Float Like A Butterfly

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I am not a sporty person by nature. I’ve never played sports and an athletic look is not my go to, by any means.  What I am for sure, is a sucker for funky fresh prints and bold, bright colors.  So Adidas did a one, two punch on me with these lemon lime woven kicks and this ridiculous abstract butterfly print zip up.  This perfect marriage between sporty and wild, has me channeling my inner Ali with a twist of course!

Float like a butterfly, roar like a lion!

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{Pants/INC @ Macy’s, Zip Up Jacket/Shoes/Adidas, Shirt/Nike, Hat/99 Cents Store}

November’s Birthstone ~ Topaz

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IAMSHEGLOBAL:

Sharing my thoughts on the beautiful hue of Topaz, November’s birthstone, on this guest blog post!

Originally posted on OYINDOUBARA:

Perfectly in line with the warm tones of Fall, Topaz is the birthstone for the month of November. November is my favorite time of year and Topaz beautifully embodies the warmth of a cozy fireplace, the brilliance of changing leaves and the richness of a candlelit evening. This color stunningly translates into dramatic evening looks.

Topaz can be found in many different hues, the most popular being a blue color, which is created through heat treating, light or colorless topaz. The most valuable topaz is the natural golden orange-yellow color, which so perfectly embodies the richness of the season it represents.

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Topaz has been around for over 2000 years, gaining it’s name from Greek or Sanskrit origin. Gemstones can have healing energy and Topaz is thought provide protection against enemies and be a representation of beauty and splendor.

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Color Year Round

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I have to say walking through stores during Fall kinda makes me sad.  All the colors are dark and dreary.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a rich Bordeaux and cozy sweaters but does it all have to be so dark and monotone?  It’s like all the bright colors, funky patterns and bold accessories aren’t invited to stick around in Fall and Winter.  Well, I live for color, of all kinds. Brilliant hues give me life, inspire me and make me happy, so I choose to live in color, year round!

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{Pants/Blouse/JCP, Sweater/Forever 21, Bag/Target, Shoes/Wet Seal, Necklace/Earrings/Santee Alley}

Perpetual Seeker

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On the eternal journey of growth, I am always exploring, discovering and connecting. I find strength in knowledge, in connection and in understanding.  I am a perpetual seeker.

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{Pants/Macy’s, Tunic/Isis Ring/Bought in Egypt, Earrings/Bangles/Bought in India, Shawl worn as a headwrap/Bought in Mexico, Shoes/Forever 21}

Location: Malibu Hindu Temple

 

Speak Volumes

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While some think fashion is a silly waste of time and money, what you wear and how you choose to present yourself to the world speaks volumes.  I’m a confident, adventurous, colorful woman. What I like, how I feel about myself, what inspires and influences me are all reflected in my wardrobe.

Spiritual teacher, Gabby Bernstein, said it best in an interview with Elle Magazine. “I see fashion as a way to share your authentic truth. It is not frivolous, it’s not mere decoration, fashion in the right hands, has a soul.  It’s a way to express ourselves and tell our stories.  And it’s not dependent on a label or price – it’s about how what you’re wearing makes you feel.  When you feel good in your clothes, the world picks up on your energy and what you feel is reflected back to you.  Fashion is a form of self love.”

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{Leggings/Blouse/2B bebe, Jacket/Necklace/Macy’s, Booties/AMI Club Wear, Handbag/Hat/Thrifted, Earrings/Forever 21, Glasses/Claire’s}

 

Off To Market

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You’ll usually find me draped in accessories that I’ve picked up along my travels abroad, but yesterday, a beautiful Fall day full of errands called for a layered, comfortable ensemble.  This is what I am more likely to wear, while I’m traveling the world.  A flowy pant, layered with a light jacket, a versatile lightweight scarf (my favorite go to travel accessory by the way), sandals, a medium-sized bag, a few bangles and a hat (preferably a fedora).  The colors of this look and the pieces made me feel like I should be strolling the cobblestone streets of a tiny village in a far off land, on market day.  I love when fashion transports me to another place.

Do you have a special piece of clothing or accessories that instantly takes you somewhere else?

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{Pant/Shirt/Macy’s, Sandals/Kenneth Cole, Jacket/Marshall’s, Scarf/Fedora/Necklace/Santee Alley, Bag/Alloy, Bangles/Bought in India}

 

 

Tribal Take on Fall

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There are endless ways to incorporate the hues of Autumn into your wardrobe.  I’m particularly fond of orange. Ok, I admit, its my go to color year round but paired with warm tans and rich browns it quickly slips into a Fall vibe.  Though the seasons change, what are non-negotiable for me are my tribal accents and global accessories.  My heart beats to a tribal drum and I am endlessly inspired by the bold and graphic qualities of tribal elements.  This is one of my tribal takes on the colors of Fall.

What’s one element that you love so much that you find a way to incorporate it into your wardrobe year round?

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{Pants/Top/Macy’s, Shoes/Ross, Handbag/Wet Seal, Necklace/Bought in India, Ring/Bought in Kenya, Beaded Bracelets/JCP, Silver Bracelet/Gifted from a friend}