Beautiful Curaçao, I miss you!

Where are you headed for the Christmas & New Year Holiday?  Some place warm & cozy, surrounded by the people you love, I pray.  So, how do you travel when going on a escapade?  You know my motto, Keep It Sexy Simple!  Recently, I escaped & this is how I travel, long dress, flip-flops & carry-on pieces.  A while back, in my more youthful days, I would overpack.  I have a story, I will tell you about in another post.  I vowed never again to overpack.  Now I travel light, in style & with all carry-on pieces, if I can help it.  I bought these twin bags some years ago at Target.  It was one of Oprah’s picks & they have held up.  Thank you Oprah!

So, in summary:
1.  Pack light, so you can walk off the plane & wait for no luggage; 
2. Be comfortable…don’t forget a wrap for the chilly plane & of course…
3. Be as stylish as your heart desires!

Happy travels & Merry Merry Christmas friends!

Cheers to Jesus….

Surround Yourself With Positivity


It's all about the animal prints and mixing the textures! Try it out, be bold be tenacious. Why not make a statement, you only go around this rodeo once 🙂

Every time I celebrate a birthday, I do a state of the union of my life (lol’ing at that).  It’s true you have to assess your “Union” otherwise known as your life.  Which led me to think about the importance of surrounding yourself with positive movements and vibes.  Whether it be people, things or places make a conscious effort to assess your situation and do away with the negativity.  It’s not about doing what’s popular.  It’s about doing what’s right for you. If negativity persists in finding you, like a moth to a flame, then perhaps you should try to follow your instincts more times then not. So that later on you are not kicking yourself about the negativity you let into your space when your “initial instinct” was to keep it out (see how that works :).

“Be more splendid.  Be more extraordinary.  Use every moment to fill yourself up” says Oprah!  Fill yourself up with the positive side of life.  Be a light unto yourself, so that you attract the best and filter out the rest.

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Following Your Passion ~ Dr. Maya Angelou



The clipping I saved from college when I heard Dr. Angelou speak.

I was sipping on my Chai Tea Latte the other day when I noticed Oprah staring at me.  She was looking at me from a picture, but nonetheless she was gazing.  Then I read the sleeve on my cup and it said, ” Follow your passion.  It will lead you to your purpose.”  Oh Oprah! 
You are right about that.  It’s not an easy journey but a great example of a woman that found her purpose is Dr. Maya Angelou.  What a Phenomenal Woman, who brings Oprah’s statement to life.  Let her example of following her passion be your guide in your journey toward your own purpose.

May she rest in peace.  Read Ronda Racha Penrice’s article about her life.

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