No caption needed. All things are working for my good. #blessed
I am on a mission to help women improve their mood, performance and emotional well-being by adding a burst of colour to their personal style. Book me to speak at your women's corporate or community event/webinar by visiting my website at: www.jamilakyari.com Whether it is wearing that new red lipstick or a bright scarf on a gloomy day, studies on the Psychology of Colour show that colour can help increase confidence and happiness. Using my personal story as a tool for transformation, I am helping women explore the rich shapes, silhouettes, textures, patterns and prints that colourful fashion has to offer. Join me!
Current Situation: Woke up feeling very blessed about the success of my workshop series for women. I've been getting some great feedback and will be tweaking/refining to make this series better. If you are interested in booking me to speak to your corporate or community group, visit my website: www.jamilakyari.com The Style & Expression series is a 2-hour uplifting session that uses fashion as a vehicle to inspire confidence in females. The intent of this session is to leave women feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and revived. It begins by taking a quick look at the unique challenges women face, then takes her on a stylish journey to becoming her best self before wrapping up with tools for action. Some topics explored throughout include body image, self-acceptance and emotional well-being. This interactive meeting is for every female and can be tailored for any audience regardless of age or background – from the high school girl next door to the savvy working professional.
It's Monday. Don't be afraid to be and do more than is expected. Challenge yourself and move beyond the status quo. Show up, take up space and dazzle. Have a great day! Image: @smad_con
Chilling like a ................
Sharing a quick photo moment with @giuseppethemc at the Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals (CAMP) Awards after party!
Today's Headlines: My client @bohten (Bohten Eyewear) in the news with @cbctoronto and @cbcnews sharing the Vision of Change for sustainable eyewear production in West Africa! Position your brand for strategic success. My marketing consult for fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands is currently accepting new clients. Ready to expand your digital footprint, build brand recognition and make a profit? Get in touch with me via: www.jamilakyari.com
Be yourself. You have to be bold and fearless for you. Not trying to be someone else or the version others are trying to turn you into. You have got to be you - pure and unadulterated. Let that person on the inside show up and be present every single time. This is how you captivate and conquer... Image: @thefearlessbombshell
Loving this dress that I recently received from Kipfashion.com so I paired it with a sheer blue sweater and a pair of aged leather loafers to match. Kipfashion is a retail platform that provides African craftsmen and designers with access to an international market. Africa has always been a land with color and taste, whether it is its people, cultures, music, cuisine, art, or fashion. So, it’s great to be able to purchase unique wares that are authentically African and from a credible source. With Kipfashion, you can be sure that you will get good quality products that are shipped in a timely fashion coupled with great customer service. Loved this post? Click the link in my bio now and complete the pop-up form to download a copy of my gift to you - a free style guide including where to get the best print looks. Helping you to look stylish, feel great! (www.jamilakyari.com)
It's time to get out there and start asking for what you truly deserve! There is absolutely nothing cute about playing small or settling for less. Put in the work, raise your standards and then ASK! Image: @positivelypresent
African print dresses are colourful and chic. You can never go wrong wearing them to a special event provided it’s the right style and fit. Whether it’s that office party or a casual evening spent with family, you will find a special dress such as the one I'm wearing from Kipfashion.com to help you look stylish and feel great. Click the link in my bio and complete the pop-up form to get an inside scoop on all things stylish and chic curated by yours truly. Link in bio! (www.jamilakyari.com)
Watch the video: Start your Saturday morning with some of this fierceness! Dang! Do you think she killed it or not? Double tap the heart button if you love this! Video: @allthingsankara @nikkibilliejean
Currently Craving: Okra soup with all the works...popularly known as gumbo by our Southern friends but with a twist. This one is loaded with all types of protein for the picking... meat, fish, shrimp etc. You really don't know what you're missing until you've tried some of this gooey goodness! Image: @ndudu_by_fafa
Do what you love and you'll never have a problem with Mondays - @britandco
Let's go retro. Taking it back to the 90s when red bandanas and high waist jeans were still a thing... Have a super motivated Monday! Click the link in my bio to download a free copy of the Bold Style Guide and be the first to get notified on new blog posts, shopping deals, special events, cool giveaways and more! No spam, I promise! Link in bio.
Shop online from my carefully curated holiday gift guide for women! Pretty parcels and gorgeous gifts are order of the day now that Christmas is around the corner. This year’s round-up includes something for the fashionista, the hostess, and yes, the cook! They are items that I myself would love to receive and anytime I curate gift guides, I can’t but wish I was doing the shopping for myself. Hope this helps you to get a head start with your own gift shopping! 1. Citta Jacket – Kisua.com @kisuaonline 2. Olive Wood Salad Server Set – Connectedgoods.com @connectedgoods 3. Barklae Classic Zebrawood Sunglasses – Bohten.com @bohten 4. Zashadu Mini Clutch Bag – Onychek.com @onychek_ 5. Golden Wax Print Fabric Napkins – Reflection design. com @reflektiondesign 6. ZigZag Warrior Bracelet – Sapelle.com @sapelleonline
Ladies, take some time out this weekend and do something special for you. When was the last time you bought yourself some flowers? Smh... stop waiting for valentine's or mother's day to feel special. Run the bath water. Put some bubbles, bath salts and essential oils in it. Rose petals? Put them in. Or set that bouquet of flowers in a place you can admire it. Play your favourite jazz or if you're like me, play nature sounds. I love hearing the sound of running water or rain. Stimulated by the sense of smell? Light some scented candles... please don't burn the house down with them. Get naked, then just sit in the tub and soak it all in... so good!!!! What are you going to do in order to reward yourself or give yourself a treat this weekend?
If you've had a crazy week, I'm sending you an e-hug! Hug it out ya'll. Keep it simple. Just find someone to hug or receive my e-hug and then hit the reset button. It's extremely therapeutic. Either way, know that you are special, you are loved and stress does not belong in your life. Happy Saturday! Image: @3potato4 Click the link in my bio and download the Bold Style Guide! Discover brands. Look stylish. Feel great... helping you live a stylish, colourful life! (www.jamilakyari.com)
I absolutely love this multi-strand necklace from @ankarabeads because it pretty much goes with anything I choose to wear. That’s the beauty of a bright and colourful print. It doesn’t necessarily have to match the outfit, it just needs to stand out from it. Discover brands. Look stylish. Feel great. Click the link in my bio and sign up to receive the Bold Style Guide featuring tips that will help you live a stylish, colourful life!
Branding Tip: Figure out what your unique brand personality is and be exactly just that both online and offline. For example mine is fun, friendly and exciting... (and classy/authentic) so err...yes! I'm all up in your feed doing just THAT, lol. Don't hold back or be afraid to be you or to let your real personality shine through. Find your unique voice and use it. Show up. Be present. Get Loud. Be heard. Have a great Friday! Image: @britandco
This purse from @ankarabeads is absolutely one of my favourite things right now. The print fabric covers the front flap and edges while rest of the surface area is bound with brown leather. Anymore of the print fabric and this piece would probably have been a little too loud so I’m pleased with how the brown leather balances out the other colours for moderation while creating a subtle look. Brand/Image: @ankarabeads Click the link in my bio and sign up for the Bold Style Guide to be the first to discover new brands, look stylish and feel great! ...helping you live a stylish, colourful life!
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. - Maya Angelou Click the link in my bio right now and download the FREE bold style guide - helping you to live a stylish, colourful life! (www.jamilakyari.com)
Good morning ladies! Today is too precious to allow any negative energy into your personal space. Focus on the good and allow only good thoughts to fill your mind. Get rid of toxic situations. Live in the present moment. Surround your heart with joy and laughter! Click the link in my bio right now and download your FREE bold style guide - helping you to live a stylish, colourful life! (www.jamilakyari.com)
I'm so excited to be getting a pair of the Aviator Bonds from @Bohten at a fraction of the original price. They come in three distinct colourways...clear, pink and grey blue with an oleophobic coating that makes the lenses waterproof and oil resistant. Bohten is an eco-luxury eyewear company that makes prescription eyeglasses and sunwear out of reclaimed materials from West Africa. They recently debuted this style and others from their Bohten5 collection on Kickstarter. Visit the link in their bio to pre-order yours today! Or visit: (Kck.st/2gsic4o) Brand/Image: @Bohten Which of these bond colours do you like?
About last night with @tanishanicole12 ... #friendshipgoals
I was going to post something quirky but somehow this made it out instead. JESUS - the resurrection and the life! I am eternally grateful. You are indeed my everything. Folks, I won't say much except that you have to experience it first to fully understand and in due time you will... #Heisrisen #Christ
Crushing on this tribal print box bag from @joydesioux now available for sale in Etsy. It is just too cute. Perfect for carrying your make-up, cosmetics and/or feminine hygiene products! Brand/Image: @joydesioux Click the link in my bio and sign-up for a FREE style guide to join my VIP list where I often share exclusive giveaways on cool items such as this one! (www.jamilakyari.com)
He had an obsession with her passion and she dropped everything to catch his soul - Anonymous. #FlashbackFriday to when two of my favourite things were polka dots and Starbucks. You can never go wrong with both. Cheers to your day and yes to the freakin' weekend!
As the weather gets cooler, what a comfort it will be to come home and crawl under a warm blanket with a hot drink. Bespoke Binny’s print throws are perfect for such an occasion. One side is covered with African print cloth and the other side is covered with soft fleece. And in the summer, it can double as a colourful picnic blanket to use on a grass lawn! Brand/Image: @bespokebinny Click the link in my bio and sign up to receive a FREE style guide where I talk to my VIP group about other cool finds just like this one! (www.jamilakyari.com)
Breathe me in, then hold your breath until we are one essence. - A. Daniel Wooden earrings: @tonidaley Photography: @photographybyardean