Sunday, August 23, 2015

Good Girls

Happy Sunday ladies! Was so mad this morning, I got up to do this post, and for some reason my previous post "The New Business Casual" had been accidentally deleted! Probably an accident on my part for sure, but I had put SO much into that post, and had to re-do the entire thing. Which got me thinking, and led me to do a completely different post today than the one that I had planned. I planned to blab about my favorite rompers, and how it's pretty much the perfect outfit for someone who's lazy like me...but can I be real?

Re- writing my post had me so frustrated, because the first one was SO good, and I stayed up for hours putting myself into it, only for it to disappear (per my fault) and have to be re-done. After all that work, I didn't want to re- do it. I've actually been really frustrated lately, because I've been putting out so much into the world, and into others, only to feel like I was never going to see the fruits of my labor. Let me be real transparent for you. I'm the type of girl that prefers to stay in and watch Netflix and order pizza, I'd rather read a book then sit on the phone and gossip. When I do go out I'm not the one standing on the table shaking my ass, or pissy drunk making out with the guy who brought me a drink. I have a concrete deep passion for helping others, and try my best to give to others just because I know they can't give to me. But most of all, I have a relationship with Christ, and I fail him every day, but make it a point to work on my relationship with Him. There are some women who's lifestyles make it so hard for women like me, and lately I've been feeling so overlooked. No judgement here, but it's like I'm the cow, and they're the free milk. (re: "Why buy the cow and you can get the milk for free?") Us cows have to work triple hard at being great, and showing how great we are, because we live in a society that glorifies free milk givers.

I guess I'm just trying to say, when you feel like giving up in whatever it is your doing whether it be your craft, or the type of person you want the world to perceive you as...don't give up. Keep being different, keep being creative, keep being the true woman that you are. No matter how left out you may feel, or overlooked, shake it off, and do it again. Always remember you really can have anything you want. A great man, a great job, money, and even status. But because you're carrying your self respect and dignity with'll just take you a little longer. :)

Girls with substance aren't out of style...we're just outnumbered...

 Bracelets: Alex and Ani |  Wristlet: Express | Romper: Express (Sold Out)

Because I'm so nice, I still made sure to include my favorite romper picks below. Summer isn't gone yet, and if you're in the Chi like me, you may never know when it'll leave, but at least you'll look good in the meantime :)

Big Hugs, and Big Kisses

The New Business Casual

Hi lovers! Today's OOTD is a bit different than the rest. Business Casual. Yes, let's talk about it. Not just old school business casual either. The new business casual.  I'll never forget when I went on my first interview for a job right out of college, and my mom made me wear a dark blue navy blue suit and jacket, with a basic white collared shirt. The jacket was ill fitted, and the pants were too long. I felt miserable. Not only am I nervous about landing a job, but I'm not looking to good either. Correction, I didn't look or feel good at all. One of the BIG misconceptions about corporate environments, is that there's a strict dress code. Just because it says business professional/casual on the door, doesn't mean you have to go to work looking dull. Now, there's nothing wrong with the blue suit I wore, only it was rather outdated, and I didn't feel good in it. I'm happy to say I landed the job, but boy did I learn something when I first walked in. See my tips below on achieving the new business casual, and how to rock it and make it your own!

1. Presentation. This is my number one rule, before anything. Holy Grail. No matter what you put on your body, whether it's work clothes, casual, or your going to the gym be presentable! Since I am often in a corporate setting, sometimes I see ladies walk in disheveled, hair still wet or not even combed for that matter, looking like they just rolled out of bed. Grab your brush, your comb, flat iron, and make sure you look presentable!

2. Blouses. Instead of the regular button downs, white/blue collared tops, try swapping with a flowy blouse? One that fits well, and comes in different colors. I get most of mines from Loft or Express, but you can find them anywhere, at any price. Flowy blouses pair well tucked in with pencil skirts, their so feminine.

3. Switch it up. More "mixy-mixy", less "matchy matchy". Why go for one color in the same shade. Try going for different shades, or bolder shades like pinks, or oranges in the Fall. You can also do different shades of the same color like I did here. Add's a little personality to your regular ootd if you ask me.

4. Pencil Skirts. Yes, pencil skirts ladies. Let's talk about it. Great for summer, but can also be worn with tights in the Fall/Winter with a beautiful pair of riding boots. Pencil skirts elongate the body, showing off enough curve, but not too much, and can be so versatile. I like pencil skirts regular skirts don't fit well on me, they make me look boxy. Whereas with a pencil, your playing up your femininity. You can literally where it with anything, any way. Versatility is key ladies.

5. Blazers. Give a girl a good blazer and she can rule the world. Not the old, ill fitted blazers that your mom use to wear, or still has in her closet (mines does), but a beautifully tailored blazer. Blazers come in all different styles, but I like to stick to the ones that are more fitted, and that I can cuff on the ends. You can also dress these down too, after work for happy hour, or meeting the girls for dinner on Friday. I usually bring a pair of jeans and a tank, and keep my blazer on.

6. Accessorize. Have fun! What better way to play up an outfit, and your lovely facial features, than with a statement necklace? Statement necklaces add a whole different dynamic to your regular business casual outfit. They're so glam, but not over the top because their so many to choose from.

7. Nude Shoes. I'm all for a good leather pump for a business setting. It goes with everything, but nude shoes are so in right now. I have several nude pumps, and I usually where them when I'm wearing lots of color. I don't like to put black shoes when I have on brighter colors. Instead I use the nudes. When paired with my pencil skirts, it makes my legs look even longer. Next time your pumping it out, listen to the click clack you make across the floor....can we say #GIRLBOSS?

8. Creativity. Stop playing it safe ladies. I mean don't show up to work with your club clothes on, or anything thats too tight, or have your girls out meeting your coworkers. Always remember what enviroment your in, but dont forget your creativity. I'd like to think that what you wear is a representation of yourself, so if your going out for that new job, trying to land that promotion, or just sprucing up your everyday wardobe, get creative!

Always remember lovelies, no matter what you put on your body, whether it's in or not, make sure it represents you. Wear what makes you happy. Put on what makes you feel beautiful. Because if you feel good on the inside, doesnt matter if your pumps are black or blue, your hair is up or down...everyone will still see that beauty in you too. 

Love and light ladies...


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