Posting a throwback to a shoot from a few weeks ago, because I wanted to talk about Kimono’s and how they are the “thing” right now…at least one of MY “things”!
I have talked about not necessarily following trends, but rather seeing something that you like, making sure it works for you, and then finding a way to incorporate it into your style wardrobe. I have owned this Kimono for a couple of years – I actually bought it for one of my trips to Hawaii because it felt like the right vibe. I have noticed this season that a lot of stores have been carrying this style, and actually some others that I haven’t purchased yet, but I absolutely love. I have seen them in a lot of stores, and love how they look as part of a more business styled outfit like the one I am wearing, but I also really love them as part of a casual outfit with jeans. I like to see different ways for how people style them, so I regularly check out Pinterest, store websites and other sources to help me come up with inspiration.
I know I post quotes every day, but the one from today really struck me. I think sometimes it is too easy to let life get us down and forget how great we have things. That is why we need to remember to smile because I really do believe that as we do, a great thing happens, we start to FEEL better…and that then leads to us having better things happen to us (or if that doesn’t happen, a miraculous thing called positivity allows us to feel better about what is happening to us even if it isn’t always something great).
I remember when I first moved over the United States I wasn’t familiar with a lot of self-help or motivational programs, and I have to admit I was probably a little prickly! 🙂 What I have noticed (since I went ahead and married my own Life coach) is that we truly can attract things to us, whether those things are good or bad can very often be determined by what we are feeling. Sometimes it’s very hard to feel positive especially if we are going through hard times, but this concept really does work. I am reminded every day by Brandon and I feel very grateful that I have him in my life because he is the reason that I have achieved everything I have – because he believes in me. Yes, it is important to believe in yourself and that is certainly where it starts, but surrounding yourself with those that lift you up is also key to any success, confidence and happiness. Have you ever noticed that when you hang out with people you start to emulate their behaviors – you start doing things the same, sometimes feeling the same way…so why not hang out with people that do good things, work hard, and make you feel better.
Common sense, right?
Hope you have a great rest of your weekend surrounded with those that love you and make you smile 🙂