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 

Life & Style: Maximizing your Time

When you understand that time is a precious resource, you become more intentional about how you spend it. I don't want to die with wasted time or potential so I decided to become more intentional about how I spend my time. I've lost an aunt and uncle this year and dealt with my fair share of sadness recently over the death of Chadwick Boseman. As I reflect on the lives of these people, one thing is clear: they did not waste time. They all dealt with health challenges and understood how precious their time on earth was. The mere fact that Boseman continued to produce excellent work throughout his four year battle with cancer tells us that he didn't take his time for granted. He poured his time into his craft, touched the lives of his loved ones, colleagues, fans and made every moment count.
As I've gotten older, started a family with my husband and advanced in my career, my time has become more limited. Wasted time can never be restored so I've become more intentional about how I spend my time. I have a lot of goals and several things occupying my mind at all times so organizing myself is essential. Things I have been doing to help me steward my time better are:
  • journaling my intentions/goals for the week and reviewing them often to hold myself accountable
  • putting down appointments in my calendar and setting reminders so I don't forget them
  • making to-do lists and putting them in places I won't pass by like on the wall next to my bed and in the notes section of my phone
  • turning off social media notifications during certain times of the day and close to bedtime because I have a bad habit of scrolling for too long and that time spent scrolling could be used on something productive 
Dress-Who What Wear x Target | Shoes- Dolce Vida



Reasons to Celebrate with Basic Invite!

One thing living through a pandemic has reminded us is that life is fleeting and there is always a reason to celebrate. Celebrate every accomplishment, no matter how big or small. Celebrate every birthday, because none of us knows how many we have left. Show love to your friends and family by celebrating them! Fall is a season of celebrations in my family. My mom, son and several other family members have fall birthdays. This November is a milestone for my son as he will be turning two! While my husband and I have not yet decided if we're going to throw a birthday party for him, I know that if we do, we can always rely on Basic Invite to provide the invitations. 

What I love most about the party invitations this company provides is that they are all custom invitations that can be tailored to my needs and design aesthetic. Here are some details about Basic Invite that made the company even more appealing to me:

Almost Unlimited Colors- Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once they select a design, customers can change the color of each element on the card. With over 180 colors to choose from, the invite is sure to be exactly how they want it. This is what sets us apart from almost any other online stationery company.

 

Custom Samples- Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers to order a printed sample of their actual invitation before they place their final order. They can see the paper quality and how it will print, and make sure the card is perfect. 

 

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes- Basic Invite has over 40 different envelope colors to choose from. With so many options, customers can make their envelope match the invitation. All of the envelopes are peel and seal so they can be closed quickly and securely.

 

Address Capturing Service- Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media to request their friends and family’s addresses. The addresses are stored in the customer’s account and can be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all card orders.

 

Foil- Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs.

 

Right now Basic Invite is offering 15% off with coupon code: 15FF51 

 

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Summer Staples: Smocked Top, Cut off Shorts and Mules


Summer is quickly coming to an end, so now is the time to wear all your summer outfits before it gets too cold! Three trends I enjoyed wearing this summer were smocked tops, cut off shorts and mules. I don't buy into trends unless they speak to my style and these 3 pieces are so me. I'll definitely be wearing the mules well into fall with jeans and my favorite faux leather pencil skirt. The shorts can also transition to fall with a duster or over the knee boots if you're feeling sexy! I'll come back with another blog post to show you how to transition summer looks to fall to get the most for your money.



I hope this summer has been good to you and that you made time to engage in your favorite summer activities. As a we journey through a new month and prepare for a new season, remember that everything can't go where God wants to take you. Fall is a reminder to let dead things go and anything that is not helping you grow is pulling you down. 

Top- H&M | Shorts-Target | Shoes-Nine West also sold here

White Corset Dress, Strappy Sandals and Self Love

When you love yourself and walk with God, it shows. The glow is different!
These days loving myself looks like setting boundaries for the sake of my health, releasing things that are weighing my spirit down, resting when I feel weary and dedicating more time to the things I'm passionate about like fashion, God, spending time with loved ones, wellness and self-improvement.

Dress- Asos | Sandals- Nine West


Loving myself also looks like styling cute outfits and what I love most about this outfit aside from the details is that everything is on sale! This dress is perfect for summer but can also be transitioned into the fall with tall boots or even sneakers if you're feeling sporty. These shoes are not only on trend, with the strappy detail, they are also comfortable and easy to walk in. If you love this look, get it because its currently on sale!