STOP RIGHT NOW: 3 Reasons Why Backtracking Is A Good Thing!

Hey you, always on the run…
Gotta slow it down baby, gotta have some fun!

Have you ever felt that you were backtracking? I have come to realize that a step back, or no movement at all may help restore your resilience, therefore, giving you the motivation to move ahead with a newly re-established sense of vigor.  A few wise women once said, “Slow it down, read the sign, so you know just where you are going.” These women are of course the Spice Girls. Obviously, we all would prefer to have the emotional and physical stamina to keep moving forward toward our goals; but when we make quick decisions or rush things, we might only be left with regret later.

So whether you are trying to move forward with your diet, relationship, or your job, you need to realize that all good things take time to cultivate, and a little backtracking might just be the key to getting the results you are looking for!

DIETING: Have your cake and eat it too: Picture this…You recently started what seems to be the perfect diet. Everything is going great; you lost 10 lbs. super fast, and couldn’t wait to wear your spanking new birthday dress. Then, your friends baked you a delicious birthday cake and you caved in; now, you are way over your calorie limit for the day. You feel a massive amount of regret and guilt, because you feel you backtracked. Stop right there. Just chalk up this one day of backtracking as a wakeup call that perhaps you shouldn’t be on a “diet” at all. This is the perfect time to consider simply making more healthy choices in your daily life. Instead of counting calories, count all the changes you can make to bring about the results you are striving for such as exercise, cutting portion sizes and substitute sugary snacks with fruits and vegetables in-between meals. But for today, it’s perfectly fine to indulge and have a cheat day, enjoy your cake, and, of course, have a great birthday.
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Unspoken Work Rules For The New Girl

We have all had bosses who have disclosed WAY too much information about their personal life…but hey, to be honest who doesn’t love that? It shows that behind their sometimes unrealistic expectations and high demands, they have a real life outside the office also. Let’s face it, it’s always nice to share a good laugh and have an opportunity to bond. Unfortunately, that kind of bonding can often backfire. If you want respect in the workplace, it is best to keep your mouth zipped. That doesn’t mean you can’t listen and continue laughing, just be smart as to what you share in the conversation.

You better buckle-up if you choose to have too many TMI talks with your boss since what is said at work stays at work, and anything you say could be held against you during meetings or yearly reviews. This is an unspoken work rule that we should all know before entering the “the real world”.

Here are some other rules to know before your the new girl at the office…

1. Never admit you’re tired. Once you say those words, it could infer that you may
not be able to handle the job, schedule, or that maybe you have other issues that you
will soon be bringing to work. “I’m so tired today,” is a common phrase we all use in
the moment; but your boss isn’t going to offer any sympathy…or a nap time. Just
tuck it away and tuck yourself into bed earlier.

2. Pace yourself. This isn’t college where it’s normal to chug two energy drinks at your desk in order to be productive. This is your new reality, so you really need to pace yourself since this isn’t how life is going to be for just a semester. If you can, try to catch up on your sleep on the weekends, and on days you feel you have the energy to stay late at the office, go for it, but just don’t overdue. Reserve some of that energy since you don’t want to feel sleep deprived the next day.image

3. Don’t send novel long e-mails. 15 minutes after receiving an e-mail from your boss, you finally complete your most professional e-mail to send back!! Of course, disappointment sets in when you get the response, “OK, thanks.” Next time just make it simple and to the point.

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Pinkies Up at Alice’s Tea Cup!

You’re invited to my favorite tea spot in NYC! There are a spoonful of reasons why tea is good for our health, mind, and beauty that it’s almost worth celebrating. Party-poopers and skeptics who claim they don’t drink teas are seriously missing out because Alice’s Tea Cup has the longest list of tea to satisfy anyone’s taste buds and an atmosphere that can sweeten your day…(um hello perfect place for single ladies on Valentine’s Day)

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Dare to Dream, Featuring Model Dominique Piek

In light of all that has happened in Boston, I wanted to share something we all need right now… positivity, love and hope.


On Tuesday, April 16th, I covered the Garden of Dreams Talent Show, “Dare to Dream”, which was hosted by, MSG Knicks’ reporter, Jill Martin and Fuse news anchor, Matte Babel. It was obvious to everyone there that this was difficult but necessary.  We can’t let “them” win…There was so much triumph during the show, proving that during these tragic times, we, as Americans,  only become closer and more resilient.

Founded in 2006, The Garden of Dreams Talent Show truly helps to make dreams come true for children who are facing extreme difficulties such as homelessness, poverty, illness, and foster care.

Garden of Dreams has created thousands of once-in-a-lifetime moments that have brought excitement and joy to more than 225,000 children and their families, with almost 500 events in the past year alone. These children have the chance of a lifetime to perform on the Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate their unique voices and talents in front of their friends, family, with support from celebrity mentors.

Some of the celebrity mentors at this year’s show were Victor Cruz, Rapper Waka Flocka Flame, The Strokes, and Models Doutzen Kroes, Dominique Piek, Jarah Mariano, Genevieve Morton and Damaris Lewis just to name a few.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model, Dominique Piek, was one of the supporters who stood out. No, it wasn’t because of her good looks, amazing physique, or the 6 extra inches she had over me… rather it was her sincerely sweet spirit and enthusiasm to support these talented children.


What was it about this foundation that made you want to be involved?

“My younger brother actually had cancer when he was about thirteen so my heart naturally always goes out to children who suffer from some sort of obstacle or difficulty.”

How have you been showing your support to these children?

“Just giving them motivational support after they have been practicing for about two months now, there were no questions asked; I had to be here to cheer them on. I will definitely be tweeting and instagramming pictures and spreading the word about the event throughout the night.”

What talent would you show off on stage if you were a given this opportunity?

“My friends will tease me because I am a huge Rihanna and Beyonce fan, and would probably love to break it down and have a little Beyonce moment. I don’t think I have quite that great of a singing voice, but my dream has always been to win a Grammy. I know it’ll never happen, but it is always a dream of mine!”

Many models today have helped young women make it into the modeling biz on reality television competition shows. Would you ever consider being a judge or hosting one of these shows?

 “I thought about presenting before, it’s definitely a possibility, I enjoy talking (as you can tell) and supporting other women so you never know!”

Is your boyfriend, Chris Pine here supporting you and these children as well?

“No, actually Chris and I are no longer together. This decision happened pretty recently; but I wish him nothing but the best and we still remain good friends.”

What can we expect to see from you in the future?

“I have a few European clients that I am working with right now, as well as other exciting things that I am not allowed to talk about just yet; but you will definitely be seeing more from me in the near future.”

This South African beauty may have made her splash as a swimsuit model, but proved to be just as talented of a mentor.  Although she is now single, I bet there are plenty of fish in the sea swooning over this swimsuit stunner’s warm spirit. Dominique Piek’s positivity is the model behavior we can all carry out while staying strong during these tough times.

Stay posted for more interviews and photos from the event or follow my Instagram, @pinkytoposh

Click here to make a donation or to find out how you can contribute to this foundation.

A Gorgeous Giveaway Inspired by The Great Gatsby! (Closed)


The Great Gatsby is the epitome of flashy fashion and vintage jewelry. Gatsby is all about an excessive and extravagant lifestyle and lavish parties. Between the glamour, romance, and a touch of mystery, this is a must-see movie this May!

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Look Who’s Laughing Now.

tumblr_mf4zp7NPVc1rgguono1_500It has been about a week since Jennifer Lawrence fell at the Oscars and it is still being discussed in the media. Whether people feel sorry for her, or they make a cruel joke about the incident, I am afraid this moment might haunt the actress for a long time. However, as the saying goes “It’s not how you fall, rather how you get back up.” I believe Jennifer has already taken the high road and has moved forward (after all she did walk away with an Oscar). Proving that no one is perfect, not even a model, I collected a few stumbles and slips on the runway, showing that we all have embarrassing moments from time to time!

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Oh My, Oscar Fashion Predictions!

Although I am not a physic and can’t predict who is going to win big at the Academy Awards, I would like to believe that I have the ability to foresee the fashion that might be worn on the red carpet. While all the actresses glow in their gowns, we instantly gush and Google where we can find a similar look for less.  Well, this year I figured I would have some fun and predict the fashion that my favorite Actress’s might wear…Here are my fashion & beauty predictions for The Academy Awards:

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