Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fitness Fashion: Fit & Fab Lookbook

 Hey dolls, today's post is about Fitness Fashion. I put together a look book with some of my favorite working out FITS. Check out the video and let me know what you think. If you like I will be sure to film more lookbooks. These videos take time so I would appreciate your feedback.

As I mentioned before dolls I am on this fitness journey and have been working out and trying to eat clean lately. Check out my organic food HAUL/VLOG video HERE. I have gotten great direction from a coworker on some awesome fat-burning workouts and have really been enjoying bringing my sexy back. I have more energy now and feel so accomplished and badass after a great workout. I will admit the hardest part for me is my diet. This girl loves to EAT ya'll! LOVE IT. Funny thing is my eating habits have always really been one that needed improving but I find with age my metabolism isn't quite the same as it used to. I have a birthday coming up in a few weeks, 2 to be exact and I refuse to not be happy with my body. I have some major improving to do in the health department and this is surely the time. But, in true Naja Diamond fashion, I must be cute at all times. I am NOT a ratty pair of sweatpants and hole-y T-shirt in the gym kind of gal. I just feel if I look good, I feel good and it takes the same amount of time and effort to thrown on some cute capri leggings as it does some baggy gross sweats. One foot at a time! IJS. So here is how I stay fit as well as FAB while working out loves.
 Hope you enjoy!

Jogging/Hiking FIT:
Top: Cynthia Rowley via TJMaxx, similar HERE
Shorts: New Balance via TJMaxx, cute pair HERE
Shoes: Under Armour via Lady Foot Locker, cute pair HERE
Sports Bra: Target
GymFlow FIT:
Tank: Wal-Mart
Capris: Adidas via TJMaxx, these are CUTE
Sneakers: Nike via Lady FootLocker
Sports Bra: Nike via Lady FootLocker
Hat: Adidas via Kohls
Walking the dog FIT:
T-shirt: Wal-Mart
Capris: Wal-Mart
Shoes: Nike via Lady FootLocker
Scarf: Old
Yoga FIT:
Tank: Wal-Mart
Capris: Fila via Kohls, SIMILAR
Sports Bra: Under Armour via Lady FootLocker

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Naja Needs.....Spring Updates.

After doing a bit of Spring cleaning and closet inventory this past week I realized I seriously need to do some shopping. My wardrobe is lacking a few key pieces and major WANT items as well. I haven't been doing much shopping in the last 6 months and think it's about time to get back on the wagon. I am now on this fitness journey that I am super proud of and have actually been sticking to. I made a deal with myself, the deal is I will allow myself to buy myself something really nice and super special every 10lbs or every dress size whichever is first. The scale can be tricky so I actually much rather go by how my clothes fit rather than what the number on the scale reads. My goal is to lose around 30 pounds. I know that might sound like a lot but I actually weigh far more than people ever guess. Anywho, here a few of the items I am currently coveting.

Spring Needs

Spring Needs by najadiamond featuring senso
1. Nude Strappy Sandals: They are the equivalent to a black power pump for the office in my humble opinion.....summertime MUST HAVE no question!
2. Floral Blazer: What a perfect way to update your wardrobe with a current trend that will be around for some time and can be remixed in so many ways. This blazer will serve me well on cool spring nights, crisp fall days and some layer'd up winter moments.
3. A sexy black strappy sandal: I mean how can I not have one of these in my arsenal.....smh, I am so disappointed in you Naja! (yes, I refer to myself in the 3rd person at times) This sandal will make any night out on the town this one to remember! (yes, I feel shoes have the power to do things like that)
4. White sleeveless moto vest: Preferably leather but this one is nice also. Why? Because I really, really want one. Great way to update and add some funk and flare to your summertime fits. I would put this in the same category as a black leather jacket and denim jacket/'s a MUST HAVE!
5. An updated summer bag: How fun and season appropriate is this bag. Although, not completely practical for year round use it is super cute and versatile with just about any spring/summer wardrobe.
6. White Shoes: After much deliberation I have decided that I LIKE this trend. A LOT. Super crisp and fresh yet edgy this pump is a MAJOR NAJA NEED

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mixing it up

Hey loves, hope your having a fabulous week so far, I've been sick with a nasty cold since the weekend. It could be becuase I was out in this crazy Florida weather this weekend running errands in the rain, check out my ON-THE-GO vlog HERE. I'm feel much better than before and should be 100 percent by the weekend at the latest. Here are a few pics I took a while ago. I stood in front of my closet swearing to myself I had nothing to wear like I do many days only to pull out a little bit of everything and mixing it all up. To my surprise I think it works quite well. Here we have snakeskin, stripes and brights...oh my! I feel this outfit works well because all these colors work in the same family. Navy and mustard works as a great color combo and accented with olive and snakeskin is a winning combo in my book. Sometimes you just have to mix up old pieces to breath NEW life into them. What are some of your favorite unexcepting combos dolls? Leave me a comment below and let me know, might be inspiration for a future post!
Vest: Forever 21
Skirt: Ann Taylor LOFT, nice color HERE
Heels: Calvin Klein, LOVE this pair ALSO
Bag: Zara
Necklaces: H&M
Watch: Fossil

Thank you dolls so much for stopping by, I sooooo appreciate your support as always!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I think I REALLY want box braids.....

Hey dolls so I need a change in the hair department and desperately want to change up my style....I'm getting bored. It's summer time, I live in Florida so it's about to get SUPER hot and I can only do LOW maintenance. I think box braids fit the bill perfectly. What do ya'll think? Box braids have been seen all around from around the block to on the red carpet. After seeing these gorgeous ladies rock their box braids how can you not want to try this trend!
Source: LoveBrownSugar
Source: Huffington Post
Source: BGLH
My boo Shaun rocks the hell outta some box braids also. After spending the weekend with her....I was SOLD! Box Braids it to find someone to do them for me. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Style Is She Event Recap! Photo heavy!!

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending an event for my very special fried Neshanta. You may remember her as my first #StyleSalute feature. We actually go way back to my military days and there was no way I wasn't going to make it to her first event to support her. Once short 5 hour drive later I arrived for the first annual Style is She Fashion Face-Off event. I battled some fabulous ladies in the Battle of the Prints styling competition. How fun to go head to head with some fabulous and fierce blogger babes, I had a blast. Despite the rainy day, many fabulous ladies gathered in Chef Rob's Upscale Lounge to enjoy She-Tini's, great fashion, goodie bags, vintage styling inspiration and plain ole great company. It was a great time and I am beyond proud of my poo! Check out the pics below!
My FIT for the event was a mix of fun, florals and fierce and served double duty at camouflaging the hair I didn't feel like doing because of the rain, lol. #Win #Win
The FIT:
Pants: Ann Taylor, old
Vest: Forever 21
Scarf: Gifted
Heels: Target
Makeovers by Motives by LaLa
WERK Jaz, loved her winning look of the mixed print battle! Fierce
A good time was had by all, check out Kerri of Virtuous Styls, her runway walk was the best!!  She was a doll and pure pleasure to meet, oh and check her custom made pants.....aren't they gorge?!?! 
Air Force chicks do it better......jus sayin! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Style Salute: TSgt Monique Anderson

Hey loves, so I'm super late with this week's #StyleSalute post. I was out of town in ATL this weekend supporting a friend.....I will be sharing with you guys soon..... and this week has been crazy with deadlines at work and the gym but I am working out a schedule and will get it together soon dolls.

This week we're featuring the lovely Monique Anderson. Mo is an active duty Air Force Technical Sergeant with a sexy and sassy style. Mo is an Air Force flight attendant and has served her country proudly for 10 years with 2 two in Iraq as well as 2 tours in South East Asia. How fabulous it must be to fly the friendly skies all over the world with some of the military top executives and secret missions. I thought about crosstraining to a flight attendant before seperating but the requirements are NO JOKE! You go girl, I.SALUTE.YOU! Mo's style is fun, sassy and fearless and check out those legs (SHE WORKS OUT!!) please join me in saluting this Diamond DIVA! Check her out on Instagram @mobousalboutique, Twitter and at her online boutique HERE!

Dolls, remember if you are associated with the military and you want to showcase your style and showcase how you take your style from Combat Boots 2 Stilettos be sure to send in your photos!! I want to feature/salute you! Email me at with your photos in and out of uniform.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Panama City Beach Chillin'

 Hey dolls, so if you haven't noticed I've moved and if you didn't know where to..... Panama City Beach, Florida. I've been here a little over a month now and I'm getting settled in nicely. I am a gov't contractor and work on a pretty niche computer program so it can require me to move a lot. I'm still single with no kids so I don't mind it and throw in the beach it sure didn't take much convincing. I live a  block away from the beach and have been working on my tan! My big cuzzo told me the other day I'm lookin like a sun bathed Dominican chick in my pics, lol. I plan on spending a TON of time on the beach, there is something so theraputic about the beach for me. I always seem to have a clear head to focus on thoughts and relax and I did just that this weekend.

The FIT:
Romper: JCPenny
Chambray Shirt: BCBG, similar HERE
Clutch: Nine West
Heels: Calvin Klein, these are cute ALSO
Shades: H&M

Lovin these new earrings from ASOS!!
I admit I styled this romper with heels only for picture purposes ONLY! lol  Hopefully I'll have somewhere to wear that outfit to again soon because it will surely be recylced! For the beach however, I swaped out the champray shirt for my cropped jean vest I thrifted a while back, added some neon jelly sandals, a crossbody bag and cute fedora and was out the door. I didn't take great pics of this outfit but this romper piece is perfect for taking it from chic to casual in no time.

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