#My2018Wins

This time of the year is filled with Christmas parties, end of the year celebrations, and shopping for our friends and loved ones. Yes, 2019 is around the corner and I am sure the 2019 planners have been ordered and some may have already plotted out the first quarter of the new year.  The vision board parties are in full effect, resolutions and goals are being set, prayers and petitions for 2019 have been laid out before the Lord, and just like that we are onto the new.  

In the midst of the excitement, may I ask, "What was your win for March 2018?" Do you remember? If not, no worries. Join me each day starting Thursday, December 20, 2018 for a brief moment to reflect on our "Wins!" for each month of 2018.

A time of reflection before the new year arrives will leave you full of gratitude, motivation, and strengthened for the challenges that await in the upcoming year.

R E F L E C T I O N :

  • Aides in growth as you develop a deeper understanding of various experiences.

  • Increases the likelihood that you will remain committed to the vision for your life.

  • Develops your approach and reviews their effectiveness, rather than just carrying on, doing things as you have always done. 

Before you catapult into the new year, take some time to pause, breathe, and document your own personal wins, accomplishments, and special moments with a picture for each month in 2018. 

Starting on Thursday, December 20, 2018 we will begin the #My2018Wins Challenge until the end of the year, Monday, December 31, 2018.

Instructions for the #My2018Wins Challenge:

  1. Review your camera roll and pick a picture that represents your “Win!” for that particular month. On Thursday, December 20, 2018, share a picture that represents your win for January 2018. On Friday, December 21, 2018, share a picture that represents your win for February 2018. On December 22, 2018, share a picture that represents your win for March 2018 and so on. (Example below.)

  2. Post the picture with a caption explaining your “Win!” here on the Styled By OmiOmy Facebook Page. (Example below.)

  3. Celebrate your wins and the other women that share on each post.

 Get ready, let's take some time to reflect on the progress made in 2018.

Look at the prayers answered, accomplishments made, and the phenomenal life you have been living!

Note* I will be posting my “Wins!” on Facebook and here.

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
— Michael Jordan
January 2018: I was invited by the Family Academy of First Baptist Church of Glenarden to teach these young beauties on confidence and a positive self image. I was so grateful for the opportunity because I adore children.

January 2018: I was invited by the Family Academy of First Baptist Church of Glenarden to teach these young beauties on confidence and a positive self image. I was so grateful for the opportunity because I adore children.

February 2018: My mom’s birthday celebration was epic! She went through a health battle, so to have her here in the land of the living for another birthday was a miracle. 🙌🏾 My win for February 2018 was partying with my favorite girl on her special day. 💃🏾 We partied all month!

February 2018: My mom’s birthday celebration was epic! She went through a health battle, so to have her here in the land of the living for another birthday was a miracle. 🙌🏾 My win for February 2018 was partying with my favorite girl on her special day. 💃🏾 We partied all month!

March 2018: I was introduced to the infamous Amsterdam Airport and it was epic. Wow is an understatement. It had several libraries, the restrooms looked like they belonged in a mansion, and the chocolate selection was out of this world. Is it weird that spending several hours at this airport again is now on my bucket list? 😂 (I'm so serious though.)

March 2018: I was introduced to the infamous Amsterdam Airport and it was epic. Wow is an understatement. It had several libraries, the restrooms looked like they belonged in a mansion, and the chocolate selection was out of this world. Is it weird that spending several hours at this airport again is now on my bucket list? 😂 (I'm so serious though.)

April 2018: My first safari in beautiful Nairobi, Kenya. I was in awe!

April 2018: My first safari in beautiful Nairobi, Kenya. I was in awe!

May 2018: Presenting at Career Day for Cherokee Elementary School.

May 2018: Presenting at Career Day for Cherokee Elementary School.

June 2018: In June, my family and friends became big kids and had a blast at  #DisneyWorld  in honor of my sister's graduation from college.

June 2018: In June, my family and friends became big kids and had a blast at #DisneyWorld in honor of my sister's graduation from college.

July 2018: My sister and I attending an  #Afrobeats  dance class with  #LiftAfrica .  #Epic   #GreatTimes   #OurHypeManWasOnPoint  😂 Definitely incorporating more dancing in 2019.

July 2018: My sister and I attending an #Afrobeats dance class with #LiftAfrica. #Epic #GreatTimes #OurHypeManWasOnPoint 😂 Definitely incorporating more dancing in 2019.

August 2018: For my birthday in August, family and friends joined me for a beach party. It was such a fun way to celebrate.

August 2018: For my birthday in August, family and friends joined me for a beach party. It was such a fun way to celebrate.

September 2018: September was all about “Connecting” and supporting others.

September 2018: September was all about “Connecting” and supporting others.

October 2018: I hosted my first event “Brunch to Launch” and the Lord created the perfect partnerships and sponsorships for it to be a success.  #B2Launch

October 2018: I hosted my first event “Brunch to Launch” and the Lord created the perfect partnerships and sponsorships for it to be a success. #B2Launch

November 2018: I retreated to a much needed vacation after feeling like I was operating on fumes.

December 2018: One of my major wins for the last month of the year is initiating this challenge. Styled by OmiOmy helps their clients to see themselves the way God sees them. CONGRATS ON YOUR MANY WINS, Queen! 👑

December 2018: One of my major wins for the last month of the year is initiating this challenge. Styled by OmiOmy helps their clients to see themselves the way God sees them. CONGRATS ON YOUR MANY WINS, Queen! 👑

Bless you for this challenge! I enjoyed reading wins from other queens! 👑 -Kelly K.
Omiana, this picture of you! Your heart to help us see ourselves as God sees us 😭😭 happy cry over here! -Tyra K.
You rock!!!!! I love how your vision is blossoming! -Tiffany M.

Out on... VACATION!

Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?” – Zig Ziglar
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The beach is calling my name and I must answer. My bags are packed and Styled By OmiOmy is officially ON VACATION! Catch this brief clip to see where I ended up. While you’re there please subscribe to my channel and leave a comment.

Favorite Fall Essentials

This Caribbean born fashionista strongly dislikes cold weather. I'm a Summer baby and anything below 70 degrees Fahrenheit would have me rolling my eyes and only thinking warm thoughts. However I live in the DMV so I had to get used to the change of seasons. To cope with the colder temps I would bundle up beyond the average person. Staying warm by any means necessary was my motto.  I'm extreme with it and I'm totally fine with it! This year when I had to say goodbye to the Summer temps, I mustered up enough encouragement to focus on the bright side of Fall.  That led me to a list of my favorite Fall fashion essentials.

1. THE CLASSIC TRENCH (New York & Company)

1. THE CLASSIC TRENCH (New York & Company)

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2. FAUX FUR EVERYTHING (Old Navy)

2. FAUX FUR EVERYTHING (Old Navy)

3. HATS (City Hats)    4. OVERSIZED SCARFS (Old Navy)

3. HATS (City Hats)

4. OVERSIZED SCARFS (Old Navy)

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5. OTHER TRENCH STYLE JACKETS (Old Navy)

5. OTHER TRENCH STYLE JACKETS (Old Navy)

Thanks for reading! Before you go, do list your favorite Fall fashion essentials in the comment section below.

Self Care 101- Special Holiday Edition

National holidays are to be celebrated and your birthday fits perfectly in that category. Yep, your birthday is a national holiday. If you didn't know, "Now you know!"  It should not be treated as just another day. Take this PSA (Public Service Announcement) to heart. The day Wonder Woman, (Insert your mama's name) went through excruciating pain and welcomed your exceptional self into this world, MUST be recognized and celebrated in your own unique way.

You teach people how to treat you. I have lived and learned that truth. If you have a whatever attitude about your special day then that's exactly how people will treat it. Like it is whatever. Some may start out attempting to celebrate you on your special day but your joy kill type of attitude may eventually wear them out. Eventually causing their efforts to seem unappreciated. Others may fear that your "Whatever." attitude will spill over to how you are going to treat them on their special holiday. Can you blame them? If you don't celebrate yourself then it is a clear indication of how you will treat a friend, loved one, or spouse.

Do not misinterpret this advice. You don't have to travel across the country or throw an elaborate shindig in  a ballroom filled with a ton of people criticizing your food choice and venue. Since it's your special holiday then it should be celebrated just the way you desire. That could mean having a staycation, doing a couple of your favorite things, eating your favorite meal, or staying on the couch all day doing absolutely not a darn thing. A shower can wait! Nonetheless, you're celebrating it and you are not treating it as a "WHATEVER!" kind of day. It's a day where others can honor your existence and a time to reflect on how far you have grown, and imagine where all the places you will go.

Self care in action.

August 22nd causes my heart to skip a beat every year. My heart is touched as I am showered with acts of love from my friends and loved ones. I'm overjoyed as I embark on a new year, hopeful of what is to come, and for 24 hours it is all about me. If you are like me, so much time is dedicated to helping others be great that it is more than ok to commit your special holiday to focus on you and how blessed you are. No permission is needed anyway. Do what it takes to help you along the journey of being your authentic exceptional self.

Self care for the win!

Indulge me as I go down memory lane of birthdays past.

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2016

2017

2018