I love this time of year where the blazing sun takes a journey crossing the marshmallow skies. The grill is sizzling at a local cookout and the golden sand along with saltwater waves are ready for you to visit. My favorite part about this time of year is making memories with a bestie road trip.
Have you ever heard of the quote:“Beauty is how you feel on the inside, and it reflects in your eyes.” by Sophia Loren? If you have or not, women everywhere spend a large sum of money on cosmetics.Instead, they can save money by focusing on their well-being. I’m not claiming you have to stop completely buying makeup, (I know I won’t) the ultimate beauty tool will help you not invest in your whole paycheck.The inner beauty is how you take care of yourself.You follow the ritual of taking the essential vitamins you need and drinking eight-ounce glasses of water a day. As a woman living in New York City, the place that never sleeps is also hard to get the recommended seven to nine hours of dream land.
As my heels tapped around the concrete sidewalks of Manhattan, I finally arrived at Parlor. A caviar painted door stood before me as I checked my google maps to make sure it was the correct address.According to the red-orange pin, I was at the correct place, 286 Spring St, New York, NY 10013.
Immediately a tall man at the front desk greeted me after I pushed the door open.I told him I made a reservation for three and apologized for being late. (I have been fashionably late in my past few outings, I’m working on that!). The tall man told me a gentleman named Marcus will be with me shortly to show me to my seat. In the meantime, I sat in the lobby area where black and white photography and digital flames dancing inside a glass serenaded me.
The sunshine should be child play, nonetheless, within the past few weeks of spring, it seems like the sun has been struggling. Every time I step outside, I think it believes I am a newborn and set on playing a game of peek-a-boo. As the sun covers his eyes, I imagine the white sandy beaches, emerald palm trees, and refreshing drinks. Now, I am home from work and, the sun still did not uncover his hands from his eyes, I spent all day in a foggy mist.
Life is a mix of cloudy moments, we as women try to grain them like sugar and we create Lemonade!
We don’t give ourselves enough credit; we work ourselves to the core. I believe all women can agree, giving ourselves a break always seems unrealistic. So when I decided to be finally a lazy bum for a day, it was hard to make good on an idea of having an unproductive day.There I was trying to commit, cuddled with my comforter catching up on episodes of EMPIRE. ( Sadly that’s how far behind I am on any tv show.) In between episodes, I found myself checking on 756 emails, solely not to miss out on a business opportunity. I have a problem with a running mind; it never stops thinking about work. I had to say out loud to STOP. I even took a step further into committing to the lazy day by canceling on a scheduled yoga session. I continued to stay true to letting myself unwind for once and tune into the visual album “LEMONADE” by Beyonce.
STOP making yourself feel horrible for things you didn’t do last year. Don’t overstress your goal list for 2016 (literally don’t know we are only a week and a half into the new year). Take it easy, sit on your couch, and make your hot cocoa. Top off the warm beverage with a bunch of fluffy marshmallows. Or uncork the bottle of wine; it’s been teasing you after a long week. Relax and after a few sips take a look around your living area. Take a mental picture and ask yourself, “Is my living room a representation of me”…What is your answer? YES, or is it NO. I’m a strong believer in a goal list. However, I’m keener on building a home that is comfortable for you; peace starts there. If your answer is NO, your environment can affect your attitude so why not help it mold to a positive one. If your answer is YES you don’t have to stop reading I will enlist various coffee tables to fit your fashion personality along with a bonus feature of coffee table essentials to help you continue your happy home.
Your LBD (little black dress) is a way of life. Tailoring is a staple. Your closet is considered a conveyor belt of streamlined silhouettes. Asymmetrical pieces make your heart beat faster. Admit it your a minimalist lady. (So I will keep this definition simple) The Naguchi Style Coffee Table will make a perfect addition to your home.
Bonus Coffee Table Essential
Am I the only who looks at my Instagram checking out what’s the current fashion trend people are obsessing over.I’m sure I’m not the only one. Did you ever catch yourself in someone page swearing off their flat stomach due to a tea? Now sitting here your wondering I can drink tea that’s easy …now does a skinny tea trend really work?
Yesterday was December 18; 2015.The First Quarter Moon rose at 12:00 pm. It signifies challenges, decisions, and action. Let us start with the first meaning of The First Quarter Moon with a style challenge. After all, it feels like only yesterday that we rang in a new year, and now here we are again in a few weeks. We all get to the end of the year and rant on things that we should quit. Most of the New Year resolutions♦ acquire stopping bad habits. I’m all down for self-improvement, yet this year I thought why not something different. Instead of focusing on the negative let’s flip it into something positive.
We all know how Beauty Pageants are run. Each competitor competes in three stages of initial competition: Interview, Swimsuit, and Evening Gown. The marks from these categories are totaled, and the contenders with the greatest scores become semifinalists.(How was I glued to this as a child? I blame the pretty
dresses!)The Interview: Based on poise, charm, self-confidence and her ability to communicate, as well as the substance of her answers.
- Swimsuit: the attention is focused on the beauty of face, figure, physical fitness, stage presence, and the confidence with which each contestant carries herself.
- Evening Gown: Focused on each contestant’s overall appearance, self-confidence, and the beauty she brings to the gown of her choice. She is evaluated on grace, poise, style, stage presence, and overall impression
This is an actual format I saw on a beauty pageant info page- when asked what the scores are based on. Luckily enough there is something else for genuine inspiring beauties. (Check out if I nominated you towards the end.) I literally dropped my phone with I got recommended by La Mama Hada thanks to this eccentric young mama who loves to promote positivity, self-love & individuality; she happens to also be a little bit fashion obsessed.Of course, she is my favorite blogger and #VLOGGER check out her Youtube channel.