Sunday, April 13, 2014

Palm Sunday

Today is not an ordinary Sunday but a special day known to all Christians across the world as Palm Sunday.


Palm Sunday commemorates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem (Matthew 21:1-9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent. In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday is marked by the distribution of palm leaves (often tied into crosses) to the assembled worshippers. The difficulty of procuring palms for that day's ceremonies in unfavorable climates for palms led to the substitution of boughs of box, yew, willow, olive, or other native trees. The Sunday was often designated by the names of these trees, as Yew Sunday, or by the general term Branch Sunday.

I pray that each and every one of you has enjoyed this day and reflect upon the life of our savior as we enter into the last days leading up til the resurrection "Easter Sunday"

#HeIsRisen
@TheeSophistiKat

Soul Sunday

It's #SoulSunday and no other song came to my mind this morning but this one. .
"Golden" by Jill Scott
Just knowing that we have been blessed to see another day is Golden.
Having family and friends who truly love and want the best for us out of life is Golden.

I challenge each and every one of you to be thankful. .be grateful for the mercy and grace that covers us each day. 

Don't be afraid to Do YOU!! 
As a wise lady use to tell me all the time. . "Be the BEST YOU can be"!!


Enjoy!!
@TheeSophisitKat

Urban Renaissance

This month I have teamed up with "Edwina Lashan Fashion Blog" to bring to our city a new, lively, and refreshing event "Urban Renaissance".

































A night of Fashion, Networking, and to honor the Blogging movement here in the city.
There will be a Fashion Show featuring pieces from Fredonia Boutique styled by myself and the sisters of Edwina Lashan.

Music will be provided by Chatt Town's own DJ Pretty E!!

Also at this event. ."Queen's Closet" (an initiative of Shine421) is back!!














In honor of #LCMaysDay2014 I am asking all the ladies to clean out your closets and bring lightly worn and clean clothing to the event to be donated to a local women's shelter/non profit organization. 

I encourage everyone to come out for a good time and enjoy this new experience.

If you have any information you would like for us to share at the event or want to send a donation please email me at sophisticatechronicles@gmail.com I will be sure to contact you back ASAP.

Hope to see you there!!
@TheeSophistiKat

Rest Peacefully

This week we lost 2 fellow ‪‎Brown‬ Sistah's in Blogging.

Kayrn Washington‬ founder of "ForBrownGirls"‬ and the ‪Dark Girl Red Lip‬ project. "For Brown Girls" was an online platform to inspire and provide love for your true self.



















I remember speaking with her about my vision and wanting her to be apart of "Sistah's Chat". Being a young woman she had such a big heart and truly wanted to evoke change. I love everything "For Brown Girls" stands for and still stand behind Kayrn's mission to this day. It is hard enough sometimes living  in a world where just because of your shade of brown you will be discriminated against by others but the true damage is done by our own people and it has to stop!! Continue to let your voices and stories be a tool to inspire and help others.


DominiqueBanks‬ was a contributor to ‪the successful  "Black Girl Long Hair‬" blog. Better known as "Long Hair Dont Care 2011" to those of us who followed/subscribed to her video's on YouTube she was another beautiful brown girl sharing her talent with the world.



















Always uploading new videos featuring styles, product suggestions, and overall how to love and embrace your natural hair.


‬Please be in prayer for all their family, friends, subscribers, and those in the ‪Blogging‬ community!! They were both talented and beautiful women who will truly be missed. ‪
Rest‬ Peacefully my Sisters!! ‪

@TheeSophistiKat

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thrifty Finds

One thing I love is a Bargain!! Now don't get me wrong. .if I see something I want and it's not on sale I will buy it, however if I can get something at a discounted price. .I am overjoyed.

My Mother introduced me to Thrift Stores and Yard Sales at an early age. I used to LOVE getting up on Saturday morning, gathering my snack, crossword puzzle books, and heading out to the exclusive subdivisions here in the city for their annual "Community Sales". We used to find all types of steals. From designer handbags/clothing/shoes, toys, games, paintings for the house, home decor, etc. You name it. .we could find it. The BEST part is that my mother and I always had a great time!! 

Thrift Stores are another FAVorite of ours. We have several that we go to here in the city and we always find others to check out when we are out of town.

Today we stopped at one of our FAVorites!! My Mom found 2 pairs of BaDD shoes for me for the upcoming Spring/Summer seasons. The highlight. .We both pair for less than $10!! I tell everyone "If you see me in a pair of BaDD heels, 9 times out of 10 my Mother picked them out or purchased them for me". LoL!!

1 pair of BCBG Wedge Sandals 
1 pair of Express Platform Cork Sandals


I can't wait to pair them with stylish and sophisticated pieces that I have in my closet. .or who knows? Maybe I will find something on my next Adventure!! 

@TheeSophistiKat

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SophistiKat "Drink of the Month"

I always enjoy a smooth and refreshing drink while out with friends. We are headed into a new season (even though it still feels like winter) Spring. 

With Spring comes moderately warm weather, daylight savings time, and of course fabulous events. April is already looking to be a jam packed month of excitement. From annual Philanteopic galas to networking mixers. 

For this month I figured I would give you all a FAVorite of mine that can be enjoyed just about anywhere. The perfect blend of two classic that will satisfy the taste buds of anyone.

Here's my recipe for Sparkling Strawberry Moscoto Lemonade!!



Ingredients:
1 Bottle of Barefoot Sparkling Pink Moscoto
1 Bottle of Welch's Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade
1 Bottle of Circoc Red Berry Vodka
1 container of Fresh Strawberries

Directions:
Pour Moscoto, Strawberry Lemonade, and Vodka into a Glass Pitcher or Punch Bowl.
Add ice (as you desire)
Stir lightly (to minimize fizz)
Add sliced strawberries.
Stir again.
Ready to serve.

Let me know if you try and enjoy this recipe.

@TheeSophistiKat