I was talking to a friend the other day and I was so frustrated. I said “I feel like all I ever do is run errands.” We talked about this for a while and finally he asked “When do you need to get all this stuff done?” I thought about it for a while and realized that most of these errands didn’t have an immediate due date. I just wanted to get them done and cross them off of my list.
I’ve been thinking about that ever since. How many of us are going through life just “crossing stuff off of our list?” I’m not saying that you should be careless and not responsible. There are times when you just have to “adult” and there’s no way around that. I’m talking about those other times. The other times when stuff can wait. The other times when we have the choice to slow down and just smell the roses. So that’s a goal that I’ve set for myself. Just to stop every now and then and smell the roses.
Jeans: Forever 21
Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless
I hope you are having a wonderful week so far! I love wearing my pink faux fur vest. It’s a great layering piece anytime I need to make an outfit a little more complex. I’ve shared before, that I think some of the best outfits are a little complex. For example, instead of just wearing a t-shirt and jeans you may want to add a third piece (jacket, scarf, or vest) to make the outfit complex. Adding that third piece is also great way to make your look more aesthetically pleasing. The look below started out as just a plaid shirt dress and grey jeans but by adding the faux fur vest, it not only gave this look a little extra pop but it also helps me show off my personal style as well.
Shirt Dress: J Crew
Faux Fur Vest: Target
Boots: Old Navy
Next week I will be giving away a gift card to one of my favorite brands! Be sure to follow me on socials to see how you can win!
I hope you are having a great weekend! This morning I went to church and the message was about finding your vision for 2017. I’ve been thinking about that all day to be honest with you. I have goals I want to accomplish for this year but I never stopped to think about my vision for this year. I think that’s why resolutions don’t always stick. We tend to think of a resolution as a one time occurrence or a temporary fix instead of a long-term objective that can increase the value of our lives. It’s time to start challenging ourselves and thinking about the vision for our lives and how 2017 can get us closer to that vision. I’m taking some time to meditate on what my vision is for my life and I challenge you to do the same!
P.S. Don’t forget at the end of the month, I’ll be posting about a giveaway! So stay tuned on my socials!
I hope you all have been having an awesome week so far. In 2017, I’m taking more fashion risks. In other words, I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone. I think every now and then, it’s important to get uncomfortable with certain things because it helps you grow. Normally, I don’t wear turtlenecks but I’m switching it up this year. Here’s how I wore a turtleneck today:
P.S.- the brand that made my trench coat is the brand I’m doing a gift card giveaway for.
Dress: Calvin Klein
Trench coat: Zara
Necklace: Banana Republic
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It seems like fall has turned into winter in a matter of days here in North Carolina. I was a little thrown off on how to adjust to be honest. I missed the warm weather of summer but I’m so ready for sweater weather. I felt like I was in a state of limbo. When I was growing up, my mom would always equate the seasons changing in terms of weather to the different seasons that we go through as people. One season may be filled with one success after another, while another season may be filled with one trial after another. One thing is for certain though: seasons change. There’s often a period of being uncomfortable during this transition. You’re trying to hold on to one season or maybe you’re anxiously awaiting the next season in your life.
I’m not sure if you’re in the middle of a season right now or a period of transition but the good news is, whatever you’re going through right now will pass. I encourage you to be patient where you are. Soak up any lessons that are in front of you. Don’t get discouraged if you’ve been in one season too long and don’t see anything changing. Gods working everything for your favor right now. Trust in His timing!
While we’re in a state of limbo here, I’ve been layering with scarves to help with the awkward weather. Just like this:
Sweater: J Crew
Boots: Old Navy
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I’ve got a “three piece rule”that I’ve been following for a while. It’s basically a rule that states you need to add a third article of clothing to your outfit to make it more complex. That third piece can be a blazer, vest or one of my favorites: a sleeveless jacket. The third piece should make tie your outfit together. I got this sleeveless jacket on sale for just $5.50 at Tj Maxx. You can’t beat that!
Sleeveless Jacket: Tj Maxx
Hat: Old Navy
Boots: Old Navy
Happy Valentine’s Day! I’ve always loved this holiday. Whether you are single or in a relationship, it’s a day that is dedicated to celebrating love. I do believe that we should always take the time to celebrate love, but today feel free to remind someone you love them by writing them a note or simply spending quality time with them. Feel free to show yourself some love too. After all, you deserve it.
Jacket: Tj Maxx
It’s game day! I’ll be sharing how we’re celebrating on Snapchat. Add me: @deneagm.
Boyfriends jeans: Forever21
Boots: Old Navy
Jacket: Thrift Store
I hope you all are having a great weekend. Being that the Carolina Panthers are in the Super Bowl, the energy is electric here in Charlotte, NC. We went out to grab a bite to eat and almost every person we saw was decked out in panther gear! It’s truly an exciting time for Charlotte, NC. It’s also pretty cold! I like to switch up my weekend look. Sometimes, I wear jeans, skirts, dresses or dress pants. It’s easy to think that dress pants are simply for work but you can incorporate them into a casual setting as well. The key is to compliment the dress pants with a casual pieces. This sweater and denim collard shirt really help to make these pants look more casual.
Collared Shirt: Forever21
Shoes: Nine West
Mixing stripes is probably one of my favorite prints to mix and match. For this look I stuck with black, brown, grey and blue. The yellow in this shirt adds a little something extra to the look but doesn’t overwhelm it. Layering was key with this look. I wanted to add some definition to my waist so I added the black belt to pull everything together.
Hat: Old Navy
Boots: Shoe Dazzle