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23.5.18

Black Mommy Breaking In!


There's been a lot of talk about being a mom lately and I for one am glad the conversation is being had. What conversation you ask? It's the conversation of inclusion and the Black Mom and I think today's the perfect time to discuss it! It's funny how the universe has a way of working things out at the most perfect times but before we get into all of that who's ready to talk about the new Gabrielle Union movie, Breaking In


This past weekend I knowingly and willingly headed out to catch my BFF in my head (Gabrielle Union) latest movie Breaking In. I had no idea hat to really expect from the movie because from the previews I can't say I was dying to see it. Can I just share with you all how this movie about a Black Mom willing to do any and everything for the safety of her kids and family got me all the way together! Gabrielle's character was smart, athletic, beautiful, calculated, mothering, and more! This my friends was the true definition of a Black Mom!  In other words I looked at this 90 minute movie an saw nothing but myself and the power that comes from being a Black Mom.

I know some of you might be wondering why the focus on her being a Black mom, oh I don't know but maybe it has something to do with the fact that as I sat in that theatre and thought back I think this may have been the first time I have ever recalled seeing a black woman take on a lead role kicking ass and taking names for her kids. I am also focusing on her being a Back Mom because I think all too often society forgets that the all too often pushed to the side Black Mom exists.

This movie couldn't have come at a better time. A time when I was I was recently blogging about being at a South Florida Disney on Ice event and being the only Black Mom in attendance, A time when several blogging moms decided to put together a conference consisting of nearly 100 speakers without a Black or Brown Mom even thought of, A time when we just witnessed a Black Mom make history by her daughter marrying into the Royal family, A time when we as Black Moms have to fight twice as much even in this thing called motherhood where there should never be any inequality! 

Yes there are differences between all races but one thing we all have in common as women is that we all love our kids and families. Your Love is no different from mine and if more Mom's or people in general took the time to see that the world would be a more loving place.

Have you had the pleasure of watching Breaking In?  Did you see yourself in the min character? What did this movie signify for you?



15.5.18

Sip N Shop- The Boutique Sales Chic Experience!

Hey yall Hey and how's everyone doing today? My day is going pretty well, no complaints on this end only Peace and Positivity! Those of you who follow my blog already know that I'm part owner of the online fashion boutique, Boutique Sales Chic ,but what you  may not know is that I co-own this business with my daughter and on a daily basis we are growing and learning ways to make our business a success. Today I'm going to share with you the lessons learned and our experience at our first Sip n Shop so for right now sit back, put your feet up, and get into this vibe!

Online Boutique/ Fashion Boutique/ Womens clothing

FABulites, I absolutely love running an online business but that by no means says I don't want to have a personal experience with  my customers. When someone makes a purchase from us I want to know that even the most simple purchase made a difference in the life of my customer. To me that's what's fashion is all about. It goes way beyond being just a dress or a pair of shoes, How did that item make you feel? How did you use that feeling to change something in your life or the lives of others? I have questions!

Sip n Shop/ Event/ Shopping

These are the thoughts that led us to our very first Sip N Shop. We always wanted to do one but every time the idea came up there were 10 reasons why we shouldn't or couldn't. Can't find a reasonable location, not enough time to plan it, the timing isn't right and more! This time we set those wait until the time is right to the side and just decided to go for it and boy oh boy am I glad we did!

Sip n Shop/ Boutique Sales Chic/ Small Business Owners/ South Florida

Because it was a spur of the moment idea we decided to do the Sip n Shop at home and make it a intimate setting just for family and close friends. The hardest part about all of this was simply not overthinking things and once we had that in check the rest flowed easily. Without a doubt one of the best business decisions we've made in a while!


We wanted our guests to feel welcomed while we introduced them to our fashions so we mad sure the setting was right. We did everything possible to make sure the table, area where the clothing would be, music, and fashionable atmosphere was just right and from that point on it was a GO!

Boutique Sales Chic

For our first Sip n Shop experience we provided out guests with sandwiches pictured above, fruit, meatballs, vegetable tray, and our signature Strawberry CHICster drinks! It just felt right! Seeing everyone mingling, eating, drinking, and shopping our fashions was an amazing experience and one that neither of us will soon forget. As a matter of fact it went so well that we plan on having one at least once a month! Amazing right!

While it was an amazing experience no experience goes without challenges and lessons learned. For our next Sip n Shop I'll make sure to provide guests with a full length mirror for trying on clothes, take more pictures to be able to savor the memories forever, and know without hesitation the prices of everything! And there you have it folks, My very first  Boutique Sales Chic Sip n Shop!

Have you ever had or attended a Sip n Shop? What was the most memorable part of your experience?



10.5.18

Wear the Dress, Don't Let The Dress Wear You!

Hey yall Hey and Happy Thursday! How's everyone feeling today? Normally Thursdays are for some sort of throwback post but in honor of Mother's day I wanted to do things a little different and share the fabness of this beautiful blue Royalty Dress with all of you. Is that alright? I said is that alright?

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So many of us have it wrong! We are stuck on the story where she finds the dress and then all is well with the world. Today I'm here to tell you that finding the dress is just the stepping stone you need to make things right with your life. Simply wearing the dress alone is like put a bandage on a larger issue.

Royalty

Have you ever seen someone wear the most beautiful dress ever but because they wore the dress with little to no confidence no one was able to see it's true beauty? Again, like I stated earlier it's always more than just about the dress and It always will be. Don't get me wrong, the right dress does come with power but if you are not able to know the strength or positivity of that power then what good is it?

Royalty Dress/ Ruffle Dress/ Spring Dresses

A couple days ago I heard someone ask  what they should wear to an event that would be full of the people in their element and I was kinda thrown off by it. I mean yes we have all been in situations where we wonder what to wear but this time the question just seemed to be a no brainer to me. We all have that one outfit in our closet that makes us feel confident, determined, sexy, powerful, strong, and like there's nothing we can't do when we are wearing it. That's the one! For those of you who don't have this trust me when I tell you one day you will. Even in fashion you want to surround yourself with the looks and pieces that are best for you. This doesn't mean it has to be expensive, trendy, in season, or even something others find attractive, this just means that when you wear it you feel good and can be the best possible version of you!

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Good, bad, or indifferent, Wear the dress ladies, never let the dress wear you! What are some of the biggest fashion lessons you've learned and which ones have stuck with you?