All That Color… Its April !

All That Color… Its April !

Wow its the day after Easter. Can you believe it was Easter Sunday, April Fools Day, and rent is due all at the same time. Wow !! Last month went my way I can say. I was organize and I noticed how many things I say that accomplish. I learn that accountability is important when it comes to being a blogger and just real life stuff ! So yes,  I knocked all my personal goals out the park last month and I am excited to keep this momentum going in April.  In April Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this something we really need to focus on. Also make sure we address with all women and men, especially with our women of color. So its definitely going to be address on the blog. Lastly the fashun.. oh how I love fashion. I want to take it a step further on with my look.

Fashion Note

My wardrobe consist of denim jeans, graphic tees, black jeggings, and dresses!  Thats really it, my staples to my everyday looks. However I still feel like I am dressing like Alayna the college student. It is time to grow. Again, I keep stressing how much I want to grow up when it comes to fashion. So that is the plan is to grow up. I still want to be myself however just advance my look. On the flip side, I was flipping through the April 2018 InStyle magazine, and I came across a spread about mixing some of the hottest hues caught on the fashion runways. Omg I was so inspired ! So yes we are bring all that color to blog! For the month of a April yes we are still keeping the focus on spring fashion. However I am intrigued by vibrant colors, and a utilitarian look.

Blog Note

For the blog this month I am in the giving spirit. April is the month for paying it forward. so yes I want to offer a few things to you sis (my reader).  So stay tuned on my blog and social media accounts. I guarantee you will see a giveaway,  and a few freebies! On another good note I excite to say that I finally got a chance to collaborate with an awesome brand. I can’t wait to show what I am working on.

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Personal Note/ Goals

On a personal note last month went really well for me. I clean up my room and put a lot of things back in order for myself. I completed my fasting and even lost a little weight. YAY !!

  1. Finish reading “The Hate U Give” . Very awesome novel
  2. Gain more self awareness for my actions and what I say
  3. Face my fear. I am getting my wisdom teeth remove the 1st of May. I am so scared !
  4. Consistency on the blog. Stick to my schedule!
  5. Continue drinking 64oz of water daily
  6. Enhance my look

So let makes this month great sis!

push forward.

Alayna

The Year of the Woman & Spring Fashion- Its March !

The Year of the Woman & Spring Fashion- Its March !

I made it yall February was definitely a month that really tested my faith, my patience, all of it.  I had a lot of plans last month and really nothing went the way I wanted it to. So many plans things that I wanted to do but it just did not happen…. and it happens. For March I plan to be really on it ! Positive side to February  I’ve been fasting and I have been doing consistently. Drinking more water ! Also an awesome achievement that I will discuss later on in the month… 

March we have so much to look forward too. Like its Women’s History Month! Definitely going to give you Black Girl Magic this month ! This month I want to focus on getting my home together. Cleaning, Organizing, making my space likable again. So this is definitely going to help me with self care. Nutrition is key. I want to literally feel good this month.  Super excited for…………………………..SPRING TIME FASHION! 

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FASHION NOTE

You got your magazines for the spring fashion! I got all my magazines for the spring fashion and I am all the way here for it. I want to be a bit more daring when it comes to fashun! . Yes InStyle, Essence, Harper Bazaar got me all the way right.  I am so ready to try out some new styles that I normally don’t do. Of course I have to stay true to me but spicy things up never hurt anybody.

Mixed Prints, Transparent looks, Bright colors, pastels ! This is what I want to bring to FashionLayn this month. So I am going to be committed to bring this to you girl ! Also, I think I want to splurge a bit this month. In January I talk about in investment pieces.   I want to invest in a nice pair of jeans that I know are going to last me for a while.

Stay tuned I got a lot of stuff I want to offer and lot of growing up I want to do when it comes to fashion sense. I can not wait to show you how I styled these checker pants in the picture!

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BLOG NOTE:

This month on the blog I really want to focus on spring fashion and it being women’s history month.  So yes womanhood it is…. that going to be the topic of the discuss for the month. So really I need to reach out to my blogger friend and we need to get some collaborations going.  Lol how do my ovaries make you uncomfortable…. LOL no but serious! Since February was so hectic I still plan to highlight black women. In addition, maybe showcase women own business in the city. That always cool to. SO yes that the plan this month and I’m sticking to it.

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PERSONAL NOTE/ GOALS

Personally this month I want to clean up my space. Clean space represents a clear mind and my mind is running all over the place. As I blog more and get more into fashion I learn that having a clean space is key to feeling at home. I haven’t felt like my apartment is my home. So with self care, we are going to discuss cleaning up our shit !  We have to do it sis.  Its one of my goals.

  1. Yes goal one is to clean up my shit.  My shit meaning my home space
  2. Follow through on my actually plan.
  3. Continue my intermittent fast
  4. Continue to patronize black businesses
  5. Apply for a new job.

 

So yes I have a lot of stuff that I want to accomplish this month when it comes myself, fashion, and the blog. I definitely not going to beat myself this month if I do not accomplish everything I set my mind on but I have to hold myself accountable. However, I learned at the end of February that I need to follow through with my plan. No more shortcuts. So lets stay focus and execute on our plan ladies.

push forward and you will see me in my next post.

 

Alayna

Location: Detroit, MI

Photographer: Alayna– ME 🙂

 

 

Go Home Roger ! Why I enjoy going home ?

Go Home Roger ! Why I enjoy going home ?

Transparency: I love my life and where it is headed. I love that I have my own website and all the cool people in it.  Being me I get lonely often in my apartment. Its just me! No boyfriend, no cat, just me !  When the lonely hit sometimes I really get all the way in my feelings.When everything gets to be to much in life, I go all the way home. Don’t judge me! I literally live 15-20 minutes away from my parent’s but I have to go home and think . I affectionately call  my parent’s house..  my momma’s house.  But it something about the walls, the smell, everything about it.  almost everything cool has happen to me in that house. I find myself going to my favorite spots. Going to my old room, sitting in front of the heating vent getting blasted by that old heat that fries off my face. Just a good feeling! Anywho going home always makes me feel so much better. Having those long talks with my mom truly get me all the way right when I return to my abode. I really cherish those conversations with my mom. I just feel so much comfortable being my all the way real self. You know we get so caught up in chasing our dreams, grinding, social media all those things that can have you losing your mind. Go home sometimes!

The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go and not be questioned

-Maya Angelou

Remember home for me is my parent’s home. It doesn’t always have to be your parent’s home. Go to that place that you feel at peace and comfortable to be yourself. Just go home, where ever that is at, and I guarantee you that you feel so much better when you go back into the world.

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Sitting on my Momma’ s porch !

Fashion Tip:

I wanted to highlight this tee that I got from ZARA a few months ago. I think I got this shirt at the Zara on the Michigan Ave. I love the color, the stripes and the 90s new york look it gave me. Mind you this would be something I would have had on when I was younger. I just love the aesthetic. Just Life !

Unfortunately the shirt is no longer on the site.

More to come to the blog. More Fashion pieces, better quality ! Just continue to rock with me.

Location: Detroit, MI

Photographer: My Mom 🙂

forward.

Alayna

6 Valentines Day Gifts to Myself

6 Valentines Day Gifts to Myself

Gift Guide for my Single Ladies for Valentines Day

So Valentines Day is around the corner.   I already know the struggle being a single woman I’ve been there. So don’t get in your feelings because you don’t have anyone special to share it with. Please don’t get jealous of the our Twitter and Instagram feed of all the V-day gifts that get posted ladies.  I am a firm believer that you do not need to wait for someone to love you to enjoy Valentines Day. Love yourself hunny. Now  somebody told me that buying a gift for yourself  for Valentines is  pretty pathetic. Hmmmmmm so buying myself a gift and loving myself is pathetic.. Don’t get me to speculate. LOL. To my single hunnies and my ladies that are taken if you want to buy yourself something for Valentines Day go for it.  Self-Love is the best love. We can’t expect to love somebody fully if we don’t love ourselves first.

1: Thigh High Boots:

If you want to feeel extra sexy get some sexy thigh high boots. I know when I put my thigh highs on…. girl I walk a little taller. I feel like a “bad gyal”. So get you sex appeal on get you pair of thigh high boots and go out and have fun.

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These boots are from Forever: Faux Suede Over the Knee Boots/// ShopNow

 

 

 

2: Bouquet of Roses:

Roses scream love! Flowers are feel good for me. I normally don’t get flowers from a lover. So again why wait for flowers to come to you.  Go out and buy yourself some flowers and put them in cute vase. If you know me I would take some pictures of the flowers. You know how I feel about flower aesthetics.

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Treat yourself with nice bouquet of roses or flowers ladies.  I’m on Tiffany Hadish “groupon” kick so if you need a deal on flowers check them out. Order you some flowers and mail them to yourself !

3: Sexy Intimates:

Who said you have to spice up you intimates only when you lover come through. I say get you some sexy lace and feel good now. When a get new panty set, I feel so good and confidence when I look in the mirror.

 

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Ashley Graham Show Stopper Intimates (left)// Nordstrom  ShopNow

Leopard Lace Bra and Panty Set (right)// Forever21 ShopNow

I preferred to get all my intimates from Lane Bryant Caciques . Lane Bryant have an awesome select for Valentines Day in addition they have extended sizes. I think a nice lacy set will put you in a nice sexy feel good mood. So yes hunny I got my set ready.

4: Pour Up some Red wine:

To be honest I never enjoyed red wine until I had me a glass of Jam Jar on NYE. SO hooked now. So yes get you nice glass of wine and drink up and enjoy with you friends or by yourself.

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5: Sexy in Red Lip:

Put on a red lips and see how sexy you get. A red lip scream a temption. So yeah get you nice red lip. You already know I am going to tell you to go out. However if you not in a going out mood take some selfies. Look into the mirror tell yourself Im a fine ass girl hunny ! Yass

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My favorite red I have been sporting ins Smashbox Always On Matte Collection called “Bawse”.  I definitely feel bossy in this shade. Of course its black girl friendly

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SmashBox “Always On Matte” collection in “Bawse”// Sephora ShopNow

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FentyBeauty “Stunna” Lip Paint// Sephora Shop Now

6: Self Care: Bubble Bath 

Treat yourself to nice soothing bubble bath. Get you glass of wine and sit bath and relax and let the bubbles take you away.

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Darling, don’t forget to gall in love with yourself first !

So yes enjoy your Valentine’s Day with yourself. I told you don’t have to wait for a lover to enjoy the day.

 

 

**Feature Photo Credit- Richelle Marie Photography IG: @richellemariephoto 

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