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Hi! I'm Shabana. I live in Bahrain. I'm a businesswoman by day and a fitness instructor by night. I believe that dressing up is the easiest way of loving yourself, and this blog is where I journal my outfits and my life. If you'd like to know more, click on the About Me tab on top. I hope you enjoy my blog!

Rules For Living

Top: Marks & Spencer, Shorts: H&M, Boots: Payless,  Earrings: ?, Bangles: Parfois, Watch: Swatch
I've just started this book called Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination. It's by Helen Fielding, the author of Bridget Jones' Diary. It's absolutely hilarious and highly entertaining, while managing to be deep at the same time. The protagonist, Olivia Joules (d'uh) has these Rules For Living. I so agree with her! (Especially on Rule #10). Here they are:
  1. Never panic. Stop, breathe, think.
  2. No one is thinking about you. They're thinking about themselves, just like you.
  3. Never change haircut or colour before an important event.
  4. Nothing is either as good or as bad as it seems.
  5. Do as you would be done by, e.g. thou shalt not kill.
  6. It is better to buy one expensive thing that you really like than several cheap ones that you only quite like.
  7. Hardly anything matters: if you get upset, ask yourself, 'Does it really matter?'
  8. The key to success lies in how you pick yourself up from failure.
  9. Be honest and kind.
  10. Only buy clothes that make you feel like doing a small dance.
  11. Trust your instincts, not your overactive imagination.
  12. When overwhelmed by disaster, check if it's really a disaster by doing the following: a) think, 'Oh, fuck it,' b) look on the bright side and, if that doesn't work, look on the funny side. If neither of the above works then maybe it is a disaster so turn to items 1 and 5.
  13. Don't expect the world to be safe or life to be fair.
  14. Sometimes you just have to go with the flow.
  15. Don't regret anything. Remember there wasn't anything else that could have happened, given who you were and the state of the world at that moment. The only thing you can change is the present, so learn from the past.
  16. If you start regretting something and thinking. 'I should have done...' always add, 'but then I might have been run over by a lorry or blown up by a Japanese-manned torpedo.'
Aren't those great? It's given me the idea to start writing Shabana Feroze's Rules For Living. Watch this space...

On a style note, I was in a monochromatic mood on the weekend. I wore this to a beach. I know you're thinking- Not very practical, but then there's no sand at that beach. It's all paved. And it's still called a 'beach'.

Have a good week! 
Shabana Feroze
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