Career & Personal Style: Make the Room Work for You

One thing I learned in the months and weeks leading up to my promotion earlier in the year is that when you make room for God, He makes room for you. He literally places you in positions and spaces that you prayed for to show you the magnitude of greatness that is only possible with Him. Sometimes insecurity creeps up on me and I find myself striving to prove to others why I deserve to be in the rooms God placed me in. 

As I was journaling yesterday, God reminded me of something I sometimes forget: You deserve to be in every room you find yourself in. You don't need to prove why you deserve to be in the position(s) you're in to anyone. All you need to do is make your position work for you and serve whoever you have been called you to serve. When you cross paths with people in those spaces who try to tear you down with their negative energy, rise above them. Don't concern yourself with matching their energy, just exude your best energy at all times. 

You are a boss woman! You are deserving of goodness and grace. You are powerful, your ideas are powerful, and your voice deserves to be heard! Walk confidently on your journey knowing that you are exactly where you need to be. Make every moment work for you!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I mentioned that I talked about the importance of shopping your closet in this post. I also said I was going to show you how I style older items in my closet so this outfit is the perfect example. I got this dress 3 years ago from the Tracee Ellis Ross collection for JC Penny and styled them with my favorite nude Nine West Caged booties that have been elevating my looks for years.

How to Style the Cut out Top for Fall + Abundance Mindset

 

Style: Can we talk about how there are so many amazing and affordable fall pieces out right now!? The cut out top is one of my favorite trends this fall because it adds instant edge to any outfit. I bought this top from Mango's sale during September and could not wait to wear it! I originally planned on wearing it with red sock booties but decided to pair it with my favorite nude caged booties and wide leg jeans for a neutral look.
Top- Mango also comes in green | Jeans-Uniqlo | Shoes- Nine West (old) similar in black here

Life: My mission is to share stories with style so as I was thinking what to talk about with this outfit, I got writers block. Then my mind wandered on abundance. Many people, myself included, aim to live an abundant life. Sometimes this materializes itself in chasing and forcing things that are not meant for us. I know I've been guilty of striving for things that were not meant for me and in the end I felt frustrated and depleted. Then I realized that walking in your purpose is the pathway to abundance. When you walk in your purpose and live with an abundance mindset, you don't have to force anything because goodness flows in you and from you. How are you curating abundance in your life?



Fall Neutrals and Yellow Vionic Sneakers

As we step into a new month full of fall weather, let's remember that there is beauty in transformation. If you want to change, do it! The easiest way to transform your life is by transforming your mindset. If you don't like where you are or who you are, take the steps to change it. Every time you look at the fall leaves changing color and falling off the branches, remember that the beauty only came because the weather changed. 
I'm really excited about transforming my wardrobe for fall! I love mixing my favorite neutral fall staples like this sleeveless coat and jeans with new items like these Vionic Nana casual sneakers. The best thing about my sneakers is the comfort! They are lightweight yet supportive because Vionic prides themselves in making shoes that are actually good for your feet! If you've been following me for a while then you know I love style and comfort because your outfits should make you feel good!
Top-Uniqlo | Sleeveless Coat- Missguided (sold out) similar here and here | Jeans-Old Navy | Shoes-Vionic

Colorful Fall Fashion: Printed jumpsuit & Orange Slides

Happy fall! The start of this season is the perfect reminder to embrace change and let go of anything that is not serving you. Speaking of embracing change, my favorite thing about fall is the fashion! I love the colors, the outwear, the long sleeve, and this list goes on and on. I've been doing a bit of shopping at my favorite stores for fall but most importantly I've been shopping my closet! I bought this jumpsuit from Asos last year around this time and never wore it out until now. I'm one of those people that buys something and will either wear it immediately or rotate it either on, but thing is that I'm going to get my money's worth! 
What I love most about this jumpsuit is that it's the perfect blend of fall neutral with the green and pops of color because I plan on embracing both neutrals and color this fall! 
If you want to maximize your wardrobe, invest in jumpsuits that can be transitioned through the seasons. This jumpsuit is light and breathable enough to wear in the summer, cool fall days and can be layered for the cooler days. I paired it with orange slides for the mild day, but would also style this with nude or black caged booties for a different look. Let's have fun with our fashion this fall!

Jumpsuit-Asos | Shoes-Nine West


Living in a Field of Positivity

Make sure you carry your light wherever you go! Did you know that positivity is a power? It can soften hearts, brighten someone's day, and make difficult times easier to bear. Be kind, always.

Walking into stormy situations is inevitable but you can be the positive force that helps others and yourself get through them.
Hat-Asos, similar here | Dress- Urban Outfitters, similar here | Sneakers-Adidas

"You are the light of the world...let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your father in heaven. -Matthew 5:14,16

I wore this outfit to a family trip to Sussex County Sunflower Maze. If you live in New Jersey or the Tri-State Area, I highly recommend visiting. This is truly one of the most beautiful places I have ever travelled to and I love that it's not far from home.

Stepping in the Right Direction: Puff Sleeved Dress & Mask Style

Small steps in the right direction still count as progress! Don't compare your marathon to what appears to be someone else's sprint. You don't know what everyone's training process entails and all the work they put in that you didn't see. It's easy to lose momentum and run off track when you compare yourself to the people in the lanes around you. 
Discipline and consistency will move you towards your goal faster than speeding in the wrong direction.
Let's get into this look! When I saw this puff sleeved midi dress at Zara, I had to have it! Aside from the dress being on trend, I feel like its flattering on several body types. Also, the quality is really good and it's made from a mid-weight linen. 
I paired this dress with my orange slides from Nine West because I wanted to color block and these tones just go together! Lastly, can we have a moment of appreciation for this mask?! The kind ladies over at Furkat & Robbie gifted me this beautiful mask that I am in love with, Since we have to wear masks for our health, we might as well make them stylish and Furkat & Robbie understands that! 
Dress-Zara, also available in Red | Shoes- Nine West | Mask- Furkat & Robbie













 

Discipline, Consistency & Puff-Sleeved Romper

The space between conceiving a goal and accomplishing it is made up of planning, discipline and consistency. We all have the same 24 hours in a day but each day is not promised. Time is a limited resource so make every moment count. Imagine what you could accomplish if you were disciplined and consistent with your goals? I asked myself this one and it motivated me to get more focused about my goals and journal what I need to do to make them happen. Writing them down, doing the work (actions) and reviewing the plan for my goals often has been working so far. It's easy to be consistent when things are working in our favor, but the true mark of discipline is staying the course when things are going well and when they are not. The road to accomplishing goals will not always be easy or fun, but they strengthen us and help us build momentum through the process.
Now, let's talk about this romper! I got it on sale from H&M over the summer and I'm in love with it. It can be dressed up or down, the quality is good and the price tag is even better. It's really well made! I styled it with my Vionic sandals for an afternoon of wine tasting and farm fun with my family. Use my links below to shop this look if it speaks to your style!
Romper- H&M | Shoes-Vionic