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3 Timely Lessons From My First Postpartum Wardrobe Audit That Will Help You + Reese’s Rack

A little over 7 months in and I did it! I kept my commitment to my “no excuses” weekly workout plan, and hosted my first wardrobe audit. Yaaasss!

I gave myself the time I needed and refused to stress myself out trying to become a member of the “I snapped back in 6 weeks” club.  No ma’am not me! I came to terms with this truth, well before Dream arrived and I’m so thankful! So 6ish months in, I finally ventured in for a wardrobe audit, trying on some of my most prized wardrobe pieces. Here are three lesson I learned through that process:

1. Give Yourself Grace.

I’m constantly reminded to give myself grace as I navigate #momlife, and I’ve been very intentional about giving myself that same level of grace in other areas of my life… especially with my body. Listen, being pregnant changed my body completely (😭😭😭) and I’m embracing the process as I “bounce-back”. Girl!!! It has taken me nearly 6 months just to get to a place where I am even comfortable facing my closet, and that is okay. This is a process, and I refuse to rush it or add unnecessary stress. The only person I’m graced to keep up with is MYSELF. And on this journey, grace really has my guiding light! Give Yourself Grace.

2. Things around you MUST shift as your life changes.

My social life has changed. The way in which I conduct business is shifting.  When and where I go and how I am able to show up is no longer the same… so my wardrobe must follow suit. I knew that some of those special pieces wouldn’t serve me the same way as they did before I had Dream, so I had to get really real about what I wanted to keep. Ironically, as my life has expanded, I’ve decided to embrace a more minimalistic lifestyle. This means that I can only embrace the things that can serve me right now.  Yes,  I kept a few date night and girls’ night out ensembles.  But As my life has become more “demanding” with a baby, I made it a point to keep the majority of my wardrobe chic & edgy, yet comfortable and quick. Now don’t get it twisted, I am and always will be #SnatchedforHisglory! I Just had to pivot a bit. The idea is “grab and go”, while still being fabulous! Things around you must shift as your life changes!

3. If it doesn’t serve you, Let it go!

This goes beyond holding onto things that no longer fit. This is more so about holding on to things that no longer serve me. This is about that dress I wore when I went in for my first interview (that I haven’t touched in 2 years), and that gorgeous gown I wore for my baby shower (yes just a matter of months ago).  Those garments were seasonal and I need to thank them for what they did for me and release! Yes, they bring me joy when I remember when I wore them, but when I think of how to incorporate them into my wardrobe NOW… it’s a bit overwhelming. Almost like mental clutter, SERIOUSLY!!  They could easily be passed on to someone else for enjoyment! I know for some of us the mindset is “it’s in great condition”, or “I only wore it once”, but the real question is how will it serve you now? And if it’s causing mental clutter trying to sort it all out, release it!  If it doesn’t serve you, let it go!

So… in honor of letting  go… I’ve set up shop with the hopes that some of my most cherished garments will end up with women who will love and cherish them as well!

Reese Rack

From today until February 2nd, if you click here you’ll see what I’m calling “Reese’s Rack”! A few of my fave pieces need a new home! So go on over to my site, and share with a friend. I hope you’ll find something you love that can serve you now! 

Reese

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#Snatched For His Glory | Pre-Order ends Today

ICYMI : I released and re-released the #Snatched FOR HIS GLORY tees on my online store,  Fierce & Refined Boutique! Yaaaaaassss🔥🔥🔥 Today is the FINAL DAY to pre-order, and I don’t want you to miss out! Also enjoy free shipping site wide with code “#snatched”.

Both styles of the #Snatched tees are ONLY AVAILABLE DURING pre-order!

So don’t delay + check out a quick video of how I style it!🔥🔥🔥

 

**CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW**

 

Reese

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Own Your Slay University Presents|The STYLE SUITE

The wait is over!

You ladies already know I am a firm believer in being #SNATCHEDforHisglory, and I’m finally sharing ALL of my tips, tricks, and resources to help you SLAY in STYLE! 

Click below for all the deets including upcoming courses! I’m so excited for what the fall has in store!

 

Copy of Revised Style Suite

And be sure to connect with me on social media @Reese_ _Dennis!

Reese

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Top 5 Online Summer Finds That Won’t Break the Bank| Style Edition

Hey ladies!

If you’re following me on any social media platform, then you know that I am a proud new mommy! #Blessed is an understatement (stay tuned for more to come on that).

I’ve been somewhat living under a rock for the past few weeks catering a new beautiful  little human <3, and came up for air just in time to see that Amazon Prime Days are here!

As many of you know I am an avid online shopper, so I thought what better time to share some of my fave prime purchases for the summer, complete with how I wore them and links so you can add to your summer wardrobe!! Enjoy and #OwnYourSlay! Yaaasssss!!!

Top 5 fave Prime Summer Purchases (That won’t break the bank)!

img_6042Women Sleeveless Bandage Wrap Tie up Crop Top

Dare to show a little skin this summer! As you can see this top can be worn in many different ways. From casual with a pair of hi-waist jeans,  to perfectly paired with a midi skirt for a chic dinner date! (I actually wore the navy to a business meeting and it was a hit!)

 

img_3536.jpgWomen Boho Halter Cover Up

My all time fave cover up! It was a bit tricky to figure out how to tie all the straps, but once I figured it out, you couldn’t tell me nothing! No description needed! Get you one!

 

img_1069Women Bohemian Cover Up

Another vacation gem! You seriously cannot go wrong with this vibrant duster style cover up. Pair it with any swim suit… or with a tank and distressed denim! Love it!

 

img_6043Women Basic Sleeveless Crop Top

I love love love crop tops! 2 reasons. One, I do love to show a little belly skin with a hi-waist skirt or trousers, but I also love that it can be tucked with minimum bulk. Have you ever worn one of those long tank tops and your annoyed with all the bulk it creates when you tuck it! This is the solution!

Ohhh, and I CANNOT neglect to mention @sewsophisticatedpoet , the designer of my fabulous Ankara Skirt Be sure to connect with and check out her sophisticated designs on Instagram! 

 

img_6049Women Off the Shoulder Casual Blouse

This top was a total shocker. When I saw it online the review were a bit mixed. I took a risk and to my surprise it was the PERFECT fit! I loved it so much that I purchased in two colors… which were pleasantly vibrant! Super easy to wear and pair!

Wait, THERE IS MORE!

Some of you may struggle with online shopping and may be thinking, “Reese, I love these looks… but how can I find my OWN top 5”?

Don’t you worry.. I’ve got you, boo!

Stay tuned for my tips and tricks on how to master online shopping!

Be sure to subscribe and join my mailing list,  so you don’t miss out on my special announcement!

Reese

**Affiliate links used!

 

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3 Items to Make Your Wardrobe Pop || Wardrobe Wednesday (reboot) #SnatchedSeptember

Happy Thursday ladies, Wardrobe Wednesday is a little late due to some overwhelming technical difficulties (LAWD, if you ONLY KNEW the struggle), but WE ARE LIVE NOW! Today,  we’re going into my wardrobe for some inspirations, as we discuss 3 things to add to your wardrobe to MAKE IT POP! Yaaaaassss!!! Check out my video below, and be sure to like, comment, share and BE ENCOURAGED! 

Love what you’re seeing?  Don’t want to miss any other posts or videos? Well, be sure to LIKE, COMMENT, SHARE and SUBSCRIBEJoin in for more empowerment tips on how to live your best life; mind, body, & relationships.  And be sure to connect with me on Instagram @Reese__Dennis and Facebook Fierce & Refined ♥️♥️