Most of us are still tasting the bittersweet Lemonade Mrs.Carter served over the weekend. Thanks to Direct TV I was able to get my life on HBO at no additional cost. This is when I would like to give thanks to God because he knows my heart, and how my wallet is currently set up lol. I will not be sharing my interpretation of it because I am still slow sipping this tea-- errr lemonade from glass on the front porch. I did think it was brilliant. The imagery, the narration, the references all struck chords within me. While I am not ready to pull 'hot sauce' out of my bag or anything I can relate to the emotions conveyed, as most of us can. Bravo Beyoncé for reminding us when life gives us lemons, we just have to make the best Lemonade we can of it.
The color yellow is often associated with joy, happiness and intellect. It can also serve as a warning. This bright hue stands on its own shining bright even in dimness. This Mello Yellow dress from Couture Sexiness is the true definition of yellow in every sense of the word. In a body-con silhouette that hugs every curve (or non curve in my case) ,this brightly colored bombshell is likely to set it off every time! The way this dress fits is more than amazing. The smart spandex molds to your body to accentuate ASSets and minimize that tummy.The back boasts a lattice design so can bring that 'sexy back'! The Couture Sexiness boutique hosts this fab show stopper for a cool $40.They also have a wide variety of other sexy items (as listed below) at great prices and fast shipping. To see all they have to offer check out their website www.Couturesexiness.storenvy.com as well as the Facebook page Couture Sexiness Boutique.
Deets on my look:
Dress -Couture Sexiness
Gladiator Heels - Gojane.com $7.95 bought last year find similar
Lipstick-Colour Pop in 'Jellies' $6 www.colourpop.com
Hair-Blowout by Glamour House of Hair
$795 Aquazurra pom pom lace up sandal http://www.polyvore.com/aquazzura_shoes/shop?brand=Aquazzura&category_id=41
or $32.99 Red Pom Pom lace ups with Chunky heel with FREE SHIPPING? http://us.shein.com/Red-Open-Toe-Pompom-Chunky-Pumps-p-275467-cat-1750.html your wallet will thank you later! :) They also have other colors and styles to suit your budgeted fancy...so go all out, get two pair!
This post is coming to you courtesy of the fab stylings of Black Russian Label. Located in Arizona, this couture label is lit!! Word of caution : this is not your everyday style! From funky prints to asymmetrical cuts they are serving fierce. Olive (I love) a good challenge and a great fun piece so this styling their Parisian Nights dress was a dream. When I shot this look it was still a bit chilly so I layered a white button down underneath. For a touch of mod , I stepped into my black Public Desire Perspex boots ($50).Accessories were kept minimal, but that was because they were bold, like me.My gold , which I stole from my mom complimented my wonderful rope statement necklace courtesy of Chanelsyles.com .I have been in a hat mood lately so my straw pom pom hat from BCBG.com last year on sale for $32(sold out).That is the most I ever spent on a hat.I am a cheapskate, by trade yet I do not regret this purchase. When I tell you I love this dress, I mean I Loooove this dress!! This is no ordinary fly by night brand. Their pieces are made with quality materials as tailoring. Did I mention this dress has pockets!!! Pockets just make everything better, whether for use or aesthetics pockets on a dress is always top on my list.If you are a lover of risqué fashion head over to www.blackrussianlabel.com and check out all they have to offer!
I know I hadn't posted in a while , I was sooooo overwhelmed with shooting so many looks and enjoying my birthday (4/15) that I just didn't have time.I also had to register my sweet 5 year- old baby for Kindergarten today *insert tsunami of tears.So let's just say I had a lot of adulating going on.If adulting doesn't consume me again I'll be posting again Friday.Stay fab!
Long time no post huh? lol It's been a couple weeks and I was feeling a bit over worked, but I'm ready to get back at it.Beyonce's new athletic wear line with Top Shop, Ivy Park inspired the name for today's post. There is a park near my house in Harrells, NC so how perfect was that?
My whole life I have been pretty body conscious, so I monitored what I ate as far as portion-wise and got in my 4 bottles of water a day. This year I made the decision to give up meat , bread, minimize processed food and develop a more plant-based ,non-GMO diet. I constantly felt sluggish and suffered from problem skin , which prompted my new eating adaptations. To help me jumpstart my new ways of eating, I started with a detox tea. Not only does it help rid the body of toxins and backup waste ,but also helps reduce cravings. Recently my daily meals usually consist of a fresh organic fruit smoothie for breakfast ,light lunch of hummus, avocado and sweet potato chips or a salad with apple cider vinegar as dressing. As soon as I get home around 5:30 I eat dinner.Eating an early dinner gives me a chance to burn off some of the calories I ate and reduce the chance of indigestion brought on by eating too late. Lately I have been in love with sautéed veggie tacos, which is what I usually have for dinner. While it is light and it can be surprisingly filing! It has been only four months and within the 1st month my skin was completely clear and I was no longer having monthly breakouts. I still have my lazy days but overall, I am much more energetic. My eating habits have changed, but I am not a food snob my any means. If I wants sweets or a slice of pizza, I eat it and don't feel guilty, unless the food doesn't agree with me. Unfortunately this happened last week when I forgot to pack my lunch and decided on Crab Rangoon. I don't know if it was because it was fried, or some other reason, but let's just say I learned my lesson. Once you detox your body of junk food, your body may reject it when you try to eat it again. This has happened to me more than once. It's important to listen to your body. Exercise alone won't change much if your diet consists of junk. Believe it or not, I just started working out a few weeks ago. It's not a daily thing or strenuous, however if it wasn't for my change in eating I would have no motivation. I usually don't discuss my weight, but I hopped on the scale the other day and to my surprise I was 110 lbs. haven't weighed that since 5th grade. I'm only 5'2'' so that is a reasonable healthy weight for me and as you can see I am far from skin and bones.
Do everything in moderation and don't compare yourself or body to anyone else's. My personal fitness and body goals are simple. I just want to love what I see in the mirror. I'm not really concerned about looking extra curvy in clothes or being a thicky-thick girl because if you don't keep it tight that coke bottle can turn into a 2 liter real quick! By no means am I body shaming anyone, I just want to stress the importance of loving your body and not obsessing over someone else's. If you can't reach your body and fitness goals through diet and exercise, it's time to reevaluate. You are what you eat so eat well!
Statement Hat-$1 Dollar Tree -iron on decals #DIYD
V-neck-$3.80 Forever 21
Knit Flares -$7.99, on sale Forever 21.com
Plaid Button down -$5 Brooks Brothers Shirt Factory Outlet
Wedge Sneakers-Puma- $55 -can't remember the sneaker website but Saksofffifth.com had them as well
That's Just Me!
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