Friday, July 26, 2013

Friday Frills

Stop trying to be someone else's idea of perfect.
Be your imperfectly perfect self.
Be You.
When they laugh at you for being different,
Laugh back at them for being the same.

The biggest challenge in life is trying to be yourself 
in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else.

Don't be imprisoned by your imperfections - own them!
Embrace your uniqueness... 
There is so much infinite beauty, originality and personality that you have to share.

Live right now and just be yourself. 
It doesn't matter if it's good enough for any one else.
Don't compare yourself to others.
The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.

*Collection of anonymous quotes, edited. Image via


Viola said...

Great post!! I love the photo!

Marie Zamboli said...

cool picture honey :)


Emmy said...

"Don't compare yourself to others" true, Sam:) And I love the pic you chose.

Sakuranko said...

I´ll be always myself!

Gina said...

Wow! we posted very similar sentiments today. This is a beautiful post, Sam!
HOpe you have a fabulous and restful weekend.
XO, Gina

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

OMG!!! Loving the amazing pictures!
I love this and thank you for always inspiring both my spirit and fashion eye!
Be bless darling!

Toks said...

Great post Sam, love it.

La Dolce Moda said...

Sam this is such an amazing post ;)
I love it! And the picture is gorgeous too!
your reader from La Dolce Moda

snoopellie said...

Live right now and just be yourself.
It doesn't matter if it's good enough for any one else.
Don't compare yourself to others.
The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday. << THIS!!

Miss fashionmix said...

Love those words! Really inspiring!!
Have a great weekend, dear!!!
XOXO from Shanghai!

Sonia De Macedo said...

Awww thank you again Sam. Just the reminder I needed.

Have a great weekend,

Mash Elle said...

Such a great message. Thank you, I stumbled upon this at the right time!

New follower :)

Xo, Michelle

Tanya said...

Oh wow Sam, we both just posts the same kind of thought, I just mentioned a little bit on mine about proud to be who we are. I've been telling all my friends, we all pretty as we are, we have our own unique of beauty. never compare yourself to others. I'm glad you posted about this, because the next generations or the young girl who read this. It will help them to stop themselves not compare to others. Thanks sweetie. Such a billions post Sam. Wish your week is wonderful so far.


Rahul Bhatia said...

Yes the only one we need to compare with is ourselves of yesterday for a better ones tomorrow!~ Deeply insightful, Sam! Have a lovely weekend:)

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Paola Lauretano said...

Wow.... totally agree, I love your post!!!
That's why my blog is called express yourself!
Happy friday hun!

loving-evelyn said...

great post, perfect photo

Alexa said...

Such a great post and a lovely picture! Have a great weekend girl

Alexa <3

Fashion-Bridge said...

How cool is this photo? and as always some words of true wisdom. Thank you again for sharing and inspiring all the time!



Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

I love the Friday Frill as per usual. Always inspiring.
The colourful tulle skirt is so pretty...I know that was not the point you were making :)

Ivana said...

Sam, you always find the words that go straight to my heart! This is so true, particularly in the blog world, isn't it? We can get so caught up in comparing ourselves with other bloggers, thinking their lives are perfect, more beautiful / glamorous than ours, and ending up just feeling bad. I myself can be guilty of this, even if I'm battling it constantly. Comparison is the poison of our lives. I should definitely work on accepting parts of my life as they are, and stop beating myself for not being this or that. Thank you for the inspiration, as always!
Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!

xx Ivana

Macarons and Pearls

Nicole Perez ♕ said...

what a lovely post! it uplifts my mood right now. Thank you! Stay beautiful inside and out x

Francy Stef said...

Fab post!! Love the pic!
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Sandra Leiva said...


Have a nice weekend, dear <333


Karolina said...

Beautiful post! Love the picture too!
Happy Friday!

xx Karolina

Carolyne O' said...

The pic is fab and represents perfectly the idea you wanna gave... Be imperfect but be you, and are imperfections that make a person special <3
Xxx love


Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Absolutely wonderful! Have a great weekend, Sam! x

Pitufina said...


He encontrado tu blog por casualidad, y me ha encantado asique te sigo desde ya!
Te invito a que te pases por el mio si te apetece y me acompañes en esta aventura!
un besote!

Ozden Ozdogan said...

Great words.Made me feel good already,I'm serious
Thanks xx

Josie said...

YES always best to be YOU xxx

Victoria B said...

love your blog!!

S said...

So true!
Another great frill, sweetie!
You made my day again!^^

Caitie Schlisserman said...

love all of these quotes together... beautiful and so true! words to live by.

Lady à la Mode

Daniella said...

Sam my dear, these inspirational words have been so wonderfully put! Thank you for sharing sweetie :)

Take care and may you have a lovely weekend,
Daniella xox

Joana Teixeira said...

love the quotes and the picture is amazing!

ELISA said...

I need a rainbow skirt in my life!
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Emma Henderson said...

More wise words! Have a great weekend Sam xo

Katta said...

perfect <3 there's nothing more to say!


Jacy said...

I loved reading these inspiring words to end the week on a high note! Have a wonderful weekend!


Elle Sees said...

my struggle! i definitely need to work on this!
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◘♦♥♦ MaHeRa ♦♥♦◘ said...

whaouhh so coloré j'aime

Lilli said...

Morning Sam! One of my fav "frills" from yours, your words are pure pearls of wisdom, I have been caught from them and especially from the last phrase. I think is something you learn in life once you are older, in a society where appearance, beauty and wealth rule, try to be yourself is an everyday challenge and if you are different you are soon isolated. I think is an important topic in schools where bullish behaviours are really common and often can cause deep inner pain. Once you grow up, you learn that being different with an own personality is better that be alike everyone. Another thing you learn is to not make any comparison with others life cause most of the time you never know how hard or easy is their life, the only person who need to beat is the one we are yday!:) Thanks Sam for your feedback, you know never tried MAC as foundation, I know, shame on me!!:) Have a great weekend dear, hugs! xo

Mira said...

The photo is marvelous. I know all of that but it's great to be reminded from time to time that it is completely okay to be imperfect. Have a happy Friday Sam!!!

xx Mira

Ana Aleksic said...

Really inspiring! :)

Katie Frank said...

you are so inspiring <3

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Sofija T said...

Beautiful post and photo, I really enjoyed reading it! :)

Always Maylee said...

Definitely so true. It's so important to just be yourself and not what you think others want you to be.

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Megan, said...

omg that tutu Xo, Megan,

Dawn Gibson-Thigpen said...

Love the tutu!


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thank for the inspiring reminder Sam! To be ourselves is enough but it something we often forget.

Have a lovely weekend sweet lady!
Rowena @ rolala loves

Michelle LL said...

That is so true, it's all about being true to yourself, true to who you are and what you believe in, that's what makes you, You... :)

lalalaPatricia said...

Perfect quotes for a sad lady here. Thanks for inspiring me! :)

Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
So true - it took me a while to fugire out who I really am but I'm so much more happier now!

Have the best day ever,

....... said...

love that really colorful skirt! being me and being true to myself is something I try to do constantly! thanks for the inspiration! have a lovely weekend dear! xx. gigi.

Demi Mist said...

Wise words!
Have a great weekend Sam!!!

mademoiselle mode said...

Have a nice weekend sweety :)

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Oh to Be a Muse said...

Yes, these are all good quotes. You always take me into the weekend in good spirits.

Oh to Be a Muse
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Shayne said...

love the quote and the tutu :) this is also my everyday struggle its nice to know that were all on this together :D

Anonymous said...

So true! Instead of being influenced by and comparing ourselves to others, we should just compete with ourselves. Have a great weekend!


I always love and appreciate your Friday Frills Sam darling. Thanks for the inspiration always. xx/Madison :)

Kim Alston said...

I had a problem with this when I was younger, but not now. It's important to be yourself and true to you.

Jessi said...

I love that you took different quotes and edited them together. I've always loved that song "live right now and just be yourself. It doesn't matter if it's good enough for someone else"
Such a great message! I've been learning this more and more the last few years and enjoyed letting go and being true to myself :)

Anonymous said...

Brilliant reminder! Love this post.

Dressed with soul said...

Dearest Sam, thanks again that you have chosen so true words! Just yesterday I had a consultancy with a woman and I told her exactly the same what you wrote above - that it´s the most important thing in our life to be the own person and to live this life which makes the own person happy <3

And as usual the pictures is the perfect confirmation of your words!

Hope you are fine and it´s not to cold in SA! Here the wonderful summer continues and I´m so happy that I´m sitting at this time (8.00 pm) outside on our terrace, because mostly it´s much to cold to sit outside in the evening.

Wish you a wonderful and happy weekend, dearest Sam!

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

Gail J said...

love that skirt so much!

Zahra Sandberg said...

Well said! As always I love your motivation on Fridays, when we need it the most!


Kashaya said...

Great text and I love the skirt the girl is wearing in the pic, it's lovely!

Elsha said...

I love this! The most difficult part of life is being yourself. Beautifully said

Marisa Silva said...

Amazing quotes! :)

Marisa Silva

Shes Dressing Up said...

Lovely post!

Punctuation Mark said...

great post... have a lovely weekend!

petra lorietta said...

lovely words♥ sometimes it's so hard not to compare myself to others.. I think it's in human nature... anyways, cute post!:)♥

Bailey Schneider said...

As always... I love this! :)
Much love, Bailey from Vanilla Blonde

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Inspiring as always. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Linda B said...

Your Friday posts are always so inspiring :)

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stylishvue said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I love these words and this picture!
Laura. xx

LaTasha Bunting said...

Hello lovely and beautiful Sam!

It's no problem at all! You deserve all the kind words that were/are given to you! You're amazing love! :)

I LOVE this Friday Frill! It's awesome! I may borrow it from you if that's okay? I'll put it in one of my posts and give you the credit! :)

Love always,
LaTasha B.

Jayme and Mendi said...

I love this!! I love the phrase "imperfectly perfect". :-)

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings