Spring Country Chic with eShakti | Sponsored Post

Lovlies! How are you doing? I knowwwww, it’s been too long, I haven’t posted in two months, but fear no more, I’m BACK!

So let’s jump right in! I’m finally employed, with 2 freelance gigs and a part-time job at Starbucks, making my favorite drinks of course and I’m also taking a fashion design class at a community college. As well I’m also in the works of starting my own consulting business, later this year. I guess you could say, that I’m back to being productive!

Honestly I am in a much better place mentally, and spiritually, not just because of the blessings, but because of how I’ve been handling life lately. I’m working on not being so uptight and wanting to be in control so much, and just learning to understand God’s purpose for my life.

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Anyway, I was so happy that eShakti reached out to me again, I seriously love everything that they stand for-“Real Clothes for Real Women”. With eShakti, you can custom design your clothes based on your measurements along with adding other features, such as pockets, shorter or longer hems, etc. My measurements looked like this:

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So if you have the ability to take your own measurements, or need someone to do it for you, it’s pretty easy to plug them in and save to your account with them. I chose this dress because it’s perfect for the spring season, it’s the perfect length for me, as I’m 5’5, which is pretty average height.

I also adore the off-the shoulder and lace up details, that’s what really attracted me to choose this dress! I can dress it up with heels or dress it down with some cute and comfy sandals.

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Style Details:

Dress- eShakti (it’s on sale now!)

Shoes- Shu Deal

Necklace- Burlington

Well that’s all for now, I promise to keep the content coming consistently, as I’m getting back on track with my life. Have a great day!

XOXO Spookieloo!

 

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The “Strong Black Woman”

“The Prodigal Experience”

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Have you ever experienced a time where you felt lost and confused? I’m sure we have all gone through times of confusion about who we are and what our purpose is. Yesterday I had thought-provoking conversation with a family friend, that inspired me to write this post. Our conversation was about how I chose to come back home with my family, to figure out my life and to feeling like a failure because of that.

See, before moving back home to Dallas, I was in living independently in Houston; I had graduated, and ended up getting a job that I thought was for me, but soon found out that it wasn’t. The company let me go, and I of course wanted to know why because I thought that I was doing my very best…

I was there for exactly a month, and honestly felt like I didn’t belong, I wasn’t sure of my responsibilities at all. I thought that I was just being irrational, so I pushed those thoughts out and tried to keep the best attitude about my new position. The day I got fired was already crap, and I worked a full day *rolls eyes*. I was called into the conference room and let go within 10 minutes. I cried, I mean ugly cried in front of someone who possibly could have cared less about my well-being. I cried because I knew that I couldn’t fight what wasn’t meant for me anymore; it was time for me to go back home and re-access my life.

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My “Prodigal” experience, stems from a biblical story, The Prodigal Son, in which one of the younger sons has to return home after using up all of his inheritance. The father openly embraces and celebrates his son’s return, as he was “lost” and is now “found”. I didn’t have the inheritance to blow, but I did have to return home to get back to my purpose, to get myself together. As I’ve discussed in previous posts, you have to focus on your own path, what’s meant for you, is ONLY FOR YOU.

The conversation that I had with my family friend stuck with me because I knew in my heart of what I was capable of. My friend’s reassuring words, spoke life into me, so much that I am confident in God’s plan for my life. I am not exactly sure of what’s to come, but I am expecting great things. I’ve already been blessed in ways I couldn’t imagine and 2016 isn’t over! Won’t he do it!

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I’m completely open to goodness and the blessings that are prepared for me. I pray that you received something good from this post and that 2017 is good to you.

Thanks for reading loves!

Shop with Lyst! Your Go-To Guide for the Best Dresses!

*This is a Sponsored Post. All Opinions are my own.*

Hey loves! I hope everyone is having a great week so far! Today’s post is a just quick guide on where you can shop for fabulous dresses, with reasonable prices with Lyst.

You’re probably curious as to what Lyst is, it’s an online personal shopping experience that’s tailored to your fashion style. They partner with designers and stores all over the world to bring Lyst users an array of awesome styles. In today’s post I’ll be sharing with you a couple of my favorite dresses from the Missguided Collection, that are great for day and night time looks. If you find something you like, be sure to check them out!

Below are my favorite styles!

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These day time looks are perfect for those breezy days, where you want to still be stylish yet comfortable! Most of these looks can be easily paired with cute tennis shoes, ankle booties or sandals.

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I was excited to see that they had plus size dresses in this Misguided collection, they ranged from casual to dressy styles. I personally think these looks are great for the upcoming holiday season, they’re bold in their cuts and colors. All you would need to do is accessorize!

I hope you all enjoyed this post, as I did looking through all the fabulous dresses! Leave a comment below to tell me which one is your favorite!

Thanks for reading,

Jazz

Tea Time With Pumeli- Product Review

*This is a Sponsored post. All opinions are my own.* 

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Hey loves, how goes it? In today’s post I’m trying out Pumeli’s “Portable Tea Infuser”with Morrocan Green Mint Tea and discussing more ways to incorporate self-care into your daily routine. This past month has been C-R-A-Z-Y, I’ve had so many obstacles coming in from left to right, so it’s appropriate that I take some tea-time.

Since some days it’s difficult to grab a cup of tea and a good spot to reflect, I love that this tea infuser bottle is on-the-go for those just in case “tea times”. I also love that the bottle is double walled, keeping my tea hot or cold.Also it comes with a small, steel insert for the loose tea, it keeps most of it out of your mouth. If you’re a planner like me, I recommend to prepare your bottle the night before, especially if you like lemons and honey with your tea. And did you know you can also use this bottle for fruit/herb infused waters and smoothies? Amazing, right? I love products that are multi-purpose, and I know for sure that I can use this for hot or cold days. And it’s small enough to fit in a backpack, purse or car cup holder .

 

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When preparing your tea with the steel infuser, try putting the it into the bottom of the glass, and then put the lid on top. The bottle was designed to not only be used as a steeper, but to be poured directly into a cup or drink from the glass. 

 

This Moroccan Mint Tea was delicious and so refreshing!

This Moroccan Mint Tea was delicious and so refreshing!

 

Something about hot tea, with honey and lemon, makes me want to just slow down and reflect on my life. As a daily tea drinker, it not only improves your physical health with antioxidants, but also helps with calming down your nerves. I’m a big advocate on nurturing your mental health, and tea helps do that. Remember at the beginning of this post when I said things got C-R-A-Z-Y? Well I’ve been going through some tough times, especially recently losing a job that I thought was good for me. As well my dating life has been a freak show in itself, so all of these unfortunate experiences really has me stressed out! Although I’m going through a lot, my circumstances are forcing me to slow down and reset some things in my life. I’m confident that everything will work out for the best!

That’s why this Portable Tea Infuser is perfect for my on-the-go people, it gives you that chance to take a few minutes of self reflection and to enjoy some delicious tea. Pumeli also has great gift sets for those tea lovers you know, so check them out and tell them I sent you! Overall loves, I’m not saying hot tea will solve all your problems, but I say give it a try, you have #permissiontorelax.

 

Thanks for reading Loves!

#PermissiontoRelax

 

Ballin’ on a Budget: How do you Groupon your Coupon?

 

 *This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine*

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If you’re like me, you want to save as much money as possible especially if you love to shop. Lately couponing has become a weekly ritual for me, before I think about shopping I ask myself, “Is there a coupon for this?” I like to call this type of lifestyle “Ballin’ on a Budget”. Saving  money while spending it on my favorite things, is something I definitely want to do.Which is why I love checking Groupon Coupons  first before I buy anything, and by doing this I’m more in control of my spending habits, which is something we should all aspire to do.

Retailers such as Starbucks, Gap, Kenneth Cole and Nordstrom Rack have verified coupons and codes for all you savvy shoppers. I highly recommend browsing Groupon Coupons first before any shopping trips, you’ll thank your bank account later! Since I’m still living the post-grad life, the last thing I want to do is spend more money if I don’t have to, and with trying to live decently on a budget, Groupon Coupons helps a lot with my goal for saving money. Also if you’re a student check out their Student Discounts section and save money honey! (lol I know super lame) but you get what I’m saying.

For Example, you could save money with these Groupon Coupons:

  • 40% off more at Loft
  • 10% off with Hotels.com
  •  40% Off ANY Order W/ Gap Promo Code

Alright Loves, that’s all for today! Don’t forget to share and comment your favorite ways to save money!

Thanks for reading!

Savings with Spookieloo: Save your Money and Phone Battery with Groupon!

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.*

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Hello Loves! In today’s post, I’m sharing some money-saving deals on your phone battery with Groupon. Happy Reading!

So I’m sure we can all agree that our phones are basically our lifelines right? I know I would probably go a little crazy if I didn’t have my phone on me at all times. Does it also bug you when your phone battery dies midday, and you’re not even close to a plug outlet? Yea, me too. As a creative professional and blogger, I need my phone to be charged and full of battery at all times; I have to check my social media, respond quickly to emails and occasionally snap a few pretty pictures. So lovelies, what are your go-to’s for keeping your phone charged? I usually carry my wall plugin if I know I’ll be near an outlet, but what happens if I’m not?

That’s why I love looking on Groupon Goods for the latest deals on battery cases, especially for iPhones! 

For all my bloggers, fashionistas on the go, and other creative professionals, having a case that not only protects your phone, but charges it is pretty awesome! And it’s a fraction of the price, so you’re not spending too much money trying to save your phone battery. As well, these cases make great gifts for friends and family!

Thanks for reading!