Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Blogalicious

If you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. - Henry Ford
 
Hey, hey all. Hope you all been having a great summer. I sure have...a productively busy summer. But no complaints here. Summer is winding down. Fall is approaching. Styles will change soon to adapt to the climate change. Exciting stuff.
 
Also exciting...I will be speaking at this year's Blogalicious Weekend Experience in Baltimore, MD, 10 - 12 September 2015! I am so thrilled to share this good news with you all. It is certain to be a good time sharing information with the audience on how to build a fashionable brand - DOs, DONTs, MUSTs, TRICKs, etc. I will speaking along side the awesomenesses of Sonia Smith-Kang and Leah Frazier. It promises to be a great informative session, which I personally look forward to learning from. Yay!
 
Register here for the Blogalicious Weekend Conference

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Do It Again

"Who speaks, sows; Who listens, reaps." - Argentine Proverb
 
Her sister told her she had an outfit idea for her. She showed her my jumpsuit, and baby girl loved it. She said her seamstress did not give the sleeves enough volume so she had her do it again. Haha. I love the remake of the James Brown inspired jumpsuit.
 
Debbie baby is not a baby anymore. I can't believe how fast times flies! Good day, all! xoxo
 


 

Thursday, 18 June 2015

This is a [Wo]man's World

". . . let joy be unconfined . . ." —George Gordon Byron
 
These past few months have been very busy, yet productive, as I restructure and reorganize many things in my life. It's quite the roller coaster of nervousness and excitement all at the same time. The anticipation of the unexpected and the hope of what could be is fueling me all the more to continue in my pursuit of a life of joy unspeakable...and I am expectantly expectant of what's to come. This next journey is something I hope to share with you all as well, so that we may all celebrate together. I do ask for your forgiveness of the delayed posting[s] and bear with me as I make some transitions in my life. I promise it is good stuff.
 
As for this number below, it was inspired by the one and only James Brown. It is a lace and stretch taffeta V-neck jumpsuit. The sleeves were everything. (Quite honestly, I think it looked so much better in person.) I enjoyed this jumpsuit.
My Daddy said he loved it! #daddysgirl
 
 
Yall have a fantastic day. xoxo
  

 



Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Frozen

"Dreams without goals remain just dreams, and ultimately fuel disappointment. Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency." - Denzel Washington

Everyone has a goal to do one thing or another. However, without consistent (my ne favorite word) and persistent dedication to that goal it will forever remain a goal, and no an achievement. It is important to be disciplined and diligent in efforts to obtain ones goals because no one will desire for you to win more than you do for yourself.

This is a very popular pattern in Nigeria. While it is a type of Ankara, it is specifically called "Tye-and-Dye" given its print pattern.  Can you tell I had a good old time taking these photos...even in the cold? (=

Have a blessed week.

xo













Wednesday, 18 February 2015

You Can Get with This... or You Can Get With That...

"Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity. And you're keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls...are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered." - James Patterson


I love the above quote so much. It is so telling of life, yet there are many people who do not seem to agree with this sentiment. While working is an essential aspect of life because the reward/result of the exchange [i.e., income for your services] provides for most of your needs and wants, the work you do will never be who you are because your job can change. Your place of employment can change in the matter of a moment, and you will learn the new rules of that workplace.


However, your family, health, friends, and integrity are all so fragile. One error could negatively  impact the course of your future in the matter of seconds. It is so important to wisely invest [time] into those around you. Of those whom you can make the choice to have around you (boyfriend/girlfriend, friend/associate, specific coworkers) be certain they are worth your investment. You do not want people to deposit fraudulent checks into your spiritual bank account. It is worthless. These relationships in your life cannot be improved by any sort of monetary reward. They require the work and investment of your heart and time, which you can never get back.


NOTE: your husband/wife should not be an option whether or not to keep around once YOU made the decision to marry the person (unless abuse or infidelity is/are involved). Do not misuse the institution of marriage because of momentary selfishness. But this is a topic for another day.
 

As for my outfit, this is ankara I had for sometime now (like since 2013). I remembered it, dug it out of the closet, and had this little number made. I have more material so will make something else schnazzy from it. People so did not think this was ankara, and thought it was from Zara. Hehe! Some pics before I started playing with my darling niece.

Good day all. x