Friday, March 30, 2018

THE WHITE JACKET....



Happy Friday! I pray you are having a wonderful week! I am definitely a heels lover but I am also attracted to a cute blazer. I will splurge on blazers. When I was in college they often called me the professor because I wore blazers and suits. Even then, I was 16 years old and I brought the best blazers I could afford. 

 I have found every excuse to wear my white blazer this past winter and now stepping into the spring season. There is no buyers regret and this item has received so much love and wear. Well, at least until the weather gets extremely hot here. I hope to find another light and airy white outerwear piece for the summer season.










Thank you for reading!!! God bless!


Polo Ralph Lauren double breasted blazer. ....navy on sale here

Floral dress...similar here

ankle strap sandals.....Similar sold here

                                                Handbags......here





Tuesday, March 27, 2018

MINDFUL & PRESENT







Happy Tuesday! Hope you are having a great week! This is the time of the week where unintentionally we can rush our moments away. Most times we are worrying about the past or overly stressing about the future. However, truth be told we have no control over either one so stressing will only result in a physical strain on your body and mind. Most importantly it will keep you from living out your best moments which is now.

Well, why are most people not enjoying the present moment? In my opinion it is that thing called distractions and no focus. What you focus on will grow. Therefore if you desire to be present then focus on it and do it daily. You have to do it until it becomes a habit that is incredibly hard to break. You have to become obsessed with connecting preparation to the opportunity of becoming present in mind, body and soul.

Remember only focus on what you can control. Everything else give it to God!

Thank you for reading! Blessings to you!

Tiff

Versace sunglasses........sold here
French Connection dress......similar sold here





Sunday, March 25, 2018

SPRING CLEANING FINANCES: PART 1







Happy Sunday! I pray you had a beautiful week! A new season has arrived and it is a great time to tidy up any areas you desire to change. I wanted to share a few ways over this new season on how to clean up your finances. Basically whatever season you are in it's always a great time to clean!

A starting point is evaluating your income. If a significant portion of your income is going towards debt or bills and nothing is left to save then that is a clear indication of living above your means. Now, after paying your bills if you have extra money then that is awesome! However, if that extra minus some entertainment is not saved then that is also living above your means. The seasons are always changing so when you live at your level you position yourself to weather any situation or season. You also position yourself to help others because it is always a blessing to give.

 When you do not live at your level it puts you in a position where you are enslaved to your financial situation. Therefore, financial freedom is when you make money work for you based on following a proven financial system for success. This happens by evaluating what income you have and whether it is enough or you need to accumulate more. Remember how you do the little things is how you do everything. Therefore, more money in most cases doesn't solve the problem. It is what you do what the more or whatever you are blessed to have that leads to a financial breakthrough.

Have a blessed new week! Thank you for stopping by!






Thursday, March 22, 2018

NOT EASY BUT ESSENTIAL


Happy Thursday!! I absolutely love my morning hours. I feel I am able to get ahead and set the tone for my day when I get certain tasks accomplished every morning. I  mentioned here last week the things I do internally to build my faith. These things are important to me so I make time for it.

When you truly want to succeed on purpose you will make the time even when you do not have the time. You will fight to eliminate all excuses and live the life God designed you to live. It requires being consistent and focusing on the areas of your life you desire to grow. Remember living an intentional life filled with love, joy and peace is not always easy but it's essential.











Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!




Ann Taylor zip sweater.....similar sold here
Gianvito Rossi suede pumps....similar sold here
Antonio Melani sheath dress...... sold here
Versace butterfly sunglasses.... sold here
Antonio Melani bag........ similar sold here







Tuesday, March 20, 2018

SPRING READY : FLORAL DRESSES



Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a great week! I think I am spring ready.  I narrowed it down to three of my favorite floral dresses as of now for the spring season.

This floral dress I am wearing  is perfect for day or night. However, I plan to wear it mostly during the day. It is very resort chic and  super cute!

This floral dress here is mainly for professional meetings when I want to add a pop of color. The high neck gives this dress a professional vibe and provides a lot of coverage. I will wear it mostly with my white blazer this spring season.

Last, this dark floral dress here is reserved for my date days or nights. The floral panel enclosed in black adds a sleek and romantic touch to this dress.









As always, thank you for reading and have a blessed day!

Cece cold shoulder dress....sold here
Steve Madden ankle strap sandals...similar here









Wednesday, March 14, 2018

LETTING GO AND GROW





Hi hope you are having a wonderful week! I'm dressed like spring but it sure does not feel like it yet. I can't wait to style this blazer in a monochromatic way this spring. As the seasons change the biggest rule I have is for my faith to remain the same.

It seems likes everyday I wake up something in the world is changing. However, because I discipline myself daily to build my faith I can have a fresh perspective on life. There is probably three main things that have shaped my life over the years and increased my faith in an amazing way.

I read my bible or faith building messages daily. I have found that what you behold the most you become. Therefore, the more I read the more my faith increases and fear decreases. Next, I journal my thoughts. As mentioned before journaling declutters your thoughts and brings clarity to your life. Last, I listen to faith building messages. My faith grows as I hear and implant it all into my heart.

For me, faith has been about letting go of everything I know and relying on my faith to help me to live and grow.







Thank you for reading! Have a blessed rest of the week.

BCBG Maxazria blazer...similar Blazer
Hudson highrise sold Here
Tom Ford sold here

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Happy Wednesday! Have a blessed day!










Tuesday, March 13, 2018

FLORALS


Happy Tuesday! Hope you are having a great week. Floral dresses are season to season wardrobe items for me. ...especially dark floral dresses during the colder months. This dress makes a statement all on his own. When paired with simple accessories it's a perfect dress to wear into the spring season. 

My favorite way to layer this dress is with my double breasted blazer. The masculine feel of the blazer instantly tones down the feminine print and creates a professionally polished day to night look. I'm glad I decided to keep this dress in rotation for the new season and I can't wait to wear it more often.









Thank you for reading and have a blessed day!

Dress: similar (here)
Shoes: similar  (here)

Monday, March 12, 2018

PRE-MARCH FAVORITES


Happy Monday!  My Pre-March favorites are the items I purchased prior to March. I will do a follow up post next month on the results after wearing or using the items . When I choose to wear pants I love ones that flatter my petite frame. Therefore, I was drawn to these jeggings because the fit seems perfect and the color would compliment the items I currently have in my wardrobe. I wore these pants in Saturday's blog post here.




I do not wear makeup other than lip gloss and occasionally mascara. I absolutely love my lip gloss. I have worn Bobbi Brown lip glosses for years.  This month I wanted to try the rosy color. It has a hint of color and I think it will compliment perfectly for spring.



I'm very excited to see the results of this  miracle gel polish.  I'm always so lazy about polishing my nails but lately I have been enjoying it.






My last pre-March favorite  is no surprise. Heels!!!!!! I love collecting heels and this sandal initially fits all my requirements. It's very pretty and comfortable. I'm really hoping it works out because I will purchase the white as well for the spring season.

Well, I will follow up on how these items worked out next month. As always thank you reading and have a blessed day!



Target high rise jeggings......sold here
Bobbie Brown lip gloss........ sold here
Sally Hansen miracle gel polish......sold here
Michael Kors Hutton leather sandals......sold here




Saturday, March 10, 2018

VISION ON VISION


Happy Saturday! This is a great time of the year to set attainable goals. However, what prevents most from reaching those goals is the lack of vision.  The greatest success book written ever says, "where there is no vision, the people perish."

It takes time, prayer and meditation to find a vision for your life. In the process remain patient and beware of distractions. I know all distractions are not bad. However if it pulls you in the opposite direction of your vision then it definitely is bad. Therefore, the solution is to give it all you have and FOCUS on defining a vision for your life.

Once the vision is defined then you must determine the steps needed to fulfill it.  You may not be able to achieve every step on your own but that is where faith comes in. Faith that all will come together for good.

Last, you must take action! Remember any action big or small will move you closer to your vision. You have to just keep moving.  Something extraordinary happens when you keep moving and making the right moves.










Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!


Polo Ralph Lauren double breasted blazer.....( sold in navy here luxe for less sold here)
Polo Ralph Lauren tshirt ....... (sold here)
Ann Taylor faux fur scarf...... (similar on sale here)
Vera Wang sunglasses............( similar sold here)
Target mid rise leggings .........( on sale here)
Sam Edelman silver pumps......( similar on sale here)


Friday, March 9, 2018

VACA INSPIRED






Happy Friday! Hope you are having a fabulous week! I plan to take this dress on my next vacation. Most times I throw some outfits in a bag and go. However, over the years I desired to travel lightly which means less to worry about. ...and more focus on enjoying the moment:) However, a lady still needs options while on vacation! Therefore, a few reasons this dress is vacation approved.

It is very lightweight and won't take up much bag space.  The cheetah print is so fun and can be worn almost anywhere and transition perfectly from day to night. I can easily accessorize with shoes and a bag to change up the look. Last, I can layer with a blazer or sweater to create that on the go chic vibe. Can't wait to incorporate this dress into my summer wardrobe!





Thanks for reading! Have a blessed weekend!


Vince Camuto pearl ankle strap pumps.......sold here
Coach crossbody  bag......... here
Michael Kors cheetah dress......similar here

Monday, March 5, 2018

FINISH STRONG








Happy new week! I'm super excited March is here! This month symbolizes the end of the first quarter of 2018. Therefore, it's a great opportunity to determine if you are on pace to reaching your goals that you set for the new year. The great thing is it is never too late to go after your goals and dreams once the decision has been made! A few things you can do to make sure you end the quarter on target and finish the year strong!

1. Review your goals! If you haven't set any goals then this is an awesome time to try writing your goals out. When thoughts transform to words on paper it brings life to those goals.

2. Visualization! Once you can see it then you get more motivated to seize it. I've often learned that if I can't see then I must not believe it and will never be in position to achieve it.

3. One day at a time! Change doesn't happen in a day but it does happen daily. Therefore everyday for the rest of this month do one thing that gets you closer to your goals and dreams.

4. You can do it! Continue speaking that phrase " I CAN DO IT" to yourself until you believe it! Remember the results of you achieving your goals will not only bless you but it will bless those around you. Make it happen!

As always thank you for reading and have a blessed new week


Jealous Tomato ruffle hem sleeveless dress.... similar sold here
Michael Kors Hutton ankle strap sandals...all black sold here

Thursday, March 1, 2018

FEBRUARY FAV: PINK + RED


Happy New month! I wanted to share a few of my favorites for February. Last month being the month of love was motivation for purchasing this red dress. This is the first time I have ever purchased a Calvin Klein dress. This sheath dress is apart of their scuba collection which is more form fitting making alterations minimal for me. I will probably do a follow-up on how this dress holds up after wear.



The next favorite is my Furla satchel. The rose color was again great for the month of love and perfect for the early spring weather that we experienced in February. This bag comes in muliple colors and is very spacious.  I have had this bag for over a year and it has held up well.


Last, are these Target aviators. This is first time I have purchased sunglasses from Target and I am pleased with the quality and fit. I really like that when I slide them on top of my head the arms do not stretch out like most sunglasses tend to do.  The only negative is it does not come with a case so I used one I currently had. Again they have several colors and styles.




As always, thank you for reading! Have a blessed rest of the week!

Calvin Klein scuba dress....In blue here
Furla metropolis satchel ......sold here
Vince Camuto heels......... sold here
Target aviator sunglasses...... sold here