NEW LIFE

NewLife1It’s been a minute since I’ve last posted. But man, a lot of things happened during that time! We dealt with some major health issues in our family, so you can understand that blogging was not my top priority. But God has been super faithful (like He always is) and now we’re back!

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During my “time off” the blogosphere, I’ve been thinking about the direction I wanted the blog to take. I’ve even thought about whether or not I wanted to continue doing it. After I’ve slapped back some sense into me, I decided that I shouldn’t let a bad period in my life dictate the direction the rest of my life should take. A lot of us act that way, and pitch a tent in a valley, when we were only meant to go thru the valley and not stay there.

The perfect example is the girl/guy who is establishing summer body goals and starts to work out religiously for the first 2 weeks and then one day, he/she falls off the wagon and then BOOM!! Downward Spiral! We should all use the wise words of Aaliyah “If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself up and try again… You can dust it off and try again”

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Outfit details:

Waistcoat: Zara (try this)

Dress: Asos (try this)

Booties: JustFab (Splurge on this)

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So I did just that, I dusted myself off and decided to breathe new life unto the blog! The blog will have a new name! I am currently working on getting the new website up and running but we are headed for better and greater things! Obviously, I will not let the cat out of the bag prematurely, but you guys will be informed when the new site becomes live, in due time!

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Until next time,

Xoxo

#GOALS

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If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know that you have arrived!

I am a firm believer of writing out my goals. It doesn’t have to be necessarily done on January 1st at 12:01 but I do believe that one needs to lay out its plan. January is coming to an end, and I bet some of you are thinking “OMG!! Time has gone by so quickly!” And maybe you realize that you haven’t done anything in particular besides living out the routine that you’ve grown so accustomed to.
In my field of work, this time of year is the busiest! So, I definitely have to fight out the routine (and laziness) if I want to accomplish something!

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This year, one of my goals is to be more involved  in the art community, to be an “art connoisseur”, for a lack of better words. I do consider fashion as an art! Just see all the masterpieces created by Jean-Paul Gauthier! But I want to broaden my “horizons”: attend more art exhibits, go to ballet shows, etc. I also want to finish decorating the house. My hubby and bank account won’t like that, but hey… 😛
I also have more personal goals. I write them down, meditate on them and evaluate how I am going to achieve them. And every two or three months, I evaluate how close I am to reaching them. A wise person once said on Facebook: If the plan doesn’t work, don’t change the goal. Change the plan (non verbatim)

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So don’t just wander around with no purpose in life. Life is supposed to be lived from glory to glory!  So maybe your month of January just passed by and nothing got done. Don’t let the year go by and still be at the starting point.

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Outfit details:

Sequin vest: Zara- Splurge on this

Crop Top: Dynamite- Try this

Pants: H&M- Try this

Shoes: Zara- Splurge on this

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Until next time,

xoxo

SPEED BUMPS AND FUR STOLES

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope you had an awesome time during the Holidays with your loved ones! For us, it was a staycation, and while I was about it, I did some redecorating around the house.

I’d like to thank all of you for supporting me and my journey with my blog. For sure, there has been some ups and down along the way… but the key is to always find a way to get back up. I’ve been watching DJ Khaled’s snapchat lately, and I have to admit that the man gives some good words of wisdom!! One thing he said was that every road has speed bumps, they are meant to slow us down but not to stop us. We will come across  “speed bumps” in our lives also…But you don’t stop in front of a speed bump, you just roll through them. The key in life is to drive right through the obstacles that we encounter and continue going our merry way.

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So onto the “other” matter at hand. This awesome faux fur stole! I snatched this fur stole during the Black Friday sale at Zara. I love that it’s such a timeless piece that I will be able to wear over and over again. My friend was saying that it has an “aristocratic”  but I don’t  mind it… To be honest, I feel that it instantly elevates any outfit.  Any time that life punches you in the gut, or you might be feeling down, just throw on a fur stole and put on some red lipstick and you’re good to go! 😉 And besides, it’s so much nicer than a woolen scarf. Don’t you think? 😛

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Outfit details:

Faux Fur Stole: Zara. Try this

Wrap Blouse: Forever 21. Try this

Faux Leather Leggings: Zara. Try this

Necklace: Aldo

Clutch: Aldo 

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Until next time,

xoxo

HOW TO FIGHT BACK PROCRASTINATION?

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I have decided to kick my laziness in the ass. These pictures (and others that I have yet to post) have been taken a while back… But as you can imagine.. I’ve been bitten by the bug called procrastination!

All of us have been guilty one way or another of procrastination. We even procrastinate on sleep! When you know that you have to wake up early in the morning, but prefer to watch one last episode, let’s make that 3, of your favorite TV show… you just procrastinated on your sleep. The next morning you wake up feeling like crap because you didnt get your 8 hour sleep. I bet you didn’t think of that as procrastination!

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I decided enough is enough! And what better way to fight back procrastination with this edgy bad-ass look! 😉 Here are four ways that I have found that help fight off procrastination! You are welcome 😉

  • Stop blaming everything and everyone.

The road to recovery starts with self-acceptance. We have to stop blaming other people or the weather changing or like I was doing, blaming “the light saving situation” to not do what we are supposed to do. Blaming others strips you down of your power. When you blame others for your situation, you are basically handing them the keys to your life, saying they control whether or not you succeed in your life. You decide whether or not you are satisfied with your current situation and make a change for it.

  • Establish attainable goals

I’m stressing on “attainable”. For example, if you’ve never exercise in your life, don’t start by running  a marathon! Start with goals that you can achieve. start by a 30 min walk. And slowly increase the pace. If you start with an unattainable goal, you will be more inclined to give up on the first try.

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  • Be accountable for your actions.

Have someone with whom you share your goals that will check up on you and that will encourage you if (or when) you slide off the course. During the summer, a friend and I used to check on each other to see if we did our morning runs. Believe me, just knowing that she would ask me, made me jump off the bed and run!! I mean, I could’ve lied 😛 but I would be the one living with the consequences of my actions (in that case, lack of action) And most importantly, I like to sleep with a clear conscious 😉

  • Learn to eliminate distractions.

If you’re easily distracted and get off track by social media, etc., learn to steer clear from them. Usually, when I want to get something done without any distractions, I usually put my phone on airplane mode or just “kill-off” the internet from my computer (if I don’t need it for work). Or for example, if you and your friend can’t stop talking when you get together, well baby girl, maybe she shouldn’t be your study buddy! You have to recognize your weaknesses and find a way not to fall victim to them.

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Outfit details:

Jacket: Dynamite (Try this)

Turtleneck: Forever 21 (Try this)

Necklace: Aldo (Try this)

Leggings: Dynamite (Try this)

Boots: Steve Madden

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I hope these will help you take your life into control and stop giving in to procrastination!

Until next time,

xoxo