Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Forget the Resolutions

Should old acquaintance be forgot...
*starts humming the rest*

LOL, I mean seriously....who knows that song fully? If it's you, hats off!

Anywhoooo, 2014 is pretty much over. With 2015 right next door (literally), I wanted to share a new idea with you. New year brings RESOLUTIONS. Most of which we can not keep. I'm not sure about you but I'm honestly tired with it! Why keep making them if you're not going to do them?

So for 2015 I wanted to do something different. You know how you hear people say "if I could go back and have a talk to my younger self?" We'll let's do that... but in reverse. I will be writing a letter to my future self. What would I expect from myself for? In a nutshell, that's what will be in the letter. Now the catch is... IT CAN'T BE OPENED UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2015. Get where I'm going with this? It's something like a challenge but also a great experience. You get to live your whole year out then see what you past self says to your, then, present self. 

I thought this would be a great way to bring the new year not only to exclude the burden of a resolutions but it bring some anticipation and happiness. 

If this doesn't exactly catch your fancy, my cousin, Jon, sent me a link to another idea. Here at Buzzfeed . Both are definitely great ideas. I'm doing both. I would love for you all to join me. It's something different for a whole new book

I have enjoyed you all so much. I wish you and yours a great, wonderful new year. *kisses*

Stay Stylish. xo

Happy 2015!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

OOTD-OOTN : Birthday Behavior

I gained a year of life and showed out #StyleBunch ... (don't judge me, LOL)

I turned 23, y'all!! *insert 50 Cent 'In the Club' beat*

My actual birthday fell on a Wednesday. I mean there isn't much to do. So when the weekend rolled around I told myself to have fun. That's exactly what I did. I took off from work, booked a room, and went out! So much fun, I recommend it. 

Anyways, I planned my outfits way ahead of time. Well, at least one. Everything else just came. I have to say I did pretty darn good.  

I went lots of different routes with my picks but they all stand out.

My first outfit was for a luncheon. Let me be honest, the only thing new in this outfit was my booties (from GoJane, but are sold out). While cleaning my closet one day, I found my years old Material Girl black jumpsuit. No lie I had been looking for it for a while. I was so excited to find it. I knew it was going into my bag. It still fits great !! I paired it with a army fatigue jacket from Old Navy and, to contrast, my leopard scarf from F21. It was a little gray outside too. I had to protect my neck, LOL.

This is the only outfit I had planned! I knew I wanted to show some skin (just a tad). I've been doing really good with my side boob action and I went for it. Celeb stylist, Olori Swank, has an online boutique, Swank Blue. I found the perfect bodysuit for what I was trying to accomplish. I bought it then (I get super paranoid when shopping during the holidays). The pants are from Old Navy, the RockStar cut (my fave for the curves). Everything else, I've had for who knows how long. It all came out great, what do you think?

This is my 'I gotta go home unfortunately' ensemble. Everything just has to come to an end and after a night of partying, I needed some all around comfort. Let's not forget the hassle of checking out, carrying your own bags, AND only having 2 hours of sleep. Moment of silence for my arms and patience......
Anyways, I kind of meshed the two outfits into one. Took my jumpsuit , tied my flannel around it and sported my gold shoes from Old Navy, clearance! (Can you tell they've been having a good sale? Hint Hint #StyleBunch) I was so comfortable. Style on 100. Confidence on a trillion.

All in all, my birthday weekend was amazing! I had a ball. I wish I could relive it. I made it my own and had nothing but positive energy. That was what I really wanted. Plus my wish to have my #StyleBunch with me. There's always next year, LOL!

Thank you my darling for the love and support.
xo. Lovely

ps. I have to take a moment to and say thanks COUSIN LENA for being my photographer on club night. She's the awsomest *smoochies*

Only a real one can sneak up like that! #StyleBunch meet Lena

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SCW: Tia Mowry

*peeks around from hiding* 

Hey, hey #StyleBunch

I know it's been forever since I last posted. So sorry for that. I'm here now and I'm doing well as I hope that you are too.

Since its Wednesday, what better way to make a come back then by bringing you my STYLE CRUSH WEDNESDAY!! This week I give you Tia Mowry, well known actress and mom. She and her twin sister, Tamera, have pretty much been part of my life (probably yours as well) for ... ohhh I don't know, let's just say years! Making their comeback as grown, married women (now moms), I can't help but follow both of their journeys as well as styles.

Lately, I have noticed that Tia has been giving me lots of life with her new box braids hairstyle, I couldn't be more impressed. She's giving face, bringing sass (with class), and owning all of it.

I don't know what her hairstylist did but where do I make my appointment? Tia has always been a vibrant woman. I look up to her for that but it seems that now you can really see her and enjoy her. Her styles have been amazing with the biggest theme of simplicity, which makes it easy to inspire.

I salute Tia for her growth and her ability to show it with the many titles she does have. She looks great! She's sending a big message not only to the moms but the working women of ALL ages. Thank you Tia.

xo. Lovely
(photos: Tia's personal Instagram)