Monday, 29 September 2014

Loving Stella Jean

A few weeks back I was on the trian home from London when I decided to treat myselt to a copy of ELLE magazine which is something I havent done for a while (What can I say J-lo was on the cover and I am sucker for that mamacita). Anyway, as I was flicking through, I came across a stunning Lady called Stella Jean so I decided to have a read. Fast forward a few words later and Stella Jean had become my new fave designer! I instantly started texting my friends telling them to look her up and then went on Twitter to see what impact she was having on the world of fashion.

And as I thought everyone else was as obsessed with this lady as I was.

Monday Motivation

We live in a world where we are constantly being subconsciously and sometimes consciously moulded into what society, families, friends and even companies want us to be for many a different reasons, which basically all boil down to control.

Some people will never understand this or even realise that this is happening to them. Some people will realise it's happening but simply can't find the courage to confront it, where others will realise it, confront it and tell it to shove it where the sun don't shine!

By doing the latter, you will most certainly piss off a couple of people but hey, I say that's a small price to pay for breaking free and being true to yourself.

In today's world we have become so consumed by working hard and playing less that we have lost touch with the things that really matter.

One of the hardest challenges in this life (that ironically should be the easiest), is being true to who we are. This can be for a number of different reasons, but more than often I find that this is simply because who we really are, at our core, conflicts with the expectations that society has set for the human race.

So this week, (and for every week hereafter) I would like to ask you all to be true to yourself! Think about you and what makes you feel good, what makes you smile and what makes you feel free and what ever that is, find a way to bring it to life!

Image from Luna Belle

Be brave, be you and be free!

Have a great week y'all!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

F.R.I.E.N.D.S Do we Really Need Them .... Hell Yes!!

Last week was a very trying week and my friends simply were my saviour.

Sometimes in life you need to be told about yourself, not in a nasty way but simply because you’re being too hard on yourself and sometime you need someone to talk to help you make sense of the things in your life that you just can’t figure out alone.

You should know something about me that I have only really discovered in the past year… I am an utter control freak and being the control freak that I am is currently ruining my life! Ok that was a little dramatic… It’s not ruining my life it’s just making my life harder than what it needs to be.

You see my problem is this, I know the beauty of living in the moment because I spent the better part of 2013 doing just that, but I also have this thing that I do which is called being overly ambitious. This is not a bad thing, but this usually leads to me setting my sights on something that I want to be or do, working my arse off to get it and then once I have it, not exploring it and then setting my sights on the next big thing. In short this means that I live a lot in the future which equals major anxiety. This is something that I am working on and at times I’m better at it than others. However for the past few weeks I have been failing miserably and this is where the help and support of good friends come in.

Over the Christmas my good amiga came home from uni and we had a blast! So much of a blast I didn’t realise how much I’d missed having a friend around who gets me in every way possible and best of all, is as honest as f*@#! Some people hate that, but I love it! It sets the real apart from the fake and there is nothing better that having friends that call it like they see it and believe me, that is exactly what she did.

To put it simply, my dear friend verbally shook some sense into me and helped me to remember that there is nothing wrong with having ambition and goals in life, but sometimes I just need to give myself a flipping break and acknowledge all of the great things I have already achieved and be proud of them. She also reminded me to live in the moment and to stop spending so much time worrying and trying to control the things in life that ultimately, I have no control over.

All in all, having great friends in life is a must! And I mean real friends, one’s like my good mate that I’ve just spent the last 400 odd words talking about. Friends that never judge you, friend that will still be your friend regardless of the choices you make so long as you remain true to yourself whilst making them, friends that will not only just listen to your problems, but friends who are down to help you find solutions to your problems even if means telling you to get your head out of your arse, but above all, friends that you can be your complete and utter self with and have a good old fashioned laugh about everything and nothing all at the same time!

Value you friends lovebugs… good ones are hard to find.
Love Sara (A little Lady with a Kick Ass friend called Arti!). xxx

Monday, 6 January 2014

Monday Motivation

For most of us today is the first day back at work after a the Christmas break and after two weeks of stuffing our faces, drinking (all kinds of flavoured whiskey) and being merry we probably just feel like we need an extra week to recover.. oui ou non?

In recent years I’ve worked hard on breaking the habit of using the new year as an excuse to start something new or make significant changes in my life, and while I still stand by this there is something to be said for reflecting at the end of a year and deciding what I want out of the new year which typically results in me and so many others hitting the ground running and forgetting exactly what we had set out to do by February!
But last year I decided that maybe if I kept my resolutions really simple it would work, so I made a small mental list of all the things I wanted to achieve in 2013 which consisted of finding a job that I was passionate about and could grow in (Check), to enjoy my hometown (check), to find the positive in every negative (check), to have fun (check) and the item on the list that overrode them all was to do whatever feels good for as long as it feels good and when it doesn’t, just stop (check).

So with the New Year already underway and continuing with some of the items from my 2013 list that worked a treat I’ve added a few more for 2014 that are kind of similar to what I found below

It’s always great to set goals and resolutions but the main thing to remember is that you don’t have to wait for a new year to begin to make changes. Start small with a thought and let your thoughts become your actions… remember Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Happy New Year love bugs and have a great week.

Love Sara. xxxx