I love wearing different shades of grey during the cold months, especially when it comes to sweaters, denim and accessories (like my new beanie!)…but there’s just something about a grey jacket that catches the eye. With different combinations of black & white, grey tones go well with any and everything. It can be easily paired with any colour but I absolutely love the monochromatic look. Not sure how to pull a 50 shades of grey look, check out some of my grey jacket boards for inspiration.
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Happy Friday! ❤️️️️️️️xo
Fear is generally known to be a distressed emotion induced by a threat (real or imagined), imminent danger, pain or evil. It ultimately causes a change in behaviour which leads to confrontation with or avoiding the threat. What if the notion of fear never existed? What if you didn’t have to deal with the fight-or-flight response?
Haven’t you heard…
“Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real!”
If this is your definition of fear, then you have the ability to turn it into power. Let fear be your motivator. Let it be an opportunity for self growth and self discovery. Let it be a source of untapped personal power. Let it be a passage from wanting to doing.
What would you the fearless you do?
I’ve struggled with the notion of drowning for years now and it’s kept me from becoming the amazing swimmer I know I can be…but I know I can turn it around and make my dream of swimming with dolphins come true. That’s why it’s on my bucket list and I’m looking forward to crossing that item off soon.
What about you?
Happy Thursday! ❤️️xo
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Victoria Beckham kept it simple in all-black while attending the memorial service for the fashion design expert, Professor Louise Wilson. The late fashion design professor was highly respected & admired by many and has tutored top designers such as Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen. The service was held last Friday at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Mrs. Posh wore her own design featuring a chain-embellished coat, slim-fitting trousers and classic pumps. She accessorized with a matching chain-link clutch (which complemented her ensemble perfectly) and a pair of black shades. She kept her look stylish as always though appropriate for the occasion.
What are your thoughts?
Happy Wednesday! ❤️️️️️️️xo
Although it may be hard to believe at times but the truth of the matter is…you are more than beautiful!
The 87th Academy Awards were held last night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, the ceremony honoured the best films of 2014. Were you watching? The coveted Oscar statue wasn’t the only attention grabber of the night. The red carpet was filled with glamour and elegance and it’s only right that I share with you some of my favourite looks.
One of my favourite couples in Hollywood, Chrissy Teigen & John Legend slayed the red carpet once again. Chrissy looked sexy yet elegant in Zuhair Murad featuring a plunging neckline and thigh high slit and Mr. legend definitely rocked his Gucci to perfection.
Anna Kendrick wore a Thakoon custom coral silk & chiffon gown. I’m loving the jewel details in the halter neck.
Dakota Johnson wore a red Saint Laurent gown. I love the simplicity of her look.
Kerry Washington rocked one of her favourites, Miu Miu.
Lupita Nyong’o looked ravishing in a custom Calvin Klein dress featuring 6000 pearls.
Jennifer Lopez looked very princess-like in her Elie Saab gown.
Emma Stone looked gorgeous in her golden Elie Saab gown.
Actors Channing Tatum & wife Jenna Dewan Tatum were one of my favourite couples of the night. I’m loving Jenna’s Zuhair Murad gown.
Jamie Chung looked beautiful in Yanina Couture.
Jennifer Aniston looked stunning in Versace. Love!
Jennifer Hudson shined in a yellow Romona Keveza dress.
(Images via hollywoodlife.com)
Who rocked your favourite look?
During trying times, reach out to God and He will be your strength. He will stand by you, He will take care of you and He will focus on you. Let the Lord give you strength!
But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. And I was delivered from the lion’s mouth. (2 Timothy 4:17 NIV)
Happy Sunday! Be blessed!
Do you believe in love at first sight?! Well, that exactly how I felt when I first laid eyes on the Fendi 2Jours Shopper. It is absolutely gorgeous! This shopper is a classic and I believe that every woman must have (at least) one classic handbag in her closet. If you are fortunate enough to spend some serious dough on this beauty then it’s well worth the splurge but a girl can always dream right?! This Fendi is big enough to carry all of your essential items and then some….(I love a roomy bag!). It has a great shape and it comes in many rich hues that can complement any outfit. Made in Italy, this shopper also features elegant hardware, a magnetic closure, 2 internal compartments divided by a zipped partition and logo-jacquard lining. Monogramming is also available for a personalized touch. Use the double handle to rock it on your arm like #armcandy or attach the adjustable shoulder strap to rock it over your shoulders. It’s a timeless piece, it’s versatile and oh-so-lovely. This iconic Fendi design is definitely on my wishlist. Here are some inspirational looks featuring the Fendi 2Jours Shopper!
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Have you ever tried standing still in complete silence? I have many times and I’ve learned to really appreciate what a gift it truly is. Silence can be a beautiful thing. With the absence of sound or noise, you may not be aware that you’re still hearing but you are because silence has a voice. Stillness can give clarity on answers you have been seeking or it can help you hear God’s voice for all matters of the heart or it can even make you reflect on past moments and be thankful. Its purpose is to make you listen differently, with your heart instead of your ears. When you listen with your heart, there will lay your answers to take you where you need to go. Your heart will always lead you home. When you listen with your heart, it will let you know that the truth is never far. Listen with your heart!
Margot Robbie was in London this past week to promote her upcoming romantic comedy film featuring Will Smith coming out Friday February 27, 2015. Are you planning to go watch Focus? She stepped out for the screening in a chic black & beige silk crepe and scuba Narciso Rodriguez jumpsuit and threw on a black coat to complete the look. She accessorized with black shades and platform shoes.
At another screening in London, the ‘Focus’ star rocked a black & white Blumarine jumpsuit. She colour-blocked to perfection with a sleek black Alexander McQueen coat and heeled it off with simple black pumps.
(Images via GC IMAGES, MIKEMARSLAND/WIREIMAGE)
What are your thoughts?
Has anyone told you that you look gorgeous today?! Well you are…(I mean…have you looked at yourself in the mirror lately?! #gorgeous)
Ever wonder how long you should keep some of your essential beauty products before tossing them? Well if it’s been a while since you cleaned your makeup bag, you might want to consider the following…
Eyeshadows are the perfect beauty essential item to make eyes pop however they do have an expiry date of 18 months so make sure you toss it a year and a half later in order to avoid eye infections. Tip: Write the expiry date at the back of your eyeshadow to keep track of when to toss it.
Lipsticks can make any pout stand out however they should be tossed after 2 years in order to avoid the goopy lip look. Tip: Refrigerate the lipstick tube to keep it fresh longer.
Makeup Brushes are essential tools to have for easy makeup application and thankfully they have a lifetime shelf life if taken care of properly. Tip: Wash brushes every week in order to avoid bacteria buildup and invest in a great quality set.
Liquid foundations are great to create an even, uniform colour to the complexion however it should be tossed after one year‘s use. Tip: If it looks streaky and uneven then it’s time for it to go.
I hope you find these tips helpful. Feel free to share your beauty tips, I’d love to hear them.
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In all you do, fix your eyes on God. He is the pioneer and perfecter of faith. When you focus on Him, He will open the windows of heaven and pour out an overflow of blessings in your life for He is a God of abundance. Start living your abundant life today and focus on the Lord!
Every season brings a wealth of fashion goodies worth desiring but there are certain key items that are a must in every wardrobe this winter and well…you’ve guessed it…earmuffs are one of them. This accessory is super warming yet super stylish hence why I consider it to be a secret weapon especially during these cold months. Plus, this must-have winter accessory will not break the bank. You can find some great ones under $30 like this one. Rock them in different colours, patterns or even with built-in earphones to stay warm while vibin to your fave tunes. Who can say no to that, right?! Here are some of my favourite looks featuring earmuffs.
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What’s your must-have winter accessory?
Maya Angelou knew what she was talking about when she said:
Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.
This quote is a great reminder that we must trust love again and again. You may have dealt with past hurts or broken trust that caused you to put your walls (all the way) up out of fear that you will get hurt again. But by doing so, you are denying yourself a chance at love which is the essence of life. It’s all about betting on yourself and taking risks…so why not work towards trusting again. When you begin to trust, you can begin to love and be loved. Trust makes love possible. Trust love one more time!
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards were held last Friday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. The show, hosted by comedian Anthony Anderson, celebrated the achievements of people of colour in film, television, literature and music. The star-studded event also showcased some gorgeous ensembles on the red carpet and of course, I wanted to share some of the looks with you. Here are some of my faves.
Gabrielle Union rocked a blush-hued Gauri & Nainika gown featuring side cutouts.
Kerry Washington looked flawless in the colour of the month wearing a red Zuhair Murad gown. She accessorized her look with a Ferragamo clutch and Cathy Waterman jewelry.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw was a breath of fresh air in a yellow embroidered Burberry gown. The studded leather belt definitely complemented her look.
Tracee Ellis Ross stunned in a fitted, beaded gown with a deep plunge.
Angela Bassett looked gorge in an embellished black & gold gown featuring a plunging neck.
Teyonah Parris looked beautiful in a Haus of Falenci’ago gown with a flowing lace train and plunging neckline.
Eva Marcille rocked a full two-tone tulle skirt like only she knows how and paired it with a tube top. This woman can wear anything and make it look good.
(Images via BET, YBF, GlobalGrind)
What are your thoughts?