I love the start of a new year - the freshness, the promise of new beginnings, the excitement of great possibilities and turning a new leaf. Like a lot of people, I made a few goals for this year. For me, goals are more real when you write them down, so they have been written and available for me to review periodically in order to monitor my progress. For as long as I can remember, I created goals. Its how I tracked my progress and my personal growth. Combining the faith to create goals + the power of consistency almost always resulted in a goal achieved.
Since I already created the goals, this year I'm focusing on consistency. Experience taught me that it's powerful, and without consistent actions goals are simply dreams. Consistent actions (or a lack thereof) can mean the difference between a deposit toward meeting our goals or a withdrawal that can lead to us missing the mark. Whether it's fitness, work, relationships or any other area in our lives, consistency breeds results. Not being consistent means that I am not committed, and for me, I aim to live a life where I'm fully committed to my dreams.
Here's to using consistent actions to achieve our goals and dreams!
When I'm out and about busy running errands I like to look casual and chic, which can mean anything from an easy maxi dress with flats or jeans, a cute top and and sneakers/flats. I got the cropped boyfriend jeans in the photos below at the recent Zara summer sale. Honestly, I wasn't sure the boyfriend jeans would be flattering on me. I wrote them off without trying the style, thinking the style was wrong for my body type.
My goal while packing to my trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands include one aim: pack cute and casual outfits. I wanted easy breezy outfits, but I did not want to overlook style for comfort. I wanted both! As I packed, I focused on a few key things that would ensure that I would be comfortable AND stylish on my Caribbean vacation. Below are a few of the things I packed and a few outfits I wore.
I love the romantic look and feel of lace dresses.
A few weeks ago I got highlights. I love color and with summer approaching at the time, I wanted a lighter color. I chose highlights after being inspired by a photo that popped up in my Instagram feed. As a relaxed head, I did not take it lightly that I wanted to add another chemical process to my strands. Double-processed relaxed hair needs a lot of tender loving care, or else you risk breakage. I did my research and below I'm sharing how I'm caring for my double-processed relaxed hair.
The little black dress is a wardrobe staple every woman should own. I like having one for evry season and love this silk lace trimmed dress by Madewell that I'm wearing in the photos below. It's both flattering and form-fitting and is versatile enough to wear with heels or with a light jacket and flats
The video features two outfits, one for work and one for play. Enjoy!
1. Doing it Afraid. Courage means acting despite your fears. Fear can cripple you and hold you back. Freedom exists on the other side of fear, and acting in spite of fears, proves that you can overcome fear. You will never regret refusing to let fear cripple you from living a fulfilling life.
There are some outfits I wear that just does "it"for me. They up the ante a little bit and make me feel that I'm living up to my style potential. Ha! I feel this way about the look that I'm wearing below.
Everyday we make conscious and subconscious judgements about people based on external factors such as appearance, our brains are biologically wired to do so. As difficult as it is to admit or as shallow as it sounds, it is true. Appearance matters. Studies show that those who are considered physically attractive reap a number of unmerited benefits. Another study showed that women who wore makeup to work appeared more competent to others.