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22 Jul

Color Block File13

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Coffee anyone? Since I’m not a coffee drinker, I’m glad to say this fit are my pumps of espresso. The hot pink, orange, & fuchsia (purple-ish pink) are just bouncing off the walls. With that being said, I don’t think you can look at office wear the same ever again, we’re even Color Blocking File 13. About the Fit This piece was made to ride along the curves for sure. The custom fit laid on my body so well it had me falling in love with myself all over again. Considering how clingy it is, I made sure to wear my tightest fitting girdle to smooth my midsection & lift my lower tummy. Did we just bring sexy back to the office? About the...
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11 Jul

Styling my Boyfriend!

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So, about this look. It's hard to conjure up words past I love it! Since I know I need to say much more, let me start off with, I've been dying to style a boyfriend shirt. I often attract athletic, super cut gents, which means getting into one of their button downs probably won't work lol, but its all good, Fe Noel took care of that. The details on this button down are right on point. The collar is extra huge and the sleeves, OMG! I've really gotten my share of the extended cuff this season, but this Fe Noel top is my fave. This top is the main focus of my look so I really wanted to make sure...
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4 Jul

Fireworking SheIn

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Happy 4th guys!!!   I hope you liked my all white dress I decided to sport on this Independence Day.  Today being the fourth, you know grilling, fireworks & loud music are the ways we celebrate, while at the same time jazzing it all up with a cute fit. This SheIn dress is absolutely perfect. It is such an easy wear. Its closure is a back zipper, which is awesome because I don’t have to worry about constantly tightening my belt to keep this wrapped ensemble closed and classy. I can move about the yacht fancy and free. Now, the flexibility is everything! The high split is AH-MAZ with my Jessica Simpson no heel illusion ankle strap pump. On the flip side...
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3 Jul

Hellooo Ruffle!

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All legs? I know right. So I spotted this dress on Boohoo back in April and thought, "How often do I find something I like that's short & fitted?" It's very rare, I play around with body cons because I find fashion much more interesting and creative when you have to put pieces together. I couldn't resist this particular body con. The stripes and double layered ruffled hem had me at hello. I was all in my head about how great I'd look in it after putting these super fun Sam Edelman sandies with it! After trying it on, I realized imagining this dress on my body was a visual understatement. I was all legs & curves, but loved it!...
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28 Apr

It’s My Blogiversary; Dress it, Boot it, Strut It!

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I think I hear Tony Toni Tone' serenading me….. It’s your blogiversary…. blogiversarrrry. OMG, the time the time. It’s been 4 years, I’ve had the pleasure of sharing my world with you. I can’t thank you enough for being so supportive. I have an abundance of gratitude for every picture you’ve liked, every follower you've sent, every comment you’ve written- Thank You! Each and everyone of you are amazing and I am grateful that you’re apart of my journey, love you much. As a blogger I’ve grown so much. I ‘ve watched myself become more and more consistent and diligent. This has been a slow, but amazing journey. This year I was published in 4 magazines, two were print, currently...
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12 Apr

The Black Women’s Expo: Beauty, Branding, & Blogging

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I wasn't the perfect panelist for The Black Women's Expo.. so I thought. When I was asked to join the panel for such a huge event I gave the side eye. Then to make it even more troubling, the focused topic was blogging & how to make it a successful business( oh lawd). I struggled with whether or not I qualified for this  topic at this time. Blogging and success did not quite calibrate on my scale as equal parts. Calculating how much I’ve invested versus how much I’ve profited seem to be more reason why I should not speak. Blogging is a difficult and time consuming job, even more so when you’re turning a passion into a business. My...
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24 Feb

Curvy Wakanda

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Although this look does not echo through the lands as African and neither does it mapquest me to my long-lost tribe, you can not deny its glory or boldness, like the people of the safari and my long-lost tribe. This ensemble screams black (in every form of its meaning), regal, profound, powerful and rich. It was the perfect fit for my welcoming to Wakanda. So, I decided to pay homage to histories first, all-black Marvel, with a curvy slayish dinner and movie meet & greet. I wanted to hone in on and captivate a rare experience. Undeniably, Black Panther, was a long overdue production- not just for the diaspora, but for the world. February 16th Black Panther made history to...
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2 Jan

Taste The Feeling

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SoShenell's Coke Mixology I have loved Coke as long as I can remember! Over the years I have acquired a different mix of Coke. Before Coca Cola came out with vanilla and cherry etc, I was doing my own thing. Check out how I drink Coke. I won't know if you tried my personal mixes unless you leave a comment, so comment, I have to know what you think! Coke and Banana flavoring Coke, Rum and Banana flavoring Sprite, Mango, Pineapple, and Strawberries (Sonic) Coke, black or dark cherry with cherry grenadine Coke with freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice Coke, mint leaf, cherry grenadine and black cherries Coke and Pineapple syrup Coke and Coconut favoring (add Rum flavor) Coke, vanilla...
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16 Nov

Restoring Self Confidence; Mirror Challenge

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  Restoring Self Confidence; You Are a Reflection of Yourself. The Mirror Spirit Check. “It is one thing to acknowledge your lack of confidence & another thing to confront it.” -Shenell   Disclaimer: While reading this article, you will find I have chosen to use low self-esteem, self-doubt & lack of confidence interchangeably. The intent of this article is to encourage anyone who reads it, to no longer look at a lack of confidence as a surface and basic personality flaw, but to acknowledge its power & the detriment it bears on the soul. I am not gullible enough to believe you will be perfect after reading this article. However, if the tools provided are taken seriously, I do expect you to be equipped...
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