The best and worst thing about me

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What a title right? If you are expecting this might be a heavy, deep post then you are correct. Those are my favourite kind of posts. The ones that make me squirm to write. The ones that make my heart race and give me sweaty palms when I hit ‘publish.’ Because these are the posts that always hit home. There is no BS here. We aren’t gonna beat around the bush. I gonna be completely honest with you about the one thing that makes and breaks me. The very best and very worst thing about myself. And yes I totally just wrote this nice, fluffy intro to put off getting into the meaty stuff just a little bit longer.

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35 random acts of kindness (to make the world a better place)

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You know what doesn’t get celebrated enough? Being nice. It’s such a simple thing but boy does it make a huge difference. Especially on those days where everything is going wrong because your alarm didn’t go off and you ran out of hot water and you slept funny so your hair is sticking up on one side and completely flattened on the other. Those are the days when the kindness of a stranger can almost bring a tear to your eye. When it feels like the world is such a horribly cruel place it’s nice to know that there are people out there who wanna be a friend.

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How to pick yourself up on an “off day”

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Long time no see right? Did you notice that I sorta disappeared over the weekend? I’m gonna flatter myself and pretend you did. I got sucked into this vortex of socializing, studying and sickness. I am pleased to report that I finally feel like a normal human being again. But my return to full health means I am now behind on pretty much every area of my life and low key freaking out. Today we are talking about how to pick yourself up on an off day because I sure as heck am gonna need these tips to get me through the next couple of weeks.

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How to start dressing with confidence…

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I’m wondering, how into fashion are you? I never intended to make AS & SF a fashion blog because I don’t consider myself a fashion guru and yet here I am writing a post about clothes. I’ve always been obsessed with style and fashion. When I was younger I used to cut out the celebrity red carpet dresses from magazines and paste them into a big scrapbook. And to this day I’m one of those people who watches the E! red carpet replays just to see all the stunning dresses and fancy suits (less so with the suits because let’s be honest there is nothing special about them.) But fear not friend, if that’s not your jam because this post isn’t just about the clothes we wear…it’s about how we wear them. We are talking all about how to start dressing with confidence.

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Monthly must-reads! (and what birds taught me about life)

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I hope you had a lovely weekend. My USA friends I hope you made the most of your extra loooong weekend. We’ve got a long weekend coming up and I cannot wait. Bring on the brunching, snoozing and probably Pride and Prejudice watching (if it ain’t broke why fix it?)

My brother is always telling me that I need to expand my movie viewing horizons but I feel like everything else is just a disappointment so why bother?

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11 positively inspirational quotes to live by!

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Just last week I stumbled upon (okay spent half an hour scrolling around first) the Netflix remake of Anne of Green Gables and it was serendipity. I have always been the biggest fan of Anne Shirley and so I was absolutely delighted to get to watch it all over again. I think they did a really great job too. The best thing about Anne apart from her fiery temper is her way with words. While re-reading the books I have discovered so many brilliant, inspirational quotes that just sum up life and all it’s complexity so wonderfully I thought I would share them with you.

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6 easy steps to overcome overwhelm

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Ever have those weeks where suddenly everything is on at once and you end up running around like a headless chicken non-stop? Mmm yeah me too, and waaay too often! It is a strange world we live in that sometimes the less time you actually have, the more you get done. But that being said, it can be hard not to let that feeling of overwhelm get the better of us when our schedules are chocka-block. Don’t you worry my friend, you are not alone in your little meltdowns and minor freak-outs, I’m the Queen of Crazytown.

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You can’t love someone back to life…or can you?

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Do you ever get so invested in a show that it causes you to lose sleep? Not in a bad, this-is-so-scary way but more of a what-the-heck-does-this-mean kinda way. I don’t know if you have watched the TV show ‘13 reasons why’ yet, but I did and it cut me up. It’s been running through my mind constantly. I’ve been putting myself in all of the character’s shoes and thinking how and why things went so horribly wrong.

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