Monday, December 19, 2011

"Forgiveness is greater than vengeance, Compassion more powerful than anger"

Christmas For Him and Her

Christmas is in 6 days and if your anything like me your still shopping for that special person in your life. You just don't know what to get him or her so you've put it off until the very last minute hoping the perfect gift will come to mind. Well, I'm here to give you a little assistance.

In my opinion, men can be rather hard to shop for during Christmas but you have to remember ladies they are simple. A little this, a little that and waa- laa their happy. A game here, a tv there lol and they are in heaven.However, if your not into spending big money this Christmas check out my list for him.

1. Wallets- they make a great gift because every man needs a nice leather wallet. You can even go the extra step and get his name or initials engraved on it for a few extra dollars.

2. Pajamas- most men don't invest in pajamas. Majority of the time you can see them lounging around the house in some old sweatpants or athletic gear.So buying him some comfortable pajamas and slippers will be an awesome surprise.

3. Itunes Music Card- Everyone loves music so an Itunes music card is perfect for him. Get him a $25 dollar card and he can load games, music, just about anything onto his Ipod.

4. Watch- they say you can tell how hard a man works by his watch. So get him something that says he's a hard working man. Remember, you don't have to break the bank to get him a really nice looking watch.

For Her
Women are easier to shop for (and it's not just because I'm a woman). There are so many great gift options to give a woman. Here's a few tips on finding the perfect one.

1. Perfume- Every girl loves smelling good especially around her man so buy her some of her favorite perfume she will love the gift I can guarantee.

2. Flowers- Flowers are a girls best friend right next to diamonds. Buy her a dozen roses and her favorite candy. It will show her you were thinking of her and it definitely says your a romantic.

3. Purse- Just like a wallet a woman loves a nice bag. Men remember you don't have to break the bank buying her a designer bag something nice, leather, and chic will be just as good.

4. Makeup- If your girl is into makeup when she's away sneak into makeup pouch and find the names of her favorite lipstick or foundation. She won't be expecting for you to know this, so it will be a great surprise.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Bloggers Night Out

There's nothing like gathering a bunch of beauty and fashion bloggers and having a night out. Last night, I attended the Bloggers Night Out event hosted by Bloomingdales. Bloggers from all around the DMV area got together and talked FASHION while munching on a few treats. Check out pics from the event as well as me acting goofy with one of my good friends Ashley who decided to still hang out with me after a long day at work ;) 

StyleBook App

Ladies "There's an app for that" yes, your wardrobe can you believe it. Last night at the BNO event I attended I was introduced to the Stylebook App for the Iphone and its pretty amazing. This app allows you to bring your wardrobe to life. You can create outfits using your own clothes, create mood boards, keep track of all your pieces, it even tells you how often you've worn a particular item. Isn't that awesome ;) Check out the app HERE

Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

"Hallelujah You have won the victory. Hallelujah You have won it all for me. Death could not hold you down. You are the risen King. Seated in majesty. You are the risen King."

-Planet Shakers

Monday, December 12, 2011

"Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then but the strings remain forever! Love and allow yourself to be loved."

Friday, December 9, 2011

"It is wonderful what God can do with a broken heart, if He gets all the pieces. Give it ALL to Him because only the Holy water of God can get your stains out"


I have always enjoyed writing and reading. I used to sit in my rooms for hours and read, read, read, and at night I would journal. I guess when your young you just consider it as writing in your "Diary". But as I got older I stopped journaling as much until NOW! I decided I would start journaling again but this time it wouldn't be about a secret crush, or what outfit I wanted to wear to the school dance. This time I decided to journal about things that inspire me, random thoughts of inspiration, and bible scriptures that would better me. So to make this long story short, if your not a journaler (is that a word) try it out it's a great way to get in touch with the inner you ;)

Style Spotlight

As you ladies and gents know last month I was one of 24 style icons selected to take part in Cotton's 24 hour fashion show. Well, while I was in Miami for those LOVELY 4 days I got the chance to meet Fred, Ladonna and Ralph and we instantly just clicked. It's so weird how you can never know someone and instantly feel like you've met a life long friend. I was so inspired by Fred's style the entire time I was down there so I just knew he had to be my first male "Style Spotlight". So here he Fred Jerome.

1. Describe your personal style.
"My personal style is trendy with an edge. I like taking clothes that are in style and putting the "Fred" spin on them with a bold hat, shoes or a scarf to give me that edge. I would also say my style is very versatile because I love trying different things with fashion."

2. Who would you say is your celeb stylecon?
 "My celeb style icon would definitely be Kanye West. Mr. West has always been a trendsetter and isn't afraid to take risks, like wearing women's fashion and making it look masculine. His swagger makes it all the more better. Pure Style"

3. What are your three favorite trends right now?
"In men's fashion my three favorite trends of course are skinny jeans, slim ties, and the infamous denim jacket"

4. Fashion is..............?
"Fashion is whoever you are. If you are bold and colorful or dark and edgy it all comes across in your style. Fashion is about taking clothes and making it your own. It's about creating your own personal style. To me fashion is a way of life"

5. Do you think it takes lots of money to be fashionable?
"Personally, I do not have lots of money, and I know people who enjoy fashion that are avid thrift shoppers. You definitely don't have to have lots of money to look fashionable. Shopping clearance racks is my favorite hobby and even thrifting for vintage pieces is hot."

6. What tips would you give others that want to develop their own personal style?
"Always be yourself and look at fashion blogs for current trends and inspiration. Don't be afraid to test the waters of fashion because that's what makes fashionistas stand out from the crowd and ALWAYS no matter what be confident."

It's Backkkkkkkkkkkkk: Missoni

If you missed the Missoni for Target craze 3 months ago, that wiped out just about every Target in the country and crashed the online website well you in for a treat because Missoni is BACKKKKKK! Target has finally updated the website and you can now purchase your must have Missoni essentials HERE

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."

-Helen Keller

Sunday, December 4, 2011

"God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them."