Day 3 WPS Finale

Day 3 WPS Finale

I don’t think you all know the excitement I had waiting to post this look!

The Big Hat Brunch for Werk Pray Slay was nothing short of fabulous. First off, everyone werked on Friday, prayed on Saturday and SLAYED on Sunday.

Secondly, this event, for some reason was my absolute favorite hands down. More importantly, the room was filled with amazing individuals and you could “feel” the power that engulfed the area. In addition to the vibe, the opportunity to share the space with all of these ladies for a complete weekend was absolutely moving.

The goal for this look was absolute class. A huge thank you to my mother for the shoes, grandmother for the bomb hat and Shaquanna for finalizing the wardrobe! Let me not keep chatting about the look and just show you more here. ❤️

Day 3 WPS Finale

FULL LOOK INSIDER

Dress: Plushy Couture  

Natural Hair Specialist: Lashae Myart 

Lashes: Kiss Cosmetics Date Night 

Shoes: Guess 

Photographer: Darryl K. Godwin💋😍

As always, thank you so much for sticking with me! Day 3 WPS Finale has finally graced my post. As you go through your day, always remember, you are more than enough. Nobody can change your circumstances except YOU. Whatever you may procrastinate, just get up and start doing whatever it is. You won’t fail unless you believe you will fail! 

Until next time my loves ❤️

Day 2 WPS

Day 2 WPS

Day 2 WPS! What is going on?! First off, I hope you all are having a fantastic day. I am back for my second look for WPS weekend.

Real quick, easy and to the point.

So, this look was put together by my fashionista mentor Priiincesss. I asked her if she could style me for Werk Pray Slay weekend and she didn’t fail me. In addition to her styling my outfits, she refused to let me walk out with anything too “mature” for me.

Now, when I say “mature” I mean age appearance. Y’all I fell in a trap. As a result, I dressed plain Jane and my fashion sense was on thin ice. I can tell y’all this because I find it funny. Why? Because it is! I was a hot mess. 😂

 It just took a little reinforcement to get me back to my old self. I know you all know how it goes when you work, eat, and sleep and nothing more. But anywho, my outfit was so cute and comfortable.

 This 2nd look for WPS was all about business. We had our breakout sessions and I was ready.

So, in these breakout sessions, we all went to a designated “class” so to say. There were a variety of topics taught too. I attended the topics on marriage, travel, and how to make your blog a lucrative business.

This was some of the BEST information I could soak up.

If you can tell by this photo, I wasn’t playing ANY games! All in all, I had so much fun with day 2!

This entire look was thrifted from the Goodwill of North Georgia. All accessory items head to toe were either gifted or laying around in my closet. I’m a frugal person and I love saving on a dime. But more importantly, looking cute while doing it! 

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Day three is up tomorrow! Thanks so much for reading through Day 2 WPS and come back again for my final look!

As a reminder, always move within your purpose. It is a reason you don’t give up on your passion. Keep pushing and believing. Remember, I was going to bail on this event from getting in my own way. I would have lost this opportunity if I gave in. Know that where you are now isn’t where you will be in the future! Be great loves! 

WPS Look Recap

Some more goodies! So for the next three days, you will see each of my looks from this past weekend. So here’s my WPS Look Recap!

I have to give a quick shoutout to my wardrobe stylist Shaquanna Chappelle for creatively styling each of my outfits too! You all, she came to my home and helped me fulfill everything. If you are ever in need of a dedicated stylist, consider using her services for all of your image needs.

First, this look was my Friday night look for Glam Night Out. It was just right for me because I love comfortable and chic clothes.

All in all this was one of my favorite looks. It complimented my curves with the right amount of sass. And as always, I HAVE to have a pop of color between the basics.

Check out my other pictures from WPS Look Recap!

FULL LOOK INSIDER

Top: Ashley Stewart

Pants: Gap Legging 

Shoes: Payless Shoe Source

Purse: Ashley Stewart

Natural Hair Specialist: Lashae Myart

Photo Credit: Darryl K. Godwin 💋

Lashes: Kiss Cosmetics “Date Night”

Location: Clayton County International Park

Thanks for sticking with me! As always be great and all that you do. Most importantly, go out there and SLAY! 👠

Werk Pray Slay Recap

WERK PRAY SLAY RECAP!

Coming to you like Jerome in the house! What’s up, what’s up, what’s up!? I am so glad to be back to give you all a juicy Werk Pray Slay Recap! This event was like no other. I was truly honored to have been in the presence of so many influential women. I’m going to keep it short, sweet and to the point so check it out here.

First of all, I would like to be honest. I almost bailed on Werk Pray Slay because I was so discouraged. Ya’ll I was in a frump and I couldn’t shake it. I was so worried about my outfits, this big thing called life and crap I almost talked myself out of it. But nah! I don’t go down like that. If you’ve read my most previous post, I said I will always win. I will never succumb to these “emotions” and I won. AGAIN

Now, this event exceeded my expectations. We started out on Friday night and closed on Sunday. Friday was the Glam Night Out and those ladies came ready to slay. Hunnay, everyone was gorgeous. There were complimentary massages, facials and so much more! Thankfully, I snagged a massage and I am so glad I did. I had a knot on my left side that was driving me crazy! But, the entire setting was absolutely perfect.

Everyone had fun, danced, sang, networked and literally enjoyed a Glam Night Out.

Next, on Saturday, we had our breakout sessions. This day was dedicated to attending three selected sessions and gaining more insight on the business aspect of things. Now, each session I attended were awesome. I had a sprinkle of marriage class, learning how to travel and get paid to travel and lastly learning to increase my influence and income. All topics I needed.

This year was the first year Werk Pray Slay has ever done breakout sessions and I believe these should continue.

Lastly, on Sunday’s we brunch. This was my FAVORITE event as part of the Werk Pray Slay Recap. This was the day for the Big Hat Brunch. Everyone came in and showed out with their hats. I loved it! We enjoyed a lovely panel speaking on love and marriage while dining on a lovely breakfast selection complimented with mimosas. Oh y’all, we even played a game called “Date Him or Diss Him.” Really interesting but fun! This was the best event ever

In conclusion, if you have never attended an event like this, mark your calendars to attend next year! You will enjoy the variety of information offered, the company of amazing women, and a day weekend to treat yourself. Everything I learned will be applied everyday I decide I want to give up. People are always watching and I can’t wait for next year to roll around. I will be there better than this year.

Special thanks to my mentor Priiincesss for all she has done training me and Jojo for snapping some super cute pics! 

Love you all and thanks for sticking with me 💋

Motivational Sprinkle

Happy Thursday! Today I am switching things up a bit. I’m doing a little “Motivational Sprinkle” to add some happiness to your day. We are going dive in uncut and unfiltered.

I’m going to be very honest with you all. I have been having a rough week balancing my blog, life, and coming up with new fresh ideas.

One thing I don’t allow in my life is depression or discouragement anymore. BUT, I found myself battling with it.

Why?

I was stressed the heck out. I’m usually the person hooping and hollering about great things happening for others except myself. I do believe good things will happen for me, it was simply harder for me accept.

Recently, I hit FACE FLAT. I had such a hard reality check in life I had to go back to the drawing board. Y’all, I was literally burnt out.

Now, let me be transparent for a second.

I struggled with depression severely. Now please do not think I claimed that over my life because I did not. Consequently, I had life facing me head on. As a result, I succumbed to my own obstacles instead of being reminded how strong I really am. Rule number one about me, I will never lose.

Next, let’s move on to you. MY AUDIENCE. I had this topic on my heart so much for a specific reason. I have observed so many young people struggle terribly with finances, emotional and spiritual support and LIFE. Let us dissect the root of these things.

Where does most of our pain come from?

  • Anger: a strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.

It doesn’t have to be rage with screaming and shouting, but our pain definitely stems from it.

How are our emotions defined?

  • Emotion: a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one’s circumstances, mood, or relationships with
  • instinctive or intuitive feeling as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge.

The Limbic System of the brain is our source for emotions. It is made up of several structures which are all located in the cerebral cortex.

So why are so many young children and young adults prone to fighting depression? From my listening, I gathered many have so many “things” they want to accomplish, but the lack in their life no matter what it is plays a huge role.

What I am saying is, they try to juggle this, that, and the third it begins to overwhelm them. Personally, I was juggling work, life at home, missing family, trying to start my blog and whatever else was thrown at me. But some people have another life at home where the household may not be stable or a stability but no means of providing for themselves. I notice young adults try to avoid asking for help until they are posing a risk to themselves. Don’t have too much PRIDE.

Now, I know prayer works because I’m evidence of the result. A lot of things that happened were simply a trick of the enemy. Nothing new. Recently at church, we had a sermon speaking on how our past is always reminding us. Whatever “fear” or “regret” you have from your past, it tends to creep back up and say “REMEMBER.”

I do believe in the times where young children and adults are pushing the hardest, those emotions brew.

I want to be a source of motivation for all but most importantly for people my age. Realizing where my strength lied and how hard I needed to fight for my dreams was evident. Each blockade began falling and I was able to chisel portions off of my body that kept me bound.

Please do not allow yourself to fall flat on your face and remain bound. Take a step back and look at things in a different perspective. Whether you regret a decision from the past or you don’t have the ability to say no, YOU HAVE CONTROL OVER YOUR LIFE.

What will it take for you to feel better? Will it be anonymously chatting or having a therapy session? It is perfectly fine seeing a therapist FYI. If you are in need of anything be it a prayer or encouraging words, I want to extend my comments section for questions and comments. Also, submit an inquiry on my form to contact anonymously too. 

Together we stand and together we conquer. Those dreams aren’t going to be achieved by themselves! 

Go get ’em! I hope a little motivational sprinkle over your day helped.