Sometimes things just don’t go to plan.
It’s OK though, because there’s always a good reason for that – we just have to believe it and our future will always show us why things happen the way they happen. Sometimes, when we really want one thing, a completely different thing happens and you realise that your past obsessions, dreams and hard work to get to something you needed so badly, lead you to where you are now instead… and it’s even better…
Letting go of this notion and the need to control every single aspect of our daily lives is the best thing anyone can do. Surely it’s important to be on time for work, school and flights, but it’s this “you’re so organised” trend, the new compliment if you like, that’s considered to be more valuable than hearing or saying “You’re a great listener” or “You’re so kind” to someone. Organisation is everything in our lives today. There’s literally an app for everything. Some people know what they will have for dinner next Tuesday and Wednesday and if plans change they get anxious. Same goes for people’s routines and rituals – “we go to bed at 9pm, so the only time we can come out is between 4 and 7”. Come on… Really? It’s that control, comfort, “norm” – organisation that kills our natural curiosity for more. Destroys our desire for new things and most importantly our belief, that we can and are allowed to get what we want in life. But instead, we get stressed. We are too busy, not used to changes or things not going to plan, and of course we blame others for that, because we were absolutely “fine” here in our comfort zone until they affected our plans.
We can’t control what mood your family members might be in on a Monday night, and in the same way we can’t control the weather at weekends. We can’t control the success or failures of others, but we can certainly take charge of our own reactions and feelings towards those various life events that we think so badly affect us. Having life goals and ambitions is essential, but it’s how we deal with the challenges on the way that will really shape our future. Be thankful for your “problems”- they are there to help you… trust me!
OK, deepness aside, lets talk beach fashion!
How gorgeous is this beach dress by PILYQ from the wonderful designer swimwear online store called BEACH CAFE? I don’t know about you, but I always spend hours online looking for great priced designer bikinis and kaftans before going on holidays on various sites. It can get so time consuming, but from now on it’s going to be Beach Cafe only as it’s a one stop designer holiday shop for any trendy lady. From gorgeous swimwear, to summer beach clothes and various fit and design options, there’s no need to go back and forth between your favourite brands’ websites, because it really is the place to shop our new season’s hottest styles. They even have a kids section and I already found almost identical Melissa Odabash dresses for me and my daughter…
I fell in love with the Pilyq brand on Beach Cafe – it’s their unique prints and gorgeous colours that stood out for me, but I chose my white kaftan dress because it’s so versatile and can be worn on the beach as a cover-up or a holiday evening dress with some gorgeous golden heels and jewellery (Beach Cafe have a jewellery section too!). But I can also wear my dress here, in Scotland as you can see and have already worn it with flares and looked right on trend with my own 70s boho thing going on – I’ll show you that look here soon…
Who knew that we would get such a warm late summer? Maybe a few more trips to the Scottish beach and Beach Cafe will finish off this Summer very nicely. what do you think?