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Color POP! 

Ladies, I love a pop of color. And honestly, if the majority of your outfit consists of darker, muted colors, a pop of color never hurts!  However, it is important to choose that pop wisely. You don’t want to overwhelm the entire outfit with the pop. 😉 Shoes are a great way to add some… Continue reading Color POP! 

ALANAYA · Featured · OOTD · Today's News

The Importance of Being Positive

I’m a hopeless optimist.   Within the past few weeks, I’ve seen our country, and the world at large engulfed in hurt, misunderstanding, unnecessary manslaughter, and hatred. Individuals who were once close friends, have turned on one another on the basis of temporary opinion, and many people are living in fear for their very lives.… Continue reading The Importance of Being Positive

Featured · Lifestyle · Today's News

Wake. Pray. Slay. Sleep. Repeat.

WAKE. Get up in the morning. Like, actually get out of bed, on time. Sometimes just accomplishing this first step is the hardest. But every day you wake up with breath in your body is another chance at life, and yet another confirmation that there is still some work of greatness you have left to… Continue reading Wake. Pray. Slay. Sleep. Repeat.


Monday Mesh Sesh

It’s Monday again. Every week I have been exploring concepts on how to enhance not only my life, but the lives of others. And since yesterday was Valentine’s Day, I have been contemplating relationships. Not romantic ones. Not today. 🙃 But relationships with oneself, and with others. Knowing who you are is so important. Why?… Continue reading Monday Mesh Sesh

ALANAYA · Lifestyle · Today's News

Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Business

   Sometimes I feel like I never sit down. Between work, studying, business, and more business, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of doing everything without actually experiencing everything. When I started my business last year, I was excited. Excited beyond all reason that I had finally “sewn” together all of the abstract… Continue reading Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Business

ALANAYA · Fashion · OOTD

Same Dress, Different Day

Do you ever purchase an item, and love it so much you want to wear it again and again, but want to look like you own more than one outfit? You can. BOOM. Recycling old outfits into new ones is a great way to stretch a small collection into an illustrious wardrobe. Despite the fact… Continue reading Same Dress, Different Day

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Turnup Tuesday Motivation: On Being A Unicorn in a World Full of Ponies

   I used to be so afraid of being different. Different was unknown, it was weird, you couldn’t put your finger on it, and it couldn’t be put in a box. Standing out meant that people were looking at you, making summations about your person, and possibly drawing conclusions about your actions.  However, in my… Continue reading Turnup Tuesday Motivation: On Being A Unicorn in a World Full of Ponies