July 6, 2018

How It Was Styled-Fourth of July

Hello Lovelies,


The Fourth of July was on Wednesday and here is my outfit post of the day, well let's just say it was hotter than HOT on this day! To be exact it was 103 + degrees, and I didn't want to wear a pair of long pants or a dress and be uncomfortable. So what did I do? I cut my new white pants, made them into shorts, couldn't find a top that I originally want to wear and made this once BLOUSE, a sleeveless BLOUSE. Yes... I could go out and buy new stuff, which I did with my pants, Forever 21 had a great sale, so I ended up buying 3 pair of the same pairs of white jeans! Oh, one of them now is a SHORT, but I just wanted to let you know that there is a little designer in all of us. Whenever I am creating t-shirts I think about what my LOVELIES would pair the shirts with and I design t-shirts based on that idea!

I am not saying, I would do this for all my clothes, but I did it on this day!  I always want my LOVELIES,  to know that I am not this big name brand person.  I am just an everyday girl, everyday wife, and mother. I try to save time, and do what's convenient for me and my family!

I hope you like the look and I hope that I encourage you to look inside your closet and recreate a new look of your own.  (LOL) I was very excited to wear my holiday earrings that I purchased in June @BurlingtonCoatFactory. They are so cute!

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Blouse: @DiscoveryClothing (recreated)
Pants/Shorts: @Forever21
Sunglasses: @FrancoSarto
Sandals: @RuffHewn







Hugs,


Frederica

'Always remember to live, The Ultimate Life'

July 3, 2018

How It Was Styled-Black and White

Hello Lovelies,


Here is a new How It Was Styled post for you! I certainly hope that you all are enjoying the Summer, because it comes and goes by so fast, and then we're back to bundling up and wearing coats and gloves. Get out and enjoy it as much as you possibly can, my kids and I have actually created a Summer Bucket List, it's a list of all the stuff we'd like to get to do for the Summer, and I hope we accomplish it all before school starts again!



The outfit in this blog post was worn for date night with my husband, it allowed me to be cute and comfy, all of the things I look forward to whenever I wear anything! There's no need to look good, and your feet hurt, or your clothes are just uncomfortable to you. I wore this outfit recently for date night with my husband, and you can never go wrong when you wear a black and white outfit, I think it makes anyone look chic, and put together. I can tell you this, it's hard to look put together in the summer, because it's always HOT, Chicago has been seeing temperatures upwards of 100+ degrees with a massive heat index and heat warning. It's important to drink plenty of fluids, and stay out of the sun as much as you can, and definitely apply your sunscreen.





I wore a black top and white pants, and also paired it with a pair of yellow pumps, that I don't get to wear as often as I like, because I like them for special occasions. Wearing black and white is a great combination when you're putting together your summertime looks.



Style Details:



BLK T-Shirt @CharlotteRusse



White Drawstring  Pants @DiscoveryClothing



Yellow Shoes @BandolinoShoes





Hugs,


Frederica


'Always remember to live, The Ultimate Life'

June 29, 2018

Life Changes

Hello Lovelies,

It's been a while since I've checked in with my readers, and I have been really busy still being a wife, and mom, to my 2 beautiful kids! I can now add Master's Degree Graduate in Human Services to my resume. Lovelies let me tell you, I hadn't been back to school in over 10 years, so you can imagine how afraid I was to take this huge leap! My daughter was about 9 years-old when I went back to school, and my son was 6 years-old, my daughter used to encourage me every single night by asking, had I done my homework. I did it for myself, but most of ALL I did it for THEM... my children, so that they could see that you can achieve anything you set your mind, too!


I achieved my degree in 2 years with an overall GPA of  3.72, I graduated on December 9, 2017. 
I am very excited about the future, and would like to help as many people as I can in my new career. The process may be very hard in our lives, but the journey will be worthwhile. 


That's what a career in Human Services means to me an opportunity to help people gain a better insight into their own lives, as well as giving back to your community. I also had an internship, during my  college experience, I was able to help teens in a nonprofit organization.

I will be revamping my blog, because POLYVORE, the place where I used to design style sets for my readers is No LONGER available! The change took our fashion community by shock! We just woke up one day and found out that all of our creations have been destroyed and that the company has been sold! That's life, everything can change in the blink of an eye.


Concordia University Chicago December 9,2017








My kids and I




I did it for them!

My husband taking a bite out of my degree! (LOL)



The overwhelming feeling you get when you've accomplished something you never ever imagined possible that you could do, but with God's help it was possible. 



My beautiful daughter encouraged me the most when I was in school, she's my inspiration, and I can only hope that I am her inspiration, too!






Where it all began my 1st Degree earned at Columbia College in Chicago.





Hugs,



Frederica


'Always remember to live, the Ultimate Life'

September 19, 2015

imPRESS Press-On Manicure

Hello lovelies, happy Saturday we have only a few days left of Summer, and it's been especially rainy the past couple of days in Chicago. With that being said, you only get a few more special days of great weather to go coat-less, and then Fall arrives. I really love Fall because you get to layer your clothing, wear cool boots, or shoes, but  I will definitely miss the Summer months. There's so much more you can do with an outfit creatively when Fall arrives, that also includes dressing up your nails. I had the opportunity to review the imPRESS Press-On Manicure, and I find that they are very easy to use and apply to your natural nails. When I was in college I remember wanting long nails, so I would get acrylic overlays, those cost a fortune $30-$35 per visit, trust me on a college budget, and working my way through school, this was not an option, coupled with buying books, impossible.

If you want to have nails like some of the celebrities you see, but not the cost:)  imPRESS Press-On Manicure are a great option for you to try. The designs are really pretty, and you get 24 nails in the package, with easy to use instructions. You simply make sure that your nails are clean, strong, and you press them onto your natural nail. I do not suggest that you pull the imPRESS nail off of your natural nail without making sure your nails are strong. I did this and my natural nails are not very strong, the best method to avoid any damage to your natural nails is,  if the nails are on simply apply  nail polish remover under the nails, for approximately a minute or more and gently peel off.

That was the only problem that I encountered with the product, I love the fact that a busy Mom like me, can have nails that look like I went to the salon. You can find these at your local Walgreen's, or you can see even more of the collection by visiting:


           ImPRESS PRESS ON MANICURE




Benefits:

Over 40 colors and designs
Ultra-Hold Adhesive Technology
No Nail Damage- but read my review about having strong nails first!
No glue needed
I would recommend acetone & soak off removal for weaker nails like mine!
imPRESS Manicures last for one week!
No Dry Time No Mess
Just Peel & Go!



Hugs,

Frederica

"Always remember to live, The Ultimate Life"


September 7, 2015

Measurable Difference Eyeshadow Giveaway

Hello lovelies, 

 I can hardly believe that Labor Day was officially, the last major holiday this Summer.  It's sad to see it go, but the start of Fall & Winter are fast approaching.  Even though colder temperatures are just around the corner, you will still want beauty products that are naturally made and make you look and feel great!  I am so excited to tell you about the Measurable Difference Cosmetics Line. They have everything you need to keep your beauty on point.

The line has gone through considerable changes to give you the beauty products and items that you want and  need. The website has great products to choose from and now features, weekly newsletters and blog posts about beauty tips, routines,  and great deals!

You will always look your absolute best when you use, Measurable Difference Cosmetics, which  is available in most countries  around the world and at these fine retailers: Nordstrom.com, Walgreens.com, Beauty.com, lashem.com, and Pharmasave in Canada. 

The LASHEM Natural Beauty Products line consists of mascara, anti-aging creams, and eyelash booster. A brand which combines natural ingredients for the highest quality possible. They also offer anti-aging products that are natural and made in the United States.









These gorgeous color palettes are sure to have you looking fierce for everyday wear or for those special occasions!  

Visit the brand's website here to find out about even more of the wonderful products that 

they provide: chrislie.com.


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Hugs & 11 Days Remain in this giveaway!

Frederica

'Always remember to live, The Ultimate Life'

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