What’s Your Colors?

Every since my hair has been natural, I have loved how earth toned colors have complimented my look! I believe that anyone can wear any color, it’s just a matter of shade and placement. I have personally found colors like bronze, forest green, cream, burgundy, mustard yellow and burnt orange have been my best colors to wear. 

Finding the right shades of color is definetly key. For example if you are pale in color, you would not wear a beige dress that would wash you out, but instead opt for colors that would give you more life. Such would be a soft pink, navy or a dark red.  If you really wanted to wear beige, you wouldn’t want to have it near your face, but have the color either mixed with other vibrant colors in a skirt, shoe or other accessory.  

Now if finding the right shade is not your strong suit, linking up with someone who knows about fashion such as a personal stylist would be beneficial. Knowing your “go to” colors is just the beginning of owning your style!

Top-BCBG/Denim Shorts-!iT Jeans/ Earrings-Nordstrom/Pumps-Alfani

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Broccoli & Quinoa Medley  


Here is another one!!! Super easy, fun and healthy (in moderation lol). I found this broccoli casserole recipe on http://www.eatgood4life.com and decided to make it my own. I was truly amazed at how good and tasty this was and new you would love it! You know it’s also a plus when your toddler loves it! 👌🏾

Ingredients:

9-12 oz of broccoli (I used frozen)

2 1/2 cups of uncooked Quinoa
2 cups of Mozerella cheese

1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese

14 oz can of Swanson’s reduced sodium chicken broth

14 oz of water (I used the Swanson’s can)

3 stalks of green onions

2 cups of spinach (Again, I used frozen)

1 tsp. of oregano 

1 tsp. of garlic powder

Put frozen broccoli in a bowl and cook for about 3-4 minutes and set aside. 

Put Quinoa and chopped green onions in a 9×13 baking dish. 

Chicken broth and water mixed in bowl for taste testing (I did not add salt because the broth has enough, however you can add salt to your liking).  

Chicken broth, 1/3 cup of Parmesan cheese, spinach, garlic and oregano added to the dish and ready to bake at 350 degrees in the oven for about 30 minutes. After 30 min. You will notice the Quinoa is fully cooked and you can now stir in the broccoli and add the remainder of cheese to cover the top (I sprinkled additional Parmesan too)! Broil for about 3 minutes and voilà! 

Good to the last drop!😜

 

Makes 5-6 servings. 

Refocus

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 😉

Confident

I love helping people feel good by looking great on the outside and boosting their confidence. However, notice I said “boosting.” Having self confidence in my opinion is not something that a person gives you, but helps you to expose what you already possess. It’s about being able to recognize it and to be willing to make some changes. 

Change is not something that is always something easy to do, yet it needs to be done in order for you to grow and reach your potential. At the end of the day, I can help you look like a million bucks, but if you don’t think you are worth it, no one will believe you are either. You need to tap into the things that make you feel alive and worth living. 

Be encouraged by motivational messages from speakers like Lisa Nichols and Tony Robbins and others. If all else fails, you have the Word of God. The Bible is your instruction for life and in it you can find encouragement. Pray and ask God who He has called you to be and don’t be afraid to be bold and be confident walking in it!



Maxi Dress-Forever21/Jacket-Nordstrom

Something Good

Mannnn, how I miss not having to worry about the humidity and frizzing much less do anything to my hair with these faux locs. I also didn’t mind all the lovely compliments too! 😉 For years I have had people tell me my hair would be great for locking. I can say I fell in love with this style and it suits me however, don’t look for me locking my actual hair anytime soon folks!

I’m trying to plan the next time to do them between work, house work and watching my little buggers (last time it literally was an all day event with me doing them)! Anyone want to help? 😆 I’m also calling out my sister in law Jolita Fountain for the challenge to tag team once again (Oh and by the way she makes faux loc wigs too if your interested)!!!!!  If not this style, I’m looking for a fun up do, any ideas????

Shout outs to my little man Lamar for being my photographer 😘. 

Peplum Top-Marshalls/Skirt-Nordstrom/Sandals & Earrings-Target

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.” 😉

A Stylish Affair: What she Wore

When it came down to me finding a cute and flirty dress for my event, I knew I would be able to find one at Forever21. Everytime I go into the store I see nothing but a sea of colors. I went to a few of my other favorites stores prior that included H&M and New York & Co. and of course I bought nothing needed for my event! Lol. I will say that the items I did buy were definitely needed basics for the Fall season and were on sale!

I also did not find my dress until literally the day before, which I know is last minute but I like to think I work well under pressure! 😉 I’m not a huge fan of asymmetrical dresses, yet when I saw this one and it was also an easy wearing wrap style, I needed to have it! Talk about stepping out and trying something new (I also think the older I get, the more I am prone to revisiting styles I didn’t think I could wear). 

What do you think?


Dress, Wedge Sandals & Jewlery-Forever21