2018 New Year, New Me…Again

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Wow, I can’t believe we are beginning a new year already.  Last year around this time, I had all of these “New Year” goals that I planned to accomplish (see here).  But as usual, life happened, and I forgot all about those goals and just let life pull me in every direction.  I went through a very tough break up (read about it here) that turned my life upside down for a moment.  The break up would have been a little easier to get through if there wasn’t a child involved.  But, unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.  And I had to make hard decisions that would affect not only myself, but my son as well.

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Well, with God’s help, we made it!!!  One thing about me is, I don’t stay down for long.  I’ve never been the type of person to just walk around all “woe is me”.  I found my happiness and excitement in the fact that I was starting a new chapter in my life! I think that’s what life is all about, rolling with the punches and starting new chapters!

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2017 was not all bad though.  I met so many amazing women virtually and in person!  Y’all I can’t even describe how inspiring it is to see people who look like me accomplish such huge achievements.

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The future is definitely female!  We are business owners, authors, life coaches, event planners, clothing designers, CEO’s, etc.  There is literally NOTHING we can’t do! I was reminded of this every time I entered a room full of women at the multiple networking events that I attended last year!

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I’m fueled with this energy that I can do anything I set my mind to.  So guess what, 2018 is a new chapter for me, and I will be working on those same goals that I wanted to complete last year; (it’s never too late to get your life together) only this year, they will be bigger!  Plus, I’m on a mission to help some amazing women recognize their beauty, style, and intelligence!  I’ve accepted that mission, and it is not impossible (LOL did Y’all see how I did that)!

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What are some of your goals for the New Year?!?!? Let me know in the comments below!!!  Cheers to a year that will go down in the history books!!!

Speak to you soon!

Daneisha

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My Current Obsession: Black Patent Leather Boots

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I’m not usually into the latest trends, but I must admit that I’m loving all of the boot trends this season; particularly the “shiny” boots.  It’s interesting that this type of boot used to be closely associated with “women of the night” (think “Pretty Woman”).  But I’ve seen them worn in a very classy and stylish way.  So, I guess that’s why I decided that I would give them a try myself.

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There are so many versions of this boot, which means that there are a multitude of ways that you can style them.  They can be dressed up with a cute, mini fit and flair dress, a midi length sweater dress, or even a pair of jeans and a cute top like I did today.  I’ve seen a few pair that can be worn to the office.

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I honestly didn’t know how I would style these over the knee boots that I purchased from Shoedazzle.  But I knew that I would keep it as simple as possible.  I loved how they looked with a basic pair of jeans and top.  However, I know that I want to dress them up in the future as well. So, look forward to that later on the blog.  Here are a few of my favorite “shiny” boots that are really trending right now.

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ShirtOld Navy  BodysuitASOS  JeansTopshop  BootsShoedazzle  BagJustFab

And there you have it! Are you feeling this trend! Let me know in the comments below!

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Daneisha

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My Weekend in a Nutshell + H&M Blazer

Good morning! I had a super busy weekend. But I spent it doing all the things I enjoy.  I spent quality time with my son, had good drinks and food with my girls, took photos for my blog, and I cruised the city (delivering for UberEATS). I’m tired, but I’m also blessed! No complaints over here.

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I started my Saturday morning with an amazing photo shoot with one of my favorite bloggers, Cindy “Priiincesss” Lafalaise of www.iam.priiincesss.com.  As you can see, she did a wonderful job shooting my photos for the blog.  All year, I’ve spoken about investing in my own photographer; because taking my own pictures can be a pain.  I finally decided to try it out, and I really enjoyed the experience.  I love the photos as well!

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Later that Saturday evening, I visited Old Lady Gang (Kandi Burruss’ restaurant) here in Atlanta.  I went with my line sisters and had a great time (probably too many drinks).  The food was sooo good y’all!!! I felt like I was eating out of my mom’s kitchen!  If you’re ever in Atlanta, make sure you try her restaurant.

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Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest right?!?! Well that did not happen for me.  I did a little Christmas shopping for my son Sunday morning.  Then, that evening, my son, his father, and I took family holiday photos.  It was a mess y’all!  Sometimes I forget that I’m dealing with a toddler.  And no matter how well you plan an event, if an “almost 2 year old” is involved, things will never go as planned.  Elijah was all over the place.  We could barely get him to sit still long enough for the photographer to snap his picture.  We managed to get a couple good shots but for the most part, it was chaos.  I’ve learned to shake my head and laugh it off when it comes to being a mom.  Life is a lot less stressful that way.

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BlazerH&M  JeansH&M  BootiesCoach  HandbagH&M  SunglassesOld Navy

Now I’m at work about to indulge in more good food at our holiday office party.  I can see a diet in my near future, seriously!  How was your weekend?  I would love to hear about it! Holler at me in the comments below.

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Daneisha

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10 Sexy And Sleek Holiday Dresses Under $50

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I’m continuing my celebration of the holiday season with some beautiful dresses that will definitely stand out at all of the holiday parties you’re attending this month.  You will see some of the same colors all season – red, green, and black.  And there will be a standout material that everyone will be wearing – crushed velvet.  I wore a mixture of both in this look featured on the blog last week.

Lastly, your typical glitter, sequins, and mesh pieces will be popular this season as well.  This is a fun time of the year and I can’t wait to get dressed up for some holiday parties!  I had to remind myself that I’m still on a budget so I decided that the post today would only feature dresses that are under $50.  So we can all look amazing without going broke!  Check out my selections below!

H&M Green Off-The-Shoulder Dress, $34.99

HM Green Off the Shoulder Sheath Dress

ASOS Bodycon Deep Plunge Ruched Midi Dress, $40.00

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Boohoo Petite Wrap And Puff Sleeve 80’S Mini Dress, $32.00

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Club L Flute Sleeve Detail Skater Dress, $32.00

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Pretty Little Thing Glitter Dress, $40.00

ASOS Pretty Little Thing Glitter Dress Black

ASOS CURVE One Shoulder Ruched Mesh Dress, $45.00

Black ASOS Curve One Shoulder Ruched Mesh Dress

Eva Mendes Collection – Romina Sheath Dress

Eva Mendes Romina Sheath Dress

Eva Mendes Collection Oksana One-Shoulder Dress, $44.97

Eva Mendes Oksana One Shoulder Maxi dress black

Eva Mendes Collection Veronica Lace Flare Dress, $49.97

Eva Mendes Veronica Lace Flare Dress Pink

H&M Glittery Dress, $34.99

HM Black Glitter Oversized Sweater Dress

Which one do you think is perfect for your holiday party?  I love this green dress from H&M!  I also love that Pretty Little Thing Glitter Dress shown above too!  Let me know your faves in the comments below!

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Daneisha

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My Very Festive Luxe Velvet Dress

The holidays are here and I’m super excited (I’m sure you can tell in this picture below).  It’s literally the “most wonderful time of the year” because I get to shop for the perfect gift for my loved ones and I get to celebrate my son’s birthday.  Plus, I get to create all of this content that incorporates all of the festivities of the season!!!  The city is lit up all around Atlanta and everyone is in a great mood.  I love it!

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I couldn’t wait to get a picture in front of this beautifully decorated tree at out local mall.  It matched my dress perfectly and it gave me a little glow for some reason! I’m not complaining though.

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Crushed velvet is trending right on time for the holidays!  It’s literally everywhere right now.  There are crushed velvet pants, boots, blazers, tops, bags, and as you can see above, dresses.  To be honest, I wasn’t really into this trend.  But this dress totally changed my mind.  I love the material and color.  It screams holiday party!!! And so, I had to have it.

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Now, of course my first thought was to pair this dress with a pair of black pumps or heeled sandals.  But, I wanted to do something a little different.  So I added my over-the-knee-boots to the look.  It created a more sexy, yet edgy look which I loved immediately!

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Though I love the dress, I still felt like it needed that extra “oomph” to take it to the next level.  Then, I spotted this belt.  Nope, this cute crystal embellished waist belt did not come with the dress.  But I thought it would be the perfect way to add extra glamour to this already lovely look.

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DressH&M  BootsNordstrom  ClutchMacy’s  BeltNordstrom  EarringsNY & Company

Lastly, I added my handy-dandy box clutch that goes with everything!  Also, instead of red lipstick (which you know I love), I decided to go for this burgundy color from M.A.C.  The shade is called “Diva“.

I had so much fun putting this look together!  Fashion and style really excites me to the highest level!!!  I hope you love this look.  Stay tuned for more fun holiday posts for the rest of the season!  And if you have something that you want to see, comment below or send me an email.  I’m all ears!  Have a Happy Wednesday!!!

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Daneisha

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My Top 10 Cyber Monday Sales 2017

Good Morning Family!!!! I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving holiday and weekend!  Did you do any shopping?  I had big plans to go out on Friday and ball out of control!  Well that didn’t happen.  Once I got out there with the thousands of other people, I decided that I couldn’t handle all of the bumping and rudeness that comes with Black Friday.  So, I went back home and decided that I would sit this one out.  The truth of the matter is that I would rather shop from the comfort of my bed.  This is why I’m so excited about Cyber Monday!  You get deals very similar to those given on Black Friday, however, you get to avoid the crowds of people!  So today, I’m giving you a list of 10 of my favorite stores who are having amazing Cyber Monday sales!  Check them out below!

ASOS, 30% off everything with CODE: EPIC30

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TOPSHOP, UP TO 50% OFF, PLUS FREE SHIPPING

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H&M, 30% Off Everything, Plus Free Shipping

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Old Navy, Banana Republic, & Gap, 50% Off Everything

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Target, 15% Off Everything, 30% Off Sweaters

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New York & Company, $30 Off $100+ and $15 Off $50+

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Zara, 40% Off Selected Items

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DSW, 25% Off Everything with CODE: HOLIDAY2017

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ALDO, 20% Off Regular Priced Items, 50% Off Sale Items

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Steve Madden, 35% Off Everything, Plus Free Shipping CODE: CYBER

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And there you have it!!!! Happy Shopping!!!

Daneisha

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3 Looks to get You Through the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving will be here tomorrow and all I can think about is all of the food and drinks I’m going to have.  And of course there’s the four day vacation that I’m looking forward to as well!  This year, I will be cooking a couple dishes – Mac N’ Cheese and Collard Greens!!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it.  I know you are just as excited as I am and I’m sure a lot of you will be traveling to visit relatives and friends during the holiday.  So, I took it upon myself to provide you with a few cute outfit ideas to get you through all of the festivities.

Chic and Comfy

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Dress (Sim)H&M  BagH&M  BootsMacy’s  SunglassesOld Navy  BeltOld Navy

This is for a laid back atmosphere.

A sweater dress is always perfect when you’re going for a comfy, yet semi-dressy look.  And because I’m sure that we will all be stretching our bellies on Thanksgiving Day, why not wear something with a little stretch to it.  I will most likely opt for black for obvious reasons!  I purchased this dress from H&M last season.  I will link a similar option below.

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Okay you probably won’t need sunglasses at a family gathering.  However, the pair that I’m wearing in these photos were purchased in store from Old Navy for only $1.00.  So I had to get them and throw them on just to be extra! For some reason, on the website they’re still $12.00 though (which still isn’t bad).  But if you love these like I do, try your local Old Navy store for a pair.

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This bag was another piece that I found on sale this past weekend.  It was originally $39.99 at H&M but it was marked down to $20.00!!!! Make sure you head there too for Black Friday.  I know they’re going to have even more great pieces on sale.

Chic and Glam

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For a more dressy family gathering, glam it out!

This jacket is amazing! I love the satiny texture and the beautiful colors and print!  I decided that I really wanted to create a glam look with the jacket.  So, I went for velvet leggings and a silky camisole underneath.  The velvet leggings add that extra festive feel that we’re all going for around this time of the year.

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I added my cute little box clutch! I will never get tired of this clutch because it literally goes with all of my dressed up looks.  These box clutches are great night-out bags that fit all of your essentials and is still glam enough to complement your looks!

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If you follow me on Instagram, then you know the story of my favorite pumps.  Well guess what, I found some new ones.  And I love them.  This babies were purchased from Macy’s about a month ago.  Black pumps are a wardrobe essential.

Lastly, I added some statement jewelry for the final glam affect!

Chic and Casual

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JacketH&M  T-ShirtH&M  JeansBanana Republic  HeelsTarget  BagMarshall’s

You don’t have to sacrifice comfort for style this Thanksgiving holiday! And this look is all about comfort (minus the heels of course).  Simple jeans and a t-shirt are the quintessential classic combo. But it can be a bit dull at times.  To add style, just add a simple black blazer and some cute shoes.  You’ll be perfectly attired for a casual Thanksgiving holiday and the day after!

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I kept my accessories very simple and minimal in this look.  Just a small necklace and my favorite crossbody bag.  Also, don’t forget your lipstick!

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I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends!!! I will be back next week with more style tips for the holidays!

Speak to you soon.

Daneisha

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