Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Frills

I believe that within me lies an extraordinary radiance, 
and I commit to letting my light loose on the world. 

I believe that the source of my power and wisdom is in the center of my being, 
and I commit to acting from this place of strength. 

I believe that I possess an abundance of passion and creative potential, 
and I commit to the expression of these gifts. 

I believe that the time has come to let go of old notions and unhealthy attitudes, 
and I commit to re-examine what I've been told about beauty and dismiss what insults my soul. 

I believe that negative thoughts and words compromise my well-being, 
and I commit to thinking and speaking positively about myself and others. 

I believe that young women are in need of positive role models, 
and I commit to being an example of authenticity and self love. 

I believe in the relationship to care for my body with respect, kindness and compassion. 
I commit to balancing my life in such a way that my physical being is fully expressed and nurtured. 

I believe that joy is essential part of wellness, 
and I commit to removing any obstacles to joy and creating a life that is full of exuberance. 

I believe that a woman who loves herself is a powerful, passionate and attractive force 
and I commit from this day forward to loving myself deeply and extravagantly. 

Quote by Jan Phillips. Image found via, edited by me.


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Thank you for such lovely inspirations to reflect upon in this first month of the new year. I think being happy and positive really begins with one's outlook.

Have a fantastic weekend Sam!
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Unknown said...

Great and very wise and inspiring words!
Thank you dear so much for being just you and sharing wonderful posts!

Unknown said...

Love this inspiring post!

gigi said...

love that picture and what beautiful words to go along with it! thanks for the inspiration! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @

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stunning post!

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Sakuranko said...

Really beautiful picture~~


Allison said...

Love the inspiration, in both the words & the photo!

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Gabriel Kaefer said...

hey thanks for the comment!
i loved your post and the photo friday!
posted a new dress and I hope you enjoy!
oood Friday!

Diana Marks said...

What a great post! I love the inspiration it brings. The photo is amazing!

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Rahul Bhatia said...

I sure know that the last lines applies to you so well, knowing you for a while through these beautiful posts.It is good to know a powerful, attractive and passionate force:)Wish you a happy and enjoyable weekend, Sam!

The Dragonfruit said...

Every Friday Frills you post is just beautiful in both uplifting and a lovely photo to accompany it. Love this <3

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Unknown said...

such a gorgeous photo!

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Kat said...

i love how positive and amazing you are! beautiful post :)

Unknown said...

Some great "friday wisdom"!!!!:) Have a fabulous weekend Sam!!!!!:*****

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Unknown said...

lovely quotes dear! inspirational post!
Kisses from Miami,

DC in STYLE said...

Very inspiring quotes!

trishie said...

Lovely words, my dear! Have a great weekend

Chris Ed said...

Amazing written post Sam! I love it! Happy friday! kisses chris

Valeria said...

Inspiring words! That pic is lovely.


Nicole said...

I think I've told you this a million times - I always enjoy your Friday Frills :)
Thanks so much for your awesome comment and congratulations! Haha! I guess I'm kinda private about my personal life (I've always been like that). But the Elie Saab dresses had me so excited that I had to share the news :)
"you can wear a gown made of stapled copy paper and you would still look amazing!" - you made my day! Hahaha!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend Sam <3 xxx

Gill said...

This piece is beautiful; words and picture xxx

margaret cruzemark said...

I do believe that your Friday frills should never stop. Great writting Sam!
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark


Such beautiful words Sam. I always love and appreciate your inspiration. xx Have a wonderful weekend.

June said...

That was really lovely Sam! Have a wonderful weekend

Nhi said...

a very inspirational quote, thanks Sam:) have a beautiful weekend!

Ellie Balangue said...

very inspiring words <3 and I love the photo :)


Diva Desle said...

Your blog is so beautiful. Love it!!!! :-)

katie said...

I always look so forward to your Friday Frills - as it appears many of your readers do! (That just speaks to how lovely and genuine you are dear.) I always end up printing out your Friday posts and hanging them up, they're so inspiring and they always make me want to work towards being a better person.
I am going to have a frivolous moment and say that this that is such a dreamy dress, I cant get over the skirt on it, it's so beautifully made. And then I realized there was an adorable bunny and it was compete love for me. I LOVE bunnies! I use to have one when I was little, I use to let her out of her pen all of the time so I could see my godfather try to catch her with a net. (I was very naughty and he was always so kind to catch my little bunny, he loved animals so much that he'd make her little toys to play with.)
Sorry, got a little off track there! (It was the bunny. Too cute.)

Borjana said...

Love,loooove!Have a great weekend,babe!

little luxury list said...

Just beautiful dear! This passage seems like it could be speaking about you as well. I'm going to love myself deeply and extravagantly from now on!

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Daniella said...

Sam you continue to make every friday so positive and uplifting with the way you bring us these beautiful quotes and poems. I love these beautiful lines, one that really speak to me is "I believe that young women are in need of positive role models and I commit to being an example of authenticity and self love." Stunning and so true :)

Take care,

Daniella xox

Unknown said...

preciosa foto, disfruta del finde!!!

Unknown said...

beautiful post!!

Lilli said...

Sam, I love this quote, absolute fantastic and very inspiring! The parts I loved most are 2:"I believe that negative thoughts and words compromise my well-being, and I commit to thinking and speaking positively about myself and others" and "I believe that joy is essential part of wellness,
and I commit to removing any obstacles to joy and creating a life that is full of exuberance". So so true!! I proved that if you think positive without mental drama you live better and keep to be concentrated, as well I think that happiness and laughter make you feel well, and need to laugh also when everything seems to be wrong because in a way or other it will be fixed!:) You know in what believe dear, in ourselves and the big potential everyone has inside:)) Kisses and happy friday!!:*

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, and yes! I agree with all of them. We must always, always strive for the best version of ourselves. :)

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- B

Sisters In Style said...

Great words and beautiful picture!:)))

Heather said...

That picture takes my breath away - SO INSANELY GORGEOUS!

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Fashion-Bridge said...

Such a great, inspirational post to leave us for a weekend with! I love the delicate, romantic photo and of course the wisdom of every line, especially the last one.

Have a wonderful weekend dear Sam



Anonymous said...

Oh that pictures... ! Her dress..... Jaw dropped opened seeing its beauty !!

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Madame Chic Bcn said...

Very inspiring quotes Sam. I do love your blog!! Is one of the fews I read every day!! ;-)

Ellen Grace said...

This is such a positive post and those quotes are so empowering to women, cheered up my day!


Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

Wonderful post and the photo is gorgeous! x

Silvia Negretti said...

Love your friday frills, are always so poetic and inspiring!

Elsha said...

Beautiful words! New follower :)

bridechic said...

You always inspire!

Gina said...

This is such an amazing post! One of those that I'll remember and think of often. Gorgeous picture, beautiful words...

Thank you, Sam for sharing something so meaningful and inspiring.
XO, Gina

Bodil Loïs Huisman said...

Great and inspiring words, I think a lot of woman should love themselves more often too.
Thanks for sharing this :)

Love Bo,

Mina Masotina said...

Great inspirations, love :) xoxo Mina.
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Katie Frank said...

Friday Frills are the best <3

Always Maylee said...

That picture is so gorgeous. Great inspiration! Have a wonderful weekend!

xo, Yi-chia
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Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

Love the inspirational and powerful words and you couldn't have paired it with a better photo. Love!!

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Anonymous said...

So beautiful. This arise a lot of thought in me. :) I believe in same things, sometimes just don't even realize that something is missing. Thank you for the reminder.

Also thank you for all the lovely words over at my blog. You're the best x

Indie by heart

Denisa said...

That is so nice. Have a great friday and weekend.

Jelena Zivanovic said...

My dear girl this post might be one of my favorite Friday frills!! So inspiring and moving!!!!
Have a gorgeous weekend!!!

The Chic Sheet said...

This is so beautiful :)


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Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

What a beautiful and inspiring quote to begin the weekend with, Sam! Thank you for sharing this bit of loveliness with us ... and thanks so much for stopping by for the first Friday post ever on Ooh La Frou Frou ... I've enjoyed this first week of posting on not only Monday but Wednesday and Friday ;) Have a super wonderful weekend! xo ~S

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Elle Sees said...

wonderful friday sentiments. happy weekend, sam! xo

Unknown said...

that was beautiful. loved the last one <3


A Very Sweet Blog said...

yes! we need MORE of this from everyone! hahaha great post!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Hope you have a wonderful Friday, Sam...and a happy weekend!

Miss Z said...

Hello dear!

I like your blog.

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mademoiselle mode said...

Love this post I believe... :)

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Adriana Carmen said...

Great post!And the picture is beautiful!

Natasha Gregson said...

Beautiful, inspiring post :') Have a fabulous, happy weekend!!


RaindropsofSapphire said...

Very inspiring post! I also love that picture! I really like your blog! I'm glad that I found it! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes and much more :) :)

Izzy said...

thanks for the very beautiful words Sam! this couldn't have come at a better time. thanks for reminding us how important it is to love ourselves and be strong.

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Unknown said...

Such beautiful and inspiring words doll and you always have the perfect photo to go along with the perfect post. Enjoy your weekend girl.

<3 Marina

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Love these inspirations. :) Keeps me going forward and positive. I need this. :)

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Christine said...

Oh my gosh! I love this post! The photo(chiffon) and these words are so uplifting and poetic!

I am definitely your NEWEST follower GFC! I look forward to more posts like this in the future. I hope you can come by my blog now too! Let me know what you think about it (I'm always trying to improve) and please follow me back if you like my blog, let me know. I also have a FB page, I'd love if you could like it. I look forward to your visit(and more uplifting posts).

God bless,

Christine said...

OOP! I'm already following you actually- still, I hope you can visit! :D

-christine (again)

Je ne sais quoi said...

very inspirational! not only the quotes but the beautiful commitments!
thanks for sharing beautiful sam

The white cabbage said...

very inspirational post !

and the dress,,,,,I could die for


Demi Mist said...

I love the picture!
Very inspirational post!

nancy john said...

I like Women Fashion frills because it is so growing.