Exciting Ideas 2018

Sunday Quote

Courage, Sacrifice, Determination, Commitment, Toughness, Heart, Talent, Guts. That’s What Little Girls Are Made Of – Bethany Hamilton

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Saturday morning on my way to work a stranger walks by and says ‘Good Morning’ with a gentle smile and gives me a lovely compliment. How beautiful is that? Early in the week a women also exchange smiles with me and complimented my sparkly nails! I need to start my mornings like that on the way to work more often. I just felt instantly positive and it put me in the right mind set for the rest of the day, especially when you’re tired. Compliments just make you feel that little extra special. So tomorrow throw around a few smiles and compliments and see how you feel. Not everyone loves working on a Saturday, but the day does fly by quickly because we’re all looking forward to the evening stuck by the bar with all the alcohol!!

As they say time does fly by when you’re having fun. I’ve had the best week so far and it’s the first week of January, yay! Bring on the year, please. I’m so thankful for the energy of my company this year. It’s nice when you have a mature company to work with, who loves to work hard/enjoys what they are doing. We want a drama free year! Time is too short, so just prepare, work hard and you’re set for the rest of the year.

I’ve had some exciting ideas of things i want to do whilst touring, so i feel like i don’t just put all my energy on one thing. You know us women love to keep our hands busy. I also think you should try signing up or learning a few new skills.

Driving license – Yes, i still haven’t learnt yet. I just didn’t need too because i was always working in different places/countries, also there is so much public transport in London. I need to get it done regardless, its just something that will always come in handy in life. A friend and i discussed trying to learn whilst we are in different cities and take the test whilst when we are in more of a quiet city. I mean, I’ve heard taking your test in London isn’t the easiest at times. GOT TO GET IT DONE.

Taking up a fashion stylist online course – I’ve researched some courses online and I’ve found a decent priced course that looked extremely interesting. I’m not sure when i will sign up, but once i’ve paid i will just have to do it, right? I would always advise you to keep that brain busy, learning as many skills as you can because even if you think you have no other exciting skills, you do. You’re just sacred to do something new,different and exciting. Grow, its so important to always keep going. It’s the way of life.

Committing to a gym schedule – Most of you are most likely signed up to a gym but don’t actually go, or you go a couple of times a month and end up wasting money. That’s exactly what i did last year, i admit it. So this year, I’m thinking to join a gym that is all of the UK and is open 24 hours. The main thing about the gym is keeping to a schedule, giving myself 3 days a week to work out; that’s all you need; and then making sure i stick to those designated days so then it will just become a norm. Let’s commit.

That’s a few ideas that has been floating around in that crazy mind of mine and I’m sure you’ve had a few things you’ve wanted to do, but you just need to get down to actually doing it.


 

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My collection choices.

The first two are from Asos and they are both completely different, of course. We have a press night at each of our venues on tour and I’m always looking for dresses. This is an option as its classic but still trendy and dark. The warm black velvet texture bringing that vampire feel out to the off the shoulder boob tube sexy look.

The snazzy jumper is too cool for school, the tiger details reminds me of the Gucci collection out at the moment, the two toned colours is what makes this jumper unique.Printed jumpers are so necessary.

Lastly, we have the monki new in collection two piece co-ord. The Metallic brave look. Can you dare to wear it? So shiny! The jumper is £30 and the leggings is £25. Definitely a way to enter 2018.


 

Thank you for reading and enjoy your evening. Don’t forget to smile!

XOXO SAMARA

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I Went Amsterdam For Christmas

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Last minute choices are the best. I love to book spontaneous and last minute trips with my love when we get the chance. After filling my belly up with an exciting food choice of steak for Christmas and spending time in germany with the second family we decided to book a Christmas trip to Amsterdam. We literally got home with a glass of wine and got online and booked train tickets and the hotel in half an hour. We had about 1 hour to pack for our 2 night trip away!! It was the best decision and I had the best time, we got on the train at 8pm and then 3 hours later we was there. Look how easy life can be. We got all dressed up and hit the town to dance off the Christmas food at my favourite live jazz club (Sugar Factory).

Any chance you have, try to save up a little cash or put some extra last travelling money aside and book that random crazy trip that you’ve always been thinking about. Grab someone fun and have the time of your life. Dance on the streets when you can and laugh all day. Dancing and laughing is a sign of healing. So get out there and be free, the feeling of freedom is the best feeling i have ever experienced. Maybe you are not a travelling person, but you never know until you try it. The feeling of last minute decisions is insane, but just go with the flow and let your mind be free

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I watched The Helene Fischer show on Christmas Day in Amsterdam on ZDF, and i am was overwhelmed with how amazing hard work pays off. I am so privalidge that i had the chance to dance behind such a wonderful and strong women. If you have a spare minute, please check this video footage on YouTube of one of the numbers i did in the show starring Vanessa Mai:  https://youtu.be/FKFwYq08FwE!

Top moment in 2017!


 

I packed my monki outfits that i showed you in my previous post, here’s me in the monki vinatge jumper and in cross eyelet jeans.

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Be wild And Free!

Thank you for reading, Love Samara

xoxo

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Do You Find It Hard To Relax?

When you get some time off work, do you also find it hard to relax? I’ve had 5 weeks off this Christmas (which I am thankful for). I’m currently in between jobs at the moment and I’m finding it very difficult to just chill and put my head back. Do you think it’s the little things we love doing, that make us feel “relaxed”?

Relaxed = Free from tension and anxiety

Zen stones balancing with candles and a Buddha figureI did take up an intensive 7 day job dancing for Helene Fischer (one of the biggest pop stars in Germany), for her Christmas show, going live on the 25th of December on Channel ZDF. The job wasn’t relaxing but it was a fun experience and I was challenged in a style of dancing I haven’t done in years. I’ve done a lot more cooking than I have been doing this year, which I funnily enough find relaxing, especially with some music in the background. Then I found I got anxiety from doing nothing all day, it’s mad! In that tiny mind of mine I wasn’t relaxed, my mind was so use to thinking a million things at once. The feeling of sitting around wasn’t enough for my head. I don’t think I’m the only one who loves to be proactive, maybe the idea of doing house chores without rushing about is also relaxing. This week I’ve still managed to somehow to get myself into a little routine as in; getting up to make breakfast then relaxing and watching some christmas movies, I would then write some ideas for my blog, then I would slowly get up and do some yoga and maybe a strengthening video after with some dancing stretches to keep supple for my next job, finally I get out and wander around. You get the idea!

1A29D984-9EAF-421C-B50A-5F2D5A84C8BEI’m currently in German this Christmas season. I’m spending quality time with my love, which I can’t moan about! Sometimes we don’t get time to see the people we love enough, so doing what ever we can in our spare time to see our loved ones is alway nice.  It’s actually a really nice feeling. Not everyone has enough holidays and free time, so its trying to find the right balance to get your mind into that relaxing state. Germany is sooooo chilled and beautiful, so I shouldn’t complain about having nothing to do, but I did live here for a year and a half, so I know my way about. I do feel at home in Germany and I do love my local coffee shops which get me out. It’s perfect for me to write in different environments as It gets my brain waving and thinking about other things. For me getting some oxygen and fresh air gives me that amazing feeling too, if I don’t get out for at least an hour a day I don’t feel content, I feel agitated. It’s such a weird feeling and maybe I’m not alone with this.

I find doing exercises in my spare time also relaxing and it burns enough energy for me to actually relax my body. I feel like I should of tried to meditate at least 3 times a week and channel my focuses on all the amazing stuff that has gone on over the past year and accept all the amazing things to come. I don’t really walk around in parks in the winter, maybe I should grab my partner and go for a walk this christmas, and just enjoy the local amazing German parks in the winter. I do love a walk in a park but mostly in the summer. I did it for a whole year when I was living in Germany. OMGOSH, I forget my daily commute and how beautiful nature was to pass by. I took that for granted in London, I defiantly didn’t have any amazing parks on my commute to work, I had the underground. Now talking about London, I do feel very relaxed here on my break in Germany and I’m so happy I found the time open up my personal blogging website, it was the best idea this Christmas break and I am thankful.

What are you thankful for today?


Samara’s Monki Haul Christmas Online Shop

I’ve been a huge fan of Monki for years, and this year I feel like I have abandoned the brand. So I had a little browse this week and got some early sale items.

E506F841-759D-43F5-805C-1CF6B97B8854I’ve always wanted these eyelet detail jeans, the material is so thick. This vintage colour can never go wrong, I can put any type of top or jumper on with it. I love the lace on the side, it’s so this season!

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I’m Obessed with pink, I use to have this obsession with pink clothes and jumpers, so I’ve added a new one now. Again sticking to that vintage style, loose fit. Pure SASS.

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Tapered silk, high waisted with a loose fit. WOW, all my items today seem to be in a vinatge style.I only seem to wear high-waisted, I can’t deal with low waist jeans/trousers, as it just doesn’t suit my body. It’s always good to know what clothes suit your shape.

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Shiny classic top to go with all my snazzy pants and jeans, I’m going to wear this top on Christmas Day I think. It’s so cozy and snug, stretchy material! Perfect, because I will be eating everything the next few days!


 I hope you loved my discussion today, and my clothes haul!! Thank you for reading.

Samara xoxo

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Have You Got Time To Shop On The Hight-Street?

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Everyone always has mixed views about this topic. I want to start with online shopping, as I’m usually all over the place. I personally love to shop online. It’s so easy to use and it has every single retail store worldwide with most of them available to ship internationally or all over the eu. Which is amazing! There’s all these only online shopping retail websites now, ie; Missguided, In The Style, Pretty Little Things, how can i forget ASOS. Yes, Missguided did recently open a few high-street stores in the UK. A few people told me they are seasonal with high-street shopping.  I’m assuming more people are high-street shopping when the weather is nice, or when the streets are looking festive, that’s when I love to shop! Lie, I shop every day/every second I get, maybe not buying clothes everyday but I just love scanning through clothes. Now and then I do love running around in huge shopping malls, but I try to hit those non-peak times because I can’t stand too much people in my way.

Wouldn’t we all love it, if we could have the entire shopping mall all to ourselves. Getting out with friends/lovers are also a reason why we do love high-street shopping, it can make a really fun day out, especially around this time when you’re christmas shopping for others with friends. Sometimes we just don’t have any time to go walking about or to get that retail therapy in; so we thank apple for all our new hi-tech devices that we have now; giving all those hand tied people who can’t get out the opportunity to still get that banging outfit for the week-end. I mean, I bet a few of you guys just love a time consuming browse, why not!

I really think the idea of online or high street shopping depends on how we are feeling or if we physically have time too. They both benefit you in ways, but I personally would advise you to try and get some time and take yourself, on a date and browse those high-street stores you love, even if you don’t purchase anything/ don’t have the money, its okay. It’s very therapeutic to just roam around lost in your own thoughts. Have fun and go play!

JUST DO WHAT YOU LOVE TO DO, FORGET THE REST

XOXO SAMARA

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Let’s Not Stress

0316A8AC-8B45-43E8-9BB9-5ACA3CF2E964I had a major anxiety melt down last night, it was so intense for my head. I think it’s all the Christmas alcohol I’ve been consuming (TBH). Does that mean I need to go on a detox Santa?

The main issue that hit me was the fact that I felt like it always me against the future. We always want to be in control of the future, don’t you? Is it not knowing the future freaking you out? Have a look at your life now and I bet its amazing. I woke up and looked back at my year; damn it was insane; now you have a look and appreciate all those amazing people you have met/ your career path. I have a real bad habit of wanting to control the future or trying to control too much of what’s going on now for the future; now I’ve had enough; It’s not healthy us living our lives like that and of course we all know this. But we all find a way of naturally fixating our brains on unnecessary thoughts. Lets sort this out.

I’m going to start back on my yoga/meditation practice and I’m going try make this my new habit. We need to find major body and mind hobbies that distract us from the stress at the back of our heads. We all have to remember everything is okay, and we control our own thoughts and not let control us.

Another way of not concentrating on the crazy life ahead of us is having a soul mate or lover. I came up with a theory that we only need two minds to survive; i was inspired by the film ‘the mountain between us’, please watch it! We need a soul mate or a companion to help us in each situation, we don’t have to suffer or be alone. There is always someone willing to help, and better to have at least one other person then having ten people trying to help. But usually we are born to get stronger each day by battling life situations by ourselves, but for those who suffer with inner issues and worries and stress. Just grab one hand to lean on. You will become stronger.

The main phrase that we should focus on is

EVERYDAY IS A NEW DAY

SO, forget about the drama you had yesterday and what was stressing you out. Focus on what you are going to do today, forget the negativity. You’ve just woken up with a new chance to start your life again how you would like to. You are in control!


FASHION ALERT TIME

NOW GO AND FIND SOMETHING NEW TO PUT ON FROM YOUR OWN COLLECTION!

ASOS TAILORED PEG TROUSERS WITH D-RING DETAIL (TOP LEFT)

ASOS AMINAL PRINT ROBE (TOP RIGHT)

ASOS OFF SHOULDER MINI DRESS WITH FLARED SLEEVE (BOTTOM LEFT)

ASOS JUMPER WITH HIGH NECK AND LACE SLEEVES (BOTTOM RIGHT)

These amazing classic black details at the bottom go with all of the shoe collection I’ve shown below. Yes, the animal print robe is fab! I thought Is was a dress tbh, but who says you can’t walk around at home looking glamorous. The red statement trousers are insaneeee, I’ve just ordered them and I can’t wait to snazz them up this Christmas. I hardly wear basic jumpers, always add some details to a basic day, makes me smile.

ASOS KATCHER HEELED OVER THE KNEE BOOT (RIGHT TOP

CONVERSE PLATFORM OX IN BLACK (RIGHT BOTTOM)

TRUE DECADENCE ROSE GOLD HEELED SANDAL (TOP LEFT)

PUMA VELOUR CLASSIC BASKET IN NAY (BOTTOM LEFT

These classic outfit additions will keep you bold and fashionable from day to day. Asos selection. Easy finds. From a heel boot to a heel at night, also make yourself feel comfy and free in a platform trainer.


Beautiful ladies, get some rest when you can as that’s always a great option when you feel like the world is not on your side. Put a Christmas movie on and chill out. As I said earlier,

EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY

XOXO SAMARA XOXO

Two More Weeks of 2017

It’s Monday Beautiful’s, lets get this week rolling. Do a little stretch out of bed, polly says ‘put the kettle on’ and get that coffee. OMGOSH. Play the Shark Tale album on Spotify, if you have Spotify; I’m sure it’s on YouTube; dance around and be present.

Sending you all the HAPPINESS!

XOXO SAMARA XOXO