Thursday, April 15, 2021

ETSY STORE - FASHION GIRL WALL ART

Thursday, April 15, 2021

ETSY STORE - FASHION GIRL WALL ART

 Today, I am going to share an art work with gorgeous african girl and fashion illustrations are always my favorite thing in the world. Ive had the best way of expressing my style. 











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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Etsy store - Makeup Wall Art set

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Etsy store - Makeup Wall Art set

 Today, I am sharing my design which I absolutely find to be every makeup girls dream set, if I may say so hehe. I have also made a resolution this year to start doing my grattitude journal and document things that highlight my day. I would encourage everyone to do this really. Its one of the most relaxing things ever. Here you go with my design set, I have a 30% off on all items in my store except custom prints. So dont miss out....here is the link https://www.etsy.com/se/listing/789222050/hello-gorgeous-wall-art-wake-up-make-up?ref=shop_home_active_216&pro=1

















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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Etsy store - Beetle Car Design

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Etsy store - Beetle Car Design

 Hi Lovelies!!

It has been such a long time since I posted and I really feel bad about it, I started a Etsy store and now Im planning to launch my training business which is taking up most of my life besides managing my little ones :) So I have been working on new designs for my store and will be sharing them in my blog as well for you :) I have added my store link here - www.fashionistaeradesign.etsy.com  and feel free to drop by there and would love to hear from you! 


Today I am sharing my design from my store of a beetle car near the beach, something during this covid situation, missing our summer holidays at some lovely beach and hope we cal travel soon. Enjoy and I am back to posting a lot more. See you next time. Hope things have been good with you and stay safe. 










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Sunday, May 3, 2020

My Etsy Shop - Fashionista Era Design

Sunday, May 3, 2020

My Etsy Shop - Fashionista Era Design






"There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed."
-- Ray Goforth






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Thursday, March 21, 2019

BUILDING RELATIONS

Thursday, March 21, 2019

BUILDING RELATIONS



“I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.”
― Lisa Kleypas, Blue-Eyed Devil



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Friday, February 15, 2019

SOCIAL MEDIA MADNESS

Friday, February 15, 2019

SOCIAL MEDIA MADNESS




I cant get over how many gadgets we have access to today. The way to have fun for me growing up was max having a bicycle that I would ride with my friends around the block! Now we have cell phones, tablets, tvs, big screens, video games and unlimited access to stuff on the internet. Its been so crazy and only after having kids have I realized how maddening it is. They cant seem to get away from them and I had to put some restrictions on the time they use it now. I also noticed there are other addictions like constantly having to look at our phones. So now, I have consciously made a decision to avoid looking at gadgets. I spend only 1-2 hours a day now going through my social media and phone. Unless otherwise necessary for other reasons.  It has become difficult thought I must admit. We have sort of given up our lives to it. I was also noticing this in my family, Iwould be talking and EVERYONE is either watching tv or looking at their phones. So I disconnected from apps like whatsapp just to let my family and friends know, i am not a 'CHATTING' person, I prefer to just catch up normally - you know face to face or talk. The more I have disconnected from social media and need to use gadgets, the more I am enjoying time outdoors and with just finding peace and not needing to know whats happening in everyone's life every minute. 

I've always started to post less, primarily on my other social media accounts too, I want to do it organically - by that I mean, only when it brings me joy. When I am really 'wanting' to do it rather than 'forcing' myself to do it because someone wants me to or becoz I have to do things for sponsors.I cut off sponsors, taken off time from blogging and updating my other sites like Instagram and Facebook and just about am spending more time just writing offline. My day to day life and spending time in nature and disconnecting my mind. I must say that has helped me refocus, get more organized and also im currently studying and helped me become more focused. Its really one of my favorite things to do now. I dont feel the need to catch up on the latest movies, or gossip, or shows or need to run out and meet friends. I have reduced everything and maybe it has to do with age. I just wish people would stop having the need to prove that they have the best life or best friends or best of everything. ITS OKAY NOT TO! Its OKAY to just chill out with a nice book and have a cup of coffee and sit in your backyard and put your feet up the chair. 





Now, I have not retreated into some mountain and writing this blog - lol....I very much love all my social media and connections and outings. I just am saying slow it down and reduce it. Spend more time with your family or friends - ask them how its going. Make some effort to just get time for yourself and doing things your way and not in some mad rush. I wish people wouldn't overdo things, obsessing over phones or gossip or watching all your various accounts all the time can be madness and take a time to quickly relax and spend time with yourself. Becoz before you know it, life will turn around and just hit you in the face and you will wonder where did life pass you by. Here are some of my round up points to the issues we face today in my perspective. 

1) GADGET OBSESSION  

The hold that social media has on us today is amazing. I have a boy who cant do without his tablet and no matter how much i try to get him away from it, my attempts are failed. Because I try to put conditions on him - do your homework, do your chores, play outside and then only you get tablet - and guess what he will do everything so that he can get the tablet. It has also become a way to discipline him.  If he doesn't listen or misbehaves the time out or in other words tablet time out is the best awy to get him to listen and focus again. So its a blessing in disguise but I try to keep a tablet time out time. 

2) OVER EXPOSURE - 

The annoying thing about social media is too much exposure. Almost to the point where I start to wonder about our own lives - why dont i have 100 friends I can roam with or why not I look for more designer wear, or why dont I have those kind of outings and many parties to go to...the list is endless and as I kept wondering and thinking the more I realised i was getting ridiculous with my priorities. The social media has convinced us that unless we have that perfect life that we see the bloggers and fashionistas are living we are not living the best lifestyle. Somehow the SIMPLE life was for losers. ( The caps lock for some of the words is to emphasize them, done intentionally and not coz i hit the caps lock button by mistake)





3) TOO MUCH COMMUNICATION - 

The other aspect that really bothers me has been SMS or CHATTING feature that is available everywhere. Its like an overkill - take whatsapp, viber, Facebook,Instagram, twitter and various other platforms. They all have these free msging and call option now and that has become such a nightmare. I mean I used to use whatsapp a lot, and then I got added to some 10 groups and lost track of who and what was happening. All virtual conversations, there were lesser coffee meetups and chats and catch-ups and more chatting and writing things down on the phone. The laziness of everything, I looked forward to talking to my friends in person and social media has killed that fun. Off-late, it has gotten so out of hand.The turning point for me to quit whatsapp was when my msgs were screenshot and shared with others and my words were taken and twisted to suit someone elses agenda. Right. The conclusion was, there is no point expressing or being honest on social media platform - you are bond to be either misunderstood or used against you whatever you have said. 

4) CANT BE HONEST - 

For eg: even if you write the honest truth about the silliest thing like you didnt like someones dress and that can be taken and make someone feel totally out of line or maybe committed the crime of the century. So lesson learnt is simple - dont share your views. Trust me. Its not what people want to hear, even if people say that they wanna hear they dont. Its better to just keep your opinions to yourself.





5) RELATIONS ARE AFFECTED -

 I have just two levels to the way of communication - either I will reply and I am extremely direct and get things into the very face to face way. Otherwise, I would just choose to disconnect or go quiet it is just not worth it. The energies that you attract is most important. The moment you get into arguments or differences all the time, you will pull your energy down. I just dont want to end up spending time with focusing energy on the wrong aspect of life. I've always found that too much time online is exhausting and the blog is another thing I tend to take a break from to just getaway and do things my way. I love the feeling of spending time with people that matter and doing my own thing. 

6) PROVE A POINT - 

The other level that offlate I have seen which is annoying on social media is that crazy level of obsession to show off each ones lifestyle. It is also getting a place where the materialistic and show off is like the most annoying thing ever. Look, I am all for designer and having the grand looks and all...i love them myself to be honest. Just I feel everywhere I turn on the social sites there is a need to prove a better lifestyle, bigger stuff and having the grand life. If we focused more on the ability to reach out and help people I think that would be the most useful way of actually spending our time. 





I am not implying that there are only bad aspects, but I do love being there and connecting with people. I am just not very obsessed with the need to over share and over show what I am doing every single moment. I have started to post less, making it more about the experience. I have also started to only share my travel experiences and less about personal stuff. Just be off the grid has been so much fun too. More like I am disconnected from everything and feeling much better about it. No gossiping, no need to go on discussing people or whats happening in anyones life. The people who matter in my life, I talk to them once in a while or prefer to just meet up and thats the best way it should be. Before all this technology, we maintained better relations I felt because it was more face time ( and i dont mean apple face time lol - the actual one) It has taught me a lot to self reflect on what I have been doing and spend more time with people that matter as well. It has relaxed me more and i actually spend my time dong my yoga, going for walks, meetings and just enjoying my surroundings rather than my phone screen. 

The implications of this I have seen in my own family  on the phone all the time, or tablet and others on their laptop or other gadgets and it actually made me more aware to stay away from it more now. Rather than just keep them on, I have put screen and tablet time on my son now in a day - just specific time in a day where he can get the tablet and it has made him become more creative, play with his toys and games with us or his friends instead of tablet and I am relieved, he might end up with glasses at this rate too. So this is good! I would suggest you all to consider what implications too much of social media can do to your family and loved ones and reconsider its use. While it its being used well and correctly, otherwise it can become a total problem. 

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

GUCCI STYLE

Sunday, September 9, 2018

GUCCI STYLE



Its been a while I did a luxury fashion post and decided to share one of my latest purchases. I will share a YouTube video post as well soon on my channel #fashionistaera and share some of my tips of how I select them. I must admit I did a lot of research and went through tons of videos on YouTube to really have the best experience of shopping online. One of the biggest problems today is there is so much information out there. People have so many weird experiences while they shop online and reading them it got me thinking on how to try to be cautious as well. It always helps to learn how to spot fakes, or which are the most reliable websites. I always love to read peoples reviews overall. Its good to get a sense of what experiences are being had online and then determine which websites to trust. 


  

I dont always follow what  bloggers and youtubers who are really popular share or suggest always. Some of them are sponsored and it can be just getting free items for them to highlight a website so its my preferred to read the reviews of customers and people who have bought products. Also try to review the products on your own and spot the issues.  I remember watching this youtuber who had a lot of followers and she was promoting one of the luxury sites. Somehow, I had a lot of issues with the site. Firstly, it was a international site so I would get custom and additional taxes for the products so I ruled this site out. The priority are luxury store in US, so I can save on those additional charges.  

Always try to prioritize the sites which provide you the maximum benefits. As I already mentioned, I make sure to review what have the customer experiences been. If the forums see  a lot of responses from the luxury site that would be really one of the things that I would like to review. They have genuine issues and if I see the sites that make the effort to actually respond to their customer issues like Yoogi's Closet I was really impressed. I think after really going through various gorgeous designer styles and products I finally decided to select my personal fave at the moment and its the gorgeous Gucci watch. I was looking for a nice gold and silver tone watch and in a small dial because my collection mostly has big dials and haven't otherwise tried anything else. 



The one thing I learnt in my experience is avoid rushing into picking up something. You might just find an item you are obsessed with and then feel its perfect but without checking its  details and verifying all the things you want.. Would always recommend to just about take your time. Once you are totally happy and satisfied then you will be happy with your purchase. I have regretted anytime I have rushed into things. I just about have returned anytime I have just did some random purchases that at the time looked so appealing. Hope this was helpful and happy shopping!! 



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Saturday, August 4, 2018

LOYALTY

Saturday, August 4, 2018

LOYALTY




I think if there is one thing that I have learned about life is that we need to be able to look at the bigger picture. Most of the time I feel that things work better with the people who surround you. These are just my humble view points and doesnt in any account mean that it will work for everyone. We are constantly generating energies and its your choice what you want to do with these energies in your life. You have the choice to generate the right kind of energies and it isn't always easy. One of the most important things with time I have learnt is Loyalty. Making sure that there is loyalty between people that matter. You can look at how they have been in your life and if they have the right energies. I offlate have seen cutting off from negative people which has made it easier to manage my life. So what are the things to keep in mind to avoid being unloyal and here are some of my thoughts.

1) COMMUNICATION  

I cant stress on this enough. I know it sounds cliche but the most important thing is even if its work or even family and friends but there is always going to be the an essential part of any relationship. Being in touch, saying positive things and a relationship that is easy and works well. The biggest problem I have seen people have is there is either too much communication or too less. Not responding to calls or conversations or not keeping commitments to meet up or help your friend and not maintain those relationships. I have personally experienced friends come and go, mainly because I traveled so much from a very young age and its been those constant moves that has taught me to adjust to changes. In 8th grade I finally felt that I moved and settled down that I actually started to make great friends. I feel lucky that even now they are some of my best friends. Make it a habit to talk often and stay in touch, show that you care and ask your loved ones how they are doing from time to time. This doesnt mean you need to talk to every single person, just those few close people who matter the world to you and make you feel special. Dont lose out on those friendships they are some of the best and rarest and you should enjoy them. 








2) RESPECT 

Being flexible in relations is very important but there also needs to be boundaries that are set. I have tried to maintain is to respect the privacy and secrets of what has been shared with you. If you tend to share stories about your friends or family to others, thinking that it wouldn't go back to the person who shared it with you. However, it happened to me a couple of times where I have been guilty of sharing some stuff which I should have. And the one thing I did that when one of the situations got so out of hand that a silly joke I made went completely out of control and it did end up hurting some people. It did teach me a lesson though and I never decided to comment or joke about anyone after that. It took me a serious situation like that to make me realize how much I can affect relationships. I am grateful that I was able to learn it. 

3) GOSSIP 

One of the biggest problems in breaking loyalty is definitely gossip. In the last few years, the amount of drama that gossip generates has made me realize to completely get away from discussing people. The people who I know tend to gossip I literally have kept a rule now that I will not respond or comment on anything to do with other people's lives because that can happen to me. Would we be okay if people were talking bad about us behind our backs? Would it be okay to know how negative the comments were? Not just strangers but people we care about. I have really learnt to reduce this and have seen a huge difference in my life. The ability to prioritize what matters is the most important.  







4) ARGUMENTS 

Most common issue when relationships today is the lack of respect and leads to causing huge fights and breaks in relations. Constant arguments create not only negative energy and changes the atmosphere. It also spoils the relation and can break trust that you have build with the people you care about as well in your life. Disconnect from the situation or not respond to the negativity as you might regret whatever you might end up saying in the heat of the moment.Take a breath.
Disconnect and when things cool down talk about it. 
Most often it helps resolve the situation and we feel in a better state of mind.  

5) BLAMING OTHERS 

Owning up to a mistake goes a long way in building a bond and finding loyalty in any relationship. I often times try my best to ensure that I avoid the blame game. Its an easy trap to just hold someone else responsible for actions that cause problems. If you were involved in the issue, chances are you have a part to play so blaming the other person would just not be right. The more you own up and take account of the situation the more mature you come across. Always good to have the right attitude because most of the times that is whats missing in any relationship. 






The pictures are taken when I attended the Great Place to Work Conference in Chicago. It was amazing! Sorry for the clarity not being the best as I had my cell phone for the events a lot of the times. 
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