Monday, February 26, 2018

EVERYDAY IS A SPECIAL OCCASSION






Happy Monday! On yesterday's blog post here I mentioned I was gifted  with several new pairs of shoes by my husband. I'm a shoe collector but he knows that my shoes do not collect dust. Everyday I am blessed to wake up is evidence that everyday is a special day for me so  I try to enjoy and love what I have now.

 I remember when I went to see Celine Dion last year,  I planned to wear some special shoes and dress to the concert. However, based on the weather in Vegas I chose a totally different outfit. Now imagine how many opportunities I missed prior to the concert to enjoy and wear those shoes.

Therefore, my quote of today is "everyday is a day to sparkle and to let your light shine through. Tomorrow is not guaranteed for anyone so every new day always strive to be the best you."

Have a blessed day!"


Bagley Mischka rouge pump......... sold here



Sunday, February 25, 2018

SUMMER BLESSING LEARNING LESSONS




Happy Sunday! I hope you had a great week. We experienced summer in February this past week:) I was able to wear my summer pieces and it gave me an opportunity to evaluate my spring/summer wardrobe before the permanent heat arrives. Now, I can start the new season with a fresh and fast start! I guess I would call this week a summer blessing filled with lessons.

The first lesson is to prepare in advance. Therefore, I won't be restricted to making impulse buys during the warmer season. I've learned from experience that  non intentional shopping will always create items that doesn't agree with your personal style and takes up space in your closet. ...and in the long run cost you more money.

Next lesson was to let go. There were a few items I was holding on to. However, I knew I would not wear those items anymore so it was best to remove it from my wardrobe. Therefore creating space for the items I would value more and utilize fully.

I also learned to create space for new items that I truly loved and represented my personal style philosophy into my closet. Now, I know that seems weird to say clothing you truly love. However, if my clothing doesn't match the happiness I feel inside then I am not inclined to purchase it. Therefore, that's why I stay clear of too many trends because trends are temporary and my love and happiness is permanent!

Last, I am grateful I was able to update my shoe collection. I wear heels daily and a few of them I took for repair to the cobbler. Therefore, I'm glad I took the time to evaluate each one for sole and heel cap repair. I was also gifted some new shoes from my hubby this month and that was another plus. I normally buy clothing that will last for a long period of time and will transition from season to season. Therefore, my shoe collection is always a fresh way to update and create different looks with items I already have.








I thank God for the lessons! Thank you for reading and have a blessed new week!

Antonio Melani dress...... similar sold in black here


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

FULLY ENGAGED



Happy Wednesday! Hope you are having a great week! It's amazing how happiness is available all around us . When it comes to happiness you must be fully engaged in worthwhile activities. These are activities that bring you joy and and motivate you to move.  If that activity is not fully engaging then you will never experience the true depth of happiness.  Once the worthwhile activity has been established then you must give it all you have to live it out fully. That means good or bad you don't stop pursuing until the mission to complete your vision has been succeeded.










Thank you for reading and have a beautiful rest of the week!


Michael Kors dress.........here
Jimmy Choo heels........similar sold here
Target aviator sunglasses ...............here



Monday, February 19, 2018

MONDAY MOTIVATION: JOYFUL DAY




Happy new day! Never allow anything or anyone to steal your joy. Joy is a great gift and sometimes the most envious will try to rob you of it.  Joy comes from accepting and knowing who you are and the unique person God created you to be. Therefore, when joy is inside of you happiness has space to flow around you.

Once you have it in you then you can guard it with prayer. I believe in the power of prayers and its ability to transform all things. Next, you have to have a sense of urgency about building your faith. You may not need it now but you will later when things get tough and attack your joy. For example, sometimes people wait until they get a bad health report then they start making the right health choices. Sadly, some times it's too late. Therefore it's never too early to start building your faith.

Last, proceed with the end in mind. When you have joy you know how the end looks. Therefore, nothing has an influence on your current happiness because joy is always presently available in all circumstances.











Thank you for reading and have a joyful new week!

Polo Ralph Lauren double breasted blazer..... Navy sold here
Crop leather pants......similar here
One shoulder top.........similar sold here
Gianvito Rossi suede heels.....similar here
Coach crossbody bag.....similar here
Target aviator sunglasses.....sold here




Tuesday, February 13, 2018

FEAR IS NOT AN OPTION




Happy Tuesday! Every new day is an opportunity to live by faith and not by fear! Fear is that type of emotion that will override faith if you allow it. Fear is real but it does not have to be reality for your life. The greatest success book ever says, "God did not give us a spirit of fear yet a spirit of love, power, and sound mind." Therefore, I wanted to share a few ways to operate in faith.

Have an attitude of gratitude! When you can give thanks for what you currently have and where you currently are it instantly increases your faith. There are often blessings in hard lessons. Therefore, showing appreciation for it all opens your head to faith and gratitude  transfers it into your heart.

Self develop every single day. Remember your circumstances will change but you have to change first. If fear got you into a certain situation then only faith can bring you out. Therefore, constant self development requires building your faith in reading, praying, thoughts and most importantly actions.

Try something new. Fear and doubt will always try to keep you in a familiar space. However, we grow beyond fear and into faith when we are placed in new environments that challenge us to grow! Therefore, that new hobby, business, or idea you have a desire to do then just go for it. The worst thing that can happen is you tried something new and you grow from that experience.

Last, make a decision! Life is just a series of problems but when you operate in faith you have the power to create solutions to those problems. Basically, be a problem solver and allow faith in and fear will exit out.


Thank you for reading and have a blessed day!





Tuesday, February 6, 2018

FROM HEAD TO HEART


Happy new day! There's so much negativity in our world however I'm still a strong believer that love conquers all.  It  is sometimes hard for people to receive anything positive. However to receive positive things it requires an open heart, open mind and willpower to change.  Most times people know inside their head what it takes to be positive but for some reason that knowledge never transfers to their hearts.  Therefore I wanted to share how anyone that desires to go from positive head knowledge to heart knowledge can make the transition.

 The first step requires a desire.  If desire is not present then you will be locked out of a positive life.  Once there's desire then comes standards for your life.  In my opinion, standards are the level of expectations that you have set up for yourself. For example, when you have standards the negative people will either conform to your positive standards or they will find another environment. Either way they'll understand your expectations and they'll try to meet it or move on.

Now once desire and standards are in place it's time to walk in faith and take action!! The process of being positive is not just in your thoughts it's also in your actions.   I believe you can't take action without knowing who you are and the amazing person  God created you to be. Therefore through constant prayer and reading God's word you can begin to self develop and transfer that knowledge based on faith into your heart. If you choose to believe!

The last step is to have checks and balances in place. Remember it's not enough for you to be positive; however, it's everything when others around you step up to be positive as well. Now I know we can't control people and their actions but we can motivate with our words and actions . Remember if we are not growing then we are dying to negativity. However, that's not an option when positive power of belief is in your heart.












 As always,  thank you for reading and I pray you have a blessed rest of the week

 blazer.......similar here
  belt.........similar Here
 dress.....similar here
Clutch.............Similar here



Sunday, February 4, 2018

ELEVATED BUSINESS CASUAL




                                                       
Antonio Melani blazer ( similar here )

                   Brahmin handbag

 Ann Taylor  blouse  ( similar here)

                   Tuxedo skinny pants

                   Michael Kors eyewear

                       Sam Edelman heels












Have a blessed day!!

Friday, February 2, 2018

FINANCIAL FRIDAY



Happy new month! What a beautiful month it will be! The first post in 2018 was about managing distractions by uncluttering your thought life. It is equally important to unclutter your finances. I have listed below a few things to never do so you can save in 2018 towards your goals and dreams

1.  Never pay interest to a credit card company. The average credit card debt is very high as well as the interest rate.  Therefore paying off your balance every month will save you money and the interest you save can be used towards investing in yourself.

2.  Never buy just one item of something you constantly use.  When you buy consumables in bulk it saves you time as well as money.

3.  Never go grocery shopping without a list. You will always spend way too much:)

4.  Never invest in anything without having an emergency fund. Therefore always have at least 8 to 12 months worth of expenses stocked away

5.  Last never shop with emotions however shop with intent. Basically be intentional about the choices that you make because it will definitely save you money and time.

As always thank you for reading and I pray you have a blessed weekend




Cable knit sweater......similar here
Skirt.................similiar here
Suede peep toe pumps......here