2018: Life+Style Goals and Improvements

Hey y’all, happy new year!

I’m not a “new year, new me” person but I’m all about improving. It’s been about a year since I’ve knowingly stopped eating meat and this year I’m striving to improve my awareness. I’m also implementing more natural products into my lifestyle. I’ll hopefully be doing more reviews of the natural products I try. I’m not trying to sway anyone to my way of life, but maybe I can answer questions or ease the skepticism of anyone who may be on the fence.

One of the things I hope to accomplish this year is to visit more vegetarian/pescatarian/vegan friendly restaurants in Charleston. I’m all about trying new things, so this should be a fun goal to fulfill. This weekend I visited the new location of one of my favorite places–Dellz on the Macon! Dellz is family owned and operated and has some of the best food I’ve ever had. They serve up a great combination of good, healthy food with robust flavor. It’s feel good food with friends because it’s a small and cozy environment.

Ireana of XOXO, I. Joelle and I had a great meeting over their Dellz Nachos (with meatless meat crumbles).

This was her first time trying Dellz and I think I’ve got her addicted to their fresh, vegan chocolate chip cookies. Those cookies are honestly heaven on earth!

We also ran into the homie, KJ Kearney, who dropped some real business knowledge. This year needs to be more about coming together, finding, and securing all the bags we can. Shout out to KJ’s mom, Miss Karen, for also putting us on to some new ways to put ourselves out there!

Dellz on the Macon really is full of magic. It’s a melting pot of good food, good music, good people, and good vibes. Pay what you can and pay it forward–they’re all about putting good karma out into the universe. The Macon couldn’t have gained a better new gathering place.

What would this outing and this post be without outfit details? I finally got a chance to break out my new dress from the Tracee Ellis Ross for JC Penney collection! Amazing fit and quality and I’m so sad the collection isn’t permanent! My wardrobe needs more from Tracee!

Dress: TER 4 JCP $34 (currently on a limited time sale $18.99 😱)

Denim Jacket and Bangles: Old Navy (personalized by moi)

Belt Bag and Earrings: Forever 21 $15.80

Boots: Arizona (JCP) $19.99

📸: Ireana Nathan

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Camo Babe

Petar Petrov white cashmere sweater
$1,090 – stylebop.com

Paige denim skinny jeans
$270 – stylebop.com

Alexander mcqueen bootie
monnierfreres.com

Yves Saint Laurent hand bag
$1,480 – montaignemarket.com

Glashütte grey jewelry
jomashop.com

David yurman jewellery
nordstrom.com

Gucci 18k white gold jewelry
neimanmarcus.com

Kendra Scott stacked bracelet set
neimanmarcus.com

Silver metal jewellery
gamiss.com

Linda Farrow titanium frame sunglasses
nordstrom.com

Michael stars scarve
amazon.com

Forever 21 hat
forever21.com

Puma lipstick
sephora.com

Red and Black Lumberjack with the Boots to Match

Miss Selfridge red top
missselfridge.com

AMIRI cropped jeans
thewebster.us

Dsquared2 black lace up boots
$735 – farfetch.com

La Perla red hand bag
laperla.com

Chanel diamond jewelry
jomashop.com

Nam Cho white gold hoop earrings
modaoperandi.com

Lynn Ban leather necklace
lanecrawford.com

Uma Raquel Davidowicz resin ring
$140 – farfetch.com

Antica Murrina red jewellery
$86 – forzieri.com

Forever 21 cross jewellery
forever21.com

Diamond sunglasses
1stdibs.com

Mineral makeup
popmap.com

paying style homage

Hey y’all! It’s no secret that I am truly captivated by Nicole Richie. I’ve been inspired by her story and loved watching her grow from bad girl to boss babe. Her style has evolved her from fast and trendy to everlasting, fashion forward bohemian chic goddess. One of my most favorite looks of hers is one that’s extremely simple, but styled to perfection. It’s one that she’s truly made her own.

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One thing that I’ve always wanted to do, but never had a rhyme or reason for was to create this look. With the help of Jennifer Collins, I brought the look to life in my own way. It’s a chance to pay homage to one of my style icons and a chance to improve and perfect upon my own look. Enjoy!

Tights: h&m; Sunnies: forever 21; Booties: nine west

Selfie Queen in Training

Hey y’all! I know I’ve been MIA for awhile, but since the Hurricane Matthew evacuation excursion I’ve been trying to pull things back together. Things are fine here and are slowly falling in place again. I’ve fallen into a bit of a funk and it’s been kinda hard to focus on blogging, so forgive me. It’s a balancing game with work and blogging and I’ve slipped up, but I’m trying to be more proactive.

I’ve wanted to teach myself how to take my own pictures for some of my posts so I found a tripod and a remote and a photo app for my iPhone. I usually do my blogging related stuff on Sunday, so after a trip to Starbucks I headed a little further down to Waterfront Park. It was such a nice day and the colors of the foliage were just great. It became a great back drop.

This is my first attempt and I’m sure I went overboard with some features and I could’ve improved on my camera’s positioning, but it’s all a learning experience. In retrospect, I went about it super casually because I was trying to break out of the fear of undue attention. Slowly but surely I’ll get there. There’s always another chance this weekend.

Here’s my finished product:


BTW, I got that cute blush colored blazer from the H&M in Charlotte for $20! The tee and palm tree necklace are Forever 21, the jeans are Juicy Couture, the kicks are UGG, my other 2 necklaces are from Stox&Co. 😊✌🏾️