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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Twist and Shout with SheIn

Twist and shout! Don’t you just love a dress you feel like you can move and sway in? There’s something about a good dress that makes you feel your girlyest.

This slight high low dress from SheIn.com makes me feel like a pretty little dancing doll. I stumbled across SheIn when I saw another blogger post about the website. Always looking for new places to shop, I knew I HAD to place an order when I saw the incredible prices. My first purchase was this dress and white flowy cold shoulder blouse. My second purchase was a bubble gum pink one piece bathing suit. Although the items are low, low priced – we’re talking the most expensive piece on the site is about $29 low, I was a little weary of the quality. But I was pleasantly surprised to know everything fits perfectly and is of high quality!


The only downside to SheIn is the time it takes for items to arrive, considering it took about 3-4 weeks to get both packages. I fully recommend the website, but suggest ordering a month in advance if you know you’re going to need some key pieces for a trip or event. Also, items fit true to size!

Now dance away to SheIn.com and see what you can find.

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Dad Hats are all the Rage

Dad hats. A fashion trend and a marketing tool for brands and independent retailers are topping the heads of everyone! Made popular decades ago by dads who wore baseball caps to support their favorite sports team, paired with ill-fitting jeans and a belt (you know exactly what I’m talking about!) these hats are popping up everywhere with catchy slogans, graphics, and branding.

My explication for the dad hat comes from a conversation with a friend. “That’s a nice Detroit vs Everybody hat,” he said. ” Oh, my dad hat? Thanks,” I said! His reply? “What’s a dad hat?” He proceeded to Google search “Dad Hats” and realized in fact, dad hats are a thing!

I own a few dad hats, but this Detroit vs Everybody dad hat has to be my favorite. Though tan, it actually compliments a lot, it’s adjustable and comfortable and totally in style. Whether you’re having a bad hair day, or just want to channel your inner dad, throw on a dad hat and hit the road!

My look is simplistic, allowing the Detroit vs Everybody hat to be the main focus. I added a chocker and red Chucks for a mild pop.

Have fun in your dad hats, kids!

Shop D v E dad hat here

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Chunky Heels are the Best Heels

Today I saw a Facebook post that read, “10 Sundays until Autumn.” This automatically sent me into panic mode, making me realize there’s only a small window left to wear warm weather fashions like peep toes and sandals!

Fall is great for fashion, but I’m just not ready to put my little tootsies away. Bring on the bright colors, and chunky sandals. Speaking of chunky, if you haven’t nabbed a pair of chunky heels, do yourself a favor and get you some.

Chunky heels are far more comfortable than regular heels, they’re perfect for a day to night look, and can do wonders for your legs.

My two favorite pair of chunky sandal heels are actually from Forever 21. Both impulse purchases that have been some of the best buys this season.

This black pair are great for a day at work and can put the icing on the cake for a weekend brunch look.

This tan pair work best for a night out on the town, and the lace up look gives a sexy vibe.

The best part though? Both pair can be comfortably worn for hours and hours with no aches and pains.

Do you love chunky heels?

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How Do You Define Your Style?

Do you have a specific style that defines you, or do you switch it up a little based on season or event? I find in my group of friends, while we all dress a little different, our individual styles are pretty defined. We’ll be out shopping, find an article of clothing and go “Hey, this is so you!”

A few weeks ago, me and a few of my lady friends decided to take a mini tour of Detroit after a fun Birthday brunch (mimosas anyone?!) to show off our defined weekend/event styles. Check out some outfit inspiration from me and my fab friends!

Krystina – Defined Style: Southern Chic
Tina is super into cold shoulder tops, booties, and simple accessories to channel the dainty, easy feel of the south. Her favorite store? Francesca’s and a Henri Bendel bag will usually complete her daily style. Shop her style.

Reese – Defined Style: Urban Goddess
As the birthday girl, Reese went for a fabulous goddess vibe in all white showing off her bod in the most classy way. On the daily, you may find Reese in super cute, form-fitting dresses and tops to hug her fit curves just right. Shop her style.

Taryn – Defined Style: Urban Mod
Taryn loves to be flirty with a little edge. Combat boots paired with a 60s-inspired dress perfectly captures her mod look with a twist. If she’s not showing off a mod look, you can find Taryn rocking a bohemian style, and a flower crown if it’s really special occasion! Shop her style.

Jessica – Defined Style: Cali Chic
Lately I’ve channeled my inner Kardashian with chokers and high ponys. I love a good west coast inspired look with some good denim, graphics, and a classic black piece. I’m so excited for warmer weather to come around so I can wear my legs bare. Dresses and rompers are my jam. Shop my style.

What’s your go-to style?

Thanks to my ladies for such a fun, fashionable, and fabulous day! ❤️👠

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Stay Fly with Nick Montes Sunglasses

What if I told you you don’t have to wear sunglasses only when the sun is out? Yes, my friends. It’s possible to stay fly even in below zero temps. Throw on your shades and go!

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Stand out. Escape. Find yourself with Nick Montes sunglasses. These fab frames are made of the finest acetate, metals, lenses, and polarization technology this planet can offer. And they look badass too.

Thanks to Nick Montes, I am obsessed with these frames perfect for all weather, east coast, west coast, and everywhere in between.

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Manufactured in sunny California, but worn nationwide, Nick Montes sunglasses are sleek, well-crafted, and priced just right for quality shades.

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Steal my look here. Nick Montes Icon Sunglasses. 

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Superhero Chic

When you think of a cape, do you think of Batman, Superman, or Wonder Woman? Capes are for superheros, so why not be a hero of fashion? It’s fashion cape season!

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I found this very chic and British-inspired cape from Merchant 31, an affordable online boutique discovered via Instagram. Merchant 31 is dedicated to offering the latest fashion and accessories to women worldwide at affordable prices. Staying true to their roots, Merchant 31 has taken its small-town, family-owned business philosophy online, treating each customer like family and offering a one-of-a kind selection of women’s clothing and accessories.

Capes give you the warmth and coverage of a coat, but allow for a little fashion freedom.  For this particular look, I decided to pair my Merchant 31 cape with jeans and booties, but added a statement necklace and a hat for a little drama.

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If you’re loving this fashion cape, get it here, and be sure to check out Merchant 31 on Instagram. The online retailer is gearing up for the holidays by offering 20% off of a purchase for this weekend only! Use coupon code: KICKOFF

Photo Credit: Developed. Photography By Andrea

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