Just a thought…

So I woke up this morning with this sort of renewed energy that I honestly felt was lacking for a while now. I actually managed to wake up feeling happy, there was no underlying anxiety towards what the day would bring.

I got up with this positive energy and my body moving like ten steps ahead of my sleep clogged brain, it was almost like I was ready to get on with the day without fully realising it yet. The thing is because I’ve felt so ‘meh’ and yes that is the word I’m so sophisticatedly using to describe how I’ve been feeling the past week or so. I think all the years of education has come in handy don’t you? So yeah having felt like that for the past few weeks had me literally bounce full of joy knowing I felt positive for once, I knew I wanted to make the most of it, not knowing how long it would last.

I don’t know about any of you guys, but I’m very much of a ‘Heart worn on sleeve’person, my emotions change so quickly, I swear the smallest things can affect my mood. I’ve learnt to adapt to my swiftly changing moods and now find myself making the most out of my positive, happy and ‘Kick Ass’ mood whenever it arises.

Anyway the long introduction out of the way the point of this post was just to say, that I’m sick of the feeling you get when you feel like something is missing. Only our own inner self knows exactly what we can handle and can’t, what our full potential is and isn’t and profoundly what makes us happy and what doesn’t.

So the last few weeks I’ve felt like something is missing, something is lacking from my everyday life, I think deep down I know what it was, but I keep coming up with excuses and just don’t let myself think too much about it. I know that once I find out what exactly is bugging me, I’ll want to do something about it and therein lays the challenge for me. Once you’ve established what is missing or what it is you require, you then have to incorporate that or find a way to change whatever needs to be changed and I mean that requires effort right? Any sort of change is difficult, whether it’s a good or bad.

Thing is though you can only go so many days feeling like crap and knowing things are not right, it doesn’t just affect your mind but also your physical well being. I’m so glad I woke up this way, and I’m going to try and be a little more positive and actually try and figure out, what exactly is making me feel as I so eloquently put it earlier ‘meh’.

I think sometimes just taking some time out and actually allowing myself to breathe and be in the moment without constantly thinking that I’m wasting my time or that I could be doing something more productive with my time. At the end of the day the most useful thing you can ever do for yourself is allow yourself some down time. Time just for you without feeling like you’re wasting it or that you haven’t earned it.

If something requires change, just do it! At the end of the day when you’re too comfortable with something, that will only make it harder to step outside that comfort zone and do whatever it is that you are wanting, but then again doesn’t’t’t that always lead to the best moments?

Love

Sophia xx

 

 

 

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I just came from the office

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So this is what I would call my ‘trying to look professional’ outfit, wouldn’t you? The lace shorts were actually a sale buy, gone down to £15 I wasn’t too sure about them as I’ve never been a fan of long line shorts but you could say they’ve grown on me. I love buying clothes just like any female but I also have that annoying thing where I forget exactly what I have in my wardrobe, deep inside the darker parts of my wardrobe I managed to pull out this shirt and this pair of shoes! I completely forgot I had both, the shirt is at least a few years old and I think the shoes are from last year.

I love that feeling when you find what you forgot you had, it’s like buying them all over again! So on another note, I’m trying out something new and something that requires a little courage from me. Hopefully I can share the news with you soon.

Until then..

Sophia xx

Trench’ing Along

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I am a massive hoarder of coats and jackets, anytime there is a sale in January, I always stock up for the year to come. You ask why? So like I said I’m a coat fanatic and I’m always buying different ones throughout the year. (This can get a tad expensive). That’s why I’ll always pick out at least 2 or 3 during the sales.

I happen to actually forget I had this baby! How could I, I know! That’s what happens when you have so many, you forget what you have (face palm). Browsing through my wardrobe I found it again whilst producing a high-pitched squeal of surprise and recognition at the same time. There and then I decided this would be my new go to coat for the next few weeks.

I love how this trench can just completely transform an outfit. I could literally walk out in converse and jeans and still look somewhat sophisticated and smart (It also makes me feel like an undercover spy!). Want to know the best bit? I picked it up in the sale for £30!

– Sophia –

 

 

Eternity

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Considering we live in one of the most weather challenged countries in the world, it’s always a nice surprise when finally we are graced with a few weeks of the summer sun.

The trends this summer aren’t as daring as the past few summers, now that the designers have caught up on the reality behind the British summer, and how abruptly our weather can change during the day. Go out looking like a Greek goddess, come back looking like a windswept, haggard nightmare!

Not saying this summer, its still not about the strappy dresses, denim shorts and kimonos, because it is, however it’s supplied with a good dosage of lightweight outerwear, to help aid us during the day.

During the day I’m all for denim shorts and strappy tops, but in the evening with the cool breeze and the fading sun, I prefer something a little warmer. Pairing these printed trousers alongside a simple print t-shirt and brocade like lightweight jacket, leaves me feeling cool enough for the warm evening.

 

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Fall in line

Well hello there and may I say a happy 2014! Aah another new year is upon us, is it just me that remembers January 2013 like it was yesterday??! Time is going way too fast for my liking; we need to slow things down a little. Anyway my dears, I do hope you all had good new years and are ready to get on with your start to the year.

We had and are still having a pretty bad winter, like that’s a major surprise from all the previous years of harsh winters we’ve endured, and I clearly don’t point out the obvious (Sorry).

Coats. Coats. Coats. I am in love with coats. I need to have a new one every year and where do I find a new one every year? In the sale people, that’s where. This has become like a tradition for me now, purchasing a new coat for the following year in the xmas sales, I mean it makes sense right? Why buy a coat that’s £125 when I know I can get it for £40?!

This is the new baby I bought; I like my coats to be simple, dark and most of all warm. Comfort comes first for me, well in the winter anyway! Coat was £100 and went down to £40, from Topshop. The  black and white stole is also in the sale from river island, was £20 and went down to £12.

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Yes, dreams do come true..

Hi Guys!

I do hope your all well and coping with the snow and the horrible weather we have been having as of late! Yes the snow made everything look pretty and white, but one day is enough, who agrees??! This is not a post related to fashion or beauty, this is a little more personal, I thought I would share with you.

One of the Christmas presents the family received was a DVD from my uncle, who’s a very philosophical person, very deep and passionate about what he believes in. Anyway so he recommended that we watch this film ‘The Bucket List’. To be honest with you I just looked at it and thought this is so not something I want to watch or would even enjoy, however on movie night  ‘The Bucket List won the vote, so reluctantly I sat down to watch it.

This movie is not what I expected. At all. Its basically about these two strangers who are in their 60’s who both develop cancer and are given about half a year to live, they strike up a friendship based on the ‘Bucket List’ (Things you want to do before you die). They write a list between them on the things they want to do. They then start their journey together and learn more about each other and teach other things along the way. Yes they do both pass away, but what they leave behind is inspiration, hope and passion. Whilst watching this film, it encouraged me to dig out all those little things I had wanted to do but never thought I could or never believed in myself enough to believe that I could do them. It encouraged me to go for it, to not be scared.

My advice to you is this, please do not be afraid of what you want to do or what you want to achieve in life or even within the next year, just having hope and the drive and the self belief can help you achieve all of your dreams and more! These days’ people so much as mention what they want to do and then are instantly dismissed by negative comments or doubts or concerns and yes this does just put you off.

I’m lucky to have some very amazing people in my life, like my uncle who recommended this film to me and also taught me so many things and made me realise how it is possible for me to do anything I want to do. He has always been my inspiration and I thank him for that.

So anyway to update you all, I now have some new ideas and some new plans and I am moving away from home and starting my own dream J and also wanted to let you guys know that due to this I won’t be able to post as much for a few weeks, until I’m all settled in 🙂

Until the next time my lovelies,

Sophia

xxx

 

 

The Love Cycle

Hi all, I hope your well and having a good week, I’ve been working all week and I am so glad its Friday tomorrow! Can’t wait for the weekend, currently in London,  can’t wait to go home at the weekend, I miss my family and friends! Right I’ve decided to do a short post on ‘Love’ today.

We all go through the ups and downs of love everyday as well as seeing it on TV, listening to people’s problems and stories, reading about it in magazines and newspapers. Were all quick to judge and offer advice; yes I’m guilty of that myself too. I’m quick to offer advice and just want to help the people who have a broken heart or going through something, yet when I eventually come face to face with the same situation myself, my advice suddenly is none existent. That mature sensible advice I once gave now means nothing to me, it’s always different when you’re in that very position, because then and only then your heart will always conquer and your brain left speechless.

Now I come from a ‘not so perfect’ family, my mum and dad had an arranged marriage and in time it didn’t work out, it did last 15 years mind and ever since then (13 years old) I had always been perceptive about marriage and love and often thought of it to all be a lie and not bring any happiness. However love is not something you plan or arrange to happen and decide that you want to fall in love at a precise time. It just happens when you least expect it. That’s what happened to me, I wasn’t looking and bang there’s me this perceptive cynical person who doesn’t believe in love, has found someone and all of a sudden can’t stop feeling the way that I am.

It’s a great feeling isn’t it? When it’s all new and romantic and you feel like you live in the clouds with constant sunshine beaming down at you? The beginnings of a relationship when you just can’t get enough of that person, and you want to do everything to make them happy, spend time with them and nothing is ever a problem. A year down the line and you either see a few cracks or you get stronger as a couple? Me? I  jinxed myself to be honest I’ve always been so scared of falling in love that when everything was going right after the first year I thought to myself this is too good to be true and I backed off. Whilst around me I could see relationships falling apart, tears being spilt and grudges being held. That one year can eventually become many years. For example my aunty has been together with her husband for 17 years and married for nearly ten.  That kind of thing allows me to open my eyes and think hey maybe it’s not all bad?

But why is that everything starts of so good and then all of a sudden cracks appear? What’s questioning the connection of the couple? Loyalty? Trust? Happiness? This is where the term ‘Love is blind’ comes in, a very true statement. Were all so happy and feel lucky to have that person that understands us, that gets us, makes us happy and we’re in sync with them. Instead of falling in love with the person and wanting them there because you WANT them and not because you NEED them. Not saying its everyone’s fault for having to feel the ‘need’ but that is not what it is about. You did not need that person when you were single, we become so committed to the routines to the text message routines and call routines as well seeing each other all the time that we THINK that we NEED that person in  our lives, otherwise our life will never be the same again.   That’s where were wrong, we should treat the person with kindness and show affection and love because we want to, like we did when you first met.

The sadness hits, all of a sudden the happy beginning and the lovely long conversations and romantic meals all seem to be a thing of the past. We all of a sudden give up. We stop functioning the way we used to, we have gotten so accustomed to that routine of being in a ‘couple’ that we all of a sudden feel lost right? The days feel longer and suddenly you feel as if you have no one in the world. Ok I do believe in second chances and fighting for things and people who you believe in and you really want, so yeah if you think a broken relationship can’t be fixed then you’re wrong. It all depends on how much you both want it to be fixed, whether the both of you want to fight for each other and to be together because you can’t imagine not being with that person and not having them in your life, is this the strongest love at all?

The strongest love of all, for me is what I can see in my aunty and uncle. 17 years together and that is a long time and yes of course they have had their shares of ups and downs but the fact is they conquered their problems together; it may not always be romance and happiness 24/7 just as long as it is present and shown by both sides.

Now I absolutely believe in love and I am a sucker for romance, complete turnaround from being cynical and not believing in love right? If you love someone I always think it’s worth that extra effort because at the end of the day you fell in love in love with them for a reason. For those of you having troubled romances sit back and think is it worth it? Can I see myself being with this person? Do I want to be with them or do I just need someone’s to fill that empty void? Most important can you live without them? For those of you, who have ended your relationship, don’t give up because there is always that one someone that you will mean the world too. Finally for those of you in happy committed relationships, keep at it! Show everyone what it means to be in love and happy.

Much Love

S.xxx