Sequins Tee and a Pencil Skirt

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Sometimes we just need to add some sparkle to our lives. I have been loving this sequins tee. It is amazing with jeans, it would look super cute with a pair of joggers.

Today, I styled this tee shirt with one of my favorite pencil skirts. I love a neutral outfit (they are actually my favorite outfits) but I love to add a pop of color. I’ve had these boots for sometime. They are no longer available, but I will link some similar booties here.

Pro tip: If  you find you wear a lot of t-shirts opt for a tee that has some interest in it. In stead of just wearing a typical grey shirt find some with pizzazz.

Sequins Top: J-Crew ~ Pencil Skirt: Nordstrom Rack ~ Jacket: Nordstrom Rack ~ Booties: Old Navy similar here

March 2018 J Crew New Arrivals Wish List

Do you ever go on your favorite clothing website and just wish if you had no obligations for your money and you could just buy everything that catches your eye. If you can shop like that more power to you, I can’t so I like to make a wish list. Sometimes I do go back and purchase my favorites. Today, i’m sharing with you some of my favorites currently at J-Crew. I hope this helps when you all are planning your spring wardrobe. I also plan to do more of these post from other stores I shop at. Let me know if you have a certain store you would like me share my favorites.  Pink Cashmere Sweater ~ Gingham Bathing Suit ~ Leopard Headband

Old Navy Grey Coatagain

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A Coatagain is a a heavy cardigan but a light weight coat. I have been wanting one so bad but couldn’t find the right one. On a whim I went to Old Navy and found this cute coatagain. It also comes in pink, which I almost bought it this weekend (I resisted), but I think I will once they have another sale.

  Coat: Old Navy ~ Turtleneck: J-Crew ~ Jeans: Gap ~ Shoes: DSW

Week Night Evening Routine

I thrive off of routines. It takes a lot of stress and procrastination away from me when I have a plan and stick to it. I have been working on creating an evening routine especially on week nights because I have been finding myself staying up way too late trying to get things done because I spent more time doing pointless things (as I exit out of my YouTube tab). I am sure we all have this problem.

I started to write a morning routine. But to be perfectly honest, I don’t have one. On the days I have to go to work, I get out of bed at the very last minute. Run through the house like a Tasmanian devil. Typically, with an attitude mad at myself thinking “why didn’t I wake up in enough time so I didn’t have to rush? ” I am a work in progress when it comes to mornings. That said, I make sure I have everything done and ready the night before. In the morning all I have to do is get myself together and get out the door. I even put cream in my coffee cup so I don’t even have to measure the amount.

Here is my evening routine:

4pm – Gym

5pm – Once home, hop in the shower

6pm – Eat Dinner and relax and watch TV

7pm – Work on the blog

9pm- Get read for bed and prepare for the next day.  After that I read before bed

10pm/10:30- Pray and go to bed



Travel Diaries: Los Angeles February 2018

Hi There,

If you follow me on Instagram then you already know, I recently hopped over to the West Coast to spend some time in the sun 🙂 Frank and I utilized our timeshare and ended up staying in Anaheim right outside of Disney World. Here is a travel diary of all the highlights that happened on my week in LA. Warning it’s a long post, but I tried to keep it fun for you 🙂

Tuesday February 13, 2018

We started our travel extremely early. This never works for me simply because I am never as ready as I feel like I should be. There is always one more thing I need. Of course I only got about an hour of sleep the night before. We called an Uber to to take us to the airport. The upside about going to the airport in the morning is, it’s not as crowded. I got some coffee and endured this long flight to the west coat. When I travel, I like to make sure I have all the entertainment needed. I had a book with me, downloaded a book, and had a few moves stored on my iPad. I ended up sleeping about half of the flight — yes, I was pretty content.

Once we touched down, we taxied to our rental car, checked into our hotel, and went exploring. Our intention for this trip was to spend a lot of time in Los Angeles. Since we were exhausted from our travels we decided to spend our first evening in Laguna Beach. In college I loved watching Laguna Beach and the Hills, so I had to see what was all the hype. It was everything I thought it would be. My favorite part was all the art exhibits open to the public. We popped into an exhibit showcasing Dr. Seuss. I was in awe. It had some of his sketches and artwork from his books. I swear I walked through with my mouth agape! We also went into a National Geographic exhibit. I saw the most beautiful photo. I wanted to buy it, but of course it was worth a small fortune.

After all the art viewing, we decided to watch the sunset. I love a good sunset. I actually came to terms with myself. I learned that I have become pretty much an outdoorsy type of girl. Some of my favorites moments from this trip have come from outdoor activity.

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Wednesday Feb 14

Bright and early, we made our way to Paramount Studios, to be audience members for the Dr. Phil show. Fun fact – I watch Dr. Phil every day since I was in middle school. I don’t know why I find it so fascinating but we like what we like. I have to say, I plan on attending other live tapings in the future. It was a great experience to see what really goes into making a TV show. I think I will be on camera, if so I will keep you posted when I have my big TV appearance.

Next, we met up with another couple, who was visiting LA with us at Venice Beach. We got an early dinner/ late lunch. We walked the boardwalk then decided to rent bikes and cruise from Venice Beach to the Santa Monica Pier, about a 3.5 mile ride one way. The sun was starting to go down, and there was an amazing chill in the air. It was amazing to see different types of people living life on the beach. I love bike riding, not so much as a workout but just for a fun activity. And the scene was gorgeous.

Thursday Feb 15

This day, we got to sleep in. I had the biggest case of jet lag but was just starting to get it together. We started the day of with a breakfast for champions at the Blue Jazz Cafe. Then had a little adventure hiking on Runyon Canyon. THIS WAS INTENSE. I have never been on a hike before and I think it showed. In the beginning we had to pretty much climb these crazy looking man-made dirt stairs. I thought I wasn’t going to make it to the top, but once you do, the view is breathtaking. I’m not sure how long we hiked, maybe it was 3 hours. It was worth every second. Another outdoorsy activity for you, lol. Naturally, we were starving and sought out to find food. Somehow we took a detour and drove through some of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen in Beverly Hills. How can you go to Beverly Hills and not stop at Rodeo Drive? We actually found amazing parking on the mall strip and decided to walk around and admire the great shops. One thing I didn’t mention was we went back to the hotel and took a shower to freshen up like civilized humans. Yeah we walked and had dinner on Rodeo Drive in workout clothes, after a workout. YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE! Thus why it is important to have presentable workout clothes (I digress).

Friday Feb 16

This morning we rose early again, to meet another friend at the Crenshaw-Baldwin Hills Movie theatre to watch Black Panther. I have to say, I’m not a fan of superhero movies but, this was a good movie. If you haven’t had a chance to see it, you definitely should check it out. We then headed over the the Staples Center to see what was going on in the NBA world. It was a good idea because they were having a “fair” type event for fans with lots of activities and free prizes. We hung out here for the rest of the day. On our way home we made a few detours to see some landmarks starting with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where the 1984 Olympics were held. On our way back to the hotel, we stopped by Long Beach and saw the legendary RMS Queen Elizabeth Cruise Ship.

We had been out all day and decided to make a quick stop to Downtown Disney. Fun Fact #2, I am a Disney freak. I love everything about Disney. Something about it just makes me so happy. Let me tell you, I was OVER THE MOON to find out we could go to Downtown Disney and it’s free. We ended up just getting some dessert and walking around. Enjoying the sites, and smelling that fresh Disney air! It was a great experience, next time I am getting into the park!


Saturday Feb 17

Let the All Star Festivities Begin. We scored tickets to attend the Rookie Practice. It wasn’t as crowded and I thought it would have been. We got really good seats and could see everything happen right in front of us. We then walked to a Day Party type of event where they had all kinds of art, fashion, and video games inspired by the NBA All Star games. It was more for adults looking to show their kids around, but nonetheless we made the most of it and had a good time. By this point, I think we were all starting to get exhausted so we decided to head back to the hotel and start preparing for the long flight we had ahead of us in the morning.

Sunday Feb 18

The flight- I have to say I am not a fan of flying. Really, I don’t like to travel. I wish there was a way I can just blink myself to new locations. This may have been the worst flight I have ever been on. First, I had to sit in the very last row next to the bathrooms. Then the guys I had to sit next to were very inconsiderate. No shade, but they didn’t smell very well, and the guy leaned on me the entire time. Oh and not to forget, I think the plane almost fell out of the sky. We hit such a big patch of turbulence. It was so bad, people were screaming on the plane. I literally thought that was it for me. Of course I survived because I am here now, but it was one of the most scariest moments of my life.

Sorry for such a long post, but I had to fit a week of travel in here 🙂 I would love to hear some of the fun things you do when you travel!

Sheer Polka Dot Shirt with Silver Skirt

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Even though Valentine’s Day has come and gone, I had one more dressy fun outfit to share with you all. I shared this shirt with you a few posts back. Yep, I still love it. It works well with so many looks. I think it will be a staple in my wardrobe for years to come. I found this skirt at T.J. Maxx. The skirt is by Calvin Klein and always wins with me.   The cut of the skirts and dresses work very well with my body type. Lastly, if you don’t have a stoll get one, they make any outfit look so much more glam – I love it.

Shirt: Express similar here ~ Skirt: T.J. Maxx similar here ~ Scarf: Forever 21 similar here ~ Shoes: Banana Republic similar here


Outerwear I’m Loving

Outerwear I'm Loving

This was slightly intentional and slightly not intentional. In my last Valentine’s Day post, I told you have I haven’t been into Valentine’s Day until recently. Hence this post, I have been looking for some coats and everything I have been loving is pink or red. Everything I found was from the Chicwish website and I have to tell you they have some really cute items. I would have to warn you it is not as inexpensive as I normally recommend. Most of the items are priced around $50 – still not the most expensive. Especially for coats. If they have an end of season sale soon, I plan to do a more in depth wish list on all coats I am loving.

I started to pick a favorite for you but honestly I couldn’t come up with a favorite. I think if I decided to pace myself and buy one item at a time I would start with the pink cardigan coat.  I have been loving the gray one (which I think I still plan on purchasing) and when I saw the pink one I was so excited.



Army Leggings

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About a month ago I purchased these pants. I can’t tell you how much I have been loving them. When I first saw them on the Express site, I thought to myself, would I ever wear army leggings? I am not a big fan of printed leggings, but these may have changed the game for me.

I think I have worn them Sunday after church, when it is time to relax and watch Netflix. As I’m writing this and thinking to myself “how would these look with boots and dressed up?” That thought may be doing a lot, but I wonder… If it comes out cute then you will see it in another post.

Coat: Calvin Klein similar here ~ Seater: Gap similar here ~ Pants: Express similar here ~ Shoes: Nike 

Suitcase Chronicles

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Hi Friends,

I am writing this message from sunny California. Frank and I came out here to attend some All Star Weekend activities. Prior to coming, of course, we had to pack, which is my favorite part of traveling. I know that is weird. I think most people are not a fan of packing, but I love it.

I decided to do a flat lay of one of the outfits I plan on wearing while I am there. Typically, when I pack, I like to take pictures of my outfits. It helps me to keep things organized. I have those pictures on my phone, but I look a mess in them and decided to avoid embarrassment and not post them 🙂

Be sure to keep a look out on how I style the outfits from my tip.

Updated Fitness Routine

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I consider myself to be a fitness enthusiast. Lately, I have been going to the gym and working out more consistently that I have in a couple of years. I’ve made some small changes that have made such a big difference in working out regularly.

  1. Go to a gym near you. Weather you go to a gym that is close to your job or right up the street from your house you will be more motivated to go when you see in the gym on a regular basis. In the past, I was a member of a gym that was about 20 minutes from my house and was not on my typical route home. I would find myself making up every excuse as to why I can’t make the gym that day.
  2. Always keep workout clothes in your car. There has been many times when I was out running errands and had a little time where I could run and have a quick workout.
  3. Create a schedule. Making a schedule is a great way I hold myself accountable. For example I never have plans on Wednesdays, and I know not to make plans because I go to the gym right after work.
  4. Walk. If you feel like you don’t have time take a walk.
  5. Love you workout clothes. Every so often I like to update my workout clothes if you have great workout clothes and don’t use them, they will be wasted.

  Top: Nike old similar here and here ~ Leggings: Old Navy old similar here and here ~ Sneakers: Nike