Triple threat 

Happy Wednesday! Happy October! I say this every time but it’s seriously been forever. I’m a busy bee, 5 classes is no joke, with 2 girls is even more hilarious: but needless to say I’m killin it! 

I’m working for an amazing brand right now (from home which is ideal), so I promised myself I would blog more and have the girls involved. I’ve gotten so many requests for the girls to be in the spotlight again and honestly how could I resist?! 

Avynn loves her photo taken, but Ivory was a whole different story haha- James was a trooper he kept chasing her then putting her in her “spot” and running out of the frame quickly


Cheetah/leopard made its way back on shelves and I’m not mad. I feel a sense of power wearing it, it’s so bold. The girls are animals so this was perfect for them 


I’ve had this top for years, and also I’m loving how faux leather is back! 

I tried to dress down my look with these slippers from Simply Vera Wang

Also, I love that I can dress this skirt up or down, with a blouse or a loose tee! 


Ave was in such a good mood she kept saying “Mama remember we used to blog when Ivory was in your belly?” Haha

I used to do anything to keep us out of the house while I was still pregnant  but having 2 girls is like having 20, I swear 

We grabbed some pretty cute shots, and how cute are their matching skirts from Old Navy?!You guys will also see a lot more of this bag! I’ve teamed up with Lily Jade-this is the chic-est diaper bag I’ve ever seen- obsessed! I’ll be posting on Instagram some amazing features it has!  

I’ll keep it short and sweet today- but I wanted to throw red into this blog set to symbolize the strength and power of family. Vegas is still in my thoughts and prayers, and it’s been so hard for me to shake. Hold your family and friends extra tight, all we need to spread is love more than anything. 

Mid-week Metallics

                                Hey hey!!
I’m already half way through my second week of classes-so I have bragging rights right now haha 

Wednesday’s have always been my favorite day of the week, mid-way through, and something always made me feel so accomplished waking up Wednesday mornings! Sadly this means September is half way gone, and summer is fading. This is my time for transition outfits: where I take choices and combine seasons. This usually happens in layers- that is why I loooooove Fall; L A Y E R S!!!

A friend of mine who I actually haven’t seen in years reached out to me explaining she just opened her first boutique! I was so excited for her and she sent me some goodies! Because I under went surgery this summer I honestly think I’ve been in a bathing suit maybe 5x. 

She sent me a few 1 pieces, and this one fit best ( although I never show the full details since I refuse to expose my stomach right now). I’ve recently also been rocking a pair of sunnies from her boutique as well, they can be seen on my Instagram in my most recent photos! At @kashaxmarie . 

Anyways, I love that the metallic one piece matched my metallic booties I snagged a few months back from ZARA . 

I feature these in a lot of photos because they remind me of a pair of rose gold metallic flats I had years ago, and I’m so glad my love for futuristic fashion is making a small spot light. 

I wore these to class yesterday and got stopped by so many girls! One told me, “this outfit is confident,” haha

You can find similar booties everywhere like Here …. Here …. Here ( I tried to give you guys some versatility)! 


Denim-on-denim will never stop (forewarning you now), so of course I took advantage of this once again as you can see. I treated the swim suit as a body suit which pictured looks like a bralette. 

You can find her boutique on Instagram at @24kclothing_ ( you will see more from her line on my Instagram)!


Next I wanted to talk about this jacket I’ve showcased a few times! Another friend of mine owns this company Jypsy! I’ve blogged about this brand in the past (I styled a red Adidas Jypsy bomber). 

I’m obsessed with this acid wash “Cotton Candy” jean jacket! I’ve been trying so hard to embrace color in my wardrobe! 

You can find/follow this brand here at @Jypsy.life 

As you can see in this photo 


my hair has some waves; I’ve been mentioning in several posts now that I’ve teamed up full-time with L’Ange Hair <—— that link gives you my insane discount code. I’ve never been the type to obsess over my hair, but it’s been so soft and fluffy! 

Feel free to ask me any questions about our products! To achieve the wavy look above I used the 25mm (1inch) Titanium blush wand! I can give you half off -like I said insaneeeee

I chose to layer my outfit to transition these summer-like pieces. My spray tan has faded, and my metallic sunnies went missing ; but overall this look was comfy and confident haha 


Power 

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Growing up whenever I would hear the word power/powerful I always thought it meant how strong someone was, and that to me was always physical. Years later power to me doesn’t just boil down to muscles, haha

I went through a huge funk this past year, and it allowed me to get back in touch with me. My passions, who I am, and what I love. Growing up I loved to read and write. I was super late in the game reading Girl Boss about 8 months ago, but let me tell you I’ve re-read it a thousand times; even just small excerpts to remind myself to never give up during those times when my overthinking brain screamed louder than my open heart.

Luckily I’ve been anything but negative lately, something has come over me and it feels so amazing! I picked up “Power of Broke” by Daymond John ( for those of you who don’t know Daymond he is the “people’s shark” from ABC’s Shark Tank).

To me, Daymond isn’t just the “people’s shark.” I remember growing up my older sister would rock FUBU and whenever she’d sleep out at a friends house I would steal her clothes and wear them…growing up with sisters man haha

So Daymond has always been a HUGE inspiration for me, mostly because of the fact that I could relate to him 100%. I remember years ago I was reading an article about him and his journey, and the one point that’s always stuck with me was his ability to build a brand out of his house-sleeping in a sleeping bag on the floor right nearby some clothes he had to ship out.

This image never left my head. I’ve received handfuls of advice about entrepreneurship from plenty of experienced people, bitter people, and helpful ones; but I’ve always felt they’ve never been delt my cards, felt my footsteps. And man when I tell you, Daymonds book is speaking levels. I’ve screamed YASSSS outloud so many times, and smiled twice as much.
I am the Power of Broke. Since day 1 nothing, ever has been handed to me. This is 100% the reason why success never came easy. I’ve always been lazy with excuses and doubts; telling myself nothing could ever happen for me. I’ve never felt things were in reach, or even at the end of the tunnel for that matter. This was until I became a mom. At first I let life beat me up a little, then I grabbed the gloves. Now I am hungry.

Never in my life have I ever felt so powerful, and a huge reason for this is because of the push. I’ve been pushing out of my comfort zone, and having faith in prayer. But guys, prayer is only so powerful ’til backed with action.

I’m on my way to a meeting that will push something I’ve been working on, and I can’t wait to share with you all. Reading to me, alters reality for me, well actually it puts reality back into perspective. Hearing multiple success stories has overwhelmed me with faith.

I want to thank you Daymond for your down-to-earth real advice. It’s such a breath of fresh air to hear reassuring words from someone who never let money change him. Just know you pulled me out of a depression-you gave no false hope, just reality. So I thank you. You hit it right on the head when you described the power I hold as an individual in my circumstances. The power of positivity is really what this generation needs.

If you guys haven’t had the chance to read, and you’re one of those who have been in a rut lately; he got you!

And in honor of power, you all know Red is the perfect symbolic color! I chose to mix pink and powerful. Pink was a huge theme of my first collection I dropped; then I snatched it back. I wasn’t ready, but now more than ever I feel so powerful. Ladies don’t be scared to colorblock-although James wasn’t feelin’ this look at first, he came around haha


Saturday Blues 

It’s been a long summer for me. I’m just now hitting 7.5 weeks post-op from my hernia surgery and lawddddd what a recovery. As always recommended please do your research before you agree to procedures! No complaints here-but I thought I’d bounce-back quicker!

And summertime is all about feeling comfortable, cooling down, and making memories. So I finally decided to throw on a bathing suit I’ve had for months
I love the denim-on-denim, since childhood so let me tell you-it will always be my go-to!

It took a lot for me to post these photos of my stomach, because I’m not fully healed, and I never expose it! But hey, beauty is skin deep guys, better to be natural and embrace your flaws then to be like the rest of ’em- photoshopped.  My goal is to actually get to the beach before I start classes! I hope you’re all enjoying the last of your summer, I’ll keep this short and sweet! 

Love who you are, fix things you want to improve, but realize you’re more than what you look like. It’s hard to feel comfortable with my stomach showing because it’s been my biggest weakness for years. But I’m working on it, and for now I realize I’ve held two huge and beautiful baby girls in this body, and I have the best man who loves me for me. I’m happy and healthy and that’s what counts. I remind myself of all of these blessings every single day, and this has helped me move past my looks and towards my goals! 

Xx, 4O1FIERCE 

POWER

It’s been soooo long… it feels like…right? 

I’ve full force taken all of my energies and focused them on projects I’m working on with the designer I work for! I can’t wait to share the goods with you all! Lately I’ve been go-go-go, and I forgot how nice it feels to just sit here with Ave next to me, and Ivory in my arms. So so peaceful. 

I don’t think I’ve ever hustled as hard before children. Literally your family is what you should live for. 

I want to keep this post short and sweet. Women are powerful. We are strong. We are the future of everything. When I gave birth to both girls, I fell in love instantly, as all parents do. But they have changed me. I will now continue living to inspire them, as they inspire me even greater. 

With the world so crazy, us as women need to stick together. If women weren’t so catty, the world would run so differently. As for now, stick together. We all need peace more now than ever. 

Yesterday was International Women’s Day. And I’m a proud mother. No one is perfect, but I surprise myself every single day.

Because I’ve been so confident in my skin since becoming a mother, I wasn’t scared to show it!

This top is from Vagina Cult inspiring women all of the world! I’m obsessed with this statement top! I felt bold, confident, and beautiful! I’m also in love with the painting they sent me as well! Check them out!! 

I’m also obsessing over my ‘Matty’ from our AV Collection!! Cutest little clutch and it’s only $48!!

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! 


Navy, baby 

Sheesh everyone it’s been wayyy too long. I’ve been doing a lot of self reflecting lately, and have made some big moves to improve my future.I will be completing my Bachelors degree finally

I’ll keep this post today short and sweet! If you’re ever feeling unsure of yourself, take a step back. Going on a family vacation allowed me to really clear my head. I battle a lot with my thoughts, and I’m finding clarity when I enjoy memories rather than sitting on social media watching others enjoy theirs. We are the generation of a technology boom, and don’t get me wrong, social media is all about networking and can for sure be helpful. It’s the amount of time and acknowledgement you give it. I needed to re-evaluate and get my goals up and going again!

But now, I’m back, and in Navy, baby!

I couldn’t wait for warmer weather to rock this pretty pinkish cut out tank! This can be found at Pom Pom ! 

My jacket is a vintage suede, and I love the floral embroidery, so girly!!

Perfect balance of nuetrals + navy! What helps you all get out of that funk? For me, it’s relaxing with my family to clear my head. And oh! Of course distracting myself with dressing up, just to go to dinner, haha! 

With all of the craziness surrounding us lately, remember what matters. Education, Love, positive people surrounding you, and never losing focus of your goals; regardless of how far they may be, or difficult! 

                Happy Monday everyone!!! 

Road Trippin’

Guyssss I’m so so so excited to leave this freezing R.I weather and lay peaceful with the palm trees! Every year since forever James and I have gone down south during March for our Anniversary, but this year we start early!!

We always drive down, it’s such a great experience traveling through 10 states, we love to stop at little farmers markets (it’s our thing). 
Also, this week James and I announced we will soon be launching our YouTube channel!! I’m so pumped! 

So, I’ve been nothing but comfy lately, and surprisingly I’m seeing results at 4 months postpartum and couldn’t feel happier! I finally felt ‘not-so-bloated’ enough to throw on my onesie from OnePiece and guys I’m so in love! They sent me two different styles, one can be seen on my Instagram, the other I’ll be focusing on today! 

The one I’ve been living in lately is skin-tight, and the comfiest! 

The One piece comes in a ton of colors, but you know me I’m super neutral! 

Also I’ve been so so in love with this weekender bag from ModaLuxe! It’s so soft, and the perfect size! 

I feel I’m my most confident when I’m comfortable and this outfit screams comfy!

I’m heading out, I still have a ton to pack! You’ll be seeing more from me soon! In the meantime head to Moda and use my discount code ‘ 4o1fierce20%off’ to save some mulahhh on their perfect bags!! 

Nude Attitude 

                            Hey hey hey!!

With Holidays literally around the corner, I haven’t even had time to blink! I got hired at a new job and we leave for vacation the first week of January! 

So much has been going on and pretty soon I’ll be working wearing scrubs, so I’ve been trying my hardest to whip all of my favorite items out of my closet! 

I have such a fun announcement for the first of the year, and I’ve never been so unsure about something ever haha 

And guys don’t worry, I’m NOT pregnant again, ha 

Although it’s been soooo cold here in the 401, I’ve been refusing to bundle up (clearly why I’m feeling sick). I whipped this favorite coat of mine out finally!

And although these heels are 2 sizes too big, I’ve still been rockin’ with them! 

These jeans I’ve had for forever and when I tell you they’re my favorite, they’re top fave! They’re high waisted, and surprisingly from Charlotte Russe! 

I think I only have 3 pairs of denim that fit still and these are one of the few that aren’t ripped!

I received the cutest little necklace with my daughters names Ivory, and Avynn on the ‘dog-chain-like’ pieces

I haven’t taken it off, I’ve already had a few people ask where I received it from! 

Lemon Bug Shop sent me this necklace, that I know I will for sure be blogging frequently wearing! 

My necklace was custom made with the girls names, and I chose the font, and to have mine gold;

Order yours here ➡️ Lemon Bug Shop
I snagged this cute mock neck sweater for only $10 at H&M! 
My huge obsession with neutrals continues, and I find it’s easiest to throw outfits together in my closet by mixing hues like these hues of nudes!

Before I embark on a new career journey I made a promise to myself to stay up-to-date with my blogging, and with Florida creeping up on us, you’ll be seeing a lot more from my closet!! 

Xx, 4O1 Fierce