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12 Mar

But First, COFFEE…


	Favorite Coffee Shop of the Week : Tout Suite

(You should totally indulge if you are in Houston)

Happy Monday!

It feels as if the weekends are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder but I can’t let that stop me from having an amazing week ! To start the week off proper, I’m sharing a few words of inspo and cute daily printables for Monday – Saturday to help jumpstart your productive & satisfying week !

I hope you enjoy!

Daily Planner for the Week

(Created by Yours Truly)

Click HERE to Download and Print

11 Mar

#The List : Friday Favorites

Im so happy to celebrate the first Friday of February & share my favorite finds that I’ve curated up  this week!

I hope  you’ll love my latest roundup of Friday Faves !

Shopping at my old stomping grounds, Saks Fifth Avenue,  is such a treat, I always find something that I simply cannot live without. and it’s always so good to run into my old buddies… In my recent visit, A former colleague  informed me of the Viktor & Rolf Fragrance, “Dancing Roses”  & Lets just say, I’m a little obsessed

Favorite Scent


Favorite Ribbed Bodycon Dress

I am a sucker for anything that hugs my curves, and this little number, might just be it!  I love how versatile it is and its super affordable.

Favorite Yoga / Barre Gear

Even though i’m not as flexible as I want to be, my wardrobe doesn’t have to suffer…. this collection = Bomb… I don’t think I’ll ever skip another Barre/Yoga class again!

Favorite Feels

Anyone who knows me know that I live for experiences, feels and places that allow me to thrive and feel the most alive. (love this)

11 Mar

6 MOST USED PRODUCTS FOUND IN MY MAKEUP BAG

 

 

 

 

 

Summer is an Ah-mazing time of year, but sometimes, not so much when makeup and humidity are involved. A bare face is always ideal,  but when  a light face beat is necessary,  I rely on my go to products. Take a look inside my beauty bag and find the products used to attain the effortless look.

 

 

1. M.A.C. COSMETICS | GOLD DEPOSIT BRONZER

2.M.A.C COSMETICS | STUDIO FIX (SPF 15)

3.ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS | DIP BROW POMADE

4.YVES SAINT LARENT | EFFET FAUX CLS SHOCKING FELT TIP EYELINER

5. TOM FORD | BEAUTY LASH TIPS MASCARA

6.M.A.C. COSMETICS | SO CHAUD MATTE LIPSTICK

11 Mar

Saturday Feels

Early Saturday mornings are usually reserved for solitude. My solitude essentials consist of my linen candle, white roses, Diddy Pandora station, a tabula rasa (Latin phrase often translated as “blank slate”) and a little dancing in between epiphanies.

WHY IS “ME TIME ” SO PARAMOUNT?

Its self love and allows the time to fully emerge and focus on self.  It’s ok to be a little selfish in this department.  As much as I love waking up to the sounds and views of the city, it doesn’t hurt to pull down my blackout curtains, change my phone settings to “Do Not Disturb” and dive into my goals, visions and accomplishments for an hour or two.

I have compiled a list of 5 reasons why self-love is the best love below:

1.REBOOT YOUR THOUGHTS AND UNWIND

Although Tinashe’s “Too On” is the groove, its not always the best approach when it comes to your brain.  Constantly being “on” doesn’t give your brain the time to rest and revitalize. Try yoga, reading, or setting time aside for a nap in the park.  Enjoy the silence.

2. HELPS IMPROVE CONCENTRATION AND INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY

As you remove yourself from the distractions and interruptions of the world (good or bad), you are able to concentrate and become more productive with executing your thoughts or things that you have put on the back burner.

3.DISCOVER YOURSELF AND FIND YOUR OWN VOICE

When in a group setting whether at work, or weekend coffee talks, people are more likely to agree or go along with someone who shares similar views. Utilize the “me time” for self-evaluation. A simple approach, Exercise the 5 W’s: Who are you? What do you stand for/What is your purpose? When do you want to execute those goals? Where are you in life/where do you want to be in life? And the Whys of your world.

4.CAN ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS

By spending time with yourself and gaining a better understanding of who you are, it really puts everything in perspective.  From who you choose t surround yourself with to how you, not others, want to spend your valuable time.

5. ALLOWS TIME TO THINK CLEARLY AND WORK THROUGH PROBLEMS MORE EFFECTIVELY

Although it can be challenging when you have so much incoming information i.e. instagram feeds, emails, and texts messages, it is time to unplug.  Deep thought and clarity can ignite creativity and increases productivity.  It is time to walk away from the never-ending checklist, breathe and listen to your thoughts.

Solitude is very important and so necessary.  Be a better you and indulge in a little me time, you wont regret it.

9 Mar

Exposed: The Latest Bobby Pin Trend

It’s no secret, Bobby pins are notorious for getting lost whether in your hair, handbags, luggage, you name it. The upside? This trend is a for sure way to keep your Bobby pins in sight and never lose them another day in your life!

What makes this trend so perfect?

The look is attainable !  Exposed Bobby pins are not limited to a specific hair texture or length. Any and all can pull this look off with the help of a little self expression.  Bobby pins have evolved from being tucked away in our hair, keeping hairstyles in tact to being exposed and making bold statements.

Check out the trend inspo, get inspired:

9 Mar

What I Wore : Sunday’s Go-To Look

A s you may know, Sunday’s in Houston are the best for brunching and catching up with girlfriends.  As brunching can easily turn into an all day event , it is wise to dress comfy and up-to-the-minute.  I love everything about The Rigsby Contrast-Sleeve Jumpsuit by BCBGMAXAZRIA, it is hands down, an essential piece.  The featured look gives off effortless chic vibes, and to top it all off, this polyester number is insanely comfortable.  I’ve discovered that this must-have piece works for just about any occasion.  With the help of a tailored fit and unique details, the day time to night time chic look is easily achieved.

 

12 Feb

RAINY DAY PIECES YOU’LL ACTUALLY WANT TO WEAR

Houston is filled with rainy days especially during this time of year.  WITH THE WEATHER, IT’S  so easy to be super lazy, cozy up in front of a fire place and hibernate, but truth be told, rainy days are my absolute fav.  I have a few signature pieces that I’m obsessed with, it allows me to channel my INNER urban chiC-NESS.  Want the featured look ? I’ve got you covered!

 

1 Jan

NEW YEAR, SAME ME, JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER THIS TIME AROUND

 

 

Hello Loves, and Happy New Year! For many, the first day of a new year marks limitless possibilities.  Suddenly the time feels right to  to open the new planner to the first blank page and begin jotting down new routines, goals and the things that will be better for us this year.  I know it sounds so cliche saying ” New Year, New Me” , but everyone needs a refresher, its necessary to reflect, rediscover and reinvent oneself.

 

/,rēinˈvent/

verb. change (something) so much that it appears to be entirely new.

Given the definition, Re-inventing yourself does not mean completely losing yourself and creating someone you’re not, it’s simply embracing your new, new.  The concept of the re-invention is embracing yourself, reflecting on who you are and what you would like to change in order to better your self, your life and the atmosphere that you create for yourself.

How to Re-invent yourself

My goals are simply put,  a continuation of  Project Perfect (Read Here) .

Learn a new skill

A common question followed by “What is your name ” is “What do you do” .  The answer that is given is how you perceive yourself as well as how others will perceive you.  Do you name your profession or what you aspire to be?  If you name your profession, are you living your dream ? If so great, you’re on the right track.  If your profession is not your dream, what are you doing to execute your goals and make things happen?  It’s time to learn a new skill, and if you have one, its time to perfect it.  When learning a new skill or even perfecting it , you gain knowledge and learn more about yourself which is a great refresher for your path of goals.

Reinvent your Personality

Well, not completely, only the personality traits that are not serving you well.  Im sure everyone, including me, thinks that their personality is so bomb, but in all reality there are things that can  be constructed and we all could make a short list of what those things could be.  The good part? we created it, so we can modify it.

Create an alter ego

As crazy as this sounds, I do it, and it actually works.  Do you know of a celebrity, movie, book or musician that just takes you to a limitless place of motivation?  Thats where you should go, use that as an alter ego.  It doesn’t make you obsessed or weird, it allows you to achieve the goal for that moment.  For example, If I want to be fierce, I think all thing all things Beyonce, If I want the more bold approach, I channel my inner  Rihanna.  The goal is not to try to be that person, but to ask yourself ” What would they do to make this goal work and be successful” .  It helps to bring out the better person in yourself.Not into it ? No worries you can always think about yourself, and the things that accentuate or magnify the authentic you.

Re-Invent your Habits

We all have habits, and the more habits you alter, the more you change.  Could I drink water instead of wine? For sure ! Would it make me a different person ? Absolutely! (I’d probably shed a few pounds in the process) Hold on to the good habits of course, but the ones you have to second guess, they might need a quick little tune up .

Re-Invent your attitude

Think of someone you know that has a positive attitude, now think of someone that holds a negative attitude.  They are two different people, right?   A positive person is very different from a negative, or pessimistic, one. Everything is perceived differently, the emotions, reaction and they simply show up in the world differently.  Think about your goals and who you want to be.  If you are negative, its ok, reinvent yourself to become more positive.

Level up

Ever heard the term Gamification?  In this situation it is simply  applying game elements to non-game situations.  A game consists of a certain number of levels, when you “win”, you go to the next level.  Treat life the same way.  You don’t have to put your life all in one huge unattainable goal, break it down into levels, and stay focused to work through the building blocks.  You can do this with your career path, weight loss, finances etc. There are always levels to everything.

Step outside of your comfort zone

IF you are comfortable, chances are, you have accepted where you are, and your life is on a daily repeat. The farther away you step from your comfort zone, the more you’ll change.  It can be scary at times, but it is usually worth it.  Think about it, would you want to be in the same place you were last year? The worst feeling is the feeling of being stagnant and  not reaching your full potential.  Its time to do something that scares you.

Question yourself

Carl Sagan  once said “There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question.” .

  • Ask yourself: How can I create the next version of myself?
  • Create possibilities or alternatives to begin moving toward this new version of yourself
  • Select the best ideas you come up with.
  • Sample and test –test out your ideas and make adjustments based on the outcomes you achieve
  • Continue prototyping, testing, and making adjustments until you’re happy with the result

I hope you enjoyed the Re-invention segment, please feel free to comment below !

31 Dec

Currently Coveting : The Color-Block Leggings I’m Into Right Now

Lately, I’ve been into utilizing pieces in my closet that don’t get half as much exposure that it deserves. I recently wore one of my fav pair of leggings from BCBGMAXAZRIA and I was quickly reminded that the versatility is endless!  I’ve already curated more outfits in my head to pair with the featured staple piece. Its all about slimming color-blocked leggings that elongate the legs while adding a bold and modern twist!

Love it ? I’d love to hear your feedback, Please comment below  & Get the look for under $50!


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