Let it loose.
Let it shine bright.
Deep down, we know we’re wired for something bigger, something better. We’re not afraid to break the rules. We know that fearlessness extends far and beyond a job title, or a business, or (for that matter) any definition that isn’t our own.
We have a passion, an idea, or a business which we were born to build.
We are incredible.
We are unstoppable.
We are you, we are me, we are us.
I am strong because I know my weaknesses.
I am beautiful because I am aware of my flaws.
I am fearless because I have faced my demons.
I am a lover because I have felt hate.
I can laugh because I have known sadness.
Imagine what the world would be like if all women lived fearlessly.
Imagine if we were empowered to do, to conquer, and to triumph over that which frightens us. Imagine if we truly believed that success is about more than just building a profitable business, that it’s about building an extraordinary life. About leaving a legacy. Just imagine that.
We would love ourselves (more), become happier, and feel alive.
Our untapped potential, set free.
The possibilities, limitless.
TOGETHER, WE MIGHT JUST CHANGE THE WORLD
Stop doubting and start doing. Unleash your full potential. Release yourself from the confines of limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging habits.
Stop doubting and start doing.
Create the forward momentum you need to skyrocket your happiness and success, so you truly become UNSTOPPABLE. A driving force.
Silk Tie (borrowed from the man, option, option) | Navy Velvet Duster Cardigan (Boohoo, option, option) | Faux Leather Leggings (exact, option) | Booties (option, option) | Studded Lip Clutch (option, option) | Bowie Tee, Jewellery & Sunnies (thrifted)
Be unapologetically (and authentically) you.
Create the life you were meant to live.
PASSIONATE. CALM. WILD. AND FREE.
Welcome, friend, to the second of a “no such thing as a gender-specific item of clothing” tri-part movement, jointly presented to you by Jodie and her ladies, Eve, and myself (see the first installment here, wherein we literally borrowed a shirt from the men in our lives). This time around, we’re celebrating the use of accessories from our menfolk such as ties and belts and scarves. Have a look.
Eve, Teens (the world according to eve)
This is my favouritest look from today’s line-up. Eve looks sassy and spunky and kick-assy here, sporting her stepdad’s tie as a hairband. Yup, that lil blue number on her head is a silk tie that’s probably loads older than she is. And how fun is her Canadian tuxedo??? Call me biased but her outfit is, by far, the edgiest on the block.
Sheela, 40s (sheela writes)
It wasn’t a very inspired moment for me, I admit but in the end, I opted for the tried and tested Joan Jett/Pat Benatar/Blondie look, and wore my husband’s tie as a tie, albeit loose and, in my opinion, way cooler. That coupled with the leather, the Bowie tee ,and the heels made it signature Sheela. Oh, and I threw in some velvet for a hint of gothic romance.
Jodie, 50s (jodie’s touch of style)
You turn it around, fold it here, and tuck it in there, and voila, a pocket square becomes a delightful scarf!! And that’s precisely what Jodie did here. Super clever. And if that wasn’t enough, her sweater with its subtle origami weaves is just fabulous. It reminds me so much of Miyake, and of Japanese avant garde fashion in general.
Nancy, 60s (jodie’s touch of style)
Nancy’s wearing the
pants belt in this camp. Wearing a top-stitched brown leather belt, to be specific, and deftly avoiding the issue of expansiveness by cinching it around her hips, cutting an elongated and much more slender silhouette. I really fancy that vest of hers, incidentally, reminds me of something Emily Payne of Project Runway created.
Charlotte, 70s (jodie’s touch of style)
And here’s Charlotte, in a man’s hat, looking truly spiffy and spirited. It’s so refreshing to see bursts of red around the neck (something which belonged to her dad, by the way) and below the cuffs, providing loads of visual as well as textural contrasts. Perhaps the most beautiful of accent of all, however, is that gorgeous, welcoming smile on her face.
Do come back and visit on Friday, to see the concluding episode of this menswear saga, wherein we take on the business of men’s jewellery. And that’s also when my weekly Project Sister Act Link-Up goes live. Until then, you’re a force of nature in your own right, and don’t you forget it.
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