People sometimes ask me why I don’t do more “plain” shoes. I walked past a shoe shop the other day and I realised what they meant. The WHOLE shop was floor-to-ceiling beige and black.

I have nothing against neutrals – I wear my fair share of those – but I also love me a bit of colour and looking around the store I couldn’t see a single pair that strayed from the rigid black or beige colour scheme.


Did I miss the memo that said, “Please everyone dress so you can camouflage into a wall that’s painted Magnolia if you stand really still..?”

I recently gave a presentation to the board of a charity I work at and my boss said, “Maybe don’t wear the beanie with the ears…”

Rocking fluffy ears like a boss!

I love that a) she phrased it like a helpful suggestion (this actually made me giggle) and b) that I’m the sort of person that people feel it’s necessary to make those kinds of suggestions to at the age of 42. I feel like this means I’m doing life right!

Forbes has published a list of the top 25 things people regret when they’re dying. Five of them really struck me.

People wish they hadn’t:

  • Worried so much about what others think
  • Taken life so seriously and not stopped to have more fun
  • Failed to follow their dreams and not done what they really loved
  • Lacked the confidence to just do the things they wanted to do
  • Let the person/thing they truly loved go

This is why I choose to wear ALL the colours and rawr in wild animal prints – because they make me feel fabulous.

Life’s short. I don’t want to save the awesome things for a special occasion. I want to feel amazing now and enjoy everything now…

I don’t want to look back on life and think, “I wish I’d had the confidence to be myself and wear fluffy ears or tiger print boots.” I’m just going to do it!

So don’t live life with regrets:

Be glamorous now!

Be beautiful now!

Be adventurous now!

Be spirited now!

Spoil yourself now!

If you’re having trouble breaking out of all-black or beige, try it this week. Wear one gorgeous thing in your favourite colour and see how it feels 🙂

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