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THE ART OF DESIRE

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

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[TOP & JEANS:ASOS CURVE | SANDALS:TOPSHOP]

“Detachment isn’t the same as indifference. When you let go, you aren’t saying ‘I don’t care what happens.’ You say, ‘I am open to whatever happens, and when it comes I will know the next step to take.’ The art of desire can be found in a single verse- ‘perform action without regard for the fruits of action.’ This is detachment and joy in one, because whatever happens you will always be centered in your true self.

Having your desire at the level of the true self and then releasing it, is the key. Being centered in your true self, you experience a quiet, relaxed state of confidence. The ability to manifest what you desire allows you to let go so that your intention can enter the field of pure potentiality. From there, the energy of attraction naturally flows with ease and harmony.

Manifestation is not the same as wishful thinking; action is still required to manifest the life we want, but we don’t need to loose our silent center in the process. The silent center guides us into the things we need to do, weeding out the unnecessary busy work and struggle.”

-Deepak Chopra

I am a huge fan of Deepak Chopra and Oprah’s 21 day meditation guides. As much as I love fashion and all the materialistic things that come with it, I am just as much in love with growing spiritually.

Meditation can help you become a more compassionate, loving, healthier, wiser, peaceful, and joyful person. If you wonder what your life purpose is, or have a desire to be more confident, healthier and happier, I invite you to try meditating. Start off by taking out five minutes every day to see how you like it. Let me know what you think.

Do you meditate if so do you have any tips for beginners?

Xoxo
Serena

FEAR NOT

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asos, plus size clothing, plus size denim, white pants, denim shirt
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

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[WHITE DENIM PANTS:ASOS CURVE (SIMILAR) | LEOPARD FLATS:DSW | DENIM BUTTON-UP:FRENCH CONNECTION | NUDE UNDERSHIRT:NORDSTROMS]

What are you scared of? This was a question asked by Christina, of ProFresh Style awhile back (like a long while) in her VULNERABILITY PT 2: FAUX REGRETS post.

I fear failure, being stagnant, not taking enough risks (the exact opposite of Christina), having children, and or waiting too long to have them. I fear failure of marriage (when it happens) and starting a family without having the career I want.

I am terrified to fly but even more so of not flying before I turn 30 (it’s true, a 20 something-year-old in the 21st century has never flown). I fear the day I lose one of my parents, especially before major events in my life happen i.e. landing that dream job, having kids, getting married, etcetera!

I refuse to let my fears dictate my life any longer or prevent me from doing what I dream of.

I decided to buy tickets to the Curvy Con in New York, this June. I’m not going to lie; I’m freaking out a little bit, but it’s a good type of freaking! Are you going?

I’ll end this by asking you the same question as Christina, what are you scared of? Do you let it prevent you from pursuing your dreams?

Xo
Serena

MODERN DAY HOUSEWIFE

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”- Maya Angelou

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

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[DENIM:LANE BRYANT | HEELS & TURBAN: RIVER ISLAND | TOP: FOREVER 21]

I fell in love with these powder-blue suede mules and rusty pink turban from River Island; it is very 50’s housewife-chic to me. The destroyed denim makes for a more casual vibe. Wore this to lunch and a quick photo shoot with my honey.

I am not sure how much longer I’ll be able to get away with wearing open toe heels with winter right around the corner, but I plan to push it as far as I can. No one likes a quitter, right?

Are you ready for the holiday season?

XO
SERENA

Do Your Thang Girl

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

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[ TOP:FOREVER 21 |DENIM SKIRT:LANE BRYANT | HEELS:H&M ]

I am not sure if I have ever made my goal clear for this blog but I want to briefly say that my intent is to empower women and encourage them to express themselves in a way that is authentic and true to self.  Allowing society or friends and family to dictate what to wear and not to wear is  easy to do but not good for our souls. It is time to do what make us feel good about ourselves and not be concerned how others will perceive it.

I am forever on a journey of discovering what I like and dislike, but I am finding it out for myself and basing it off of my personal feelings and opinions. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for flattering your figure and accentuating your best features, but play around until YOU like what YOU see.

Moral of the story: Do your thang’ girl! Stay true to yourself and what you like.

Besos Chicas

You Are Beautiful!

Xo
Serena

Chik-A-Boom

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Although fall is around the corner, I’ll be dressing for warm weather as long as possible. I wore this to grab brunch with my honey at this  cute restaurant, Two Chicks. I found this linen top from Target’s main range when I was in San Francisco last. I threw it on with a pair of destroyed  denim by Seven7 from lane Bryant and leopard heels for a little sexiness.

Are you doing anything fun for the last days of summer?

Always remember,
You are beautiful!

Xo
Serena

Comfort Zone Aborted

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS
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[Crop-Top:Forever 21 Plussize | Jeans:Forever 21 Plussize | Wedges:asos]

The other day I came across a post on instagram (I cant remember who posted it or I would give credit where it’s due) about how body positivity and self-love is not always easy. I have to say, I concur 100 percent! It does not matter if you are big, tall, skinny, or short-  self-image can be a trip! Sometimes you think you are smaller than you are, sometimes you think you are bigger than you are. It is almost like we have a distorted view of ourselves.

To be honest, I am hella (yes I am using “hella”) stepping out of my comfort zone in this look. My confidence comes in waves, it comes and it goes. Everyone has something on his or her body that he or she would like to change, which is fine, but try not to obsess over it.

I would have never worn something that showed my stomach or back fat a couple of years ago when I was 10-15 pounds smaller. Since discovering  the body positive, self love, feminism, fashion, and style blogging community I have found an extra boost of confidence and pride. If you are in pursuit of self-confidence/self-love or inspiration, check these ladies out, I love them! Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista, Kim of Naturally Fashionable, Gabi of Gabi Fresh, Nicolette of Nicolette Mason, Christina of Profresh Style. . Have a good week guys!

What do you do when you are in need of a confidence boost or inspiration?

Xo
Serena

TRENCHY

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

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[TRENCH COAT:ASOS CURVE| ACID WASH JEANS:F21 PLUS SIZE | WEDGES:VAGABOND FROM ASOS | SWEATER:MACYS PLUS SIZE CLEARANCE RACK IN SAN FRANCISCO]

If you are currently not a proud owner of a trench coat, I am here to tell you… “you need to be”. It is an essential piece to have in your wardrobe. Seriously, it goes with everything, dressed up or down! I am so in love with this new trench coat from ASOS CURVE. I never thought I was a “trench girl”, but apparently I am! I have a feeling I will get a lot of looks out of this baby.

P.S
I am sooo ready for new hair. I’m thinking blonder, shorter, sleeker…

Xo
Serena

YOU are beautiful, WE are beautiful

SIMPLIFY

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

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[Slip-on Sandals:Steve Madden | Boyfriend Shirt:Simplybe | Bra & Seven7 Jeans:Lane Bryant]

You cannot go wrong with a white button up, seven7 distressed jeans from Lane Bryant, slicked back hair, and a pair of Steve Madden slip-ons. Sometimes, it is best to simplify your look, and don’t forget a bold lipstick, it adds a certain je ne sais quoi .

Have a good weekend, be happy and enjoy the sunshine.

Xo
Serena

YOU are beautiful, WE are beautiful

SPRING FLING

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

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[Pants & Top:Forever 21 Plus | Sandals and Jacket:Target]

Happy first day of spring, I love the smell in the air this time of year. It makes me think of being on a picnic in a meadow, for Easter Sunday.

Seeing as my pants are floral, I thought today (1st day of spring) would be the perfect day to post this look. Do you see the gorgeous tree in the background? I feel blessed to see this tree every time I come home. It makes me smile ☺

XoXo

Serena

P.S
Im in love with this gold wire headband I found at my favorite local thrift store. I have never seen anything like it.

BLUE BABY

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peter pilotto target
PHOTOGRAPHY by JU’WAN ANDREWS

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[Shoes :Adidas SAMOA (bought in San Francisco, unable to find the floral style on their site)| Shirt Dress: Peter Pilotto for Target | Pants:Forever 21 Plus Sizes| Purse:Aldo ]

Picked this shirtdress up at Target, two weekends ago from the Peter Pilotto collaboration. I went for the athletic/sporty look, with a touch of femininity. Hence, the SAMOA Adidas with hints of floral. Any who, “that’s all for now folks”. Talk to you soon! Buh-bye!

XoXo

Serena