The Nakedness of “S.T.Y.L.E”

It was such an honor to have author, speaker and teen girl advocate, Amanda Eaddy Oliver at the “A Stylish Affair Event” on April 29th! She gave such an empowering message on taking care of yourself with brilliant look on “style.” Today, she exudes confidence and enjoys teaching others how to do the same.


“How we truly look on the outside depends on what is going on inside. Our appearance (make up, no make-up, stylish, plain, clean kept, messy etc.) doesn’t depend on anyone else but ourselves.

We control STYLE.

When was the last time you were okay with your nakedness?

I mean, no make-up, no designer tags/bags, shoes, hair undone, stretch marks, dimples, pudges and more?

At one time in my life, my nakedness hurt. I couldn’t stand to see myself fully unclothed. It was a reminder of what I hadn’t accomplished. Those dreams that hadn’t been fulfilled. These were moments where I felt hopeless. 

These were times where my identity was tied to my relationships. However they viewed me was who I was. Because I couldn’t embrace my nakedness, I had no style.

Do you stare at the mirror and like what you see? That matters! Our views on ourselves control how we dress and how we function in this world. It controls how we communicate with others.

Our nakedness dictates our style.

True Style is:

S-Satisfaction

T-Tolerance

Y- You

L-Learning

E-Excellence

In order to reach these levels in style, you must first get naked, stripping yourself of everything and sitting still.

Satisfaction says “ I am not trying to be like anyone else but who God says I should be.” Stop the searching, trying to find yourself in others. Your identity doesn’t exist in them but in Him.

Tolerance says “ I can deal with me, flaws and all. God created a masterpiece when he created me. I am necessary.” Who you are is great. You are not a mistake. Be okay with your presence alone.
Check back tomorrow to learn part 2 of “The Nakedness of S.T.Y.L.E.” 😉

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A Stylish Affair: A Look Inside

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Just last Sunday I had my first showcasing event and I still can’t believe how much of a success it was! It’s amazing how you can have an idea and then it cultivates into something bigger than what you could ever imagine. I am so thankful to have such great family and friends to help to make my day so special. Most importantly,  I am so happy I decided to listen to God and walk in my giftings!

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We talked, we laughed, we learned, had fun and more!

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Raffle time! Pictured below are 3 of our 10 vendors that shared a little about what they do and gave away some amazing prizes!

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Our couple’s fashion show where I showed how you can create 3 different looks using 1 key piece from their wardrobe.

She chose a skirt…
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He chose a black suit…
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For a bonus we added something fun!

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And then this is what happens when the  models need extra time to change in between looks. Anyone else want to walk the runway? Lol

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Words of engagement from our special guest (also my beautiful First Lady) Ruth Harris

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Our wonderful guests…

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I can’t say thank you enough to all our wonderful vendors:
Meloni & Nassar Staples of Waterfalls Salon & Massage /Marla Miller of Naked Beaute/Cindy Robertson with Cindy’s Creations/ Antoinette Eason & Krettia Green with 5Linx/ Angela Finch with Scentsy/ Lakyesha Harris with Visalus/Cassondra Hamlette-Make up artist/Sharon Oliver with CEO Magazine/ Jaiden Jones of Jaiden Photography/Elijah & Aretina Morgano with Time2Gro & Amway
Special shout outs to Lois Jolley of Occasions Events Hall, Vanita Baugh C.U.T.E. Boutique, First Lady Ruth Harris of Victory Tabernacle Church and last, but not my in laws, Jolita and Karen Fountain

Additional pictures can be found on FB on the “Gokabean” page

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Tomorrow is my big day! I am so excited about my first fashion showcasing event! I have been so busy planning that I have had to take a backseat to blogging. Don’t worry though,  I shall be back to blogging and sharing how everything went in the upcoming week.  Thanks for your patience and I will see you soon!!!

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In the Process: Creating a New Me

It has been a blessed and eventful week! I have had the opportunity to meet and network with some incredible ladies who are business owners and leaders in their own right! The experience has lead me to the kind of people I want to be around even the more as well as have success with. Who knew the results of listening and trusting God could be so amazing!

Isn’t it funny how we often question ourselves when it comes to our dreams and what we want in life instead of the unimportant stuff? Understand that no matter where you are in life, it is never too late to really trust God. The Bible says in John 14:6, that God is “the way, the truth and the light,” and I expect Him to be just that. I’m so excited about the next stages of my life and especially in business that I can’t help, but wear a smile.

All I have to say is, this woman is going to another level and there is nothing stopping me! God wants us all to be blessed and it starts with seeking Him first. “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him,” 1 Corinthians 2:9. Do you know where God wants to take you?

Stay tuned because I’m going after the desires of my heart and in the process, I’m creating a new me! 🙄