New Year: New goals & New achievements

Dear blog friends, I hope this post finds you well! I am terribly sorry for writing this post 2 weeks after when supposed to be posted because of personal matters. So, let me send you my warmest wishes for a happier  year in which you will accomplish a lot. HAPPY NEW YEAR! To everyone reading me now, how was 2016 in few words? Have you set your new goals? If not yet, stay to discover what helped me set mine.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

As another year winds down, I feel it is crucial to meditate and review my failures and my achievements. Being a young fashion entrepreneur, making the first steps in the business world were by far easy. I went through a period of disappointments and frustration that distracted me from progressing. (I will tell you more about that in the coming posts 😉 )

Highlighting some of my 2016 achievements boosts my motivation!

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So, I decided to stay positive and to draw my 2017 resolutions. I thought these thoughts can boost your energy  to kick off a new year, as they did to me.

HERE ARE MY TIPS FOR YOU:

#1  If you are feeling underestimated and uncomfortable in your job, plan to leave it because you deserve a self-rewarding one. If you look well, I am sure you will find a better one 😉 I wish you GOOD LUCK with that!

#2 If in the last year you were trapped in an unhealthy relationship that brought you more pain and trouble, 2017 needs a different start !Sometimes, we need to dare to say “ENOUGH”. May be it is time to think more about yourself and about what you REALLY need.

#3 If you (like me) want to travel in 2017,  but you are a bit frustrated about having enough savings, just don’t be! I believe we can make it if we do our best to achieve that 😉

#4 Have you sent your wish list or your to buy list? It is always fun and motivating to set tangible goals.Don’t forget to take a pen and a sheet of paper to make an action plan to buy them without ruining your 

#5 Last but not least, consider changing some bad habits to take care more about your life-style! I suppose we all have some habits that can be altered by better one; it could be smoking, not enough workouts, not eating fruits and veggies etc. Figure out one and think why you need to change that bad habit and how . 

#6 If you wanted to do an extra activity , but in 2016 kept saying “I have no time for that!”, please remember there is NEVER A GOOD time. We just keep procrastinating and finding excuses for being lazy. I CAN PERFECTLY RELATE to that 😉

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Before I finish, I really feel setting my new year resolutions is highly motivating. It gives meaning to my daily struggles. After reading me, take few minutes to ask yourself: WHAT I WANT TO CHANGE IN 2017? Dive inside yourself to come out with answers, make a realist action plan and stick to it. At the start, it looks hard but it you believe in yourself you will reach that!

Still lacking some motivation? My next post will hopefully inspire you to get the right dose of enthusiasm.THANK YOU for stopping by 😉

Yosra,

Fashionably yours ❤

In the shoes of a Tunisian Designer…

We all like to travel and to discover new places. We love to feel how places blow up our minds and leave unforgettable impressions on us. Travelling just broadens our way of thinking, expands our imagination and triggers new sensations.

 

 

Intro:

Dear blog readers, I apologize for being absent for a while. I decided to come back with THE FIRST article on my inspirations. We all like to travel and to discover new places. We love to feel how places blow up our minds and leave unforgettable impressions on us.

Travelling just broadens our way of thinking, expands our imagination and triggers new sensations. This is what every designer/ artist would ultimately need before kicking off any new artistic project.

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Today, without leaving your cosy cushion, I want to take you with me to an inspirational spot in my country, where I would go to fetch new sensations. It is about five hours away from the capital Tunis. Already I know that not many of you have heard of my country Tunisia. Today comes the opportunity ;).

One of my favourite locations in Tunisia, is a small town in the north-western part of Tunisia: Tabarka. It is a town which most of its inhabitants live on Tourism; whether they work in hotels, or they sell hand-made jewellery out of coral or they would sell wooden things. The most interesting spot is called in french: “les aiguilles”. What I like about it, is the wild nature: that sharp encounter between the rocky sea, the green mountain and the blue sky. For me that view is what one needs when in search for inner peace.

Enough talking, I will let the pictures speak up my sensations.

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People there lead a simple life style, as their incomes would vary remarkably from season to another depending on tourism. The city obviously lacks entertainment centre/ spots or youth centres.  It is one of regions that attracts visitors thanks to its virgin forests, pure air and calm atmosphere.

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To be honest, there aren’t many available activities that could be scheduled there. You can either go on a boat cruise, enjoy a walk and buy local souvenirs or go hiking. There is a jazz festival organized each year there. For sure, you will get up to a beautiful  scenery from you hotel room. Though, you will  get bored after spending three days there, sometimes we need to take refuge from the busy streets and the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

 

If you want to be there, I just advise you with this hotel: La Cigale. It simply won’t deceive you, the best one in the region. There are cheaper ones also.

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Talking fashion now, I decided to wear one of my favourites designs: My asymmetrical tweed coat. Sewn two years ago, I  still have the pleasure to wear it on special occasions. I feel the sharp cuts and the layered collar just fit well with that wild natural setting. I used two materials: brown tweed and suede to mark  the top’s cut. When designing that coat, I was inspired by haute couture cuts.  

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You can also check out the video I made out of these photos here:

Personally, I found in that small town some serenity and I was able to go back to my hectic lifestyle with a fresh breath. I really think that travelling becomes a vital need to come up with new ideas and positive energy because arts seem to be more experimental comparing to other forms of knowledge. You just needn’t to spend a fortune to travel, I am sure that there are undiscovered spots in every one’s country that are worth a visit. 

 I would be pleased to hear your comments and to learn about some of the little inspirational  locations you visited recently. 

Yosra,

Fashionably yours <3.