Striped Denim Jacket

Striped Denim Jacket

Tomorrow is when my vacation…  and I need to get away from all the stressful things that going on in my life. I am so happy and thankful for this time! So it is only right that I post before my trip. Of course I can not leave y’all hanging.

I have been so overwhelmed and I know why… I am super unbalanced lol.  Unbalanced what you talking about sis ?  I am doing to much of one thing and not doing enough of the other.  How am I am going to get it together? Well first I am going to start by taking a well needed vacation. So yes tomorrow I am going to focus on having fun with my girls and be a bit more care free. Simply enjoy my life in my opinion is a good start to living my stress free life. Just like this outfit. Carefree and fun !

This look I am going for is all about the multi-striped denim jacket.  I got a hold of this jacket at Forever21. I was walking around in the store and stumble on this jacket randomly. Now this jacket is on the smaller side of the spectrum. Anyway I tried on a size large in the store and fit really real. Now for my sister with a curvier frame I have linked a couple of denim jackets that are similar with color. Sidenote: if you want to go for oversized look take a look in the mens section.

Anyway I was going for a super fun, colorful, maybe been seen at the carnival look. I paired the denim jacket with the golden yellow pants to match the gold yellow pen stripe in the jacket. I just know this outfit came together so nicely !

Mid Rise Pixie Ankle Pants // Old Navy **old** (Similar)

Multi Color Striped Denim Jacket // Forever21  (Similar) (Similar) (Similar)

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That is a denim of a different color!

-Sounds familiar right ….

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little sidenote…

i am watching a docu-series about 8 people who are plagued with different illness that can not really be explained. they look healthy on the outside but then they have a lot of health challenges.  not all the time does people believe them. some may say it all in there head. so the documentary is called Afflicted and you can catch it on Netflix. anyway it had me thinking about taking simple things for granted.  what if you couldn’t eat, or what if you couldn’t breathe, or everything that you appreciate the most went way.  have you ever just sat back and thought about. well this documentary definitely had me thinking…. like how much we complain about our circumstances in life. life can be so much worst and the simplest thing can be taken away. so we should be grateful for where we at and what we have. if you are not satisfy with something then change it. so take some time and think about all the things that you grateful for. i know that once you sit back and think you will develop a better appreciation for those people or things. 

a few things i am grateful for is …

  1. waking up in the morning
  2. the breathe that i take 
  3. those mother and daughter conversations that i have with my mom 
  4. my job 
  5. that i get to work on something that i am passionate about 
  6. growth
  7. health 

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, and stranger into a friend

-melody beattie

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Location: Eastern Market

Photographer: Reese | IG: @city.vision.rc | FB: @city.vision.rc

Special shoutout to Reese for taking these bomb pictures. !!


So what are you grateful for ?

I grateful for  a lot things sis. I listed few however I just want to spread some positivity. 

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Nailed the Summer Trend.. Button Down Dress from Forever21

Nailed the Summer Trend.. Button Down Dress from Forever21

Man this heat wave this week … OMG it was super hot! When it is hot like this outside I do not want any extra clothes making me even more hot. You know that irritating sticky feel you get, or that feeling you feel dirty as soon as you step outside. Yeah that kinda of hot.  Less clothes… gotta pull out a sun dress.  With that being said I found a cute little button down sundress.  I guess you can say I am trying to knock some of the last few trends of the summer before we get fully geared up for fall attire in the store.

The heat index is somewhere between OMG and WTH 

Any who I got this striped button down dress from Forever21.  The shell of the dress is made out of cotton with full rayon lining,  so I believe the material will help keep you cool. This dress is definitely outside my comfort zone. If you know me, I am body con dress lover. I love anything that hugs my curves. So having a dress that does not  hug me was different, but in a good way.  I normally do not do dresses like this because of my body shape. I feel like I am a mix between an hour glass shape and pear shape.  I am smaller at the top,  and I feel like a lot of plus size clothing are tailored to more bustier women. That cool with me but have a hard time with pieces like this because it does not fit right up top. It is the struture thus why I go for a bodycon dress, form fitting.

So, I got this dress in 1X because the store did not have this 0X.  When I think about I not sure if the 0X would fit right.. it might be too tight in hip area. When I initially tried it on at the store I was in love with this dress. I love how it hugged my hips. Yes, It is a bit big in the bust area on the sides of the dress. However, I do think the sides can be pinned down.  What I absolutely love about the dress is the heart-shaped neckline, the buttons, and that the straps are adjustable.  The color is bomb, the length is great, and the pockets are so cute ! Overall I am satisfied with this dress.

HMMM… I am going to see if I can get this taken in on the sides !

 

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do small things with great love 

-unknown

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little sidenote…

my today’s confident woman devotional was about dealing with the little things. idk but this was spot on for me today. i have a lot of little things i need to do before i go on vacation and i am dreading it all. like going to bank, or the grocery store, just basic things in life. i  have to agree with joyce meyer’s that dread definitely steals my joy. in all honesty i don’t have any more joy to give so,  i am trying to get in front of it all sis. to all my ladies out there let’s try to  tackle our day by checking boxes , crossing out things on our to-do list. get things done you will feel rewared when you see all that you accomplished throughtout the day.  you can do it because if i am strong you are strong to sis. we got this.. push forward

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Sunshine Is The Best Medicine 

-Unknown

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My Outfit Deets….

This is woven mini dress with a striped pattern, button down front, with a super cute heart neckline,

Striped Button – Down Dress w/ pockets// Forever21 (LINK) (Similar)

Location: Stoepel Park- Detroit MI

Photographer: Mom- She is the greatest  !


What trends are you looking forward to for the fall ? It never to early to get prepared. 

I have to say my favorite trend for the fall is always the moto jackets .!

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Event Recap: Femology Detroit Blogger Bash at Grand Circus!

Event Recap: Femology Detroit Blogger Bash at Grand Circus!

Last Sunday I went to event called “Blogger Bash” it was the first of it kind by Femology Detroit .  I heard all about this event through the last event I went to … remember the yoga event. This was the networking event for the season I had to be there.  fullsizeoutput_21f4 I have to be honest tho I was super nervous about going to this event because I am socially awkward. I felt like a little girl again going to new school.  Scared to put myself out there however The next thing I know I was talking and introducing myself to everyone.

Femology Detroit is a modern business workspace created for women to interact, work, and thrive! founded by Meagan Ward.. shout out to you sis !

 This event took place at the Grand Circus. Soon as I walked on the floor I was in heaven.  Balloons, cotton candy, and vendors were everywhere. It was so LIT !  When first walked in I made my attention at the table filled with fruits, cupcakes, and cakes and so many other decadent treats to eat. Then there were cotton candy and yummy drinks.  Special Shout to Balloon Haus that had a beautiful  display of blue, lavender, and pink balloons. It was a highlight. My favorite in my opinion was the DJ. She was playing some of the latest hits. When Ciara’s song Level Up came on I had to dance! 

Soon it was time for panels.  The panels consist of Detroit’s top bloggers, Youtubers, and influencers. They gave some real tea on how to level up on our consistency, engaging with out followers, and how to make sure we get all our coins in this  business. This event was what a new blogger, such as myself needed.  Networking was key at this event. I love the fact that dived in there and made some connects. SO sis be on the look I will be sending out some emails to get together for lunch in the futue .  To be honest I was stun to see how big our community is. To see so many women try to come up in their careers is awesome. Thank you Femology for that !

 

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Dreaming of being a panelist at the next Blogger Bash 

 

My Outfit deets…

I knew I was going to be at this event. However I was in bit of a dilemma. I was broke. I had no money. So this what I did.. I shop the clearance rack at  Target and found this $6 skirt. Then I shop my closet. You may have seen this off the shoulder top before, however I used it again. It fit perfectly with this skirt. Added a pop of color to my toes and feet with the pink block heel. It was perfect.  Awesome part of it all that I match the event ballon colors at the event.  Blue, Lavender, and pink Wow !

Asymmetric Blue and White woven skirt // Target **Clearance** (Similar)

Off the shoulder white top// Forever21 **Clearance**

Magenta Krysten Block Heel Pumps// Target (LINK)

Monstera Leaf Drop Earrings // Forever21 (LINK)

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Beautiful Cake from JaeElleBee Cakes 

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I see you Meagan girl !

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little sidenote….

i work my tail off as blogger. i was so happy to be at this event that i prayed to God. i had to explain to the most high how thankful i was to be blogger and to be at that point. my heart was filled with joy. anywho i wanted to let yall know and understand to be appreciative of where your at. you not be where you want to be but i know you are gearing up for successful.  

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Damsel in Detroit and FashionLayn .. We are so cute !!

Collabs Over Competition

-Meagan Ward Founder of Femology  Detroit

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PowerHouse Panelist

When you post you have the ability to impact

-Meagan Ward Founder of Femology Detroit 

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Cotton Candy Joy from Spun Sugar Detroit 

Hit a little shimmy for yall !


So yes sis I had a lot of fun a learn a lot! I hear to tell yall if you have dream it never to late to live it. Go out, post, and impact

Special shout to Meagan, panelists, all the helpers, vendors, and sponsor that came together and brought us this event. I am so ready for this event again. It was awesome and I am so thankful to be there!

How will you impact the world today?

Well for me I am going to start by giving all my reader, you guys, motivation. Feeding yall motivation ! I really want yall to be great ! 

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cassandra

It’s August

It’s August

August has to be the busiest month for me personally. I have my vacation already booked to Atlanta ! On The Run Tour II  and everything else under the sun.  I am so ready for this vacation. I need a break from it all. That brings me to the subject of  “de-stressing” . While I am on vacation I plan to leave every behind that has been bothering me or holding back to the side and focus on having another fun filled trip in ATL !  This month we are going to focus de-stress our lives while bring dope fashions to blog!

FASHION NOTE

Can you smell Fall.. nah I can’t lol. I am having to much fun enjoying the summer. However, you know the fall fashions pieces are going to start showing up in the stores. I am ready for the deep, bold colors. So how can we bring bit of fall fashion while we still soaking up the summer sun?  Well I am going to test this out this month. I want to try out more brands like Pretty Little Things, Shein, and SimplyBe.

BLOG NOTE

Launch of the self care planner is here. It will be launch in the middle of this month. I have been saying for a couple of months about launching it. Well its coming ! Last I had so much fun going to different events. I want to focus this month on going to more events and networking with other bloggers in city. Femology Blogger Bash was so much for.  I did not realize how big our community of bloggers and influencers were in the city. Lastly I want to get really serious about reaching out brands. I have been terrified but I keep telling myself that close months dont get feed. So I have to focus on putting myself out there!

PERSONAL NOTE/ GOALS

Last month I really successful with achieving my goals and now I want to put in some effort in keeping myself calm and less stress.

  1. Blog 3 times a week consistently
  2. Focus on stress free lifestyle
  3. Bring my lunch to work 5 days a week
  4. Reach out to brands and pitch ideas
  5. Focus on living life to the fullest

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Calmness is the Cradle of Power.

-Unknown

So what are you going to bring calmness and less stress to your life ?

Let me know below in the comment section.