I Can’t Believe I’m Actually Doing It!

imageToday was the first time I actually called myself a stylist to a client…and it felt phenomenal!

I styled this guy (above) because his mommy and 2 little girls were looking for something for him for some personal senior pics he’s about to take. And his mom wanted a suit for him to wear in college to interviews and such. Here are some of the details of his fit:

•The shirt is patterned but you can’t tell from far away. I wanted to give him something classic with a little flare.

•He was tiny and wanted a fitted suit so I literally had to find the smallest size suit I could find.

•No those shoes aren’t a part of it! He already has some at home 🙂

I literally can’t put into words how empowered I felt searching and putting prints and colors colors together..and especially for a guy!

I can’t even lie. On the walking over to help the little family I was annoyed because I thought that it was taking away from my time at work. But I foolishly forgot that’s the ENTIRE reason that I’m there!! I’m realizing that we can get so angry about our current situations in life that we completely miss the opportunities that still surround us while we’re in them.

So he and his mama walked away with 4 pieces that I picked out head to toe. And I walked away feeling like I’d conquered not only an outfit but what the outfit represents. I am learning to defeat negativity that I was drowning in all while pressing towards where I want to be. Even though I’m not quite where I want to be. Make sense?

Well, now I feel like I’m rambling. Until next time!

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A Healthy Lunch Idea!

img_0795Hey! I’m enjoying this lovely, tasty salad for lunch today. Eating healthy is a way of life for me but I still struggle to find healthy lunches that I like. But this salad is definitely one of my go-to’s and it’s simple to make!

  • Baby arugula & spinach mix
  • Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Tuna
  • Light seasoning for taste

There’s just something about eating better that makes you feel better about yourself and helps you get through the day! What’s your favorite healthy lunch?

How to Stay Positive when You Don’t Wanna

image Good morning! Sooo I’m driving to work this morning and I can’t help but feel like my life is like Rihanna’s new song…work, work, work, work, work and more work! Since August I’ve been trying to adjust to post-college living and try to be positive in situations that I am less than fond of.

Bills, a job where I’m unhappy, and living away from my boyfriend, friends, and family was making me miserable! (understatement) Here are a few take aways from my process:

  1. Don’t let ANYONE rush you into decisions that ultimately only affect you.
  2. Try to remain as positive as possible even when you’re in less than ideal situations.
  3. Take care of yourself! Don’t let life get you to the point that you stop loving yourself and doing things that make you happy. Things like working out and eating clean will only help you stay focused and feeling better. Take care of your skin, drink something green, get moving!
  4. Only you have the power to change your situation and your life.
  5. Dont stop following your dreams and doing things you love!

That last one really takes the cake for me. Sometimes when we hate things that we’re involved in we tend to get lazy and neglect our goals out of frustration, anger, exhaustion, or laziness. Trust me I know. That’s what hindered me from starting this blog! Guys, I really just want you to keep your beautiful heads up and realize life is beautiful and discomfort is only temporary.

MyPick: Sneakers for the Summer

image.jpegAs the spring approaches I am finding myself craving some new kicks! Now in my youngin’ days I was always a sandals person but now I can’t get enough of a fly sneaker. I am a HUGE fan of the athleisure trend so good thing it doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon!

During the winter I tend to go with a heavier sneaker like my fave pair of Jordan’s but during the spring I want something a little lighter that allows me to play and pair with a cute sundress or some nice shorts!

Now don’t get me wrong..I love a good pair of sandals just like the next girl but sneakers make me feel so much for confident and like I’m on a mission.

What about you? Sneakers or sandals for spring?

Sip, Sip Hooray!

 Good morning! I’m so stoked this morning. 1. Because I don’t have to be to work until later 2. Because I’m starting a new clean eating regimen. This year I promised myself I wouldn’t leave 2016 without the body of my dreams or at least be striving towards it! Soooo I always saw the Flat Tummy Tea product on Instagram and always wanted to try it but didn’t. So I made the leap and finally am. Can’t wait to see my results!

Happy 3:11 Day!

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Today is a really special day for me. 3.11! This is the first time that I’ve ever shared this with others. When I was 13 years old I started seeing the numbers 3:11 any and everywhere! On clocks, license plates…EVERYWHERE. Fast forward to today and even when I got my tattoo done the tattoos artists’ birthday was March 11! So basically this sequence of numbers have always been a reminder to me of how much God loves me and is always there. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, “He has made all things beautiful in its time.” And I am a firm believer that we are all on a journey to becoming more beautiful each and everyday. On the inside and the outside! Follow me on my blog as I chronicle my journey. You can allow follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter!