Meet JacQuez " The LuxeLife " Harris - A Stylist and More

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Last Fall I had the chance to meet Mr. Jacquez Harris. The meeting came months after repeatedly being told that he was someone I needed to know. I found him to be a very well dressed and charming fellow. I learned that he is well respected here in the community as a fashion expert & stylist. JacQuez is also known for his wonderful works with youth groups and his I Am King Camp for boys. JacQuez can be spotted helping with lots of community causes. I am glad I met this young man who is going places a doing things for a cause!

So let's meet Mr. JacQuez Harris: The Stylist and Founder of The Luxe Life

In his own words: Here’s Luxe Life Fashion 

This Blog Post is Courtesy of JacQuez J Stylist-Southern Gentleman 

Fashion is forever evolving. 
We see trends come & go as the world turns.
I've been dressing myself since 2nd grade for school and church without my mother’s help. I've always had a strong desire to do something in fashion. The women and men in the house would always ask me to check them out before going out on Fridays or Church on Sunday. 
As a stylist with 15 years of experience in fashion retail, fashion visual, I strive to keep things fresh yet easy.
Fashion is an art, it's a spoken language of those who understand the magic of the third eye.
My desire is to show men and women who dress their man a few secrets and shortcuts on how to execute any look for any occasion. From the boardroom to the cigar lounge, I'm certain to give some insight on execution. 
Follow me on Instagram - jacquezluxelife

JacQuez J, Stylist

Savvy Shopping : Print Pants

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I put aside my uneasiness about wearing pants with prints.
I stopped into a Close out store and spotted a pair that cost under $10.00, so I purchased them for a test run.

I picked up a black blouse for under $6.00 at Cato's store, the outfit came together alright.

Salvation Army - A Cause To Get Behind

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

  When I travel, I often look for places to" thrift for a cause “and there is usually a local Salvation Army thrift store in the town or city. Salvation Army Stores are filled with great deals on some nice items. I have scored everything from a mahogany dining table and 6 chairs, to a simple pair of earrings.
Besides being a regular shopper, I have supported my own local Salvation Army in various ways like personally giving and  asking my thrift group to give to their coat drives, adopting a child from the Angel tree and donating regularly.

Salvation Army does so much in local communities  Adult Rehabilitation, Veteran’s Services, Elderly Services, Housing & Homeless Relief, and Disaster Relief  are just a few .

Who Is the Salvation Army?

The Salvation Army began in 1865 when William Booth, a London minister, gave up the comfort of his pulpit and decided to take his message into the streets where it would reach the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute. In May 1878, Booth summoned his son, Bramwell, and his good friend George Railton to read a proof of an annual report. At the top it read: THE CHRISTIAN MISSION is A VOLUNTEER ARMY. Bramwell Booth strongly objected to this wording. He was not a volunteer: he was compelled to do God's work. So, in a flash of inspiration, his father crossed out 'Volunteer' and wrote 'Salvation'. Thus, The Salvation Army was born.
Their Mission Statement says it all!
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian 
Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission 
is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Info Retrieved from ( )

 This is why I support them and their programs
Get out find and Shop For a Cause at your local Salvation Army !

Happy Valentines Day**

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day **
A few months ago I was in Griffin Georgia when I spotted a cool large heart shaped piece with the words BE MINE painted on it. I bought  it to use as prop in some Instagram pics!
It was a great way to enjoy a crafty piece without having put it the work .

A few weeks later on a lunch break trip to Cato's , there hung a cute shirt with the word LOVE boldly printed on the front . Luck would  have it the shirt was on Clearance reduced from $19 .99 to $9.99, so  I snagged it! Cato's offers some great stylish pieces for the savvy shopper .

Thrifty Living: Don't Trash your Bath and body Sanitizer Holder

Sunday, February 12, 2017

I noticed that Bath and Body Works has changed both the bottle and holder for it's tiny carry along hand sanitizer.  NO WORRIES  I have one on almost every tote bag and purse. I was in Dollar Tree and noticed they carry a two or three pack containers of  sanitizer that fits right in the old Bath and Body Works holder.  So don't throw out your old one, just go to Dollar Tree and stock up on some three pack sanitizers.

Thrifty Living: My Ebay & Consignment Brahmin Bags

Saturday, February 11, 2017

I'm recent years people seem to be get away from EBay .Well from time to time I still drop in a browse the site. Last Spring I scored a Brahmin crossbody bag there for around $50.00.

After scoring my  Brahmin crossbody  I wanted another a full sized purse . That lead me to visit YES IT'S Consignment in Perry Ga.  There I found the perfect Brahmin ,it was a pewter color and I fell in love with it. Thankfully she was having a sale and she also offered lay a way  and  I*I was well on  way to owning my second Brahmin bag. You can own  great items you just have to be open minded about shopping for them. 

Giving Back * I Donated to the Professional Closet at my Alma Mater

Monday, February 6, 2017

I recently visited my Alma Mater, Middle Ga. State University .I wanted to make a clothing and donation get a closer look at the Professional Closet, a wonderful on campus Thrift Store for Students.
Dr. Loleta Sartin, an associate professor of Education and Molly Kimsey, lecturer in Education co-founded The Professional Closet in 2013 as a way to give Education majors access to business wardrobes they could wear to student teaching assignments. They quickly expanded the service to include all students, regardless of major, but staffing and space issues made The Professional Closet a hit-or-miss undertaking. 

The service got a major lift when Dr. Melinda Robinson-Moffett joined Middle Georgia State as director of Career Services. Through her work with a national association of career services professionals, Robinson-Moffett knew how vital college and university Professional Closets are to helping students gain entry to the workforce after graduation.

“We can do all these wonderful things for students in the classroom, in the residence halls, through experiential learning and helping them with their resumes and interviewing skills,” Robinson-Moffett said, “but if we can’t help them look the part when they go out into the world of work we haven’t done enough.” 

Another Professional Closet boost came when Ben Mullis, an MGA reference and instruction librarian, took an interest in soliciting donations of business attire for students from his Cochran civic club. More support came from the Fiscal Affairs office, which agreed to pay for space modifications needed to set up storefronts in Macon and Cochran.
 More About The Professional Closet:
New and gently used suitable-for-work clothing and accessories, including ties and shoes, are available for purchase to MGA students, alumni, faculty and staff through Career Services offices on the Macon Campus (Student Life Center, Suite 254) and Cochran Campus (Sanford Hall, Suite 112). The cost of any single item does not exceed $5, and all proceeds are reinvested into The Professional Closet.

Macon and Cochran campus storefronts will soon open. Students who need business attire in the meantime can call (478) 471-2714 for information.

How the Public Can Help.
Donations of new and gently used attire are welcome, and pickup can be arranged. The Professional Closet also accepts donations of laundry detergent, fabric sprays and hangers. Call (478) 471-2714.

As a convenience, The Professional Closet also takes donations of non-perishable food items for the SHARE Pantry, a service of the Student Life office for students, faculty and staff. Call (478) 471-2714. 

MGA’s Office of Career Services offers a variety of resources to help students and alumni with their job and internship searches. Learn more at Blog Post Source   Posted: September 14, 2016 into Pressroom | Students
Author: Sheron Smith
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