Love Series: Be You

In a world of constant sharing it is easy to scroll into the trap of comparison. Followed by its big sister – Ms. Inadequate. 😦 This happens to me more often than I’d like to admit – but you know what! Enough is enough,  let’s all stop being okie doked.
Seriously, if you sense it coming on – just throw the dag nab electronic device! A soft surface to minimize screen cracking – is ideal! Oh and make sure the phone isn’t thrown too far so you can quickly pick it back up! 😆 😆 😆 I do this all the time to try and –

Snap Out of the Trance

Don’t get it twisted! I am all for admiring others and cheering them on but –

Let’s Not Envy Them

&

Let’s Not Try to be Them

Sometimes we have to disconnect from this overly social world and embrace ourselves. Like really – I am not joking – give yourself a hug!
20180225_203446.jpgHugging myself & this pre-loved ❤ Ellen Tracy Dress (size 4).  Available for purchasehere.
Appreciate every little thing that makes you – You! Remind yourself that only you can pull off the –

Art of Being You

No one else in this entire world can accomplish that. God did not mess up  when he molded you. The life you have is beautifully yours despite the seasons of waiting and turmoil!  Fall so in love with how you are fearfully and wonderfully made – that you do not even think to be a copycat. 😸😸

Be an original – remain authentic.

You have something amazing to offer this world. We all do!
One of my favorite songs that reaffirms the beauty of being you is a song by Ashley Dubose.

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 If I could pick a soundtrack to play while reading this blog post – this song is it!!! Here are a few of my favorite lyrics:

” It’s ok to be you – You are different – Ain’t like none of them “

 

” You got your own swag – your own style – oh baby, baby that’s cool “

20180225_205618.jpgI am tolerant. C’mon these boys are precious, but rough!

” You’re supposed to be who you are “

20180225_173047.jpgI am wannabe thick. 😆

” Do ya thing, do ya do ya thing”

20180225_203309.jpgI am a thrift loving, model posing, go getter Queen! 😛
Listen to the lyrics and check out the music video –  here . I hope you love it as much I do! 🙂
May you discover who you are and be you always!
Peace & Blessings,
Lonisa

Look Comfy – Cozy – Chic at Home

Look Comfy – Cozy – Chic at Home

After I had my first born – I had the treat of my mom staying with me for a week. While I recovered from sleep deprivation she shopped for us and chef’d it up in the kitchen. I remember waking up to our apartment smelling like Collard Greens (soooooo good) and her passing along lots of wisdom.

One nugget of wisdom she gave me was to –

Stay Looking Nice Around The House

Puhlease do not assume this means I’m walking around the crib looking like a Stepford Wife. She (Lonisa) does not have time for that – plus my husband would laugh at me.

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To really break it down – the message was to –

Take Pride In Your Appearance even At Home

Sure my husband compliments me when I am looking like Felicia out of the movie Friday – but that does not mean I can’t say “BYE FELICIA”.

 

Y’all my man loves me soo much that he took to Facebook on October 20th, 2013 to post me in my full “FELICIA” glory!!! 😉

Listen – BUH BYE FELICIA! 

The wonderful thing about my Queenie Mommaz is that she showed me her wisdom and equipped me. She gave me the nugget, a few comfy dresses, and put comfy – chic on display throughout my upbringing.

One thing to note is the importance of wanting to look cute for yourself – it revs up that self confidence engine. For those married “securing the man” does not mean to retire from the cute attempt. I am sure your man will appreciate the effort – just always remember

Do It For You 

Getting up, taking off the beloved head scarf, and jumping into something cozy & cute – helps me send that message to myself, my husband, and my 2 little kings. Plus – it shakes off the sluggish slumber vibe so I can be productive.

I have discovered a few“Bread & Butter” lounge wear brands.  Basically if you find these while thrifting – get it to resell for a solid price and if it is in your size – wear that ish first! An added bonus – is that some can transfer into office wear!  Here is the: 

Bread & Butter – Comfy Chic List* 

  • Comfy U.S.A (just discovered this brand!)
  • Athleta (an absolute favorite of mine that resells quickly!!!)
  • Lularoe
  • Lululemon
* I will add to this as new discoveries are made.
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My first Comfy U.S.A. thrift find – worn at home, church, & work

So here it is ladies – sometimes we will look like “Felicia” and that is okay (I do often – y’all saw the evidence!).

Be inspired to find balance, give “Felicia” an occasional BUH BYE, and attempt to look lounge-wear chic.

Thanks for reading & I’d love to hear your favorite lounge brands.

Peace & Blessings,

Lo