Simply Fancy Fashion

Valentine’s Day Ideas

First ladies I want to remind you that God always loves you, which leads to the second greatest love, the love for yourself. Loving yourself can build and gain confidence. Having greater confidence makes you hold yourself in a better way, that’s eye catching. Loving yourself increases happiness and in doing so keeping those bubbly feelings in your body longer . At the end of the day you are your biggest critic, so give yourself some Love!! Feeling good on the inside makes you look fabulously fashionable on the outside.

Three Valentine’s Day  outfits, all inspired by Pattern Texture and Shine

  • Night out in the city
  • Stuck at the office
  • Hanging with friends

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Long coat: Boutique in Reno, Ca (similar)

Silk tank top: Nordstrom (similar)

Fittied pencil skirt: Ross (similar)

Shoes: Barker’s shoes (similar)

Scarf: Thifted (similar)

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Blazer (similar) Top (similar) and Pants:(similar) J Crew

Shoes: Guess

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Adding fun heels and a cute clutch can turn this look from day to night

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  Jacket: Ross (similar)

Shirt: Oldie by goodie (similar)

Jeans: J Crew (similar)

Flats: DSW (same elsewhere )

Heels: Hautelook.com (similar)

Clutch: Macy’s (simliar)

Marketa @simply_fancy_ GraceFace Newtwork Team

*Featured Image via AliExpress.com

LET’S GET IT 2017!

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On my mark…

I was happy to bid farewell to 2016.  It was a trying year for me with many unwelcome surprises for my family, much sadness, division and many disappointments.  It has also been a year of awakenings….good and bad, but nevertheless, I am awake and on my mark with lessons learned.  Through it all we survived, I survived by God’s grace and mercy.

 

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Get set…

Yesterday I spent quiet time with myself meditating, updating my vision board, purged clutter from the house and from my mind and danced like I was on stage as I sipped on champagne with the anticipation of the arrival of the new year, which caught me fast asleep. 😴💤💤

 

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Go…

Game on!  As 2017 has arrived and if God says the same, it will bring to me a milestone birthday in 9 days, the excitement of new opportunities, the birth of new ideas and the hope of giving God even more of me through service.  What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, so look out 2017.  I’m ready to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee!🐝

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HOLIDAY GLOW

IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR
GET YOUR “HOLIDAY GLOW” FROM THE INSIDE OUT

IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT YOUR ATTITUDE DETERMINES YOUR ALTITUDE…FLY HIGH IN MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT:

 

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 ELIMINATE YOUR STRESS THROUGHOUT THE COMING WEEKS BY TAKING QUIET TIME FOR YOURSELF BY READING YOUR FAVORITE SCRIPTURES, DEVOTIONAL AND/OR BOOK OF AFFIRMATIONS

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 TAKE A BATH AND INFUSE WITH FAVORITE ESSENTIALS OILS LIKE LAVENDER TO RELAX, SAGE TO DETOXIFY OR SANDALWOOD TO DESTRESS AND ADD BATH SALTS/BODY SCRUB TO SOFTEN WATER AND EXFOLIATE WITH NATURAL BODY BRUSH OR SPONGE

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 USE AN EMOLLIENT AND LUXURIOUS BODY LOTIONS OR BODY OILS TO RID ARMS, LEGS & FEET OF DRYNESS

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 SIP ON CHAMOMILE TEA THAT CALMS/SOOTHES OR GINGER TEA TO HELP WITH DIGESTION AND ELIMINATE BLOATING
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 INCREASE INTAKE OF VEGGIES AND WATER AND DECREASE INTAKE OF PROCESSED FOODS & SUGARY DRINKS…..YOUR BODY AND FACE WILL FEEL AND SHOW THE DIFFERENCE

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SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO HAVE ANY PROFESSIONAL AESTHETIC SERVICES DONE, BOOK YOUR WAX AND/OR FACIAL APPOINTMENTS 1-2 WEEKS PRIOR TO ANY SPECIAL DINNER/EVENTS IN CASE OF ANY SKIN REACTIONS OR PURGING

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 FOR THE DIY DIVA, “GET YOUR GLOW” ON BY APPLYING FACIAL MASKS FORMULATED FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE OR IF YOU HAVE AREAS OF YOUR FACE THAT HAVE CERTAIN ISSUES, TRY FACE MAPPING:
                       A. DRY/SENSITIVE AREAS-HYDRATING MASK
                      B. OILY/ACNEIC AREAS-CLAY OR CHARCOAL MASK

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 USE GENTLE EXFOLIATION I.E. ENZYMES, GLYCOLIC ACID PADS OR SERUMS (10% OR LESS) TO REMOVE DRY/FLAKY SPOTS AND CELLULAR BUILDUP TO REVEAL CLEARER, SMOOTHER, BRIGHTER SKIN

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 SPECIAL OCCASIONS NEED SPECIAL MAKEUP….SEE YOUR FAVORITE MAKEUP ARTIST TO “BEAT THAT FACE” AND/OR GIVE YOU TIPS TO ENHANCE YOUR NATURAL BEAUTY (I RECOMMEND SABRINA @ THE BRAID BAR, 6425 SHATTUCK AVENUE, OAKLAND, braidbaroakland.com)

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WHEN IT’S ALL OVER….DO THE FIRST FOUR (4) TIPS TO DECOMPRESS FROM THE JOY OF IT ALL!!

 HAVE A BLESSED HOLIDAY!!

erikka and Team GraceFace 

 

 

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