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My Beyoncé Moment & A Link-Up | Sheela Writes

My Beyoncé Moment & A Link-Up

Who run the world? G I R L S   Why Beyoncé?  And why a Beyoncé moment?  Ahhh there are many reasons why Ms Knowles is the holy grail of female empowerment and independence and fierce authenticity.  She represents the “aha!!” moment for an entire generation of women.  She walks the walk, she talks the talk and she doesn’t take bullshit from anyone.  I can see why that’s worked so brilliantly for this amazing person, this icon.  This survivor. Now before heads start to shake and those eyes begin rolling, this post is not a tribute to Beyoncé or her body of work.  It is, however, an acknowledgement of how much I’ve taken her mantras to heart and incorporated them into my own life.  Into building a better and stronger version of me. My Beyoncé moment. That moment when I consciously set aside all the embarrassment I’ve been wallowing in for over a year now.  The self-inflicted body shaming.  Hiding behind photo editing tools and side poses.  The weight.  The desire to just crawl into …

Choose To Dress Happy

I wear what makes me smile Puts a swing in my strut   As I get older, I realise I tend to be far more apologetic than I used to be.  What on earth do I mean, you ask?  Well, I often find myself guilty of being somewhat tremulous in the way I approach life and others, particularly those with whom I’m not so well acquainted.  As though I’m apologising for existing, even. I realise how at odds that sounds with the way I’m perceived.  How I look.  How I dress.  I also realise how idiotic I am to even remotely feel that way and that it’s utterly unfounded.  But then again, most concerns and fears veer on the side of irrational, and clearly, mine is no different. So I sat me down and gave myself a pep talk. I shall spare you the details but suffice to say, I emerged victorious. Ha.  But I do want to spend a little time talking about those things which matter.  Things which happen to all of us …

Red Rules, Project Sister Act | Sheela Writes

Red Rules & A Link-Up

It’s truly been quite a while Since the last Project Sister Act post   So much has happened over the past 10 months.  When a group of us paid homage to the 70s.  Or that time when we paired sequins with sneakers for the ultimate in mish-mash.  Or the post which began it all, as we decked out in leather and white. Plaid Jacket & Fringed Clutch (Stitch Fix) | Polka Dot Leggings (JC Penny) | Black Bow Button-Down (Forever21) | Sequin Booties (Urbanog) | Preen Oversized Sunnies (Ditto) As it was then, Project Sister Act is very close to my heart.  It advocates how women across all age groups (I’m talking about teens to 60s, 70s, 80s), are united in showcasing that style knows no age boundary. That style is indeed an expression of one’s personality, no matter if one’s a product of the 70s or 90s. And that the one same motif can be stylish on any and every woman, regardless of the year she was born. STYLE IS AGELESS Project Sister Act …