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.
"If you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what's next." -Steve Jobs
More than likely you have an idea of what's next. It's probably constantly on your mind. However, for some reason no action has been taken. Fear may be your companion. Distractions may be calling the shots. Or the "How?" may be the holdup.
Not any longer. It's time to launch!
You don't have to move forward on your own. Join Omiana Muller at 12PM on October 27, 2018 to get the tools needed to finally move forward with your "What's next?" Learn how Tiffany McCullough, Founder and CEO of Jungle Portfolio, LLC, turned her "What's next?" into a successful business. This intimate event will be held at More Than Java Café, a local black owned business.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
A light brunch
Opportunities to Network
Connections with like minded people
An action plan to launch your "What's Next"
The time is long over due to take flight and launch. Let's do it together.
**Seating is limited. Grab your ticket and bring a friend who needs to launch into their "What's next?"
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.
Thanks for reading! Before you go, do list your favorite Fall fashion essentials in the comment section below.
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.
Sometimes a gal just needs a change of scenery and a break from the typical day-to-day responsibilities. When I felt that itch, I got super cute, utilized my full tank of gas, and enjoyed a solo adventure. Beres Hmond, Maxwell, Ledisi, and The Temptations were blasting out of my car windows and I savored every minute of freedom from my typical schedule. I didn’t go too far though, the trip was only about two hours from my home.
En route to my destination I put the GPS on pause, made a U-turn, and stopped by the cutest little farm that I saw. I then indulged in one of my favorite farm fresh desserts. It was heavenly!In my opinion, moments like this is needed. Ok, I’m going to say it. “It should be a requirement.”
Here’s a video briefly documenting my unforgettable solo trip.
Have you taken a solo road trip? What was your favorite thing to do?
Virtually jet setting to Wakanda was one of the best trips ever. Ever! Many of us reserved our tickets in advance, planned our outfits weeks ahead, and stood in line for the trip of a lifetime. The experience was magical, empowering, and some even felt more educated about their African roots. I was there for every bit of it. The camaraderie, creative outfits, and the excitement was invigorating not only for the African American community but for our nation as a whole. Needless to say, I was loving all of the unity surrounding Black Panther. Wakanda forever!
Although being introduced to Wakanda was a major highlight. It's still surreal to embrace the reality that Styled By OmiOmy will be touching down in Africa on Monday, March 26, 2018. Yes! In several days, I will have the distinct honor of teaching pastors, leaders, and providing clothing for the children of Lumakanda, Kenya with the Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries. Get ready East Africa, I'm coming!
On February 23, 2018 I had the distinct pleasure of collaborating with Sherrel Moore-Tucker and Dr. Celeste Owens as Awakening Coaches at The Surrender Awakening DMV Live Experience as a fundraiser for the upcoming mission trip. The room was packed and each woman left empowered and equipped to take the next steps on their journey of living a life surrendered to their God-given purpose. We laughed, cried, shared knowledge, prayed, and prophesied to each attendee. It was nothing short of amazing! Check out the highlights below.
This is my first time stepping foot on the continent and I have been fundraising since October 2018 for at least $3,000 and clothing to give to the children of Lumakanda. You may donate financially here or send a message here to collect any dresses and dressy casual clothing for the children. And of course, your prayers are greatly needed. Pray that those in attendance will be greatly impacted, that there will be more than enough food and clothing to give, and for safe travels.
Look out for the first blog post in April detailing this adventure.
Until then beauties, continue to confidently show up each day as your best authentic self inside and out.
Valentine's Day is here and what better way to celebrate than to step out of your comfort zone a bit with your look. Yep, I know, love should be celebrated every day. Don't be a kill joy, it's a simple day that we highlight and celebrate love whether you're in a relationship or not. Make it a fun and playful day with a different look. Hey, life is what you make it!
My personal style is more on the conservative end. But I do play with colors and bold prints. This time around I stretched my personal style in another direction. I received a gift card as a Christmas present and it was put to good use during my favorite store's Winter clearance.
A Winter clearance sale is extremely budget friendly. This dress was less than $15 with tax and it allowed me to easily step out of my comfort zone. My purchase consisted of a very short dress and I paired it with velvet thigh high boots. It's super short, for moi, and I tend to stay away from the all black attire. However I adore the details on the sleeve.
I know what you're thinking, "Girl, those boots!" Yes. Now let's chat about these boots. It's definitely the first of its kind added to my shoe collection. It was purchased online from a department store during their Winter clearance for less than $30. This beauty scored well in the appearance department and the price was right, but it totally flopped on the comfort level. It was sliding down my thighs after just about every 7th step. Annoying is an understatement. Cute? Yes! Comfort? No bueno!
#BeautyFromTheInsideOut tip: Life is truly what you make it. This year I don't have a "Valentine", however I choose to celebrate love and remember the day in a small way because that's what makes me happy and gives me life. So do you.
I encourage you to do what you love. Celebrate Valentine's Day by stretching your personal style a bit and enjoy every second of it.
Have a fabulous Valentine's Day, beautiful!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, BEAUTIFUL!
I love to spend every new year reflecting, praying, writing, and attending my church's New Year's Revival services and leadership training. This year was no different, Bishop T.D. Jakes led the leadership training and I was on Cloud 9 with all of the wisdom he shared. I attempted to record snippets of his teachings, however they aren't the best. Hopefully you can glean a nugget or so.
I know. The recording wasn't the best. However, do share your nuggets in the comments.
Wishing you the best in this new year, beautiful.
Cheers to new beginnings!