First of June

Finally back on the blog. As usual I always feel great returning to my blog. I got so caught up with having fun and all I had to do this past Memorial Day Weekend, simply I forgot to post. Happy June! This is the month of grilling, summer vibes, Black Music Month, Juneteenth, and Pride. So I decided to recreate this beautiful flat lay you see here. I made this flat lay to show my support for the LBGTQ+ community, especially for all Black ad Brown folks. Shoutout to the LBGTQ+ community that inspired me everyday . The community in my opinion really helps with my own self confidence. I say live your truth, and you have the right to love, thrive and live. Overall, I am looking forward to having a great month in June. In todays post I am reflecting and sharing my personal goals for the month of June. PERSONAL NOTE/ GOALS LETS REFLECT FIRST, MADE A LOT OF CHANGES LAST MONTH ūüôā So this is the May was a better month for emotional speaking. With life things are always up and down but it was such a better month for me. I am grateful for it. …

Prints X PaperBag Waist with Eloquii

Eloquii has done it again ! I was gifted this beautiful¬† skirt after attending the Grand Opening Eloquii Party in Novi.¬† Whimsical print right ? Eloquii continue to bring us stunning prints and beautiful skirts.¬† This print is so “IT” for summer!. The color alone is gorgeous and super excited ¬†to get my hands on it. ¬†I love anything that brings a different vibe to the floral prints. (i love floral aesthetics) ¬†This dress is apart of Eloquii’s botanical collection!¬† I am for it ! Then the paper bag waist effect ! ¬†Lastly this has been on trend. Either you catch this on shorts, skirts and pants. I think this such a cute element brought to the waistline. This A line skirt is perfect for any curvy girl looking to accentuate their waistline. So yeah I am in love with the skirt! The only thing I would have to say about this skirt that it does get wrinkly fast. everything you can imagine is real. -picasso little sidenote: ¬†it has been so hard trying to keep myself going and motivated. as a woman i really get ¬†down on myself. when i get down then i am unmotivated, and when i …

Life is Better with a Pineapple

Enjoying the Simple Thing in Life So here is the story and how I got to a happy place from a pineapple. So 5 days prior to all of this happiness in these pictures I learn that I only had few dollars left in my bank account. I was so hurt because I still needed to pay a couple a bills and the due date was right around the corner. I honestly did not know what to do. I called my mom crying on the phone because I knew I messed up ! I was having to much fun and¬† not watching my money. So my money was official “funny”.¬† I had to ask my parents for the money … Noooooo!!!¬† I hate asking my parents for money because I feel like I can’t handle my business without coming to them.¬† For the past few of days I have been counting¬† my money… making sure I don’t overdraft my account.¬† Anywho, I plan to get my financial back together. I been getting great tips for the Broke Millennial book. Also, I plan to create another savings account (nest egg). So when hard time hit I am not drastically impacted.¬† Let …

Reclaiming Your Confidences

For the pass few days I have been jamming to Janelle Monae’s album Dirty Computer.¬†I Like¬†That¬†has been on repeat … ¬†A little crazy, little sexy, little cool Little rough around the edges but I keep it smooth…¬†and I like that! This album really speaks about simply being yourself, living your truth, being okay with you are, and making sure you don’t allow anybody to take away what makes you, you ! Yes check out the Emotion Picture. This album resonate confidences. ¬†Can you believe I lack self confidences? I let fear and what other people told me, dictate how I was going to live my life. ¬†I was going be hip hop dancer but I let other people make me feel like I was too big to dance. I was going to a lot of stuff but the validation for other people stopped me in my tracks. This then turned in to lack of confidences and shot down my self esteem. Then, I would allow people to say and treat me with so much disrespect, I wouldn’t fight back at all. I would just cry and grow numb. Or I use my funny antics to hide the hurt inside. I …

DROPPIN’ GEMS: Doubt Kills Dreams

Have you heard the phrase… “Doubt kills more dream than failure ever will” ? Yeah I came across this quote on Pinterest and it really got me thinking about self doubt and how easy we can fall to it. Doubt can make you lack confidence in your abilities to accomplish something. ¬†It hold you back from doing great things. ¬†We all were given potential to do something great with our lives. However we still doubt ourselves. Why do you doubt ourselves in the first place ? Fear that we can’t sustain. Habitual doubter – It’s habit – sidenote: it take 21 days to break a habit. We lack the skills or the experiences Not putting the past behind us We believe what others day Surround by people who doubt themselves Comfort Zone/ Complacent All these things can make you doubt yourself. Doubt your potential and then it can kill your dream ! So listen we do not have time for the dream killing or the dream killers. Doubt definitely kills dreams more than failure. Doubt will have you thinking all negative thought on why something can not happen for you. Listen: Believe in yourself… Im going to say it again. …

Beautifully Broken

FashionLayn Collaborates with BnPowered BnPowered is motivational movement that inspire a person to be empower by their own personal life, journey, or story. We all have a experience something in our lives that have shape how we are today. Let me say everything that I experience in life has not always been good. I learn over the years how to cope with my bad experiences, and to take power over them and flip my negatives into positives. No I will not be defined by those bad times. I am so honor to collaborate with Brit Lashae from BnPowered. When black girlS link up we create magic ! First, Brit Lashae is a beautiful black women who use her story, took control of her narrative, and just like her name she is teaches us all how to BnPowered ( be empowered) ! ¬†So awesome right yes! I could not say no to this. I am always in search for motivation. Brit Lashae is a survivor , a personal trainer, author, a motivational speaker, and of course the founder BnPowered movement. I am so glad to be apart of the movement! BnPowered.com My “Beautifully Broken ” Story I had a relationship go …

My Body Image Gives Me The Blues Sometimes! How to deal ?

Dealing with body struggles is a tough thing to swallow. It something that everybody has dealt with throughout or some point of their lives. I can really be tough on my body at times. Wishing my stomach was flatter, I wish I didn’t have dimples on my butt, or stretch marks. Wishing my skin was more clearer or my teeth brighter. ¬†All those things that keep me obsessing. Here come the school stories. I was called “butter ball” in middle school. Also I was the thick girl in high school. Yeah some guys actually called me big mama! Really ! You already know that having meat on your bones was rarely celebrate or in style. ¬†Then I had a bad love triangle thing in college… all the way wrong! So yes the anxiety set in and your trying to do anything and everything to fit in what the world says is normal. Little do you know your now on the road of body image struggles. Over time I learn to love my body but I don’t love it all time. I can be somewhat critical of myself, and that really gives me the blues something. ¬†How do I deal with …

We All Have to Hold Ourselves Accountable !

5 Ways to Hold Yourself Accountable Accountability: Calling yourself out ! Me: Alayna! Myself: Huh lol¬† Me: Yeah you.. come to the carpet ! We need to talk ! Myself: *sigh* Okay¬† Accountability works the other way to you know. You can’t always hold others accountable for what they do… you have start look at yourself and what you do too. Before I wrote out my goals for March I reflected on the month of February. I noticed that I did not reach any of my personal goals nor was I consistent on my blog. I was thinking and I was coming up with some many excuses as to why I did not achieve my goals or work on my blog enough ! None of it was making sense. As I was pointing¬† fingers at other things in regards to why I was not being consistent on my blog or reaching my goals… I had three fingers point back at me. It was on me !¬† I let myself down, I was being lazy, I was not using my time wisely . It was all on me! I had to hold myself accountable for¬† my actions and choices. Tough pill …

The Truth Will Set You Free

Living your truth What does the phrase living your truth mean ? Are you who you say your are.? Are you you being your authentic self. Question is who are you before the world told you who to be ? Living your truth is being your most authentic self in my opinion… that what it means to me. I think it is important to live your truth because who really wants to spend there lives trapped by living up to expectations and definitions. I know we have done it at¬† some part of our life.¬† We have lied about who we are and over it time it gets really really easy. Until you wake one day and feel really incomplete ! Or we always seeking validation from others. I say it time to strip down and bare it all.¬† However it hard and scary ! The Struggle: As a nation I think we have push the envelop to far. We so desperately want to liked… no way do want to stand out due to fear. Fear that we have seen from our peer that show the world their true selves.¬† It not always peaches & cream. If our world can …

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