Curls and Braids and 4th of July Dress

I’m actually not that great at hair styles but I love how simple this is! Here’s a few pictures  of the little photoshoot we did. And wouldn’t this dress be perfect for the 4th of July? Thrown on some red lipstick and boom!

 

Okay isn’t my baby Jaylee the cutest! Seriously, I can’t get over it lol  9 months old already.

Basically for this hair I just curled the whole thing with a 1 inch curling iron and away from my face. Then I did a half… well more like quarter of a braid then tied it off and left the ends loose and curly.

As far as the dress goes I tried to find something similar because I’ve had this dress a long time and I’m sure they don’t make it anymore and I could NOT find anything even close. I love the one shoulder and the length and the little hearts but seriously nothing like it in my browsing the internet for an hour.

 

So I found this cutie that you might like and that I totally need. And its blue! Click the picture for where to get it. or click here

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Bombshell Spotlight: Jenn Loyd

 

It’s Bombshell Friday again! And this week we have Personal Stylist Jenn Loyd, who specializes in body type styling. She knows what types of clothes look best on your body type, and you NEED to check out www.thebodytypestylist.com for some tips!

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Janie: So you’re not just a fashion blogger but a stylist for clients, what
got you started with that?

Jenn: That’s right, I am a Personal Stylist.  I’ve always loved fashion
and helping friends pick out outfits.  I decided to make it my full
time gig after I had my first daughter.  I love showing women how
dressing for their body type & lifestyle can boost their confidence
and make them love their wardrobe.

Janie: Any advice you can give someone who wants to go into this field?
Jenn: Stay consistent and focused on the goals they have. Hard work will
pay off.

Janie: You’re a new mom how is it balancing a
business and mom life?

Jenn: I have a 5 month old and an almost 4 year old! Balancing a business
& mom life is hard but rewarding.  I like that I can manipulate my
work schedule so I don’t miss out on things happening in their life.

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Janie: Where do you live?
Jenn: I live in the Phoenix Metro area and work with woman all throughout
Phoenix.

Janie: Is there a motivational mantra or quote you love?

Jenn: Don’t wish for it, work for it.

Janie: Anytime you reach a certain level of success there are haters. How
do you handle any negative feedback, comments?

Jenn: I stay focused on my mission.  Of course, there will always be
haters in anything I pursue and I’ve let it get to me in the past
but I’ve learned that it’s not worth giving control to the haters.
I remember my “why” and keep going after it.  If anyone else is
dealing with this please remember, we all have a gift to share and
if you live it out people will be attracted to it.

Janie: Who are your inspirations? Give us two or three, and why.

Jenn: I have a couple inspirations.

First, my girls are a big
inspiration.  I want to be an example to them to go after their
dreams and if I don’t go after mine, they’ll never understand to go
after theirs.

My mom is my other inspiration.  She is a pillar of
strength. I won’t get into it here but she has overcome adversity
over adversity and still has a positive outlook on life.

Janie: Besides the fashion what are your hobbies? Things you love to do and
enjoy?
Jenn: I love fitness & food! I enjoy living a healthy, working out &
cooking healthy foods are fun for me.  I enjoy decorating my house &
sewing.

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Janie: What are some future goals of yours?
Jenn: To start charity events that bring women together through style.

Janie: What are you most grateful for?
Jenn: I am grateful that God has given me a passion to help other women
and for my loving family who always supports me.

Janie: People are often criticized for only showing the “good” things in
their life on social media. So let’s be relatable to the readers for
a second. What is something you struggle with?

Jenn: I struggle with balancing it all, wearing multiple hats a day and
being ok with letting one or more go.

Janie: Everyone loves good food. What is your favorite treat?

Jenn: My favorite treat is the chocolate cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.
They are so delicious!

Janie: What’s something most people don’t know about you?

Jenn: I love reality tv! And I am a loyal friend.  I believe having a
strong group of girls is essential in life.

Janie: If you could give one piece of advice to the readers, what would it
be?
Jenn: Surround yourself with good girlfriends and be a good friend. When
things get tough, walk side by side with your friends and be there
for them.  Reach out to them often.

Janie: Where can the readers find you? Website/social sites
Jenn:
www.thebodytypestylist.com
www.instagram.com/thebodytypestylist
www.facebook.com/thebodytypestylist

www.pinterest.com/bodytypestylist
www.twitter.com/bodytypestylist

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There we have it Bombshell’s! She has great style, a super cute family and wants to help you look your best for your body type. Go follow her!

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Bombshell Spotlight: Kimie Shrum

It’s BOMBSHELL Spotlight Friday! The day I post an interview of a Bombshell of a woman, one that you NEED to know about and most definitely follow for inspiration. The beautiful Kimberly Shrum aka Kimie runs a fashion blog and has a the cutest pictures on Instagram. You’ll want to check her out for sure!

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Janie: You have a master’s degree from Vanderbilt, a good job and run a fashion blog which is amazing! Give us your story on these three things. Like what’s your degree in, where do you work, and what got you into blogging?

Kimie: I got my undergrad in business at the University of Arkansas and I was lucky enough to do marketing campaigns for Walmart for five years. After being around so many brilliant, amazing leaders, I decided I wanted to further my education so I went to Vanderbilt where I got my MBA (master of business administration). That landed me in Dallas where I currently live and work for a “large telcom”… Again, I’m fortunate to be surrounded by some really amazing and strong female leaders who are making a name for themselves in the business world. I’m totally soaking it up and just trying to become a better leader every day. The blog is something I do totally in my spare time. I have always had an eye for fashion and beauty (check out the thing most people don’t know about me below!) so the blog is a fun way for me to express that creativity that sometimes gets stifled in the office environment. I just started doing it last fall and it has grown incredibly fast!

Janie: Where do you live?

Kimie: I currently live in Dallas. I lived in Nashville, TN before moving here and I have to say that might be my favorite place I have ever lived.

Janie: Married, single, taken?

Kimie: Taken by an amazing guy named Michael. He is actually the person who suggested that I start blogging!

Janie: Any children?

Kimie: Just a little fur baby – my lhasa poo Kikka

Janie: Is there a motivational mantra or quote you love?

Kimie: I don’t know that this is motivational, but my favorite quote from recent literature is from Paper Towns by John Green. “And it occurred to me that the voracious ambition of humans is never sated by dreams coming true, because there is always the thought that everything might be done better and again.” As an introspective person, this line really spoke to me and I remember it when I’m feeling like the things I’m doing aren’t enough – ambition is great, but I think there is something to be said for enjoying your successes – especially in a day in age where everything we do seems to pale in comparison to what others are portraying their lives to be on social media. (Hey, my Instagram is full of professional photos! What you see isn’t always reality!)

Janie: Anytime you reach a certain level of success there are haters. How do you handle any negative feedback, comments?

Kimie: To be honest, I was really excited the first time I got negative comments on my Instagram! At that moment, I felt like people were engaged and paying attention to what I was doing. I know that you can’t please everyone, but I do try to take the negative constructively and see if there is any way that I can help that person.

Janie: Who are your inspirations? Give us two or three, and why.

Kimie: My mother for her ability to love and support, Ashley Graham for body confidence, and the Notorious RBG for how she has stood up for and paved the way for women!

Janie: Besides the fashion what are your hobbies? Things you love to do and enjoy?

Kimie: Well… shopping is probably my most loved hobby! But I really enjoying taking long walks with my pup and traveling with my boyfriend. We’ve been all over the world together – experiencing new cultures and seeing beautiful places together is a great bonding experience.

Janie: What are some future goals of yours?

Kimie: I would love for my blog to be my full time job!

Janie: What are you most grateful for?

Kimie: My family. I was so blessed in that arena!

Janie: People are often criticized for only showing the “good” things in their life on social media. So let’s relate to the readers for a second. What is something you struggle with?

Kimie: I have always struggled with my weight. I can remember being a kid and not eating certain things because I thought they were making me fat – and I’ve had some pretty hateful things said to me about my weight that really tore down my self-esteem. I know that so many women struggle in this area, and I have even told my photographer to please not photoshop my cellulite out! Yes the photos have great lighting and angles, but it’s important to me as someone who has to work daily on her self-esteem that I not put out unrealistic images that make others feel poorly about themselves.

Janie: Everyone loves good food. What is your favorite treat?

Kimie: Affogato. It’s a shot of espresso with gelato. There is an adorable place near my apartment that reminds me of Italy. They have authentic Italian coffee and crazy good caramel gelato. I go there every day! But I usually have a caprese salad and coffee. The affogato is for cheat days only!

Janie: What’s something most people don’t know about you?

Kimie: I went to beauty school…. And I dropped out!

Janie: If you could give one piece of advice to the readers, what would it be?

Kimie: If you love it, wear it!

Janie: Where can the readers find you? Whats your website and other social media?

Kimie: Follow me on Instagram @kimiewantsdior and check out my blog www.marilynsays.com

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That’s the end of the interview. Kimie is smart, gorgeous and sweet! Follow her on Instagram and check out her blog for fashion tips and inspiration!

 

-Janie

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