I have been trying to get this blog post out for days but this flu/sinusitis/infection just wont leave me alone!!!
I celebrated my birthday a few days ago – well…”celebrated” is probably overzealous since I spent the day in bed cuddled up to a box of tissues, pills and orange juice, however, it was my birthday and I’m always grateful for another year of God’s grace!
I’m 35 – eeek!!!! Now, I don’t say that out of fear of aging – I actually love most things that come with aging (operative word being most).
Here’s a list of notable changes – some good, some not so!
- Rest is vital – in my 20’s I could survive and function on very little sleep, I healed from sickness or even major ops like my cesarean much quicker than in my 30’s. This past week I had no choice but to take 2-3days in bed just to get over this flu and I mean flat in bed, doing nothing – not even social media!
Signs of aging – Fine lines and dry skin under my eyes have me googling eye creams – and they don’t come cheap y’all – I totally regret every time I rubbed my eyes, damaging that delicate under eye skin – I’m much gentler now (since seeing how expensive those creams are).
Dry skin – I’ve always had oily skin and would skip heavy creams and lotions especially in the summer time but these days I find that half way through the day I’m looking like an ambassador for Lacoste – which also has me googling body butters – I’m such an adult (googling stuff!).
Taste buds – This one is surprising – the older I get the more my palate changes – I now enjoy an array of veggies that I didn’t like in previous years.
Counting pennies – I had a habit of mindlessly buying things for the sake of having new stuff or staying trendy but since trying to live more with less (that happens when you hit mid 30’s – you become all philosophical and stuff) I mostly buy quality, timeless and necessary items (also…I have 3 Kids and private schooling is expensive so I’ve become a cheapskate) – no shame in my game!
Self awareness – I love how aware you become of yourself. Who you’re hanging around, what you’re listening to, what you’re reading, your thoughts, your words. It has brought a sense of peace to my life that I’m so grateful for. Yay for aging!!!
No – It was never a word I could say (except to my kids). But I’m learning that it’s necessary for my sanity and emotional and mental health. It’s still hard though, but I’m getting better at it (except when it comes to chocolate- that’s still considerably hard).
Do you – it’s easy to get sucked in by people’s lives on social media – for the longest time I’ve compared my blog or content to others and always felt like mine came up short, however, I’ve since learned that we’re all different, we all have different lives and we all have different stories to tell. I love inspiring people with my testimony – I believe that God saved my life for His glory and my testimony will always be a part of who I am.
Those are some things I wanted to share with you since hitting the mid-30 mark. I wanted to make it a list of 10 ( I mean who makes a list of 8 things) – (adulting is also making a lot of lists about stuff) but I’ve reached my philosophical quota for the day so that’ll have to do.
Thank you for reading and stay sassy xxx
Top: Makro | Pants: Old | Shoes: MRP | Bag: Old | Earrings: ByMissVoe (she’s got all the good stuff y’all – go check it out!)
Congratulations to my niece Kirsten & her now husband, Shannon, who tied the knot this past weekend!
What a memorable celebration – in fact, I’m still recovering, dancing all night left me rather sore and stiff (yes, I need to start working out, I know this!).
Everything was absolutely perfect, the venue, the décor, the food was amazing, the wedding entourage looked absolutely stunning, not to mention the blushing bride- wow – just perfect!
Thank you Kirsten & Shannon, for allowing us to celebrate this day with you.
I wish you a beautiful life together!
Thank you to Stacey @ MissBoss Couture for designing my beautiful dress.
I’d like to introduce you to an upcoming fashion designer who’ll be opening her store this weekend. So please pop in!!!
So…I chose the wrong day to wear a dress – it’s windy out here!!!
Also, please excuse the creases – I’ve been sitting at my desk waiting for an opportunity to take my pics…
Moving along swiftly…Hey, did I mention I’m wearing a belt around my neck – ha ha! Yes, it’s supposed to be on the dress but I kinda liked it more around my neck…feeling all daring LOL!
But on serious note – I like to experiment with accessories , a simple belt could be worn in many different ways, head, arm, neck, just play around and see what works best!
Dress & Jacket – Truworths | Boots – Jet | Sunnies – MrP
Stay Sassy Ladies xxx
Hey Gorgeous Peeps!
Firstly, let me say that South-African weather is totally bipolar. Yesterday was extremely cold and wet and today, albeit a little windy, the sun’s shining and the weather’s fine – as if yesterday never happened at all!
I might have been more than a little excited when the weather turned cold and rainy yesterday, just so I could pull out this sleeveless Melton coat I purchased from Fablane Online – ha ha!
Thank you Michelle at Fablane Online – your service and the quality of your goods are superb – totally worth every cent!
Ladies, head on over to her Instagram profile here and check out all the trendy items she stocks!
Sleeveless Coat – Fablane Online | Jeans & Sunnies – MrP | Long Sleeve Tee – PnP Clothing | Shoes – Legit | Bag – Truworths
Quote of the Day:
Wow!!!! All About That Bass turns 1 – that’s right – 1 year ago I hit the publish button on my very 1st post. I had no idea what to expect as I set off on this blogging adventure, all I knew was that I had a deep desire to reach out to those who thought that you had to look a certain way to look or feel beautiful.
It wasn’t (and still isn’t) about the likes or comments or the number of followers – NO – it’s never about something as superficial as that – this blog was birthed from a desire to uplift and inspire women just like me – who often measure their worth by the number on the scale.
Looking back on the past year – I have to admit – this blog has forced me to grow in ways I never imagined. It has been such an amazing journey of learning, sharing, friendship and most of all gratitude!
Every e- mail subscriber, Facebook “like”, share and comment!
Everyone who follows me on Instagram and Pinterest!
All of the likes, pins and comments on the posts I’ve shared!
The sweet bloggers who include me in their blogroll!
A huge and heart-warming THANK YOU!
To celebrate, I will be giving away these 3 Revlon products to 1 lucky reader, all you have to do to enter is comment on this post and tell me what you love most about this blog!
(Please note – only people in S.A)
Thank you for reading & remember to stay sassy
Yes, I know I could’ve just said assymtrecial but I like the sound of lacking symmetry – ha ha!
I love this assymetrical top, comfy and light, and hides all my problem areas.
Paired here with my pleather leggings and some heels, and it’s perfect for a night out with the hubster!
Top – China Town | Leggings – Truworths | Shoes – Ackermans | Earrings – MrP
Just so you know- assymetrical clothing were hot at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/2016.
Stay Sassy xxx