wndr Museum

I’m still on a high from this past weekend! My adventure crew and I spent a total of almost 9 hours in Chicago just so we could make it to wndr – Chicago’s new experiential museum.

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Although this was just a day trip, oh the fun we had. We learned, we laughed, we took photos, and we were able to check another artistic pop-up off our list.

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wndr is a space where beauty and imagination meet. Each room and space is filled with wonder, illusion and beauty making you challenge your thoughts. The overall theme of wndr is science through art.

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“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.” – Albert Schweitzer

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Next on our list of experiential museums to visit:

Candytopia 

Rosé Mansion

About wndr Museum 

Step into a space that reveals the wonders of the world around us.

Featuring a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room, wndr museum invites you to explore a new genre of immersive experience.

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Thank u, Blessed

I’m blessed with everything I need. I am working hard towards everything I want. And most of all, I appreciate and Thank God for what I have. Truer words have never been written!

Some of you may know I came from a sad place a few years ago. I was in an unhealthy relationship, my workplace was toxic, and years prior I was laid off. I really had to trust in God and walk by faith to get where I am today. I’m by no means in the place I want to be, but coming from my past, it’s a true blessing to be so much happier.

My work/life balance is better, I’m in a healthy relationship and I have grown my relationship with The Lord. Sometimes I ponder what life could be like and get caught up thinking about things I don’t have yet. But I have to remember how far I’ve come and I can only go UP from here.

God has truly blessed not only me but those around me. My friends and family may have their ups and downs, too but in the end we always come out on top. Because….we are blessed!

I was so excited to see this hat by Beacon Threads, faith-based apparel, pop up on my Instagram feed. I instantly purchased so I would have a constant reminder that I am blessed. Blessed in love, health, wealth, and happiness. And I can’t wait to see what else God has in store for me and those around me.

This adjustable dad hat is perfect for bad hair days, running errands, Church, and fun weekend outings. Get yours here.

Thank u, blessed.

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Mala Prayer Beads

Positive energy, passion, and healing. All things we could all use a little more of in our lives, and they all happen to be some of the great things Mala Beads stand for. Now a proud owner of Mala Prayer beads, I am already attracting more positive energy and love.

My beads, which double as a necklace, feature matte watermelon stones and alloy beads, and no two bracelets are alike. This handmade Mala Prayer bracelet was created to attract love. Because all you need is love, right? I also love that they can be dressed up or dressed down. Worn during meditation or yoga, or event at work and school.

Each piece is created with care and love and Mala Prayer believes in giving back, too. All sales made through Mala Prayer will provide female entrepreneurs with a microfinance loan, which they can invest in their business, home or community.

Shop the Mala Prayer collection. and experience the power and positivity of the beads!

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Monochromatic Magic

Monochromatic: Containing or using one color. It’s fashion – look it up!

But seriously, this is my first time toying with a monochrome look and I think I’m obsessed. This plum color is sleek and sexy and perfect for fall.

Of course you can play with other colors like camel and olive green; or even pink and lime green. The color wheel is your oyster!

I paired this Fashion Nova bomber jacket with a super comfy, velvet Forever 21 bodysuit with jeans and over the knee boots from Target. Each piece was purchased separately but hanging near each other in my closet, I knew I had to at least attempt the look.

Check out your closet for a monochromatic look. Let me know how you play with one color.

Steal my look:

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Mixing it up with Prints

Can we all agree that rules are made to be broken? If everyone followed the rules, life would be boring, right? I’m not going all criminal on you guys, but I do think the riles of fashion should surely be toyed with. Like wearing white after Labor Day, or pairing brown with black, or mixing prints and shades. Sometimes you gotta say screw it and do what you want and wear whatever makes you feel beautiful!

I’m a strong supporter of mixing prints, wearing white after Labor Day, and paring brown and black. And although I don’t do it often, this post has inspired me to embrace some rule breaking a little more often.

I literally threw this look together because I thought it was cute, comfy, casual and I love these easy camo sneakers. Seriously, wear what makes you feel your best!
I’ve also enlisted the help of my fashionable friend and fellow rule breaker, Krystina, to help me with mixing prints outfit inspiration. She has paired the perfect-for-fall star sweater with Burberry rain boots. Rule followers may have slipped into a pair of black boots, but rule breakers step outside the norm.
There is no ryhme or reason to mixing prints or shades, ya just do it. Although this is on-trend, be sure to stand out by making your looks perfectly suit you. Have fun mixing it up!
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God Is Dope

As I type this post, I’m walking on the treadmill listening to “Sing Me To Sleep”, the cool down song Nada incorporated into our weekly Fitness Dance Class just weeks before her passing. It’s still difficult to know she’s no longer with us, and even harder knowing that that world around us is devastation.

Positive news is few and far between these days, and we tend to forget that we can’t take life for granted. Simple actions like waking up in the morning, being able to hug our loved ones, eating, having power, being able to get on the treadmill – these are all things that people around the world aren’t able to experience on a daily basis.

Look up right now, and say “Thank You God” for all life’s simple blessings. God Is Dope, guys! He’s the reason you woke up this morning. He’s the reason you can hug on your loved ones and eat a hearty meal every day. Don’t forget that.

I saw this God Is Dope hat on the Snapchat story of one of my friends and I instantly knew I had to have one. Thanks, Deanna for the link!

Because I know all the things He has done for me and will do for me and those close to me, I wanted to rep MY God fashionably! This is a constant reminder that even though life is a whirlwind around me, I am blessed.

3 for $30 God Is Dope dad hats are available on godisdope.com in multiple color options. I chose this black version, red, and light denim.

About God Is Dope:

“Our mission is to bring awareness to God in our own way…through fashion, entertainment, and influence.”

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Fitness Fashion

Let me tell you guys a quick story. I used to hate working out. I mean HATE! I would get anxiety just thinking about it. Then I realized, being healthy is important. Not to mention, being in my late 20s with high blood pressure was not a good look. And you gotta look good!

I ended up in a relationship with a guy who would get on these health kicks and talked me into them too. Being with him, I eventually had to get over my fear of being fit because he signed us up for a gym membership. I couldn’t let it go to waste. Even though we’re no longer together, I am forever grateful to him for getting my ass in the gym. It’s where I met the beautiful and talented Nada who was a personal trainer and fitness dance instructor at Franklin Athletic Club (may you rest in peace, love!) and where I realized working out isn’t so bad. While it still hurts, I have come to enjoy the gym. I’ve been able to meet some great new people, lose some inches, join classes like dance and strength, and just overall feel better about life.

I by no means claim to be a fitness expert or think I’m totally fit just yet, but I am pleased and proud of my progress (which I owe A LOT to Nada ❤). However, I will say, getting in the gym got a little easier when I realized I could look cute too. No need to break the bank stocking up on sports bras and compression pants either. Where do I shop for athletic wear? Old Navy is my absolute favorite place! I get so many compliments on my outfit choices and each piece is often $20 or less. I’ve also come to enjoy TJ Maxx as an option for athletic wear.

This super fun and bright look comes from a combination of Old Navy and TJ Maxx. Top is by Betsey Johnson, and of course was a fraction of the original price coming from TJ Maxx. The pants are by Old Navy, and running shoes are from the clearance section at DSW. I love the way Old Navy athletic wear fits. Being a girl with hips, the pants hug me in all the right places.

If you’re anything like me, stop being afraid of the gym and just go! Even if it’s to walk on the treadmill. Just remember you can always look cute doing it.

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