A fresh start.
This will be a short one, my friends. Yes, it does seem rather inadequate given that I’ve been silent and missing for a month. But change is a-foot. In my heart. Within the family. On the blog. And that change has not only opened my eyes to an expanded level of awareness, it has also aided me in concluding how I am meant to continue on this writing journey.
WE ALL NEED A RESET BUTTON
Which is not a bad thing.
Starting from scratch can be good.
I’m certain many would concur that we all need to use that reset button now and again. When time seems to pass ever. so. very. slowly. When everything seems tried and tested, done and done. When one begins to turn a deaf ear to the crisp rustle of turning pages. And when the sight of lightning streaking across the sky no longer brings about a sigh of contentment and pleasure. Well, those are my personal indicators, yours may very well be much different but I know you understand what I’m saying.
When what used to be titillating and exciting becomes mundane and insipid. That’s when you know that it’s time to clear the mind, and wash the palette clean (I love you, Pat).
So here I go, exercising use of my reset button.
I am rebooting the way things have been transpiring here on the blog, and going back to the core things that mattered. Topics which are ever near and dear to me. Which put passion in my soul and fuel my senses. I just feel that over the past year, I’ve strayed far too far from those pursuits. From the roots that keep me grounded. And that
cannot must not be.
And also, friends, there are numerous things happening in my life (some for better, some not so much) that I can no longer confine what I write to merely my existing line-up of topics. There are added thoughts and opinions to be shared and elaborated upon, and my current platform does not allow for that.
Yes, change is coming, it is inevitable, and it is damn well good.
And as part of that recharging process, today marks my last participation in The Fab 40s series. It has been a joyous ride full of anticipation and surprises since I started this project in March 2015, and I can’t imagine leaving on a higher note.
Now, please join me in this final installment of the Fab 40s (for me, anyways, you can still, and should, visit the blogs of all these other ladies as they continue the trajectory), as we get dolled up in our favourite colours. Suffice to say, my choice(s) weren’t all that unexpected, huh?
Ann, Kremb de la Kremb
Smooth and velvety.
Diane, Fashion On The Fourth Floor
Fresh and breezy.
Jennie, A Pocketful Of Polka Dots
Lighting up the room.
Mary, Curly Byrdie
Pep in my step.
Sam, Fake Fabulous
Pretty in pink (c’mon, you knew that was coming, Sam).
Veronica, CID Style File
Strong and sassy.
Our guest for May is none other than Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb.
If, like me, you’ve long been a fan of the “dressing to please no one else save myself” mantra, then her name will most certainly come (easily) to mind. And for good reason too. Catherine has been championing our rights to throw style rules out of the window, and enjoy fashion for what it is, for some time now, and once you read her posts, you’ll see why I’ve been a Catherine groupies for ages.
And, of course, there’s me.
Cheekily playing with the interpretation of my fave colours with achromatic tones. I mean, both Black and White have been right up there on my list of must-wear colours since I was 6 or 7 years old. And Red, whilst fairly new to my wardrobe (we bonded when I was in my late 20s, I believe), is THE colour I don whenever I want to kick some ass so why not kickass red lips? I mean, going out with a bang is the only way, yes?
So, what’s your ABSOLUTE go-to colour to wear?
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p/s my photos are by Sofia Touassa
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