I’m into leggings big time at the moment. They are the second best body – and spirit – booster after mini skirts. These beige leggings are so close to skin color that a friend of mine said that from afar it looked like I wasn’t wearing any pants. Maybe that’s why one morning when hurrying to catch the bus some guy waved hi and actually came out from his garage to the street to see as I ran down the sidewalk.
When you want to look and feel your best, choosing clothing that accentuates your body’s strong points is the thing to do. I spend a lot of time keeping my figure in shape – first because I feel great when I move my body, second because working out makes me feel better in it. I want to enjoy my body in dressing up the way that I feel suits me the best. I like shape-showing things. I cherish glamour touched accessories. I like unique color combinations.
I found this bracelet on my shopping street at a place called Bizou. I had wanted something Indian or Moroccan like – and there it was. As a teacher, I enjoy pieces that give my work the extra touch. When my students see my hand write on the whiteboard, they’ll also see some sparkles now.
This is the time of the year when we are all busy making money. Oops, how blunt was that. We all need some dough though, that’s for sure. I’m in a place in my life now where I find my work situation the most harmonious I’ve ever had it. I started my English-teaching business Susa English two years ago, and now my schedule is nicely full with clients that make my life sweeter. I adore the language of Shakespeare. I’m the fondest American in heart. Spreading English language as well as American culture all day long is fun play for me.
When you are your own boss, you get to set the dress code. At work, I stay true to my urban chic style with a hint of sexy. I prefer showing legs rather than cleavage. I strive for unique accessories that give the class some visuals. Often times my groups like to comment my sartorial choices. That makes my heat sing.
I work long days, and long into the night. My key is in trying to get lost in my clients’ stories and needs. I forget the time for a while. I dive into the moment. The best thank you is when my student says they didn’t realize the time go by. Every client is unique, and during class time I’m there just for them.
At this time of the year I definitely need some color. The foliage inspires me to throw on purples and greens. This army style jumpsuit is a good contrast to girlier accessories and hues. I chew on Pumpkin spice sugar free gum and sip hot beverages. My newest thing? Just drinking plain hot water. I find it nice that I can chug down as much as I desire of it. And the more I drink, the better it is for my metabolism.
I have an invitation to a Halloween party. I’m excited to go. I’ll come up with a costume that’s chic and a bit sexy. Maybe a combination of black and pink. Bunny ears and tail? I’m not a big fan of Halloween. But I’ll take a mild, soft core version of it. Plus, any invitation to party is always awesome.
Staying in the pumpkin colors… I’ve decided to load on veggies that are high in beta-carotene. I’ll be going to Miami in December, and last year when over there, I noticed mild bronzing on my skin – the girl that never tans! Prior to the trip, I had gone crazy eating carrots, and peanut butter with them. It’s due to the latter that I ditched the habit. Nevertheless, there are other veggies besides carrots that can help you get a healthy glow. The foods I’ll be munching on are sweet potatoes, spinach and tomatoes. I’ll try and buy a pumpkin, too. Let’s see what I could make with it.
This is the time of the year when I start wearing more pants. All summer, I pretty much live in skirts – mini ones, needless to add. Leather is always the material to go when you want to get ‘them boyz’ attention, or just feel sexy for you. That’s a good enough of a reason already. Boosting your sentiments about yourself definitely go thru feeling hot for me. You are the star of your own reality TV show – every day. Don’t look elsewhere, live your life, right there where you are, as the most precious one on earth. Because it is.
Once we truly become self-sufficient in self-love, there’s nothing that can stop us. I read a certain number of fashion blogs for inspiration. I browse Instagram – I’ve been there now for about a month under susuparischic – and I tweet with other fashionistas. Nevertheless, I came to realize that some blogs made me jealous or dissatisfied with my life. The aimed boosting effect ‘let’s go see what others are doing to live a glamorous and fulfilled life, and pick up ideas on the go’ didn’t happen. So, I took action and cut back. Instead, I spent more time watching my fave TV shows, out walking or reading my subscribed fashion mag. Find out if anything is pulling you down, and prune it out.
These pics show you where I live. Quebec City is my home. Lots of exciting things happen everyday around town. I enjoy just slipping my heels on and going out for some fresh air and life inspiration. That’s what I’ll do right now…
California is eternal summer, right? Well, the dulcet temps definitely are lingering on here in Eastern Canada. I’ll gladly take in every ray of sweet sunlight I can. Living in shorts – I found these at Target – and my sparkled tee – hunted down at my fave Canadian store Limite. As the top says “life is your glamour runway”. Making every moment of it count.
How can you make each moment of your life count? It starts by being present in what you are doing. You can train your mind to de-clutter. You can learn how to concentrate on the essential and leave the rest aside. This all starts with tuning more into who you are, and who you wish to be. You can start by pulling out a notebook and jotting down “what makes you You”.
I know I’m a person who needs to be enthusiastic. I have to feel like I’m working towards something. So, I try to fix little goals. In my work I hope to inspire students to learn more English in a class that is tailored especially for them. In my blogging I wish to get invitations to local fashion events, and to meet other fashionistas. In my jogging, stairclimbing and zumba endeavors I aim for a slim, happy body. These are my life’s building blocks – what about you?
I’m trying to get used to the idea of fall. I’ve never been an autumn person. Summer seems so much more tempting. But there’s nothing we can do. The seasons must turn. So, what could make this time of the year sweeter?
Hot drinks at coffee shops appear tastier. New color palette opens up again to you. Darker colors and layering can feel good after a break. Leggings, stay ups and patterned tights come back into your fashion choices. Nail polish can get a harvest-y hue to it – or you can go a different route, contrasting somber tones with a peachy, summery lacquer.
A lot has to do with your attitude. How do you decide to spend this fall? Negatively hanging onto bygone sunny, heat waved days, or looking forward onto new opportunities to evolve. Change pokes us hard every time, but when we are able to rise up to the occasion, greater quality of life follows.
I bought a new Ivana Trump coat for fall. It’ll be nice to sport a black coat after many beige years. We also made plans to go to New York at Thanksgiving. I will keep on looking forward.