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This is an oldie but goodie so I had to re-share this throwback!
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This quote is so true.
I can speak from experience, when I share those things that I consider my goals, it seems I’m more prone to completing them. It shares as a level of accountability even if no one is saying anything to me. It is also considered to be a part of the “Law of Attraction” as what we put out, we can be sure to receive in return. So with that being said, what I share, opens the door of opportunity to assist the goals being accomplished.
You never know who is watching and with #PositiveVibesOnly believe that God strategically places people to cross your path at the right time in the right season. One of your goals may be to speak at an upcoming Women’s Conference. By sharing this as your goal publicly. someone may read it and extend the opportunity. #ijs
SHARE your goals below and let’s become accountability partners. In the midst, you just may receive an opportunity or two.
I’m currently teaching Confidence K.I.C.K. as a LifeTeam at my local church and I’m loving every minute of it! I’ve taught this class for college freshman and even online but this class is different. This class is more intimate. Because of the small setting, I am able to gain more engagement and through this, I can see first hand when someone has an aha moment, revelation or becomes excited from the learnings.
I make my courses very interactive, which is a way to push them out of their comfort zones. One of the great things from this type of teaching is seeing the reactions and receiving the feedback in the end of how comfortable they’ve become because of this form of teaching.
Confidence, is the best make-up one could wear and it’s something that we ALL possess. Most just have not tapped into it. 🙂
Once you realize you’ve possessed this all along and then decide to tap into it is always a great outcome. Try it out and see!
If you need some assistance along the way, reach out to me and receive a FREE consultation where I will share how I can help you tap into this type of confidence in order to go after the dreams God has for you!
Modest is the new sexy!
The bare-it-all is truly over-rated and although there is greatness in the woman who is comfortable in her own skin, there is equal greatness in those that can show sexiness without the need to bare it all.
Did you know there was such a thing? Let me share how to do that.
Sexy is shown though:
3. The Hair – How you wear your hair can be sexy as well and it will not require you to be barely there either.
4. Create it with Color – All black dress with a pop of red, wearing all red or maybe even wearing the royal color purple can showcase sexiness.
5. Own YOUR style. when you confidently wear whatever your choose, sexiness can equate to it simply because you believe you are. Below are some modest fashionistas (1. Anam Shahid 2. Nadira Abdul Quddus) that have great style and can also be considered sexy.
What are some ways you showcase sexiness without baring it all?
Are you a queen or king fashionista? Do you stay up on current trends, know what’s hot and what’s not… Are you able to share great tips in an inspiring and uplifting way? Are you a foodie at heart and love sharing health tips to the boss babes? Or maybe you are a yoga/fitness/mediation junkie with positivity exuding from you…
Well, we want you!
We are looking for bloggers who would like to expose NEW content through our blog on the topics of fashion, food, fitness and female empowerment. It is a great way to share your expertise with the world and get seen on multiple platforms.
If you are interested, send samples of your best work, relevant to current style trends to firstname.lastname@example.org with “F4 BLOGGER” in the subject!
Look forward to working with you!
Make your style memorable! From finding your right hue, wearing a mix of vibrant colors to adding a statement piece or conversation piece to your look are all ways to make your style memorable.
Check out these great street style fashionistas that are making their style memorable:
Adding print to the mix:
Choosing bold colors:
Here are my Top 10 Essentials I feel we all should have in our closet:
How are you making your style memorable?
I thought it only fair to share with my loyal friends here as well. I’m so excited to host my first retreat this fall and I want YOU to be a part of it! Check out some of these amazing reasons you should join us there:
It’s an awesome savings!! This Yoga Promo will continue through July 15th and from there will arise back to it’s original price. Get in now and save BIG!
Please help spread the word through social media and be sure to tag me!!! I’ll be sure to follow back 🙂
This retreat will allow you to grow by being challenged, teach you how to meditate like a monk in 15 mins or less, have 3 meals a day prepped and ready for you to eat, teach you proper nutrition for your body type, give you the break you deserve and aid in mental health as well!
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I’ve been MIA for the past two months and this is the reason why. I’ve been planning my butt off to get married to the man of my dreams and it’s now time to share it with all of my virtual world… And unlike most weddings, we did NOT break the bank! Hope you enjoy!
(*Please note all photos are from friends who’ve captured via cell phone… professional wedding photography will not be received until next week.)
Theme: Vintage Southern Chic
Dress code: All White Attire
Location: Rose Hill Manor in Port Arthur, Tx
Menu: Back Yard BBQ
Total Spent: $2,200
To say we didn’t run into any road blocks would be untrue. Our original location was another historic home where we planned to have a huge outdoor wedding along with outdoor dancing, bbq and yard games but due to the weather report showcasing thunderstorms and 90% chance of rain 4 days before the date, we had to quickly switch venues! God was smiling on us to have a home around the corner be available without charging an additional fee.
With that, I had to quickly change out from the original plans. I had to find a venue that would allow me to hold my wedding in doors but still allow something to go on outside under a covering. Well, Rose Hill matched all the criteria!
I was so happy to have Rose Hill Manor be available as the wrap around porch was 12ft deep and covered which would allow me to host my reception on the porch and not get rained on. We are happy to report that although it did rain, the rain lasted for maybe 35 minutes and was light showers versus the thunderstorms it reported to be.
My nieces, Aileena and Alani offered an original blessing. Aileena which is 11yrs old read a poem that described Ronald and I’s story. Alani who is 13yrs sung “At Last” by Etta James!
Here is the original poem written by me but performed by my niece:
155 days ago they met
He called hisself trying to
Seduce her into his world
But if you know my nanny…
She was NOT trying to hear that!
She shot him down every time he spoke
But he never gave up and
Three days later, her heart he took
From not wanting to be bothered
To now the ocean not being able to live without his moon
It was inevitable that this day was to come soon
God knew it was necessary for these two to meet
Now on this day
Two become one and their lives with HIM will now be complete
With love in the air and flowers at full bloom
Please stand as the bride comes to meet her groom
My brother walked me down the aisle. I love this photo a friend captured as you can see my brothers eyes on me and all the guests looking at my groom to see his reaction. Completely beautiful!
The video below was created by my husbands cousin and was one of the best gifts received! Click the pic below to view:
We created a newspaper online and printed 80 copies for our guests to read our story as they waited. Here is a copy:
One of my favorite pics is the one below of me, my sister and granny. My sister made this marvelous Naked Cake with fruit just like I requested and it was scrumptious!
A candid photo of The Proctor Family
More pictures to come soon!
I will also post a separate blog that includes a budget breakdown and how to save on cost!
As usual, a new year brings an influx of fitness resolutions! Well, if you are just starting, going strong or this is just a part of your lifestyle, below are some great fitness wardrobe pieces to workout in style!
Go with classic colors or be bold… Either way there are options to still show style.
Something about adding a pop of color to your workout gear that just makes you feel so damn happy!
Below are hot workout gear that can transition to day lounge wear if you like.
What are some of your favs? Where do you like to shop for workout gear?
Share your journey and inspire someone else.
As I get ready to enter my journey on the open road, I dedicate this Wear it Wednesday to Ways to Travel Chic!
When traveling, I love to be comfy chic. For me it’s always about choosing fabrics that are breathable, has stretch and looks effortless chic. Call me what you want but to me, there is a way to still make sweats chic and not careless! Check out some of road warrior looks that I will definitely adapt.
One of my favorite tips: Layer up! It’s easy to remove when warm and a perfect option to add on when crossing over states not knowing what the weather will bring.
Lightweight Joggers and track pants from ASOS are great for the road warrior! They are comfortable yet can be paired with a leather moto jacket to elevate the look. Only $34.11!!
Another great way to travel the open road is to bring items that are interchangeable. Items that you can wear multiple different ways allow you to pack minimally and still be stylish!
How can you go wrong with basics and a splash of color?
I love the bottom looks! Minimize what you bring but once again make it interchangeable for all events. LOVE THIS!
My goal is to get at least fifteen looks in one duffle bag out of maybe ten items. Let’s see if I reach my goal. 🙂
What tips do you have to share?
During the winter chill, love is in the air! Here are some great chic looks for the bride and bridal party for your upcoming winter wedding.
Since Solange chic wedding pics I’ve been greatly inspired to seek other winter bridal styles. Below are some of my favorite ideas
For Winter Weddings, capes are always a chic warm and dramatic way to go!
For the wedding party, make it a furry affair! Add touches of warmth throughout the entire party!
A touch of fur… faux or not is a great way to add luxury
Be unique and stand out with the Zac Posen look below:
Make it simply chic with these styles:
Love this look from YSL:
Or add a touch of sparkle!
Aren’t these a great look for a Winter Wonder Wedding?
What are some of your favorite looks?
With all that’s currently going on in the U.S. in reference to #MikeBrown and #EricGarner just to name two of the most recent cases, I’ve been praying more than ever for peace on this land. I’ve prayed for togetherness and for God to show Himself through it all.
Last night Alicia Keys released a new song entitled “We Gotta Pray” and I must say, I greatly appreciate those who use their gift to impact the world in a positive light. I needed to share this video… I hope her message touch each of you as it did me. Spread the word and lets be the change we wish to see. We Gotta Pray!
#SpreadLove #LoveConquersAll #Justice #TOGETHERwecanWin
I absolutely LOVE this season… strictly for decorating reasons. From the smell of cinnamon scented pine cones to fresh evergreen and Christmas lights… Tis the season to be jolly!
Check out some fun and festive ways to spruce up your home for the holidays.
1. Be creative and go out of the ordinary with the ornaments! I love using ornaments as a centerpiece and even in a glass vase on the mantel for a different look.
2. Adorn the door with a Christmas Ball Wreath! You can purchase a personalized one here!
3. Dress up your windows! Hang ornaments, add garland or even lights to your windows to invite the Christmas in.
4. Make it fun and create a visual countdown to Christmas!
5. Spread the evergreen and bring the outside in.
6. Switch out your glassware! Add sparkle and shine with these metallic choices.
9. Create Christmas Scent throughout the home with homemade potpourri!
10. Add in sparkle and shine throughout the home to keep it modern but a touch of shine!
Share some ways you will spruce up your home for the holidays!
With my birthday 5 days away, I’m thinking of ways to reinvent my style for the new year. I decided to dedicate this Wear it Wednesday to “Ways to Reinvent your Look” with hopes to inspire you as well as get some feedback from you. Be sure to share other ways you choose to reinvent your look if it’s not listed below.
Anytime I think about reinventing my look the first place I go to is my hair!
I think cutting your hair or changing the color can be so liberating and it will change your attitude and look instantly!
Some styles and colors I’ve considered are:
Every time I look at Tanika Ray‘s hair, I release the cut bug and want to continue on my hair growth journey.
Another way to reinvent your look is to focus on your skin. Taking care of your skin and creating a skin routine is one of the best things you can do for yourself. You older self will thank you!
Over the past 3 years I’ve become addicted to Chanel products for my daily facial routine. I will say, I do believe in using different moisturizers for different seasons and even day versus night. Taking care of your skin will definitely reinvent your look.
Also… I do believe in keeping my lips kissable! Be sure to try out my lip scrub and lip balm duo! Purchase by clicking HERE or on the photo!
Try a new hue….. step out the black box and try something new.
Simply by adding on the accessories can reinvent your look!
Lastly I think of releasing the makeup or trying something new with it. I’m not one to wear it but when I do, I try to keep it fresh. But how cool would it be to do something unexpected?!
What are some ways you will reinvent your look?
Love this post from fashion.allwomentalk.com! They share “7 brilliant ways to winterize your summer clothes” This post is perfect for today as the temperature went from 72 degrees yesterday to 44 degrees today!
Hope you enjoy!
The original post can be found on fashion.allwomentalk.com.
“Every #girl should know ways to winterize your summer clothes. No need to break the bank just to have cute clothes for every season! You can combine your summer and #fall wardrobe to make an equally fashionable winter wardrobe! All you need is a little inspiration to get you jumpstarted. I’d loveto share my secrets for ways to winterize your summer clothes. These are tips that have worked for me, so please keep reading to find out what they are!
One of the #best ways to winterize your summer clothes is by adding a jacket. You can wear any of your fun summer maxi dresses by adding a jacket or a blazer for extra warmth. Experiment with sweaters and shrugs too. Even a faux fur vest can add some extra warmth for those chilly days that aren’t quite brisk enough for a coat. Broaden your collectionof jackets and sweaters to have one of each color!
Putting on layers is not only a good way to keep warm, but it’s also very trendy! Try wearing a button up shirt under a sweater, or layer a vest over a tee. Putting leggings or tights under dresses and skirts can keep you warm without sacrificing fashion. Don’t forget you can layer bracelets and watches too!
I love boots! There are so many different styles! I love that I can wear my short maxi skirts in the winter if I wear a pair of boots with them. Even summery, floral printed skinny jeans can look like a fall staple with the right boots. Boots can make nearly any item #look like a winter piece.
Go crazy with tights in the winter! Wear printed and patterned tights, or throw on a solid pair if you prefer. You can even wear your shorts in the #winter if you add a pair of tights under them! Also try layering boot socks or boot cuffs over the tights for an extra fashion statement!
Winter fashion comes with some very cute accessories! Scarves, mittens, earmuffs, gloves, and cute caps are a few ideas of winter accessories you can wear with any outfit. Knitted infinity scarves are cute and warm, and if you get a neutral color you can wear it with multiple outfits. Don’t forget that your style of jewelry can also change an outfit’s appearance from summer to #winter.
Just because it’s mid-winter doesn’t mean you can’t wear that bright blue chevron maxi dress! But try adding a pair of dark brown boots and a jacket to “tone it down” for winter. Season appropriate colors are usually dark for winter and bright for summer. You can bend that rule with the right balance. We all love a nice “pop” of color to our outfits!
Your hair and makeup can change a #look dramatically! Try wearing a dark lip or plum shades of eye shadow to winterize your #face. Hairstyles can also be changed with the season. Go for more of a curl and less of a beachy wave for wintertime. I like to pin flowers in dark reds and browns in my#hair for the winter season!
Just because winter has arrived doesn’t mean you have to pack away your favorite summer clothes. You just have to be creative and figure out a way to convert a summer item into a winter piece! These tips will get you started on the right track. Do you plan to wear any of your summer pieces this winter?”
The original post can be found on fashion.allwomentalk.com. Please be sure to check this site out for more information and other amazing and informational posts.
Halloween will be here in 3 days! Do you have your costume yet?
If you are one of those who usually awaits the last minute or don’t have the time to do it until last minute and still looking for ideas, I’ve compiled some below!
These costumes are those that are inspired to spending minimal amounts of money, in some cases none because most of us have these things lying around the house to create these frugal costumes!
I’m sure everyone has that old bag of clothes from the nineties stuck in the attic somewhere (and for some still in the closet) that you can pull out and create these looks from!
Or try Dr. Evil and Mini Me… literally 🙂 Make it a family affair with this look by just getting out the blue jean button down and bandana to tie around the head. Then be sure to add stick on numbers to the front to get the whole prison look.
Or make it plain yet powerful with Sticky Stickley from Nickelodeon
Looking for more fun… try these:
Become Rosie the Riveter by putting on your spouse blue collared shirt, sleeves rolled and a red bandana.
Throw on a lampshade, cut a box and cover it with a sheet for “One Night Stand”
Or make it sexy and even become a pop star for a day:
Become Fifth Element with white tube tops and tape. Make it a group effort to become Korban, Dallas and Leeloo.
Do you have a sexy red dress? Become Jessica Rabbit with a red dress and just buy some purple gloves!
Rock the short bangs and a wig as Bey in Paris
Hope this sparked some ideas! Be sure to share what you plan to be.
GabiFresh… the bodacious fashion journalist who turned her hobby into income is an inspiration to all us fashion lovers and bloggers. Why you ask? Well, it’s not just her fabulous style but her incredible business sense, ability to capture a large following and unparalleled confidence!
This fabulous lady has appeared many places from Good Morning America to the MTV Awards. She shows impeccable style and shows that know matter your dress size, you can still wear the news fashions and even better than the norm.
GabiFresh pushes the envelope, provoking thought of being your own standard of beauty. She did a great job at this when doing what she called her #fatbeyonce photo shoot but I called it simple beautiful!
You can check out more of her style, confidence and fabulousness on her blog gabifresh.com
Be sure to follow her on social media!
Thanks Gabi… for being a Fab Friday inspiration!
1 & 2. SJP
3. He dresses and escorts “momma O” Oprah Winfrey for the 2010 Met Gala
5. Lea Michele
8. Who can forget the gold gowns dazzling on the runway in 1996…
Oscar de la Renta was not only an extraordinary designer but a kind and gentle soul. His legacy will live on. Rest in Peace to one of the worlds greatest. May comfort and condolence be with his family.
What are some of your memorable Oscar moments?
Oh how I LOVE the fall season! It’s my favorite!
Fall foliage, cool breeze and bye-bye to the mosquito’s down south! LOL! This is such a great time. Check out some cool looks to add to your fall wardrobe in the beautiful fall color of scarlet.
The pop of this hue of red is always great for turning heads. From adding a cardigan or blazer in this color to going bold with scarlet colored pants, this is a great way to jazz up your fall wardrobe.
Throw on an accessory in this color for a small yet bold statement like Nicole Scherzinger.
The lovely Scarlett Johansson lives up to her name and wears it flawlessly head to toe!
Pairing this bright red with orange tint colored blazer over black makes it more focal. Wendy always does a great job showing top style in the seasons popular colors.
Carolina Herrera offers evening looks for fall in this hue from a solid and print option.
What are some ways you will add this color to your wardrobe this fall?
Ten Phenomenal Bloggers that will inspire you to continue on your journey!
1. Flourish in Process by Elizabeth Jayne Liu is kick-ass at it’s finest. Her Monday Dares are so transparent, vulnerable and highly inspirational. She bares her soul as she navigates through life and I just can’t get enough of her!
2. Abiola Abrams the amazing Self-Love Coach, Love Columnist and Empowerment Speaker gives inspiration continually on her blog Sacred Bombshell Living. She is a transformational coach and her insight is empowering.
3. Road to Making It by Charlotte Broadbent gives poignant punches of inspiration! From 12 second #MondayMotivational to short blog posts on Reaching for The Stars, this blog gives the bit size inspiration needed to continue your day.
4. I absolutely love Gala Darling! This blogger, trailblazer, speaker and female enthusiasts encourages all to embrace radical self love. Her style is showcased throughout and she inspires you to adore your life!
6. Marie Forleo is AMAZEBALLS!! If you’ve never heard of her, trust… once you are introduced, you will continue to follow her work. She states how she is here to add more value to your world and she does just that! She is a business strategist and offers brilliant yet understandable advice.
7. Kris Carr blog is the home of Crazy Sexy Wellness. She encourages women to become the “CEO of their health” while addressing topics of health, happiness, and spiritual wealth. Everything she speaks of, even travel tips are shared to inspire and educate you.
8. Connie Chapman is a certified Life Coach that encourages dreamers to discover a new way of living. She has a 90 Transformational Project that is full of inspiration to continue on your journey. This is a must do!
9. The Writeous Babe Project is a blog by Javacia Harris-Bowser and it offers wellness and female empowerment. I absolutely love this southern breed beauty. She inspires women to achieve their goals through sharing relatable advice.
10. Penelope Trunk is an entrepreneur, with four start ups and shares advice in 200 newspapers. She blogs on career, relationships and parenting. I love her post “You can’t get respect until you know what you want to be respected for“.
Because I am an inspiration junkie, these are not all the blogs I love… these are just ten off the list.
Check these wonderful women out and share some of your favorite inspirational bloggers.