fashion, lifestyle, Uncategorized

It’s been quite awhile since I did a post like this, and I want to do them more frequently to show women that we are no different from the women in the magazines! Just open your magazine, then your closet and get inspired!!!

Flipping through the October/November Issue of People Stylewatch, I came across an article “How To: A Pleated Midi” and I thought to myself that I have a pleated skirt! Step 1…✔ I also have a white tee, a turtleneck, a vest, a a denim shirt!

Let it be known, you don’t have to have the exact colors or clothing, the exact shoes, or anything exact for that matter, you just need inspiration.

Let’s start with the pleated skirt and white tee…

My pleated skirt is knee length, I added a denim jacket to my look for a more put together look, I am holding my shades instead of wearing them, obviously because it’s dark outside…BUT you see the inspiration!

Denim Jacket: Thrifted

Pleated Skirt: Thrifted

Handbag: Vegan Leather, Nordstrom Rack

Sneakers: Asics

Next we have the pleated skirt with denim shirt…

Denim Shirt: Guess

Handbag: Olivia + Joy (thrifted)

Shoes: BCBG (thrifted)

Lastly, we have the pleated skirt with turtleneck and vest…

Vest: Petite Sophisticate

Turtleneck: Brooks Brothers (thrifted)

Shoes: Thrifted

All the pieces I have on, I already had, I did not have to purchase for this post. Imagine what amazing looks you have hanging in your closet, but you say you have nothing to wear! Which look was your favorite? Let me know in the comments…thanks so much for stopping by 💋

Lifestyle & Social Media Blogger: Tia Danielle

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beauty, fashion, health & wellness, lifestyle, nails, skincare

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lifestyle, My Life, shopping, Uncategorized

I have worked in retail off and on for 13 years now, and I have seen it all. People who don’t work in retail will never understand the mindset of an individual who does. As someone in a non management position, you experience so much more when it comes to customers. There are about a handful of sweet and pleasant experiences, then there are the liars…manipulaters…indecisive…non parental but have kids…and the “I’m always right!” customers.

Today I just want to share with you all some things to make everyone’s shopping experience better, you as the customer and me as the employee.

1. Go shopping with a plan or idea of what it is you want and actually truly need. Why come in a store to fill up your entire cart, only to get 2 to 3 items and leave the rest for me to put back? Oh wait, I know, you’re giving me work to do so I won’t be bored! Try again…

2. Be a parent! Watch your child/children…it is NOT, I repeat NOT my job or any other employees job to watch your child/children for you while you shop. I don’t know how many times a child has come up to me lost, can’t find their parent, 1 year olds damn near out the front door…ALONE!

3. Do not ask me my opinion more than 2x about 1 item. I am the most honest person when it comes to buying, I will not have you wasting money then blame me and try to return something. So, if I say the outfit is fly, the handbag is perfect, etc, just go with it!

4. Do not complain to me or any other employees about pricing, policies or any other matter we have no control over. Especially if you are a frequent shopper and have prior knowledge of said issues, I DIDN’T DO IT!

Lastly,

5. At a very early age the majority of us learned to put things back where and how we found it. Let’s reminisce on those times and remember how much trouble we got into if we didn’t put stuff back where and how we found it. As a merchandiser, that annoys me on a whole other level!

I hope we all have a better understanding of each other now 😊 and hopefully during your next shopping trip you’ll take some of the mentioned into consideration. If you work in retail and have anymore tips on How To Shop, let me know!!!

 

Lifestyle & Social Media Blogger: Tia Danielle

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How To Shop…

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beauty, health & wellness, lifestyle, skincare

Aloe: Benefits, Uses, & more!

Hello all!  Today I want to share with you why aloe is the plant to have and the juice to drink.

Here is a tiny bit of back story about Aloe.  Aloe comes from tropical climates and used for medicinal/agricultural purposes.  Between America, Europe, Asia, and Africa there are 240 varieties of aloe.

I was introduced to the aloe plant at a very young age because my grandfather had a garden and loves his plants and herbs. Anytime you get a cut, burn, or scrape, aloe is your fixer upper.  A couple of weeks ago my nephew broke out in a rash on our way to New York.  I had pieces of the leaf on me and rubbed the gel on every spot, by the time we reached New York his skin was clear!

Over the past few years it seems like this plant that’s been around for many years, is now getting the recognition it deserves. You no longer have to go to plant shops or home improvement stores to purchase them, they now sell huge aloe leafs in grocery stores in some states.

When it comes to using aloe internally like with aloe juice, I would suggest purchasing the ones that are at health food stores or in the pharmacy section of your grocery store.  Dr. Axe of http://www.draxe.com says that in approved commercial products, there is a certification program that validates the quality & quantity of aloe vera.

I started using it all over my skin in 2012.  I have always been into skincare so I would buy the plant from Home Depot, pick the leaf, open it up and put the gel all over then apply lotion.  It was very time consuming so that didn’t last long.  Now I am back doing it again but I only apply to my face and sometimes the back of my hands and cuticles.

On the face it acts as a mask which you can leave on for about 20 minutes and wash off.  I leave it on my face, the gel tightens up and pulls the skin which I feel will help with wrinkles and fine lines.  Once it tightens I then add oil to moisture.

I also drink aloe vera juice…………

I drink about a half a cup, and what it does for you is help alkaline the body and PH levels, it hydrates, and based on the vitamins and minerals aloe contains; A, C, E, calcium, magnesium, zinc and potassium, you are sure to get a nutritional boost.

Other benefits:

-can clear up acne & scars from breakouts (gel)

-detox the liver

-great hair and scalp moisturizer

-heals cold sores

-reduces inflammation (drink)

If you have any preconditioned issues like diabetes or crohns disease, consult with your doctor or simply do your research first!

http://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/aloe-vera-juice-benefits#3

 

Lifestyle & Social Media Blogger: Tia Danielle

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health & wellness, lifestyle, My Life

The most peaceful exercise: WALKING

Good Afternoon!  Today I want to share with you why I enjoy walking.  I am not talking about when I walk to the bus stop, or walk from the car to the house, but really walking.

There are a few workout routines I have designed for myself, but I find the most peace during my walks.  Where I live there is a path to the church, I wanted to see exactly where the church was one day so I walked towards the area and noticed my new meditation space.  It’s filled with trees, which makes it even more of an oasis.

I started out walking around 2x, most recently I added speed walking and running.  I now walk around once, then speed walk, then run twice.  In walking this path, all you hear and feel is nature, it’s a great way to meditate.

The troubles of the world literally seem miles away when this is your scenery.  The deer have come out and peeked a bit, I admit it startled me, I thought the rustling was a squirrel.  You never know what you may witness, but you’ll walk away more open to what nature has to offer!

Source energy of course has to beam it’s magnificence down on you…

So if I don’t feel it in me to do one of the routines I put together for a workout, I just lace up my sneakers, grab my water and go for a walk!

If you have trouble sleeping, go for a walk…feeling stressed, walk it out…need to close out the noise, go for a walk!  Your heart will thank you…your energy level will increase…and so much more!!!

 

Lifestyle and Social Media Blogger: Tia Danielle

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fashion, lifestyle

Lookbook: Spring/Summer 2017

Fashion 101: Wear the clothes, DON’T let the clothes wear you!

Good Evening!  I am back and I am sharing with you a few Spring/Summer looks for 2017, to hopefully inspire you with…the items photo’d were purchased at various stores, so make sure you check out the info after each look.  Let me know in the comments which look you loved the most, thanks so much in advance for your time!!!

 

On Trend: Backpacks & Stripes

The striped dress/tunic was a thrift store purchase, the brand name is Liang E Liang Ying, the ticket price was $3.99 and it was half off so I paid $2

The backpack is from TJ Maxx, the brand is Ceremia and it is a vegan brand…TJ Maxx price was $24.99 (not on website)

The sandals are Steve Madden (kids) and they were purchased at Nordstrom Rack, you can purchase them here https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/1916528/steve-madden-millie-sandal-toddler-little-kid-big-kid?color=BLACK

 

On Trend: Cut-out shoulders with sleeves

The dress is from TJ Maxx and the brand is Soprano, the TJ Maxx price was $19.99, you can purchase it here http://tjmaxx.tjx.com/store/jump/product/women-women-juniors-dresses/Juniors-Ribbed-Cold-Shoulder-Swing-Dress/1000212973?colorId=NS1003537&pos=2:24&N=677720737e

The handbag is from Nordstrom Rack, the brand is Emperia…another Vegan brand, the bag was purchased on clearance for $9.97 and can still be purchased for that price (except they are out of black) here https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/2012850/emperia-faux-leather-tote?color=CORAL

The shoes are over 4 years old!!!

 

On Trend: Floral print, High Waist pants, Lace Up sandals

The pants are from TJ Maxx, the brand is Japna and they were I believe $16.99 (not pictured on website)

The tank was a thift store purchase, ticket price $1.99

The cover up is from TJ Maxx (over 3 years old)

The clutch is from TJ Maxx, the brand is RACHEL Rachel Roy, price was $19.99 (over 3 years old)

The shoes are from Nordstrom Rack, the brand is Mia (kids) and can be purchased here https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/product/1936080/mia-harlee-lace-sandal-little-kid-big-kid?color=NATURAL%20NO

 

On Trend: Romper and Floral Print

The romper was purchased at TJ Maxx, the brand is One Clothing, price was $14.99 (not pictured on website)

The sandals are from Nordstrom Rack (Christmas 2016), the brand is Sam Edelman (kids), the were on clearance for $5!!!

 

On Trend: White on White, Pop Of Color

The tank was a thrift store buy, the brand is Maidenform and it was $2.99 with half off so I paid $1.50

The jean leggings are from TJ Maxx, the brand is Blue Asphalt and they were $14.99 (not pictured on website)

The sneakers and Asics and they were gifted to me

 

Lifestyle & Social Media Blogger: Tia Danielle

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