JUST ONE STEP ::: MOTIVATION FOR MONDAY

My mother is my biggest inspiration. I like to say that it is from her strength that I draw daily and here’s WHY: she is strong, wise, confident and she never gives up. Last week, she lost her brother (my Uncle) and as challenging as this time is for her, she sounds so brave /  strong on the phone anytime I speak with her. Out of the many wise words she would say to me, one I always hold on to and never give up on is this: A journey of a thousand miles start with JUST one step”!

Today, I will tell you the reason WHY you have to take that first step first before you can ever soar…….

 

CASUAL CHIC IN BLUE-BLACK + HOW TO GET INSTANT LONG LEGS

 

Before I hit the streets of Paris in my sneakers and scarf, this was what I wore to breakfast + did quick photos…..a pair of fitted skinny denim, high neck blouse / turtle neck and my trusted long coat which I have been wearing non-stop. To finish the look, I wore some ankle boots which I first wore in this look HERE and finished the look with my mini orange bag to add a pop of colour to my blue-black ensemble.  And voila, that is my outfit of the day. If I do say so myself, it is an effortlessly casual but chic look.

 

SS18 TRENDS | PREMIER VISION PARIS + SHIRT DRESS & SNEAKERS (Casual Chic)

 

I attended the Premier Vision last Thursday, it was the main reason WHY I went to Paris. The Premier Vision is WHERE all TREND FORECASTS start for every season. In this case, it was all about the trend forecast for Spring / Summer 2018. I know you would say 2018, but that is far? Yes, trend forecast starts at least two seasons ahead so Designers can get their collections ready for you and I.

 

BEFORE YOU ASK A BLOGGER FOR FREEBIES, THINK ABOUT THIS (BLOGGING FOR SUCCESS PART 5)

I haven’t written any “help for bloggers” post for a while. I will be writing more in the coming weeks because I have so many requests piled up from my inbox. I will share to the best of my ability and will only share things I know and are true. They are the things that have worked for me too on my blogging journey.

 

Firstly, I like to thank everyone who actually takes the time to READ my blogs. You are the reason WHY I write / share / blog and I love you for it.

Now unto the post:

 

WHAT IS LOVE? + VALENTINES DAY LOOK BOOK

So last year for Valentines day, I shared my love story. It was the story of how I met my husband at a relatively young age and WHY I think no woman should ever be pressured to get married. You can read it in full HERE. I was really happy that a lot of you were kind enough to share your love story with me in that post. I say thank you again because I learnt a lot from your stories.

Today, I will not be sharing any more love stories but will be sharing love all the same.

 

PARIS: MY OUT & ABOUT LOOK BOOK, STYLE GUIDE & IMPORTANT FACTS TO KNOW

 

 

When you think Style, Romance, Exotic food + Pastries and Architecture, what comes to mind? Paris I would say! What would you say?

In today’s post, I will be sharing my “out and about” look book + Style guide + What you need to know about and before you go to Paris. This series is going to be in parts so for this one which I like to call part one, allow me focus on STYLE. Please read……………

 

THE WHITE BLAZER + MOTIVATION FOR MONDAY

 

For this blog, I had two choices, use the images/photos I have or don’t share any blog at all. I choose the former because when things don’t go the way we plan, we have to look for a way out or other alternatives. Why?

One of the characteristics of a leader or one who desires to be a leader is to look for a way out even when it has to do with a look book / outfit of the day. Today on Motivation for Monday, I will share some leadership principles to learn from an Eagle with you. Please read………..

 

WHY DREAMS DIE ::: 2 REASONS WHY YOU ARE NOT GOING AFTER YOUR DREAMS

I was supposed to share this motivation blog with you on the 1st of February but had some blogs lined up so I decided to leave it till the weekend. You all know how passionate I am about speaking words of encouragement into your lives. Every time I do this, I encourage myself too to do better and be better. So today, I want to share with you, Why Dreams Die!

 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR LEATHER BAGS

Bags to me is like icing on the cake for any look. Wear something casual (denim, basic tee & sneakers) and you look casual. Wear a solid leather bag with that look and your look becomes instantly elevated.

While bags can instantly elevate a look, I have to say that I do not have a wide range of them. I have a minimal collection but I am happy with them. Not sure if this is vain but I do care for my bags like they mean something to me. In this post, I will share some of the ways I take care of my leather bags with you……