Monday, September 17, 2018

MONDAY MOVES: FEARLESS




Happy Monday! It is time to make some Monday moves and be fearless in the process. Remember, if you feel the fear then with God you can still persevere!  In a world with tons of fear you can get lost without a clear plan and purpose for your life.

 The word of God says, "he has not given us a spirit of fear." I believe that with everything in me. That does not mean we will not face fearful situations but the solution will always point to God. He will always provide and direct your path if you believe.

The enemy desires God's people to be fearful. The enemy will try as many avenues as possible to get access into your life. Remember any unguarded part of your life is an entry way for the enemy.  The only way to overcome this and to guard your life is to rely on God's promises and speak those promises while believing it. God commanded one of his greatest leaders  Joshua to keep his law  day and night on his lips and to meditate on it. This is the only way to keep your heart and mind guarded from negativity and fear. Well, that truth still applies even today!

Last, ask yourself what are you fearing exactly and is that fear stronger than God. As believers, we serve a God that can take the most unfortunate situations and turn them around for good. Therefore, instead of entertaining fear we always have an option to live fully in faith. Is this easy? ..of course not but the reward of living a fruitful life makes it all worth it.

I pray that you have a fearless, faithful and blessed new week!

Nine West pinstripe blazer.....sold here
Hudson jeans.....sold Here
Antonio Melani snake print heels...sold Here

Friday, September 14, 2018

EASY + STYLISH












Have a wonderful weekend filled with blessings and love!

      Lauren Ralph Lauren print dress....sold  Here
      Michael kors Hutton sandals ....sold Here








Wednesday, September 12, 2018

WHITE STAPLE SERIES




Happy Wednesday! I am continuing  my dash of fash and finance white staple series from last week.  We strive to display how investing in a few timeless and classic pieces can maximize your wardrobe and provide a variety of styling solutions.

 I wore this look again on Tuesday for date day with hubby. Short sets have been a big trend this summer but I knew I would not incorporate this into my wardrobe until temperatures were quite a bit cooler. It is still scorching hot but yesterday was cooler than normal.

The white blazer like the white skirt is a staple that can be worn year round.  This week is about how you can pair the white blazer different ways in different seasons. I wore it here with leather shorts. The blazer tones down the edginess  of the leather and creates a chic autumn transition look.  A few other ways I adore styling this white blazer are below.






 Whether it is paired with leather or denim pants this blazer compliments them all. I particularly love it with a skirt. I plan to post more upcoming looks on how I belt my blazers. Of course this is not a new concept but it defines the midsection and when belted over soft layers it creates a fresh combination for day or night.

Thank you so much for reading and have a blessed day


First look

Ralph Lauren blazer.....similar Here
Cache leather shorts(no longer available )....similar Here
Sam Edelman pumps........sold Here
Versace sunglasses

Second look

Coach crossbody
Gianvito Rossi heels....sold Here
Faux leather high rise pants....sold Here

Monday, September 10, 2018

MONDAY MOVES: GRATITUDE



Happy Monday, I pray you had a blessed weekend! Last Monday it was all about the statement skirt and this Monday is about the statement dress with much attitude and gratitude:) Well, it's time to make some Monday Moves again!

I AM SO GRATEFUL YOU WOKE ME UP TODAY!
I AM SO GRATEFUL YOU CHOSE ME!
I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THE GIFT OF LOVE!
I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT YOU ARE BIGGER THAN WHATEVER CIRCUMSTANCES I WILL FACE TODAY!
I AM SO GRATEFUL FOR THE TIME I HAVE LEFT!
I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT MY LIFE HAS PURPOSE!
I AM SO GRATEFUL......





Gratitude is everything! Happy people are grateful and that gratitude extends far beyond whatever is happening in life.







When you are making Monday Moves you have an attitude of gratitude and willingly share that positive energy with others . Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed new week!



Antonio Melani blazer.....similar sold Here
Coach Madison Christie bag....sold Here
Vince Camuto dress.....similar sold Here
Gianvito Rossi pumps.....sold Here

Saturday, September 8, 2018

FINANCIAL PLANNING IN ADVANCE





Happy Saturday! Have you ever received any extra or unexpected money and immediately spent it..then you could not recall what you even spent it on. Well that is due most often to not preparing in advance financially. If you are tracking your finances daily then you become more aware of how to delegate your money. This awareness is a critical process to preparing for an unforeseen money crisis or unexpected extra cash flow.  Basically, when you track your finances and extra money arrives you will immediately know what to do and how to do it.

Therefore, I want to list some options for what to do with extra money so you can start planning in advance.

You can pay down debt. The  average credit card debt, student loan debt, and debt overall is rising. The lack of income and shortage of emergency funds is causing people to resort to borrowing money.  When you borrow money you must pay it back along with interest. The interest can be very high which will prolong the time it takes to pay the entire debt off.  There is also a possibility that your credit score will be affected as well.   Not only can debt affect you financially but it can affect you mentally.   It can be so draining to the point that it causes some people to get depressed or stressed out leading to severe health issues.  It's very difficult to make the right financial choices when your health is not in the best condition. Therefore if you plan in advance how you can pay down the debt then when the extra arrives you will immediately see the benefit in doing it.

You can save for that dream home. If you are a homeowner then pay additional on the mortgage. This could save you years and a lot of interest.  If you are saving interest then you're definitely saving money. Ownership is a powerful wealth building tool.  At the end of every hard work should be  the reward of ownership. 

 You can start an emergency fund.  You can determine how much goes into this fund by adding all your monthly expenses.  That amount multiplied by 3 will equal 3 months of expenses;therefore, you can start saving towards that amount. However in an unstable  economy  you may want to save 6  to 12 months or even more. 

You can start your retirement.  If you want to retire you have to plan for it and most importantly save towards it.  The lack of savings and increase in inflation is causing people to  continue working way past the time frame of when they should be retired.  There is a point where working should be an option not a need;  however, lack of planning forfeits this option There are things that must be in place first  before starting any retirement so seek professional advice then you can begin your journey to saving towards financial freedom!

Last option is to enjoy it.  Your idea of enjoying it may be blessing someone else...it is always better to give than receive!  You may decide to splurge on an item you wanted for quite some time.  ...either way if you have prepared in advance financially then you'll be confident in whatever choice that you make when spending your extra unexpected money.


 Thank you so much for reading. I have been apart of creating financial services awareness and solutions for my clients for over 15 years. Therefore, I know a lot of people would rather avoid talking about it and subjecting themselves to judgment from others. Remember, only God alone has the power to judge and he is always there to help. However, you have to use what he has blessed you with to help yourself and move forward. Therefore, starting the conversation is the only way to start the journey towards financial freedom and consistent daily habits is the way to complete the journey. Feel free to comment or reach out for questions.  Have a blessed weekend and I will see you next week!



Dress: 1 state
shoes: Nine West
glasses: Versace

Friday, September 7, 2018

FITNESS ESSENTIALS





Happy Friday!!! Yes, I am in my workout clothes..lol The buzz is women are taking their expensive handbags to the gym. Now, I only go to the gym during the summer months, and the majority of the year I workout in my home gym. However, when I do go to the gym I take this large Kate Spade tote. It is very spacious and the color is perfect for the summer.

Of course, this bag is not as expensive as the birkin bags some women are carrying to the gym. However, $200 is a lot for a handbag. Especially if you realize that $200/month equate to $2400 in one year, $12,000 in 5 years and with a good rate of return has the possibility to grow to $100k plus in 10 years.

Ok back to the subject at hand. I totally agree with women carrying their expensive or quality bags to the  gym. Here's why...

1) Unless you collect bags just as a hobby they are meant to be worn and most importantly enjoyed wherever you go.

2) I work out a lot and honestly some mornings can be tough. I have to override my emotions to stay  in bed with my commitment to good daily habits. Therefore, if carrying a cute bag makes a women feel more motivated to workout then that is an awesome thing. ...because health is wealth!!

3) I carry my changing clothes, water, and tons of other items in my gym handbag. When I would leave the gym this summer I would head to the supermarket or to a meeting. Therefore having a cute bag that transitions from the gym to the next destination is very important. It saves time not having to change from one bag to another. As we know, time is one of God's greatest gifts:). Most importantly how we honor God with that time is key!

Well , I appreciate you stopping by and if you are headed to the gym then grab your best handbag and confidently workout to become the best you. Remember, the greatest change starts inside out.

 Have a great weekend filled with blessings and love!






Thursday, September 6, 2018

BUILDING CONFIDENCE




Happy Thursday! What better way to celebrate confidence than in a red dress:) Confidence is so important because most of our decisions are made based on how we feel about ourselves. In addition,  most times you will spend "more than" when you are feeling "less than". Therefore here's a couple  ways to instantly build your confidence. Remember God chose us even before we were born and we were created in his image. Now that is the ultimate confidence booster:)

First, it all starts by studying. Anyone that is successful or skilled in a particular area had to study in that area. For example, I wanted to increase my faith so I had to become disciplined in studying daily. When you study you are growing and building your confidence.

Last way to build confidence is to give. Of course giving money is an awesome way to give and we must do that.  However,there are others ways to give  and help others. I knew once I starting reading and building my faith I had to share it. God says it is better to give than to receive. Therefore, this blog is an example of giving to others.

Remember always that God is the cure for the insecure!





As always thank you for reading and have a blessed day.

Calvin Klein scuba dress....sold Here