Kayla Stamboul


Kayla Stamboul

Spring is in the air and I feel like I haven't even started blogging my winter wardrobe yet, so if you see a fur coat or two in the next two weeks just know that I'm mourning freezing cold days. The weather in South Africa, especially Johannesburg, is absolutely beautiful but sometimes you long for a chilly day so that a fur coat or two can come into play. However, you know me - I'd probably rock one for the blog anyway (the things I put myself through). That's just the beauty of blogging; I get to be whoever I want to be and I have the confidence to be that person.

Two or three years ago I wouldn't have taken such a bold step. It seems quite vain, doesn't it? I mean, I shoot multiple photographs of myself each week and basically put myself on display for the world to see, practically welcoming judgment. Had I thought of it in that way before I started, I wouldn't be here right now. It's funny; I've never been the kind of girl who documented my every thought in a secret diary/journal that would destroy my life if anyone ever read it. Fashion is and has always been my only expression, which is why I resonate with blogging so well.

I've been obsessed with olive lately; I don't know what it is. Perhaps it's a matter of it being on trend at the moment but that's rarely a good enough reason for me to love anything. I'd never go full on military because that's just not me but a piece or two is enough to satisfy my appetite. This Ronald Sassoon playsuit gave me just that and with a touch of black and some lace detail at the back, I was sold! The perfect accessories to finish off this look was this beautiful scaly olive set from none other than Jeannie Jacobs. 

Today's post is a little different; I've inserted a few quotes below that give my confidence a boost when I need it. I hope it does the same for you.

Have a fabulous weekend!

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy
— Norman Vincent Peale
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
— Bernard. M. Baruch
Accept who you are and revel in it
— Mitch Albom
Believe you can and you’re halfway there
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
— Oscar Wilde
With confidence you have won before you have started.
— Marcus Garvey
Don’t look to the approval of others for your mental stability.
Don’t be afraid to be different, be afraid of being the same as everyone else.
The greats knew they were great before anyone else did.
The more you approve of yourself, the less approval you need from others.
When you know your worth, no one can make you feel worthless.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
— Orson Welles
It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allow us to keep looking for new adventures
— Oprah Winfrey
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it.
— Bryce Courtenay
Confidence has no competition.


Jumpsuit: Ronald Sassoon

Blazer: Jo Borkett

Shoes: Schutz Shoes

Necklace & Bracelet: Jeannie Jacobs

Earrings: Lovisa