Thursday, November 13, 2014

Chocolate Covered Graham Cracker

Have you ever looked at a color combination that you wore and it later reminded you of a particular food? Perhaps it’s because I’m a shameless foodie, but sometimes after I wear something, I suddenly realize that it looks similar to a combination of something edible, LOL! Today’s look reminds me of chocolate covered graham crackers…
This look is perfect for a Fall-esque day. I had planned to wear more shorts this summer, but it just didn’t happen. For the cooler months, I treat shorts just as I do skirts: add tights and push on!

Fur-trimmed Hat: Lord & Taylor| Velvet Blazer: Jones New York| Shorts:Mango (also worn here)| Tights: Lord & Taylor| Mary Jane Shoes: Victoria's Secret


About Truthful Thursdays:
You might remember that back in June I started a new series here on the blog entitled, “Truthful Thursdays”. I created it as a space for me to share more of my authentic self with my readers. Style and fashion is a very small part of who I am as a woman.  Unfortunately, I slacked off in keeping up with “Truthful Thursdays” as a result of a busy schedule. I didn’t carve out the time and energy necessary to sit down and create quality content. Now that the winter months have rolled in, my schedule has settled down somewhat and I plan to get back on track with Truthful Thursdays. Well today is Thursday, and there’s no better time than the present, right?! 

As I’ve mentioned before, I share my style with the intention of inspiring girls and women to confidently OWN whatever body size and or body type they have. Styling options are not limited because of your size, body type, or age. Generally speaking, when one dresses well, and actually likes the way that they look in their clothing, they feel happier as a person. Despite my intentions in blogging my style, I am a ‘private’ individual, one who does not like to open up to ‘strangers’, but rather only those whom have shown themselves to be worthy of trust. This fact causes me to battle within myself: What would I like to share with my audience versus what would I not like to share. However, I realize that for women to truly connect with me, I MUST (as I repeat this to myself out loud) let my guard down even further, and share my feelings. 

Here we go:
So, I’ve been in a reflective state as of late, as to what direction I’d like to go with my style blog. Would I like to talk more about my love of vintage fashion, perhaps sharing tips that work for me? Or, is it my ultimate dream to design a clothing line? I’ve learned that a number of style bloggers across the globe are interested in monetizing their blogs in one way or another. Some do it through advertising for brands on their personal blog and or social media accounts, for which they receive a commission. Others work with specific brands, including attending events and such. This awareness has caused me to ask myself: What are your long term goals? You see, when I started blogging I only set ONE goal. I had planned that if I did not reach that one goal, I’d move on and pursue other interests, discontinuing blogging altogether. Fast forward to now, just over a year of blogging my personal style and guess what? I actually reached my ONE goal! LOL! So now the figurative elephant that is looming in my room: What’s next? I didn’t plan out previously exactly what I wanted to do if/when I actually reached my ONE goal! Lesson to self: Always believe that you can and that you will.

As I continue to reflect on my objectives and goals going forward, I’ll begin implementing changes here and there to align my vision. 

But first, I’d like to get your feedback! What would you like to see/read about here on InMyJoi? How did you learn about this site? What makes you follow my blog?

Thanks for stopping by Style Lovers, I can’t wait to hear from you!
Xx

8 comments:

  1. I follow your blog and book marked it because I look forward to see you styling and profiling as well as read what you have to say about a particular subject. There are many bloggers making decent money with their blog and many have to give up their individuality to keep making that dough. Then there are others that make their blog their only business and work it as such. My question for you, because I think I know you so much. . . are you ready to start blogging as your full time job? Your answer in truth is all you need. Whatever you do, stay true to You and Enjoy your Life my Sista!

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    1. Thank you very much Neti for your loyal support now, and from the very beginning. I agree, it appears that sometimes individuality is sacrificed for the gain of free products and or monetary provisions. I think the key in maintaining individuality and sincerity lies in turning down opportunities that aren't a good match, and truly being selective in what ventures one chooses to engage in. Blogging as a full-time job, especially during the start-up, is probably quite the challenge. Definitely food for thought!

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  2. ALSO, I love this outfit, it is sort of unexpected but still pure Joi.

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    1. Thanks Neti, I revel in the unexpected ;) LOL!

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  3. I follow because of your quirky, vintage style. VERY different from my own, so it forces me to take risks. I got you off of the blogger listing of Curvy Fashionista I think. I come back because you blog everyday and your blog is so sunny, funny. I like that.

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    1. Thanks for the honest feedback, I too like to follow blogs who showcase a style much different from my own! Thanks to TCF for sending you my way, and I truly hope that I can continue to offer 'fun in the sun' :) Have a great day!

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  4. Hi Joi, I found you through Google+ by way of the group I've joined, Black Fashion & Beauty. I love your style so eclectic, your style vision is so authentic! I blog as well and I'm in the same boat where I wanted to stop writing, I started out with oneblog and now have three, with different perspectives. I too have recently decided to make this hobby I love into a market for something so much more as others are doing. Good luck to you on your continued journey and I will definitely add you to my Circles.

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    1. Hi Donna, I'm so happy that you found me via Google+. Congratulations to you for deciding to make your hobby work for you, and best wishes in your endeavors!!! I look forward to seeing your authentic fashion style in the future!

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