That's right someone else will live out your dream if you don't. We touched on this subject a bit yesterday about taking action and goal setting. Often times I sit back and just think about what direction I want my life to go in next. This blog you are reading was once just a thought in my head, and believe it or not it was only that around this time last year. I prolonged this whole thing for about 8 to 9 months until finally I took action. I wanted to make sure that my dream was something I wasn't just talking about, but something I can tell others to visit and check out my latest content. Reality is there are so many people who want what you want, or something very similar. I'm sure there has been a time where you had an idea and then not too long after you see someone else that is doing exactly what you thought of months ago. Hesitation is like poison to your garden in which dreams grow into accomplishments. How long will you wait before you make that move that will change your whole life ? You will be surprised on how much you can accomplish when you just DO IT! Take 2015 very seriously this can be your year, but it's completely up to you.
As the year comes to a close we had to leave you guys with the most important motivation monday yet. This is motivation to start. It's very typical for someone to use the new year as a new beginning, a time in which you begin taking action on your goals. A goal is nothing but a day dream if you never take the first step. In fact, the first step is often what influences you to take the next. We tend to prolong things and procrastinate simply because we don't feel like it. There is no better feeling than one of achievement, to make a dream become reality. We all want something different in life and we seek different opportunities based on our values. What matters most to you, ask yourself that question when you are aiming for a certain goal. You may want more money, but why? You want more money because it will give you financial freedom and you can buy all the things you desire. When you find out your why it's easier to get the motivation you need to take action. We will continue this conversation tomorrow, for now I want you to write down your goals and next to it right down at least 1 reason why you want to achieve it?
" I'm not set on a pedestal where I think I'm too high and mighty. "
" I work very hard and I'm worth every cent."
" My life is my life. I don't live in the past. I live in the present. "
Merry Christmas to you all! We have a gift for you, a New Years dress guide for all budgets plus styling tips. If you are anything like us you like to save money whenever possible, take advantage of the after Christmas sales tomorrow! December 26th is like Black Friday all over again, you can grab some really amazing deals. This is the perfect time to shop for your New Years Eve dress. We did some online shopping and picked out some of our absolute favorite dresses, the best thing about them is anyone can get their hands on one. The dresses below range from $38 to $185, exactly perfect for anyone's budget! Enjoy.
1) Sequined Abstract Dress Forever 21 $38 www.forever21.com
2) Helix Bodycon Dress NastyGal $88 www.nastygal.com
3) Cutout Midi Dress Missguidedus $76www.missguidedus.com
4) Velvet Mesh Midi Dress MissguidedUS $65 www.missguidedus.com
5) Crepe Midi Dress w/ Lace Bralete $63 www.missguidedus.com
6) Multicolored Sequined Mini Dress $57 www.missguidedus.com
"T-shirts for $10 are even more fashion today than expensive fashion."
- Karl Lagerfeld
Karl we thank you, it's nice to know someone understands. Many people find it a necessity to overspend on items they can either make themselves or purchase for less. The point is not to buy cheap clothing, the point is that price doesn't matter. Style is everything fashion is not. You can wear a $10 t-shirt and look chic when styled correctly. We often are influenced to buy a lot of things we probably wouldn't care for without convincing, simply because it has a certain price therefore it's perceived more fashionable and gives one social status. Let me just say keeping up with the Jonesses is a hampster wheel you need to get off of now. Discover your style in inexpensive fashion and have fun with mixing high and low end goods. Your money looks better in your bank account I promise.
Traveling can sometimes be a drag, and in the holiday season it can be just dreadful. We have 3 highly recommended books for your to grab on your way to your next flight. You can purchase these books on your kindle if you don't have time to stop by a book store so no worries there. Hope everyone has an amazing holiday vacation, a Merry Christmas, and a Happy Hanukkah !
1. Sleep Mask - Charlotte Olympia "Blink" Velvet Mask
2. Perfume - Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy 1oz
3. Portable Phone Charger - Ban.do Back Me Up iPhone 5 Charger
4. Hand Lotion - Soap & Glory Hand Food 1.69oz
5. Deodorant - Dove Deoarant in Powder 1.7oz
local target or walmart
6. Compact Mirror - Hello Kitty Ruby Compact Mirror
7. Toothbrush - VIOlife Slim Sonic Toothbrush 2oz
8. Toothpaste - Crest Travel Size Toothpaste .85 oz
local target or walmart
9. Chapstick - Burt's Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm
local target or walmart
10. Hand Sanitizer - Bath & Body Works PocketBac in Salted Caramel 1oz
As Christmas comes near many of you may be traveling to visit your family. With the thought of those in mind we decided to do a 3 part post ! Yes, that's right this post will be 3 parts of airport chic looks, our traveling must haves, and entertainment. We hope these post help you all out this holiday season. Let's begin !
Don't know what to wear to the airport ? We got you covered! The most important thing about traveling is comfortability, and the 2nd most important thing for us is looking amazing while doing it. We based this first look above off the sweatpants, we figured many of us grab a pair of sweats around this time of year. As you can see it's easy to dress them up with a graphic white tee, a distressed denim jacket, and some sneakers. Accessories are a must, as Michael Kors said they are the exclamation point of a woman's outfit. You may not want to carry a bag so a backpack is the perfect solution, pop on some bold earrings, and top it all off with a hat.
Time is crucial and you may not have enough of it after your flight. You can wear this look and be ready to go anywhere as soon as you land. Now that winter is here and sweaters are your new best friend, throw one of your new favorites on for your flight. Skinny jeans are essential anytime of year, not to mention they work best with booties. Let's be honest for a moment no one wants flared jeans covering up their cute shoes right ?Moving on, Now is time to play with texture! You can throw on a faux fur stole and some leather gloves to glam things up a bit. When you are pressed for time obviously your hair gets the short end of the stick, so solve your bad hair day with a two toned fedora to complete the look. (Fun fact this look was inspired by Karl Lagerfeld :) )
Aww what are you scared ? Yes we know it's a lot going on but it's fun! Adding pops of color here and there really take a dull outfit and gives it that boost it needs. A trench coat is another one of those winter essentials, if you don't have one then go get one. Most of you may have got sucked into the leather trend now is your chance to pull out those leather pants and give them one last hoo-rah. Shoes can really make or break your traveling experience, and these chic leopard flats definitely make it. None of us like taking off our socks, shoes, and walking on the cold airport floor so flats make things easier for you. You can simply slip them off and slip them right back on with ease. Make-up is not typically what you wear when flying, in this case there is nothing like a nice pair of shades to hide those bags under your eyes.
Hope these looks helped you with your I Have Nothing To Wear Syndrome.
What do you usually wear when you fly ? Comment below and share we would love to know !
Source: Rihanna's Instagram
Rihanna has had an amazing year from winning the Fashion Icon award this past June, being on the cover of Vogue, not to mention modeling for Balmain. To end her year with a bang she is now the creative director of Puma, which is such a win win for both parties. RiRi is such a major influence to fashion and practically anything she lays her hands on, I'm sure she will take the brand to the next level. This is not the first artist Puma has reached out to, they also sponsored rapper Casey Veggies to get some eyes back on the brand. I'm interested in seeing what Rihanna does with the new activewear line and shoes. She did such a great job when she launched her line with River Island, I remember wanting every piece. The fashion show she did for the line was also phenomenal, from the way the pieces wear styled and the accessories they chose. From the island of Barbados to America, Rihanna shows you how following your dreams and staying true to yourself can change your life. Be fearless enough to accept yourself, make mistakes, take necessary risk, and dream big. Life is much more beautiful when you're a trendsetter.
Every day, everywhere we are constantly being influenced. We are being shown what is highly accepted by the general public and what isn't. We are made to believe you have to dress like this because this is what's trending. If you don't drive this type of car then your looked down upon, when in reality all that matter is that you get to where you are trying to go. It's so easy to get caught up in the hype, and lose focus of what you truly want. The people who look rich don't always have the most money, that woman driving that luxury car may not be able to pay her light bill. We are all trying to impress one another, when in reality you should focus on what makes you happy. The world will never be satisfied, it's constantly changing. Most people don't even know who they are which is why they copy someone else's identity hoping for some satisfaction they seldom get. In order for one to be a trendsetter or any form of leader, one must be different. Now, this is not to say you are more important than anyone. Be free and do who you are, influence others to be themselves. Amazing, beautiful, historical things happen when someone takes control of their life and dreams a little bigger. Take a moment to reflect on what matters most to you, and how you can take action. Hope you all have an amazing week, make dreams happen, and remember to be who you are and NOT who the world wants you to be.
The pursuit of happiness is an amazing journey. We all want one thing in life and that is to be happy. The only thing about that is hardly any of us know what that is. Many believe if they had a lot of money then they will be happy, but why are some of the richest people depressed. Why would a millionaire commit suicide? Reality is no amount of money or materials will satisfy you. Think about when you got something new, you were so excited. A couple months go by or even a year, and you don't feel the same way anymore. Life is beautiful but having a lot of money and materials is not the key to true happiness. We all need to feed our ego and that's the only reason we want money, we want to impress someone in return for a compliment. The things that will make you happy don't come with a price tag. My key to happiness is love,true friendship, experiences, and the memories I capture of it all. Blogging is also what makes me happy, the freedom to be true to myself. What makes you happy ?