CHUNKY SWEATER (MFT)







Hi Lovelies, are you guys as excited about the holidays as I am?!  I hope so!:)  The weather has been quite unpredictable lately but I’m determined to maintain the spirit of Christmas. Earlier today I announced my collaboration with my friend and fellow blogger YoursTrulyDana. I hope you had a chance to check out the post!:) To reiterate our collab: we are giving away a few of our favorite accessories and sharing some of our favorite gift ideas over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas. If you know me then you know one of my all time favorite movies is "The Sound of Music" and favorite song from the film is “My Favorite Things” sang by Julie Andrews. I also love the jazz rendition by John Coltrane.!:)  Piggy backing off the title of the song;  One of “ My Favorite Things” for this holiday season and in general is the “Chunky Sweater”. “ The Chunky Sweater “ is a great gift idea and a must have staple for your wardrobe!  I love how versatile "Chunky Sweaters” are and how comfy they are as well:) I’ll be wearing this sweater a whole lot this season. Whether you are  shopping,  going out or simply lounging; you can’t go wrong with the "Chunky Sweater"! Go pick up one today!:))

What I’m wearing: Chunky Sweater: The Gap (No Longer Available) | Wool Shorts: Old Navy : (Old) | Over The Knee Boots : Dolce Vita (No longer available) | Coat: American Eagle (Old) | Handbag : Alexander Wang






 






Guys don’t forget to checkout our blogs for the giveaways! 
(1st giveaway..midi rings)
You don’t want to miss out! Grab a friend and C’mon!:)
Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!! Love Sharmana














HOLIDAY GIVE AWAYS (DAY 1)







Happy Holidays Lovelies!!!  The holidays are all about love and giving, YoursTrulyDana  and I decided to collaborate to bring you guys some great gift ideas as well as offer you the chance to WIN! 
Over the next few weeks we will post 7 of our favorite gift ideas and then GIVE them to you!!
All you have to do is:

1. Follow the both of us on IG (click icons in the upper right of our blogs, in blue)

2. Comment on collaboration picture (IG)  with #ManaandDanaCollab

3. Join both blog sites (click icons to the right)

4. Comment on blog your fave accessory right now or anything you'd like ...


: Not bad for free gifts huh? 
2 winners will be chosen by  8pm on Monday (12/1).....

The Best!! :)

First giveaways are …MidiRings! Who doesn’t like Gifts?!…and Free at that!!


Midi Rings offer the perfect accent to any look!:)) 
Extremely Chic!!!





If you are already a follower of our IG/Blog then grab a friend and get them to join!:)
Men you are also welcome to participate…Very cute stocking stuffers for the ladies in your life!:))
Happy Holidays….!!!



































THANKFUL






This year Thanksgiving brought about a whole new meaning for my family. Having my daughter away at college for the first time was a major paradigm shift for me to say the least. For years now, I’ve listened to friends talk about the arrival of their children’s holiday visits from school with great anticipation. Now, I totally understand the anxiousness of  it all. However, seeing her sweet face gave me a profound amount of peace!:)  I spent the week running errands, cooking, preparing for the holiday and reflecting over the year. I’ve made an executive decision to try my best not to complain about anything and to be more introspective. It can be pretty easy to slip into a negative pattern of complaining and worrying about the most minute thing. But I’ve decided that "In all things (I will) give thanks” (1st Thes 5:18); my goal and scripture for the upcoming New Year!:)  On Thanksgiving day, I wore this jumpsuit that I picked up earlier this Fall, wrapped a plaid shirt around my waist and brown booties to spend the day with my family! I love how comfortable and easy this jumper was ; perfect holiday attire!:) 

What I’m wearing: Jumpsuit : F21 (No longer available) | Plaid Shirt: F21 ( Similar Here ) | Booties : Dolce Vita (Old) | Gucci Bag : (Old) | Glasses: Ray-bans






I pray that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember, “In all things give thanks”.
Much Love from Sharmana and Kennedy!:)































LONG CARDI & BOYFRIEND JEANS





Believe it or not jeans are my least favorite piece of clothing to wear. I usually avoid them at all cost ; I’m definitely a dress/skirt kind of girl. However, don’t ask me how many pairs I own!;) Over the last few years, I’ve accumulated several pair of boyfriend jeans. I just love how versatile, comfortable and chic they are; making it easier to dress them up or down. Now that the weather is cooler (colder) ; I’ve been reaching for comfy pieces to cover my legs. So, I paired these boyfriend jeans with this long cardigan, crop top and leopard wedges for a neutral look to spend the day with my daughter. She’s home from college for Thanksgiving Break and I'm Super Grateful and Elated)!:) Since, the weather was nice enough to go without a coat, this cardigan was perfect. I rushed from yoga to pick her up from the airport then we had lunch, did a little shopping and spent some much needed mommy/ daughter time!:)

What I’m wearing: Cardigan: BCBG Max azria  | Boyfriend Jeans: American Eagle | Crop Top: American Apparel | Wedge Booties: Sam Edelman (Similar Here)  | Gucci Bag: Old 








Happy Holidays……Much love, Sharmana and Kennedy!:)













DENIM SHIRT DRESS & PONCHO





Hi Lovelies, I wore this denim shirt dress and poncho combo to spend the day with my husband. We decided to shoot inside since the rain wouldn’t stop. I paired these bourbon colored fold over boots with the whole ensemble for a contemporary/ fashion forward look. Now, lets talk about these fold over boots for a moment. You guys know the extremely popular Givenchy fold over boots that’s everywhere right now?! Yes those boots!! I had been obsessing over them for quite sometime,  until I saw my friend/blogger YoursTrulyDana wear a similar pair in black. I felt like…Wow, if this fashion icon could wear a similar pair-- than it would certainly be fine for me to wear a similar pair as well. So, I went on a virtual hunt for a pair in another color other than black and found these bourbon colored ones by happenstance for an amazing price. This outfit was perfect for the day because the weather was unseasonably warm and this poncho that I bought offline last year from F21 offered the perfect amount of warmth.

What I’m wearing: Denim Shirt Dress: F21 ( no longer available) | Poncho: Old | BCBG Boots: Here | Alexander Wang: Rocco Bag





Thanks For Stopping By…I pray you have a Happy Thanksgiving filled with family and love!
MotifMana



























LEATHER PENCIL SKIRT






I wore this leather pencil skirt last night on a dinner date with my husband to celebrate our anniversary. I picked it up a couple of years ago while thrifting. I don’t know why I’ve waited so long to wear it; honestly I guess I forgot about it. I had first planned on a regular pencil skirt until I saw this leather skirt hanging in my closet. I paired it with: a black crop top, black leather booties, a light weight fuzzy faux fur coat and carried a sequin clutch to accent my whole look. We ate dinner at Strano in the Cooper Young District. Strano offered the perfect quiet, romantic, ambiance for the night. We sat at a table for two by the window with the backdrop of the city behind us. We both agreed that It felt like we were in NYC’s Little Italy in the Fall…Simply Divine!:) 

What I’m wearing: Leather Skirt: Thrifted | Crop top: Zara (Old)  | Booties: INC (Old) | Sequin Clutch: Anthropologie (Old) | White Fuzzy Fur : Similar Here 




#Bathroom Selfie
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas: I’m Super Excited!:)) ….Love Sharmana!