Ellie Activewear-August

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Hey Friends! 

You have two options in this life, let your circumstances succumb you or get up a live!

I’m teaming up with @ellieactivewear to bring you a review of their August subscription box! I love comfy, cute workout gear and @Ellieactivewear certainly didn’t disappoint. Whether I’m doing yoga, out in nature, working out at the gym or going to a class at the gym, I want to know my outfit is comfortable and stylish. So, maybe you’ve been asking yourself-Why should I buy an @ellieactivewear subscription box? Well, here’s a few reasons why you should. “First, 

You’ve got options. A new collection launches the first of every month. Choose 1 of 3 pre-styled fitness

looks, designed by women for women. That’s an entire 3-piece outfit to keep for just $39.95—plus free shipping. Or add 2 fitness accessories for just $10 more!

Try this on for size. You don’t have time for complicated. Ellie understands this. You can log in to adjust your sizing preferences for each item before it ships. If the fit or feel of an item doesn’t excite you, we’ll replace it at no extra charge.

On your terms. Commitment shy? Don’t sweat it. No long-term contracts to sign here. You can skip a month or cancel at any time.“

 

Birthdays

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0344AD02-E298-4C4B-BBC5-649E77974D7DToday is my birthday and I can honestly say this birthday looks a little different to me. I am truly grateful to see another year. God has showed up and showed out in so many ways this past year. I opened my own business, I took leaps of faith that I only dreamt of taking, God gave me clarity in so many areas of my life and most of all, He continually poured His love into me. If I could offer you a bit of advice, I would say this…Live life to its fullest. Too many people are walking through this life merely existing. Take leaps of faith in all areas of your life…If you love someone, tell them. I believe everyone has a special someone who brings out the best in them and truly sees the better than anyone else has or ever will. Work on a goal you’ve always wanted to achieve. I’m a firm believer that it’s never too late to start a new goal. Don’t allow fear to control you or cause you to think you are less than. Every day you’re given an opportunity to live on earth is an opportunity to be used by God. Exhaust every single talent He has given you. Love people well. Share His love and be His love. At the end of the day, nothing else matters except the things we’ve done on earth to make His love known. Go forth and live, sweet friends!

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Teaming up with Mint Julep Boutique!

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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:

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Maxi Dress

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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!

 

True Beauty…

Faith, Uncategorized

707BB0BF-C12A-4D66-A79A-8B1D143D8584This 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…

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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.

Collaboration with Sunshine and Honey Boutique-Vegan Leather Earrings

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Hey Loves!
We all love a great pair of earrings and today I’m partnering with Sunshine and Honey Boutique to bring you all kinds of fabulousness in your Instagram feed! Now, we all know I love gold accessories, so when I received these earrings I might’ve squealed just a little bit! 😍 The cutest earrings, ever! They’re gold, vegan leather, a great statement price and very versatile with any outfit that you choose to wear them with. So, as a treat for all my followers, Sunshine and Honey Boutique is offering 40 percent off today through March 31st on your purchase at Www.mysunshineandhoney.com. Be sure to check out my Instastories for a swipe up to shop link or head on over to my Facebook page for the direct link there. When shopping, please use the code: Anita40 to receive your discount! Happy Thursday, loves! I hope you had a great day! #mysunshineandhoneyboutique #veganearrings #bestoftheday #instagood #instagram #classy #chic #styledbyanitaford #repost #followme

Phonetic EyeWear Collaboration

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Hey Loves!

I am so exciting to be collaborating with Phonetic Eyewear to give one lucky follower a pair of Computer Eyewear frames! So, be sure to head on over to my Instagram to enter.

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Our society is technology driven and often times, we spend hours on our mobile devices and computers not recognizing the strain it’s placing on our eyes. Eye strain is common among people who use technology for long hours and it can lead to neck pain, migraines and even dry or teary eyes.

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So, what is Phonetic Eyewear doing to solve this common issue? They’ve created the best blue light blocking frames,ever. Phonetic Eyewear’s frames block the harmful Violet/Blue light that is emitted from mobile devices, tablets and computers. It is estimated that Americans spend 10 hours using technology everyday. If you think about it, we’re always connected in some way.

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Phonetic Eyewear’s frames are very affordable. Frames range from $49 to $99. I was able to select my own frames and I selected the Quinn frame in Tortoise. When the frames arrived, they arrived in a box that can also serve as a case and a cleaning cloth is included. The  frame is fashionable and durable, and it is available in a few other colors. The lenses are prescription lens quality.

I’ve tested many frames from various manufacturers and price points and the quality just isn’t the same. With Phonetic, you are guaranteed to receive the highest quality frames for your money.

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Overall, my review of Phonetic Eyewear is excellent. I wore my glasses from Phonetic every time I used my computer and my mobile device for extended periods of time. I noticed less eye irritation and headaches. Usually, after looking at the screen for a long period of time, my eyes feel tired and dry. So, wearing the glasses made a tremendous difference and I will continue to wear them. Be sure to check out all of Phonetic Eyewear’s products! Happy Friday, loves!

Free People Tunic

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Happy Friday, loves! I’m sure many of you have wondered when I was going to wear my hair down, lol. Well, the southern humidity doesn’t always cooperate and quite frankly, your girl loves herself a pretty top knot! So, tomorrow my hair will be back up again, lol.
Wardrobe Details: I am in love with this cute @freepeople blouse from @macys! Dress it up or dress it down and you’re sure to be the chicest lady on the block! And, yes! I’m still rocking my fur mules! 😊What are your Friday evening plans?

Collaboration with Olive & Pepper Boutique

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The cutest collaboration with @shopoliveandpepper boutique is on the blog today. I literally love EVERYTHING they have! Those who know me well know that I love dusters. I think dusters are such a cute addition to a basic outfit. This velvet duster is the cutest! For styling, I love mixing textures, so I decided to pair my velvet duster with velvet leggings, black and gold fur mules and gold accessories to create this ultra chic look. Why fit in when you were born to stand out! ✨✨ Head on over to @shopoliveandpepper boutique and pick out some cuteness! Tell them I sent you! ❤️

Contigo Stainless Steel Chill

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Whether you’re traveling, heading to work or going to the gym, staying hydrated is always important. Contigo reached out to me and sent me their Contigo AutoSeal Chill. I have a lot of stainless steal cups from other brands, but I have to admit, I was so impressed when I used it. First, it’s Olympic blue! I mean.. How much better can you get? We’ve all been watching the Olympics and seeing all of the hard work the amazing athletes put into training and competing. So, it’s important to support Team USA. Second, staying hydrated is important in order to be healthy, but drinking plenty of water also helps keep your skin glowing. And, last but not least, who doesn’t love cold drinks? The design of the Contigo chill allows drinks to stay cold for 28 hours. It also had an auto sealing cap which keeps spills from happening, and it keeps germs out! We are still in the midst of cold and flu season, so this is definitely a huge positive. Its also lightweight and compact. It’s not bulky. I carried my Contigo Chill this weekend as I was moving about at the airport. It fits nicely in my handbag and it’s also not too bulky to carry alone. Overall, I would rate the Contingo Chill high on a scale of 1-10. I’d say the Contigo Chill is in the compares to other stainless steel chills and it’s cost efficient. So, if your looking for a chill that fits your lifestyle, be sure to head on over to Contigo and check out their line of chills. There are various designs and price points that fit into every budget. Thanks so much for the gift, Contigo!