Saturday, July 19, 2014

winter sun

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Photos by Kevin and me

Triangl swimwear / Cocolatte jumper

I think I take it for granted living less than 10 minutes away from the beach so when the sun finally came out (and stayed out) on Wednesday, I shook off my fears of being cold and we drove towards the water. I'm terrified of the cold. But I've realised that it's more or less in my head. It's the thought of being cold that gets me and this realisation is what encouraged me to head to the beach. My half-year resolutions include constantly challenging myself beyond my comfort zone.

Heading to the beach in winter sounds crazy but it wasn't empty or cold surprisingly. There were several people running along the beach, taking their dog for a walk or just spending some time in the sun relaxing. I was leaping, jumping, cartwheeling and doing yoga poses on the beach. I wasn't even cold - just laughing like a crazy lady. I was at the beach. In winter (!!!!).

And if you're wondering... the water was warm.

Monday, July 14, 2014

2014: Part 2

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Photos by Kevin

Glassons cape / Popcherry dress / Dainty & Bold bangles

Somebody posted "2014: Part 2" on Instagram the other week and I had somewhat of an epiphany. I'm always that person that makes NY resolutions (always) but the date doesn't mean anything if you can re-assess and change right now. We shouldn't have to wait until the end of every year to take control of our lives and kick bad habits.

Change can be scary. Most of the time it can make us a little anxious. Why would we need to change when there's nothing, right now, that demands it? I'm a 'future' person. I'm always thinking about the future - whether it's planning what I'm going to be doing next week, what goals I want to achieve by the end of the month or even where I want to see myself at the end of the year. But funnily enough, being a future person keeps me constantly aware of the present.

When they say "you learn something new everyday" - I think it's completely true in the sense that each little moment in our lives has the potential to open our eyes to something new or to uncover something we had never realised before.

So here's to part 2 of an incredible year (starting off extremely cold, might I add) and I hope you find the spark in little moments. Stay hungry for knowledge and embrace constant change.

Friday, June 6, 2014

mood board: birkin & hardy


A Friday mood board lightly inspired by Jane Birkin and Fran├žoise Hardy in the 60s - classic, feminine natural beauty that's rough around the edges, refined yet not polished but quietly confident. The ultimate embodiment of alluring, sensual and confident style that I adore.

This rain is gloomy but soothing all at the same time. I think I'm beginning to love the feeling of being cosy and rugged up with tea and mellow music while studying...