Spring @Forever21 Swimsuit Try-On

Spring @Forever21 Swimsuit Try-On


Hey cuzzo's! So if you haven't noticed I've been quite busy on my YouTube Channel lately and if you're not following me over there you might want to do something about that ASAP.  



I tried on these suits in Forever 21.  Click to Shop!




Find out which one I purchased in the video below.  


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P.S. This is the most skin I've shown on my blog since rocking this two-piece Forever 21 bikini here, so be nice! 

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#FaithChic360: Surrender | Withholding Nothing


#FaithChic360 Surrender |Withholding Nothing

“In the spiritual realm, victory is won, not by fighting, but by SURRENDER.”  - Oswald Chambers
Lord, I surrender to you today, withholding nothing. Not even those things holding me bondage, not even those things I wish I could hold on to. I surrender all. Type Surrender

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Scripture of the day:
Submit yourselves therefore to God. 
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7 ESV



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#OOTD: Crop Top | Blazers and Wide Legs


Y'all I'm so ready for spring, but you do see that snow? Lord have mercy insert long sigh here. I mean when is it going to stop? When Lord, haha!

How dope is my hair though? My boo Styles by Tiara C got me all the way together with these waist length goddess locs! I absolutely love them and unlike my block braids they aren't heavy at all.

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This outfit is my olde to spring. Please hurry baby, I miss you so much!

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Faith Chic 360: Surrender | Just Say Yes!


#FaithChic360
Did you know, I started FaithChic360 over on Instagram live? Each and every morning (excluding Sundays) I go live at 7AM eastern standard time. For just about 15 minutes to share just a little bit of Jesus with you guys through, prayer, a scripture and song. Faith Chic 360 has been going strong for just about a month now and I thought it would be a great time to introduce to you all here! Please check out today's live in the video below.



This week's theme is Surrender! I don't know about you but there are somethings (this one thing in particular) that I need to not only pray about but surrender it to the Lord! I'm thanking Him in advance for deliverance!

Scripture of the day:
Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. 
Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. 
Quit playing the field. 
James 4:8 MSG

Song: 
Just Say Yes by Brian Courtney Wilson



God Bless!
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Meal Prep Monday: Easy, Crispy and Tasty Cauliflower Wings

Hey yall, happy meal prep Monday! As promised, I'm sharing my cauliflower wings recipe with you guys. After tons and tons of requests on Instagram to share, I knew I needed to get this recipe out to you guys quick, fast and in a hurry.


Honestly, this recipe is almost too easy, so I'm hoping that because it is so easy, you'll run right out to your neighborhood grocery store and pick up the ingredients, cook this up and be on your way to making and enjoying the easiest, crispiest and tastiest cauliflower wings ever!

Since becoming vegan I've had so much fun experimenting with food. Cauliflower wings had been in my mental rolodex to make, ever since I ran across a  number of YouTube recipe videos. For me though, most of the tutorials I saw were simply "doing too much".  I did not want to use an egg replacer or flax seed egg. Most recipes called for baking and honestly, I just wanted a quick easy and simple recipe that wouldn't complicate my already hectic life. So I thought about it for a while and quickly remembered a recipe my Mom would make when I was a kid.

My mom would make the crispiest chicken and all she did was coat the chicken with a wet and dry mixture. My Mom's secret weapon was a mixture of water, seasonings and flour. That's it! So that's what I'd do, too! 

So lets get right to it, here's what you'll need:

- 1 head of cauliflower (or a bag of florets)
- 3 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 cup of water
- Canola oil (or oil of your choice for frying)
- Seasonings of your choice

I used:
- Lawry's seasoning salt
- Garlic powder
- Red crushed pepper
- Pepper

- Large pot or deep fryer
- 2 large tupperware bowls with lids

Optional:
-Hot Sauce
I eyeball seasonings and encourage you to do the same, haha!

Let's get started:
If you're anything like me you'll probably opt to use the pre-cut florets, I mean who has time to chop up cauliflower?  If you do, go ahead and cut your cauliflower into large chunks. Don't make them too small, or they'll look like popcorn chicken. Set aside and lets prepare the dry and wet mixture.

Once you've gathered your ingredients you'll want to have two large bowls with lids to toss the cauliflower in each mixture.

For the dry mixture:
In one of your bowls mix approximately 1 1/2 cups flour and all of your seasonings. pop the lid on and toss for a great mix.


Wet Mixture: 
In the other bowl add 1 1/2 cups of flour, more seasonings and a couple drops of hotsauce (hotsuace is totally optional tho, but make sure you add the seasoning!!). Add a cup of water (give or take). Stir it and mix everything well. Leaving no clumps. The goal here is to have a pancake batter like consistency, actually the runnier the better, that will make for crispier batter.

Now here comes the fun part, toss your cauliflower in each mixture, just like this: 

DRY MIXTURE - WET MIXTURE - DRY MIXTURE

Pop on your lids and get ta shaking, lol! in Martin voice! Ha!

At this point you can go ahead and heat your oil. The trick for crispy non soggy cauliflower wings is HOT oil! Make sure your oil is hot enough so that your wings will cook fast. If you leave them in too long or if your oil is not hot enough, the cauliflower will turn into mash.  Do it my way and you'll end up with something like this. 

Don't forget to drain them, garnish with your favorite herb and serve immediately. They're yummiest when they're hot! 

Feel free to get fancy and toss them in some sweet and sour sauce or even buffalo sauce like I did here. I wouldn't bake them with the sauce though, it makes them soggy. 


I'm hoping you'll love these as much as I do. If you make them, please share a photo with the hashtag #InezTaughtMe. Thank me later!!  Enjoy!

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It's My Birthday: 35 Things I've Learned at 35

It is such a blessing to be given the gift of another year and celebrate another birthday. Today, I turn 35 and I was able to celebrate my birthday in Cancun, Mexico. I feel tremendously blessed and wanted to share with you all 35 things I've learned at 35. Please feel free to comment with any of your own.

1. Love yourself and others as God loved in 1 Corinthians 13.

2. Relationships/friendships can change and do end and that's ok.

3. Trust God's Timing.

4. Take care of your health. 

5. Be Kind. 

6. Set aside time daily to talk to Jesus. 

7. Trust your gut and follow your intuition. 

8.  Speak less, listen more. 

9. Save, every chance you get. 

10. Invest in yourself. 

11. Breathe, troubles don't last always. 

12. God's will for your life may vary from your wants, He will always supply your needs. 

13. Give back to those less fortunate. 

14. Embrace change and be willing to change if necessary. 
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15. Laugh often. 

16. It's ok to cry...girl, let it out. 

17. Forgiveness is for you. So do it often without holding grudges. 

18. Love harder than any pain you've ever felt.

19. Treat yourself. 

20.  Value and honor the constructive criticism of people you love. They have your best interest at heart.

21. Reduce debt.

22. Stop comparing yourself to others.

23. Seek help if you need to, it's ok.

24. Share your story.

25. Be grateful.

26. Do it afraid.

27. If a relationship is worth it, do not let it go easily. Communicate and work through problems. You don't want to look back and have regret because of a conversation you didn't have.

28. Don't give up on real love.

29. Move pass your past.

30. Forgive Yourself.

31. Know your worth.

32. Don't settle.

33. Protect your peace.

34. Smile.

35. Live in the now.

Are you turning 35 this year too? Agree with any of these?

Please share your own stories wisdom.



P.S. These photos were taking on my camera phone yesterday in Cancun, so I apologize for the quality. :) 

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Meal Prep Monday: Quick Easy Vegan Meals


The title of this post might be a bit misleading...considering I generally meal prep on Sundays. No need to worry though, whether it's Sunday or Monday, I just make sure I get it done! I've designated Monday's on Style Chic 360 as Meal Prep Monday. These posts will feature a dish I've prepared for meal prep and hopefully inspire you to stay on track! 

As you may or may not know I started meal prepping in 2014. I shared my journey and why I decided to start prepping in a number of posts over the last few years that you can read here.


Since transitioning to a vegan diet last year in March, meal prep has continuously kept me on track. Don't get me wrong sis, sometimes I don't feel like it and may not even bother; but man do I suffer when I do that. Plenty of times, I've learned the hard way just how important it is to be prepared with food and snacks, the vending machine gets all too real when you're hungry and have no food. Being vegan, eating on the go can sometimes be a task and I don't want to be caught slipping.

Preparation and preparedness is a must!

This weeks meals include: 

Topped with banana and strawberries.  


For lunch: Homemade BlackBean and Oats Burger with a side salad 
(will share recipe soon)

 Dinner: Sweet Chili Cauliflower Wings (recipe shared next Monday), Terayaki Cauliflower Rice and beans.

Meal prep is LIFE! It's become a part of my routine and I don't know where I would be without it. It generally takes me an hour or two to prep and I'm all set for the work week. It saves me time, money and effort in the long haul.


Excuse me as I try not to nibble on anything...we'll see if I last. HA!
So do you meal prep? 
If so do you Meal Prep on Sunday or Monday?

Lastly, be sure to follow my health page on Instagram I share lots of my meals and recipes on my health page @SC360Health Here.

Have tips of your own? Share them in the comments! 

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Fall + Winter Fashion: Tips on Transitioning Your Wardrobe


It's my first post of the 2018!! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and your new year is off to a great start! The last time I wore this HM maxi dress was last summer while I was visiting family in Atlanta.

I absolutely love this dress and made a vow to myself that it would not be one of those items that I'd only wear once and allow to sit in my closet and collect dust...I mean it's too perfect right?  I know I'm not the only one, that wants to get the most of their closet, so transitioning summer pieces for fall and winter months are a must!





Sis, I live in Michigan and if you also live in a colder climate,  where summer fades and winter seems to creep up on you faster than it did previous season, then you can definitely relate to this post. Transitioning your wardrobe for the colder months will have you rocking those dresses and skirts with ease.
 So here are my tips that will keep you looking just as fly in the winter as you did in the summer.
Tip 1: Layer Up
Have a dope fuzzy sweater or faux fur vest? Through it over one of your long sleeve maxi dresses for an instant timeless and vintage feel. A leather jacket underneath the faux fur vest would have totally worked with this look too. Don't be afraid to layer up and experiment with textures. 



Tip 2: Pair Your Dresses with Thigh High Boots
This dress is serving major Angelina Jolie vibes with the double slits, paring it with thigh boots adds a level of sexiness to the look, while keeping your legs covered and warm.  


 Tip 3: Invest in cute accessories like hats, scarves and gloves
Although I kept this look free from winter accessories, a floppy hat, or even a fuzzy ball hat would have added another a great touch to list. I'll admit though, getting my hat to fit over my big head plus this wig is no easy feat. HAHA!






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How to Go Vegan: 5 Tips to Prepare You + Guarantee Success!


This post is long overdue considering I've been vegan for almost a year now. Yes!! I'm so proud of myself for staying the course and choosing veganism. If you don't know a vegan/plant based diet eliminates animal products. This includes
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I'd Risk The Fall


I want to be great in all things. That means in my spiritual growth, love, life and all the other beautiful things that comes in life.  



Now that doesn't mean that there won't be stumbles, falls and disappointments along the way. Yet to soar I have to be willing to risk the fall. 



"I'd risk the fall just to know it feels to fly" - Alicia Keys


Are you willing to risk the fall just to know how it feels to fly? I am! Let's go!

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