Entry 063: Stripes & Florals

You are allowed to rest, but don’t dare give up! – Unknown

Hello everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve been here, but I am happy to be back and getting on track with what I love! Fashion and taking pictures! As you can see, I’ve recently gone completely BALD! I absolutely love it and I feel so free!  I’ve been away for a bit, as I have been going through a lot with my health. As you know I’m a diabetic, but it’s improving with the help of proper diet, exercise and great support. Sometimes, when your heart isn’t in something, you should put it down for a while, regroup and come back better than you left. Never be in a rush to produce something that is not going to be your very best. My life revolves around presentation and I don’t put out content that I will not be proud of and that you won’t find value in. I hope that you will continue to take this journey with me! Have a great September and I will see you all here next week!

XOXO Kimsue

Photos by Rosemarie Moore

Striped blouse || White Skinny Jeans (Similar) || Floral Pumps (Sold Out) || Chain Link Bag

Entry 049: White Linen & Denim Shorts

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Photos by Rosemarie Moore

Denim Shorts || Linen Dress (Similar Here) || Coral Wedges ( Old, Similar Here)

No matter what you do in the summer, you will never really be able to cool down! It’s HOT, but I am not complaining. I long for hot summer days and dressing in comfortable clothing. This isn’t exactly the best weather to wear makeup, but I managed to capture my shots before the foundation dripped off my face. I’m wearing some old pieces paired with shorts that I purchased from H&M recently. I have so many things that I haven’t worn, so I am trying to get those things worn before this summer ends! I hope you all have a fabulous day and manage to beat the heat!

Until Next Time!

XOXO Kimsue

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Entry 048: Romping In The Sweltering Heat…Effortlessly!

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Photos by Rosemarie Moore

Striped Romper || Peep Toe Pumps || Kate Spade Clutch || Bracelets (Old Similar Here Here)

“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.”– Clare Boothe Luce

Being a woman is not easy, but it is beautiful! We go through so many changes, that it sometimes scares us. We take on life’s challenges with grace, elegance and style and we do it effortlessly! We are fighting battles that you would never be able to comprehend! I, like many women have gone through and will go through many things, but I thank God that I do not look like what I have been through. 

Now, onto my look! I love that I can be so versatile with my style from hair to clothing! For the past two months, I’ve been sporting a wig, as I am trying to allow my hair to grow without manipulating it. I got the urge to color my hair, so I went to my nearest Walgreen’s and purchased some Dark and Lovely hair color. I love to be different and change up every now and then. There is nothing mundane about me, my look or my personality. I truly do my best to have a good time and make the best out of every life situation and today was no different.

It was an extremely hot day today and although, you cannot tell I was hot; I was literally melting! I was having the time of my life while shooting. I was stopping traffic and it was quite embarrassing, lol! I’m just a woman out here doing what I love to do and trying to make it look easy! I hope you enjoyed today’s post!

XOXO Kimsue

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Basking in the sun!

Entry 047: Reflecting On Relationships

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Photos by Collis Torrington

Maxi Dress || Peep Toe Pumps (Old/Similar Here) || Aldo Accessories (Old, Similar Here Here) Emerald Ring

So, this past weekend, I had the pleasure of shooting with a fellow blogger and fly guy George Myrie and chatted about relationships. It got me to thinking about my own relationships, or lack thereof. 

More often than not, we (women) don’t want to ask ourselves questions about our shortcomings when it comes to relationships because we’re afraid of the answer. It’s important to self-reflect and take a long hard look at what’s happening in our lives to figure out how to correct the wrongs. I’ve constantly struggled with the question. Why are my intimate relationships so unsuccessful? After years of searching and getting kicked in the face by love, I found my answer.

It’s ME. I have a fear of ending up a lonely spinster, so I give a lot of myself too soon; thinking that they will go elsewhere if not given all they desire. I want to show my mate that I’m willing to do my part to make him happy that I’m losing myself in the process. As women, we are so happy to be with someone that we miss a lot of the warning signs or in my case, I ignore them. I recently had an incident that left me wondering what I’m doing wrong. It’s not that I’m doing anything wrong; I am simply giving too much too soon. I don’t make the man of interest work tirelessly or jump through rings of fire for my love because I give of myself so freely when I’m involved. I’m a woman who is extremely passionate about love, building relationships, quality time and all those things that make a relationship successful.  I’ve always made myself accessible, but I’m learning that I need to be a little less available so I can take the time to smoke a brother over and see if he’s really here for me or my “sweetness.” 

The bottom line for me is…Slow down! If recent events have taught me nothing else, it taught me that the other party involved may not be as interested and/or invested as I am or hasn’t reached the level of maturity to deal with a woman like me. So, I take my time, allow myself to be courted and allow the relationship to progress organically and if they’re too eager to taste my sweetness; they’re probably only there for that in the first place. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Kimsue

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Entry 043: Lady In Red…

  

Jumpsuit || Clutch || Shoes (Old) 

Hey dolls!

I’ve been gone for a minute, but I’m back and have a whole lot to share with you. I have been focusing on so many other things, that I let my blog take a backseat. Well, I’m here and ready to share all of my looks and experiences with you. I want to focus on both storytelling and fashion, so I decided to incorporate my everyday life into this blog. I hope you are ready for what I have in store for you!

A little about what I’m wearing in this post: Last Friday, I had the pleasure of attending a beautiful wedding. My nieces teacher got married and invited us to be a part of the celebration. If you know me, then you know that I am such a sucker for love! I can’t wait to have a wedding of my own. It was a beautiful ceremony and my first Catholic wedding. I opted to wear a Red jumpsuit and white heels, as I didn’t want to be too over dressed. The weather was beautiful and the sun was shining all day. It was the perfect day to say, I do!

I hope that you all had an amazing weekend! Until next time!

XOXO,

Kimsue

   
         

Entry 041: A Little Country…A Little Rock & Roll Ft. KTR Collection

 

Motorcycle Jacket || KTR Collection Dress (Similar Styles HERE)|| Nude Pumps

Let me tell you about the designer of the dress I’m wearing…about two years ago, I stumbled upon an Instagram page of a beautiful blogger and designer by the name of KTR. I was immediately intrigued by her beauty and impeccable style! In love with her designs, I purchased my first custom piece (not this dress). The attention to detail and the femininity of her clothing is to die for! I love that she has an old Hollywood glamour feel to each and everything she designs. She always makes such exquisite clothing and I found myself coming back for more. I’ve had this dress for over one year, but never got the opportunity to wear  it until now. This is a website that you MUST visit because this dress is just the tip of the iceberg! I love when I stumble upon greatness! Because she doesn’t make a truck load of the same thing, it almost feels like it’s exclusive, but like many fashionistas, I have purchased quite a few pieces from her collection and can’t wait to purchase more! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

XO Kimsue 

   

  

 

     

Entry 040: Peplum + Puzzle Pieces + Bows

Bandeau Top || Distressed Jeans || Steve Madden Pumps Alternate Color ( HERE )  Envelope Clutch

When we think of the month of April, we think of rain and lots of it! I think of Autism awareness and what it means to millions of families, including mine. I’m a single mom of a teenage boy who is on the spectrum. I love it when I can bring my passion and a cause together! I was looking for a fashion forward way to bring awareness to autism, so I had a custom envelope clutch made by a designer here in New Jersey. I love to bring a fashionable awareness to causes that are near and dear to my heart. The clutch is about two years old, but it looks brand new. April 2nd is world autism awareness day and everyone lights it up, Blue! So to bring awareness to the disability, I’ll be doing just that and you should do the same. More and more children are being diagnosed with Autism and we need to continue to research and find a way to eradicate this disability! I hope you enjoyed my post! 


Thank you for stopping by, 
XO Kimsue 


  

  

  

   

 

Entry 039: A Printed Spring 

  Gingham Duster|| Yellow Cropped Jeans (old) Similar Here || Floral Peep Toe Pumps (old) Similar Here

In an effort to regrow my hair, I decided to get what is called a quick weave, also known as a stocking cap weave. It’s a chance for me to leave my hair alone and let the grow out process continue without interruption. This is my first time getting this done and I think it looks pretty good. I haven’t seen myself with hair since October, 2013 so it’s a little weird. I love being versatile with my looks and I plan to get other styles in the future. 

Now, let’s talk about my attire! I have an abundance of clothing, but lately, I haven’t been getting dressed a lot because I’m not working at a typical 9-5… Most of my things are collecting dust, but I am hoping that will soon change since the season is changing. Heading out to run errands and things, I opted for something chic, but comfortable…at least for me. I love pairing the old with the new! There are many things you can do with what’s already in your closet, don’t be afraid to repeat pieces…you bought them, wear them! 
Thanks for stopping by! 
XO Kimsue

       

Entry 036: Living With Type 2 Diabetes…In STYLE!

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Foldover Clutch: Nordstrom (Similar here) Tunic Dress: H&M (old) Fringe Sandals: Steve Madden

Fashion and Style is something that I am very passionate about, but lately, I have been out of it and not really wanting to do anything that requires effort. Lazy? Yes, but with a valid explanation.  Type 2 Diabetes…I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2011. Something was off with my body, as I was gaining weight, always tired and extremely thirsty all the time. I decided to go to the doctor to check it out and see if there was an issue. Well, the test results came back and I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes! I wasn’t all that familiar with the disease, but it runs on both sides of my family and my parents both had it. Not really worrying much out of sheer ignorance, I continued to eat as I normally would. I am a person who eats pretty well, but there are things that I love that aren’t so good for me. Well, let’s fast-forward to 2015 (of course I was going to the doctor regularly in between). I went back to the doctor because my diabetes is poorly controlled and found that my A1C went from a 7.4 to a 13.9 from the time I was diagnosed! My vision and limbs are affected and the only way to really get this thing under control is to start insulin. Now, because of the poor control, I am on two types of insulin and three different pills. With insulin, increased activity and a few more changes to my diet, I am making progress…it was the wakeup call that I needed and although, I don’t want to be on all of this medication; I have to do what is necessary to get better. The thought of not being here for my son and my loved ones scares me and I don’t want to be the reason that I did not make it. I hope to reach someone who has the same struggles as I do because it’s not an easy disease to deal with. It takes so much discipline to get it under control. Don’t let ignorance and stubbornness keep you from taking care of your body.

Thanks for stopping by! 

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Entry 034: Trend Report! On The Fringe

Sometimes, you don’t need much to accessorize an outfit. The simplest things can make your look pop! Fringes are a favorite for me! For the past few seasons, fringes have been a staple in fashion and this season is no exception. I’ve been seeing fringes all over the place! On bags, shoes clothing and other accessories. Here are a few of my favorite pieces! I’ll be doing a whole post dedicated to how to sport your favorite looks with fringes added!

XOXO Kimsue