Wednesday, July 11, 2012

In Style Beach-hopping!

For all of you who don't live where it is sunny all year round, those beach hopping days are finally here. This means that you will probably confront some "What to wear?" dilemmas when planning your trip to the beach. With all the different types of swimwear out there nowadays, it may be difficult to choose. Especially when it comes  to mixing & matching.

In my previous post Wardrobe Essentials for Spring/Summer I told you guys what colors and prints are must haves for spring and summer. And I also threw a little bit of outfit ideas in it for you guys. Unfortunately this post will not be mixing and matching the perfect swimsuit combination for you, but it will be more of a guide for you when you choose your swimwear.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Count Your Blessings, Be Grateful!!

Yesterday I was having my usual lazy morning routine, which is basically having breakfast & watching tv, when I heard someone calling outside. When I went outside it turned out to be this guy who was looking/asking for a job. I assumed he could probably be around 16 years old. At that exact moment we couldn't tell him if we had something for him to do or not so we decided to tell him to come back later, so we could think of possible jobs for him. As he was walking away I couldn't help but analyze him from head to toe like I do with everyone. The only thing that came to my mind was that at that age you are supposed to be having fun & not struggling to make ends meet. It was then that reality hit me.

Not all of us are able to say that we had a childhood filled with lots of fun and no worries. Not only our childhood but our lives up until now also. And those of us who are able to say this, are we always thankful?
In the fast paced world we live in nowadays it is easy for us to loose track of the things that are important and we take everything for granted. We rarely stand still & take a moment to be thankful for everything in our lives.
This instantly reminded me of the quote "What if you woke up today with only the things you thanked [God] for yesterday?"
I remember the first time I heard this quote was a couple of months ago during my internship and sadly enough I realized I would have wake up that morning without anything.

This all made me take a look back at my life, count my blessings and be grateful!

On a daily basis I take things like food, clothes, health, family and friends for granted, or at least I used to. Everything changed last year when my grandma passed. This was a really life changing experience for me. It taught me to be more grateful for things in life. And I am not saying that I am a completely changed person. There are days I wake up without being grateful for another day or I go to bed without saying my prayers. But I came to realize that this whole being grateful thing is a long process and I can assure you I still have a long way to go. Maybe it will take months or even years for me to get there, but once I get there I know that as a human being I have achieved a lot.

Being grateful has also a lot to do with someone's ability to give back or someone achieving a lot, but still staying humble.... but maybe I'll write about that in another post....

Soooo, have you count your blessings today? & what are you grateful for?


Monday, July 02, 2012

The Amazing Emma Stone!

For a while now, Emma Stone has been one of the most fashionable young stars of Hollywood. With The Amazing Spiderman coming out tonight at midnight, there is no doubt she needed to look as good as possible for the different premiere & press events the past week(s). Personally, Emma Stone is one of my favorite young females out there, she is so talented and gorgeous. Most of the time (if not all the time) she looks so effortless, and let's be honest there is nothing better than someone who doesn't need to try (too) hard to look good.


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