Do it Anyway

People will take your past and create issues that never existed. Because you may have reacted a certain way in the past, doesn’t mean you continue to have that reaction. Some people fail to realize this.

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The other night this week, I experienced this full on. My attitude is something that I’ve constantly had to work on. To be quite honest, it’s not the best and I have to continuously reflect and check myself. I don’t always do the best job, but it’s something I can honestly say I’m working on. In any event, that particular night, I so happen to walk into a room and received a very negative comment for absolutely no reason. So I decided instead of allowing it to make me upset, I’d just joke around and let it slide. So I joked back knowing the person was serious. Then this situation became an issue because I responded to something that was said.

I almost took to social media to display my frustrations, instead I thought why not see the lesson in it and write about it.

Despite what people say or what they think they know about you, keep moving towards growth.
Some people will always have that negative view of you regardless of how much you’ve changed. Don’t allow it to frustrate you to the point that you end up reverting back to it.
Ignore it. Let it brush off your shoulders and keep it moving. As hard as it is, and trust I know, it’s something you have to do. Help the situation rather than hurt it.

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I could’ve allowed this situation to bring me completely out of character because I knew for sure I wasn’t in the wrong. But I know that I’m better than that. I’ve come to realize that no matter how much you’ve grown or worked on your issues; for some people, you’re still the person you used to be. I had to choose to look passed that knowing I’ve made progress.

So I encourage you today to keep moving forward regardless of how certain people see you. In spite of what others may say, continue down that path of progression. Don’t allow the negativity to deter you from growth.

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Fashion: The Trend for all Seasons

One of the most popular trends this season is also one that can be spread throughout all the season. This particular piece has come back and come back strong.

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Denim has been spotted all over this year. I find this to be something you can mix and match with anything, the styles are endless. It’s definitely what’s hot today in the fashion world.

Here are three simple yet cute outfits that display the possibilities of rocking this denim trend:

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Here we have a rhinestone studded collar denim button up shirt by BP from Nordstrom paired with a black pencil skirt from Forever 21 and black BCBG slingback peep toed pumps from Lord & Taylor.

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A denim jacket can make any outfit!
Here we have a design high low maxi skirt by Mimi Chica from Nordstrom paired with a peach tank from Ann Taylor, sandals by Mia from Lord & Taylor, and of course the short denim jacket by Guess from Lord & Taylor as well.

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Here we have Calvin Klein dark blue jeggins, paired with light blue denim Ralph Lauren button up, black Kenneth Cole leather jacket, and a multicolored Steve Madden wedge. All purchased from Lord & Taylor.

These are just a few ideas of how you can take this trend and create numerous versatile outfits. Take your denim and create the best style for you!

Purposeful Connections

As I sat and thought about what I was going to write about, the only thing that came to mind was connecting with people of purpose. I tried to think of another topic because I felt as though I touched on this in a previous post. However, this particular subject just wouldn’t leave me.

If you can’t help support one another and push each other towards growth and success, what purpose does the relationship hold? It is very important to be sure to have people around you that live on purpose with a purpose. When you have a desire to move towards greatness by any means necessary, the people you’re surrounded by can effect your moves. Either negatively or positively.

As you all know, I officially launched the blog by throwing a party this weekend. Although I was already blogging, I knew that this was something I had to do as a symbolism of growth and a gain to the site as well as my future business. Quick honest moment, I’ve struggled with asking people for help so I planned to do this entire party and planning alone. I don’t think I did half bad with the planning, but it’s good to have people around you that want to see you succeed so they’re willing to help you whether you’ve asked or not.

So as I talked about it with a few people during the planning process, immediately they asked what I needed and how they could help. One even asked was I trying to do it all by myself. When I said yeah, and explained my issue with asking people, they decided to help me with a behind the scene move. Something I didn’t know I needed. I figured I would learn my way through this whole process. Although I somewhat did, it’s always nice to have people around that’s been places and can share part of the experience.

These people who had their hands in this project or was just a listening ear or mouth of advice was necessary. Connected to people that are about success and want to see people they’re connected to grow and go places they’re meant to be in.

So I encourage you to evaluate the people you’re surrounded by. Are they willing to be there for you during times of big decisions? Are you willing to go the extra mile for them? Are your relationships based on success and the growth of one another? Answer these questions and make moves accordingly. Your future success depends on it!

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Note from Miss Jones

Hello loves!

First I’d like to thank you all for following my blog! It’s greatly appreciated.

Thought I’d stop in with a quick letter to update you all on what’s been going on. As you all know, I’ve recently purchased my domain name. Since then, I’ve made the decision to have an official launch party to celebrate all that is to come from this site.

The party is currently in the works and will be two weeks away! So if you’re in the New York area, I’d love to see you there! August 16th, we’re celebrating a journey of life, lessons, growth, encouragement, and motivation! The party will be held at La Maison d’Art, 259 W. 132nd St. New York, NY 10027. Starting at 7pm promptly. RSVP to Krystle.j@me.com.

The party will include, performances by The Kooz, an amazing writer and spoken word artist. As well as A.R.T Music, who is an incredible singer and song writer. There will be great raffle prizes, one will be a great basket sponsored by Binary Baskets. a free face by a fabulous makeup artist Sarah P, and an exclusive Lovely Miss Jones shirt. There will be great food provided by Andrea W. (A.W.E) and Chenea S. Drinks provided by Exclusiv Vodka, as well as delicious deserts sponsored by My Sweet Justice of Harlem. Special prizes will be given out. And we will have a photographer of the evening from MetalEye Photography! You don’t want to miss this great event!

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The Kooz

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A.R.T Music

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Binary Baskets

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Makeup Artist. Sarah P.

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Exclusiv Vodka

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My Sweet Justice of Harlem

Lovely Miss Jones is also planning to start a mentoring program in the future. I’ve begun to realize, I may not be able to do it all on my own. Therefore, I will be accepting donations to help others by any means necessary as they go through life. If you’d like to donate, please visit
http://www.gofundme.com/c3k3p8 to do so. It will all be greatly appreciated!

Please stay tuned for more! I truly believe this is only the beginning. Your support is necessary to push this towards greatness.

Thank you, my loves
-xo Miss Jones

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