Culture, customs and Easter

Hey Loves,
It’s Easter, my second favorite time of year……the luxury of being born and raised in Jamaica therefore Easter is culturally different for me it brings an end to the season of lent and sacrifices….its several days of celebration and a holiday to celebrate the fact that Christ is risen, the resurrection of The Lord, a time for family and friends to get together and worship The Lord. It starts out with Palm Sunday, A must go to church to count down the resurrection of Christ and receive your palms. Holy Thursday everyone does their shopping early as the markets and businesses are closed by noon. People go home or journey to their families to minimize travel and prepare their traditional foods. Good Friday, people eat dry foods and attend church to glorify God, most wear white for the resurrection of Christ as a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice for mankind.

20140418-113910.jpg loads of Bun and cheese are consumed which are filled with raisins and spices. There is a Easter Saturday market day and shopping for parties…..Easter Sunday for praises Christ is Risen. Easter Monday all the children are nicely dressed and off to some type of an event for children. I am sitting here on a Good Friday, I have my worship and then I will visit my family and reminisce about Easter. However no matter how I try its just not the same here, yet I keep my traditions I don’t work during the Easter holidays except for being the best Mom in the World, my most difficult yet favorite job.

20140418-114545.jpgAdter the dark winter hues with it being Spring its best to get dolled up in Easter hues of pastel and look glamorous as well as colorful as the beautiful flowers. For Palm Sunday I kept it simple comfortable pair of black pumps with a green midi skirt, orange silk blouse and cropped capped sleeve sweater with a contrast of orange lips green makeup. Nice array if colors and a simple mix for color block at Easter.

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Easter Ensemble:
White cropped sweater- Tommy Hilfiger
Green silk Midi skirt- WD NY
Orange silk blouse-Sample sale in NYC
Black Hsyteria pumps- Gucci
Debutante Messenger bag – Henri Bendel
Lip Color-MAC
Eye makeup-Mary Kay at play collection
Sunnies-Balenciaga
Green jewelry & watch-Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry

Easter is more than just a Christian belief for me its a cultural belief and I would never wear red on Easter that’s just taboo after all Jesus made a sacrifice for mankind.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Thanks for stopping by enjoy Easter the best way you know how or start a new just don’t spend it alone.

Simply Jyune

Introducing the Glitz & Glam Prom Project in Atlanta

Hey Loves,
Tonight in Atlanta Kahdijia Rowe of The Reality Show “Big Rich Atlanta” and the fashionable boutique owner of Platform Addicts will introduce the Glitz & Glam Prom Project . This venture will be hosted at Piece of Cake 1299 Collier Road, Atlanta GAcollect donations of prom clothing, accessories ( jewelry, clutches) to benefit Say Yes to Dress in Partnership with Clark Atlanta University’s Upward Bound Program.

20140404-090533.jpg Please come out and lend your support to this philanthropic event and network with like minded people as well as the lovely hosts and co-hosts

20140404-090859.jpg The Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry dynamic duo —— Platinum Executive Director I Danetta Hicks and Myself Emerald Director Madia J. Coke will be your co-hosts and representing the Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry brand .

God’s Unfailing Love sets us Free!!!

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Hey Loves,
The weather has broken I am enjoying the 80 degree weather daily in Atlanta, a bit warmer than I like for Spring but it’s better than frigid temperatures so I won’t complain. In my attempt to move forward and build a better relationship with Christ I have come to realize that his unfailing love makes me healthier and provides me with a brighter outlook. Can you imagine I am even more optimistic???? Yes I’m free….God’s unfailing love has set me free from my past, free from drama, free from, pain, free from hurt. I’m not ashamed of my past, I’m not afraid to face rejection, I can look fear in the eye and know I can conquer everything. Yes I have been broken however my past helps to shape my future, my life experiences makes a believer out of others. I love the spiritual relationship and intimacy that I have developed with God which has taught me about his unfailing love and reignited passion in me, yes I am healed, I am set free, I am no longer broken.>

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Simply Jyune’s ensemble:
Black leggings- BCBG
Pink mullet blouse-Wilt
Black bag-Chloe
Black platform pumps- Fendi
Candy yum yum lips – MAC
Silver accessories-
Traci Lynn fashion jewelry A simple outfit totally not over the top to hang out with my homie at the Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls game. I am not a sports buff so this was totally out of my element however I got to eat junk food, and truly enjoyed the game. Maybe this might just become a hobby…..season tickets????>

One day multiple events in a single dress…..

20140401-074649.jpg On one particular Saturday I realized I had quite a few events in which I was expected to show up….that’s a bit much but Its my best to be in demand and stay visible in this lucrative market. So after being sick all week I dragged myself out and about. The best part was being able to drag my friend Danetta with me all day. For this event filled day with the weather breaking into beautiful Spring weather I wore a Peter Pan style collar dress made of jersey material in a soft grey hue with an off white collar. To dress it up I added a wide gold metal belt , paired it with a safe black pumps and added a colorful golf bag for a splash of color….

20140401-075439.jpg At church: women’s ministry brunch, got some goodies and some nuggets to help in my spiritual walk

20140401-080146.jpg The 2nd event: the grand opening of FLYCHIXboutique in the Edgewood area of Atlanta. Spotted with Danetta and Ebonie Ward (boutique owner) received a bag of goodies and just had to purchase a new black skirt. >

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20140401-090723.jpg</a Early dinner at my favorite Mexican Restaurant El Azteca, Buckhead >

20140401-092740.jpg</a So much fun in one dress going from event to event.
Simply Jyune multi event ensemble
Jersey Peter Pan collar dress- J. crew
Gold metal belt- Bebe
Black pumps- Fendi>
Mona Lisa Pearl Jewelry
Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Golf Bag- Christian Dior
My last event included shoe shopping from Platform Addicts by Khadijiha Rowe as if I need another pair of pink shoes but who can resist a sale? To justify this is a blush pump it is not pink and its a bit lighter than the others as well as its suede while the others are patent leather.

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What I can say is I had a blast……. After being sick all week it was great to be out and finally enjoy a meal. Though having multiple events in one day can be extremely exhausting, I have learned that being comfortable in your attire will definitely make your events more pleasant So when you are dressed for any event make sure you are comfortably dressed so that you can make the most out of your event. Until next time just remember you can transform a simple outfit with your accessories add a belt or fashion jewelry

Thanks for stopping by

Simply Jyune โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’ƒy>

Bling into Spring!!!!!!!!

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Hey Loves!!!!

After a cold, frost biting, snowy winter, we have been blessed with warmer temperatures and sunshine. I can only say yes thank you Lord because we have been patient. Now with the weather breaking, everyone wants to be outdoors to enjoy all the festivities and activities. The big question is what to wear and when?. Well if you are like most fashionistas you have everything in the closet screaming let me out of here I waited long enough for this weather. Spring 2014 Fashion is Fun, Fierce and Fabulous!!!. That means its all about the inner you an expression of how you want to be seen by others you can do loud/bold/neon colors are you can go with the beauty of pastels and prints. Ooooh yes a season that will make every one in a room look different. To Bling into Spring I personalized my style by mixing the pastel hues with the boldness of rose .

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With the mix of hues I am ready for my Friday night outing yes ready to visit
Spirit and Truth Worship Center in Loganville, GA. I must say the contrast in hues are perfect for a sunny afternoon fading into night fall at a casual setting. The hues contrasted so well and complimented each other it makes me want to make them staples in my closet but I’m not going shopping as I have learned over the years Less is more. Meaning when I have less clothing I wear them often and I wear them well, I can actually say well it was worth the price before I pass them off to charity instead of having to resell them at a consignment shop. I am not saying resale is bad because those checks are quite handy however I have learned to make better choices when investing in clothing or accessories. So while I am ready to bling into Spring I am going to attempt to be as frugal as possible and wear all the beautiful clothes in my closet that are screaming let me out of here.

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So comfortable in my mixed hues I had to tone it down with Black pumps, of course I could have opted for a nude pair of pumps which would have really turned up my outfit but going to church I try to scale down the fashionista in me that wants to be fabulous and fierce everyday. Service was just so awesome with Pastor Nedra Buckmire and Pastor Kimberly Jones-Pothier. I stood there saying thank you Lord I am where I belong, as I heed my calling to ministry.

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20140325-110111.jpg</a I can look up and say thank you Lord for directing me away from the many parties where I could have gone instead and sending me to church to study your word to remove the fear that sits over my life, to release all strongholds and have the life of abundance, of blessings, of joy that you have promised me.
Simply Jyune’s Ensemble
Black zippered back pumps: Michael Kors
pistachio cotton skirt: United Colors of Benetton
peach camisole & sweater: F21
rose blazer: F21
Mixed hues golf bag: Christian Dior
jewelry:
Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry

as always thanks for stopping by hope I have inspired you in some way

Much Love
Simply Jyune
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Polka Dots: oh yeah let’s add some dots for Spring

Hey Loves
A ๐Ÿ‘งfriend once told me ” one of my coworkers hates polka dots” and I remember saying oh no!! that’s impossible polka dots are so fashionable and a must have in every diva’s closet.

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Ooooh yeah! The weather is warming up nicely and I must say I am looking forward to trends as well as mixing and matching all my favorite pieces. Lately I have discovered that I have a passion for polka dots, no matter what size dots or what article of clothing as long as its available in polka dot I just gotta have it. Recently on a trip from Texas I saw a diva rocking her cable knit sweater over a polka dot blouse with leggings and I was so inspired to recreate the look. So up early and getting ready for church I decided it would be a cable knit and polka dot kind of day .

20140318-020546.jpg You too can recreate this fresh stylish look by pairing an old cable knit sweater with a polka dot top or dress that you think you have worn just about too many times. That’s right I retrieved my cable knit sweater from the I won’t wear this anymore pile. I must say I am in awe at this fashionable statement as I truly love polka dots no matter what color dots I rock them. Offset the dots with bling of course Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry bling bold large navy and silver bling creates a contrast on top of the brick red cable knit knit sweater. As always looking good means feeling good, if you can recreate and pull off this outfit then I know you are feeling good and ready for spring too!!!

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Chunky Cable knit & Polka Dot ensemble
Chunky cable knit sweater- J. Crew
3/4 sleeve polka dot dress- Forever
navy Mary Jane pumps- BCBG generation
navy shimmer necklace & silver stunner- Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry

Another simple yet elegant outfit designed for any occasion, work, church, or play just change your shoes or accessories if you are just going for a walk in the park. Some other suggestive DIY polka dots to help you spring into the season.๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿšถ๐ŸŽ‰

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one love
๐Ÿ’ƒSimply Jyune๐Ÿ’ƒ

Always Red Carpet Ready!!!

Hey Loves,

Since living below the Mason-Dixon Line I sometimes find it difficult to get dressed because when I show up somewhere I look different from others, everybody is dressed in trends, so much so that they all look alike …they all wear the same hair, same hairstyles, same dress different color and same shoes. It’s as if I can just look at them and spot which boutiques they shopped for the events. There is nothing wrong with being trendy but a personal touch or an edge of creativity adds flavor to any style.

20140307-055927.jpg A woman’s outfit should be 75% accessories and 25% clothing…. Go figure I spend more time picking out my accessories than my clothing. On my way to network a Bridal Show at Elaborate Events in Duluth, GA after church I’m like I know I’m expected to look normal but what is normal…..I have to feed my mood and stress accordingly to be comfortable.. with such thoughts I paired a red zippered blazer with a mullet style green chiffon dress, complete with red pumps, belt, crystal and silver jewelry. After getting dressed I realize that my simple outfit looks more as if I am dolled up for more than networking with Brides.
The simple red carpet ready ensemble:
Fire Red zippered blazer – GAP
Green mullet dress- Forever 21
Red leather belt -Zara woman
Crystal jewelry -Fairytale by Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Anklet/foot jewelry-Barefoot by Traci Lynn Fashion Jewelry
Fire Red pumps- Jessica Simpson

20140307-061653.jpg I then realize no matter how simple or inexpensive the outfit…….I will always be Red Carpet Ready and stand out apart from the crowd.

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20140307-062131.jpg The Barefoot anklet is designed to wear while being barefoot, however I slipped it on with my pumps and it was comfortable to walk around so I just kept it on which gave a twist to my pump and style but I enjoyed the look and of course showcased my barefoot anklet to everyone. I was dressed so simple yet I felt overdressed so I took off my necklace and tossed the matching Zara clutch bag opting to use my blazer pockets for my keys, lip gloss and card. My simple lifestyle Keeps me Red Carpet Ready and turned up for every occasion…….I love my Simple Style!!!
Thanks for stopping by, with your blessings and sharing my fraction of the world.

๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Simply Jyune๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Ciao