She talks Glam

She talks Glam | Baseball Jacket | Halter black top | Khaki suede A-skirt | Golden bling | Top-knot hair | Casual Outfit | Streetstyle | Urban style

Expectations meet Reality

So… after a long working week I was really looking forward to the weekend, to a bit of sun and fun. Guess what? My beloved English weather presented me with a rather miserable day that made me wonder whether we are actually in the month I see written in the calendar. You know the feeling, right?

The thing is that I still needed to shoot something to show you, guys, so I ignored the florals and bright garments hanging on my closet dying to be worn and went for a weather-appropriate attire instead.

She talks Glam | Letterman Jacket | Halter black top | Khaki suede A-skirt | Golden bling | Top-knot hair | Casual Outfit | Streetstyle | Urban style | Expectations meet Reality

She talks Glam | Letterman Jacket | Halter black top | Khaki suede A-skirt | Golden bling | Top-knot hair | Casual Outfit | Streetstyle | Urban style | Expectations meet Reality

This sudden change of plans made me remember a family trip we organized when we were little to go to Madrid’s biggest amusement park. We had been talking about the trip for weeks on end and the hype was noticeable at home on the days leading to the big event. And the day finally came, and it was also a cloudy one, but we were going to have the time of our lives and the weather was not really a problem for little Saida, so off we went!

Alas, when we got to the amusement park… it was closed!!!! We had no idea why (pre-Internet era, people), but I tell you that “gutted” is an understatement for how I felt when we found out. I don’t even recall what we did for the rest of the day, but I do remember my father’s wise words on the way back home: this was a life test, so that you learn that plans are only a guidance but they can change. It’s OK to make plans and get excited about things, but you have to let the frustration go when things don’t turn out the way we want.

Needless to say, I stayed mad the whole afternoon and, to this day, the failed trip stuck in my memory, although so did my dad’s piece of advice so I guess it’s a technical draw 😉

She talks Glam | Letterman Jacket | Halter black top | Khaki suede A-skirt | Golden bling | Top-knot hair | Casual Outfit | Streetstyle | Urban style | Expectations meet Reality

She talks Glam | Letterman Jacket | Halter black top | Khaki suede A-skirt | Golden bling | Top-knot hair | Casual Outfit | Streetstyle | Urban style | Expectations meet Reality

Life is unpredictable and doesn’t really care for our beautifully designed plans, so we have to build up resilience if we want to keep frustration at bay. Don’t get me wrong, I totally believe in the law of attraction and that good vibes attract even better vibes. That’s why I try to put out as much positive energy as I can possibly muster (er… most of the time! –#itsoktofeelshitsometimes), but  occasionally life can be the opposite of ladylike and throw some curved balls at our face that we have to try and duck… somehow.

However, not all is bad news here, do you know why? Because human beings have the incredible ability to adapt to the ever turning & twisting roller coaster that is life. We constantly hear and read inspiring stories about people like you and me who have turned their misfortunes into life lessons, who have decided to make radical changes in order to pursue their dreams, who have learned the value of this gift we have been given.

She talks Glam | Letterman Jacket | Halter black top | Khaki suede A-skirt | Golden bling | Top-knot hair | Casual Outfit | Streetstyle | Urban style | Expectations meet Reality

She talks Glam | Letterman Jacket | Halter black top | Khaki suede A-skirt | Golden bling | Top-knot hair | Casual Outfit | Streetstyle | Urban style | Expectations meet Reality

She talks Glam | Letterman Jacket | Halter black top | Khaki suede A-skirt | Golden bling | Top-knot hair | Casual Outfit | Streetstyle | Urban style | Expectations meet Reality

So here’s to ruined plans and to our astonishing capacity to make the best out of things, to look for the silver linings amidst the grey (British) clouds, to enjoy the little pleasures in life and so many other clichéd phrases 🙂

Because it is in our nature to get frustrated when reality doesn’t meet our expectations, but it’s equally human to keep on having those expectations so that life can surprise us by exceeding them.

I actually believe is a healthy mental exercise to imagine the life we wish to have so that we can stay hopeful and inspired, so that we push ourselves to become the better version of ourselves, so that we keep on having big dreams that a bit of disappointment can’t chase away!

She talks Glam | Letterman Jacket | Halter black top | Khaki suede A-skirt | Golden bling | Top-knot hair | Casual Outfit | Streetstyle | Urban style | Expectations meet Reality

She talks Glam | Letterman Jacket | Halter black top | Khaki suede A-skirt | Golden bling | Top-knot hair | Casual Outfit | Streetstyle | Urban style | Expectations meet Reality

She talks Glam | Letterman Jacket | Halter black top | Khaki suede A-skirt | Golden bling | Top-knot hair | Casual Outfit | Streetstyle | Urban style | Expectations meet Reality

She talks Glam | Letterman Jacket | Halter black top | Khaki suede A-skirt | Golden bling | Top-knot hair | Casual Outfit | Streetstyle | Urban style | Expectations meet Reality

What are your tricks to keep frustration at bay, glamistas? Do you normally see the glass half-empty or half-full?

Let me know down below, I read and appreciate each and every one of your comments week after week! ♥

Saida

{Primark faux suede khaki A-skirt – similar here} {Primark halter rib top} {H&M tights & necklace}

{Office shoes – similar here and here} {Warehouse (ear)rings} {Primark bag & Baseball jacket}

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52 Comments

  1. chicstylecheck

    8th June 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Ohhh I can imagine what you went through with the weather.. Hate it when the weather disappoints…
    Although I have to say, you pulled out such a cute outfit there. I love it.

    http://www.chicstylecheck.com

    1. Saida

      8th June 2017 at 10:24 pm

      That’s so sweet Angie, I hate it when the weather doesn’t cooperate but we have to stay positive no matter what! Thanks so much for reading girl!!

      1. chicstylecheck

        15th June 2017 at 9:23 am

        Awww you are always welcome. I tell you, sometimes the weather has an agenda of its own.

  2. Siffat Haider

    21st May 2017 at 5:36 am

    Sorry to hear your plans had to change! But I do love this look, your jacket is amazing!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

    1. Saida

      21st May 2017 at 11:06 am

      Thanks pretty girl, I will live in this jacket until warmer days come our way 😉 Happy weekend, Siffat

  3. FASHION TALES

    19th May 2017 at 9:52 pm

    Hopefully the sun will come out to play soon. I completely agree, sometimes llife just gives us unexpected things –frustrations, happiness, and crazy moments. But, it’s our attitude in how we handle situations. You seem to have a great handle on things. Love your mini skirt. Have a lovely weekend. /Madison xx
    FASHION TALES

    1. Saida

      21st May 2017 at 11:04 am

      Hi Madison, thank you so much for your sweet and thoughtful comment. We all try to handle life in the best way we can, but I am definitely a half-full glass kind of girl 🙂 Glad you liked the look and hope you stop by some other time ♥

  4. Rachel Spross

    19th May 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I love your skirt! It looks so cute with those tights. Such a trendy and fun outfit!

    xoxo
    Rachel
    http://thetrendytomboy.com/

    1. Saida

      19th May 2017 at 6:58 pm

      hi Rachel, thank you so much for stopping by and so glad you liked to look. Hope you have a fab weekend! ♥

  5. Maria Phuong Thi Nguyen

    19th May 2017 at 4:06 am

    Amazing casual style. The colour combination works so well.

    Maria xx.

    1. Saida

      19th May 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Thank you so much, girl!

  6. Batsheva

    19th May 2017 at 2:59 am

    That is so so so true! there is actually a sign hanging up in my workplace– “Everything is under control. NOT yours.” I believe in G-d, so I believe that basically everything comes from Him. That He is like the video game designer, and we are just the characters forced to choose between the forest and the cave. we can’t control what is in the forest– but we can control our attitude and actions to whatever the game developer throws at us.
    –On another note, I’m happy it was raining near you– because this rainy worthy outfit is simply so chic-edgy! and I love chic-edgy!

    http://cynicalduchess.com

    1. Saida

      19th May 2017 at 6:57 pm

      Ahhh, what a sweet positive comment Batsheva! I agree that we cannot control everything in life, but we can definitely make an effort to always keep a trusting and positive attitude towards it 🙂 Hope you have a nice weekend, dear
      Xx

  7. Kara Aragon

    18th May 2017 at 4:53 pm

    This is such a great casual look. I love the tights so much!

    http://www.thekaragon.com

  8. Lauren

    18th May 2017 at 1:45 pm

    I love the skirt, and your hair! Lovely pictures!

    Lauren x Huggled

    1. Saida

      18th May 2017 at 3:04 pm

      hi Lauren, thanks a lot for reading and for your sweet comment, girl!!

  9. nisthasaraf

    18th May 2017 at 8:55 am

    I am totally trying something like this. Looks super edgy and cool. Great post!
    Love
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/grace-in-lace/

    1. Saida

      18th May 2017 at 11:32 am

      You are so sweet, Nistha, thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind comment. Would love to see you try this outfit on, I am sure you would look gorgs! Xx

  10. yuka

    17th May 2017 at 11:40 pm

    I love your hair like this! it looks so cute!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    1. Saida

      18th May 2017 at 11:30 am

      Top-knot hairdo forever! Three years ago, I would have never even considered this hairstyle and now I can’t stop wearing it! hahaha. Xx

  11. LENPARENT

    17th May 2017 at 8:24 pm

    You look absolutely amazing darling! This look is perfect on you! Thanks for being an inspiration!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

    1. Saida

      18th May 2017 at 11:29 am

      Your comments always make me smile, Len, you radiate such a positive energy! Hope your week is going fab. Sending lots of love back! ♥

  12. Katherine Tran

    17th May 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Aw, sorry the amusement park was closed! I love your outfit though, super cute 🙂

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

    1. Saida

      18th May 2017 at 11:26 am

      Thank you, sweetie, hope you are having a great week!

  13. Cindy Elena

    17th May 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Sorry to hear your planes had to change! But that outfit looks amazing! I love a good button down skirt
    xo | Cindy Elena
    http://www.boringclothes.com

    1. Saida

      18th May 2017 at 11:26 am

      I wanted to get my hands on one A-shape skirt for so long, happy you liked it Cindy Elena, and even happier that you visited my little corner. Xx

  14. WhatWouldVWear

    17th May 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Sorry to hear that the amusement park was closed! Such a bummer BUT this look is flawless! LOVE the skirt, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    1. Saida

      18th May 2017 at 11:24 am

      Ahhh, it is indeed a bummer when you have been planning something for weeks and it doesn’t happen as you had imagined in your head, but hey, we still spent a nice family day out 😉 Thank you so much for stopping by, gorgeous V.!

  15. Jessica

    17th May 2017 at 1:03 am

    I love how real this post is! It just goes to show that taking photos for the blog is not always as simple as it may look like. Glad to see you adapt!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    1. Saida

      18th May 2017 at 11:22 am

      I am sure blogging gals can relate 🙂 Thank you so much for reading, babe, it means the world! ♥

  16. Grace Sawford

    16th May 2017 at 8:40 pm

    i feel you girl!! it can be so annoying when all you want is being outside in the sun at the weekend and the weather is not cooperating! but this outfit – LOVE!! you look so chic!! hopefully the sun comes out very soon over there! have a lovely day!

    1. Saida

      16th May 2017 at 9:38 pm

      Awww, thank you so much sweet Grace! I cannot believe how much the bad weather can get me down, I need some therapy or the perfect raincoat, ha! Thanks for your kind wishes and hope your week is also great Xx

  17. ee0926

    16th May 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Such a fun look! Love your top and bomber.

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

    1. Saida

      16th May 2017 at 9:36 pm

      Hi Elise, thank you so much for reading. So glad you liked this outfit, hope you are having an awesome week 🙂

  18. Amy Arnold

    16th May 2017 at 1:32 pm

    I hate it when the weather doesn’t cooperate! We have had a lot of rain here lately too. I like the way this outfit turned out.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  19. violettedaily

    16th May 2017 at 1:20 pm

    What a fun story, I totally heard you! I know so well than life is unpredictable in a good or way… Love the look!

    http://violettedaily.com

    1. Saida

      16th May 2017 at 5:59 pm

      Yes, girl, I totally agree with you, thank you for stopping by! :*

  20. Andreea Birsan

    15th May 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Haha, sorry to hear that, but english weather can be so unpredictable! And indeed, I’d have to agree with you, our capacity of adapting is so high! Adore what you did with the outfit, how you paired those cute tights with the button front mini and topped everything with the baseball jacket. Wishing you a lovely week ahead! xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

    1. Saida

      16th May 2017 at 11:43 am

      Yes, after 4 years I still haven’t gotten used to its unpredictability 🙁 Glad you liked the improvised look, I love to read your comments every week, linda!

  21. Brandi Matthews

    15th May 2017 at 8:09 pm

    Great post!!!! I love that skirt!!!!
    Xx Brandi
    http://www.brandilocks.com

    1. Saida

      15th May 2017 at 9:05 pm

      hey Brandi, thanks a lot for stopping by girl, so glad you liked the post and the look, this skirt is my latest find and I am so happy with it! Happy week

  22. carmitive

    15th May 2017 at 7:46 am

    What a gorgeous look dear! I love your attitude and it’s always about making the best out of every situation. 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    1. Saida

      15th May 2017 at 12:30 pm

      You are so sweet dear Carmen, thank you so much for reading and yes, it’a all about a positive attitude and looking for the good things, because they are everywhere 🙂

  23. didieryhc

    15th May 2017 at 6:53 am

    Looking great! Love the look.

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

    1. Saida

      15th May 2017 at 11:30 am

      Thank you so much Didier 🙂

  24. MM

    14th May 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Bonito y divertido leerte..TQ

  25. The Fashion Folks

    14th May 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Oh no, hope you’ll have nicer weather for the week babe! Love your outfit though, such a chic jacket and skirt. Especially the color of the skirt is gorgeous, suits you so well! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    1. Saida

      14th May 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you Mia, this weekend has been quite warm, but we will keep on discussing the weather as long as Mother Nature keeps on throwing these tantrums! 😉 Glad you liked the outfit, I really appreciate the love you send every week, beautiful!!

  26. Koral • Fábrica de Imaginación

    14th May 2017 at 11:21 am

    Ese día nos marcó para siempre. La little saida poniendo la mano en el techo del coche pidiendo un deseo en voz alta al pasar por un tunel!!! Te loveeee

    1. Saida

      14th May 2017 at 9:10 pm

      Aaahhh, ese detalle se me había pasado cuando estaba recordando esto, hahahaha! Me encanta que te acuerdes de estas anécdotas y las completes con tus recuerdos 🙂 Me hace sentirte cerquita ♥

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