Cruise chic? Yes, that was my lead thought when I was planning the style of my 2nd outfit for YSL beauty club. I love styling my outfits in retro and cruise chic manners when the temperatures are as high as they have been this Summer.Add some YSL beauty / make up products to a cruise chic outfit and the chances are that I’ll be feeling great and confident. 🙂
How to instantly feel better? I have 3 easy ways which always make me feel better. Just before Easter I was feeling very good about myself, my work flow was steady and I would wake up with a very positive attitude each morning. I took some time off to just chill during the Easter but somehow I fell into a “funk” and couldn’t seem to get out of it for the most of the past week. Continue Reading…
When I think, I think in color… When I dream, I dream in color… When I cook, take photos, whatever… I do it in color. Oh how thankful I am to have the healthy sight, to be able to experience life and it’s beauty in colors. If I would have to give away all of my senses but keep only one, I would keep my sight! I can’t imagine not being able to perceive the world around me not using my sight.
Not sure why but lately I’ve found myself telling some of my friends that they are “such a lucky” people. I have also heard from my friends and acquaintances saying how they think that I am the lucky person, leading a great life.
Many times I would just express my gratitude for such words and kind thoughts, but my inner voice would at the same time have a good laughter and think:”Me lucky? Yeah right, if you would only know all of my troubles, you wouldn’t think of me as a lucky one.”
Let’s start with the “champagne popping” announcement – I’M 29!! Happy birthday to me! Yeee!!! Now that we’re over with that egocentric crap, let me continue this post on a more meaningful note. I know that there were ( and will be ) many similar posts with thoughts on turning 29 around the net, this last blissful year of a “20-something” but I still wanted to write my own post with some reflections… No matter how many similarities there might be in these kind of posts, I think that everybody has lived different kind of life and therefore I find it that everybody has something to “add” of their own…
Lately, I’ve encountered some situations and people which made me often think about one specific subject: “fear”! I wonder, when did we stop being these fearless kids who would do all sorts of “crazy” things and not fear the outcome of our adventures? I’m not talking here about the vandalism or doing bad things, but you know, about doing that “one extra” push or step just to test the water and how cold it really is.
When did we all became slaves of our own brain and have started to overthink everything!? When did we started to ask so many questions and building up a feeling of fear because we can’t find the answers to all of them?
One quote always rings in my head: “What would you do and how far would you go if you wouldn’t be afraid?” That is so true and very thought provoking at the same time. Just think for a sec… How much we would all do and how far we would all get if this, anxious feel of fear wouldn’t stop us? If we wouldn’t be afraid of taking a risk in anything, from our relationships and jobs to other segments in our lives… How much more wider our horizons, experiences and better everyday life would be?
You do know, my dear readers that “fear”, such thing simply does not exist. We are the ones who bring it into our lives and we’re the ones who are such pros in making the fear stay present in our day-to-day lives. Being aware or responsible aren’t the same thing as being afraid of something. In reality, fear just disables us from thinking clear and makes us only make more bad choices faster. Fear disables us from fully ever accomplishing anything at our best or reaching those dreams and goals which we’re longing for so much…
Fear is an illusion, but I don’t know if it’s ever possible to fully let go of this illusion and live fearlessly. I believe that we can at least try our best to control it and always take a moment to breathe or take a step back before we act on anything out of fear.
So, message of this post is – NO FEAR dear people! No fear that you’ll do wrong, choose wrong, etc… Every choice which you make, every step that you take, fear not that you’re going in the right direction and walking the path you’ve been supposed to take since the day you were born.
P.S. Special thank you to my brother for taking these awesome outfit photos! 🙂
I’m wearing: Espadrilles – Chanel, Bag & bracelet – Balenciaga, Shorts, top, jacket, headband and earrings – Zara
Good morning my dear readers! Welcome to the third post in collaboration with SAMUJI! I’m so happy to have an opportunity to present you the best ( and finest ) of Finnish design. Both, Samuji and IvanaHelsinki were always among my favourite designer names. Unique clothes, good quality and long lasting fabrics are SO important to me when I’m shopping for the new additions to my closet.