✨💕Stir up the gift that’s on the inside of you for you are GREAT people & you have GREAT power! 💕You may fall sometimes, BUT you CAN’T quit!! #GreatnessIsYourPortion 💫 #SundayVibes
Today’s Sunday Slayage was all about Sequin & Sparkles! The top was recently purchased from Target and should still be available. My skirt is also from Target but is a few years old. I told y’all I love to recycle items! Lol and the dress socks were bought within the past month from Forever 21. I’ve officially become a sock connoisseur! They’re so cute and fun to dress up anything with. The patent leather shoes are from Jessica Simpson and I literally have these in about 5 different colors. Whenever you find a good shoe that’s comfortable and diverse, buy them in all colors! My mama taught me that ☝🏽. Total look was super comfortable and like I always say super AFFORDABLE! 🙌🏽
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🌺🌷 Everytime I compare what I asked God for and what He gives me, I’m completely MIND BLOWN! 😩🙌🏽 Apparently, I’m not thinking big enough! 😳😏 In 2018 #ThinkGREATER, #DreamGREATER, #EnvisionGREATER. Greatness is in your & my DNA! 💫 🌺
Today’s #SundaySlayage is courtesy of one of my favorite stores…Target! This romper was recently purchased within the week so you’ll be able to still find it. It’s super comfortable and let me add that it’s a Medium! 🙌🏽 I’ve been working on a healthier me…not skinny…but HEALTHY. I’ve got a ton of work to do in the Earth and I can’t afford to be exhausted nor sick. Amen? Amen! Lol I also paired this romper with a peplum style blazer which is more noticeable once zipped and it also came from Target about 2 years ago. I thoroughly enjoy mixing older items with new pieces! These two items are super stylish and most importantly super AFFORDABLE! For styling inquiries, please feel free to email StyledByJustJess@gmail.com. 🌺
Because I’m STILL celebrating my favorite holiday (besides my birthday), I have to show you what I wore…and might I add, I was very comfortable and prepared for all the eating that was about to take place! My “Sleigh All Day” top came from Target which they are always my go to place for graphic tops. My high rise jeans and the leather jacket are from Forever 21+. I love that my jeans fit like a glove and are super comfy! My kicks are courtesy of Vans and are also high rise.
“Santa’s Little Helper”
I wore this fit Christmas of 2015 and felt totally cute dressed as an Elf! My Elf sweater was purchased from Forever21+ as well as my tights. My kicks were Nike Airmax…again comfortable for all of the eating activities lol as well as spending and cherishing time with my Fam(ily) ❤
Hopefully everyone is enjoying the holidays and making long lasting memories with those you love…I know that I am! ♥️
On this day last year, I was involved in an accident that SHOULD’VE took my life. My car spun around 4 times on i45 in the middle of 8pm traffic before slamming into the median! I haven’t spoken about it publicly because there’s so much to the story, but at that time in my life I was out of the ark of safety. My lifestyle wasn’t pleasing to God and on top of that, I was in a relationship where we were physically and verbally abusive to each other. TODAY, I’m doing better than I’ve EVER been!! 🙌🏽 Obedience to God is so NECESSARY! I can’t wait to tell my full story! 2018 is about to be PURPOSEFUL for me! 💜
Irregardless of what it LOOKS like and surely irregardless of what it FEELS like! What’s to come will supersede what’s been in your life! Make the declaration and speak it CONTINUOUSLY! It’s gotta happen! Your words are POWERFUL and you have the authority to speak things into existence. Declare today that your latter SHALL be greater than your past! 💪🏽 I know that we all can get lost with our day to day schedules and routines and just the busyness of LIFE, BUT do not let what’s going on around you affect what’s happening inside of you. Trials come as a test of our faith and to build us up in areas where we may lack. If we give in, then we also GIVE UP the promises. Don’t self sabotage in this season. See yourself winning and reaching EVERY goal you set for yourself. There are limitless possibilities of where your faith can and will take you. Believe it or not, our whole life is a FAITH WALK. I abruptly found this out in my adult years smh lol I moved out of my mom’s house at 22 and started to incur bills and of course that’s when life got REAL. Little did I know, as I got older I would go through many situations that would have me questioning my own faith. Truth be told, many experiences & failed expectations should have left me broken and if it wasn’t for my relationship (not religion), I wouldn’t have made it. I’m thoroughly convinced there’s a plan and purpose for my life so I must keep faith in an all powerful and an all knowing God. Don’t let your surroundings get the best of you. If you just have to know what the end of your life is going to be like, I’ll tell you this little secret before I go……Eyes haven’t seen, ears haven’t heard, neither has it entered into the heart of men the things God has prepared for them that love Him. ♥️
🌷🖤🌷 This fun Summer Sunday look is a combination of Forever21+, Michael Kors, H&M, & Steve Madden! 🌷🖤🌷
The floral top was bought in store recently from F21 and it has a low v-neck so I paired it with a white undershirt. You never want to expose too much cleavage especially in church lol. The blush skirt which is also F21 was bought online. The belt was purchased at H&M where there’s always a huge variety to choose from. The black open-toe booties are Steve Madden which I love because you can wear them year round! My bag of the day is a simple Michael Kors shoulder purse which also has the ability to be a cross body. I love its versatility! And of course everything is affordable! Email me for your styling inquiries at StyledByJustJess@gmail.com!
In Honor Of My Father
I think it’s safe to speak about my dad now without the waterworks lol I’ve truly come far from where I was a few years ago. With the help of God, my mother, close family & friends, I’ve overcome serious depression from losing someone so close. Since the moment I found out of my father’s passing, I became numb. For two weeks straight I couldn’t eat nor did I leave my room. My moment of transparency: I was forced to bathe and after this kinda loss, I secretly wanted to die. I slept most days away hoping I would wake up from this nightmare. It wasn’t the right or best time for this to happen in my life. I needed him longer. My dad wasn’t perfect, but he strived for perfection. He was a spiritual father to soooo many. Every kid in the church loved my dad. He had nicknames for just about everybody lol I was “Boo”. He always gave words of wisdom and praised me in all my endeavors. He had a singing voice like no other. He took me on dates even though half of them we ended up working and meeting his clients lol. He spoiled me by giving me anything I asked for. He bought my first car and is also the reason I have a shopping addiction. How could God take him from me when I was only 19? I had so many questions for God and I really didn’t care to hear the answers because none of them would be good enough. For the next 8 years, Father’s Day would leave me crippled in my own home. I didn’t go to church and I wouldn’t watch the tv because of the commercials. I’d make my post about him on social media then log off to avoid seeing others post about their dads. I called into work twice on the anniversary of his death because I couldn’t get out of bed. I would pass by his gravesite after my shift at the funeral home to only cry til I made myself sick. I didn’t grow up as a statistic who was fatherless. I am grateful for the time we shared and it wasn’t until 2 years ago that I separated myself from depression. Both of my parents pushed me to be successful and productive in life. I realized my daddy wouldn’t want me to be gripped by depression, but to utilize it as an opportunity to do and be better. He owned lucrative businesses and was such a hard worker. I see myself being the same way. I wear his last name proudly. It took a lot of prayer for God to take the anger away. I was angry with God AND my dad. It’s true that time heals all wounds but that doesn’t negate that you’ll still be left with a scar. Now, I can smile on his birthday and Father’s Day because of who he was to me. He always wanted the best for me. He’s sorely missed but I’m sure he’s not too far from me. If you’ve read thus far, I pray that should you ever lose someone so close, God gives you peace that surpasses your understanding. Peace when you’re looking for answers you don’t care to even hear. Peace when you allow fear and depression to grasp you. Peace that will comfort you and ease the pain. Now I’m even more compassionate while servicing funerals because I know what it feels like to be on that front row. Don’t let your loved ones’ passing be in vain. Life isn’t promised tomorrow and death is inevitable. Live and Love each moment you’re blessed with! 💜