Checked and ready to start 2019 right! well, let’s be honest the new year can definitely be intimidating and make you feel nervous, for what reason?…
There is a sense of expectation that something new is just going to happen out of nowhere. When in reality that is not the case it is just another day, don’t get me wrong we are truly blessed to see another day and be in a new year. But I think today’s society we have a warped expectation on what it means for us. This year I truly wanted to flow into the new year and basically go with the mantra of- new year, same me. As we grow it is important to love who you are and who you are becoming and I just want too embrace that now more than ever and not put too much pressure on myself. Consistent pressure does not do anyone any good, I repeat consistent pressure does not do anyone good! What does is, moving in the flow of your life for you. Not what Instagram is telling you, or the world. Once you get to that sense of awakening or clarity, it removes an unnecessary pressure and you can just do you, and do it really well!
How I Am Getting Into 2019!
With that being said the core of my creativity is through fashion and it always had been I feel joy expressing myself through fashion and I want to continue to do so. Growing my Life Of A Marketing Girl community has been a fear to overcome which I am so proud of, as I can see the growth and has such amazing feedback. It really is a testament to when you focus on you and do it well, the results show, So let cheers to the new year and the same us because the same us is GREAT!
I may be late or may be early, but I don’t always follow trends. But I have now introduced the embellishment trend into my wardrobe. When I saw this skirt I thought I had to have it. I never really wear glitter and sparkle, I previously went quite simple and nude tones. But I feel like I am trying new things. I said in my last few fashion posts that my style is evolving I don’t want to be put in a box when it comes to style. So I am buying what I love and what will stand the test of time. A mix of timeless and statement pieces for the wardrobe.
When I think of embellishment I think of designers such as Balmain, Giuseppe Zanotti, Moschino, Julien MacDonald and many others. They really use glitter and crystals to elevate the look of a dress and shoe. It adds glamour and makes the outfit a clear show-stopping moment.
That’s how I feel when I’m getting dressed to go out and where this skirt its a statement and sparkles from afar. I bought this skirt from Zara and it’s only £30.00 which is an amazing price point for a skirt like this. It is sewn really well and doesn’t look like it will fall apart. I kept the styling simple so I could focus on the fun detail of the skirt.
I wore a white top from Primark (great quality 100% cotton) which I intend on buying loads more. but yes, a simple top, paired with classic Christian Louboutins. For winter the is to still wear embellishment but with jumper and boots for that those winter statement moments. Remixing your key staples really help you get the best out of clothes in your wardrobe. So plan on seeing remixed outfits on my Instagram, where I post all of my #ootd moments.
As I turn 27 within the next few days, I have been reflecting on how far I have come. I feel like as I get older I am a girl on a mission. I am more focus now more than over, I feel very centred in where I am in life and feel very content with it. Don’t get me wrong I continue to strive for so much more and my ambition is only growing. But I have come to understand that you really have to be ok with where you are now in life to prepare yourself for what is coming ahead of you.
26 has still been a fun age and I have grown so much, the wisdom that I have now makes me cherish any pain or misfortune that I have experienced in the past whether personally or professionally. I have come to realise It is all about of my journey.
As I go into my 27th year of life, I now know that as much as you plan your life it will never be linear and anything can happen. What I am sure of is the key goals I want to achieve. I am so sure of visualisation and verbally proclaiming your blessing ahead of time, as things really become what you speak. To give an example. I wrote in my journal at the beginning of 2017 that I would love to write for Marketing week, by November 2017 I was on Marketing Week as a marketing guest on tier podcast. And It didn’t even stop there. In March 2018 they reached out again and asked to contribute to an article and out of all the speaker my name and image was used as the main marketer for this article, giving me and my initiative so much coverage and awareness. This was all completely beyond what I thought I could achieve. And it all started with a ‘mustard seed’ approach by writing down one small goal.
Girl On A Mission – Entering Chapter 27
I really am a girl on a mission, my dreams are so big that it scares me! But I am so excited about it because it is exciting, daunting but all amazing. We have one life and I am committed and focused on assuring I fulfil my purpose and enjoy what I have been blessed with. I have amazing siblings and family, a strong solid friendship that are basically family and an amazing partner. Cheers to the 26 years and 27 I am ready for you!
We are the in the thick of the festive season of Christmas and seasonal looks are in demand. Whether it is your work Christmas party, catching up with friends or heading out to dinner parties. There is a lot going on! It really is a fun and loving season. And of course, you need to be looking on point.
Seasonal Looks – The Satin Wrap Top and Detailed Denim
In my last few posts, I have talked about ‘dressing casual’ cool and I still have kept that vibe when dressing up during this time of year. Jeans is always a winner and I recently purchased new denim jeans from ASOS, which are so chic and luxe with the pearl detail that sits right underneath the front pockets, which are the perfect kind of denim to wear on a night out. I paired this up with an emerald wrap top from Nasty Gal, which I love as it an all rounder top to style up or down!
As you can also see, I have changed up my hair and doubled the length of my hair. I love it, I’ve always wanted ‘Naomi Campbell’ look and now I think I’ve achieved the look lol.
This time of year I definitely spend time reflecting on how the year has been. I am truly thankful because it has been a GREAT year. I always go back to my journal and re-read what I wanted to accomplish and see what I stuck too, what I missed and use this time to meditate and strategize going forward into the new year with new goals and wisdom from the lessons I have learned so far. I hope you too use this time to relax and not be so hard on yourself for what didn’t work out, as everything will happen in its own good time. Always focus on maintaining a mindset of gratitude because the best is yet to come!
Freedom is one of those intangible things that we all want. Whether it is financial freedom or career freedom we cannot deny our hunger for it. When I shot these pictures I had just got back from holiday and felt free lol. I spent a week not worrying about anything back in London, I just woke up looked at my boyfriend feeling grateful that God has blessed me with such an amazing man, we laughed together and decided what we wanted to do that day and we did what we wanted. Doesn’t that sound like freedom? Plus I had a beautiful tan which I cannot wait to top up again.
I have been doing some soul searching and out of all the things I want out of life like money, dream house, dream wardrobe lol. More than anything I want everlasting freedom. I googled freedom and have shared what the definition is of freedom:
“The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.”
It doesn’t even mention money or any material substances you think provides freedom, which is a reminder that freedom starts from the mind and finding solitude in that. Your circumstances good or bad does not define freedom it is more your state of mind.
This also has a connection to style. When I feel and look good I feel free. I feel at my best when I present my best authentic self, that to me is also freedom. This is something I always want to evoke as my style journey evolves over time. As we grow it’s so important to remember freedom is not through material things and more about freedom and happiness in the mind first!
The iconic Max Mara blazer or Zara? – Lets talk about it!
I have been quiet on the blog lately, sorry! May was a month of working on various projects that’s been taking up my time, which has been more of the behind the scenes work that I do such as, fashion marketing and PR work. I will be revealing more in my #LifeOfAMarketingGirlsection next week. I know some of my followers have asking for me to share more about all of that, so I plan on sharing personal work stories for ya’ll!
Lets talk about this jacket now, as it is a major staple piece that is going into my wardrobe!
Previously in one of my style post, I spoke about fast fashion and how I wasn’t really inspired by much as of late. Then last week I was scrolling on the Zara website (as you do) and saw this blazer and thought OMG my mum would love this. It reminds of one of my favourite brands Max Mara who are renowned for creating the most amazing, classic, iconic blazers.
What I love most about this jacket is that you can wear it over and over again, in various styles. And it reminded me to get back on track and continue to shop for classics to build a staple piece wardrobe collection. Starting with luxe basics that are versatile through the season. Zara have a lot of chic blazers and jackets at the moment in many colours but red struck my attention because it was a bold red, that compliments what I already have in my wardrobe.
I styled the blazer with exactly how I would like to wear it out for date night. Forever 21 lace bra-let and flared trousers from Zara. Completing for a classic, sexy and feminine look. I’m thinking to style the jacket on it’s own next with knee high boots!
Favourite Fashion Moments and Lessons Of 2016…Well what a year 2016 has been!
Personally I have grown up so much, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. I have been tested many times, fallen flat on my face and had to pick myself back up again!
In all of my experiences this year, I feel I am at my strongest and ready to conquer 2017 like never before. I think I have learnt that, certain things need to happen in your life for you to evolve. Whether good or bad experiences they need to happen for you to come out on the other side. That is okay! Trials build character and help execute the positive, it may not look like it when you are in the midst of it but there will always be light after darkness and that is the beauty in life!
I had a chance to round up 2016 and reflect back on my destiny shifting half way through the year. Chatting with Pepper Your Talk. It is the most honest I have been about my career and hope it can help you! Check it out here.
Embrace being multitalented
Don’t judge those who are
Don’t question others opportunities
Appreciate your season
Any dreams you have, go for them. The time is now!
2017 I am facing it stronger with a clearer perspective! I will be producing amazing content and collaborations and really pushing myself to work at my best. I hope I inspire my readers more with my journey my fashion diaries
Thank you for riding with me and all the new readers that have connected with me and checked out www.Olivia-Gold.com. I promise to do more and show you more of me like never before.