Think About It Thursday

Hello beautiful KINGS and QUEENS! It’s that time again!!! Think About It Thursday!

Let’s do a recap of the last two weeks…

I hope you have become a little more comfortable with saving your coins! Are you seeing any progress with your change jar? If not, don’t get discouraged! Our first week we also discussed mind mapping. Have you gotten the opportunity to put your business and finance plans on paper? If not, you may really want to consider doing so, as it will help you stay focused on what you need to do to get where you want to be.

Last week we talked about our credit report and credit score. I hope you took some time out of your busy schedule to pull your free credit report so you can get a start on making sure your credit report and score are up to par. If you haven’t done so, it’s not too late! It is important to do this annually to ensure your creditworthiness is being portrayed accurately to potential lenders.

This week I want you to think about limitations. What limitations are you putting on your business and finances? We are always so quick to tell the universe we are not capable of accomplishing our goals. However, In retrospect what we should be doing is speaking those things that we feel we can not accomplish into existence.

This week I challenge you…you always know I have a challenge!

I challenge you to stop limiting yourself. Stop limiting your business success, stop limiting you ability to manage your finances and most importantly stop limiting your ability to be GREAT! Instead of saying I can’t say I can. Even though present situations and circumstances may have a slight strain on what you are trying to accomplish, don’t give into the negativity.

I challenge you to tell yourself everyday you are (I am) a successful business owner! You are (I am) debt free! You are (I am) capable of managing my finances in a manner that will lead me to financial freedom! Make a conscious effort to transform your mind from speaking defeat over your life to speaking victory!

As I always say we must start by taking baby steps my KINGS and QUEENS…baby steps!

Until we meet again!

Kimisha James

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Rih Rih Does It…AGAIN!

Rihanna-Vogue-Cover-April-2016Rihanna, Rihanna, RIHANNA! Yes, I am a proud member of Ms. Fenty’s Navy!  She’s talented, edgy, fashionable, and certainly does not mind taking risks. Nonetheless, she does not care about what anyone thinks which is what I love about her most! In the wake of her “ANTI” album release and her tour, Rihanna graces the cover of Vogue once again. This is her 4th Vogue cover appearance. She looked absolutely stunning in a multi-colored, sequin and mesh gown complimenting her killer curves.04-16covernewVO55324_4c_NoBarcode_NoSpine.pdf The pop goddess recently released her collaboration line and shoe with Puma. She reveals to us she is working on another collaboration, this time it’s with Dior! Dior you say?! YES, DIOR! Reading this, I immediately became excited! We all know how fierce and fashionably conscious Rih Rih is. I’m truly looking forward to seeing her creatvity in the “high fashion’ arena. I’m thinking we’ll be seeing bright colors as well as plenty of details and accessories. o-RIHANNA-VOGUE-570We all know Rihanna is the queen details and accessorizing in her own wardrobe. This is evident as she blesses us on the cover of Vogue UK with her detailed cowgirl theme. Must we also mention she is working on a collaboration line of shoes with one of the “shoe gods” Manolo Blahnik?Looks like her resume will be nothing less than stellar! Judging the covers and spreads, we can expect great things from Ms. Fenty in the fashion industry!

Think About It Thursday

Hello my beautiful KINGS and QUEENS, it’s that time again! It’s Think About It Thursday! First we will start with a recap from last week. I hope you had the opportunity to block some time out of your busy schedule to do some mind mapping for your business venture(s). I also hope that you found that empty container and started the savings challenge. If you are skeptical about starting the savings challenge let me show you my families progress thus far!

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This week I want to get your mind thinking about your credit report and credit score. As we all know (or don’t know), our credit score is essential in determining our ability to obtain financing and could affect our ability to get certain jobs or business working capital loans. Often times if the credit score is not a substantial credit score (usually between 650 – 800) you are subject to higher interest rates or not privileged to financing at all. It is imperative that we pay attention to our credit report and credit score. Retrieving our free credit report every year,thoroughly reviewing it for accuracy and disputing inaccurate accounts can help raise awareness of our creditworthiness.

As we think about credit this week I want to challenge you to think about your current creditworthiness and how it is affecting your ability to obtain financing in both your business and personal finances. Our credit score speaks to how responsible we are with paying our bills. If bills are paid late it negatively affects your credit, if bills go to collections that negatively affects your credit as well.

I CHALLENGE YOU….

To block some time out of your busy schedule to retrieve your free credit report (You get one free credit report every year). Review it in detail, make sure that all accounts listed are actually your accounts and the balance on those accounts are accurate. If you have some negative accounts on your credit report don’t be discouraged. If those negative accounts are under 7 years old write down those accounts, call those creditors, and set up a payment plan to get those accounts taken care of (Start with small balance accounts first and once those small accounts are paid off then you take that money that you were paying towards that account and apply it to your next account. Keep doing this until you have taken care of all negative accounts and be sure to request your “paid in full” letter once the account(s) have been paid off). If the accounts are older than 5 – 7 years old dispute those accounts (reason being the statute of limitation to collect on these accounts have passed. Side note: the statute of limitation varies per state and per credit account type)

Be mindful that this task can be overwhelming and somewhat scary. Also know that its going to take some time before you actually see results. Just know that in the end it is well worth it to know that you understand your creditworthiness and have the ability to get those 2% interest rates on great deals!

Remember don’t give up…baby steps my KINGS and QUEENS, baby steps!

Until we meet again!

The Met Gala Is Almost Here!

rihanna-vogue-met-gala-special-coverThe awards season has ended, fashion weeks have come and gone….what’s next? I have two words….MET GALA. One of fashion’s most grand event is coming upon us and will be here on May 2nd. I absolutely love looking at all of the different fashions gracing the red carpet at this event. It is here where designers are given the free will and their creativity is at an all time high. All of fashion’s elite attend this event, as well as the cream of the crop of Hollywood. The theme for this year: Manus vs. Machina. The focus will be on haute couture and machine made fashion. So, it’s basically embroidery, lace work, and pleating vs. thermo shaping, laser cutting, and circular knitting. Sounds like we will be seeing a lot dresses with details TO DIE FOR.  This should be exciting! This year I’m expecting some ridiculously awesome dresses! I mean, what designer would not have fun with this theme? I believe the red carpet will e anything but boring this year. Yes my darlings, I know it’s about 7 weeks away, but hold tight! It will be here before you know it! So, to suppress your appetite for this marvelous event, let’s take a look at last year’s showstoppers. It doesn’t hurt to get a reminder of killer of an event in fashion this is for us fashion crooners right?

Zendaya Coleman

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Jennifer Lopez

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Selena Gomez

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Rihanna

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

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Beyonce

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Kim Kardashian-West

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Sarah Jessica Parker

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Vanity Fair Oscar Party: Best Dressed List!

After the show is the after party and…well you know rest! It is that time of the year everyone, award show season. With NYFW just ending, us fashion junkies still had more to look forward to on these red carpets. On Sunday, February 28, 2016, all of Hollywood’s finest graced the red carpet. Watching the red carpet events, I was stunned at the beautiful elegant ensembles worn by the attendees. My favorites included Jennifer Lawrence and Rachel McAdams. As millions watched the red carpet, flooded the blogs, and read the magazine articles about the red carpet fashions at the Oscars, I took it a step further. I decided to check out a little more details about the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Its one of the most lavish, fashionably conscious after party events in Hollywood. While the Oscar red carpet is a little more conservative, this event gives the celebs a little more freedom of expression in their fashion. I mean that is basically what fashion is about right? So, I did some research, checked out pictures from this event, and made an analysis. Here I formed Society Keeper’s 10 Best Dressed at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party. Here we go!

1. Gwen Stefani in Yanine Couture

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This year black and red were super hot on the red carpet. Gwen always looked amazing in red. This dress literally stole the show with the red applique and the sheer fabric allowing Gwen to tastefully show some skin. I absolutely loved this dress on her. Kudos to Ms. Sefani’s stylist! She looks absolutely stunning!

2. Alessandra Ambrosio in Balmain

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Balmain is one of my all time favorite couture designers and I must say Alessandra Ambrosio did this wonderful masterpiece some true justice. With her fierce presence and killer body, the dress was perfect. Known for their abstract detailing, I loved this dress and I couldn’t see it in a better color BLACK! I also loved the high neck concept adding the bold gold choker to give it more of a modern elegance. Also correlating the gold waist detailing gives the dress that extra wow factor.

3. Diane Kruger in Keem Acra

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All I have to say about this dress is detail! Detail! DETAIL! First off I love this wine color, it is very rich and elegant. In addition to color the beading and fringe detailing makes the dress in a category of its own. Diane wore this dress and she wore it well!

4. Kate Hudson in Maria Lucia Hohan

IMG_2036 Kate Hudson has always been a stunner on the ref carpet. This gold number should one for the books as far as her red carpet fashions. This dress gave us young and vibrant vibe while still being red carpet worthy which is not the easiest thing to do. However, leave it to Ms. Hudson to do the job. The thigh high slit added some “sex appeal” to the dress allowing her to show off her amazing legs. I also loved the pleating, it gave the dress some individuality instead of your regular free flowing look. Kate Hudson definitely looked like a red carpet goddess!

5. Keri Washington in Atelier Versace

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In this dress Keri Washington brought us something different (while in attendance of the Vanity Fair Oscar After-party) with the bright chartreuse straps to set off this subtly detail white Versace number. With Spring being right around the corner, I think this was the perfect dress to make a statement to usher in the season. As we all know, the deep v-neck cut is very much “in” and Keri has mastered that concept giving us that sexy, sophisticated style that we are used to seeing her give us every single time she graces the red carpet.

6. Jennifer Lawrence in Alexander Wang

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As I stated earlier black and red were the two colors seen frequently on the carpet, Here Jennifer Lawrence “wowed” us again after taking our breaths away earlier on the red carpet at the Oscars. However, here J. Law took a more simple approach which is why I liked this look. She looked simple, but gave a little bit of edge with the thigh high slit on her skirt as well as the small detailing on the slit. This look definitely complimented her beauty.

7. Miranda Kerr in Kaufmanfranco

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Here we have another red number, but this time it’s supermodel Miranda Kerr stunning us in this wonderful gown. The cut out detail of this dress looks ridiculously perfect on Miranda’s supermodel chiseled bod. As we all can see the color red definitely looks good on her as well. I also loved the pocket detailing, it gives the dress some personality. Kudos Miranda!

8. Emily Ratajowski in Steven Khalil

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Steven Khalil is one of my favorite couture dress designers so, when I found out he designed this dress I was not surprised. The detailing down by the hem of the dress and the sheer fabric to bring out the detailing was fabulous. This mermaid structured dress and sweetheart neckline gave us elegance as well as edge. This black noir ensemble fits Emily perfectly.

9. Priyanka Chopra in Jenny Packham

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Priyanka always bring a sense of class, sophistication, and elegance everywhere she goes. This dress represents just that. This silver dress spoke sophistication very loudly. Who does not like sparkly dresses anyways? I know I do! The small slit in the middle of this drop waist dress showing a little skin added tasteful sex appeal to the dress.

10. Olivia Munn in J. Mendel

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This beaded cut detailed dress was definitely a stunner. It complimented Olivia Munn very well. I also loved the forest green color which a different color among the many dresses that were worn that night. The dress fitted Olivia like a glove and the thigh high slit gave it tasteful sex appeal as well.

These were our top ten favorite picks of the night, but lets not forget out honorable mentions. These gals did not make the list, but they were definitely worth mentioning!

Taylor Swift in Alexandre Vauthier Haute Couture

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Sara Sampaio in Zuhair Murad Couture

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Rachel McAdams in Naeem Khan

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Malin Akerman in Elizabeth Kennedy

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Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

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Have any comments? Let us know what you think!

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