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 056: HELLO GORGEOUS!

DSCN0910Hi Fashionistas! 

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