If you know me well, you know that I am not afraid to wear colorful makeup, clothing, accessories or shoes. I love to accent chic looks with a pop of color and today I’m bringing you the dress that y’all have been loving and I adore it! So, here’s why color is great for the summer months. Depending upon your skins undertones, there are certain colors that make your skin look vibrant, dewy and youthful. I recently had a chance to collaborate with Mint Julep Boutique again and when I saw this dress, I knew I had to share it. This maxi dress compliments a variety of skin tones and hair colors. I paired my dress with a cute pair of sandals and yellow fringe earrings. When the dress is already a statement piece, simple but fun accessories are all you need. So, you may be wondering how you can purchase both items, well here’s the link:
So, be sure to head on over to Shop the mint to see all of their fabulous clothes and be sure to use my code: Anita15 for a discount!
This isn’t a fashion post, it’s a real life post. Social media is a blessing and it’s a curse at times. In reality, there are way too many people doubting themselves and striving to obtain things they see other people with on the internet. Everyone wants to be flawless, have the biggest house, finest car and nicest wardrobe. But, what do all of those things matter if you’re empty inside? The truth is, I’m not flawless and I don’t strive to be. I have physical scars and my skin isn’t perfect. I live my truth. I love who I am.
There are some people who always define others by what they do for a living and then the other half of people constantly try to minimize what people do. You know, the ones who never pay attention when you tell them what you do? So, if you listen to society, you’ll never measure up. I know that I am not solely who I spent many years in undergraduate and graduate school to become(a therapist). I am much more. Degrees are avenues to help us reach more people, but they should never define us. At the end of the day, I want to be an woman that is known for being real.
Whether I have 1 follower or 30k followers, I want to be someone who reminds people they don’t have to fit into a mold to be beautiful. We live in a world that constantly wants us to scream who we are and what we do for a living, but at the end of the day it’s who we are on the inside that matters. I challenge you, if you’re reading this…
Look in the mirror every morning and know you are worthy of love and worthy of all the things God has for you simply because you are His precious prize. Don’t allow the world to determine who you are. Keep your eyes set on the one who matters most. Our worth is found in our Father whose love never changes. You, my friend are loved, treasured and set apart… You are beautiful the way God made you and never let anyone tell you otherwise.
The Nordstrom Sale has arrived and I will be sharing several of my favorite picks here on the blog AND on social media-So, stay tuned! Also, in order for me to get credit for any sale, you must check out using the Nordstrom app. I will be sharing practical items that can be worn longer than a month. I love functional, investment pieces. As always, if you are someone who doesn’t need anything please don’t feel pressured to purchase items you don’t need. I would like for my readers to love the pieces they invest in and also purchase pieces they need. So, here’s a few of my favorites for the snakeskin loving woman!
Nothing beats having a healthy, white smile and I’m so excited to announce that I’m teaming up with Smile Brilliant to give away a Sonic toothbrush. This toothbrush is valued at 129. Use the link below to enter or enjoy 20 percent off by using my special code!
20 Percent Code:savedclassyandchic20
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I am so excited to announce that I am collaborating with JORD Watches and I get to include all of you in this fabulous giveaway! They’re giving away one $100 gift card toward the purchase of a gorgeous watch from JORD watches!
To enter: Giveaway Link
When I first saw the JORD watch collection, I was immediately taken back by how unique and beautiful wooden watches truly are. I was allowed to select my watch and I chose the Sier Arcadia Series in Marble and Rose gold.
Upon receiving my timepiece, the presentation was absolutely gorgeous. Each timepiece comes in a watch box that includes a cushion for the watch. I have a favorite watch that I usually wear, but I have to admit, my JORD watch is quickly becoming a favorite. It’s lightweight. It has a clasp which secures the watch in place and it’s unique. My style is unique. I love bold colors and accents. I love fashion forward pieces & I also enjoy wearing accessories that are different from what everyone else is wearing.
When it comes to watches, you want your watch to represent your personality. Whether have a classic style, trendy style or a simple style, JORD has a watch for you! I can’t say enough great things about this collection and I hope that you will take the time to review brand and purchase a timepiece of your own.
The giveaway will close on 7/7/2019 at 11:59pm. So,be sure to share this post with your friends and family so they can enter, as well!
To shop all of JORD’s beautiful watches, here are the links:
Men’s Watches -The perfect watch for that special man in your life can be found here.
Women’s Watches– The gorgeous timepiece you’ve been looking for the lady in your life can be found here.
My Timepiece -My gorgeous watch can be purchased here.
Jord Homepage-To Shop all of the wonderful designs, visit the JORD homepage.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, meaning that JORD gifted me this gorgeous watch in exchange for this post. However, as always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
Wooden Wrist Watch
Whether you’re beginning a new routine or an expert at fitness, Fitbod is an app that will help you choose your routines and save time in the gym. Think about it, maybe you want to try new machines or different equipment at the gym, but you’re unsure about how to use them.
Well, Fitbod has a video tutorial and suggestions for all muscle groups. So, if you’re wanting to use something new, be sure to follow the link below for one month free using the app.
Fitbod is so generous to gift me with a code for my readers. Your first month is free! Head on over to the link above to try it out!
You know I’m all about sharing great information with you! And today is no different. So, as you might remember-I’ve been participating in the Faster Way to Fat Loss program the last 7 weeks. To give you a little bit of background about me, I’ve always been into fitness. I work out regularly, but I’m always looking for great programs that incorporate gluten free recipes and total body nutrition. The program is set up in such an amazing way because you are given an awesome coach and put into a group with other ladies participating in the program. Everyone shares their victories and their losses, but they continue to move forward as the program continues. For me, it was different to log my food every day because I usually just concentrated on eating clean without using an app to calculate calories. So, this was really the only adjustment for me. I’m allergic to nuts, so I substitute a lot healthy fats with different items. I went into the program with goals and I rocked those goals.
So, here’s my photo at week one.
I weighed 185 lbs. My initial goal was to lose 15 lbs. I didn’t want to lose a lot of weight. I simply wanted to lean out a little bit more. I’m happy with my size, so I just wanted to firm and tone certain areas.
Here’s me midway through the program.
You can see the definition in my arms, face and you can also see that my waist has slimmed down. I work out 6 to 7 days a week incorporating both Cardio, Weight Training, Yoga and Pilates.
And, here’s my week 7 results. Stronger, leaner more muscle definition and down 15 POUNDS! Yes, you read that correctly! 15 pounds!
So, here’s my question for you, what’s stopping you from investing in yourself? What would you say if I told you that an initial investment would change your life?
Faster Way to Fat Loss isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle. So, how many of you are willing to change your relationship with food and fitness? If you’re ready, be sure to head on over to this page to find out more information about the latest round! I promise you, your life will be changed after the first round.
Yes, you read that correctly… My fashion boutique is open! I can’t even begin to tell you how much of a dream come true this has been. In the future, I plan to open up two store fronts. For right now, my boutique is online. I will have boutique items and my custom shirts on the website at various times. If there are any items you’d like to see more of, please let me know. As always, thank you for your support! I see so many people opening businesses or starting new journeys and their friends are just as excited for them as they are for themselves. I believe we are on this earth to root for the rise of others. So, thank you to those of you who have bought merchandise, sent kind encouraging words, prayed for me, believed in me and most of all, loved me as the Lord was teaching me to step into greater!
Sixes small-3x are available. Head on over to the website to shop your very own pieces!