Throw it together 

Perfect day to start a routine right? Things have been so crazy for us this summer and I’ve never been more excited to jump back into the books! Going back to school has been a huge goal of mine since my first postpartum experience, but unfortunately finding and maintaining childcare was always the biggest hurdle. 

Avynn will be entering Preschool, and I’m hoping my school schedule will work perfectly with Ivory being cared for. 

I’ve never realized how much overthinking my brain could actually handle, until I became a mom! Now that I have two daughters I’ve found ways to cut corners and care less about things I used to beat myself up for. 

With school starting, and finally being recovered from my stomach surgery, I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of blogging. James and I finally decided hey we do have some extra time to create our channel- months ago we announced our “Life in the Fierce Lane” YouTube channel; but depression is no joke.

I went through months of hating social media, deleting photos, and staying low-key with my family. I realized my blog and my collaborations with brands really gave me a creative outlet, and I missed it. I will be re-launching a new and improved brand later this month – I’ve been hesitant for 3 months now – yikes 

Getting my “ducks-in-a-row” has been like pulling teeth because our brains are so powerful, yet so damaging when our mental health is sad. 

I’ve been finding clarity, and feeling like Kasha again (so corny)!

I felt this look is my perfect representation of how I’ve been for the past few months- thrown together!

I took a men’s tee and threw a twist on it- literally-twisting my belt 

I felt comfy, and a stranger told me to wear more color! Haha 


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Stand Out! 

Social media man….such a love hate relationship with it, I have. For years I loooooved the simple fact that I could check in on those who I wonder about. Or that simple reminder of a birthday that pops up! Then as time passed, I realized a simple text is different. More genuine, closer to the touch. 

But mannnnn how this generation allows the simple habit of posting, to take over their daily existence. Now I’m not going to sit here and point fingers, or try to act like I’m 10 feet close to perfect; but I once was that addict. I wanted to be in the “know.” I wanted to see what everyone was doing, where everyone was going. And I honestly now know why.

I lacked a busy life style, I was a stay-at-home-mom for 2.5 years ( the longest time in my liiiife) and although 2 little girls kept my hands full, I constantly had the fear of missing out. Mostly due to my stubborn mindset, I didn’t want to give up my dreams of creating. I was great at being a mother, and great at creating. 

As soon as I took the leap and began my position as Creative Director, and Production Manager, my days turned to nights! 

Hustle is the most important word thus far. If I am simply standing still I feel as if I’m taking steps backwards. I have notebooks of ideas, and years ahead. Goals so far, and some in reach as the days move ahead. One thing is clear, I’ve been neglecting social media again. Hop on from time to time, and again-feel as though I’m taking steps backwards. I see photos of this generation all looking the same, all struggling to stay on trend; Kardashians everywhere. I’ve been spending a lot of time in my head. Planning, pushing. 

On this Monday, I finished a workout and felt accomplished, I realized half way through that giving up wouldn’t make me happy tomorrow, so instead I did 5 extra reps.

Instead of placing my phone on the opposite side of the room, I turned my negative thoughts to business thoughts. Social media is powerful; so powerful it ranks top outlet for marketing. 

I’m sitting in this small house, in the smallest state, and without hesitation realized it’s time to push forward, get out of the funk, and keep going. I promised myself to use this outlet not only as I first began its use for-writing, but to also share with you everything I have been working on! 

So many of you have been following up with my last few years of life haha , and I realized that so much of my support comes from this outlet. I want to say thank you to those who came to my office to purchase bags it’s an indescribable feeling. So much hard work and dedication goes into this line. 

So this post is to remind everyone to stand out! Don’t follow what your idea of perfection is, just be yourself. I threw myself together yesterday and got endless compliments for my tomboy outfit (especially from the cutest little ole’ ladies)! 

Our Red fabric will be taking a vacation for awhile, so these are the last of them, and guysssss I’m so in love! I hope you all enjoy, and remember sometimes a bright/bold accessory can pull together your entire look ( here I felt a taddddd bit less of a boy with this red Mary) haha


Ready for ya!

Hey everyone! As I say time and time again, “it’s been awhile.” “Momming,”Blogging, capturing photos, writing in general, and “modeling,” have been ways to merge all of my passions into one. 

I started this blog to write and use it as an outlet while I was pregnant. I soon turned it into a way to inspire other pregnant women who were reading. Regardless of what this has turned into; when I’m not doing it, I miss it. 

I just landed an amazing job and this is the biggest factor with not hopping on here! You will see a lot more of me now, as I begin to introduce a brand that I’m obsessed with! I am all about supporting your locals, but this women has gone a long way! She’s had her work in Museums, Universities, and Magazines all around the world. Andrea Valentini is a lifestyle brand, whom I am now the Creative Director of!!! She hand makes Vegan, textured hand bags and accessories, as well as house items!! 

I am ecstatic about this journey and I hope you all love following up with us too! You will see amazing accessories and handbags on my blog, so I wanted to make a point that this blog post will be my last post featuring none-the-less-of AV!

This set was taken the morning of my first day on the job! I hope you all enjoy and please follow me on Instagram at @Kashhmarieee as well as @AndreaValentini to keep up with a new and HUGE project we are working on! 


Last call for jeans 

So as I’ve mentioned in the previous post, we only have 5 weeks to go. I’m officially 35 weeks pregnant with baby #2, and only 35 days ’til we get to kiss her cheeks!

One thing I’ve always enjoyed about fashion is being able to dress “tomboy” with a twist. Although it was super hot, I decided Ave and I would throw some jeans on and go! And let.me.tell.you. It took a good 4 minutes to get these jeans past my hips 😳

Babies really do change our womanly figure, and I cannot complain. All my life I struggled to gain weight and was self conscious of having “chicken legs, and bony knees.”

And as much as I enjoy the weight gain and widening of hips, this was my biggest pair a jeans in the closet, and they didn’t get zipped or buttoned, haha 


Clothing holds so much memory, just like photos, and both I cling to. This camo shirt I wore over 4 years ago at Halloween…so so crazy to me. These jeans Avynn has on were from a previous blog post “DIY Denim”


I’ve literally been flipping my closet upside down to help resist the urge to just throw on sweats or active wear. This “shirt” is a dress I wore months back, it’s so insane the amount of clothes I’ve been re-creating into something different.




As always I throw on a hat and go! I’ve always been such a hat girl but since becoming a mom I think there’s been a handful of times I’ve actually tried and done my hair!

Now my hair is growing at an insane pace and these roots are hiding.


Both chokers around my neck were made by me, because like I always say… Improvise with what you already have in your closet!!!

Ladies, pregnant or not start flipping your closets! Take one of your favorite dresses and use it as a tunic style shirt with some ripped boyfriend jeans and booties! It’s comfy, you don’t always have to go for a crop top!

            Until next time! Xx, 4O1Fierce

 

KHAKI 

Sooooo Fall neutrals are creeping their way into Spring and Summer weather, and I have zero complaints! You name it, tan, brown, maroon, khaki…and can’t forget black of course. I loooove earthy tones and Khaki/Nudes are super popular lately, so I’m excited!

Today’s Sunday + we spend every Sunday at James’ parents! There’s a small breeze so I chose to let Ave stay comfy since they installed a new swing set and I knew she’d be running around with the kids! 

What’s been so easy lately is finally finding a routine that works for Ave and I! She is in a “copying Mommy” phase and it’s way easier to match our outfits instead of her throwing huge fits and destroying her room haha

We lay out our outfits on my bed, jump in the shower, and the biggest struggle is brushing through all of her amazing curls! 



I chose to blog today to feature these jeans that I’m proud of 😏! I got these a year ago in solid khaki, and wanted to “Springify” them! 

So many friends are asking where I got them, and I finally decided to bring my creative side back and create some magic VS. spend $40 on a new pair! – I hand ripped them myself!

If interested feel free to email me for how I created this look! ➡️ 4O1fiercely@gmail.com



I can’t stand how much Ave loves the camera ha, but don’t worry hopes for a lawyer over here, no models allowed! 

                 Happy Sunday everyone!!! 

Xx

4O1fierce