Things I Liked – inspiration galore & so much more.

I know…it rhymes!! there’s nothing like a rhyme to cheer me up (galore-more, in case you didn’t notice).
I spent my time this week talking about English & other languages – how hard can they be? or easy? & how about Italian? I know, right -, reading books from my childhood (& my parents’! so moving, to have those 1950s books in my hands), & enjoying the amazing sounds of Shakespeare’s poems. I sound like a school nerd; but who cares. There’s something, in the words I read & hear, that always enchants me…I created a Pinterest board for that, just so I could make absolutely clear how nerdy I am! ahah!

♥ ok so, let’s start with this week’s delights …talking about Pinterest, here’s your usual Most RePinned Pin! love it? I do!

♥ & then it’s surely time for Tumblr‘s Top Post! delicious!

♥ so I’ve promised you inspiring ideas, & I’m gonna keep that promise; but first, let’s read together this awesome Dear Person Who Just Left a Negative Comment About Something On the Internet letter – an open letter to all internet haters! no need to say it, I LOVE IT.

♥  Because you can: make ‘em look is an amazing article on Rookie Magazine that strongly affirms our power to ignore any comment at all, about our looks & behavior & the outfits we choose to rock.

♥  it’s easy to go from self-confidence pro to The Ultimate Cheat Sheet from Re-Inventing Yourself: a guide to start a-new every time you wish to, or whenever you feel you need a make-over. It happens to feel stuck, either emotionally or working-wise; this list truly goes in deep, talking about all aspects you should take into consideration when you want a brand new start. Useful (& by the way, it is also funny)!

♥  & since we touched the subject…here’s an interview to one of my fave inspirational people in the world; a woman that truly re-invented herself from scratch, & spends all her life creating & dreaming: SARK! there’s not much I can say about her, just do this for me: read the interview, & then if you’re interested check her website, & then come back to me & we’ll talk about it. Ok? love ya.

♥  did you have enough already? just one more thing! you look like you need an Emergency Compliment, right now. go get it dear!

 

 

Things I Liked – Spring & Scrapbooking !

Hello people ! I’m quite busy at the moment, planning my life & trying to work with what I’ve got now. Not always easy but…hey, c’est la vie.
Anyway, just saying this ‘cause I noticed I’m a little of a slow blogger… but let’s not talk about it anymore! let’s go see what I found around the web for you, & for me, during this loooong week past!

♥ I want to start with the Top of the Tops this week ! first of all, let’s go see the Top Post on Tumblr ! For a while I thought that my Honey Boo Boo/complete self appreciation post was going to win – but no! my followers are so into spring time, that of course they faved one of the prettiest floral dresses ever …too bad I can’t get to the real source, ‘cause I’d really love to know where this dress is from!

♥ secondly, the Most RePinned Pin on Pinterest ! well, of course ! again, a little touch of spring ..but still remembering that it is not really spring yet. I love yellow & black together, have I ever told you? so nice, good for every occasion.

This post on galadarling.com made me think of two of the things I really really love in life: inspirational notebooks & scrapbooking ! have you ever tried ? well, it doesn’t take much, but let me explain (of course, you could also go & enroll directly in the course offered by the above mentioned blogger, if you wish). I strongly believe that we all need inspiration, everyday, & almost every minute of our lives; sometimes we wake up extremely brilliant & full of ideas & motivation…but sometimes we don’t, right? there’s periods in my life when I never wake up happy. Yep. In all kinds of situations, I turn to my inspirational notebook, that’s what I do! I draw, I stick pictures, I cut out glittery paper & glue it to to the pages, I write down my thoughts & my weird night dreams …& the result is this wonderful, succulent, shiny & colourful notebook of my life! I love to go through it every now & then. Sometimes I cry, sometimes I take further inspiration to make something new. I think you can benefit of this, too!

♥ you may need some further inspiration for this, I presume…sure, sure, no problem! I’m not gonna leave you alone at the beginning of this journey! you can obviously find tons of ideas on Pinterest, but that can be quite messy (I suggest you pick a couple of boards you like, & follow them). But the easiest is to go along with the Wreck This Journal style…you know what I mean, right?! & this is exactly the meaning of an inspirational notebook…you open it, & do whatever your mind tells you to! the good thing is, you don’t need to follow anyone else’s directions to do it, & you can also pick your own fave notebook. I only follow a couple of simple “rules”, which I’m gonna give to you too, ‘cause they could be useful (in creating some of your own!): 1. stick to one journal style – meaning, I only buy a certain type of notebook, I know it may seem like I’m a maniac but…yeah, I kinda am. I don’t mind. I love Paperblanks. 2. cut anything that tickles my mind from magazines & coloured paper! you never know when it could be of inspiration. I cut out pics of shoes, places I like, clothes, flowers, words…anything I like. I keep them, & then I glue them on the pages when I feel like it. As simple as it sounds!

Things I Liked – spring wishes.

You Are Gorgeous.
No matter what – what society says, what other people say, what the TV makes you believe – you are gorgeous to me.
I want to write this down because of many reasons: I receive messages on Tumblr, where I get thanked because I offer inspiration & plus size role models to girls who don’t have any; I read about girls who don’t know how to love themselves, or where to start; I am myself constantly looking for my self-esteem.
Of course, I am not perfect, nor the most self confident person in this world: but I’m trying really hard, & that’s why my web spaces exist. I want to share my journey, my research, my inspiration & my findings …with you.
Because You Are Special. To Me.
You read me, comment me, follow me, pin my pins, re-blog my posts.
You look for inspiration, research to find self confidence, want to see more outfits that may look good on you.
You are like me. I am like you.
& I love you, as much as I’m trying to love myself.

♥ well, well, well … I have added enough sugar to this Friday, I think! weren’t we talking about Tumblr? then let’s talk about it seriously – with this week’s Top Post! I think my fellow tumblers must be missing hot weather, like me (at the moment, I’m seriously shivering; & it’s about to rain – told you!) ‘cause look at what they mostly favored this week …

♥ & let’s not forget about my beloved Pinterest! what’s this week’s Top Pin? rise & shine, & get ready to go out ! this pin makes me feel like that, I swear. & it also has a certain Great Gatsby touch…I think it’s the headband. Anyway, the entire outfit (it’s Macy’s, btw) is totally special … I wonder if I would rock such a dress & where & when … but then I think: who cares? it’s too pretty to miss!

♥ all this (bathing suits & shiny things & so on) makes me think about spring more & more …so I want to share two pretty spring-y videos I just watched: DIY Minnie Mouse Ears (pink & sparkles time!) & Spring Favourites both by the super-cutie Charisma Star. There’s nothing better than surround yourself with sequins, pastel & florals to get you in a spring mood…& I just can’t wait for it to happen!

♥ & then there’s me …grey frills (thrift shop skirt! lucky find), my all time fave galaxy leggings (ebay!), & a little teal + floral ! (Bonprix & lace-up boots by Manhattan, for these last days of rain). The pictures are not exactly good; but well, I hope you won’t mind!

OOTD

Things I Liked – a handfull of ideas!

I loooove to be inspired ! Probably just as much as I’d love to inspire others.
That’s why I constantly look for articles, blogs, pictures that ring a bell inside my brain &  make me want to share, know more, think over anything. & so I’m more than happy to be able to share a lot of inspiration with you, this week !

♥ but first, here’s the Top Post chosen by my Tumblr followers …I knew this was going to be adored! I love the quote & the image, so simple & soooo true.

♥ secondly, your Most Repinned Pin on Curvy is the Way! this week you have a thing for quotes & the so-called saying images, uh? I’m good with that! we need to grab inspiration anywhere we can, & attach positivity posters on every wall…I’m especially attached to this one, because I used it for a post I made a while ago, in which I considered all things that came into my mind when thinking “plus size”. I’d love you to take a look at the post & tell me what you think.

♥ & now, something to read & think about: Fashion Psychology.Have you ever thought about it? Fashion is a lot about the outside…but also very much about the inside! how clothes make us feel, of course, is important; but at the same time, do you always feel clothes-worthy? do you not wear certain clothes ‘cause you don’t feel skinny/smart/brave/pretty enough? oh, I do, I do.

♥ How about the Girl Code? do you believe in it … & first & foremost, do you believe there is one? I have to say, I believe in People Code – meaning, things you do or don’t with people in general, not only with girl friends or females in general. Obviously, I also have a certain Best Friend Code – rules like you have to be there when I call, you don’t ask questions, you give free/unrequested compliments, you walk that extra mile, etc… which are all the things I do in the first place. Do you have a specific behaviour code that you use with a specific kind of people? do you believe in female solidarity?

other things I liked this week … ♥ having a post on my tumblr liked & reblogged by two of my fave bloggers! uhuh! I’m all fangirling right now. ♥ my new fave board/nerdy game: Krosmaster – aaahrr ! I’m gonna defeat my (cute as hell) enemies & win the battle! ♥ playing games with my hubby, instead of watching stupid-boring TV: so much better, & so much more fun. ♥ planning nights out with girlfriends I haven’t seen in a while – no matter where we go & what we do, I can’t wait to see you!

Things I Liked – smells like xmas.

Hellooo everyone!
I am still recovering from past weeks’ troubles, but hey …I do believe in my inner strength, & I hate to whine & commiserate …I’d rather keep moving.
& that’s exactly what I’m about to do – with you!

♥ I can’t really go on for a long time without a virtual crush, can I ? of course not ! so let me introduce to two beautiful, stylish, colourful girls whose blogs completely knocked me over lately: the first one “hides” behind the name of Big or not to Big. Isn’t she absolutely flawless ?! The only thing I don’t like about her blog is that the pics are not easily share-able … she has locked them or something. no biggie ! I still want her entire wardrobe & some styling lessons from her. Same as for the second lady I’m introducing to you: Good Red Herring, & her way of rocking amazing outfits & making them look like oh, I just slipped into the first clothes I found – yeah, right. Perfection.

♥ but this also xmas time, let’s not forget ! we’ve already gone through xmas outfits & xmas presents … but I love this time of the year so much … I want to give you MORE ! one example is: Presents in a Jar ! it’s my fave kind of presents, a.k.a. DIY, all filling up cute/decorated jars … aaaadorable idea, listen to me. You may not have plenty of money to spend (hey there!) but you can always give pretty presents ..spending nearly zero. So cool. I also thought about why I like xmas time so much … & a lot of people do, too. For me, it’s because it’s the only time of the year in which you give presents (I LOVE giving presents, thinking about them, buying them, not-so-much wrapping them but I love when they tear open them!) & at the same time you receive presents as well – everyone loves getting presents, obviously. I also like cold weather & xmas food, but I can tell you, it’s secondary. Well, maybe not in the last years …economic-wise, they’ve been pretty tough for my family, & this means also no presents for xmas – we focus on children only, so that they can have all the presents …we would never take xmas away from children, no way.

So since I’m not expecting presents, I thought I should focus on decorations ! & I created a Pinterest Board for that, ah ! not-so-obvious festivity times, decorations, food …etc.etc. name it & it’s there – so you better follow me babes, ‘cause I’ll keep updating that & all the other boards !!

 ♥ ok let’s change subject !! I found these hilarious suggestions for Men Fashion … you better follow ‘em, boyz !
♥ oh, & here’s something for us girls … 26 Designer Knock-Off DIY ! believe me, this is craaaazy ! you’ve got 26 super-easy tutorials on how to make your own designer pieces … & I’m talking Prada, Stella McCartney, D&G … you guyssssss hurry, you may even find a couple of cool ideas on last-minute xmas presents. Have fun !


♥ just one last thing before we go – a little bit more serious: this set of gifs really made me think: is gaining weight really our biggest problem ? I know my answer (it’s the long comment under the set, as you can imagine) … what about you?