Friday 12 August 2016

Our Roles as Women

Dear Readers, 

What a wonderfully short week, a perfect way to celebrate Women's Day with a delightful long weekend. 
Even though I don't necessarily subscribe to specific days to celebrate women, it certainly puts the spotlight on the role of women in our society. We fulfil roles as mothers, mentors, home makers, nurturers, teachers, cooks, housekeepers and career women. And whatever role we fulfil, it is significant, as anything we do as human beings, will impact someone somewhere. 

This week has been very special for me, not because of Women's Day, but because the day made me reflect on the roles I play in society and the impact I have on those around me. I always try to be mindful of having a positive impact when interacting, to be kind without compromising myself. After last weeks post on frenemies and toxic relationships, I felt it was important to highlight how I constantly ensure that I am not causing hurt or harm wherever I go. This speaks to authenticity and integrity, and I will always strive to be the best version of me. It would be pointless to expunge toxic interactions and relationships when one walks around with negativity, this then filters into all aspects of life.
The best version of me is what I present to the world every single day, as it centres me, just by being myself, unapologetically true to my soul. I have learnt that by being true to myself and exercising kindness on myself, it naturally follows into my behaviours with others. Every day is an opportunity to improve and to make a difference to others. If I focus on this, without the expectation of anything in return, it creates the space for great things to enter your life. I can honestly say that I have had amazing beings, experiences, relationships and business connections just happen and appear in my space, as if the universe has aligned with my philosophy of 'live and let live'.
So as women and leaders, we set an example to children we nurture; showing them how to be the best version of themselves. We show them how to be strong beings, not swayed by the opinions of others and able to withstand the pressures of their peers. Women may be celebrated on certain days of the year, but we engage our little ones every single day, teach them every single day and shape young minds and personalities, every single day.

"I'm very proud of being a woman, and as a woman, 

I don't even like the word 'feminism' because when I hear that word, 

I associate it with women trying to pretend to be men, 

and I'm not interested in trying to pretend to be a man. 

I don't want to embrace manhood; 

I want to embrace my womanhood."

- Evangeline Lilly

Today's outfit is one worn on Woman's Day, a day I chose to dress up a bit, join some ladies for breakfast before spending a relaxing day with my teens and hubby. I absolutely adore this Human Image sleeveless coat to dress up any outfit, even a t-shirt dress and tights, as can be seen below,

My outift:

Human Image sleeveless coat
H&M t-shirt dress
Hermes belt purchased abroad
Country Road leggings
Witchery scarf
Mimco boots
Chanel bag purchased abroad
Vogue sunglasses by Sunglass Hut
Sterns earrings
Bracelets various, cuff by Raphaella Booz

Caio for now, 
RuBe xoxo

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