Its the Weekend! January Wrap-UP!

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Hello Friends, Happy Weekend! 
Guess what its the end of the first month of the year! Wow! 2016 is off to a quick start. You can read all how I welcomed 2016 in my first blog post of the new year! This year is all about making my dreams a reality. See below for all my favorite links these past 31 days 

MAKING DREAMS INTO REALITY 
 Here are 5 ways to Jumpstarting your dream career in 2016 
OUTFIT FAVORITES 
This olive//lace outfit gives me so much style inspiration for the start of the new year! This bright pink winter coat is such a style statement I must have it! This monochrome grey outfit is one of my style goals for 2016! I just love it! 
Here are the outfits I styled this month Wool Blazer + Grey Cordoroy Pants and then this Two Tone Crop Jacket + Skinny Jeans 
DECOR IDEAS 
I am in the middle of organize and styling my bedroom here are some gallery wall ideas I want to do...
2016 READING LIST
One of my resolutions this year is to definitely read one book a month and getting more knowledge in me. Here is a article that I know will help me achieve that goal: How to find more time to read more booksThis is a list of African Literature I really want to read with the Afro-Lit BookClub this year! 
WINTER STYLING 
Here are the cold weather outfits that are both warm and stylish all at the same time. See 10 snow day outfits that will actually keep you warm
CHEERS TO A HEALTHY START
Here are 10 skincare resolutions I need to follow 
Here are the benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning 
SOCIAL MEDIA TREND
Read why you should definitely be paying attention to SNAPCHAT according to  Gary Vaynerchuk: A Snap Generation: A guide to SnapChat's History 

Sidenote: Want more favorites?: December 2015 
Thank you for Reading. Until Next time. 
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Wool Blazer + Grey Corduroy Pants

Hello Friends, Happy Monday!
I really love this outfit! To me its the perfect blend of casual and sophisticated all in one outfit! Style happens when you feel good, look good and most importantly feel confident that you can conquer the world with your dreams. That's how I feel in this outfit! I found this dusty pink wool blazer at a local thrift store and then paired it with these skinny corduroys styled with these tomboyish grey boots that are great for the winter season. These boots are one of favorites. I definitely want to share it on my YouTube channel later in January! I love this blazer so much I first wore it here Emerald Green. Its amazing how much my style has evolved and changed when I look at past outfits. For now please enjoy and I hope this gives you style inspiration as well. 


Photo c/0 Saumya 

Sidenote: Read these posts next: A Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial | Celebrating MLK Jr. 
Thank you for Reading. Until Next time. 
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Monthly GOALS: JANUARY 2016



Hello Friends, Happy Wednesday! 
Happy New Year! A new year means a brand new time to start achieving your greatest dreams one small step at a time. That is why  I started by choosing 5 goals a month to get done and get closer to my ultimate career and life goals. You can read how i got started in May 2015.  I hope it encourages you to break down the big goals into smaller achievable steps that move you toward your dream realized. I am so proud of myself I made it to the end of 2015, here my december goals definitely want to continue to work toward my goals for this blog and beyond in 2016. 

DRINK LEMON WATER DAILY FOR HEALTHIER SKIN + BODY 
Every January we all want to be fit and get healthier. Its the most common new years resolution. And unfortunately this new motivation fizzles out three weeks into the year! I dont want that to be me. I want to see my skin and body look and feel healthier than it ever has before. So I ave decided to break it down into smaller steps! I read all the benefits of lemon water and made the conscience effort and bought organic lemons and once a day drink warm lemon water everyday for a week, after a couple of missed days I got back on track and I now its slowing becoming the habit I want to be in my daily routine. My challenge is to see how this small change improves my body and skin in thirty days. 
WORK ON MY 2016 BLOG EDITORIAL CALENDAR + SOCIAL MEDIA SCHEDULE 
The last few months of 2015 where spent planning, preparing and producing my goals for the new year. Unfortunately I got sidetracked with the holidays and family around. My goal is to catch up and really learn to stay ahead of time by getting my editorial calendar and social media schedule written and ready to execute so that i can continually grow my blog audience and social media follow ship by creating valuable content that can be used. Its been life changing in my personal and professional life, in terms of goals I have in my future. I will start making plans, positioning myself to achieve, and producing next level quality in my blog posts content and the styledbykesha brand. First thing is to start planning the first quarter of the year  with themes, topics that focus on style, travel and life lessons. Creating valuable useful content is key. 
PRACTICE THE POMODORO TECHNIQUE IN DAILY SCHEDULE 
My goal this month is to create a daily to do list using the technique to get things done. So every Sunday I plan my week ahead and I know it will change how I get things accomplished. I have really seen the benefits of practicing this method. It simplifies your tasks and creates an ease to the work that has to get done. I hope it really helps me get the results I want. I know will help me stay focused and finish the projects (task, blog posts, etc..) one step at a time with prioritizing what is most important and getting it done when I schedule it in for the day! 
GET MORE CREATIVE + EXPAND MY HORIZONS 
One of the reasons I started blogging is to tap into my creativity however somehow i lost inspiration and motivation. My goals are to always produce the best creative work that inspires moments, experiences,in style, travel and culture. 2016 is the year I get back to basics and explore what makes life worth while. I discovered Bullet Journal as a way to document memories and moments that mean the most to me. I also want to expand my personal and professional networks to expand my horizons and experience new things this year! Make it a year to remember! 
READ ONE BOOK A MONTH! 
I want to stay connected to my African culture and heritage so I want to read more authors that grow my knowledge and help me stay inspired and connected to the continent where my ancestors are from.(see 4 African Stories You Must Read I will restart the book club my sister and I started in 2014. But first I will have read this book to make sure I can Make Things Happen with these strategies and a book review each month on the blog. 


Want to see my previous goals? Great! See it here: December 2015 
Thank you for Reading. Until Next time. 
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Two Tone Crop Jacket + Skinny Jeans


Hello Friends, Happy Monday! 
 Welcome 2016! Its so nice to meet you. Today I present to you the first new outfit of the new year! I wanted to give you a first good impression since we are meeting for the first time here on my blog. You see last year I really stepped up my personal style and I know that you too will evolve my style to a whole new level. I will definitely get some creative inspiration and make each outfit is  better than the next. There is a lot I expect from you 2016! Somehow I know you will deliver and be the best year yet. Anyway,  I wore this outfit at the Birchbox debut in Georgetown last November and decided to style it simply with my favorite pair of Madewell skinny jeans. This two toned jacket is actually from a local consignment store Fillmore &5th which I love and have paired with this Fall Floral Dress I wore on Thanksgiving Day. The two tone colors of black and teal are so versatile especially for the Spring, and Summer. I can definitely foresee many more outfits with this jacket in the very near future. 

Photo c/o Saumya 

Sidenote: See This Outfit Next: Mutlicolor Blazer + Skinny Jeans 
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Welcome 2016!



Hello Friends, Happy New Year! 
Dear 2016! 
Wow! I can't believe I'm finally saying this and we get to meet face to face! Its been a long time coming and for you its like a regular day. I wanted to be in a better place when we finally meet but I guess life is not all what I expected and what it means to plan and hope for. I have learned to expect the unexpected and just roll with it when it gets in your way. 2015 was just a sneak peek of what you have in store for me twenty sixteen. I come with an open heart and mind to receive and give out what I truly think what matters the most. that is love. Love is the driving force of anything we do in this life and that what I want to experience with you 2016! I want to give and receive love in new ways. How many ways can I  give love away. How many ways can I express love to others, through my actions and the words that I say. Help me to be patient and kind to others and myself. Help me to have plenty of love to give away. If I can have one resolution is to be a better version of myself a year from now! to show love the way I never have before. To be a better responsible person that is doing the best I can in life. With all that I want to make promises to you 2016! These are the promises I make to myself and then others 

I promise, 

TO CONTINUE TO GROW A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. 
This is foundation of my life. As I grow deeper in my Christian faith I know I will be able to show love to others around me in my everyday and through this blog. My goals are to remain consistent with my Quiet time, get involved in my community and be fully committed to my bible study group  (L.E.D Daughters) and grow as a Christian sisterhood. 
TO TAKE MY OWN ADVICE!  
Sometimes I find myself giving a lot more life advice than I am living out myself, so the goal is to listen more, work on my own character and start implementing the advice I so freely give away to others.  
TO TAKE MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL 
I am open to expanding my network, take risks and pursue growth opportunities in the professional world. 
TO GROW MY BLOG + SOCIAL MEDIA  PRESENCE CREATIVELY 
Continue to grow my blog into a business, grow my social media platforms. Please follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and subscribe to my Lifestyle Channel on Youtube! 
TO GET ORGANIZED + BE PRODUCTIVE IN MY LIFE  
Create an organized and productive life that works for me, get a daily and active that continues to challenge me to move to be better spiritually, emotionally, physically and creatively.  
TO LIVE OUT LOUD + LEARN SOMETHING NEW 
Its time to stop waiting for my life to happen and just start living the best life I have and enjoy it to the fullest! I am going to get back into my passions, for singing, ballroom dancing classes and fashion styling! 
To BE PROFICIENT/FLUENT IN FRENCH+ SWAHILI  
This is one of my life long goals to be proficient so i can communicate with family and expand my knowledge and network. I will learn and practice french and Swahili by joining different groups and doing different activities. 
READ MORE BOOKS + START MY 30 BEFORE 31 GOALS LIST
I will make a list of a 2016 reading list and get back to the Afrolit Book Club and start my bucket list this year. 


Sidenote: See Happy New Year 2015! 
Thank you for Reading. Until Next time. 
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