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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

I Let My Boyfriend Stop Me From Wearing A Crop Top

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JU’WAN ANDREWS

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[PANTS:LANE BRYANT | L.A NETTED JERSEY:FROM A FRIEND | WEDGES:ASOS]

This conversation was with my boyfriend while getting dressed to take pictures:

Me: Should I wear this crop top or a ribbed tank?

Boyfriend: Wear the tank.

Me: What makes you say that?

BF: I don’t know? Wear what you want.

Me: So what you’re saying is you don’t think I look good in this crop top?

BF: I didn’t say that.

Me: Then how can you tell me to wear something you haven’t seen me in yet?

BF: Wear the crop top!

We went back and forth with this conversation for awhile. In the end, I let his answer stop me from wearing it. Or did I let my insecurity keep me from wearing it?

He never once said not to wear the crop top, he just suggested wearing the tank top. I will never know why he told me to wear the tank top without seeing how it looked first. He probably doesn’t know why he said it either. Maybe he doesn’t  think crop tops ook good on me but that’s not for me to figure out.

I know he loves me, my mind, my soul, my body, and my style. He encourages me to express myself and wear what I want. He is my biggest fan, and I love him for that. I don’t need him to validate what I am wearing to feel confident in it though.

What I need to figure out, is why I let his comment stop me from wearing the damn crop top when I thought I looked good in it? Maybe I really didn’t think so? Who knows, maybe I was having a moment of insecurity, and his response was an excuse to confirm it?

Although I am very choosy how I style crop tops; I still wear them. Whether it’s with shapewear, the perfect fitting pair of high waisted jeans or a loose fitting duster, kimono, or sweater.

It doesn’t matter how or what you wear to make yourself feel good in your clothing. The important thing is that you are comfortable and confident in it no matter what anyone says.

Have you ever allowed someone’s opinion to stop you from doing or wearing something you wanted? I would love to hear your thoughts/experience.

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

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