She talks Glam

winter look, grey Joy knit, ankle grazers and black loafers + red neckerchief + purple door

Joy is in my name

Hello lovely people! Another Sunday on my virtual corner, time really seems to fly when you are busy doing stuff! 😉

I was shooting this look with a couple of very good friends a few weeks ago and I immediately knew what I wanted to talk about when putting this up: JOY!

Not only the pretty letter-print on my statement jumper, but a word worth feeling every day. It’s so easy to get caught up in daily struggles and longings that we sometimes forget to appreciate all the blessings we have.

winter look, grey Joy knit, ankle grazers and black loafers + red neckerchief + blue door

winter look, grey Joy knit, ankle grazers and black loafers + red neckerchief + blue door

winter look, grey Joy knit, ankle grazers and black loafers + red neckerchief

At the beginning of this year I decided to give a try to the positive-thoughts jar or happy memory jar where you are supposed to put a little note with a nice memory of your week, a small accomplishment or something just worth remembering. So far I have managed to keep up! 🙂 Mind you, I had to set an alarm on my phone specifically for this task in order to force myself to take a break from the never stopping merry-go-round and look around me, reflect on the previous 6 days and pick one special moment that made me smile or feel content, but it’s becoming a quiet me­–time that I enjoy every week…

winter look, grey Joy knit, ankle grazers and black loafers + red neckerchief

And this brings me to the reason of this post’s title. The legend goes that my mum picked my name from a Christian saints’ day calendar because she liked its meaning. It’s really an Arabic name, so I am not sure why it would appear on such calendar, but the important thing is the meaning behind it: “lucky, happy”.

When going through my teens, my mum would often remind me that I used to be a very happy baby and smile all the time, instead of grunting and barking as my thirteen-year-old self tended to communicate with others.

I like that borrowed memory of me as a cheerful little girl, so now that I am a grown-up (kind of) I try to honour my name by finding reasons to laugh and consciously letting the good in my life outweigh the bad. Not always easy, I’ll admit, but we walk the path one step at a time…

winter outfit, detail shot of Saida with red neckerchief and golden earrings

winter look, grey Joy knit, ankle grazers and black loafers + red neckerchief + blue door

winter look, detail of rings and black bag

winter look, grey Joy knit, ankle grazers and black loafers + red neckerchief

Hope you enjoyed the pictures of this attire in the quaint little streets of my beloved adoptive city.

Be happy, feel joy and have an awesome week, glamistas!

Love,

Saida
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by Karol Pilch

{GAP grey knit} {H&M trousers & bag} {Primark loafers & shades} {Warehouse earrings & rings}

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33 Comments

  1. Varuna Jithesh

    27th April 2018 at 10:46 am

    Nice and Perfect looking outfit..

    1. Saida

      8th February 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks a lot for visiting Zorica, have a great week!
      Love,
      Saida

    1. Saida

      7th February 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks a lot for stopping by and commenting Adam, have a great rest of the week! Xx

  2. Neha Bhatt Bhagat

    7th February 2017 at 12:12 pm

    Great post…and you look so beautiful babe..xx, Neha

    http://www.theinstylejournal.com/

    1. Saida

      7th February 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Thank you so much Neha, so happy you liked it!

      Xoxo
      Saida

  3. Rina

    7th February 2017 at 12:05 am

    I love the positive messaging your sweater gives up. I think it’s so important to keep a positive mindset, that way you attract positivity and the bad in your life just doesn’t seem to matter that much!

    xoxo Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    1. Saida

      7th February 2017 at 11:53 am

      Totally agree, Rina, nice reminder of the importance of the little things, although not always easy to actually feel positive! >.< Xx, Saida

  4. Yasmin

    6th February 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Love the sweater, it’s so cute <3
    xo, Yasmin
    http://www.iamyasmin.ca

    1. Saida

      6th February 2017 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Yasmin and so happy you like the JOY sweater
      Xx

  5. Keri

    6th February 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Love that sweater paired with the neckerchief. Too cute!

    Enclothed Cognition

  6. Eva

    6th February 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Such a cool sweater! Love this look

    xxx, Eva
    http://www.dark-rebel.com

    1. Saida

      6th February 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Thanks a lot Eva, glad you liked it 🙂
      Love,
      Saida

  7. Amy Arnold

    6th February 2017 at 11:36 am

    It is definitely easy to get caught up and forget to appreciate what we have. Your shirt is so cute and a great reminder!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. Saida

      6th February 2017 at 12:04 pm

      Thanks so much for stopping by Amy, I looove your latest post! May we have a joy-filled week 🙂

  8. emily

    6th February 2017 at 1:52 am

    Such a fun sweater! I love the idea of a happy memory jar.. I am definitely going to try this as I always find myself reflecting on the negatives but not the positives!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    1. Saida

      6th February 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Right? I think that’s in our human nature to always look on the negatives, but small exercises like this can help us change that
      Happy Monday, Emily!
      Xx

    1. Saida

      5th February 2017 at 11:40 pm

      Thanks so much, Filipa! Have a fav start of the week 😉

  9. Marivi

    5th February 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Alguien dijo una vez: Lo que buscas esta dentro de ti…si la palabra JOY nos lo recuerda …Fenomenal
    Te quiero…lo estas haciendo de maravilla…

  10. Dolce Nina

    5th February 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Such an amazing look! xoxo

    1. Saida

      5th February 2017 at 8:16 pm

      Glad you liked it, Nina! Thanks a lot for visiting, have a great and joyful week 😉

    1. Saida

      5th February 2017 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks so much Molly, it means the world as I absolutely adore your blog and style, thanks so much for visiting!!

      Xx
      Saida

  11. kitmichele

    5th February 2017 at 6:00 pm

    That’s such a great idea to make a positivity jar! I made one for my boyfriend a couple Valentine’s ago, but instead it had inspiring quotes by his favorite author that he could pull in times of stagnancy or his lowest lows. I like the idea of actually putting memories/thoughts in it as a daily habit. Happy 2017! xx

    Kit | THINGS SHE LOVES

    1. Saida

      5th February 2017 at 8:45 pm

      That sounds like a very nice present indeed, Kit! I thought I would have to come up with my own weekly inspiration to fill up the jar, but the quotes sounds great too 🙂

      Have an awesome week ahead and read you soon
      Xx

  12. violettedaily

    5th February 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Great post and cute look! I love the “joy” sweater!

    http://violettedaily.com

    1. Saida

      5th February 2017 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Violette, have a great Sunday! Xx

  13. Koral • Fábrica de Imaginación

    5th February 2017 at 11:27 am

    Etes preciosa y escribes precioso!!! Te requetequiero super Saida. Me parece bien que recuerdes que hay que ser felices ajajaj

    1. Saida

      5th February 2017 at 11:54 am

      Yo sí que te quiero, linda mía! Gracias por todo tu apoyo moral y técnico 😉 Cuándo vienes a verme de nuevo?

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