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4 Tips On Preparing For A Conference

Happy Monday! This upcoming Thursday is SMAD-COM and I'm so excited! If you don't know what is SMAD-CON I will be happy to share the details with you.  SMAD-CON reigns as the Southeast' s  most collaborative social media conference. This will be my first time attending a social media conference and I'm pretty excited about it. I'm looking forward to gaining a lot of information during the two days of this conference. But before I attend the conference on Thursday I need to prep for the next two days.

If you missed out on picking up tickets for SMAD-CON you aren't missing out! They will be a FREE Live Stream happening  on the website. Click Here to stay up to date!

1. Location

You got your ticktets, so you should make a decsion if you need to get a room or are you going to commute from your home to the conference.The location of the conference did change upon the days of the conference. So I needed to figure if I was going to stay in a hotel or just commute  from my house to the conference for the next two days. I made the decision to book a hotel close to the conference. The conference is about 30 mins away and between that and traffic I thought I'd save myself the hassle and just get a room. This will also be a little staycation and relax for a couple of days.

2. Plan Out My Outfits

This happens to be one of the best parts of planning!  But there is one thing I take into consideration when planning my outfits. That happens to be COMFORT! I want to be stylish but I also want to be comfortable especially if I'm going to be sitting the majority of the day. Also if I have to do any walking I want to make sure that I'm wearing a something that will be comfortable yet stylish. Like these looks:

3. Create A Check List

I find creating checklist very essentials these days. I'm a visual person and a checklist allows me not to forget what I will need before leaving the house for the conference. Also being that I will be staying at a hotel I most likely will be creating two checklists. One for leaving the house and another for leaving the hotel room before the conference.

4. Prep Your Essentials

Let's not forget the very important things you need for a conference. Here's a few essentials that I'll need for this two-day conference:

  • Tote Bag
  • Business cards: for networking
  • Laptop: to recap the day after the conference 
  • Notebook 
  • Ipad 
  • Camera or just use your phone
  • Portable Charger
  • Flats: just in case my feet hurt 

How do you find yourself prepping for conferences? Have you every been to a conference?
Stay tuned for more of whats to come of SMAD-CON!

Until Next Time,


My Love For Summer Dresses

As you know we're in the middle of Summer and the heat is not joke. But throwing on a dress is the best thing for me in my opinon. I don't have to worry about finding a matching top or bottom. I also don't have to sweat to death in a pair of jeans. I honestly don't like wearing jeans in the summer or anything to skin tight because this humdity is so thick here in Charleston and surrounding areas. Wearing a dress or a skirt is a perfect pick.

My dress picks would have to be:
Fit and flare
Off-the shoulder

These dresses are flattering and fit perfectly, like this dress here from Torrid. It's long but very flowy. This dress is perfect date night, brunch, girls day out or for shopping.



Making A Statement With Statement Earrings

It's no secret that Statement Earrings are trending right now! Over the years I would just stick to rocking a pair of classic gold hoops but I've decided to step on the BOLD side of accessories. There are so many brands that are on the statement earrings train.  But if you haven't caught on just yet don't fret I have a few tips for you.

 Let your earrings make the noise
I like to pair my statement earrings with basic pieces and then my earrings will make all the noise. For example, take a simple black dress and pair it with a pair of statement earrings.
A basic tee and jeans with your earrings can dress up your outfit.
There are so many ways to style your statement earrings and here our a few outfit ideas.
Outfit Inspo

.Don't Break The Bank
You don't have to spend a lot of money to rock statement earrings. I like to shop Lane Bryant, It's Fashion, Wal-Mart, Target, Bauble Bar and Zara to name a few for statement earrings.Try It Out
If you're not bold enough to try statement earrings just yet, try a pair of tassel earrings and move your  way up.Just Do It.
There are really no rules to style, it's all about how you make it work. Don't  be afraid to try something new in wardrobe!



Monday Motivation| Stop Searching For YOU In Others

Happy Monday! We've entered into the the 2nd Monday of the month and I hope you're all doing well.  I wanted to share some words of advice that have been on my heart for a while. I want to share that I don't have all the answers and I don't have everything figured out.  I never want to come off as if I do when I'm using my platform. But I do want to share what I know and what I've experienced as a blogger or just in my life in general. I feel like we're  all here to share a story to help out the next person.

Since entering the blogger world I feel that there is SO much pressure to be this, to have this, to do  this or you have to have this to be creditable.  We let others and what we see dictate our credibility not realizing those who we are looking to for credibility  are looking to others for theirs. For so long I would l admire women in my field or women who are doing the damn thing! But after a while you get so wrapped in what they do that you lose who you are by trying to keep up with them or follow their lead.  Now don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with going to others for advice or admiring them but don't get caught up. Believe me I've been there so many times...

From this day forward I challenge you to LIVE for you! Live the life you've always imagined. Stop letting things or what you think people may say  hold you back. Don't get so caught up in the hype of being in the "in crowd" because that crowd eventually becomes TOO CROWDED and you'll see things for what they really are. Remember what your mission really is on this earth! Also I know you hear this all the time but DON'T GET DISCOURAGED BY WHAT YOU SEE ON SOCIAL  MEDIA! We're all showing the best of our lives!  Let COMPARISON  go as well, it's not worth it at all!

Also challenge you to dig a little deeper and love on yourself more. Give  the love to yourself the same way to tend to love people, even when they don't deserve it. You deserve love and caring as well. Remember that you matter regardless of what you've done or what you've been through! I'm saying all this because I've been there and I'm still working on it!  But just know you're not alone in this world!

Happy Monday!



In Living Color

Let's get into this Summer inspired outfit! When I first posted the full outfit look on my Instagram I got plenty of questions about where this outfit is from. Let's just say I really put two pieces together and came up with this look. My top is from Boohoo, I picked it up last year and I never got a chance to rock it. But this Summer I will be styling this top many ways.  As for my skirt, it's actually 3 years old from Old Navy.

My goal when I'm shopping it to buy basic pieces so I'm able to mix and match. I want to be able to create different looks with out wearing the same thing over and over. So here's to Summer and wear this yellow top again!

Until Next Time,

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