Featured · OOTD

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 · Fashion · Featured · OOTD

2015 LookBook

Happy day, lovelies! Yes, it’s been a while.  But oh, have I been busy!  My business has been taking off, y’all!  I am very excited about what this new year holds!  I’ve decided to do a small lookbook of the outfits I went through last year since the business’s opening on August 21.  Stay tuned… Continue reading 2015 LookBook

ALANAYA · Fashion · Featured · OOTD

Tulle, Tulle, and More Tulle!

Fall is here!! The slightly warm/slightly brisk California wind has come! And with it my favorite clothing of the year. Sweaters, overcoats, knit dresses, and of course….. Tulle skirts!! So to kick off the season with a blast, I resurfaced my favorite tulle skirt, which is now also available at etsy.com/shop/ALANAYABROWN. This item is fun,… Continue reading Tulle, Tulle, and More Tulle!

Featured · Fitness · Lifestyle

#FITANDFINE2015 UPDATE: The Skinny on Competitions and More

Let me start by saying that August was a very intense month, diet/health/exercise-wise!! Between eating incredibly healthy for my work’s weight-loss competition, to walking at least 2 miles a day for 30 days for my #30runsn30 days challenge, my schedule has been full! But as the saying goes, hard work really does pay off.  The… Continue reading #FITANDFINE2015 UPDATE: The Skinny on Competitions and More