It is crazy how life works. You can’t predict the future. Everything can be great but it only takes one thing to make you feel like your whole life is falling apart. What really matters is your attitude and the way you handle life. You never know what could happen tomorrow. Whether it’s good or bad I believe that everything happens for a reason and you should always stay positive. Every morning I wake up feeling thankful. Thankful that I get to wake up in a warm house. Blessed that I have a job and a car. Blessed with amazing friends and family. Sometimes all we think about is what we want and not what we have already. So when you’re having a bad day just stop and think about all the good things you have in life. Always appreciate the little things people do for you. Don’t forget to let the people you care about know that you love them. Take a minute to say hi to someone you walk by. You never know what that person is going through. Even a smile could make a difference in a stranger’s life. Let’s start spreading a positive energy. You can make a difference. Be the change.
Sometimes you get a little discouraged seeing all these models who we think are “perfect”. There is no such thing as being “perfect”. Everyone has flaws no matter what age, size or race you are. Without these flaws I would not be the person I am today. I have always been a girl who never wore makeup and had a little more meat on her body then most. As I got older I realized that the more comfortable you are with yourself the happier you will be. A few years ago I would have never worn shorts, tank tops, bathing suits or makeup. I slowly started to wear makeup even though I was not the best at it. As I continued to practice every day I started to get better. Most people always say that you do not need make up to be beautiful but that’s not why most woman wear it. It’s just like another escape for us ladies after a long day to sit in front of the mirror and practice different ways to apply makeup. It is exciting to see how much improvement you make as the years go by. Makeup, clothes, and shoes are always our toys. Nothing makes a woman happier then getting dolled up. Confidence takes practice. Love yourself before you can love anyone else. Flaunt what you were blessed with.
Want a cute but simple summer look that you can put together in 5 minutes? Here are some simple looks I put together. Thank you to my models for rocking these outfits and to Katherine Pien for the awesome pictures! You can find any of these items at Kohls.com
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The moment you become comfortable in your own skin will be the moment you realize that life is easier. It is hard to not let what others have to say affect the decisions you make, but just remember that they are not the ones walking in your shoes. People will continue to judge you by what they see and hear no matter what. That should never be the reason why you are holding back from doing what is best for YOUR future. Show the world what you have to offer. Do not let anything or anyone get in the way of pursuing your dreams. We are all creative, unique, smart, and beautiful in our own way. Sometimes it is hard to branch out and try new things because you are scared of what is going to happen, but life is too short to sit around and wait for things to eventually happen. Go out there and experience things on your own. You will never find out what is best for you if you sit around and wait. Have fun and explore the world. We have to experience it all someday! I know I will next summer. Tamara takes LA! Los Angeles, I cannot wait for you to be my new home! 🙂 It has been a while since I have blogged, but I will be back at it!
2015 is the year I decided to finally try new things. The two things that I’m really into are Music and Fashion. My sister and I decided that we would do our first photo shoot to show off our different styles. Even though we weren’t that comfortable in front of the camera we did it anyways. How else will you learn and be confident with things? Looking forward to doing more shoots. The photographer Michael did an amazing job. It was a great first experience. You can find his work on Instagram: @kelotian Thank for you for all the love, support, and encouragement. I couldn’t ask for better family and friends.
“Every dream begins with a dreamer”
Outfit can be found at:
Hat: Forever 21
Dress: Styles For Less
Shoes: Styles For Less
Life will always throw you curve balls. The way you let these curve balls affect your life shows what kind of person you are. If you’re unhappy then do something about it. The decisions you make in life should be for yourself. No one else can control your life or your happiness. Just because someone doesn’t agree with the decisions you make or support you doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do what’s best for you. Always listen to your heart because it always knows what’s right. People will come in and out of your life but the ones who truly matter will always stay in your life. People will always have something to say about you whether it’s good or not. Who cares? People will be a lot happier if they didn’t care about what people have to say. What others have to say should never matter as long as you are happy and you are doing what’s best for you. Don’t stop until you make it to the top. Keep doing what you’re doing and worry about yourself. Be positive and positive things will come your way. The only way things will change in your life if you do something about it. Things don’t magically happen so be thankful for what you have and if you’re not happy then something needs to change. Happy Holidays 🙂
Don’t judge a book by its cover. A lot of people think that having tattoos make you a bad person but tattoos don’t make choices for people. People make their own choices. I chose to get all my tattoos because they define me and tell a story. When someone looks at my tattoos and ask me questions I can easily explain why I got them. Music will always be a big part of my life. I hope to make a difference in the world through music one day. It helps everyone get through good times and bad times. You don’t need to know how to play an instrument or sing to call yourself an artist. We are all artists in different ways and in different industries. I don’t regret making the decision to get my tattoos and I am gonna continue to tell a story no matter what people think. Let’s make a difference in the world.
Happy Music Monday! What’s new on your playlist? Here’s mine. Check it out! Let me know what you’re listening to. Let’s help widen your playlist. Music brings everyone together, so why not open up to other genres?! Enjoy 🙂
1. Raw And True – Kehlani
“Anyone can buy me anything
Any man can buy me
Any gold, some cars, a ring
Is it that bad of an idea to love for love instead of money”
2. Rhythm In My Soul- Jonny Craig
“I can be the rock to your roll
you can be the rhythm in my soul
I can be your hero, you can be my heroine.”
3. Sweater Weather- Cover by Taylor Phelan
Best cover of this song.
4. Louder Than Thunder – The Devil Wears Prada
“I don’t think I deserve it;
selflessness find your way into my heart.
All stars could be brighter.
All hearts could be warmer.”
5. Wait No More – Jhene Aiko
” So here we are again, boy this always happens
It ain’t like we scared, but we know what happens
When things move too fast but should be moving slow”