Entrepreneurial Tips From A Female Millionaire and more

Entrepreneurial Tips From A Female Millionaire and more

Event Recap: Female Millionaire Detroit 

Connecting Female Entrepreneurs with Real Women Millionaire

On Sunday evening I attended an event called Female Millionaire created by Femology Detroit.  Femology had this cool idea to link entrepreneurs, business owners to a 3 women who were killing the game from all angles.

femaleFemology Detroit is a modern day work space design for women. They are all about created an environment for women to collaborate and empower !

So again, Femology had an idea to connect a female millionaire, along with others to share the ends and outs of entrepreneurship to women like me who are just getting started.  I can really say that a fire was lit inside of me to think of creative ways to build my brand, and create a product that founded off of my principles as a blogger.  Ever since I was younger I always wanted to own my own business. I want to be my own boss so it was only right to be present at this event. Get a early start on building the foundation to creating a service or product to offer. With all that being said let me spill the tea.

Below I am going share each panelist and list the best entrepreneurial tips they provided.

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First panelist was Laura Horworth, Owner of Ferne Boutique, provides contemporary clothing and accessories at an affordable price in Detroit and Bay City, Michigan. She express some of the pros and cons she experience as a business owner of 2 stores.

  • Timing Is Everything
  • Stay Relevant. Always be wiling to learn
  • Understand how to deal with failure: She says wine (lol jk) and  positive affirmations help overcome her failures
  • Remember to be you and do it the best that you can.
  • Create a business plan, and don’t be afraid to speak to consultant
  • Secret Sauce: What set you apart from others?

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Next we have Alexa Williams, the Creator/CEO of Glamorous Planning. She turn her passion for organization and design a straight forward 17 month planner that promotes organization in every women life.

  • Save up your own money: She saved  up her own money (capital) to help launch her planner
  • “Invest Money To Make Money” this is major key
  • Move at your own pace : There is no race to start up a business. Timing is everything !

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Special Guest was Farah Merhi, Founder and Designer of Inspire Me Home Decor.  Her back story, she was 3 semester from graduating with a degree in political science. She decided instead of finish her degree she was going to go for passion. First she had to figure out what that was…. self discovery phase.  With the help of her family and others she realized that interior design was her calling, her passion. She created Inspire Me Home Decor. She want she was passionate about into career and got a bag(check).  Farah  was so inspirational and down to earth. She spoke from her heart and gave us all gems we can take with use to jump start our entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Have a team – Understand has a entrepreneur we can spread ourselves way to thin. It is okay to have a team to help
  • Self care is important because you can easily can become unmotivated if you are not taking care of yourself first
  • Innovative thinker- Find ways to keep elevating your business, don’t get complacent
  • Stay true to who you are
  • Be consistent
  • Follow Up

Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.

Omg the decor by Francisca Heyiam/

@franciscaheyiam was beautiful

Just adore this Floral Wall by @blumfloral

 Femology knows who to call to design such a beautiful spread !


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FashionLayn Outfit Deets!

I have to be honest I was looking for an outfit at the last minute for this event.  Of course my money was a bit limited so I had to rely on what I already had in my closet.  Shopping you closet in my opinion is an excellent way to save money.  I wanted to pair these cute gingham ankle pants with a bold color sweater. I wanted to go for a red sweater but I found a this  cable knit mustard sweater instead.  This sweater cost $25 bucks!

Plus Size Cable Knit Sweater// Forever21

Plus Size Gingham Ankle Pants// Forever21 (old)


If you were to open up a business, What would you your business be ?

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Event Recap: Millennial Wine Down

Event Recap: Millennial Wine Down

So finally I got this post up. It was a must that I provided a recap a really creative event that I was invited to by an awesom friend. I had the opportunity to be one of the Media Sponsor for the  Millennial Wine Down.  The event took place at the Baltimore Gallery in New Center Area of Detroit.

IMG_2578Millennial Wine Down was all about creating an atmosphere for millennial professionals, influencers, and entrepreneurs can come together and network, and potential collaborate. In addition, also to come together eat great food. Lastly, a commonality of a millennials is there love for WINE !.

Created by Lauren aka Elle the Foodie, Millennial Wine Down was the official launch party for her beautiful website called Millennial Meets Stove! Let me tell you about my sis, Lauren. She is making an effort and putting the right foot forward to put herself out there. She has two brands that she is representing, Elle the Foodie and Millennial Meets Stove. On top of those brands she also has created an event space for millennial like me to come together. Shout out to you sis, Lauren you are doing your thang hunny. I really admire you !!

This event was so lit. There was wine and networking everywhere. I can say I made few connections myself.

Collaboration over competition. Lets help each other become successful 

Food Details…

So yes wine on top of wine was the main course. When we first arrived at the event. We were given a glass of wine to write our name on it. Once the wine glass was in my hand…. I made myself at home at the wine bar. (sidenote: I am not alcoholic… just love wine !) You here glasses clicking every where.  If you want to know my favorite type of win is Riesling or any type of Moscato. What stole the show for me was the Hennessy Glazed Wings prepared my Lauren herself.   Omg these wings were the bomb. I think I went up to the food table a few times just loving on these wings.

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Hennessy Glazed Wings made by Elle the Foodie

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Omg is that shrimp !!

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If you looking to create some bomb food. I would definitely recommend following Lauren on her new blog to Millennial Meets Stove. Also don’t be a stranger to her blog. I sure you will have a lot of bomb Instagram worthy food on your table in no time.

Millennial Meets Stove


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Litte sidenote…..

i had so much fun at this event that i really did not get a chance to get a good picture lol. i have to represent my birth year since I am a millennial and all. anywho i want to come in here to say that if you are looking to elevate and create something; you should align yourself with great people. i like to be around people that inspire me to go for what i love. people that inspire me to be and do better. so yes sis get you a nice circle of friends, mentors, or whoever you need to get you inspire. 


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Special Thanks…

Congrats to Lauren (aka Elle the foodie)for laughing her new blog, Millennial Meets Stove. I laid out early in this blog how much I admire this girl. She is doing her thang and I can not wait to see more that she has to offer to the blogger community. Thank you so much for allowing me to cover the event sis. Keep shining !

Follow her on IG @elle.thefoodie | IG @millennialmeetsstove | Website: www.millennialmeetsstove.com

Congrats to Brandi for being an awesome friend putting me on to this event and trying to help me bump up my brand.  Man she is like my little sister, and I really want her to know how much I admire her drive. You go girl and be the best publicist you can be. I know Ryan see you girl flourishing lol!

Follow her on IG @branncherie


So I can say that I have some go getter around me. They are stepping out on faith and putting the right foot forward to get them to where they want to be in life. I must say this generation is so creative. So …

If you could align yourself with anybody who would it be to elevate you ?

I know for me I would love to align myself with all these great people at this event. If I had to pick one person then I would say that I would want Hayet Rida in my circle. Hayet Rida is blogger who had elevate so much. I meet her a year ago and I learn she is full time blogger, a millennial, and she works full time job. She motivates me everyday through her instagram and her blog. She is amazing. So that is the type of people that I would align myself with.

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Event Recap: Forever 21 Collaboration X Girls Inc

Event Recap: Forever 21 Collaboration X Girls Inc

Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Forever 21 at the Somerset Collection Mall to help with a really cool charity event.  Forever 21 partnered up with Girls Inc, a non-profit organization that helps underprivileged girls through different programming. Any PINK item that the customer purchases, Forever 21 donate $1 to the organization. On top of shopping for cause, F21 was also providing  beauty touch ups, F21 $10 gift cards for the first 25 attendees, and $100 gift card raffles, and styling tips for you know who, ME and so many other great influencers. This event was so much fun! I had a good time networking with other influencers and helping the customer navigate through their items.

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On Wednesday We Wear Pink!!

I would not be me if I did not tell you all how excited I was when I got the email to work with Forever 21.  As a budget friendly blogger I take pride in how I look. I also feel like you do not have to break the bank to look good in what you where. Before I got in fashion hard, Forever 21 was my place to keep me on trend and fashionable without spending all my money. Sidenote: Remember I was broke college student ! …. that really have not change much. I’m still broke! LOL.   I must say I am in a better place at the moment. I thankful for the process !  I must say this is dream that came true for me and look forward to working with Forever 21 in the future!

Small Outfit Details:  Since It was Pink Wednesday it was only right to wear to pink. I found this soft fuzzy sweater with a round neck. The neck was a little wide so I decided to have it hand off my shoulder.  This runs $23 bucks at Forever 21

Fuzzy Knit Sweater// Forever 21

little sidenote: 

i have been blogging for almost 3 years. this opportunity that was given to me really makes me keep going. if you want success you have to work hard for it. you have to willing to take risk, fail forward, and have a cup of motivation. i must say i would not be where i am as a blogger without having a little courage and that health inside voice telling me i can do whatever i put my mind to. so i just want to remind whatever it that you want in life, you can get it. remember success is not instant gratification. it may look like that from the outside looking in. however, there was a lot of hard work that got everyone to where they want to be in life. dreams definitely come true !!

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I was given the opportunity to pick the Winner of $100 Gift Card Raffle 

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Left to Right: @Leedeevee, @MaureeSullivan , The Winner , Fashionlayn, and @kierresmith

We have a Winner !!

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If you want to see more of the pictures and video of the event. Follow me at @FashionLayn on Instagram and check out my highlights label F21 X Girls Inc


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Location: Somerset Collection  Mall – Troy, MI

If you could provide anybody a style tip, What tip would you provide ?

I liisted a few in the picture above. My style tips is to where what you want, be CONFIDENT, and have funn !!

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Event Recap: Femology Robes & Rosé Event for the Ultimate Social Gathering

Event Recap: Femology Robes & Rosé Event for the Ultimate Social Gathering

Last Sunday I attend an event called “Robes & Rosé”.  I must say it was  ultimate social event for like mind women to come together network and make some connections.  Its funny I say connections because Femology Detroit, a modern-day business work space for women and Supernatural, a lingerie store for modern and “magical women.

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These two different business platforms came together to collaborate for  founders, CEOs, bloggers, vloggers, business owners, influencers, and more to come together to socialize and make some connections.  I am all for making connections with women. We need more events like this to bring women together. Female Camaraderie ! Check out post on the importance of  female camaraderie.

At the social event we got a chance to meet the female founder, Carlie the Women Owned Business called Supernatural Lingerie.  She is based out of her hometown Birmingham, MI . She shared her journey with us on how she got started and why she felt is was important to have actual lingerie store. She stated, that she was actual store for women to come in to try on and feel the pieces on.   I also got a chance to introduce myself to Carlie, I asked her a questions about plus size items.  She express that a few of her pieces bra sizes range to 36G and panties and other bottoms range to 2X. Not bad So if you find yourself in Birmingham and you some new imitate wear, Supernatural is located on 303 E Maple Rd and they are open from Tuesday through Sunday from 11-5.

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Carlie in the middle with super support system.

Her mom(left) and sister (right)

Back to the event, so again it took place at Supernatural. When I walked into the event I was greeted with familiar faces from Instagram, past event and tables full of sweet treats,  tasty finger foods , rose bouquets and rosé everywhere.  You know Femology really knows how to put together event with some much class and femininity.

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Beautiful Spread By Gourmet Platters

(@gourmet_platters)

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Sweet Tooth Treats By Terri’s Cakes

(@terriscakes)

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Ladies showcasing their best lingerie inspired looks at the event


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My Outfit deets…

So this event inspirational look that Robes and Rosé were going for the ultimate lingerie look. Lingerie, robes, fuzzy pumps,  lacy body suits, and more to spice up the fun. I decide to take it a different route. I expect everyone to wear a lacy bodysuit and robe however I wanted to be a bit more comfortable. This weekend I had a bit of a cold and I was not in the mood to expose my chest to the in between weather lol. So I took the Boohoo black graphic, that says “WOMAN” and paired it with Red and Blue Kimono from Forever21.  The look came out cute. Also because I am so ready for fall I put on my super comfortable thigh high boots from Lane Bryant. This look a bit of street style theme and little bit of flirtation with the robe. Serving looks all day!

Plus Size Tropical Floral Kimono// Forever 21

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Meagan and myself taking a selfie !

little sidenote: 

consistency is key. the more you put yourself out there and keep producing quality content the more people see you. you never know when people are watching you grow. when i was at the event. Meagan,  the founder of Femology, approached me and told me i was doing a great job. she was like i see you doing your thing. so i am here to say that keep going, don’t stop you never know who is watching your growth. 

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So yes it was another successful event with Femology.   I again met some wonderful women. Always  special shout to Meagan and her team for bring this delightful event to light.  To know more about Femology Detroit do not hesitate to visit their site Special shout to Carlie for being such a nice host, your lingerie pieces are super magical !


 

Carlie the store owned turn her dream of having a lingerie store. So my question to you is…

If you could own your own business what would it be ?

I want to be a successful blogger and work with large campaigns and brands. So I will ultimately want a street style fashion store for curvy women sizes ranges from 12-28.

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