15 Invaluable Laws of Growth Study Class

Hello everyone. I've been busy working on the next phase of my business so I haven't been posting much. I started a mastermind study class this week in my town and it's going great so far. Here is another one I will be facilitating virtually and I would like to invite you. This is open to anyone who wants to move to the next level, grow their business or become more effective as an individual. Beyond all the technicalities, marketing and advertizing that are necessary to grow a business, growing as an individual helps you ultimately reach your greatest potential.

Sign up here  (New Date: Starts September 14 and the first class is free with no obligation to pay for rest of the 7 week session)

Summer Vacation: What to Pack, What to Wear

Anyone taking a vacation this summer? Here are three outfit ideas for different activities typical of a summer vacation trip. These are pieces and styles that I would wear. The styles are also tailored towards apple shaped body types and also great for someone whose style is more modest and conservative. Which one is your favorite look?
what top to wear to hide muffin top, apple shaped pants, cut out bootie Lucky brand
Printed Top Cut out Bootie | Boot Cut Jeans | Necklace | Bag
Tankini and swim skirt for curvy, apple shapped

      Beach Hat | Tankini | Swim Skirt

Bermuda shorts white, old navy, summer scarf, green cross body
Striped Tee Bermuda Shorts | Sandals | Summer Scarf
Link ups: Monday Bloom, Monday Mingle, Style Elixir, Random Wednesday

Favorite Sleeveless Top

I was going to wear a basic tee with these jeans for work for casual Friday but reached out for this blouse instead, to disguise the muffin top that I wasn't happy with. Yes it's time for me to lose some weight. I really need to get on it now. I just want to lose 10 lbs that's all, so that my clothes can fit better.  I know I know, that's vain, not like everyone keeps saying they want to lose weight because of health reasons. Well, I'm being honest here; I want to lose weight because I don't want to go up a size and I don't like muffin tops.  Meanwhile, tops like these are great to wear with jeans if you are apple shaped.
Have a lovely weekend!

Sleeveless blouse and jeans, Tote bag for work, organizer tote, Franklin Covey
Wedge and Boot cut jeans, Avon Sandals
Levis's Jeans

Top - Old Navy / Option / Option
Jeans - Levi's / Skinny Option
Sandals - Avon (old) / SimilarOption

Link ups: Fashion day, Style Elixir
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Black Crops

Here's a simple summer work outfit from this week. Sleeveless top, cropped pants and wedges layered with a sweater. I didn't realize It was rainy and cold so I grabbed the sweater last minute and  I don't believe I had it on all day. It was a chilly day for sure. I didn't mind it though. The cropped pants are another favorite of mine because they fit despite having a big mid section and small hips.

\Black Cropped pants Old navy, Payless wedges, Layered sleevesless blouse

Brown wedges

Merona Open Cardigan, target Cardigan, striped sleeveless blouse

Sweater - Target / Similar
Sleeveless Blouse - TJ Maxx / Similar / Similar / / SimilarColored
Cropped Pants - Old Navy / Similar / Similar
Wedges - Payless / OptionJCrew
Link ups: The Tiny Heart, Summer Style
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Blue Circles

Every weekend in July has been a party weekend. Birthday parties here and there. I wore this to a 60th birthday party on Saturday, a change up from the african attire I wore the week before (posted last week here). The skirt is a New York and Company find. I try to keep myself from that store because they always have something I want. Luckily they don't have their stores everywhere and I don't enjoy shopping their online store, so that saves me.

I need to get back to resting mode because too much going on I tell ya. My brain is on accelerated mode and my body is beginning to be affected. So this week, I'm trying to rest as much as I can when I can.

What I'm learning in the past few days is to be patient and whatever I'm frustrated with and any kind of progress I think I'm not making is just God's way of making me stronger and to prepare me better for what is to come. This is a little contradictory to what I posted earlier this week but the key is balance. Never go to the extremes. Never over do it. You can slow down and wait and listen sometimes so that you clearly know what to do next.

Have a great rest of the week.

Limited peplum top, cobalt blue, fashion blogger, blue circles skirt
Peep toe pumps, red, bcgb, comfortable pumps
Red Belt, Red clutch

Peplum Top - The Limited / SimilarSleeveless
Belt - Similar / With a bow
Skirt - New York and Co / A line option / Option / Option
Bracelet - J Crew Factory / Similar
Pumps - BCGB /  SimilarSimilar / Similar

Enter the $200 giveaway here

Link ups: The Pleated Poppy, Random Wednesday, Lisa A la Mode


$200 Giveaway

Beautystyle growth giveaway

Need some extra cash for a summer outing or to get started on your fall shopping? I'm joining forces with some lovely ladies to bring you this giveaway. Enter to win $200 Paypal Cash.

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What are you Waiting For?

How to step out and reach your goals
This was the bible verse that popped into my mind this morning. I meditated on it a few minutes and was reminded of the following road blocks that keep people from moving forward, starting a venture or going for their dreams. Some are still roadblocks and excuses that I make.
  • Are you still waiting for the time to be right?
  • Are you still waiting for your feelings to be right?
  • Are you still waiting for the other person to make the first move or apologize?
  • Are you still waiting for those involved to get their act together and behave?
  • Are you still waiting for the economy to get better?
But you may say I've never done that before. There's a first time for everything. Go as far as you can see. When you get there, you'll see farther (Zig Ziglar). Take the first steps. When you do, the next thing you're supposed to do will become clearer.

As I've been building my business, a lot of things I know now and I'm doing now, I never knew or could do before. I'm discovering new things and my level of awareness has increased. If I had waited to know all those things in the beginning, I would have been in the same spot still. When the opportunity you are looking for finally comes, it may be too late to prepare but when you prepare and step out, then you will actually recognize opportunities and be able to seize them and move closer to your goals.

I thought I didn't have the money to invest in my business but once I took the first step and had a goal, my spending habits changed. I stopped buying shoes and invested in my business instead. So, changing your mindset and having a greater purpose will help you find the resources which you thought you never had.

Will there be problems along the way? Yes, but instead of letting the problems paralyze you, work on them, solve them, think of ways you can overcome them (the answer is within you by the way) and move on and reach those goals.
You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great. - Zig Ziglar.

So what are you waiting for? What do you need to start today?

Printed Crops and the Growth Studio

I've been reaching out for more crops lately and wearing them over and over thanks to this lovely weather. I really wish summer would be extended this year. It will be August soon and boom it will be September. The bugs are all over though...the only thing I hate about summer. I walk around with my Avon Skin So Soft oil just in case.

Please be sure check out my sponsor page. I'm accepting sponsorships now and I'm also offering consulting for small businesses that want to move to the next level. As some of you may know the growth part of my blog (Beauty Style Growth) is The Growth Studio. I also help with personal development and growth strategies so that you can reach your greatest potential. I trained as John Maxwell Coach in conjunction with The Growth Studio in order to be able to offer more. Learn more here and I hope we can work together.

The secret to success is found in your daily agenda. What's your plan for growth?

merona printed pants, plaid pants, Printed crops

Target ankle pants, Nine west caress

Top - Charter Club via Macy's
Printed Crops - Target / Option
Pumps - Nine West (similar)

Don't forget to enter to win $50 Cash, $50 Avon Credit, a $25 TJ Maxx Gift Card and a Statement Necklace here


Another African Attire

I wore this to outfit to a birthday party over the weekend. It's custom made and it's called an aso ebi (ashor ebi) which means many friends of the celebrant had the same fabric in different styles. As you know I'm originally from Nigeria and I still strongly cherish my heritage and have family and friends from Nigeria here. A lot of parties and weddings are done Nigerian style and you will almost often find people wearing Lace or Ankara (another type of fabric) in different styles.
I'm without my head tie (gele) in the first picture because I'm not skilled in tying it on my head. I usually take my gele along with me and find someone to do it for me.

Aqua lace, turqoiuse Lace, Mint lace, Lace pencil skirt, mint and black envelope clutch style and co
African gele
Ankel Strap Sole Society sandals

Outfit - Custom made
Sandals - Sole Society / Option / Option
Earrings - Avon
Three more days to enter to win $50 Cash, $50 Avon Credit, a $25 TJ Maxx Gift Card and a Statement Necklace here



My Red White and Blue

Here's my version of red white and blue. I just had to jump on the band wagon and do a red white and blue outfit. I wore this to church on Sunday; it's also a great summer outfit for work if you work in a corporate setting. We stayed home all day on July 4th because it was raining.  We had a hurricane warning so no plans were made. It was a nice relaxing day and I finally put all my winter clothes away.

P.S excuse the bad picture quality. My camera broke and I'm using a borrowed one and still need to figure the settings out.

Life doesn't give us what we want. We have to GO and get what we want out of life! 
Live with intention !

Bar iii top, white pencil skirt

Nine West red pumps, comfortable pumps, Navy tote bag, Franklin Covey, Charter Club Skirt

Blouse - Bar III via Macy's / Similar (Previously worn here)
Skirt - Charter Club via Macy's / Similar / Similar / Denim / JCrew
Tote - Franklin Covey  / Similar / Similar / Cobalt
Pumps - Nine West / Similar / Similar / Similar
Watch - c/o Timex
P.S Don't forget to enter my birthday giveaway here
Link ups: Mix it Monday, Monday Mingle, Monday Bloom

Birthday Giveaway

My birthday was two weeks ago and I promised a birthday giveaway and I'm finally getting to it.  These lovely ladies agreed to team up with me to give away some cash, gift cards and a lovely necklace. I've worked with each of them and I've enjoyed doing so. You will love and enjoy their blogs so be sure to enter below to win.
And just when I thought everything was over, my husband and family surprised me to a birthday party. It was well planned and a really lovely party. I only took a picture of the cake. I will hopefully have more pictures soon.

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