Sometimes we get caught up with all the challenges of life and it’s not until either something drastic happens or we have had enough, that we ask ourselves, “How did I get here?” When you examine your life, you are where you are based off of the choices you’ve made whether good or bad. However, when you have made the wrong decisions, it’s about how you respond that will determine what happens next.
I used to tell my team, “control your controllables.” Meaning, you decide where your next move will be. Don’t get down and dishearten about what happen or could have been, but focus on what can be. Redirect your way of thinking and find out what your true purpose is. Do what makes sense and most importantly, do what makes you happy. #purposefilled
Skirt, Tank & Neckalace H&M/3/4 sleeve Cardigan-Nordstrom/ Sandals-Walmart
Photo credit: My Boobikins 😉
I strongly believe that fashion is all about self expression. You know the phrase, “First impressions are everything,” well they may not be EVERYTHING, but they definitely will have you wondering! Now sometimes even the most well dressed have their days in which they just don’t feel like getting dressed and just want to be comfortable without all the “extra” stuff. However, dressing comfortable doesn’t mean that you have to look like you don’t care about your look.
Take my photo on the left for instances, if you never met me or knew anything about me, what would be your first impression? Now what about the second photo? Which looks well put together? Sophisticated? Business like? Fashionable? I hope that everyone agreees that look #2 is the best and hopefully it says “I’m about my business!”
At the end of the day, no matter how you look, someone is always going to have a comment to say. If you are dressed too nice the question then becomes, “where does she think she’s going?” If not dressed up enough the question then is, “what was she thinking?” In any event, my personal motto is that I would rather be overdressed knowing I look good then being under dressed and not presenting myself at my best.
Always remember to dress with a purpose. Dress the message you want to convey. A little accessories and makeup can go a long way. You can be running errands and still look good doing them. Workout clothes are so fashionable now they could literally be worn almost anywhere!
Looks aren’t everything, but if first impressions truly are your first impressions. Do you know what your look is conveying? Be confident, smile and know that what you wear is also telling a story…your story. 😉
Jacket-Forever21/Tank-H&M/Skirt-Nordstrom/Pumps-Nine West/Accessories- A gift!
With 4th of July comes not only a time to celebrate our Independence Day, but a time most share creating memories with family and friends at the beach, cookouts and more! Just incase you are thinking about what to wear, check out a few of my hand picked favorite patriotic pieces that are sure to show not only how stylish you are, but how much you love your country too! 😜
Nordstrom Billabong $54.99
Nordstrom Crossover Clutch $25
Nordstrom Socialite $75
Nordstrom Birkenstock “Madrid” Sandal $29.95
Nordstrom Trixxi Romper $45
Nordstrom Kate Spade Cameron Street Shoulder bag $199
Nordstrom Vince Camuto Evel Sandal $69.50
Zara Premium Collection Dress $49.50
Zara Striped Skirt $39.99
Zara Halter Top $25.99
Zara Bow Skort $22.99
Zara Skinny Jeans $29.90
Target Xhilaration top $17.99; matching bottom $14.99
Target Missimo embroider top $19.99; matching bottom $19.99
Target Mossimo seersucker halter one piece $39.99
Target Sea Angel plus size maillot one piece $44.99
Target Clean Water Stars and Stripes wrap one piece $39.99
When I first saw these pants I wasn’t sure whether to get them or not for two reasons. The first reason was they were not a style that I was use to wearing. I admit, when I first saw these pants I didn’t know if they were pajamas or joggers. It wasn’t until I tried them on and found that I loved the fit and the pocket detail, that they were a must have!
The only other problem I had was that they were blue printed. Unless it’s denim, my first choice is not to buy blue because I am always thinking “what do I have that would go with it?” I tried to find other colors that were available and in my size, but the only other option was predominately white with a black print and that was not going to work.
Needless to say, I went ahead and chose the blue print. As you can see, I had no problem finding a top to match! I’m starting to like seeing myself in this shade of blue. What do you think? 😜
Cardigan Sweater-H&M/Printed Joggers-Sears/Tank-Forever21/Pumps-Nine West
The many faces you make when Fall weather is really “Spring” like weather! Two of my favorite seasons happen to be Fall and Spring, however I am definitely not a fan of both of them being in one season! It just sounds like sickness is bound to happen. Smh.
Either way, I love Fall for the opportunity of transitional wear. Such looks would include a cute summer dress that can be worn with tights and a cardigan, knee high boots with a denim jacket and more! As you can see I opted for a denim crop jacket and snake print sandals. Add some fun accessories and a little make up and you I’m good to go!
Dress & Sandals-H&M/Denim Jaceket-Forever21/ Jewelry-Nordstrom