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Sometimes life throws hardships at you to try and trump your current successes, belittle your confidence and stop you from achieving greatness. Don’t. Let. That. Happen. Never let anyone taint your confidence and make you feel like you cannot achieve what you was set out to do. They may not understand the talents that God has given you, they will set out to stop you, label you with their bitter twisted lies.  To make things worse, those lies could come from those you love and respect the most, but you can’t let that stop you. You can’t let it break you.  It may be hard to recognise the source of the negativity at first, It may even come from your closest family members but you have to master the art of letting go. Letting go of the negativity in your life and replacing it positivity and genuine belief in yourself. Trust in your efforts, believe in the good and good things will happen for you.

You know, when I’m on my deathbed I would like to be able to smile and say that I have lived my life without regrets and taken everything I possibly could from this life. I want to be great, achieve greatness and be happy within myself ,I no longer want to be depressed or unhappy within myself. In order to achieve this, I guess you’ve just got to ‘Believe in your f*cking self.’

 

The brutally honest prints, apparel, drink ware available at Good F*cking Design Advice.

 

Believe in yourself.

 

Mimi x

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Sanabazaar gets a new makeover?

 

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Hey everyone, are you liking the new look?  Yes… Err no? Well I most certainly do. Sanabazaar has received a brand new makeover (tadaaa) and it was much needed to be completely honest.  As much as I loved the personality of my old Bushwick theme, it wasn’t really suitable for the style of posts that I write nor was it suitable for mobile usage either. The old theme was a bit clunky, dark and  pretty complicated in terms of viewing which isn’t what I had envisioned when I had first started blogging.

I am extremely pleased with the new layout of this theme, as it is bright and simple which I believe reflects my personality and compliments my style of writing more, also it translates beautifully across all platforms (what more could one ask). My sidebars are now visible, which should make it easier to navigate and find what you are looking for.  Also I now have a streamline continuous scroll too which is perfect for those, like myself that get lost in the moment of others blogs.

Ah! Yes, before I forget the star of the show. After stumbling across this new theme, I had an almost visionary experience (pretty much like Thats So Raven) for my new simplistic logo, which I had created myself on Photoshop CS6.  I believe it gives my minimalistic blog a slight ornate twist. Pretty much ‘Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice’ is it not?

 

 

Mimi x

 

Splurge vs Steal – Designer Fashion for less

I have been soo excited for this post, as it’s time to update our spring wardrobes with new accessories. I absolutely adore cute satchel bags, especially vintage ones as not only are they EXTREMELY practical and can spice up any outfit, from boho-chic to city-sassy goddess, but you could fit the whole world in them. If that isn’t enough to fall deeply in love with satchels then I don’t know what is. Did I cease to mention that they are amazingly practical?

Well I have formed a strange attachment/pungent wave of attraction to this particular beauty…. Allow me to introduce you to the Large Sophie Satchel by Michael Kors.

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I’ll give you a few more seconds to marvel at it’s beauty….

What struck out to me about this beautiful satchel was it’s gorgeous panelling, with the white, cedar and navy colour block calf leather against the silver zip accents. A modern nautical twist on the beloved satchel. I am a complete FIEND for detailing, seeing this beautiful bag gave me a serious adrenaline rush. If the detailing wasn’t enough, the joint combination of tote handles and an adjustable shoulder strap was enough to make me feel some type of way and extremely hot under the collar. With a spacious cavity, monogram lining and four open pockets, I have never felt like I had needed an item soo much before in my life.
But, at a fairly grande total of £241 ($398 if you’re from the brilliant US of A) I could understand if many would find this a tad out of the price range.

Well for those who would love, but don’t have the means to by this gorgeous Satchel. (It’s okay to admit, I am also a victim of obsessive handbag disorder) or just can’t invest in this lovely piece, worry no longer. After a vigorous search I have found an uncanny alternative….

Introducing, THE STEAL:

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In this corner we have the H&M imitation leather bag with two “tote” style handles and an adjustable shoulder strap. One large inner compartment and three smaller inner pockets. Can you tell them apart?

The dark brown/white panelling colour detail makes it almost identical to the deep navy Michael Kors beauty, a worthy contender.
At a mere £19.99 there is no reason why this handbag shouldn’t be inside your wardrobe.

Large Sophie satchel featured available here:
http://www.michaelkors.com/p/MICHAEL-Michael-Kors-MICHAEL-Michael-Kors-Large-Sophie-Satchel-VIEW-ALL-HANDBAGS/prod24450037_cat3003__/?index=48&cmCat=cat000000cat8501cat3003&isEditorial=false

The steal H&M Dark brown/white handbag available in store and online here: http://m.hm.com/gb/product/15397?article=15397-B

Thank me later.

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Mimi x

My first shameless promotion

“Without promotion, something terrible happens… Nothing!” –  P.T Barnum

One of my favorite quotes by Barnum, but never has it applied to me as much as it has now.  Creative juices flowing, I decided to stop being selfish with my talents and start getting out there and sharing them. I love creating, experimenting, living, learning and all that good stuff, what better way is there to share your talents than the great WORLD WIDE WEB. I’ve been thinking about creating YouTube videos for a while but was too scared of the possibility of negative reactions from others towards myself, perhaps I was more scared of my own negative thoughts of myself. My phobias of not being adequate enough stopped me from perusing my dreams on many occasions, but NOT TODAY BOO BOOOOO!

My YouTube account is finally LIVE and running (years after conception I must admit) with its first lonely video. A recipe that I had visualized in a dream and had to recreate. Absolutely crazy right? But it is the most genius thing ever. Who would of thought that a snooze would lead to the creation of smooth and luxurious snack/frosting. Yum. Yum. Yum