Mar 29, 2015

Clean What?

It's that time of year!  You know the time of year that none of us are really looking forward to?  Time for spring cleaning!  I truly don't get excited about cleaning anything, but it must be done.  For some reason, we get the penchant for giving our homes a good once over at the start of spring.  Maybe it's because we have longer days and more sunlight, which allows us to see more dust.  For me, doing it all in one weekend is impossible so with the 1st of April fast approaching, I thought 30 days to be a more reasonable amount of time to clean an entire house.  I searched the web and I, in fact, found several 30 day cleaning plans.  The one on Popsugar appealed to me most because it included a downloadable schedule with a checklist that can be printed and posted.  

I'll keep you posted on how this goes for me and I hope you all do the same.  I've included a link to the Popsugar 30 day cleaning schedule below.  Voila!

Mar 22, 2015

Budget Friendly Vacay Style!

Forever 21 Mandala Print Maxi Dress $13!
It's around this time of the year that we start getting bombarded with visions of tropical vacations, designer resort collections and the uncommonly beautiful people who always seem to be able to partake.  Fortunately, The Diva Plan will always have your back when it comes to being stylish and enjoying life so I've searched the net (again) for apparel and accessories which will allow you to travel in style without breaking the budget.  To be clear, I don't give a bleep if a one night staycay is the only getaway plan you have, you can still make the most of it by arriving, enjoying and leaving in style.

*All photos are courtesy of each retailer's website.
Forever 21 Stretch Knit Bow Headwrap $3.80 (available in 6 colors)

Forever 21 Plus Fringed Tribal Print One-Piece $29.90
Forever 21 Polka Dot Bow Headwrap $3.90
Forever 21 Faux Leather Weekender Bag $34.90 (available in 2 colors)
Black Leatherette Espadrille Flats, BLACK, large
Love Culture Black Leatherette Espradrille $19.95
Forever 21 Abstract Paisley Cuffed Shorts $15.90
Forever 21 Metallic Strappy Sandals $8.90 (available in 3 colors)
H&M Mobile Phone Clutch Bag $14.95
H&M Long Chiffon Dress $49.95
H&M Bangle $5.95
Simply Be Maxi Kimono $39.95 (plus sizes available)

Mar 20, 2015

#TheDivaPlanLoves Beauty Products

Welcome to #TheDivaPlanLoves, a new series where we will feature what's new (to me) and what works!  This new monthly post will feature beauty, fashion and lifestyle items that have been tried, tested and true by me personally.  Typically, I will try to post this feature at the end of each month. The March feature is being posted early so let's go!

Joya Composition #1 Parfum is a simply exquisite and original scent with flowery overtones and clean undertones.  I received a trial sized roller ball of this fragrance and I am hooked!  There is literally no turning back.  $30
Ayres Beauty - Patagonia Body Butter 6.75oz
Ayres Beauty Body Butter in Patagonia will leave your skin feeling soft, silky and smelling great!  I use this body butter in conjunction with the Joya Composition #1 Parfum and the combination of these 2 products will leave you feeling super fresh and sexy.  $28
Mitchell and Peach Fine Radiance Face Oil has truly boosted my confidence in next level skincare.  It absorbs into the skin quickly and leaves your face feeling soft, yet firm, with an inside out glow.  30 Euros

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels will make your under eye area feel firm and rejuvenated.  I tried this product and I was highly impressed with how relaxed and refreshed it made me feel!  This is one that will definitely be going on my regular shopping list.  $30

Mar 19, 2015

Uninhibited Home

Urban Outfitters Classy Bitch Teacup $16 (3 styles to choose from)
Admit it, you've thought about adding a bit of nicety to your living space, but you shy away from it because you don't want your guests to get the wrong idea about you.  Or maybe you've considered doing it so some of your less wanted visitors will get the message.  Well The Diva Plan is going to show you a few dignified ways to add a little nice/nasty attitude to your home.  I've searched the web for items I feel do the most for the least, without going overboard.  The items shown in this blog post can serve as little whispers in the ears of those who come to your abode and doubt you.
HM Conscious Tea Towel $4.95 (comes in 1 other color)
For example, the "We Do Cooking" tea towel from H&M can serve as a whisper to your mother-in-law, since she constantly frowns on your cooking.  Sit the "One Classy Bitch" teacup from Urban Outfitters just within the eyesight of that pretentious class mom who can do no wrong.  The best thing about these home decor items is that you won't have to say one word because they will speak for themselves.  

Forever 21 Issues Journal $10.43
Forever 21 Go Away Mug $10.43
Forever 21 Don't Trip Candle $6.93
H&M Unscented Candle $4 (6 colors to choose from)

Mar 1, 2015

Get Ready!

For the past few weeks, I've been partaking in a little retail therapy.  All great deals of course!  Admittedly, part of me was shopping because I was in a mood, but I'm also trying to see out the vision I have for my life while staying true to my personal style.  I already know the hard part will be putting everything into action, but at least I'll be ready.

Ebay $49.00
All of us have dreams, goals and visions for our lives.  Most of the time, we aren't even sure how we will get there, but we know we have to do the work.  Well why not get ready?  Preparation is key in everything we do and serves as a sign of faith in our dreams.  Whether you're dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur, starting a new career, taking a vacation or redecorating your surroundings, you have to get ready so when you arrive, you'll have what you need to shine.  

June Ambrose for HSN $46.85
A friend of mine is going on trip this summer for her anniversary and she bought beach themed bathroom accessories to get motivated to do what she needs to do to get ready.  Another woman I know purchased an antique bedroom set from Craigslist in preparation for her new living situation.  

To be honest, in the midst of everyday life, I sometimes don't know what I'm preparing for, but I know for sure I want to finish writing the book I started plus a few other things.  I have a vision for my life and how I want to live it.  Hence the mink stole and shoes in the photos above.

I'll leave you with this.  In the words of my grandmother, "If you stay ready you won't have to get ready."  Boom!

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