Kayz On A Mission

Kayz series of missions in pursuit of Life, Love, and Happiness.

Family Mission 14/08/2011

Filed under: Missions,Travel — Kay Wanderz @ 4:19 pm
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So I took a day out of my Mini Mission to let my little brothers be tourists in NY for the first time in a while. Every time they came to NY they were only driven by the major places by my family. I called it drive by sightseeing, and I hated it! How can you really experience someplace behind a glass?! In my opinion we have TV for that, but when you can actually just get out and take the whole city in you should. So that’s precisely what we did.

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Going to Central Park

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In Central Park

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Test driving a Fiat at the Fiat Party in Time Square

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Time Square taken with my Hipstimatic App

These are just a few shots that I took with my phone, since I am still without a computer till I get home on Tuesday. Sorry if the quality may not be the best.

Hope you enjoy,

Stay traveling!

Kayz

 

New York Mini Mission 11/08/2011

Filed under: Fashion,Missions,Travel — Kay Wanderz @ 10:41 am
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So by the time you read this I will already be on a plane heading to NY. I have been waiting to go back for almost a year now. I miss the city and my family so much!

While I am there I have decided to give myself a little mission. I have been searching for a new go everywhere bag. I like to call it The Best Friend Bag. I think just about every lady has one. You know that go to bag that you always grab, the bag that you just pick up in a haste without even looking, the bag that may be falling apart but you refuse to let it go. Yeah, well my dear friend has had a hell of a run, but it’s time is slowly coming to an end.

studs galore: a closer look at @teenvogue fashion editor @mksteinmiller’s amazing @MalandrinoBuzz bag! I also love all her little bracelets…

While on Tumblr the other day I saw this magnificent Malandrino Bag posted by Eva Chen and could not help but to drool. You see this is the type of bag that I have been hunting for. I love the edge that it has and the color makes it so versatile. It reminds me of a way more popular version of my BFB.

Anyhow, since I will be going back to my old stomping grounds I thought that this would be a perfect opportunity to get a new Best Friend Bag. Since NY is home of the deals, steals, and knock offs this should be easy right?? Well, we’ll just have to see. I’m only there for 5 days and have a lot of ground to cover. I’ll keep you posted!

Stay searching,

Kay

 

Twenty Years From Now 03/08/2011

Filed under: Inspiration,Missions — Kay Wanderz @ 1:28 pm
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That’s the recent inspiring quote that I found from the great Mark Twain. I’ve learned an amazing lesson from this that I will take with me everywhere I go. Disappointment will be  from the missed opportunities, just because I was too intimidated to do something and fail. Since we last spoke I have moved out of my old apartment, am currently still looking, but most importantly I finally got my first writing gig. I will actually be getting paid to write soon!!
The excitement of what’s to come is amazing! Sometimes a little overwhelming to think about, but amazing nonetheless. This is something that I have dreamed of doing and by God, now my journey begins. The gig is not on my usual topics, but is definitely something that I know I will enjoy talking about. There’s this thing I have for looking back at where people came from and how they climbed the ladder of success. To me that is way more vital of an information than what they are doing now, because they have made it now and are basking in their success. I want to know the blood sweat and tear years that got them here.
So the new mission if you could not tell, is do well with the new writing gig and continue to improve with being my own publicist. The focus of the writing that I will be doing pertains to Entrepreneurs. This is something I believe many can relate to. Even those who have never taken interest in business can admire and learn from their work ethic. Not to mention, studying an entrepreneur can teach you about versatility and adaptability. Which can be effective in any work environment and even life.
Entrepreneurs in my opinion are true hustlers. Theses amazing individuals have an intense determination that allows little room for wasting time. To entrepreneurs every minute counts. Every second is an opportunity that can help them expand their empire. The real entrepreneurs, the ones who are successful or climbing the ladder of success, are efficient multitaskers. Constantly juggling jobs, franchises, new ideas, and people interaction(which we all know is a job on its own).
Long story short, I plan on embodying some of that Entrepreneur Spirit. I intend to get highly influenced by the very same ‘hustlers’ I will be studying. Let their will power infect me like a contagious flu and encourage me to keep striving for more. Like the quote by Mark Twain, I will ‘Sail away from my safe harbour’. Besides, where has that safe harbour gotten me? Exactly! It was not until I started taking risk that my life started changing and becoming something worth writing about. So my wish is that you do the same, take a few risk. Not like gambling your entire savings on a bet risk, but following your dreams kind of risk. Telling the person you’ve always secretly loved, that you love them type of risk. Actually pursuing your passion type of risk!
Stay Risky,
Kayz
 

Check-In 27/07/2011

Filed under: Missions,Uncategorized — Kay Wanderz @ 12:54 am
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Hope you all are doing well and staying motivated. So I have been on a serious grind trying to get my writing out there, getting registered for all of my classes, and finishing up some last-minute projects.

So here’s the quick update. I have started a new blog solely for reviews, fashion, and anything that appeals to my creative side. Do not fear though, for this will continue to be my more personal blog. I still have my missions to fulfill and dreams to be accomplished.

Not mention I just realized how much more I need to learn about promotions. Like, it’s one thing to just blog and write, but there is a whole other side to it called Marketing. Of course I should have known that nowadays everything is about promoting your name/brand and getting it out there.  So what better way to do that than through various forms of social media. You know, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and so on.

Well, that brings me to my next mission… Learning to be my own publicists. Pretty much learn how to promote myself which will help me with getting more writing/blogging gigs. So far I have done a few an am quite thankful for those opportunities, but they are not exactly pouring in. So back to the grind I go…

 

Stay Motivated,

Kayz

 

Savvy Dressing… 10/07/2011

Its been one of those weeks that felt like it was never gonna end, but it’s finally the week-end and that means a little more me time!! With that said I finally narrowed down my choice of patterns for the Fashion Mission to three. I am ao excited about this because I have put myself on a major budget for the next 6 weeks and this is a great way to still expand my wardrobe without doing so to my purse. 🙂

So while looking for the just the right dress that would suit my personality, I began thinking, what is my personal style? And how can I create a dress that reflects my it. I found out that my style is a mixture of Eclectic, bohemian, street style, and the classics of course. A majority of that mosh pit of style being Bohemian. So I need to make a dress that can suit all of these styles and still be Boho enough for me to throw on some gladiator sandals, and my messenger bag for  a festival.

This where the three patterns fall into play.  Now I just need to pick one. I am trying to pick something that is versatile and can easily be layered, inter-seasonal, and flattering of course. I think I will go with simpler cuts for they would be easier for a beginner like me to make.

Finally decided to make some form of a shift dress. I am a huge fan of that cut and style and it is flattering for almost every type fo shape and frame. As well as they are one of the most versatile of dresses when it comes to styling, layer, and just wanting to look put together effortlessly. Now I just need to pick a pattern to put up for sacrifice. I do not want to waste any of the good fabric from my Mummy so I will be taking a trip to Joanne’s and see what I can scrung up

I have always been cost conscious of clothes and spending money in general because my mother was always looking for the cheapest solution. I don’t blame her, feeding my 4 athletic brothers, 24 hr working/soccer player dad, and I was no joke. Thanks to her I have learned a lot about money management. And thanks to my “you get what you pay for,” Dad, I know good quality when I see it. That being said, I have always been pretty blessed with find great bargains on purchases. Even though that is true, I still feel like if I am going to properly reinvent myself, I must also add a bit of that change to my closet. That too, and thanks to the new fitness regimen, a lot of my clothes can no longer fit me. Yaaay!! 😀

So I will be altering some of the oldies that I can’t let go, while slowly adding new pieces to it little by little. Of course whatever I am unable to find in the stores, I will be looking for a way to make myself. I’m heading to Joanne’s tomorrow and will show you what fabrics I get later. As well as, maybe show you a bit of my wardrobe in some later post. And the Inspiration Collage will be up and posted Monday.

Stay Savvy,

Kayz

 

Fashion Mission 06/07/2011

Filed under: Fashion,Missions — Kay Wanderz @ 5:10 pm
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I hope you all had a lovely 4th of July weekend, because I know I sure did. As if you could not tell by my absence alone, I have been away for a week BBQing, swimming, and just enjoying some recreational fun on the beach with the friends. But now its back to business as we know it.

So I have been pondering what my next mission should be and it has taken me quite some time to pick one. You see I am always working on a series of projects and tasks, all which require a good amount of my attention. For instance, I recently signed up for Nike+ , which has been an awesome motivator for my running challenge. I have promised myself to run no less than 20 times for this month. I think that is a reasonable goal. Do you?

So my mission will be to design and sew an article of clothing. I have dabbled with sewing and I know how to make quite a few embellishments and rosettes, but I have only ever finished a few full pieces of clothing. I want to get back in the swing of sewing and create some really good pieces. One of the reasons being, that I do not really follow a lot of trends and prefer something original or timeless. My friends have always wondered where I get half of my clothes from, because they have not seen anyone else in it, or would not dare to try to pull it off themselves.

That being said, I bought a few books to help me with the basics of sewing. I mean how can you expect to get anywhere without knowing the basics and foundations of fashion. The plan is to make the basic piece and edit it from there. Like, raise the, hem, or add ruffles, rosettes, a different fabric, well you get the gist of it. I am thinking of making a dress. Lately I have been in the dress mood. Which is odd because I used to not be so crazy about skirts and dresses because that’s what I was forced to wear for a while when I was younger. Now my love for them is coming back and it’s hitting me hard. Everywhere I look I see skirts and dresses that I just have to stop and fawn over. Which is why I am on a mission to make either a skirt or just go all the way and make a dress. No worries though, I will keep you posted.

 

Lastly, I am almost done with my new Inspiration Collage and will be posting it shortly. Odd how creating it is helping me keep focused on my mission to finish up my BA and move to New York. The collage has helped to keep my inspiration and drive going. I’m really excited about it and how it is turning out. There are a few things that I kept from the old one, but also tons of new stuff, and it had to be bigger than the old one.  Because if you’re gonna dream, than you gotta dream big, right?!! 🙂

Racing to my dreams,

Kayz

 

 

Reinvention… 29/06/2011

Filed under: Missions — Kay Wanderz @ 7:15 pm
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These past few days have been very thought-provoking for me.  My computer decided to scare the living crap out of me by just going blank, I nearly missed a deadline, and I’m still not happy with where I am health and appearance wise. That’s when I got to looking at my collage on the wall that I made my freshman year of college. It used to be such an inspiration to me. Now it is in serious need of and update. Because as time goes on we change. I still watch Grey’s Anatomy, but no longer have the desire to work in a hospital.My style icons have changed, and I finally answered London’s call. A few things will still be the same, like NYU, Dancing, Books, Food, but there are definitely some changes to be made.

 

 Have you ever been in a point in your life when you just needed change. It was as if everywhere around you people and things were changing, but the whole while, you were still the same. It’s like the lyrics from one of my favourite songs by Keane, ” Everybody’schanging and I just feel the same.” Except I do not want to just feel the same. I want change. I need change. I get restless way too easy and hate anything stagnant.

So in case you could not guess, this blog  is apart of my change. This in itself is one of my missions. Blogging is something that I have always wanted to do, but never really had the balls for it. The new approach that I have to life wont allow it because I am scared anymore. And might I just say that it has been one of the best wake up calls for me. It has definitely helped put some of my priorities in order. By the time I move to New York. I probably will not ever recognise myself. In a good way of course. 🙂

 

 

Well I will be updating the collage and I will let you know how that turns out.  As well as letting you know what the next mission will be. I’m thinking maybe a quick trip to NY because I have not been there in a little over a year and miss it so much. I mean look at all the people! You can practically feel the energy radiating off of the picture. But that’s for another time.  Now off to work.

Stay driven,

Kayz