Entry 061: Friendships 

Pick your friends like you pick your fruit ~ Erykah Badu

My mother always said that great friends are hard to come by and friendships work two ways. You can’t expect a great friend if you are not yourself, a great friend. Throughout my life I’ve had many relationships with women and called a lot of them my friends, but I had to learn the hard way that everyone is not. I’ve always been a person who trusted very easily and didn’t doubt you until you gave me reason to. I have grown into a person that takes a good, long, hard look at the people in my life reevaluates and eliminates accordingly.
I have never been good at letting people go, but once I see how insincere people are, I tend to fall back and let things die out slowly. I have let a lot of people go from my life and I don’t regret it. You can’t be friends with people who are trying to compete with and one up you. Those are not your friends, they’re acquaintances.
The few people that are in my life right now are the ones who’ve never made me question their friendships and support me, as I do them. I am a great friend and support people even when it’s not to my benefit, because that is what a good friend does.

Thank you for stopping by!

I love you, I mean it! 💙 Kimsue


Photos by Rosemarie Moore

Floral Moto Jacket (Old) || Dress || Caged Pumps

Entry 060: Getting To Your Destination 

    Even a snail will eventually reach its destination.

In life, there are always going to be obstacles and things that set you back from reaching goals you’ve set for yourself. No one is exempt. In my forty years of life and twenty being an adult, I’ve had many, but when I set a goal; I see it through to the end. I was out of work for quite some time, but no one knew unless you were close to me. I kept myself together, mentally, physically and spiritually. I continued to do the things I needed to do and looked for work. I was given a few opportunities to do some things to get my name out there and I blogged more and more. It’s a slow process, but I’m moving in the right direction. I kept going, not just for myself, but for my son. Our children and people we don’t even know are looking to us for inspiration. You can’t let minor setbacks keep you from getting to the finish line. Everything happens in the time it is meant to, so don’t fret when something doesn’t happen on your specific timeline. God’s timing is the absolute best, so wait on him, but keep pushing because you will absolutely get to the place in which you wish to go.
Whatever you want from life, whatever destination you wish to reach; P. U. S. H.,  move in silence and let those accomplishments speak for you!

Thank you for stopping by! I love you, I mean it! Kimsue ❤️

 




 Photos by: Rosemarie Moore

Off the shoulder top || Denim Shorts || Sandals || Clutch: Berry (Sold Out)

Entry 059: Back Like I Never Left!

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Happy Friday, Fashionistas!

It’s the first day of April and this is my first I post for the year! I’ve been gone for several months, not blogging due to a new work schedule and issues with my health. I just wasn’t feeling like blogging at all and put it on the back burner to focus on my health and other things. It’s no excuse, but when you’re not feeling something, you shouldn’t force it. I felt like I’d lost my mojo and desperately needed to get it back. Now I’m back and ready to pick up where I left off! As you may know if you’ve been following me, I am living with type one diabetes and it has been a constant struggle, a daily struggle but I am improving my health and getting my numbers down. It really is a challenge to stay on top of things when you have a crazy work schedule and other things going on in your life, but my health is paramount. Since my last post I have had some issues with my sugar and am now using an insulin pump to control my blood sugar. I’m not going to tell you that it’s easy and I’m not going to tell you that I’m not having a difficult time because I am. This is one of the most challenging things that I’ve ever had to deal with in my life! I will not let it get the best of me though. Next week, I’m meeting with another diabetes educator who is going to show me the ropes on using my insulin pump and really getting things under control. I hope that this post will find someone that is struggling just like I am and be a source of inspiration because that is what I strive to do every day of my life. I want to help people and still let you know that you’re not in this by yourself.
Thank you for stopping by!

I love you, I mean it!  – Kimsue

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Photos by Rosemarie Moore

Shirt Dress || Strappy Sandals || Earrings (Street Vendor)

Entry 058: Pancakes & Booze 

 
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. ~ C. G. Jung

Hello guys and dolls! It’s been a little over a month since I’ve posted, but I’ve missed you all and hope you are well. I’ve been consumed with my new job and getting acclimated to the schedule. 
Last week, I attended an art event in NYC called Pancakes & Booze! The Pancakes & Booze Art Show is an LA based artist movement that started in 2009 and has quickly spread to over 20+ cities throughout North America.
This year a friend of mine was displaying his photographs so I attended to support him and the other artists. It was my first time attending and I had a great time. Here’s a look at some of the work displayed!  Here are a few pictures I snapped while at the event. Check the website out for more info on these pieces! 
Thanks for stopping by
XO Kimsue 


 

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Entry 057: Forty & Fabulous

 

 We’ll never make it to our milestones if we can’t make it through our moments ~ Beth Moore 

Hello fashionistas,

So, yesterday, I turned the big 40! As I sit back and reflect on all the things that have occurred in my life up to this point; I have to say I’m extremely blessed! I’ve had many ups and downs, but they’ve both humbled me and forced me to grow up. I can’t even fathom how I’ve overcome the many obstacles, but I know it was not without God. I think about all of the life experiences I can share with my readers and hope that you get something positive from my triumphs and/or failures.

In terms of fashion, I have been moving into a more mature style. I’ve always dressed according to how I felt, but to be perfectly honest, sometimes it’s best to keep your feelings to yourself, lol. I look back on some of the things I’ve worn over the years and say “Kimsue, what the hell were you thinking?” Not that the looks were bad, but some things just should not be worn when you are a woman of a particular age. It may make perfect sense to you at the time, but later on it was just plain foolishness. That doesn’t mean that I won’t still have fun with fashion. I’m more interested in wearing pieces that are timeless, command attention in a positive and fashion forward kind of way. I am embarking on a whole new journey as I enter this new decade and chapter of life and I want my style to reflect that.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
XO Kimsue

Entry 056: HELLO GORGEOUS!

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Fall is the fashion industry’s New Year, so it’s only fitting that one would kick off the opening of a new, bold, beautiful and trendy boutique during this very fashionable time of year! 

It’s Saturday, I arrive at the grand opening of Hello Gorgeous, located in Downtown, Rahway, NJ. I walk into fashion Heaven! The decor has a vintage appeal and you literally want to take the furniture home in addition to a few new pieces of clothing. The DJ is playing all the music I know and love, the patrons are browsing and pulling looks and making their way to the register to purchase. There’s so much going on and the energy inside is upbeat and very welcoming. I walk over to introduce myself to the owners Cristal and Chyreise who were kind enough to invite me to attend and blog about the event. 

Everyone is so pleasant. As I made my way around the boutique to look at all the beautiful pieces on display; I take notice of how the owners are interacting with their clients. It’s so refreshing to see them engaging their clients and helping them select pieces to fit their fashion personalities! Some places you go to only want to sell you the item, but Cristal and Chyreise take their time to help the clients pick options that will work best for them. There’s a Henna Artist, drinks and desserts are flowing all around and everyone is in a great mood. 

I love that the boutique is an intimate space. I love intimate settings and the feeling of personalized shopping is refreshing. Oftentimes, you go into these huge stores and there’s no one around to help you if needed and it’s so impersonal. The price point for the clothing and accessories are very reasonable and you won’t have to break the bank to look great!

Overall, this was an awesome experience and I am so glad that Cristal and Chyreise reached out to me to attend and blog for their special event! This is a boutique that is going to be a permanent fixture in Rahway and I hope that you all get the chance to experience the quality pieces, great prices and overall great service. If you are not in or near the area, you can always shop online! For more photos from the Hello Gorgeous Grand Opening, click here

Follow Hello Gorgeous on social media Instagram: @HelloGorgeousNJ Facebook: hellogorgeousnj Twitter: @HelloGorgeousU

Thanks for stopping by!

XO Kimsue

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Photos by: Rosemarie Moore

Entry 055: Boyfriend Jeans & Button Ups

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“Reinvent new combinations of what you already own. Improvise. Become more creative. Not because you have to, but because you want to. Evolution is the secret for the next step.” Karl Lagerfeld

Creating great looks without having to go shopping is both a money and time saver!  I am striving to not purchase many new things this season, as I really don’t need anything and I am saving to move. I just purged four closets of clothing and shoes and will be giving away those pieces to my Church and a few people I know. It’s important to give back whenever possible. I try to be a blessing to others because I know what it’s like to struggle. I am creating new looks with things that I’ve already worn. There is so much you can do with the clothing you already have and if you’re like me; you have a lot to choose from. The more you can do with your pieces, the better. I have worn these boyfriend jeans a few ways and I love that I can dress them up or down.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO Kimsue

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Photos by Rosemarie Moore

White Shirt: JCrew (Sold Out) || Boyfriend Jeans: H&M (Similar HERE) || Calf Hair Booties: Schutz (Old) Similar (HERE) || Fringe Bag: H&M

Entry 054: Hello September!

IMG_0010“Binge on life. Purge negativity. Starve guilty feelings. Restrict unhappy thoughts. Count blessings, not calories. The only weight you ever need to lose is the weight of the world on your shoulders.” -Unknown

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Hello fashionistas! 

I love blogging and sharing with you, my looks and life experiences. I took some time away to get my house in order (literally and figuratively). I removed a lot of clutter from my life on many levels and am now feeling like I can conquer the world with a clear mind. It’s always a good idea to do some purging in your life to help make room for the more important things. I’m on a journey and things are coming to pass that I didn’t think were even possible. 

Now, on to the fashion of this post! I am challenging myself this season by not shopping too much and attempting to wear all the things that I have currently, in my wardrobe. You may see some new pieces, but for the most part, there will be a lot of vintage pieces in upcoming posts. There’s nothing better than being able to create great looks with what you already own. I got these floral high waisted pants and top from Zara in May and wore it right before the weather got hot. I love it so much that I thought about the different ways I could style them separately. I can think of several ways to style these two pieces, but for starters, I decided to style them with denim and chambray for the fall. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

XO Kimsue

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Photos by Rosemarie Moore

Zara Floral Pants & Top ( Sold Out, Find HERE) || Chambray Top (Similar HERE) || 7 For All Mankind Jeans (Similar HERE) || Halogen Bootie (Old)

Entry 053: On Repeat

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Happy Friday, fashionistas!

Have you ever loved something so much, that you find a number of ways to use it? Yeah, these white jeans are one of my favorites and I love to find new ways to style them. There is nothing wrong with repeating your clothing! You pay for things to be used and not collect dust, right? I don’t usually wear the same thing twice in a month, but I do repeat things. I hear a lot of people say they don’t repeat outfits. I honestly think it’s a waste not to. You don’t have to wear your stuff the same every time. That’s the beauty of maximizing your wardrobe. Having things that you can wear more than one way is great!  Since fall is approaching, I opted to wear my favorite white jeans with a sleeveless duster and suede fringed sandals! I am making an effort not to purchase anything new and to utilize all the wonderful pieces I already own. When you have a plethora of clothing in your wardrobe, you don’t need to purchase so much. I have been blessed to have a lot, so I am trying to use what I have and not add anything new to my already overwhelming, but very well-organized closets.

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!

XO Kimsue

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Duster: BooHoo.com || Ribbed Tank: Old Navy || Jeans: Old Navy || Sandals: Steve Madden ||  Custom Clutch: Modishness

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