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1/07/2019

Lane Bryant Livi Event Recap





This past Saturday I hosted my second event during my blog journey! I was asked by Lane Bryant to host their LIVI EVENT  at my local Lane Bryant. When I first got the news I was beyond excited about this opportunity because this would be a great way to start off the New Year.  Leading up to the days of the event I was super nervous about it but with the help of my tribe, I was able to get myself together.  I came to the realization that this opportunity that has been presented to me was a pretty big one. This is all apart of the journey that I am taking with my blog.

" Celebrate your own victories because no one else knows what it took to  accomplish them." 

sometimes I second guess my opportunities because I would compare myself to other bloggers.  I tend to think that because I have smaller numbers that I don't deserve certain opportunities.  I know that isn't a good game to play with myself but I'm being honest. Starting today I can no longer sleep on myself. I remember writing a blog post a couple years ago stating that no matter how many followers or likes you have that someone is watching. They're watching your work ethic, how you engage and how you're working with what you have.  If you can't work with what you have and be appreciative then you definitely won't appreciate what's next.


I encourage you to keep working on what you want.  No matter who is supporting you, how many followers you have, who doesn't show up or if you didn't meet your goals. Keep pushing regardless because people are watching. That company, person or brand that you want to work with just maybe watching you and how you work. Remember that believing is half the battle and that there is work to be done.  YOU GOT THIS!


Thank you to all of those who have been supporting me this far on my journey. This weekend was a huge eyeopener and this is only the beginning.





















Until Next Time,






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12/29/2018

2018 Recap




Looking back on it this year has been a good one! I thank God for all the blessings, ups and downs because it helped me get where I am today. There have been things that have transpired that I didn't think was possible or didn't even seen coming.



Opportunities:

March 
Back in March, I headed to Atlanta for an influencer event by (Click to read) Torrid. This was my first time going to an influencer event out of town let alone with a company that represents me and my brand. I was able to get a sneak peek of their upcoming Spring Line for the year. I also was able to meet bloggers who I always see on Instagram and make some amazing connections.  After that trip, I attended Charleston Fashion Week and I was able to sit in the crowd at the show. Towards the end of the month, I was invited to a body positive photoshoot which something that I've always wanted to do.  That whole month was a ride even ending the month with the flu for my 27th birthday.













July

I attended SMAD-CON  a local social media conference and before this, I'd never attended one. This was such a great experience because they allowed me to do a takeover while I was in Atlanta back in March. I gained a lot of knowledge during this conference and hopefully, they'll be another one coming soon.





September 
I hosted my first in-store event at Loft ( check it out here). This was my first time that I hosted an in-store event and I knew it wouldn't be my last. Along with this event I was featured in a local magazine Skirt. I gave tips on what to wear for Fall while being curvy. Little did I know something similar to this would happen the next month.






October 
I was featured in the local newspaper on the topic of being a blogger here in Charleston. I was speechless when I saw the article pointed out. My parents were so proud, especially my daddy.  To end this month, my first paid partnership happened with Soul Food sessions Charlotte. Myself and several other local bloggers were picked to recreate a dish created by the Chefs of Soul Food Sessions. This was alot of work but I got it done. The dish was different but so good!









Overall my journey for my blog and brand this year was such a huge blessing. Each experience taught me so much. Not only did these things make my year great but I traveled more even though my schedule was hectic.

Where I went:
-Atlanta, GA
-Myrtle Beach
-Baltimore,MD




Accomplishments

I finished my Bachelor's Degree!  For the past two years, I've been putting in the work for this degree and I walked across the stage on December 1st. After that, I felt that if I can accomplish this, I can do anything I put my mind to.






Events:

My fiance' and I are really big Clemson Tiger fans and thanks to his mom we were able to attend their game back in Septemeber.  That is the second Clemson game I've been to and it was so much fun.  Last but not least, speaking of Fiance', I'm officially engaged!  On December 23rd he popped the question. Be on the on the lookout for a blog post on how it all happened.












Lessons
 This year came with many lessons about life and about myself. It was like each day this year was an eye-opener, like I had an epiphany every day.

  • Continue to do the work even when you feel there is no progress.
  • Being a blogger I have to understand that some things are business not personal
  • Just because you'll go the extra mile  doesn't mean it'll be returned
  • Everyone doesn't have the same heart as you
  • With time everything will fall into place
  • Everything won't always work out the way you plan but willing to adjust

I could go on and on about this year but honey I don't have the time.  But if you've read down to this part thank you! I hope you took at least one thing away from this blog post of even from 2018 that you can use next year. I hope you continue to strive for whatever you want and don't give up on YOU! 


Until Next Year,














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12/12/2018

Wishlist Wednesday


Christmas is just 2 weeks away and I haven't started my Christmas Shopping yet. I've been so busy with finishing up my degree and trying to plan for 2019. I have my eye on a few things that I have on my Christmas Wishlist. I know I do this every year but I do this to share ideas for you and for my Secret Santa's *wink wink*.



Being Michelle Obama
 The hottest book out on stands right now and I am anxiously waiting to read it. Now that my days are free of homework I can catch up on some good books.

Livi Active Wear Sports Bra
I already have two of their Sports Bra but I need some color in my collection.  If you're looking to keep the girls in control when you're working out, give this bra a try.

Livi Active Wear
Another item from Lane Bryant's Active Wear line that  I love is their workout pants. They keep me altogether when I'm working out and even perfect for athleisure.

Lane Bryant Power Pockets Super Stretch
I've been eyeing these jeans for some time now and I NEED them in my closet

BP Striped Ruffle Top
 I'm a big lover of stripes and this top is something new that could fit in my wardrobe. It also comes in different colors and currently on SALE!
J. Crew Coat
I'll be honest I'm in need of a coat, for one it doesn't get that cold where I  live. But lately, the temperatures have been Winter-like.

Gucci Bloom
When I first got a sniff of this scent I knew I had to have it. I'm glad that they off a rollerball because I'm balling on a budget.

MAC Fix + Spray Set

If you're into makeup then you know this setting spray is everything.  This set offers you three of their scented setting sprays for the price of one full bottle.

Happy Shopping!!

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12/10/2018

4 Ways To Make Through The Holidays









Happy Holidays! I know this time of year everyone is out shopping, spreading holiday cheer, looking forward to opening gifts and spending time with family. But I'll be honest not everyone is looking forward to the holidays. Around this time many people are faced with depression and are feeling alone.

I'll admit last year I was in a funk. I just couldn't get it in the Christmas Spirit. Every little thing had me angry or emotional. I just felt stuck where I was at in life. But things did get better for me, my family from Arkansas came down and my nephew was christened. It wasn't the normal routine Christmas I was used to having and I loved it. I surrounded myself with my family and made the best of it.  The more I went out and created my own memories the more I felt better.


I know we all have different situations but I hope these tips will help you during the holidays. Even on days when you're feeling down.

1.Create New Traditions

My boyfriend and I went to see a local light festival twice last year. We also visit a local  Christmas  Tree at a local park just to hang out. Creating new traditions and experiences will bring so much joy. When we get stuck in old ways we get bored and don't want to do anything at all.  So get out trying something new. Attend a workshop, visit a new restaurant, buy new decorations etc. Do something out of the ordinary.


2.  Journal
Write down how you're feeling and your thoughts. Even on good days write down how you're feeling so you can go back to those days when you're feeling down. Journaling is very therapeutic and it'll help let up your thoughts and feelings.

3. Take A Break Off Social Media
Scrolling and watching everyone's highlight reel and really put you in a mood.  Remember that people only share what they want to.  Don't let it get to you. Instagram and even the iPhone allows you to put a limit on how long you've been on the social media. Utilize that tool and don't get caught up in scrolling.                                                                                                                                          

4. Reach Out
Reach out to your friends or loved ones to check on them. Maybe even let them know how you're feeling and they can help you. They may be in need of a plus one for a party and you may be the one to fill the void.

Just know that you're not alone during this time of year or anytime. I know the feeling and I know I felt much better when I started to create my own happiness. Don't sit around waiting for others to fill that void for you. Get out the house and make the best of your day.  Life is so short and you're still here living and breathing. I know it's easier said than done but just take the first step and the rest will follow.




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12/08/2018

What I Wore This Week: 11/26- 12/6






Last week I was so busy with my graduation that I forgot to share my looks during the week. So this time around you'll be getting a double dose of work week style. I look forward to taking these pictures every day but I also look forward to Winter Break which about 10 days away (not counting weekends). Let's get into these looks though!




Monday, Nov 26
Cardigan: Lane Bryant Outlet
Top: Loft
Jeans: Lane Bryant
Boots: Forever 21 (2015)


Tuesday, Nov 27th
Jacket: JcPenny
Sweater: Lane Bryant ( Thrifted)
Skirt: Old Navy
Boots: Payless

Wednesday Nov 28th

Jacket: Sears
Top: Lane Bryant Outlet
Pants: Target
Boots: Lane Bryant ( 2016)
Thursday Nov 29th



Sweater: LOFT
Leggings: TjMaxx
Boots: Nine West (2014)


Monday Dec 3rd



Top: Belk
Jeans: Lane Bryant
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack
Tuesday Dec 4th 


Sweater: Nordstrom
Pants: Belk
Shoes: Nordstrom Rack

Wed Dec 5th

Top: Target
Pants: Lane Bryant
Boots: Forever 21

Thursday, Dec 6th


Cardigan: Nordstrom
Top: Lane Bryant
Jeans: TjMaxx
Boots: Lane Bryant




Until Next Time,


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