Chess Time


Who loves to play chess?

i know i do, i love the rush and the challenge. Its a calculative game and everytime i am stuck in a situation i always think to myself what would Viswanathan Anand do ( reigning world chess champion from India).

Dont get me wrong as woman who has taste for finer things in life ( dont we all) i love the Louis Vuitton handbag collections throughout the years, but i was never really a big fan of their clothes until tonight. When once again i was struggling to fall asleep after an episode of scandal. I was checking out Vogue online magazine just browsing through all the fashion show pictures, until i came across LV’s 2013 Spring runway pictures and boy was i impressed. LV’s CHECKBOARD print really spoke volumes to me. Mainly because of the love i have for the sport.

i had first noticed Jessica Alba ,Kerry Washington and Miranda Kerr in the print, but that did not move me because of the traditional black and white color, but LV brought it this time with the bright color. From yellows to browns and everything in between.

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My favorite would definiteley have to be the Yellow and Green. This trend is pushing boundaries here.

Taa Taa

Janet

* all photos used for this post are not those of Janetdolce

Credits: Vogue Online and Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com

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Month of St. Valentine


Its January 31st , thank god we are done with that month and on to one that is loved by many, and also the best for business.

When i parted with my then beau of six years, i found it very disheartening that i was in relationships with people that did not understand the importance of specialty. Most times i felt like i was always giving and never with a return i longed for waking up to a bouquet of flowers delivered to your house, or you find a post it note in one of your jackets or trouser pockets, or he surprises you with a unscheduled visit sends you a text on how beautiful you look from a distance ( yes i was doing the distance thing) simple things like those that just made you feel like a queen. Of course a mutual feeling like this can only happen when both of you are interested in building a future otherwise you are wasting time.

When i snapped out of the past i realized i need to live what i believe in every single relationship, be it platonic or romantic. i stopped always relying on “him” to be spontaneous because most people just are not, it was unfair to place that comparison with my past on my present. So i just started making myself feel special with him, what i mean is i do things that i love and got him accustomed to my ways, it was tough at first but he got the swing of things to a certain extent. When i incorporated him in my quest to escape we both were happy for a certain time in the day.

So valentines day is coming up, what are you lovely lady going to do to feel special yourself and than with him?

i remember last year i ditched the 14th day of february, See as women sometimes we dont even realize there is pressure on Vday, its the gift, what to do where to go and BUDGET. I created my perfect valentines day on a random weekend that i paid for and planned. When the actual day came by i did not really feel any sort of pain that we were too busy for the each other, or that he did not do anything special. i was happy with the morning text and the perfume gift set. same thing with his birthday, try to surprise him before the day some men would actually want to be with their guys at some place than be couped up all day with a woman going out her way to pamper him.

These are a few essentials for whatever plans you may have for that day. Dont lose hope in romance no matter what kind of relationship you have, JUST CREATE YOUR  OWN DEFINITION OF ROMANCE.

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1. A well fitted dress for that escape you plan is always at the top of the list! It is always important not to lose yourself in your union, ladies we get to comfortable ( its not a bad thing) but always remind your partner what he fell for more often than not.

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2. Always have proper under garments, i cannot stress this enough. You dont have to go all out only on special occasions. Good lingerie is an instant confidence booster. Imagine a scenario whereby you would have to undress in front of a stranger/s, what would you want them to see a organised situation down there or mix matched, discolored, stretched out pieces. I think not.

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3. Lets always try to leave our scent wherever we are or whatever we touch. Personally i have a problem with regular body lotions because my skin is extremely dry i prefer body butter it leaves my skin feeling so soft and nourished. it really is inexpensive, if you are not going to smell expensive atleast smell edible (thats my motto) These are the products i love and use from bath & body works:  WARM VANILLA SUGAR– body butter and body mist,  DARK KISS– body butter and body mist, SECRET WONDERLAND– body butter and body mist. The best thing about BB is that they always have some promotion where you receive a few miniatures too, i always give mine to the beau to keep in his car. The best body lotion at BB to leave a lasting scent on clothes, sheets or whatever is BALI MANGO its not available in a butter unfortunately so i only use it paired with the body mist to bed after my evening shower because by morning ill be ashy anyway.

Those days when you really want a mature expensive scent, JADORE- dior, COCO CHANEL-noir, LA PARISENNE-ysl and  BLACK XS- paco rabanne are whats in my closet right now. My most used would be Jadore.

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Alrighty guys i wish you all a happy new month and a blissful valentines day.

Taa

Janet

HUMP DAY CELEB STYLE CRUSH


I have been on beyonce’s instagram a lot these days and i just love her style to death. I saw this yellow dress and new i had to instantly recreate that look.

Theres something about bright colors that does it for me. I have already ordered the dress despite the fact that i told myself to limit my shopping this year it’s just to hard!

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Oxblood Leather Ensamble


Hi Dolls, this post has been long overdue but i finally found my camera’s memory card so i could not post this soonest.

This was my NYE look, i ringed in the new year at a church concert.

The trouser i have was gifted to me for Christmas,  i love everything about this little number. After creeping Beyonce’s instagram page i have been wanting a Oxblood faux leather trousers for a while. i guess my friends were tired of my whining and decided to do something about it.

I paired it up with a Sheer pussy bow blouse, topped with a fitted white blazer and leopard print pointy shoes.

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1.White  Blazer: Forever 21

2. White Sheeer Blouse: Suzy Sheer

3.Trousers : Kenneth Cole for Winners

4. Shoes : Guess

5. Wallet: Aldo

Taa Loves

Janet

Get ready with JD…


so for the last couple of months i have been getting flattering compliments on my make- up. at first i really thought it was just talk but i realize some people actually think there is some sort of  ” chris angel” magic that happens in the getting ready process, but no. I am a minimalist so i dont overdo my face nor do i use a large amount of product. to me a face should not look obviously painted, it should still have that natural spark to it. i compiled my make up regimen for those of you who kept asking i hope this helps. enjoy.

1. i start off by applying my smashbox camera ready bb cream, which i basically use as primer before the actual foundation. then i use my pinky finger to apply my clinique all about eyes concealer under my eyes too remove black circles or even puffiness at times.

2. i than apply my clinique superbalanced foundation, than i move to my brows. i use a matte brown from my eye shadow compact to give them a darker shade of brown.

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3. than i start filling them in with a brown brow pencil and than i create the shape i desire also.

4. when thats done i use my concealer again to create the correct shape and also to hide away any newly growing hair.

5. when brows are done i start to work on my eye lids. i first start of with yellow eye shadow on my inner lid, than i use a darker gold/ brown on the middle lid, than the black eye shadow on the outer lid.  i use the brown/gold eye shadow again on the top crease and also use  a white shadow to highlight the brow.

6. almost done, when i have done with my eye lids, applied eyeliner and also applied my eyelashes, i finish up with my clinique stay matte sheer pressed powder, than i use my estee Lauder bronzer and to finally be done i use mac sweet as coco blush on my cheeks. (make a fish face and apply the blush  in downwards strokes from your ear to the apple of your cheek)

7. i use mac chestnut lip liner to create shape for my lips than pair it with mac snob lipstick.

8. Viola there you have it.

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Janet

The year that was 2012


We have all anticipated 2013 and its finally here, i would just like to take a moment to share my gratitude with all the people that made my past year what it was.

A lot had happened that tested my strength, but you know us Taureans are we persevere, it was a year of a lot of trial and triumphs. i can now say proudly that i finally know myself and all i need from life and those around me. Realizing your individuality can sometimes be perceived as selfish but its a good kind off selfish. I was a little scared for 2013 because i have so many plans and expectations for myself failing frightens me and its not nearly an option.

So to all those that have supported me personally and publicly via this blog i sincerely thank you all. Janetdolce will surely strive be bigger and better this year.

To all those friends that have stuck by through all things good and bad,

To all new friends made,

To all friends made respected and now turned foe’s

you all made me the woman i am today. Strong and Steadfast.

Wish you all the best of luck in whatever endeavors you have planned for the year,

xoxo Janet

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