To Thine Own Self Be True...




Hiya darlings! I hope you are feeling fine this Monday :) My weekend was bliss really, the weather was marvellous, sun shining, birds chirping...magic!! Also the football (soccer) started again here, so my husband was extra happy for that, haha :) Also, my new vintage dress that I bought as part of my birthday (in September) came & I love it...fits perfectly like it was made for me :))) But, alas I don't get it until my birthday, haha. But, I can still look at it & create an outfit out of it...that counts, doesn't it!?! ;-) Sometimes we find it so easy to compliment others because we believe they have something we lack, without even realising that the uniqueness we possess already, is just as equal to someone else! Sometimes we have to put those blinders on, the ones that stop us from comparing ourselves to the people we see & just appreciate the gifts and bodies we've been given. We are creations...masterpieces....works of art! We live, we breathe, we are the only people on Earth that will ever be ourselves & that is unique & something, if not everything to celebrate. I know sometimes we're given things that drastically set us apart from others, but it's a test of character as to how we deal with those....like the...if you get lemons...make lemonade sort of thing. So...the next time you start to compare yourself to someone else...imagine what the world would be like to those that love you...if you were never brought into this world...everyone is a gift to someone....even when we don't realise it...so love yourself!!

Have a great Monday
xoxoxoox



People often say that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder," and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.
Salma Hayek


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62 comments

  1. That top ten list is actually incredible Doll, just reading it has inspired me and I had to save it! I love all of these photos though, I'm lacking in confidence this morning and this can only help improve things for me :)

    I'm with your husband in being happy that the football is back, who does Gavin support? Here's hoping it's the mighty Chelsea! :P

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  2. Oh Kizzy just the words we all need to hear from time to time. You are soo right - it is easy to forget how awesome we really are :O) Thanks for making monday brighter doll,
    Axx

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  3. great post!!! have a nice weeek...kisses

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  4. great inspiration with these pics :) xx

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  5. I love be weird and be random - I can't help but be both.

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  6. Beatiful post! Great way to start the week! ♥

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  7. Words of truth are words of wisdom.
    I said that!
    Thanks for sharing such powerful yet simple words!

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    XOXO Dana

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  8. Another amazing post, darling!
    As I became older I learned to love myself very much and I started being happier than I had ever been before.
    I love me and I love those who love me too.
    Have a great, great week, doll.
    xoxo
    Nina

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  9. Thanks for these quotes! I'm bookmarking them to share with some people who don't understand how incredible they are inside and out.

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  10. thanks for these quotes dear! (:

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  11. Great post, just what I needed to read... Why most of us forget such obvious, simple truths?
    Thanks for sharing


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  12. Yes we are all awesome, regardless of our personal traits and characteristics! Sometimes it's hard to love on ourselves and embrace who we are. This is the perfect reminder and I may need to pass it along and share...especially on a Monday morning! Enjoy your day and here's wishing you an amazingly inspired week:)

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  13. This is a beautiful and inspiring monday post!
    Xx
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  14. This is so touching. I always compare myself with people and a lot of times it hurts. I'm beginning to love myself even more because I am beautiful, talented, amazing and simply the best at being me. Thank you for reminding me that.

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  15. You have a lovely blog :) and amazing pictures :)

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  16. I love the quote, "To thine own self be true." It is so much easier to be yourself.

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  17. amazing quotes, lurv them all.
    hugs+kisses
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  18. lovely post. Love ...

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  19. What lovely words to start off the day with. Too often, we need to be reminded that we are all special in our own ways and that before you can love anyone else, you must learn to love yourself. It isn't any easy feat...in a world where people can sometimes say and do things that are hurtful. But, if you work at it and become comfortable with yourself, it is easy to leave behind those who do not appreciate you for who you are. :)

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  20. Thanks for the reminder Kizzy! Unfortunately sometimes people may give love to others and not really appreciate themselves! We all need to remember that love starts there!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  21. This is a beautiful and inspiring monday post dear!

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  22. Aw - lovely post! That Salma Hayek quote is fab, she's clearly one clever lady xo

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  23. Hee!
    thanks for you're comment!
    Like you're post.

    xxx

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  24. Amazing post, thank you for sharing these lovely inspirations!

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  25. This is the perfect welcome to my Monday Kizzy, such an inspirational post and lots of perfect words!
    x.o.x.o

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  26. Happy B'day! Mine's coming up at the end of the month and hubby and I want to take a vacay somewhere. Lovely post dear . . .

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  27. love the post, and I agree, you have to love yourself and be comfortable with who you are, its okay for people not to like you for who you are... afterall you can't please everyone!

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  28. I always leave your blog feeling a lot more optimistic. :)

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  29. I really do like what Salma Hayek had to say. It really is liberating once you realize that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

    Congrats on getting the dress for your birthday!

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  30. top ten list is incredible...GREAT START TO THE WEEK :)

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  31. I love this post it's so inspiring :)

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  32. Glad you had a lovely weekend !
    Fabulous post, truly inspiring :')
    M x

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  33. Sounds like a wonderful weekend :) and love your Monday message. Loving yourself, being comfortable in your skin, and realizing that each and every one of us brings something different and very special to life!

    xx
    leslie

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  34. This is the best blog post! Kizzy, your message is so beautiful girl. More people need to LOVE themselves more. I wish I could spread this to everyone around the world. When I was younger I would always compare myself to others and try to be like them. I'm a lot more comfortable with who I am as a person. Blogging has helped also. You are so right about Benefit! It's very tricky when trying to match a shade or you have to result to matching 2 or more items. Kizzy, I'm so glad you had a delightful weekend. I can't wait to see your dress. Ooooh Birthday in September! Party Girl! HaHaHa Have a great week my friend!
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  35. I absolutely agree that I overvalue the things that I am not...great post as always Kizzy. I am excited to see your new vintage dress :)

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  36. I like your post: Very interesting! thanks for the comment on my blog!

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  37. great post my dear¡¡ xoxo

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  38. Those are very powerful messages. I need to learn to live by all of them.

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  39. Inspiring quotes and ideas, again!
    I love those, and they do work for me.
    Thoughts are so powerful.

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  40. I always say that happiness is a choice, not a right. So many people overlook the one crucial aspect of happiness....individuality! LOVE this post, so relevant and gets my week started off JUST right!

    Would love to get your thoughts on my most recent hotel renovation when you get a chance! Hope to see you soon!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

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  41. Heeey thanks for the quotes :) I checked also what I missed during my holiday, great posts ;)

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  42. Oh, the bear is the best! I drew it in my journal because I liked it so much. Her sketches always make me so happy. :)
    Lovely post, and great quote by Selma! That's a great perspective, that we are the beholder of our own beauty.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

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  43. What an inspirational post! I feel slightly better about myself just for reading this! Hopefully that will last lol!

    Love the blog, your background is such a gorgeous design!

    Samma x

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  44. Oh Kizzy, you always have the best Monday posts, and today is no exception. To thine own self be true, there is no better thing in the world, and yet it's so hard sometimes. I'm so glad you are here in this world at the same time as me :)

    xo Mary Jo

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  45. This is quite true and I think we all could use a reminder. It starts with loving and accepting oneself. And I am also excited for football season, it's our favourite in our house! That vintage dress sounds lovely. Have a wonderful week. :) ~Madison

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  46. I love the pic with the zebra! ♥

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  47. Such positivity and warmth!! Thank you xxx

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  48. Good words everyone needs to hear, because for some reason it IS so hard to see our own inner beauty, and love ourselves. Self confidence is hard to build, and easy to break down...But I know we feel better in pretty dresses, so I'm glad you found that one for your birthday! :) The corset I got for MY birthday, I had found and ordered myself. But since it was from my parents, I had to wait till my birthday to get it too. But I also started planning an outfit beforehand - for that burlesque party I just blogged about! :) xxx

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  49. Great!!

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    xoxo

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  50. Hi Kizzy!!!!!
    I love this post!!!! The photo with Marilyn Monroe is one of my favorites!!!!
    How was your weekend? I'm in shock how quickly August is flying by!!!!
    Hope you're having a wonderful day!!!!
    Hugs!!!! Shannon :-)
    http://fashiondiarylooks4.blogspot.com

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  51. You got me so excited with this post that I had to pin and tweet some parts of your article! Amazing!!! Inspiring! Thank you so much, I really needed it.
    hugs from New York,
    xx
    Ask Erena
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  52. this post is absolutely amazing and i admire you for posting this!

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  53. Hi dear!!! I really love your blog!!! If you want take a look at my blog.. follow each other on GFC and the other socials?? Let me know!!! See u soon on my blog! kiss :D

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  54. Oh ! I well know what this colorful zebra feels !
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  55. Great inspirational quotes! It is hard to not measure ourselves against other and against popular society's or the medias standards of beauty! -Jessica L

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  56. that's so cute!u have an unique and fantastic style!

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  57. i love this inspiration words, so encouraging

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