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A Gift Guide for Him

December 10, 2019

I hope that this will help steer you in the right direction if you are struggling to find something to give! These are just bases for what you can do and depending on your budget you can go up or down! Basically think of it as cologne, a phone case, photo of y’all, beanie, clothes etc. Of course the best gifts are those that come from the heart and there is nothing like the gift of time spent together. It is always great to scratch the gifts and experience something fun together like a road trip or an adventure where you’ll be focused on the blessing that you are to each other.

  1. Airpods: https://www.target.com/p/apple-airpods-with-wired-charging-case/-/A-54191097?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Electronics_Priority%2BShopping_Local&adgroup=Electronics_Priority+TCINs&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9013274&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1248099&gclid=CjwKCAiAob3vBRAUEiwAIbs5TizW7hE3V5LayAGtmoC_4t2Yi9Ds2800M4hJjWptFFncjTCFnFVCkBoCtAAQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  2. Airpods Leather Case: https://www.markandgraham.com/products/keychain-with-leather-case-for-airpods/?catalogId=94&sku=5425070&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Accessories%20%3E%20Keychains&cm_ite=5425070&gclid=CjwKCAiAob3vBRAUEiwAIbs5ToEe9ewmOcJo6j1Zc1gD25AQQrel6eYQBWoMxCghx9q5fIgG1yjcgxoC1zQQAvD_BwE
  3. Leather Phone Case: https://burkleycase.com/collections/our-best-sellers/products/full-leather-covered-magnetic-detachable-wallet-case-for-apple-iphone-xs-max-in-antique-golden-brown?variant=14502300418100
  4. Bleu De Chanel: https://www.chanel.com/us/fragrance/p/107170/bleu-de-chanel-parfum-spray/?gclid=CjwKCAiAob3vBRAUEiwAIbs5TmdDQ13D0Hw9lG2JbtF2dl4SbW5p1E4TFBRy25kq78Nl-rciLjkbhhoCwT4QAvD_BwE
  5. Tom Ford Men’s Spray: https://www.macys.com/shop/product/tom-ford-oud-wood-all-over-body-spray-5-oz.?ID=3824980&pla_country=US&CAGPSPN=pla&cm_mmc=Google_Beauty_PLA-_-G_PLA_Beauty_-_Tom_Ford_Tom_Ford-_-173466468374-_-pg1051689243_c_kclickid_e0e00423-ddfb-45dc-b6d8-a7b13e457d26_KID_EMPTY_740217574_36299605342_173466468374_pla-545524644621_888066030212USA__c_KID_&trackingid=450×1051689243&m_sc=sem&m_sb=Google&m_tp=PLA&m_ac=Google_Beauty_PLA&m_ag=TomFord&m_cn=G_PLA_Beauty_-_Tom_Ford&m_pi=go_cmp-740217574_adg-36299605342_ad-173466468374_pla-545524644621_dev-c_ext-_prd-888066030212USA&gclid=CjwKCAiAob3vBRAUEiwAIbs5Th6zWzStMDLQFsTsYeiIGULd6kLwnsrI2lLOGjQ9-gU96h-catAbrxoCqXMQAvD_BwE
  6. Sneakers: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/adidas-stan-smith-sneaker-men/3725428/lite
  7. Photo Frame with a picture of both of you (slip a cute love note in the back): https://www.target.com/p/black-and-brass-foundation-frame-threshold-153/-/A-53966833?preselect=53485296#lnk=sametab
  8. Men’s Cashmere Scarf: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom-mens-shop-solid-cashmere-scarf/4596847/full?origin=category-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FMen%2FAccessories%2FScarves&color=navy%20midnight
  9. Luxury Beanie: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/canada-goose-arctic-disc-merino-wool-toque-beanie/5051845/full?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FAll%20Results&color=pacific%20blue
  10. Tshirt from a brand they love: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/comme-des-garcons-play-cotton-jersey-slim-fit-crewneck-t-shirt/4316766/full?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FAll%20Results&color=black%201
  11. Neutral Pull Over: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/topman-solid-crewneck-sweater/5516137/full?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FAll%20Results&color=grey
  12. Men’s Turtle Neck (TRUST ON THIS ONE): https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom-signature-cashmere-turtleneck/4949159/lite?country=US&currency=USD&&mrkgcl=760&mrkgadid=3355612652&utm_content=80782634760&utm_term=pla-300906662125&utm_channel=shopping_ret_p&sp_source=google&sp_campaign=6512984596&rkg_id=0&adpos=1o3&creative=383012442661&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CjwKCAiAob3vBRAUEiwAIbs5TjuBMRbrPklUo7BeZZknSm7fjr2lE4FhurljBI9CbNLJ0mR7ANX5AxoC5GQQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  13. Solid Tee: https://shop.nordstrom.com/sr?origin=keywordsearch&keyword=Oversized%20tee%20shirt%20men&page=2

All the best to you this holiday season! I am so excited about what is in store for 2020! Look for more content soon and lots of updates! I plan to do a coffee date soon!!! Also follow me on Instagram for daily updates/posts @1998miss.

Love,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley
Beauty

A Gift Guide for Her

December 10, 2019

Welcome back to 1998miss.com, a long few months have passed by and I’m back just in time for Christmas with a Holiday post sure to help you out with what to get for your loved ones! I have a few luxury items listed but I have also included some more affordable dupes from Amazon. I would also encourage using the item as a starting point and then finding a brand that suits your price.

  1. Airpods: https://www.amazon.com/Apple-AirPods-Charging-Latest-Model/dp/B07PXGQC1Q/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?gclid=CjwKCAiAob3vBRAUEiwAIbs5TuHkitxMYgUhFoougNfBTq7nzhwQENaVInBksMYAt2NW7uA3ze29AhoCLe8QAvD_BwE&hvadid=178371002290&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9013274&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=14994490299363161886&hvtargid=kwd-59546508660&hydadcr=7501_9612656&keywords=apple+airpods&qid=1576015947&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExMVZXMTNMSFJKMDVaJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUExMDA2MzY3MzVZNE1FNVRCQlI4OCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUExMDA0ODcwREJCVUpMV1FWMk9MJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
  2. Airpods Case: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0813VTNMN/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B0813VTNMN&pd_rd_w=223ld&pf_rd_p=45a72588-80f7-4414-9851-786f6c16d42b&pd_rd_wg=AhLDr&pf_rd_r=EZ3E1VE2A0VPMDPYA9W4&pd_rd_r=966c2f5e-17b9-4084-a25d-05d065641ca2&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExUUVSNVVGM0U0SjlCJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTkwMzQ3MUtUUjZBUFBHVjFNNiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMjkwNzkxWUZQSkE3Mk1XSkFSJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
  3. Coco Chanel (my signature scent + get the bottle engraved with a love note for her): https://www.sephora.com/product/coco-mademoiselle-P12495
  4. Luxury Candle: https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/jo-malone-english-pear-freesia-scented-home-candle/3136641/lite?country=US&currency=USD&&mrkgcl=760&mrkgadid=3355612564&utm_content=78494806536&utm_term=pla-321556726236&utm_channel=shopping_ret_p&sp_source=google&sp_campaign=6512984596&rkg_id=0&adpos=1o5&creative=383012442682&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CjwKCAiAob3vBRAUEiwAIbs5Tq5BTZmN2JTE1yfY7Cz2bkecTuhkZg03Uq_Hlx1XgIOReVCm0nN8sRoCfG0QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  5. VENUS DE FLEUR FLOWERS THAT LAST A WHOLE YEAR (I have never actually purchased these but they are a dream of mine): https://www.venusetfleur.com/products?box=514e3380-c4f2-11e9-9a3a-095c6f196843&box_variant=b35e0b10-c5b8-11e9-b099-e39be6337f3c&flower_one=58254850-cf5c-11e9-bc20-81010a8f977e&source=preset&stencil=61fe61f0-c51f-11e9-9e5f-e12cb656d61f&flower_two=59e5cdc0-cf40-11e9-8426-dfd054e5c8f0#/steps/arrangement/colors
  6. Statement Headband: https://www.zara.com/us/en/bejeweled-padded-headband-p04319283.html?v1=27676506&gclid=CjwKCAiAob3vBRAUEiwAIbs5TvX31Y3epvdTVGESmuQxraksSf9XOc-uvXf6UAcS_RCBzQxkcOKnJxoChtsQAvD_BwE
  7. Jade Roller: https://www.amazon.com/Original-Jade-Roller-beauty-Anti-Puffines/dp/B079KW81R1/ref=asc_df_B079KW81R1/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312198202756&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=18386806673836676973&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9013274&hvtargid=pla-569971576208&psc=1
  8. CUSTOM PHONE CASE (I have had my eye on this for three years but I can never commit to spending the big bucks-yet it is so darling! My favorite Blogger Blair carries this everywhere!: https://www.baublebar.com/category/personalized/custom-phone-cases.html
  9. Teddy Coat: https://www.target.com/p/women-39-s-long-sleeve-button-front-sherpa-pea-coat-wild-fable-8482-tan-xxl/-/A-77374955?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Women%2BShopping_Brand&adgroup=SC_Women&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9013274&gclid=CjwKCAiAob3vBRAUEiwAIbs5TlnbjQcXeXA3qgBPncW1DY2JXvvEtFSxt3ARIluRAvIbDqS3CUk9GRoCB9oQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  10. PJ’s (MY DREAM PJ SET): https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1186260?gclsrc=aw.ds&cm_mmc=Google-ProductSearch-US–c-_-NAP_EN_US_PLA-_-NAP%C2%A0-%C2%A0US%C2%A0-%C2%A0GS%C2%A0-+Designer+-+Class_Lingerie+-+Type_Sleepwear%C2%A0-%C2%A0High%C2%A0-%C2%A0BT–Sleepwear+-+Pajamas_AM&gclid=CjwKCAiAob3vBRAUEiwAIbs5Thj0oUBdxpbkHWSmOumrZNWkWdYj2vBaXPq6HBJZj5_mQAYenoOK-hoC5s0QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
  11. Gucci Tights DUPE: https://www.amazon.com/Designer-Stockings-Tights-Tan-brown/dp/B08129V9HB/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=designer+tights&qid=1576016701&s=apparel&sr=1-1
  12. Gucci Airpod Case (check amazon for dupe): https://www.gucci.com/us/en/pr/women/accessories-for-women/wallets-and-small-accessories-for-women/keyrings-and-keycases-for-women/ophidia-gg-airpods-case-p-596720K9GSS8358?gclid=CjwKCAiAob3vBRAUEiwAIbs5ToCwPgs0u2JQyiKit-ec68zkkHsmn57iF5EY9xnSMPVfMFh-ySqjJBoCcD4QAvD_BwE
  13. Clear Chanel Dupe: https://www.amazon.com/Approved-Football-Shoulder-Crossbody-Transparent/dp/B075F1TF4M/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=clear%2Bpurse%2Bwomen&qid=1576016793&sr=8-15&th=1
  14. DUPE GOLDEN GOOSE SNEAKS (MY DREAM SNEAKER): https://www.amazon.com/FENIKUSU-Womens-Sneakers-Glitter-Fashion/dp/B07QCBFCL3/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=golden+goose+dupes+for+women&qid=1576016853&sr=8-2

All the best to you this holiday season! I am so excited about what is in store for 2020! Look for more content soon and lots of updates! I plan to do a coffee date soon!!! Also follow me on Instagram for daily updates/posts @1998miss.

Love,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

Brand Collaborations EVENING Wardrobe

Love Modest Rose X 1998miss

October 1, 2019

Hello, all my guys and dolls!!! Happy Tuesday from me! I hope you’re having a blessed day filled with Jesus! Today’s blog post is in collaboration with LoveModestRose a modest fashion label based out of Michigan! I was so excited when the opportunity arose to work with them because they have so many classy pieces!

EXCITING: I will be working with them again in the coming weeks and I can not wait to share those looks!!!

Today I am sharing how I styled The White Giovanna Lace Crop Top Maxi Dress!!!! A beautiful dress that seriously is so flattering. I’m being 100% real in my review when I say it is a solid 10/10! I also wanted to suggest that if you’re looking for a classic bridal look this dress could easily be that for you! Great for the big day if you’re going with something a little more BOHO/laid back….also great for a bridal shower! It is very well made with lining underneath! It has a zipper up the back that is that extra beautiful neutral little detail. Its cropped so again it looks amazing! It’s suprisingly very comfortable too! I plan to wear it to a more formal event this week so stay tuned on the gram to see that! @1998miss Anyways let’s get down to it!

Thank you love Modest rose for this dress. You can shop it here: https://www.modestrose.com Follow them on Instagram @lovemodestrose❣️

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

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Chivalry is not dead…

September 25, 2019

Hello gals and for my guy readers out there Hi! I’m so happy that you are visiting 1998miss.com! Today I wanted to do a blog post in a format I haven’t exactly done in a while. I’ve been doing a lot of collaborations with brands (a total blessing/thank you Jesus) but today I want to take a minute to write from the heart!

Chivalry is not dead. I know what you’re thinking…OKAY, right she’s totally going to talk about Princesses and Princes, holding doors open and… yadayada. Well sort of but also not exactly so. For a while now I have wanted to talk about the topic of dating. I want to elaborate on something that has been weighing on my heart about the value of being pursued.

Chivalry is defined as showing courtesy or attentiveness. I believe this is so important to understand because in today’s society it is often lost in the movements of feminism. While I definitely support women getting equal opportunities and pay I realize women are NOT LIKE MEN! That is what makes us unique! God made both sexes different and we should celebrate that. All that being said I believe that men should be gentlemen and women should be ladies. No, I’m not referring to a 1950’s sexist mentality. What I am talking about is just a general sense of respect for how God made YOU. I think that although society is pushing for women to seek out the relationships they want to have and I still believe that there is beauty in the way God designed it. Being pursued by a gentleman has a little magic to it. I know first hand that this can be a challenge but I also know when it is done the right way it’s worth it.

I want to elaborate a little more about what I mean because trust me I’ve been in the very same scenario you may be in now. You want to be with so and so because they are so cute and yadadada. They may be frequently messaging you, snaping you, dming you… but yet you are just not sure if they like you. …. Let me be clear, if a guy wants to be with you he will be very intentional about interacting with you. For gals, it’s the same way. A girl will be intentional in just about everything. There won’t be all the games of waiting the three hours to reply etc. When a relationship is really of quality you will know. Your conversation will be exceptional and it will feel right. Also, side note: guys like to pursue girls that don’t put it all out there. So the girls who are open to being pursued not being all annoying. You save that for your bro’s or your gals. Y’all know what I mean…we’ve all been there. We have all been in that situation where so and so isn’t taking a hint. So think of that the next time you want to act fast.

Also, taking girls out to dinner or for an evening on the town is still a thing. Boys, you can still call a girl up and ask if she will go out with you. Girls, you can still be patient and wait for milestones in the relationship. Sometimes because of social media, I think we skip the part of taking things slowly. We forget to be intentional. We forget about the “courting” process. I’m writing to say Chivalry is not dead. You are worth FAR MORE THAN RUBIES SISTA!!! They wouldn’t just leave you out in the open to grab. There would be a safety box with a code. It’s okay to keep your heart on lockdown. You don’t want to give it to someone who isn’t worthy of it. Same for you guys!! Don’t get a girl who doesn’t appreciate you. You are a son of the king!

Girls, it is okay to expect effort from the guy you like. Boys, it’s okay to expect effort from the girl you like. It’s still cool to send girls flowers (even ones you find on the side of the road because honestly its the thought that counts.)Casual dating may be what is hip but it isn’t what sticks. Being intentional about who you pursue is worth it.

I have found that when it’s the right one you will know. I am all about intentional dating because when you are deciding who you want to spend your forever with you have to be intentional. It’s okay to be picky but more importantly, it’s important to be picky. I have seen it far too many times when relationships are not intentional and people end up marrying the wrong one. God made you and he made a partner for you. My mom always tells me “if he made an Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley, then he made a spouse for you too”.

Finally, are they chasing Jesus first and then chasing you? Is God their number one? Chivalry isn’t only from fairytales but it’s biblical. KEEP IT INTENTIONAL. This matters.

I have felt this in my own life and on my heart so I wanted to take the time to share. I do love sharing fashion but every once in awhile it’s good to break it up. Just because you don’t have someone doesn’t mean you should settle. The right one will come along and when they do you want to be available.

Love, Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

@1998miss
Brand Collaborations Home Wardrobe

1998miss Twist on The Bridgette Brianna Swing Dress

September 24, 2019

Hello friends! I’m so happy you’re popping in for today’s blog post! This post is in collaboration with Brigitte Brianna at Sexy Modest. I worked with her brand previously (check that post out here: https://1998miss.com/the-bridgette-brianna-overall-dress/ ) and had such a great experience we decided to do it again. Although I love working with brands I want to be clear I do not advertise or do work with anyone if I genuinely do not like the label. It’s obvious that I really like this company because they have so many chic options. They are really offering some unique options in the area of Modest Fashion!!

When selecting the piece I wanted to collaborate on I was immediately drawn to the swing dress. I loved it because I knew it would be such a staple piece! I choose Royal Blue because it’s a color that I’m told brings out my eyes!

To make this post a little more exciting I styled this dress not one but three different ways! I love to do this because I think it’s important to show you can spice up any look for any event.

#1 IPHONE DIARIES

So it was not actually my intention to include this iPhone shot but it shows how I styled this look for lunch at RESTORATION HARDWARE! + It’s the way I styled this dress for class!

#2 Modest Chic/Keeping it Dressy

I was in love with the idea of wearing my blue tie shoes with this dress because I think a monochromatic look is so chic! I paired my Danielle tutu from Skirt Society under the Swing Dress because I think it adds a “high fashion” vibe! I added my Gucci esc belt and a black clutch to complete the look. I think this is a great look for church!

#3 Classy for Brunch!!!

This may be my favorite version of the dress because I think the pop of print and the red bag really tie the look together nicely. I also am obsessed with this belt! BTW a wide belt always looks great and adds a WAIST! This was the first version I had in mind when I opened the dress and I honestly think it’s the style that looks the most flattering!

These photos were taken by my good friend Slice! We had such a fun day chilling in Nashville and I’m working on editing the vlog from the day! A huge thank you for being so sweet Sarah! I love you!!!!

Finally, thank you so much to Sexy Modest Boutique for this beautiful blue dress. I can’t wait to transition it into fall!

Y’all can shop this dress and many other darling options here:https://www.sexymodest.com/collections/brigitte-brianna-modest-clothing/products/brigitte-swing-dress!

If you haven’t shopped The Brigitte Brianna you’re missing out! XO, I’ll see you Friday on my youtube channel and again next Tuesday! XO.

Love, Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

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Brand Collaborations CASUAL EVENING Home Wardrobe

The “ALEXA DRESS” with MODEST POPPY!!! 1, 2 or 3?

September 10, 2019

Good afternoon, evening, morning or whatever time you’re reading this! I am so happy that you’ve taken the time out of your day to visit 1998miss.com. This is the first blog post back in the game after taking a considerable amount of time off-intentionally. I chose to do this because of some negative experiences I encountered this summer. BUT I’m BACK & IT’S WITH SOMETHING REALLY GOOD.

Today I’ll be sharing the beautiful “ALEXA DRESS” from Modest Poppy! You heard right, there is actually a dress named after me!! HOW BLESSED/COOL/FANTASTIC IS THAT! Forgive me as I publically freak out!!! I’m just so happy that I’ve made it to that point in my blogging career, it’s been a journey! Thank you Modest Poppy for creating this beautiful moment. I am so ecstatic that I had the opportunity to work with you. Oh, if you want to shop Modest Poppy you can do so here: https://themodestpoppy.com/ (which you totally should because the ALEXA DRESS IS THERE AND THIS SO CUTE TULLE SKIRT THAT THEY JUST RELEASED!!!)

In an effort to show the greatness of the Alexa Dress (that’s just never gonna get old LOL) I styled it three different ways! I’ve styled it for a comfy day out with sneakers, for a dressy brunch or morning service at church and finally for whatever fancy plans you may have! Of all three styles my favorite is number three but I’ll leave it up to you! Let me know, which, you like best!!! I’d also love to see how you spice it up!!!

#1

#2

#3

Anyways thanks for stopping by! A big thank you to Modest Poppy for this collaboration and for giving me the honor of having a dress named after ME! I am honestly so in love with the modest options you offer! They are so chic and so unique! If you haven’t shopped Modest Poppy you’re missing out! XO, I’ll see you Friday on my youtube channel and again next Tuesday! XO.

Shop the “Alexa Dress”: https://themodestpoppy.com/products/alexa-floral-dress-s-l?_pos=1&_sid=b9f67c704&_ss=r


Love, Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley

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What to do when you feel down/low.

July 18, 2019

Hey, my gals! 1998miss here and sharing something major today. It’s been a while since I slowed it down and did a post like this but it’s really heavy on my heart. Recently like in the last two months since I’ve been in Uganda (but before throughout all of University) I have experienced a lot of hurts. Many of my experiences were just life but the majority of them were from people who didn’t like my stance. My stance as a conservative, apostolic girl on social media and on campus. I have experienced bullying and it saddens me to say on multiple occasions political profiling. I’m not writing today to get into all the details but I decided I would take a positive approach to try to lessen the pain from the blows with a blog post. In this blog post, I simply want to talk about some of the things I do to counteract sadness, depression, hurt, oppression and negativity. I have to be honest and say yes, I have experienced all of these things. My goal is to encourage you and help you get control in these situations because chances are you might have experienced one of these hurts too.

1.R E F L E C T & BE ALONE FOR A MINUTE

Number one is simple and it’s how I always start to recover from a hurt. I take time to just digest what occurred by myself. I try to understand where something came from and why something went the way it did. I always try to take another perspective and understand a different point of view…sometimes I see it but sometimes I don’t. (THAT IS OKAY & I HAVE TO START TO ACTUALLY verbalize because I take things very personally) After I do this (usually takes me longer than a couple of minutes) I proceed to number 2.

2. T A L K to your mom or someone you love.

Sounds basic but it’s what works for me. I’m so blessed to have a great mom who listens to me and helps me with whatever I’m going through. When I’m feeling down this always helps me because my mom guides me and she helps me figure out how to start the healing process. I am always completely honest with her because she has many years on me and she has a different understanding. After I talk to my mom I start to feel a lot better but I’m not done. My mom tells me how to move forward and always asks me if I have prayed about something…if I have already then I do it again but if I haven’t then I do. That leads me to number 3.

3. P R A Y & THEN PRAY SOME MORE

Yeah, so this should probably be number one because it’s really the only way true and complete healing can happen. As much as the world would like to tell you that wholeness is achievable through its contents I am here to tell you = wrong. Spending time with Jesus in private is where healing occurs. When you began to tell him how you’re feeling and what happened he can help you. He will heal you. Christianity is about a relationship, not a religion and prayer is where you talk to God just like you would talk to a friend. You tell Jesus exactly where it hurts so he can fix it. You can feel temporarily better when you eat something good, buy a nice thing, go shopping, watch a movie, cry it out but for long term healing, it comes from Jesus. To follow up you should do number four and maybe a couple of times.

4. P L A Y worship music & then play it some more.

I would recommend starting out with Lauren Daigle YOU SAY & RESCUE. I can not tell you how much they have been of help during times where I’ve felt low. The lyrics speak to your heart when you feel like you’re desperate. By listening to worship music you surround yourself with a shield, you create a space for the Holy Spirit to fill and you start releasing some of the pain you are feeling. I promise your mood will start returning to J O Y as soon as you do this.

5. S E L F CARE BABY

For me, this is how I get my body physically ready to be back to happy. I will usually shower, wash my hair do a facemask, pick out a fresh outfit, work out (like sometimes full-on cardio/ other times just a walk) and then like pull myself together (hair, face)! After this, I instantly feel at least 17% better… okay maybe more like 43% better. Anyways just as long as I am feeling somewhat better. P.S. the whole exercise makes you feel better is true because endorphins are released!!!!

6. ORGANIZE S O M E T H I N G

That’s right to keep yourself busy use this time to get something good done. I find organizing therapeutic, which, means jumping into a mess in my purse/closet/drawer or car helps!!!!! You’ll start to feel order and that’s what you want when you’re feeling down. If you’re feeling really upset do a big project-let your hurt be your motivation.

7. Go to see a T H E R A P I S T

That’s right Apostolic Alexa recommending you go see a therapist because mental health is important. Yes God is great enough to heal but he also encourages you to seak resources. If you are seriously struggling you need to get licensed and trained help in combination with God. I have seen a therapist throughout my life on a couple of different occasions and I hope to do it regularly when I can afford it. You are not weak for getting help you are strong.

8. A C C E P T what you can not change.

You can not pretend like something that hurt didn’t actually happen because if you do you will never recover. Basically, it’s all up there in the title ACCEPT what happened and understand you can’t change it but you can control the future. Take the time you need, get the support you need, trust in Jesus and realize it’s all going to be alright.

I love you all and I hope this post encourages you. It was inspired with some recent hurts and Olivia Rink who posted a blog post addressing this issue as well. Check her post out here: http://oliviarink.com/advice-thoughts/8-ways-to-turn-a-bad-day-around/#comment-75204

Before I sign off I want to leave you with two scriptures a sweet follower left me during my recent sorrows. Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Phillippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Thank you for these Cindy!!!

See you next Tuesday back here and tomorrow on my youtube channel! I have a fun new video going up!!! XO!

alexa sue-anne dudley

Beauty

My Summer Beauty Essentials!

July 11, 2019

Hey, gals! Welcome back to 1998miss.com! I’m so happy you’re here to check out my | SUMMER. B E A U T Y . ESSENTIALS. | I have been wanting to do this post for a while now because I have several things I love to use in the summer and I thought you may like them too! Also, look who is posting on a THURSDAY!!! 🙂 I’m back baby!!!

1. Living Proof Hair Care : https://www.livingproof.com/shop/shop-by-collection/frizz/
2. Cucumber Face Mask: https://www.kiehls.com/skincare/cleansers-and-scrubs/cucumber-herbal-conditioning-cleanser/KHL8901.html
3. John Frieda Go Blonder Lightening Spray: https://www.johnfrieda.com/en-us/products/sheer-blonde/hair-lightening-spray/
4. Wet Brush: https://www.wetbrush.com/
5. Bronze Goddess Bronzer: https://www.esteelauder.com/product/640/25326/product-catalog/makeup/face/bronzers/bronze-goddess/powder-bronzer
6. Quick Tan Self-Tanner: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Drench-Instant-Tanning-Medium/dp/B00GP0Z96E
7. Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm: https://www.burtsbees.com/product/tinted-lip-balm/VM-792850894624.html
8. | O. P. I. | Samoan Sand: https://www.opi.com/nail-products/long-wear/samoan-sand
9. Fun Hair Scrunchies:https://www.etsy.com/listing/694550572/hair-scrunchie-muppets-fun-hair-tie-hair?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=fun+hair+accessories&ref=sr_gallery-1-33
10. Batiste Blonde Dry Shampoo: https://www.batistehair.com/products/dry-shampoo/color-brilliant-blonde
11. Elf Tinted Moisturizer: https://www.elfcosmetics.com/tinted-moisturizer-spf-20/300125.html

I hope you all will give these products a try because I think you will LOVE THEM! They are ALL linked above! Also HUGE blog success I finally learned how to make a blogger collage! It’s been over 3+ years of blogging and I finally learned how to do it myself! The great news was that I didn’t even have to buy photoshop!!! YAY!

Anyways thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow on my youtube channel and again on Tuesday! XO.

alexa sue-anne dudley

Beauty

SHOP MY FAVORITE HAIR ACCESSORY TRENDS ON AMAZON!

July 9, 2019

Hello gals!!

Welcome back to 1998miss.com. I am thrilled to see you here! It’s Tuesday so that means a new blog post! I am thinking the new posting schedule is going to be a new blog post every Tuesday & Thursday. That means you can expect something exciting on both of those days every single week! Hold me to it y’all! It gets SO busy so I’m going to try my best to stick to it. I love reading and following Rachel Parcell who said something that really clicked with me recently…she said: “make weekly goals and then you’ll keep them”. I love that & I’ve been doing it a lot. I have successfully worked out 7 days in a row, read my bible for a week, talked to my friends, etc. It really works y’all. It is so manageable and then you can actually reach your goals! If you’re like me you’ll love this because that means you’re a goal junkie too!


Let’s just get into it!

So as you can see from the title today’s blog post is going to be all about the cutest and most recent hair trends. Yes, the pearl clips are still involved! (I’ve been loving them for months!!!) I also thought it would be really fun to share some of my favorite Instagram accounts that really focus on hair! You’ll be able to find those linked at the end. Also, I will be sharing links under each photo if you want to shop the accessories!



I am recently SO obsessed with all the darling hair accessory trends. I think they take up a look and they are super easy. This post has all similar styles linked from AMAZON!!! HOW EXCITING RIGHT! YOU CAN PRIME THESE RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR! Anyways, thanks for stopping in & checking out this post!

For more frequent updates and photos follow me on Instagram @1998miss | Also, weekly posts are here to stay! So check back on Thursday for another new one! God Bless!!!!

XOXO,

Alexa Sue-Anne Dudley