Break Even

19. July 2014 Style 0

Many of the conversations I’ve had this week have all lead to “I need to get back into doing what I love” . Through my own experience and listening to friends I have realised that there is so much healing in putting your thoughts , feelings and emotions somewhere. It may be in someone’s ear, in a journal , in a song … Or like me in a blog. Somewhere where you can be honest with yourself and forget everything and everyone around you.  In writing down my thoughts and being honest with my feelings , i have been able to reconnect with the core of who i am , and what i love to do…To find that balance in life.

This look is my version of boho chic. Raw edges, but also very feminine. Those boots!! They give me goosies, they’re vintage Steve Madden. Not Bourke Street Melbourne …but Atlanta GA! Where all the girls in the store couldn’t get over the fact that I was born and raised in Zimbabwe, lived in Melbourne, on holiday in the states and spoke like a “white girl” (yes the Aussie twang came out.. I couldn’t help it). It was too much for them! My Walker Texas Hat, the one my mom would probably try and get me to take off indoors because it’s disrespectful to talk to your elders with your face half covered, and I would proceed to let her know that this is an indoor winter hat and it stays on! Even if your eyes start to water because you can’t really see! Commit!!!! Walker Texas hat…from your local Target. The cardigan brings the balance. It reasons with the ripped Jeans and the layers of black and it tones down those boots .

I wore this ensemble to a kitchen tea a couple of weeks ago. My advise to the bride to be : Negotiate. Break Even. Allow the balance.


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0 thoughts on “Break Even”

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    weight loss on January 7, 2015 Reply

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      L'entendre on January 17, 2015 Reply

      Thank you so much! Appreciate the feedback

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    Dadie on October 29, 2014 Reply

    Love the blog and your writing style had kinda forgotten about it after the first two posts but im all caught up now ;p

    • 4
      L'entendre on October 31, 2014 Reply

      Yay! Glad u remembered! Thank you for your lovely words! Im Feeling inspired to keep writting!

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    Anonymous on July 20, 2014 Reply

    The prose is great. All I can say is I wait for a book from you. Will be the first to buy. You are real and the style is fantastic. It works for me.

    • 7
      lentendre on July 20, 2014 Reply

      Thank you!! A book?!! Wow! I don’t know if I have it in me! But It’s awesome that you believe I could do that! 😊 thank you!!

  • 8
    Anonymous on July 20, 2014 Reply

    I’m feeling this look Mati! Especially loving the hat, cardigan and those boots! I’m also feeling the essence of your post. Preach it! Balance, balance, balance!. In the last year or so I finally broken even, found my balance, and as a result, I learned to love myself, to be honest with myself (there is nothing worse than lying to yourself about your life) and most importantly, I learned to truly love myself and be comfortable in my own skin.

    • 9
      lentendre on July 20, 2014 Reply

      Hi there!! I was up till very late last night wondering if this post made sense! Sometimes it can be very difficult to put your emotions down and then also make sure someone out there actually understands what you are on about!! I was sooo happy when I saw your message! Thank you! I am also so happy that you have found that balance, i am learning to find it and it’s going really well! I’m also learning to accept myself as I am and in term learning to love me genuinely! Not only when I’m wearing beautiful clothes or if I’m doing well. To love me no matter what, and know that I am a child of God. This life thing is new to me, I can only do what I can. Have a wonderful week!! ( didn’t get your name sorry) 😊

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        Anonymous on July 20, 2014 Reply

        One day when I’m courageous enough I’ll introduce myself to you and tell you how I came to know you through your words, and how you’ve helped me love me 🙂 thank you!

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