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How to Style Three Different Looks With One Piece of Clothing

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Creativity and fashion are two peas in a pod. I mix up clothing all the time to make new outfits. In order for the looks to be different something has to change in the looks. Whether it’s a minor change in accessories or a major change in footwear.

How to Style Three Different Looks With One Piece of Clothing

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The first time I wore this dress was for graduation and I paired it with 6 inch black wedges that had a flower that covered my toes. The gold accessories were minimal. My hairstyle was a sleek bun with a middle part.

Outfit #2

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The second time I wore this dress I was going to party. The dress was paired with sneakers. It was less dressy and more casual. I had the same accessories as the first time i sported this look the only things that changed was my hairstyle and footwear.

Outfit #3

img_3575The third time I wore this dress I was going out. I tested the waters of the t-shirt under a dress theme. The vibe is as casual as the second time I wore this dress. I wore the same sneakers, added an apple watch, and changed my hairstyle.

xoxo,

Asya

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My Style Evolution (updated every fashion post)

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Spotlight May/June 2018 Featured: Current Reads

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Lately, I have been reading up a storm. Anything from magazines to entire novels. In the current issue of Spotlight, a whole page was dedicated to reading. Reading is a pastime that has not been in demand amongst the digital-driven world we live in. Not going to lie I haven’t always been so keen on reading. Especially since reading always felt like a chore in school.

My Current (or rereads) Reads

Pride & Prejudice

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

Jane Austen, Pride, and Prejudice

Everyone knows this novel is a classic in literature. Whether you’re reading it for a school project or just fun. The elegance of the writing and the simplistic nature of the storyline can draw just about anyone in. At times the book was dry, but for the most part I enjoyed it.

Milk & Honey

“How is it so easy for you to be kind to people he asked milk and honey dripped from my lips as i answered cause people have not been kind to me”

Rupi Kaur, Milk, and Honey

This was very popular about a year ago. It was the first ever poetry book I had ever bought and at that point, poetry had taken its grip on me. I have reread this book about two times and it is still refreshing.

The Catcher in The Rye

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.”

J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

I love the sarcasm of Holden it really cracks my side. I am about halfway through this book and still oozing over every word written. I swear the quote above a how I feel about this book. I am pleased to find a book like this on because it is not like traditional books. It’s a little “depressing”. What made me finally start to read this book was watching the movie Rebel in The Rye and Coming Through the Rye. Both are really terrific films that just make you want to read The Catcher in the Rye if you haven’t or either adore the book even more.

What’s The Next 5 books on My Shelfie to Read?

  1. The Fault in Our Stars
  2. The Blueprint
  3. The Confidence Code
  4. The 21 Indispensable Qualities of A Leader
  5. The 5th Wave

Spotlight May/June 2018

If you have yet to read the current issue click the cover below you won’t regret it!

xoxo,

Asya

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My Style Evolution (updated every fashion post)

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May Favorites

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The month May was a bang! I got to connect with some amazing people online. Spotlight got revived and a much need revamping which led to the publishing of the double feature. If you have not seen the issue click on the cover below.

My May Favorites

Tv Shows/ YouTube

  • Bunheads (Hulu)
  • The Bold Type (Hulu)
  • Famous In Love(Hulu)
  • Jack Harries (The Stories We Tell)

https://youtu.be/DCBFlhmBBSk

Books

  • Pride and Prejudice 
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • Milk & Honey

Food

  • Homemade Bruschetta
  • Pita Chips
  • Homemade Margherita Flatbread
  • Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
  • Veggie Wrap

Technology

  • Spotify Audiobooks
  • Target app (Cartwheel)
  • Qapital (Savings)

Fashion

  • Reflector Glasses
  • Adidas Superstars (Black)
  • Guess Sneakers (High Top)

Skincare

  • Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel
  • Fresh Foaming Cleanser
  • Aloe Vera
  • Deep Cleaning Pore Strips
  • Freeman Purifying Avocado + Oatmeal Face Mask

Makeup

  • Mineral Veil
  • Festival Chapstick. A while back I went to a festival and one of the giveaways was chapstick. I kid you not that chapstick was so moisturizing I went home with a backpack full of it.
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade
  • Moxie Bare Mineral Lipgloss

This list pretty much sums up what I have been adoring this past month!

xoxo,

Asya

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Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages 👇

My Style Evolution (updated every fashion post)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

👉 Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald👈

Stay connected with me 👇

Instagram: http://instagram.com/asyamcdonald/

Bloglovin’: https://www.bloglovin.com/@cautiondistrict

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Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/asyamac/

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Spotlight May/ June Double Feature: Dare To Dream

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My brief hiatus is over! I forced myself to take a week intermission from writing on Caution District to focus on the direction I wanted to take this blog in. Prior to my hiatus, I was so laser focused on just posting content to meet a quota that I set for myself due to someone else’s standards. My heart and ambitions were all in the right place, but it was my speed that was off. In a sense, I was mass producing content instead of going door to door if you get my metaphor. As I explained in my recent Asya Alert my blogging schedule changed from six days a week to four days a week. In the next couple of months, there will be a lot of positive changes coming to Caution District and I can not wait for you all to see what I’ve had up my sleeve!

Spotlight May/ June Double Feature: Dare To Dream

The new issue of Spotlight by popular demand is all about dreaming, doing, and achieving. This double feature is a spin-off of the dreamer’s series that I had been writing to inspire people to go for what their heart’s desire. Sometimes life moves too quickly and no moment is perfect so you just have to do the best with the cards you’ve been dealt.  Whether it is working two jobs in the daytime and doing your side hustle once you get off the clock or working one full-time job and working on your side hustle in every free moment you get. One thing I have learned from my nineteen years on this Earth is regret is vexing. That’s why I applaud all the people who are making moves to their dreams. No matter the speed in which they are reaching them. Now that I have gotten my inner monologue for this issue out let’s get into what you all came for… the double feature. Click below on the cover and enjoy!

Related Blog Post (How To Be A Dreamer Series)

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xoxo,

Asya

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How to Create The Perfect Margerita Flatbread at Home

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After a long day and being too lazy to cook dinner for myself. I went to Target and got a frozen California Pizza Kitchen margarita flatbread. Once I got home I popped the flatbread into the toaster oven. The flatbread was extremely delicious the only thing I despised was the fact that it was “fast convenient food” which is not at all good for your body. The next day I went grocery shopping and got all the ingredients to attempt making a fresher version of the flatbread I enjoyed the night before.

Ingredients for Margherita Flatbread Pizza:

• 1/2 flatbread

• fresh mozzarella cheese

• 1/2 of roma tomato, sliced into squares

• 3-4 leaves basil

• 1/2 tsp dry garlic powder

• 1Tbsp Olive Oil

• 1.5 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

• Salt & Pepper to taste

How to Create The Perfect Margherita Flatbread at Home

  1. Cut the flatbread in half. Then cut one of the halves into a half.
  2. Put the organic pizza sauce on your flatbread.
  3. Lightly drizzle a little garlic powder and basil in the sauce.
  4. Chopped of the roma tomato and sprinkle it over the sauce.
  5. Put mozzarella cheese over the sauce and tomatoes.
  6. Put the flatbread in the toaster oven at 350 degrees F for 9-10 minutes.
  7. While the flatbread is in the oven chop up the basil leaves and spread them out on top of the flatbread when it comes out the oven.
  8. Lastly, drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette mixed with garlic and olive oil on top of the flatbread.

Final Product

I had fun exploring new recipes to make at home. I did get this recipe from the website below. I modified the recipe to my own preferences. To see the original recipe click below!

https://letthebakingbeginblog.com/15-minute-easy-margherita-flatbread-pizza/

xoxo,

Asya

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Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages 👇

My Style Evolution (updated every fashion post)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

👉 Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald👈

Stay connected with me 👇

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-Caution to the wind

Taking Risk

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I have seen this trend all over Pinterest where people have been wearing shirts and legging under their dresses. I have been on the fence about trying that look out on myself until I styled a mannequin that was wearing a dress with a printed tee.

Taking Risk

Fashion is all about experimenting. Sometimes that involves leaving your comfort zone. So I decided to style a white t-shirt under my plush pink velvet dress paired with a pair of floral Adidas sneakers.

What am I wearing?

Dress: Forever 21.

Shoes: Adidas.

Accessories: Apple watch and Windsor.

Makeup: Bare Minerals Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, Anastasia Dipbrow, Bare Mineral Volumizing Mascara, Bare Minerals Eyeliner, Bare Mineral Lipgloss, and Profusion Eye Shadow & Highlight.

Hairstyle: Twist.

xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages 👇

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

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Stay connected with me 👇

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Asya Dishing Out The Issues Cosmopolitan (She who dares, win…) June 2018

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On The Cover: The freckled face Kesha is gracing the fearless issue of Cosmo. I am excited about this issue. I have been a fan of Kesha since the fifth grade. Your love is my drug was my friends and I jam for sleepovers!

Inside the magazine: I enjoyed the classic sections Dates Hell and Too Funny. There were really good articles as well. Fearless was a good theme and very fitting

Kesha’s Interview 

 

I adored this interview with Kesha. I especially enjoyed the part where she talked about the Grammy moment where she performed her song Praying with over female artist. That performance in my eyes was truly powerful because it displayed women supporting other women. Keisha was completely transparent in this issue and had nothing to hid.

Afterthoughout: Check out the articles on Cosmo.com To be honest, if my mom didn’t subscribe to the mailing subscriptions of magazines I would just read them on the magazine’s website.

Favorite Articles

Why Succes Is Not A Straight Line

The Cosmo Fairytale

Why You Need A F-You Fund

xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages 👇

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

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Stay connected with me 👇

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Quick & Easy Vegetarian Wrap

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I don’t always have a lot of time to prep and cook meals, so I love to prepare quick healthy and easy meals to make. Emphasis on healthy because most quick and easy food isn’t the best option to consume. All the ingredients I will be cooking with I got from my grocery trip to Target. Without furthermore to say let’s jump into the how to make a quick and easy vegetarian wrap.

Quick Vegetarian Wrap

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Ingredients Used in the Quick Vegetarian Wrap

  • Cheese
  • Vegan beefless ground
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Cilantro
  • Salsa

First

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I add cheese to the flour tortilla wrap.

Second

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I warm up the beefless ground to add to the wrap.

Third

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I put the wrap in the toaster oven to cook for a total of four minutes and thirty seconds. I flip the wrap on the other side about two minutes in so it can cook equally on both sides.

Finally

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I cut up the wrap and plate the food with a side of salsa

xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages 👇

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

👉 Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald👈

Stay connected with me 👇

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Man’s Closet Turned Into A Woman’s Paradise

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I posted on my Instagram over the weekend about a series that I use to do on Caution District about turning a man’s closet into a woman’s paradise. I find wearing guy clothing is edgy especially when the clothing doesn’t look masculine at all. In the picture below I am wearing a hooped men’s shirt that I bought from Forever 21. The rips in the shirt really caught my attention because I have been looking for a dress like that since last fall.

What am I wearing?

Shirt: Forever 21 Men.

Shoes: Nike Air Force 1.

Accessories: Target (Socks & Earrings), Pandora (Bracelet), and Apple (Watch).

Makeup: Bare Minerals Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, Anastasia Dipbrow, Bare Mineral Volumizing Mascara, Bare Minerals Eyeliner, Bare Mineral Lipgloss, and Profusion Eye Shadow & Highlight.

Hairstyle: Curly Down & Out.

xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages 👇

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

👉 Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald👈

Stay connected with me 👇

Instagram: http://instagram.com/asyamcdonald/

Bloglovin’: https://www.bloglovin.com/@cautiondistrict

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-Caution to the wind

Asya Dishing Out The Issues: Next Level Passion

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I have received a bunch of new May magazine in the mail. These issues that I will be reviewing the editors were not holding back at all. I love the strong political, activist-driven and take charge attitudes powerful the May issues took. In all three magazines, there was very little fluff. The mags did represent fashion, style, life, and beauty that I love to read about, but it was so much more than surface level. I was really impressed!!

Asya’s Dishing Out The Issues: Shape May 2018

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On The Cover: On the cover is a intriguing ginger that I have no idea who she is. All I knew is her eyebrow and makeup is beat for the gods. 

Inside the magazine: This was my first time ever reading Shape magazine so I had no idea what to expect when I cracked open the pages of this issue. Once I open the magazine I thoroughly enjoyed it. After reading the editor’s letter I learned Shape is rebranding period since launched 37 years ago.

Kate Mara Interview

I really enjoyed this interview. I relate a lot to Kate. I love that she is an animal activist and vegan because I am too. I want to do more animal activist in the future. Maybe even partnering with PETA. I use the PETA website often to find vegan snacks, meals, and grocery products.  I focus more on becoming a more of a vegan than vegetarian. I have cut quite a bit of animal products out of my diet expect cheese on occasion. I have found a vegan cheese brand that I am loving so being a fulltime vegan shouldn’t be that challenging.

Afterthoughts: It was a nice read. I can see myself reading more and more magazine issues from this mag!

Favorite Articles

Editor’s Letter

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Just Smile

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Make A Big Bold Change

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Asya’s Dishing Out The Issues: Vogue May 2018

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On The Cover: On the spring fresh cover is a dazzling and stunning Amal Clooney. I love that Amal decided to grace the Vogue because she is cut from a different cloth than the people who normal grace the cover. Amal is of substance so seeing her on the cover I automatically knew that the content in this issue would not have any fluff!

Inside the magazine: The inside did not disappoint at all. The articles were packed full of informative and controversial topics. I am in awe of the brave women who spoke their truth and stood up for what they believe in when the odds were against them.

Amal Clooney Interview

I didn’t know much about Amal before reading this interview expect that she is a world class woman that happens to be married to George Clooney. The interview was very informative and quite interesting at some points. The only downside was the length of the interview. Beyonce’s interview for Vogue wasn’t even this long.

Afterthoughts: Vogue really brought it in this issue! The articles were so well written and informative. I wouldn’t recommend buying this issue, but I would say go on Vogue.com to read the articles that were featured in this issue.

Favorite Articles

A Resister in Gun Country

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Wildest Dreams

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Like A Prayer

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Asya’s Dishing Out The Issues: Essence May 2018

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On The Cover: On the bold black and white filtered cover is a stern Kerry Washington. I could tell that this issue was going to be tackling some serious issue because of the color scheme.

Inside the magazine: The cover was just the tip of the iceberg. Once I opened the issue and started reading the first couple of pages I knew this issue wasn’t going to disappoint. This is one of the best issues from Essence that I have read. This was definitely all about women in power. One of my favorite parts of this issue was WOKE 100. I learned a lot about topics that I never knew anything about.

Afterthoughts: This is a must read and a must buy!

Kerry Washington Interview

The interview was nice, sweet and straight to the point! Kerry talked about the ending of Sandal, the #Time’sUp movement, and starting her own production.

Favorite Articles

In Living Color

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WOKE 100

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Sexual Harassment On The Job

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The Women Who Turned The Tide

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xoxo,

Asya

As always sharing is caring if you loved this blog post tell me your thoughts in the comment section I would love to interact with you all! If you all want to keep up with me follow me on my social media links down below. If you want to continue to be involved in what is going on with Caution District check down below as well.

Stay refreshed with Caution District by staying up to date on what happens on the pages 👇

Style (updated every fashion post)

Nailed That (updated when I get my nails done)

Asya Dishing Out the Issues (updated every time I read a magazine)

I’m starting up a YouTube Page & would love you all supported it!

👉Youtube.com/c/AsyaMcdonald👈

Stay connected with me 👇

Instagram: http://instagram.com/asyamcdonald/

Bloglovin’: https://www.bloglovin.com/@cautiondistrict

Snapchat: asyamcdonald

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/asyamac/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cautiondistrict/

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-Caution to the wind