SPRING WHERE ARE YOU GIRL? | FLORALS & WIDE LEG DENIM

I'm popping color in celebration of my girl, SPRING!!! While my wardrobe mainly consists of some form of black, every now and again I enjoy having a good stylish time playing with color. I am drawn to blues. I don't know what it is about blue but I love it. There are so many shades and I think they always pair well with black and in any season. And as I type this, I can't stop thinking, we are soon to say goodbye to winter and hello to my girl spring.  If you're like me, you're still needing bursts of color to get you through the last stretch of 32 mas dias, here's how I styled something blue, with florals and wide leg denim... 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares a floral top and wide leg jumpsuit look with blue satchel
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares a floral top and wide leg jumpsuit look with blue satchel

Coincidence, here I am with Something Old, Something New. I have literally had these denim wide leg pants for like 8 years. HA, I can still fit them. I wore these before three different ways with a denim top, a striped blouse, and this same floral blouse just with a faux fur vest. That's how you put a staple piece to work. 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares a floral top and wide leg jumpsuit look with blue satchel

For the 2018 styled version, I paired my floral blouse from Windsor with my wide leg denim and just added a pop of color with my new cobalt blue satchel from Style Junkie. I have fallen in love with this bag. It's the perfect way to pop in color and texture. The color is so rich and a great compliment to florals. 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares a floral top and wide leg jumpsuit look with blue satchel

photos by KP Fusion

Brunch and Sew Kimono Workshop on April 29th

Hey ya'll ! It's been so long since I've made this announcement. I'm anxious to say that our first Brunch and Sew workshop for this year will be April 29th from 12 noon-4 pm. We are going to have so much fun.  This Brunch and Sew will bring us back to the beautiful sisterhood and fellowship around brunch, sewing and we have a few more things we'll reveal. 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger hosts Brunch and Sew workshop on April 29th, 2018

Brunch and Sew is an engaging and innovative lifestyle experience that focuses on elevating and modernizing sewing. You may not want to be the next Carolina Herrera but we'll surely help you celebrate the art of modern living using food and sewing as a beautiful catalyst.  We will enjoy brunch, mimosas, and beautiful women coming together to learn the basics of sewing. This workshop will teach you the basics of your sewing machine, how to sew the perfect stitches, and how to make a kimono for your spring wardrobe. 

In our 3 years of hosting Brunch and Sew, we have really enjoyed seeing everyone blossom and go on to make garments of their own and share their selfies lol. It would be more than our pleasure to add you amongst our sewing sisters. 

Sewing can be transformative in your life with you taking the first step towards investing in yourself and learning something new. We have been inspired by our own abilities to grow in this art form, wear garments that someone compliments on the impeccable construction, all the while still aiming to reach further.

Our Kimono Workshop will go over a few things...

  • How to Operate Your Machine ( after you have taken it out of the box, finally)
  • How to Pick Your Fabric
  • Learn How to Take Your Measurements for a Customized Fit
  • Basic Patternmaking Skills ( how to read that pattern, I promise it's easy
  • How to Sew Your Kimono (you got this!) 

To order reserve your workspace, click here. If you’re unable to attend, we will send you a very detailed and extensive interactive pdf or video of the workshop to work at your own pace in your sewing studio soon.Be sure to follow us on social and connect for more information. 

Brunch, mimosas, goodie bags, selfies are great times will be served for your enjoyment. 

See you all at Brunch & Sew!

 

Three Money Affirmations You Should Say to Show Yourself Love

As I started to lay out the blueprint for my own life and declare what I wanted to become, who I aspire to be and all of the big and small things I wanted to achieve I had an epiphany of why I hadn't laid out the foundation yet. During my quiet hours and moments of reflection, I looked at how I was loving myself and treating myself through money habits and began practising affirmations, money and abundance,  it was like a light went on, mostly unconsciously, until the day came when I consciously realized: I deserve better. My reality had become a clear reflection of what I thought I deserved subconsciously. 

It was all so vivid as to inner and emotional issues I had with money. After reading articles upon articles and looking over my behaviors, I realized I was suffering from money avoidance disorder, feelings of scarcity and lack. The moment I made that connection, I released my fear of not having enough, living below my means because I didn't deserve more, small paychecks, or not charging enough for my creativity and thoughts.  I SAID NO to the woman in the mirror and took action to improve my reality. I knew I had to take the first step and then the universe would follow and take care of me.

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares money affirmations

Awareness is the first step in releasing the old habitual patterns of lack so that you can start living and breathing the feelings of a full life. This doesn’t mean overconsuming material things since we know "things" don't make us happy. It’s also having proper living conditions that feel safe and peaceful, having healthy food to eat, and the ability to enjoy some of life’s pleasures. So I began to work on my perception of myself, I realized I had to find all of the value and worth in myself as to why I should be more than convicted that I deserve to live an abundant life. Inspiring affirmations began coming to me verbally and they whispered sweet messages to say to myself daily that would motivate me to raise my money self-esteem. I opened my heart to the universe to receive all of the abundant blessings it had waiting for me to receive, only if I was willing. I unclenched my tight fists that normally held on to every dime in fear that I would not get it back. I slowly opened my hands and lifted them up as wide as I could to the universe asking to supply me with endless streams of steady income. 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares money affirmations

That belief and faith helped me look for better opportunities, which I finally believed I deserved, and put myself out there to pursue them. I discovered that I had to do my part, and then I had to surrender and trust that whatever was in the highest good would manifest. As creatives, many of us struggle with charging our full worth and that what we offer to others is not worth paying money for if they aren't willing to spend it. I had a big problem with that especially when others didn't see the monetary value of something I created with my thoughts and hands. I would lower my prices to compensate for their undervalue and then suffer the consequences of overworking and being underpaid. The affirmation I wrote below and have as wallpaper on my phone keeps me focused on the blessings the universe has for me as a working creative. 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares money affirmations

Saying these affirmations and many others will increase your faith and energy, which will lead to increased positive actions to enhance your life. Start being kinder in how you talk to yourself, how much time you give yourself, and how often you treat yourself to something lovely. Buy that warm caramel macchiato and brownie while working towards saving for your dream home or vacation. Show yourself love and affection and I promise it will show you love and affection back. 

HERE ARE A FEW MORE SELF LOVE MONEY AFFIRMATIONS

"I AM WORTHY OF RECEIVING MORE WEALTH."

"I AM A LUCKY, HAPPY, HEALTHY AND WEALTHY PERSON"

"I SEE ABUNDANCE EVERYWHERE. "

DO YOU HAVE ANY SIMILAR ISSUES? WHAT DO  YOU DO TO HELP MOTIVATE YOURSELF?

GRACE : BLUSH PINK DRESS & LACE

In a recent conversation with a sorority sister of mine, I spoke about a few personal hardships in balancing being a full-time mother working a full-time job and the necessity to have my own time to pursue my own creative projects. She responded with something that made me rethink the use of my words and my outlook on balance. She said, "You're balancing act is graceful tho". Instantly, I straightened myself up, got dressed in a feminine dress with lace, and declared my power and ability to gracefully balance everything I have been assigned to do. 

 
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares style post with dress from Target

grace
ɡrās/Submit
noun
1.
simple elegance or refinement of movement.
"she moved through the water with effortless grace"
synonyms:    elegance, poise, gracefulness, finesse; More

 

dress Target earrings Style Junkie boots Nine West photos KP FUSION

dress Target earrings Style Junkie boots Nine West photos KP FUSION

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares style post with dress from Target
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares style post with dress from Target

While grace is normally associated with religion and the grace of God, which I appreciate, GRACE resonates with me personally with movement. The ability for women to use feminine power and grace to create, to provide and sustain a lifestyle that they deem suitable for them is divine. Grace for me is managing the life of other human beings, businesses, and caring for themselves all simultaneously. Giving yourself grace honey for doing all that while being a woman. 

This blush pink crepe dress with its light and flowy movement with lace detailing paired with sexy fishnets made me feel like a WOMAN. A GROWN WOMAN, who can gracefully take on the practice and balancing act of womanhood, motherhood and business. 

 

EVER BLOOM

Beautiful places and things have a special way of provoking action towards creating. For an artist, it is as innate as acts of nature, like flowers blooming.  Just like roses, tulips, or callas when it is in an environment to grow and blossom, it will bloom. A lovely afternoon spent at Everbloom Design with some of my favorite creative women, Kristin owner of Everbloom, Kim of KP Fusion, and Caitlin makeup artist and blogger, inspired the story of the Ever Bloom.


Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Everbloom Design Feature

Flower of the soul
blooms among the weeds
Sprouting silver petals
within the sunlight
Shadows drift through
changing it's surroundings

Adding bits of gloom

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger features Everbloom Design 
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger Everbloom Design Feature
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger features Everbloom Design 
Andrea Fenise MemphisA Fashion Blooger shares feature of Everbloom Design Memphis 
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Everbloom Deisn 
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Everbloom Feature

Yet still it blooms
Filled with light that was left
by the sun
That was hidden by the shadows
Leaving darkness
to surround the little lone flower
Shining bright like the sun

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger visits Everbloom Design Studio
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Everbloom Design Feature
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Everbloom Design 

Within it's dreary circumstances
it bloomed as if light had never
been covered by shadows
It saw and felt only
the sun

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Everbloom Design Opening on Broad Street Memphis 
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Everbloom Design Opening on Broad Street Memphis
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Everbloom Design Opening on Broad Street Memphis
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Everbloom Design Opening on Broad Street Memphis

EVERBLOOM 

 Kristin, owner of Everbloom Design has a passion for art, interiors, and architecture. She loves to make beautiful things and make things beautiful! The floral designer and event designer has an eclectic sense of design and her style is organic and sculptural

 Everbloom has opened a breathtakingly gorgeous working studio, in the Broad Avenue Arts District, this month in perfect time for Valentine's Day.

This awe-inspirng space will be where Kristin & The Everbloom team will host  floral design classes and production for weddings and events. It will also be available for rent for other creatives to use for workshops, seminars, meetings, and gatherings.

 Join Everbloom Design this Saturday February 10th to see the new space and brighten your day with some flowers!!! There will be yummy treats from 17Berkshire and beautiful paper by local designer Lindsey Glenn.

 

 

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Everbloom Design Opening on Broad Street Memphis

That was hidden in the dark shadows
Pieces of light broke through
Leaving rays
to sustain the flower
Where shadows passed through.

Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Everbloom Design Opening on Broad Street Memphis
Andrea Fenise Memphis Fashion Blogger shares Everbloom Design Opening on Broad Street Memphis