Monday, September 29, 2014

The Limited and Scandal...

If you follow me on twitter then you know how much I love Scandal. I have been a fan since day 1 and have often altered my schedule so that I didn't miss an episode. If you follow me on Instagram then you saw that last night I attended A Limited Engagement hosted by blogger Keri Henderson. The event was held at The Limited in Pentagon City and boy did they have all of the fashion and sales in tow. Their window was beautiful and really displayed the essence of Olivia Pope's fashion sense. The fact that Olivia's costume designer and head of design teamed up to create an affordable line inspired by her amazing style on the show is amazing!!! Please stay tuned to the show each Thursday at 9 because Ms. Pope will be wearing a few of the items in the collection here and there. Honestly, the only thing that would have made this event better is if we were greeted with a big glass of red wine upon entering (wishful thinking).

I am digging this window

Ms. Pope is a bad mutha shut your mouth... she even has a line inspired by her
The table was beautiful
As soon as you enter the store you are welcomed by everything that is Scandal; that is, in terms of fashion. This event was key for me because I am desperately in need of work clothes. I usually wear jeans daily. I dress how I feel and in terms of going to the 40, my feelings aren't that great (send a prayer up for me). Luckily, The Limited had 40% off of all of their regular priced items and they were giving us an additional 15% off for attending. Now you know that was a win win for your girl!!!

Keri also put on a fashion show which showed off her amazing styling abilities and gave us different ways to wear pieces throughout the store. She showed us how to wear white during the fall, how to mix prints, and how to be fashionable at work. There were giveaways throughout the night for additional discounts and tickets to see the new Zane movie Addicted.

All of the lovely fashion show participants

Although the discount wasn't offered on the Scandal line, I shopped enough and earned several coupons that I can use on my next visit. Here are a couple of pieces that I need in my closet soon.

I gotta have that dress!!! Olivia actually wore the cream sweater already on the show.  
This dress came home with me
Have you all had a chance to check out The Limited's Scandal collection? What are you waiting for? If you can't be an actual gladiator, you may as well dress as one!!! I'll be back in a later post to actually share the pieces I picked up.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Life You Want DC

We had an awesome view from our fully stocked suite
I'm about a week late in regard to posting about one of my 2014 highlights. To be honest with you, I am still basking in joy and excitement from attending Oprah's The Life You Want Tour. When my roomie said that she was going I nearly begged her for a ticket (yes Aunt Oprah is that serious). I'd seen Living Social deals for the tour but I'm totally not sure why I didn't make arrangements to attend.

Next year I want to go VIP or better yet have a media pass #ClaimingIt

Nonetheless, God was looking out for your girl. I was originally going on Friday only because I had to work. However, after attending Friday night I just knew that I had to find a way to be there for Saturday. Lucky for me, my roomies friend decided not to go so that meant I'd be able to get her ticket. The only thing I had to do was ask (at the last minute) if I could take the day off. I was super stoked when my manager said it would be ok for me to do so!!!

DJ Kiss had us rocking the entire weekend

Can I just tell you that Oprah and her staff totally transformed the Verizon Center to an Oprah Oasis. Everywhere you looked was Oprah. Friday night started off with Oprah's introduction and what we'd expect from the weekend events. She also giving us a run down of her life, both highs and lows. I honestly just saw Oprah for who she was no fame or celebrity status. She was real, raw and honest; and let me tell ya she had a great sense of humor!!! She believed that she could accomplish everything that she set out to do. You could honestly feel the good ju-ju in the building the place reeked of positive vibes. There were mostly women but also a few men who were there to get the life they wanted to. What I took away from Oprah was:

1. There's always a second chance as long as you're breathing.
2. Failure is life trying to push you in a new direction.
3.  Contentment happens when you are doing what you are designed to do.

As you can see she had some very powerful words which stung me with a newfound belief in myself.

 Saturday's session started with author Mark Nepo (The Book of Awakening). Next up was Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray, Love. Pastor Rob Bell followed her and by the end of his speech I totally thought they were going to open the doors of the Verizon Center. Now this weekend was 'spiritually' based but please understand that there was a Jesus undertone the entire time. The last keynote speaker was my personal favorite the Iyanla Vanzant. When I say that all of the speakers were AMAZING that's a total understatement. I learned sooo many things about my life currently as well as how I'd like my life to be and the steps that I need to take within myself to get there.

Here are just a few nuggets of info that may help some of you (it sure helped me):

1. God had the power to see beyond what you see.
2. Give yourself the love that you wish for others.
3. When you want something all of the universe aspires for you to get it.
4. Your eyes will adjust to the level of deficiency present.
5. Life will teach you through its #1 teacher; a relationship.

I cannot say how much I enjoyed myself. There were happy times, tears of joy and sadness, as well as hundreds of positive vibes. If Oprah's The Life You Want Tour is coming anywhere near you, you should definitely run out and get a ticket, it is sooo worth it. During the tour someone spoke about life whispering to you; the exact next day I had a life whisper which put everything into perspective and let me know that I was at the right place at the right time.

I can't wait to wear my Peace, Love, Oprah shirt!!!

Feeling the power the entire weekend!!!

That time when I almost met Gail...

If you attended The Life You Want Tour, what did you take away from it?

My tweet was posted but I was sooo excited that my pic came out blurry

Anytime is the right time to represent #SkeeWee