Chapter 10|October Plans and Goals

My girl! How you feeling??  We made it to a new month! Yes a new month, new goals, new mindset, new intent, and new focus. Yes this month I feel awaken. I feel like I can accomplish anything that I put my mind to it. I spoke to one of my friends and he was basically gave me some needed spark in my butt to get my creative juices flowing for the month of October. Last month, creatively I felt drain and my page and everything seem to suffer. My mind was out of it and I got back in the insanity salad of comparing myself. You know just being really hard on myself. Anyway, I am back and I feel refreshed. I  am over my hurdle and I am ready to create again! Produce amazing content and work out my business plan. On today’s post I am going to share with you what to look forward to this month on FashionLayn.com. Fashion Note Fall fashion season in now in session. Being a Michigander is quick tough in the fashion department. It very cool in early morning, however mid day it can be quite humid. How do you dress yourself …

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Chapter 9 | September Plan and Goals

Hey Everyone, I am finally back from my actual and mental vacation. Chilllleee it has been so hard to get back to my norm,  when you have been having the time of your life. Last month, I had to get away from it all. I was burnt out from my job, I got sick…. it was just too much. Anyway, I went to Atlanta with my girls and now I back from the Labor Day weekend feeling a bit more refreshed and ready to start a new in September. On today’s blog post I will reflect and share my personal goals,  what’s coming to FashionLayn.com, and a brief fashion report. Fashion Note Fall season!! Yassss time to get out my sweaters, fleece, because this is my type of weather.  I am thinking about trying out a lot of leather luxe looks, in my opinion is timeless.  Also, I want to try out more neutrals look with jeans and bright neon colors for the fall season. Y’all know I love my neons and bright bold colors. On a previous post I express a few trends that I want to try out, click here  if you want to check those trends out.  TREND REPORT:  …

Chapter 8 | August Plan and Goals

August is the summer’s Sunday.  Yes, we are in the home stretch of summer. So it is time to put all your summer plans in motion. We gotta get it all done. Anyway I survived the mercury retrograde! Girl yes! I know I made it by the grace of GOD because I have been transitioning. We are going to say transitioning instead of struggling. So many good things revealed itself in July. I relaunched my blog. The energy that I received from this relaunch is amazing.  I am feeling so good about everything, and I excited to see what’s to come this month. On today’s blog post I will reflect and share my personal goals,  what’s coming to FashionLayn.com, and a brief fashion report. Fashion Note Since we are towards the end of the summer you can definitely catch all the end of summer sales!  Awesome deals… these stores are trying to make room for the fall  inventory. This is your time to get all your summer clothes on sale for next year or for the reminder of the summer. Hot girl summer girl! For myself, I start researching and reading up on the fall trends and styles. Fall is …

Chapter 7: July Plan and Goals

Geesh, the time has flew by. Can you believe it, we are already in July? Crazy right! Anyway it is blazing hot outside. Summertime in Michigan its really hot. It goes from 0 to 100 in no time. Blazing, OKAY! I got a lot of pots on the stove this month and I hope to accomplish everything that is on my plate this July. Last month, was a workout and somethings did not goes as plan but I am still grateful for it all. I am here and this is going to be a great summer. I’m putting down my first deposit for this extravaganza trip I am planning. So I am happy, happy!  On today’s blog post I will reflect and share my personal goals,  what’s coming to FashionLayn.com, and a brief fashion report. Fashion Note As I mention before it is super hot in Detroit. My fashion focus for the month is anything that will keep me cool, Okay! I am preparing myself for vacation in August so I am trying to find anything that is inexpensive, cute, and cool! FASHION REPORT: According to July’s issue Instyle Magazine,  “Easy Breezy” flowy pieces are an instant style. It is …

7 Things I Learned Dealing With the Loss of A Loved One

(Disclosure: This post maybe triggering to some people.  I am not a license physiologist, therapist, or counselor. If you are having a hard time processing  please reach out to someone that can help you navigate through the fear, guilt, and anxiety that is associated with the death of a loved one. Please know that these are just a few things I learn over the years to cope with my grievances. I am not saying my way is the right way however, I am sharing this in the intentions to help myself and someone else.)  People process grief very differently. The death of a loved one is a very sensitive time for anyone going through it.  It is something that you take day by day, minute by minute. There is NO RIGHT way to deal with it at. I am aware that everyone process death very differently and that it is okay. With that being said you are allow to feel whatever way, do whatever you need to do to get to a place of healing. This post was was not planned however, created to help me heal and hopefully start the healing process for someone else. Most don’t know this however, my family and myself has lost …

How To Stop Taking Things Personally? |For the Highly Sensitive Person

Most people know that I am highly sensitive/empath.  So you would not be surprise that I often take things PERSONALLY , even the small things.  Let me tell you I dealt with some triggering stuff and took it straight to heart. How can I stop taking things so personally? Those that have strong personalities can make me feel bad in an instant. Sometimes I misread into a joke and take it as an insults.  A simple critique can make me feel worthless. I rush to conclusions and the next thing I know I am a sobbing mess. I am highly sensitive and those that are highly sensitive process information very deeply and intensely. If you want to hear more about me being a highly sensitive person click here. Know this words really matter to us. This is a part of me however over the years I  have been working with my emotional response and how I process information. Taking things personally is often times left me emotionally drained and constantly seeking out  for reassurance. Does this sound like you? Do you take things personally? On today’s blog post I am going to being sharing a few tips on how now …

Chapter 6: June Plan and Goals

First day of June. I feel so good this morning. Summer is loading. I have so many things to look forward to this month and I am excited to share them with you. May was a great month. My eyes open and I got hip to a lot of things.  I am so grateful for May. Now we are walking through the month June. So on today’s post I will be sharing my personal goals,  what is coming to FashionLayn, and a brief fashion report Fashion Note Finally the weather is consistent. In Detroit, the weather for the last couple of days has been sunny, with rain showers. It has been 75 degrees or lower, I know how to dress that. I am so happy I am able to ditch my little jacket and be free. “Less is more”, my motto for the summer when it comes to styling FASHION REPORT:  Beachy , and bohemian theme, patterns, and prints is something you can still explore this summer. Natural patterns, fishnet and crochet look can also migrate into this summers look as well . According to June’s issue of InStyle Magazine tie-dye is still a big hit. A Tie-dye shirts is …

STORY TIME|First Time Wearing A Swimsuit in 14 Years | #JustWearTheSuit

#JustWearTheSuit is a hashtag created by Caryl, a body positive blogger of Lipgloss and Crayons. She built a community around a hashtag to encourage everyBODY to get into their swimsuits and celebrate body image and journey.   And boy do I have journey to share y’all So, I was introduced to #JustWearTheSuit hashtag by a fellow blogger I met at a fashion show, Kendall Rayburn. She is one of the sweetest people to come across. I told her haven’t worn a swimsuit in years. 14 years to be exact!! When she told me about it, I had a big knot in the back of my throat. Saying to myself, ”Can I do this…. You already show your body off in underwear.” Hell with it, I need to face my body insecurities head on and just do it. Yeahhh, so I finally wore a swimsuit, OKAY! After a long extending period without wearing a swimsuit, I got my beautiful body in one. I am so overjoyed that I did it. Shout out to Carly for forming this amazing hashtag while encouraging us to wear a swimsuit. Also, she letting the world know that everyone can wear a swimsuit and look good! …

Dealing With My Scars in True & Co Intimate Apparel

This post was done in collaboration with True & Co – but trust, all opinions are my own. #truebody #togetherwearetrue #sponsored What is something you are insecure about? We all are insecure about something. I have tons of insecurities. Speaking of insecurities, my biggest one has to be my skin.  On the blog today I will be share my painful story about my skin how I am dealing with it as an adult. What so special about this post is that I am collaborating with with True&Co,  an intimate apparel brand.  Their focus is to help women feel comfortable in their skin. Certainly got me out of my comfort zone and made me feel comfortable in my skin. As a grown woman now I learning to walk and be proud in my skin.  I am showing off my resilience and endurance. My skin trouble started as a little girl. I can remember it being a total problem when I started going to school and summer camp  My body was riddle with small bumps, scaly skin, and dry patches. I had eczema and my skin was super sensitive to everything. For whatever reason, my eczema would flare up in my inner …

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