All posts tagged: Summer trends

Its all about the Floral Print Baby

The first of my childhood friends is getting married! And the best part, she is marrying her high school sweetheart! I attended her bridal shower this past weekend and it was so great to see her after so long. Since it was during the early afternoon; I wound up wearing this floral print jumper that I randomly found browsing thru F21. I kinda reallly lurveee it. I mentioned in  last week’s post about how yellow nail polish is a fun beauty trend you should try. I rocked OPI’s yellow polish and got tons of compliments. I scored these Steve Madden wedges at TJ Maxx and they are mad comfy. My feet felt so good to be in wedges after being tortured by flat sandals for 2 days in a row. Flat sandals may not hurt as bad as heels do right from the jump, but boy do they kill your feet after hours of standing and walking in them. Wedges are my go to summer shoe when I want to dress up or just be cute. 😉 What is …

I’ve Never Seen a Smiling Face that Wasn’t Beautiful

Be (B)eautiful:  Yellow polish is a huge summer beauty trend.  There are so many different shades to pick from to match your skin complexion. Have you brightened up your nails yet? Be (A)uthentic: A B.A.D Girl says whats on her mind when it’s the truth and it needs to be said; a mean girl says whats on her mind to hurt others. Be (D)etermined: Write down your goals for the day,week, month whatever, and put them in plain sight. It is good to have a daily reminder of where you want to be staring you in the face to keep you focused.

“Girls don’t dress for boys; they dress for themselves & each other. If girls dressed for boys, they’d walk around naked.” ~Betsey Johnson

Be (B)eautiful: People that you love and care about deserve to know the truth. Lying to spare someone pain may only lead to a bigger disaster later on. The truth can also be a really heavy burden to bear, so set it free. People may not like to hear it at first, but they will respect your honesty once it all settles. Be (A)uthentic: How dope are these sunglasses designed by Kerin Rose of A-Morir. Her designs have become extremely popular amongst Hollywood’s biggest trend setters like, Lady Gaga, Rhianna, Katy Perry, Fergie, and Nicki Minaj to name a few. All of her pieces are handmade  to order, which I loveeee. These glasses aren’t for everybody, but I think a B.A.D girl will definitely have the confidence and swag to pull a pair off, don’t you? These Swarvoski covered beauties are a nice twist to the ever popular cat eye shades. I love the pink lens! Lace is so sexy and I cant help but think that if I was wearing these that I would …

“The shortest distance between two people is a smile.” ~Author Unknown

Be (B)eautiful: I am absolutely obsessed with ‘splash of grenadine‘ nail color by Essie. It has been my summer staple and its on my fingers right now as I type this!  The color is appropriate for the office yet fun enough for summer nights. I love love LOVE it! Be (A)uthentic: When it comes to flirting a girls best weapon of choice is NOT her cleavage, but her smile. Your smile is an invitation for conversation. When you smile while speaking to others they cant help but to smile as well. Smiling also makes you look 100 times prettier no matter what you may be wearing or how you may be feeling. Be (D)etermined: On your rise for corporate success its important that you treat everyone with equal amounts of respect. You treat the janitor with the same respect you treat the CEO. It’s not about being too nice or a pushover, but it’s about respect that everyone rightfully deserves. Being a successful woman doesn’t mean you need to be rude or mean to those …

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” ~Noah – The Notebook

Let it Be (B)eautiful: I hope you all got to watch fireworks on the 4th with that special someone who makes you see fireworks. Let it Be (A)uthentic: “Say what you mean and mean what you say.” A real bitch will live by this statement and she will respect anyone who can dish it right back. In a relationship everything that comes out of your mouth should be something you believe in and something that you sincerely mean. Don say things just to say them if its not how you feel. Also you should always be able to express how you feel openly and honestly with your partner. Don’t hold back. Let it Be (D)etermined to Last: Make sure you compliment your partner at least once a day. If you don’t someone else will and the last thing you need is your significant other to realize that you DON’T ever give them compliments and  make them feel pretty/handsome etc. No matter how good looking someone may be it is ALWAYS nice to hear it from …

“A life without love is like a year without summer.”~ Swedish Proverb

Be (B)eautiful: It is the first day of summer and the B.A.D girls are ready to turn up the HEAT! So lets make it a hott summer girls! This dress is guaranteed to raise the temperature a few degrees in any room you enter. Be (A)uthentic: Be secure with the woman that you are. Can you look at another female and without hesitation compliment her or say that she is pretty or hott? Only a hater will say something stupid like her hair looks bad in a pony tail or I don’t like that dress. A BAD girl will give props when props are due and she will acknowledge a pretty girl and not roll her eyes at her, unless the bitch deserves it! 😉 Be (D)etermined: Get the job! When leaving a voice mail with a prospective employer or anyone of importance for that matter make sure you speak loud and clear. You don’t need to yell, but please make sure you aren’t mumbling. I cant tell you how many voice mails I have …

“I’m a B.A.D girl, so I don’t really care for rules.”~ Ms. B

Be (B)eautiful: The ‘Urban Safari’ look is hawt for the summa time. Lots of earthy colors, animal prints, and khaki. Love it! Be (A)uthentic: Rather than allowing others to set the rules for your life, you need to set your own rules – your own standards of greatness. You should be doing what you want, how you want it, the way you want it all while being (b)eautiful, (a)uthentic, and (d)etermined of course. Be (D)etermined: BAD girls know how to create teams of diverse people who are very loyal, yet also challenge and push us to achieve. We make sure to surround ourselves with positive people, who encourage us, and remind us just how amazingly capable we are at getting whatever we want!

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” ~ Albert Einstein

Be (B)eautiful: I love summer style. So much color and so much fun. I love love love this Marc Jacobs tote for a cute casual summer look! Be (A)uthentic: We all mistakenly think that a guy is going to miraculously change over night, so we give him another shot, and another, and sometimes another one! Value yourself and realize that you deserve better. If you allow him back in and forgive each time, he wont realize that what he is doing needs to stop or that he needs to change. He will continue because you continue to accept it. Be (D)etermined: Don’t fall into the trap of doing the same workout routine everyday that it gets to the point where you aren’t being challenged anymore. Switch it up! Try a new form of cardio like kick boxing, use weights, do more arm curl reps, add in more strength training moves, or target a new area of your body. If you aren’t working your muscles your body wont change and you WONT SEE RESULTS! (source).

“A glamorous life is quite different to a life of luxury. I don’t need luxury. For years I was practically broke, but I was still very vain and glamorous” – Lady Gaga

Be (B)eautiful: Bright fluorescent lipstick is a cute summer trend. Bright pinks and oranges are my fave! Pucker up Baby! Make up Forever has an amazing Orange and Orange-Pink  shade! Pick one up at Sephora. Be (A)uthentic: You don’t need to be rich in order to feel glamorous. BAD girls who carry themselves with confidence and style always feel glamorous. Their bank accounts may not be as large as Gaga’s, but the way they carry themselves -you would never know. Glam is an attitude. It is a style. It is YOU. Be (D)etermined: Building relationships with hire ups and management is always a good thing. Allowing people to see your personality along with your amazing work ethic is a double win. Don’t get carried away sharing stories of your drunk weekends, but share a few insights into your life. Its important to learn from others, especially those in positions you would like to be in one day.