Thursday, February 28, 2013

Shop eShakti

Hello loves!

Do you remember this post?  Well, here is a special discount code MYSTYLEDEX, that was  created by eShakti for MyStyledExpressions readers! With this code, you're able to get 20% OFF when you shop at eShakti. The offer  is valid from 02/26/13 thru 03/20/13.
Below is a sample of how you're able to customize your clothes, to suit your body shape, size and style.
Note: (*conditions apply)
Code has to be entered in the 'Promotional Code' box. No Minimum Order Value. The discount code is not case sensitive. The code can be used any number of times until the validity period. This code can be clubbed with any other gift coupon or gift card in the same order. This discount code is not applicable on our Overstock category. Not applicable on previous purchases.

*This is not a sponsored post.

Take care! :)
Oluwaseun S.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Classy Lady

Here's another creation of mine (it feels so good to say that...haha) via Polyvore. On Polyvore, I've come to realize that, most of the items are higly priced. I try to find stores that I would personally shop at, or ones that have bargain prices, but it's either the stores are not available, or the items I want are not present.

No, you don't need to pay for any items you use (just to clarify). I guess, the more time I spend on there, and experiment, the easier creating my sets will be.

Anyways, check out the look below:

Classy Lady
Classy Lady by mystyledexpressions featuring navy blue handbags

Well, the look above is something I came up with when I had nothing else to do. The dress is what inspired the look. The dress is a bit similar to the one in this post. I also have a tweed blazer similar to the one on the left.  I wanted to show off the pleats of the dress, that's why I paired it with the cropped blazer.

For a semi-casual look, the blazer can be replaced with a white or ivory colored cardigan, and the pumps with leopard print flats or wedges!  :)
Always stay Classy!
What occasion would you wear this look to?

Take care! :)
Oluwaseun S.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Out and About: Lost for Words (Really)

I haven't posted a school look in a while! So, here it is. It's nothing fancy (I guess I really like that word...haha). It's very simple and basic. The skirt worn in this look has used up its shelf like. I've had enough of it. Ha. I really like the skirt, but it's too short, and everytime I wear it, I always have to pull it down. It rides up when I walk...that's a no no for me. So, it gotta go... :(

Check out the look below:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

For the Love of Snow

 Hello loves! I hope you enjoyed Monday's guest post. In case you missed it, click here to check it out.
Today's OOTD pictures were taken two Sundays ago. That was one of the days of the snow storm weekend, on my side of Minnesota.  

Monday, February 18, 2013

Guest Post: The Mis-education of The Black Woman (Part One)

Hey loves! I hope you all had a good weekend.
Today's guest post is from the very funky (pun intended) Funbi of Datfunkyfro. She'll speaking on the topic of Natural Hair. This will be a two-part post. The next segment will be posted...soon! :)
Let's hear from Funbi...
Taking the decision to stay natural can seem utterly ridiculous considering the way of caring for natural hair has been painted out as an impossibility in our society. However, this is one of the many lies black women have been forced to succumb to. Many are discouraged and afraid to even try letting their natural hair grow out because of false popular beliefs that have no factual root whatsoever. It’s time to realize that when it comes to wearing & caring for natural hair, we have to replace ignorance with a fresh kind of knowledge.
From an early age, we have been taught to religiously grease our hair, comb it out vigorously & watch out for those unruly new growths before diving for the creamy relaxer to make it behave. As a child, this has been my reality. There was no other way of having it. It was the norm. Then I didn’t question it & I was sure and certain this was the way to go about with my hair. But as I grew up I began to notice a few details: my hair just wouldn’t grow past a certain length. It remained short though my hair grew – I knew this because I always had hair to perm. So what was going on?
In my late teens, I discovered that there was a whole new world to taking care of my hair that I had not been handed down to me. I also realized those new growths I was meant to watch out for and set in order with some relaxer was the hair that was meant to grow out of my head, it was given naturally – that was my natural hair. And thus began my natural hair…My journey could be compared to entering a totally new dimension.
Deciding to stay natural (to let your natural hair grow out) can seem very scary, daunting and too much work. A lot of women who go ahead with it go back to the relaxer (just like I did on my first natural hair journey). This is because caring for & maintaining natural hair demands a new kind of knowledge. To stay natural, it is vital to arm yourself with information. It requires practices & information you might have lacked while wearing your hair permed. Truth is, to grow healthy natural hair, we need to turn the mis-education we’ve received right from a young age into a proper education.
The mis-education has turned natural hair into an impossibility & even nearly foolish. It has encouraged many natural hair myths and thus discourage a lot of black ladies from wearing their hair in it’s natural state. To grow out natural hair, many habits need to be broken and we need to start understanding our hair instead of trying to hide it or alter it.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Daring Valentine

Daring Valentine

Daring Valentine by mystyledexpressions featuring john lewis

I finally joined Polyvore and I'm glad I did. It's quite fun to layout outfits for different occassions.  This is my first time, that's why I'm only sharing one look with you! :(

The look  above is something I would totally wear on a date for Valentine's. It's so me. I like the sophisticated and edgy look of the blazer and burgundy skinny jeans. Since the look is a bit 'dark', I decided to spice it up with a pair of yellow pumps! I also use minimal jewelry, because that's also how I accessorize nowadays. The look is simple, yet stylish! :)

Funny enough, I have similar items like the ones above, in my closet. I came to the realization, after creating this set! I just might dress up like this to school today (minus the heels) or to church on Sunday.

Take care! :)
Oluwaseun S.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

MyStyledExpressions Turns ONE!

MyStyledExpressions (click on the link to go to my 'ABOUT' page) is ONE today! :)
Honestly, I don't know what to say, although I do have a lot to say. Nonetheless, I'm so grateful for all the love and feedback I get on my posts.
I'm truly surprised at how far MyStyledExpressions has come. I know that God still has more awesome surprises in-store for me and my blog. I hope that God will continue to use my posts, both OOTDs and Life posts.
Thanks so much for sticking around with me. Thank you to both my 'old' and new followers. You rock!
*I want to do a post, answering some questions you might have. So, please leave your questions in the comment box below.*

Take care! :)
Oluwaseun S.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Guest Post: My Body; His Temple

Hello Expressionistas! One of this month's guest posts will focus on health. Go ahead and gain some knowledge from Nisa! :)
Hi beautiful people! My name is Nisa and I currently blog at A Heart of Worship. It's an absolute pleasure to be this month’s guest blogger.  I was asked to speak on the topic of health, and that I will do, but of course, I will speak through the word of God.
Recently, God has called me to make changes in some special areas of my life. The area I will speak on today however, as mentioned above, is health. Some of you may be wondering why exactly God would be concerned with what we eat and drink, how much we eat and drink, or how much or how little we exercise. But if we really stop and think about it, God concerns Himself with all areas of our lives- after all, He is the one who gave life to us!

The scripture that really brought it home for me was "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;” 1 Corinthians 6:19 [NIV]

Think about an actual temple or church where we most, eating isn't allowed. This is because it's a sacred place where we offer our sacrifices and lay down our troubles before God. We can't have the church looking filthy. Not only is this disrespectful to God but it is unsanitary and can affect our health. The same is true for our bodies-His temples...we have to be mindful of the things we are eating and drinking, how much we are eating and drinking, and how often we are exercising. Does it make sense now? I hope so!

For me personally, it has been a struggle. I was never an 'unfit' person as I was actively involved growing up. Nevertheless, the older I got, the lazier I became-sad but true. I have gotten serious though about changing this because I strongly believe, that is what God desires for my life and possibly, yours as well.

Here are some HEALTHful tips I would like to share with you:

Try not to eat meals, sweets, or carbs past 8 pm

***Healthier substitutes: have breakfast, snack throughout the day (healthy snacking: granola bar, yogurt, fruits, and so forth), grab lunch if you can, and have a filling dinner... Before bed when tempted to eat, grab a fruit and drink a glass of water

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Motivational Moment: Be Your Shoeself

"A story about a flat who wanted to be a heel."- Wendy Nguyen
This is not my first time watching this video, it's actually my second time. I came across it again today, and I'm glad I did. The video speaks for itself! I was definitely moved by the concept and meaning behind this short story.

Story by
Wendy Nguyen

Were you able to relate this shoe story to your everyday life?

Take care! :)
Oluwaseun S.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Red, Black, White and Navy Blue

 Happy Monday! I hope you had a rest-filled weekend. 

The look below was worn to church yesterday. In this look, I wore my recent navy blue pumps, purchased from Target.

Check out the look below, and let me know what you think.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Out and About: Mall Run

Happy Friday and new month! I guess February is the month of love! ;) It's also Black History Month! :)

The look below was what I wore to run some errands a few weeks ago. As you can see, the weather was nice enough to go out without layering!