Monday, December 31, 2012

My Favorite Trend of 2012 -Peplum Style

Hope your excited about the new year!! One of my favorite trends of 2012 has been Peplum! It has proven to be perfect for my body type and fluctuating weight! I love the sexiness yet fun of peplum. Here are a few of my looks:
INC Peplum Dress from Macy's 

Peplum black and white striped shirt from The Limited paired with
skinny Rock Star Cords from Old Navy
Sorry for the bathroom shot!! LOL!
Custom made super Peplum top from Suakoko Betty paired with some
twill hot pink skinny jeans from Victoria Secrets Online 

Peplum style Tee by Big Star from Macy's
paired with a BarIII pencil skirt also from Macy's 

So I will definitely be taking this trend into 2013 with me! 

What trend will you be taking with you?

Hope you have a Happy New Year Buttercups! Thanks for following! 

Friday, December 28, 2012

911 it's a critical emergency

So my baby Nadia has reverted back to not sleeping at night. She isn't even sleepy until around 10:30 or 11pm now when we used to be able to put her down at 8:30 or 9pm. Lately she's been under the weather with cough or stuffy or runny nose. I mean it is ALWAYS something!

Part of this is due to her only going to daycare once every 2 to 3 weeks or so... She needs to go more so she can strengthen her immune system. I blame part of her awful sleeping pattern on Hubby's and my work schedule. There isn't routine to it. Some nights I work until 10pm. Some nights I work till 6:30. Same for Hubby. She no real rhythm and may need that. I'm so exhausted due to all the demands of my life that I don't know what to do. The babysitter says to try white noise in her room. My father in law says to take her to daycare more. My Hubby say its just her reverting back because she's progressing so well in walking and learning other things. I haven't idea.i have hadn't time to even read Baby Center or post there. I haven't had time to call my friends to ask for advice. I've just been going with the flow- exhausted, tired, and confused.

So please post something to give me some insight or advice! Or even words of encouragement!

Happy Holidays again!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Motivational Mondays- I'm Featured in Divine Magazine

Happy Monday all! I have the divine pleasure and honor of being features in a local inspirational magazine here in Memphis- Divine Magazine. I am one of the 35 people who inpire! Can you believe that? Well I want you to check it as well as the other people featured and the magazine as a whole. The owner/publisher, Megan Motley is outstanding. She is also an author of Glamour Girl- A book about God inspired beauty secrets!

In the meantime, check out the link! You can also email to get your free digital copy of the magazine.

Please tell me what you think!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Looms, Lids, and Layers 2012 BFF Gift Guide

Its Christmas time in the city..... If you're like me, you're still thinking of what to give! So here is my first gift guide for the season. It's late but it's hot! These are gifts are for your girl, your bestie! Been through thick and thin.... Y'all can go for months without seeing each other but when you do it's like you hadn't missed a beat. Check, check, check it out!!!!

Kaleidoscope Necklace
Uncommon Goods
How often do you find a piece of jewelry that not only makes you look beautiful, but also gives you a new way of looking at the world?
Throw in Miguel's Kaleidoscope Dream Cd for a theme if you get the necklace!

Gift the gift of  Jewelmint


  • Select a gift card amount.
  • Choose the delivery date for your gift.
  • Recipient creates a style profile & receives personalized recommendations
  • They select their favorites and purchase using the gift card you sent.

Kate Spade IPad Case

But then add a gift card for a spa package of an actual mani pedi!!
How cool is this?!

Pouts&Winks Friday Night Pouts Pouch

Sign her up for to Shoe Dazzle and let her pick a shoe from her showroom!
These shoes start at $39.99
You cannot beat that! 

Hearts in lime crime earrings
Headbanger Accessories

Crystalline Bubbles Perfume Bottle

Target+Neiman Marcus Band of Outsiders Best Friends Hats

Ok I think I love my gift guide!! Which one is your favorite?

 Go ahead and share this with your BFF"S!!! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Motivational Mondays

Hey all!

Make time for:

The things you've been wanting to do but keep putting off.

The people who want to see you but you keep putting them off.

Dating your spouse or partner. You still need that alone time and courtship no matter how long you've been together.

For a movie that you've seen before but you love and can watch over and over if you have time.

To call a friend who you miss.

To call a family member you missy

For yourself... Sometimes you just need to be alone but you never get to. Make time.

That's all folks!! Take heed. Happy Monday!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Just checking in

I've been missing in action! First, I will visit all of y'all this weekend on your blogs. It's been mad hectic with life, work, life and work! I can't even go into detail about the ups and downs I've been through in the past couple of weeks. It is like, I get good news then I get bad news. The cycle continues. Nadia gets sick then I get sick. I'm trying to beat it right now but I'm losing! Still going to work though. Thank God for this 4 day weekend coming up!

In other news, I haven't done a lock of Christmas shopping yet! I am trying to figure out what to give Hubby and BFFs. I know what I'm getting Nadia! We said that we are not going to go all out this year. Money is funny but not laughing!! Lol! We adopted two families last year. I'm trying to see what we can do this time. I just cannot believe it is December already! This life of ours is passing by so we better enjoy it!

I just wanted to check in!

Have you finished Christmas shopping?


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Winners of the giveaways!

Hey gang! Here are the winners from my birthday giveaway:

Essie nail polish: 2) Juicy Carter

Kiss Nail Appliqués 6) Teliah Haywood

Rihanna CD 8) Jayme

Please email me by December 7 at with your mailing info.

Congrats and thanks so much for following!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thursday's Thirsts - In Love with Leather

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What I Wore

I am really trying to post more of my outfits! Here is one from my birthday night! Hubby took me out for dinner and I wanted to rock my fabulous shoes that he got me!

Bar III pleather motorcycle jacket, JCrew sequinned tee, Jcrew fitted jean capris,  
Louis Vuitton mini purse, Zara leopard print heels, earrings from beauty supply

I was so happy that I could fit into my capri jeans! I have not worn them in over a year! Yay me!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Motivational Mondays

Happy Monday!! It's Cyber Monday and I hope you are supporting small businesses as well! If not, you can now! Lol!

My makeup boutique, Pouts & Winks is giving 25% off all day today using the discount code of CYBERPOUTER! I also launched the first Pouts Pouch today (shown below)! So check it out if you like!

In the meantime, stay positive, focused, and grateful!

Don't miss my birthday giveaway here!

Friday, November 23, 2012

New Orleans Instagrammed

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and that your sid not overindulge!! I did not this time. For one, we did not cook at my house so that helps!

I did want to share with you some of my ptictures from last weekend.  I took my nice camera to New Orleans with me but when I went to take photos, I discover that I have no memory card! So instead of buying one, I took photos with the Iphone 5 and used Instagram! Is that ok?

Here are a picture story of my weekend trip! My goal was to eat drink and be merry!! We ate at Deanie's and the Cheesecake Bistro by Copeland's. We went to a club one night. We went by Toya Carter's clothing boutique called GARB. She had some cute stuff in there. I bought a top and some earrings. We went to The Riverwalk which was the most boring parts of the trip. Although, Hubby had a ball by eating 5 beignets from Cafe Du Monde!  Love my husband!  He was our designated driver (he loves to drive) as he drove us there and back safely! However, I noticed that we did nto get many pictures together! I must do better.



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Today is My Day!! + Giveaway

So it came it around again!! LOL! I really do hate that I am 35! I have to admit that I am no longer a girl..I am a woman. People won't refer to me as "that young lady over there" or 'that girl".. It will be  "that woman" or "the older one"!! I am just kidding around but I am serious!

I am grateful for ALL that I have learned, gained, lost, and let go. I am happy with my life and all of my life's experiences! I am truly thankful for what is yet to come. So I celebrate me today!

In celebrating me today...I am giving away 3 of my favorite things. Three people will win one item. The winners will be announced in the order of random drawings. I will choose in the order of listing.

#1.  Essie nail polish in Turqoise and Caicos

#2.  Kiss Nail Dress

#3.  Rihanna Unapologetic CD
To enter:
Follow via Google Friend Connect
and leave a comment on this post about which one you would like to win!! This giveaway will close on November 29, at 12midnight. I will announce the winner on Novemebr 30!  You must do both!
Stay tuned!

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