August 25, 2014

Journals - To Share or not to share.

It is no secret I love Blog, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter about all things beauty.  I will share almost anything except my personal journal entries. Last night I was writing in my journal to get all my emotions out and began to cry. My husband naturally was concerned and tried to read what I was writing.  All he saw was the word husband and immediately began questioning what I was writing.  He felt like I should share that entry with him however I decline, refused and said no a dozen times.  I did offer to answer any questions he may have, but my journal entry was for my eyes only.  In the world of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, my journal is a private safe haven of personal thoughts.  Writing is a stress reliever for me.  It allows me to organize my thoughts and feelings.  In a world of sharing and posting what happened to private thoughts?  I think that oversharing takes away life's mystery. What are you thoughts? Have a beautiful Day!

April 20, 2014

Top - Peter Pillotto  Jeans - Old Navy Rockstars Shoes -Target

March 27, 2014

Peter Pilotto Haul

Hello my Beautiful Butterflies!!! I picked up a few things from the Peter Pilotto line at Target.  The pickings are slim so don't Miss out! This collection is fun!  I love the colors style and fit of the items I purchased. I will show you how I wear them on a later post. Happy Shopping!!

February 5, 2014

Advocare 24 Day Challenge

Day 3 of my 24 Day Advocare Challenge.  While some are falling off their New Years Resolution to loose weight I am ramping up with my 24 Day Challenge.  Day three is not as chllenging as Day 1.  I set the bar really high on my workout and eating.  Follow me on twitter and instagram @Eboniebutterfly. I am happy to say I am down 4 pounds! Keep pushing!

How to start a Handbag Collection

Quality over Quantity - The key to getting a quality handbag is purchasing something of good quality as well as something you can afford. Start where you are and buy what you can with what you have

Needs over Wants – Starting a handbag collection you will need to decide what your needs and start there.

1. Do you carry a large wallet?

2. Do you have a large makeup bag?

3. Do you need a lot of pockets and zippers?

4. How do you dress 80% of the time casual or dressy?

5. Do you have a separate bag for your IPAD?

6. What is the style of your current handbag and does it work for you?

7. Do you attend evening events if so how often?

8. Do you like or hate monograms?

9. Do want be a collector or actually use the bags?

10. What is the most you are willing to spend on a bag?

Colors – If you want to carry something other than a basic black bag, look through your closet and see what colors you own the most. For instance if you wear a lot of black you may want to get a classic black bag but you could also consider a bright color bag of your choice.

Think long term – Don’t be a slave to trends when purchasing a high end bag. The Louis Vuitton Speedy bag has been around for decades and is still a staple piece of most collectors. Brands like Channel, Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Balenciaga have been around for a long time. Think of your bags as investments.

Research – YouTube is a great resource to finding out about different bags and styles. Go shopping at high end stores and try the bags look at the storage, material and functions. NEVER buy a bag online if you have not done all the research first, so many people have gotten burned simply because they did not know what to look for.

Type of handbags– Clutch, Cross body, Tote, Hobo, Top Handle, Makeup, and a Pouchette. Most brands carry each type of these.

Type of Collection – Decide what type of collection you want. Do you want functional, brand, style? I am a cross-brand girl I like a variety of bags while some women only focus on one brand.

Wish List – Create a wish list and research each bag you would like to purchase. Know EVERYTHING about your handbags and start saving for it. Do not waiver from your list! I cannot stress this one, something like it is never the same, don’t settle. There is a reason you put certain bags on your list because you really like it and want it. The list is important because it keeps you on track to your goals.

January 6, 2014

Its Monday! Today I started my cleanse ( Daniel Fast) and next week I will continue with a healthy lifestyle.  My Journey started in October last year I lost a total of 20 pounds! You can do it too!  Follow me on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube to see what I am doing. Lets get inspired and do this together! Say NO to resolutions and YES to healthy lifestyle changes.


January 3, 2014

In My Own Skin: Faux Leather Jacket and Jeans

Jacket - David Bitton | Scarf - Walmart | T-Shirt - Target | Jeans - Old Navy Rockstar | Booties - BCBG  
Life is only as hard as you make it! Learn to live and love life!
This is a simple easy style for the busy mom. You can exchange the booties for your favorite flats or boots and "Phoof!" you have an easy stylish look. This look can take to you to the grocery store, out with friends, kids birthday party or shopping.  I am a busy mom so my style has to be practical, comfortable, versatile & affordable. Enjoy!!

January 2, 2014

Celebrate a Berry New Year!

Pants - Old Navy |Cardigan - Old Navy| T-Shirt - Target | Boots - Nine West
Happy New Year!! This year I wanted to do something different.. I never wear corduroy pants but I found these on sale at Old Navy and I fell in love! I no longer do "New Years Resolutions" however I do set 1 goal which is not to be in the same place next year. 
Be blessed in 2014.