Can you believe it, it’s already OCTOBER! How crazy is that? With it being officially FALL, (even though the weather may not feel like it) it’s time to switch up your wardrobe and get Fall ready. I’m here to keep you looking stylish, confident, empowered and fashionable at an affordable cost.
I wanted to give you the inside scoop and let you in on GIGI NEW YORK’s exclusive FRIENDS & FAMILY ANNUAL SALE EVENT!
Here are all the DEETS!!!
It’s that time of year again, the GiGi New York & Graphic Image Friends & Family annual event October 4th-10th.
Get access by using the code WEAREFRIENDS at check out to receive 30% off sitewide PLUS receive a free saffron all-in-one clutch if they spend over $250.
To receive your free gift
1. Add $150 or more to your shopping cart
2. In the order comments section on the check out page, write which color leather tassel and what single initial you would like stamped on it.
Black, Navy, Stone, Ivory, Gold, Silver, Pearl
*Offer not valid on previous orders including orders that have not yet shipped. Free gift offer is only valid on orders with a subtotal of $150 or more. Tassel offer valid only on the GiGi New York website until Oct 6th at 8AM EST. If you do not choose a color one will automatically be chosen for you. Offer valid while supplies last. We reserve the right to substitute the gift with purchase for another item at equal value.
Happy Shopping, Happy Fall!! Stay fabulous, stylish, strong, sexy, confident, empowered and beautiful both inside and out loves!!
As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!
It’s a new day, new week! In this post, as I’ve always been authentic, honest and open to you all, this post will give you more insight on me and what I’ve been struggling through lately. I also want to mention, that at this point in my life, I believe that in this current state of being, I’m trying to transform myself into a better person overall. Not to say that I’m not a good person now, I know and believe I am. But we all can find ways to improve in ourselves as a whole. I believe that with transformation, change for the better is a good thing. It may be scary and challenging in the moment. But change within oneself is good, and its good for the soul as well. I believe it can strengthen your mind, body and soul.
In regards to my blog, I still want to and plan to inspire, empower, encourage, and enlighten you through all facets of life. I’ll continue to empower you while also giving you more insight on my life and me, but ultimately my goal is to strengthen myself, and I hope to continue to do the same for you all as well through this process. I firmly believe in this, while maintaining a positive outlook on life accompanied with a can do attitude, anything is possible. I truly believe that. In doing so, I’d also like to take you on this journey of mine of self improvement. While I continue to do all those things, I will continue to learn, grow and evolve throughout the process. For me this is a time for reflection, healing, renewing and finding myself again in more ways that I ever thought possible. My goal is to become a better version of myself while continuing to meet my goals and aspirations. I encourage each and every one of you to do so. It can be scary but remember, you are trying, and that’s the first step. Never stop trying to be a better version of yourself, it can only help you in the long run.
What I’m about to tell you may shock many people, but I’m being even more open with you and myself. I’m bearing myself to the core. Which at times as been a challenge for me. The first step is admitting it, grasping it and willing to change for the better. Finding perspective, and a better sense of self to ultimately feel renewed as a whole.
In the last couple of months, I lost a sense of myself. I started to lose my strength, faith and confidence due to certain things in my life. No one is to blame but myself for allowing myself to feed into insecurities that we all face. For me, I believe myself to be a pretty strong, confident woman, but sometimes I to can falter. Which is what has happened. But I feel that I’ve found a sense of maturity and humility in admitting that to myself and to you all. I started to doubt myself and I allowed my insecurities to overcome me. I’m human, I’m not perfect, but this has to be the lowest point in my life right now. In turn, I didn’t like what I saw in myself, I knew I needed to make a change. During this time, I’ve been able to reflect and see all these things. It’s given me time to reevaluate, reflect on everything that transpired in the last couple of months. Today, I looked at myself in the mirror and I saw ME. I started to recite these affirmations to myself:
I am Bold
I am Beautiful
I am Brave
I am Confident
I am Courageous
I am Capable
I am Strong
I am Enough and I will Never Give Up
I have the strength, to renew myself and my faith to become a better version of ME
I am by no means perfect, I am a work in progress. We all are, every day is a chance to start again, and start anew. Everyday I find myself getting stronger. I believe that tough times and struggles can make you a stronger person. I just continue to believe, remain hopeful and keep my faith that it will all get better soon.
As I recited that to myself, I felt myself becoming stronger. I know this won’t happen overnight, but it’s a start, it’s a process. But I believe in it and I have faith in it. I believe and can see a change in me. I feel that this will be a good thing overall. It will in turn strengthen not only myself but other aspects in my life as well. I want to encourage and inspire you all to do this for yourself. Even when we may think we don’t need to improve, we all can find areas for improvement. In the long run, self improvements can be helpful in many ways. It’s good for all of us. Believe that, and believe in yourself. This has been the hardest post to write, but it’s real, it’s honest and true. I truly believe we are all a work in progress, but I truly believe we all can benefit from this. I know in myself, that it’s been beneficial for me to see myself and see my confidence and strength come back. Join the journey with me, and take time for yourself as well. Remember, self love is important too. See what you find, and how it can help you as a whole and in your life.
I’m believing in the process. With hope and my strong faith I will trust the journey and I know I’m committed to change. As well as find that renewed strength and confidence in myself as I did before. This post is by no means to boast, or whatsoever. It’s a means to share a little more about myself, motivating myself and all of you at the same time. To provide some positive affirmations that have been helpful for me and that can be useful to you too. Remember to always know your worth, your purpose and true potential.
Always remember to stay positive and optimistic. Don’t be too hard yourself, because at the end of the day your trying your very best. I believe that I am trying my best and I’ll continue to work very hard at it and continue to push through. It takes a lot of courage to stay strong and push through during tough times, but in the end I know I’m becoming a stronger person daily, and I believe and I have faith everything will work out. I believe in you all too!
I hope you found this post helpful in some way. If ever you feel lost, or doubt yourself look deep down inside. Reflect and remember we are all human, we aren’t perfect, we all have our flaws. But we can find ways to make improvements for the better. What I’ve also found for me that has been helpful is: reading, staying close to my faith, singing, listening to music, putting my energy into my businesses, working out, taking walks and writing have been very therapeutic and beneficial.
What are ways that have helped you pick yourself up? Please do share, I love hearing from you all. I truly believe when we share ideas and thoughts we in turn can help one another become a better version of ourselves.
Have an amazing week loves! Continue to stay motivated, inspired and empowered. Much love and blessings to you all.
As always, thanks for reading, following along and joining the journey!
Leanne Marshall, presented her F/W17 collection over the weekend. Influencers, tastemakers and celebrities were in attendance to see her stunning collection. Her F/W17 collection illustrated her ethereal theme with a more fierce upgrade. She incorporated some bold colors in the mix, that showed great contrast to the earth tone hues we’ve seen throughout in her previous collection. It comes to no surprise that when her collection is unveiled she takes our breathes away every time with her ever flowing, dreamy gowns. She featured a perfect blend of chiffon and sateen, with her usual blend of soft colors and a nicely added pop of red just in time for Valentine’s Day!
This season she continued with her statement long flowing dresses that not only compliment but empower the female body. While also incorporating more chic styles with a more bolder, fierce and strong presence. The theme for her collection was resurrection, illustrating recycled materials and older fabrics in an effort to minimize the waste used in the fashion industry. A beautiful collection that illustrating and alludes to the ideas of a scorn woman that’s standing strong, bold, empowered and fierce. Aveda created the hair and make up looks for the show, showcasing a bold and vintage look paired with a pop of color on the lip to match. In the audience, you saw a mixture of celebrities, influencers and tastemakers who came to support and see her newest collection. Spotted in the crowd were: Phaedra Parks of RHOA, Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi, Sammi Giancola (Jersey Shore Alums), Emma Myles, Brec Bassinger, Actress Malea Rose, Reginae Carter, Miss USA Deshuana Barber, Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere, Blogger-Ellese Launer of Rock Paper Glam and many others.
Leanne Marshall is a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco and not only an alum but winner of Season Five’s Project Runway. Since Project Runway, Marshall has relocated to New York where she continues her passion designing and has shown her creations all over the world. Celebrities such as: Paula Abdul, Julianna Hough and many more have donned the red carpet wearing her line, and it comes to no surprise why. Her strong and inspiring presence surely stands out in the fashion world. Leanne Marshall specializes in bridal wear and ready-to-wear lines.
Without a doubt, Leanne Marshall knocked it out with her strong, fierce and bold collection this season. Bravo! For more information and to shop her collection click here.
Here are some of my favorites from her Collection:
Photos Taken by: Ellese Launer from Rock Paper Glam
What are your favorites from her collection?
See the full collection here (Footage from NYFW):
An Interview with Leanne Marshall herself from Addy Media:
As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey!