Monday, August 31, 2015

#BirthdayBants: I'm a Year Older, OOTD & I saw Brad Paisley In Concert...

Hello Loves. 

So I turned one year older exactly one week ago from today. August 24th. 
(Can any of you guess my age? - Put your guesses in the comment box below). 

I really really loved my birthday this year, and I am grateful to be growing into the young lady, err, I mean woman I am becoming. (lol)

For my birthday this year, I chose to dress up in neutral colors as I can't seem get enough of them lately. A pop of color here and there on lots of neutrals really does the trick for me these days - A purse, lip color, shoes... you get the idea! 

Well, my lips were my pop of color on my birthday. 

I paired this very feminine skirt with a sorta matching top, and pulled things together with my black shoe with chain detailing. 

Gold accessories, eye-shadow, and a bright pink/purple lips completed the look.

And what's a birthday Photoshoot without some selfies? 

And that's it!!!

I thought about sharing details on my birthday celebration on this post, but since I've never really done something of that nature on the blog, I decided to keep that to myself and just share my look of the day (LOTD). 
If posts like that interests you and you'd like to see me post more on my birthday weekend + celebration, please let me know in the comment section. I shared much on the celebration on my Instagram page (@thediylady). Those of you following me pretty much saw a lot of it, especially the highlight of this birthday which was getting surprised by my awesome boyfriend to see Brad Paisley perform LIVE on his Crushin It World Tour!! Yes, That was EPIC!!! 

I saw him LIVE y'all! LIVE! And, I took pictures! I got amazing pictures, but I won't over saturate this post. 

NOTE: In case you're wondering, I ended up having my phone in my hand for more of this shoot because I took these pictures all by myself with my tripod stand. I tried to make it look like I was just so very much interested in my phone, but the truth is, I had to control the camera using an app on my phone. I realized when I got home that every picture I had from the day was on my phone, and I just wanted to take some quality pictures for documentation purposes for you guys with my camera.

I do have a small remote for my camera, but the way that day was set up, I couldn't be bothered with getting it. Anyhoo, I hope y'all don't mind the phone too much in my pictures.

Thanks for coming by,
Till Later, God Bless.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Giveaway Time: Firmoo Glasses

Hello darlings,

It's giveaway time on the blog today!!!!

I am so glad I get to host this giveaway for one lucky winner to get a pair of glasses from Firmoo. My birthday is coming up (August 24th), and I am feeling generous! Also, the blog is going to be 4 years old in October, so we have so much to celebrate.

I have had several posts on this blog featuring some firmoo's lovely glasses, and I know that you guys love them due to your comments on my social media oages whenever I post anything wearing their glasses. I hope you're excited about this giveaway as much as I am. Firmoo really is a great glasses company and every pair of glasses I own by them has lasted and passed the test of time. They are strong, durable, and gorgeous looking glasses!

Here are some pictures of me in some of my Firmoo Glasses.

Once again, the prize for this giveaway is:
One pair of Firmoo glasses from this page.
Glasses include the frames, standard 1.50 index single vision lenses.

A very big THANK YOU to firmoo for hosting this giveaway. I will keep this real short... so just enter using the rafflecopter widget below. You won't have to jump through too many hoops, except you wanna.. Lol..

That's it for now, Thanks for visiting.
Till later, God Bless.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wheelchair Fashion OOTD: Leopard Print + Red Skirt


I know y'all are so tired of my in and out blog posts.
I'm like, here today, gone tomorrow... Lol.
I can give multiple reasons , but I won't, because I fear they'll only end up sounding like excuses.

However, I am so thankful to you guys who continue to show me love and run to the blog when I have a new post!  Y'all are the real MVPs.
Also, shout out to those who know that I didn't vanish from the face of the earth because my Instagram proves I'm alive. hahaha....

Anyhooooo.... this is my second post this week, don't forget to check out yesterday post on Tips for taking better selfies.
Today's post is an Outfit of the day!
I have seen multiple people mix animal prints with bold colors (first person that comes to mind is IronyOfAshi), and even I have done it a few times, but dare I say my combination for this ootd is by far my fave print + bold color combo ever?
Enjoy pictures below.

Red Skirt, Leopard Print shirt, nude wedges and bag with some gold accessories. 
Oh and of course tights, because you guys know.. No above the knee skirt on the wheelchair is complete without some fancy tights. I have a gazillion. Seriously, solely for this purpose. 

This outfit on this particular day had me feeling good, and dare I say.. My Waist was Snatched Huntttyyyyy!!!! LOL

Snapchatters made me feeeeeeel all the love with the endless compliments, and NO y'all I am not losing weight (I wish I was), but it was just something about this outfit that had me looking and feeling good. Like a Boss.. like I was calling the shots.

The sun was out and it wanted vengeance, but I braved through it for this mini shoot.

Thanks for stopping by loves.

To those who have sent emails wanting more wheelchair fashion posts, I hope I've made you happy?
I'll try and get my life together y'all, and I will post more.
Till Later, God Bless.

Monday, August 10, 2015

3 Tips For Taking Better Selfies - Discountrue Teaches

Hello lovers!

Hope you're having a lovely day so far... 

On the blog today I have a post by the lovely people at Dicounstrue - a fresh couponing site. 

Let's talk about Selfies!!! Yes, selfies are not new and they don't appear to be going anywhere any time soon... so... why not master the art? 

As a self proclaimed do-it-yourself -lady, I LOVE selfies and I have quite perfected the art of selfie taking, If I do say so myself

However, I have not yet been able to put down my selfie taking skills in words, and so when I got the chance to post this article by Discountrue, I was like Yassss, I think my readers would love this one. What better way to document your lovely outfit of the day when no one else is around? 

Anyway, without further ado, here are 3 Tips For Taking Better Selfies.

Instagram, Facebook and Twitter all have one thing in common – they make it easy for you to share moments of your life with everyone around you. If you’re anything like me, you probably use one, if not all three, of these social media sites to connect with your friends and family. Of course that means you’re probably aware of just how hard it can be to take a really good selfie. So, how can you up your selfie game? Here are three tips to get you started.

1 - Subject: Pick Something Interesting

When you think of selfies you most often think of the subject as yourself. But, you can take a much more interesting picture by focusing on something unexpected – like taking a photo of your shoes, or your toes curled up in the sand, or your piercing eyes. People post photos of their faces all the time. Break the cycle by posting something other than your precious pout.

2 - Composition: Position Yourself for Maximum Effect

A photograph is like a piece of art, and with all good art you can improve the visual appeal of a photo by giving it good composition. When it comes to selfies, that often means getting the best possible angle. A lot of people prefer the effect of a down shot – that is when the camera is pointing down from above. This type of angle creates an optical illusion that makes the subject look thinner, and sometimes younger. Hence, why the down shot is so popular. If you have a hard time getting a good down shot, consider getting a selfie stick. It’s a stick that allows you to hold your phone out farther from you, thus giving you the best possible angle. You can get one, for example, at Kohl's at a very attractive price – just remember to use Kohl's coupons and deal codes.

3 - Lighting: Choose Lighting to Make You Look Good

For the most part, bad lighting makes for bad photos. There are some circumstances where poor lighting might give you a good effect – for example, back lighting can create a very interesting silhouette effect. A sunset can really set a romantic mood and create a fantastic background for a photo. But, if you’re not specifically going for a special effect, the best light is natural sunlight. Dim lighting will make your photos grainy and dull, indoor lighting can make you look flat or jaundiced – but natural sunlight will always make you look good. So when you’re trying to get a good selfie, make sure you are taking into account lighting; if you can go outside, do it. If you can’t go outside, try positioning yourself near a window for the best possible lighting.

These tips can help you take better selfies, but the truth is that no amount of composition or lighting will make a photo really great; the best selfies come from capturing a meaningful moment. Everything else is just the cherry on top.

I couldn't agree more.
I Hope you lovelies enjoyed these tips and put them to great use.

Also, check out the Discountrue on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus

Thanks for coming, Till Later, God Bless.