Friday Style: something new


Jeans: New York and Company (I ripped them more), Jacket: thrifted (similar), stripped tank: JCP, Tote: August Ink, Scarf: old, Shoes: Converse. Bracelets: Wrist Soirée
I'm so excited to start a new series on this blog. You know, my decision to rename my blog Lakeitha Duncan was because I wanted to talk about all aspects of my life instead of just DIY. It's so funny because DIY, is not even big on my list of things I like to do anymore. Don't get me wrong, I still have a passion for decorating (another series that will be starting), but I no longer have the patience for real DIY projects anymore. Instead, I want to focus on inspiring you to build a better wardrobe of your liking, to eat healthy, to live in a beautifully decorated home, and to enjoy life to the fullest.
I had so much fun with this shoot with my new photographer buddy Kaye! Look forward to seeing a lot of great shots of not only fashion, but food as well! I can't wait!!
Stay inspired ladies,
Images by Kaye McCoy (@cookayemonster)


think thursday: my word of the year

So we're 15 days into the new year and I've finally figured out what my word of the year is.  Why a word of the year you ask?  Well, in my opinion, it's a heck of a lot simpler to concentrate on a word (especially when your goals are directly tied to that word) than to continuously go back to your long list of resolutions.  Don't get me wrong, I do have some things that I want to accomplish this year and I have written them down to remind myself.  I've even started a new vision board, but ultimately, the possibility of me accomplishing everything I want this year all boils down to one thing... FOCUS.
From my business to my fitness journey, I won't be as successful as I'd like to be if I continue to lose focus.
In business, I gotta stop comparing myself to other businesses.  There is no rule book that says I have to be where so and so is, or one that tells me what "success" look like.  I must focus more on making Wrist Soiree better and not everything else.  The success of my business is determined by me and as long as I stay focused on it and it alone, it will be as successful I want it to be.
As far as my fitness journey, I've started to doubt myself a bit.  Weird right?  I've lost over 100lbs and I'm starting to doubt being able to take it to the next level of becoming fit.  But then, what exactly does that mean?  Is that just a sign of me possibly comparing myself to others?  I think so.  I'm constantly seeing what others have accomplished and I'm starting to wonder how long it will take for me to do the same.  But then, by doing that, I push my strengths aside.  Staying focused on the message I want to deliver to people that are inspired by me is very important.  I can't be the best X, but I can be the best Lakeitha.   
Basically, I need to have tunnel vision.  I don't want to keep letting other things around me throw me off course. 
So what say you?  Do you have a word of the year?  Or what about resolutions?  I really am excited about 2015 and everything I plan to accomplish. 


MY HOME: Master Bedroom & Bath

It's been a while since I last updated you guys on my master bedroom.  I really kind of just gave up on it until I felt inspired again. 
It's not bad, but it's not great either. 
Well, inspiration struck! I still want to keep the colors.  I may paint the room again a deeper brown (or simply give it a fresh coat of the current paint color), change out a few things like updating the chair and table, add more pillows to the bed, and even switch out the chandelier.  That mirror over my bed is already gone.
In the master bath, I'm sticking to the color scheme of the bedroom.  I want to add dusty lilac in there as well as a spa like shade of blue.  I found the perfect shower curtain at Pottery Barn outlet while out doing some holiday shopping last month.  I had already been collecting a few things for the bathroom and it was the perfect addition.
I snapped this picture of the mirror and new pillows I'll be adding to my bedroom along with the shower curtain and bath accessories that will go in the bath.  The floral shower curtain is part of the Abigail collection from Pottery Barn (which is no longer available).  I just love the dusty lavender and blue on the cream background.
These two rooms are at the top of my list this year as I think it's about time my husband and I had a retreat to retire to at the end of the day.  We definitely deserve it.

So what about you?  Any room updates in your near future? Do tell!