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

God’s Unfailing Love sets us Free!!!

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Hey Loves,
The weather has broken I am enjoying the 80 degree weather daily in Atlanta, a bit warmer than I like for Spring but it’s better than frigid temperatures so I won’t complain. In my attempt to move forward and build a better relationship with Christ I have come to realize that his unfailing love makes me healthier and provides me with a brighter outlook. Can you imagine I am even more optimistic???? Yes I’m free….God’s unfailing love has set me free from my past, free from drama, free from, pain, free from hurt. I’m not ashamed of my past, I’m not afraid to face rejection, I can look fear in the eye and know I can conquer everything. Yes I have been broken however my past helps to shape my future, my life experiences makes a believer out of others. I love the spiritual relationship and intimacy that I have developed with God which has taught me about his unfailing love and reignited passion in me, yes I am healed, I am set free, I am no longer broken.>

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Simply Jyune’s ensemble:
Black leggings- BCBG
Pink mullet blouse-Wilt
Black bag-Chloe
Black platform pumps- Fendi
Candy yum yum lips – MAC
Silver accessories-
Traci Lynn fashion jewelry A simple outfit totally not over the top to hang out with my homie at the Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls game. I am not a sports buff so this was totally out of my element however I got to eat junk food, and truly enjoyed the game. Maybe this might just become a hobby…..season tickets????>

Life is short…..wear a mini

Hey Loves,
For the last weekend of the summer I celebrated one of my friends’ birthday so we headed out to dinner at the Shark Bar. Supposedly a mature crowd out to dinner and dancing with champagne service, a banging deejay, great kitchen reviews and service, so we expected to have a grand time.

20130926-074949.jpg With the weather about to change over to Fall I sported darker colors, animal print and a faux leather mini. I have gained a significant amount of weight, but I’m thinking life is short….wear a mini!!

20130926-075233.jpg I love this look of mixing prints, faux leather, and colors, just totally fabulous. You will be seeing a lot of this fashion mix Fall 2013. Python print grey and ivory blouse with leather trim neckline paired with faux leather mini and yellow heels to accentuate the legs and cheer up the outfit with a pop of color, which gives a chic appearance. The skirt brings about a sassy look and highlights the detail in the python printed blouse. Accessorized with jewelry reminiscent of Egyptian Kings and Queens “the San Tropez collection from Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry

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life s short…..wear a mini ensemble:
Python print blouse~ Kenar
Faux leather skirt~ Mustard Seed
Yellow Ivory ankle strap sandals~ Aldo shoes
Grey oversize clutch~Gucci
San Tropez Jewelry & Watch~ Traci Lynn Jewelry
Lip Color~Candy Yum yum by MAC

So as the weather converts to fall be bold, be daring, life is short…..wear a mini!

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Thanks for stopping by, until next time get ready for the fall mixes!!!!!

Simply Jyune
xoxo

Twisted, Stripe Affair with a Nude Obsession

Hey Loves,
Two days before a lucky follower will win a fabulous Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry Necklace. I am still in New York and I must say I am enjoying the last week of the summer events in New York. The most eventful part though has been sample sales,and meeting up with old friends and family members. I went out to dinner a few times but that was blahhhh especially from places where you would expect at least good Tapas, i guess with the cocktails being good it made up for the food being blahhhh. Just wanted to show you what I wear yesterday as it seems as if I have owned this Gucci GG hysteria bag and heels for years without wearing them, however in one week I have worn this shoes and bag more than ever so it seems as I have a nude obsession…..because it goes with everything casual in my closet.

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20130831-123811.jpg The sample sales were awesome, i couldn’t resist the urge to shop I am talking about buying $150 European designer dresses for $45 1/3 of its value so how i could i resist. It could have only been possible if I stayed home and not venture out into the shopping world, so though I avoid department stores the boutiques and the sample sales get me all the time. So when I get home I REALIZE that I bought mostly stripes and neon colored clothing. It was a stripe affair and I must not have been able to help myself so I was able to mix my stripes with my nudes to create
My Stripe Affair with a Nude Obsession
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20130831-125118.jpg After creating that affair i needed jewelry and what do I wear….we all know Traci Lynn FAshion Jewelry so I chose the Twisted necklace, bracelet and earrings with the Rock It ring. These pieces are remniscent of the 80’s fashion era and is even sexier paired with denim or as i did to accessorize my stripe affair with a nude obsession. These beautiful fashionable pieces are available to you and could become an integral part of your closet also by becoming a Traci Lynn jewelry client or consultant.

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Twisted, Stripe Affair with a Nude Obsession Ensemble~~~
Nude Stripe Summer Dress-Sample Sale~R&K Originals
Hysteria GG Bag-Gucci
GG horsebit heels-Gucci
Candy Yum-Yum Lip Color-MAC
Twisted Jewelry & Rock It ring-Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Hair-Michelle at Sassyz Gifted Hands Unisex Salon
There goes Rock It and Twisted, Stripe Affair with a Nude Obsession Have a great Labor Day Weekend!!

As Always
Simply Jyune
xoxo

Peach Floral skirt for a Strawberry Margarita

Hey Loves,
It has been raining so much in Atlanta that our rainfall is comparable to that of Seattle. Now we all know if our rainfall is comparable to that of Seattle then that’s a whole lot of rain. In the summer months I only like wearing shorts, skirts or dresses, therefore the rain messes up my wardrobe as I don’t like my toes and legs getting wet when I’m dressed to go out. I missed a few events as a result so I feel kind of out of the loop right now. Anyway while writing my 2nd 20page research paper this weekend my dear girlfriend called and wanted to meet for an appetizer/cocktail, since we hadn’t been out all summer. I readily agreed and it was difficult finding something to wear because of the rain. Well by the time I got done stuffing myself into a floral skirt the rain held up.

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peach floral skirt for a a strawberry margarita ensemble:
Peach floral Skirt-Regines NY
Neon bow blouse-F21
Strappy platforms-Burberry
Black bowling bag-Azzure by Chloe
Jewelry pieces & watch-Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Lip Color –MAC
Sunnies-Fendi

So we met up at Saigon Cafe, but then they didn’t serve cocktails; so we left and went to Red Lobster where cocktails are always divine, smooth and tasty. I had a strawberry margarita and my friend opted for a colada they were both so refreshing. Of course we had girl talk, life being us, business plans, single life and dating as a Christian woman, difficulties in meeting guys of high caliber with good values and staying away from those with different values, wants a handout or a maid…lol we are women of God yet we are humans therefore we live the same life like everyone else we just walk differently. When it was time to part it seemed as if we had spent an entire day together when it was literally 2hours and time for me to head back to my research paper. Until then…….Good friendships are few and far in between, I value my friends and our friendships!!

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Thanks for stopping by……So until next time simple elegant!!!

Simply Jyune
xoxo

Black & White Maxi trends

Hey Loves!!!
I love wearing Maxi dresses in the summer. though long they actually protect my skin from sun burn and are made from breathable cotton materials. They also transform from day to evening to night easily. It has been a while since I had the time to post a pic or read a blog. Both my parents have been sick and of course I was the designated care taker for most of the month of July. As a result there was no time for my hobbies and minimal time to write. I like producing quality work so even though I’m not a perfectionist I don’t like doing anything when I am unable to do my best.

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20130801-111330.jpg On my way to pick Mom up from the treatment center. I am sporting an off the shoulder black & white striped maxi, with a splash of pink on my lips yum yum and my favorite pink bag on my arm. I love this maxi most because the stripes are not one dimensional, the adjoining of the materials from black to white is just phenomenal in the way stripes flow from different angles. An attempt to staying cool during the NYC heat wave.

My Black & White Ensemble:
Black & White Maxi-INC for Bloomingdales
Luminous Pink Bag- Kate Spade
Hematite Jewelry- Traci Lynn Jewelry
Black Flip Flops- Gifted
Lip Color- Candy Yum Yum by MAC
Sunnies-Louis Vuitton

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20130801-114146.jpg I will be wearing this black & white maxi dressnumerous times, Right now I am happy to be back home in my own element, I can relax, focus, and write well. I missed you all and will try to catch up on the blogs of my fellow bloggers. To all my newfollowers welcome…… I’m back.

Simply Jyune
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The beauty of Spring!

Are you fashionably ready for Spring 2013πŸ‘—πŸ‘ πŸ‘œπŸ’„πŸ’…πŸ’Ž?

Hey Lovelies, It’s the prelude to what lies ahead for Spring, after all that we experienced during Fashion week globally. I can only imagine closets are filled with new items preparing for a break in the weather. As for me I stayed true to myself and minimized my shopping. Despite me living within proximity to the mall, I just don’t go shopping for myself anymore, unless it’s for work purposes and then I get so exhausted from shopping for hours and then coming home to sort and invoice. Occasionally I will find cute stuff that I’ve got to have but I’m keeping in line with not shopping unnecessarily in 2013, instead I’m looking forward to wearing some of the new items in my closet and some gardening. I could use some flirty florals outside of my house in this 74degree weather.

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The pink Kate Spade summer bag rediscovered in the closet complimented by large Juicy Couture pink leather geometric bracelet. I am ready for the beauty of spring πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“ so many daring styles, colors, prints, florals, geometric shapes and chunky jewelry….fashion gets extremely personal!

πŸ’ƒSimply JyuneπŸ’—