Let's Get FAB

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Words can hurt or heal...choose wisely

I speak life and love to myself...do you?
I’ve been smiling from ear to ear since receiving my beautiful pocket mirror from my girl Ivy LaArtista of See Body Love Self.  It’s the perfect gift for me, especially since I didn't always like what I saw in the mirror.  But my, how the times have changed!  Where I once felt “unpretty”, I now see beauty…not just physically but emotionally and spiritually as well.  Keep in mind that I was the girl who hated taking pictures, so to see me now is truly a blessing. 

My mission today is to encourage women to become whole in all areas of their lives and to love themselves.  TOGETHER we can wage war on that monster of low self-esteem and negative body image once and for all.

So, congratulations to Ivy on the 2nd anniversary of her business See Body Love Self for being influential in the quest for positive body image.  She has taught me a whole lot and has been a blessing to me in so many ways.  Thank you for handpicking the perfect gift for me because I have learned the importance of choosing words that give both life and love.

I encourage everyone to visit her website (http://seebodyloveself.org/ ) for informational articles and tips.  In addition, you can get more body positive goods here: http://sbls.info/sblsparty2015.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I'm so fanc-aay, you already know!!!

Red nail polish and red lipstick are two of my favorite things.  But never in a million years did I think I'd "need" a red dress until I saw this Metal Accent Wrap Dress.  While minding my own business, I was perusing Avenue's site and this beauty popped up...I think I even heard it call my name, lol!



Let me just say that that this dress is gorgeous and Avenue picked the perfect color.  It's bold and clearly makes a statement. 

So the dress details... It's knit material so it stretches.  At the neckline, there is a metal accent ring -  which gives a peekaboo effect.  There is also ruching at the waist, creating a nice silhouette and also giving the illusion of a wrap dress.  Needless to say this sassy number fits well and is definitely a must have in any curvy beauty's closet.

Thanks for reading and let me know what you think!






Shop the look:
Dress - Avenue

Monday, March 16, 2015

So...about these egg muffins

When it comes to eggs, I've only had them scrambled, as an omelette and occasionally hard boiled.  So when I heard about this Egg Muffin craze, I was like wow, this is something worth trying.

I added my ingredients in a bowl- turkey sausage, peppers, onions, a little bit of milk, mushrooms and a few leaves of spinach (and of course the eggs).  I sprayed my muffin pan with some nonstick spray then spooned the mixture into the muffin cups, trying to make them as even as possible.  Then I put them in the oven for about 20-25 minutes...and voila!  As soon as they came out of the oven, I sprinkled shredded cheese on top and that was it...super easy right?   And oh, they were delicious!!

I ate these egg muffins with toast and cup of apple sauce.



Have you guys tried them??  If so, let me know what ya think!  Until next time, catch me in a kitchen near you learning how to cook up some more amazing dishes!  Remember, just because you've decided to make better choices doesn't mean your food has to be boring.  ;-)

Monday, March 9, 2015

Blue for the Belle

Anyone who knows me, knows that I looooove dresses.  Ok there, my secret is out!  So it's no surprise that this beauty is in my closet.  For starters, electric blue is one of my favorite shades.  It's so regal in my opinion.  Next, the length is perfect.  Because I have long legs, some times the dresses just aren't long enough to even reach mid thigh, but clearly, the Avenue had me in mind. Lastly, the material is polyester/spandex, so ladies it hugs your womanly curves, giving a nice silhouette.

This is the way that I styled the dress: I paired it with my black suede boots and faux leather jacket, which can be worn during the day or at night.  Then I added my silver belt to give it a little pop- which I liked too!  The belted look would be fine for a girl's night out or even date night.  *wink*  This dress is so versatile that it could also be worn with leggings for another great look!

I am 100% confident that you will turn heads (and get a bunch of compliments ) whichever way you style the Abstract Blue Wave Dolman Dress!

xoxoxo,
Nijah J




Outfit Details:
Avenue- sold out but here is a similar Faux Leather Jacket
Nine West - Platform Boots

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Single on Valentine's Day?

Dear Fabbies (Fabulous + Ladies),

It's not the end of the world and no there isn't anything wrong with you.  Until "the one" comes along,
enjoy life, find your purpose and show yourself love.  Besides, I'm learning that being single isn't a death sentence.  It should be a meaningful time so embrace it.  Ladies, hear ye, hear ye, stop waiting until you get into a relationship to start living life!!!  Do things for yourself, order a table for one, take a vacation, go to the movies and have fun.


I used to be one of those people, who thought here we go again, another Valentine's Day and still single (womp womp wooomp).  I was so focused on being coupled up that I missed out on so many opportunities.  In this time of singleness, I'm learning so much about me, have taken risks and I'm determined to pursue my passion with all I've got.  The man of my dreams will show up, maybe not today or tomorrow, but he will.  *wink*  When this fine fella appears, he will find me having a ball living the single life and will show in words and deeds that he's the one to change that!


Signed,
Single & Fab...Nijah J

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mesh...Skater...Winter???

Hey peeps!  Today I am highlighting this lovely Mesh Cutout Skater Dress by Ashley Stewart.  I managed to get this dress during an online sale they had 2 weeks ago.  When I first saw it, I thought, where in the world would I wear it -  considering the temperatures in New Jersey have been in the teens lately - but, I HAD to have it!  I decided to buy it now and figure out how to style it later.

While I already have my staple Little Black Dress (LBD), I liked the edginess of this one.  This particular skater dress has a good amount of stretch and is very plus size friendly.  It hugs where it needs to hug but also flares out at the waist.  The length is also perfect for us "Long Legged Lucys." (lol)  In addition, the mesh provides a nice peek-a-boo effect for us daring fashionistas who dare to bare just a tad bit of skin without showing e'rrthang!  Needless to say, this dress can be worn in the winter with tights as I have done, or you can go bare legged in the summer with a pair of pumps.  Either way, you will definitely turn heads in this show stopping LBD!

Isn't this dress lovely??  I was feelin' myself just a tad! *wink*


Yes it was cold outside but I was feeling HAWT!!!!!! *z circle snap*
Thanks for reading lovelies...until next time! ~Nijah J~



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Cookin' with Nij

One of my latest goals is to try at least 2 recipes per month, in an effort to add more variety and also expand my growing list of "Fave Things I Like to Cook."  Besides, eating the same things the same way all the time can get pretty boring.  Also, I want to enjoy my food.  Just because I'm choosing healthier ways to eat, should not mean the food has to lack taste or that I'll lose my taste buds altogether.  So I headed to Pinterest and boy, there were sooo many recipes and how tos...and surpisingly, it sparked my culinary interest!

The first recipe I tried was chicken related. You can't go wrong with chicken, lol!  I found this particular recipe on All Recipes.  I did modify it because although the recipe called for (crushed) croutons, I didn't have those, so I used Panko (bread crumbs) instead.  That is the only difference.  Other than that, I cut and seasoned the strips, then dipped them in butter.  Next, I coated them with a thin layer of Panko and put them in the oven (on a baking sheet) until they were a nice golden brown.  After about 20 minutes, I flipped them over so that the other side could bake to a nice golden crisp as well.
These chicken nuggets were well seasoned and altogether yummy!

For dipping sauce, I used Wish Bone's Spicy Honey Mustard and voila!!  The chicken nuggets were crunchy on the outside and very tender and well seasoned on the inside.  For my side dish, I had a hearty salad with greens, cucumbers, tomatoes, and raisins.

Well peeps, feel free to join me and swap recipes.  Besides, why buy it when we can learn to make it ourselves!  Thanks for reading and stay tuned for my next Cookin' with Nij adventure! ~Nijah~