Practicing Gratitude in Style

Posted on: August 8, 2018

Start and end each day with a grateful, loving heart. Begin your days with positive thoughts. When you do, trust and believe all that good energy and good vibes that come your way. In my opinion, remaining calm and positive in any given situation, is the way we all should live life. It’s definitely easier said than done. But trying is half the battle, but we must learn to shake off the bad and seek the good. When you shift your negative thoughts, and remain positive in any given situation, you will see a shift in your mindset and overall perspective of life. Trust, believe and always have faith.  Practice gratitude daily and you will increase your energetic vibrational frequency. Focus on the positive, even when some days are harder than most. Set the tone, not just for your days but as a whole. Stand strong and always #hustleandheart. Gratitude is a powerful process of shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things.  We’re all fighting battles that many of us don’t know about–so be kind, be grateful always, and above all never lose faith and hope. No matter what we all are facing, we still must be grateful and thankful for the blessings of each and everyday. Keep the good vibes flowing!

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Positive Vibes and Affirmations in Style

Posted on: March 19, 2018

Everyday make an effort and look at yourself in the mirror and give yourself a pep talk and tell yourself:

I am STRONG

I am CONFIDENT

I am BRAVE

I am BEAUTIFUL (HANDSOME) 

TODAY will be AMAZING

I BELIEVE in myself

YOU are CAPABLE of AMAZING things TODAY and ALWAYS
I LOVE myself and others and I BELIEVE in all good things

I BREATHE in POSITIVITY and EXHALE worry and doubt

I CAN DO THIS 

I GOT THIS 

I choose to be Grateful for all that I have.

I have Powers beyond my wildest dreams.

My Voice is valuable and my Opinion matters.

I am Not afraid to Feel my emotions.

Say it, repeat it, believe it and keep those positive vibes alive always. Even when things may be going wrong in your life. Change your mindset. Change your attitude. Change the way of how you see things. Change your perspective and see how things will unfold. As much as you can try and smile. I know it’s easier said than done at times. When you shift your way of thinking, you become more at ease, calm, collected and you and your soul will find inner and outer peace. This will give you a better outlook on how you view life. Be good to yourself and others always. Be a good soul, create, exude, and give out good energy always. Be and practice kindness always. Be optimistic.

Everyday is a chance to become a better version of yourself. Not to say you aren’t great already but theres always room for growth and improvement. I firmly believe that in life we can never stop learning, we can never stop growing and we can always find ways to better ourselves. In order to do that, it all starts in how we think. Everything is all about perspective and your mindset. Focus on the positive and change your thoughts into positive affirmations. When you do so this can change your overall sense of being and way of life. Create an urgency for positive thoughts always. I know times can be tough and its hard to think positive. But all you can do is try. As the saying goes, “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again….”  I believe in myself and I believe in you. Now it’s time for you to do the same. I challenge you do this the same. Remember to always have faith, stay positive, never give up and never stop believing in yourself.

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As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me through this journey!

 

 


Soul Sunday Series: LOVE

Posted on: January 21, 2018

 

Hi my Loves!

Happy Sunday, as you’ve heard already this is my new series: Soul Sundays. Every Sunday I’ll share some music from yours truly, words of wisdom, inspiration and all things good for the soul. For many of us Sundays are the days to spend with God, sports, family etc… Sometimes, during the hustle and bustle of our lives, we often times forget what truly matters and what’s important to us. We only have one life and we shouldn’t let it pass us by. Tomorrow is never promised, this is the time to make it count.  We only have one life, we must live it to the fullest. Love to the fullest and spread the light. Love is a pretty powerful thing, something that shouldn’t be taken for granted or lightly. Love wholeheartedly and unconditionally. Give love to those, deserving of your love. But most importantly love yourself first. Sometimes we forget or don’t love ourselves enough. Love the shit out of yourself and life. When you learn to love yourself, you open the possibility and your heart to be loved. Giving love and being loved is truly something special and a gift.

Loving ourselves and what’s important to us is truly something you can’t take for granted. Don’t give up on something that’s important to you, no matter. Whether it’s your career goals, yourself, a special person in your life, family, no matter what it is, keep spreading the love, spread good vibes, spread kindness and goodness to everything. What you put out into the universe is what will be returned to you. Keep growing, keep evolving and keep the love flowing my loves.

Some words of wisdom, inspiration and more to guide you through your day and week.

On Wings of Love

The priceless gift of life is love,
For with the help of God above
Love can change the human race
And make this world a better place
For love dissolves all hate and fear
And makes our vision bright and clear
So we can see and rise above
Our pettiness on wings of love

God is good, God is Love

Have Faith and Believe

Stay positive and Don’t give up Hope

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet

The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart

Continue to spread goodness, spread the love and good vibes always. Love yourself in every way possible. When you love yourself,  you welcome the chance of someone loving you and your beautiful soul. Keep vibrating higher and love that beautiful soul of yours and never let anyone take that away from you. Spread love to others, even if they don’t deserve it, it’s ok. Love anyways, why? Because everyone deserves to be loved, no matter big or small. Love is love, and love is a beautiful thing.  My hope for you all is to practice self love, learn to love, respect love,  spread goodness, kindness and be gentle and kind to your soul always my loves. Have a beautiful Sunday!

Here’s me singing some soulful music for this Soul Sunday, enjoy!

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!

 


SFB Motivational Mondays: Quotes, Mantras and Songs for Inspiration, motivation and more.

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Hi Loves!

Happy Monday! Can you believe it’s August already??!! How did that happen, the months are just flying by. I know it’s been some time since you last heard from me. I took some time for myself, to re-group, re-center and re-evaluate a few things for the blog and just with myself. I can’t stress to you all enough how important self-care is, I’ll be talking about self-care in a separate post. But it’s important to always take care of yourself in all facets. Whether it be physically, emotionally, mentally, whatever the case is, do you and be good to yourself. Being good to yourself and give yourself and your body the love and care it needs. It’s not only important but it good for your overall health and of course your soul as well. Just something to think about.

 

Anyway, here are a few quotes, mantras and songs that keep me going throughout my days. If ever your feeling down, lost, undetermined, unfocused, unmotivated find meaningful quotes, music or even mantras that will help you through your days. Working out can be a great source of release as well. Great stress reliever as well as a mind clearer. Plus, it gets those endorphins going and those happy, positive vibe radiate out of you. This can also do wonders for you as well. A breath of fresh air and getting outside is a great thing to do for yourself. It clears the mind, and helps you re-center your thoughts.

These quotes, mantras and songs have done wonders for me and I hope they can do the same for you. They help me get through those tough days, challenges and any bumps I may be facing at the time. They help me stay positive, keep focus on what’s important, motivate me, inspire and keep me staying determined always. For me, quotes, music and certain mantras have helped me get through a lot of my darker times and moments in my life. I also lean on the support of my amazing, loving husband, family and friends. Having a strong support system is also crucial to help you get through those tough times. But know you are never alone, and we all go through it in our lives. Just remember we will all get through any challenges, obstacles, struggles, bumps, hurdles that life throws at us. Another way to help you get you thru your days is always staying positive and optimistic. I can’t stress this enough. When you shift your mindset, and just give out and spread only positive thoughts and vibes it can do wonders on your overall attitude on life and any challenges you may be facing. I know this isn’t always easy at times, we are human and we can falter sometimes and have moments of doubt and uncertainty within ourselves. But we must try and create and believe in ourselves and the positive energy we possess. We all have it in us, we just need to harness it, spread it and believe in it. Anything is possible, just remember that.

Lastly, another great way to stay positive and help you through anything is the power of prayer. Turning to God or your choice of worship can help keep the momentum and positivity going for yourself. Don’t underestimate the power of prayer, God is always listening and watching. He will always send a sign and listen to our prayers. God is good, I truly believe that.

Here are my favorite quotes, mantras and songs that keep me going: 

 

I hope this help you all. Remember you are not alone. We can all share and learn from one another. Please share your ways to keep yourself motivated, inspired, empowered and determined. I love hearing from you all and I love how we can inspire and empower one another.

As always thanks for reading, following along and supporting the journey!


Take Control of your Credit

Posted on: July 13, 2017

CALLING ALL MY NEW YORKERS and anyone who will be in the New York City area on Monday, July 17th.

Im always here to inspire and empower you all in all facets of life. This is one Seminar I highly recommend and one you’d want to attend. Credit is a subject that isn’t discussed often and one topic many don’t want to face. But a topic that deserves a conversation and a closer look. This event will inspire and enlighten everyone. It will challenge everyone in a very positive way to help you get back on the right financial path. 

Credit Legal Vision LLC is a Legal Credit Restoration Consulting company that strives on their clients success. A company I believe in and one that I trust. Their vision is to get you back on the right financial path and closer to your goals. They’re an honest and reliable company that works legally and ethically to get you where you need to be. If you’re struggling to get yourself back on your feet due to your credit— this is the company you can trust and the company to call on. The FREE SEMINAR they’re offering is one where they will let you know who they are, what they do and what they can do for you.

Join Credit Legal Vision, LLC and me on Monday, July 17th at 7pm at Mott Haven for a FREE SEMINAR on Credit.  All are welcomed, for a fun-filled, inspirational evening where you’ll gain useful knowledge and tools that will be beneficial to you, your financial goals and future. Be prepared to be challenged and empowered. Join the conversation!

Get your tickets today here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-control-of-your-credit-fr….

For more information on their company go to: www.creditlegalvision.com

Contact them today for a FREE CONSULTATION and see how they can help you!

Share this with your network and bring your family and friends, we look forward to seeing and meeting you all then!! Much love to you all!! XO #SFBInspires#SFBEmpowers#CreditLegalVisionLLC#SocialFashionistaBeauty#challengeyourself#takecontrolofyourcredit

How are you taking control of your life, your finances and goals? I hope you enjoyed this post and I hope your inspired to join us that evening. Please do share this event with your friends, family and network, this is one event you don’t want to miss!!

 

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting the journey!


The Future is Female with Hourglass Cosmetics

Posted on: June 14, 2017

Hey Beauties!

Today, I’m shifting gears and sharing a little bit of beauty and female empowerment. I love learning about new products especially when the message is inspirational.  I’ll also take any opportunity to celebrate, enlighten, and encourage my fellow ladies any chance I get. I mean let’s be honest, who runs the world? Women, and that isn’t changing anytime soon.

I’ve never been more excited to try on lipstick shades as I am now. The GIRL collection by Hourglass Cosmetics has a very inspiring and empowering message for girls and women. Featuring 20 shades with titles like: Innovator, Influencer, Activist and many more. This is a collection to wear not only for the Summer but always, with a great message behind the collection. There’s also a social media movement going on that urges women to recognize the good in one another as well as yourself. In this simple act of appreciation the brand hopes that this will open the flood gates of positivity. This collection could’t have  launched at a better time. A stunning collection that provides a beautiful message with a boost of confidence and a constant reminder to show support and love to each other instead of hate.  This is the exact initiative we need to remind ourselves and demonstrate the importance of not only being kind and supportive to one another but to let our voices, purposes, and passions guide us to make big changes. An  added bonus, to never shy away from a good lip color. It’s comforting to know that forward movement is happening and the female voice has strengthened, making waves even in the beauty industry. It’s such a wonderful and refreshing concept. Now, we can be seen, heard, and described in a more positive colorful and uplifting light.

                                   


The #GIRLFORGOOD campaign encourages people to upload photos of themselves or their friends and tag them with one of the 20 shade names — you can choose from Believer, Creator, Explorer, Seeker, Peacemaker, Achiever, Influencer, Dreamer, Idealist, Futurist, Activist, Inventor, Lover, Innovator, Visionary, Icon, Leader, Liberator, Protector, and Warrior. (Refinery29)

 

To find your perfect shade and to learn more about the collection and the cause behind it go to: https://www.hourglasscosmetics.com/girlforgood .

Continue to shine ladies always!! I am a Influencer, Lover, Innovator, Warrior and Dreamer. What shade are you?

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!


Women’s Wednesdays: Be Bold for Change

Posted on: March 8, 2017

Today I attended a fun, creative and unique event with fellow blogger and friend Ellese from Rock Paper Glam. It was a wonderful way to celebrate International Women’s Day, Keds and Refinery29 partnered up together for a great event celebrating women and creativity. The event was held at the Tictail Market located at: 90 Orchard Street NYC. The main initiative for the event showcased the power of art, creativity, and self-expression inspiring change and bringing light to gender equality. Guest had the opportunity to purchase limited edition Keds sneakers designed by Jen Mussari, in addition to an exclusive merchandise featuring Refinery29’s Women’s March imagery. All proceeds go to the She Should Run, an organization dedicated to the advancement of women in politics. Tictail Market was the perfect location to host such an incredible event. Your one stop shop to  discover and supports emerging global designers. Tictail Market will continue the celebrations throughout the month in honor of Women’s History Month. The hope is to not only raise awareness but to empower female entrepreneurs who use their platforms for online fashion and design businesses. Join the cause and be part of the movement for gender equality and help us all in being bold for change!

To learn more go to: https://www.internationalwomensday.com

Head over to Keds.com and receive 15% OFF using the code: “IWD2017”

Be sure to head over to the Tictail Market, shop, and discover great fashion finds and more!

Don’t forget to Follow alongs for all the BTS and FUN: 

Instagram: @SocialFashionistaBeauty

Tweet Me: @SocFashBeauty17

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How do you promote gender equality?
How did you celebrate International Women’s Day? Please do share by commenting below or share your stories by using the hashtags: #SFBWW #LadiesFirst #SFBEmpowers #SFBInspires

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!


Holidays with Friends at Black Barn Restaurant NYC

Posted on: December 15, 2016

I love this time of the year!

A time to spend with loved ones, a time of giving, a time to reflect and a time to celebrate. This year I had the pleasure of celebrating a milestone birthday holiday style with my beautiful friend and fellow blogger Ellese of Rock Paper Glam. Her special evening was celebrated at: Black Barn Restaurant located at: 19 E 26th street. Black Barn NYC is an upscale, elegant and classy restaurant that serves American fares with a barn inspired chef’s table experience. With a plethora of choices to offer even gluten-free and vegan fares that will surely satisfy your tastebuds and tummies. If you’re looking for a place to host your holiday party or any party look no further, Black Barn NYC is the place and trust me when I say this, YOU WON’T BE DISAPPOINTED!!

The evening was filled with many smiles, laughs, champagne and delicious food. We were served in one of their private rooms to enjoy a four course meal that consisted of fresh, decadent chef’s favorites that were devoured by us all. Let’s just say our tummies were thankful and full. It was an amazing evening for us all to come together to share a meal, celebrate the lovely Ellese and her 30th Birthday and to add more memories to cherish forever! Hopefully you were able to catch my Instastories(@SocialFashionistaBeauty) and Snapchat(SocFashBeaut17) to see all the fun that evening A great experience for my 1st time to Black Barn and it certainly won’t be my last.

  

Photos Taken By: @SocialFashionistaBeauty, @ElleseLauner, @Whatthedoost, @EnlightenedByBravery and @Frasen9

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A Special Thank you to Ellese for hosting a beautiful evening and for having me and to Black Barn Restaurant for the fresh, delicious and phenomenal food and for hosting us all!

Book your next party at Black Bar Restaurant

Happy Holidays Everyone!

As always thanks for reading, following and support me in my journey!


Simply Stylist: Fashionably Chic

Posted on: November 11, 2016

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This year I was invited to the annual Simply Stylist event here in NYC. It was held at the Yotel hotel on the west side in Midtown.

Simply Stylist : Founded in 2009, Simply Inc. is a beauty and fashion brand consultant agency who specializes is Brand Collaborations, Public Relations, Events, and is the parent company to Simply Stylist Seminars and www.SimplyStylist.com. Simply Inc is dedicated to connecting designers and stylists in a unique environment where editorial and celebrity style converge to influence consumers across the world. Designed to benefit both the elite and emerging sectors of the fashion industry, Simply Inc. produces events and content where dialogue is stimulated, inspiration is sparked and creative collaborations are born. We are passionate about educating fashion and style enthusiasts by connecting them to style experts who can share industry insight, provide one-of-a-kind advice and even address personal style dilemmas. In recent years, top stylists have justifiably become celebrities in their own right. Looks they’ve created for clients have shaped trends in magazines, blogs, and entertainment and have even influenced the way consumers shop.(https://www.facebook.com/pg/LoveSimplyStylist/about/?ref=page_internal) 

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Our host for the day was none other than the fabulous Catt Sadler from E! Entertainment. The day was filled with speakers, influencers, entrepreneurs, reality stars and fellow bloggers like: Lauren Bushnell, Claire Sulmers of Fashionbomb Daily, Lilliana Vasquez from the Today Show, Vanessa Simmons, Kattanita of With Love Love From Kat, Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior and many more. It was great to hear from each speaker as they shared their experiences, trials and success over the years. The event overall was eye-opening, inspiring, enlightening and empowering. I enjoyed speaking and connecting one on one with some of the guest speakers– Liliana Vasquez, Claire Sulmers even our host Catt Sadler. Their words of wisdom and advice were admirable and inspiring. I know that I’ll utilize these tools and apply them to my blog, my growing business and in life. I’m grateful and humbled for the experience and the invite. It was a true pleasure to meet fellow Ladybosses and connect with a few. I look forward to connecting and collaborating with many more of you soon! I love meeting and connecting with fellow bloggers, lady bosses and entrepreneurs. Please feel free to write to me or leave a comment below. If your in the city I would love to meet for lunch or even coffee, and discuss possible collaboration ideas.

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I’d like to call this my fashionably chic look for the day.

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Chloe and Isabel Necklace: Aventine Long Pendant Necklace

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Marc Fisher: Kassie Perfed Loafers

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Blank NYC: Denim Low Life Skinny Jeans

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Saint Laurent: Dome-Studded Leather Moto Jacket

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Equipment Shirt: Slim Signature Silk Ombre Python Print Shirt 

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Hermes: Hermes Clemence Evelyne III PM 

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Cartier: Love Ring in Pink Gold 

Love Ring in Yellow Gold 

 I love hearing from you, leave me a comment below or send me a message.

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey. I hope you enjoyed!


Candi for a Cause

Posted on: October 24, 2016

I’m a huge supporter and fan of inspiring and empowering others however I can. This is one of the reasons why I joined the Chloe + Isabel and opened up my own C+I business and boutique.

Chloe + Isabel is a jewelry lifestyle brand empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs through our innovative social retail opportunity. A real sisterhood that has definitely empowered me in so many ways. I’m proud and happy to be part of the C+I family. With it being “SFB Motivational Monday” I wanted to tell you about our Candi for a Cause collection and what it’s all about.

Back in the Spring of 2016 we launched our: #Candi for a Cause collection.  The collection  benefitted the cause ” I AM THAT GIRL.”Helping girls turn self-doubt into self – empowerment. Which is what Chloe and Isabel is all about and something I strongly believe in. I love meeting fellow #Girlbosses. It’s truly inspiring, when we can empower and support one another. Remember we all have goals, dreams and aspirations let’s come together and empower one another. Here’s a quote that a friend passed along to me: “Girls compete with each other, Women empower one another.” 

 

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With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, our Candi for a Cause collection will benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation.  Did you know? 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The numbers seem to be growing each year. It truly devastating, but with your support and help, maybe we can help those in need and beat the odds thru early detection test and education. It would mean the world to me if you would support the cause.  I’ve lost close relatives to breast cancer and know people near and dear to me diagnosed with it. Help me, help them and many others and let’s take a stand against cancer.

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Our Candi for a Cause collection features a variety of  jeweled charm necklaces paired with different affirmations on them: Love, Peace, Brave, Believe, Faith, and Dream. With each purchase you can help a woman today. Each charity charm necklace holds a special meaning, with proceeds benefiting causes central to our mission of empowering women to achieve their dreams.

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Available now on my boutique for $45 each. Know that your support and purchase is going towards a great cause. Support #BreastCancerAwareness where the proceeds will benefit @nbcf all month long. 20% of cash proceeds benefit National Breast Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to Helping Women Now®, inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education + support services. Learn more at nationalbreastcancer.org

Click  the link below and I hope you can help me in spreading the word and support the cause: https://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza/shop/collection/22204/candi-for-a-cause-ddb853b1-f5d0-4e55-8e2d-e1075c9eac38

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As always, thanks for reading, following and all your love and support. It’s greatly appreciated!