Sunday, 22 October 2017

Adulting: Life Is What We Make It

A picture of the sun setting over the ocean in Antalya, Turkey

There will come two stages in life that you will cherish: leaving behind people/energy/environments that bring you down +
appreciating the good people/things/opportunities you receive.

I'm currently going through a stage of clearance. Clearance of people, things & situations that no longer benefit me in any way shape or form. That's where my head is at right now.
Last time I wrote an adulting post it was about 'The Real World' but that ship has sailed and now I'm living the true reality of being an adult & focusing on clearing out the old that weighs me down & holds me back from being the greater version of me or just from having space.

Like how I don't really need 7 bomber jackets, a load of trainers & a library supply of books that I never use when there are people who could use/benefit from them more than me and I could sell some & spend that money on better experiences in life. Or how I don't have to be around people that make me feel worst than I feel better and create more downs in my life than ups. Or just simply how I don't have to do anything my heart doesn't desire to do.

I've had to do some self reflection in the last year on who I am & what I want from this life. To be happy is the answer. It's funny because when that becomes your spectrum/goal you start to realise how many things/people don't fit within that vision. What doesn't make me happy is getting up for a job I no longer like, to see people that don't uplift my spirit & waste 5 days of my life a week that I'll never get back...on repeat. Time can't be refunded it simply comes with no receipt to get it back when you don't use it wisely.  

So I've started having a huge clearout of clothes, which you will find on my Depop page : tiaao19 or my eBay page: taliyah19 and the rest will go to the clothing bank for someone who needs it more, I have way too much for one person and my style is forever changing so it's time to let go! I have also taken a huge step towards my happiness & future by deciding to actually leave my current job and not keep saying I will. I've never felt so strongly about something in my life but I have so much faith that God has my back & I will get more opportunities from doing this. Lastly people come & go and that is fine because negative energy is not what I need, I have the most amazing selection of good friends that I can actually fit on one hand as cliché as that sounds but it's true. I'm also going to keep up the travelling, when this goes live I will have just come back from a week in an amazing 5 star resort in Turkey which was the break I really needed and next month I will go to Amsterdam making that my 4th trip of the year!

I can only hope that things will look up for me , my positive mindset will be restored & that God and the Universe sends me great things in return! New opportunities, new great people & new experiences. After all, life is what we make it so it's worth making sure it's a good one!

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. - Martin Luther King Jr

Saturday, 16 September 2017

ZAFUL - Try On x Review

A couple months back I was kindly contacted by Zaful asking if I'd like to review some of their clothing, with the choice to choose what I wanted within a budget. If you know me I love a good bargain when it comes to clothing so I was more than happy to get involved. When I ordered the items I must admit it was more summer time but nonetheless I still want to share my choices because London does have a hot day here and there. I picked a blue print dress & a stripe ruffle dress as I'm getting into wearing dresses more now & thought that would be a safe option for my first purchase. The items took just under 2 weeks to arrive but both items I chose were in the priority despatch filter so delivery could vary.

I loved the cut of this dress. Nothing better than a cute little dress to pair with converse when you feel like dressing up your day outfit. The quality was surprisingly very good for what people assume clothing from China would be like. The website lists it as cotton & the embroidery detail is done very well. When ordering in Asian sizes I usually go for the biggest size just to be sure which was a Large and this fit me very well, I can't wait for it to be a bit warmer again so I can wear this out.

The second dress was a bit 50/50 for me. I love the stripes with the ruffle detail however it came to a awkward length on me which was too short as a dress but a bit longer than I'd like as a top. This would probably be better suited for someone of shorter height than me but could probably be easily paired with a pair of skinny white jeans or a cropped trouser. The material is also a polyester which would have stopped me choosing it had I noticed but nonetheless the quality of polyester wasn't the cheap stretchy type so I'm not too fussed about that.

As this was my first time shopping Zaful on a budget I wasn't sure what to get and had to narrow down my decisions however I would happily shop on there again with my own money as the choices are endless and I have watched many a good haul. I am going away next month so may have a cheeky shop before I go.The prices are really good & shipping via priority despatch only took two weeks which is standard for anything coming from China. Also the imagery was very good and the items came just as described & shown online which I was very happy with.

 T I P S
- Always check materials of items before you buy to be sure how it will fit.
- Read the Size Guide, sizes vary on different items so a large for one may not be the same large as another
- Expect at least a two week timescale for delivery to the UK minimum. Different items have different dispatch times.

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