The Power Of A Dress

The Power Of A Dress

I recently had abit of retail therapy at H&M and I treated myself to a couple of dresses (and some jumpers and jewellery but you can see more of them over on my H&M Haul & Try On video) but what I really wanted to talk about in this post is my dresses.

It is amazing how fabulous you can feel, by simply wearing a dress! I have never had a long shirt dress before (I don’t think that I have anyway…) but I had been having a browse through Pinterest and noticed how I had added many long dresses to my ‘Love The Look’ board that I decided to buy some for myself.

This dress makes me feel elegant, pretty and happy!

This dress makes me feel strong, powerful and sexy!

And it goes so nicely with my new Teddy Coat that I got from Marks and Spencer!! (I was merrily window shopping when I took this pic by the way, I can’t say that I actually own this bag…. oh how I wish I did though!!)

This dress makes me feel successful, powerful and in control!

Do you think that this is silly? I mean.. can a dress really make you feel this way.. hmm the truth is that they have made me feel this way or maybe I felt that way already or these dresses just gave me some kind of permission to embrace my alter ego a little...

Is there a type of dress that you ever wear that gives you that ego boost and has you feeling a certain way?

Do you agree that as women we should celebrate ourselves every now and again instead of always having to be modest and play our feelings down?

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below and as always thank you to anyone who has passed through and read this blog post. I intend to post a lot more on here from now 🥰

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Layonie Jae x

Digital Detox – Why Is It Important?

Digital Detox – Why Is It Important?

Do you ever scroll through Instagram for what feels like only 10 minutes, only to realise that an hour has gone by..? During this time you felt ok when you saw some pics and not so great when you saw others..?

Unfortunately we can often find that we compare ourselves to others even when we try not to, some pictures can leave you feeling inspired and others can leave you feeling deflated!

Sometimes I find that I need to take a break, have a digital detox and take a step back from social media as otherwise it can get quite overwhelming and very time consuming (scrolling through my feed and catching up on pictures of those who have kindly ‘liked’ or commented under my pics). During these times I avoid opening my app and limit myself to only a couple of YouTube videos a week. I make sure that I get an early night, spend some time in my home getting organised (cleaning and de cluttering always makes me feel refreshed and re charged) and I read more! I am currently reading The 5am Club by Robin Sharma, if you haven’t read this book then I highly recommend that you do as it is amazing!

I think that it is important to ask ourselves this question:

If there was no distraction of social media and you had more time for yourself what would you do with your free time?

Would that activity make you feel happy and fulfilled?

Then why are we not doing more of that??

Why are we spending so much of our time trying to collect ‘likes’ and watching people that half of the time we don’t even care for, why are we watching them live the highlighted version of their life on insta??

We can get so caught up in the fikkle things (how many followers that we have or how many likes per picture do we have) that we forget to focus on what really matters and that is to focus on our children, our home, our surroundings and our friends! We need to create a space for ourselves that we feel safe, fulfilled, full of joy and inspired!

Recently I decided to have a digital detox and take a step back from instagram, give myself a break and focus only on filming and editing my videos – something that I thoroughly enjoy to do and I am passionate about! 

I love social media but even I need a break now and again! After a few weeks off I am feeling fully re charged and ready to go again.

What do you guys do to recharge yourself if ever you are feeling drained?? I would love to read your comments below?!

Thank you so much for passing by 🥰

Layonie Jae xx

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