As of late, a lot of people have told me they don’t like November. Last night I took a stroll in the nightly city – and I loved every moment of it. Seems like now I’ve truly accepted the presence of fall. Hot drinks taste better and candle light soothes even more. Mellowing down feels like the thing to do.
I’m actually out of candles so a trip to Bath and Body Works is on my to-do list. I love caramel-y, chocolate-y and spiced apple scents. Some delish body lotion will find its way into my basket, too. In creams I go for fruity, lightly spiced smells. They complement my vanilla deodorant and Guerlain’s Insolence or Lolita Lempicka perfumes. Looking at the big picture in scent world, too, is a guarantee for a stylish result.
I’ve been jogging as usual. I just bundle up more. I sport my Miami bought, Granny Smith apple green colored sweatpants and hot pink sneakers. I listen to Enrique Iglesias’ greatest hits. I take in the late evening urban vibes. My jogs happen quite late since I get done with work late. Once the last client has left, I get changed and head out.
We had two Halloween parties to attend. I made sure I danced both nights away. At the first one I found myself pretty much able to pilot the music – so of course I adored the selection of latino and dance. The party and friend get-togethers will be continuing for some weeks to come. I find that to be the perfect fall time booster.
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.
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.
My life has been full of activity lately. I’m busy running my company. I try to find time for sports daily – although it hasn’t been for running since I still am not completely cured from the sinusitis.
This season calls for perky colors, in my neck of the woods. Pretty hues and fabrics. Luckily the sun comes out more and more. Little things make me grateful.
Any new plans that you have for spring?
Look at my earrings in the below picture. I found them at Arden – kind of like the North American version of Jennifer in France. The lip theme has been up a lot in the fashion world recently. I have earrings that are little lipsticks, as well. Found them in New York’s Chinatown. I like to have little a bit out-the-ordinary details. Once a student’s mom got her gaze stuck on my ear. Then said, amazed “are those really lipsticks?”
The best way to fight end-of-the-winter drop in the energy level is to dress up and wear bright, vivifying colors. Red remains a faithful, sexy seduction mate. Maybe a cliche, but men do fall for good ol’ proven tricks. What woman would not want to feel desired?
I’ve practiced a good doze of patience lately. Having been sick with a sinusitis for two weeks was a sturdy test. Proudly I can say that I came out of it with quite a stable morale. This should boost my belief in my own capacity to manage my life. Not my passing emotions, but me. That makes me feel powerful – a welcomed sensation for anyone.
So, I’ve decided to be patient about waiting for spring to arrive, too. Here in Quebec City the snow can melt pretty fast. Once things get rolling, we’ll be okay. Patience is a good lesson – often very uncomfortable to learn but pays a lot later on.