City Chic

City Chic

Topshop blazer
topshop.com

Carven highwaisted shorts
$450 – liberty.co.uk

Charlotte Olympia red shoes
$830 – profilefashion.com

Dolce Gabbana red handbag
$3,375 – profilefashion.com

Gold earrings
ben-amun.com

Topshop lipstick
topshop.com

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What Makes God Smile

Hello Beautiful People!

Each day, we are faced with decisions that either turn us toward God or away from God. Of course, when we make decisions that bring us closer to God, He SMILES! If you were not aware, once upon a time, Noah was the only person who made God Smile. The Bible says, “Noah was a pleasure to the Lord.” (Genesis 6:8). If you look at it, because of Noah, you and I are alive today…Thank you, God and Noah! :-) From his life, we are able to see and understand the five acts of worship that make God Smile.

  1. God Smiles When We Love Him Supremely. The Bible tells us that for his entire life, “Noah consistently followed God’s will and enjoyed a close relationship with  Him.” (Genesis 6:9) This is what God wants most from us; a relationship!
  2. God Smiles When We Trust Him Completely. The second reason Noah pleased God was that he trusted God, even when it didn’t make sense. The Bible says, “By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he was told…As a result, Noah became intimate with God.” (Hebrews 11:7) When God instructed Noah to build a giant ship that would save him and the animals, there were three problems that could have caused Noah to doubt. First, Noah had never seen rain, because prior to the Flood, God irrigated the earth from the ground up. Second, Noah lived hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean. Even if he could learn to build a ship, how would he get it to water? Third, there was the problem of rounding up all the animals and then caring for them. But Noah didn’t complain or make excuses. He trusted God completely, and that made God smile. Trusting God completely means having faith that he knows what is best for your life. It took Noah 120 years to build the ark. Yes, 120 YEARS. I am certain that he faced many discouraging days. With no sign of rain year after year, he was ruthlessly criticized as a “crazy man who thinks God speaks to him.”
  3. God Smiles When We Obey Him Wholeheartedly. Saving the animals from a worldwide flood required great attention to logistics and details. Everything had to be done just as God prescribed it. God didn’t say, “Build any old boat you’d like, Noah.” He gave very detailed instructions as to the size, shape, and materials of the ark as well as the different numbers of animals to be brought on Board. The Bible tells is Noah’s response: ” So Noah, did everything exactly as God had commanded him.” (Genesis 6:22) Noah obeyed God wholeheartedly. That means doing whatever God asks without reservation or hesitation. We should NOT procrastinate and say, “I’ll pray about it.” You do it without delay. God doesn’t owe you an explanation or reason for everything he asks you to do. Understanding can wait, but obedience can’t. Obedience unlocks understanding.
  4. God Smiles When We Praise and Thank Him Continually. The Bible tells us, “The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail their lives.” (Psalm 37:23) EVERY human activity, except sin, can be done for God’s pleasure if you do it with an attitude of praise. God especially enjoys watching you use the talents and abilities He has given you. The Bible says, “He has shaped each person in turn; now he watches everything we do.” (Psalm 33:15) You don’t bring glory to God by hiding your abilities or by trying to be someone else. You only bring him enjoyment by being you. Anytime you reject any part of yourself, you are rejecting God’s wisdom and sovereignty in creating you. God says, “You have no right to to argue with your creator. You are merely a clay pot shaped by a potter. The clay doesn’t ask, ‘Why did you make me this way?'” (Isaiah 45:9) There are no unspiritual abilities, just misued ones. Every act of enjoyment becomes an act of worship when you thank God for it. 

What God looks at is the attitude of your heart: Is pleasing him your deepest desire?

Notes Taken from The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

All LOVE,

Muah!

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Miranda

Miranda

Mint Velvet leopard top
$99 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Jane Norman midi skirt
$47 – janenorman.co.uk

Vintage handbag
boticca.com

Chanel hinged bracelet
$815 – youheshe.com

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Sherbet

Sherbet

St Martins blazer
$91 – zalando.co.uk

Summer jumpsuit
$37 – desireclothing.co.uk

Office strappy pumps
$110 – office.co.uk

Ted Baker bow handbag
$300 – psyche.co.uk

Lipstick Queen sheer lipstick
$33 – johnlewis.com

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The Yellow Brick Road

The Yellow Brick Road

Roberto Cavalli floral blazer
$1,110 – yoox.com

J W Anderson faux leather skirt
$820 – brownsfashion.com

Le Silla yellow sandals
$940 – shoescribe.com

Maiyet clutch
$2,095 – liberty.co.uk

NARS Cosmetics lips makeup
$32 – liberty.co.uk

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The Yellow Brick Road

The Yellow Brick Road

Roberto Cavalli floral blazer
$1,110 – yoox.com

J W Anderson faux leather skirt
$820 – brownsfashion.com

Le Silla yellow sandals
$940 – shoescribe.com

Maiyet clutch
$2,095 – liberty.co.uk

NARS Cosmetics lips makeup
$32 – liberty.co.uk

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Classy Meets Rugged

Classy Meets Rugged

Pull&Bear boyfriend jeans
$49 – pullandbear.com

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Number 1 on November 1

Happy Tuesday, Love Bugs!

  1. Time has definitely passed and I apologize for leaving you without any notice. I have had sooooo much going on and it has blown my mind. November 1 was my birthday and it was the greatest Birthday to date. On Thursday, November 1, 2013, I not only celebrated a Birthday, I also celebrated my Engagement! The day of my birth, I was not expecting to celebrate my day with my beau because we had planned to spend the following weekend in GA. After I returned from lunch with my wonderful coworkers, I was informed that something was left for me. To my surprise, it was a bouquet of beautiful white flowers. The note included a Birthday schedule/to do list for little ole me. :-) It indicated the following: 1.  Say A Prayer For Us         2. Get Dressed and Wear Something Nice           3. Be Ready By 8: 00 p.m.            4. Leave Room Your Stomach for Dinner             5. Pack Your Bags For 3 Nights     10.  ………..  (Note: This is not a complete list)

My mind was made up that I would not contact him. Eventually, he contacted me to ask how my day was going….Uh, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Even with a run down of my days ventures and the expectations ahead, he would not own up to his surprises. I just made sure that I was ready and my bags were packed. He arrived looking beyond handsome and in a stretch SUV Limo. We had an amazing dinner and enjoyed a ride where we ended up overlooking the city. As we viewed the city, he began praying for us. When I opened my eyes, he was on one knee asking me to MARRY HIM! I was soooooo in a state of shock. This life changing event did not hit me until I was back in the limo and I was able to relax and I looked at my ring. At that point, tears traveled my face as a result of the appreciation of God’s unconditional love and favor.

When we plan ahead while in our younger years, we never anticipate the “what ifs”. We tend to think that things will turn out exactly as we dreamed of. The reality is, God has HIS plan. Sometimes, it does NOT fall in line with our plans. The great thing about that is, HIS Plan is always PERFECT and ON TIME. What I saw for myself is not the reality of how things unfolded…IT IS SOO MUCH BETTER. That is because GOD is definitely in control of my well-being.

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Damien and I are products of different lifestyles, upbringings, experiences, and a long distance romance which is a testimony in itself. From Day 1, I can honestly say that our differences have enhanced who we are individually and as a couple. When you paint your fairy tale, make sure that God is in it. If HE is truly in it, it will never remain a tale but turn into your reality.

The world will influence us to miss out on the very individuals who are perfect for us. Don’t let that be you. See the beauty in differences and trust that God will guide you, ensuring that your story is perfect for YOU.

Genesis 2:22-24

Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.  The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman, ‘ for she was taken out of man.”  For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
All LOVE,
Muah!
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Joí Iman

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Joí Iman has taught me sooo much about God’s grace & favor as well as myself. Never underestimate GOD nor your abilities that he has given. Always believe in yourself and GOD because in the world of business and Social Media, there are so many silent haters and if you allow the negativity to consume your thoughts, you will feel & become defeated. If there is something that you dream of doing, DO IT. From conception, You are given the strength to handle the obstacles experienced. Fear is the ONLY thing that will hold you back. Man has 0 chance of control. In some cases, The people who know you the best will not support you but the people throughout the world that know very little about you, support you the most. There is ALWAYS one watching even when it doesn’t seem like it. When you can’t see a way, God does and He provides provision.
THANK YOU, GOD & THANK YOU, CUSTOMERS!

All LOVE,

Muah!

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Small Business Saturday

Happy Saturday, Love Bugs!

I pray that your THANKSGIVING was filled with love, hope, contentment, and positive reflection. My day was filled with all of the above AND rest…PRAISE HIM for REST!

I want to thank all of you who have ever commented and/or liked my blog posts. Also, I want to thank my customers who have ever liked a post, Browsed WWW.JOIIMAN.COM, Purchased, shared a post, promoted Joí Iman (BOUTIQUE), commented on a post, emailed, and/or utilized our personal shopping/personal styling services.  Again, THANK YOU!

For being such great followers and supporters, I am offering you all 35% OFF of your ENTIRE PURCHASE for supporting Joí Iman which is a small business. COUPON CODE: ISupport 

I encourage you to take advantage of such great deals and share with friends, family, and associates!

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Also, If you want a certain item to add to your wardrobe or just desire to do something kind for someone else, TRUST JOÍ IMAN for your SHOPPING NEEDS. I find what you want at the BEST prices.

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ALL LOVE,

MUAH!

lips

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