Afrospiration!

Have you purchased your ticket for the  RSVP presents A Culture Chic Affair  (check out previous blog post here)? The anticipated event is happening this Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 6pm at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon St, so make sure to attend if you plan to be in the National Capital Region (Ottawa, Ontario) this weekend. It’s an event you don’t want to miss! There will be great food, music, fashion and art all while promotion local vendors that cater to African, Caribbean and other major cultures. Ticket details are available on Evenbrite.

In anticipation of RSVP presents A Culture Chic Affair, here are some inspirational boards featuring Afro-inspired elements.  

       (Images via Pinterest)

Happy Wednesday! ❤️xo

Talk Tuesday: Be A Rainbow In Someone Else’s Cloud!

 

Lord knows I’ve had many clouds in my life, just like many of you I’m sure…That’s just the way it goes. Amid the clouds, God made it so to put the right people in my path at the right time to be a blessing to me. For that, I’m thankful so I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been a rainbow in my cloud. Just as they have been rainbows for me, I wish to be that for someone else and you can do the same. It doesn’t take much to do so. Be a blessing to someone else today by lending a helping hand, an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on; by offering a smile to someone’s frown; by simply being there and being present or by sharing a kind and timely message. Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.

Happy Tuesday! ❤️️️️️️️️xo 

Fear Not…!

  

Today, I want to share with you one of my favourite bible verses (Isaiah 41:10), in the hopes that it will be an inspiration to you as it was and still is for me.  

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭41‬:‭10‬ NIV)

There is no reason to fear with God on your side. He will give you strength. He will lend His helping hand. He will ensure that everything works out for the good so fear not and be encouraged!

Happy Sunday! Be blessed! ❤️️️️️️️️xo

Street Style: The Moto Jacket!

The beginning of Spring is finally here!!! Yayyy! It’s time (or almost time) to trade in your boots for booties, your thick layers for thinner ones and your winter coats for Moto jackets! 

I absolutely love the chic biker look of the moto jacket, especially when thrown over a simple tee. Add the perfect pair of distressed denim, accessories and classic pumps and you’ve got a flawless outfit. Pick a colour, roll up the sleeves and wear it unzipped and let the moto jacket do what it do. Here are some inspirational boards featuring moto jackets.       (Images via Pinterest)

Will you be rocking a moto jacket this season?

Happy Friday! ❤️️️️️️️️xo

Think Thursday: What Do You See?

My girl Katie posted this image on Instagram earlier this week and my eyes immediately gravitated towards “amazing“, “beautiful” and “honest” (the first 3 words I saw). Apparently, the first 3 words you see describe you so tell me…What do you see? Feel free to leave your comments below.

Happy Thursday! ❤️️️️️️️️xo

JLo in Elie Saab & Jessica Alba in Max Mara!

Jennifer Lopez sparkled in one of her stunner looks on American Idol last week wearing a midnight blue Elie Saab romper featuring a deep plunge, slivers of sheer fabric, sequins throughout and a thin belt cinching her waist. She accessorized her look with Endless Jewelry and heeled it off with nude suede Casadei pumps. I’m absolutely loving this look!

Jessica Alba attended the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs Impact Awards Dinner in an origami-draped cream & black short-sleeved Max Mara jumpsuit. She complemented her look with Melissa Kaye earrings, a Rachel Katz cuff, a gorgeous studded clutch and heeled it off in black pumps. I’m loving her hair length, colour and overall look. 

(Images via Courtesy, David Livingston/Getty Images)

What are your thoughts?

Happy Wednesday! ❤️️xo



Talk Tuesday: Believe In Your Dreams!

  

Once you dream it, believe it. When you do, you are believing that your dreams are achievable and that you can make them come true. That’s why it’s important to never let go of your dreams or to just look at it as a general wish.

Start living your dreams by believe in yourself and putting in the effort. Make a plan towards achieving them. Use the bumps along the way as fuel to keep you going. There will be setbacks but that only means that you’re getting closer to reaching your goals. Keep pushing through and keep faith. With God, all things are possible! May your dreams come true! 

Happy Tuesday! ❤️️️️️️️️xo

Don’t Wish…Just Pray!

  

There’s nothing better than going straight to the Source, the Creator, to God for all matters of the heart. No matter your concern, whatever your heart seeks and regardless of your wish, God always has your best interest. You don’t need to wish upon a star. Instead, pray about it and let God take control. 

Happy Sunday! ❤️️️️️️️️xo

Accessories: Daniel Wellington Watch!

  Daniel Wellington (DW) watches have been in the for front of must-have watches for quite some time now and understandably so. It’s preppy style with a sleek silhouette gives the watch a very simple yet classic look. This watch speaks to a classic design suitable for all occasions. They are available in a leather bracelet or nato strap which are interchangeable. Although the look is minimalist, this accessory makes a statement on its own but when paired with other bracelets, it stands out even more. Check out a few inspirational boards featuring the DW watch.     I’m particularly loving the Sheffield lady watch in black or brown. It’s definitely on my wishlist. It’s such a stylish and elegant timepiece that complements any outfit.   

(All images via Pinterest)

Are you feeling the DW watch? What is your go-to accessory? 

Happy Friday! ❤️️️️️️️xo

Think Thursday: Be The Right Person! 



Don’t waste your time waiting for the “right” person to come. He or she will come in God’s time. In the meantime, all you need to do is focus on YOU! Focus on yourself so that you can be ready to receive the “right” person in your life. That same way, you can be the “right” person for him or her. Don’t rush, don’t force it, don’t settle for less and don’t look for it. Trust in your timing…it will come! Focus on trying to be the “right” person

Happy Thursday! ❤️️xo

Shailene Woodley in Ralph Lauren Collection & Suki Waterhouse in Reem Acra! 

Insurgent stars, Shailene Woodley and Suki Waterhouse, have been making their promo rounds to premiere the second instalment of the Divergent series and have done so with style and glamour.


Suki Waterhouse graced the red carpet at the New York premiere in a blush deep plunging Reem Acra creation featuring cut-outs, gorgeous embroidery and exquisite beadwork. I’m loving blush these days!



Shailene Woodley radiated elegance in an open back Ralph Lauren Collection gown at the London premiere. I’m loving the sleeve and back details of this ivory silk cady gown which features over 100 silk cream organza strips on silk tulle. Nice finishing touch with Casadei shoes.

What are your thoughts?

(Image via Dave Kotinski/GETTY IMAGES, Justjared.com, WIREIMAGE)

Happy Wedsnesday! ❤️xo

Talk Tuesday: Focus On Your Actions!



Actions speak louder than words! It’s really that simple. Words prove who you want to be but actions prove who you are. So use words wisely and only when you really have to. Instead focus on those actions! When you do, you let your actions speak for themselves (you won’t even need words). It’s all about less talk and more action but when you do talk, turn your words into action.

Happy Tuesday! ❤️️xo 

Happy Monday!

Many people dread Mondays but you don’t have to be one of “those people”. You can start your day believing that today will be a good one. When you wake up proclaiming joy, that’s exactly what you’ll have. The speed bumps that you may encounter along the way won’t matter because of the decision you already made to have a good day. So may your day be filled with good tea/coffee, laughter and great moments. 

It’s Monday but it’s ok!

(Image via lovethispic.com)

Happy Monday! ❤️️xo

He Has Made Everything Beautiful!

God’s desire is for beauty and He wants to bring beauty in His own time. Not the artificial glam that society is so focused on but the true essence of beauty which is from within. It doesn’t come easy and it can’t be purchased rather it comes from the heart…so make sure your heart is open and ready to receive. Let’s be patient and wait for God to work in our lives for “He makes everything beautiful in His time“.

Happy Sunday! ❤️️️️️️️️xo

Accessories: Clear Specs!

Clear specs are one of my secret weapons. I own a few pairs (for styling purposes only), in different colours, shapes and frames. You don’t necessarily need a prescription to wear them either. Many can be worn as a fashion accessory (with non-prescription lenses) to add an extra flair to any look. Whether you are going for the sophisticated librarian look or a simple casual one, they are the perfect accessory that can help you achieve your desired look with minimal effort. A must-have in my books!…Super stylish and complementary to any outfit! See for yourself, check out my inspirational boards featuring clear specs You can accessorize your face with little effort. It’s the perfect go-to item for makeup-free days. I often wear a pair with a bold lip and I’m good to go. Super quick and easy. Bonus: Wear them to protect your eyes against UV rays or for safety purposes.They come in various colours and frames to suit your style. Choose from a large clear lens to a retro vintage cat eye shape to a tortoise or coloured frame, your options for eyewear are limitless.

(Images via Pinterest)

Would you rock clear specs?

Happy Friday! ❤️️️️️️️️xo