Finding Success In All Things.

Today’s motivational Monday topic is about success I promised I would talk about this subject. Success! How do you measure success? There are so many ways to feel, think, believe that you are successful. Below are a few important key factors in being successful

The truth is success is not determined about the materialistic things you have or what you have gained. It more about being content and at peace at where you are in your current situations. You see we all want the glamorous life, the big house, fancy car, money flowing out the bank, pretty much unlimited resources.

Let’s try to flip that, instead of wanting but instead being grateful for you do have and know that success is. It determined by riches or even how fast you obtain those things. We all are running our own race all at different speeds and times. What God has for you is for you. If it doesn’t come right away that doesn’t means its not coming. Be patient and keep on pushing forward. We are all successful in our own ways.

Now for these sweet outfit details. This lace bell sleeve blouse is from versona off the clearance rack. I paired it with this floral skirt from the loft. I decided to keep my foot or, basic with these knee high taupe boots from JcPenny. This is a perfect day to night or work wear look. Simply but classy.

Make this week count divas. Xo happy fashion.


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The Must Have Closet Trend: Featuring The Fab 5 Fashionistas

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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Blouse| Pants |Cardigan |Booties

 

 

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.

5 objectives to beat time! Goal Series part 2

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:

  1. Stop looking and listening to what everyone else has
  2. Set a specific goal it must be clear and well defined and measurable .
  3. 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.
  4. Relevant: make
  5. 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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Reaching Your Goals in Style

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!

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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.

  1. What are some of your goals?
  2. Have you started trying to meet your goals
  3. What are your passions
  4. What drives you?

 

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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!

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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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Beret | Sweater | Jeans | Booties

4 Tips For Getting The Best Shopping Deals!

Divas you all know I’m a bargain shopper. I rarely buy anything at full price and if I do it’s because I know that item will be gone..gone and GONE. I love to think of myself as the ultimate bargain shopper as I have purchased $100 item for $5 my last win was an $80 for $8 can I get an amen. Now I am no extreme coupon guru like the women on that television show but I have a few tricks up my sleeve. 

 Look For Sales

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My first tip is to look for sales. Now I have some staples stores that I know I can always rely on for a good deal. But if I see a sale that doesn’t stop me from looking. Now be mindful some stores like to raise their regular prices and drop them on sale and they call it a sale. No this means they are still getting their regular retail price off the sale. Does that make sense? I have seen it done before I some major department stores. They will put a red tag over the regular price. But me being an avid shopper I got hip to what they were doing. People see red = sale or discount but why does the red sticker match the regular price. So make sure you are paying attention.  A good sale for me is anything above 40% off where I can double with coupons which leads me to my next tip.

 Coupons

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Coupons are great when they can be doubled with a sale. Okay okay any coupon is good however it depends on the value of the coupon. I usually look for coupons that give me a significant dollar amount off. Now some stores do not allow you to double the sale with a coupon or they make you choose. Figure out if the coupon is or the sale is a better deal. Mind you I am not mathematician but when it comes to my deals I am on it!

 Find Rotating Deals

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Pick you 3 top stores that you love and learn their sales, coupons and offers. Many stores today have credit cards which equals points. Please please be mindful if you are going to venture down the credit card lane, make are you are being responsible and understand all of the terms and conditions. You don’t need a credit card to access to all of the deals and coupons. You can always join the stores email list to receive weekly updates, deals and coupons! No one needs to go into debt over looking fly.

 Consignment & Thrift Stores

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I love consignment and thrift shops. Consignment shops will be more expensive but still can find great name brand deals. You thrift shops has rotating deals during the week. Two bloggers that I admire about their thrifting skills are my girls Kisha of the Kisharoseatl and Melodie of the MelodieStewart blog. Check out their blogs if you want more thrifting tips! I usually pop in thrift stores just to see what deals I can find here and there. Usually you will realize that nothing goes out of style. What’s trending today is was trending a few years ago. So that blazer that is on the rack for $80, you can most likely find for $5 at the thrift store. Check it out and tell me what you think.

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Okay so I am sure you all are dying to know the details on this outfit. This polka dot bell sleeve blouse comes from TJMaxx. It’s Calvin Klein and was on super discount for $12! This skirt is from H&M and it’s trending on many blogs and I will definitely do a side by side with some of my girls so you can see how they styled this skirt on Instagram. Make sure to follow me @emaneescloset. The skirt is a knot body con with pops of silver metallic threading. The black and white waist band is subtle but ties in the overall honeycomb look. I topped this look off with my red suede chunky heel booties and a few red accessories. I thought about pairing my silver metallic booties with this too. Hmm what do you think?

 

Xo happy fashion Divas

 


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Skirt | Booties (Name: Rosamund)

 

5 Reason Why You Need a #Girlsquad

Hey divas, I’m back with a special collaboration today. I am collaborating with some of my soul sisters. I have been living in Georgia for 4 years now and honestly I’m just now finding true friends that share the same love for fashion of course, women empowerment, self love, morals, values and standards. This collaboration is special because this is a collaboration with my new ATL girl squad  our theme… can you guess?

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Okay so here are 5 reasons why you need a #girlsquad.

  1. Accountability: Have women in your squad that will hold you accountable. Somobeone that will make sure you ar doin g what you should and not what you think.
  2. Friendship: We all need love and friendship. But friendship with a set of women that make you live, laugh and love and that will be honest about what you say, or wear. Yep then that’s a friend. I am the type of person that will pick lint from your head, place your shirt tag back inside your shirt. I’m loyal and I cherish my friends.
  3. unique balance: the ladies in my squad all are unique. We all bring different qualities and attributes that make us all different but provides a central balance amongst us all. Ladies let’s be real it’s known for us not to get along…. let me say it again… we are known to be petty shady and yes double cross each other if it benefits ourselves.  However surround yourself around women who value you and will be that balance in your life. For example you always. Red hat silly one in the group because when you are down you can always count on that one person to make you smile! I amknow for being an over the top diva. But these ladies are also over the top diva in their own way and I absolutely love it.
  4. Growth: this is very important. As I look back over the years I can definitely see my growth in life… and you should too. But that didn’t just happen because of me. 1. Is God of course. 2. Family 3. My girl squad. Make sure you have people who are always pushing you to do better. Just as much as you empowering them. We all have dreams and goals and yes life gets hard. But we are all in thsinto win! Even if winning means making it till tomorrow. It always good to have long and short term goals to achieve and make sure your girls hold you accountable!
  5. Empower: this go hand in hand with growth. In order to grow you must be empowered. Who or what do you find inspiration from. My true inspiration has come from my other and as I meet more beautiful young women I beocme more empowered. Empowered to do better, to do more, to empower other women to love the skin their in…. yep that’s my tag line for my blog! But it trust love you and you will be able to have a bomb girl squad!
  6. Is my bonus most of all have fun. Life is so short and life happens daily. Don’t get caught in a rut. Live tou life to the fullest and why not do that with your girl squad!

I am sure you all are dying to find out all the details on our outfits. As I mentioned in one of my earlier blogs that animal is trending for this fall and winter. So me and the girls decided to do our own take on how we would style animal print.

Up first me of course. I decided to do a simple all black 2 piece outfit. If you know me I love 2 piece outfits. I see them as very versatile and you can make endless options by matching th skit or top with with a different item in your closet. This 2 piece out comes from New York and Company from the Eva Mendes collection. The top is actually a bodysuit and I usually wear a size xsmall but this fits small. I had to size up.

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I decided to add leopard print assecories with a belt and earrings from Rue 21, purse was gifted but it’s Betsy Johnson, and my oh so lovely booties from ShoeDazzle.

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Thats it keep it simple and classy.


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Top | Skirt |Booties (name: Rylee) |Earrings

 

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My girl Kisha is all thing classy and vintage. I truly love how she always stays true to her self and always breaks the “fashion boundaries” in a unique way. I had no idea what any of these ladies were going to wear but we all decided that Black was a good common ground in out outfits. I love how she took a classic look of a pinstripe ruffle coloutte with a high neck blouse. She added the leopard print with her bag and shoes and don’t forget her cute fishnet bow socks. For more details on her look check out her blog and make sure to follower her Instagram for daily inspiration

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I will forever say that’s Daniesha does an amazing job with mixing basics with classy pieces. This is an area I lack in. So I have definitely been taking some tips from her. I love how she took a simple screen T-shirt and jazzed it up with this lovely circle leopard print skirt. She topped this look off with a cute hat, knee high boots and the perfect little purse. Find out all the sweet details on her blog by clicking here make sure to follow her on Instagram to get daily inspiration.

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Do you have a girl squad? Are you trending this fall and winter with animal print? Let me know your thoughts. Xo happy fashion Divas.

Trendy Fall Pieces and Prints

Hey divas, it’s been a while. But guess what it’s fall! I can’t get too excited because it’s still hot here in Georgia. That doesn’t mean you can’t get you cool vibes on in the heat.

There’s are many trending prints for this fall and winter. To name a few: animal print particularly leopard print, plaid, embroidered florals. Some hot pieces include, long maxi shirt dresses that can be used as a dress or a disputed over jeans. Also, printed leggings, long coats, and just about anything with sequins. Let’s not for get the booties. Booties have been reinvented from heel height, colors and prints. With this being said let’s dive into these outfit details.

Who doesn’t love denim on denim with a pop of leopard print. Well that’s exactly what I did with this look. When I saw this denim button down, bow tie midi dress I had to have it. Ladies it’s not a heavy denim mire like a chambray but great for fall or winter. You. An easily dress this up or down. Open the front and wear a cute top and jeans of your choice underneath you literally will have 2 looks in one. Dress can be found exclusively at New York and Company from the Eva Mendes collection.

Can we take a minute for these patchwork booties. Yaaasssss believe it or not these are very comfortable. I love the peep toe and these different color of denim on this bootie. Head on over to shoedazzle right now before this shoe is gone.

I decided to pop this denim with leopard print, earrings ,purse and belt. Like I said you can take a simple outfit and jazz it up with a print. What styles are you most excited about this fall and winter.

Xo happy fashion divas


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Rule The World in the New Gab Union Collection

Hey divas is your wardrobe fall ready? Yes, no, maybe. Well if you are looking to elevate your wardrobe this fall and winter the Gabrielle Union Collection exclusively at New York & Company is a great starting point.

I’m kicking it off with this royal blue and black knit striped dress. Ladies let me first off by saying the quality is amazing and so is the fit. This dress will definitely hug every curve on your body.

I love dresses like this as they are easy and always make you look like you put effort into your outfit. I decided to pair this dress with pops of color such as red and white. I added these red vibrant earrings, red shades and a color block chevron print bag. My shoes are old from JustFab but are such a classic as they give the stripe effect to my feet!!!


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Dress | Shades |Earrings| Purse

Be A Girl Boss in Style

Many of my followers have requested I do a work wear blog. So that’s exactly what I’ll do! My question for you is… are you a girl boss? What makes you a boss, what goals have you set for yourself and how do you plan to execute your goals. Well while you think about that in order to be a boss you have to dress like one.

To be honest I have always liked classy, professional clothing the majority of my. Loathing was made up of it. I have finically mastered sizing and fit that’s perfect for me. Here’s a helpful tip try to shop at department stores even the “pricey” stores you can always find coupons, discounts and sales. I recommend this because the fit for this type of clothing will ultimately fit better than the cheaper stores. I recommend checking out New York & Company, The Loft Outlet, Express and Macys.

Let’s get into this outfit. So the mall near me just opened up a new Loft Outlet and I was so excited!! Since we are headed into fall I totally bypassed all of the sweet summer discounts…. well maybe for now. I first found these tailored straight leg off blue almost grey pants. Ladies I got these in a size 0 and they fit perfectly.

I found this matching white blouse also on clearance but offered a pop of yellow and mint green that goes great with the pants. To top this look off I found a matching cardigan. I am forever old especially in the office. I swear I need to go cardigan shopping! I paired this outfit with my teal Coach bag and white heels.

How will you be stepping into work? This outfit says hi I am here ready to work with some class.

The Fab Five Fashionistas #Alltogethernow T-Shirt Edition

Hey divas my girls and I are back at it again with another collaboration. We decided to choose something simple and style it however our fashion heats desired. Can you guess what we chose? It’s no secret that these divas love New York and Company and Gabrielle Unions collection. We are truly promoting her motto #Alltogethernow with this super chic T-shirt. Let’s dive into everyone’s look below.

I call my outfit the edgy or bad ass of the group. I chose to pair this cute Gabrielle Union t-shirt with of course a pair of soho ripped jeans from New York & Company. I stayed with this the,e by playing with accessories, with a leather hat, shades and of course the, bomb embroidered booties from shoedazzle. I truly enjoy collaborating with my girl gang. How would you style this this Gabrielle union T-shirt?


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Next up is my twin Yolanda. Out of us 5 we decided to pair our look with Jeans! Thats right. Yolanda and I can get on motorcycle right now and ride out look hot and as a pair of Boss Chicks! Ha I love her look as she came with these 2 toned jeans also form the Gabriell Union collection along with these soft camel color booties! Let’s not forget her patrol purse that is to die for! Shop her look on her blog!

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My next 3 blogger sisters decided to pair their looks with skirts. but first lets take a look at Mary’s outfit. Can I say Hot fire. This looks says fierce, classy and hot fire with those red booties! Do I need to even break down this look.. Love how she paired this simple T with such a classic sellout wrap skirt also from the Gabrielle Union Collection. To top this look off she added just the right pop of color “red” to finish off this look. Head on over to Mary’s blog to shop her look.

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Reyni look is giving us… When Gabby meet’s Eva. She fixed New York & Company’s top designers collections to create this amazing look. Im totally loving the classic denim peplum skirt that gives the perfect silhouette to this T-shirt. Reni went with a longline blazer vest, heels and a floral bag to kick this look up a notch! Shop her look o her blog!

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wrapping this collaboration up with Lydia’s dynamite royal or is this cobalt blue skirt form the Gabrielle Union collection adds the perfect punch to the t-shirt. This skirt is another classic style as it elongates Lydia’s legs and accentuates her curves. She did an awesome job with her accessories to top this look off!! Shop Lydia’s look on her blog!

I love my bloggers sisters. Each are so unique and I absolutely love each of their styles. Which one is your favorite. make sure to shop everyone looks with the links I left above. Xo Happy Fashion Divas!