Keeping is chic and casual is always my go to look. Fashion isn’t about labels and expensive fabrics. Quite the opposite in fact, and a direct reflection of your personal style. I think today’s look sums me up. The need for comfort with a touch of high end and edge. By incorporating the sweat shirt and layering it with my coat I was able to add a touch of chic. The detail in the zippered jeans and high heels gives me the feminine touch. Lastly, by pairing the designer hand bag and layered necklaces it polishes the look. By really tapping into all the key styling points I love I’m able to create looks that showcase my mood and personal style. What are some must have items you include in your daily style?VIEW POST
Exceptional craftsmanship, ethical practices and some of the finest materials available are some of the adjectives used to describe the new fine jewelry collection from Mejuri. If you are looking for luxury pieces for an affordable price Mejuri is definitely the brand you have been searching for. Recently, I was fortunate to collaborate with Mejuri to showcase one of their new limited-edition pieces from this year’s holiday collection. The piece I selected is this beautiful style necklace called “Boyfriend Denim”. What attracted me to this style necklace was the fact it reminded me of the seeing eye. I’m a huge lover of history, specifically ancient history with a concentration in Egypt. My first thought when seeing this piece was ancient Egypt and I was so excited. It truly is the little things that make me happy.VIEW POST
We have some guest on the blog today. My daughters Ariel and Leah, also known on YouTube as The Haskins Sisters. One of the many goals for my daughters is for them to learn and understand how hard I work to provide the lifestyle I was not able to have growing up. With this, they learn work ethic and what it takes to be successful entrepreneurs. So, I decided to give them a formal introduction on how I go from concept to production here on the blog. We sat down and talked about what type of photos we wanted to curate and locations in the area. This was the funniest part because they gave ideas as farfetched as taking pictures at the beach in the winter to driving to Virginia. Neither of these options was ideal for their first photo shoot with mommy. So, we settled for the neighboring town. Although, that trip to Virginia sounds pretty good about now.
Once the location was secure we talked about outfits. Do you know these two asked me for a complete wardrobe including matching lipstick and wigs lol? I can’t make this stuff up. All I could do is laugh because they were really into the concept of a “look”. Additionally, I was not agreeing to wearing a Frozen dress so we kept it simple for today’s look. You can never go wrong with black so that’s what we choose. I must say, I really enjoyed this process with them as it was a way for us to spend quality time together and allow their unique personalities to shine through. The facial expressions they make are hilarious and I realized they are truly just like me. Hope you enjoy todays mommy and me shoot and we will be bringing you more looks in the coming weeks. As long as the school work is complete and their room stays clean. It’s a part of the business deal we contracted lol.
I have so many things to be thankful for this year. One of those things being the baked macaroni and cheese I can already smell in the oven. Am I the only one excited about the food that’s coming? Honey baked ham is on my menu this year as my family doesn’t usually eat too much turkey. That’s perfectly fine with me, less work for mama. I’ve already made plans to stop at a few friends’ houses for specialty items. Tis is the season for extra cardio and I’m getting my moneys worth from my gym membership. It’s become a little tradition for me to over dress for the holidays. Considering I’m usually sitting on a couch with a plate of food but my new goal moving forward is to be photo shoot ready while doing so. I’m kidding of course but hey, if you look good you feel good right.
Seriously, I’m truly thankful for a sound mind, healthy happy kids, and the ability to walk in purpose. To have the privilege of waking up every day and doing what I love is a gift. I have no complaints I wish to utter and I take absolutely nothing for granted. Thanksgiving for me is about family, food and tradition however it’s also about reflecting on everything that I’m truly grateful for. The list goes on and on and I could write about my gratitude for endless paragraphs. I’ll save you the rhetoric today however my gratitude is always reflected in my smile. Some days it may waiver other days it’s bold and bright for all to see. But it’s always there nonetheless. What are you truly grateful for? Not the superficial or artificial things we have but the things money can’t buy. Today I charge you to really think about these things. How can you add to this list? How can you have a greater impact in the lives of others so that they too have something to be grateful for.
Do you feel like life’s a Ferris wheel? Moving slowing and going in circles. I’ve felt this way before and recently my wheel came to an abrupt stop. The jerk that your body experiences when you stop abruptly leaves your mind swimming with thoughts and makes it hard to think clearly. I felt like I was on the top of the ride, able to see all the beauty of God’s creation. But I was scared to death. I could hear my heart beating in my chest and it was getting louder by the second. I though in that moment I would lose myself, lose it all. Ironically enough as the sun, the ocean, and the beauty of the skyline surrounding me appeared, I started to feel an overwhelming sense of peace. In that moment I was flooded with fear that I would fall and afraid of how high I was. Yet through my tears my fear turned into gratitude. I had to experience fear in order to see and to be appreciate all the beauty surrounding me. It was a complete mind shift. I was released from fear and open to receive all of life’s endless possibilities.
I recently did some shoe shopping on Aliexpress.com and picked up some really cute shoes. I wanted to see what all the hype was about and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. If your looking for some cute shoe options on a budget this site is a must try. Please note that some of these shoes took over a month to receive so keep that in mind when ordering.
Items mentioned/used in video:
Animal Print Clear Heal: https://go.magik.ly/ml/rxlv/
Pink Ankle Sandal: https://go.magik.ly/ml/rxm2/
Lace Up Open Toe Heel: https://go.magik.ly/ml/rxm1/
Croc Style Ankle Boot: https://go.magik.ly/ml/rxlw/
Thigh High Knee Boots: https://go.magik.ly/ml/rxlu/
When I come across fashion finds that won’t break the bank I make sure to share them with you. I uploaded a fall fashion haul from BooHoo.com and featured some great pieces I found under $25. Yes, I said under $25 and I was to excited to share these pieces with you. I listed all the items featured in todays video below.
All Items Listed Below
V Neck Shirt Dress https://go.magik.ly/ml/rrw5/
Jumbo Rib High Neck Split Midi Dress(Yellow): https://go.magik.ly/ml/rrwl/
Jumbo Rib High Neck Split Midi Dress (Beige): https://go.magik.ly/ml/rrwo/
Jumbo Rib Bandeau Midi Dress: https://go.magik.ly/ml/rrx1/
Tall Ruched Sleeve Blazer: https://go.magik.ly/ml/rrx6/
Diamond Fishnet Ankle Socks: https://go.magik.ly/ml/rrxb/
Tall Double Breasted Coat: https://go.magik.ly/ml/r0iy/
This has been a really trying week for me to say the least. Mentally I’ve been all over the place and I’m trying my best to stay as level headed as humanly possible. But if I’m being honest with myself this week almost broke me down, but God. I really lean on God to help me get through the trails I face and he has never let me down. As my grandmother says, grace and mercy baby grace and mercy. Have you ever experienced something that blindsided you and left you breathless? I think we all have at some point in our lives but the one thing I’ve learned over the years is trails will always come but the way you respond to them is where growth lies. No matter how good of a person you are, how intelligent you are, or how much you pray. You will be faced with a mountain that you will have to move or climb. Since I’m not capable of moving mountains I leave them in God’s hands. I can’t allow what I’m going through to overtake me. I just trust in God that he keeps me in perfect peace and helps me stand strong while in the eye of the storm I’m facing. As in everything this too shall pass. Everything has a time and a season in your life and this is the season of peace for me. I’m claiming it. I will no longer allow anything or anyone to get me off balance and disrupt my peace. If there is one thing I know how to do well that’s to pray. I’ve done a lot of this lately and as a result the smile on my face is genuine. I am truly at peace, with everything.
Shirt: ClosetSheIn sold out, Similar Here
Bag: Aldo- Sold Out