I Love You…those three little words mean a lot EVERYDAY to everyone important to you in your life. Especially our babies!! Happy Thursday!!!!
Have a LOVELY day!!!
Black and White!!! Y’all know those are my favorite colors in the universe! My wedding colors were black and white, my dog is black and white, photos in my house are in black and white and all of my linens are white!!! So I think you can see how obsessed I am with these two colors. LOL You can imagine how I felt when I saw the Black & White trend for Spring 2013. ::happy dance:: Beyonce even took to the trend wearing a black and white pantsuit by Osman Yousefzada to the Grammy’s.
dress – Macy’s (Similar here, here, and here) | vegan leather jacket – Old | booties – KLS -Old | bag – Coach lippie – Milani Black Cherry
I have tons and tons of black and white pieces in my closet. I attended an event last weekend, that I will share with you all later this week, and I opted to go with this black and white dress that I purchased from Macy’s. Isn’t it the cutest. I opted to pair it with a vegan leather jacket since the weather is a bit chilly and I put a bit of an edgy spin on it with the booties. I can’t wait to wear it once the weather warms up and wear it with sandles. How FABULOUS is this lip? I have to THANK my girl Eboni for this one. I’ve been trying to get into more color on my lips. I am in love with the matte lipsticks and I went out and bought like 6 tubes. But I saw Eboni wear this on her blog so I went out and bought it… Talk about GORGEOUS! I LOVE THIS LIPPIE!!!!! I wish I would have gotten an up close look, but don’t worry I will be wearing it lots more!!! The Hubs said I looked “exotic” when I wore it. hahhahaha That must mean he loves it!! hahahhaa
Better late than never! I missed linking up with Eboni on Friday, last week, for Style Me Friday. Baby M is teething so I am behind on everything, I feel like, and I’m just getting things in when they fit in. hahhaha Ohhhhh, I almost forgot. I went and got my hair straightened this weekend. It has grown sooo much and to think, I’ve only gone 3 months with no heat!!! I think it grew at least, an inch a month. Can’t wait to see just how much longer it will grow!!!
The inspiration look was all about Playing with Proportions. I had to go in the Hubs closet to pull this look off. I borrowed his shirt as well as his sweater. I don’t have anything over sized in my closet, at all!!! I think the finishing touch of this whole outfit are the over the knee boots. Haute with a capital H!!!
shirt – Calvin Klein (borrowed from the Hubs) | sweater – Kenneth Cole (borrowed from the Hubs) | OTK boots – Just Fab “Patsy” | watch – Michael Kors | bracelets – Target | belt – old
I recently downloaded the Vine app and
I’m addicted I can’t get enough of it!!! ! Vine is basically Instagram’s “brother from another mother”. It allows you to post a 6 second video snippet. What are you waiting for? Go follow and ENJOY!
*This post was crated from my iPad
Hi loves!!! I hope you had a great weekend!! I had a BLAST this weekend! I had family in town and events that I’ll fill you in on this week. I’m going to go a little off topic today and going to share my story about Breastfeeding…
ROSE (Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere), MomsRising and the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) are working together to publish “Blk BFing: Making HERstory”, a blog carnival focusing on breastfeeding and African American mothers in honor of Black History Month. I am an African American woman breastfeeding currently, so I wanted to share my story and why it is so important to Breast Feed, if you are able!
Breastfeeding is the best thing that you can do for your baby and at the same time it is the biggest sacrifice you will EVER make in your life. When I was pregnant with my son, I knew I wanted to give Breastfeeding a chance. I knew I wanted to do it. I did tons of research and read all about it. One of the things in my birthing plan, was to immediately have skin on skin contact. In doing my research, it was best to do this, it helped the baby but also helped in promoting breastfeeding. When Baby M was born, I was able to immediately have skin on skin contact and he immediately began to nurse. It was like he already knew what to do. I already had this amazing bond with him, but once he began Nursing it was an indescribable bond IMMEDIATELY.
Now don’t get me wrong, those first couple months were extremely HARD!! My main concern was, “Oh Boy, I’m going to be up all night feeding the baby while the Hubs snoozes away”… LOL LOL But you know what, the Hubs was so involved. When Baby M would wake up for a feeding, he was there to go get him from his bassinet, change his diaper and hand him to me for feedings. Once I was finished Nursing, the Hubs would burp him and lay him back down to sleep. The cycle would start all over again when baby woke up again. It was awesome!! It was a great way to get the Hubs involved in those night feedings every 2 hours. The Hubs also got involved with helping to massage my breasts to help with milk let down. He was so supportive to me and helped every way that he could. The first month was so hard because of the sore nipples, trying to get him to latch on correctly, and just pure exhaustion! But you know what… Baby M is 7 months old now, still breastfeeding, and I would so go through the beginning months all over again.
I plan to Nurse Baby M up until he is 12 months, and maybe a little bit more if he wants to, but my goal now is for the 1st year. It has been smooth sailing and I love Nursing my son. I know he is getting the best nourishment from me and it helps me to eat healthy!! He has only had 1 cold since birth and it was just a slight cold. It only lasted a few days. Other than that he hasn’t been sick at all. I totally believe that breastfeeding had 100% to do with that.
He has 2 teeth now and I was so concerned Nursing would be an issue , but I can tell you, it doesn’t even matter!!!! It is no different just because he has teeth. Although breastfeeding is a HUGE sacrifice, If you are able to, Please Do It!! It is the best thing you can do for your little one!! 🙂