Thursday, May 28, 2015

Wake Up!

As I grow older I realize the importance’s of striving to be the best version of myself.  Each day I try to maximize my day, which often leaves me beat! Wanting to achieve my daily goals I am learning the significance's of a realistic schedule. For instance, I am dedicated to working out at least 3 days a week. The only way working out fits into my schedule is if I do it at the crack of dawn ( which sucks)! Waking up super early and going to bed late is hard work, but many people do it so, so can I! 

As a mom, wife-ish (lol), and striving entrepreneur I must have my morning cup of Joe... (guilty pleasure). With the ongoing coffee controversy, yes I choose to believe that a cup a day is good for you! In addition to that I try to implement a healthy lifestyle... okay one more guilty pleasure confession.. me & CANDY, oh yea we tight! lol, I can hear my friends now! Any who, back to the good stuff; Brain Food! I try to fuel myself up with foods that are nourishing and wholesome to pull me through the day. Here's my list of daily brain foods that contribute to my journey of becoming my best self!

1. Water (its pretty much all I drink)
2. Blueberries
3. Complex Carb: Oats,  Beans ( I love me Some beans! Full of fiber which is great!), Brown Rice & whole fruits just to name a few. 
4. Foods high in Protein: Lean meat, Fish you know that kind of thing.
5. Coffee (Yes lord!)
6. Eating until satisfied ( I can't lie this is still a little hard. My better half has turned me into a food lover. He knows great restaurants and he's a great cook!)

Hopefully my little daily tips can be of some benefit to you! Remember it only takes about 21days to break of form a habit! 

WAAY UP, I FEEL BLESS! LETS GO WARRIORS!!!
XO,
Steffanie Monae'





Friday, May 22, 2015

Simple, yet chic look!

Simple, yet chic look!


J Brand white shirt
my-wardrobe.com


ASOS high-waisted jeans
$28 - asos.com


Zara flat shoes
zara.com


Chanel sunglasses
$520 - liberty.co.uk


Culottes for the Girls

Culottes for the Girls


Evening handbag
$2,350 - uk.louisvuitton.com


LeiVanKash feather earrings
$180 - avenue32.com

Summer Romance Set - Jayla

Summer Romance Set - Jayla

Precisely Denim Set - Jayla

Precisely Denim Set - Jayla

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Just Leap!

Starting a new business is hard work. So much thought, energy, sacrifice, dedication, etc, etc, etc, goes into owning your own. Rather you want to start a business or just try something new like a career change, do it! Being in charge of my life is always something I wanted. While it has been challenging, I would be doing myself a disservice if I never even tired. This blog is a perfect example of going out on a limb without knowing the outcome. I have taking a few hiatus (unfortunately), but I keep coming back until I get it right. A fashion blog is what I originally wanted, but I think a lifestyle blog best suits me. 

For those of you who do not know me personally, I am a mother and became a mother at 20. You would be surprise how many people treat such a beautiful gift as a disability. I was told I could not do so many things that I have already done because I was a young mother. I want to inspire women and uplift them. So no mater who you are or your circumstances any dream put in your heart is tangible. 

One of my favorite quotes is " doubt is apart of the creative process". Omg how true is that?! I doubt myself often but I am "a fake it to you make it", type of woman. I think most of us fear what people think about us. What will be said if we fail? A better question to dwell on is what will they said if we succeeded? Faking it to you make it doesn't only fool yourself but it fools the universe as well. What we put into the universe is what we get back. So literally putting your best thought forward is empowering and can be life changing. 

On the flip side some of us are afraid to succeed! Say what? lol, I know its a crazy thought but its true. With success comes much responsibility. Now people believe in you, look up to you, talk about you (good& bad... which people are going to do anyway, so get over!) and more. Man is the pressure on! But at the end of the day you are darned if you do and darned if you don't so for the sake of yourself, just do! Don't be afraid to be the best version of you! 

XOXO,
Steffanie 

OOTD:

Top: Cotten on. Pant: JAYLA  http://www.shopjayla.com/. Shoes: Zara




Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Where have you been?





Back! 
I have been gone for a while! Although blogging is enjoyable it is also extremely time-consuming...(in a good way)! Along with blogging and becoming a blogger, I always wanted a boutique as well! So that’s where I've been! Chasing dreams and working on making them my reality! www.shopjayla.com is up and live! Geesh it's been a long time