To be female

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Feminist: A person who advocates the social, political & economic equality of the sexes.

This post is going to be a ramble of thoughts, I just know it.

I legit don’t even know where to start.

Let’s start with me because that’s easy to do.

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I’m a person who finds a powerful drive and strength within my own solitude. I thrive and enjoy my own ‘raw-ness’. I think when you are quiet, alone, you are the most ‘you’ that you can be. The true expression of a woman is nothing less of pure beauty. I explore and relish in the feminine physical, sexual and mental side of my true self. It is ever-changing, evolving. Interesting. Challenging. Rewarding. Never stagnant.

Throughout life women are taught to be sexy, but not too sexy. Strong, but not threatening. Pretty, but not too pretty. Tough, but soft. The list goes on.

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Women are amazing. We are so powerful. So beautiful and so worth celebrating.

So are men.

Give yourself time today and every other day, to appreciate yourself. To love yourself fully. To make time for yourself.

Because you’re worth it *hair flip*

Love to all my sistas and brothas on this fabulous day. International Women’s Day. Let’s build eachother up. Love love love. Celebrate.

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I wanna take some time to express the need for support for the #repealthe8th marches going on in Ireland today and around the world.

We deserve the right to bodily autonomy and basic healthcare in this country.

It is not the place of this country, Ireland, or the church, to have any say over our bodies.

We won’t wait.

Wear black today.

Show your support.

March if you can.

#Strike4Repeal.

Twelve women everyday leave Ireland seeking abortion abroad.

No more women should die in this country after being denied life saving abortion procedures.

The fact that a woman can get longer in jail for abortion than a man can for rape in this country is fucked up and it needs to change. So much more to say, but –

We won’t wait. #repealthe8th

 

Love to you all,

Namaste,

Amy xx

Where Have I Been?

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I’m not even sure how to start this!  I’ve been in a blogging drought since May and I feel like I need to explain myself.  However that’s very hard when it’s difficult to pin point exactly how you’re feeling.

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So for ages I haven’t been happy with how the blog was going, how I was putting in that work, what I was writing about etc.  I wanted to keep things more personal, more real, more relatable… and less about products and material things.  But when you want to make that kind of change, you have to have feelings or experiences to write about.  My best posts were written when I was going through a big change in my life, and those sorts of big changes don’t come around often.  So then I feel this pressure to feel, to be different and to learn, but you can’t force that kind of thing.  On top of that I am currently unemployed and looking for work, so as much as I love blogging I really have to give 95% percent of my time into changing that.  I’m letting y’all know this because things are hopefully going to be different from now on.

I don’t want my posts to be as long or as intricate because even though I push myself to keep a high standard of content, it stops me from being consistent.  It becomes this big thing in my mind and the pressure I put on myself scares me out of just completing it.  So I want my posts to be shorter, more concise, more direct.  And on any topic I’m thinking about that week or whatever is relevant to my experiences at that time.

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I want to feel more connected to whoever reads my blog, I want to have good conversations and interactions, so please feel free to tweet me or comment on my instagram and we can start to feel more together.

The photos taken for this post were in Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland – on a much needed trip recently to clear my head.

I love you all so much and thanks to anyone who takes time out of their day to read anything here,

Love and light,

Namaste,

Amy xx

UPDATE : So I wrote this post two days ago intending to post it today.  As of two days ago, I NOW HAVE A JOB!  A job I have wanted for a really long time and I am so excited to start.  I wanted to include this, because it’s funny how just as I write about it something changes.  That’s just life though isn’t it!  Love to all you gorgeous people!!

Current Shoe Loves

Been loving these 3 pairs of shoes these past few weeks, all very different, but thought I’d share my latest obsessions with you today!  Hope you enjoy :*

Adidas Originals Superstar Shoes

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Sooo classic!  Definitely a bit late to this trend but have loved them for years.  Pretty much been obsessed since Run DMC’s video for Walk this Way.  I mean we all know them from that, don’t we?  80’s hollaaah!  Anyway, I picked these up last Christmas in Office in Dublin for €90.  I wouldn’t usually spend so much on a pair of trainers but you can only really get the originals of these … or it just wouldn’t be the same.  They are so comfortable and go with every outfit.  Love the vibes they add to any look.  Got them in classic core white with black, the adidas logo at the back is in black with white, logo at the front is black with gold, and it has ‘superstar’ written on the sides in beautiful gold lettering.  The classic black stripes on the sides and the shell pattern on the front of the shoe are definitely what makes them so recognisable.  Love these so much and think they would be a great staple for anyone’s style!  However … living in the country in Ireland it is so hard to keep white trainers white!

White ‘Spice Girl’ Platforms

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These are just so fun.  I picked them up a few weeks ago in Primark / Penneys in Limerick City for only €9, so worth it.  Been obsessed with platforms ever since the Spice Girls (namely Baby Spice) of course but think the trend is coming back recently as I’ve seen the style a lot on social media.  I love how simple these are, just plain white (again.. so hard to keep clean), and are quite high for a platform so may not be an everyday look for everyone, however I still wear them most days!  Surprisingly comfortable and easy to walk in, I love the extra height they give because I cannot wear heels to save my life.  They make my legs look longer and more toned than they actually are which is great.  Love wearing these with black leggings and a black hoody.  Keepin’ it monotonal y’know.

Blue Velvet & Black Platforms

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These are so beautiful I cannot believe they were only €1 in Primark / Penneys in Limerick City.  Could not leave the shop without getting these, such a great price!  Love the blue velvet which is so different and adds an interesting to touch to any outfit.  They are much shorter than the white platforms which makes them more wearable.  I love the black and blue contrast as well which you don’t see that often.  I love wearing these with an all black outfit and a dark blue denim jacket.  Retrooo Viiibes!

Hope you liked this post and got a bit of an insight to my shoe style lately, maybe it’ll gave you some inspiration!  See you next week for another post,

Love and light,

Namaste,

Amy xx