Making ways…

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Smiling in the now

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Already half way through January and still can’t wrap my head around 2015…

So many adventures in 2014 I got side-tracked from the blog, life as I knew it before and so I decided to live in the moment. Summer was amazing, brunches galore, trips, unexpected adventures. I can honestly say 2014 was a fantastically weird treat to acknowledging you can not truly control anything…you make choices and live in the now. I missed my heart and had to live with understanding how distance makes the heart grow fonder as well as how living in ones own world can also create a bigger distance than we don’t see coming until it’s too late. #sigh… I met some amazing women and got to know myself better being in their company…2014 would not have been 2014 without my ladies #ladieswhobrunch #champagnequeens #mimosasondeck #rooftoppools #packabag #isitabottomlessbrunchornah???

I’m in the best possible space I could be in and I didn’t even realise it until I fell into it. When I stopped obsessing about business, blogging, finding my purpose etc etc the list goes on and on…I just started living and praying. Things started shifting and happening, and it made me realise when I over think, worry, question…It doesn’t make me any better, I just fall into a pit of nothingness. The end of 2014 brought about big decisions, I went back and forth and changed my mind repeatedly (sorry to those close enough to constantly hear my mumbles of ‘I don’t know what to do’ ‘what do you think’ ‘ok, no now i’ve really made up my mind’ ‘yeah, I’m done’ (lol) forgive me….)

And now 2015 is here and things are changing so quickly…there’s no looking back. I’m gearing myself up for the challenges ahead of me and focusing on getting the things on my long-term goal list fulfilled. The little things I used to think I needed to make me happy don’t amount to the feeling of understanding myself enough to know I want so much more than to just wake up and be. This year I am going to check off a good amount from my goals list, purely by being committed and choosing to trust God.

Hooray to 2015

Stay blessed loves

Being a tourist in my old home...NYC

Being a tourist in my old home…NYC

Story…

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Be kind to one another, create systems that build and most importantly show love and compassion.

The past is the stepping stone to learn, grow and be better in the future.

Be the good change in people you meet.

love…

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Finding oneself in the craziness is a journey in itself…looking to ring off 2014 with a firm grasp on where I will be going in 2015. Making money…keeping myself in shape and being creative.

So ready…are you?

Making decisions

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How can we maximise our time and get results quicker and get great outcomes?

I ask myself this question daily. We live in a world that changes quicker than a heartbeat… I have found that retreating into my sanctuary…God, Prayer and family- (the one God put me in and the one he hand-picked for my journey)….has brought me back to the place I left off and had no idea how to get back to. During the holidays I sit back and reflect on all the ups, downs, happy, tear-filled days of the year and take the time to thank God for all the good and bad. Everything is a life lesson and what we take from it and grow in ourselves helps build us to be the best versions of ourselves. I choose to be happy everyday, there is always something to smile about.

Decision making is a fine art. Find your happy place and retreat to it any time you feel the pressure of the world draining you.

Wishing you all happy holidays, time with family and prosperity in 2015.

How i enjoyed my 20’s

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How I loved my 20’s so many great years, some sad years, a few scandalous years (#hidesface) but most of all a lot of growing and achieving great things…

live…love…

Just be you

xxx

Ruby

Spring will soon bring summer- I can’t wait!

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I love black & white pic- and love White swimsuits even more

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Love the floral print, her smile/laugh makes you want whatever she has on

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Love the fun prints on these swimsuits

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Modern-day take on gorgeous vintage pieces- originally posted on ohmytrendy.com

So thankful spring is officially here- Couldn’t possibly deal with anymore cold #sigh…

I have spent too many nights & days indoors. time to start packing away coats and lose some layers of clothing. 

I have been looking for swimwear inspiration for an upcoming trip and of course in true Nouveau Vintage style I turned to yesteryear for inspiration. 

These women from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s etc really knew how to sex it up without over sexualizing swimwear as is the case nowadays.

This weekend I have a shopping trip planned for a client and will definitely be looking out for some vintage inspired swim suits.

Here’s to Spring!

Photo credits: http://www.pinterest.com/bettyewarner/

Yellow fever

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I love the weekend…it’s my time to work on projects, chill out and have fun with friends. In my search of a DIY/sewing challenge I remembered I have a conference to go to soon and have nothing to wear (well not really butttt in my defense- who doesn’t like a little something new…) So I started working on a Spring inspired look. I started of with breaking down whether I wanted to wear a dress, skirt, culottes etc then went on to pick from the many spring-colour options out there. I settled on yellow and went around looking for yellow skirts, yellow blouses, yellow dresses, yellow pants 🙂 ( I do have a little obsession with yellow- like gold it’s such an ‘alive’ colour, it’s warm and radiating, yellow definitely always cheers me up. 

In my spare time I will be working on a skirt- this could involve some DIY or maybe one will pop up in my many thrifting adventures-either way, I can’t wait till spring- bright colours, warm weather, lazy champagne brunches on sunday…Get here already spring 

Here’s my choice for outfits that will make heads turn. I do not own some of the photos in my picks, I did add a few recent pics of me in yellow too. 

Long, flowy and with denim-me likey

Long, flowy and with denim-me likey

Short, cute and with stripes- I love stripes

Short, cute and with stripes- I love stripes

Mimi G-in her infamous regal maxi skirt-Mimi is awesome

Mimi G-in her infamous regal maxi skirt-Mimi is awesome

Elegantly chic

Elegantly chic

This is the skirt I saw and fell in love with the idea of yellow-SOLD

This is the skirt I saw and fell in love with the idea of yellow-SOLD

I found this blazer thrifting (of course)

I found this blazer thrifting (of course)

Yellow again...got these thrifting too

Yellow again…got these thrifting too

 

Wishing you all an awesome weekend

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Spring/Summer gear

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Work hard play hard

Work hard play hard

 

Working on the new collection…Just got in my patterns from voguepatterns.mccall.com I ordered them last week when they were on sale for Presidents day for $4.99 a pattern- what a bargain, normally these patterns sell for $17.99-$22 a pattern. Over the weekend I also went to Joann and stocked up on patterns and fabric- they had an even better deal for patterns ranging from $1.99-$3.99 with the 15% off coupon as well I wasn’t going to pass up that sale. Now its time to put in the work. I shall slink into the hole that is my sewing room and begin work.

A lot of work goes into pursuing dreams, but if you love it & believe in yourself, it won’t be hard work it’ll be fun work.

Have an awesome week  y’all