She Hearts Polka Dots

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Hey Loves,
Hot enough for you? It is too hot for me I feel the need for a vacation coming up.  Once per month I pledge to wear red to promote Go Red for Women and the American Heart Association to encourage healthy heart awareness.  As a child I often heard of people dying from a broken heart and I couldn’t understand the emotional heart. After my Dad had Chronic Heart Failure I was forced to educate myself and nourish him back to good health.  As a result I wear red to promote heart health and I practice a healthy heart lifestyle. You too can practice a healthy heart lifestyle by eating heart healthy foods that prevent heart disease, exercise and manage your relationships and emotions healthily.

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She hearts polka-dot ensemble:
Red blouse- Polo Ralph Lauren
Polka dot skirt- H&M
Black t-strap shoes- Vince Camuto
Black belt- Moschino
Gold jewelry-Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Lip Color- Mac red by MAC

We only get one heart help to prevent heart disease check out the American Heart Association nutrition center and educate yourself and the ones you love to extend the life of your heart. Exercise is cool during the hot weather it cools you down and keeps you active.

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Educate yourself and others with the message for a healthy heart.

♡♡Simply Jyune♡♡

♡Simply Jyune♡

Giving up the title “Queen of Junk”

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Hey Loves,
As the days go by I try to eat healthier, by trying to reduce the amount of foods that include sugar, salt and wheat. To my dismay no matter how the day starts off good once I sit down to work I start craving junk food. So I have been training my mind to like fruits such as cherries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries…..even bought a bowl made just for berries (lol). I must say I will eat them all and still crave all the junk in the pantry or refrigerator.  A bowl of ice cream and a slice of cake will do me just fine and I will read and write until the wee hours of the morning.  Lack of sleep, almost no exercise or activity and constantly eating junk while working and studying at home packed on the weight.  When my dresses got tighter, I moved up a few dress sizes I realized how curvy I had become yet my patterns was yet to change.

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I would have my almost vegan/vegetarian dish comprising of just vegetables and sometimes a bit of pasta or mashed potatoes and once in a while some seafood.

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I don’t cook much chicken unless I am grilling/jerking chicken for a barbecue, however I will eat chicken when I am dining out and not certain as to what I should eat.
wwwwwooooooooooowwwweeeeeeee lately my allergies have been all out of sorts limiting my exposure to the sun, most foods gives me a tingly reaction in the back of my throat and I am learning to read labels as most packaged items contain more than you would think for shelf life. This Spring I was sick repeatedly only to find the culprit was not 100% natural juice as the label mentioned.

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I will never drink another naked drink in my life, it is poisonous to my body when I wanted to eat better I thought it would help me instead it made me truly sick for over 3 weeks, urgent care and doctor visits. I♡me too much to ever poison my body…..on that note I had a food allergy test done and to my amazement my body was full of toxins as I was poisoning and shocking my body on a daily basis. Foods that should be good for me was of high intolerance by my body.  My vegan/vegetarian meals would have to change and so would my snacks.  Uh oh Food Management….I am giving up my title I am no longer the Queen of junk!!

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My fruits are neatly sliced up for juicing or smoothies and they are quite tasty/delicious but I can’t have some of them either so the types of fruits and vegetables I use will be different going forward after today. This detox homemade fruit/vegetable drink:
celery, orange, apple, ginger, beet, cucumber, and carrots. Gives a full day worth of vitamins and minerals to one’s body and helps to remove some toxins from ones body.

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As much as I love these fruits and vegetables and the wonderful concoction derived from their mix

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I must remove those to which my allergic reaction are medically high and are an intolerance by my body such as: beets, oranges, lemons, and apples. Beets were supposed to help improve my low iron condition since I have never eaten red meat my entire life……oh well at least I tried. It hurts mentally to make such a big change in my diet and having to be conscientious of labels however I understand life is too short to live hurting from poor food choices. ****So long to intolerant foods and junk!!

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The weight has started to lift it’s ugly heads since I have been more careful in what I put in my tabernacle. ..I am allergic to lemon so there will be no lemon pepper wings, no lemons in my water and no lemon cake!!!
Shoes: Vince Caputo
Bag: Fendi
Gold Jewelry: Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Dress: Gifted
Lip color:cream sugar by Mary Kay

thanks for stopping by and loving on my blog….pay attention to food labels they are very deceptive.

Always
Simply Jyune….muahhh!!

♡Simply Jyune♡

Sometimes you have to Detoxify your body and your relationships

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Lately, I have been thinking about relationships, I have been counseling others, reading about relationships and basically surveying the relationships I share with others. Despite the type of relationship I have determined that not all relationships are deemed healthy. A) Though we may have to be in a relationship with someone we may not personally like them, however based on the context of the relationship you may have to deal with them. So how to deal with that person at work with whom you can’t get along? Understand that it is ok to have single relationships with someone though you work well together you don’t have to be friends. The moment you know this and understand this it will detoxify your mind and body of unhealthy relationships

20140618-081003-29403558.jpg B)So you grew up with someone or you were the closest of friends with someone and overtime you realize the relationship is changing, you don’t see much of each other and when you do then there are disagreements about everything or almost everything. You are trying to save your friendship because you have history together, you try to hash it out however, it’s more arguing and hurting of each other’s feelings than ever, then guess what despite the years or time invested in this relationship understand that you will sometimes have to let go of some people that are familiar by giving them the latitude they need. Yes it may be very emotional as we are humans and we love familiarity yet everyone that starts with you will not finish with you some people become toxic you then have to detoxify that relationship.

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C) Sometimes you have your family members and you love them so much however, every time you get together at family functions it turns into rage, anger and family feuds. They always have something negative or hurtful to say to someone and it’s just always upsetting to one or more other family members. They sometimes do activities which are not acceptable by the family which makes them look for negativity to highlight at family events or just talk about unnecessary things which are likely to hurt the feelings of some family members. Ooh yes you need to detoxify yourself of this relationship, observe the activities of your family member overtime to ensure that it is truly a toxic relationship. Review the relationship to see why the family member is always acting out and inflicting emotional pain. Reason with yourself : is there a way you can reach this person, in getting them to understand the repercussions of their behaviors? If not then guess what, act slowly but surely remove yourself by telling your family member that being family is not a choice but maintaining a toxic relationship is a choice so unless they can curve or change their behaviors then by all means you will need to dissociate from their company.

20140618-084741-31661554.jpg While working on detoxifying your relationships it is also super awesome for you to do an emotional self evaluation to ensure that you have not become toxic as well. Sometimes it’s easier to recognize the toxins in others unlike those within yourself. Be honest when you critique yourself as you too can become toxic and vulnerable based on situations. If you are content with the person you are and the way you treat your friend, family, coworkers and every relationship then by all means congratulations you are engaging in success relationships. If you are not content then reexamine you and your relationships its time to detoxify.

Simply Jyune Ensemble and Detox drink:
Black career suit-BCBG
Ocean Green career Blouse-The Limited
Ocean Green open toes pumps- BCBG generation
Black and White envelope clutch- BCBG generation
Black retro readers-Ray Ban
Ocean a Green and Black belt-gifted
Faux pearl jewelry-pearl rock by Traci Lynn Jewelry
Lip color-beach bum by Mary Kay

🍹🍹Detox Drink🍹🍹
2organic Granny Smith apples
1bunch of kale
2stalks celery
1 small piece of ginger
1 cucumber
1 lemon
****Be prepared for the detox process of your body when you make this drink. As the season changes we should detox our bodies from all the remaining toxins from the foods we eat on a daily basis.

😄Detoxify your relationships, your mind and your body for a healthier life 😜

Thanks for stopping by and loving on me.

Simply Jyune

5 Signs you are ready for Mature Dating

Hey Loves

20140614-204556-74756924.jpg No matter what you go through, even with the worst broken heart, after some time has passed you will be emotionally healed, soul searched, canceled out all that you can live without, you will start feeling alone, empty, in need of someone to share special moments and help you move forward. That is when you will find within you the 5 signs that you are ready for mature dating.

20140614-205918-75558408.jpg Time spent alone feels as if you are missing something, because you have spent so much time by yourself, you are now overcome with emptiness. There is no looking back however and there is no calling the ex now is time to focus on you and forget the past. (Yes too often people relapse and call the ex for companionship which causes the cycle to reoccur and delay moving forward) this I don’t recommend because if it was mendable then why was it broken?

❤️❤️💃The 5 Signs That You are Ready for Mature Dating 🚶❤️❤️

        a) You are focused on moving forward.
        b) You have forgiven the past and rid yourself of the baggage.
        c)  You are not constantly talking about the past (your ex).
        d) You are honest, focused and respectful of differences.
        e) You are willing to learn about someone else without comparison of your ex.

That’s all 5 simple signs however you have to be quiet to hear them and understand when to set your emotions right again. Dating for all the wrong reasons, say for instance your other single friends are dating ( oh yes it happens everybody is dating so its the norm) you may feel that you should be dating also. Stop!!!! Don’t do it we all have different seasons and if its not yours, you will only put yourself in emotional turmoil and delay the process of getting your emotions right again.

While thinking about this post and replaying the relationship counseling I have done I found the most common theme to be People talk too much about their exes and are not honest about what they really want. Before you start dating check to ensure you have experienced the 5 signs that you are ready for mature dating and you are ready to let someone in your life without holding them hostage to your past . Growth requires change, concentration and new experiences so forget the past, look forward to the future, new beginnings.

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You maybe feeling emotionally maxed out, anxious or down in the dumps but all is not lost be patient; get focused, pick yourself up, do some soul searching, reason with yourself…..do you like yourself?

20140614-214528-78328444.jpg Well if you like yourself, or even more love yourself then don’t continue to emotionally distant yourself instead learn how to cope with your emotions, take baby steps if necessary and let someone in your world ……….
Stay tuned for more on mature dating

Simply Jyune’s Preppy Girlie Ensemble
Polka Dot mini skirt- Zenanda Outfitters
Preppy Pink polo blouse –Project E
Brown/polka dot Sandals-Hollister
Blue leather Eyelet Purse-Unlabeled Italian Designer
Lip color – Cream and Sugar by Mary Kay Cosmetics
Silver and purple pebbles Jewelry- Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Sunnies- Tom Ford

Thanks for stopping by and loving on my blog!!
Simply Jyune
Muahhhh!!

Prints and Blush!!!!!

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The warmer months are off to a great start , I am loving all the trends….perforation, prints, geometrical shapes, florals, brights, neons, gold jewelry, pastels, shorts, skirts, dresses, rompers, maxis, minis, hats, flats, heels, wide legged pants and jumpsuits it’s just endless ways to be fashionable and make a statement in everything, wherever you show up.

20140606-103010-37810199.jpg this particular week I visited with my mom in New York and showed up to church with my friend. After church I quickly snapped a few shots to show my mix of prints and blush being a quiet storm in the warm weather.

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Simply Jyune’s blush and print ensemble:
Blush Belt and Pumps:- Breckelle’s by Kahdijiha Rowe
Printed skirt:-C Wonder
Off White silk blouse:- C Wonder
Black messenger style chain clutch:- Michael Kors
Makeup:- Mary Kay
Silver Cross necklace:- Thankful by Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Bling it Ring and Fancy Bracelet Jewelry:- Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry

20140606-110752-40072325.jpg as always thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing my passion Prints and Blush!!!
Muahhhh
Simply Jyune

Not from around Here!!!

Hey Loves,

20140518-182020.jpg As I get ready for church in the rain, I am thinking of what to wear as I rarely ever know what to wear. I am reminded I live in the suburbs and my church is accepting of one’s garments so almost anything will do. Yet As simple as I am I am different, anything won’t do. I often feeling as if I am Not From Around Here!!! so I try to be as plain as possible with a simple black and white dress paired with matching cap toed black and white shoes. it takes time to find a purse because it’s raining out and I want to cheer myself up. I am looking forward to the warmer weather and so I need a pop of color to brighten up a gloomy, rainy day. I reached for my perforated summer bag and I feel alive and confident to walk in the rain.

20140518-183211.jpg The Church sermon was so great reminding me of the power of God and his chastisement because he loves me. The ability to understand that when you love someone you tell them the truth not because you want to hurt them but because you love them so you maintain trust and honesty. That no matter what I am going through the love of a God surrounds me and prayer, yes praying boldly will get me through all the strong holds in my life. With tears pouring from my eyes I am praying and thanking The Lord for loving me despite my shortcomings. I am thankful for everyday despite looking as if I am not from around here I feel like this is home and where I belong I will just look different because I am different and I have a purpose, the love of a God will let me go through storms to show me how strong I really am, what I should live without, what I should give less attention to, how the devil will use my child to distract me from God, and to show me what is worth living for as well as what is worth dying for. I am thankful that I can remain strong through it all and when I am temporarily weak God forgives me and restores me the power of God is beautiful, truly amazing and with God in my life I may seem different, because walking with God has shown me that I don’t miss the people that I thought I couldn’t live without. That I don’t miss doing the things I used to do nor do I miss hanging out with some people. When people are confrontational and have done me wrong or speak ill of me I pray for them because I know I am not from around here…..I am a woman of God.

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Black and White Ensemble with a pop of color:

Black and white dress ~ International Concepts
White crop sweater ~ Tommy Hilfiger
Leggings~ Ralph Lauren
Black & White Cap Toe Mary Jane ~ Stuart Weitzman
Teal perforated Tote Bag ~ Zara woman
Purple Lips~ Christian Dior
Watch & Jewelry ~Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
So though opposites attract I thought it fitting to add a pop of color to make this outfit outstanding! and to top it off I jazzed it up with my personality by adding in my favorite color purple, hence the purple lips!!!!!

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though I am not from around here I am comfortable holding my own, walking with God.

Simply Jyune
xoxo 💎💃

Culture, customs and Easter

Hey Loves,
It’s Easter, my second favorite time of year……the luxury of being born and raised in Jamaica therefore Easter is culturally different for me it brings an end to the season of lent and sacrifices….its several days of celebration and a holiday to celebrate the fact that Christ is risen, the resurrection of The Lord, a time for family and friends to get together and worship The Lord. It starts out with Palm Sunday, A must go to church to count down the resurrection of Christ and receive your palms. Holy Thursday everyone does their shopping early as the markets and businesses are closed by noon. People go home or journey to their families to minimize travel and prepare their traditional foods. Good Friday, people eat dry foods and attend church to glorify God, most wear white for the resurrection of Christ as a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice for mankind.

20140418-113910.jpg loads of Bun and cheese are consumed which are filled with raisins and spices. There is a Easter Saturday market day and shopping for parties…..Easter Sunday for praises Christ is Risen. Easter Monday all the children are nicely dressed and off to some type of an event for children. I am sitting here on a Good Friday, I have my worship and then I will visit my family and reminisce about Easter. However no matter how I try its just not the same here, yet I keep my traditions I don’t work during the Easter holidays except for being the best Mom in the World, my most difficult yet favorite job.

20140418-114545.jpgAdter the dark winter hues with it being Spring its best to get dolled up in Easter hues of pastel and look glamorous as well as colorful as the beautiful flowers. For Palm Sunday I kept it simple comfortable pair of black pumps with a green midi skirt, orange silk blouse and cropped capped sleeve sweater with a contrast of orange lips green makeup. Nice array if colors and a simple mix for color block at Easter.

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Easter Ensemble:
White cropped sweater- Tommy Hilfiger
Green silk Midi skirt- WD NY
Orange silk blouse-Sample sale in NYC
Black Hsyteria pumps- Gucci
Debutante Messenger bag – Henri Bendel
Lip Color-MAC
Eye makeup-Mary Kay at play collection
Sunnies-Balenciaga
Green jewelry & watch-Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry

Easter is more than just a Christian belief for me its a cultural belief and I would never wear red on Easter that’s just taboo after all Jesus made a sacrifice for mankind.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Thanks for stopping by enjoy Easter the best way you know how or start a new just don’t spend it alone.

Simply Jyune