Weekend Recap 1.8.18

My first weekend recap not only of 2018, but since before Christmas. It seems that we haven’t had a Monday where we weren’t celebrating a Holiday! This will be a long week for some, as it’s the first full week back to work. I hope that you are all able to stay focused, inspired, and motivated.

For me, prior to about 4 months ago, I felt my work becoming so mundane. Same routine, day in and day out. Not too mention, that my job was high stress and I felt it as my body began to tell the signs. The pressure took it’s toll on me in many different ways. My body began to show a person who was  tired and stressed out. Which, doesn’t sound flattering, and it wasn’t. In order to tackle my day I needed to keep myself surrounded my positive things. Starting my day with prayer in the morning, asking God for strength and wisdom, I had motivational quotes sitting on my desk, coming home to someone who loved and supported me, and surrounding myself with friends who were willing to pray for me. Life isn’t easy, it was never meant to be, but I know there are many of you who are in the same heavy shoes I once had to walk in. So, today is all about sharing MOTIVATION on my weekend recap. It’s something I have been thinking about all weekend as we head into the Holiday free streak, and work is back to normal.

Here are some motivation Bible versus:

Psalm 46:5 – God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.

Philippians 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Isiah 58:11 – The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

Here are some motivational quotes:

Weeked Recap:

This past Saturday, besides taking additional time to work, I took my mom, sisters, and brothers out to lunch at one of my favorite spots in Hyde Park, Bartaco! We all enjoyed some delicious tacos, and then we went down to the beautiful Riverwalk, Tampa. The best time to be on Riverwalk is now, the weather is gorgeous! On Sunday, I spent the morning with my Dad celebrating his birthday and then having the family back together for dinner that night! Family is very important to me, I treasure every moment with them. So, having a weekend full of family time was just what I needed.

Things I’m Loving:

It’s about time to refresh my “everyday bag”. You know, the one that gets left in your car, the one that holds all your lost socks and booby pins. Yes, that one. I love this one for UNDER $50 and also comes with a little wristlet!

 

 

 

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Tulle Skirt + Cozy Sweater

Outfit Details: Chicwish sweater c/o , Francesca’s skirt, DSW heels, Rebecca Minkoff bag

Yesterday on A Daydream Love, I talked about my top two 2018 resolutions. I’ve started with doing full body pilates workouts for beginners to learn the proper moves and to build up my strength. We all have to start somewhere right? I’ll be sharing the workouts that I find on my Twitter, so if you are interested, feel free to follow along! In order to build my mind, I’ve really been diving in to some research and I’m learning all about business and tools for success. As for building my soul, I think I’ll taking a warm bubble bath and just spend some time relaxing. Each week will be either a continuation or I’ll find something new. As I find inspiration on building a stronger body, mind and soul, I will let you know!

I’ve been bundled up like it’s in the negative digits, but let me tell you 40 degrees and under for Florida is absolutely FREEZING, like it might as well just snow! I don’t want to come out of my  warm shell AKA my bed! However, I can’t stay in there forever. I needed something pretty and warm to wear this week, so I paired this extremely comfortable sweater with a tulle skirt! This embroidered sweater has a chunky fit, but it’s oh so cozy! It would pair great with a pair of jeans and boots too!

 

Pearl Embellished Cardigan

Outfit Details: Shein cardigan c/o, Express pants, Express top, Steve Madden mules, Furla bag

Happy New Year! I kicked my 2018 year off with friends, starting the day by waking up to the sound of rain hitting our tent. It was so peaceful and really just added to my prayer that 2018 would be filled with peace, blessings, joy and lots of love.

I don’t talk about resolutions normally, but I figured I’d share a couple of personal ones that I’ve really been thinking about and wanting to begin implementing this year! Here are my top two:

  1. Stronger body: I don’t diet, and I don’t ever talk about dieting. It’s not for me, and it’s not my “resolution”. This year I want to build a healthier, stronger body-mind and soul included. Making better eating choices, working out more consistently, reading books, learning and trying new things.
  2. Strive for inner peace: I put the word “strive” because I know it won’t be easy, and I know not every situation or time in life will be peaceful. I battle with anxiety, and although I know how to tame it, I want to strive to have to have inner peace this year. Find ways to calm the mind, reduce stress and anxiety and overall become a less highly intense person.

Not really a “resolution”, but I’m planning to bring a lot of great content for you in 2018. I want to keep things more personal, add more video content, and really connect with those that read and follow along. Thank you for all of the love and support and I wish you all a blessed and happy 2018!

Cozy For The New Year

 

Outfit Details: The Mint Julep Boutique sweater c/o , The Mint Julep Boutique vest c/o   Rag & Bone denim, Chloe bag, Target shoes

After the Holiday season I typically spend a little time in Georgia resting and regaining my strength for the new year. This year is a little different, with new schedules and an intense work load, we weren’t able to make it up to the cabin. So, I’m taking some time at home (when I’m not working) to get a little r & r. My wardrobe is definitely getting a little r & r too. I dressed up so much during the Holiday season (which I love), that I want to take it down a notch and really showcase some comfortable, casual, yet cute outfits.  Today’s look is one I wore a couple of times with separate pieces. This sweater is so comfortable and you can see where I wore it here with a big red ribbon in my hair.

I’ve teamed up with The Mint Julep for a GIVEAWAY to celebrate 2017 and bringing in 2018! I’m excited to be giving a $25 gift card to one of you! Head over to my Instagram for details to come! 

 

 

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Red Tulle Dress

Outfit Details: Red Dress Boutique dress c/o, Red Dress Boutique heels c/o

Whether you say “Happy Christmas” or “Merry Christmas” I hope it was merry bright! We are learning to adjust to new traditions and ways of hosting our Holiday get togethers without our Grandpa, and with a change in our family dynamics. I felt very blessed this year to be surrounded by a loving group of family and friends. We kept the memories alive, and we were all filled with so much joy and love this Holiday season.

After a short time off, I’m back to bring you one last Holiday look! This stunning dress would be perfect for NYE or any special occasion-red is a stunning color to wear year round. If this dress is too “Holiday” for you but you are looking for a special occasion dress, I highly recommend this same style dress in the color teal, how gorgeous! The black, star detail heels that I paired along with this dress are on sale for $15!

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