5 Signs you need a break

Hello Luv,

You know when you reach that precipice, when you need a rest, a break, a spa day. Most of us have several balls we are juggling. Kids, work, home are just a few! Think about what you really do in a day or a week. Your planner is full of things for the husband, for the kids, for your business or work, for a charity...but where is the MeTime? We forget to schedule that!

So here are the 5 Signs you need a break:

1. You start snapping at everyone! I now you have had this happen. You are working on something, anything, you have this to-do list in your head and you are focused (stressed) to get everything done. Then someone interrupts your progress and you become a dragon lady? Sound familiar?

2. You become forgetful! You are so busy that small things fall through the cracks. Like details for your bosses flight. You start making mistakes overlooking details.

3. Food what food all I need is coffee! You go through white chocolate mocha's with double shots of expresso to the point that the barista knows your name and has your brew ready for you prior to you getting in line. Houston we have a problem!

4. To busy for dinner? You cancel ALL social engagements. No dinner with friends, no dates with the hubs, your social life is non-existent. Your excuse? "I am busy"

5. You break up with the gym.  You haven't seen the gym in over 3 months. Having a proper gym routine is healthy! Even if you work out at home Shawn T. hasn't been getting air time in awhile.

If you have any (or all) of these take a day for you. No husband, no kids, no work, and no friends just you. Relax do something you want to do. It could be as simple as sitting in bed watching old movies or reading all day. Whatever you choose make it your time. You will come back more refreshed and focused!

You are welcome!

Best,

Toya

GlassesShop.com Review

Hello Luv!

I took the bait and tried buying prescription glasses online! I know there are plenty of people doing this but I have always been hesitant. Upon being approached by GlassesShop.com to review a pair of their eyeglasses for my blog (full disclosure), I thought this was a great opportunity. GlassesShop.com sent me a free pair of glasses of my choosing with a coupon code for my readers (at the bottom). Here is what I learned!

First, to order prescription eyeglasses online you have to have your prescription (RX) at the ready as well as your pupillary distance (PD) which is the distance between your pupils. This is best done by someone else but I did mine in the mirror. Once you have these pieces of information it is time to go shopping!

Next, I pulled up GlassesShop.com on my mac only to be surprised by the vast selection. They have everything from wire framed glasses to prescription sunglasses, in various styles and colors. I found a pair that caught my eye and decided to try something new. Then I placed my order and about 4 days later I had them.

When the glasses came they were packaged well. The eyeglass case had a complimentary cleaning cloth for the lenses(I love those things). Finally, I took the glasses out and was again surprised at the quality. I picked some clear plastic geek frames that would work with my prescription. These were not only well done but compared to my old glasses, that were bought at the optometrist's office, you couldn't tell they were a fraction of the price. The fit was to the same standard as my other frames and I am super happy.

In conclusion, I am looking forward to buying some more glasses and making them more of an accessory in my wardrobe as opposed to being stuck with one or two pairs of frames to choose from.

What are you thoughts? Have you bought glasses online? Would you? Let me know your thoughts. If you buy a pair use special coupon code GSHOT50 to get 50% OFF your first pair!!!

Best,

Toya xx

Summer Outfit Series: For the LOVE of Floral pt3

For the Love of Floral pt3

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Hello Luv!

Here is the next installment of the Summer Outfit Series: For the LOVE of Floral! We are going casual with this look. We start with a WithChic.com hoodie that has floral printed sleeves. Next, is a cami top from boohoo.com with floral appliques, followed by some destroyed denim bermuda shorts from Pretty Little Thing. This look is accessorized with (my favorite) fairy trainers from YesStyle.com, Betsy Johnson backpack, Savage cap from Khols, Fossil watch, CZ Jewellery earrings, Swarovski wrap bracelet, Smashbox "Be Legendary" lipstick and Stila beauty balm.

You do not always have to be in sky high heels to make a statement.
— Toya Styles

I enjoy the details of this look! It looks relaxed and casual with the little details, like the fairey on the shoe or the stars in the earrings that make me smile. You do not always have to be in sky high heels to make a statement. Florals can be casual. I strive for a transitional wardrobe.

If you wanted to skip the shorts, swap them with a red pair of jeans. Make this look a little dressier by wearing cami with a midi length fitted skirt and strappy heels. Or keep it casual with a pair of sweats instead of jean shorts. Not a sneaker person? How about a pair of combat boots with destroyed denim instead. The fun is incorporating these ideas into your own style. Take trends then make them you own! The key is to integrate something into your wardrobe that can easily be worn with other pieces.

Well I hope you are enjoying this series! Don't forget to #PrettyButter on your outfits.

Be.Epic.

Toya xx