Fashion · Lifestyle

Our Women’s Voices

On Friday July 21st, 2017 I was able to attend an inspirational event held by “Our Women’s Voices”. Our Women’s Voices (also known as OWV) is a movement that helps motivate, promote and build the strengths of women for all ages, races, and cultures. Their goal is to create a safe space and platform for women of all kind to come together to share their struggles, personal growth stories, and success as being a woman in today’s society.

This particular event which was held downtown Toronto was a night filled with praise, encouragement, and inspiration. There were also several vendors present selling varies items of their craft from natural soaps, handcrafted jewelry, magazines, clothing and sweet treats.  IMG_0980

For this event, I choose to wear this black and white striped 2 piece which is by the brand DO+BE. This fit was a neat day to night transition outfit for a summer evening. I love 2 pieces because it makes creating a look effortless. 2 pieces can also be worn separately, giving you multiple looks with the same items and people will never know when you mix them up!

Since this set was a bit more on the abstract side, I went for a classic black and white look for the night. To kept it simple I wore clear black chunky heels with minimal gold accessories along with a gold clutch purse to make the fit pop. Overall, it was a great night that opened my eyes towards some of my own personal goals and I’m looking forward to applying the tips and advice I have attained from the event.

If you are interested in learning more about Our Women’s Voices, please check them out on Instagram @OurWomensVoices for upcoming events, daily quotes and more!

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Fashion · Lifestyle

Summer Meetings!

Happy June Party People! So excited that summer weather as FINALLY arrived! Summer has to be one of my top two favourite seasons of the year (besides from the fact that all the bugs are coming out of course lol ) It’s time to bust out the stylish sunnies, cute sandals, and trendy outfits!  IMG_7186

Today’s outfit of the day was geared towards an informal meeting look. With the weather being warm I figured it would be appropriate to pull out these super cute cheetah print shorts I bought from Forever 21 a few years back. They are a high-waist, loose fit and sits snug at the waistline. I wore a plain white bodysuit which I purchased at Sirens to give the look a more daytime feel. I paired this effortless outfit with a pair of chunky buckle heels I also got from Sirens, to give it a more business feel. Lastly, it wouldn’t be an outfit by Petite if I didn’t incorporate some accessories!  I found a bunch of random bangles laying in my drawer and just threw everything on to add some details to my fit, along with a super cute clutch purse I stole from my mom’s closet. A summer look wouldn’t be completed without a pair of bomb sunnies,  so I decided to take my cat eye cheetah print frames out of its case.

img_7187.jpgAs for hair details, with the weather being so humid,  I just slicked everything up into a tight knot bun to keep it out of the way, which also gives the fit an overall classier finish.

What’s your favourite summer styles?

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Fashion · Lifestyle

West Indian Style

Happy long weekend Party People! So far, this weekend has been an exciting one for me. I got the opportunity to attend a West Indian weddinIMG_6982g. It was my delight to be able to experience a different culture for a night so of course, I had to embrace their fashion!
For this event, I wore a sari suit which was very interesting for me. There’s so much detail in these suits and great technique to putting it together. I give a round of applause to those who wear saris on a daily basis and style them with ease because it definitely
isn’t as easy as it looks. I truly felt like a princess wearing this sari and received a tremendous amount of compliments.

IMG_6984In order to enjoy the full experience, I got henna art done on my hands as well. Mehndi is a traditional art used for celebrations for Hindus. There are many different types of mehndi art followed by different meanings. It took about 45 minutes to complete this design and roughly about 1-2 hours to dry completely.  Henna tattoIMG_6980os usually last from 1-2 weeks depending on your skin type and body part it is done on.

I was so ecstatic to be a guest at this lovely wedding giving me the opportunity to experience something new, both cultural
and fashion wise. Included in this post, are a few photos of my family and I at the wedding.
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What wedding traditions does your culture do?

 

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Fashion · Lifestyle

OOTD-Church Chic

Being the person I am -outgoing, upbeat, and filled with positive energy recently I’ve been feeling down and out of character due to a lot of different situations going on in my life. I decided to take some time out of my busy schedule and go to Church in order to reflect, rebuild my hopes and give thanks for all that is going positive right now.

First off I would like to give thanks to the Lord for blessing me with health, strength, and knowledge. I am also thankful for the talents he has blessed me with, thankful he has shined light upon what I enjoy doing which is styling, creating and inspiring others. Thank you to all of you who encourage me daily with kind words and support to keep pushing me to do what I’m good at and enjoy. With that being said, I have another great look to share if you’re looking for an appropriate worship attire!

I started off with a navy blue pullover dress. This dress is rather simple but elegant because of its mock turtleneck and loose cut. It’s also sleeveless which makes it versatile to wear in all seasons. I matched it with a beige trench coat that can be tied either in the back or in the front. Nude heels were an automatic choice followed by this cute little navy/beige side purse I got my hands on from Sirens.

To give my outfit a more sophisticated look I threw on my signature cat eye frame glasses. There you have it my OOTD -Church Style! It’s a really simple look to achieve but will still have you feeling motivated and ready to go give thanks and praise to the Lord.

Today’s take home message:

“Trust God if he says no, you’re still blessed and there is a greater yes.”

This quote spoke volumes to me because I tend to get upset over things I cannot control, change or achieve at the moment but I’m slowly learning how to be patient and have trust in God that there will be greater things to come.

What do you look forward to when you go to church?
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Lifestyle

Beauty Mark Bundles 

New Year calls for a fresh look! I had the opportunity to work with Beauty Mark Bundles with being one of their Beauty Mark Babes. Beauty Mark Bundles is an upcoming hair company that is GTA based (Greater Toronto Area, Canada) They offer a wide variety of bundles and package deals in many textures and patterns. (International shipping is provided as well for those who live outside of Canada and was interested in placing orders. ) They ensure that all their customers are satisfied with each order with the best quality hair that will have you feeling beyond fabulous! 

I’m currently rocking a Peruvian straight wig with a lace closure and I couldn’t be any happier with my natural look. I’ve ordered hair from Beauty Mark a couple times prior to working with them and each time I was never let down. Some of you may have seen my hair review on my YouTube Channel on how I dyed my hair pink. If not, be sure to click the link above to watch the review on their Brazilian Straight Platinum Blonde Bundles.

Beauty Mark Bundles has a quick shipping process and is always reliable for quality bundles, crowns, and golden customer service. Check out what they have to offer and shop on the website today at https://beautymarkbundles.com I also have a PROMO CODE for all my party people who are interested in buying bundles, so be sure to use “PETITE” at checkout to save 15% off your purchase of $100 or more!!

What’s your next look going to be?

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Lifestyle

Simple Braid Ponytail 

When it comes to trying new hairstyles I tend to get a little nervous at first but sometimes you got to give yourself that extra push to try something new. Personally, I’m not the best at styling my own hair so I usually get it done professionally. This time around I wanted to try a style I haven’t done yet but was capable of styling on my own.

In my previous post All White Everything I briefly spoke about my hair style and how I was able to create it. (BTW I got inspired to do this look by a YouTuber named Itsmyrayeraye.) To achieve this look I used 1 pack of Kanekalon braiding hair and 1 pack of xpressions braiding hair; together came up to a total of $10 at my local beauty supply store. With two packs you’ll be able to get a thicker ponytail but one pack can also do depending on the look you’re aiming for.This look is now a go-to style for me when I need a quick transition, not only is it super easy and time efficient to do but is so cute for any occasion!

If you’re interested in seeing a tutorial on how I created this look let me know and I’d be glad to film one to add to my channel for you guys!

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What I do to unwind

With the fall semester coming to an end and holiday prep is in full effect life is getting pretty busy and overwhelming for most of us. Check out this post on “How to unwind” to easy some of the pressure!

I found this post super simple and convenient for anyone who’s going/been through a rough day, week, or even month! So be sure to check it out my party people!

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in the mind of me

It was brought to my attention, that it would be a great idea if I were to give some tips and ideas on how to unwind and relax.

So here it is!

I’m the kind of person that loves to dedicate time to myself. Whether it be listening to music, reading a new book, or watching YouTube videos.

However, when life gets a bit more stressful I like to kick it up a notch.

Lately I have been into bath bombs. Lush has been my latest addiction and I am so happy that I’ve discovered them. About twice a month, I enjoy a variety of bath bombs. What’s so great about their products is that some of the bath bombs contain things like seaweed, or cocoa butter, or even Shea butter; so it’s great for the skin. What I like most about bath bombs is that they’re so relaxing. It’s…

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