Monday, February 29, 2016

Brighten UP










Liberty Marina, Photographer: NeNe

WHAT I'M WEARING
Dress: metrostyle | Shoes: metrostyle | Blazer: Zara | Fur Vest: Adrienne Landau 
Briefcase: Kate Spade | Jewelry: DIAMONDS UNLEASHED | iPhone Case: Valfre

Longing for sunshine that lasts past 5pm? ME TOO! I can not wait for Spring and the nice weather. Don't get me wrong, I love my fur and layers, but enough is enough. I am ready for a little sunny stroll on the high-line, picnic parties in Central Park and happy hour on a rooftop. When the weather is consistently raining and dark, it seems to put all of New York in a funk. Not everyone is going to be smiling rainbows all day, but I've learned there are a few tricks to get you out of your Winter slump. It is ALL ABOUT COLOR, if you dress bright and glorious, you are most likely to have a great day. 

Brighten it up baby! 

I love layering my Winter looks because I am constantly running in and out between hot and cold. This sleek and sexy color block dress and heels are by metrosyle. I layered on a matching red cropped blazer by Zara for a business chic style. I added this FUR-tasic multi colored fox vest by Adrienne Landu, which I adore. I try not to take myself (or my style) too seriously, so naturally I paired a fun obnoxious phone case by Valfre for my full look. It resembles a spray can and says "basic repellant"..get it? #NotBasic 

I came across this great article in HUFF POST & wanted to share. Get out of your Winter funk! Here are a few steps to brighten up your day ;) Spring is right around the corner!

Step 1:
Stop Complaining!
It doesn't matter what it may be about, just STOP. It's not doing you any favours whatsoever. It may seem tempting to keep moaning, but it doesn't help anything, especially your mood!. Also try and stay clear of other moaners, last thing you want to be doing is heading the' moaning about absolutely everything' club! Sometimes we don't even realize we are moaning, we just do it automatically, so take notice of what you predominantly talk about, and make an active effort to focus on good stuff instead. 

Step 2:
Focus On Gratitude
What are you genuinely grateful for in your life? There is always something to be grateful, for no matter what. Even if it was years ago!. Make a list of at least 10 things which you are really grateful for, and watch how this list grows the more you focus on everything. I highly encourage adding to the list every day, perhaps 10 things each evening before you go to bed. The more we focus on positive things, the more this energy grows and flows! yeah baby!! 

Step 3:
Laugh!
What was the last thing which happened that made you do a proper belly laugh? have a think about what it was, and watch how it instantly makes you smile again! it doesn't matter how long ago it was, think about it, and watch how it brings back that playful fun energy again! Failing that, have a look at some hilarious video clips or watch a comedy movie, listen to your fav comedian! hell do whatever it takes to make you flash that gorgeous smile of yours! 

Step 4:
Love
This may sound a little cliche, but it's not. Think about someone you absolutely adore. It doesn't matter who it is, gosh it might be someone you haven't even met! Think about all of the qualities you love about them, and how your heart opens at just the thought of them. Take 5 minutes to appreciate all of the wonderful gifts they bring to you. Imagine them in your mind, and sending lots of love direct from your heart to theirs. 

Step 5:
Play!
Have fun. It is so important to have fun, and yet so often we can forget!. Think of the most silliest joke you can, and share it with one of your friends or co-workers!. Take a dance lesson or enroll on a course in a subject which is totally different to what you would usually do. The main thing is to have so much fun! let your inner child come out to play! how long have they been shut away and in a boring world of same old same old? well now is the chance to let loose and have some fun!



...Until next time xo 



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Saturday, February 20, 2016

What Motivates You?









Liberty State Park, Photographer: NeNe

WHAT I'M WEARING:
Denim Dres: ASOS | Heels: ASOS | Handbag: FURLA | Jewelry: DIAMONDS UNLEASHED 
Vintage scarf 

What motivates you? Such a simple question (right?!).. well, not really. I seem to be asked this question a few times a week, and sometimes it is extremely hard to narrow it down into one short and concise answer. After-all, that is a pretty big broad question. Did you know that you will most likely be asked this question at your next job interview, business function, grad school application, or deep convo with your peers? Let me do you a favor. 

I officially challenge you to reflect and dig deep for the answer.  

I am motivated everyday by my ambition, and endless opportunities to fearlessly pursue my dreams. My family and loved ones, commitment to success and exceeding people's exceptions drive it home.  Of course money is always a motivation, to see the outcome of your hard work pay off, but it is not the key factor.  I am motivated by a challenge and constant progress, thats what makes me tick. 

Understanding what motivates you will help you consciously work harder and more efficiently to achieve your goals. Now go out there and kick some ass this week #MondayMotivation 



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