Flashback Fashion Friday 2k18

Y'all it's been a whirlwind since August 25th (2017) when I was laid off until now... April 2018. But ya know .... even after all this time, always (for my HP peeps!) WE BACK!

The photos are not in any particular order, though I did go for as close to chronological order as possible. Ya wanna know how you can always see them in order, by following me on Instagram

Let's get into this madness! Flashback Fashion Friday is back!
August 25, 2017
August 28, 2017
Ya girl, KJB, is a versatile betch. I love a great pair of leggings and a nice top or even a plain tee. You can never go wrong with leggings and a tee.

October 7, 2017

Overalls are having a moment and I. AM. HERE. FOR. IT!
October 13, 2017

My OTK (over the knee) blue suede boots from Lane Bryant nonetheless are EVERYTHING to me (and quite obviously you, because presumably you have eyes)!
October 1, 2017
I love a good cutout! The tee is heavily distressed for a cute price tag thanks to Charlotte Russe and then the leggings are target and they have cute cutouts too! Now if only Thomas had gotten the memo. 
October 16, 2017
The same distressed tee from above worn with a bralette and heels rather than a sports bra and sneakers. Bralettes are having a moment right here with KJB but these ta-tas make them work, honey!
September 2017... I think, could be August or October though.

Pulling out the tee again for a Bachelorette Party and paired it with my leather/suede jacket (the inside has the suede and the outside is leather) and then a cute little grey suede purse!
September 30, 2017

A cute little floral dress from Target, yesssss kween! Paired with my cute and favorite orange heels!
October 8, 2017 

The most interesting part of a new job, is figuring out the dress code. Even more interesting when my job rarely takes me outside of the house but I'm supposed to represent the chapter well. Sometimes you get flannel and leggings... other times will come later!
November 28, 2017

Christmas morning means wearing my Christmas Beyonce tee and sticking a pose with my new bee purse.
December 25, 2017

When it's cold, all bets are off when it comes to fashion!
January 2, 2018
Oversized blouses and leggings are a Monday-Friday staple for my work wardrobe as well as being for my off-duty LEWKS!

March 26, 2018
Living in Northern California, means that I can jet over to San Francisco whenever I want and I love wearing a red lip when I do! Not to mention then adding my red tassel earrings from Bauble Bar to the mix!
April 8, 2018

Honestly, Athleisure should be EVERYBODY'S go to weekend looks! After "dressing up" all week, who doesn't wanna put their best foot forward with a chill outfit that is also stylish!
March 2, 2018
Obvi, I'm recently obsessed with my jean jacket (I got it from my momma, literally, THANKS MOM!)
March 27, 2018

Since moving here and spending the majority of my free time with Thomas or solo, I've been tearing it up at Target, my Easter outfit is no different. Seriously obsessed with this number and it's from the Irvine Target, so it has a special place in my heart.
April 1, 2018

Then aside from Target, I've found places online- Facebook suggested this, oops Zuckberg at it again- ChicSoul! Seriously check them out! I'm obsessed!
April 12, 2018

I feel like this LEWK speaks for itself! THE RETRO SUNNIES, perf! The linen blue and white striped top is perfect for the beach and THE RED LIP IS BACK!
March 26, 2018

The perfect Saturday springtime dress and it's PINK! Unfortunately not scented... get on it, Target!
March 25

This top is a cute off the shoulder top and these fab blue pants from T.J. Maxx and of course my denim jacket.
March 23, 2018

All black EVERYTHING and my denim jacket!
February 17, 2018

Made it to LACMA and so did my denim jacket!
March 27, 2018

Dress from Target. Badge from Alpha Gamma Delta International Fraternity.
March 6, 2018

Knowing Central Perk was up on the itinerary, I knew I needed to be serving Rachel Green REALNESS!
March 28, 2018 

My fave go to LBD, it's from Old Navy and it's casual but it sure is easy to dress up. Then this kimono is fresh from Irvine Target, yes kween. Even the necklace is TARGET, honey.
April 19, 2018

Y'all, this ASOS jumpsuit is EVERYTHING! It's beyond comfy and the compliments I received were BEYOND!
April 10, 2018

Here are the details from this look, the earrings were shocker- from Target and that RED LIP though!
April 10 details

When it's St. Patrick's Day how do you wear anything else but green!
March 17, 2018

Another recent Irvine Target purchase, an off the shoulder romper with fringe and pockets, SHUT UP!
March 30, 2017
I love a good denim on denim point. We ALL remember Justin & Britney! This is honestly a tee away from being a Canadian tuxedo, but don't think I won't do it!
March 3, 2018
 Everything Target!

Fun Fact: I moved here in October, I found this wall art in November and I waited for someone to visit so I could take a photo here and then I was able to do it TWICE within one week.
April 3, 2017
 A distressed water look, dusty blue and blue jeans and a red lip to take on Crissy Field!
April 8, 2018
 My fave (and only) distressed tee and my PURPLE, PEARL trench coat AND my PEARL HEELS! Y'all my screaming at my own damn nerve!
March 3, 2018

I am finally the owner of these beautiful Quay Australia rose gold sunnies! I'm honestly living my best life.

Fun Fact: These were the 4th pair of sunnies I had bought in a matter of 48 hours, probably less. But I wanna give myself some restraint that I clearly don't have.
April 4, 2018

My Recruitment Specialist ensemble! Completed with pearl earrings and my badge! Sadly these pants didn't make it through the day and had to be returned because while they were so soft and thin like I wasn't wearing anything... They fell the F apart come days end!
January 20, 2018

My beautiful birthday outfit! This blouse like the one above is straight from T.J. Maxx!
February 13, 2018

Bought this sweater specifically for my Ho! pants!
December 24, 2017

Blouse from Target! Skirt from Lane Bryant and bought for previous year's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party.
December 24, 2017

This was the hottest day of my whole damn life! I honestly should've changed into my white tee but there were people everywhere and public indecency is serious y'all.

Not so fun fact: There was a Siberian Husky arriving on the scene as we were leaving and I'm concerned for its' wellbeing everyday.
September 24, 2017

Ordered this Santa Claus dress from Amazon, and it did not disappoint though it was moderately see through with a flash and kinda short, but I turned it out with glittery tights.
December 23, 2017

I'm recently obsessed with gingham, if you already didn't know.
April 18, 2018

Honestly, without my happy meds, I find myself shopping a lot more than usual. Retail therapy is absolutely 100% real! While my bank account might be in real regret mode... but we're all benefitting aside from that!

I try to be serving LEWKS! Hope I make you proud erryday. 
March 27, 2018

Did you catch all the movie references?! Let me know in the comments below. 

KJB Lately: WCW Book Club

Here at KJB Meets World, we love reading and even more so when our Women Crush Wednesday Alum write us something fantastic!

Our WCW Alum, Emily Belden has written another book and trust me, you're gonna wanna get your hands on a copy. Trust and believe, YOU. WILL. DEVOUR. THIS. WHOLE!

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Then there is first time author and WCW Alum, Bri Griggs. You're in for a real treat! Bri will be helping you towards your goals long before you put down this book!

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KJB Lately: What I've Been Thinking Lately

So I have been thinking about doing something new and different on the blog for awhile now... I'm wanting to get more personal. I've been working on my mental anguish through writing but if I don't share those writings with you then I'm leaving out a part of the story.

I'm thinking about sharing things like:

  • My move (which I've hit on) and my mental anguish.
  • My love life or lack thereof
  • My upbringing
I often work through my feelings through writing them down. So I want to share that with you! 

So buckle up, we're about to go for a wild ride!


KJB's Lenten Season Realization

For Lent this year, I decided instead of giving something up, I was going to pick something up. So I spent it doing 100 Squats A Day.

I was inspired by Buzzfeed, of course:

The first week was fun and hurt so good! The following weeks were mundane and a little boring. By the end, I was begging for the sweet relief of Easter Sunday.

So much so that the Saturday before Easter, I actually wished everyone a "Hoppy Easter" because I knew that was my last day of doing 100 squats and did not realize that I had a whole other day.


When I started the challenge for Easter, I was intrigued by the video and now that it is over, I notice changes in my derrière. But I really wish that I had taken measurement and perhaps had added more to my resolutions. 

How I Did It:
I would wake up and do 4 sets of 25 squats. Anyone that would do 100 squats at a time, you're otherworldly. Those 4 sets were rough. Set One and Two were alright and I would break them up by doing other tasks like feeding Thomas or brushing my teeth. Set Two to Three was a little bit of a struggle and by Set Four, I was ready to die and wondering why I decided this was my cross to bear for Lent. I did help me drink all of my water quicker. During this time I got my new HydroFlask water bottle and now drink 80oz a day!


After Easter Sunday, I gave myself a week off to decide how to proceed (I had just done 46 days straight- what a bitch!) so now that even Orthodox Easter has passed, I suppose I'll continue a more subdued form of this challenge, either maybe 50 a day or 100 every other day. I'm still working on working out the kinks. I also plan on looking at a gym, there's a pilates studio that I may look into. I did just buy toning bands from T.J. Maxx to add to my daily squats. 

Stay tuned.


KJB Lately: Sprang Break 2k18

Here's what I've been up to lately...

Who says adults can't spring break?

Momma B and I both had corresponding Spring Breaks this year, so I brought mom out to California for Spring Break!

Waiting at the airport for Momma B

I planned the whole trip for maximum adventures! Mom got in Friday afternoon and we went for pedicures and dinner downtown.

On Saturday, Mom was reunited with family friends that she had not seen in 20 years. We spent all day there catching up!

On Sunday, we had lunch with friends from Ohio that now live in California and enjoyed WEtv's Monk marathon.

Then on Monday, we went to San Francisco for the day. We hung out at Crissy Field for a while and then went to Ghirardelli Square and treated ourselves to some sundaes!

Momma B doesn't like photos, so Mother Nature helped her out- Mother to Mother

Those first three days were such a whirlwind and the next thing we knew, it was Tuesday and time to head south! SoCal was calling our names...

So we had to take Thomas to doggy day care at Camp Bow Wow.

Then our 5 hour road trip to LA began.

Once we drove past LANCASTER, CA- can you believe?! *Jonathan Van Ness voice* We drove through Santa Clarita Diet (must watch season 2, now available on Netflix). We settled into our hotel in Burbank for the evening.

After complimentary milk and cookies, we decided to go to In-N-Out for dinner!

After enjoying our Double, Doubles... we got a Lyft to the LACMA Urban Lights...

I've been obsessed with the Urban Lights since the scene in Hit the Floor when they danced at LACMA!

Wednesday, we woke up and headed to Warner Brother Studios for their Studio Tour! 10/10 would recommend! Thanks for the suggestion, Becca.

We went abroad...

Pottermore told me I was a Ravenclaw, but it's always nice to get a second opinion. 

We went to Stars Hollow, Connecticut, obvi. (Along with Bluebell, Alabama & Rosewood, Pennsylvania)!!

Miss Patty's Studio
 We made a quick trip to San Francisco, to one of the infamous Painted Ladies.

Toured around Burbank, where we saw Mayim Bialik and Kevin Sussman.

Were able to visit the set of The Ellen Show!

Then we headed to New York, so we could get coffee at Central Perk!

The One Where The Underdog Gets Away
Knowing I could stop by Central Perk, I had to look to Rachel Green for fashion advice!

After our tour essentially around the world, we went to The Walt Disney Company Studio Lot for a personal tour by my sorority sister and friend, Becca!

Thanks Becca!

After our thorough tour of Burbank, CA we headed home... to Irvine!

Our old home

Our favorite old haunt
We stayed with friends that we hadn't seen in 6 years and yet it felt as if no time had passed. These friends have lived in this house for all of my existence and this house truly feels like a home away from home. 

The moment we left the Walt Disney Studio lot began our no specific time line of the trip, except for the people we were going to see. Which truly was the perfect way to go about our Irvine part of the week.

Thursday, we went to our old go to Target and drove around town on our way to Newport Beach to see another friend we haven't seen in 6 years and we just chatted the day away catching up on the little details that you don't share on Facebook and again it was as if we had all just been together a few weeks prior and not the 6 years that eclipsed our time together. 

Friday, we went to Laguna Beach and sat on the beach and realized how at home we both felt. 

After our stop at the beach, we headed to the Irvine Spectrum that we were amazed to see how much it had grown in the six years that had passed since we had last been. 

The Irvine Spectrum is where we met friends that we hadn't seen since we moved 16 years ago, this was prior to a wedding and four children ago.

Afterwards, we went back to our Irvine "home base" (our Wednesday stop as well). We had dinner and chatted until we went to bed. 

Saturday, we woke up and had breakfast and chatted until we left for Davis.

Of course we had to stop at Ace Donuts before heading out of town.

We picked up Thomas and finished our Queer Eye watching and went to bed. 

Sunday, we took some Easter photos and then we took Momma B to the airport. 

After dropping Momma B at the airport, Thomas had to get a bath.

Now we are excited to host more people this week!



Obviously the theme songs from Laguna Beach and The OC made an appearance throughout our time in the literal OC!


Flashback Fashion Friday 2k18

Y'all it's been a whirlwind since August 25th (2017) when I was laid off until now... April 2018. But ya know .... even after all t...