August through Instagram

Guilty Pleasure: The City | Weekends at the beach in Llangennith, Wales | Electro socks | New nautical room decorations | Keds and khakis | Tory Burch's amazing office | Lee Radiziwill's decadent library | Barbour iPhone case find | Nature on my walk


Hello September...

September is here and it seems as if the year is really flying by! The autumn is my favourite season, and I must admit I have sneakily been looking forward to the colder weather as it gives me the opportunity to wear all my amazing boots and coats!

With the start of September brings the 'back to school' feeling, or the chance to start afresh. I usually use August as a thinking month, brainstorming new ideas and working on plans for future projects and interests. August has been super busy for me working on these new ventures and I can't wait to share them with you all in the coming weeks and months. I have big ideas for Political Style and its future, as well as many new things in my personal and professional life.

Do you view September the same as me? Do you have any big plans that you can't wait to share? I'd love to hear them!


White House Week

Earlier this week, President Obama traveled to Charlotte, NC today to address the American Legion, the nation’s largest veteran service organization, and pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of our veterans from every corner of the country and every generation. Watch his remarks below.

The National Park Service celebrated its 98th birthday, and celebrated by sharing some amazing shots of America's most loved landmarks. Check out the Storify below!

Valerie Jarrett also published a great blog post marking Women's Equality Day which you can read here. 


Friday Thought

Have you ever felt pressured to aim for being perfect, completing tasks perfectly with no errors? If the answer is 'yes' you're certainly not alone. We all experience this in our lives, whether it be at work, in school/college, in our relationships and also in how we wish others to perceive us.

I often experience pressure to 'be perfect,' and the feeling can be an intense and crippling one. How can we be expected to get everything right all of the time?

The above quote from Sheryl Sandberg addresses this pressure head on, and gives two words which I think, are much more positive and empowering. Sustainable suggests that your actions or work will have a long term impact or perhaps life-span, and I feel, enables you to plan for what you hope to achieve, and taking away any immediate pressure. I think it's important to consider the word fulfilling, and apply it to your own life. Is the work you are doing fulfilling? If you are a blogger, do you find your blog is fulfilling your creative need, and likewise, is it fulfilling your reader's desires?

Sandberg is also known for the quote 'Done is better than perfect.' This is another phrase that I have taped onto my pin board, and whilst I do complete every task to the best of my ability, knowing that it is completed is a great feeling that no-one can ever take away from me!

As I start new projects and continue to work hard on my aims and objectives, I'll be asking myself if it's sustainable, and importantly, is it fulfilling. Will you be doing the same?

Are there any quotes that really inspire you to look at your life and your work? Let me know in the comments!