BLOGIVERSARY: FashionLayn Turns 4 !!

FashionLayn turns 4 years old today! BLOGIVERSARY! I started not to post this. I was kinda feeling like who really cares… But… Skip that! I am going to celebrate my blogging career. Blogging is hard and it deserves to be celebrated. I have been blogging for 4 years straight now. Omg, I can’t believe it! Thank you to all that have supported my journey! Read a post or two, took my pictures, and kept me motivated. Thank you to those that gave me honest hard feedback… tough to hear but I heard you. Y’all are the real MVPs. I continue to blog for you all. You all make a girl feel so important. I finally have a voice… and I can share it! Thank you for handing me the megaphone to speak my peace. Now when I initially thought about blogging I knew for sure it was going to be easy. I was going to grow my following fast. Sponsorships were doing to falling in my lap. Collaborating was going to breeze Haha silly Alayna…. I was so wrong. Building a platform is not easy! Over the course of my blogging journey, I have never worked so hard in my …

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The World Is Your Runway

CoCo Chanel said… “Every day is a fashion show & the world is your runaway” .  With that being said….. FashionLayn Goes to Urban Cinderella Fashion Show !! Yessss I was invited over the past weekend to attend the Urban Cinderella Fashion Show at the Ponyride in Detroit.  So exciting ! This show focus its attention on 3 totally different brands…. Design, Makeup and Hair and 1 fashion show. Three brands, three ladies that collaborated together to bring us the fashion show for the season.  Let me tell you sis the whole show was serving black girl magic on a silver platter.  The Fashion Show gave us all denim inspired looks for the spring. The looks definitely came with a urban twist. Pearls, Ruffles, Distress that what the designer was giving me, a one of a kind looks. I really was at lost for words when I witness the designs on the runway Truly Goodness I witness ! ….. And where there is goodness there is magic !  -Cinderella  I really enjoyed this fashion show so much because three black women came together with their passion and flourish. I love when black women come together and slay. Then they created …

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 …

Define Your Personal Style ?

How do I define my personal style ? Lol if you coming to me for the answer I don’t have it. But I found a great site that can help you do it yourself, easy ! Listen I believe we all have an idea of what our personal style is but how do we put it into words. Really define it ! IDK ! All I know is that I am not your typical fashionista. I wear what I want to wear. I let my creativity take over when it comes to my personal style. Keep reading…..   Anywho,  I found myself on google trying to figure it out.  There are so many ways to define your style and the most helpful one I came across was Style Bee.  The story: I am a frequent listener to podcasts they help me generate my topic in today’s millennial time. So while I was listening to Gettin’ Grown by Jade and Keia,  the topic of discussion was Personal Style. They provided Style Bee’s link in their description box of course I clicked it. “Define Your Style in 5 Easy Step”.So I am gonna let you take the wheel and visit StyleBee site …

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”. …

Do it for Love or Do for the Culture… It’s February!

O M G January flew by so fast! Like it was just here but… you know the years fly by fast. January was full of excitement. Birthday check ! Blogging check ! Life kinda well it gets a  check ! LOL I really say January was super successful for me as blogger More likes, more content, creativity all of that . I am also proud to announce that I join the BLOG WITH KIM MASTERMIND class. Yes I as blogger I am always open to learn more and more to become a better blogger and writer. February I have a lot to look forward too. It is the first day of BLACK HISTORY MONTH!  Black history month is everyday for me however it is a special month and it time to celebrate all the black excellence.  So of course going I do some activities in Detroit for Black History Month and talk about black women. Also a little self love and self care this month.  Since I am single person I try to find ways to keep my spirits up. Of course Valentines Day is right around the corner and I dread seeing all the post on social media. Look what …

Move in Silence Like Lasagna

The older I get the more I understand the phrase move in silence. It that phrase let you now that you got moves, things being plan, execution, and big news .  All those things that let people know that you got some things brewing. But to often I see people typing the phrase move in silence and not actually abiding by the phrase : moveee in silenceee.  You don’t have to tell everybody what you doing sis. Also, too many people typing the phrase and not putting any action to it.   Yeah girl she aint doing nothing she said she was doing.  Lastly, sharing your big news can put a damper on your mood because of the wrong. “Yea girl how she get job I think I am more qualified then her.” Smh  hold your horses sis. LOL sis you don’t have tell everybody everything or that you moving in silence. I feel like if you say  something that open the flood gates for bs. “plot quietly and humbly.  manifest fruitfully and abundantly. Why is it super important to move in silence ? It is important to move in silence because in all honesty is you plan fully planned …

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