29 November 2013

Hear Her Roar


‘Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit.
We are all the same in this notion:
 The potential for greatness lives within each of us.’ 

Wilma Rudolph

  
 
Dress: Angela's Fashions (Jamaica) - Ankle booties: similar   
Suede Clutch: vintage - try these 
 Ring: Rebecca
Lips: MAC's: Morange - High bun: see this video tutorial

[ PHOTOS: Sophia Samantha ]
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“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”
 Oprah Winfrey
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Sometimes when I compile a blog post I ramble on and share too much, and other times I quote powerful women ;)
Happy Friday guys! Thanks for reading.
xoxo 



25 November 2013

Vintage Scarf Print & Houndstooth

Hey everyone! 

Here is the vintage shorts post! haha :) thanks for sticking around with this blog, I am by far not the best blogger, and I appreciate you guys for sticking around with me. I know my friend, the blog queen KTRStlye posted that she took up blogging years ago and stopped after a little while, and then last year she picked it back up. I wonder what causes bloggers to lose their drive after a while? So many blogs have succumbed to the instant access of instagram, hopefully I can figure out what direction this blog is taking, sooner than later.

That been said, I have a new post! Yes! here it is, I went shopping in my mother's wardrobe a couple months back hehe and scored this silk shorts in this beautiful scarf print and hounds tooth design! Whoot! Whoot! seriously, am I too old to be saying whoot! whoot!?- someone give me some feedback on that, please.

attention to detail... I love good buttons
Occupational hazard?
Silk Top: Forever 21 / Shoes: Bebe / 


 [ PHOTOS BY: Sophia Samantha ]

I like adding vintage pieces to my ensembles because they add character and uniqueness to what I'm wearing. The pieces usually come with a little story too, in this case the story is my mom's who reminisced that she had the top to go with these shorts and that she couldn't remember where they went; but most likely I had something to do with their disappearance over 20 years ago hahahah :p 

I was on TV last weekend talking about Nina Garcia's book 'One Hundred' - where I chose my top 6 wardrobe essentials out of her top 100, here's a hint, vintage was one of them. Here's the video, I look sooo fat in this one :/

Be good my darlings! xoxo thanks for reading.

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The Story Of My Life



'Written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain, I leave my heart open but it stays right here empty for days.'
'The Story of My Life ' - One Direction



Whenever a blogger can't find a title for a post, they go for the good ol' quote a popular song tactic ;) hehe what can I say, music is my refuge- and this song has been on replay since I watched the guys perform it on the AMA's last night.

 What a week I had last week, so down and out, getting over the flu and unexplained low blood pressure readings put me in a slump, due to low levels of energy made me hit depression like symptoms. For the first time I understood how debilitating depression can be, there's only so much that books and lecturers can teach you about depression, but experiencing it firsthand brings a new understanding and with that deep respect for those who suffer daily. It took the love of my boys, some thoughtful and discerning friends to bring me out of that slump, and yes, music helped. Music always helps. 

Light therapy helps too (getting out in the sunlight) staying on a routine, taking loads of vitamins, proper nutrition, and staying fit are proven ways to combat the blues. For my friends in countries that experience brutal winters here are some links that can help to combat the winter blues Spark People / CMHA / Best Health Mag
NEVER! NEVER! underestimate the power of prayer and the power of laughter, nightly episodes of Modern Family helps :D 

So this was supposed to be a post on vintage shorts, haha, oh well, I will do a separate post on that... Which song do you have on replay today? I wish for you good mental health, and remember the day we stop sharing our pain is the day we carry all the burden... so yeah... talk about things :) send me an email if you like.



When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love


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xoxo 



12 November 2013

Attitude

Hi Everyone,
Just wanted to share one of my favourite quotes today, those of you who really know me, know that I pride myself on positive reinforcement and positive thinking. Having worked in the field of mental health illnesses I learned early on the importance of talk therapy and how crucial happy thoughts are in living a healthy life. Similarly, surrounding yourself with positive people can change you and your outlook on life. 



"The longer I live the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
It will make or break a company . . . a church . . . a home.
The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past. . . . We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. . . . We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you . . . we are in charge of our Attitudes.”



Charles Swindoll


Black Jumpsuit : Coleen Panton (876) 881-8855 
Necklace: Bebe- old (similar from ASOS
Earrings: old -( similar from ASOS )

[ PHOTOS BY: Sophia Samantha]

Clearly I was feeling myself in this photo shoot lol, shot at Treasure Beach on the South Coast of Jamaica. My cousin Sophia Samantha has been a real blessing, learning how to use my camera in little time and capturing some pretty flattering angles. Thanks Soph! :)

Why I started with this poem today? just a few little set backs going on in my life currently, but through this poem I'm reminded that no matter what we're going through, our attitude makes a huge difference.

Ciao my loves! Thanks for reading! if you were following me on twitter, you would have seen when I tweeted Sunday that daily blog posts was my little goal this week, and by golly I am definitely on my way!

Please comment below and share any of your favourite quotes which lift your spirits and any  you share with others when they are down. Inspire someone today!! :)

Natalia Oh! 

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11 November 2013

Dark Florals :: Designs by Coleen Panton

Hi Everyone,
Happy Monday! Hope everyone is off to a great start checking off things off your to-do-lists and still making the time to slow down and enjoy this beautiful world around us. The weather is finally starting to cool down in Mandeville and you can always know it's getting closer to Christmas when everyone is at the paint store and buying curtains for their annual obligatory home remodeling project - Fun! Fun! Fun!

So recently, during a WPN meeting I attended with Nadine, I met the beautiful fashion designer Coleen Panton, who is a local Jamaican artist with natural talent in her craft. I am super excited to share with you one of her designs today. Coleen understands how to dress a woman's body and understands what flatters and it is quite refreshing to work with someone who can actually give you something you love with an excellent finish.

 
 Pants: Coleen Panton / Tank: Maxis Department Store / Hat: Aldo / Cuff: Shimmer / Belt: ASOS

[ PHOTOS By: Sophia Samantha ]


Gotta run guys! My little Dustin is home sick and I am trying to get 1 million things done while he takes a short nap. Enjoy your day!!



Natalia Oh!
xoxo 
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