Weekend Adventure’s With Officially Chic 2

I can’t believe we’re already at another weekend.  Time sure does fly by.  Well, this past weekend was another busy one for me.  Once again, I was able to do some work and some play. I spent time with family and friends, laughed a lot, and did a little work too.  It was very entertaining to say the least.  I like doing this segment on my blog because it allows me to show you that smiling and having fun is just as important as working hard. I do my best to have a good mix of both.  Lets get out there and enjoy life people!

1. “All Eyes on Me” Movie Outing


So Friday the “Tupac Movie” finally came out.  My sister and I went to Applebee’s for appetizers and drinks and then we headed to the theater.  I don’t really get to hang out with my sis as much as I used to so this was a treat.  We laughed and reminisced the entire time.  I have mixed opinions about the movie, “All Eyez on Me”, but I will say that it was nice reliving those moments in history and learning a few things about Tupac that I didn’t know.  I would still suggest that you check it out just because it’s Pac.

2. Volunteer for Lift Up Atlanta Summer Fun Festival


I’m always trying to spend more time volunteering and helping those in need.  So Saturday morning, I got up early to volunteer for the Lift Up Atlanta Annual Summer Fun Festival.  Lift Up Atlanta is non profit organization that is committed to helping the homeless and feeding the hungry in the metro Atlanta area by providing everything from basic needs to computer training/job skills.

The Summer Fun Festival is an annual event held by Lift Up Atlanta to raise donations and school supplies for needy children.  I always feel great knowing that I’m doing the work to help others.  I really hope that they children received everything that they needed from this event.  I will also be donated supplies for back to school as well.  If you’re interested in helping Lift Up Atlanta, check out their website hyperlinked all throughout this paragraph!

3. Networking with Black Bloggers United


Next I attended the monthly Power Hour event with Black Bloggers United.  There was so much good information exchanged between myself and the other bloggers.  I love networking with like-minded individuals because they always teach you some new things and they inspire you to do more.  We were able to express our frustrations with blogging as well as our love for blogging.  I left feeling very inspired and motivated!  If you’re a blogger looking to connect with other bloggers, check out the Black Bloggers United website!

4. Paparazzi Jewelry Party


Okay so next, I left my networking event and headed to my best friend’s Paparazzi jewelry party.  She had so many great pieces; it was hard to choose which ones to get. But nonetheless, I settled on a nice matching set which I will feature on my blog later.  I hadn’t seen my BFF in a while so after the party, we opened up a bottle of wine and did some catching up! It’s so nice spending time with my girlfriends!  They make life a little easier.

5. Photoshoot for my Blog


Sunday, it was time to shoot a few photos for my blog.  I shot these in downtown Duluth, GA. Because I waited until later in the day to shoot, it was hard to find good lighting outside.  I made it work though.  This is one of my favorite pictures!

Even though we’re at another weekend, I still wanted to share this with you.  I hope you have had a wonderful week and I hope you have an even better weekend!

Speak to you soon!


Casual Friday: Khaki Pants + Bodysuit


Bodysuit ASOS  PantsH&M  Heels – Levity  WristletCoach  ChokerNY & Company

Happy Friday! I posted this look on my Instagram a couple weeks ago but I wanted to feature it on my blog as well.  These pants are amazing!  They’re very loose fitting in the hips which I love and they’re perfect for a “Casual Friday” look.  I just added a few pieces to dress them up.  My Levity heels were purchased a few years ago from DSW.  So they’re not available any more but I linked a pair that I found at Poshmark that are the exact same.  My brown Coach bag is also an old purchase; as well as this choker.  But I added links to where you can find similar pieces.  This was a simple yet cute look.  What do you think of it? Let me know in the comments below!

Speak to you soon!


3 Tips for Wearing a Jumpsuit


JumpsuitASOS  HeelsTarget  ClutchMacy’s  WatchNew York & Company

I’ve mentioned on multiple occasions how much I love jumpsuits.  I feel my sexiest in them because they flatter my figure so perfectly.  And they’re like the easiest outfit to put together because there’s just one piece.  Even though they are an easy outfit, you still want to make sure you’re stylish and dressed to the “T” when you put one on.  Here are a few of my tips for looking extra stylish in a jumpsuit:

  1. Make sure the jumpsuit is the right length.  You don’t want to be walking around in a jumpsuit that is too short for your legs or so long that you’re walking over them.  Also, when you’re buying one, take into consideration whether or not you will be wearing heels with it.  This will make a big difference in the length of course.
  2. Accessorize! Accessorize! ACCESSORIZE!  One thing that can turn a simple daytime jumpsuit into an amazing night out outfit, is the accessories.  I’m talking about statement necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and handbags.  Add some accessories to your look to ensure that you take it up a notch.
  3. The perfect pair of heels.  Most times that I wear a jumpsuit, I usually have on a pair of heels with it.  Heels will completely transform your look.  You can always go with a simple pair of heels like the ones I’m wearing in this picture.  But depending on where you’re going in this jumpsuit, you may want to throw on a pair with a little more glam and flair.

I hope these tips will make it a little easier for you to style your jumpsuit.  Do you have any tips to add?  Let me know what you do to step up you jumpsuit style game in the comments below?

Speak to you soon!


Make a Statement in Palazzo Pants


TopNY & Co  PantsNY & Co  BagNY & Co WatchNY & Co  HeelsTarget

These pants are everything and quite similar to this skirt that I wore a few weeks ago (see here).  Palazzo pants are great because they usually have a nice print and they also fit so comfortably.  The only thing is that sometimes it’s hard finding ones that are the right length for my long legs.  These turned out to be the perfect length though!  What I also like about these pants is that they can easily be combined with any blouse for a chic look.  I chose this navy blue mock neck bodysuit which I think was a great match.  What do you think of this look? Let me know in the comments below!

Speak to you soon!




Jumpsuits, Jumpsuits, Jumpsuits!!! So earlier today I featured this jumpsuit from ASOS.  I decided that I would feature more jumpsuit options from ASOS to give you more of a variety.  These jumpsuits are perfect for many occasions including the office, business meetings, weddings, conferences, a night out, etc.  Their very versatile and easy to style which is why they’re my favs!  As I stated before, all you have to do is add some cute heels, a nice bag, and a statement piece of jewelry! You’ll be ready to go! Which one of these jumpsuits do you like the most? Let me know in the comments below!

Speak to you soon!


Make a Statement in a Jumpsuit


JumpsuitASOS  Heels – Steve Madden  BagMacy’s  NecklaceJCPenney

Happy Monday! Today I’m featuring this jumpsuit that I purchased from ASOS a few weeks ago! I have a few conferences coming up that I will be attending and this is one of the looks that I plan on wearing.  As business women we’re always attending events where we have to dress up and look nice.  I decided that a nice jumpsuit is the perfect option for these events.  It’s an easy outfit because it’s just one piece so you don’t have to worry about putting together an entire outfit.  All you have to do is find the right heels (which are usually already in your closet) and some cute pieces of jewelry and you’re set!  ASOS is my go-to when I’m looking for a nice, sexy, and sophisticated jumpsuit!  Check out this other one from a previous post (LOVE).  Later on today I will feature a few more of my favorite jumpsuits from ASOS.  Stay tuned!  Don’t you just love this jumpsuit!

Speak to you soon!


7 Ways to Get Over a Firing/Breakup

So I’m going to be very transparent today. For the past 4 months, I have been going through the after effects of a breakup. I think after a breakup, the biggest question that you’re constantly asking yourself is, what I did wrong or what’s wrong with me. Of course I did the same but ultimately you just have to accept what has happened and do your best to move on and be happy. That’s what I decided to do. I also wanted to just take some time to get back to me. The last three years saw me in a long term relationship, a pregnancy, motherhood, and now single mommy hood. Needless to say, I changed a lot during that time. So I’ve been spending my time trying to figure out who this newly single Daneisha is. What makes her happy? What does she want? What are her next steps in life? I just want to take care of myself and make sure that I am feeding my mind, body, and soul positivity. I’ve been doing that by having a lot of me time (or as much as I can being that I have a very needy 1 1/2 year old who needs all of my attention) and doing things that are replenishing to my soul. It’s been very helpful so I decided to share it with you. These activities can be used to help you no matter what you have been going through. I mean just think about it. Have you ever been fired or turned down from a job that you really felt like you deserved? It can be quite devastating and you may start to doubt yourself and your abilities. Well my advice is, don’t wallow in depression. Don’t beat yourself up. Move on and spend some time trying to better yourself and prepare for the next opportunity that may come your way. When that new opportunity (be it a job or a new boo) comes, you will be prepared for it and you will be the best person for it. Below I have listed some things that I have been doing to better myself and prepare myself for the next “opportunity”.

1. Try a new do.


If you go back through my blog posts, you can probably guess around the time my breakup took place.  See here.  Breakups/firings can really make you feel like you have no control of your life.  I think that’s one of the main reasons that I cut my hair.  I needed to feel like I was in control again. Plus I just wanted something different, new, and exciting.  When I got to the salon, my hairdresser was shocked to find out that not only did I want a new do, but I wanted a “shortcut”.  She was happy to oblige!  When she turned me around to face the mirror after the cut, I was so happy!  I immediately felt like the real me had awoken.  It was an amazing feeling.  There was this confidence that I hadn’t felt in a long time.  I felt beautiful and free.  It was so elating!  I think that when you are in a relationship where you don’t feel appreciated or you’re working at a job where you don’t appreciated, it can really break your spirit.  So when jobs/relationships end, it’s important to do things that will put that smile back on your face.  A haircut is symbolic. It represents cutting off the old you and embracing the new you. That’s what it meant for my anyway.  I haven’t slowed down since.

2. Pamper Yourself.

Before my breakup, my life was all about my relationship.  I think this applies to some people in relation to their careers as well.  We spend so much time focusing on other people and things around us that we forget about ourselves.  No matter what is going on in life, you have to take care of yourself physically, mentally, spiritually, etc.  So when I say “pamper” yourself, I mean pamper your physical, mental, and spiritual self.  One way that I pamper myself is by taking nice hot baths and just relaxing in the tub for a few minutes.  I light my candles, pour some lavender-scented bath salts in the water, turn on some old school R&B, and sip a little wine for a few minutes.

This is actually more than physical pampering; It soothes you mentally as well. I’m a music lover. Music literally heals my soul; so it really is important that I use it as a form of therapy. Choose some of your favorite music to listen to while relaxing. It works wonders!

Pampering yourself is also about taking care of yourself.  That means working out and eating healthy.  All of these things are important because they help to get your mind right so that you will be prepared for the great things that are coming.

3. Meditate.


One way that I am working on my spiritual self is by taking about 10 or 15 minutes every morning to sit down and meditate.  Meditation really calms my soul and it allows me to take a few minutes a day to just have a moment of silence.  Whenever I finish meditating, I always feel more positive, less stressed, and at peace.  Mantra and Meditation by Pandit Usharbudh Arya is a great book for those who want to practice meditation.

4. Talk to someone, write it down, just get it out! 

This has been the hardest one for me because I’m not really one to talk about my feelings to others.  However, I believe it’s important to get all of your thoughts out. It allows you to release all of those emotions and begin the process of healing and moving on to something better.  There are plenty of options when it comes to people that you can talk to.  You can talk to a family member or friend (this is free).  But if you’re more private and you don’t feel comfortable talking to someone you know, I would suggest finding a good therapist.  Therapists are usually more professional and unbiased.  And because you’re paying them, they have to listen to you and give you an honest opinion.  My last suggestion for those who just don’t feel like talking to anyone is to keep a journal to record your thoughts.  The most important thing is getting it all out.

5. Take the time to reflect.


After every break up that I’ve gone through, I always ask myself what part I had in causing the breakup.  This helps me to acknowledge my faults, resolve to fix those flaws, and become a better person.  This process of reflection allows me to ensure that I don’t make the same mistakes again.  These same steps work after being fired from a job.  Instead of dwelling on the fact that you were just fired, spend some time reflecting on how you can become better so that when that next job comes along, you will be perfect for it.  Some questions to ask yourself are: Why wasn’t I right for the job? Or why wasn’t the job wasn’t right for me?  What role did I play in ending this relationship?  What can I do differently in the next one?  How can I fulfill my own desires and potential?

6. Read a few inspirational books.

After losing a job or losing a significant other, we all need a little inspiration to keep us going; I think so anyway. So when I’m down, I look for a little inspiration in everything that I do. But, ultimately, I love a good inspirational book. Now, I’m all for using the “Good Book” and some great quotes as a means to inspire. But I also like reading great stories from others who have been through some of the same things that I’ve been through and have come out successful. So the last four books that I have read and have thoroughly enjoyed are listed below. These books are currently giving me life!
Here are some books that I’m planning to read as well:
1. Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers
2. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
3. Successful Women Think Differently by Valerie Burton (I actually started this one but didn’t finish)
4. Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs
5. The Seven Spirtual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
Now if you don’t have time to physically read these books, I’ve discovered this great site called Audible. With Audible, you can listen to the book instead of reading it. This has been great for me because most of my free time is spent working on my blog and being a mother. So when I’m riding around in my car, I turn on my book and I get to reading/listening!
7. Set some goals and complete them.

If you haven’t already, SET SOME GOALS! Goals are so important because they give you something to look forward to and they help with self-growth.  I feel that as long as I have goals that I’m working towards, I’m never stagnant in life.  They help me to become a better me.  The time spent in relationships and at different companies can cause you to forget about the things that you wanted before you got into that situation.  It’s extremely important that you reassess what you want out of life and make some plans to achieve those new goals.  The Mastery Journal is one of my favorite planners that has helped me assess my goals and hold myself accountable for achieving them.

Remember that taking care of yourself is the most important out of all of these tips.  The goal is to be a better you so that you can be prepared for great things that will be happening in your future.  Take the time to love yourself and build yourself up.  If you don’t, no one else will.  What are some of your tips for getting past negative situations in life?  Let me know in the comments section below!
Speak to you soon!