July 20, 2017

Personal Style | Vintage African Print Kimono

Beauties,

When it comes to vintage pieces, there are few things I love more than a great print.  I particularly love vintage African prints.  DivaXpress is the queen of finding fabulous prints (see here) so when she sent me this kimono a few weeks ago, I literally squealed when I pulled it out of the box.  I knew it would be the perfect piece to wear over a swimsuit, jeans and a tee and even an item I could take into fall and winter.  I had to take it on a spin as soon as I could.  I opted to keep my look super simple.  I think I'm going through a temporary phase of wanting "no fuss" outfits and this was so easy to create.


July 18, 2017

Lifestyle | Let's Have An Open Chat on Female Bladder Leaks



This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Always Discreet. The opinions and text are all mine.

Beauties,

It's hard to believe that in a few short months, I'll be turning 31. Turning 30 has brought so much clarity to my life. I know even more the importance of sharing my story and living my purpose. Thirty has brought a few unexpected experiences too. One of my personal goals is to continue to share real topics here with you, and to be honest, the experience I'm sharing today is one that I never thought I would tell anyone. Recently, I had my first experience with incontinence. What is the definition of incontinence? It is the lack of control of urination. Yes, it happened to me one night while I was sleeping. Was it embarrassing at the time? Sure. Am I ashamed? No. Is it normal and common? Yes! Today I am happy to be partnering with Always Discreet to share more information on female bladder leaks and how we can manage it together!

July 10, 2017

Personal Style | You Won't Believe What I Was Asked When I Wore This Dress...

Beauties,

Last weekend, I was asked if I was pregnant.  At the time, I was more so shocked than anything else and couldn't bring myself to say anything beyond, "No."  If you truly know me, you know my style varies from day to day.  It's honestly one thing I love about myself.  The day before I wore this Victoria Beckham for Target dress, I was in a swimsuit sunbathing at Wrightsville Beach.  The next day, I felt like not only being comfortable, but finally wearing this dress I copped for $10.  My hair was an absolute mess so the easy solution for comfort and messy hair is a turban, loose dress and Chucks.  I totally didn't think it would result in me being asked if I was pregnant.


July 4, 2017

Lifestyle | Five Fabulously Inspiring Gems Dropped at #BlogHer17

Beauties,

I just returned a little over a week ago from my first BlogHer Conference.  If you are unfamiliar, BlogHer is the largest community and conference for women content creators in the world.  The annual conference was held in Orlando, Florida and included over 2,000 attendees.  Needless to say, I was a bit overwhelmed by the number of women at the conference, but it was such an empowering experience.  Imagine women of all races and ages who are sheer girl bosses all in one place.  That was the essence of this conference and after hearing amazing keynotes from women like Serena Williams, Carla Hall and Cat Cora, I walked away feeling enlightened and even more full of purpose.

Photography by #BlogHer17

June 13, 2017

Personal Style | I Finally Jumped on the #VBxTarget Collection!

Beauties,

Am I the only person who jumped on the Victoria Beckham Collection for Target a bit late?  When I first saw the collection, I liked it.  I just didn't feel the need to rush out and get it.  So, about a week after the collection dropped, I stopped in Target and my local Target literally still had almost the entire collection.  I was shocked to say the least because if you know Target's designer collections, they typically don't stick around long.  What made this collection extra special is that it was the first designer collection Target had that featured both the regular and plus sizes in store.  So, when I was in store and saw that plenty of plus size pieces were still available, I decided to have an impromptu try on session.