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’

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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.

90s

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!

The Lady Red

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!

Velvet

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

metal

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.

Stripes

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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M.A.C Temperature Rising Color *Summer Launch

5 Jun

Happy Humpday everyone!! So this past weekend was MAC’s Summer Launch ‘Temperature Rising Color’ which is good for me but bad for my wallet :). I was invited to the launch at Tyson’s Corner Bloomingdales by my long time friend and classmate the lovely Diti Bhasin of Diti Devi Makeup Artistry; she has always been an outgoing and talented person and I’m very proud and excited to witness her dreams come to life! Diti’s resume is illuminated but not limited to bridal makeup, editorials, an interview with Clutch Magazine, a music video featuring Grammy nominated artist Raheem DeVaughn, and also radio interview on Washington D.C’s own ‘93.9 WKYS’ the list contiunes to grow.

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Diti Devi*

I asked Diti to do a Black Chyna ‘smokey eye’ because I love that look but I wanted to have some gradient to it instead of just being a full on ‘black’. It turned out great take a look….

Blac Chyna*

Blac Chyna*

Me*

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I did purchase MAC’s Pro Longwear and two new items; Nicki Minaj’s Viva Glam Creme Lipstick and some Mineralize Skinfinish and I love them. Thanks to Diti for blessing my face, and I hope you all enjoy!!

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Me (w/ Nicki Minaj ViVa Glam Lipstick)

Me (w/ Nicki Minaj ViVa Glam Lipstick)

Confessions of a Makeup Junkie…

29 May

As a young woman I’ve grown to love makeup more and more over the years. I watch YouTube make-up tutorials religiously to learn new tips, and catch up on new beauty products. I’m super fickle (aka I change my mind alot 🙂 so makeup is the perfect way to “change your look” and keep it fresh. MAC, NYX, L’oreal, ELF, Nars, Sephora, Black Radiance just to name a few of my favorites are always coming out with a must have item. As I stated in a previous post I’ve had acne since I was in middle school, it’s diminished alot but I still have a few spots and “monthly breakouts” (Ladies know what I mean) that almost require me to wear concealer and or foundation to cover them up. I’ve always been insecure about my natural skin because of my breakouts and acne scars but lately I’ve been going outside……WITH NO MAKEUP ON!!!

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Lmbo! Yes, I, Michaelia have started going outside in BROAD DAYLIGHT with no foundation, mascara, concealer etc only lip gloss or lipstick. Granted I did wear sunglasses so I’m kind of cheating but for me this is a big accomplishment, over the past couple weeks I’ve been trying to take a “day off” from makeup on my skin. 1) To give my skin a break, on my days off from work I would even wear makeup so really my skin was covered 7 days a week & 2) I’m trying to embrace my natural-ness since my hair is natural now I feel like hey why not my face!! I even asked male friends and they’ve confirmed they prefer women to not wear a lot of makeup or none at all which I can understand. I had to explain to them that most women don’t wear makeup for men, they do it for themselves, if you look good then you’ll feel good right? Right. So with that being said I think makeup is fine (if applied correctly lol) but having a dependency on it can cause you to feel less than beautiful which is usually only seen by your self consciousness and not by others. Since I’ve primarily been on one side of the fence I want to try to explore my “blank face” in more places and more often. Don’t be mistaken I’m not going out to an event with a blank face now (snaps fingers) but I will continue to do errands, shopping and local runs without makeup just to remind myself I’m beautiful with or without…makeup 🙂

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**Show me your “BLANK FACE” tag me on Instagram @mic_suggah with the Hastag #4TheLifeOfMe 🙂

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