Easy Easter Ensemble

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boyfriend jeans, boyfriend jeans with peplum

top//jeans//cuff//earrings//watch//bag//shoes

Happy Friday,
I know what you’re thinking, jeans on Easter? Well, no I’m guest posting over at Glow Kouture Style and have put together a cute Easter Frock, check it out! But after Easter, you need an easy ensemble to throw on for a relaxing Sunday afternoon with the family or friends. Boyfriend jeans are a good foundation for a casual ensemble. Of course, I am in love with peplum which pairs perfectly with the jeans. Easy accessories – stud earrings, basic bangle, and a crossbody, and you’re ready to hit the park or a movie after Easter dinner.

What Easter clothes are you wearing on Sunday? Dressed up or down?

Have a wonderful Easter Sunday!

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Let’s Go – Passport Holders!

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Hello,
Check-in time, did you apply for or renew your passport? If you still need a passport, click here.

Travel Accessories

OK so we have our passports and are ready to travel. But you don’t wanna be that traveler holding up airport security digging around in a purse or carry-on for your passport. I’ve curated some cute passport holders all under $30 bucks!
passport holders, travel passports

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Which one is your fave? Number 7 is my pick and a great deal at $15 bucks!

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Want It Wednesday

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Brown//Orange


chunky strappy sandal, strappy brown sandal, strappy orange sandal

Hi!
I know the first day of Spring was March 20, but Mother Nature has some other ideas. But that will not stop spring shopping. Two cute shoe trends are the chunky heeled strappy sandal. Oh that’s a mouth full. These two styles combine both trends, but one is almost a $100 bucks while one is not. I like them both, the chunky heel gives the stability. I hate to see a diva teetering on stilettos-practically tip-toeing. And the straps are the sexy to show off a cute pedicure. This pair from Calvin Klein are a great choice too!

Which one do you like?

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HGTV Smart Home 2014

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HGTV Smart Home Exterior
Hello,
Since 2008, HGTV has been creating these amazing smart homes in some of the most beautiful cities across the U.S. All exceptional in design, construction, and decor. This 2014 home is my absolute favorite – that Tudor style and grey exterior is everything. Linda Woodrum, HGTV Designer is the talent behind the furnishings and accessories in this home located in Nashville, TN.

HGTV smart home foyer
HGTV smart home foyer and kitchen
HGTV smart home master
HGTV smart home guest room
HGTV Smart home music room
HGTV smart phone patio

All images Credit: Eric Perry © 2014, Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Smart Home Sweepstakes

Isn’t it lovely! Now that blue kitchen is the truth. Never in my wildest decorating dreams have I envisioned a blue kitchen, but I love it! What makes this smart home smart is the home-automation system that runs the advanced security systems, smart lighting, and temperature controls all that can be operated with a tablet. How easy and convenient is that. So you can have Scandal on in a well-light, cool room before you even pull in the driveway.

Lovelies, guess what? Starting today, You can win this smart home! Visit HGTV to see a virtual tour of this smart home! Check out the unique accessories selected for each room.

Are you entering?? I am!! What’s your favorite room? You already know I’m in love with that blue kitchen!!

Link parties{here}.

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5 Things I Use Everyday

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5 Things

Hellooo!
If you’re anything like me, you’re a creature of habit. You have your stuff that you use all the time, your go-to products. Today I’m sharing five things I use everyday.

Coffeemaker- My Morning Blend brews up in less that two minutes
Lotion-This signature scent is so old school and moisturizes without that greasy feeling
Pencil-27 years I’ve used this brand. Makes a nice smooth line and stays sharp so less pulling around the eye
iPod-Keeps me thoroughly entertained with smooth tunes and fun podcasts
Slipper-I work from home so need for cute heels(kinda miss that…NOT), but a good “house shoe” is a must

I’m tempted to use the latest and greatest products and have tried a few other goodies from time to time. But I always come back to these 5 things that are tried and true and never fail. Makes everyday a good day. Interesting thing about the Lancome eyeliner pencil. It was $12.50 when I first started buying it and fast forward to 2014, it’s now almost $30 bucks, but well worth it.

Do you have an everyday favorite?

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Pack Your Bags Let’s Go!

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River Seine, Paris,

Image source: personal photo,The River Seine – Paris, France

Hi there,
That quote is so true. I am a strong believer in vacations, staycations, getaways, day trips, any place that gives me time to relax and recharge. I’m excited today to start a new Thursday series of sorts – Let’s Go. This series will focus on places to go all over the world. Some places I’ve had the pleasure of visiting and some I’ve only visited in my dreams! My mantra for YOU is just go!!

Passport

First on the itinerary is the passport. Do you have one? Oh cool! Need to get one? Okay, here is a neat infographic on how to get a passport so you can go!
passport, how to get a passport

Doesn’t that sound easy? The current fee is $165 for a passport book and card with regular processing. You can find out more here.

I’m ready to go, hope you are too – where should we go first? Would love to hear your suggestions.

Link parties{here}.

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OOTD Is Back #33

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t-shirt//jeans//clutch//sandals

Hello!
It’s been eons since I did an OOTD, like December to be exact so I’m back on the catwalk. This OOTD is inspired by my travels last week for the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Regional Conference!

I spotted this cool t-shirt for natural hair ladies and snagged it. My hair has not been chemically treated in one year, thank goodness for protective styles – wigs and braids! I’m going for easy breezy in this OOTD, kinda like that beautiful sunny weather last week. Still feeling that breeze. The jewelry is a hodge-podge of personal pieces. In love with this pink kate spade watch, a discontinued style that was a steal under $50 bucks from the outlet! But you can still snag the watch here. And, a quirky clutch is a fun complement for a casual OOTD. I truly missed posing and styling for OOTDs, so much fun playing dress up.

Do you have an easy breezy OOTD? Something you just throw on and still feel cute and casual?

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Pillow Talk

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pillows, novelty pillows

one//two//three//four//five//six//seven//eight//nine//ten//eleven//twelve//thirteen

Hi,
Hope your day is going well. The Internet is a little wonkie this morning, going up and down sporadically, so I jumped on while it is still up and running. Home Decor is another love along with fashion and travel, so I’m devoting Tuesdays to home decor, bringing you lots of tips and trends for your abode! Today I’ve curated some pillow choices that are an easy, inexpensive or expensive, way to accent the look of a room. A pillow can perfectly match your decor or reflect your personality. Like cycling, add a bike pillow. You’re an 80′s baby, how about a boombox pillow. Or if you love monogramming like I do, try an initial pillow with a pretty border. The range of possibilities is endless and will work in any decor. My favorite is #11, the chandelier, which can be a very formal or laid back motif.

Do you use pillows in your decor? What’s your fave from the collection?

Have a Happy Weekend lovelies!

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The Pretty Girls Turn Jacksonville Pink And Green

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Jax Convention

Welcome to Jax

Jax AKA random

JAX Landing

Jax bye

Hello there,
I’m pooped pretties! Last week was so much fun! My beloved sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. met for our regional conference in Jacksonville, Florida. The weather soooo good and I always love seeing and spending time with my sorority sisters. Just a few pics!

Hope you lovelies had a great last week and weekend!

Link parties{here}.

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