7BLOGGERDAYS: jan14 Favorite Outfit

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One of my favorite outfits!

Lil black cocktail dress, funky purple wedges, plum matte lip color by ViVid, and a black polish! I was at a Halloween social and I had an amazing time!!

Lauran

7BLOGGERDAYS! Jan13 How I Feel About Social Media

I absolutely ADORE social media…so much that it’s now a career!

I initially wasn’t interested in Twitter or any of the media outlets…once I joined, I fell in love! I’ve connected w old friends, gotten information on events of my interest, and joined several professional groups…all because of social media!

If you’re interested in hiring a Social Media PR Firm for your brand, click here!

Lauran

!!We Are A Virtual Book Tour Host!! Feb1

I am very excited to host my first virtual book tour! My blog, Lauran Smith Dot Com, is hosting the first leg of the tour which begins on February 1st!

I invite you all to return to the blog on February 1st in order to see what’s going on!

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How much fun is this!!

Lauran

7BLOGGERDAYS: JAN12: Your favorite part of a really good movie and what you learned from it

My favorite part of the “TV show” Good Times is when Florida was dead set on fixing Wilona up w a man, thinking that her being in a relationship would “complete her”.

What I learned from that particular episode is that some ppl will judge you based off of what you DON’T have and thinking that if they push you in a direction of their choosing, you will be better off. That’s so far from the truth! But the best part of that episode is the fact that Wilona let Florida know that she was fine/content w who SHE was…only Wilona can decide when she will enter into a relationship, and not on anyone else’s clock! Being true to YOU will bring confidence!

Whether it’s relationships, going back to school, quitting a job, or buying a home…what do YOU say about all of this? It’s your call on YOUR life!

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Lauran

7BLOGGERDAYS: JAN11 Favorite Moment

One of my most favorite moments is when I decided to start my own business!

I was hesitant to do so in such a trying economic time…but one day, while on a brief medical leave from my job, I formulated my plan! I also recall being selected for jury duty, and thinking to myself “there is a chance that I will NOT get called; let me take my notebook and write out some ideas”…and that’s exactly what I did! I did not get called that day for duty, so I spent a FULL 6 or so hours writing out my vision for my company.

Well, I’m coming up on a ONE YEAR of being an entrepreneur, and it feels great! I woke up this morning to an email from someone soliciting me for their brands, plus emails from clients updating me on things that they need…that instantly made me smile. I LOVE what I do, and I am grateful that I did not let the financial hardships of the world cut into my dreams! Once I got over my initially hesitancy, I discovered that everything needed to “Just Do It” was on the inside!!

I am a better woman for staying focused on my goals! I challenge you to do the same!

 

7BloggerDays!

Just WRITE!

Do you have any idea how FREEING that is??

You can be as ANGRY as you want to be on paper…and at times, that helps you to get out those “loose” emotions…you know, the things you probably would regret actually “saying” to someone…

Try this 7BloggerDays list that I created, in an effort to get more of you writing. It doesn’t have to be a dissertation; it could be all pictures if you’d like! Just make sure you say SOMETHING!

JAN11: Your favorite moment

JAN12: Your favorite part of a really good movie and what you learned from it

JAN13: How you feel about social media

JAN14: Your favorite outfit

JAN15: Describe the last thing you cooked or (for those who don’t cook) describe your favorite meal

JAN16: **PICTURE** a picture of yourself and what was going on at that time

JAN17: A funny moment

Make sure you let me know about your post so that I can read! I will be doing the 7BloggerDays w you all!

GO!

Lauran

WRITERS!

It’s never too late to join either the Bloggers & Bags team, or our That Trendy Man team!

If you are interested in being a contributor to our family of blogs, email us at bloggersandbags@gmail.com (B&B) or at lovetrendymen@gmail.com (That Trendy Man).

We would love to have you!

Sincerely,

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Lauran

Passion Plain & Simple

Sitting here thinking about everything that I would like to add to Lauran Smith Dot Com…and there’s nothing more refreshing than fresh “passion”..

I completely escape everything whenever I write…writing is passion for me…passion “feels” good…

I’m sitting here now listening to jazz, sipping a glass of white wine, and typing this blog to you, my supporters.

I just have to say “Thank You” for allowing me to invade your space, for allowing me to “passion” freely…I’m not perfect, but I am “passion”.

New Post to That Trendy Man!

Have you checked out our latest post to “That Trendy Man”?

Click the link! We are featuring our Principal Style Liaison Brian Smith of Chicago IL!

As always, check back frequently for style tips from him, as well as information on the various Authors who will submit to That Trendy Man!

I felt it was time for me to pay full tribute to some of my favorite fashions outside of my love for shoes! Men have some of the most amazing styles out, and I absolutely adore the way a trendy man puts himself together…and it doesn’t have to break the bank!

 

YOUR MONEY MATTERS!

You may be wondering…why is there a picture of a notebook dead center in this here blog?

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Well…this is a picture of the notebook that I used to keep track of all of the money that I spend in a day!

No, I don’t write down things like gas for my car, bills, or tolls, but I DO write down the deli run, a shirt from a favorite store, or vending machine purchases (for example). You would be SURPRISED at how much money you spend in a week!

I challenge you to HOLD YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE! Keep Tabs On Your MONEY!

Taking an honest look at where that $5-$6 goes will make you do one of two things: stop spending, or get pissed off LOL! This notebook has forced me to hold myself accountable for those unimportant purchases that I make, AND I have now challenged myself in another way…for example, if I spend $5 at Starbucks, I will now force myself to save the same amount of money I spend…so I will now have to transfer $5 into my savings account for that purchase. I spend that daily at Starbucks, so I guess I’m now saving $5 a day! *whew* yes I’m pissed, but I am all about holding ME accountable above all else!

Try it and tell me how this is working for you!

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Lauran

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