Tuesday, January 21, 2020

New Favorite Designer Shoes... Jan edition 2020

#TrendyTuesdayShoesday Jan edition 2020

Luxury Edition &&& Hot Trend Report

Hey, y’all today’s post is bad after popular demand! Its all of my current favorite shoes just in time for Tuesday ShoesDay!!

So since its the winter season and new 2020 I wanted to do a deep dive to see if there are any “NEW NEW” trends in the shoe department.

I saw that there were a lot of neutrals and also sparkly, gem-encrusted and studded shoes! Or maybe that's my own taste!!



#1 Prada Neutral Boots- $790

These boots remind me of Timbs so bad bu are a little chicer in a way with the laces! These shoes will def be hotttt this season! Mark my words!
To shop these shoes click here: 


#2 Chloe Studded Booties $1380


These are pretty expensive but definitely will be in season for the next couple of seasons! 
The pattern of the studs makes them casual but also dressy!
You could dress it up with a TutuDress and Graphic Tee or even a rocker tee and cuffed black jeans!!
Sooo cute with an edgy touch!!
Click here to shop these beauties!





#3 Gucci Wool Combat Boots

Yall these boots right here!!!!

Fyhhhh! They have the monogram and I can see so many people rocking these boots y’all!
They come in two colors tan and black! 



These bad boys are gonna go fast so make sure you purchase them before you’re too late!!

Click here to buy the Tan option!





#4 Christian Louboutin Studded Collar Booties- $1095

Love love love the to collar of these booties!!! So chic and the way the studded collar is you have gotta rock them!
These are gonna be hott hot hot
They also come in a tan color as well!
Click here for the tan option:
And for the black option
These are the perfect option for an all-black outfit! Think date night with skinny black jeans or shiny black leggings and a black turtleneck! And then add the booties and its the perfect sexy cool look!




#5 Rose Dolce & Gabbana Sneaks


These shoes are boho slash futuristic!
These would be my theme shoes for the 2020 year! Active but also chic!
Make you wanna jump on the tennis court real quick and be Mrs. Williams!!

Click here to shop these tennis shoes!



 BONUS: d&G Heels


These heels are stunning! They give me like Venice vibes and they would be the perfect complement to a little black dress!
Click here to shop these heels:


Comment below which shoes are your fav! Also how you would personally style these beauties


til next time,
Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinez 


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MLK Day 2020 Make An Impact

Make it a Day On, Not a Day off


MLK Day 2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Commemorative MLK Jr. Day

Today I was frustrated that the banks were closed as I needed to turn in an earnest money check for a home.....

But looking back I have to be grateful for the reason for the closed bank.

For me to even have the opportunity to make money as I do and to get the college and high school and even elementary schooling that it took for me to even face this frustration of a closed bank!

How many people voted and protested and campaigned for equal civil rights for African Americans for me to be frustrated by a closed bank? (The thought is so disrespectful on so many levels!!!)

How far have my people come for me to face the minute frustrations that I encounter and to waste a precious second complaining about a closed bank?

The fact that I live in a country where regardless of my skin color I have access to equal educational opportunities as a child.
Is the high school system equal for everyone no... honestly we all know that by the time young black children hit high school the coaches and teachers have already DECIDED what type of future that child should could or would have based on their own opinion. Is it fair no but by building awareness of it and calling a spade a spade then I hope I can encourage others to do the same.
Is what Dr. King worked so hard for in vain?
That's a resounding no!!!
But is there still a ways to go for equality in opportunities for people of color?
That's a resounding yes!!!



I watched this video and feel it is a call out for me to volunteer and help more in my community.
There are so many people who are encountering generational cycles of poverty, crime and a lack of hope that I have to make sure I do my small part to make an impact.

This is my goal for 2020!!
Be light like the many amazing mentors I had as a child were!
There were so many people that stepped up and showed me that I have infinite potential to achieve my dreams!
From my Gifted and Talented Teachers to my badass jr. high principal who was a proud AKA Diane Taylor to my high school PALS mentors who highly encouraged me to go to college to my amazing parents who were supportive of my drive!
Y'all it doesn't take one person to raise a child it takes a community! But by each of us doing our part to encourage our children to hit their highest goals and then reach even higher, is how we can seriously make a dent on those generational cycles!!



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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Great Workouts to Start 2020 with a Bang!

Start 2020 with a BANG!!


Hey y'all today on the blog I'm sharing some of my favorite at-home workouts to help
You kickstart the new year. I personally have a big goal this year to run several
More 5ks and a 10k!

If you are having a hard time getting started on your goal then I Definitely recommend for you to watch the video below!

I personally find that when I need a kick in you know what I watch a 3-4 minute motivational video.

HIIT Treadmill:
High-Intensity Training is supposed to be a fat burner and as a sprinter, I find it so helpful for a quick workout
I have been doing an incremental workout lately on the treadmill that has been paying off for me! Regardless of the amount of time I have to work out just doing a 15-minute workout was impactful.
Basically what you do is walk 30 seconds and sprint 90 seconds and then alternate it. The goal is to be able to sprint the full 2 minutes. If 30 seconds is not enough to rest increase to a minute and walk one minute and run one minute.
Basically, it will look like this for a 20-minute workout
0:00-1:30 Sprint -Light intensity-;warmup rate
1:30-2:00 Walk
2-3:30 Sprint at Medium Speed
3:30-4 Walk
4:00-5:30 Sprint at Full Speed
5:30-6:00 Walk

Repeat the sets to the amount of time for the workout

Make sure you warm up before with at least 7-10 minutes of stretching.

And make sure you also cool down with good stretching. This is a step I never skip as I have pulled muscles in the past and its all because I was rushing. Don't make this mistake!

#Abs


The Best abs video I have used I have not been able to get thru all 7 days and yall thats definelty on my resolutions list this year!




#Leg Day:






Britnee Babe gives so many workouts that you do at home with no equipment! Seriously I am a big fan of her easy and kick-ass workouts!!



#Yoga

Adrienne is an Austin based Yoga teacher that has an amazing yoga community and she makes so many amazing videos for any fitness levels!

This video is great for cool downs after a long workout as well!



Hope yall enjoy today's post and this will encourage you to get started on your fitness journey!

Peace & Love,
Karen Beatty-Martinezđź’•

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