Friday, January 16, 2015

Vision Book 2015!

Happy Friday!!! I'm super excited to finally say that I've finished putting together my 2 additional pages to my vision book. The past few weeks have been busy so it's been an on going process and I'm happy that I finally completed it. I found myself cutting out more words than pictures this time which was inspiring and made me want create a goal list on top of my 30 for 30 list. Anyway, I'll stop with the blabbing lol...check out my vision book come to life. See below :) 

I think it's important to review your previous vision board/vision book additions from the year before just to see what you accomplished or attracted to your life. I like to keep my vision book in a place where I can always see it, which I challenge you all to do the same. I think that keeps you motivated and on track to getting those things you envisioned. 

Then there was the infinite magazines, glue, scissors, stickers, glitter, and of course the music in the background to keep me in the zone. When creating a vision board/book its key to do when you feel the most creative, for me it's at night. If you ask anyone who knows me they will tell you I'm a night owl and that's when I'm inspired most. What time of the day are you most inspired? Maximize that time! 

And without further's complete!! After cutting, pasting and tons of thinking my vision book is complete. 2015 is totally mine and I couldn't be more excited about the things I want to attract to my life. I'm always amazed at what each year adds to my life, 2014 was pretty great but I'm really looking forward to getting the ball rolling this year. 2015 feels totally different and I'm so happy to be in the place that I am, God makes no mistakes and hears the desires of my heart so I'll maximize the woman he has made me in all facets of my life. Stay inspired beautiful people! 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WHAT I WORE: Street Wear

Happy Tuesday!! My weekend was just what I needed, lots of rest and spending time with friends I haven't seen in a very long time. I'm anticipating a very action packed MLK weekend (birthday brunch, birthday dinner, house warming & sleepover) so I'm pacing myself lol. Anyway, while I had a brief stint in the city on Saturday afternoon I ran into this beautiful art work in Eastern Market. 

I was truly obsessed with it and it was only right to snap a pick before jetting off to lunch. It's been so cold in the DMV that I've been wearing my fabulous faux fur headband everywhere. I got it from TopShop last week and has been my go-to when it comes to staying warm. And I'm still not over my timberlands, they are super comfy! OMG I may need to get another pair lol... 

Street Wear: Embellished Faux Fur Headband by TopShop/ Bubble coat by Ryu (gifted)/Black skinny jeans from Kardashian Kollection (old)/Timberland boots/Hobo bag by Gucci

*bows out gracefully*

Friday, January 9, 2015

HAUTE FRIDAY: Feeling Brand New!

NYE 2015: Green jumpsuit from the Kardashian Kollection (old)/ Mirror 'Lance' Jimmy Choo sandals/ Vintage earrings gifted from my Mom/

Well it's finally 2015 and I must say that although it was a rocky start I seem to have a new perspective on how I'm approaching another year....POSITIVE THOUGHTS, POSITIVE ACTIONS, POSITIVE ENERGY! I'm almost done adding 2 pages to my vision book and I've started to make strides to meeting my goals. 2014 was a good year but I intend on making 2015 even better, I've even started writing a 'To do' list of 30 things to accomplish before 30 since I'll be turning 29 next month (Holy cow! Where did my 20s go?). I've been spending so much time just thinking lately that I'm ready to really get the ball moving and walk confidently in the direction of my dreams. My friend and I went out the other night and we discussed our 2015 wishes for each other and she told me that she wished for me to blog more since she enjoyed my blog so much so I'm going to make her wish come true lol! I plan to blog a little more than I have last year because it was so therapeutic for me and it helped me pursue my passion. Amongst those wishes I really thought about what I wished for myself and I hope those wishes come true this year, with all this said "I'm feeling brand new" at the moment. Pardon my overly excited grin if you see me out and about, but I've got a good feeling about 2015 (God is working!). I'm a firm believer in speaking things into existence, because our thoughts are so powerful why not speak them out loud?! Anyway, I'm really looking forward to this weekend! I hope everyone is enjoying the New Year so far, don't forget to smile :)

*bows out gracefully*

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

WEDDING BLISS WEDNESDAY: Ludacris & Eudoxie 'Why Wait' Ceremony!

First and foremost, Happy 2015 guys! I hope you all had an amazing New Year Eve night and that your year may be filled with happiness, love and prosperity. My New Years started a bit rocky but I'm loving all that 2015 is bringing to my life thus far and I can't wait to see all that it has to offer. Now let's get into one of my favorite couples that just recently tied the knot. Rapper Ludacris and longtime girlfriend, Eudoxie recently got engaged right after Christmas while they were on their way to Costa Rica for a holiday vacation and then shortly tied the knot a few days later in what they call the #WhyWait ceremony (see below)! 

How adorable is this #milehighproposal? I'm so obsessed with this couple, they've been together for so long that it was only right that he took the proposal to new heights. By far one of the sweetest proposals I've ever seen.

And just yesterday the newlyweds released exclusive pictures from their wedding with the hashtags #whywait #mrandmrsbridges that sent Instagram into a frenzy! I love love love the simplicity of Eudoxie's dress and the very relaxed no tie look that Ludacris has going on. I think it's so beautiful to see a couple who've been together for so long not prolong a engagement when they already know they want their forever to start now.  

I love hearing about engagements and marriages at the beginning of the year. Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Bridges, wishing them a lifetime of happiness and boundless love.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

THE RECAP: Favorite Moments of 2014!

Hello Everyone!!! I seriously cannot believe 2014 is over, I'm still in awe of how fast this year went. 2014 was a year full of so many things...I laughed harder than I ever laughed, made so many new friends, loved a little harder, lost a few friends along the way, bonded with my family, drank wayyy too much, cried some nights, took some personal time to reflect, watched the sunrise and sunset, checked a few boxes off my bucket list, stood strong when I needed to, learned how to be a great friend, smiled when necessary and most importantly I prayed through out it all. 2014 was full of so many moments, I decided to share them with you all, enjoy!

Kicked off 2014 at the Billionaire Ball Drop with #TeamNoChill

You know our shoe game is official!

Celebrated my baby sister's 21st birthday @ Auto Bahn during her 21 Balloons Scavenger Hunt! SO MUCH FUN!

Then there was the Jay Z after party with my absolute favs! #PostUpFlawless

Cliqued up for my bestie, Derrrick's birthday! WHAT A NIGHT!

Pam became me ultimate favorite this night!! #PDay

Firm believer in this quote!

I "shoveled some snow" in between cuffin season lol...

My 28th birthday was filled with so much love!!! I'm still in awe of how amazing it was, thanks to all that made my week so special! Love yall like XO!

Family is everything to me and they surprised me during my birthday weekend with a surprise trip to New York!!! Love them so much!

That time when you run into Nev & Max at dinner!! #Catfish

I went snow tubing! OMG so much fun! #Nostalgia

One of my favorite sayings "Keep your mystery" ; )

That time when your about to send BAE a #HoldingUpTheBathroomLine

I did some mini-golfing in heels! Yes, I scored!

When in LA...go bright or go home! #YellowOrWhatever

Elon gave me the best girlfriends ever!! Love these dolls!

I think this was one of my favorite outfits of 2014, I loved this H&M dress!

Ericia's birthday brought together all of my faves (well most of them) from Elon! They are like my big sisters, Thank you God!

My beach is better.....can't you tell? ; )

...typical moments in Jimmy Choo trying to decide what to buy! #GTaughtMe

Moments like this with your bestfriend are priceless! Hookah, wine & a roof top is all I need!

Friends who volunteer together, stay together! So much fun volunteering for the White House Easter Egg Roll with Pam & my mom!

Then there was the White House Garden Tour, I love that place! Beautiful day indeed!

Girls Night Out @ STK! #DCNightsBeLike

I needed some sun, so I went to Miami!

Cliqued up before watching the fight!

Something like FAMILY!

Brothers from another mother....Love you so much!!

Ahhhh the sand in between my toes was so perfect. Oh Miami!

My bestfriend, superwoman and motivator! Love my Fab Mommy!

Grad Night Eve was beyond amazing! 

Finally walked the stage! #MASTERSCLASS

These girls mean the world to me, their support has been amazing. We've been friends since we were in elementary school and I'm so proud of each of them! XO

To make my dad proud is by far my greatest accomplishment, he's the real MVP!

Masterpiece ; ) 

Costa Rica was one of my favorite trips of 2014!!

Bonded with my European family!!

I zip lined with my family! EPIC!

My God son graduated from pre-school! Love this kid!

My Brooklym BAE, what a great friend! So thankful for her energy!

I'm still obsessed with these mustard shorts, lol

So many new additions to my family this year, my little cousin Sage is the sweetest!

I turned a few heads over the #Twirls

Father's Day with my sisters & niece Maya!

I'm surrounded by the best, had a blast this day! Love these girls!

Impromptu night out....always an adventure with these two!! XO

Most of my summer was spent poolside doing this..laughing, drinking champs and meeting new people!

Day Parties were on FLEEK! I love this pic!

My niece Maya is my new BFF and I don't mind! Love her!

4th of July swag!

A starry night! Oh what a night it was....

Ummm raises hand...

Champs on ice! Yes, please ; )

Typical Derrrick & Schuntel moment!

My first party bus, oh what a ride! #TurntUp

Bussin wine open ALL DAY! #WineFest

Then there was the Beyoncé concert I attended with my bestie, SOOOO MUCH FUN!!

Lunch breaks by the pool....I'll take that!

Super proud of my baby sis, we celebrated her new transition to Towson University!! #ProudSissyMoment

Another DC Night Out!

Had the pleasure of witnessing the beautiful union of my friend Kacey!

When in Vegas.....

I attended my 10 Year High School Reunion with my BFF of 10 years +

Had to turn it up for my friend at another day party before she completed her last semester of law school! Go Juicy Go!

Always reppin that ELON! #EU

A friendship that I adore whole heartedly :)

Beautification Day with Team "Ms. Style & Grace" #Service #Volunteer

Obsessed with this romper!

My big sissy had an EPIC birthday celebration!! She's so awesome!!

Labor Day weekend consisted of bunny ears! lol

I conquered New York Fashion week!! What an experience!

Dolls that I adore :)

Went bowling for my first time... #CuteSurprise #BucketList

Fun times supporting my girl Sky! She's an amazing Hair Stylist!

Another surprise..... #BucketList #BikingInHeels

Played a bit of checkers in Panama too...

My trip to Guyana was my absolute favorite trip of 2014!!! #TakeMeBackkk

Me & Ashlee enjoying a night out after a longggg week!

Brunchin' and laughing....

Roof top fun!

Fashion row with my mom & sisters supporting our baby girl!

Halloween was SOOO MUCH FUN! #LoveMyKellyRowlands

My crew is FLAWLESS!

Brunch followed by a little turn up with my friends of course!

Of course I attended a few fashion events, this one was my fav! Kudos to the Cole Stevens Salon :)

Man I'm trying to kick it with you....

When my bestie is in town from LA we turnnnnn up!!!!

My girls! We work together, we eat together and of course we PLAY harder together! xo

Taking usies with my favs!

One of the best after parties I've ever been to..I mean ever! #KnockOutAbuseGala

Hookah addict on the low.. lol

I got a little wavy this year....thanks to my doll, Sky!! #KarmaLounge

I fell in love with StephCoco! Funniest girl ever! xo

What can I say? I loveeeee this girl! So glad our friendship has grown to this level #FlavorOfTheYear

The only reason I go to Baltimore is for her, love you Ree!!! #BirthdayCupcakesOnFleek

My favorite PA girl ever! Can't wait to make more memories! #FlossinOnThatFlawless

New Friends Holiday Party was a huge success!! Thank you Guys!!!

I pulled out my OTK boots lol... #ChristmasNight #TheCalm

Boo lovin with my girl Candy! #BabyPassMeTheHookah

Ice Skating like Kristi Yamaguchi lol....

Dear 2015.....

Like I've said, 2014 has been a year full of so many moments I'm truly looking forward to 2015! I'm embracing change and positive energy like no other and I can't wait to see what God has in store for me, my family and friends. I hope everyone has a great New Year's Eve! Talk to you guys in 2015!

*bows out gracefully*