The Cat's Pyjamas
For those of you who haven't been here before Hi I'm Sarah. I'm a professional makeup artist, beauty expert, stylist and photographer. My blog is all about empowerment, inspiration and helping others feel unique and beautiful. Todays blog post is one that I have been meaning to write for a long time. I want to help women break down their own barriers and to really feel like the strong independent creatures that we truly are. To literally feel like the Cat's pyjamas from within. It takes a bit of motivation, a little time to realise you might have lost something and one quick decision to regain your carefree ways.
The word "cat" was used as a term to describe the unconventional flappers from the jazz era in the 1920's. This combined with the word pyjamas (a highly fashionable new item to wear for women in the 1920s) and then formed the phrase "The Cat's Pyjamas" to describe something that was utterly the best thing at what it does. Making it seriously sought and truly desirable. Cunningly the trend has come back around and its delicious.
I'm always encouraging ladies to step out of their comfort zone, try new things or remember that they can change thing up a little. It could be a new lipstick, a new skincare product or that stunning outfit they'd never visualise themselves wearing.
You know girls...That outfit or makeup that you admire on a passer by but think to yourself "Oh goodness I could never pull that off" Or "Gosh look at that dashing shade of red she's wearing on her lips, I just cant wear red" You have the ability to try anything you want ladies. You also have the right to change your mind. We are women after all! That's what most of us do best!
I'm wildly independent, head strong and when someone tells me not to do something I want to do the opposite. Finding really fun fashion items most would shy away from I tend to dive right in. I pride myself on being a little different, and at times I doubt myself. So you're not alone ladies.
It's time to capture that independence you once had as a child ladies. Hold on to it for dear life as you only get one chance at showing the world what you have got, so don't let it go. I have a few little reminders how you can feel like the cat's pyjamas everyday.
The Cat's Pyjamas Ethos
- Wear what the heck you like. As long as it's not an all over ensemble. Keep the quirks to one item. This way you won't feel so overpowered.
- And wear it with gumption. A word we don't hear all too often these days! If you are going to do it...Own it! To feel confident in an unusual item of clothing is really simple, just do it! Dont be afraid to feel like the cat's pyjamas! Its quite amazing putting on an item of clothing and feeling unique.
- You will get used to feeling the best you can in no time at all when you stop worrying what others think. Just because they dont like your style doesn't mean its wrong. Nothing is wrong, only silly opinions.
- Look in the mirror and say to yourself "I can do anything I want" and avoid 'should' and 'must' statements. These are negative and won't send out the right positive messages to the universe.
- Fix your hair and make-up, it really does help. I'm constantly giving away tips here, so make sure you come back for more advice.
- Put on some beautiful well fitting underwear that makes you feel special. Good filling underwear can change your entire shape. And in turn change your mood.
- Treat yourself with kindness and encouragement. Never put yourself down, ever. You are truly beautiful. No matter what age, shape or size.
- Focus on your positives and banish thoughts of hating your thighs, legs etc. You are seriously one of a kind and very special.
- Forgive yourself. Everyone makes mistakes — and mistakes aren't a permanent reflection on you as a person.
- Lastly set yourself a challenge and be true to your desires. To try that berry lip you think wont look good, to own that red ruffle top you have admired for so long or those fabulous boots you'd have worn when you where younger. Cast aside the can't and create the will.
I'm wearing Oasis jeans, Zara Cat's pyjamas blouse, Zara heels (old) RayBan sunglasses & Mulberry Effie bag.