Friday, October 04, 2013

Friday Frills


I Choose… 

To live by choice, not by chance, 
To make changes, not excuses, 
To be motivated, not manipulated. 
To be useful, not used, 
To excel, not to compete. 
I choose self-esteem, not self-pity. 
I choose to listen to my inner voice, 
Not the random opinion of others. 
I choose...to be me.

*Image via Fashion Gone Rogue. Quote Unknown.


68 comments:

Instant Milk said...

Love this dress!!!! Beautiful!

xx

Sonia De Macedo said...

Wonderful Sam, just what I need to get back into blogging again!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend pretty,
SDMxx
www.daringcoco.com

Stella said...

Sam, I think this is from the best quotes you have posted.
I will write it down cause I want to keep it.
xxx
Stella from a A Shiny Place

andysparkles said...

Happy Friday, dear! This quote is amazing, every word is true. I'll keep it in mind!

xx

andysparkles
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Anngelik Martinez said...

Well said! I love this and the picture is beautiful.

-Vogue&Heels
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Sabrina said...

I think that's a great thing to remember- that above all our choices and actions, we're choosing to be ourselves.

Sincerely,
Sabrina

Pamela RG said...

Love her vibrant purple gown. So true we got to accept and love ourselves first before anything else.

Nora Armani said...

Great post I love it! Very motivational. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I truly appreciate it.

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Kim Alston said...

That's the way it should be! Great post Sam!
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MOSAMUSE said...

nice poem
xo
MOSAMUSE

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Rahul Bhatia said...

Me 2:) Have a lovely weekend Sam!

Pip said...

Happy Friday Sam! Love this so much dear! :)

xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

Shayne said...

To excel, not to compete. - i like this line sammy :) have a great day!

Aubree @ Macarons and Stilettos said...

I love this quote - great reminder to me to believe in myself. I'm having a horrible day so I needed that thanks :)

FASHION TALES said...

I love this Sam, thanks sfor always motivating us on a Friday. Happy weekend dear. xx/Madison :)

Imogen said...

Gorgeous. I think everyone would benefit from reading this

Paola Lauretano said...

So lovely words Sam.... thanks for sharing and Happy friday to you darling!!!!!

Antonella C'est moi said...

hi doll, amazing dress!!!kisses

Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
Lovely words, perfect for days when you feel a little low.

Have the best week ever,
-Kati

My Urban Market said...

Lovely words my dear. The dress in the picture is amazing. I wish you a great weekend.

Valeria
http://myurbanmarket.blogspot.it

kim bim said...

Yes! YES!!! I choose to be me. I love these lines. Thanks babes.
Do have a brilliant weekend.
Kisses..

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Beautiful as ever Sam! Very thought-provoking, and a lovely quote to take into the weekend. Hope you have a great one dear!

Coco Colo said...

Great choices :)
Happy Weekend

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Mira said...

I couldn't have said it better (no kidding!!). I should print this out and put it in a frame where I can see it every day! Wish you a happy Friday Sam :)

xx Mira

www.glamdevils.com

Crown Polish said...

i choose to be me too :') <3

Afina blog said...

love!
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Laia herrero said...

Wise and beautiful words Sam, I Also choose to be me.
Have a great weekend.
Xxx

Jessica Mattioli said...

Lovely words my dear! Beautiful photo!!
Happy Friday sweetheart <3

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Ulrikke said...

Very wise!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thank you for the inspiration dear! Have a lovely weekend!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Carolyne O' said...

I saved your words in a private file named " Words of wisdom", I wait all the week this fabulous column doll <3
Xxx

Carolina

www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

Margaret Dallospedale said...

My friday becomes sweet, when I read your special post!
Have a sweet friday sweetie,
The diary of a fashion apprentice

Elle Sees said...

live by choice....i love that!
happy weekend, sam!

Gina said...

such a gorgeous picture, and I love everything about these uplifting words. I agree wholeheartedly. Thanks for the inspiration, my friend!
Have a lovely weekend
XO, Gina
http://classyeverafter.blogspot.com

Miss Top Ten Image said...

I choose to be me too!! ;-)
xoxo
Patricia

http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com.es/2013/10/some-good-news.html

S said...

I choose to be me!!! This is grat!!!
Thanx for your frills honey!
xxx

s
http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

Lilli said...

Morning Sam, hope your day is kicked off well! The quotes in which you spread courage and self confidence are the ones I love most, always are, in fact, a great reminder and thought. All of us should believe much more in ourselves and trust more in our ability. I'm always in the opinion that our best friend is ourselves, only if our personality is strong, positive, motivated and especially loyal on ourselves, we can also be a good company for others and attract also good opportunites. I also believe that sad or bad people, the ones who always try to keep others down or put doubts in others, are to keep away since their attitude is in some way contagious. The best is being the person we are, express it with positivity and always reliance in ourselves because we only are the ones in the world :) Happy Friday my friend, hugs! xo

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Hi, Sam! great post as always, those words are so deep and thoughtful, photograph is also amazing! "I choose self-esteem, not self-pity" This statement is incredible and so true!
Wish you a blessed day ahead!

www.svetusvet.com

Emmylou said...

Have a lovely weekend, Sam:) Loved reading ur Friday Frills.

Francy -Stef said...

So true!! Love these words!!
Kisses
Francy&Stef
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ELISA said...

u know how much I love your Friday posts!
Come back soon to visit me on…
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Emma Henderson said...

Totally agree! Have a great weekend Sam xo

Marisa Silva said...

Great quote!

Marisa Silva
http://stylingdreams.blogspot.pt/

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

Good advice!! I loved this . Kisses and I wish a very nice weekend, Sam:)

What is in the hat? said...

beautiful dress <3

Tanya said...

Hello dear Sam, I agree with the beautiful words. It's choose to be who we are is A MUST....

Have a relax Friday sweet!

http://www.attraction2fashion.com

Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

Love! As per usual. Thanks Sam.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

To excel, not to compete--that's a very mature one and one to strive for. Happy weekend!

http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/

Gabriele said...

great words, I agree very much with them!!

Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful words as always!

I wish you a great weekend, dear :)

xx

http://www.madridforniagirl.com/

Kashaya said...

Great words!=)

mademoisellemode said...

Amazing sweety ^^
Have a nice weekend ^^

Kisses
http://www.mademoisellemode.com/

Denisa said...

Beautiful pic and dress. Great day.

http://www.fashiondenis.com/

Harija said...

This piece is mind blowing!!! I love it and great way to start off another new month!!

My Lyfe ; My Story
@MyLyfeMyStory ♥ ♥

Yuli Conversations said...

My goodness.... that dress!!!!
XOXO
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Ma Petite Ana said...

Love this dress !!!!
Kisses
http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/6632417/ma-petite-by-ana

dim_3fs said...

So inspirational words!!!

http://www.3forfabulousfashion.blogspot.com

Dressed with soul said...

This is the best decision which one can make in my opinion, dearest Sam, to decide for the own person! Because I believe that it has sense that we are be in excactly this way which we are and in my opinion it doesn´t make sense to want to be another person!

Thanks a lot for this true words - and as usual the picture matches perfect with the text <3

Wish you a wonderful and happy weekend!

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

Sorana Nistor said...

i love these words !!!
xoxo

Toks said...

Totally love this text.
Have a great weekend Sam and thank you so much for your sweet comments.
xoxoxo

BigHairLoudMouth said...

Lovely post!

Love Nyt,
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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Beautifully inspiring words and such a striking image too!
Have a lovely weekend Sam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Louisa Moje said...

Love the outfit!! Would you like to follow each other on Facebook, Bloglovin', GFC, and/or Instagram. Please let me know if you're interested.

Louisa Moje
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Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

Love this :)

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Francesca said...

That's a very inspiring poem and I love the picture! I want to be more like that, so I just have to choose to be and just be!

Francesca

Linda B said...

Way to take command. This quote is inspiring as always :)

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Peet said...

This is just beautiful. I love how you juxtapose manipulated and motivated... May the force be with us all to just be - us.

Johlet said...

Stunning! Gorgeous! Beautiful!
http://johced-ourjourneytoeverywhere.blogspot.com/
xxx