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Thursday, July 31, 2014

My Style Thursday| Coffee T-Shirt

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Seriously, it's Thursday already! I'm getting to a point where I feel like I need a pause button. Summer is slipping away! I'm not ready for it to go just yet, so I need to make the most of these next few weeks! Although it's summer and it's hot outside (ok well, typically it is...we've had some rather cool days here lately), the warm weather does NOT keep me from having my cup, or two, or three of coffee each day!! I will occasionally have an iced coffee, but I prefer it hot. Now, what I'm needing in my life is a cute coffee t-shirt to express my love of coffee through fashion! 

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Which t-shirt do you prefer? Let me know!


Until Next Time, 
<3 Keia







Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday Mani| Sugar Coat

Happy Monday, loves!!



I'm back to my natural nails, and I'm honestly missing the convenience of having acrylics. On the other hand, I'm really loving this natural looking manicure look I achieved with Wet N Wild's Megalast polish in the color 'Sugar Coat.' It's a very soft pink color. I think this would make a nice wedding day color! I will be sure to keep this color in mind for my own wedding day that will go down some time in the year of 2015! ; ) 

What do you think of this color? What are your thoughts on acrylic manicures? Yeah or nah?

Let me know.

Until next time, 
<3 Keia

Thursday, July 24, 2014

My Style Thursday| Work From Home Uniform

Work From Home Uniform

Work From Home Uniform by Keia


I absolutely love working from home! Having the ability to dress extremely comfortable every day is just an added bonus. Now that I have worked from home for several weeks now, I think I have come up with the most suitable work from home "uniform" that works best for me.

When you work from home, only the top part of your body will be seen by anyone at any given time so it's important to look as presentable as possible from the waist up. For me, I like to wear a nice, basic tank top, a cardigan to pull the look together (and for warmth), and a simple necklace and stud earrings to accessorize.

The bottoms, I'm just about always wearing shorts or sweat pants of some sort. I really need to get the pair of sweats feature in my look to add to my collection!!

You will also always catch me with a cup of coffee, my planner, some cozy socks, and of course my laptop. For those of us who aren't fortunate enough to have 20/20 vision, I think a cute pair of eye glasses is only right too! I'm currently in need of a new pair of specs, and I would certainly love to have a pair of Ray Bans whenever I get around to ordering a pair!

Do any of you work from home? Do you love it as much as I do? Tell me what you think about my work from home "uniform."

Until Next Time,
<3 Keia


Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Mani| Mint, Polka Dots, and GOLD

Happy Monday, loves!!!

How was your weekend? Mine was full of rest and relaxation! It was grand! 

Can I tell y'all a secret? I LOVE gold!! I mean, it just speaks to me. When I saw this manicure look, I knew I had to share it with you girls...

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The mint base color and polka dots are cool...but that GOLD stripe...LOVE!!! 

What do YOU think? Would you try this look? 

OH! I saw this lovely piece of inspiration on another blogger's blog post today, and I thought I would share it too! Check out http://www.inspiredbybeatriceclay.com/ if you are ever in need of some truth+pretty!! Tell her I sent you! ; )

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xoxoxo, 
<3 Keia


Thursday, July 17, 2014

My Style Thursday| Coffee Date Outfit

Coffee Date Outfit


Who doesn't love a good coffee date? Sometimes that may even mean going to grab a coffee solo dolo! Either way...I personally think you would look super fab in this get up on your run to Starbucks!!! ; )

One more day...and it's Friday!!! Woot woot!!

xoxoxo,
<3 Keia

Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Mani| Stripes, Pink, and Sparkles OH MY!

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Happy Monday, lovelies!!!! 

How was your weekend? My weekend was FULL of rest and relaxation! This week is going to be a busy one, so I'm happy I was able to take full advantage of doing absolutely nothing!

My nail inspiration look for this week is almost too much greatness in one manicure. There's pink, there's a nautical inspired accent nail, AND gold sparkles! #iDie Haha!

What do you think? Too much? Perfect? Let me know.

xoxoxoxo,
<3 Keia

Saturday, July 12, 2014

4th of July Recap 2014 - Detroit, Michigan

As I've mentioned in a few of my latest posts, my little family and I spend the 4th of July holiday in Detroit, Michigan. Big R was born and raised in the city of Detroit, and every summer we look forward to our annual trip back to spend some time with his family. This post is going to be very picture heavy! I hope you're ready!

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014| First Day in the D'!
Little R getting loved on by his grandma.
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014| A night of baseball!! 
Thursday night we headed out for some Detroit Tigers baseball. Comerica Park is absolutely beautiful! We had a great time at the game! I thought it was so cool that the Detroit Lions Ford Field is directly beside Comerica Park!





Friday, July 4th, 2014| Fourth of July Picnic
It has become tradition over the past couple of years for Big R to smoke ribs and chicken with his stepdad on the 4th. His stepdad actually taught Big R how to smoke meat on the grill about 3 years ago I think, so I think it's so cute that they do it together now! While they barbecued, I kicked back with Big R's mom and aunt, and Little R climbed a tree, threw a frisbee around and such with his cousin. After all the meat was cooked up we headed to another one of Big R's aunt's house for a family cookout/picnic. A fun time full of great food, drinks, laughter, kids playing and lighting fireworks!






Big R with his Auntie and cousins.
My soon to be sister in law, Big R's mom, and Big R's little cousin photobombing us in the back! LoL.


Saturday, July 5th, 2014| Rest Day and Night on the Town
Saturday during the day I was wore out. We all slept in, and Big R ended up taking Little R and one of his cousin's to an indoor water park...I had to sit that trip out. Later that night though, Big R and I did get out for a little while. We made our way to downtown Detroit and did some late night sight-seeing. Then we made our way over to the Motor City casino for a little bit. Big R even tried his luck at a couple hands at the Black Jack table...he won some money and then lost it all. #fail! It was fun though. LoL. 




Sunday, July 6th, 2014| Relaxing Time with Family
Sunday was really chill. We relaxed for most of the day. Big R went out for a while to catch up with one of his old little league football coaches. He was so excited to reconnect with his old coach. LoL. He loves football and the relationships he has built as a result of it! Anyway, we snapped a couple of pictures together before we headed out for dinner. We ended the night out hanging with Big R's older brother and sister in law. 



Monday, July 7th, 2014|  Back Home to NC
Monday morning we hit the road to head back home to NC, equipped with our third Tim Horton's Caramel Latte Supreme of the week. Y'all know I had to have my coffee! : )


And that's it!! I'm still trying to get back in the swing of things at home. I'm so happy it is the weekend! I'm getting in some much needed rest! 

Oh! If you'd like take a look at what we were up to on our trip last year check it out here!


Until Next Time, 
<3 Keia


Friday, July 11, 2014

The Friday Five


Happy Friday, y'all! When I tell you that I can't wait to stretch across the couch this weekend!! It's not a game!!

Let's get into this week's Friday Five. Mmm, k?

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2| cute, right?
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3| one day.
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4| just call me Kim Jr.
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5| where's the magic wand? I need this replicated in my home office.
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I hope you have a great rest of your Friday lovelies!!! ; )

Until Next Time, 
<3 Keia



Thursday, July 10, 2014

My Style Thursday| My Love Affair with Stripes

Happy Thursday lovelies!!!!

I'd like to reintroduce myself...

Hi, I'm Keia, and I love to wear stripes!!!



These are two of the outfits I wore this past week in Detroit. I know stripes can make you look a little wider than what you really are, but I just love me some stripes! Anytime I see stripes, I'm just drawn in by them! What can I say?

Do you like wearing striped blouses or dresses as much as I do? 

Until Next Time, 
<3 Keia

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Monday Mani| Err Tuesday Edition?

Happy Tuesday loves!!! Would you believe me if I said I had every intention of posting My Style Thursday and The Friday Five last week? But you know what, I was on vacation with family and I couldn't break myself away from them to post! Sometimes you have to live in the moment, and that's just what I did! I have quite a few pictures from our trip that I plan to share sometime this week, so come back for those if you're interested!!

I mentioned in this post a couple of weeks ago that I was hoping to try gel nails for my Detroit trip. Well, I didn't ask the nail tech, but I just think that my natural nails are too short for gel nails...so I went with acrylics! Yes, acrylics! I haven't had a full set since high school y'all.  I know it's not the healthiest thing for your nails and I don't know if this is a habit that I can keep up with, but I'm loving the look for now. 




I went with OPI's "Color So Hot It Berns" for my polish color! It's such a nice classic red!! What do you lovelies think? Do any of you get acrylics too?

Let me know!!!

Until next time, 
<3 Keia