I’m one of the most positive people I know; in fact I promote it as part of my brand. However, what is the most beautiful part of my character is the fact that I’m transparent. I’m real and when I’m angry or disappointed or just fed up, I let it be known because I respect authenticity. I want to be open as a person so people can relate to me and realise that I’m not promoting a fake life. Everything I share on my socials, everything I put on my sites, everything that I say is true and authentically me.
I’m at a point where I’m feeling very passionate about being true to me because there have been times when I have wanted to be someone else. I’ve tried to dress like all the online ‘influencers’ and I’ve watched thousands of make-up tutorials to learn how to do make up like the leaders in that field. I’ve tried to post endlessly to build more following and I’ve tried and tried to become a Youtuber and to film my life and share it and to just do what I can do to be more influential.
However, I’ve come to realise that people know a fake when they see it and even if it takes me years longer than they next person, it’s so important that I remain in my own lane, promoting my style, sharing my thoughts, overcoming my fears, remaining on my path and being authentically and beautifully me.
For all those who have been keeping up with my blog or my magazine or following me on my socials I appreciate the love and encouragement you give to me. Believe me, when life takes over there are times when the challenges feel like they will never end and I want to stop doing it all. I open up my magazine and my blog and they remind me of the amount of times life has thrown me lemonades and I’ve gone ahead and done the impossible. Yes you guessed right, I’ve only gone a made a tropical smoothie!!
What I’m pretty much trying to say is that I know that there will be ups and downs and there will be good and bad days or times that I wish the process would hurry up already and speed up! But, if I remain true to me and keep reminding myself of the greatness I have already created as well as what is in store. I will never ever go wrong. I’m always going to focus on being me, authentically and beautifully me. 🙂
About this outfit…
Look who decided to brighten up your day. Are these trousers seriously the bomb! Honestly, I nearly died a million deaths when I saw this beaut on the sale rack in River Island. I’m not sure about any of you but I actually find the prices in River Island to be quite steep and I only really venture in there when I am completely sure there is a sale on. So, you can only imagine how flipping ecstatic I was when I walked up to the sales rack and saw the beautiful red culotte trousers for £8, reduced from £38!! Yaassssssssss ladies (and gents) yaasssssss this was an emotional shopping trip. I’m not usually a size 10 however this fit like a glove and still left sufficient space.
I am a sucker for a River Island bag and as I approached the bag and accessory section I promised myself that I wouldn’t splurge. I was only meant to look and not buy, just look. You know those times when you’re quietly trying to coax yourself out of buying something. Because you know you shouldn’t be buying anything! Then I convinced myself that the over familiar security guard who had his eyes on me from the start didn’t think after my modelling it in the mirror over and over again that I could buy it. (The bare faced cheek of the man) So I obviously had to prove him wrong. Obviously.
Isn’t the bag lush though? It’s so close to being a Chanel dupe as it looks so expensive close up. I love the quilt effect of the bag and the gold chain detailing. It’s just the right size and also comes with a matching purse. But, I managed to restrain myself on making that purchase. This amazing bag cost £40.
These gorgeous tassel shoes have turned up on previous posts and are from New Look. They’re simply too much. Imagine walking on air; madly these shoes are that comfortable and the tassel detailing gives it that little extra.
My clear shades that look like reading spectacles are from H&M and cost £7.99 (Cool huh!)
My mesh top is another star buy and one that I can’t list as I picked it up from an independent boutique in South London. However, mesh or netted tops are a wardrobe staple as they really do help transform and doll up even the most simplest of outfits. There are so many versions of this top online; I’ve seen similar on Ebay and on my fave sites such as Miss Pap and Missguided.
What do you think of my current look, marks out of 10?? I’ll wait…. x
Until the next post…….