Always Red Carpet Ready!!!

Hey Loves,

Since living below the Mason-Dixon Line I sometimes find it difficult to get dressed because when I show up somewhere I look different from others, everybody is dressed in trends, so much so that they all look alike …they all wear the same hair, same hairstyles, same dress different color and same shoes. It’s as if I can just look at them and spot which boutiques they shopped for the events. There is nothing wrong with being trendy but a personal touch or an edge of creativity adds flavor to any style.

20140307-055927.jpg A woman’s outfit should be 75% accessories and 25% clothing…. Go figure I spend more time picking out my accessories than my clothing. On my way to network a Bridal Show at Elaborate Events in Duluth, GA after church I’m like I know I’m expected to look normal but what is normal…..I have to feed my mood and stress accordingly to be comfortable.. with such thoughts I paired a red zippered blazer with a mullet style green chiffon dress, complete with red pumps, belt, crystal and silver jewelry. After getting dressed I realize that my simple outfit looks more as if I am dolled up for more than networking with Brides.
The simple red carpet ready ensemble:
Fire Red zippered blazer – GAP
Green mullet dress- Forever 21
Red leather belt –Zara woman
Crystal jewelry –Fairytale by Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Anklet/foot jewelry-Barefoot by Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Fire Red pumps- Jessica Simpson

20140307-061653.jpg I then realize no matter how simple or inexpensive the outfit…….I will always be Red Carpet Ready and stand out apart from the crowd.

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20140307-062131.jpg The Barefoot anklet is designed to wear while being barefoot, however I slipped it on with my pumps and it was comfortable to walk around so I just kept it on which gave a twist to my pump and style but I enjoyed the look and of course showcased my barefoot anklet to everyone. I was dressed so simple yet I felt overdressed so I took off my necklace and tossed the matching Zara clutch bag opting to use my blazer pockets for my keys, lip gloss and card. My simple lifestyle Keeps me Red Carpet Ready and turned up for every occasion…….I love my Simple Style!!!
Thanks for stopping by, with your blessings and sharing my fraction of the world.

😍😍Simply Jyune😍😍
Ciao

Mental Health Awareness- 10 Ways to Boost Mental Health and Relieve Stress

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Hello Loves,
It’s the end to the week and a start to the weekend. Was it a great week? Or is it the start to a great weekend? well it depends on your mental health status!! The way we do things and our behaviors are shaped by our mental health status. Healthy minds create healthy thoughts and shapes our behaviors accordingly. Therefore if you are mentally well then by all means you will feel better physically, contribute more to society and maintain healthy behaviors. It is important to acknowledge or recognize when someone around us has a mental health problem as early detection and treatment can save them from further treacherous behaviors. The simplest of things or events may push someone to the edge or so close that they develop anxiety attacks, panic attacks, sleeplessness, sweat, irregular body temperature, withdrawal from others, incoherent speech, salad talk, attraction to dangerous behaviors. Mental health education and awareness should be taught in school to everyone, as well as posters should be everywhere to encourage maintaining good mental health. After all it is vital to our success in life so many shortcomings can be attributed to a break down or shift in routine without any source of support.

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Mental health and Counseling knows no color so no matter what your ethnicity there is counseling available for you. Even more so the diversity of today’s society will even afford you a mental health counselor of the same skin or online counseling service without face to face interaction.
10 Ways to Boost Mental Health and Relieve Stress
1. Be open and accepting that things will not always be perfect.
2. Create an awesome team of people as your friends/source of support.
3. Maintain healthy loving relationships-everyone needs love.
4. Talk about issues or situations which are bothersome.
5. Know and understand the limitations of your fears.
6. Eat foods which promote health and wellness.
7. Incorporate at least 30 minutes of exercise in your day (walk is good).
8. Get enough sleep- believe it or not insufficient sleep impacts functioning.
9. Create balance in your life and work.
10. Be aware and avoid stressful situations, seek help at the time of the onset or shortly afterwards.

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Ensemble:-looking good means feeling good
Jersey sweater dress~ BCBG Generation
Blue faux fur vest~ Designer Consigns Atlanta
Blue pointed heel boots~ Charles David
Blue bow purse~ Kate Spade
Silver San Tropez jewelry~ Traci Lynn Fashion jewelry
Lip gloss~ Lip gloss by MAC
It is certainly true that when you are feeling good then you are going to look good as good mental health is wealth so create healthy friendships and remember having a friend means being a friend.

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Spotted at Footprints Cafe in Lawrenceville GA, Sunday Evening Jazz with Radio Dj Rene Miller
Let’s focus on increasing mental health awareness in our communities…….thanks for stopping by

πŸ™‚ Simply Jyune πŸ™‚
Your fashionable School Psychologist and Blogger

Catastrophic Wintry Mix in Atlanta

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Hey Loves,
The most significant ice and snow storm in 20 years is currently taking over the south, freezing temperatures, snow, rain, ice and sleet in a catastrophic wintry mix . In Atlanta at the moment there are over 200,000 people experiencing power outages and semi trapped in their homes. The supermarket and convenience store shelves are empty, schools are closed and the roadways are empty. Everywhere is covered in snow and ice, the brave hearts whom venture out are just rather unsafe because though Atlanta is somewhat prepared with loaner salt trucks and snow mobiles from other States it’s just not enough for Atlanta!!!! After the madness and name blame and pointing fingers during and after the last snow storm the mayor has guarded himself of and from all the political blaming, by declaring it a state of emergency.

20140212-174909.jpg This is all good stay off the roads if you are able to however Georgia is an “At Will State” meaning if you are expected to show up for work then you should try and get there safely as there is no protection against being fired nor being hurt in increment weather. Being a winter baby from the north my vehicle is equipped to handle winter weather I love snow and winter . I love to dress up and go out in the snow…too bad I would be the only one outside as it’s like ghost town.

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20140212-180955.jpg Its like ghost town, no one going to work, no one at play, about an inch of snow on the ground and it’s raining on and off quite a disturbance in suburbia. This nature girl grabbed her winter wares and headed out doors for a walk to appreciate the beauty of nature before it’s disturbed .

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20140212-182608.jpg Of course I have my purse I am a lady it’s packed with beautiful jewelry pieces to motivate, inspire and change the lives of people I meet that’s why!!!!
Snowed in catastrophic wintry ensemble :
Navy riding rain boots- Hunter rain gear
Grey leggings –Express
Denim mini skirt- 7 for all mankind
Navy wool printed sweater- French Connection
Pocketed Grey/navy blazer- Ann Taylor Loft
Navy gold stringed beret- Miss Tina
Navy gold stringed glove- Miss Tina
French Navy bean Park Avenue bow bag- Kate Spade
Navy/silver necklace set-Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Pink lip Color- Candy yum yum by MAC

20140212-184558.jpg love my beret and matching gloves gifted to me by my fashionista bestie from NY, she thought it was so my style, unique and bloggable .

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20140212-190647.jpg I am such a lover of navy and grey, contrasted with the snow it’s such a beauty, I could walk for hours however, I have more writing and work to do, so while others are off because they are snowed in, it will be most productive for me and my home based jewelry business where you can purchase beautiful fashion jewelry all year 24 hours a day.

love you all….
πŸ™‚ Simply Jyune:-)

National Wear Red Day

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Hey Loves,
People everywhere today should be wearing red in significance of our support for women living longer, stronger lives and the fight against heart disease. As we all know heart disease is the number one killer among women.. Once per month we wish that everyone would wear red, in recognition of Heart disease and even volunteer services to benefit the American Heart Association. Wearing red encourages others to live healthier lives and promote the fight against heart disease which has no value on color, age, race, nor gender. Knowing the signs of a heart attack can save your life or some one else.

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20140207-122110.jpg The Awareness of heart disease has increased the fight against heart disease, increased research and the support for heart disease, resulting in a 50 year celebration.

20140207-123317.jpg We all know people whom suffer from heart disease as there are millions of Americans living with heart disease, strokes and cardiovascular conditions. Education, yes knowledge of the signs, treatment and care can improve someone’s life. My dad had Congestive Heart failure (CHF) about 10 years ago his heart worked at only 10% from severe damages today his heart works at almost 40% because knowledge of heart disease has taught me how to care for him. Thanks to research I still have my Dad (72 years old) with me, he is living with heart disease but he is here with me.

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with everyone take care of your heart, live a healthy life style, make smart food choices, have healthy relationships and exercise.

Thanks for stopping by hope you will join in the fight against heart disease and support the American Heart Association. (Pictures courtesy of the American Heart Association website).

πŸ™‚
Simply Jyune πŸ™‚

Sleazy & Zino’s Bar & Bistro or Brawl & Bistro grand opening

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Hey Loves,
A few weeks ago I was invited to the grand opening for the newly opened bar & bistro owned by Stevie J & Benzino, with the host listed as The Garner PR firm . I quickly rsvp’d because Garner PR is well known of as being punctual, on schedule and to host great events. Finally came the big night I skipped cooking dinner with the assumption that I would eat at the new Sleazy & Zino’s bar & bistro…..

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Red carpet started at 8pm, however no one seemed red carpet ready in scantily clothed outfits and it was reserved for the celebrity cast of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (LHHA). After signing a taping release (crazy but yes)…I went indoors and to my dismay it was like a hole in the wall joint, the small space for about 200 people seated was now accommodating about 500 standing and camera men/women everywhere. Jam packed in a room filled with wanna be’s, baby mamas, exes, potentials and local celebrities. Stevie J constantly making his rest face and screaming I love you Joseline…… what man wouldn’t love a woman that lets him walk all over her, mentally, physically, emotionally and financially abuse her while she makes money for him. Momma Dee and her entourage showed up and congratulated the duo on their venture.

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20140206-222721.jpgAfterwards the 757 Band played and the fighting, mimicking and bickering started in the VIP area. Joseline the baddest puta and others were rumored to be fighting or getting loud, other disturbances were supposedly caused by Momma Dee, Shay Johnson, Karlie Redd, Benzino’s current beau and possibly Erica. At this time I am ready to exit , as it’stotally not my style and not what I expected from the Garner PR agency, however I understand business is business so I exit to the left where I saw Kandi Buruss sneaking in, a few fans wanted a picture she hurriedly declined….smh Fans make celebrities elevate despite their talent yet they seldom appease the fans. Proceeded to exit out the back door as the cast is fighting in one area and the dudes are having a meal in the center of the spot, no waiters or waitresses in sight to take orders and only one barmaid serving at the bar.

20140206-224019.jpg Mostly everyone who came out appeared to be uncomfortably standing around no food, no beverages, no tapas yet they seemed content just standing around watching the taping that they could later watch on TV. Quite absurd as the grand opening turned out to be a taping for season 3 of the wack so not reality show . Areas of the establishment appear to still be a work in progress, need to be revisited by the electrician for the location or a thorough cleaning from Mimi Faust’s cleaning business.

20140206-224916.jpg the ice sculpture however was a beautiful sculpture, nothing unusual but the only thing memorable.

20140206-225159.jpg Sporting my Stunner necklace an oldie yet goodie

20140206-225346.jpg My Emerald Director, Soror, business partner and friend Danetta Hicks sporting Tri-me necklace

20140206-225629.jpg It could have been a better event however it wasn’t staged or setup properly for the grand opening of a restaurant despite taping activity. It was actually more of what it was set up for just like a Bistro & Brawl instead of a Bistro and Bar.

20140206-230039.jpg my simple ensemble highlighted by my accessories

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Long sleeve zip neck tunic~ Zara
Hounds tooth hose~ The Limited
Green suede/ leather cuff wedge heel boots~ Balenciaga
Green lip color~ Color U Cosmetics
Black quilted barrel bag~ Chanel
Bling jewelry~ Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry

The highlight of my night was my Lady fingers bracelet fresh out of the 2014 Spring/Summer jewelry Catalog…..sexy and exotic, the attention grabbing bling glove I will be rocking it for the season. What fashionable woman doesn’t want one?

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20140206-234808.jpg my lady fingers are talking for me

20140206-235619.jpg and as I exit my boots talk for me…..would I go there again, I just might try them on a regular night if I have no plans and I’m in the area.
Thanks for stopping by you are my favorite Loves
πŸ™‚ Simply Jyune πŸ™‚

Blogging: sharing is caring, 10 ways to show you care.

Hey Loves,
In reflecting on the reasons which made me start blogging and the few people who said they would support my endeavor I realize sometimes it’s best to leave the memories of a promise where it belongs ……in a frame.

20140203-192940.jpg Before I started blogging, I met all these wonderful bloggers and they would take pictures of me because they liked my style and they would always ask why are you not a blogger? then they would say come on do it I will help you, here’s my card with my number and email, contact me. I must say almost 2years later I have not received a return phone call nor an email. As a result I laugh however it disturbs me deeply….why must we treat each other the way we do? As bloggers we need each other’s support for so many reasons as we all blog for various reasons. sharing is caring and that’s one of the reasons we blog.

20140203-194450.jpg a beach stays beautiful not because no one visits or cares for it but because people are willing to share and care for the beauty which everyone would love to enjoy.

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20140203-194811.jpg no one wants to feel alone in their endeavors, people love to know they are supported which makes them thrive instead of feeling as they are the outsider in a clique.
<em10 Ways To Show You Care:
1) follow up when you say you will
2) respect other people so that they may respect you in return
3) hold true on your promises
4) make members of your social groups feel like members not as if they are an outsider in a clique
5) share sales and events with your fellow bloggers
6) speak to a fellow blogger when you see them at an event
7) support and follow a fellow blogger
8) collaborate with fellow bloggers on projects
9) encourage and congratulate a fellow blogger
10) offer constructive criticism to a fellow blogger

As we go through life no matter our circumstances it is often great to know that someone in your circle believes that you are awesome and is willing to help you get to the next level or just check on you to say I recognize what you are doing.

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Ensemble: painted shorts~Victoria Secret, yellow racer back~ Delia’s, black cris cross sandal~ Tory Burch, black envelop bag~ Vieta black Sunnies~ Fendi Beach scenery~ Riu Hotel Montego Bay, Jamaica

after all life is journey, sharing is caring indeed Thanks for stopping by and checking into my world.
πŸ™‚ Simply Jyune
xoxo πŸ™‚

2014 It Snowed in Atlanta …..I loved it, they hated it!!!!

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Hey Loves,
I returned from Florida and went into my routine without turning the TV on or checking out weather forecasts. On Tuesday my Bestie from NYC said “lets get some comfort foods for the snow” and I’m like what snow this is Georgia…..it last snowed 3years ago on Christmas while the children played outdoors in the snow. Anyway I dropped my books and headed to the supermarket with her and loaded up on more fruits for juicing as well as chips, and lemon cake. Upon coming out of Publix it was already snowing geez Louise……what a treat and a surprise at noon.

20140202-162719.jpg This is so awesome, I am beyond ecstatic…..like a kid in a candy store, I grab my rain boots and head out doors to play.

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20140202-163407.jpg I want to make an angel however I’m hesitant they are already shaking their heads at me playing outdoors so I settle for throwing snowballs at my photographer.

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20140202-164055.jpg this was history in the making God was at the control for all the non believers and naysayers, he showed up and declared boss over everything as the city of Atlanta experienced a million people trying to get out yet people were unprepared and as a result spent up to 24hours trapped in their cars or having to abandon their cars

20140202-164748.jpg Being a New Yorker it was fun and reflective of my younger years playing in the snow while business & commute continued as usual unlike Atlanta even children were stuck in schools overnight……. Being unable to do anything more than bringing home one child that was stuck at school until his Mom could get him on her way home from work.

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Simply Jyune’s simple snow Ensemble:
Navy barn jacket –Burberry
Navy knitted hat-Lacoste
Nova check wool scarf- Burberry
Yellow long sleeve tee- Papaya
Black leggings- Marc by Marc Jacobs
Navy Rain Boots- Hunter women’s Rain boots

I was ecstatic I finally got the opportunity to wear my Fabulous Hunter rain boots and play in the snow……quite eventful.

20140202-170506.jpg As much as I love the snow and it having no bearing on me living out in the suburbs with no reason to be in the city that day I empathize with all those whom were affected and apologize to all the parents who lost sleep being worried over their children spending the night at school. As a school psychologist and a humanitarian that broke my heart and made me cry for all the children improperly dressed and parents walking miles to pick up their children. So as much as I loved the snow I hated that people faced so many difficulties and the Mayor Kasim Reed got blamed for it all…sadI. Hopefully we will be better prepared next time.

Thanks for stopping by as your visits keep me writing, hope you are all inspired to dress for the weather or just enjoy whatever weather God brings forth in your lives.

:-)Simply Jyune:-)
xoxox