“HONESTLY, I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE OR WHO I WOULD BE WITOUT MY BLOG AND MAN, HAS IT TAUGHT ME A THING OR TWO!”

July marked the 3rd year of Style Petal. The blog that survived the 3 previous ones before it. 3 years of rambles, outfits, probably too many coffee flat lays and spilling my thoughts onto the world. Many wonderful friendships, many incredible oppertunities and a few awkward ‘I don’t feel fancy enough to be here’ moments! It’s become some sort of a tradition to mark your blogs birthday, or ‘blogiversarry’ and why not? More and more people are grabbing the confidence to show the world their thoughts, dreams and passions and that’s bloody amazing! 

So I thought it was about time to celebrate my own little corner of the internet, because, well, I’m pretty proud of what it’s become and super excited to see where it’s heading! Next year I’m tempted to just organise a massive garden party for loads of lovely bloggers, to get together, make friends, inspire one another and just have fun! But for now, I thought I would share 3 life lessons that I’ve learnt through 3 years of blogging, because honestly, I have no idea where or who I would be without my blog and man, has it taught me a thing or two!

EVERYTHING WILL ALWAYS BE OKAY

 

In all walks of life, we encounter problems, struggles and worries. Here I talked about how to be a  positive person and one thing I always try to remember is that time heals all and one day, you’ll laugh about something you once stressed about! Everyone encounters stress at home, relationships and work but you will always be strong enough to get through it! (Can I be your own personal cheeleaders please?!) You’ve got this, YOU’VE ALWAYS GOT THIS! Sometimes I have occasions where I feel deflated, not good enough and like I don’t fit in, then I constantly doubt what I’m doing is good enough, if people enjoy it enough and then there’s that little thief of joy called comparison. Roll with the hard times, they inspire you to be the best you can be.

NEVER, EVER LET OTHERS OPINIONS EFFECT WHAT YOU DO

I wrote back in October all about why you should care less about what others think. That post was inspired by a few lovely souls who message me about my blog, instagram, etc, one of them being a lovely friend from college. She asked me how I overcame peoples judgement and plucked up the courage to start a blog. I can’t tell you how sad it makes me feel when I get asked questions like that, that theres people who actually put others down, make fun and laugh at those who want to blog. I know because it happened to me, petty girls I barely knew from my small town, a bit older, should have known better yet found some strange satisfaction from making fun. I can only feel sorry for these people and hope they find piece with whatever makes them act in such a way.

No matter how annoying and at times, crushing it was (it eventually stopped) if you want to do something – dance classes, die your hair, learn to sing, blog – don’t let anyone ever tell you or make you feel like you can’t. You could be the juiciest peach in the world and someone will still hate peaches. I remind myself of this anytime I doubt myself, my worth or worry about judgement. Throw yourself into everything you do with passion, love and soul. Life is too short t live any other way or let people hold you back.

DRESS AND LIVE FOR YOU AND ONLY YOU, ALWAYS!

I thank my parents for the way they raised me; I don’t know exactly what they did, but they instilled in me everything I live by today – to always do things for yourself and no one else. I’m a huge people pleaser, I’ll admit that and often forsake my feelings for others happiness. This said, I’m never willing to give up my passions  or sense of self for anyone. I’ve never dressed for the 18 year old guy I fancied at school, I’ve never dressed to fit in, done my makeup for others or worked a job to please someone.

If everything you do truly makes you happy and makes your soul sparkle, you’ve pretty much got the key to nailing life.Wear the crazy dress, the OTT shoes to the family BBQ, die your hair the rainbow and follow your dreams. It’s your life only, so what’s the pointing living it for someone else.

SHOP THE LOOK

I really hope you loved this one my beauts and that you took maybe a little something away from it! A HUGE thank you to every single one of you, whether you’ve been here for 3 years or 3 minutes, thank you for taking the time to read and share your thoughts and stories. 

If there’s anything you want to see at all from Style Petal, please do get in touch for a chap or pop me a message on Instagram! I’ll also be doing a little thank you giveaway when I reach my 1k milestone on Youtube to say thanks for your love! 1 or 100000 I value every single person who sits through my ramblings, so make sure you’re subscribed! 

As always you can tweet me @stylepetalblog, catch up on all my posts over on BLOGLOVIN or see my latest beauty and fashion buys and vlogs over on my YouTube channel!

Photography by Ben Kapur – shot at the beautiful No.11 Pimlico road (and my fave lunchin spot 😉 )

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