Sunday, January 15, 2012

Guest Post: Empowering Yourself Through Fashion by Jackie Clark

Empowering Yourself Through Fashion
By: Jackie Clark 

After a cancer diagnosis, your world seems to change.  Priorities are rearranged, nothing is taken for granted anymore, and your eyes seem to be open to so much more going on around you.  In a time when your very identity seems to be in crisis, it is easy to feel as though whatever power you once held has been wrenched from your grasp, leaving you helpless and vulnerable.  Whether you were faced with a prognosis of  HYPERLINK "" mesothelioma,  HYPERLINK "" breast cancer, or any number of other cancers, the feeling of vulnerability reaches across the board.  But it does not have to take hold of your life or define you as a person.  When so much about you, your life, and your body is changing, it is extremely important to reach for opportunities that remind you of your beauty, grace and power as a woman.    Life after a cancer  HYPERLINK "" prognosis is hard, and filled with so many different questions.  But one thing you should never question is your value and allure as a woman.  An easy and fun way to remind yourself of your own beauty is through fashion.  Nothing can display your unique personality and tastes like a great outfit.  A flirty pair of high heels, jeans that look like they were made just for your body, or the perfect blazer can add excitement and joy to your closet and in turn give your attitude a boost.  With any number of trends coming and going on a regular basis, it is important to stock your wardrobe with a few classic pieces.  Jeans, trousers, a great button-down shirt, a solid-colored skirt that emphasizes your body's strengths, a soft cardigan, and a little black dress are some of the most common pieces to be found in women's closets.  But even these basics can have a little flair to reflect your personality.  Interesting shapes on your skirt, or a couple of lace embellishments on your black dress make these timeless clothes cater to your personality.  To really add excitement to your daily look, consider accessories.  These can be traded in and out of your wardrobe as trends change, and are usually less expensive than articles of clothing.  Show off your individuality with a leopard-print ballet flat, or a shimmery lightweight scarf.  A great pair of earrings or funky necklace can change your whole perception of an outfit.  Play with accessories to get more miles out of your staple outfits.  Whatever your fashion sense, your clothes should translate it into something for the world to see and appreciate.  Celebrate your beauty, strength and confidence by what you put on your body every single day.  After all, happiness is only as far away as the next pair of gorgeous shoes...or jeans...or whatever!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Guest Post: Dilpreet Bhagrath

 Recently I was contacted by Dilpreet, she wanted to write a guest post. So, I figured, since I don't really have time for blogging right now, why not have some guests posts? I have since been contacted by three other people, if you are interested just send me an email.

Also, I'm in love with her writing style.

Glam Up Your Bedroom Today
A girl’s bedroom is not simply where she sleeps, but so, so much more. It’s their escape, their sanctuary, a place where they can chill out and listen to their favourite music, delve into their favourite book - or run away from their annoying brother!
As your bedroom is so important, you should decorate it to reflect your personality. There’s nothing too crazy when decorating as you shouldn’t follow the crowd and go for the norm, but create the right mood where YOU feel comfortable.
There are many ways you can glam up your room. First of all, invest in super-soft and comfy duvets and bed linen, as if you don’t like getting into bed, you won’t want to stay in your room. Plus, we all know how cranky everyone becomes if they haven’t had a good night’s sleep.
Next, find one of the many funky and cheap rugs online as rugs are a great way to divide your room into different areas and they add some glamour.
Other great ideas are scented candles, with you choosing a scent to match your personality. For example, you can get a strawberry cheesecake candle if you have a sweet tooth.
If you’re really creative, you could even make your own sketch or painting. Or if you’re not, you can find a cheap one in a second hand shop.
These small changes will glam up your bedroom and give you a fresh and exciting start for the new year!

Monday, January 9, 2012

What the Hell is Going On?

I've gotten like four people offering to do guests posts for me in the past three days...

I'd really like to know what's going on.