Eliciting that “Je Ne Sais Quoi” Factor

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“Je Ne Sais Quoi”: an intangible quality that makes someone or something distinctive or attractive. Literally meaning “I do not know what.” To my knowledge and experience, all women wish to embody this attribute. They all want to exude this strong, yet subtle confidence and beauty – both externally and from within. Little do they know that each and every one of them already has that special something. Sometimes, it just takes a little practice to bring that side of them forward.

Recently, I had a trial run of this newfound confidence…a different kind of confidence than I am used to.

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The Rest of the Crazy # NYFW

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NYFW Day 3 Outfit

Skirt – T By Alexander Wang; Top: Express; Bag: Chanel Vintage; Choker: Free People; Shoes: (BCBG Maxazria). Photographed by: TheCelebrd

In this post, I will be talking about the rest of my NYFW Fall 2016. To shop some of each designer’s pieces and outfits, refer to the end of the post to see similar and shop-able styles. 


This NYFW season has blown me away with the designs offered on the runway. The next impressive show was none other than the incredible Tadashi Shoji. I was so excited when I got to Skylight that I had to create a snapchat intro to remember this moment:

And boy, was I right in the level of excitement. The two big screens on the walls opened with some crazy, trippy video of an Asian-styled video of animals linking appendages to one another with their snouts or tails. Here is the example of the elephant:

 

I remember thinking to myself, “What the hell?” But then I was like, it’s Fashion Week, whatever. Sometimes designers like to mess with the human mind and question their taste in fashion. So, this wasn’t so bad.

Then, the designs came flowing down the runway. This was by far the most beautiful set of designs I have seen this entire NYFW. Tadashi gets a 10 for design, 10 for elegance, and 10 for wearability. The pieces were absolutely stunning.

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NYFW Day 1: 6 Shows and Counting

The Busiest Day of My Life!

Now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for (oh, so anxiously, so sorry….been so busy) *drumroll please* …my recap of NYFW Day 1!

I wasn’t kidding about taking some mental notes to be prepared for NYFW, by the way. You can read about my NYFW tips HERE to save yourself next time (or to laugh at me, whatever suits your fancy). Unfortunately, on my first morning, I already had made my first mistake. I left late from my apartment, and because there was an insurmountable amount of traffic, I basically missed my 1st show. Lovely start to a NYFW right? Well, we all make mistakes here and there – I am vowing to myself to never make them again!

Nonetheless, I missed the wonderful show of Nicholas K, but I was able to obtain these breathtaking photos of his work.

This guy is definitely a bold one – mixing his grunge-like style with lightweight fabrics and asymmetrical trims. The colors of his SS ‘17 collection were natural and earth-toned, yet there was a sort of metallic shimmer to the fabrics. It seemed as though he was trying to challenge every concept with its contrast and he had managed to brilliantly harmonize the opposing sides. (Shop Nicholas K below).

Next on the agenda was the wonderful Noon by Noor. This collection was the polar opposite of Nicholas K’s. Lots of blushes, creams, whites, and the occasional blacks glided down the runway. There was a feeling of serenity as I observed each beautiful piece. Some of them looked so lightweight, sheer, lace-y, and comfortable that I would have mistaken some pieces for extremely luxurious pajama sets. Kudos to Noon by Noor. (Shop Noon by Noor below)

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New York Fashion Week Tips

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Hi guys! I’ve been so immersed with New York Fashion Week, I figured it would be great to share with you some insider tips on how to survive the hectic schedule. I’ve made several mistakes and have learned a great deal from them. So here I am sharing some tips with you so you can avoid a few mishaps and enjoy the shows more. Read on!

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Style Upgrade at SheIn.com – Get 40% Off Now!

New Collab Announcement with SheIn.com!

So, in addition to sharing my inspirational stories, fabulous modeling pictures, and vlogs, I have decided to start sharing some amazing promotions with you guys, because who doesn’t love SALES!

I have been really into dresses lately, and I am super excited to start a collaboration with SheIn.com! First of all, I am absolutely obsessed with the aesthetic of this brand.  It is super trendy, affordable, and so chic. Secondly, you get free shipping with no minimums (I’m a sucker for free shipping). And finally, SheIn has some cool contests in their style gallery that allow you to post your stylized picture and win points in exchange for store credit!

While it’s still hot outside, I wanted to share with you guys my favorite pieces of the season. I curated a personalized assortment below.

Shop and click away 🙂 Be sure to use the coupon codes below to save even more!

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Monday Inspiration: Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint


Life is a marathon, not a sprint.

I learned this lesson this morning. For many months, I have been struggling trying to wake up an hour and a half earlier to make it to the gym. The alarm would go off, and I would not even snooze the damn bells…I would turn the alarm entirely off. There was no way with just 5-6 hours of restless sleep that I could bring myself to a place of energy and sweat.
Today was one of those mornings – except for one thing. Yes, I turned off my 5:30 alarm, but I winded up waking up 20 minutes earlier than usual. Last night, I had set this 6:40am alarm in case I had a second spur of motivation to do a quick workout.

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9 Morning Routines of the Most Successful People

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How you choose to wake up in the morning is how you choose to set the tone  for the rest of the day. If you wake up late and rush your way out the door, chances are you will be quite irritable. On the flip side, if you spend time enjoying your mornings, you will feel more relaxed and ready to conquer your day.

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IMG_5669Creating a morning routine that works for you can be the most invaluable lesson of a lifetime.

Not a morning person? Don’t worry – you can follow some of the below examples of how top leaders and highly successful people start their day.

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Monday Inspiration: Failures Are Steps to Success


“We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do.”Samuel Smiles

In times of struggle, I’m sure all of you have questioned yourself, “Why me?” Instead of wondering why you were a chosen victim, tell yourself that you were chosen to endure this suffering because you were strong enough to handle it. Continue reading

When The Going Gets Tough, Get Stronger

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You wake up in the morning. Your eyes reluctantly open as sun-rays reach through the blinds. You plant your feet down to stand. Your legs feel like they’re dragging on the floor as you make your way to the bathroom. You flick on the lights and look at yourself in the mirror. You tell yourself, “God, this is horrible. I hate waking up so early.” You’re not happy with what you see or how you feel.

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Monday Inspiration


Today, look around you and smile.

Too often we get caught up in the little things in life and immerse ourselves in what we only think matters. Once in awhile make sure to sit back, take a breath, and appreciate how beautiful the world can be. 🙌🏼

You owe it to yourself to accept the gift of beauty around you. Leave your stresses behind for a second and look at the pretty flowers and animals in the park you pass by every morning. If time allows, do yourself a favor and walk inside. Life’s too short to rid yourself  of what the world has to offer.