Don't Be Discouraged

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Hello All,
Recently, I've been feeling a little low in my spirit. Due to recent events in both the world and my personal life. However, I cannot allow these things to prevent me from being great and pursuing my purpose. 

Therefore,  I want to leave you with an inspirational message.  I feel as though I owe to you all, as well as to myself.

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you."

- Philippians 4:8-9

Life is hard; full of disappointments, heart breaks and aches, mind boggling decisions, and tragedy.  However, if we continue to focus on the negatives of life, we will never be able to enjoy it. As the scripture clearly states that if we focus on the good in life, then we will have the peace we need to carry on. 

If I told you all that I didn't need to hear this myself, then I would be lying to you. I really needed to hear this! 

For those who don't know, I plan out everything basically. Therefore, the smallest delay in my plans for life really disturbs my soul and causes me stress. However, God is too good to me to allow minor setbacks to prevent me from continuing to be great. 

Remember God's timing is not our timing. God's thoughts are not our thoughts. No doesn't always mean not ever, sometimes it means not now. God see's the long term affect of our decisions, and is only trying to guide us down the path he has set for us. 

2017 is supposed to be a year of prosperity! Focus on the negatives and allowing disappointments to block us from pressing forward towards are goals is a major NO! Focus on the good, the positive, the simple blessings that God has graced us with. Focus on this, and continue to move forward in God. I cannot stress this enough. 

You can do anything you set your mind and heart to. Just take it up with God, and if it's for you, then it will be for you.

Talk to you soon,
-Mikey :]

How To Style: Tan Wool Coat

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This post is beyond late! I swear I've been so busy! But nonetheless it is here!

Essentially, the wool coat should be your statement piece. By this I mean, everything else should be fairly neutral to ensure that it doesn't clash or overpower the coat.

Style Tip: Monochromatic colors (All black, all denim etc.) is what i highly recommend when styling. 

As I said before, you do not want to take attention away from the wool coat if it is your staple piece. In this out fit, it was my staple piece of clothing, the article that I wanted to stand out the most. I got several compliments on my outfit this day and people loved how I decided to style it.

If you're simply wearing it as an over coat, then don't stress you can wear it however you like. But if this is your staple piece then my tip will suffice. 

Style Tip: Accessories enhance the outfit but can also hurt the outfit.

Accessories are meant to enhance your style and your outfit, however you don't want to over do it. And this goes with anything regarding style. As i keep mentioning, the wool coat is the statement piece, this is what you want people to notice. Therefore, anything that will deter your audiences attention from your statement piece is a NO .

Hope you enjoyed my first "How To Style" post. Let me know what you guys think in the comments below, I'm more than willing to hear your opinions.

Until next time, 
-Mikey :] 

Hello 2017!

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Happy New Year!

2017 has already been good to me and it's only been six days! I have high hopes for this year. Unlike many others, I don't expect to put all of my hope and faith into this year alone. Instead, this year will mark the beginning of an era of prosperity within my life. I'm dedicating more time to God, the blog, travel, leisure. This year already has some great outcomes set up! I'm too excited!

Besides giving you the normal outfit and a little blurb, I also wanted to leave you all with some inspiration to start your year off on the right note.

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1

In order for this year to be a year of prosperity, we have to step out on faith. Faith is the first step to accomplishing the goals we want. It is essential for life. It's what God needs from us in order to help us succeed. Faith is more than just believing, it requires Action as well.

"What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?" - James 2:14

Besides this referring to salvation, it also pertains to our goals. How can we believe that our dreams our going to come true if we are not putting forth the necessary effort to ensure that they do. It's more than just believing.

This year, I've definitely made it a goal of mine to put my all into this blog, as well as revitalizing my relationship with Christ. Definitely be on the look out for constant inspiration from the blog now. 

I hope this helped and encouraged you to achieve your dreams this year! See you in the next post.

- Mikey :]

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