Personal Policies

This is a term I learned literally a week ago. Sarah Hawkinson and Muchelle B. from YouTube both talked about it and implement it into their everyday lives.

If you have no idea (like I did) what the heck a personal policy is, it is an idea sparked from the book The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving A Fuck that says you should list out things you won’t spend your time giving a fuck about.

What is a personal policy?

Still confused? Ok here we go, basically in our day to day life, there are things we dread doing or are anxious when we think about doing them and would reeaally not want to do anymore but continue to because that’s just how we live, in a constant state of fear and unease.

A personal policy is basically telling yourself, you know what, my happiness is the most important thing in my life and there are these things I know bring me unhappiness that I should just STOP doing.

Now this doesn’t mean stop paying bills… that is adult stuff you have to do. But little things that you can totally avoid if you really set your life up to focus on just things that make you happy.

For example here are some of my personal policies:

  • I will not let people dictate the way I feel about not wanting to go out in the sun. If I don’t want to go out in the sun, I AM NOT GOING TO and that is fine.
  • I will take care of myself and give my body ample rest by going to bed at a reasonable time every night. AKA 9:00pm bedtime
  • I will protect myself and put my well-being first by NOT BEING ON MY DAMN PHONE AND DRIVING!

Make sense? Basically I will not let anyone force me to be in the sun because it makes me uncomfortable and as an adult I deserve my comfort to be understood at the very least. I don’t have time for haters saying I’m an old lady because I want to go to bed early, I love sleeping so Imma damn well get my beauty rest! And lastly, staying off my phone not only benefits me but everyone around me

I always thought about things like this, like the sun one. As adults when start learning about self-love and what we can do to make ourselves truly happy, maybe it’s a good place to start at things you don’t like and set up boundaries. If staying away from certain situations or people make you happy, then YES do it! But you can’t run from jury duty… that’s the only exception.

How to Be the Most Stylish Guest at a Summer Wedding

If you’re looking forward to a summer wedding you’ve been invited to, but you don’t really know what to wear yet, don’t worry at all because we’re here to help you out. We have four useful tips on how to nail your outfit and be the most stylish guest at a wedding, so check them out and see what’s on the fashion menu this summer!


You can’t go wrong with pretty pastels

As you may (or may not) already know, pastel color palette will be a huge hit this year, which is exactly why you should give it a try. Even though a lot of people think of pastels as of perfect shades for spring, the truth is that these will look equally pretty in your summer outfits as well, so be sure not to skip colors like pale pink, mint green, muted blue, yellow sorbet, and soft lavender. Of course, head-to-toe pastel outfits will undoubtedly place you at the top of a list of the most stylish guests, but if that simply isn’t your cup of tea, you can just go for a pair of elegant shoes and a matching handbag in one of the aforementioned shades and you certainly won’t make a mistake.


On the other hand, bright shades are also very popular

This may sound a bit contradictory, but the fact is that bright colors will also be in style this year, alongside with the pretty pastels, which is the great news for all those ladies who have always loved to make a statement with their clothing combos. If you’re one of them, you should probably pick garments in hot pink, deep red, turquoise blue, bright yellow, fiery orange, and emerald green, as these are the hottest shades for the upcoming season. A midi dress and a perfectly tailored menswear-inspired suit are never a bad choice, and these will help you accomplish a flawless A-list-star look for the upcoming wedding. Just match them with either black or nude strappy sandals, add an elegant clutch, and voila – your fabulous wedding guest outfit is all done!


Rock a fabulous kaftan and be the most stylish mom-to-be ever

Yes, we assume that moms-to-be think that coming up with a fabulous look for an upcoming wedding is an impossible mission, but trust us when we say that it doesn’t have to be like that at all. Needless to say, you should put your comfort first simply because partying all day long isn’t exactly the easiest task for a future mom. That being said, you should definitely decide to wear a kaftan, especially if we’re talking about a beach wedding. Apart from being extremely versatile and more than comfortable, this piece is also really stylish and trendy at the same time. Does it get better than that? Well, it does, because kaftans are highly likely to hide your growing belly and help you appear a bit slimmer. So, if you haven’t really come up with your perfect beach wedding combo, just go for a lightweight dress in your favorite shade, throw a kaftan on the top of it, and you’ll nail it like a true fashionista!


A pair of comfy yet trendy flats is always a good choice

As already stated, you should definitely put your comfort first – no matter if you’re expecting or not. This is particularly important when speaking of footwear appropriate for beach weddings, as high heels and stilettos are likely to sink into the sand, make you lose your balance, and even make you look like you’re drunk – which is everything but stylish. So, you should opt for trendy flats instead and avoid the embarrassment of everyone looking down on you because of your poor footwear choice. A pair of knee-high leather gladiator sandals is one of the best possible options, as these will perfectly match your flowy dress and a trendy kaftan. Just don’t choose flip-flops under any circumstances and you’ll do a great job!

As you can see, being the most stylish guest at an upcoming summer wedding doesn’t have to be a tricky task – on the contrary, it’s actually a piece of cake, as long as you’re sticking to our tips and following our basic guidelines. Once that’s done, you can be sure that everyone will notice your flawless combo and wonder: ‘Gosh, who’s that girl?’


Peter Minkoff is a beauty & style writer at HighStyleLife & Ivania’s Mode magazine. Beside writing he worked as a beauty consultant for many fashion events around UK & AUS! His future plans are in creating a business for beauty and style advising.

I’m Getting Married!

WHAAAAA!? ok so this is mainly why you haven’t seen me since my Mammoth trip. Sorry not sorry! I am thoroughly enjoying my time living life with my FIANCE! Taking a little hiatus with social media and especially with the blog. I hope you aren’t too mad but when you get engaged that’s like the only thing on your mind!!

Proposal selfie with my soon to be hubby and proposal ring!

With that being said, I won’t make any promises about sticking with posting regularly again or just leaving the blog all together while I enjoy my engagement and wedding planning but I want you all to know that I’m not dead! I am alive and well! You are more than welcome to follow me on my Instagram and aerial account to stay updated on my life and the wedding plans!

Seemed appropriate with this giant rock on my finger!

So thank you all for being understanding, now I’m going to enjoy being all engaged as fuck!