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Sorry, NOT Sorry

Sorry, NOT Sorry

The older I get, the more things I notice about myself and others. I notice that I say,’ ‘I’m Sorry’ A LOT; Almost as a greeting.  Examples: excuse the background, or excuse the stuff on my front seat or apologize for an autocorrect error (Darn Autocorrect).  I’ve noticed that when people get in my car, unless you the bestie, I usually preface the entering of my car by saying, “Excuse the mess.”

There has been  times recently when I apologize for things I shouldn’t be apologizing for. For the last couple of years, I’m usually the youngest employee at whatever company I’m currently working for. I do my best to be a helpful and dependable team member. This usually gets noticed by the higher ups. Recently, that has led to a promotion. With the promotion came more responsibilities and having a leadership role over others. I have mentioned in a previous blog post that sometimes being young can lead others to test boundaries with me, which in turn has led me to test boundaries of my own 😉 During this time, I found when myself apologizing for how people were perceiving the words that came out of my mouth. I had to take a step back and realize that I shouldn’t be apologizing for a statement or action if I know that the intent was not meant to be malicious. How tiring is it to make sure that every word you say doesn’t offend a person or rub them the wrong way??

I would have to take a perpetual vow of silence.

When I really started to analyze my frequency of apologizing, I began to wonder if this was more a women issue that men. I honestly don’t see men apologizing on a regular basis. Is it engrained in women, in general, to not want to upset anyone, to not make anyone mad???

I’ve seen some of my social media friends apologize or feel the need to explain any background or picture that is not perfect. Damn That. I am not perfect. My car is not detailed on a regular basis. My hair doesn’t always stand up Kid’N Play-ish like I would prefer all the time.

I am imperfect. Like it or stroll on. I am in love with who I’m becoming which mean I have to be okay with what’s real. Trying to be perfect is an illusion and damn tiring.

How often do you apologize in a day??

Growing, Stretching, Day by Day.

 

Until Next Time,

 

DaniGee

Second Look, No.1

Second Look, No.1

If you know me or keep up with my blog, you know that I am in love with Fashion and being frugal with my fashion choices. I look for inspiration from various sources, magazines, TV shows, other fashion/lifestyle blog, and websites. My favorite website for fashion inspiration is Pinterest. Pinterest is awesome. Am I the only one that goes to Pinterest before Google now, especially for any kind of imagery?

I decided I would start a series of recreating beautiful pieces that I come across, using pieces I already have or pieces I can find for bargain prices.

Here’s my first recreation:

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This is the link to the original post. http://thecurvyfashionista.com/2017/03/plus-size-skirt-spring/

Outfit Details:

Shirt: Walmart, under $6

Skirt: Thrifted

Sandals: Target, gifted

I love when a looks comes together. I have so much confidence in my fashion pieces. Clothes are definite extension of my personality.

I would love to know your thought on my recreations. Cute or nah?

 Until Next Time,

 

DaniGee

Culture of Work *Wellness Wed.*

Happy Spring! I feel joyful every time I see the grass becoming a little bit greener, the birds chirping a little bit louder, and the day lasting a little bit longer.

I am happy that I have a great group of friends that I can vent to when things feel a little bit overwhelming with work and/or personal issues. I’ve been doing that more when it comes to work issues. I was recently promoted and with that came more responsibility. With that being said,

I HATE CONFLICT.

If anyone knows me personally, they know that I am a laid back, don’t bother anyone, wants everyone to laugh and have a good time. I try to be genuine in all aspects of my life. How you meet me is pretty much how you will always see, well, except I’ll probably become louder the more comfortable I get around you. This demeanor is the same that I try to bring into the workplace. I understand that we spend a great deal around people who we may not have chosen but we are in a place where we have to all work for a certain mission. Why make it more difficult that it has to be?

I’ve encountered issues that I extremely dislike within this new position: conflict, passive aggressiveness, and feeling the need to be on the defensiveness. The majority of the time when conflict arises at work, my initial thought is this:

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Even though I have no man and no 2 jobs. However it makes me feel good to say it.

I usually hopes it goes away on its own but this issue wasn’t. It was actually getting worse. I had a person who honestly wasn’t seeing me as a person with any authority or any say so on the day to day operations. I never wanted to come across as being anything more than a source of information. I realized with this situation, I could not ignore, it had to be addressed directly.

That scared the mess out of me. I would have to be confrontational, direct. I would surely burst into flames. I didn’t. The meeting went a little better than I thought and more importantly I was proud of myself for not being passive and allowing things to build up to the point of no return.

Self-care is important in all areas of your life. It is important to be speak up for yourself and don’t let kindness be a weakness.

Have you ever had conflict at work? Were you able to handle it in a way that didn’t compromise your integrity and/or your morals?

Until Next Time,

DaniGee

Is That You, Spring?

Is That You, Spring?

Hey Hey!!

Spring is almost among us, even though we didn’t have a proper Winter. 😦   We are little less than 2 weeks away from Spring so I decided to share MY top clothing picks  I wanted to give a big emphasis on MY because none of what I am about to share is anything that I’ve seen on a site or a magazine. It’s more of what I feel I want to add to my closet or pull out and wear again.

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I always like to look and see what are the top Pantone colors for each season. Let me just tell you that you will most likely see me in a lot of  blushes, nudes,  blues, and did I mention Blush. I am so in love with Blush right now. XOXO

Dani’s Spring Trends

  1. Fringe- I can see it. Fringe tops, Fringe bottoms, fringe purses. Just know that if I have on Fringe, I will be  making them Dance.
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2. Boho- I don’t know how to really explain this in clothing terms but  in my mind, it looks like a nice day to have a picnic mixed with Coachella, a day of thrifting and mixed with cute boots.

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3. Flowers– I think Flowers has to be  the official image when it comes to Spring.

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4. Oversized  shirts with shorts- This trend kinda goes with my boho look.  It has an effortless look to it.

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5. Cold Shoulders: Hit ’em with the shoulders. I think  shoulders are such a feminine aspect of a woman’s body and what better way to celebrate them than showing them off.

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What are you most looking forward to this Spring?

Until Next Time,

DaniGee

 

Wreaths, Where Art Thou?

Wreaths, Where Art Thou?

Hiiii!!

My best friend has, like always given me the push when and where it’s needed. I haven’t been blogging, like I needed or wanted to. I have been feeling a little lack luster about my work life and I was reminded that I am more than a title, more than a job. I am Danielle,  a person who is coming to her own, learning what she likes and doesn’t like and how much she is worth. To celebrate this hiatus, I decided to share a recent diy gift I did for one of my lovely girlfriends.

Sister Gifts — I am part of a lovely sisterhood. We support, pray, and love on each other. We decided this year to do sister gifts. We each have a partner, or 2. My soulsister, she lives by the beach so I decided to create her a seashell gift.

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1. I got this lovely wreath from Dollar Tree for 1 Dolla!

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2. I got these lovely seashells packets for $1 each, also from Dollar Tree.

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3. I spray painted the wreath seafroam green. **The Spraypaint kinda melted the wreath, not a lot but it kinda made little holes. Next time, I will see if I can find spray paint that for plastics. 

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4. Here’s the Completed Wreath. I Superglued  the shells to the wreath, no certain patterns. When I got done, I decidedly to haphazardly spray gold paint on it. 

What do you Think? Have you done any diy projects lately?

Until Next Time,

Dani Gee