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Proud Mary Winning Weekend!

Hey yall Hey and Happy Monday! Got a lot to get into today but before I do I'd just like to wish everyone a happy Dr. Martin Luther King Day. In a day and time when the world seems so out of order we honor the man who stated, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?"

I totally felt back to my old self this weekend. I kicked off my Saturday heading to the nearest theatre so I could check out my bestie in my head Taraji P. Henson in the movie Proud Mary. I didn't quite know what to expect heading into the movie but by the time all was said and done it far exceeded my expectations. Mary was bad ass, bold, brilliant and so much more! It was probably the first time I'd ever seen an African American woman portraying an assassin and it was downright amazing. While I expected there'd be lots of killing what I didn't expect as for the family dynamic to be so strong. I'm not trying to give the entire movie away so do yourselves a favor and make sure you head out and see it today. As a woman in her 40's herself, seeing this movie just reconfirmed the saying no matter your age, size, or race, if there's something you want, don't stop until you get it!

While I looked around the theatre feeling inspired as all out hell I noticed something that made me feel a certain way. As I looked around I noticed there were nothing but African American movie goers in the room. Here's why that bothered me!  When I  see a preview for a good new movie or a movie that  includes one of my favorite actresses I go out and support it because I enjoy good movies and good acting. I live in the heart of South Florida's melting pot so of course I'm forced to wonder if race played a part in the non multicultural attendance. Is the world not ready for it's first black female assassin? If not the world needs to gets ready! We have longed for the day when black women were able to play more diverse movie roles and I'm proud to say that Taraji's performance proves that day is upon us!  

Have you had the chance to check out Proud Mary yet? What were your thoughts on the movie?


Red Hots and Fashion Magic!

Hey yall Hey and Happy Hump Day! We are almost over the hump to close out yet another work week and today I thought would be theee most perfect time to discuss a little Red Hot courage and Fashion magic! How many of you listed take some fashion risks this year as maybe one of your goals or New Year's resolutions? Well today were going to talk about ways of doing just that!

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 Not a year goes by that I don't claim it as my year of fashion risks and fabness but hey I'm human just like everyone else and we all know old habits are hard to break. One of the fashion changes I'd like to make is incorporating more chic pants into my wardrobe and honey when Fab met these Red Hot high waist pants, magic was created!

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I don't know what it is about pants that turn me off but it's definitely time to get over it! They can be chic, work appropriate, and even suitable for a bite out with the girls but with my body type pants can also prove to be difficult. Designers if you're listing add a little something extra to the thigh area for us ladies with thighs of steal and don't be afraid to take them in a little more in the waist, You feel Me? I've been in the dressing room mad as hell because I couldn't get that cute pair of pants 3x's my normal size over my booty and I didn't like it! Give us more and we will come!

I just never thought I'd be able to pull off a pair of Red Hot pants but boy was I wrong. I feel sexy, confident, and fab all because I decided to set my fashion fears aside and give them a try. It's definitely true when you hear people saying you won't know until you try because I had no idea!

 It doen't have to be all about taking fashion risk, don't be afraid to experiment and take chances with you beaty looks and hair as well. For todays look I decided to play around a little with my hair by just simply adding 2 braids to the side and wow I was immediately impressed by the edginess of my overall look! Chic but with a little rock n roll for sure. I have always been a firm believer in statement earrings and a fab red lip so these should come as no surprise.

Thank you all for stopping by and allowing me to share with you my new Red Hots and Fashion Fabness! What are some fashion risks you plan to conquer in 2018? What is it that takes you out of norm and gives you the confidence to take risks when it comes to fashion?


Focus is the Name of the Game!

FABulites, it's the beginning of yet another work week and my friends it's time to get to it! We all know "The harder you work for something, The greater you'll feel when you achieve it", but the true secret to achieving this is by simply working smarter and not harder. I'm not sure what's been happening inside my head lately but recently I'm coming up with one great idea after the next on how to grow my brand, my blog, and take my business to the next level. The ideas are amazing, motivating, and inspiring but the question is, How do I stay focused long enough to make things happen, Let's talk!

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I'm a procrastinator, I set goals I never really have no plan of achieving, and when things don't work out as planned I can be pretty quick to dump that idea all together but hopefully now that I'm fully aware of my downfalls, that's all about to change. The first thing I need to change is my mindset.

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 I along with everyone else have the same 24 hours in a day so from this point forward I say kick rocks to the excuse, I don't have enough time. We all have the time it's just about how we prioritize it. The time is now to turn off the TV, cut back on the lounging,  and get out there and make things happen.

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Another thing that must happen is I now must hold myself accountable for the choices I'm making and stop giving myself free passes. I need to learn how to be tough with myself and not so forgiving and lackluster when I fail to get the ball rolling or accomplish things in a timely manner. I need to start writing things down and have a trail of where I started and what were the end results.

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FABulites, you greatly encourage me but the time is now to encourage myself! I know exactly what it will take for me to reach my goals and the steps required for me to do so. Will it be easy, probably not, Worth it, Absolutely! What are your secrets for making sure you stay focused and on track for achieving your goals? Until we meet again Stay Positive and Hustle on my friends!


Lessons-Resolutions-Execution, 2018 a Week In!

Hi guys and Happy 1st Friday of 2018. How's this New Year been treating you so far? Things are definitely off to a rocky start for me. I started the year off with a stye on my eye causing me to miss 2 days of work and scare my toddler with how ugly it made me look. While it's made me super uncomfortable, It's  forced me to think outside of my outer appearance and focus on the good that comes from within. When I'm not posing for the gram I have a genuine willingness to help others, I cry tears of joy when I see others winning, and my daily motivation is  just be happy no matter what and to bring joy to those around me. Believe it or not this ugly awakening was just what I needed to jumpstart my January and make me focus on what's most important. I guess it's true, Life really has a way of showing us things.

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On another note I'm ending my first week of 2018 on hopefully a positive note. Tonight I'll be attending my company's Holiday Party. I know I know it's kinda late but better late than never ? It's been awhile since I've had the opportunity to really dress up and enjoy my coworkers so let's all say a prayer and hope I'm not the one who get's fired because of her behavior at the holiday party!!

What unexpected lessons have 2018 taught you so far? What resolutions are still going strong and which ones have you already decided to toss out and start again next year? No matter where you are on your journey always keep in mind no matter what life throws your way you can handle it and most importantly is resolutions are nothing without execution!


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Hey yall Hey and Happy 2018! I know it's been awhile but IMMMMMM BBAAAACCCCKKKKK! I missed you guys so much! Even worst was the feeling of not being sure if I wanted to continue blogging or not after 9 long years in the game. 2017 was a tough one for me but after starting my own business, losing my mother,  rejoining corporate America and becoming a Grandma the one thing I knew for sure about 2018 was that I needed an outlet to share those things with all of you!

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For the past 9 years or so when it came to the new year you'd find me front and center in a fresh to death fit with my hair and makeup layed to the Gods. This year thngs are definitely different with the main difference being I'm Fat as Fuck! Excuse my language but there's really no other way to put it! The original plan was to do what I do by finding something super cute to wear and then posing pretty for my pics to follow but that just wasn't gonna fly this year. Don't get me wrong, I searched high and wide for a suitable look but after a 15lb unforeseen weight gain that ended in me downright refusing to purchase clothing 3x's larger than my original size shit just went left real quick! Don't get me wrong, a woman should never be judged by the clothes she wears or her size but we all have the right to be comfortable in our own skin, ya feel me?

Besides tackling my current weight issues and getting on an overall healthier track I have several goals that Id love to see happen in 2018. Allow me to share a couple of them with you.

1. Create more lasting memories with my family

2. Become a Boutique Sales Chic vendor at this years Essence Fest

3. Return to working full time for myself

4. Become more productive and do more within my community

5. Be Happy

There you have it folks and it's as simple as that! Please feel free to share at least one 2018 goal with me and lets support each other along this journey. Thank you all for encouraging me to be a better version of myself, for inspiring me to keep going when I so badly wanted to give up,  for showing me that anything I put my mind to is possible and for making me a believer in my dopeness and your dopeness as well! We are in this together and I can't wait to see what 2018 holds for us all! New Year- New Me- New You!


The Miramar Patriots Boys Basketball Team Needs Your Help!

I'm a Mom on a Mission  to use her platform for good! That means speaking up on issues that are important to my community, helping to bring recognition to causes that are important to me, and giving a voice to a cause that otherwise might not have had one. Today my platform connects me with the Miramar Patriots Boys Basketball team where my son Khamaury is the only freshman on this years varsity team. Let's listen to what these young men have to say!

FABulites I thank you for giving me this platform that allows me to share with you how you can make a difference I the lives of these young men. Let's show them we support them, we encourage them, and we are here for them today and always. Are you ready to help the Miramar Patriot Boys 2017 Basketball team meet their fundraiser goals? To make a donation please DONATE HERE


3 Fashion Friendly Ways to Rock a Black Bodysuit!

Hey yall Hey and thank you so much for joining me in my little corner of the fashion universe! I am so excited to share with you my 3 Fashion Friendly ways to Rock a Black Bodysuit! You see I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. Monday of last week I lost my IPhone somewhere in my house and in searching far and wide for that I came across this really great black bodysuit I purchased probably close to a year ago. Not quite the same as finding my iPhone but I hope you kinda get where I was going with that. Anyways these 3 looks are single handedly restoring my faith in fashion and hopefully it will do the same for you so without further adieu let's get into my 3 Hot Hot Hot ways to rock a black bodysuit!

Fabulites if you know anything about me you'd know that it's pretty rare that you'll see me in a bustier body suit. It's not that I don't like them it's just that it's hard to find one I actually feel comfortable wearing. It seems like the older I get the less likely I am to show off my arms and shoulders but there was just something about this particular one that made me say To Hell with That! I wasn't exactly sure how I was going to style the bodysuit for my first look but when my favorite boyfriend jeans caught my attention I just remember thinking BINGO! Ladies tell me if I'm lying or not when I say there's just something special about a top you can pair with your favorite jeans and hit the town. This look made me so happy I damn well didn't want to take it off, Thug fashion love!

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For my second look I wanted to make sure I paired it with something I thought I'd be able to wear from the boardroom and beyond! Ladies you know you can't go wrong with a slimming midi skirt. Pair that with your favorite black bodysuit and cover up a little with a cute kimono and as you can see, you're on to something! Just in case you weren't able to see it exuding from this photo, You couldn't tell me nothing in this look! Mama got it going on!


For my third and final look I wanted to channel one of my style crushes, the fashionable Mrs. Solange Knowles. Solange wears a great top and pants like no other and that's exactly the vibe I was going for. It was nothing but love when I decided to once again pair this awesome black bodysuit with my favorite high waist palazzo pants. This  look is chic, stylish, and sassy as hell! What more does a fashionista need?

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Fabulites, If my memory serves me right I think I purchased this great little bodysuit at Burlington Coat Factory for a cute $7.99. It's not so much about the price of the top but the mere fact that I could probably go thru my closet right now and pair this same bodysuit with over 20 different pieces and rock each and every one of them and those are the type of pieces you want to have readily available in your closet. You want pieces that make you smile, You want pieces that are versatile, and you want pieces you can simply wear with your head held high!

Thanks so much for allowing me to share with you my take on rocking the bodysuit trend. Do you have a favorite bodysuit? What's your favorite way to rock yours? I can't wait to read all about it in the comments below! Thanks and Enjoy XOXOXO


Style File- Gabrielle Union for New York & Company!

FABulites, I might be a tad bit late but man oh man am I loving this  fashion collaboration between one of my most favorite actress Gabrielle Union and Fashion Powerhouse New York & Company.  I mean who would've thought it would be so great? Today I'm sharing with you all some of my favorite pieces from the collection and why I'm so here for this collaboration. Let's get started!

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For many years I have adored the fashion stylings of Gabrielle Union. I'm not sure if it was the way she knew how to style her frame so perfectly, the way she often preached looking good doesn't have to cost a fortune, or the way she always looks like she's having such a great time with fashion. Whatever it was I was definitely on board for it. When I heard about her collaboration with New York & company I wasn't exactly sure how it would go but I can now say it's exceeded my every expectation. The collection comes complete with bright colors, a variety of different prints and patterns and best of all at least to me is that it makes me proud to get my grown woman fashion on! The very reasonably priced dresses, jumpsuits, active wear, pants, jackets, and more are perfect from everything from a day at the office to a night out on the town and everything in between. This is definitely a fashion pairing you want to pay attention to, It's absolutely everything!

Have you checked out the Gabrielle Union for New York & Company collection? What are your thoughts and which pieces are topping your Must Have List?


Fall's Most Wanted Under $50 Fits!

FABulites, It's been weeks since I last went shopping but that didn't stop me from rising and grinding before the sun came out this morning so that I could share with you my most wanted Fall Pieces priced under a cute $50! I mean I can't even put into the words the pure joy researching for this post brought me. (I Love My Job)!

Up until now it's been kinda difficult for me to get into a FALL state of mind when I'm dealing with temperatures of nearly 100 degrees on a daily basis but there's just something about the pieces I chose to showcase today that's snapped me right outta that funk! I mean while it might not be the traditional Fall environment where I'm at I've decided to let go a little and focus on Fall being whatever I make it! In my world it's Colorful, Chic, Relaxing, Floral, and Priced Under $50!

I think my favorite piece is probably this super fab Mustard Colored Ruffle Dress. You can definitely expect to see this piece hitting a Frugal Flirty N Fab OOTD post really soon because of course I just snatched this little beauty up. Because I'm a pro at finding chic pieces without breaking the bank you can expect to see some of my other pieces as well! 

Are you ready to Fall into Fall? Which of my picks above are topping your Must Have List? Share your answers below in the comments and until we meet again my friends!


The Birth, The Death, and the Monster Storm- What's Been Happening with the Frugal Flirty N Fab!

It's been almost 30 days since I last posted and while I can say I missed you all the truth of the matter is that life simply took over.  Not just everyday life, but the shit that happens in life to change you forever. I know I haven't shared anything personal with you before but with this post that'll be forever changed. I'm hoping the information I share with you today, inspires you to tell the people who are most important in your lives that you love them, I'm hoping this post inspires you to be more than you ever thought was possible, and I'm hoping this post reminds you that changes is good and life is short. You see I derived from the school of thinking that as a blogger you stick with what you know not how you feel. I now know that's the furthest thing from the truth and you will all soon find out why.

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1. The Passing- You may have heard me talk about my Mom on the blog before but I never really went into depth about our relationship. You see from as early as I could remember I knew my mom was a special lady. The mother of 9 always had a smile and a positive word for all those she came into contact with and I'm proud to say she taught me everything I know about how to uplift, motivate, and leave others feeling better than they did before meeting you. She was everything! On August 22, 2017 I got the call that no daughter ever wants to hear. The woman I knew as the greatest mom to ever walk the face of this earth was no longer. My mother was finally free! I still can't even begin to put into words how this event has effected me but at the same time I found myself relieved that she was no longer suffering and in pain. Because of her greatness I have the most amazing memories and moments to look back on. I actually find the most comfort in knowing without a doubt she enjoyed her life to the fullest extent and I am just one example of her joy.

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2. The Birth-Just 2 days before I laid my mother to rest I received one of God's greatest gifts. My only daughter gave birth to the most beautiful baby girl named Naila and again in a instance I knew my life would forever be changed. FABulites she is everything and at the moment I was nearly overcome dealing with the loss of my mother I was  put in the place to love again. OMG I'm a Grandma!! She was born weighing in at 6lbs 9oz and the joy she has brought to an otherwise not so happy situation is absolutely amazing. Now I have the opportunity to be to her what my mother was to all her kids and grandkids. What a blessing!

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3. The Monster Storm-Just 2 days after laying my mother to rest and witnessing the birth of my very first grand daughter, mother nature introduced us to what was later titled the history making Monster storm or Hurricane Irma. She showed up and showed out at a time when I found myself most vulnerable. All I wanted was to be alone to deal with all the changes happening in my life but somewhere somehow the world had other plans. Even with everything I was dealing with I kicked into Super mama mode during the hurricane. I'm not sure where I mustered up the strength but I made sure my kids, grandkid, and family were all protected and had everything we needed to make it through the storm. I made it my business to make contact with all my neighbors and make sure they were all good, and I even managed to try to motivate and be a source of inspiration for all those going through this and any other type of storm. I knew without a doubt no matter what happened with hurricane Irma that we would overcome and so it has begun.

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Now I hope you have a better understanding of exactly why it's been so long since my last blog post. Lot's of life happening around these parts and Life changes things. I can't wait to share with you the positivity that comes out of these changes and please believe me when I tell you it's coming! I'm just a girl who wants to change the world for the better and nothing will stop me from doing so! I have the Will, the Heart, and the Know How to do it so FABulites promise me that you'll continue to inspire and motivate me along the way!

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Summer of Savings with Walmart Family Mobile!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerIsForSavings #CollectiveBias #WFM3

Can you believe summer is coming to a close? I can't! It has been the most amazing summer ever for my family and I and I can proudly say I owe a great deal of that to the frugal fabness of the Walmart Family Mobile Plan. This Summer I decided to take full control of both my Finances and Time Management by just living in the moment enjoying my family every step of the way and I'm proud to say that with a little help from Walmart Family Mobile I managed to do just that!

My kids are growing up so fast. That's why  I'm thrilled I realized sooner rather than later that now is the time to create lasting family memories because once today is gone we'll never get it back again! We place such an emphasis on working but when it's all said and done how many of us later end up regretting the amount of time we spent working instead of enjoying our families. With the help of the Walmart Family Mobile Plan it's truly been a Summer of no Regrets and one we'll cherish for years to come.

I kicked my summer off by heading to the nearest Walmart to see exactly what they had to offer. When I laid eyes on the LG L59 Grace I knew without a doubt my Summer would be immediately kicked into gear. I wasted no time picturing the possibilities and adding up all the money I'd be saving by signing up for the $49.88 PLUS Plan  powered by T-Mobile featuring Unlimited Talk, Text & Data, which now includes up to 15 GB of 4G LTE†  data, then 2G*.  When was the last time you came across a mobile phone plan offering you anything close to what you receive on the Walmart Family Mobile Plan. In a years time I'll manage to save over half of what I was paying with my previous carrier. Customers on this plan will also  receive a free VUDU◊ movie rental credit valued at $7.00 each time they renew their service. Just another opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones and as you all can probably tell I'm here for it!

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I know some of you my hold back on your summer adventures thinking you wouldn't be able to get an awesome phone but the LG L59 gives me everything I need as  a Busy Blogger, Business Woman, and Mom of 3! Add in the fact that there's No Contract, No Activation Fees, and how easy it is to Start or Switch over our service and you'll easily figure out why it's a Win Win situation!

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Now that my mobile plan was hat I wanted it to be and saving me money It was definitely time to enjoy the fruits of my labor. For months I'd wanted to spend the day relaxing at a great day spa and this summer I was able to do just that. It was completely invigorating and I'd definitely recommend it if it's something you've been considering as well. Five minutes in and I'm positive your only thoughts will be how come you didn't do this sooner!

Sometimes the best thing you can do is just spend a couple days away from your everyday surroundings. This summer we were fortunate to be able to take a little  family road trip and stay at this amazing townhouse in Orlando. It was absolutely amazing and came complete with the newest of appliances, furnishings, and tons of things for the whole family to do. Who knew simplicity could be so magical?

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not really one for the great outdoors so when I agreed to spend the might away camping I think it caught everyone off guard. It'd mazing what you'll do in the name of family and much to my surprise it was an amazing experience we'll share for a lifetime over.

No summer is complete without several family friendly trips to the beach. Each outing I tried to make sure was more exciting than the last one for my boys. I made sure I packed all their favorite snacks, beach toys, and more, Summer of Savings, Please don't go!

Thank you all for allowing me to share with you just some of the possibilities that can happen when you decide to give Walmart Family Mobile a try.  Don't take my word for it, get a LG L59 Grace and $49.88 PLUS Plan  powered by T-Mobile and see it for yourself.


Blue Floral Wrap Dress Fit of the Day!

FABulites there's been so much going on with me lately it's no hard to tell if i'm coming or going. With so much happening I've been feeling a little out of my element. Not dressing up as much as I use to, not going out as much, and not really having the urge to look pretty I knew this was a phase I needed to say goodbye to. What does a girl do when she wants to spruce herself up without breaking the bank, She heads to Ross!

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I was in the store all of 10 minutes and out of nowhere this beauty jumped out at me. At first it was the color that drew my attention because I know most blue colors look great on my complexion.

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It' wasn't until after I tried it on that I realized this dress had tons more to offer besides the obviousness of the amazing color. This beautiful floral wrap is super figure flattering, has a great pattern, shows the perfect amount of skin and just makes you proud to be a woman. When was the last time you bought a dress that made yo feel like that?

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For the first time in weeks all I could think about after purchasing this dress was how I was going to style my dress, what shoes I was going to ear with it, what makeup I'd chose to wear with it, and best of all how I was going to share my Fab Find with all of you!

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Can I just say all over again I'm totally in love with this dress. So much so that I actually purchased 2 of them the other one being in my favorite color red. Rest assured that one will also be making it's way to a Frugal Flirty N Fab fit of the day post soon enough!

Floral patterns have always been good to me so when I noticed the dress was covered in pink floral flowers it was a no brainer that I'd rock my Boutique Sales Chic "Chic in Pink" Block Heels with this dress. I love how they add that pop of color to my look without distracting from the beauty of the dress.

Don't mind me just doing my signature pose on the wall because I got this superfab dress at Ross for a Super Cute $11.99! Yep you heard me right FABulites, This gorgeous wrap dress cost me a mere $11.99, Need I say more?

Thank you all for allowing me to share with you my Ross Fab Find of the day  and also for reminding me that looking and feeling good never has to cost you a million bucks! We all  fall off the track ever now and then but its good to know that we can also get right back on track!

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