A common life goal for most people is to be happy. During the pursuit of happiness, there will be roadblocks along the way but they are meant to keep you strong. You may experience loss (personal, financial or material) which keeps you human. There will also be disappointments but they are meant to keep you pushing. There will be failures to keep you humble. You may feel defeated at times but know that with every loss, there is a gain. Through it all, God will be there to keep you going. Trust in Him and He will see you trough…
Wishing you all a blessed day!
‘Tis the season to be sparkly…Fa la la la la, la la la la!
This time of year calls for lots of sparkles, shine, glimmer and sequins. It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit and be in a festive mood. Festive equals jolly, joyous, joyful, jovial and jubilant (any other ‘j’ words out there) which is exactly what keeps your spirits high. Nobody wants a Scrooge anyway…right?!
There are so many ways to incorporate glitz & glamour to your holiday season. You can add sequin pillows to your couch, glitter vases to your fireplace mantel or sparkly decorative garland throughout your home. You can also ‘up’ your sparkle game in the closet with a shimmery blazer or tank, shiny leggings or skirt or even a great pair of glam shoes. Pick and choose, your options are limitless!
Here are some ideas that will surely help inspire more sparkle in your life.
(All images via Pinterest)
There’s no better time than this to max out on these twinkle tendencies.
Are you ready to bring out the sparkle?
When you’re going through a tough time, you naturally express (internal or external) emotions that reflect what you’re going through…your feelings! You may want to shed a tear, seclude yourself from everyone or you may simply want to ignore your feelings by dusting them under the rug, putting your game face on and keeping it moving. It's ok to be frustrated, sad and/or overly-emotional. It's even ok to put on the blinders (or rose-coloured glasses) in order to temporarily avoid what you’re going through for a second BUT as long as it’s only for a second. Don’t let your emotions blur your thoughts. Don’t be stuck in your “down” phase for long. Don’t let the negative feelings overpower you. Don’t let it consume you! Keep it real with yourself!
With less than 10 days to Christmas, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all Happy Holidays. May you have a very festive time of year. Here’s a special video I made just for you. PRESS PLAY!
How do you like my fancy breakin’ moves?! Hope you got a good laugh…lol
The less you worry about the silly or petty things, the better off you will be.
The less you focus on the haters, the stronger you will be.
The less the importance of other people’s negative opinions of you, the happier you will be. After all, other people’s opinions of you are none of your business so why carry such a heavy load on your shoulders when you really don’t have to? Better yet, lighten up that excess weight by dusting off your shoulders and letting go of all of that mess. No worries, no haters and no shade!
The less you care about that stuff, the happier you will be.
Everyone has a “Fantasy Wish List” (things that you don’t need but uber want) and I thought it would be fun to share mine (a girl can dream right?!). Plus you never know, Santa might have me on his good list this year.
My FWL consists of…
▫️Of course, shoes! I’m absolutely loving these laminated high heel court shoes in gold and silver from Zara. They are a must-have in my books and under $70.
▫️More shoes! I’ve been in love with these Pigalle red bottoms in black and nude forever now and I look forward to one day rocking a pair I can call my very own.
▫️Sephora Favorites! Sephora always has amazing gift set ideas and
1 2 3 that caught my eye are Bottled Dreams Fragrance Sampler For Her, Give Me Some Lip and Give Me Some More Lip. It’s a great way to discover new fragrances and lippies and I’m all about that.
▫️Michael Kors! MK came out with a new Sexy Rio de Janeiro Eau de Parfum and I’m in love with its soft, feminine, exotic yet everyday scent. It would be a perfect addition to my collection.
▫More MK! I am due for a new wallet and I’m loving the simplicity and sleekness of this jet set travel continental wallet.
▫️Wool Coat! I’ve been on the search for the perfect camel wool coat for a few years now but this Zara belted wool coat in mink made me lose sight of the ‘camel-colour-must’. It’s absolutely stunning!
▫️Clutches! Cortnie Elizabeth, designer of Love, Cortnie handbags has created some amazing clutches and tote bags. I’m particularly loving this Ashleigh statement clutch, the RiRi II statement clutch and the Calico calf hair statement clutch.
▫️Click Clash Flash! I know a good camera is a must-have so why not go for one that is sure to take the most beautifully vibrant photos like this Canon.
▫️Last but not least, wine! I’m a moscato lover so when I heard that Christina Milian (along with her momager & publicist) created Viva Diva Moscato Wines in different flavours, I knew I had to add that to my list…with so many options to choose from like strawberry, mango and pineapple & coconut, you just can’t go wrong.
These are the items that made it to my FWL. What’s on your list this year?
It’s amazing what prayer can do…An intimate conversation with God can be therapeutic and spiritually filling. It’s a great way of releasing everything you have on the inside and be vulnerable (which is not an easy thing to do). By doing so, you are preparing yourself to receive what God has in store for you. When you leave your worries to God, you trust that He will take care of it all for you. Keep prayer in your life and He will do just that. He will always make everything work out,
I pray that whatever you are struggling with, God will work it out in your favour. Have a blessed day!
Olivia Munn made an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman in a midnight ensemble from J. Mendel which consisted of a sleeveless top with origami neckline details, tucked into a sexy high slit leather pencil skirt. She accessorized with Vita Fede and EF Collection rings, and worked it in these Paul Andrew pumps.
Olivia is clearly a J.Mendel fan. Earlier this Spring, she rocked this halter leather combo sheath dress (retail @$2160 and that’s the sale price!!!) and looked amazing!
I’m in love with these gold Brian Atwood pumps!
(Images via DDNY/BROADIMAGE/myfacehunter.com)
Earlier this week (Tuesday), Olivia Palermo attended the Piperlime holiday party at the Soho store in New York rocking a gold-dipped Piperlime Collection sweater (currently on sale for $54.97) over a high-shine sequined Milly pencil skirt (retail @$270). She has definitely mastered the art of layering by styling the two flawless pieces with a sharp tuxedo jacket. She accessorized her ultra chic look with a black fringed clutch and the perfect Mary Janes from DVF. Love love love her glam and dash of sparkle!
(P.S. Is that a baby bump I see?!)
(Images via MICHAEL SIMON/STARTRAKSPHOTO/Public.fr)
Shop OP’s polished picks from her Holiday Wish List here.
What are your thoughts?
The past will teach you some valuable lessons. As time goes by and as you mature, you begin to understand why certain things happened the way they did. That is all part of growth. You gain wisdom and clarity when you learn from your past experiences.
The present (today) is a present; a gift that is meant to be cherished always. Live in the moment. Don’t worry about yesterday or tomorrow, focus on today. This ‘now’ moment only happens once so make the most of it and enjoy it.
Tomorrow is not promised. It is not guaranteed but there’s always hope. Hope for the best to come. Hope for a better tomorrow. Hope for a better future.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
― Albert Einstein, Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
Accessories that I
never rarely leave home without are my earrings and watch (otherwise I feel ‘somewhat’ naked…you know that feeling, right?). My go-to earrings are either studs or pearls so when I first laid eyes on these “Mise en Dior” earrings, I instantly fell in love. How gorgeous are these double ended pearl earrings?! It’s the perfect statement piece that graciously frames any face. I’m loving the bold asymmetric effect. The small pearl rests on the ear while the large pearl peers out behind the lobe. You can even opt to wear it alone, which gives you 2 different sizes to choose from, or as a pair. Who doesn’t love versatility?
(Images via Pinterest)
“Mise en Dior” earrings can be yours for $290. Not ready to pay that price?! Here are some great alternative options here and here.
Bonus: You are not limited to these cream resin beads. There are many different sets and colours to choose from.
Will you be rocking double-ended pearl earrings this holiday season?
I’m pretty sure none of us have ever woken up and thought, “I hope I have a terrible day today.” Instead, we might expect to have a bad day or worry about what’s to come. These emotions only come from fear and doubt.
Why not believe that all things will work out for the good?!
Why not hope that the best is yet to come?!
Let’s not wait for Friday (or the weekend) to come to have a good day.
Make today a good day!
Let’s not wait for something great to happen to have a good day.
See the great in every situation!
Let’s hope for the best today and everyday.
It’s a good day to have a good day!
Are you ready for the sexiest night on television?
The 2014 Victoria Secret Fashion Show airs tomorrow night (Tuesday, December 9) at 10/9c on CBS. The annual event features elaborate costumed lingerie shown on some of the world’s top fashion models such as current Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, Behati Prinsloo, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk and Karlie Kloss. With all the lavish costumes (many including angel wings) and with performances by Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, and Hozier, the show is sure to be quite the entertainment. This year’s runway themes are Gilded Angels, University of Pink, Exotic Traveler, Fairy Tale, Dream Girl and Angel Ball.
Here are some of my favourite looks from the different themes running within the show.
Let God be your strength during trying times.
Let God be your protector when you feel insecure.
Let God be your peace always!
He wants to be all of that for you and more.
Happy Sunday! Be blessed!
Solange Knowles made her first appearance since her glam New Orleans wedding and lit up Art Basel in Miami Beach on Wednesday (December 3) in her favourite colour (mine too!)—yellow! She arrived in style in this bold two-piece ensemble which consisted of an evening bustier with a ruffled cape and cropped Christian Siriano trousers. She accessorized her look with Jennifer Fisher jewelry and golden ankle-strap sandals. The newlywed kept her makeup minimal and her natural curls free flowing. What a great way to follow up post NOLA.
I’m so glad that the one statement cape wasn’t enough! Solange has a way of making the superhero accessory trend look so elegant. She was absolutely gorgeous in her plunging ivory stunner caped wedding dress by Kenzo. Simply elegant!
(Images via Frazer Harrison/GETTY for IWC/Rog Walker)
What are your thoughts?
I love this black & white digital laser print by Bianca Cash. When I first saw it, I felt a spark (you know…that good vibe feeling) because I value kindness “a whole lot”. It warms my heart to see someone be helpful toward another with no expectations of a return. It’s a contagious but great behaviour to have. When you witness such a pleasant disposition & genuine concern for others and see what the overall impact brings, you will want to experience that for yourself (especially if you were on the receiving end). So why not let go of the selfishness and pay it forward because you want to, not because you have to. That is what I call pure love…Kindness expressed or experienced.
Let’s throw kindness around like confetti!. Wouldn’t the world would be a better place?!