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

Show Your Stripes!

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Stripes seem like an unquestionable choice since it never goes out of fashion. It’s definitely a key element in achieving great style. I personally love stripes, from the nautical to a mod or even a casual laid-back look. What’s great about the pattern is that it appeals to everyone so why not add a few “good” stripes in your life?

There are many different styles and ways to incorporate stripes into your wardrobe. Not sure how? Check out these great outfit ideas…

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Talk Tuesday: Life Is A Blessing!

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Every morning I wake, I thank God for blessing me with another day. It’s the perfect way to start the day knowing that I have the opportunity to laugh with my honey, to speak to my loved ones and to enjoy the little things that bring me happiness one more time. That is what I call a blessing and I’m thankful.

How is life a blessing to you today?

Happy Tuesday!
💜xo

There Is Joy Ahead!

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Find joy in everything, even in times of grief and suffering. The obstacles, the trials, the tests are inevitable. There is no escaping the challenges but just remember that the difficult times are temporary and there is joy ahead. That is God’s promise for you and for your life. So deal with it now and endure it now so that you may find joy in the morning.

The best is yet to come.

Happy Sunday! Be blessed!
💜xo