Hello Breathing Fashionistas, I hope you all have had a fabulous Sunday filled with coffee, friends, family and a slight autumn breeze. My weekend was absolutely lovely, filled with brilliant sights and sounds. My Friday was spent taking hot yoga, drinking soy iced chai tea pumpkin spice lattes (yes they are hard to say but delicious) and watching a hilarious improve troupe called Toast. Saturday morning my sister and I headed to the Greek Festival where we got to see some Greek folk dancing and eat delicious veggie plates. We drank more coffee, went to Earthfare and headed to the Nickelodeon theatre where we saw Beast of the Southern Wild, a visually stunning movie that my yoga teacher recommended. Today has been absolutely lovely as well, welcoming in the day with a 10am yoga class, some food and more coffee. I am more than ready for fall and everything it brings. And I am more than ready to breathe healthy, happy, fashionably living into everything I do (see what I did there?)
My weekend was spent with a healthy mind, happy spirit, and interesting outfits. That’s exactly what it means to breathe into what you do, right?! Breathing Fashion was created as a way for me to inject my love for fashion and fashion journalism into every aspect of my life and since I started it three years ago, Breathing Fashion and I have grown immensely. Relating back to “Living your Personal Style”, this post is a way to inspire the idea of breathing whatever you’re passionate about into every aspect of your life, creating a life that is full and vibrant and filled with a thirst for whatever it is life and the universe have to offer.
An important part of my life is living with a sense of gratitude. If you’ve ever read The Secret, you’ll already know that this is one of the most important things that one can use to attract even MORE things that you’re grateful for. This book talks about the law of attraction, the fact that your thoughts attract and create whatever situation or thing you are thinking about. For example, if I were to stress about having bad grades, that would only attract more bad grades. If I constantly stress and worry about doing poorly in school, I would continue to do poorly. Like attracts like; so if I were to focus my energy and thoughts on positivity, that’s what I would attract. This is where gratuity comes into play; if you’re spending all of your time looking at what you don’t have, you’re going to keep attracting more of THAT. If you’re grateful for what you’re given, for what you have, the universe reads those thoughts and gives you more of those good things. Think of it this way, how many times have you woken up, been late, and kept having negative thoughts about being late and then had your whole day go wrong? Now think of the opposite, have you wake up in a good mood, setting the tone for the morning and day, and then had an a really good day? That’s because of the law of attraction. This thought, this practice of positivity and gratuity is something that leaks into every aspect of my life. When it comes to fashion, I am grateful for each opportunity I’m given, whether it’s a friend asking me to write a post about something, or when I’m approached about my personal style. I breathe gratuity into my life, attracting every positive thing that I’ve been given, whether fashion, new friends or good things happening to my family and me.
Another thing I breathe is my love for animals, for nature. I have been vegetarian for four years now, and love the fact that I can help animals almost effortlessly by not eating meat. I am an advocate for animal rights, have joined the Compassion for Animals club here at USC, and don’t buy fur or leather (that’s real). This love for animals and the earth has also played into how I see the world around me. I try to live a holistic lifestyle, which means I’m trying to eat healthier (no fast food, lots of whole wheat and multigrain), more organic and vegan products, as well as making sure that I’m honoring my spirit through yoga, living mindfully and reading a lot. This love for animals and the earth carries with me whether it’s yoga or my love for fashion. Think of Stella McCartney and the animal friendly fashion empire she’s created; what an amazing woman. Everything she creates is vegetarian, and fashionable as anything. She set her intention to create eco and animal friendly designs without sacrificing style and this seriously paid off and created an incredible niche for her. She breathes into what she does.
There’s nothing more beautiful than waking up every morning excited for every door life is going to hold open for you. I seriously think it’s amazing and beautiful when people are passionate about something, especially when it’s evident in what they do. This post is really just to urge all of my readers to find what they love, hold on to it, own it and breathe it. Seriously, live everyday filled with whatever it is you love.
I hope you have a beautiful Sunday,
PS- If you want to read more about the law of attraction, I urge you to read The Secret and buy a copy of The Magic, both by Rhonda Byrne. The Magic is a 28 day long practice of gratuity that has different practices to do each day. Seriously, these books are life changing and wonderful. Let me know what you think!