You Are God’s Masterpiece!

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It takes hours of dedication, a deep kind of love and lots of patience to create a great piece of art. That is why most artists are meticulous when it comes to their artwork, paying attention to every detail and wanting everything to be perfect before calling it a finished product.

Well…Don’t you know that YOU are God’s artwork!? 

God, being the perfect artist that He is, will continue His work in you. He will fix the brokenness, the sickness, the loneliness and all other matters of the heart and make you whole in every area of your life. Be patient! He will never give up on you because you are His perfect work of art. You are God’s masterpiece!

Happy Sunday! Be blessed!
❤️xo

The Tuxedo-Style Dress!

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The tuxedo-style dress is the perfectly tailored garment made to make every woman feel elegant and classy. This borrowed-from-the-boys look is still ultra-feminine and works perfectly for the office and dinner. It displays confidence and power…everything a woman must have!

Check out some of my ‘fave’ menswear inspired looks…

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Think Thursday: Bob Moawad Quote!

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(Image via Flickr.com)

When I first read this quote by Bob Moawad, I smiled because it is truly in line with how I’m trying to live my life so…in sharing it today, I’m hoping that it will do the same for you in your life.

Life is a gift and an amazing journey. The best part is that you have control over the quality of it so make everyday the best day of your life and start living today!

Happy Thursday!
❤️xo

Kerri Russell in The Row & Gianvito Rossi!

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(Images via DDP IMAGES/SIPA USA)

Last Friday, Keri Russell was in Berlin for the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (DOTPOTA)” photo call and looked FAB in her (almost) all-white outfit. Keri rocked a basic white tank by The Row (The stylish line established by Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen in 2006). She paired it with a zippered white Belstaff pencil skirt (British luxury brand) and caramel Gianvito Rossi pumps. This simple look is effortless and chic. What are your thoughts on Kerri’s look?

Sidenote: I watched the film DOTPOTA last night and enjoyed it. I thought the movie delivered a strong message and I love a movie that makes you think. Have you seen it or do you plan to?)

Happy Wednesday!
❤️xo

Talk Tuesday: Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone!

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Stepping outside of your comfort zone is not easy. It can raise your anxiety level and trigger a stress response. The way you handle that stress is completely up to you so not why turn it into a positive and make stress your friend (How? Click here).

Get out of that behavioural state of mind where you set limits on yourself causing you to deliver a steady level performance. No more setting boundaries, instead increase your limits. Experiment with new and different behaviours, positive ones and see changes occur within your environment.

It’s ok to be comfortable and to want that sense of security but not when doing so limits your dreams from becoming a reality. Life is about taking risks (at times) and following your dreams (all the time). So step outside of your comfort zone! Especially knowing that everything you’ve ever dreamed of could be a step away.

It does not mean that it will be easy but it may just be worth it! Are you willing to take a step outside of your comfort zone?

Happy Tuesday!
❤️xo

I’m Loving: Bermuda Shorts!

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Bermudas are the type of shorts I normally go for during summer months. They are so versatile and fun to play with. You can dress them up with a pair of heels and a dressy button up shirt (perfect for a chic office look) or you can dress them down with flats or sandals (for an everyday casual look).

Check out these fun ways on how to rock bermuda shorts

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2014 ESPY Awards Recap!

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On Wednesday July 16, 2014, the Nokia Theatre (Los Angeles) hosted the 2014 ESPY Awards, an annual ceremony presented by ESPN to recognize athletic achievement as well as other sports-related performance.

It was definitely a night of style, laughs and empowering moments. First, let’s talk style!

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Think Thursday: Block Negative Thoughts!

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Do not give way to anxiety, concern, distress and uneasiness. Instead, allow your mind to be at ease. Relax, remain calm and stay positive.
Do not dwell on problems or troubles. Instead, find solutions and
expect positive outcomes or results.
Block the negative thoughts that try to contain your mind and replace them with positive ones…embrace thoughts of hope, faith and victory!
Easier said than done I know…but you can start with turning your worries into prayer!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
-Philippians 4:6

Happy Thursday!
❤️xo

Beauty Edition: Kiss Me Balm!

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SEPHORA COLLECTION’s exclusive Kiss Me Balm is the cutest ever! This little egg holds a scented balm that provides up to four hours of lasting hydration. It features a creamy formula that moisturizes the lips while adding subtle or no colour at all. It’s the perfect lip care treatment for only C$10 (US$8).

There are five radiant colours and one translucent shade to choose from:

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(Images via Sephora)

Bonus: Each of these luscious balms have their own addictive matching fragrance too. I’ll take one of each please!

Will you be trying Sephora’s exclusive Kiss Me Balm? If so, which one will be coming to a handbag near you?

Happy Wednesday!
❤️xo

John Legend’s You & I (Nobody In The World)

You fix your makeup just so
Guess you don’t know that you’re beautiful
Try on every dress that you own
You were fine in my eyes a half hour ago
If your mirror won’t
Make it any clearer I’ll
Be the one to let you know

Out of all of the girls
You’re my one and only girl
Ain’t nobody in the world tonight
All of the stars
You make them shine like they were ours
Ain’t nobody in he world
But you…and I

Such profound words from John Legend’s latest single You & I (Nobody In The World) from his album ‘Love In The Future’.

When I first heard this song, I immediately fell in love with the powerful lyrics but it was the music video that really did it for me (icing on the cake for sure!). I couldn’t help but get teary while watching everyday women of all colours, shapes and sizes looking themselves in the mirror and reflecting on their body image and how they view themselves daily. It was such a powerful yet touching look of today’s reality and better yet, a positive message for all daughters, sisters, mothers and wives out there. It was more than what I envisioned.

Play this song for yourself today. Make the lyrics about you. You don’t need makeup to validate your beauty…You don’t need a mirror to determine your allure…Know that you are beautiful!

Press play (if you haven’t already)!

Happy Tuesday!
❤️xo

Monday Chic!

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Street chic fashion for MonDaze!

River Island Navy Striped Tailored Blazer, American Vintage Jacksonville tank top, Aeropostale Denim Bermuda Shorts, Jimmy Choo Anouk nude mirror leather point toe pumps, Kate Spade Cedar street Monday crossbody bag

Happy Monday!
❤️xo

God’s Promise For You!

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Whenever you feel lonely, discouraged or defeated, remember this verse…Genesis 28:15.

God is always with you no matter what you do and no matter where you go. He is constantly watching over you and will never leave your side. He will stay with you and fulfill His promise in your life. What God has promised you, no one can take away. Your blessings are yours alone so reach out and  grab them because He meant for you to have them.

Happy Sunday! Be Blessed!
❤️xo

 

 

Jessica Alba in Max Mara & Monique Lhuillier!

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(Images via Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

Jessica Alba was definitely channeling her inner chic while out in California this week. She wore a classic tuxedo-style Max Mara blazer in a cream shade with a loose-fit top and bold plum-hued trousers by up and coming designer Julia Korol.

The contrasting business-chic look seemed effortlessly put together. She showed major style prowess by accessorizing with some cool aviator shades, Monique LhuillierDahlia’ nude caged lace-up sandals (those heels certainly make a statement!) and a colour-block Smythson tote bag. I absolutely love this look!!!

What are your thoughts? Yay or Nay?

Happy Friday!
❤️xo

Think Thursday: First Rate Version Of Yourself!

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Judy Garland said it best with this quote. It’s definitely better to be the best version of yourself than to be the mediocre version of someone else.

Such powerful words from someone who, despite her professional accomplishments (such as portraying Dorothy Gale in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz”), struggled deeply in her personal life. Judy was self-conscious and anxious about her appearance. Her self-image was mostly influenced by film execs, who constantly manipulated her onscreen physical appearance due to their misgivings about her looks.

Despite her long battle with her insecurities (amongst other things), Judy knew that she was talented and had a unique voice that resonated with many. Although she may have struggled with that truth, she knew that her talents were hers alone. It was her simply being the “First Rate Version of Herself”.

No one can portray YOU better that YOU can…so why pretend to be somebody else when you can be the best version of yourself.

Happy Thursday!
💜xo