Thursday, February 22, 2018

A universal shortage in......etiquette?

I'll call this post part of my 'thinking out loud' series this year. It would be an understatement to say I've noticed a real shift in our world, especially with the way we treat each other... was I incredibly naive when I was young or have things taken a drastic turn for the worst since like 2010? Is there now some sort of a universal reluctance to be or universal rebellion against being ....human? I know I sound pretty dramatic but drama isn't short of how I would describe the world today

or can we simply put it down to a universal abandonment of etiquette... 

I'm particularly sad when we let go of the little things, the things that literally cost nothing like -  no longer finding the strength to wish one another a happy birthday and the struggle to say 'good morning' to people outside our household - especially to co-workers (people we probably spend more time with than our own families).

My sensitivity meter may have increased or something because I'm noticing this trend a lot more and it's frightening. Etiquette is free; manners are free - we need to re-humanise ourselves because if we lose the basics, the bigger issues have no hope. In recent years we've seen a spotlight on mental health issues and how we can collectively try to assist the people around us - I can't help but think that going back to the basic ways we showed each other we cared could have an impact on how we all feel - don't you think? Let's try to get out of the quietly toxic habits we are getting ourselves into!

So this year, I promise to send more happy birthday cheers, celebrate other people's milestones and ensure I always say good morning to my co-workers even when I may not necessarily be having a good morning!

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Discovering FP & A Belated Happy New Year

...No I don't mean Jughead Jones' dad from Riverdale, I mean Free People. I'd heard about Free People but I never really took the time to look on the website. I'm so glad I did because they have such  super cool items - like this Old School Love Jumpsuit and Sweet Like Sugar Top. The jumpsuit fits like a dream; it's super tight around the waist then extends into a beautiful flare and it's just the right length for day and night wear. For a real 70s look, I threw on some yellow zip boots from Topshop.

This is the exact outfit I wore for New Years, I just forgot to post it slash I was having way too much fun. So on that note, a happy belated New Year to you all. I hope you've all started the year as you mean to go on. I can't believe how long I've been absent from my blog but I hope to get things back on track this year. Including a load more travel and beauty posts!

Thanks for your continued support.

Dauby x

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