You Deserve To Celebrate 

Dear Reader, 
As you read this I want you to know that you are an amazing person who deserve to celebrate yourself and your accomplishments. No matter how big or small. They weren’t there when you were grinding and losing sleep. They don’t and won’t understand your hustle. So don’t get mad when they don’t celebrate your accomplishments like you though that they would. Realize that it is your time to live out your dream.  Even if people dont share the vision. Never let them dim your light. Shine bright and grind harder. Allows those dreams to become a reality. No matter how hard it is. Keep pushing because the Galaxy is limitless and so are opportunities in this world. Celebrate you during your journey.  

Untik next time,

Peace, Love and Fashion 

Kat

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Fashion Friday: Corset 

Hey Beautiful People,

Happy Friday!!! 

The corset belt is one of the current fashion trend for the spring.  The corset dates back to the 1800s and during that time corsets were used for  corset is agarment worn to hold and train the torso into a desired shape foraesthetic or medical purposes. Now corsets are seen as a fun accessory that are wore on top of the sweatshirt, dress, pantsuit or shirts, etc. I love the corset look because it makes you feel sexy and takes your look up a notch. It is so easy to pair the look with every garment. I decided to take on the corset look and create these simple looks for everyday living. 







 Let me know which one would you rock? 

Until next time 
Love, Peace and Fashion 

Kat 

He Loves Me

The love of God is the best type of love there is. He loves beyond our flaws and His love is not based on conditions. He loves us even when we mess up.  There is no limit on His love for us.  He will never forsake us. He is always there for us no matter how many times when forsake Him. He is authentic and genuine. He doesn’t require much from us except that we live for Him.

John 15:9-17 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.Abide in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you willabide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.

As a child, I used to doubt God’s love for me. I used to say to myself that God doesn’t love me because I would pray to Him and I felt He would never respond to me. I felt that I wasn’t His beloved.  It wasn’t until I got older I realized that He loved me and that He calls me the apple of his eye. I was his love one . I am his daughter who he sent his son to die on the cross for me. If that isn’t love then I don’t know what is because I know that I would not be able to do that for stranger let alone my own family. My child’d life for another’s life. I don’t think I’ll be able to do it. Would you? You see God didn’t even have to think about that He just did it.

So for those of you who doubt that God loves you then I would suggest that you spend some time in His word and just talk to Him and ask Him to show you His love. When I tell you this will truly change your perspective.

John 3:16  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 

I heard this song by Major called, “This is Why I Love You,” I’ll share the lyrics that really spoke to me and reminded me of God’s love and the reason why I love Him so much. Here goes the lyrics,

I found love in you

And I’ve learned to love me too

Never have I felt that I could be all that you see

It’s like our hearts have intertwined and to the perfect harmony

This is why I love you

Ooh this is why I love you

Because you love me

You love me

This is why I love you

Ooh this is why I love you

Because you love me

You love me

I found love in you

And no other love will do

Every moment that you smile chases all of the pain away

Forever and a while in my heart is where you’ll stay

Remember, God loves you oh so much despite what  you feel or what someone tells you. God’s love is priceless.

The Choice

Last Night, I couldn’t sleep especially since I was watching my baby cousin so I decided to watch a movie on Hulu.  I chose the movie The Choice. Oh how I loved that movie which leads me to rewrite another post about this movie.  This time with a new perspective.  I want to focus on the titled of the movie The Choice. For those of you have haven’t seen the movie then I’ll give you an overview of the movie. Travis Shaw is a veterinarian, living in small coastal town who falls in love on his first meeting with Gabby Holland, who has moved in to the house next door. Gabby is a medical student who is in a relationship with a fellow doctor, Ryan McCarthy. With Ryan out of state overseeing a new hospital opening, Gabby and Travis spend more time together, starting a relationship. Ryan returns, and is keen to resume his relationship with Gabby. Unsure of her feelings, Gabby tells Travis that their relationship wasn’t necessarily serious, so she says Yes to Ryan’s marriage proposal. Monica breaks up with Travis telling him she knows about him and Gabby and that he should fight for her because they love each other. Travis goes to the hospital, only to find out Gabby left after she broke off her engagement with Ryan. Ryan punches him for the affair. Travis then goes to Gabby’s family home to propose to her. After convincing her of his love, she says yes. They marry and over the course of the next few years they have two children and become a happy family.

One evening, after a dinner to which Travis has failed to show due to a work emergency, Gabby drives back home but is involved in an accident with another car. She survives but is now in a coma, which seems permanent. Travis wracked with guilt has to decide whether to take her off life support or not. A storm nearly destroys their house. One day, the shell chime starts to ring in the wind and Travis runs to the hospital where Gabby has wakened from her coma. He takes her home where she is welcomed by the family and Travis’ sister’s newborn child. To make up for missing their dinner date they have one in the front yard where she tells him she heard everything he said whilst in the coma. The last shot is of Travis and Gabby, their children and dogs looking out onto the shore.

Throughout the movie Gabby and Travis had to make some choices in order to have their happy ending. Travis made the choice to put aside his playboy ways in order to win Gabby’s heart. Gabby made the choice to allow herself to fall for Travis. This movie made me realize that we all make choices that will affect our life, but what drives our choices? Do we act based on emotions, past experiences or instincts? I know for me I act on three entities but more on past experiences. I learned my lesson the first time and I won’t be a fool twice.  Since the year has begun, I made some choices to refocus the directions of my life and although it was tough. Im super glad I did it because it was time that I did. I decided to cut people from my life and learned that I need to focus on my future. It was time to choose me and my happiness.  Guys when I tell you I’ve never been more satisfied with my life. I know that its gonna take some time to get where I want too but when I do its gonna be lit.

I know you are wondering what this post is about. Well I’ll tell you we are in the final days of month three of 2017 and some of us are still making poor choices and not making any choices at all. Or you may have too many choices. Now I don’t know what is causing you to not act on making a choice. But don’t allow fear to make that choice for you. I know for experiences that if you allow fear to decided then you’ll miss out on some amazing opportunities.

Until next time,

Love, Peace and Fashion

Kat

Love Thyself : A journey of learning to love myself

Recently,  I’ve been on a journey of self love because I realized  the importance of embracing and loving me. How many of us know that no one is going to love you more than yourself? I didn’t know that. I saw how individuals could loved you to an extent because they operate on their emotions and personal conditions. Who wants love like that? Love that is based on conditions. I know I don’t!  This tends to lead us to base our self value on that conditioned love. I know because I’ve done that several times in the past. I was constantly searching  to find someone to love me to my worth. Every time I was sadly disappointed. 

After years of experiencing this, I decided that it was time to put an end  to this search and learn to love on me. When I tell you that this was hard but I didn’t rely on myself to make it through the journey. I had to relay on God. He opened my eyes to see who I was in Him. As I grew in Christ my eyes began to open and I began to see who I in Christ.  There were so many scriptures that helped me and I’m going to share some of them with you and tips on how I learned to love me.

 

1. Daily Affirmations.  Speaking life to yourself is a great way to build self confidence. Stand in the mirror either clothed or naked. Just say what you love about yourself or do the “I am” speech. For example,  I am beautiful. I am smart. 

2.Me Days. Take your self out on “Me Dates” I love this because it forces you to step out of your comfort zone. The idea of taking  yourself out on a date is different from pampered day because you gotta dress up and do the whole nine yards as if were going on a date for real with the opposite sex. However, this not the case because you are going out with yourself.  Don’t pull out your phone just enjoy being in the company of you. 

3.Know Your Spiritual Identity. This is the most important part because once you truly understand who you are in Christ you will be renewed and transformed. A firm spiritual walk is the key to success on this journey because you know who you are in God so when you forgot. He will always remind you that you are His Beloved. In order for you to know who you are in Christ. You have to spend time with Him and read that word. So my suggestion is find scriptures that speak to you and memorize them so that they are engraved on your mind and heart. Even post them around so you can look at them as a daily reminders when you forget WHOSE YOU ARE! Ill share with you my favorite go to scriputures: 

Ephesians 2:10

 Isaiah 62:3

Isaiah 43:1

Psalms 45:13 

Psalms 139:13-16

These scriptures helped me and still remind me of who I am on those days when I’m not loving on me. Remember your scriptures will be in anchor for you on this journey.

4. Take Out the Trash. In order to have a clean house you must remove everything or body that is toxic to your life. If it doesn’t edify, empower or encourage you then it gots to go. There no need to have this type of negativity in  your life. So get to cleaning! 

5.Take Care of Self. In order to feel good about you. You need to take of your temple. By being mindful of what you put in it or how you cloth it. You want to make sure you not only have a healthy mind soul but also body. Treat your body as a holy place and don’t allow unhealthy food to defile it.Work out as well.  This helps build confidence. My personal motto you take care of your body then your body will take care of you. Also, keep it cute. Dress up and beat that face. Keep your you4self groomed. Go get that mani and pedi or spa masssage. You are the Designer’s original artwork so look like it. Take yourself shopping and get some clothes that make you feel and look good. I’m not saying go broke by going above your means but do what your pockets can afford.

 

I hope these tips were helpful for your journey to loving you.  I know that they have helped me and still helping me. Leave a comment below about any other tips you have that helped you out on the Loving Thyself  journey. 
Until next time

Peace, Love and Fashion 

Kat

Be Intentional 

​Hey Beautiful People,
As this year is rapidly beginning and we are in a new year which I am extremely excited about. I wanted to leave you guys with some words of encouragement. So lets get right into it. Intentional is something that we must work on and make sure that whatever we are doing we are doing it for the right motives. Because having hidden agendas is not going to work out for you at the end of the day. Everything that’s done in the dark will sure come out to the light. Cliche but true!! 
Let me tell about a story about my friend and this guy that she liked. My friend liked this guy and he told her that he had feelings for her. However, he would act different with her in public and then when they were together they would act another way. Don’t we hate when people act like that towards us? I know I do. So lets fast forward this story. So my friend finds out that this guy’s intentions were not right when it came to her. He was just using her to get something which he didn’t. He was the poster child for fuckboy nation. For those of you who don’t know what that term means I’ll give a brief description.  Fuckboy or girl because girls can be one as well is a person that uses someone for their own personal gain.

 I share this story because we are in new year. We can enter this year with a new prespective so I challenge you to be intentional with everything you do. Do things with the right intentions and motives because doing things for selfish gain will only cause hinderance in your relationships. Trust me, I’ve seen from experience. Its not pretty!! Check yourself when you are doing something or talking to someone to ensure that there is no bad intentions or motives behind your actions. You don’t want nothing to come back and bite you in the butt because it will hurt.

With that being said I wish you guys a Happy New Year!! I pray that you all have amazing,  prosperous and adventure filling year that is full of joy and blessings.

Until next time,

Peace, Love and Fashion

Season of Uncertainty 

Hey Beautiful People, 

​Have you ever been in place in your life where you are just uncertain about life and your purpose in it? Its like you feel you are just going through the motions. This is where I am right now? I’m in season of uncertainity. Its been a month since I’ve been fired from my recent job. When it happened I wasn’t sad or stressed about it. However, I  wanted to know what now. Where am I going now? What is my main focus? I have been battling whether or not that  the Lord was leading  me in the area of my passion of fashion. 

Guys, when I tell you that I love that field but my focus area is image consulting.  I love making people feel beautiful,  handsome and helping them step out their comfort box.  But, I question myself all the time as to whether or not this where God is leading me or is this where I’m leading myself? I know this has to be God but I’m just not sure faith was. I believe it is Him but just like man I walking on egg shells ans being hesitate.
I don’t know why though. I believed that God spoke to me the beginning of the year. When the speakers were speaking on purpose and they used the name of company D3fined Image and using based scriputure Ps 139:13-16. Where it talks about being made in the image of God. Then later, this year I got an internship with this Fashion Designer. Now my cousin told me that their is someone who interested in paying someone to dress models for him. I was like man look at these signs. But how don’t know its God? I know it is Him because stuff like thus don’thappen to me. But why the doubt though?

I’m over here having a Moses complex. Where I’m questioning whether im good enough and I’m looking at all my defaults  instead just being like Abram just trusting Him. I dont don’t want Saul situation where God takes His hand off me or He was with me on this journey to being with.  This is the stuff I battle with all the time.  I just need  a clear sign from God to  say thisis where I’m leading you so trust me.  I will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need. Thats all I want to hear to put myself at ease and truly take that leap. 

This is why I’m in my season of Uncertainty. All these questions and doubts are hindering me from going forward. I don’tknow what to do when it comes to this manner. I feel a fast and prayer coming soon because I don’t want to take this season into my new year.  Have you guys ever experienced this? What did you do?  I would love to hear your experiences? 

Until next time,
Peace, Love and Fashion
Kat

Destiny, Where Art Thou?

Hey Folks!!!

So lately, I’ve been on the search to figure out my destiny because I feel like its time for me to walk into my purpose.  I’m tired of just living life and wandering through life not understanding why I was placed here on earth. TD Jakes stated, “The gift or desire that God has wired you to express is unique to you. Others can’t understand how you do what you do, but neither can you understand how they act in their gifts” (Destiny..Step in Your Purpose). I was one of those individuals who was a bit eviness of others who knew what their purpose were and walking in their destiny. I wanted to experience this feeling of knowing what I was created to do with my life.  I felt that I was going through the motions of life. I was tired of just going through life and its daily routine.

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Evertyday, I would say to myself that I would make the changes. It got to the point where I was sounding like a broken record. I need to make the change. I’ve decided that its finally time for me to get ready to walk into purpose.  I invite you guys who says that its time to walk purpose to join me on this journey. I’ll share my obstacles and challenges that I encounter. Feel free to share any of challenges so that we can encourage each other.

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Habakkuk 2:3, “For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.”

Until next time

Love, Peace and Fashion,
Kat

Fear of the unknown

Fear of the unknown can hinder us from accomplishing our goals or promises.  How many dreams, seasons or circumstances have we forgone because our fears spoke louder than our passion? Why is it that we allow our fears to be the dictator of our life? When are we going to just put aside our fears and take life by the reigns?

 

Over this weekend, I met some clients who were telling me about their goals and one of the young ladies informed me that she wanted to start her own small business. She had everything from the name of her company to logo and who she was going to target. However, her fear hindered her from proceeding with her small business.  How can we overcome our fear of the unknown? How are we going to strategically accomplish those goals and step out that box?  We need to move past our comforts of knowing and dabble in the unknown when it comes to stepping boldly into our passions.  Its sad place to be when you’re on your death bed contemplating all the things that you could have done and wish you could go back do but it’s too late.

 

 

How many of you are willing to take the plunge and step out into the unknown especially to do something that you love and are passionate about?

Goal + Effort=Success

You must work towards your goals in order for you to achieve them. If you don’t put forth the efforts then you will not achieve it. So ask yourself, have I maximize my resources and potential in achieving my goal? If not, then it’s not too late to start.  Every step is progress.