Happy Valentine's Day my Loves! I'm another year into this single girls Valentine's Day and I've been looking forward to it! I love Valentine's Day! It's my absolute favorite holiday and you can miss me with all of the arguments on the commercialization of the holiday. I got that memo and I reject it. Last year I gave you a bunch of fun things that Single Girls can do to celebrate this holiday, and those are still fun things to do. This year I have decided to indulge in a week of things that bring me joy and love. Here are a few of those things:
1. Laugh and talk with my Girlfriends 2. Wearing red 3. Watching the Winter Olympics with my Parents 4. Re-reading my favorite book (The Alchemist) 5. Having my favorite meal (sushi) 6. Drinking my favorite cocktail 7. Getting a facial, a mani and a pedi 8. Buying myself something new and impractical 9. Donating money to a worthy cause 10. Going to movies 11. Celebrating Black Panther release (cause it's totally a holiday) 12. Going to the art museum 13. Taking a long nap 14. Go to Church
That's just a few of them. I hope you have a wonderful day, no week filled with joy and love. We are all deserving of joy and love! I also need to just remind you that if you're feeling lonely on this day and any day please reach out to me! I will be happy to listen to you and tell you how wonderfully amazing you are! Thank you for reading! I love you! J
Happy New Year Everyone!!! I hope you had a fabulous holiday season! As I was looking through my blog one of the things I hardly ever talk about is work wear. Which is odd, since I spend most of my time at work. So I want to introduce to you 9 to 5 To Stay Alive a series that I will post to discuss work wear and any questions you have about it! Though my office is business casual there is still occasions when I have to dress up for different events. When I first started out in my career I wore suits and stockings daily and how quickly I realized that wasn't the life for me. My ever present need to represent my feelings through fashion always rears it's head no matter what.
This year I want to include a few more post on work wear. Honestly it can be hard to navigate through and easy to lose yourself in what you think is appropriate. Injecting your personal style into your work style isn't as hard as you might think. It can be as simple as wearing your favorite color, or your favorite shape of suit, or even your accessories.
If you follow me on Pinterest then you know I love a good suit. Suiting can be so powerful, but with the wrong cut and the wrong shape it can also be dowdy. When I saw this suit at Eloquii's headquarters back in November I knew it had to be mine. The shape of the sleeves, the easy fit of the pants it was too perfect to not add to my wardrobe. All of the styling possibilities of these two pieces went running through my mind!
So how do you feel about work wear? What is your style when it comes to what you wear to work? Do you have any questions on work wear? Thank you for reading! J
This year my New Year's Eve is gonna be totally low-key. I honestly might even wear tennis shoes, since I'm still nursing this sprained foot. But if I wasn't this jumpsuit from Lane Bryant would be perfect for a night out on the town. First of all it's comfortable, the fit is amazing and it has pockets. All important requirements for a going out outfit. I looked at this jumpsuit online and kept going back and forth, but when fell in love when I tried it on in the store! Thank you to all of my IG followers who told me to buy it! LOL! I love y'all! The velvet detailing take this jumpsuit up a notch and made it different from my other jumpsuits. FYI I'm wearing a size 22, just in case you're buying it online. I styled the jumpsuit by adding my velvet mules, blazer and these beautiful earrings I picked up at Loft.
Honestly I can not believe that we are at the end of another year. Everything has rushed by so fast. I sincerely want to say thank you to everyone who has continued to read my blog year after year! This year has been so amazing for me blog wise that I am totally inspired to push myself harder and harder to develop this little corner of the Internet. I am thankful for everyone who has left me a comment, liked my pictures, commented and interacted with my in any way! I hope you have an amazing 2018! If there is anything you want to see here please don't hesitate to email me and let me know! I love interacting with y'all! Thank you for reading! Love you all! Jeniese
I 've been addicted to sequins for as long as I could remember. They are perfect for absolutely any occasion. Every holiday season I have to stop myself from taking the sequin addiction too far. Conversations in my mind sound like self... do you really need another sequin jacket?! Of course I do! Now I just like to think of this section of my closet as my sequin collection. That makes me a collector right? See how I justify that.
Back in August I was the TCF Style Expo and I picked up this Courtney Noelle duster! I love buying pieces from independent designers. They are always on the cutting edge of styles, fabrics and designs. If you haven't heard of Courtney Noelle please head over and check out her designs, this isn't a sponsored post, I just love her stuff!
Since this duster was the show piece I paired with simple black tank, jeans and pumps. I was also excited to try my new favorite lippie from Nars called Paint It Black. Sooo I sprained my ankle and my holiday looks are all changing cause no heals for me any time soon (smh).
Anyone else addicted to sequins? fur? Leather? What can't you get enough of? Thank you for reading! J
This post is sponsored by Just My Size. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while then you know that versatility is my personal key to building a strong wardrobe. Honestly, if I can’t wear an item at least three different ways on three different occasions why on earth should I buy it? Unless of course, I consider the piece to be art. When Just My Size challenged me to style their Goddess Dress in two different ways, I jumped at the chance to flex my styling muscles!
Just a little about the dress, I’m wearing a 3X and I loved the softness and breathability of the jersey fabric. Since winter is just rolling around I’ve been expanding my wardrobe with things that are seasonless. The Goddess dress is essentially ideal for so many occasions from work, church or a night on the town. And did I mention that they are super affordable, priced under $30.00?
Since I go out less and less these days, my main wardrobe consists of what I wear to work, so I love pieces that I can style for both uses. Having items that go from day to night are often a lifesaver when I’m running through my busy schedule. Don’t you agree? For my daytime look, I paired my favorite camel vest with a pair of nude pumps and bag. Normally I would have leaned towards black accessories but for the daytime but I wanted to dabble with neutrals.
Heading out after work? To turn it up a notch, I added black pumps, a dangly earring, a clutch and a darker lippie. Moving it even further from my work look, I slid my dress off the shoulder, creating the perfect after-5-PM look.
During this busy Holiday season, it’s essential for me to survive by wearing looks that translate from occasion to occasion. Just My Size’s collection of dresses is honestly perfect for doing so.
Thank you for partnering with me Just My Size.
What are you looking for in a dress this season? Have you checked out Just My Size’s collection of dresses? I also love this ruffle sleeve dress!
For as long as I can remember I've been in loved with military and band embellishments on clothing. You can even ask my Mom how long I begged for majorette boots to wear with my school dresses, or how I didn't understand that they weren't practical. I have a fairly large collection of jackets with these embellishments on them, but up until now I didn't I hadn't added a denim one to my collection. It only felt right for me to pick this one out from Additional Elle. Literally I am obsessed with this jacket.
I keep playing a million and one ways to wear it and finally decided that I should preserve it instead of wearing it out (sigh). The detailing, the gold buttons, the shape and the fit make this the most amazing jacket ever. Perfect for adding some pizazz to a maxi dress or a pair of jeans. Pairing it was jeans and this romantic white blouse was such an easy look. It was a good balance of trend and classic. Any further and I may or may not have looked like Captain Hook.
Fall has so many amazing band/military embellished pieces out. Have you found one that you like? If so what are they? I may or may not want to buy them too, LOL! Thank you for reading! J
This is sponsored content written by me in partnership with Depend®. All opinions are my own.
Pssst, I have a secret. Come closer and I will tell you. For the past 7 years I've suffered from urinary incontinence. I know it's not sexy or fashionable, but it's a real problem that used to hold me back from doing a few things in life. Not anymore!
I've always had a weak bladder, but it got worse in my twenties after I was diagnosed with diabetes. Suffering from extreme embarrassment I never talked about it with anyone, not even my doctor. I noticed the not so amazing discovery after I took a yoga class and realized that wasn't normal sweat I was experiencing or when I went to the movies and sat for too long I noticed that I again had some leaking. Definitely not normal, still I didn't say a word to anyone.
A few summers ago I went to a blogging event and I was introduced to Depend® products. To say my mind was blown was to say the least. Now stop what your thinking, this isn't your Grandma's Depend® it isn't the bulky product that you imagine in your mind. I was introduced to the Depend® Silhouette® Active Fit Underwear for Women. Can you say game-changer! Listening to other Women my age and younger share their journeys with incontinence also changed my way of thinking.
The Depend® Silhouette® is my go to product when I'm having issues with my bladder. When I travel, work out or doing some long term activities that stimulate my bladder issues, I wear the Silhouette®. Concealed under your clothing, no one will every be able to tell your wearing a Depend®, unless of course you tell them. They are breathable, comfortable and they come in several neutral colors. They aren't heavy duty and no it doesn't feel like your wearing a diaper. I've worn these on long plane rides and to a gala without feeling uncomfortable.
No longer feeling embarrassed and alone I brought up the subject with my doctor and a few of my close friends. Everyone reassured me that it was totally normal. That I wasn't alone and that so many women suffer from incontinence, especially after giving birth. Since being introduced to Depend® products I feel free to do lots of things again. Including rock a pair of white jeans. If you're out there and your are suffering from this don't go it alone. Reach out to me, I'm happy to help you in anyway. Also check out the Depend® website to find out what product works for you. Here is a coupon to get you started.
To be saying September has been an interesting night is putting it mildly. Actually this has been an interesting summer. I have traveled and had a great time, experienced some truly amazing things but I've also felt out of sorts. Took a few hits to my esteem this summer and I've been feeling all out of sorts. There is nothing quite like feeling all over the place, while simultaneously trying to hold it together. But life is all about figuring it out and that's exactly what I'm doing. Being kind to myself, figuring it out and making the necessary adjustments.
While I wade through my feelings I can't help but anticipate the fall weather and my fall wardrobe. I've been figuring out what I want my fall look to be. What key pieces do I want to try and what new styles am I interested in? Instead of spending a ton of money I was happy to use my Gwynnie Bee account to take a spin in a few items that peaked my curiosity. Like this Society Plus vest. I've seen it on several people, but I wasn't sure if I liked it for myself or not. Since it's wayyy to hot for jackets right now I like the idea and look of a drapey vest that I can layer over dresses, jeans/pants and a shirt. It made me feel like fall even it it's still hitting 90 degrees in Alabama.
Have you tried Gwynnie Bee? You can get your first 30 days free and you can try a host of brands that you might be interested in but don't want to make a purchase. I'm mildly obsessed with the new Loft test collection that they have right now.
How was your September?
Thank you for reading!
* This post is sponsored by Gwynnie Bee all opinions are my own. Thank you for partnering with me Gwynnie Bee!
Summer is nearly over and I realized I've hardly worn any rompers this season. It's not that I don't like them, I just for reason thought it was easier to wear dresses to get me through my insane schedule. When I saw this one from Leota New York at Gwynnie Bee I knew I would instantly add it to my closet.
Rompers and jumpsuits can be complicated so there a few key things I look for when picking out the right romper. This jumpsuit is bright, airy and perfect for a day of fun. My biggest selling point was the fact that I could take it off from the front, cause who really wants to struggle out of a romper when it's time to go to the bathroom? Yeah not me either! This is my second time closeting something from Leota New York and I can't say enough about comfortable their clothes are.I'm wearing a 4L cause I wanted my romper to have a relaxed fit instead of fitted, I probably could have done a 3L. Thankfully Gwynnie Bee has a steady stream of Leota New York that I can try on and decide if I want to #borroworbuy. Currently I'm leaning towards buying instead of borrowing.
Speaking of have any of you my dear readers tried Gwynnie Bee yet? It has been a relief for me, cause I've picked up items to wear to events, and special occasions instead of having to purchase them. Trying on items that you can't find in stores to figure out your fit has been another added bonus to my Gwynnie Bee membership. You can try the service for your first 30 days free. And I have to say it's totally worth it. Head over to the Gwynnie Bee website to learn more about their program.
So what do ya'll think? Should I borrow it or buy it?
Thank you for reading!
* This post was sponsored by Gwynnie Bee but all opinions are my own!
Bringing you something a little different on the blog today! I'm partnering with POPSUGAR to share their latest Must Have Box with you! Day to day we get inundated with subscription boxes it's hard to decipher which one is worthwhile. Personally I love getting these curated packages in the mail, especially when I find a product to add to my arsenal.
The August Must Have Box is super special cause it marks Lisa Sugar's 5th year curating the boxes with her team. It was a box of celebration, love and loyalty!
In this months box there was:
1. An amazing lacquered tray from Pastel, that has party written all over it!
2. 5 in 1 face mask from my First Aid Beauty that is perfect for my sensitive skin
3. Dogeared heart shaped friendship bracelet
4. A beautiful rose gold journal (I loooove journals and notebooks) 5. Meri Meri gold glitter candles that are perfect for any party or celebration 6. Goodie Girl Chocolate Cookies. The snacks in the Must Have Box are a favorite of mine, always 7. And a $25.00 gift card to Shoptiques!
Also during the month of August, if you sign up or already subscribe to the Must Have Box POPSUGAR is hosting a month long giveaway of their favorite products. A few lucky subscribers will win the following:
Week1: Something from Pehr Designs Week2: Products from First Aid Beauty Week3: Jewelry from Kendra Scott Week4: Products from Tarte Cosmetics Week 5: The Grand Prize is a present from Cambridge Satchel Co and 1 year of the Must Have Box
Also you can use the code PARTY to get $10 off your Must Have Box Subscription!
So whose tried the Must Have Box? Or do you subscribe to another box subscription? I'm always looking for new options! Thank you for reading! Jeniese
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