Leather and/or fur

Hey everyone, so i am back with another collaboration. I love collaborations because they are fun and they allow you to see other peoples interpretations of the theme. For this collaboration we decided on leather and/ or fur. it s the perfect collaboration for winter. Winter can be so devastating on fashion. Sometimes people are un inspired because the weather can be stifling and draining. Dressing up can change your feelings even if the weather still sucks!

You could choose to style leather, fur or both. I am extra ( lol) so i decided to stye both. Here are the looks that we came up with.

Sara (Her IG) did her thing with this beautiful fur vest and leather pants. I love the red it makes everything POP.

Robin (Her IG)looks cute as usual with her fur jacket!

Carryn (Her IG) looks adorable with her leather skirt and fur vest.

Steph ( Her IG is killing it with this look. I am loving her fur jack and leather pants.

Monica is ROCKING those leather pants. I love this look.

And then there is me. I actually threw this look together at the last minute when i was shooting a few look. My son took this oic and I love it!

Lady In Red.

Can you believe that Valentines day is less than a month away? Well I can’t. I know us ladies love to dress up and usually the color for the day is red. Finding that perfect dress can be hard and if you’re anything like me you often wait to the last minute.

Lets make this year different, lol. I received this AMAZING red dress from Shein.com . This dress fits like a glove and has been added to my list of favorite dresses. If your’e not a fan of red, don’t worry. This beauty comes in black as well.

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My trip to San Francisco and Okland Part 1

My view from the sky.On Christmas Day I had the pleasure of attending the Warrior game. It was an amazing experience. Thanks to Omaze and Draymond Green’s Charity Rise. Good things defiantly come to those who donate. Please look up these two foundations and donate today.

I landed in San Fransisco on Christmas eve, My friend and I were then picked up by a provided car and driver, and taken to our amazing hotel. We stayed at The Claremont Hotel and Spa.This hotel is Magnificent. The receptionists were all very sweet and friendly and they even have a hotel dog named Edi  ( that i called Eddie about 4 times. lol). This hotel is beeyy Pet Friendly and has so many amazing Amenities. Our hotel room was super cute but the bathroom was the best part.

After getting comfy in our room we decided to step out for a bite to eat. Both of us being from New York ( I currently reside in Georgia), we didn’t think that finding something to eat would be a problem, but BOY was it a problem. It was Christmas Eve and everything was closed. Being from the city that never sleeps this was crazy and annoying for us. We were hungry and honestly after the first hour and first Lyft it didn’t matter what it was we found to eat, as long as it was food .  We finally found an open Chinese restaurant. I am very particular about Chinese food but at that point it didn’t matter. I ordered the safest thing ( wings) and took a Lyft to the nearest Chevron gas station to get snacks.

After getting every thing we headed back to the hotel. The wings were the worst wings I ever had , but it was, eat those or suck on air. So my advice to anyone who wants to visit San Francisco is… Don’t go during Christmas. As Beautiful as it is there is absolutely nothing to do.

Good Bye 2017, Hello 2018

I would be lying if I said 2017 Was a great year for me. There are so many things that happened that made me question so much in life. It was an extremely hard year for me It was also a year that showed me the most lessons.

Lesson Number 1- Nothing is Guaranteed.

I am a hard working person, I always have been. When I had my son, and (almost )everyone in my life at that time told me I wouldn’t be much, and to just give up on school ( and life basically) I defied them, I continued my education. Killed myself, and at the end I got 3 degrees, the one I am most happy and proud of is my Masters in Education. So when I lost my job  in 2017 what did I do?  I worked hard to find another one.

See I am a preschool Teacher.. A job that I love, and one that many people question. When people think of preschool, They think of baby sitting or daycare, and when they think of preschool teacher, they think of unqualified person who just needs a job. Thats not my case, I worked in elementary school and it wasn’t for me. I didn’t enjoy it. I decided on a change early on in my career. I wanted to be a preschool teacher.

Finding a job in which  was more than a babysitting/ daycare job(please understand I do not think there is anything wrong with either) was hard to find especially at the time of year I was looking. Getting into the school system is not an easy thing and since I have never been, here in Georgia… It was damn near impossible.

So, what do I do? Take a job that pays the bills… I had all but ran through my savings and had barley any money coming in. I had bills that were piling up and no where to turn, I had my son in college, my mom in NYC, both of whom I take care of  so, I had to find something, anything.

They say beggars can’t be choosy, but I was. I think I stayed at one place for a week. It was pure chaos, and not one inch of learning was happening.

Then I found a great private school, score right?  Wrong! There was so much going on there but, I had to stay because… As I mentioned before I had responsibilities. Finally a light at the end of the tunnel. The school year was beginning and I started receiving calls from places I had sent my resume to months ago.

On top of me losing my job, I lost my relationship. A lot of people aren’t aware of it, and if they now are it’s because I finally had to tell them. It was a hard ( but not messy) break up and the realization that it was over didn’t immediately hit me.

Lesson 2 Things get better:

Life will take you through ups and down but things do get better. I have some amazing friends who really helped me through my struggles in 2017. People I will never forget. Blogging, My friends my family, my ex and My dog has really helped me. At this moment I am working at a job in which I love and am content with being single. I have never cried and panicked as much as I have in 2017.

Lesson 3 take things a day at a time

I was the type to think about what would be a week or so later and that would drive me INSANE. Now, I take things as they come and one day at a time, I deal with what I can in the now and go from there.

Lesson 4: Don’t let the bad overshadow the good.

I’ve had some amazing times in 2017 as well.

I adopted an amazing dog named Lucky.

I made some new friends and strengthened some bonds.

My family moved out here to Georgia.

I went to Chicago for the first time

I went to Sanfran and Oakland for the first time( blog/vlog on this is coming soon).

I’ve rejuvenated my blogging and vlogging and it has been helpful in me getting over the bad.

…and much, much, more.

I am looking forward to an amazing 2018, Knowing that I am better and stronger and that I can get through whatever is thrown in my direction.