Fa La La Faux Fur: Two Ways to Style Faux Fur

On Ashley: Overalls-Old Navy | Top-Asos | Faux Fur Coat-Asos | Booties-Sam Edelman via Amazon| Backpack- Lord & Taylor

On Desiree: Head over to her awesome blog for outfit details and thank me later because her style and writing is so good!

Pursue Your Passion Until Your Passion Pays Your Bills: Christina Bright

It's been months since I shared an interview, but I didn't want to let August end without giving you a dose of inspiration from Christina Bright! I've followed Christina (who is known as chrismiss_  ) on Instagram for quite a while, and she's one of my favorite people to follow on social media because of her authenticity. She shares the joy, struggles, and work of her life transparently. Her posts will make you laugh, think, and inspire you to get serious about turning your goals into a lifestyle. When I met Christina at Ayana Iman's Authentic Convos event in February, she was so friendly and her vibrant personally shined through; I immediately knew I needed to introduce her to you. Christina lives life beautifully because she lives life authentically. 

9 Ways to Incorporate White into your Summer Wadrobe

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White is the perfect summer color. Whether you're going to an all-white party, brunch with the girls, or just hanging out, SheIn and I have you covered! My favorites are the first two dresses. I would wear the asymmetrical dress for a girls night out or date with bae. The short sleeve dress would be perfect for church or brunch. Head over to shein.com to discover even more cute pieces that won't break the bank!

Clothed in Strength and Dignity

 Photographer-Alfred Sarpeh
Dress-Asos | Blazer-Lord & Taylor | Shoes-Nine West

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instruction with kindness" -Proverbs 31:25-26

The powerful woman in the room embodies strength and dignity. She does not need to raise her voice for others to understand her ideas or heed her instructions. Confidence is her shield and she wears it well. She does not panic in times of adversity because she knows that pain is fleeting and trouble does not last always. Her smile is infectious and has the power to soften a blow. She is a woman of integrity. She rules with fairness and seeks to empower those around her. Men do not intimidate her and she laughs at those who aim to scare her. Most importantly, she lives and leads by example. She's powerful and she owns it! She's strong and she knows it!

Maybe you're having a great week and you feel like you're on top of the world. If you're feeling confident in yourself, I hope that feeling lasts forever because you really are amazing! Or perhaps you're experiencing a challenging week and you don't know how much more you can endure. If you feel down and scared about something, it's okay. However, don't allow yourself to fall into a pit of self-pity. Worrying and pity won't get you far in this life, in fact worry+pity is a recipe for stagnancy and you can't grow when you are stagnant.

I hope this post inspires and makes you feel empowered. I hope you know your worth and do not allow anyone to diminish it. You are strong and capable of achieving excellence.

Spring/Summer Looks From Sundry Style

In my previous post, I introduced you to the woman behind Sundry Style as part of our interview series. Now I'm sharing some of my favorite items from the store. Every wardrobe needs some unique pieces and I've got you covered! Check out some of my favorite tops, bottoms, and accessories from Sundry Style. Enter my discount code SAYASH15 for 15% off your oder.

Pursue Your Passion Until Your Passion Pays Your Bills: Kelli Newman Mason

Representation and creation are necessary for businesses to thrive. When Kelli Newman Mason of Sundry Style noticed that black designers were underrepresented on the e-commerce side of the fashion industry, she conceived a vision dedicated to giving black designers a larger platform to share their designs with the world. Kelli and I connected a few weeks ago and after hearing about her store and the concept behind it, I immediately knew I needed to introduce you to her! Get to know the business woman behind Sundry Style (you'll be so glad you did):

Pursue Your Passion Until Your Passion Pays Your Bills: Melody Asherman

I'm so excited to introduce you to the fabulous fashionista and designer behind the fashion line Everrything Rrouge, Melody Asherman. Upon seeing Melody's designs on Instagram last year, I knew I needed to meet her and get a few custom Everrything Rrouge designs in my life! Check out the first lovely look she made for me here. Now, let's get to know the woman who is bold, fabulous, and beautiful just like her designs.