11.22.2017

STYLE: Yellow Ankara!








Skirt- Ankara Custom Gifted (Similar), Heels- Just fab (Similar), Clutch- gifted (Similar, Similar), Shirt- H&M (Here).

Hello! Hope your week is going well.  I can't believe it's thanksgiving week already and so I have to write a short thanksgiving post.  I will write a more detailed post at the end of the year of being thankful but for today's post, I have to remind you of the saying that 'everyday may not be good, but there is something good about every day' and for this reason, we should be thankful.  I am thankful for so much but as you can guess, I'm most thankful that God chose me to mother Ella.

For this look, mom gifted me with this high low hemmed ankara (african inspired) skirt she'd had made and because of the bold yellow color and print of the skirt, I wanted to keep the focus on the skirt and paired it with a simple white shirt, yellow heels and a golden yellow-like clutch.  This high waist skirt like most high waist skirts I believe is great especially for after thanksgiving full bellies, since we are talking about thanksgiving ha.  Anyway hope you like this and wishing you a happy thanksgiving!  

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11.15.2017

STYLE: Ruffled in Mustard!






Shoes- Steve Madden (Here), Bag- Chanel (budget friendly here), Dress- Express (Here), Belt- Tory Burch (Here).

Hello, so this is my first post baby outfit blog post and I had not been sure about what to wear since I still have almost 20 pounds still on from the pregnancy.  What I found is that dresses like this fit me ok presently and that works for me because it's a style I always like anyway.

This ruffles are a fun addition and the color just made me like the dress more.  I think this mustard yellow color is great year round.  I chose to add a black belt to the elastic waist area, a black bag, and added over the knee boots since it's a short dress. Hope you like the look and thanks for stopping by!
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11.10.2017

MOTHERHOOD: 5 Things I Experienced during Pregnancy I was Unaware of!

Dress- Sewtrendy

Motherhood has been such a joy to me in too many ways and looking at a picture like this makes me miss pregnancy afterall it was the closest I was to my baby.  Although the experience of pregnancy is one I am thankful for, I wanted to share just a few things that occurred to me during my pregnancy that I was unaware would happen but some of you might've known better.  I share this just in case it happens to you too but I'll always advise to check with your physician or medical provider with any occurrences.  Some of the occurrences included this 5.

1) Excessive spitting and salivation- This mainly occurred within the first 20 weeks and it was gross for lack of better words.  I would spit into anything and anywhere.  If I did not have something to spit into, I'd make it work.  For example, if I was driving and needed to spit and I did not have a container for that, I'd use my jacket (wash later) or open a new bottle of water, spit into it and throw away of course.  I had an empty bottle in my office drawer for spitting which was gross and went on until it stopped.  I'll later share some of the things that helped me with this on another post.

2) Darkening of my stomach, face, and a few other areas-  I was aware of the line (linea nigra) which appears on your abdomen eventually during pregnancy but was unaware that the abdomen and face  like mine could just get darker. I found that this happened later on in the pregnancy at over 34 weeks.  The good news is, in my case I see that my coloration is getting back to being more even.

3) Back acne- Or 'backne' as my husband and I jokingly referred to.  I can say so far I've been blessed with fairly acne-free skin so this was a surprise to me.  I'd heard that some people would break out with acne on their face during pregnancy but I was unaware of the back one.  It was a lot and not pleasant but my hubby and I would just laugh at it and I hoped it'd go away which thankfully it did clear up.  I would laugh and just say, well atleast it's not on my face, I said this in trying to find a positive in the situation. 

4) Increase in my feet size- This would've made me unhappy if not of the constant reminder to myself of the gift I was carrying which was better than any shoe collection.  It did bother me a tiny bit because if you know me, you'll know I have a lot of shoes in my opinion.  So the thought of a bigger foot meant to me that I might not wear these shoes.  The truth is, during my pregnancy I did not do much as far as occasions which required many shoes anyway and now post pregnancy, my feet are getting back to what they were although maybe still a teeny tiny bigger.

5) Sweating and excess of other bodily fluids- Excessive sweating in more areas than others, so much that I had to ask my doctor.  She discussed this with me and because she was aware of my history and had been tracking my labs, she reassured me.  Besides sweating, there was more of other bodily fluids besides saliva that was a surprise to me.  I'll let you use your imagination here because I'd prefer not to be too specific haha.  Thankfully this was only for a few weeks and stopped.

I plan on sharing some information on my motherhood journey and my pregnancy experience on some blog posts so if interested, just watch for it.  Thanks for reading!

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11.01.2017

STYLE: From Day to Night and Hot to Cold!











Clutch-old (Similar, Similar), Bracelets- Babyroz boutique (Love this here), Heels- Christian Louboutin (Similar), Dress- New York & Co (love this here), Jacket-Express (Similar).

Hello and happy new month!  It's amazing how time passes by because I remember this time last year having baby on my mind, praying and today, I'm holding my baby as I am writing this post.  One thing I can say is, if you really want something, something good of course to start by saying it out loud.  I'm a believer in speaking things into existence.

About this look, I wanted to style this sleeveless tan/beige dress which I think can be styled for a daytime look to work and also appropriate for an outing in the evening with the faux leather accents.  I added the jacket to show how easy it is to transition from warmer temps during the day to cooler temps in the evenings.  Thanks for stopping by!
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10.18.2017

STYLE: Cropped & High Waisted!










Sweater- old/ Express (SimilarSimilar), Trousers- H&M (Similar, Similar), Heels- Christian Louboutin (Similar), Necklace- old (Similar).

Hello, and hope your week is going ok.  This look with a crop sweater can be intimidating to wear by some because of the possibility of an exposed stomach especially post-baby for me and although this look was shot pre-baby, I think it can be worn post baby with a much higher waist item like a skirt or trousers.  This look is an execution of paring high waist trousers with a crop top and keeping the look in all black.  Thanks for stopping by!  

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10.11.2017

STYLE: A Dress Customized to your Preference!











Dress- Eshakti (SimilarSimilar, Similar, love this here), Heels- Just fab (Here, Similar).

Hello, so I wanted to share this look which was another outfit shot before I had my baby but never blogged because as I'd previously stated, I was occupied with school terrible morning actually all day sickness for some time.  I'll write more on this on a future motherhood post.  Anyway this outfit was gifted by eshakti and I love that it's customizable and I was able to pick how I wanted the sleeves, the length of the dress, pockets and even the print on the dress.  The dress is so well tailored and the delivery was fast.  Although gifted, I'm entitled to my opinion and I can say that I loved the dress.  I believe that a fit and flare style like this is great for different body types especially when you are more voluptuous in the hips/thigh/butt area and want to be subtle. Thanks for stopping by! 
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