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Camille is such a big girl now! The pic to the right is her “hand on her hip” pose lol!

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Hands on our hips!

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Must start off with kisses!

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Air guitar with the whisk!

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Killing this bread isnt she?!

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Cut a slit in between your bread to create a pocket for stuffing!

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Add sugar to your fruit to bring out sweetness!

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Add more sugar mommy!! More!

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The cream cheese and raspberry jam looked so good, we had to have a taste!

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Stuff your bread with the fruit filling and add raspberries!

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Time to make the custard!

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So pretty plated and dusted with powdered sugar!

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Camille loved it, she ate the whole thing!

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Mothers Day gifts are something that should feel thoughtful and special to the one you love. I remember my first Mother’s Day a little after Camille was born about two years ago. Her father bought me a sweet charm bracelet and held Camille in his arms as she held the bag. It was the sweetest thing ever and of course I cried. Thoughtful gifts always come from the heart and thats the best feeling ever!

 

Mother’s Day is around the corner. Have you thought of Mothers Day gifts yet? Well, I have a great gift idea to share with you today. As you can see, my little and I are in the kitchen in this post cooking breakfast. Stuffed French Toast to be exact (click HERE for the Recipe)! Camille loves to help mommy in the kitchen. Every weekend we typically cook pancakes together, well we used to as she was on a pancake kick for a minute! Its always a pleasure to have my little helper in the kitchen and get a little messy with I must say. Which really made me think about getting us aprons, so we could get messy in the kitchen and not on ourselves for once!

 

So I was super excited to partner with Belle Eve Clothing on making us “Mommy and Me” aprons! They have quite a few options for “mommy and me” aprons or just Mommy or whoever! Our aprons came out perfect! The aprons are made out of cotton canvas and has a detachable bow (Camille’s came with one too, but I discovered it in her toy box after the shoot lol). When I showed the aprons to Camille she got VERY excited. One of her favorite books, “Billie B. Brown Bakery Adventure” shows the character and her friends at school, baking in the “bakery.” As soon as she saw the apron, she called it “my bakery” and put it on immediately. Lol. I had to plead with her to take it off. Toddlers I tell ya!

 

Belle Eve Clothing is a great Mothers Day gift option!

 

I hope that you’ve enjoyed this post and check out the Stuffed French Toast recipe. I found it on Pinterest. It was very easy to make and tasted delish! You can use any fruit you like and really make it your own. They are perfect to just grab and go, you dont even need syrup. They are sweet enough on their own!

 

Shout out to all the food bloggers out there, I was exhausted after this shoot. I don’t know how you guys do it cooking and taking pics at the same darn time. Well, I did have a toddler that I had to keep interested, but still. Hats off to you! Oh and thanks to my hubby who became Instagram husband for this shoot and putting up with my critiques of his picture taking abilities lol.

 

Be sure to check out Belle Eve’s line of aprons. I am sure you will find a perfect Mothers Day gift for the special lady in your life!

 

 

Outfit Details

Belle Eve Clothing “Mommy and Me” Mint and Peach Apron

Seven for All Mankind “Gwenevere” Slit Knee Jean

Bakeware Details

World Market Mint Mixing Bowl

Cast Iron Skillet

Extra Large Wood Chopping Board

Target Chalkboard Canister with Metallic Lid

 

 

April 20, 2017 1 comment
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Off shoulder tops and off shoulder dresses are some of my favorite clothing pieces to wear. You guys will probably FOREVER see me in them and I am unapologetic about it. Its such a classy and chic way to show a little skin and shoulders. From every day casual to date night, you cannot go wrong with off shoulder anything. I mean look at this beauty I am wearing on the blog today. Its so chic and sexy at the same darn time! If you are in the mood to turn heads, well this off shoulder top is right up your alley!

 

Ready to add a few off shoulder tops and off shoulder dresses to your closet?

 

Well girl I’m about to get you all the way together because I rounded up TONS of off shoulder tops and off shoulder dresses just for YOU all UNDER $100!! You all know I am all about affordable style that will not break the bank. These off shoulder tops and off shoulder dresses are head turners but easy on the wallet.

So click thru on my lookbooks below, pull your wallet out and get to shopping!!

 

Outfit Details

Missguided Off Shoulder Ruffle Blouse

Kohls Jeans (old)

H&M Pink Mules

GiGi New York Convertible Clutch

H&M Pink Tassel Earrings 

(no longer avail, linked similar)

Bobbi Brown Pink Tortoise Sunglasses

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Photography Credit: Angie Garcia 

           
           

April 18, 2017 1 comment
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Jumpsuits are usually the first thing I look for when wondering what to wear to an event. They are an easy outfit considering its only one piece and tend to make a statement. I was recently inspired by a few jumpsuits that I saw on Pinterest of one of my favorite fashion bloggers, “Wendy’s Lookbook.” So I went to my favorite online store, ASOS, and immediately went to the search button and typed in “jumpsuits.” Well, that led to several pages that I did’nt particularly want to sift through.

 

Until I thought… I wonder if they have any cute denim jumpsuits?!

 

So when this off shoulder (yall know I love an off shoulder anything), ruffled, wide- legged beauty popped up. GIRL, I added it to my cart so fast. I am signed up with ASOS two day shipping service and I STILL could not wait for it to arrive!! Its seriously the most perfect, statement making jumpsuit for spring. Brunches, date nights, vacations! It will get so much love I cannot wait to wear it out again.

 

Ok, so how does this jumpsuit fit?

This fits true to size in my opinion, I ordered the size 4 and size 6 and kept the 6. My waistline like to act funny sometimes and I don’t always have time to play games. So I didnt want anything holding me back from wearing this jumpsuit. So the six fit me perfectly without being as snug in the tummy as the size four. Other than that, the fit gets a two thumbs up in my book!

 

Guess what, its now been marked down to $38!! Won’t He do it?!

 

I hope you have a great Easter weekend ahead. I will be attending church on Sunday and cooking dinner at home with my family. Easter always makes me so emotional. When I think of the sacrifice of a man who died for my sins, just so I could be me??

Its AMAZING!!

 

Outfit Details

ASOS Denim Jumpsuit ONLY $38!

Diane Von Furstenburg Round Aviator Sunglases 

ZARA Platform Sandals 

(old, linked similar)

Henri Bendel “Whitni” Satchel

(old, linked similar)

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Cruella”

Photography: Angie Garcia

April 15, 2017 1 comment
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No bra lines, just the perfect t-shirt bra!

 

 

 

Hey there!

 

So lets talk about bras today! I don’t know about you, but I have plenty of bras that I just hate! Some that are just plain uncomfortable, others that don’t fit me properly or some that makes me look flat as a board. I am so over having wearing these terrible things that is supposed to keep me contained and not moving every which a way when I am out and about.Its been plenty of times where I couldn’t take it anymore and I unsnapped my bra in the car or at my desk at work lol.  So when I saw Third Love, a bra company, in my Instagram feed, I was quite intrigued. Third Love not only offer a 100% fit guarantee AND a TRY ON for 30 DAYS FOR FREE, they also offer a new nude collection in five shades! Yes girl, not just that one shade of “nude” we always see in the stores. I had to see if it lead up to the hype. And ladies… they totally do!

 

So like I said, they offer a 100% Fit Guarantee, so if you are not pleased with your bra or purchase, you can exchange it or return it for free. Thats definitely a HUGE plus when ordering a bra online! They offer wireless, full coverage, push up, t-shirt, strapless, plunge, racerback and lace. Not sure which one to order? You can complete their “FIT FINDER QUIZ.” The quiz is awesome and totally helped me to select my bra, the Classic T-shirt Bra! The quiz asks you various questions such as the shape of your breast, what are your fit issues, if you prefer a natural cup or push up etc. The quiz really addressed all of my issues when it comes to finding a bra that fit. Personally, I now have a asymmetric shape due to breast feeding. Which means one boob is significantly bigger than the other, I must say this is a body issue for me that has been really hard to deal with. So when I purchase a bra, I usually have to get the bigger size to accommodate the bigger boob, but that leaves me with the issue of the bra gaping open on the side with the smaller boob. Well, not anymore! My Classic T-shirt Bra FITS ME PERFECTLY ON BOTH BOOBS!! No more of the cup gaping open. Its a close and perfect fit to my body. Glory be to God!!

 

Now that you know of my issues with my bra fitting me perfectly, lets discuss the five shades their New Naked collection comes in!! If you head to their site, you will see all of the various shades of their naked collection. I chose a darker tone nude bra to complement my skin tone based on the model. However, I do wish they had more of a true caramel tone. The naked-3 shade, which is the shade above this one, the naked-4, has more pink undertones to me based on the picture. I need a nude bra with a little more caramel, honey shade. So there is room to expand there. But, to even think of offering a nude bra in a broader color range is a great step in the right direction!!

 

So please try this brand and let me know what you think. I know one thing is for sure, I am ordering more of these bras! This is a total game changer for me in terms of the fit and color. I am so totally pleased!

 

Do  you struggle finding a perfect bra fit? If so, Third Love is a great place to start!

 

 

Where to Buy Details

*Third Love 24/7 Classic T-shirt Bra in naked-4 shade

*Third Love Seamless Cheeky in naked-4 shade

Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Perfume

Forever 21 Lace Blouse (old, linked similar)

Old Navy “Holy Chic” Tee (old, linked similar)

Kendra Scott “Cheska” Rose Gold Necklace

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Disclosure: Alwayz Fashionably Late does participate in sponsored posts. Items marked with (*) are sponsored. Alwayz Fashionably Late strives to provide honest feedback. Please know that all views and opinions are my own!

March 9, 2017 0 comment
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Hey loves!

As you know, I was in New York a few weeks back for my very first New York Fashion Week (read about it here)! As you can imagine, packing for New York during the winter time is quite a feat. Not only do I need to be stylish, but stay warm as well. I mean, I’m all for fashion, but what I am not gonna do is freeze my butt off! So it was absolutely crucial to have pieces to layer and keep warm in, while enduring the cold while in NYC. Rent The Runway to the rescue!!

 

Rent The Runway is truly a great travel hack because you seriously save so much space in your luggage.  You can rent dresses, accessories, coats, pants and handbags too!! Which to me, is quite important as I am a pro- carry on kind of girl.  I love using packing cubes to save space in my luggage! Whats great about RTR is that you can go online, select your pieces and the date you need them and have them delivered your home, hotel or wherever. When I was in NYC last October, I rented a few dresses for our anniversary shoot and had them delivered to the hotel (see the shoot here and here). After my rental period was up, I simply returned them to the RTR store in NYC. If you are not in New York, don’t worry! You can totally return them via UPS as well. Seriously, how easy is that?!

 

Rent The Runway also has an Unlimited program where you can rent up to three pieces and keep them as long as you like for $139 a month. If you didn’t know, RTR has tons of designer items such as Marissa Webb, Derek Lamb, DVF, Zac Posen and lots more! Free shipping, dry cleaning and you can cancel at any time! So the next time you are planning your vacay and wondering what to wear, just head to RTR and have your selections delivered to you. I linked a few vacay ready pieces from Rent The Runway below.  What a great hack right? Saving luggage space and still slay? You are winning!

 

 

Have you rented from RTR before? I’d love to hear what you rented and how you liked the service!

 

Please share!

 

Outfit Details

* Lovers & Friends Colorblock Charlie Jacket c/o RTR

ASOS Camel Wrap Coat

(old, linked similar)

ASOS Gray Turtleneck Sweater with slit sleeve (only $22!)

JustFAB Wedge OTK boots

(old, linked similar)

Disclaimer: Alwayz Fashionably Late does participate in sponsored posts. Items that are marked with a (*) are sponsored. My views and opinions provided are my own! I always strive to provide honest feedback to my readers!!

Photography: Laurel Creative in NYC

 

March 2, 2017 0 comment
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Kameisha Getum, owner of Spa Lala in Dallas!

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Camille gave me the most amazing facial!

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Before!

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Camille gave me a dermaplaning facial which uses a small scalpel. Dermaplaning evens your complexion, reduce hyper pigmentation and removing the fine hairs all over my face. Yesssss!!

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After! Feeling smooth and hairless lol.

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Taking time out to take care of US!

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(l to right): myself, Taryn of Glamorous Versatility and Eryn of Style Sew Me

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After! My skin looks so bright and smooth!

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Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and in order for me to feel full of love to give, I have to first show love to myself! Self care is SOOO important! Most times as a mom, I am giving to my child so much that I feel like I have nothing left to give to myself or others. But, in order for me to be my best self, I HAVE to have some me time. I know there are other moms out there feeling the same. So I reached out to my fellow blogger moms to see if they wanted to get together for a mommy spa day of getting pampered, relaxation and chit chat. After I received a “YES!” from them both (lol) I knew just where to go for our mommy spa day. My friend Kameisha Getum is the owner of Spa Lala in Dallas. She is also a mom, wife and business owner so she totally was on board with us getting a few treatments to be our best selves.

 

So let me tell you why you need to book an appointment at Spa Lala. Its a lovely spa suite so the setting is quite intimate, yet tranquil. Its very clean and welcomes a serene spa atmosphere. I received the dermaplaning facial, Eryn received a brow wax and tint by the on staff esthetician Camille. Taryn received lash extensions by Kameisha. I never heard of derma planing before which is basically where they use a small scalpel to remove the fine hairs from the face to create a smoother canvas for the skin. Camille advised me of the fab benefits which are brightening of the skin and reducing hyper pigmentation. I have normal to dry skin, so I don’t have many skin issues except this darn blemish from a pimple I decided to pop (I know, I know). However, the results from the facial were instant. My skin was brighter and smoother. When I applied my makeup later that day, my skin was even more FLAW-LESS! lol. We were all very pleased with the results of our services. Not only that, but the education and tidbits we learned by Kameisha and Camille regarding the services we received and how to maintain it were great too!

 

I want to focus this year on supporting more small businesses, especially black owned! I think its important that we keep those with the entrepreneur spirit in mind when it comes to our dollars. Spa Lala Dallas is the perfect place to support and get pampered too! Head to Taryn’s blog, Glamorous Versatility to see her thoughts and results of her eyelash extension and to Eryn’s blog, Style Sew Me, to see her brow tint/ wax!!

 

If you are in Dallas, be sure to make an appointment and mention that you heard about Spa Lala on our blogs. Kameisha, the owner of Spa Lala, is generously offering 20% off a full set of eyelash extensions, as well as, 20% off any facial service. Don’t say I never did nothing for ya!

 

Have a fabulous weekend! I’ll be headed to New York for my very first Fashion Week! Follow me on Instagram for all the tea and fashion!!

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Alwayz Fashionably Late does participate in sponsored posts. Services received were sponsored. I strive to always provide honest feedback, opinions and wording are my own!

February 8, 2017 0 comment
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So basically New Year Eve is like, around the corner if you can believe it or not! We don’t have any plans to go anywhere, but that didn’t stop me looking for a New Year’s Eve outfit and getting this GORGEOUS velvet dress for $35!! Uh huh, you read right girl! Thats why I IMMEDIATELY bought this sucker. I was a little nervous about the fit because of the low cut and the slits. Plus, I’ve been eating sweets like there is no tomorrow. Spanx on deck! Lol. But, anyways honey this dress slid on my body so good! I felt like those bottles of shimmer lotion where you shake it up and a bunch of sparkly glitter slowly slides down the bottle! If you don’t understand what I am saying, just roll with me boo. I basically felt luxurious honey and I love that feeling!

 

I was happy that I received a few pieces from Sherrod Sisters Jewelry to finish this look. I wanted very simple, gold pieces to match this dress. So the pave ear jacket and the gold double bar cuff was the perfect combination! I have been wanting to try ear jacket’s too. I am always in hoops, they are my “go-to” earring but, these pave ear jackets are the perfect touch for any New Year’s Eve outfit or parties! I also liked the simple gold cuff too. Sometimes you just want simple pieces so that everything stands out on its own. You get what I’m saying?!

 

Oh, Sherrod Sisters Jewelry is kind enough to offer a discount code thats only good until Friday!!! So hurry up and check them out! Coupon code is “HOHOHO20.” CLICK HERE to head to their site and have some fun shopping!

 

I hope this look inspired some of you who have plans for NYE. We will probably stay at home with Camille and countdown with glasses of champagne. Better yet, maybe I’ll slip this dress on and act like I’m going somewhere! Anything to put this baby on one more time!!

 

Have a blessed and safe Christmas my loves!

See you soon for my next post!

 

Outfit Details

ASOS “CLUB L” Velvet Dress now on sale for $25!!

Spanx Power Shorts 

Nasty gal Herringbone Coat

(old, linked similar)

Nine West “Tatiana” Black Suede pumps

“Break The Ice” Ear Jacket AND Cuff Bracelet by Sherrod Sisters

Black chain clutch

(old, linked similar)

Lipstick: Colourpop “Avenue”

 

Photography: Victoria Blishtein Photography

December 22, 2016 7 comments
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Y’all, I have been so out of order! Since Thanksgiving I have been eating all kinds of mess. I know I am not alone! Cakes, pies, sweets, fried foods and all kinds of foolishness. One thing I have learned since turning 30, my body is NOT the same as it was when I was younger. I’ve always been a thin girl. Matter of fact, in high school I was called “FM 98,” (a radio station in Detroit) because I weighed 98 pounds back then lol. But, when your stomach has turned into a “gut” thats a real problem. I can’t be out here looking preggo when I am not. LOL. Don’t worry though, because 1/2/17 I am gonna get my life back right! Until then, I am gonna enjoy this food!

 

Anyways, I ordered this tie sleeve sweater dress and honey it’s so forgiving! It’s such a throw on and head out the door type dress. Which is just what I need!  The tie sleeve trend has been big lately. But, I loved that I found the trend in a tie sleeve sweater dress. I mean, who doesn’t need more dresses?! Its affordable too! I wore this dress to a holiday party and felt so comfortable!  How are you loving these fishnet/ lace tights? I think I got them from Kohl’s years ago and this was my first time wearing them. I really liked pairing it with this dress and booties for more of a monochromatic look! I am definitely considering buying more tights to spice up my outfits. I’ve linked several cute pairs for you below! So check them out!!

 

I hope you have an amazing weekend ahead. I have dinner plans Friday and brunch plans on Sunday. Yep, more eating! I’m telling you guys, I am gonna pull it together for next year. January is my birthday and I gotta be 35 and fine, ok!

 

Outfit Details

ASOS Tie Sleeve Sweater Dress only $43

Gray floral fishnet tights (old, linked similar)

JustFab gray booties (old, linked similar)

Target quilted chain cross body (old, linked similar)

Photography: Angie Garcia

 

 

 

 

December 8, 2016 5 comments
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Hello There! I thought I would do a little something different and create a fun post for my readers! I want to open up to you a bit and give you a little insight as to who I am. I am generally a private person, so blogging and putting myself out there is already a task in itself. But, I am open to new possibilities and I want you all to get to know me better.

So, here are 20 things you don’t know about me… Ready, Set, READ!

1. I am an only child. I yearned for a brother or sister so badly when I was younger and was over it when I became a teenager. I guess I am a little spoiled and realized hey, more things for me! SMH.

2. My birthday is January 15th and I am 34 years old. After I turned 30, I stopped keeping track of how old I am. Matter of fact, I asked my husband how old I was last night LOL.

3. I have a 17 month old, BEAUTIFUL girl named Camille.  She is my air, heart beat and reason for why I smile. I only featured her on the blog about twice. It’s scary putting your child out there on social media because you never know what crazy person you may run across. I am playing with the idea of incorporating her more in my blog for “Mommy and Me” looks. But, I am unsure. I don’t know guys, I am praying about that and we’ll see where it goes.

4. I’ve been married for 6 years. We got married on October 3rd in Detroit, Michigan. I absolutely loved planning my wedding and did most of it myself with the exception of my friend who was my wedding planner. A funny memory from my wedding is that our wedding menu’s my husband and I created had the wrong date on them and we didn’t realize it until we sat down at the dinner table. Oh well!

5. I was raised in the church. Its pretty much all I know and all of my childhood and teenage years I was always, always at church. Now that I am older, I am so glad for this upbringing. Its made me stronger and created a walk with God. I’ve been failing miserably now at attending church on a regular basis. I’m determined to get back at it, not only for myself, but for my daughter too!

6. I am terrible at math. I hate it. Next!

7. I went to Howard University and lived in D.C. for about five years. I have a love/hate relationship with D.C. You need money to live there comfortably and being a college student I didn’t have it lol.

8. I love to travel. I wish I did more of it when I was younger and before I had my little one. My husband and I did manage to go to London and Paris before we started trying to have a baby. I loved it and want to go back… NOW!

9. I moved to Dallas in 2007 to see if my relationship with my then boyfriend turned hubby would work. We did long distance for 2 years and I was over it. I told him I would move to Dallas to see where this relationship went and he needs to put a ring on it in a year or I’m moving on…

10. He put a ring on it! Ha! I wasn’t playing any games! He proposed in my hometown about 8 months after I moved to Dallas. Poor thing got down on the knee he had ACL surgery on a few months back. He was so uncomfortable. I guess thats love huh? LOL.

11. Being an only child, I always wanted a big family. Now that I am older and know how expensive children are, two is enough!

12. Oh yeah, we want to try for another one the end of the year. Wish us well!

13. My hubby and I always agreed on girl names and not boy names. But, when we found out we were having a girl, we didn’t figure out her name until I was about 7 months pregnant lol.

14. I love to eat! Sweets are my weakness. I am currently craving my Talenti “Mediterranean Mint” gelato as we speak. As soon as I submit this post, its going DOWN!

15. I never had any alcohol in my entire life until I moved to Dallas. I think I was around 24 then lol. I recall my husband and I going to a Timeshare event and I decided to have my first drink. A margarita… lets just say I left feeling “tipsy” for the first time in my life. Now I love a glass or two!

16. I have a dog, his name is Noah. My husband gave him to me for a Valentine’s gift several years ago. I don’t post him as much on Insta like I use to. He’s such a handful now with his little sis Camille here.

17. I am very cautious about establishing friendships with people due to burned “friendships” in the past. I didn’t decide to make friends here in Dallas until a year after I moved here. I went on an event posted on a Meetup site and these girls are now my “ride or die” friends ever since! Timing is everything!

18. I have a degree in Business Management with a concentration in Healthcare that I haven’t used. I wish I knew years ago what I want to really do with my life. These student loans don’t care that I’m not using my degree. Rude much?

19. I have/had Scoliosis. Scoliosis is basically when your spine is curved and not straight. My curve, from what I remember, was around 40 degrees. My mom noticed that I wasn’t standing up straight and took me to the doctor. I wore a terribly hard, and huge brace that was to help restrict the curve from growing and to straighten my spine. I rarely wore it because it was so uncomfortable and hard to breathe. I got spinal fusion surgery when I turned 21. Spinal Fusion is where they straighten the spine by placing a few rods in your back to align the spine and significantly reduce the curve. I have a nice scar down the center of my back because of it and my curve is pretty much non existent. The confidence and peace of mind in finally having the surgery gave me is worth it all the pain I endured. I always was so self conscious because of how noticeable the curve was. I felt like a weight was lifted and I felt confident and even proud to show my scar. It was the best decision yet!

20. As I posted before on the blog, my mom passed away five years ago of cancer. I think of her EVERY SINGLE DAY and it still hurts. If you have a beautiful relationship with your mother, cherish it! Thank God for it! If you have a broken relationship with your mother, FIX IT! Ask God to repair and set free the chains that are binding you from the bond that is needed between a mother and daughter! There are those like me who no longer have their mom that wishes she was still here to love, laugh and hit the malls with. I don’t want you to miss out on such an important relationship in your life!

I hope this was enlightening for you and you get to know me a little more. Its almost been a year since I’ve started blogging and I really want my readers to feel like they have a little peak into who I am. Thanks for stopping by and see you Thursday for my next post!!

February 16, 2016 7 comments
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Hi there! Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and there are so many ways to share in this special day. Whether its with your honey or a budding new romance, its always nice to know that love is in the air. But, that doesn’t mean your girlfriends are not included!! I bring you our “Galentine’s Day” collaborative shoot with these blogger babes: AquiaEryn, and Melody !!! These ladies are lifestyle and fashion bloggers right here in the Dallas area. When I tell you, these ladies are stylish, creative and so much fun, I really mean it. We had a great time and brunch plans are already in the making!! It was amazing partnering with thredUp as we picked out some cute, gently used designer pieces to add to our wardrobe collection. I picked out this black, moto leather jacket by Zara for under $65!!! I mean, what a deal! The detailing of the jacket and the touches of leather are right up my alley. We spent the afternoon wine tasting at Delaney Vineyards & Winery, a local vineyard,  right here in Texas. After a few sips…. or five we took to the vineyards and shot away!
Tell me, are you getting with your girlfriends and having a “Galentine’s Day” of your own??
Please stop by AquiaMelody and Eryn’s blog to see what they got from thredUp and for more eye candy goodness!! I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Outfit Details
(linked similar and love this
“Brunch So Hard” version too!)
(linked similar and on sale for $15!!!)
Gold, chain bracelet (old)- Baublebar

 

February 8, 2016 0 comment
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