To me it means to have a clear understanding of who you are, mind, body and soul, it means understanding what it is you are willing to take and what you are not, it means owning who you are in your body, big, small, tall, fat, white, black or in between and more importantly, knowing whose you are.
For me, once you have identified how far you are willing to let people go in the way they treat you and you accept yourself for who you are, and you accept that there is a higher being, a God that is bigger than all of us and He controls the universe and everything in it, that to me is the definition of being whole.
I am a darker skinned black woman and for a long time in my life I never accepted that I was or could ever be beautiful, it took all my life to figure out that true beauty comes from within.
This revelation came about after the death of my mother, my sister and one of my dearest friends of thirty years, along with a lot of encouragement from my now 27 year old daughter.
Now that I have come to understand that I have one life to live and I do not get to say, “oops” and come back, I realize that I have to live my best life and that requires me loving myself for who I am and enjoying my life one day at a time.
My birthday was a few weeks ago and looking back over my life I realize that everything that I went through was to bring me to this place and in this place I am at peace with who I have become.
I am a true believer that your clothing are to be versatile, this is one of the reasons I prefer to purchase pieces like skirts, tops and jackets.
In the past I would not buy to many dresses because I believed that you could basically only wear them once and then you had to wait a period of time before you could wear them again.
shheesh..that idea has gone out the window, lately I have been experimenting with all of the latest pieces of clothing that I have in my closet along with the old pieces and I am having myself a fabulous time. I am mixing and matching and doing whatever the heck I please when it comes to putting pieces together.
For example, this dress is an awesome fitted dress with a lining that hugs my figure like a second skin, and for this occasion, I choose this floral coverup to complement this dress, and it look awesome.
Lawd I hate this hair do, what the heck was I thinking?
Here is what I am talking about when I said you need to make your garment earn its keep. For me, any item that I purchase has to be able to make the rounds of at least three outfits.
Above this is the same coverup, the only difference is that I have now used it with a nice pair of fitted jeans and a tank top. I have also worn this coverup with a pair of jeans shorts, a pink tank top and a pair of flats for a day out with my grandson.
You can go in your closet where you think you have nothing to wear and come out with more than twenty new and exciting outfits, just by mixing and matching what is already in there, give it a try!
Anyone who knows me know that I love big beautiful pieces of jewelry, pieces that are unique and stand out, maybe because every time I wear them they always spark a conversation and those of you who know me well, know that I like to talk, a lot.
My girlfriend Chevy is a master at making big beautiful pieces as a matter of fact that is exactly what she does for a living. She has this store that carries all color, make and size beads and everything else that you need to make your very own one of a kind pieces.
And don’t you know I have made several pieces that I am very proud of, will show you those in another blog.
I find it easy to take a piece of jewelry and dress up a simple t-shirt and jeans or just a simple straight dress for a night out with my girls.
Just remember that whatever you decide to wear, whether it is a piece of jewelry, a piece of clothing or a pair of shoes once you wear it with confidence you cannot help but make the item look amazing.
For so long I was wanting a pair of thigh high boots and could not find one that could fit my thighs any where, finally two years ago I saw a pair I loved on Ashley Stewart and I ordered them and believe me when I tell you they are the most amazing pair of boots ever.
They are comfortable and sleek and sexy and I cannot wait for the little cold season that we get here in The Bahamas during the Christmas for me to put them on.
Since I found this pair and they were so awesome, I was thinking about purchasing another pair because I absolutely love a good pair of boots. The sad thing about that is, here in The Bahamas we practically have sun 365 days a year, so the first opportunity to put those puppies on I am on it! lol
Its hard to believe that this was two years ago, I was at that John Legend concert dancing and having a good time in my brand new, newly found thigh high boots (LOL)
Ok, I know the boots look fabulous right? Lol absolutely love dem boots, right now I am thinking of what outfit I can put together to complement them for this Christmas season 2018! I CANNOT WAIT!