Chapter 5… May Plan and Goals

Chapter 5… May Plan and Goals

The time is literally flying by. Sheesh I am trying to hold on to all my edges. LOL  This time around last year I was dreading May because I had to get my wisdom teeth extraction. Well now I got so much to look forward to this month. The month of April was a total roller coaster. It was up and down, but I ended up right where I needed to be.  God really was working on me overtime,  and that I am so humble and grateful for.  Yes ladies, let get this month started on the right foot.

Fashion Note

I don’t have a lot of new trends, fashion alerts to post this month. As a Detroiter, we are still stuck in that in between weather. Not really knowing what to do, or how to be stylish when the weather is bipolar. One minute it is super cold, then not so warm, or then it too hot to handle. LOL  If you want to see a post on how to style yourself during the in between seasons, let me know in the comment section below.

FASHION REPORT: According to May’s issue of InStyle Magazine a few style trends and alerts to hop on this month are beachy, and bohemian theme patterns, prints, and style. Natural patterns such as crochet and fishnet looks are on trend. In addition, make sure you add a straw purse or beach bag to your collection this month. You use a straw bag for your spring time looks and infuse them in you summer, beachy looks as well. If you are looking for inexpensive straw bag, take a peek at the accessories and bags over at SHEIN.  To get back on track, souvenir inspired jewelry are making an appearance in today’s spring/ summer fashion.

If you are more of classic, timeless girl then you should keep your eye out for cargo pants. Speaking of cargo pants, maybe you can try out new colors, and patterns this time around, instead of you classic olive and khaki color. I am thinking abut experimenting with cargo pants on my body type. What are you thoughts on cargo pants? Let me know in the comment section below. So yes, there is so much fashion other things to look forward to coming to the blog!

Blog Note

So sis, I have a lot going on for the month of May. This is the first time ever that I have back to back collaborations/ sponsored post coming. I feel like my hard work, dedication, and consistency is starting to pay off. I took myself serious and people are finally reaching out to me. Remember… Never stop reaching out to brand and pitching. “Close mouths don’t get fed”. I still pitch 2 to 3 brands each month; I am so proud of that.

The cherry on top of pie is that I am walking in fashion show at the Michigan’s International Women Show this Thursday! Guess the brand? Well you have to make sure you are following me on Instagram and Facebook to see who I am walking for.  I was so shocked and filled with so much joy when they reached out to me! Make sure you subscribe to FashionLayn. Recap will definitely making it way on the blog soon.

Yes, I have a lot of amazing content to share with you this month. It is so amazing to be able to align myself with great brands and companies that I believe in. So yes I am droppin gems for all of you. So strap on you seat belt and stay tuned y’all

Personal Note

On a personal note, I noticed last month when I had my little health scared that my thoughts ran rapid. I am fine by the way.  Anyway,  I was overthinking, I working overtime, and I was not getting the right amount of rest. Basically, I was trying to do too much at one time. This led me to getting sick towards the end of April. I was unable to eat, and my throat was killing me. Anyway I finally listen to body, after she starting screaming at me, that I need to take some time off and just rest. That what I did was take a nap and woke up when my body was ready to wake. So for the month of May, I am going to focus on listening to my body. And you should to sis! This is my temple and I have to make sure I care for it right. By eating right, and drinking lots of water, and working out. Real life note: I am still working out time to get to the gym. Take your time and get all the rest you need. This month I want to make more time for me and  my wellness. Here are my personal goals this month

  1. Drink 64 oz of water daily
  2. Try packing my lunch 3 days out of the week
  3. Pitch 2 to 3 brands this month
  4. Wash my comforter set on Friday
  5. Going to grocery every other week to stock up on produce
  6. Take 10-20 minutes just for myself only. No blog, No social media, just me !

What are you looking forward to in May? What are your plans and wellness goals this month?

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Chapter 4… Its April

Chapter 4… Its April

Seriously, the month of March left me completely zapped out. I was working crazy hours at work. Like full on 12 hours days of work. On top of that finding time to take pictures. Post content. Doing so many things at once will have anyone completely drained. Also to mention I got into a minor car accident. Now this post was supposed to go up yesterday but my feelings were still hurt from the accident I had.  I was just not feeling it and it was so important for me to reflect and just relax.

Well the March Madness contest at work is over and now I can get a bit of my “normal” back. My head is back in the game and I ready to tackle April on the second day.

Fashion Note

No new fashion trends to report this month. However, I am came across an interesting article in April’s issue of InStyle Magazine. It is titled “Does My Closet Make Me Look Fat?” by Eric Wilson. Now the title alone is interesting to me. I was looking at my closet yesterday and I came to the conclusion that I need to go on a “shopping diet”. The article was discussing different ways to going on shopping diet. “Buying Nothing” Diet or Fiver Pierce French Wardrobe Challange.

I mean why do we buy certain clothing anyway? Are we depressed when we buy things? These article made think. I regularly reach for the same thing over and over. So I need to declutter and reorganize my closet. You should check that article out. Also, if you want to see post on how I declutter my closest, comment done below and let me know.

Blog Note

On the blog side of things, I must pat myself on the back! A girl got the courage to reach out to 3 different brands last month about collaborating. I actually felt confident enough to ask for compensation too. So a sis pitched herself. I took a big leap of faith.

I was so tired of waiting for brands to come to me. On Instagram I share a quote with my followers. “Close Mouths Don’t get Fed”. There is so much truth to this statement. You have to be willing to put yourself out there and speak up and out. Believe in yourself and up sell yourself. I encourage all my social media entrepreneurs out there to speak up and reach out. Pitch yourself. It is a skill and you have to develop it. I guarantee that somebody will bite.

Personal Note

March left me completely dehydrate. I was sucked dry and left in shambles.  April I want to focus on having a clear head. I need more balance in my life. I never realized how hard it can be. Either I am working crazy hours or not being productive with my blog (my passion). Or I am literally running up miles on my truck. So starting today I am going to make a conscious decision to be more balance.  I doing to deep clean some important areas in my life. My personal goals for the month are:

  1. Making a conscious decision to be balance
  2. Drink more water
  3. Reach out to 2 to 3 brands a month
  4. Continue to keep going with blogging plans & stay organize
  5. Learn to sell myself when pitching brands
  6. Read more to improve my writing skills
  7. Continue to believe in myself

What are you looking forward to in April?

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Single Life Series: Love Letter to Self

Single Life Series: Love Letter to Self

(Simply take my name and put yours!!)

I’m going to keep this post very simple and straight to the point. Love yourself. I really use to dread Valentine’s Day. Nobody special to share it with. Look at all the gifts on the timeline. I have learn over time that I don’t have to be bitter. I can celebrate too. What I take from Valentine’s Day is love. Not love for a lover or a significant other. Simply love for myself. I love me and everything that makes me … me! I have stated countless time before you can’t expect to love someone else when you don’t love yourself. It’s the truth sis ! It not easy. I have bad days, but I don’t let my bad days define Alayna ! So don’t speak down on you.  Love you and everything that makes you…you! Had to say it a second time. So slay the day hun ! Love on yourself . Hug yourself . Tell yourself your beautiful! Know who you are! Change the narrative on yourself ! Speak kind words to yourself! Shower yourself with Valentines today and everyday because you are a gem that can’t be replace.

Alayna-11

be enough for self first, the rest of the world can wait 

-fw

Alayna-31

Photographer: Malaika Hilson | IG: @malaikahilson

Location: Riverside Park- Detroit River


How Are You Going to Love Yourself Better?

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Single Life Series: 6 Things You Need To Know, If You Don’t Like Being Single

Single Life Series: 6 Things You Need To Know, If You Don’t Like Being Single

How did we get here? How did being single person turn inside outside.  I am trying to figure it out. Our society put so much emphasis on being in relationship, and finding that special person. It know it has a single person, like myself, dreading it. Some days I day dream being a happy, healthy relationship with a man. Then I come back to reality and I wonder what is going on, why is it taking me so long to find that person. Am I unlovable?

Single Life = Negative opinions and thoughts on the single life. How can we change the narrative of being single?  So I started searching and results I found on being single was compelling. Here are six ways that can turn your unhappy thoughts on being single to hopeful, and positive thoughts.

  1. Your circumstances will change. I have been single since my senior year of high school. That mean I have been single for 11 years. Real facts! So understand this, it is going to happen for us. We are going to meet that special someone. You need to remain positive and get out of your own head and way and let the universe work.
  2. Your worthy so keep your standards high. Please people keep your standards high when your single, or whenever. Now I am not saying to keep them so high no one can reach them. One thing that I learn as a single person is that you can not let your loneliness cloud your judgement. So many people date and settle for the wrong people because they are lonely. I’ve done it. So you have to ask yourself why do you hate being alone? Once you figure that out your mindset should start to shift. You will start saying to yourself they are stupid if they don’t want to be around me. Don’t chase anyone. Remember you are the sh*t and anyone that wants to be around you will. So DO NOT settle for anything just because you are afraid of being alone.
  3. Time to get to know & work on yourself. While your single you are given time to get to know yourself. I built a blog, and have tons of things with my life. So now I do not have time to cry over spilled milk. I have respect, love, and value for myself while being single. I ultimatly think this time that GOD has given to me to get loser with myself and make me right for the special someone that he is taking time to make for me. If you are single this is not a time to draw away from yourself, it is time to get closer and self discovery.
  4. Understand that patiences is key. Remember I told you, I have been single for 11 years. Small bumps on the road but hey, I don’t claim them because they only last for 2 months or less. Getting to that right person take a while, but understand that Beyonce was not successful star over night. She worked for year and took time to perfect her craft. So that special person, it make themselves right just for you… they don’t know that. Be patient… that special person will come soon.
  5. Love yourself the way you want your partner to treat you. Self love people! How do you expect someone to love you if you can’t love yourself. Treat yourself kind and with respect first. Be that model so your partner will know. Self love is key, I can’t stress that enough.
  6. Enjoy your own company. Learn to enjoy being around yourself. This was something I really had to work on getting comfortable. For a long time I hate being by myself.

Single Tip…
STOP thinking YOU are unlovable and you’ll never will be married. Here’s the TRUTH about YOU! YOU are SO amazing it took extra time to create your mate. Relax! Trust God’s timing! He hasn’t forgotten you. He just wasn’t ready to share you yet !

Feature Photo: Photographer: Richelle Marie Photography  IG: @richellemariephoto


So, how are you feeling about being single? 

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Thank you so much for reading and don’t hesitate to like, comment and subscribe to my blog.  I hope this blog post can help you change your mindset and find value in being single. I know these tips have help me of the course of time. I found self love and make time everyday to work on myself. Let me know what you wanna see in the future on the blog ! I am here for y’all!

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