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No Meat Week

Breakfast

Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal w/Blueberries

1 Boiled Egg

Cup of Tea

 

A.M. Snack 

2 Belvita Crackers

1 Pear

1 Kale & Quinoa Patty

 

Lunch

Mushroom, Shrimp and Asapargus stir fry no rice, or

Greek Salad

 

P.M. Snack

1/2 Sweet Potato

Broccoli 

 

Dinner

Salmon

Brussels Sprouts

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New Friends?

If your mom is like mines, I'm sure you've heard "everybody ain't yo friend". Meaning of course be very selective about who you bring into your life. I currently have 5 bestfriends (seriously) with the most recent new friend being added in 2000. So yes I have not accepted any new friends in 18 years. And not because I'm not friendly, but because I was under the impression, subconsciously all be it; that my friends have to prove friendships to me. For instance, we grew up together, went to school together etc. But that's not true, you can literally meet someone today and because you haven't known them for 20 plus years does not mean that can't be your friend and be just a valuable as your current friends. It crazy my bestie of 22 years told me that, in reference to a new person I met. 

 

Long story short, I have been feeling very hamster on the wheel ish, going and going with nothing to show for it and I didn't know how to get off. Two people that I met in 2013 and 2015 whom I've been resistant to letting all the way in gave me the best advice. They had been watching me struggle, being frustrated and upset and have been wanting to give advice; but because I had not made them feel 100 percent included in my life they didn't know how I would take it. And what they had to say helped me get off that wheel and gain clarity. I'm SOOOO happy I let them in! They know who they are and I'm glad to call them my new friends.

 

Your old friends will always be there to support you and be your foundation, but new friends can help you to that next level.  

It's Raining Men

Not really, but it will soon enough. No I am not saying that I will no longer style women, of course I will that is what comes natural to me. But in a effort to challenge myself and grow, I am venturing into the male side of fashion. Wish me luck!

 

See below some of my most recent male style looks.

Hello Winter!

2018 Goals

Make sure you follow me on Instagram to watch me take steps and crush my goals.

 

1.) Monthly mini photo shoots

2.) Produce a fashion/style event

3.) Secure 5 new clients by 12/31

4.) Rework the style corner

5.) Create fashion talk show

2018 HERE I COME

How does the saying go "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". I am a true Taurean, stubborn and consistant and it is hard for me to change. But I realized something, I had to change in order for me to get to my next level. So I visited another stylist to help me get some clarity because I felt stuck, non-creative and uninspired and I did not know what to do. She suggested saging  and creating a vision board. Now when she said vision board I had to admit that was a great idea because I have a family member whom I admire who does a annual vision board, so I thought maybe I should give it a try. I also had a friend tell me about crystals used to give you energy. So for 2018 I will breaking my resistance to change and I will be creating a vision board, saging and meditating creative energy into my life. Stay Tuned!

Chicago ONLY! 

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HELLO FALL! 

 

 

I would like to say THANK YOU to all the people who supported me and allowed me to have the below opportunity. If you donated, liked, commented or shared my post I appreciate it. If you sent money thru go fund me, paypal or the cash app I appreciate it. Even if you said "Go Girl" and said a pray for me I appreciate it. I THANK YOU again for however you supported my dream!

Image Creates Opportunity 

 

 

Seems simple right? A wardrobe stylists career is based on image, but what will you do when the opportunity comes? J. Bolin #AskJBolin Fashion Boot Camp taught me how to perfect the image in order to gain & own the opportunity.

 

Kauwuane Burton Studios was the perfect backdrop to 30 budding stylist all dressed in nudes to learn from the best. When we arrived his staff welcomed each and every one of us with a warm smile & embraced. They even took our bags and bags of items and placed them for us. They led us to a room that had the most beautiful donut display I have ever seen complemented with a mimosa bar. As more and more people arrived the excitement grew each time a smiling face entered the room. So in true fashion I grabbed a glass, poured a mimosa and asked the entire room to toast to a wonderful and imformative day. Cheers!

 

J. Bolin came out greeted us with a huge smile and asked if we were ready? A resounding YEEESSS filled the room and we followed our teacher into a exposed brick studio transformed into a rustic floral oasis. The table was adorned with white roses in gold flower pots, with leafy green accents and the shimmer from white candles framed in gold wire holders made the look complete. The designer even took photos of J's work and created a table runner. Kudos! 

 

Then before we did anything Mo his online store manager led us in one of the best prayers I have ever heard; there was not a dry eye in the room. We gathered ourselves and J. Bolin got right to it. We each introduced ourselves and stated why we were there and what we hoped to get from our visit. He explained how he started and what sacrifices him and his family had to make in order from him to be where he is today. He gave us the do's and dont's in the style industry, tore down all our fears and explained to us that we are worthy of this journey.

 

The agenda for the day ranged from how to write a pull letter to working with what you have to style a client. Each participant had to bring 10 of their favorite wardrobe items and we had to pair up and style our partner with any of the 20 items. Me and my partner Dawn got the Red Carpet look and we nailed it. Of course, a few welcomed tweeks from the best was the icing on cake. We also had to makeover a celebrity and J and his staff lovingly nitpicked every detail and then showed us how to improve.

 

We ended the day nothing like we started, we were now given the knowledge to conquer our very own styling fears and taught how to make a business from our dreams. The best word I could use to describe the day would be beautiful....the space was beautiful, J. Bolin's team was beautiful, Mo's prayers were beautiful, the spirits of every person in the room was beautiful and the fact that GOD put it on J.Bolin to give his personal knowledge of this industry is BEAUTIFUL!

OOOOMMMMGGGG! 

 

 

OMG....was all I could say when I opened the email from the J.Bolin brand. I am so excited to have received this opportunity and I pray I hit it out of the park. Follow me on instastories starting Friday to join me on this journey. 

 

 

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THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

SUMMER 2017 LOOK-BOOK

 

#ISSABIRTHDAY..... in Puerto Rico

 

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