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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

6 Things I Will Not Carry Into The New Year

For my followers who are in other parts of the country; YES, I'm sleeveless. I'm still in New Jersey. It's just kinda hard to blog my snowsuit when It's 71 degrees out. Yes, SEVENTY-ONE. Be jealous.
I mean, it's not like I care about the weather anyway. I will wear shorts, stockings, & thick socks at any given moment. 

When I turned 21 this November, I hit another level of don'tgiveawhatness. Like, I'm really shedding the fear of just being myself. I realized on a different level how life is so very short. Do you know how quick a year turns to 5yrs? Or 5yrs to 10yrs?! That's why I don't have time to be unhappy with me. I'd die of old age waiting for perfection. Nope. Not I.

I can love my strengths while working on my imperfections. I'll let the others discuss the negatives while I simply work on them-- with an Arizona Ice Tea from the corner store in South Trenton smile (ain't no Kool-Aid smile, bih).  Anywho, I always reflect on my year. What can I use to better myself? What did I learn and how can I use it to help others? What caused most of my failures? Where did all my money go? Why am I so freaking awesome? Why did God make me so amazing? & Most importantly, what are some of the things I need to leave in 2015? Hmmm....

Let's Go.
1. Insecurities that I won't live up to the expectations of others.
I already have high standards.
Keep yours for yourself.
(or ya mom. whatever floats your boat.)
2. Being unprepared.
9 times out of 10 if I'm unprepared I was just being LAZY.
Always rushing, forgetting things, procrastinating = Lazy.
But since I'm not gonna be speaking negatively about me...
I'll rephrase that to what my older brother says.
"You're not a procrastinator, you're just motivate by deadlines."
-Keith Scurry

3. Depending on others to do things that I can do for myself.
HUGE one.
I have a resume tweaker, a car cleaner, a clothes folder, an eyelash guru, a food runner,
a person who prints everything I need, a ticket payer...
It's really bad. This is why I need to be rich because they all deserve a salary.
I'm definitely making changes in this area!
Shoutout to my friends who keep me sane.
They'll be in my comments, I'm sure.

4. Taking on impossible tasks.
Has someone ever asked you to do something...
but you & Jesus knew that you weren't gonna do it?
In my mind I'm saying "Now you know darn well".
But outwardly I'm smiling and agreeing.
I wish I could do everything my friends/family need me to do but
I'm learning to say "NO".
So, January 1st, just know when you call--the answer is NO.
I actually like saying no though...

5. Negative Energy/People
If it used to make you happy but just doesn't anymore, leave it where it is.
Even if it hurts to let go of.
We love our family & friends but sometimes we have to love them at a distance.
Give no one the power to control your emotions. 
Sometimes we are that negative energy.
In that case, we have to change our thinking!
Happiness is a consistent pattern of THOUGHTS.
You control your thoughts. 

A million dreams, ideas, & inventions are killed by fear. 
Simply because no one wants to be a failure. 
If I continue to let the fear of everyone watching me fail prevent me from trying, I don't deserve that dream!
So I'm telling you now, you will see me attempt new things, outside of my comfort zone.
Laugh if you will.
It's okay.
I understand it makes you uncomfortable to see me in another light.
Don't tell me to stay in my lane.
You stay in your box & watch me create my OWN lane!

I had so much fun shooting this blog.
I was listening to Maybe by Alina Baraz & Galimatias.
That entire album is so creative. 
I don't think there's a song I don't like on it.
I've learned so much about me this year that I can't wait to master the next few years.
I recently told someone in a debate that I'm almost perfect. 
I'm sure they thought I was loopy but I just realy meant that I'm getting there. 
I've made a lifelong commitment to improve everything about me.
Yea, maybe that's what I should've said.
Oh, yea to all my haters that had a problem with me turning 21 another year...
Why do you care if God is extending my twenties?
Always tryna bust me out on facebook...
Gon' say "Wait, when did you graduate HS?"
I said "Listen, I don't know what to tell you girl. Take that up with God."
*rolls eyes*
I know there are some changes you'll be making soon. 
Which one of these things was most helpful to you?
Comment below!!!

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Be Present Without Dressing Like One This Christmas

So, it's time for the company Christmas party or even the yearly photo shoot. Whatever shall you wear?! Seems like if you're not wearing red it's not Christmasy enough. Well, holiday fashion does not always equal red/white/green for that matter. Conquer the holidays wearing ANY color!

First things first...
Here are some things you don't wanna look like this Christmas;


Gift Wrap.

An Elf.

An Ornament.
(anything else is fair game)

Now don't get me wrong. Red is still great to wear for the holidays.
But if I see ONE MORE red spandex mermaid gown...
I'm gonna throw up Christmas lights!
You have trenchcoats, sweaters, culottes, knit two-peices,
jumpers, sequin skirts, red leather, fur, etc.
 Break it up a little this year!
Try something a little non-traditional.

It's OK to wear BLACK.
I happen to be a huge fan of black.
Ride or Die.
Til death do us part.
Borderline obsessed.
I may have a problem.
I'd blog all black if it wasn't so familiar looking. :-)
But nonetheless, black is always an option & is usually my first.
You can never go wrong with black when accessorized properly.
Even at an all white party.
Who cares if your denied entry?!
You still made dem pieces hit tho.
*insert hair flips*

Find pieces that are festive.
Your entire outfit doesn't have to scream Christmas!
A few key items will set it off.
Cool accents can take you from plain to poppin.
Try a chunky necklace, shimmery blazer, or sequin pants/leggings.
Find 1 or 2 things that catch the eye.
Careful not to go overboard!
When you look back at your holiday photos you want to think "timeless".

Glitter is EVERYTHING.
When paired with the right toned down styles, you will light up any setting.
A little shimmer goes a long way.
I love me some glittery shoes or a glitzy handbag/clutch.
Glitter Me Down, babyyy!
Keep the shine in the same color family to avoid our list of NO-GO's.
*adds Christmas Tree*
You don't want to outdo the family tree, girl!
Remember "All is calm, all is Bright"!
Or "This little light of mine".
Key words; calm & little :-)

The Red Lip.
Please do not sleep on the power of the red lip.
This deserves a blog of it's own.*noted
Red lips are attention grabbing, sexy, & also pays homage to Santa--
so your outfit doesn't have to.
I love Ruby Woo by Mac.
To add depth use a black/dark brown lip liner & blend. 
NIGHTMOTH by Mac is my fav liner.
A bomb red lip is the most striking thing a human being can wear.
Don't debate me.
It's science.

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