Monday, November 30, 2015

Back 2 Black

Sitting here with my mom listening to Christmas songs, can you believe tomorrow is December 1st?! This year is really flying by it was just Halloween like yesterday! Tomorrow is the beginning of my 25 days of Christmas movies! I'll be starting off with 'Home Alone' pt. 1 of course --with a side of Hot CoCo! I'll probably be starting my movies at 5 p.m seeing that it gets dark so early this time of year, I think 5 is the perfect time.
 
Also this week I think I'll start my 2016 Goals and things I want to accomplish before the year ends. I want my goals to be realistic yet somewhat hard --because it'll force me to work hard for the things I want.
 
Am I the only one who loves a clean house during this time of year?! Well, I always keep my home clean (OCD) but during the holidays is just a must for me! The only area that's in need of attention in my home is my room. Clothes, shoes, more clothes. more shoes everywhere! I'm really starting to get on my own nerves! But that's what a Lookbook will do to your room.
 
I'm so ready for Vlogmas on YouTube! Am I the only one watching Vlogmas from last year? My favorite Vloggers are SamathaMariaVlogs, GraceFVictory and my new favs are the GlamTwinzTV --how do you say adorable?!
 
Here's a look at my current Lookbook on YouTube..
 
 
 
 
Grey and black are pretty popular this year, decided to add a bit of color with my copper heels.
 
DETAILS:
 
-Trench: F21
-Crop Top: Goodwill
-Skinny Pants: F21
-Heels: ALDO
 
-Londen Sloan

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Orange Is The New Black

Here's one of the looks from my 'Winter Lookbook' on YouTube, giving you guys an idea of what looks I'll be wearing this Fall. I love watching "lookbooks" on YouTube and decided to give it a go myself.

 I try to stay away from pairing orange and black together, but that title of the popular Netflix series made it O.K in my book. I have a love for solid colored outfits --It turns you in to a walking fashion statement. This look is really a look for less --mixing thrifted pieces with retail. 




Details:

Blazer: Goodwill 
Button Down: Goodwill 
Pants: F21


-Londen Sloan 
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Happy Birthday To Me! | 27

I'm 27 today!

I am blessed and thank God for allowing me to live to see yet another year! I am grateful for all that I've lost, learned, and gained. How does it feel to be 27? A bit wiser, driven, closer to God, and old. Lol I kid, I kid. The older I get the more I've become aware of what I want in life, where I want to be, and how to get there.

My mother is a constant reminder of why I work hard --to please her is at the top of my list. To utter the words "look mama we made it!" Making her proud is a MUST! So spending my entire day filming YouTube videos, giving myself a headache thinking of blog content, remaining humble asking people for help, and also figuring things out myself ---is all worth it! 

I try to keep in mind to enjoy this moment. Enjoying every little moment from coloring to traveling. For this life is extremely short! I keep my mind of my dreams and the things I want to accomplish in life BUT I make sure that's not all I keep my mind on. Don't get so wrapped up in where you want to be that you lose sight of where you are now. No dream is worth missing this moment --whatever this moment may be in your life. 





Something I've always kept in mind.. In a row of Dominoes --keep God at the front. You first seek God, everything else will fall in to place. 

XO Sloan 
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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday Inspiration


You cannot get wasted time back. Once you sit around and do nothing, roam one end of social media to the other --liking pictures, commenting, sitting on the couch letting time pass you by, you look up and it's bedtime. Set goals the night before and check them off one by one the next day. It slipped my mind yesterday to figure out what I wanted to accomplish today, but when this happens to you jot done a few things and get er done. Now there's nothing wrong with showing love on social media --it's necessary at times. All I'm saying is don't spend all of your time online liking pictures, spend your time wisely. Surround yourself with people who inspire you, follow those on social media who are an inspiration, and motivate yourself. When you mess up correct those flaws, learn from them and put in hard work.


Do what you have to do today to get you closer to your dreams tomorrow!  

- XO Sloan 





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Monday, November 16, 2015

Christmas: Gift Guide

 Christmas music non stop, stockings are hanging from the fireplace, and my tree is sitting in front of the picture window, with two battery operated candles on each side. I'm so excited! Am I the only one?! I've bought gifts already and bought an ugly Christmas sweater for myself! Now I just need the rain to stop so I can put up my lights!



Thought I'd write a post on different gifts to buy your loved ones for Christmas. I always draw a blank this time of year on gifts to give. If you're like me, here's a few ideas!  (Click name of items for a direct link to store)


A cute little wine set for a girls night in. The perfect gift for a girlfriend with a bottle of her favorite wine.



I've always loved coloring so the idea of an adult coloring book caught my eye. I think this would be the best gift to give to that friend/family member that's in need of some me time.

The thought of having all of our pictures online is such a problem to me. The days when we'd run to get mom's photo album to show people our pictures --oh how I miss! Now we run to our phones and log in to social media! *Rolls eyes*

-Chroma Tin Candle - $20.00
Am I the only one that's obsessed with candles?!  I'd actually love to get candles for Christmas! A relaxing gift and it smells good...winning!

-Handsome Hands - $33.00
 Do you have a brother, boyfriend, dad, or friend that's in need of a bit of attention to his hands? This Handsome Hands kit is perfect! 
-Strapback Hat - $35.00
 A good strapback hat is always a good idea for guy or girl! 
-Watch - $75.00
I think every man should invest in a good watch! Our taste is much better than theirs so why not gift a stylish watch for the man in your life.   
Eye shadow (depending on the size) is a great stocking stuffer! Just drop this pallet in first then throw some candy on top just to surprise her! 
-Copper Mug - $8.90
Know anyone who loves tea, coffee, or a good ol'  Moscow Mule?! The perfect mug and it's preeeeeeety!

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!"

What are you doing to prepare for Christmas?  Is your tree up yet?!

-Londen Sloan 

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday The 13th

 As excited as I am about the Holiday's I've been into black on black lately! The all black look will always be apart of my wardrobe --when in doubt wear black! 

Today I did a bit of grocery and Christmas shopping and spent time with my mom of course. Yesterday she came by my house and helped me put up my Christmas tree and decorations while listening to Christmas music. I filmed a vlog of my day so be sure to check that out on YouTube. (Search: londen sloan) 






I'm so ready for my Christmas movie countdown --Home Alone, Christmas With The Kranks, Jingle All The Way, etc., etc.! I'm ready to get all of my Christmas shopping out of the way before all the madness before black Friday!  I'm ready not to take part in any black Friday sales. To sit on my couch and watch the craziness on the news. I love the feel of the holiday --I think I'm the happiest person in the world right now!

What's your favorite thing about to holidays?!

-Londen Sloan





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Monday, November 9, 2015

Morticia & Gomez Addams (My Birthday Brunch)

 Hey hey y'all! So my burf'day (birthday) is November 24th but I decided to celebrate a little early just to avoid any unexpected weather that may occur. So my family and I  went to my favorite restaurant 'Savor'. 'Savor' is located in Dallas on Woodall Rodgers Freeway and I recommend everyone give it a visit.

KoJo and I decided to channel our version of Morticia and Gomez Addams for my brunch celebration....






I made reservations for noon so around 11:15 a.m we were on our way. Traffic in Dallas is what many call a hot mess but going that early in the day made for a smooth ride. We grooved to old school music the entire ride arriving to valet (which is always appropriate for your birthday), made our way inside and were seated immediately. I started off with my all time favorite, Lobster Puffs!

Isn't she lovely?!

My heart, my best friend, the best blessing ever,the strongest woman I know...my beautiful mommy! She went out and bought a new outfit for my, yes MY birthday.... basically she slayed! 








Biscuits w/ Strawberry Jam!
Lobster Puffs!
Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese made with short ribs with a side of fries and cole slaw.


"The Glass Box" a.k.a 'Savor' 
Loved his look..had to get a picture!

-Londen Sloan 
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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Reservation for four please!


Nineteen more days until my twenty seventh birthday! *Sigh* old I know! I'm not one to go all out for my birthday I honestly just ask for a few things and that's really it. This year all I want to do is go out to eat at my favorite restaurant 'Savor'! So about an hour ago I booked a reservation for four. I want my mom to experience the atmosphere and fine dining of 'Savor' as everyone who visits Dallas should.

I plan on wearing all black, because heck why not?! The dress that I plan on wearing is from Forever 21 and my hair will be in my go to up style. 


It's located in the middle of Klyde Warren Park surrounded by other restaurants, high rise apartments, art museums, etc. The menu can get pretty pricey but it's worth it as we all should treat ourselves every now and then!

What's your favorite restaurant to go to on your birthday?!!

-Sloan

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Styling: Timberlands

Am I the only one excited about Christmas?! I had so much fun Christmas shopping with my mom today, we picked up a few things then back to her house to eat finger food and watch football. It was about 60 degrees outside today with a slight chill in the air.

O.k now let's rewind to this morning waking up confused as to why it was so early?! I never wake up this early! Oh yeah daylight savings! After laying in bed for about another thirty minutes or so I slid out of bed and made myself some breakfast. Now the plan was Pancakes, eggs and bacon --like I said that was the plan. I bake my bacon instead of cooking in stove top. I reached in to grab the pan, to pour the bacon grease into a skillet and almost dropped the pan and the grease spilled on me and the floor! After whining about my finger I had to scrub the floor --that whole fiasco made me completely over cooking so no eggs, just pancakes and bacon. What a morning! 







Going out seeing all the Christmas decor instantly put me in the mood for Christmas! I'm ready for ugly Christmas sweaters, holiday cups from Starbucks, Christmas cards, colored trees in Wal-Mart (red, black, purple, etc.)



I am currently in bed under the covers watching 'Mrs. Doubtfire'  while trying to stay warm! You all have a blessed night, I hope you enjoyed this post.

-Londen Sloan :-)



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