31 Jan 2014


Stress can creep up on anyone and it doesn't just pick on adults. From time to time I stress about little things, that I shouldn't have to worry about. So recently I've tried to let go of things I can't change and just enjoy what life has to offer. Take a deep breathe and let it ALL go.

The key things that help me de-stress are those that keep myself occupied are; - my family and friends. they make me laugh, they're willing to have adventures and they are able to take my mind off things vice versa and I am truly grateful. They will always be there for you when times get tough and surely they would've been in the same boat as you once in a while so it's always to have people there to catch you.

The second thing for maintaining my stress is/was organizing... From time to time, organization gets thrown out the window, but it definitely helps when there is a big assignment coming, or a special event... Just having time to organize when you're going to do this and that really helps, it takes the pressure off in the future. I know I am guilty of leaving things to the last minute in high school, as I had the mentality of "this won't take that long, I can do it a few days before or the night before..." Boy did I learn from those mistakes haha!

Anyways, taking your mind off the whole situation can be tricky, but if you put on your gym gear, running shoes and play some funky tunes; I am sure you'll be working up a sweat to even remember what was bugging you that morning! But again it all comes down to organization, plan a time of your day or say 3-4 times a week to fit a workout session in; you'll be staying fit, you'll appreciate it in the future and it'll keep you happy afterwards.

If those tips didn't help, try these - 

1. Drink tea and read a book
2. Take a nap
3. Go for a bike ride with a friend
4.  Have "me time" - book yourself a spa treatment, you'll be feeling relaxed and refreshed in no time.
5.  Accept you can't change things and be grateful
6. Go to bed earlier, don't stay up worrying about it won't change it or make it go away.
7.  Put some groovy tunes on and DANCE!
8. Put on your running shoes, Climb a mountain (embrace nature)
9. Go on a lunch date with the girls
10. Go to the cinema's and watch a movie.

Anyways, I wanted to keep this post quick and short, so you lovely people can go enjoy life!!

"Your mind is a garden,
Your thoughts are the seeds;
You can grow flowers,
Or you can grow weeds."

Love Kathy xxx

28 Jan 2014

Self Confidence

You’re an individual and you’re created wonderfully and beautifully unique!

First of all, I want to touch base on self confidence. Who determines what is 'beautiful' or 'ugly'. No one. Yet growing up in this society and being patronized by the media doesn't help girls, teenagers and even adults with being confident in the own skin. 

Now-a-days technology doesn't help much in the department of giving women the power of feeling 'beautiful' or 'comfortable' in their appearance. Don't get me wrong I am thankful to have technology, but with the use of Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter or magazines, we are bombarded with images (being stereotypical here) to be 'skinny and thin'. Don't get me wrong I used to and still am on occasions have low self-esteem issues that like to creep up on me and play tricks with my mind. But I'll let you in on a few tips on how I deal with them and hopefully they'll help you too, but don't take this as I'm pushing it onto you. Just happy to help. Also if there are any guys out there reading this, you are handsome too.  

Becoming aware of how you feel about yourself, is key. It was a bit hard for myself when it comes to comparing myself to others, from time to time I find that I compare myself to others and that's when it becomes emotionally draining. Especially when it comes to shopping. Shopping can be tough on anyone, but if you're out looking for clothes etc and constantly comparing yourself to others, you wouldn't feel confident to even try on the clothes or step near the fitting rooms, I know this happens to me.   When I go shopping, in particular looking for outfits I have a few tips that help me out so I don't fall into the trap of feeling uneasy. 

1. keep in mind that most shops are different when it comes to sizing for example; Melrose clothing are a small fit for me personally, where as Dissh I can relay on my size to stay the same.

2. Take two sizes in the fitting room, this is great so you don't feel upset that you didn't fit into that particular size - as long as you feel comfortable & it fits you.

3. Sizing is just a number. It doesn't define what type of person you are! :) 

4. Lighting and mirrors can play tricks on how you will look in the outfits, which leads to my next point...

5. Take a person who you know will encourage you and boost your CONFIDENCE!

I hope you're all still with me, you are? Okay good.
The next tip I'd like to point out is to list at least 5 things you love about yourself: This doesn't mean looks. It can be anything, what you're good at, what you like about yourself physically/mentally. This is a really good one, as you have no negative thoughts (try and do this when you don't feel 'yourself').

Play some music, upbeat ones that will get you up and moving, my recent favourite is Move by Little Mix, it definitely boosts my mood 100%.
You’re insecure, don’t know what for
You’re turning heads when you walk
                          through the door
Don’t need makeup to cover up
Being the way that you are is enough

                    - One Direction,
                       You Don't Know You're Beautiful

Go outside. Take a walk, breathe in some fresh air (I particularly love going to the beach/park with my dog or even climb a mountain, just relax and focus on loving life/nature)
These are all basic steps on how I boost my confidence and self esteem and I hope that you know you are beautiful! Be kind to yourself, don't pick on the negatives, embrace who you are! It will take baby steps but I know you will get there. 

Love Kathy


14 Jan 2014

Bare Necessities

Before Summer ends, I want to show you lovelies what are my 5 must have "beauty-wise", this season.


7 Jan 2014

Capture the moment

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain”


4 Jan 2014

All things Glassons

First of many outfit posts for 2014! I would definitely wear these numbers from day to evening, just add a few key pieces. Due to it being summer down under, keeping outfits short and sweet is probably your best option.


2 Jan 2014

Mercedes Benz Fashion Show '12

Approximately 1 and 4 months ago, my sisters flatmate and I went to our very first, but not the last, fashion show! Wooo! We were so ecstatic, I flicked through my albums and to my surprise, I still have a few photos of the night and some shocking videoing, but to save you all the headache I'll just show you the pictures. :)


1 Jan 2014

Summer Style

Sun shining, car tunes ready, bags packed... Let the summer vacation begin! I thought to put together a few items I would definitely love to have this summer! Also don't forget your sunscreen (mother instinct right there, I know). 


Happy New Year

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