Chapter 2… February Goals

Chapter 2… February Goals

I know I know… February is when you are going to start fresh?! Right?! I have been seeing this meme going around social media where a lot of people are claiming to start there New Years in February.  I guess January was tough. Hmmm, I know for myself January was kinda hard sis. However, I am so thankful for all the goals I was able to cross off my list. All the doors that open up for me. Another birthday I was able to see and celebrate. I made it through, here we are now at the month love. Wow time really has gone by so fast.

February I have a lot to look forward to. It is the first day of BLACK HISTORY MONTH!  To be frank, Black history is celebrated every day. It is a special month because it is a time to acknowledge the history, excellence, and enjoy how far we have come.

On top of celebrating I find it is very important to remember self. I know for me a get a little down in because I am a single woman. Can I not celebrate valentines because I’m single? So, a little self love and self care goes a long way. 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. I guess I can share my thoughts on love on the new podcast! Yes I said podcast!! I am thrilled to announce the brand new ”The Gals Club” Podcast ! I am one out four co-host! IMPORTANT: The first episode will premiere on Feb 7th at 7 pm, every Thursday, every week! Going LIVE on Anueyoumedia.com. Also download the SMD Live app to listen as well. Will be up on the Apple Podcast app soon!

Fashion Note

New York Fashion Week is on its way, and I cannot wait to see all the new things that are coming to the runway. (Feb 8- Feb16th) Already the magazines are giving us the inside scoop on Spring fashion. According to February’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar & InStyle magazines that studded bags, ruffles, plaids, neutrals, dark floral prints, etc. I also noticed that acid wash denim might be making a come back! Yess ! If you want me to create a spring fashion cheat sheet, let me know in the comment section!

This years spring/ summer colors, according to Pantone,  different hues of beige, navy, and browns. Neutral shades are definitely in for this spring season. On the colorful side of things neon colors, marigold. magenta, orange, & cobalt blue. You can also get away with pastel colors. Textiles and patterns: Crochet, fishnet, tie dye print, and artisan pieces. The trend that I am loving is animal print. Snakeskin is on my to do fashion list!

I am super excited this month to step outside my comfort zone a bit. Since love is going to all through the air it is only right that I play with some reds, and pinks in my wardrobe. Lastly what has been my go too in my wardrobe has been blazers! I must say the blazers are the power player last month! Keep a watch out for my Instagram… a few of best blazers are going to be making preview or two.

Blog Note

During this month I want to talk about being single coming from a single person perspective. Ha We are going to dive into my love life, and fish through my thoughts. So all next week is for the single folks! Those that are in relationships, of course, Y’all can read it too! We don’t discriminate here. I can’t forget about fashion. I know a few of my readers are going to be doing some special things for valentines day. You I am going to help y’all out… Showing Y’all how to dress for any occasion, up or down. I plan to take myself out, so yeah I am getting dressed up for it! Hmm, feel like a beauty post is coming too! Definitely, planning on patronizing a few black own businesses in the process.

I currently don’t have any brand partnerships or collaboration at the moment. So I have a lot of great content coming to the blog. So stay tuned. Also don’t hesitate to follow me on Instagram and Facebook. I make a lot of great announcement on my social media platforms.

Personal Note/ Goals

I made a lot of changes for the better of self in January. I am keeping the same energy from January and bring it with me this month.

  1. Drink more water
  2. Eat more fruits and vegetables
  3. Save money for airfare for NYC trip
  4. Pay off my dentist bill & my mother back
  5. Continue to keep going with my blogging plans & stay organize
  6. Think positive

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What are you looking forward to in February?

Share with me in the comment section.

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Remixing The Plaid Styles with Target

Remixing The Plaid Styles with Target

Trend Report ! I am bringing y’all the trend report and the report is telling me this…. Blazers, hounds tooth, plaids, pin stripes, blouses, loose trousers to booties are on the seen this fall. I am here for this trendy look ! I am remixing a couple of trends in this outfit.

So first, I started looking for a pantsuit, but check this nobody told me that finding a really cool pantsuit was going to be so hard.  You know I really got into Beyoncé and Jay-Z pantsuits in the Apesh*t video ! If you don’t know pantsuit are really in style this upcoming Fall too.  So I’m on all the sites trying to find a suit that fits my shape.  I would stay Eloquii is the best place to start first.  However, it is still a struggle bus for me!  I have an hour-glass shape and sometimes I can be considered a pear shape . Lately, I have been in between sizes not sure what really fits right any more.fullsizeoutput_2308 My waist is super small and my hips are super wide so trying to find the right pants to fit my figure is super hard. SMH So that left me to my creative juices.  When the world gives you lemons… yeah yo should know this by now.. you make lemonade. QTNA: how am I going to bring a street style suit look to blog… HMM I think I got it.

Target released their new brand called Wild Fable in the beginning of August. Wild Fable I would say is a super cool retro 90s- inspired brand for teen girls and young women. There sizes range from 0-26W  ! I am here for it sis. Anyway I came across this cool plaid bodycon dress with the button coming down the side.  OMG I was in love in the dressing room.  Since I could find a pantsuit yet,  yes I remix the plaid print. I figured  out a  way to make it work for my body as well still be stylish ! Hmm am I getting Clueless vibes ?? Before Stacey Dash lost her mind I was really a big fan of Clueless the movie and the show … and Dionne Davenport was super cool to me ! This look definitely making me think I am in updated version of Clueless.. you can called me Mona Maven .. lol IDK

Clothes, Popularity… Whatever ! 

 

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Are you talking to me ? Ugh As If !

So I got this glen plaid, straight neck body con dress that is killing the game, in my opinion, with the buttons on the side from Target.  The button details are my favor and that was what really hook me into this dress. I have to say this, Target has really been coming through with these different brands and cute looks! They have gotten quite stylish over the years and I am here for it. Yes so this new brand to their conglomerate is called Wild Fable and it is featuring this dress. In my opinion you can dress this up or down !  When I first put this look together I initially added the triple buckle boots to the look. Booties are an essential to the fall season.Then I thought to myself that I really need to add a pop of color to bring  look together. Who really want to be strictly black and white. Kinda a boring ! Lets add a pop of red.!! Yes Then I  added a blazer to show that you can get away with wearing this dress in the work place not really disturb the peace.  On the flip side  if you really feeling the mood you shed a layer or two and go right into enjoying your Friday night. Lastly this dress would look great with a white plain tee underneath to really give off that 90s inspired style.

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My Outfit Deets…

This dress is super cute. I absolutely love the fit and really think this will fit well for the hourglass shape curvy woman. I got this dress in XXL in the junior size.  This dress definitely has the stretchy material . Thank you God ! I can get my backside in it !! The great thing about this new Target brand that feature items that are my curvy girls (Sizes: 0-26W). Note this sis, I am all about saving us some coins in you pocket. This cute dress ran me only $25 bucks. The price point stops at $40 per piece. A deal right !

Black and White Plaid Bodycon dress//Target/Wild Fable (Similar), (Similar), (Similar(On Sale Similar)

Black Blazer//Forever 21 **old** (Similar)

Triple Buckle Ankle Boots// Forever21 **old** (Similar)

Red Circle Bag with Black Tassel // Mpulse Boutique (Similar)

Red Rimless PC Sunglasses

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Mona Maven has arrived ! 

little sidenote….

can you believe how fast the time is going. the stores are literally switching everything out to fall attire! summer stuff on sale! pumpkin spice this and that.. and to tell you the truth it is still hot as hell outside. when it get close to the fall season i really play close attention to how fast the time goes. i look and the next minute i know it whole another season, another birthday. i want to stress how important it is to live you life. when they say life is short, it really is. so yes it time to focus on things that really make us happy and dump all the things that make us sad. in all honesty how many more summers do we have left. jenifer lewis said in an interview on the breakfast club that you can’t have anymore of my summers. that really stuck with me.  get out there start living out your dreams its not to late.  have fun, dance a little more, laugh a little more. life is too short to be stuck in the house or sad.  

sidenote: if you need to talk when somebody about.. get a therapist.. nothing wrong with talking it all out 

i really want you… yes you sis to live you best life! 

Life Is Too Short To Spend It At War With Yourself.

-Unknown

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Location: Dearborn, MI

Photographer: My Lovely Mother !  Special shout out to my mom because she really comes through for me at the last-minute. I am so thankful to have a mother like her.


How Are You Going Start Living Your Best Life ?

I know for me I am going to start wearing whatever I want to wear and Stop over thinking !

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

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 bae got! Omg goals all that jive that drives me to drink LOL. So instead of feeling upset, I got a bae this time . My bae is me so I’m going to treat me! Maybe I’ll find a date this month who knows. The best part of this month is going to be BLACK PANTHER!! hands down !  I have to do it for the culture. Yes Blank Panther is going to be release on Feb. 16 and I going to go the first day because I going to be with the group of loud talkers and clappers lol. Fashion Week is coming yay !! Excited to see what gonna come down the runway!

be so busy loving your life that you have no time for hate, regret or fear!

BLOG NOTE

I have so many ideas for the blog this month. We still growth phase and I know BLOG with Kim Mastermind class is going to help as a blogger. At the moment no new brand partnerships or collaborations.  Hmmm. Maybe I will reach out to my blogger boo Leah, Beauty and the Muse, and get some things poppin. The blog is going to focus on self care and self love. Of course the budget friendly wear I definitely gonna give yall the fashion on the budget. In addition, I want to focus on black women this month. I am black women and I understand and know all the stigma of being a black women. So are gonna cover that sis. Maybe even highlight few black excellence.

PERSONAL NOTE

For myself I want to take care better care of myself mentally. Eat right for anxiety and health. Wellness is going to be important. Maybe even do a water challenge. Lord know I need to drink more water.  Of course I gonna stay focus on finances . YESSS overtime is coming !! I need it.

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FASHION NOTE

This month I am a big fan of the graphic tees and solid bottoms ( skirts). So you gonna get a lot  of curvy action. I going to play with lots of colors, patterns, and textures. So excited to see what Fashion Week has to offer. Fashion Week in New York is Feb 9 through Feb 16. So I am going to try to recreate some looks. Also, I can’t wait to get  some new magazine to get a preview of the Spring Fashion !!  Of course we are going to keep everything affordable !

February Goals

  1. Continue to grow the blog
  2. Water drinking challenge
  3. Building an email list
  4. Patronize more black business for this month and going forward
  5. Practice self love
  6. Apple Cider Vinger. Didn’t work out well for January. Try again February.
  7. Fenty Beauty Products
  8. Finish reading The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae
  9. Deep clean my apartment ! Starting with my closet

 

Yes so much to come !

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Alayna