EnSpired: Meet Lyn Slater, The Accidental Icon-Fashion Blogger

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I promise, if you’re looking for a little inspiration in your career choice, dreams or maybe you’re just wondering – “I’m getting older, are my dreams still a possibility?” Well, let me introduce you to Lyn Slater, whom at 64yrs young has taken the “LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE NOW!” mantra by the horns and recreated herself by accident into a fashion icon!

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Lyn Slater – The Accidental Icon

This story was so jaw-dropping inspiring to me, I had to share it with you. Lyn is the perfect example of not just dreaming but living out that dream, day by day and has taken the fashion industry by storm with her very powerful, yet awe inspiring fashion choices. You might say that Lyn got bit by the fashion bug as a child – she always had a love relationship with fashion and sort of used it as a form of rebellion in which started at the private school she attended growing up. Lyn refused to be conformed to the plain “uniform” policy and made her uniform stand out by wearing religious artifacts (rosary beads) hanging from her belt and not just one, but 25 medals!!!

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Fashion as a tool of rebellion, that’s sort of really my story. Lyn Slater 

With so much fashion saavy, why not share it with the world! and that’s exactly what she did when she started “Accidental Icon” a blog where she shares Weekend Fashion Bibliographies sporting her latest fashion creation, thoughts about life, culture change and of course – lessons on fashion.

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Get to know Lyn a little better, by watching her inspiring video below as she’s definitely one of the many women that makes me so proud to be one! ðŸ‘ ðŸ’„💕

You can follow Lynn’s Accidental Icon Fashion journey at all or any of the sites below: 

Blog:            Accidental Icon

Instagram: @iconaccidental

Facebook:   Accidental Icon 

 

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EnSpired: Hold Up Bridesmaids, This Bouquet is Not For You!!

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If you’re a single or I guess I should say, If you’re a single looking to be married – then getting invited to a wedding is a BIG deal for you. I mean who knows, your soul mate just may be there – or at least that’s the hope, right?

Well, it’s a no brainer that when the bride gets ready to throw that beautiful bouquet she’s been holding on to for dear life all through the ceremony – YOU’RE THE FIRST IN LINE! with seemingly about 10 or more other women hoping that they too, will get their chance to catch it. The bouquet is like a bridal torch, once she throws it – it’s a strong belief that whomever catches it, will surely be the next person to get hitched!

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And while the dream is that maybe that time will be very soon – for one beautiful young bridesmaid; that wish came sooner than she could have imagined.

Bride Amy, pulled the ultimate trick on her bridesmaids when she got ready to toss the “long awaited” bouquet – while the ladies gathered together, each, anxiously awaiting to catch the beautiful flowers and get their dreams into motion….

The bride, whom did a couple of fake tosses as the girls counted up to three – before they could get to four, she turned around and pulled a fast one on them…

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she must’ve said to herself – as she walked up and gave the bouquet to her brother’s girlfriend – you’ll have to watch the clip below to see what happened next!

Sorry, couldn’t get the actual video to post here – but you can still see it below: ðŸ‘‡ðŸ‘‡

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So, single ladies – no worries! You should still look forward to catching that beloved bouquet, because you never know what may happen or WHO it may happen too!

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EnSpired: MOM, To The Rescue!

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When Rhonda Whitney attended the talent show at her daughter’s school, I’m sure her hopes and intentions were to film her daughter performing and while she probably did – the next talent to come to the stage; made her unexpected video, go VIRAL!

That viral sensation was Makayla Ferrell, whom was also in the talent show; but, it’s not what Makayla song that went viral, but the person that came on stage to help her belt out the lyrics to Andra Day‘s “Rise Up” that got tears to flowing and a standing ovation.

When Makayla’s voice began to fade as she began to stumble over the song lyrics, there came a familiar voice from the crowd to help Makayla out; it was the voice of her mom, Shaye Washington! but Washington didn’t just stop there, seeing her daughter in distress; she immediately rose up and continued to sing as she made her way from the audience to the stage, helping her finish the song.

Talent shows are scary and mind-boggling as it is and it takes tremendous courage to get up in front of an audience and endure the stares from teachers, parents and your peers, all of whom are now focused on you and your every word. Shaye Washington sensed her daughter was going into a panic and therefore; put on her mom cape and sprung into action.

“I saw her struggling and getting ready to get frustrated so I just immediately stepped in. From where I was standing it looked like my child was asking for help, but just not verbally” – Shaye Washington

The heroic move of the mom, brought tears to Rhonda Whitney’s eyes – she was so moved by Washington’s actions, she went home and posted the video to her FB page.

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Washington, whom didn’t see the post until the following day – Awoke to a surprise on her own FB page.

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Since Rhonda’s posting – the video has not only went viral but has received over 100k shares and has been liked, loved and wowed over 200,000 times!! You can view the video below but I must warn you – you’re gonna want to grab the tissues.

In Lieu of mothers day week/weekend, may we all go and embrace the women that were our first role models – Thanks Shaye for being one of those amazing SHE-RO’S!

Video Source: Facebook/Rhonda Whitney

 

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