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CROSSBODY BAG | HEELS | CAT EYE SUNNIES | BLACK BAG | NUDE HEELS AVIATORS PIERCE BAG | P. SCHOULER BAG | SNEAKER | BACKPACK

When it comes to style, many of you have asked what I love splurging on. There are certainly so many things to choose from, but if I had to pick my top two, I would definitely say shoes and handbags. Style is an investment. What you wear and how you wear it tells the world who you are; essentially this is your style signature. When you add that great investment piece, your outfit becomes that much more elevated, adding an extra je ne sais pas vibe.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve always dreamt of owning a collection of designer pieces; always coveting Chanel & Dior. There’s just something about owning a piece from these designers; it’s a feeling of gaining a status quo or sometimes it’s about showing your appreciation for high end fashion and wearing it proudly as your signature go-to piece. I truly believe that splurging on the right designer piece is one of the main essentials of building your forever wardrobe.
With my designer collection growing, I’m always on the lookout for new places to shop to make that investment purchase. Forzieri is amazing for that! They carry such an extensive amount of items from designers from all over; you can definitely get lost for hours browsing through their collections.
To help you find some amazing designer goods, I’ve rounded up some of my lust-worthy favourites that can take you from summer to fall seamlessly. J.W Anderson has won me over this past while and I’ve been eyeing this bag as my next investment piece. It would look perfect paired with these sunnies and heels.
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What about you, what do you splurge on as an investment? Do share below. xoxo

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SUMMER FAVOURITES

Summer Essentials Chloe Nile TOP | BOTTOM | HEELS | CROSS-BODY BAG

I don’t know about you, but I truly think white is summer personified! It’s timeless yet feminine and also signifies the arrival of the hottest season of the year. Although I love wearing colour in general, white just happens to be one of my favourite summer favourites! The fact that it’s so universally appealing and virtually accepted by all at this time of the year, makes it one of the main reasons why I can’t imagine a summer without it!

For the most part, one of my favourite ways to wear white is from head-to-toe. It creates a strong yet understated impact to an overall look, which to me, adds a bit of sophistication. I chose to go with basic pieces for today’s post to create a monochrome look, which can easily be achieved by anyone. These pieces can be mixed and matched seamlessly with anything within your current wardrobe and isn’t too overbearing or in your face for everyday either. Simply love that!

One trick I stuck to when styling this look was adding an embellished accessory like these rock stud heels, but because they are in a neutral colour they played off the white effortlessly keeping it the main focal colour point. The finishing touch was yet another favourite score from Saks, a hard-to-get and always-sold-out cross-body bag from Chloe. It really is the perfect piece for the season!

Shop more of my favourites below!

What do you think about white for summer? Do you have any pieces you are most excited to wear this season? Do share! xoxo

 

 

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DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE FEARLESS.

We all know what it’s like to be afraid. We know what fear feels like, but do we really spend the time to consider what our fears really mean? Many of us are encouraged to consider fear as a weakness, a danger to avoid and something to overcome. At the same time we should really look at fear as something that we tell ourselves, a story that is created in our minds that blocks us from things that we are destined to have or be.

Throughout my childhood up until I was about to hit high school, I couldn’t sleep at night due to fears that were projected onto me by my father. I was alone and grew up with a single father who was raised the European way. By this I mean, strict and old school if you will. I was to be home right after school on the dot, do chores and have my homework done for the evening. If my grades weren’t good enough for my father or if I didn’t show up from school on time, I would be punished. Even when I was excelling in school, I was never good enough.

As I grew older, it would get worse as would my fears. My father always held the belief over me that I would be a failure in some way or another because I wasn’t up to par with what he dreamt for me. What I didn’t understand or see at the time, was that his way of control was through the fear he instilled in me.

Eventually as I hit my early teens, I started to see that my peers around me didn’t live the life I was living. They had loving parents, ones that didn’t hit them constantly and they were happy and growing into themselves. The sheltered isolation was not healthy, the abuse was not right, nor was it acceptable. I hoped as I grew older that if I did what he said things would improve, but they didn’t. When my fears came true with how unbearable it was getting, I broke away from it. No one should live in that kind of fear. It was one of the hardest moments in my life.

What did I learn from this? That fear is just a story that you tell yourself that you ultimately have power over. As with any story, fear has a beginning, middle and end and that if we keep that fearful end result in the back of our heads, we create a clear picture of the worse that can happen. It’s exactly what holds us all back. My father’s fears and beliefs were not my own. It took me years to figure that out and find my own footing and sense of self.

If it weren’t for all of the things I went through in my childhood would I be this self-reliant, independent, driven woman that I am today? Probably not. Had I not suffered and gone through such fear and adversity, I wouldn’t have had this hunger in me to succeed or this drive to share my creative talents to inspire others.

Through our worst challenges, comes incredible insight. The best way to be fearless is to break through it. When you pick and choose the fears that are worth listening to, you gain control of the direction and outcome of your life. The more you face your fears the stronger you become!

Oh, and were any of my father’s beliefs true for me? No. I am far from a failure. I’ve accomplished everything I’ve set my mind to and I’ve only just begun. xoxo

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Although this post has been generously sponsored by “pHemme®”, the opinions and language are my own and in no way do they reflect “pHemme®”. 

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