Thursday, August 25, 2016

Chokers, Striped Silk Pants, and Translucent Heels

Well, hello there. It's been awhile.

Apparently, three days of not eating and barely sleeping leaves you feeling like a breath of fresh air. Despite my ill spell, I escaped for a little jaunt through Coral Gables today and almost forgot how beautiful this area of Miami really is. I've also been slightly obsessed with these pajama-style silk pants because they are extremely comfortable. What are some of your favorite pieces or trends at the moment?

What I'm rocking:

Choker (DIY) (Similar style here)
Top by Alexander Wang (Similar style here)
Pants by ZARA (Similar style here)
Watch c/o KYBOE!
Shoes c/o ASOS (Similar style here)

Monday, August 15, 2016

My Story of Perseverance

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to view a pre-screening of the all new GREATER movie. This particular movie touched me because it focuses on not only continuing to pursue your goals, but with perseverance, dedication, and faith. As many of you already know, I gave birth to my son about 5 years ago. At that moment in my life, I was just releasing all of the negative energy and surroundings around me. Needless to say, I knew that I needed to make some changes in my life but wasn't sure where to start. Once I had my son, it was like a light switch clicked and my entire being shifted. I've always been creative and artistic, so it was at that moment when I decided to start a business and transform my body. Losing all of the baby weight I gained was one of the hardest yet rewarding projects of my life. 

I dedicated my time to building a healthier "me" through extreme workouts, staying consistent, sticking to a strict diet plan, and staying focused on the goal. Over the course of two months, I managed to lose 55 pounds and completely transformed my mind and body. It's incredible what dedication and consistency can do for you. Therefore, the GREATER movie truly hit close to home for me because I could relate to the Brandon Burlsworth story as well.

Brandon Burlsworth was the greatest walk-on in the history of football, and his story showed that sometimes there is a larger plan for our lives that we have no control over. Despite being bullied, looked over, and torn down, he focused on his dream and made it come to fruition by being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts.

GREATER is released to theaters on August 26th so check to see if it's available near you. I highly recommend this, as it's truly an inspirational movie that anybody will enjoy.

Check out GREATER the movie trailer here: 

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and GREATER Productions. but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #GREATERMovie #GreaterTheMovie

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Translucent Jumpsuits + Taking Over the World

Aside from the obvious wonders of birthing a child and watching him grow into a little man, I have to admit that it somewhat brings a tear to my unemotionally slivered eyes. As my son's fifth birthday (yes, Dear God, it has been five years since this young boy dropped out of my womb and presented himself to the world) came upon us a few days ago, I couldn't help but wonder where the time went. We all hear the typical "cherish the time you have with them because they grow up fast" tagline, but it is apparently 100% accurate. Despite the quickly curated seconds that have passed by, it's incredible to see my baby boy grow into his own personality and character. It amazes me every day how this little human who once resided in my stomach, absorbs so much knowledge each day. 

In addition to his amazement, I made a promise to myself from the moment he was born, that I would not become that elastic jean wearing mom who lets everything go postpartum. Stemming from a moment in my life which was surprisingly dark and toxic, came the greatest blessing of my life, my son. He motivated me to remove any negativity from my life, do what I've always been passionate about, and ultimately create myself. I started working out shortly after having him, and made it a #FitMom mission to never give up on who I any circumstance of my life. For that, I am forever grateful. I've committed myself to staying dedicated. 

My apologies for the sentimental mushy crap today, but I had a moment. 

What I'm rocking:

Shoes c/o GUESS
Watch c/o KYBOE!