October 31, 2016 — Fashion
October 27, 2016 — Travel
October 18, 2016 — Fashion
There were some brands that said I wasn't wholesome enough, or I was too street style, or I was too big, or too blunt, or whatever. But I always told myself if one brand doesn't want to work with me, there will always be someone who does. I told myself all of this is happening for a reason. One day I'll be able to look back and see why this was happening. Every single thing any of us do in life, is just another step for what's next to come. If it was a set back for me, I learned from it and used it to my advantage next time around. I would take negative situations and find the positives in them. I never wanted to play the victim. There were brands out there that wouldn't even respond to me, but when I got one response back, I put my all in to it and built relationships with them.
I kept going because there were more reasons to keep going than to give up. I wanted to be here on this Earth for a purpose bigger than myself. I want to be able to help people in any way possible. Having a job that I can help people feel good about themselves is incredibly rewarding. I wanted to change how the world perceives what is beautiful and not. I want to be financially stable because I was tired of wondering if I'll be evicted or not. I wanted to provide for my parents who had already given so much to me in my 20 something years here. I saw something in me that not a lot of people could recognize.
October 18, 2016 — Fashion
October 17, 2016 — Fashion
Cubicle to Cocktail
I mentioned this a few previous posts ago on how easy it can be to transition a look from day to night or from work to going out, in other words, Cubicle to Cocktail. I was telling the Gwynnie Bee team how much I love the fact that they carry so many different brands because it gives such a variety to choose from. The more there is to choose from, the more there is for every type of girl. I've always said I dress according to how I feel that day. There's so many women out there with so many different styles and personalities so it's important there's a place for them all to go to have that. I found this gorgeous red dress that goes super easy from day to night. I paired it with some ALDO ankle strap heels. Check out the video on Gwynnie Bee!
Prints & Patterns
I think it's exciting to experiment with prints and patterns. Over the years I've become very minimal so it's always fun to go back sometimes. If you're a little scared to try them at first, do what I did and match your shoes with a subtle color from your look. I chose to wear a deeper pink to pull out the pattern instead of a pale pink which was the color of my top. I like getting tops oversized and wearing them as dresses. Check out the video at Gwynnie Bee!
Dressing for Your Body
If anyone knows me they know that I literally wear and style things however I want without really any rules. I do think there are certain looks that can accentuate different bodies. I talk to Sasha about how I'm more bottom heavy so I like cinching my waist or bringing attention to my favorite body parts, like my butt and legs. Check out the video over at Gwynnie Bee!
I know many women ask me how to fit bras and shapewear, although I don't want any shapewear and barely even wear bras, Gwynnie Bee did this super informational video that is definitely needed. I hope this video will answer all of your questions! Check out the video at Gwynnie Bee!
October 13, 2016 — Fashion
You guys can shop my collection below at Addition Elle, Lord & Taylor, and Nordstrom.
Wearing: Nadia Aboulhosn for Addition Elle black mesh dress
October 10, 2016 — Fashion
For my day look, I threw on a pair of comfy creepers that are monochrome with my JCPenney bodycon dress. I grabbed some gold oversized hoop earrings to play off the gold eyelet hardware around the sleeve hem. Now that my hair is a little shorter, I do a cute half bun and call it a day.
For my nighttime look, I wore the same khaki JCPenney dress but this time I threw on a structured moto jacket with a dark lip. Most of the time when I'm out at night, especially for dinner dates, I put on a dope pair of heels. Instead of wearing monochrome creepers, I chose a pair of black and snake print lace-up heels. I'm not that big into print so I like doing it with shoes. The good thing about both looks is you can wear them virtually anywhere. You can take off the dark lip and do a brownish nude lip to keep it neutral too. I'd literally wear both looks to meetings and work. #SoWorthIt
sponsored by JCPENNEY
October 03, 2016 — Fashion