Motivation Monday: Confidence 

This week’s motivation monday topic is confidence. Confidence is something I believe every 20-something struggles with, but it is the key to change the future. Your confidence can be the make or break factor in a job interview. I realize more and more confidence comes into play in every little instance in life. Working retail when working with a client I always have to exude my best “fashion confidence” to create that trust factor. Even in fashion, confidence is the key factor to make any outfit complete!
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Vancouver Travel Diary PT. 1

My summer trip to Vancouver was amazing!!! We enjoyed lots of food, drinks, and did lots of sightseeing! My sister, Bryce is legal to drink in Canada so we fully took advantage. #turnup We took a walking tour of Granville Island and thoroughly enjoyed the views and ALL the food. We made a spontaneous trip to buy Canadian weed
(apparently Canadians are pretty lenient with their weed) and visited New Amsterdam Café. As you can see we had a pretty well rounded trip… and this is just the first two days.

 


 

Pink Pather.

  
can i tell you guys what i listen to all day and night….podcast!!! i love love love listening to podcasts. it’s like listening to a group of friends talking. I never really listened to radio shows, but have podcasts pushed those to the back?

   
 I have my top list of podcasts that i love. 

  
1. The Read: Your absolutely hilarious weekly dose of black gossip with Kid Fury & Crissle

2. I’ll name this podcast later: Joe Budden (the rapper) has an outrageous podcast with his co hosts Rory & Marissa. 

3. The Bitch Bible: My favorite LA girl gives hilarious stories from her life & talks reality tv! (Thanks Nicole for the reference) 

   
 Does anyone else listen to podcasts like me? I need more, so please comment with the ones you love! 

Spring has Sprung!

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Can you believe Spring is already here? We only got about 2 weeks of Winter here, so I’m pretty bummed that the temperature is already near the 90s. #hellonearth

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With Spring comes spring trends… what are your favs and which do you hate?

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To Quote my fairy god mother (in my head) Miranda Prieslwy, “Florals? For Spring”… Groundbreaking.”

Although I (clearly) wear floral prints, they aren’t always my favorite since it’s so easy to just pull out anything floral. I think going forward I’ll be definitely mixing my prints and making my floral print not so typical.

 

Based off what I saw during Fashion Week, I can’t wait to see the hot trends that arrive this year.

 

Dress: H&M // Shoes: Zippos//Purse: Rebecca Minkoff

 

 

Coachella State of Mind

It may still be February (for another week), but my mind is already in April. Coachella is right around the corner and this year I want to be prepared… fashion wise! Last year, I waited to the last moment to shop for my looks and it was a bit stressful. Nothing is worst than being at the mall before it closes the week of Coachella. Plus, everything is gone in your size at that point. My blogger beastie, Niki, has me motivated to shop my looks since she is done with her Coachella shopping.

 

Also, I’m taking a different direction style wise. Instead of the typical bohemian looks, I’ve been really inspired by the Afropunk musical festival. The festival goers use a mix of modern urban style with traditional African prints and textiles. Maybe I’ve been inspired by formation, but I am really feeling that this year. #Blackgirlmagic #getinformation

 

 

My day in LA…

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A few weeks ago, my friend Courtney let me know she would be coming to LA from ATL. I haven’t seen Courtney since I’ve moved to Cali so I HAD to make the drive to LA for her.

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Since I’m a few hours out, I have to trips to LA count for the full day. I decided to hit Santa Monica to enjoy a day of shopping and ocean view. I can’t remember that last time I saw the ocean…

I went a little crazy in Nordstrom, Victoria’s Secret, Zara, and so many other stores… it was a great day. I’ve been into a Nasty Gal boutique so I stopped in the one at the 3rd Street Promenade… It was an interesting.

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Nasty Gal boutiques are kind of what you expect. Semi-overpriced “vintage looking” pieces. They definitely cater to that rich girl in LA who likes that look.

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After shopping, I picked up Courtney and her friends Hira and Nabihah. We all squeezed into my tiny Fiat and headed to dinner. We found this awesome Mexican spot near their Air B n B. The food was so good that I couldn’t finish.

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After a margarita and a shot of Tequila… Tequila won! It was a great day in LA and I can’t wait to go back.

 

is it christmas…already?

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Who doesn’t love a day trip with the girls? I finally had a full day off to myself and decided to take a trip to Victoria gardens with some friends. Victoria Gardens is an outdoor shopping center and is absolutely gorgeous! It was so great to get out of the desert and I got to put my blue bombshell on the road.

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One thing that I noticed is that they were decked out in Christmas decorations. It is not even Thanksgiving…geeez. I work in retail and I love that I work for a company that doesn’t start decorations until after Thanksgiving. It’s a bit of overkill when I walk in the mall and there is Christmas music playing and fake snowflakes EVERYWHERE.

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It was overall a great day with my friends even though I lost my wallet in the desert that morning and had no money on me! Shout out to my girls that held me down!!!

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Shirt: Old Navy

Vest: Forever21

Jeans: Jolt Jeans (Nordstrom Rack)

Boots: Nordstrom Rack

Purse: Kate Spade

 

Oh it’s Monday?

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That is my question when I open my eyes every Monday. I instantly get the Monday Blues and wish it was Friday already! There should be some type of medication to overcome the Monday Blues.

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How do overcome the Monday Blues?

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I feel that starting each week with goals helps me use Mondays as my starting point with achieving the goals and staying focused. I look at Monday is my day to refocus and remember what I hustle hard for.

A little Beyoncé (or future, if I’m feeling ratchet) always start my Monday right. I love music and this always affects my mood and energy.

Blazer: H&M

Top: Nordstrom

Jeans: Jolt  Jeans (Nordstrom Rack)

Shoes: Chinese Laundry

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great, great shakes.

yesterday i had the luxury of taking a half day at work. i took the opportunity to check out great shakes! I’ve heard lots of reviews on how original and amazing their shakes are and plus they come with cute mini donuts.

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and original the recipes are! i mean they have SMORES shakes. yes, smores (with toasted marshmallows on top). i side eyed a few of the options, but i kept my choice safe for my first visit.

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i chose the oreo shake with caramel swirl. ahhh….i could sleep in caramel.

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i brought my sisters Brandy and Bryce with me and we met up with my BFF Nicole too.

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Great Shakes is absolutely ah-mazing. it will now be my guilty pleasure spot and i would recommend it to anyone visiting palm springs.

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