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?

Share with me in the comment section.

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cassandra

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!

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Alayna