Date Night Outfit: Bodycon Red Dress & Black Pumps

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Hi it’s been really crazy in the world, the tragic deaths of Alston Sterling, Philandro Castile, and the four Dallas police officers has made it difficult to blog. I don’t typically use my blog to discuss issues like this but when it affects the way you view and live your life, it’s hard to stay silent. I spent the past week watching the news non stop and engaging on my other social media platforms about the tragic loss of so many lives due to guns and police brutality.

Honestly by the end of the week I felt like a zombie. Everything was so overwhelming and draining. Racism continues to rear it’s ugly head and Satan has definitely been enjoying the way we are all tearing each other apart over skin color. Personally I believe that there is only one race, the “human race.” We all bleed red and have the same basic needs, it’s so sickening to see us murder each other without any regard for that human beings worth and purpose in life.

 

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I believe that Black Lives Matter, which should not be interpreted as only black lives matter! I believe that any human life is valuable, whether they are black, white, Asian, Hispanic, gay, straight, law enforcement, etc. I think the minute we think that one life is more valuable than another, we start this race war all over again. I hate it, It makes my heart hurt to see how we treat each other. It’s not just a white or black thing, it’s about doing the right thing. We are ALL God’s children.

Now that I’ve said what’s been on my mind…lets talk about some fun stuff. The stuff I enjoy because it wasn’t too long ago that my life was in jeopardy and at the time my race & bank account really didn’t matter. I’m here to enjoy my life, I want to make every single day count. This is my first outfit post since all the madness and I was happy to get dressed and head out for the evening.

I put in these braids about a week ago and I’m still loving the way they look. I’ve managed to keep them as neat as possible and I have gotten creative with all types of ways to style braids. I’ll probably keep them in for another week and then I’m not sure what I’ll be doing next. I’m trying not to cut my afro because I need the length to try a few other styles that I think will fit my personality and style.

 

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I purchased this bodycon dress from Forever 21 in early spring and never wore it. I couldn’t find it for a while and when I did find it in the back of the closet, I couldn’t decide on where I would go in it. It’s a perfect date night dress, I love that it’s sexy and fitted. I think it can be worn with different types of shoes. I chose these pumps that I got on sale at Target but I have several other shoes and sandals that would look great as well. They have these tiny cut out patterns on the front that make the shoe different. I had to find an excuse to purchase them because I didn’t need another black pump in my collection… *wink.

Please enjoy the pictures and don’t forget to leave some feedback for me. I would love to hear your opinion of my box braids!

 

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Dress: Forever 21 see similar here

Shoes: Target buy it here

Spread LOVE not hate!

 

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Black Lace Cover Up & Black One Piece Swimsuit

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Hey! I’m back showcasing all this fat…LOL! This cover up made me feel super sexy on the beach. It revealed just enough skin and the lace is beautiful. I also thought the length was perfect.

I bought the black one piece swimsuit because it’s sheer on the sides and the upper chest area. Both the cover up and the swim suit were affordable finds. The only problem I had with the cover up was the sleeves, I have a slight case of lymphedema from lymph node removal in my right arm so it is larger than the other arm.

Overall the fit was good, the swimsuit sucked everything in and the cover up left a little something to the imagination…while it was on at least. What swimsuit style do you prefer? and why?

 

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Cover up: Buy it here

Swimsuit: Buy it here

Headband: Walmart

Shades: TJMaxx

Kiss, Kiss

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Regal Leopard Print Maxi Dress

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Hi beauties…Happy Monday! I feel so blessed because every time I think about where I was 2 years ago, I have to give God thanks.  I have to thank him for bringing me through the storm! I know that where I am today has everything to do with his grace and mercy. I want to celebrate life because this month is my 2 year cancerversary! In the cancer world we celebrate every milestone…small and large because we know how quickly that can all change.

I feel like jumping for joy and crying uncontrollably at the same time. It has been a very long fight. I pray that I remain in remission forever. I pray that my sisters and brothers fighting this disease every single day find comfort and support the way I did through friends and family. I’m living proof that you can bounce back and I’m proof that cancer does not dictate my life! What are you currently celebrating?
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Speaking of celebrations, I attended ” The Beautiful Business Woman Brunch” this weekend..any excuse to drink mimosas…LOL! It was another women supporting women in business gathering and it was so worth it to go and meet other women like myself. One of the key points made by Divas With A Purpose was learning to celebrate yourself and your own accomplishments. She also talked about how celebrating each other is a win win for everyone. I just love the path that I’m on now, I’ve always had my own hustle but this event reminded me why networking and building new relationships is key to growing your business.

I’m excited to announce the return of my accessories. Anyone that knows me knows that I started blogging as a way to promote my accessories business. I later incorporated my blogging, I’m returning back to selling fabulous accessories because I do it so well.  Stay tuned for the return of trunk shows and other affordable accessories!

 

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Dress: Buy it here

Shoes: Buy it here

Belt: Thrifted

Headband: Walmart see similar here

Love,

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