Sunday, August 14, 2016

New, Old You

*Blows dust of blog site* Wow! It's been a while! I've neglected my blog yet again. SMH. My goal is to post at least once a month now, which I am determined to do. #girlboss

Last week, a good friend of mine told me they wanted a makeover but didn't know where to start or what to do. So, being me, I immediately brainstormed some ideas that I've learned throughout the years on how to "makeover your life." These were all very effective for me. Hopefully it helps all you guys & ladies. (My friend loved it!)

Wardrobe makeover in five easy steps (& on a budget): 
Step 1: Clean, organize and edit ruthlessly - your entire casa. Throw out whatever has not been used in more than a few months or whatever doesn’t fit with the new style.
Step 2: Play Favorites. Somethings, we can’t ever let go of (me: sequin jackets I’ve worn maybe twice but thy're just sooo pretty!) and it’s ok to keep them. Just don’t say you can’t get rid of ANYTHING.
Step 3: Identify Must-Haves. These are classic pieces that never go out of style. Doesn’t matter how much they cost- it’s about their longevity and versatility. Check out my post (here) on how to shop for classic pieces that never go out of style. This can also help you identify those classic pieces, already in your wardrobe. 
Step 4: STOP paying Retail! Buy on sale. Always. Stores pay $2 for a scarf and sell it to us for $10. It's called a markup. Stop overpaying for things. Especially if they are trend items. (4 years of fashion school will do things to a woman). 
Step 5: Remember Your Best Looks. Don’t buy everything on trend; buy what works for you. Spend a little more on classics and a lot less on trends. Look at old pics and remember times when you felt your best. Also, remember your body type. We’re women: our bodies go through a lot of chances- embrace it. Dress for the body you currently have- not the one you had or want. Trust me, you'll feel and look better if you choose pieces that work with the current you.

Hair- For quick, and relatively easy, hair makeovers: (1) bangs are an option; (2) dying your hair or perhaps subtle highlights (makes a WORLD of difference); extensions/clip ins; or the good ol' chopping off the locks.

Spiritual- A lot of people set out to change appearances but forget to start their makeover from within. Detox your mind and your plate. If you're an avid takeout eater, try to get healthy options and indulge every so often. Clear your mind of negativity by going for a walk (or doing some sort of physical activity) and/or meditate. Read books. Take a class. Learn to cook something new. Travel (even if to a nearby city/state). People don't realize it but new experiences also enhance your mood and enrich your mind which in turn leads to a better outlook on life.  

Try these out and find what works for you. Love yourself as you are but always strive to be better than the person you were. 

XoXo,
2lipsinluv

#makeover #2lipsinluv 

Monday, June 6, 2016

CFDA Awards 2016

The CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) host an annual event to recognize outstanding fashion contributions from all areas of the industry and related arts. Tonight, that annual event takes place.

One can only dream to be invited, let alone, honored by this prestigious group.







Stay fashionable.

XoXo,

2lipsinluv

#cfdaawards #fashion #style #2lipsinluv #cfda2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

On Some New Sh*t

Uncensored. Unapologetic. Unfazed. This is me. I've always been this way but I made the mistake of hiding who I am trying to impress those who were temporary, passing through my life, with no place to fit in it.

I'm ready for me. I'm ready for the life my God has planned for me... #staytuned


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Best Dressed 2016

Golden Globes 2016

Cutest- Jacob Tremblay

On Trend: White Hot- Saoirse Ronan, Jane Fonda, Maria Menounos, Laverne Cox, Taraji P. Henson, Alicia Vikander






 Girls in Black- Caitriona Balfe, Sophia Bush, Emilia Clarke, Kirsten Dunst, Taylor Schilling






Best Dressed Couple(s)- Jason Statham & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

& Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith


Cool Dude- Wiz Khalifa

Radiant Blues- Gina Rodriguez, Viola Davis



Stunning- Natalie Dormer & Jamie Alexander


 
Best Dressed of the night- Jennifer Lawrence & Jennifer Lopez.


Stay tuned for more throughout the 2016 award season.

XoXo,

2lipsinluv

#jenniferlopez #jenniferlawrence #jacobtremblay #sophiabush #gettyimages #jasonmerritt #photography #celebs #redcarpet #goldenglobes #2016 #willsmith #jadasmith #lavernecox #ginarodriguez #latin #blogger #fashion #style #bestdressed #violadavis #naaliedormer #jamiealexander #wizkhalifa #rwh #jasonstatham #emiliaclarke #kirstendunst #taylorschilling #CaitrionaBalfe #SaoirseRonan #JaneFonda #MariaMenounos #TarajiPHenson #AliciaVikander


Monday, January 11, 2016

Best Dressed 2016

People's Choice- My faves
















XoXo,

2lipsinluv

#gettyimages #peopleschoice #celebrities #bestdressed #2016



Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hair

For many people, cutting their hair is no big deal. “It’s just hair; it’ll grow back.
For others, hair brings up all kinds of emotions, from anger and frustration to sadness and disappointment to elation and acceptance. 

My perception of hair dates back to when I was younger. To me, long, full, dark hair equated beauty and health. My family (both sides of my family) has beautiful hair and for the most part, all below the shoulders in length. My mother in particular, had a beautiful mane of wild yet tame-able curls. To me, her hair was perfection. (Lately she keeps is short and rarely has it curly, opting to straighten it at the salon instead). 
I loathed getting my hair cut. I hated the salon because it was full of scissor happy stylists. I was convinced they were jealous of my lengthy locks. Growing up, all my Barbie dolls had long, flowing hair. I disliked the ones with short hair.

What I’ve quickly noticed from cutting my hair is that hair length does not define beauty. Because of my aforementioned perception, the decision to cut my hair wasn’t made overnight. For months I would say I’d do it but chickened out. My excuse was that I wasn’t going to the salon, which was half true- I know how to style my hair so the need to go every other weekend to the salon became obsolete (except to cut my hair).

A moment that changed my outlook was when I watched Miss Jamaica 2015 in the 2014 Miss Universe competition. Instantly I thought she was the most breathtaking and unique- she was a breath of fresh air in a sea of extensions. A few other celebrities left a lasting impression: Lupita Nyongo, Jennifer Lawrence, Amber Rose. Beautiful women without long hair. Another aha moment was volunteering with cancer organizations and seeing beautiful bald women.

My boyfriend loves my new hair. And so does everyone else. My insecurities kept me from going through with cutting my hair but at 25, I feel that only God can stop me. The world is my oyster and I feel very sure of myself. 

XoXo,
2lipsinluv

#hair #beauty #beyondthesurface #beautiful #longhair #shorthair #belleza #pelo #pelolargo #pelocorto #perfecta 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy Birthday... to Me!

Poetry for today:
Old soul with a playful spirit.
Dark eyes, light skin.
No boobs, big butt.

Lol Just kidding! It's my birthday! My 25th to be exact and I'm actually super excited. There is just energy I feel (even though I'm getting older) that has come about with the new year. Something tells me 2016 will be amazing and unforgettable. I'm not going to bore anyone with a long speech and BS about how I'm going to keep my resolutions. I'm still going to eat cake then fret about it later; I'm still going to make lists that I probably won't follow. This year and for those to come, I'm going to let life happen. Letting go and letting God. I'm going to make my dreams come true, I'm going to make a positive difference in people's lives.
Watch me....


Happy birthday to all my fellow Capricorns!!!!!

Followers/readers- thank you! Stay tuned for so much more! This is our year, baby!

XoXo,

2lipsinluv