Style Sunday: Frills and Florals….

Style Sunday: Frills and Florals….

Hey guys!

Really quick post today. On Friday I went window shopping ( yes I stress window shopping… I really had no intention of purchasing ANYTHING lol ) with a friend of mine, and we ventured into a store called Suzy Shier. My friend was looking for something in particular and I was just perusing the shelves. Lo and behold… there she was… the beautiful dress I will show you in this post.

I almost left it in the store y’all simply because I didn’t want to try it on ( I hate trying on clothes in the store) but my friend persuaded me to and man…. am I ever grateful I did!

Here is the dress: (the model pictured is not me lol)

Floral Bardot Sheath Dress with Flounce

I loved this dress at first sight because it incorporates 3 of this seasons trends that I love: florals, frills and an off the shoulder sleeve.

The dress retails for $48.00 dollars but Suzy Shier is currently having a 30% off sale  in store on dresses so I ended up getting it for much cheaper ! If you are interested in purchasing this dress here is the link:( click here)

Here’s how I styled it :

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I paired this dress with simple nude pumps and a crystal statement necklace.  I kept my makeup simple with some MAC pressed powder, black eyeliner , mascara and a purple/pink lip ( Kat Von D L.U.V.) and of course some highlight from Kylie Cosmetics in “Salted Caramel”. I curled my hair overnight in some Flexi rods and fingers combed them out this morning and that was the look!

What trends are you loving this season?

Have a great evening and remember…

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Xoxo

My Winter Reads 2017…

My Winter Reads 2017…

Hey guys,

Yesterday I was walking outside with my jacket open enjoying my 9 degree celsius weather ( where I live in the middle of February thats unusually warm!) and today I woke up to a winter wonderland blizzard / freezing rain mess!!! It was at that moment that I decided that it was finally time to enter my Canadian winter hibernation mode! Insert long lazy evenings indoors with Netflix and some good reads! These are some of the books that I hope to delve into this season!

Every Little Step, My Story by Bobby Brown: 

This is a book I have wanted to read for a while, but had been put on the back burner and then eventually forgotten. But with the New Edition biopic that just aired, I ran to my bookshelf and dug it out. There’s always 3 sides to every story; what he said, what she said and the truth and I am interested in hearing Bobby’s side of the stories we’ve all watched and heard about. Im already 100 pages in and I’m glad I picked this up again!

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How’s Your Soul by Judah Smith:  

Judah Smith is a Christian author of many books, two of which I have previously read and loved! When I saw that he was releasing a new book, I had to get my hands on it . This one focuses on the inner you – your soul and keeping it in check! Can’t wait to pick this one up.

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Colliding with Destiny by Sarah Jakes :

This book is written by the daughter of acclaimed pastor T.D. Jakes. Sarah has notably been through lots of ups and downs and has turned her situations into inspirations for many. This book  simultaneously walks us through the story of Ruth and Naomi as it parallels to our own lives . I’m currently reading this one already and I am really enjoying it!

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A Moment of Silence( Midnight III) by Sister Souljah:  

This is a continuation of a story I have been following for a long time. Are there any “Coldest Winter Ever” fans out there? If there are , you’d know that is where we first met Midnight. This series really focuses on his life from its rough beginnings in Africa to his migration to the United States of America and his subsequent rises and falls.

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Neecey’s Lullaby by Cris Burks:  

This book was passed on to me by a friend . This book deals with the plight of the main character Neecey,  who is living in 1950’s America with an absent father and an absentee mother. Neecey has to grow up real quick and this is her story. This is a real quick read so I hope to get to this one really soon!

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X as told to Alex Haley :

This is a re-read  for me. I read this as a young girl about 12 0r 13. I wanted to read it as an adult because I think there is so much more I can gain from it now.

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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie :

I have been trying to read this book for about 2 years and it always get shifted to the back burner! Well I am determined to get this read this winter!!  I love this author! Ive read some of her other books like “Americanah” and “Purple Hibiscus” which I loved so I’m sure I’ll enjoy this one too.  This one has more of a African political twist to it  which is a subject I am interested in becoming more knowledgeable about.

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So that’s it folks? What are you reading this winter? Any other suggestions for me?  Let me know!

xoxo

 

What 2016 Taught Me…

What 2016 Taught Me…

Well folks 2016 is on its way out and 2017 is making its way in, and what a whilwind of a year  it’s been. Lots happened to me good and bad…. with the bad seemingly outweighing the good. However, though this year was rough, 2016 taught me a lot of things.

2016 taught me that God truly hears every cry of mine and He always finds a way to send help right in the nick of time!

2016 taught me that God brings peace in the midst of even the most difficult situations and constantly shows me reminders of His grace.

2016 showed me that sometimes people are to be in your life for just a season and God has taught me to how to be okay with that!

2016 has taught me to see the beauty in every moment… even the tough ones.

My desire for 2017 is to live life to its fullest. To live the life God intended for me. To enjoy each moment and to continue to love endlessly!

One thing that 2016 tried to rob from me ( and succeeded several times) was my smile!!  I am walking into 2017 with the biggest smile ever!  There’s one last song I want to leave you with this year and coincidentally the song is entitled “Smile” by Jonathan Nelson.

Have a marvelous New Years eve ! Be safe and remember to smile!! Bring it on 2017…. I’m ready for ya!

 

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ps: 17 has always been my “lucky” ( blessed) number… just saying 🙂

xoxo