The biggest lesson I’ve learned in 4 years of blogging.

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. -David Frost

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How to layer your jackets | With change comes growth

“Change is unavoidable, but growth is optional. Keep changing, keep learning, keep growing daily.” – Neil Vermillion

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I cannot believe Thanksgiving is a week away! Tonight, my girls at church are putting together an early Thanksgiving potluck dinner. One thing I love about Thanksgiving is that it reminds us all to be grateful for everything we have and don’t have, for everything we do and don’t do, for the people in our lives and our many blessings we take for granted. I actually want to start a daily gratitude journal because I strongly believe that having an attitude of gratefulness is the easiest way to bring even more blessings into our lives. Continue reading “How to layer your jackets | With change comes growth”

How your outerwear can change your whole look!

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Midi skirt + African print jacket

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”  Robert Schuller

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Skater skirt + Gladiator heels | What to do when life throws you lemons

I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” – Mother Teresa

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Let’s talk hair: 5 affordable, low maintenance crochet braid styles you should try!

tan-suede-dress-hmxbalmain-structured-blazer-1Two years ago, November 1st, 2014, I looked in the mirror and cut one strand of my permed ends. And another. Then another. Though unplanned, breaking up with relaxers and learning to take care of my natural hair has been a decision I will never regret making.  Continue reading “Let’s talk hair: 5 affordable, low maintenance crochet braid styles you should try!”

How to style a lace summer dress in the fall

“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. ” – Ann Landers

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How to style a leather jacket for work

“But dear, don’t be afraid of love it’s only magic.” ― Robert M. Drake

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One Ankara peplum jacket you need in your life | Sharing exciting news!

“Be patient when it seems things are not going right and may never be right again. Accept that what is yours will come to you in the right way at the right moment.” – Iyanla Vanzant

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Olive leather skirt & floral blazer | Listen, don’t just hear

“Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, others over self.” – Dean Jackson

floral-blazer-leather-skirt-3Someone asked me how I was doing the other day. As we typically do when we hear that question, I typed “I’m well, thank you.” But considering the fact that I was dealing with a family death, I thought about it, erased my reply and replaced it with “I’m coping with a loss but I’m hanging in there.” You see, just as many of us respond on autopilot when asked how we are doing, we also tend to “hear” on autopilot without truly listening.

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Orange cropped trousers for fall | Coping with loss

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell

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How to style a dress with sneakers | Pushing past your fears

“Imagine With All Your Mind, Believe With All Your Heart, Achieve With All Your Might.” – Unknown

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6 ways to style a jumpsuit | My jumpsuit collection

Many women have a love / hate relationship with jumpsuits for the simple fact that although they look fabulous but they prove to be an inconvenience when it’s time to use the ladies’ room. Though I understand the struggle, I don’t think it’s a strong enough reason never to wear one. So today I’m sharing with you guys my jumpsuit collection featuring 6 jumpsuits I’ve worn over the years. 

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How to style white jeans for fall | Remaining grounded when succesful

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

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How to rock a grid jumpsuit | Tips to succeed at thinking positively

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

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