Saturday, July 26, 2014

All Things Leo

It's Leo Season...

My 24th birthday is officially 23 days, 12 Hours, 26 Minutes and 50 Seconds. Yes, I'm counting down until the very last second! I love this time of year, not only because of my birthday and summer but it is the season of a new moon cycle.

The evening of July 26th is the mark for a new moon cycle, where the Cancer new moon cycle ends and the beginning of the Leo new moon cycle begins. Leo, the Sun sign and the element of fire, is the lion; King of the jungle. This cycle is the time to take advantage of growing, improving and expanding our lives, take a chance and shine as bright as the sun!

~Upcoming Event~

I have been reading and studying more about yoga and mediation - how my hula hooping has brought me so much joy over these past two years and beginning to expand my endeavors in various ways. 

September 13th I will be traveling to Wanderlust yoga festival/retreat. So Excited!

Check out the site: 

Washington Post just published an article about a journalist's experience, very interesting for those who think it's only another dirty dreadlocked hippie event... WRONG.
*Open your mind*


~Current Book~

'Success through Stillness: Meditate Made Simple', by Russell Simmons.
A great read and truly inspirational as a guide to learn the appreciation for the quiet moments.  

~Current Fashion~

Boho All the way! I'm loving the free flowing dresses, bright patterns and color schemes, layering jewels (Arm candy), gladiator sandals and floppy/fedora hats will never get old to me...


Check out my favorite sites and photo cred:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

F.U.C.A (For Unique Characters Alike)

Missing in Action for a while but now I'm back at it...

Busy at work getting ready to launch the women's collection of F.U.C.A (For Unique Characters Alike) : Major new brand, for everyone to embrace and celebrate their unique self and style.

Why live in a world where you are faced with life's pressures to fit a mold and be someone/something your not?!

F.U.C.A is here to enlighten those lost in the "trends" and share love for those of all unique fashions alike.
Check out the site:
Instagram: @F.U.C.A & @Fuca_general

Women's Collection coming soon - Stay tuned
(Fall 2014)

Let me know what styles your looking forward to seeing this fall...

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Moses & Joe's

Welcome to Amish Country...

  I went to Strasburg, Pennsylvania to the Sight and Sound Theatre, this past weekend to see the Biblical story of "Moses" the play. I highly recommend for everyone to go see a play there! Live animals and actors going up and down the aisles, the excitement and creativity behind the entire production is truly amazing - Come on... It doesn't get any better then looking up and seeing real live camels, donkeys and sheep walking past you. Unfortunately, I was unable to take any pictures to capture any of the show, because the theatre requires all electronics to be turned off and there is NO Internet connection in "Amish Country"... :( 

Outside of the Amish Restaurant: "Hersey Farms"

The Beautiful Sight and Sounds Theatre

The statue of 'Moses'

Quick pic of the stage before the show started
*Beautiful experience*

It's All About Trader Joe's

On another note... I'm totally obsessed with Trader Joe's right now- Has anyone ever had Cookie Butter?! It is literally heaven in my mouth! I never was a big fan of peanut butter and even tried almond butter, while I've been on my health kick but.... ugh No bueno!

Then one day I finally listened to my Dad (who religiously shops at Trader Joe's) and entered into a new world. By shopping at Trader Joe's, it has helped me on my journey of changing the way I view foods and what I put into my body. I can pick up quick snacks to eat throughout the day at work and always love chatting with other customers, sharing meal plans/ideas and save so much more money then any other Organic market in my area. It's true.... I officially love Trader Joe's! 
Let me know what your favorite meal or snack from Trader Joe's or if you have any suggestions for other organic markets - I'd love to hear about it!

Check out my favorite foods from Trader Joe's right now:
Items include:
*Tofu Ice Cream Sandwiches
*Pita Bread
*Pita Chips
*Organic Hummus 
*Organic bananas
*Cookie Butter
Can't beat $20 for all these goodies<3
*Bikram Yoga Everyday and Clean Eating Results!*

Always remember... Life isn't about finding yourself, its about creating yourself. Who and what do you want to be?!...


Monday, May 26, 2014

Ferris Wheel & Funnel Cakes

Mother always told me to "look my best, You never know who you meant see"...

Filmed an episode with Food Network, (airing late August) - Amazing opportunity and very exciting- loved my Canadian Crew!
Then enjoyed rides and delicious carnival food with friends and family at Viva Vienna. 

"Life is a beautiful roller coaster and I'm loving the ride!"

Photos of yesterday's look:

 ~View from the Top of Viva Vienna~

Outfit Details:

Top: H&M
Shorts: H&M
Sandals: JustFab
Clutch: MCM 
Accessories: Sunglasses- Dolce & Gabbana, Necklace- Forever 21, Justfab, Bracelets- Forever21, Michael Kors, H&M, Charming Charlie's

*Everything happens for a reason*

Xoxo, W

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Catch Up

*Happy Memorial Day weekend

Finally the pools are opening and the warm summer weather is on its way... I've had a busy week, started summer school with a professor who looks and sounds just like Steve Urkel. Work is consistently B-A-N-A-N-A-S (to say the least), photo shoot and life in general...

Sneak peek photos of my shoot:

Summer School Look: Yes, you can even look fabulous on a Tuesday night at school~
Follow me of Instagram: @Whitney_Joanna
Outfit Details:

Sweater & Heels: Forever 21
Dress: *Unknown*
Accessories: Bag & Watch- Michael Kors, Cuff- Charming Charlie's

Had to add a pic of my communications professor... Tell me he doesn't look like Steve Urkel
Lastly the Mosaic movie Friday night...

Kept it Hippie, love sharing my hoop joy with the kids & the kids love my hoops!

<3 Stacy's pita chips- If you've never had them.. You are truly missing out!
Love Love Love my wide leg pants!
(Forever 21)
 I'm posting currently posting from Panera as I get my car serviced, but just got the call its all ready to go for this beautiful holiday weekend! Hope everyone has an amazing and safe Memorial day!
Love & Peace


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Some Like It Hot

"Lock the knee, lock the knee, lock the knee!"

If you've ever heard this phrase before, then you've experienced Bikram Yoga: a sequence of 26 poses in a heated room, created by Bikram Choudhury from Hatha yoga. There are over 600 muscles in the human body, Bikram yoga works every single muscle, to maintain optimum health  and maximum function of the body.

Personal experience: As I walked into a carpeted room, I knew it was going to be hot; but not 105f degress/40% humidity. I laid out my mat and began "Savasana" (Dead Body pose), just thinking "How am I going to get through these next 90 minutes?!" I've been practicing Vinyasa yoga for a while now but nothing like this; my fear soon washed away with the sweat dripping from my body. Bikram has become my new addiction, I'm beginning to lose unnecessary weight, shaping my body and changing my life altogether, mind, body and soul. Now I walk into class excited about the next 90 minutes of "Me Time" - believing if I can do this, I can do anything.

Image provided by Instagram: @TheGoodQuote

Check out site for more information:

Favorite studio in the Nova area: Bikram Tysons Hot Yoga Studio 
(Come join me on a journey of healthy living) :)

Let me know your favorite bikram posture.... Mine is posture #6 
Dandayamana-Dhanurasana (Standing Bow Pulling Pose)

Image courtesy of


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Venezia I

Venezia I - Check out this great blog! Inspiration!

Here, Now & Hot

Happy Hump Day Everyone!!

It's been a hot week in Nova... Literally!

Yesterday, it was 90 degrees out and the moment I got off work, I had to rip off that wrap dress and throw on some shorts and heels.

Follow me on Instagram @Whitney_joanna - I follow back <3
Outfit Details:
  • Shoes- (Check it out if you haven't already, it will open up your inner shoe diva)
  • Top- H&m
  • Shorts- Love Culture
  • Accessories- Charming Charlie's, Forever21, MakeMeChic (Head dress)
Currently, my favorite online site is - Amazing site and amazing discounts.
Check out the site now! 40% discount on ALL swimwear & sale items, using code: 40SWIM 

They have the cutest outfits, shoes and accessories right now!! Great customer service, and if you post a cute picture on Instagram, @Makemechic will even like it!

Let me know your favorite item from the site!! 


Monday, May 12, 2014

Let's Get Down to Blogging

I'm Late on the post... But excuse me it was a busy weekend!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there! 
Spent Saturday with the birthday girl, mom & yesterday with my grandmother, both are such beautiful women - Church, brunch & much needed time well spent with my gram.

I ALWAYS wore a dress to church since I was a little girl, but yesterday I switched it up and wanted to try something new. I kept my makeup very natural/light and quick curl with a 1" barrel.  

Isn't my Gram just gorgeous!! 
Outfit Details: 
  • Black skinny Denims- Forever21
  • Top- *Great find* (aka Don't remember)
  • Shoes-Gucci
  • Accessories- Cotton:on(Gold cuff bracelet);Charming Charlies (Earrings&Rings)

Side Note: Coming soon~ I am a total online shopaholic! So I will be posting the amazing finds from my favorite online sites and comparing them with my favorite celebrities high fashion looks for the day.

I'm getting ready to go to bikram yoga soon, so I will be back later tonight! If you haven't tired bikram yoga yet, I will post all about it soon! 

Eat a well balance meal tonight, feels like a grilled chicken and salad meal tonight to me...

Let me know what your eating for dinner...


Saturday, May 10, 2014

What A Day

Good Evening Loves,

 Today was...interesting to say the least. For starters, it was my moms birthday, Race for the Cure Walk in DC and Trail riding with my grandpa. I skipped the walk this year to go trail riding, but the weatherman lied and it ended up pouring raining the second we got to the park... -__- But got to spend some quality grooming time with my boys (Trip & Golden Boy) then spent the rest of the evening with my mom... Thank God for her.

But let's finish tonight's post with some fashion!

Who else is obsessed with these Chanel beauties?!?:
(Canvas Ankle Espadrille High Top Sneakers)
(Photo Credit: Chanel & Tumblr)

Signing off 'Daydreaming of Chanel', W

Friday, May 9, 2014

Day 1

So, It's day 1 of my blog post, I've been wanting to have a place I could express what's going on in my head & all things I love & hate... hence the name "Whitney's World". It has been a long week and tomorrow I'm going trail riding (Yes, I ride horses). I'll end my first post with a picture of my beautiful horses...
Trip and Golden Boy

Goodnight, W