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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Celebrating Go Red Day



Yesterday was the kick off day of The American Heart Association Go Red Day to bring awareness of woman and heart disease! 

Here are a few facts about Heart Disease and African American Woman.

  • Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 50,000   African-American woman annually. 
  • Of African-American woman ages 29 and older, 49 percent have heart disease.
  • Only 1 in 5 African-American woman believes she is personally at risk.
  • Only 52 percent of African-American woman are aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
  • Only 36 percent of African-American women know that heart disease is their greatest health risk.
That’s why I’m celebrating National Go Red Day and making an appointment with my cardiologist for a heart tune up! 


Festive Fall Tablescapes

Recently I partnered with a few friends Stephanie @hautegreyfox, Tameika @msmeikostyle along with my bestie @theeageofgrace. I thought it would be nice to showcase our creativity by doing a tablescape. 

The pictures below do not show the back story 



Monday, April 29, 2019

Finding Your Tribe

The other day I began to think about life and who were my role models. I had a very good friend named Betty Golden that I met 20 years ago in church. She was fabulous and kind, but what attracted me was she didn’t conform to the aging process. Betty was in her sixties and I was in my late thirties. We had become great friends. I admired her kindness and she accepted all people and displayed the love of Christ. She was stylish and loved to wear leather and leopard, which most so called church people judged rather than her earnest prayers that were so powerful! Her had friends came from all walks of life and most of her tribe consisted of woman under fifty. Her 87th birthday would have been on 4/22. I salute an honor her as a person of elegance and the path she so graciously walked. Finding your tribe is so important because these people get you and will sow good thoughts in your life and support you!

Happy Birthday Betty Golden and thank you for being more to me than a friend, but a great role model!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year 2019 Giveaway

Happy New Year 2019 and to get this year poppin I’m giving away my mini tote bag. Head over to my Instagram for details @2chihttps://www.instagram.com/p/BsGvEJnlIIC/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1x1o8fu54kg7dc

I carried this mini tote last week doing grocery shopping for my annual Christmas Eve party and it was so convenient. I just looped it around my wrist and kept right on shopping. I can’t wait to see how you will style this bag and also use it!


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

How to Look Chic For Fall

Lately the east coast weather is as far from being fall, with its extreme temperatures for this time of the year. I am anticipating the cooler days ahead, so that I can wear my favorite sweaters and wraps. Today the weather is cloudy with a touch of muggy and I can’t figure out what to wear and look chic. I decided to wear a black and white leopard skirt I designed with this transitional light weight long knit jacket. I know you have seen similar skirts of various influencers since animal print is trending, so I had this fabric and viola. I popped it with my new design a yellow leather embossed crocodile clutch bag, seen here 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Monologues In May

Monologues in May takes place on the first Saturday in May. Fabulous women from all backgrounds come together to support, encourage, and express our extraordinary life journey’s
through scripture, poems, or events that have transformed our lives. The brain child behind this is Lisa Morton who is a sister friend of mine who graciously host this event in her beautiful home. It is a safe and loving place where we can share some things. From the moment each women arrived I was greeted with loveliness and sincerity. I felt so welcomed and honored to be a part of this sisterhood!

I am encouraging each women to support other women. Be kind to one another and if one has we all have. Lets create a sisterhood that is so incredible that we all win!


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Walking in The Light

I call it a mystery when one becomes enlighten. I recently had an event that happened between me and someone that I dearly love. The situation could have over powered me to make choices of dwelling in darkness and negativity. Instead, I decided to examine my heart, to see why my feelings were rustled. Sometimes I look to the word of God, to gain understanding. Once I received understanding regarding my issue, light began to flood my heart with forgiveness. I forgave myself first, and I am in the process of forgiving the individual. I decided to walk in the light and to allow negativity to dominate my mind and heart.

This picture is my power pose and reminds me that I am an overcomer, and I am victorious! 

I can look back and leave my negative thoughts behind.

I love these two pieces from Zara’s, two prints in the sane color family, and somehow it works!


Friday, April 27, 2018

Meet My Fierce Sister Robin LaMonte!

Hello wanted to introduce you to my fabulous Fierce 50 friend Robin LaMonte who is a highly successful interior designer, mother of 4 adult children, grandmother to 1,  loves good food, wine, and laughter. Robin began her career as a flight attendant for a major carrier, then retired to raise 4 children.

She went back to school at the age of 42 to complete my interior design degree so that She could become a credible interior designer and not a housewife with a flair for decorating. ( There is a difference)
She has been published, see below

Robin started Hello I'm the 50ish blog to connect with women over 50  back in the summer of 2016. She believes that she is more than a mother, grandmother, wife, friend, interior designer, lifestyle blogger, and wanted to connect to other like-minded women going through midlife who felt they have so much more to offer and to experience that life wasn't ending but only beginning!

She believes that reaching the midpoint of our lives and things have definitely changed, shifted, or stopped altogether, but keep moving forward with class, grace, and a whole lot of laughter.

Robin is an amazing woman sharing her journey as a woman over 50 who believes age is just a number!

I share my journey as a woman over 50 who believes age is just a number!

What an honor to meet this extrodinary woman and share her incredible story. 


Monday, April 23, 2018

Earth Day and Celebrating Life

Celebrating a fun day with my amazing and beautiful niece the Jenny tour! Life should be fun and we always encourage each other to be the best and have lots of laughs doing it! 

What a great way to celebrate Earth Day with these amazing floral kimono outfits. If you don’t incorporate at least one in your wardrobe, you are tmidding out on the comfort and chic look of this style! 


Monday, February 26, 2018

Metallic Fever

What could be better than a blue metallic slicker on a rainy day. I remember my sister and I had slicker raincoats. We adored them, I think mine was yellow and hers was blue. We wore those coats everyday for about a month. We even had bucket rain hats that tyed at the neck. We were as cute as the Morton Salt girl, and we knew it! 
I love this blue metallic slicker which I picked on on sale at urban outfitters. It was love at first site, and reminded me of my childhood walking and splashing in the rain. Who says you can’t look stylish and chic on a rainy day! I plan to wear this coat into the spring!


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Playing in Linda Fargos Closet

Last week I got a chance to visit one of my favorite store Berdorf Goodman’s in New York City. I was there celebrating my besties #theeageofgrace five year blogaversary. This was my third time visiting BG and I got to tell you the customer service is impeccable. Everyone is treated like a valued customer. The sales people go out of their way to treat you as a guest, because you can’t judge a book by its cover. 

I got a chance to visit the Linda Fargos shop who is the senior vice president of the fashion office and the director of womans fashion and director of presentation. Her personal style is curated and reflects her fabulous taste.

I spotted this amazing coat by J Mandel and asked the sales associate if I could try it on, sure no problem. She even provided me with these heart shaped sunnies. The coat was amazing it was calf hair leopard print with a beautiful fox collar...just my style. When I asked about the price she responded fourteen. In my head I knew this coat was mine and I was going to purchase it today. The coat was a little tight and I was assured that they could order my size. Magically the tailor appeared and took my measurements. It was his precision in measurements that my ah ha moment manifested itself, because this was more than the fourteen that I interpreted fourteen hundred in my head, than the quote she gave me. The two did not jive with this amazing experience that was going on. I asked her again the price - fourteen she quoted what I didn’t realize that was BG talk for fourteen thousand. Luxury doesn’t have a price tag! Well I graciously slipped the coat off with no judgement from the tailor or the lovely sales associate. 
I was so inspired that I decided to look for a vintage leopard coat and I do have a fox collar!  
I aspire to one day purchase a beautiful coat of my dreams from BG!


Celebrating Go Red Day

                                           Yesterday was the kick off day of The American Heart Association Go Red Day to bring awareness of...

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