If you are like most people, we spend a good amount of our wages on our wardrobe. I know I love shopping for clothing! However, after I fasted for a year without buying any clothes or accessories, I was cured! I will share about that experience in another blog post. It helped me to face the clutter that was taking residence in my closet. I donated so much and realized that was hard earned cash I was now throwing away. Do not get me wrong, it is a requirement to help those who are in need. I prefer doing it in other ways. I saw my problem and I began to think differently about clothing. I now treasure the pieces I have even more and I am determined to show love to each piece throughout the year. Maximizing my current closet and creating different outfits with one piece of clothing is priority.
This post is dedicated to showing you how I took a dress that I have worn maybe twice in the three years since it was purchased. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the dress, I actually love the way it fits. However, I was so focused on accumulating more that I neglected it.
First things first, introducing the two piece set:
Let us take it to the office:
Taking it down a notch:
As of January 27, 2019, similar versions of the dress can be found right here. Don’t forget to tag @StyledByOmiOmy or send me a pic when you try any of these styles.
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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:
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.)
Post the picture with a caption explaining your “Win!” here on the Styled By OmiOmy Facebook Page. (Example below.)
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.
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?