Thursday, August 20, 2015

a quotation is a handy thing to have about.

I'll be honest. Today I had a totally different post in mind. As I went to write it, I paused and thought, I am desperately seeking inspiration. Something just wasn't clicking....and when that happens? I seek out things that inspire me. Sometimes it is a fashion editorial. Other times it is a good book or a magazine. Right now? It has to be quotes. To this day, it amazes me how one quote can re-fuel your passion, make you feel connected to the world around, and even inspire new ideas. Perhaps this is why I have books of quotes sitting on my bookshelf. Some are about writing, others about the joy of reading, and some are about fashion and beauty.

Is anyone else seeking inspiration? The comfort of words? The reminder that everything around us is a story? A special moment? Something to be cherished? As summer comes to a close I find myself in limbo so to speak. I am desperately trying to make the most of the remaining sunny days.....concerts and nights out galore. Yet at the same time I am thinking about the months to come. All of the things that need to be done, what I want to accomplish, where I want to be. Thus far it has been an interesting transition from summer to fall. What will happen next? Who knows. In the meantime, I am focused on getting inspired.

That's right. Today's post is all beauty related quotes. So get ready to get inspired. These are a few of my favourites.....

"Happy girls are the prettiest."
- Audrey Hepburn

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself." 
- Coco Chanel 

"Keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing, and there's so much to smile about." 
- Marilyn Monroe 

"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful." 
- Sophia Loren

"Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together." 
- Elizabeth Taylor

"Beauty to me is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick ass red lipstick." 
- Gwyneth Paltrow

"Never ask a woman with winged eyeliner why she is late." 

It is amazing how the right quote can enrich your soul. These ones in particular are making me smile today. Any time I need a pick me up....I like to look at quotes that put things into perspective. Or just make me feel good! 

What is your favourite quote? Share them in the comment section! 

xo Shannon


  1. Mine is : Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

  2. "Happy girls are the prettiest."
    - Audrey Hepburn


  3. "Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful."
    - Sophia Loren
    I love it!
    kisses from Poland!

  4. I always have million ideas for a post when I am far from home. When I am finally in front of pc all the idea vanishing somewhere else :)


  5. I also love reading quotes,they are a great source of inspiration

  6. Great post

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  7. Dear Shannon! very nice post! thank you so much for the visit and your support! :*

  8. Great post!

  9. Interesting post!


  10. Marilyn Monroe's quote is my favorite. This was a great read.

  11. Nice post :) I love to read quotes :)

  12. Beautiful quotes! I have a whole slew of favorites (and post one every Monday on my InstaGram. My favorites tend to be by Rumi, Shakespeare, or RM Drake!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra