Disclaimer – ad: post contains gifted products from Daisy London. Also, I would just like to say that this blog post is just my experience and of course when I say women I mean ALL women-identifying people and non-binary who have also gone through this!!
Empowering, strong & resilient are the three words that come to mind when I think of women.
We are often faced with an incredible amount of pressure to look and act a certain way as if our sole being is to perform for the male gaze. Not only is it exhausting and expensive, but you also completely forget who you are. Recently, I have been connecting with a lot that is challenging this, with the music I listen to, the media I’m consuming and the books I’m reading. I want to discover who I am without all of the bullshit telling me how I should look and act.
When you take all of the media away and just live your life for YOU, you’ll be surprised at how freeing it feels. Recently, I took a social media break and I feel incredible for it. It allowed me to ground myself and focus on myself and my own choices. No longer was I scrolling through Instagram on a morning wondering why it was 9 am and I hadn’t already had a three-course breakfast, cleaned my whole house and went to the gym- all with a full face of makeup on.
My days mostly consisted of listening to a LOT of Phoebe Bridgers whilst lying on my bed contemplating my life choices. The rest was really, very well needed. You have to look after yourself and just pause sometimes.
The way that we view ourselves is changing, no longer are we afraid to voice our opinions and thoughts but we are being connected because of them. With the rise of the body positivity movement, we are coming together and celebrating ourselves and our differences. I have always struggled with feeling feminine and sexy, I always felt as though I was worth less because I didn’t have a body as I saw in magazines. That is changing now, we are learning to love ourselves. I cannot tell you how much it just feels like a breath of fresh air, that I can finally exist just as I am without having to change myself. Sometimes life throws a huge curveball at me though, and I struggle all over again. That’s normal, but deep in my core, I know that I am enough and I always find my way back.
I’ve always found joy in the smaller details, like a flowering bud or completing my outfit just right. I’ve not always been great with fashion and I’m still really learning, so jewellery has been a way for me to step it up. The Vita collection, created by Daisy London is inspired by the beauty, strength and resilience of the female body, blending classical life sculpture with a contemporary spirit. Bringing modern day into the Greek world and connecting us with our femininity. It stems from their classic ‘Aphrodite’ necklace and brings in some much-welcomed additions. Perfect, right?
Greek sculptures are so carefully crafted and meticulously detailed, just like our bodies. They are sacred, precious and strong. Just like us. The female form is such a beautiful work of art and it is only right that it can be worn as a piece of art, too. Each piece is available in 18ct gold-plated silver and sterling silver, of which I opted for the gold. The collection comprises of three beautiful necklaces, including the Aphrodite, a gorgeous pair of earrings and a statement ring. Daisy kindly gifted me the Alexa & Aphrodite necklace as well as the Maia ring.
I get so many compliments whenever I wear these pieces (which are ALL I’ve been wearing) and whenever I am reminded of them, they give me a flash of confidence and air of upliftment. I’ve known of Daisy for a long time via Instagram and you’ve probably seen their collection with Estee Lalonde or their beautiful jewellery before. These pieces have made me fall in love with jewellery and it’s something I really want to experiment more with.
I also want to suggest some songs to you that I’ve been listening to that have really been making me feel wonderful… (ok maybe some aren’t FEEL GOOD feel good but I love them and wanted to include them)