will blow your mind.
I have cut back on buying clothes and only purchasing the things I need or or…. if there are items that I find for super cheap that I just can’t resist. Hey why not! Well the truth is Poshmark has been my best friend for the past couple of months.
Poshmark is an online thrift store for new and used items. You can shop anything from shoes, clothes, accessories to house hold items don’t forget kids and men’s items. Once you’re signed up familiarize yourself with the app. Figure out how to like and bundle items from sellers closets. Also there’s an option to offer the seller a cheaper price for their item/items. Don’t forget you can also sell your gems and use the earnings towards another purchase or cash out your earnings.
I like to search for brands that I know the quality will hold up of used. My top searches recently include Michael Kors, UGG, Zara, J Crew, and Goodnight Macaroon just to name a few. Many sellers have brand new items discounted. I have racked up many new items for as low as $10 that is regularly $60.
If you are going to purchase used sweaters or shoes make sure you ask to see a close up of the sweater from the seller. Sweater tend to get those little knot balls this can tell you the condition the sweater is in and if it’s worth the price the seller is asking for it. For shoes if used ask to see the bottom and inside of the shoes if not already posted.
If you’re paying for a used name brand item you’re going to want to get this as close to new and in the best condition for the best price. Do not purchase the first item you see hit the like button and keep searching. There are usually 3-5 listings of the same item you’re looking at. Some will be new and used. Please note that some sellers do post junk and are just trying to get money. If there are stains scratched etc or of the soles and inside of the shoes look totally worn purchase at you’re own digression. This is the same for any clothes.
The fun about Poshmark you as a seller can name your own price with your items and as a buyer you can bargain with the seller!
Now let’s get into this outfit! So… this entire outfit is from Poshmark except the blazer. This lovely ruffle tulle from sweater is from the loft. The seller said she had only worn once and to be honest there were no signs of it being worn. I was able to snag this sweater for only $10. These plaid pants are from Topshop only worn once. The material is a thick Cotten and are high waisted. I love these beauties are they fit perfectly and are great for fun or work! I purchased these pants for $11. In my eyes the real steal are these faux leather Michael Kors sneakers. I feel like I stole these lol no but I only paid $20 for these brand new!! What a steal. I was beyond excited. My military olive green blazer just adds the perfect pop to this outfit. I got this beauty form New York and Company for only….. $9 on clearance. You know I love a good deal.
So when it came down to it I technically only paid $41 for this entire outfit. Keep in mind you will have to pay for shipping not unless the seller offers you discounted or no shipping. The best thing to do is to ask the seller for discounted shipping or no shipping. If you don’t ask you may never know!
Oh yes yaull asked for my hair to be big well the humidity was disrespectful to my hair lol. So boom I served this Poshmark look with my wild hair.
Happy Hump Day and stay fashionably cheap!
Purpose and Passion is the theme for March. My hopes are to dig deep this month and finding your purpose which equals your passion. I have talked about this before lightly. However I think it’s a good time to revisit this. Not only for you all to be motivated but me as well. I tend to have atones of ideas, thoughts, passions and goals and some i never execute. However I am so exited that I have my girl tribe. IF you haven’t read my blog post about why you need a girl tribe check it out here.
Anyways let’s dive into this Faith In fashion motivation. “Great are your purposes and mighty are your deeds. Your eyes are open to the ways of all mankind; you reward each person according to their conduct and as their deeds deserve.” Jeremiah 32:19. This month I tend to explore some of my goals and my purpose. Truly write and define and try to execute the ones that truly reflect my purpose. I want you all to write a goal, define and execute. let’s see how far we get this month! It will be interesting, well for me anyways. Are you ready to Conquer March ladies? Remember the theme is Purpose and Passion. Let’s rock your purpose in style.
For this outfit, I wanted to a do a super classy and chic look. I mixed a little bit of old with new! You all know I love New York and Company, and I just had to snag this Gabrielle Union overalls that were on super clearance! No longer available however they have something similar! I love the cute adjustable buckles that snap in the back. This skinny pant leg overalls will set you apart especially in the office! I paired it with this roaring blue leopard blouse form JcPenny.. cough cough years ago. But the way I switch out my clothes you would think it was new! Topping this look off with a sequin beret and stank heel faux suede booties did the trick. And let’s not forget my blue floral and leather moto jacket. this was a major find and steal from TjMaxx a few years ago. Don’t sleep on the steals.
Xo Happy Monday Divas!
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Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
It’s Monday divas and I’m back with my Motivational Monday’s but I am switching this up to be called Fashion in Faith for 2019! If you’ve been following me on Instagram @emaneescloset you will know that I recently lost my godmother, friend, second mommy all of the above 2 weeks ago. So this Monday I am seeking positivity and rejuvenating my spirit.
I decided that I would use this very well know scripture for today’s motivational Monday quote. Sometimes we need to get back tot he basics instead of complicating life and daily tasks. I am a strong believer of keep things simple… except my clothing lol. Sometimes when things become too hard.. so complicated that when you need to stop and listen to the lord. How do you listen to God? It’s simple.. seriously just stop.. push out all the negative thoughts, your own thoughts.. this if’s ands, and but’s and allow God to live through you.. God speaks to us all differently and you have to learn to listen to him. This is when you allow God to lead in all things you do.
No, it’s not always easy as we tend to just get up and do what feels right.. But who says what we are doing is right? Life gets hard and I have way to many testimonies where God seriously has given me the strength to get over many challenges. Everyday I pray with my husband, and before I go into work I pray again. I never know what that day is going to bring but I tell you one thing that prayer helps! I know you can relate, I’m sure you have gotten a call at work about something, a project stressed you out, a coworker was mean to you.. or even your lunch was nasty (okay maybe not) your child was bad at school, you got a flat tire.. The list goes on.. Divas call on him, he will give the strength to get through all things! Amen
Have a good week divas I hope this uplifted you.
Need some motivation through music.. I love this song Called God Held me By Zacardi Cortez
Ladies I kept this outfit super simple and I shopped my closet. My jeans are of course form New York and Company. We all need a good boot cut jean and these were perfect and affordable. The honeycomb sweater is from who knows where I can’t remember that’s how long it’s been! But there are tons of these sweaters everywhere. Girls my blazer was gifted to me from a friend from church!! I love the colors and the print and the fabric is bomb! I have left a few of my favorite blazers below. Yawl already know where my booties are front! Shoedazzle of course. These fur babies are super comfortable ant hey have ribbons for laces..
XO Happy Fashion Divas.
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Hey divas the Fab 5 Fashionistas are back at it again. We are serving you a must have closet trend that nonetheless trending right now. Can you guess what? That’s right animal, leopard,cheetah print which ever you desire to say it. Me girls and I each styled the print differently giving you several options for you to mix and match. So let’s get right into it.
How many ways can you style animal print? I say countless. I decided to do a cozy work wear look while playing with prints and fall colors. If you have been following me you will know that this blouse has been featured and styled multiple ways. It’s honestly a staple in my closet. Dillard’s now has the zip up version which I will leave the link to below.
It’s no secret I get cold very easily, I am that o e friend that carries a sweater all year around. This look can be worn with a chunky over sized cardigan. I chose this burnt orange not only to match with my booties but it’s my favorite grandma sweater. It is the epitome of sweater weather!!
Topping this look off will be my olde but goody brown tweed slacks. I purchased these babies about 4 years ago from my favorite store New York and Company. I love the composition of the leopard print and the tweed paired together. They don’t compete with each other but compliment the entire look. What do you think?
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Lydia of Chictostreetstylemom is giving me sexy school girl vibes. I say that because this neck jumper dress is so classic with the k de high boots. This is a versatile look as it can be worn to work, the weekend or even date night take your pick! To find out all the chic details head on over to Lydia’s blog here.
Reyni of Curlsandhighheels is slaying a classic leopard pencil skirt. But wait she paired her amazing skirt with this black sweater and pipped it with lavender. Let’s take a minute because I always think of black and red with leopard print never purple. But hunny she did that. Heck out Reynis blog here for all the details.
Mary of Curlybyrdiechirps is rocking one of my favorite looks in a 2 piece outfit. Yaull know how I love a good two piece. Popping this look off with red booties and long line duster I swear it’s the perfect match. Bye the way don’t forget to wish my girl happy birthday!To get all these details head on over to Mary’s blog.
Yolanda of Curlypetiterenee is giving us a bold leopard print dress with pops of red. I have a leopard print dress and let me tell you I don’t look like Yolanda she’s killing this look. Head on over to Yolanda’s blog for all the sweet details.
And just like that leopard print is a must have statement piece in your wardrobe. My girls styled dresses skirts blouses and pants take your pick!
Until next time xoxo happy fashion divas.
Hey divas… it’s that time again motivational Monday. Part 2to the goal series. Be honest do you like these types of blogs? I hon still like writing these blogs to help inspire myself just as much to inspire you. I have come along way I promise I will spill out my entire life story one of these days…. and I don’t care if you judge any of it because it has made me who I am today. As I am still growing and learning through this thing we call life, I continue to make life goals for my self weather they are short or long term.
Now ladies we are driven by time. Let’s be honest by the age of 16 you should’ve obtained your drivers license and had your first kiss. By the age of 21 you should’ve graduated college and fell madly in love with the star basketball player or an engineer nerd (hence I married an aerospace engineer) and landed your dream job. By 25 you either married your prince or bought a house and a year later you had a baby. By the age of 30 you now had your PHD if you are a book worm or you are a big CEO of a fashion company and are on the board of directors for a girls mentoring program and let’s not forget you love being active in church…. okay okay you get what I’m the truth is nothing goes our way and time definitely doesn’t wait for your specific plans or go according to them either.
I’ve had to learn to roll with whatever God and that day, year gave me. None of the above things happened for me in that way. Matter fact they all happened when I stopped thinking and focusing on what society said I should have now.
This weeks objectives:
- Stop looking and listening to what everyone else has
- Set a specific goal it must be clear and well defined and measurable .
- Don’t base your goals on time. Time is delicate and should not be waisted as we know it goes fast. So instead make attainable goals and jump! Starting today, even if starting means researching and writing down a step process, or figuring out what it is you’re going to do. A plan of action.
- Relevant: make
- Start telling yourself daily that you can,you will, be successful ( please note that we will be discussing that word successful in another blog as it’s often misunderstood.
Now what’s even more crazy is that I sat here writ g this blog for syou all and something told me to just google how to attainable, relevant and time. Girl get out of here. The way I have ordered mine are not in that order but clearly we can I’m onto something. Look at God won’t he do it!
Okay divas I leave you with this let’s kick time in the butt and put our pen to that paper our fingers to the keyboard and get started today! No more ifs ands or buts. I claim it that you are more than who you think you are.
Xo happy fashion divas.
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Hi Divas I have met a small goal of mine. Which was to obtain 1,000 followers by the end of the year. Well it’s October and I met my goal! Thank you to all of my followers on instagram. If you are not following me you can do so here!I thought today would be a good day since it was Monday to do a Monday motive segment on the blog and of course feature some fashion inspiration!
Speaking of goals, January will make a full year that I have been blogging consistently, and let me tell you I have learned so much. To my loyal followers, you would know that I first started off on YouTube doing fashion and hair videos. But I found that I just wasn’t loyal to making videos and shooting my fashion and writing about it came more naturally to me. Don’t get me wrong I am a natural in front of the camera… I think 🙂 But blogging just seemed more fruitful. I could just be transparent and physically type out my thoughts to all fo you. Like I said before it has been a journey getting to where I am at now, and I have so much further to go! I am actually just getting started.
I have a few questions for you.
- What are some of your goals?
- Have you started trying to meet your goals
- What are your passions
- What drives you?
Try to seriously think about this questions and reflect on them. Are you in a snail mode or a rabbit mode? Are you truly doing all that you can right now. Let em be honest I am not. I can be doing so much more. Don’t get me wrong I am not lazy but I am definitely a go getter and I am my own worse critic. But lately I just want it all and more!
So today I want you to write down your thought and put a plan of action together and start working towards those goals. Remember to stop saying I can’t.. or I don’t have time, we make time for what we want! don’t forget when you are doing great things do it in style!
For todays look I kept it super simple in red. I totally into red right now and just fyi these red boots will be appearing not eh blog several times! My beret and sweater is from SHEIN. I am so into berets as I mentioned previously on my blog and they are a must have this fall and winter! The sweater is a light knit that hits right at the waist but it complement the red and black stripe on jeans from NY & Company. Yaull should know where my booties are from.. of course JustFab. Thats it simple and chic. Have a wonderful eek Divas! make it count.
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