Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Hello everyone and sorry it has been awhile since my last entry. Vacation was amazing and exactly what I needed before starting my new job.
Before I left I was hired as an assistant editor for a magazine locally, and I also am assisting the head of the fashion section along with one of the lead stylist for the magazine. It is super exciting and so far it has been a dream job. I don't have set days, the magazine is published every two months and some months the fashion section isn't large. I head up the street style and everyday wear section. I work on the website posting blog entries, planning layouts for upcoming issues with a team of other writers and stylists, interviewing models, photographers, scheduling locations for upcoming shoots, running errands, pulling clothes and visiting boutiques. All in all it is a dream job for me. It pays well, I have met some amazing and talented people, gotten to try on some designer and vintage clothes, and most of all learning a lot about writing so I can only better my blog for all of you.
Other then starting a new part time job I have been busy volunteering at the school, photographing a couple local events for the city, and getting my treatments for MS. I have been very tired and have had a couple side effects to my newest treatments but all in all I remain determined to beat this and get my self back to normal again. I can report that the shots I am receiving along with the medication is working well and other than some side effects I have been improving.
I am excited to announce I am going to be sampling the ever popular waist training cincher or corsets that are so popular now. I have one on it's way now that was actually given to me by a seller to try for my blog. I looked at many different styles and have done a lot of reading up on this new trend, I figured what better time to get my waist in shape than bikini season. Bikini season is only a couple short months away so I will be demonstrating the use of the cincher along with documenting weekly photos of the progress. I also have some at home spray tan companies that reached out to me about sampling their products, I can't wait to share these with you. I have a couple options and one is amazing for your face only. Another of the products I have used in the passed and it is my go to at home spray tan when I need some quick color and don't have time to lay out or got to the beach. It's the perfect time for me because I am just starting to hit the beach again.
I went with a beige nude color waist cincher with steel bone construction, and it's made of latex spandex material to promote sweating which is also great for slimming down. I wanted one I can wear under my clothes since I have read it is best to wear it for 6-8 hours a day and don't want to sleep in it. I have a couple friends who use these and sell them. I will be upgrading to one that a friend of mine sells once I sample the one I have coming and know if it is for me. Two of my friends have been doing it and one lost 4 inches from her waist another 6. That was only after one month of wearing it daily for 8 hours straight. The one who lost 6 inches wore it to the gym and for longer periods of time. She was hooked. Not only has her waist shrunk but she never had hips she had a very plain shape and now she boasts a hour glass figure that reminds me of a mermaid. Amazing. I can't wait to share this with all of you. You can find these cinchers on eBay for as low as $5 but please wait till I do my first post or google and do some research before purchasing just any cincher. There are a lot out there that don't work and are made cheap. I love to save money and refuse to pay three times the money when I can purchase the same item on eBay for what the person selling paid. I will be getting mine hopefully next week.
I have some exciting new trends to share for the spring and summer also, I got some super hot and unique swimsuits arriving from a local artist that makes them by hand, some amazing products from the Caribbean that are also handmade by a group of friends that I met on IG and decided to collab with. They have coverups, skirts, and amazing beach totes. Then of course this tee shirt obsessed lady will have all kinds of cute graphic tanks to post from some of my personal favorites. I have gotten some really cute skirts, shorts, vests, kimonos, and jewelry to style my tops with for some upcoming posts. I have purchased a selfie stick and will be heading to some local hot spots to photograph some of my upcoming outfits for the blog. Like I mentioned above and in prior posts I am stepping up my blogging game. I blog for fun and have always been more about sharing my love for fashion, design and art along with bargains but now I am going to be really focusing on better content and photos. I never really spent hours writing a post because I don't have time and just wanted to share what was on my mind or something I came across but now I really want to make this more. I am going to be trying my best when I have free time, now that I am working along with my business and my family I don't always have a ton of free time, but when I do I promise you will start to see some changes. One will be a domain for my blog. I have been working with the web designer at my new job and he is going to make my blog exactly how I have pictured it but could never do on my own. Excited. For now sorry for my quick phone entries and selfies, I just enjoy sharing my love for fashion, interior decor and bargains.
Stepping up my blog game means more giveaways, I have a kimono I am going to be giving away along with a beach bag filled with some goodies that are some of my must have beauty and fashion items for the summer. I will be posting the kimono contest in the next week or so on my IG and here then I will be announcing the other contest with the beach bag once all the items have arrived. I have a few contacts I am waiting to hear back from that I am hoping will send some more items for the giveaway. All items I will be reviewing on my blog then giving away a awesome handmade tote for the beach filled with some awesome pieces. All wearable items will be one size fits most type of thing. Keep an eye out because you surely don't want to miss that giveaway.
For now going to share a few of my IG ootd posts from the passed week or two that I haven't posted along with some new items I have received. I have been finding some amazing pieces on eBay.
I am also due for a home design post and very excited to share my latest project which should be completed by the end of the month. My master bedroom is very gypsy bohemian chic now and can't wait to show you all my cute decor and some inexpensive diy projects. Also there are a lot of trends that are popular right now and I have some secrets to finding those items for half the price or less! Don't want to miss that post.
Hope you all had an amazing Easter and spring break, keep checking back and thank you for your patience. Xoxo ✌️❤️
First up is a tee shirt I got while on vacation from a shop in NC called Southern Charm.
My new favorite tee by Pebby Forevee. You can find a link to her shop on my blog favorite shop list. Her website is www.mypebbyforevee.com. She just had an amazing buy two get 20% off and shipping is always free. I ordered two more tees for summer.
I went with the off the shoulder cut on this design and it is my favorite so far of all the tees I have purchased from her site. Amazing and for sure one my top favorites.
Found this cute tee from a couple of my IG friends I follow and ordered off etsy more details on my IG page.
Little sunny selfie before work
I paired this awesome graphic tee with my new Urban Outiftters army green staring at the stars, side slit, pocketed skirt. Love this skirt so much ordered the black online. It's awesome and goes with everything.
This was at work trying on this cute skirt which is an exact match to one i purchase at target a few months ago. They still carry them for $19.99 and check eBay I have seen similar styles for $5 from out of the country.
Volunteered at the school for their spring fling and wore this cute navy crochet vest with a basic Old Navy white tee and shark bite hemmed, printed skirt from Maurice's website. The necklace is by Lacey Ryan one of my new jewlery designers. I will be featuring many styles of her pieces in upcoming posts.
Loved this shot because it really portrays how I have been feeling. I have been so happy and blessed that I am really feeling like it is my time to shine.
New tee shirt designer I found on Etsy and love, Everfitte from California.
Paired this cute tank that says "Don't be like the rest of them darling" a Coco Chanel quote with a Day Trip kimono and boyfriend shorts by Buckle Black.
eBay score was this cattle skull and feather kimono by Spell Designs for $58. Love it and I am obsessed. New they retailed for $200 and I own a lot of kimonos, I won this one, a black floral vest one and a raglan tee all for amazing prices and was amazed by the high quality. Hope to find more items in the future.
Another new Pebby Forevee top, this is the Indian Headress muscle tank. I have wanted this for awhile and ordered before my vacation, it arrived while I was away and couldn't wait to wear it. Paired it with a maxi skirt by Mossimo from target that is black with brown feathers and cow skulls, which when I saw I had to have it.
My eBay raglan for $19 by Spell designs. It's a large and fits me very loose but hoping to shrink it some. Super comfy and love the design. Was going to cut it to make a tank since I paid less for it but like it, the sleeves are already hand cut to a 3/4 length.
My raglan easy rider tee with day trip kimono and some jeans.
Music is my best friend for sure. This cute open back tank is from Pacsun, the kimono floral vest is from target and jeans are some boyfriend shorts by Buckle, BKE.
Another shot of my music is my best friend, open back tank. Love ❤️
This tank is from Wet Seal, it is lace and cropped style. Cattle or cow skulls are a favorite of mine. Love all skulls and tribal designs. The skirt is from Urban Outfitters and is a black with white checkered pattern and pleating in front.
Same tank with some gray destroyed denim shorts by buckle also. Love the buckle denim and the store carries my other favorite denim brands like Miss Me, Silver, and Rock Revival.
Muscle tank is from Pacsun, layered over a mossimo blue tank and the skirt is older I got it four years ago at Marshall's. The brand is Tryst and have a few of them different colors. Soft and love tie dye, love when styles you have been wearing for some time become the new hot trends. Saves me money having to buy the newest and hottest styles.
Pretty bracelt my hubby gave me for no reason love him for that. Always thinking of me.
A bright day selfie. Was showing how amazing my skin looks and no it isn't from makeup, been using a new line of skin care.
Ootd for today, bumming around the house for the day, Pacsun Jenner line tank with side slits, paired with black cropped leggings.
Hope you enjoyed my photos and have a great end of the week.