Fashion Friday: Greenery 

Can you believe that we are already in the 3rd month of 2017. This is crazy right?  I wanted the focus on the color of the year especially since March is the month when winter season starts to fade and spring is on the horizon. 2017 Patone Color of the year is Greenery. Greenery is beautiful yellow-green that reminds you of the first days of the spring season. This color makes me what to go outsid and lay in the  grass or maybe take a hike be out in God’s green earth and feeling one with His beautiful creations. 

I wanted to create some fashion flatlays that would showcase te beauty of Greenery. I created 5 looks on Polyvore. Let me know in the comment section which one you would wear. 

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Fashion Friday: Flower Lapel Pins

Hey Beautiful People,

Happy Friday!! I hope all is well with you gals and guys on this beautiful day! So today is my favorite day of the week. Its Fashion Friday!! Yayyy!! I love today’s Fashion Friday topic because its fashion trend that has been around for a while but has definitely been modernized. Ladies, unfortunate today blog is for the fellas. This fashion trend is the Lapel Pin! Although, the lapel pins have been around since the late 1960s and early 1970s, men would generally wore these pins as an ornamental or to be associated with an affiliation or cause.

However, recently more men are wearing these pins as a fashion statement to add that extra detail to an ensemble.  Lapel Pin are generally small pins worn on clothing, often worn on the lapel of a jacket. There are different types and styles of lapel pins but today will be focusing on the flower lapel pin or boutonniere.  Boutonniere have been used to indicate everything from wealth to military affiliation.  Generally, you’d see these pins being worn at weddings or proms but this is no longer the case. You will see men wearing these pins on a day to day whether for work, formal or casual parties,etc. Now if you don’t know what flower lapel pins are, I included some pictures for you gals and guys down below.

Fancy - Charleston Wooden Lapel Flower by Two Guys Bow Ties: Mens Lapel Flower in Azalea and Oatmeal // Mens Boutonniere // Wedding Lapel Pin // Unique Lapel Flower: Mens Foam Lapel Flower in Brown // Mens Boutonniere by HelloOliver:

Now I haven’t really noticed this trend until last year when I saw several men wearing them on their social media feed and my brother sent me a picture of a look that consisted of blazer with a floral shirt and a flower lapel pin. I fell in love with the look so  I set out to find out more these amazing fashion statement piece. Lapel pins are worn on the left side of a jacket or coat. Its believed to gives it a romantic flair being that the heart is on the same side.

Lapel flower pin come in all different shapes, sizes, colors and materials suited for any occasion or individual. Now when it comes down to selecting the right size for your lapel flower, the color of the pin should compliment the rest of your outfit but more importantly the occasion. Also, you might want to be mindful of the material of the jacket because these pins will leave holes. So always check the material first.   Now if you choose to enhance your wardrobe, feel free to select complementary colors that will take your dapperness to another level. Now if you don’t know how to do that refer to a color wheel or go with something neutral, like off white.  Remember, the pin adds a dapperness to your ensemble, so be mindful of that!

HANDMADE chic Boutonniere Flower Lapel Pin Button Mens Fashion Accessories /SX #Fashion #Style #Deal: Elegant White Carnation boutonniere mens lapel flower by Nevestica: Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/215753874/mens-flower-lapel-set-mens-rose-lapel:

You can also dress up or down these pins and that the factor that I love about this trend. I included some pictures down below for you fellas. You can also go on social media such as Pinterest or Instagram to check different ways you can style these pins or even check out my good friend Google. There is something out there for everyone, but the main thing to be concerned with is to wear it with the utmost confidence!

Shop this look for $203:  http://lookastic.com/men/looks/lapel-pin-and-crew-neck-t-shirt-and-blazer-and-chinos-and-brogues/3618  — Yellow Floral Lapel Pin  — White Crew-neck T-shirt  — Navy Horizontal Striped Blazer  — Navy Chinos  — Grey Leather Brogues: Shop this look for $192:  http://lookastic.com/men/looks/navy-chinos-and-brown-leather-double-monks-and-grey-cowl-neck-sweater/435  — Navy Chinos  — Brown Leather Double Monks  — Grey Cowl-neck Sweater: Shop this look on Lookastic:  http://lookastic.com/men/looks/blazer-scarf-pocket-square-lapel-pin-bow-tie-dress-shirt/8996  — Grey Plaid Wool Blazer  — Red and White Polka Dot Silk Scarf  — White Pocket Square  — White Floral Lapel Pin  — Brown Print Bow-tie  — White Vertical Striped Dress Shirt:

Well folks, that concludes this Fashion Friday episode and I hope this was helpful for you guys as well as my ladies. Let me know in the comment section which fashion trend you want me to speak about on the next Fashion Friday!!

 

Until next time,

Peace, Love and Fashion

Kat

 

How Bad Do You Want It?

Hey Beautiful People,

I hope your Monday is going amazingly great!

I have this baby cousin who plays football. Well he is not a baby anymore. He is a Goliath.  He stands at 6’5 and still growing. He is over 200 pounds and did I mention that he is an offensive and defensive tackle. Let me give you his back story, he played football for a school who he was not giving him enough play time. So he made a decision to transfer to new school’s team that really wanted him on their team.

So the team that my cousin played for were able to go 2015 state championship game. Now let me tell you something that this team. They won the championship game for the last four years. This was my cousin’s objective, he wanted to go to the championship and win that ring. Especially, this was his senior year and last opportunity to play high school football. He worked hard. He would work out regularly so he could condition his body. He watched what he ate. He would watch highlight games for hours. But most important when he played he gave it his all.

They were able to make it to the state championship. Now this team faced many obstacles. According to an interview from the coach, he stated, “These kids have been fighting all season. They fought through the adversity. People were counting us out. But no matter what, they were still coming to practice week in and week out – grinding, sticking together, believing in each other and showing a will to compete” (CBS). Through their discipline and hard work, they won state 43-23. What truly amazing that the kids fought to win and many people who doubted that they were going to win but they won and so many of them cried. Theodore Roosevelt stated, “Nothing worth having comes easy.” This is the truth about success when you want something you have to work hard for it. It will not come easy and you have to fight for it. There will be sweat, tears, sleepless nights and you will have to let some people go.  How many of you know that you can’t bring everyone on the road to success?

Your success is determined on how bad you want it. So if you are saying that you want to be success yet you don’t put in the work. Then forget about it because you’re only fooling yourself.  The harder you work, the higher your chance of success.  How hard are you willing to work for it? Because it will not happen overnight and it is a progress.  I am learning that in order for me to be successful with this blog and image consultant business, I must be consistent and work hard at trying to reach my goals. I have to truly devote myself to my business and put in that sweat and tears so that I can watch the growth of my business.

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I remember listening to this motivational video and one of the motivational speakers told this story of how this guy asked this guru, how he can be successful. So the guru told him to meet him at the beach at 4:30am. So the guy meets the guru at the beach dress in a suit and the guru tells him to get in the water. The guy does. The guru tells the man to go further in. This goes on for few minutes until the guy is deep enough. The guru then holds the man head under water for a bit. Then he releases him and tells him in order for you to be successful; you have to want it as bad as your next breathe.

This is how bad, we must want success in order to succeed because it will not come to you easy. If you have to want it bad enough that you will have to work. Stop making excuses and get ready to grind. I promise you this that if you commit yourself 100% to that goal you won’t regret the decision you made.

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Peace, Love and Fashion,

Kat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fitness Challenge

Howdy Folks,

August here and I set a challenge for this month that I thought I’d share it with you beautiful folks. I made up my mind to run a mile a day for a month and gradually increase it. So tomorrow is going to be the official start day. I know we are like 12 days into this month but you know the life of procrastinator never starts things on time.

Running has always been something that I dreaded because I have asthma and it really hinders me. Plus, I’m low key lazy as well. But I want to change that.So the goal of this challenge is to strength my lungs.

Although, I don’t allow my asthma to hinder me for participating in physical activities but I do have to be mindful of what I do.  Running has so many healthy benefits for the body. I found something on Pinterest that I thought you all would enjoy about the benefits of running. 

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I will keep you guys updated about my progress. I would love if you guys would join me on this challenge as well. Keep me updated if you actually do it.

LATERZ 

Change Starts With You

President Barack Obama stated, “ Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting  for. We are the change that we seek.”   I agree with his statement because a lot of times we are waiting for someone or situation or circumstances to change our current situation. But we fail to realize that if we don’t like where we are then we have the power to change it.  Nobody has that compatibility but you.  We need to stop putting that power in the hands of others.

Last night, as I was doing devotions I am reading this book by Terri Savelle Foy called Imagine Big where she helps you live out the dreams you have for your life.  She has a subtitle in the book called The Power of Change where she talks about making the changes that we need to in order to reach our dreams and goals. She said something so profound that I thought I’d share it with you.

She said, “If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’re going to keep getting what you’ve always gotten. In order, to have more, you must become more. You have to change. You have to put in place new habits, new routines, and new ways of thinking”.

You can’t expect change if you keep doing the same thing over and over again. Then, expect a different result. It doesn’t work that way. You have to make that change in order to see new results.  Especially when it comes to dealing with other individuals in order to see a different result in a person, we may need to make the change.   Once individuals see the changes that we made, believe me when I tell you it will cause a shift. It is no wonder why, Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” because we must change within ourselves if we want others to change and be impacted.

So what is in your life that needs to be change? Take some time and think about. If you can’t figure it out, pray and ask the Lord because He will definitely help you out with that one.

Best Dressed For BBMA 2015/ Cannes 2015

Yesterday, I didn’t have the chance to catch the 2015 Billboard Awards. However, I did see all the hot looks that celebrities  showed up on social media feeds. You know I couldn’t forget about the Cannes Film Festival. I hope you all enjoy the looks because I definitely  did.

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Cannes Film Festival 2015

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Fitness Excerise

I recently had the privilege of working out with an amazing trainer with some of my close friends. I wanted to share with you guys some of the workout plans that he has us doing. So we do this workout routine before we take a shower.

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This is something that he gave us this as well and I wanted to share this with you guys as well. We had to do this 5x. I was dying because I hate burpees. I had to do it 100 times ugh. But I know it was worth it.

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So if you guys just want a quick workout. Feel free to try them out. Let me know what you think.

Laterz  XOXOX
Kat

Motivational Quotes

How many of us can agree that feel the perfect quote at the right time can either uplift, inspire, encourage and motivate us. I know I can attest to that. So today, I decided to share with you guys some qoutes that I found on Pinterest. I hope that these quotes move you just like they moved me.

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Laterz XOXOX
Kat

Oscars 2015 Best Dressed: Fellas Edition

There is nothing sexier than a man in a well fitted and tailored suit. These are my selected picks for the best dressed fellas at the Oscars 2015.

Laterz XOXO

Kat

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Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen

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David Oyelowo in Dolce & Gabbana

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John Legend in Gucci

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Neil Patrick Harris in Brunello Cucinelli

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Chris Pine in Giorgio Armani

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Common in Prada

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Channing Tatum in Dolce & Gabbana

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Kevin Hart

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Benedict Cumberbatch

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Jared Leto