Get Inspired’s “Meet the Authors: The Ultimate Experience”

Through my short journey as a blogger, I have met so many great women who happen to be entrepreneurs. They are constantly inspiring me and motivating me to work harder as I journey towards accomplishing my entrepreneurial goals! The inspiration comes from seeing these women do things that I thought were almost impossible for us regular everyday people.  For example, this past Saturday, I attended an event where almost every woman in the room had written a book.  How amazing is that?
 I had the pleasure of attending “Meet the Authors: The Ultimate Experience” for the first time on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  “Meet the Authors” is an annual event held by Get Inspired blog owner, Zeta J., where current and aspiring authors gather together in an intimate setting to connect with like-minded individuals.

We discussed every part of the writing experience; from how to find inspiration as a writer to how to get your book published once you have completed the writing process.  My main question was, “How do you even get started”.  Well the authors were very adamant that you just have to do it.  Get your paper and pen out, and just start writing.  It’s that simple in the beginning.

There were three speakers/authors for the event – Sayuri Smith, author of “Scriptures for Strippers“, Tiffanie Luellen, author of “60 Affirmations and Reflections for Entrepreneurs“, and Azeta Joel, author of “Parenting With No Bra“.  Each author had the moment to express what inspired them to write their book, and why it is so important for everyone to tell their story.

Sayuri Smith told her story of finally leaving the adult entertainment industry after years of going back and forth.  Through her relationship with God and different scriptures from The Bible, she was able to gather the strength, will, and courage to transition out of her old life into a more fulfilled and divine new life.

Tiffanie Luellen is a Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor.  She spoke about how the many experiences in her life led her to try meditation.  After trying meditation and yoga, her life changed completely; which is why she has written a book on the benefits of meditation and reflections.  She even gave us a short lesson in meditation during the event.

Finally, the event host, Azeta Joel (AKA, Zeta J), gave us the story behind her book, “Parenting with No Bra” which shares the peaks and valleys of her life as a single mother (which I can relate to).  She also lead the group conversation between the attendees and authors, as well as gave tips to all of the aspiring authors in the room.

As the speakers did their thing, the guests were treated to an amazing dinner catered by Shays Food Journey.  The Hawaiian Chicken, Rice, Crab Cakes, and Ceasar Salad were such a delight! All the guests raved about it.


Photo Courtesy of Charlie/Owner of The Vision is Legit

Once the event came to an end, we gathered together in a circle and gave each other more praise and encouragement, then finished off our night with a toast!  It was such a beautiful, heartwarming moment that I will never forget.

This phenomenal coffee mug was one of the parting gifts provided by Boss Chic Crate. Boss Chic Crate creates custom mugs, tees, journals, wall decor and more for the empowerment of women.  Be sure to check out her website for all your stationary needs.

Check out more photos of the beautiful, talented women who attended this inspirational and profoundly empowering event.

31 Things About Me on My 31st B-Day

It’s my birthday y’all!!! Yes I am the big 3-1.  I’ve made it past the thirty hump and I couldn’t be happier with life right now. With that being said, I wanted to do something different today.  I have been blogging for almost a year now and I feel like you still don’t know a lot about me.  I decided to give you 31+ random (not so random) facts about little old Daneisha.  Check them out below and let me know what you think.  Do we have anything in common?!?!


  1. I love Jesus!
  2. I cannot start my day without a Venti Vanilla Latte from Starbucks.
  3. I’m a mom of the coolest, smartest, and most stubborn little boy.
  4. Before I got pregnant, I knew for years that I would have a son whose name would be Elijah.  The law of attraction is real.  But that’s a whole other story.
  5. Having my son completely changed my life and my body. Neither will ever be the same again. It’s the reason you will never see me with a crop top on.
  6. Having my son also contributed to me starting this blog. I wanted to inspire women to love themselves and their bodies; especially those who have children.  Don’t give up on your beauty or your style just because you have children.
  7. I am a huge procrastinator. It’s really bad. But, if you’ve read any of my past posts, then you already knew that…
  8. Because I’ve always been a procrastinator, I crammed a lot during grade school and college. I actually do it in just about every part of my life. It’s a habit that has been the hardest for me to break.
  9. I was in the Gifted Program and Advance Placement all through elementary, middle, and high school. So I guess the cramming worked. Or maybe I was just gifted and advanced at cramming.  Either way, I hope the “gifted” part rubs off on my son.
  10. I am a CPP (Certified Payroll Professional). It’s kind of a big deal in the payroll world.


  1. I get overwhelmed by messiness and dirty dishes; which is why I take forever to clean them (I know that’s a hard concept to grasp).  However, I feel very much at ease when everything is neat and clean.
  2. I’m a style blogger whose closet is an absolute mess!
  3. My sweet tooth is quite uncontrollable. I love sugar in every way, shape, and form; that includes cakes, ice cream, candy, juice, and all things sugary.  This is another thing that I am not proud of.
  4. I love strawberry flavored everything as well (ice cream, soda, cake, candy, scents, EVERYTHING).
  5. I’ve always wanted to be an entertainer in one way or another (model, act, sing, write music, produce) but I’ve always been too shy to follow through with any.  Plus, I can’t sing…
  6. One of my favorite musicians is Bob Marley. I want to visit Jamaica just to go to all of his memorial sites.
  7. I love getting up Saturday mornings, turning on my Bob Marley music, and dancing around the house.  I haven’t done this in a few years.
  8. While in high school, I spent most of my lunch hour in the library reading every book I could find (very nerdy, I know). I wish I had more time and patience to read like that nowadays.
  9. My favorite authors/poets as a teenager were Walter Dean Myers, Omar Tyree, Langston Hughes, Dr. Maya Angelou, and Mildred D. Taylor.
  10. The last three books that I read were Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes, Jen Sincero’s You Are A Badass, and Megyn Kelly’s Settle For More.
  11. I’m an introvert who purposely puts herself in situations where she has to interact with people. Sometimes it works out, sometimes I’m a wallflower.


  1. I don’t believe in zodiac signs. Scratch that! I don’t believe in all zodiac signs. However, the Gemini sign is very real.  I mean, have you met any Gemini’s lately? Cuckoo (Only the men though).
  2. I have 7 tattoos that I got throughout my 4 years at Georgia Southern University…my “living life on the edge” years.  I made sure to put them in places that were easy to hide.
  3. My two favorite cities to visit are Miami and New Orleans. If I could visit both every year, I would.
  4. All of my thoughts and feelings are written all over my face. No poker face here.
  5. I literally make an attempt everyday to remain humble. If ever I start trippin’, God reminds me to sit down and #behumble.
  6. Once I set my mind to conquering something, I don’t quit. That’s one of the reasons I’m still blogging.
  7. I’m an emotional shopper. I shop when I’m happy, excited, sad, angry, in love, and every other emotion.
  8. I thrive on getting a good deal when I’m shopping. And I must tell everyone about it. Another reason why I love blogging!
  9. When I was a teenager, I hated my lips. Now I love them! They’re one of my favorite features.
  10. My least favorite part of my body is my feet. They’re just not cute.


Okay, I kind of went overboard on my list. So, here are a few bonus facts about me!

  1. Just in case y’all want to buy me a drink, my favorite alcoholic beverage is the Perfect Patron Margarita from Applebee’s.
  2. I secretly fear success.  I’ll get into that in another post.
  3. I am most at peace sitting at home with my son, eating popcorn, and watching “Trolls”.
  4. My favorite song on the radio right now is Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do.” I get this instant care-free, unbothered attitude when I start singing it. Love Taylor!
  5. However, I’m currently listening to Otis Redding’s, “My Lover’s Prayer” as I write this.


Dress – ASOS   Crossbody – T.J.Maxx  Boots – Zara  Lipstick – Milani (Devotion #22) 

Whew!!! This was a long post! But it was so fun and interesting trying to come up with a list of all of these things that describe me.  I usually have a very hard time telling people about myself.  I guess I just never think much about my likes and dislikes.  It was great reflecting though.  I hope you enjoyed it.  Let me know what you think about some of my facts.  Tell me about yourself too!  Have an amazing day on me!

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In October, We Wear PINK…And Save Lives!

breast cancer awareness month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, this year, more than 252,700 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S.  A lot, of these cases will involve women who are unable to afford the cost of mammograms as well as the cost of diagnostic services and treatment.  So it is our job to make sure that we support each other and ensure that every woman has the opportunity to get the care that they deserve during these trying times.

One way that we can do that is by shopping.  Yes, I said it, SHOPPING!  Y’all already know that I love to shop.  But, what I love even more than shopping is, that some of the stores that I purchase from are also giving back.  So, what I wanted to give you today is seven clothing stores that are already amazing.  They’re even more amazing because they are donating to the Breast Cancer Awareness cause.  Take a look at the list below.



Avon has been a huge contributor to breast cancer awareness for 25 years.  They’re still going strong with foundations like the Avon Breast Cancer Crucade, the Avon Walk Around the World for Breast Cancer,and the Avon Foundation for Women.  Avon will donate 20% of their net profits from breast cancer fundraising products-up to $1 million in 2017 – to the Avon Foundation for Women to support Avon Breast Cancer Crusade programs across the U.S.


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Loft creates a limited-edition jewelry collection that promotes balance, spiritual-lifting, and peace.  60% of the purchase price will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.  They also allows customers to purchase a $25 or more gift card.  Customers will receive 20% to 25% off of their purchase of $100 or more when they use the gift card.  90% of the card’s purchase price will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®.



Fabletics has teamed up with CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer initiative.  The brand designed an exclusive collection for the initiative that will donate 20% of customer purchases to the cause.

Forever 21


Forever 21 continues to work with Keep A Breast Foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The brand has a lovely Breast Cancer Awareness collection.  For every item purchased from the collection, Forever 21 will donate one dollar.


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According to, for the entire month of October, a special $35 T-shirt Angela Missoni designed for Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure Charity will be available in all Saks locations in the U.S. and Canada, as well as online at, with 100 percent of proceeds going to 12 local cancer charities, among them American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and TGen Foundation.

Ralph Lauren

ralph lauren breast cancer awareness

Ralph Lauren’s Pink Pony campaign supports programs for cancer screening, treatment, research, and patient navigation.  After Ralph Lauren’s friend, Nina Hyde, was diagnosed with breast cancer, he made a commitment to focus his philanthropic efforts on improving care for this devastating disease.  Twenty-five percent of the purchase of The Pink Pony Collection of apparel and accessories is directed to an international network of charities.

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile Breast Cancer awareness

According to, AmazonSmile lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

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Wow! So many great organizations that we all love are doing their part by contributing to the wellness of women everywhere.  That’s amazing, isn’t it.  Please keep these stores in mind while you’re out shopping during this month.  Let’s do our part to give back in every way that we can!  Do you know of any other shops that give to the breast cancer awareness cause?  Let me know in the comments below!  To donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation click here.

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I’m So Excited About These Red Booties

As fall continues to descend upon us, I am getting more and more excited about boot season.  There are so many trendy boots making their rounds this season.  But the one boot trend that I couldn’t wait to try is the red boots!!!


I found these booties at T.J.Maxx! Yes I said it, T.J.Maxx! They were only $30 bucks.  I’ve been wanting to try these booties for a while but I was not going to pay some of those prices for a trend that will probably be short lived.  So I went with these babies!


Style Tip – When deciding that you want to try a certain trend, try to see if you can find an inexpensive version of that item.  You don’t want to spend a bunch of money on a trendy item and then decide later that it was a waste.



I styled these booties with my favorite clutch from KASHMIR.VIII.  It seemed like the perfect match because the colors are so vibrant in the clutch and the boots.  They’re a match made in heaven!



While I was out taking my photos, this little man just couldn’t resist his chance to have a little Kodak moment.  So I let him join in on the photoshoot!  I love him so much!!!


SweaterForever 21  JeansTarget  BootsT.J.Maxx  ClutchKASHMIR.VIII

That’s all folks!  I hope you have an amazing weekend.  Make sure you check out more of my posts from this week as well.  You won’t regret it!

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5 Places to Get the Best Outfit Ideas

As a style blogger, I spend a lot of time trying to put together the cutest and most fly outfits that I can find. It’s very different than just trying to find something nice to wear to an event every once in a while. I pretty much have to do this every week to make sure that I’m giving you amazing looks constantly. There are points where I can become uninspired. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love styling looks and studying fashion. But, when you are doing it every day with a time limit placed on you, it can be a little stressful. Those are the moments when I look for a little style inspiration outside of my own closet. I love fashion so I can find style inspiration just about anywhere. Today, I want to share with you some of those places with you.


1. Style Blogs

One reason I started my own blog is that I enjoy perusing other style blogs. There are so many stylish girls out there whose style is very similar to mine, and some whose style is totally different from mine. Either way, I love checking out how they style different pieces. Some of my favorite style blogs are Girl With Curves, Memorandum, Lock and Trinkets, Prissy Savvy, and Curves and Confidence. Check these girls out for a little style inspo! You won’t regret it!


2. Magazines

I also try to pick up the latest style magazines to see what the latest trends are going to be in the upcoming seasons. But, I also like to see how models are styled in some of the ads in the magazines as well. Their style gives me ideas for myself. I pick up a variety of magazines; they all have different elements that I enjoy. Some of my favorite magazines to buy are Vogue (The Fashion Bible), PeopleStyle (Affordable, Everyday Styles), and Instyle (Somewhere in between Vogue and PeopleStyle).


3. Television/Movie Characters

Television and Movies have long inspired us in the style department. There are so many trends that came from our favorite television shows. The first one that I think of is “The Rachel” (a haircut that the Rachel Green character from “Friends” made popular). Though I was very young when this TV show came out, I do remember that haircut being extremely popular. Everyone wanted their hair like that. I also remember when the TV show “Moesha” used to come on and us girls wanted to dress like Brandy and wear our hair like hers too. And the most famous style inspirer that every style lover idolizes is the Carrie Bradshaw character from “Sex and the City”. I mean, I could go on and on about how amazing this woman’s style was and still is. Right now, my favorite stylish ladies on television are Olivia Pope from “Scandal”, Mary Jane Paul from “Being Mary Jane”, Issa and Molly from “Insecure”, and Kourtney Kardashian from “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” (don’t judge me).


4. My Girlfriends

I also get style inspiration from my girlfriends. Each of their styles is very unique, but there is always something that I can pick from their style that will incorporate easily into my own. Whether it’s a pair of heels that I love or a hairstyle that’s fly, I always get inspired by my sisters’ style!


5. Pinterest

And lastly, Pinterest! Just about everyone uses Pinterest for one interest or another. I love it mainly for all of the outfit ideas I have gotten over the last few years. For example, I just bought these red booties. But I was clueless about how I would wear them. So, I went to Pinterest and typed in “Red Boots Outfit” and found all kinds of looks to try! It turns out, I had plenty of pieces in my closet that would go great with the booties. Sometimes you just need a little help. Pinterest saved the day!


TopH&M  Jeans – Banana Republic  HeelsTarget  BagH&M

I hope these ideas were helpful! If you can think of more tips for finding fashion inspiration, please comment below! Also who are your favorite stylish characters on the small and big screen? Do you have any favorite style bloggers that we should check out? And do you use Pinterest for outfit inspiration as well? Thanks so much for checking out my blog today! Have an amazing day!

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How to Shop and Get the Most for Your Money

Happy Long Weekend for those of you who have today off like I do.  For everyone else, make that money honey!!!! Today we’re starting the week off with a little animal print.  This cheetah print dress caught my attention immediately when I first walked into Target.  It wasn’t because I loved the dress, but because it had a red sticker on it that said “CLEARANCE $18.48”!  That was my cue to at least give it a try.  After trying it on, I realized that I LOVED IT!!! The fit is amazing.  The print is fabulous.  And you can’t beat the price (plus I realized that one of my favorite bloggers had the same dress, and styled it so well).  This is the story of my life when it comes to shopping.  I can’t deny that I love a great deal so I wanted to share with you how I shop smart and get the most for my money.  Check out some of my tips below.


Head straight to the Sale/Clearance Rack

When I first get to a store, the first thing I do is find out what sales and deals are going on that day.  This will dictate how and whether or not I will be shopping at the store.  Afterwards, I head straight to the sales rack. The key to shopping the sales/clearance rack is to be open to your options.  You have to be willing to just try on the marked down pieces even if you’re not sure you will like them.  This dress is the perfect example of a piece that I normally wouldn’t have looked at.  But because it was marked down, I gave it a try and ended up loving it.


Stay out of Stores That are not within your budget

I really love that Gucci belt that all the girls are wearing and that Chanel cross body that I keep seeing my favorite bloggers flaunting.  But truthfully speaking, neither one of those items are in my budget.  Though they are both items of great quality, I know that I can find very similar pieces that won’t break my pocket.  So I shop at the stores that have pieces that I can afford.  I don’t go into the Gucci store or the Chanel store because I’m fully aware that I am not about to spend that much money on a bag or belt.  Now, in the future when my income increases, maybe I will venture into one of those stores.  But right now I will continue to venture into Old Navy, TJ Maxx, New York & Company, Target, etc.  If you have a TJ Maxx budget, stay out of J. Crew.  It’ll only give you anxiety.  Believe me, I know all about it.


Add Yourself to the Email List

I know, I know! Most of us don’t enjoy getting emails from these stores every day.  But truthfully, that’s how you become the first to know about the good sales and coupons. For example, another one of my favorite clothing stores is New York & Company.  I am on their email list, and they send me emails every day. Most of the time I delete them if I’m not going to be doing any shopping that day. But, if I know that I will be headed there, I check my emails to see what kind of good coupons they’ve sent me. I also receive great birthday coupons.  I just checked my mailbox today to find that I have a $15 gift certificate from New York & Company and the Banana Republic. I can’t wait to use my coupons in both stores.  Added to that, New York & Company just sent me a $20 rewards certificate to use. The certificate was awarded to me because I shop there a lot. I mean, why not be rewarded for frequently shopping at one of your favorite stores. This is all because I’m on their email lists!


Shop Out of Season

You’ve probably heard about and witnessed this before. The best sales happen at the end of the season when people no longer want or need certain pieces. This is because the weather is changing, and stores are trying their hardest to clear out inventory to make room for new seasonally appropriate pieces.  I have bought the best pair of winter boots in March, and I’ve also purchased cute swimsuits in October.  Winter clearance sales can start as early as January, while summer clearance sales can start as early as July.  Make sure you stay on the lookout for those deals!


Lastly, Buy Quality Pieces

I can’t tell you how many times I have to tell some of my friends that when it comes to shopping for certain pieces, it’s quality over quantity.  One thing I hate is having to buy the same item over and over again because of it’s cheap material.  I know it’s tempting to buy the inexpensive blouse or the cheap pair of shoes.  But I’m telling you, you lose money when you do this unless you only plan to wear that blouse or pair of shoes once.  If you want to be able to wear your pieces over and over for many seasons to come, you’re going to have to spend a little more money because it actually saves you money in the end.


DressTarget  BootsMacy’s  CrossbodyMichael Kors  JewelryCharming Charlie

I know a lot of these may be common sense, but sometimes we just need to be reminded; especially when a shopping trip is about to take place, and you have a specific amount of money that you can spend.  Do you have any good tactics that you use to save money when shopping?  Let me know in the comments below.

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Upgrade Your White Tee and Jeans From Basic to Chic

Like most people, I am a big fan of the jeans and white tee combination.  They are staples in my closet of which I own plenty.  There is probably no easier outfit to put together than a white tee and denim jeans; especially when you have “nothing to wear”.  The two just work so great together.  However, sometimes the two need to be jazzed up a little to break away from the monotony.  So below, I’m giving you four ways that you can easily turn the otherwise basic combo into a fun and chic look!


Try a Different Version of the White Tee

So we know that the white tee can come in different types.  Those types usually differ based on the shape of the neck; such as v-neck, crew neck, scoop neck, the henley, etc.  But you can also switch up the white tee not just based on the neck style.  There are so many trendy white tee shirts that are out right now; so your options are limitless.  As you can see, I tried this “Couture Tee” from Banana Rebublic.  The hem on this t-shirt is a little different from the normal white t-shirt; which is why I love it!


Add a Pop of Color

I love the way a little bright color looks with my jeans and white t-shirt.  I decided to add some pops of red to my look today because of course red is in this season; but also because I just love the color.  It’s bold and bright.  And it contrasts so well with the white and blue.  I feel a little “4th of July-ish” but it’s okay.  I still love it!


It’s the Perfect Time to Add a Scarf

This scarf was actually the first item that I put on after my white tee and my jeans.  I then added the bag and heels.  I love this scarf y’all. Actually, I love skinny scarves as a whole.  They’re the perfect little accessory that makes such a huge statement.  This little scarf resembles a tie and it can be worn like a tie, as you can see.  I think it’s the cutest thing ever too.  And with fall being in full swing, now is the perfect time to buy a few.  Check out more scarves like this here!


You Gotta Have a Pair of Heels

No matter what, I have to have my heels!  They add more playfulness to your look.  Plus heels are super sexy and fun!  These red ones that I’m wearing are the best because they’re very comfy and because they’re RED!  What a huge difference they made in this entire look right?


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That’s all folks! The great thing about a white tee and jeans is that you can literally wear this combination all year round.  The trick is switching up your accessories! It’s all about the accessories.  The right accessories will always upgrade your basic white tee and jean outfit to a super chic and fun look!  Around this time of the year, I would even suggest adding an edgy leather jacket or some cute leather boots! A comfy cardigan would work; as well as a few pieces of statement jewelry! Have fun with it!  How do you dress up your white tee and jeans?  Let me know in the comments below

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