Love & Fashion: Red Roses @} ——–

ImageAs you may have heard if you are following my Give It 100 video diaries …. today I am going to be sharing about ROSES , RED ROSES. Pictured to the left you can see me smiling with a dozen of red roses sent to me for Valentine’s Day! I was so excited of course to have these with me at my desk ( two days prior to vday) they smell lovely and look pretty like me too !! Rocking a University of Michigan Long sleeve shirt to show some spirit for today’s Basketball Game vs Wisconsin !! Go BLUE !!

I have done a little shopping that has been highly influenced by the spirit of red roses & Valentines Day. My standard outfits are more classic and consist of black on black – because that’s what looks hot & sheik ! All Black Everythangggg !!  Trying to change it up a bit and be in the holiday spirit I have bought a few items with roses on them !

I purchased a really cute mini-skirt that I will have to post the photo later on … when I wear it in Miami next week 😀 !! But for now i’ll show my snow bunny side , since I do happen to be living in Michigan. Dressing Room Shot

Photo’d to the right you can see me trying on this festive beanie hat with my new Cell Phone Case for my SAMSUNG S4 !! Additionally, you can see the manicure I got for Vday with OPI “I’ve Got A Date To Knight” – the pink nails mentioned in the previous blog post.

I’m Obsessedt with HELLO KITTY – my like turned into love in 2011 when I studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain (which I commonly refer to as) BarSHAWLona…. I noticed that Hello Kitty was a familiar face in each of the countries that I traveled too ! She was ubiquitous in Europe !! Hello Kitty is Global Sensation ! If you want to hear more about my feelings on Hello Kitty keep an eye out for my research paper of her to be posted on the blog.Motivation Rose Beanie

FUN FACT: According to the National Retail Federation, 224 million roses are grown for Valentine’s Day, and $1.9 billion is spent on flowers in general. CRAZY !!

If you are interested in buying this rose beanie with puff ball on top go to Motivation , 1203 S University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. It is a hat of their own custom line MTVTN for $32 !

 

Much Love ❤ Lshawtay

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Valentines Day 2014

Valentines Day 2014 had a bit more love than years past … I have been in a Monogamous Relationship for quite some time now ! Outside of receiving beautiful gifts and fun treats from Parents & Grandparents , I was blessed with gifts from my monogamous partner ! I searched far and wide out on the world wide web for fun & fabulous ideas to send my boo. One cute card idea I learned from Pintrest is posted here … it’s a very simple DIY with items you probably have around your household or apartment ! I have just altered my Pintrest account to a business page , I am hoping that more people will follow my boards as I am striving in the next 100 days to apply for BlogHer.com.

Side note on my history with blogging – I have been causally blogging about my life, experiences, and school work since 2004. Crazy to think I have been blogging for a decade! In honor of that I am going to try and become more professional with my social networks & take my hobby to the next level. I have come across a fabulous network BlogHer.com that is solely for Women Bloggers  ( and maybe trans also hehe) that assists in basically making you famous. One thing that I have lacked in my blogging is consistancy …. ! To apply to be apart of the BlogHer.com network & officially published through their site is to have blogged for at least once a week for the past 90 days.  Unfortunately my blogging is so spotty – as I just blog when something pops into my head that I want to share and am able to get to a computer ( or now my fabulous new SamsungS4 !! ) and log onto my wordpress and publish. To try and aid my dreams of being a professional personal social media maven I have joined the Give It 100 network to help remind me to blog !! & to hold me accountable to doing so ! Even though I do not foresee myself blogging every single day for 100 days … i’m going to give it a shot ! Best case I’ll blog everyday and look cute doing it !! I will be sharing funny things, songs , articles and news about Detroit, things happening to a 23 year old young professional … that is until i turn 24 ! So stay tuned enjoy , smile and giggle with me along the way !! 

One thing about me is that no matter what the situation or what life tosses my way … YOU WILL SEE ME WITH MY NAILS DONE !! There is no doubt in  my mind that if I ever had only $10 to my name … the dough would go to a Manicure. I think it is very important to have a manicure for multiple reasons. A) I was blessed with beautiful nail beds, why not take advantage and always have them be fab !! B) One of the first things you do when you meet someone, is what? SHAKE THEIR HAND ! Yes – your nails are a part of your hand, the prettiest part  – make it memorable. C) Looking at my typically pink nails always makes me smile ! Nail Polish can brighten your day … Right now i’m rocking OPI “I’ve Got a Date To Knight “ – its a hot pink definitely towards a Barbie Pink …!

I wish I could say the nails photographed in the picture were mine, but they are not… maybe next year i’ll find an Asian who can do this for me 😀 !

Join me on my journey !! Much Love ❤ Linz