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7 Nov

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Colossians 3:1,2 (MSG)

So if you’re SERIOUS about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.

So, the past two weeks presented some challenges in my life. I started a new job last week (GO ME!!) but a week before I started my job my car broke down. LOL Listen, Linda, Listen! My new job is about a 30-45 min commute. I NEED A CAR! The funny thing about this whole situation is, I legit take care of Benita (That’s her name. She like this pearl green color so I call her Benita Apple baum….you got to put on Benita, Benita, Benita…ok I’m back) I get her oil changed and stuff regularly so when she started smoking… I had the confused stuck face. Like….

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When stuff like this happens you immediately want to trip out but I was like NAW son, I’m not giving in to the Devil’s devices. God knows my end from my beginning which means he already knew that this was going to take place! So guess what? He already has worked out a solution. I got my life together and called the insurance people and family. Then had my car towed to my mechanic. Now this was a Sunday and I had to report to my previous job Monday and Tuesday. I actually had a bunch of stuff to do to prepare for my new job that I was going to report to the following week.  On top of that the mechanic calls and says you need a new engine and then proceeds to tell me he can get me a USED engine for $3400. Y’all my debit card immediately busted out laughing! All I could say was ok let me think about what I am going to do because I don’t have the money. I immediately prayed and said ok GOD how we gone do this because I DON’T want another car note. I had already released my faith that I would be able to save my coin and pay for my next car in CASH and I had no intent of changing that because of this situation.

Now you might be reading this and thinking, what does this have to do with Colossians 3…GIRL everything! When situations occur that we have no control over the first thing we tend to do is TRIP OUT because we focus on what is right in front of us. Then we panic in the process because we are trying to figure out in our OWN ability how we gone correct the situation instead of TALKING TO THE WAY MAKER FIRST. THE ONE WHO IS IN OUR TOMORROW TODAY! The ONE who holds the blue print!!

Because I focused my attention on him and positioned myself to be in his presence and hear instruction from him…MY PROCESS which I am STILL GOING THROUGH because I STILL DON’T have my CAR has been made a lot smoother. I am DETERMINE to go to the next level in my faith and not let ANYTHING get in my way. So as Colossians 3 says “DON’T SHUFFLE ALONG, EYES TO THE GROUND, ASORBED WITH THE THINGS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU…LOOK UP!” Be GOD CENTERED! Be GOD FOCUSED!  Because the devil’s agenda is to get you distracted from growing in your connection with GOD which will prevent you from BEING THE BEST VERSION OF WHO GOD ALREADY KNEW YOU COULD BE.

It might be chaos around you but if we keep our eyes on the ONE who holds our tomorrow in his hand I promise you, you’ll look back on that situation and smile because you came out on the other side!!

Be YOU. Be GREAT. Be CHOSEN

 

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I’m in love with the J. Bolin Collection

1 Nov

So up until recently, I have truly have been under a rock as it relates to celebrity stylist J. Bolin. It wasn’t until he styled one of my favorite people in the body of Christ, Sara Jakes Roberts in this Zara top that he tailored just for her that I just fell in love with him.

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His style is so effortless and chic! I love him because he creates looks that are so ME!!! He creates and puts together fashion forward everyday looks! His new line just affirms my love for his work!

Check out a few of his latest pieces below and then go shop because he is selling out quickly!

Oh and Curvy girls be patient! I see that he is looking for a plus size designer and I’m excited to see what he will come up with!!

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Mindful Mondays

16 Oct

 

What’s up Chosen beauties!

I know I’ve been away for a couple of weeks but I just could not get my life together as it related to organization and time! I’m also about to revamp this whole blog site so…STAY TUNE!! I’m super excited!

OAN: I wanted to share my thoughts with you on the Monday morning basically encouraging you to be mindful <<< literally of your thoughts! It’s so necessary today. My favorite quote from my pastor is “Your perception is your reality” You can control your environment with your thoughts! So read below and I pray that it encourages you!


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The battlefield of the mind is a constant battle. Every single day I get attacked in my thoughts but the bible says to take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5) Sometimes the devil will put thoughts in your mind that make you feel like you been left behind or left out when God has simply SET YOU APART! You were never designed to “get in where you fit in.” You were uniquely designed to be different. You are custom made! There is not a single person on this earth who is like you! You were hand crafted with care by the Creator.  So, walk into this week with your head held high, being the Queen that you are. Taking every thought that is not of God and cast it down. Don’t allow the devil or the world to strip you of your God Identity.

Until next time loves!

Be Great! Be You! Be Chosen!

Lachea’

impossible is POSSIBLE

25 Sep

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So, this past week has been interesting week of reflection. It’s great to have friends who can pull you back into the right frame of mind when you tend to go left at times. I tend to believe that I don’t have enough time left on this earth to accomplish the goals and dreams that I want to accomplish. I often feel like I wasted a lot of time being afraid and chasing after the wrong things.

And Social Media…. Lawd it doesn’t make it any better. You see your peers doing these amazing things and you start reflecting on your life like…LISTEN Lachea’ you need to focus and keep it together. This sometimes can stop us from standing in the moment and appreciating the small victories. Progress is progress whether you are taking big steps or small ones. They all count as long as you are headed in the right direction.

Anyway, over the weekend I had watched a sermon by Pastor Touré from The Potter’s House One LA and it was on faith. Now I attend a Faith based church like my church is called Spirit of Faith, so we are constantly discussing the importance of faith in our lives but sometimes you have to hear it from outside of the home for it to click. Pastor Touré’ was talking about living by FAITH! Now it sounds cliché but do you live your life every single day as if IMPOSSIBLE didn’t exist?

Think about….

Can God see your FAITH?

What would you have accomplished by now if you truly took the limits off? I know I would be in a totally different place! I am so done with being bound by FEAR!!! I am so SINCERE about taking the limits off.

HOW DO WE CONTINUOUSLY QUOTE scriptures like Luke 1:37 “With God nothing is impossible!” or my favorite Philippians 4:13 “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.” but not live out our best life. Why is that?

Because we don’t really apply FAITH to every area of our life! We don’t always live by Faith! And as I really started thinking about the difference between me and them. I know for a fact that my thoughts and my mouth is what gets me off track sometimes.

I can’t do that!

Man, I’m not there yet!

Even this past Sunday I had some people compliment me on my shirt and asked where I got it from and I said I made it and they said…Why didn’t I know you designed t-shirts…You know why because I don’t go around and tell people I’m a designer because I don’t think I am but I designed that shirt and several others that are selling and guess what that makes me…A designer!!!

So, own who God has called you to be and if you don’t know who that is get in his presence and find out.

We must stop talking ourselves out of the things God has specifically pre-destined us to do.

We have to literally start speaking those things that be not as though they were because your perception is your reality!

Live everyday like the world IMPOSSIBLE never existed and take the limits off!

Walk up to those doors as if they were already open.

Don’t take NO as if it is the end….see as you just didn’t ask the right person yet or not right now!

I’m going to end this post with a quote from my father Rev. Anthony Bondon’s sermon Mix It Up!

“Most people live and die in the wilderness of uncertainty.  They’re not sure.  You would of built it, but you’re not sure.  You would of seized it, but you’re not sure.  You could have had it, but you’re not focused.  You could of mastered it, but you wouldn’t study it.  Your fear is your enemy!  You’re scared because you can’t see it.  You’ve heard about it but you won’t move because you can’t see it. Your visions and dreams aren’t doing you any good because you won’t mix it with a little faith.  Where is your Faith?  You’ve got to Mix it up!  You’re afraid of the wrong thing.  You ought to be more afraid of not accomplishing what you are created to do than you are the inconveniences and difficulties along the way.”

 You can do this and we are going to do this together!

Be You! Be Great! Be Unstoppable! Be Chosen!

Until next time my love!

Lachea’

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WELL SHOW UP AND SHOW OUT!! FALL 2017

6 Sep

What up FAMILY!!? How was you Labor Day Weekend?? Mine was off the chain!!! But can we pause and talk about how summer abandoned us though…Like no heads up or nothing! On the flip side it did get me excited about fall clothing so I just wanted to share a few of my favorite trends with you from a few of my favorite stores!

I’m in love with the 90s!

I’m in love with all the throw back tees, the sneakers, the oversized jackets. I’m even seeing puffy coats! I loved my puffy jacket. It kept me mad warm. So I am here for the return of 90s fashion.

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Lost Ink Plus Contrast Spot Shirt-ASOS
‘Classic Cortez’ Sneaker- Nordstrom
Vintage Multi-Colored Camo Jacket- Urban Outfitters
ASOS CURVE Mitten Puffer-ASOS

Everything that Glitters!

Listen if you love Sparkle! This fall you will be in HEAVEN!  I am in love with this RAGYARD sequins dress from ASOS!

Sparkle Baby

RAGYARD Festival Love Flip Sequin Dress-ASOS
Plus black sequin floral T-shirt dress- River Island
ASOS Mini Festival Sequin Rainbow Backpack
Merane-N Mult-color – Aldo

The Lady in Red!

Red has not always been my favorite color but I love it as an accent color! Expect to see all red everything this Fall!

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Miss Selfridge Patent Zip Front Ankle Boot – ASOS
Scarf Collar Flounce Dress- Eloquii
Kangol Modelaine Beret- Urban Outfitters
ASOS Longline Boyfriend Coat- ASOS

What is this? Velvet

Yes, be ready to play with textures this fall! Velvet will be on of them! Giving us a 70s Glam!

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ASOS HIGHGATE Velvet Plaited Mules
ASOS NIGHT Velvet Choker Necklace
Crushed Velvet Dropped Hoodie- Elvi
ASOS TALL EXCLUSIVE Wide Leg Velvet Pant

Metallica

Shinin’, Shinin’, Shinin’, Shinin’ YEAH (Beyonce’ voice) …#thatsall

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Two-Tone Lamé Blazer-DRIES VAN NOTEN– Nordstrom
Aries Glitter Ankle Boo- Urban Outfitters
Foil Wide Leg Trousers- Elvi
Metal Edge Zip Cardi- City Chic online

Fine Lines

Stripes are a constant in fashion but I love how designers are playing with the stripes on all pieces.

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Striped Top w/Creases –Zara
One Shoulder Tie Waist Dress- Eloquii
Lucca Couture White Stripe High-Rise Two-Piece Set– Urban Outfitters
Cara Bow Front Stripe Jumpsuit-Fashion to  Figure

Flower Power

I love a good floral print. Let me be clear a MODERN floral print. I’ve seen some ugly over-sized, overly ambitious prints and be so perplexed as to why they thought it was a print worth putting on someones body….Nevertheless I am here for all the different floral printed items this fall!!!

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Kimchi Blue Alana Floral Embroidered Sheer Tee- Urban Outfitters
Gestuz Flower Print Culottes Co-ord- ASOS
Wildflower Maxi Dress- Zelie for She
Bip Bip Floral Sneaker CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN- Nordstrom

Menswear Inspired

Listen I went to Nordstrom and fell in love with their oxfords and loafers. Suits and masculine prints with a feminine touch will be all the craze for this up and coming fall season! You should have some staples such as blazers and slacks in your closet!

Menswear

Women’s Plaid Boyfriend Blazer and pant- A New Day Gray- Target
Plus black floral print tapered leg pants- RI Plus
Pinstripe Oversized Blazer-Elvi
Mellie Fringe Pump MARC FISHER LTD-  Nordstrom

Hopefully I gave you some good ideas for what to look for when you hit this retail streets in search of fall pieces!

Until next time beauties!

Remember Do You! Be You! Be Chosen!

 

No Games Played!

24 Aug

God is absolutely funny!
Let me tell you…the way he uses  situations to stretch us is hilarious! It’s never funny in the moment but in hindsight it’s like…”Oh Daddy you got jokes huh”

I was a feature guess blogger on the another site (Read here) and it was definitely an honor to even be considered since I just picked up my pen and paper to start writing again. I was like OK God. You are saying keep going but when I saw “Please write a brief bio about yourself!” The devil was like go head and tell them who you really are…you not a blogger, you not a stylist cause you’ve only styled a few people, you not a real business owner…and I was like I can’t write a bio. I don’t know what to say about me! Who am I?

And then I gathered myself!

I am the child of the most high God! I am the head and not the tail! I am above and never beneath! He CHOSE me before I was formed in my mother’s womb! I AM WHO GOD SAYS I AM!

Who are you?
Are you going to let the devil keep LYING to you about who you are! Listen, as a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Write the Vision and make it plain
Speak those things that be not as though they were
You are the head and not the tail, above and never beneath
You are the child of the most high King
You are RULER OF MANY
God gave You authority over every living creepy crawly thing
Everything must obey the GOD IN YOU!
So write your bio! Let the devil know…he can’t play those type of games over here!

Until Next time
Love you!
Lachea’

PREMME HAUL

16 Aug

Soooo finally sometime last week I got my Premme stuff in the MAIL!!! I was so excited that of course I had to try everything on and get my BFF to take PICS!! (S/O to MICKEY!!! HER iPHONE picture game is proper!!) Anyway, lol What I loved about the clothing is that they really did take into consideration the different body types as it relates to curvy women.

PicsArt_08-15-11.26.03_1502852355583The Denim dress had elastic around the waist and in the straps going across the back. CAN I TELL YOU THIS WAS A COMPLETE BLESSING!! (hit the ghetto girl clap after you say each word) You know when you step into a dress it sometimes can be a difficult to slide up over them hips or difficult to pull the straps up over the shoulder. (Dressing room struggles!!) The dress was an amazing fit. I did go up a size because it was denim and I know a lot of times denim dresses don’t have a lot of give to them. It was a good choice because it fit well.  I paired it with some cute hot pink/magenta suede Jessica Simpson sandals and my multi-color clutch from Francesca’s.

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The grey wrap sweatshirt and short set with pearl accents was complete LOVE!!! I cannot tell you how much I loved this set!!!  The quality of the fabric was great and comfortable. The shorts length was cute just right so that the shorts would rise up in between my thighs! My white chucks paired well with it for a simple yet super cute outfit to just chill and hang out with the girls.

Until next time my loves!

Lachea’

ISSAFASHIONWIN!!! GabiFresh and Nicolette presents PREMME

25 Jul

Today is an epic day in plus-size fashion! Unless you’ve been living under a rock than you should be fully aware of who Gabi Greg and Nicolette mason are. Today they launched their amazing fashion plus line PREMME!!! I am SOOOOOOO excited about this because I have been a huge fan of the two for a long time! (Currently trying to get into the website but HONEY so is everyone else!! Jesus be my internet server and navigate me in!! LOL).

Their website is so dope. I love the imagery! It’s very chic and I believe it would be easy to navigate if we were not currently crashing the site. (ha issawin!) I also love the fact that they have placed their clothing on actual different sized plus models. The models chosen by Nicolette and Gabi are sizes 16, 20, 24, and 26.  This gives us an idea of how the apparel would look on your body type.

So I was FINALLY able to get in and place an ORDER! Below are the items I got.

Pearl Sweat Wrap Top

$67

Pearl Sweat Shorts

$55

Denim Midi Dress 

$79

 

I tried really hard to get this jumpsuit but it was not a WIN for ya girl!

Striped tie-front Jumpsuits 

$79

The way GABI is rocking this JUMPSUIT!!!

 HOWEVER, I’m soooo EXCITED about the  items i did get and i cannot wait to try these items on!
I appreciate the fact that their collection is pretty affordable and there is  something for everyone. Their capsule collection will only sell limited amount of items and once they have sold out they won’t be restocked!  I look forward to seeing how this brand expands and I will definitely post pics once my items have been received so be on the lookout SHAWTY!!
In the  mean time…..
GO CHECK IT OUT>>>>>>! www.premme.us

Until next time beauties!!

Lachea’

 

 

 

 

My Summer To Do List*

20 Jun

Summer will be upon us in less than 24 hrs and I don’t want to waste a minute of it, so I’ve decided to make a ‘Summer To Do List’!

I have a few ideas so far but I want to build up on my list to make it more challenging and fun 🙂

This is what I have so far….

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I want to add to the list to at least have 10 things to do, but I thought it would be cool for you guys to to suggest things for me to do; see a certain film, attend an event etc. Comment below, tweet me @ErybodyLovesMic or tag me on Instagram me @mic_suggah with your ideas for what I should put on my list and also create and share your lists with me! 🙂

TTYL (*

Cute by Mistake! :)

12 Jun

June 4th 10:15 pm yours truly is scrambling through my closet to find something to wear to work because I was too lazy to do it when I got off earlier that day. Oh yeah, before I confuse anyone I work overnight so I report to work at 11pm until 7am. My day begins around 8pm, but thankfully I’ve grown accustom to my vampire-ish lifestyle :). So onto the main subject my cute by mistake outfit….

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This cobalt blue sweater (that I stole from my sister 🙂 is from H&M – $25
My sleeveless polka-dot blouse is from Forever 21 Plus Size- $10
My sheer pleated high low skirt is from Target- $16
My black faux suede wedges are from Payless – $40
My black large nerd glasses are from Amazon – $8
My headscarf (which is actually a neck scarf) is also from Target- $12

**All of these items where purchased at various points but came together as if I planned it. I try to buy things that can be “mixed and matched” with other items 1) To get my money’s worth because I’ve made the mistake of buying an items that I’ve worn only once because it doesn’t mesh with the rest of my clothes 2) To stretch my wardrobe so then I can build it up over time. If you see items that look like they can be paired with multiple items that you already have then go ahead and purchase it.

Hope you enjoyed my ranting and my clothes, have a great week!

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