Doing Something instead of Nothing

July 30, 2014

You know when you start being really good to yourself with clean food and exercise, and everything seems to be going really well - and then BAM! Your body starts wigging out: you get sick, tired, your skin breaks out, you dream about eating family-size blocks of chocolate, you're sluggish and can't think of anything worse than getting up at 6am to go for a run or get to the gym after work, and "I don't understand why I'm sick - this is the healthiest I've ever been!" is the most common sentence in your repertoire?

That's the moment, right there.

The moment when you're being tested and tempted to go back to the way you were. To the comfortable and the known. It's that magic moment when you can actually shift things. It's like a crossroads. People think crossroads are massive, life changing decisions or events - but really, everything big and small in life is just one moment after the next, right? It's only your perception that turns certain moments into something overwhelming and freak-out-worthy.

That's the moment where instead of giving up, you just keep going.

You do the workout even if it's half-assed, and you DO eat a block of chocolate: but make it a dark, raw cacao Loving Earth block so at you know you're being kind to your body. And instead of going to the gym, you do some light Yoga at home with an app like Yoga Studio...

Because something is better than nothing.

That was me last week... Sluggish, tired and slow to get anything done. The last thing I wanted to do was a style shoot for my blog, but I've just added these gorgeous new turquoise cuffs and crystal necklaces to the MojoMade online store so I really had to do something. Anyways, in my annoyed-ness (for no apparent reason) I saw my Lack of Color hat sitting on top of my wardrobe, (the one I was saving for some great, incredible, blow-your-mind-kind of photoshoot, but haven't gotten around to yet) and I knew exactly what to do...

Something instead of nothing. 

I slung up my un-blogworthy hair in a messy bun, put on the maxi skirt I wore on my runway debut for Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival (coz that'll make any girl feel model-worthy even if she is only 5'4!), my most favourite Free People sandals and... did this. Without all the but's and I don't feel like it's.

And I realised two things: Nobody gives a sh*t if I eat 2 blocks of chocolate, but they HAVE to know about the Montana hat from Lack of Color. This is one of those fix-any-kind-of-mood-hats. It's a stop-traffic-kind of incredible. And really, when a girl is in a mood, all she wants is to stop traffic because the world has finally recognised how f*cking amazing she is - right?

Get one of these bad-boys and I promise you, it will happen.

The turquoise aztec cuff is now available online here - hand-made with love for you, by me :)

O U T F I T    D E T A I L S
Lack of Color Montana Hat in black
Archive Mink Pink maxi skirt, similar here
Aztec Cuff + Crystal Ring + Crystal Necklace all MojoMade

≪☮☽The Mojo†ribe ☾☮≫

Somedays I'm Off Duty

July 24, 2014

⤜▴ MojoMade Amethyst Aztec Cuff + Pink Quartz Ring available here ▴⤛
⤜▴ Quartz Cuff by Spell and The Gypsy Collective ▴⤛
⤜▴ Somedays Lovin Skirt ▴⤛
⤜▴ Alice in the Eve top at General Pants▴⤛

I'm not usually into blogger-style-challenges, but it's different when the 'style' comes from Somedays Lovin, the inspiration is 'off-duty' and the challenge is to work this super cute floral midi skirt! And I was so not into the midi-trend but I'll admit, this little number has totally changed my perspective. So thank you Somedays, for teaming up with Arrow Divine and Shambhala in Byron Bay to put this whole thing together - where would I even BE in my life without realising I could do the floral midi skirt with my midriff showing? (currently appealing to my 83 and 13 year old self).

⤜▴ Long Shot Amethyst Necklace: New to MojoMade ▴⤛

So, I got to thinking about the whole 'off-duty' thing and how that looks in my life... and I realised that in this moment right now - for me there is no off-duty, nor on-duty... There just is. I've somehow managed to create a life that exists and thrives around the things I love to do, with the people I love, in the places we want to be. I could scream from the rooftops that I'm lucky and blessed to have all this land in my lap, but it would have a pretty big disclaimer of: I worked for it. 

Two months ago I couldn't have imagined I'd be in this position now - but life seems to change drastically when you tweak just a few little things. And those little things lead to big things when you open up and decide you deserve more. I know I deserve more than what I was settling for... and I'm betting you do too.

I am so so SO beyond excited to share a big new project I've been working on, which is going to see MojoMade shift and fly to a new creative space: jewelry, music and blog fully in-tact, but with a different approach...

I'm totally being vague. I know. Sorry. I'm like that annoying person who says 
"I've got a surprise for you". 
Good one jerk, you just ruined the surprise.
But you don't know what the surprise is.
Yeah, but now I know it's coming.



≪☮☽The Mojo†ribe ☾☮≫

Less is More: A Bachelor's Degree in Class

July 14, 2014

Turquoise Aztec Cuff + 24k Gold Dipped Double Quartz Necklace both MojoMade available here   |   Free People Bag

My Mum always told me 'less is more', like I'm sure your Mum did too. When it comes to make-up, to perfume, and your skin to clothing ratio: less skin showing is actually more. Despite not being much of a mathematician, I always knew this equation didn't actually make sense, but I totally understood it from a style point of view (probably because during maths I was always looking at fashion magazines). Anyway, as it gets colder here in Sydney - which really isn't that cold (to those in the northern hemisphere, the Australian winter roughly translates to: you might want to take a scarf with you) - I'm realising that my Mum's advice of less is more can apply to a many more things in life than just what you're wearing *insert epiphany music here*

Growing up an only child meant I learned how to do a lot of things myself, which left me with a childhood hangover of many, many, many (to the power of 3) interests and talents. If you've been following me for a while, you may know that I'm a singer, songwriter, fashion designer, jewellery designer, artist and blogger… Which sounds like way too many things to focus on to ever get anything done. But I've come to realise, that IS me. It's all of me and whilst I'm working out how to balance it all in creative harmony, I'm opening up my blog as a space to share what I find.

Basically, I'm putting a method to my madness - and it's actually working! Hopefully what you see, read and hear adds a little inspiration to your own life. But more on that later, let's get to the fashion point of this post!!

I am actually wearing shorts under this jumper. They're just short shorts.

I'm obviously fond of showing a little leg, and I'm much more a short-shorts-girl than a mini skirt girl, which I link to always imagining "but what if I want a piggy-back or to do cartwheels? I can't do that in a skirt". And by that logic, I've always felt mini skirts were way too limiting. Anyways, it's pretty simple - the key to not looking like a tart is by only choosing to show one group area of skin at a time: something short on the bottom goes with long sleeves and bare shoulders goes with lots of length. 

Honestly, I think they should be teaching this stuff in high schools, and after walking through the cross last weekend, I'm positive that I could develop an entire Bachelor's Degree in 'class' for the all the naked girls showing a little clothing. There would be a Masters Degree in "looking at the back of your hair before you leave the house" which would lead to a PhD in "how to wear hair extensions" - but that's a whole other subject!

Yours in cartwheels,

≪☮☽The Mojo†ribe ☾☮≫

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