December 31, 2010

2011 I'm ready for ya!



So as 2010 comes to a close and 2011quickly approaches, I have to stop and give thanks to the Lord for all the blessings he bestowed upon me.
First and foremost, I'm alive. What greater blessing could there possibly be than the gift of life. I am so grateful because that means I have so many things I can still accomplish and so much life left to live.

Secondly, he gave me a new job. At this time in 2009 I was in a job that I was dying to leave. I asked God to give me a new opportunity and I was faithful and patient. Within a few months of asking he sent Teach For American knocking on my door. I didn't even have to go out there to look, he sent them to me. I know that he answers prayers and all it takes is faith.

He took care of me, I've not gone hungry or in need of anything. I may not have gotten everything I wanted but trust me, I got everything I needed.

So as I walk confidently into the 2011, it is with great faith that God will be in charge of my life. I have so many things that I am trusting in him for and I have no doubts that he is going to come through again for me.

I am excited and beyond thrilled for 2011. Bring it on baby!

Look of the Day: Traveling in Style

Look of the Day: Traveling in Style





I love a simple look and this is really cool. I love the sweater, it's awesome.
A great way to add some spice to an outfit is to add some simple pumps.
Great pair of shades adds another dimension to any outfit.
LOVE it!

December 30, 2010

Finding Love Online

Every time I see those ads from Match.com and eHarmony, I think why not try online dating? I mean it's 2011 almost, things have changed; people's views about online dating have changed. Many people have found true love online, there are tons of very sincere people like myself who hope to find the illusive soul mate. People, who for various reasons choose a less conventional route such as the Internet to do so.

December 28, 2010

Working Out The Kinks

I was watching a very interesting show called Jilted. The premise of the show is that a woman proposes to her boyfriend. He has a week to decide and all he has to do is show up on the wedding day and give her an answer. He can choose to say yes or end the relationship. Talk about intense! A week to decide if you want to spend the rest of your life with someone.

Me not so long ago....

I decided to post some old photos from a couple of years ago. I was at a great weight and I was comfortable with my body. Hopefully these will be my motivation to get me back to that place.



This is me a little over 2mnths ago







This is how I would like to look when I'm in my 30s.



December 26, 2010

Obsession Du Jour

My current obsessions. I want all these things. I promise I'm not materialistic, I swear.
I like things, material things.

Love moccasins, really want them. 59.00 on zappos. Not bad, the price is very reasonable.




I've been wanting this bag forever, but I am so unwilling to spend that much money.

These Frye boots are so sweet. I love them but the almost 400 hundred dollar price tag is too much for me.
I'm loving this MK watch. It's a beauty.

new addition to my collection

Forever21 got the message I was sending telepathically, they needed to up their accessory game. I remember back in the day I could walk into the store and get some really great pieces at amazing prices. Then one day, nothing. All the great necklaces were gone and for about a year I was so disappointed every time I went to the accessory section, I eventually stopped going.

All that changed when I went in with a friend on Friday. I was casually browsing with low expectations and was pleasantly surprised to see all the wonderful pieces they had. I began grabbing stuff, until I realized to my chagrin I had no money. Sadness. I put all the lovely items back but there was one necklace that I couldn't get my mind off.
I asked my friend to loan me the money until later cause I just had to have it. She said yes and even better, I didn't have to pay her back. Wohoooooo!!!!!
I got my necklace.


I see myself wearing this for a casual look with a white tee and some skinny jeans. A great pair of sandals and a fab bag.






                                                        






 















 

Now if I wanted to be a little more dressed up, my first option would be to draw for a LBD. I love all black. There is something sexy and chic not to mention slimming about wearing an all black outfit. My mom thinks it's depressing but I can't help myself.
Anywhoo, here is an option.


December 21, 2010

The Skinny Journey

Ok, so I need to lose weight seriously.
I know I have said this a million and one times but I really need to.
My weight has just gotten out of control and I need to regain control over myself and ultimately my life.
This is actually on my list of goals for the new year.  I was doing really well the other day and I fell off.
My problem is a lack of consistency. I start things but never finish. I am working on it. I started my healthy eating plan and working out and then just stopped. I need to stay with it until I see results.
I want to get my sexy back, I'm tired of not being able to fit into my clothes again and feel confident and comfortable.
I am not going to wait until the new year start, I'm starting tomorrow. I'm getting rid of processed foods and sugar. Starting slowly and making sure that I just remain consistent.
Wish me luck.

December 19, 2010

Flawless Face

As mentioned in a previous post, I love make-up. I won't elaborate further because I think I went into enough detail to illicit a side-eye from somebody for my over zealousness.

That being said, I love to see a woman with flawless makeup and here are just a few images I came across. Please enjoy, and draw inspirations to create your own look.

Remember, you don't have to look like these women. Find what works for you and your features and enhance them. Take what you need and leave the rest.


http://www.fashionbananas.com/


Courtesy of NecoleBitchie.com

Fashion Bites

I am so exhausted... much expected since I barely slept last night. I am trying to fight the urge to nap because I'll be unable to sleep tonight and it will begin the spiral into exhaustion and an accompanying migraine.


So to occupy myself, and entertain you ( the 2 people who actually read this blog) I have decided to dedicate this post to some of my favorite looks and a few of my fashion inspirations.

If I were to describe my style, eclectic would be the most appropriate word. Throw in a lot of fem, a dash of classic and a touch of boho chic and there you have me.

By no means is my style where I want it to be, It's evolving slowly. I've been stuck in a fashion rut for awhile now but I'm planning on getting back to my stylish self for 2011, high heels and all.

So by far my favorite celebrity is Tracee Ellis Ross. By favorite I simply refer to her style, since I don't personally know her.  I absolutely lover her style, she wears what she wants, no matter how crazy the outfit is. I love her confidence and not to mention her killer body.

Epitome of sexy but not slutty.



Love this dress on her.

















For some reason, I also like the Olsens. I'll be honest they sometimes have some moments when I really have to ask WTH? but there are other times when they look really great. They have a knack for throwing together some simple pieces like a button down with a skirt and some heels, or jeans and a t-shirt. They make it work.

So there you have a little taste of what I like, I'm not about to turn this into a full fledged fashion blog, although I have flirted with the idea..hmmm(just a thought). Hope you are inspired to creating your own style.









5:30 am rantings cause I just can't sleep

It is 5:30 in the morning and I can't sleep. I've been awake for the last 2 1/2 hrs, trying everything to go back to sleep but to no avail.
Not quite sure why I can't sleep but I have a sneaky suspicion that it may have something to down with the music( I use this term loosely) that is literally pounding through my floor from my neighbor downstairs. This has been going on since 10 or so last night. I moved into the spare bedroom and was able to sleep for awhile but woke up sweating because the heater is on full blast.

December 13, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things...

I love beautiful things. I love the smell of leather, whether it be shoes, bags or jackets.
I love the shine on a fab pair of diamond studs. I just can't help myself, it just comes naturally for me to gravitate to expensive things. I swear it isn't intentional.

Well the irony of it all, I can never afford these things. What a bitter pill to swallow. Good lawd, why couldn't I just be content with any ol' thing.

Oh well, I am who I am.
Here are just a few of my drool- worthy faves.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


I l.o.v.e these, sigh.


I love the color on this Marc Jacobs.


Purple is my favorite color and this is just so classic and beautiful.


Cute for just chillin with some jeans and a button down.


Just a little sexier. I see skinny jeans and an over sized sweater. Noice!!


AHHH. What can I say about these. Perfection at its best. Behold.


December 12, 2010

Just for Kicks

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Make-up must haves

I love make-up. to death.
Can't leave home without it. love it.
I used to be a Mary-Kay consultant and fell in love with making people over seeing their faces light up when I was done. I also loved doing faces for weddings. I think after teaching, this maybe my calling. That's my caveat.

Anywho, I have some staples that I must have at all times. My I Can't Live Without Them Or I Will Look Like Crap necessities.
  1. Foundation. I use Mary-Kay medium coverage in 607. I have not found anything to compete with this product. It goes on easily, never looks cakey and handles my oily skin like nobody's business.
  2. Mineral Loose Powder. Once again Mary-Kay is my fav. I just love the way this powder goes on and leaves my skin looking flawless. Gives me a nice healthy glow which otherwise could only be produced by pregnancy.
  3. Mascara. I have about 3 different brand including MaryKay that I use at anyone time. I love CoverGirl for their multitude of options. I also have a Rimmel mascara. This is a miracle working product, God got it right when he invented it.
  4. Lip gloss. Man check my bag and I'll have anywhere from 3-5 lip glosses. I love lip gloss. Not the shiny sticky kind but ones that have color and give me just enough shine. I am loving the new Just Bitten lipstains from Revlon. Just put it on, add a little gloss, presto!!! Sexy in T-3 (minutes that is.)  
These are the staples. I also love eyeliner and eyeshadow. I have been using liquid eyeliner for awhile and took the plunge and bought Maybeline gel pot eyeliner. I love it; application is easy and it stays all day.

I'm a little late on this but I just bought a foundation primer from BareEsentuals and I'm excited to see how it works. I have heard all kinds of miracles that this thing can work from evening out skin tone, making fine lines disappear and healing the sick. If it makes my vulgar pores less noticeable, I'm sold.  Hmm... I will find out tomorrow.

True Friendship

                                                   source: zwani.com

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


I came across this quote as I was talking to my bestest friend in the whole wide world tonight and I thought how fitting it is to our friendship.

Words can't even begin to describe the way I feel about my friend Julaine. She is the epitome of a true friend. I am a hot mess and she is the only person who truly knows who I am and has accepted me with all my quirks and flaws. She is the only person who I can completely vulnerable with and not fear judgement.

She has been living in a different country going to med school for the past two yrs and we haven't been communicating as much as we used to. It struck me the other day when I feeling particularly unhappy, how much I have missed her. She was such a big part of my daily life and since she has been gone it just feels like a part of me wasn't there. I could talk to her about my problems and she was never afraid to tell me the truth whether I wanted to hear it or not.

It is an amazing feeling to know that there is someone with whom I have such a strong bond and I know that ours is a friendship that was meant to be (considering we hated each other when we met over ten years ago, lol).

I am truly blessed and honored to have her in my life. Praises to the man above, two snaps and a raise the roof.

December 7, 2010

Fighting Spirit

"I am a little wounded, but I'm not slain. I will lay me down for to bleed awhile, Then I will rise and fight again."
- John Dryden


Sometimes the easiest thing to do when you find yourself in a difficult situation is to simply give up.
You ask yourself "What's the sense in trying?" when you feel like the world is on your back and everything you do seems to fail.

The thing I have learned however over the past 27 years is that there is a tomorrow and things do get better. Having been through my share of fires and survived, I know from experience that you can make it through even when things are at their darkest.

It is not easy to have a fighting spirit, it takes work --a lot of work. Pardon the cliche but you have to pull yourself up by the bootstraps and get back out there. Giving up should never be an option. I can't stress how important it is to have this in your mind.

You'll make it through.

December 5, 2010

Baby Boom


Almost everybody I know is having a baby.
I suppose it's only natural that this upsurge in offsprings is taking place since my friends and I are at that age where apparently we are uber-fertile. Good lawd, I will be buying baby gifts for the next 9 months for all the people I know. I have to say though that I feel a little left out of the maternity sorority.

However since I'm walking in the land of the single, suffice it to say I will not be expecting a bundle from the stork anytime soon particularly since I subscribe to the No Wedding No Womb movemment.

For now until my little angel comes along, I will play mommy to not one but two god-babies. I can't wait to spoil these little girls rotten. I guess this will have to do.

I'm Back!!!

I have been MIA for awhile now. I have been following others people's blogs but not keeping up with my own. I thought that my life wasn't nearly as exciting as other people's but it shouldn't matter. So I've decided to commit more of my time to blogging.
It's a great way for my to clear my head and get out some of the things that are in my head and on my  heart. Sometimes these things are thought provoking but most of the time just random floaties. I guess that is OK cause this is my blog and I can write what-ever I want, hehehe.