Sunday, January 29, 2017

Words : Self worth

Realising your own worth is probably easier said than done. I would know. Having battled with depression up until I gave birth to my son, I was always one to sell myself short.

Looking on the bright side must have been alot easier before social media became such a prominent part of our lives. On my worst days: it seemed like everyone was doing better than I was. Instagram, Facebook and Twitter taunted me with perfect relationships, luxe holidays and to-die-for wardrobes.Yes, in the year 2017 it is easy to get caught up in your own pity party.

This is why I actively look for ways to inject a little positivity, not only into my own life, but into the lives of others. We may not all lead perfect lives but, I strongly feel that we all have a purpose. God did not create any rejects and, while doubting ourselves might be the easy route to take, let's not.

Let us force ourselves to seek out the positive things. To be honest, no one else will help you achieve it. Waiting around for validation from others is a futile pursuit.  Trust me, I used to be the queen of seeking validation from others. And even when you do get it; it's a hole that doesn't stay filled up for long.

To make a long story short, I wrote this post with one purpose in mind. To make sure we all realise that there are always going to be difficult times. Shit is always going to happen but, wallowing in your sorrows is not going to get you anywhere. Pull yourself together and soldier on while you still have the opportunity. And while you are at it: sprinkle a little positivity wherever you go.

*I do not take credit for the images in this post


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Black out!

When you think of summer attire, black is not necessarily the first colour that comes to mind. However, over the last few seasons summer fashion has become less about bright colours and prints; and more about simple black ensembles.

Picture slimming shapes and lightweight fabrics. There is a black piece to suite your personality and the weather simultaneously. The perfect black summer outfit is meant to be striking yet, effortless. So avoid bulky layers and moody accessories.

As always, I have rounded up some of  my favourite all black summer looks to serve as inspiration to all of us. Are you wearing black this summer? I'd love to hear from you

*I do not take credit for the images in this post. 


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Life lately : Hello 2017

2016 has been an interesting year for me. It's been made up by some of the worst times as well as the most amazing times. That being said: I feel like the whole year has been a learning curve for me. From being cheated on (yes bohoo) to watching my beautiful boy graduating grade R and getting ready for grade 1. Yes, last year has been a cocktail of emotions.

However, it is a year that I shall be eternally grateful for. Regardless of the moments I spent riddled in self doubt, the year has taught me one valuable lesson: I can overcome anything. So with that in mind, I say bring on 2017!

I haven't made any solid resolutions other than being and even better mom. A mom that is constantly present (not just physically ). I look forward to the laughter and lessons this year has to offer. For me; the new year signifies hope. Hope that, even when things look utterly impossible, there's bound to be light at the end of the tunnel.

Welcome to my first post for 2017. A collection of my favourite moments so far. I hope you enjoy it; and that your year is off to a brilliant start.

My favourite dress.
Awesome nights out with awesome people.
He loves dressing up just like mom.
Graduation !!!!!!
I love working on new posts 
#throwback thursday to the kid's fro!
First selfie for 2017