Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring is HERE!

Hey dolls, so Spring has official arrived here in the DMV area! How do I know you ask?? Because everywhere I look there are these gorgeous Cherry Blossom trees in full bloom! They are so pretty I even braved the rainy, foggy weather to catch a glimpse of one with my outfit of the day pics. You can see a tiny sliver of the tree in my first few photos. You dolls know my leave-out is natural and my hair wasted no time frizzing up in the rain so I had to wrap it up quickly. Anywho, I couldn't resist bringing out my new floral pants and pastel pumps! I can not wait to Remix these pieces all season long, I am just loving  all these Spring trends because they are so inline with my personal style, bright, girly and fun! What are some of your favorite Spring/Summer trends dolls? Sound off below!
The FIT: 
Pants: Zara, lovin these also
Jacket: JCPenny
Heels: Vince Camuto, different color HERE
Bag: Zara
Uggggh FRIZZ!! Eeeekkk!
XOXO,
Naja Diamond

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's my Anniversary.....

Hello Dolls, I woke up today to read my daily devotional and prepare a cup of tea when I realized its my Anniversary. Actually I missed it. I have been sick for the last two weeks, ugggh, last week it was horrible sinus pressure, allergy related sickness.....was better for about three days and now its body aches, sore throat can't swallow, my throat and sinus are on fire kinda sickness. Gross. In the midst of my sick drama, yes drama because I'm rarely sick so when I am I am, admittedly, extremely needy and dramatic with all things. *shrugs* So anyway as I was saying. This time last year I was going through one of the hardest times in my life, on March 20th my apartment burned downed and I lost everything. This time last year I was looking for a place to live, visiting various organizations such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Goodwill and other organizations that helped people get through emergencies like the one I experienced. It was a very difficult and humbling time for me because I was in a new, unfamiliar place with no family and to be honest I just thought I was all that and a bag of chips, this strong, beautiful, independent, successful, educated black woman on top of it all that needed nothing or nobody (SMH, what a silly little girl I was) and now look at me. I was depressed, I felt sorry for myself and angry that GOD could let this happen to me. I remember thinking, "Oh my God, how am I going to do this by myself?""How am I going to start over from scratch?" "Damn it man I just bought those SHOES!!!" Yes, my material items i.e. Clothes and shoes where probably number 1 on my list of things to worry about. SMH. Sad.

Once I stopped feeling sorry for MYSELF and only thinking I, I, I and me, me, me, I went into survivor mode *cue Destiny's Child here* lol. I had a chance to recall just how blessed I truly was and to see that I wasn't in this alone. There was 5 other families that were affected by this tragedy. Not to mention, for starters I was alive. Thank you Jesus. This fire happened on a Sunday morning around 11am a time when I would have most likely been sleep and recovering from a crazy Saturday night with friends. Instead I was on a plane recovering from a crazy weekend in Atlanta partying with some friends. Second, I did have renters insurance. The young couple above me with a new baby did NOT. Last but not least, I was NOT alone but had some really great friends, co-workers and community that loved me and really pulled together and was there for me like no other. Nothing like that southern hospitality! In less than a month, I had a new (better) home, new furniture, closer relationships with my true friends and a stronger faith in GOD then ever. I cannot even express how thankful and blessed I am each day dolls.

Here are my top 5 lessons learned from this life experience. 
1. God will NEVER EVER leave me or put more on me then he knows I can handle. 
2. Family and Friends are EVERYTHING and yes you do NEED them Naja!
3. If anyone ever tells you that you DON'T need renters insurance.....SLAP THEM....HARD
4. Know your neighbors....at least their names for goodness sake. Saying HELLO never killed anyone!
5. Stuff is just Stuff.... no matter what the Label says. 
Each one of these folks play a very special role in my life and I LOVE them all!!
Anyway dolls I share this story with you all with the hopes that my lessons I had to learn the hard way helps someone in some way. Anyway. I originally started this blog because I was reconstituting my wardrobe and I thought it would be therapeutic to blog about it. It has been and I love coming on my blog and taking you Diamond Dolls on this journey with me. I will continue to do outfit posts but I also plan to get back to what this blog was created for. To help build an amazing wardrobe, redefine personal style and share positivity! So be on the lookout for a slight change of pace lovelies.  Thank you again for following me and supporting my blog, I love you dolls to life!! Not sure who this quote is by but I love it and live by it always.
xoxo,
Naja

"Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it, if it changes your life, let it!"-Unknown

Monday, March 26, 2012

Colorblocking in Pleats-TVHF Event in NYC

Hey dolls, Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend. I had the pleasure of attending a Fabulous event hosted by The Virgin Hair Fantasy this weekend in NYC. I had a BLAST!! The event was co-hosted by the YouTube fashion/beauty guru AllThingsFabulous101, whom I've been a fan of for some time now and featured great music, complimentary drinks and hordueves and let's not forget the live performance by up and coming artist LeA Robinson, The Granddaughter of Hip Hop. FYI ya'll she rocked it! The event was full of lovely ladies supporting each other and the charity WIN an organization that provides housing, help, and hope to homeless women and their families in the NYC area. It was a great event for a great cause with some truly GREAT women! I am a new customer of the Virgin Hair Fantasy and could not be happier to support such a lovely company that serves the community are true professionals and genuine people. Check out my Initial Review of my new hair HERE dolls. I also want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to all you Diamond Dolls that support my blog and come to check me out on the regular and welcome to all my new loves as well. I truly appreciate you dolls! So here are a few shots I took from the fabulous event, hope you ENJOY!!
The beautiful Asia of AllThingsFabulous101, so good to meet her.
The Gorge Tiarra of Teasedblackpearlz! Just two girls chatting about shoes!! I was obsessed with her shoes and even more obsessed when she said she snagged them from Steve Madden. I think my face says it all! lol 
Literally all smiles all night long :-)
Sorry dolls I just had to do it, you know I love a twirl!
After the party I met up with my boopski in Harlem.....we even spotted Spike Lee eating at our restaurant! I <3 NYC! 
The FIT: Dress; BCBG Maxazria/Heels; Fendi/Bag; Zara/Jacket; Helmet Lang courtesy of the babe for the night ;-)
The event was held at Molton Brown on Madison Ave.....complete with Red Carpet and all ;-)
The Virgin Hair Fairies and Ms. LeA....such a sweet person she was. 
Some FAB ladies who attended the party, so great meeting Kan and Chimere so warm and positive!

XOXO,
Naja Diamond

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fashion Revisited Event

Hey loves, I hope you all are enjoying this lovely Sunday weather like I am. I am feeling a bit under the weather today but have been enjoying walking The Dutchess. Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Fashion Revisited Event in Baltimore hosted by the lovely Lerkia. This even was a vintage swap event where ladies bought their finest vintage goods to swap with other fabulous ladies. What a great idea to keep your wardrobe fresh and FAB. I had the pleasure of meeting Lerkia at the Modern Vintage Event and she is super sweet and FABULOUS! I was a bit under the weather and arrived at the tail end of the event but did manage to snap a few pics to share with you lovelies. 
The lovely host Lerkia and I. Thanks so much girlie for inviting me!
High Heeled cupcakes....how perfect!
Some lovely ladies having fun with some amazing messages, this body scrub smelled soooo yummy!
 The FAB host Lerkia was killing it in her red pants!! You dolls know how I love rockin a bright pant!
 When I walked in the DJ was spinning and some of the ladies including Lerkia were dropping it down low to Beyonce's Get Me Bodied! They were jamming!
Peach Martini's were on deck. 
Alicia, a guest of the event who was nice enough to fill me in on all the details I missed. Her fav part was all the fabulous shoes and told me someone even snagged a pair of gorgeous brown leather pants. Gotta love a fashion swap, never know what kind of goodies you will find. 
Accessories designer Samara was there rocking one of her custom made pieces which will be available for purchase HERE next week she assures me. I just loved the piece she was rocking at the event. 
As you can tell from my outfit the weather is getting nicer so that means hemlines are getting shorter which means the "girls" are out! 
Found this lovely piece at Forever 21, reminds me of the Dynasty era. 
The FIT: Blazer; Urban Outfitter, Skirt; Zara, Blouse; J.Crew, Heels; H by Halston
 Accessories: Belt; GAP, Watch; Micheal Kors, Bracelet; H&M, Necklace; Forever 21
Pink Lippie: Revlon; Fushcia 
XOXO, 
NajaDiamond
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