Hello 2015!!

WE CAN FINALLY SAY GOODBYE TO 2014! WHAT A YEAR RIGHT??

Who else is ready to enjoy 2015 and what it has to offer? It can’t be near as bad as 2014 right??

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They say the most important relationship you have is the one you have with yourself and I truly believe that. So this year I am proclaiming 2015 a year all about me!!

Yup, sounds real selfish but the relationship I really need to work on is the one with myself. Who am I? What do I want? Who do I want to become?

So here are a few quotes we should all plan to live by in 2015!

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Be your own validation this year.

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Learn to love yourself and embrace all your imperfections.


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Declutter your life of the negative influences.

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Remember to take a moment to stop and enjoy the little things.


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Believe in yourself and your dreams and chase them fiercely!

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Drink lots of champagne and let loose and dance on the table!

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Stop looking behind you. You aren’t going that way!

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Take risks! Now is the perfect time to make mistakes.

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Don’t put off anything. You only have today for certain.


tumblr_nh7n9h1jCh1shcqiqo1_500Stop bringing down other women or people!

If you aren’t saying something to build them up, then don’t say it.

Really… just work on giving up these things! 
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Wishing all of you a very Happy New Year!!

Love, Latte!

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Outfits to Celebrate 2015 in Style!

I have a love hate relationship with New Years. I love that it is a holiday that people get super dressed up for, I mean who doesn’t love the excuse to put on some red lips, high heels and a cute dress to dance the night away in.

The downside of New Years for me is that we have these high expectations for how the night is going to go and it rarely does go the way you planned. Who really wants to bring in a brand new year with let down expectations.

So this year, just have high expectations for your outfit and let the night just be what it was meant to be. You will have more fun that way, I swear!

Luckily for me, my plans were made for me this year. My cousin is having a New Years Eve Wedding Reception! Which is the perfect excuse to get dressed up and bring in the new year celebrating hope and love!

So after searching several site and Pinterest, of course, I found a few options of what to wear to bring in 2015!

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The sparkle dress is a perfect go-to for New Years. This outfit will ensure you will be noticed and the life of the party! Add a pair of black tights and black pumps and the perfect bracelet and you are set!

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If you don’t want the full sparkle-notice-me effect, try just a glitter skirt and a sheer blouse. This option you can add booties or pumps and use jewelry to either dress it up or down.

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Going to a super fancy party? A ballerina full skirt dress or skirt will do just the trick! Bring a gold or silver wrap to keep you warm!

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For my New Year’s Eve wedding I have settled on a three-quarter sleeve black dress, tights and pumps! I have a gold necklace and gold bracelet and its the perfect outfit for a combined wedding/New Years Eve celebration!

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Not a dress girl??? Black pants, a sparkle top and a blazer should be your go-to! Pair it with some fancy, stand-out shoes and you will be right in line with all the mini-dress wearing ladies!

I think the best way to bring in 2015 is in style!

Who Are You and What Do You Want??

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I have been told this quote several times throughout my life and had thought I had fully grasped the meaning of it, until this Fall.

This Fall, and quite frankly this past year has been an awakening for me. An awakening of who I am this very minute and an awakening for who I want to become and the life that I want to live.

This process didn’t happen overnight and the road I have embarked on has been anything but simple or easy. But it is a road that I can only hope that everyone chooses to journey down at some point.

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It all starts with the question: Who am I and what do I really want out of this life?

But beware, answering these questions are challenging, uncomfortable and difficult. It is an answer you don’t find in a day or a week but over a period of time.

Over this past year, I have journeyed through the questions:

Am I happy with who I am?

Am I happy where this life is heading?

What do I want?

If I could have the life I truly wanted what would it look like?

The hardest part about these questions, and the reason why most people don’t venture to ask or answer them, is that in involves the risk of realizing that the life you are living and the person you have become isn’t at all what you had hoped.

Which is a hard pill to swallow in and of itself, let alone finding the courage to take the actions to alter it.

This year, I have had to ask myself these hard questions.

I have chosen to make hard, heartbreaking decisions and changes in my life. I have had to take a really good hard look at myself and swallow my pride at the parts of me that I have developed that do not embody anything at all that I want to be.

I had to learn to be naked and insecure, even with myself and am learning how to forgive and embrace the journey I have been on.

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These haven’t been times of light for me but times of dark. They have been periods of anger, sadness and extreme loneliness.

But something remarkable is happening…

I can feel myself becoming who I had always envisioned becoming and it feels so good.

I feel myself gaining confidence back in woman I am, the decisions I make, and yes even feel that I am beginning to build the life I have always wanted to life.

Brick-by-brick, moment-by-moment, choice-by-choice, I can feel the foundation of my soul being built from the ground up.

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This is only the beginning of my journey and I assume it’s a journey that will never really quite end, since it is part of life to continually grow, change, and evolve.

It has been an extremely bumpy road of slip-ups, and several one-step forward and eight steps back, but it is a journey that I am so thankful I embarked on.

I wanted to share this with you because I hope that this just simply prompts you to ask the question: Who am I and what do I want?

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I hope it serves as a reminder that millions of people have embarked on this journey before and have survived and serves a guiding light that you also can embark on the journey.

Everyone is entitled to live the life of their dreams or at least the life that they are truly happy with, whatever that might be. You just have to be willing to enter the darkness, so that hopefully someday you can enjoy light and warmth you never knew existed.

Life is too short regardless, don’t waste your time not living life to its fullest.

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Happy Friday!

 

 

 

To Wear Booties OR Not to Wear Booties?

Alright being 5″1′ I honestly haven’t been able to decide if I can pull of the “bootie” look or not…

But one of my girlfriends that is my height the other day was rocking them and just looked so cute!

So I am giving the bootie a second thought and I think based off my findings I am up for the challenge.

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Off to shop for new booties, stay tuned to my Insta to see what I end up getting!

Great Expectations..

Here’s the deal, it is true what people say..

If you have expectations, you are 100% bound to be LET DOWN.

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For some reason, especially as women, we have these great notions about how things should or are going to be.

We want to live in a world where Cinderella meets the Prince Charming and he just so happens to have a glass slipper that is the perfect size for her and they ride off in the distance towards happily ever after.

When in reality… the Prince never looks to Cinderella and if he did, she would show up and the glass slipper would be too small, and happily ever after would not be so happily ever after…

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I say this not to be negative but to remind us, and myself more particularly, to drop the “expectations” about life and what life is suppose to be.

Drop the expectations of your friends and how they are suppose to be, of your boyfriend and husband and the relationship you are suppose to have and most importantly, the expectations that you have of yourself and who you are suppose to be.

Be who you, love how it feels right to you and take each day and each moment as a pleasant surprise and a wonderful reminder that you are ALIVE and LIVING.

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Having expectations is inevitable but managing those expectations and reminding yourself that they aren’t rooted in your happiness is a very valuable lesson to learn. 

Vests with the … FUR!!!

Ok I am TOTALLY into fur vests for the fall!

They are just so fun, and add a bit of spunk/class to your outfit.

So of course, I set out to Pinterest for cute ideas on how to wear my new fur vest obsession out and about this season…

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I mean.. how adorable are these??

Dress up with statement jewelry, or down with a button up or striped shirt, and it goes with jeans, leggings and BOOTS!

Perfect fall outfit!

IN LOVE ❤ ❤

Growing into a small batch of good friends…

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They say as you get older you don’t need a lot of friends but just a few really good ones, and lately that truth has rung more and more true.

After college, everyone’s life seems to be like a pinball machine, bouncing off different places and milestones at different times, sending us in different directions and meeting new obstacles in our own timely manner.

Although, it is scary and relieving to be maneuvering through life at your own pace, it is hard to maintain friendships when you are both standing on very different ground.

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There are a few friends though, that no matter what happens, and what element of life you are propelling through, will be there no matter what.

The friends that TRULY celebrate your highs, help you conquer and navigate your lows, no matter what stage of life they are in.

Those are the keepers, those are the friends that you fight for, you love and you are beyond loyal to.

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I bring this up because I have noticed the evolving friendships around me. The weariness but urge to let go of acquaintances that aren’t fully our close friends, and the ever seeking need to be surrounded by the women we truly trust.

Growing up is odd in that sense, realizing that all friendships aren’t meant to last forever, just like relationships, and that sometimes we just have to learn to be grateful and appreciative of the bond and time we have shared together.

So that is my tidbit, it is ok to move forward and be closer to different people and different friends. Just go gracefully and be respectful of the relationships you have had in the past. Each one has helped shape you into the person you are today.

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