A Little Bit Fashion…..A Little Bit Philosophy.

I Am Amazing – Thought of the Day.


“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
-Abraham Lincoln


I decided to post this quote today from Abraham Lincoln because it sets the tone for focusing on the positive instead of drama and negativity. Often times, we get caught up in the drama of a feud or dispute with a family member, co-worker or friend and we let it take us over, and distract us from the important things we should be focusing on.

If you are currently allowing yourself to get sucked in by negativity with others, stop and reflect for a moment. Like the old cliche says, “You’ll catch more bees with honey than with vinegar.” Use your energy towards improving yourself, rather than engaging in disputes with others.

I Am Amazing! – Thought of the Day


“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

Think about this one. It’s been so incredibly powerful for me! We often don’t realize how much our fears really hold us back from doing things. I just started a new job, publishing a magazine, a few months ago. It requires me to do a lot of selling that I’m not normally accustomed to doing as a writer. I’ve been very successful in the selling that I’ve done, but yet I was still afraid to call on some businesses. I read this quote, and it has seriously made a major impact on the way I view myself.

What would I do if I wasn’t afraid? Well, what I’ve done now that I’m not letting fear get in my way, is gone on to set 20 appointments this week to sell my advertising. I’m not afraid of the “no” anymore. I’m not afraid of the voices in my head that tell me that I can’t do this.

I’ve got this down now! Every morning I ask myself this very question. “what would you do if you weren’t afraid?”. This simple little quote has set me free!!! I hope that it does the very same for you.

Make it a great day. I believe in YOU!

Stop Bullying Kim Kardashian


Whether you like Kim Kardashian or you don’t, America is obsessed with her and her pregnancy. I’ve read countless blog posts and magazine articles about her pregnancy fashion choices and her supposed enormous weight gain. Though its comforting to see that I wasn’t the only woman who’s body changed during pregnancy, I really feel badly for the starlet over the slamming of her current weight. Since when has America gotten so mean??

As a society supposedly against bullying in our schools, aren’t we sending the exact opposite message by publicly bullying Ms. Kardashian on an international level on a daily basis? Imagine the consequences one would face if we harassed a pregnant woman about her weight gain in our workplace, or better yet; made fun of a student because of their weight gain at school? The consequences would be dire and severe for the perpetrator! Yet then we wonder why our children are bullying or are the ones being bullied in schools and on the streets? We wonder why we have all of this conflict and violence in our society? Maybe it’s because we are teaching one another that its ok to bash and make fun of one another when we aren’t picture perfect. This level of thinking is inherently flawed and only further contaminates the minds of our society. We teach one another that it’s ok to judge and be judged at any given moment and that this behavior is perfectly acceptable.

Headlines make money, but they shouldn’t come at the expense of any pregnant woman. Ever. The message that we are sending to our society with these articles is in stark contrast to what we preach as a society. We might as well just abolish all anti-bullying campaigns if we tolerate making fun of a pregnant woman’s weight on our magazine shelves at our local grocery stores.

Fame or no fame, Kim is still a human being with insecurities and feelings. Stop the bullying and the hatred. It’s NOT ok.

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I Am Amazing! – Thought of the Day


“Set your mind on a definite goal and observe how quickly the world stands aside to let you pass.”
-Napoleon Hill

So what are your excuses today? Stop wasting valuable time creating excuses as to why you don’t deserve to reach your goals. Go and get it! Take those excuses, write them down on a sheet of paper and then throw it away. Go get it!! The excuses stop right here and right now. I believe in YOU!

Obama to appoint first EVER female Secret Service director


New leadership to a department that has been plagued with scandal. Maybe a woman is just what the Secret Service needs. Read below for an excerpt from The Post.

http://nyp.st/11IskGE

I Am Amazing! – Thought of the Day


“All of your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.”
-Walt Disney

Don’t doubt yourself today. Don’t let those voices that tell you that you CAN’T do it get you down. Go out and just make it happen without listening to the excuses that you make for yourself. I believe in YOU!

“Lean In” & listen to Sheryl Sandberg?


Love her or hate her, it’s definitely worth the read. Even though I didn’t swallow her book down with a glass of feminism, it certainly inspired me to want to get out their and make it happen. Perhaps a motivational speaker for women is more of her calling in life? Read the link for a great article on the discussion of whether to love or hate Sheryl Sandberg.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/learnvest/2013/03/20/the-3-things-that-made-me-change-my-mind-about-sheryl-sandberg/

Kate Spade “Normandy Park” Circle Bag


Here I go again, ranting and raving about all of the items that I MUST HAVE for fall.

One of the trends that we are seeing this fall is the circle bag. The last time I used a circle bag was back in 1992 when I had a red, leather Paloma Picasso one. It was given to me as a gift and I absolutely worshipped it! (kinda wish that I didn’t get rid of it right about now.)

Polka Dots are another trend that we’re seeing everywhere too, from jeans to scarves and shoes to purses. When it comes to trends, I like to keep it simple, using the principle that less is more, and I like to be able to wear the trendy item more than just one time. For example, I love the concept of polka dotted jeans, but I’m not sure how many times I can wear them without the look getting stale.

I fell in love with Kate Spade’s “Normandy Park” polka dot bag, $298, from katespade.com. It’s a patent leather black bag that features the most perfect sized white polka dots. The size of the circle bag is 6.2”h x 6.2”w x 2.3”d, so it’s perfect for a lipstick, cell phone and cash/credit cards. Makes a great statement for either day or night, and it also comes in black and red.

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Simple Ways to Burn 100 Calories Right Now


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Charlotte Olympia “Blue Moon” Pump


How appropriate, right? I so need these killer heels for my collection.

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