LIFE EDIT: An Update #1

I’ve decided that this blog is lacking some personality so from now on I’ll be posting a personal, day in the life style post every now and then. This will be about anything that is on my mind, what I’ve been up to and things like that, so I hope you find it interesting (and if you don’t, sorry in advance). 

I’ve decided to re watch the entire Gossip Girl series on Netflix, after reading this post by Dizzy Brunette. A few episodes in and I am hooked again; it is that good. Besides the incredible fashion and eye candy, the best parts are the brunches and parties that happen on the Upper East Side. So much so that I mentally work out what I’d wear if I were to be invited to such an event. Of course, it has also rekindled my love of New York and I am thinking of making an impromptu visit late next year. 

My trip to the USA is looming ahead and I’ve booked about half of it so far. I have my heart set on staying in Beverly Hills because I am a huge Vanderpump Rules fan, and want to visit either Sur or Pump. We are staying at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and I am so excited. I find it interesting that hotels in Vegas offer smoking or non-smoking rooms. I still have to book the internal flights and San Francisco hotel, organize transfers, exchange money, book the Esta visa and so much more but I’ll give myself up until December to finish it, because after Christmas, time will fly and before I know it we’ll be getting ready to leave. I’ve also started planning what to pack; I find winter easier to pack for because the number one aim is to stay warm and everything will be covered with a coat anyway. A pair of jeans, leggings, a couple of jumpers, boots, runners and a coat are pretty much the staples. I also plan to do some shopping there so I’ll need to make room for that too. Eeek I cannot wait to go! 

Over the last couple of years I’ve found the courage to cut people out of my life who make me feel inferior, put me down and who are generally uncomfortable to be around. It has been a long time coming with some people, but I’m at the stage (and age) where I honestly do not care anymore, even if it means offending someone. Years ago I’d just let things slide but now, I truly realise I don’t need to put up with any negativity from others. I’d rather be around people who are happy and positive and pleasant to be around. My mental state can be a bit unstable at times, and being around certain people can trigger that. Have you ever found yourself in similar situations? 

I’ve participated in my company’s Steptember fundraiser and it has been the best thing so far. The way it works is, we are placed into groups of four and we need to meet a minimum of 10,000 steps per day. We have been given pedometers which track our steps and it’s been a real eye opener. I definitely have not been walking many steps each day, especially now that I’ve been driving to work so it’s been a great excuse to fit more movement in. I’ve been taking long walks around my neighborhood each day after work and I feel a difference in my body, which is great. 

I have a few events/dinners coming up which I’m looking forward to as I haven’t had a good night out in sooo long. I bought a new dress from Missguided for Matthew’s birthday celebrations which I cannot wait to wear…I can’t decide if it is glamorous or Euro trash but nonetheless I love it. I’ll try to put a photo up on the night. 

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I’ve been testing out some new products lately, which I can’t wait to review for you guys. I also took advantage of the Sienna Byron Bay 30% sale by purchasing some new nail polishes. If you haven’t tried this range I highly, highly recommend it; all polishes are vegan and cruelty free, and come in the most amazing colours. 

So that’s it from me. It was nice to write without editing my thoughts or feelings, and being completely open and honest. I am very guarded generally, and find it hard to express myself so with a bit of practice I am sure I’ll get there!

What have you been up to lately? Anything fun/complicated/exciting?

xo Roxane. 

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