Feel Good Friday Inspiration | 12 Drool-Worthy Picks from Fashion to Food

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It's Friday, and you know what that means, time to soak up some inspiration at the end of the week that will take you into the weekend with a smile on your face.

Here's the deal:

Why Feel-Good Friday? Because, as an entrepreneur, and human being, I've realized the importance of having an 'ace up my sleeve' when it comes to those days that leave me feeling drained or asking, "um, what am I doing?" Whether your ditching your previous life to go full-force towards your dreams or just gathering the strength to put your left foot in front of your right for the day, it never hurts to have a little help.

I've compiled a list of everything that made me smile and resonated with my inner ten-year old this week. Let's get started:

(p to the s: none of these selections are sponsored; this is all me and what I love enough to share with you)

1.

Seeing red.

source:  www.dustjacketattic.blogspot.com.au

1 dress

2.

Give good hair.

source: www.dressmemag.com

2 hair

3.

Rumi,

source: www.thestyleshaker.tumblr.com

3 rumi

4.

Right vs. Wrong.

source: www.quotesandimages.com

4 the positive

5.

Yum, round 1.

source: www.epicurious.com

5 yum (1)

6.

My favorite line: She believed she could, so she did.

source: www.luuvlist.tumblr.com

6 she believed she could, so she did

7. 
Tigers & Sheep.
source: www.shahirzag.com
7 tigers and sheep
8.
Sleep in.
source: www.au-rev0ir.com
8 sleep in
9.
New beginnings.
source: www.quotesandimages.com
 9 lao tzu

10.

Sweet & salty. Yum, round 2.

source: www.justataste.com

10 sweet & salty

11.

Bourbon, big time. Drink up.

source: www.food52.com

11 bourbon, big time

12.

The final word. It's tradition.

You've come to the end of this week's Feel Good Friday list, or really, the beginning of what is shaping up to be an amazing weekend for you.
The only thing left to do is:
unplug
Go nap with your cat, play catch with your dog, kiss someone you love, walk outside and let the sun hit your face, try a new route, make a cup of tea, make two cups of tea, one for you and one for your best friend, order the carafe instead of just the glass, the conversation can handle it...You get the point.
Feel that? That's you feeling good.
Take it and go head into your weekend. It's always good to share.

At The StyleShaker we believe 'when you FEEL good, you LOOK good.' We flipped the well-known saying on it's head for a reason. How do you capture that serotonin-filled feel-good moment everyone's always chasing? You create it. But you don't have to do it alone. The StyleShaker is here to get you inspired, excited, and in the end, help you take your personal style to levels you never thought possible. Aim higher, think bigger.

Check out more inspiration that will have you redefining what's possible when it comes to your personal style here.

Feel Good Friday | A Little Inspiration via 10 Favorites

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It's Friday, and you know what that means, time to soak up some inspiration at the end of the week that will take you into the weekend with a smile on your face.

I've compiled a list of everything that made me smile and resonated with my inner ten-year old this week. Let's get started:

(p to the s: none of these selections are sponsored; this is all me and what I love enough to share with you)

1.

king of the giggles.

source:  www.heartbeatoz.tumblr.com

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2.

Jessica Rae Sommer's 'Wednesday'

source: www.saatchionline.com

2

3.

Collages by Matt Wisniewski (read: ethereal fashion)

source: www.blog.freepeople.com

3

4.

How to Be Happy Anytime by Leo Babauta @Zen Habits

source: www.zenhabits.com

5.

Lissy Elle Dreams A Little Dream

source: www.beautifuldecay.com

5

6.

Synchronize Circadian Rhythms to Get Productive

source: www.healthcentral.com

6

7. 
Best thing to do on a rainy day…
source: stumbleupon.com
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8.
mini munchies (artwork) by Shay Aaron
source: www.thewondrous.com
8
9.
good morning love.
source: www.fashioninmysoul.tumblr.com
9 

10.

Chapter 1…here we go

source: www.quotesandimages.com

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11.

The final word. It's tradition.

You've come to the end of this week's Feel Good Friday list, or really, the beginning of what is shaping up to be an amazing weekend for you.
The only thing left to do is:
unplug
Go nap with your cat, play catch with your dog, kiss someone you love, walk outside and let the sun hit your face, try a new route, make a cup of tea, make two cups of tea, one for you and one for your best friend, order the carafe instead of just the glass, the conversation can handle it...You get the point.
Feel that? That's you feeling good.
Take it and go head into your weekend. It's always good to share.

At The StyleShaker we believe 'when you FEEL good, you LOOK good.' We flipped the well-known saying on it's head for a reason. How do you capture that serotonin-filled feel-good moment everyone's always chasing? You create it. But you don't have to do it alone. The StyleShaker is here to get you inspired, excited, and in the end, help you take your personal style to levels you never thought possible. Aim higher, think bigger.

Check out more inspiration that will have you redefining what's possible when it comes to your personal style here.

Feel-Good Friday | Inspiration Served Up In 10, 9, 8...You Get the Picture

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It's Friday, and you know what that means, time to soak up some inspiration at the end of the week that will take you into the weekend with a smile on your face.

Here's the deal:

Why Feel-Good Friday? Because, as an entrepreneur, and human being, I've realized the importance of having an 'ace up my sleeve' when it comes to those days that leave me feeling drained or asking, "um, what am I doing?" Whether your ditching your previous life to go full-force towards your dreams or just gathering the strength to put your left foot in front of your right for the day, it never hurts to have a little help.

I've compiled a list of everything that made me smile and resonated with my inner ten-year old this week. Let's get started:

(p to the s: none of these selections are sponsored; this is all me and what I love enough to share with you)

1.

The cyber rumor was that Kurt Vonnegut wrote this and gave it as a commencement speech in '97 at MIT. Not so much. Still, I love the Sunscreen Speech. It's a classic.

source:  www.scripting.com

2.

Care to go for a walk?

source: www.all-that-is-interesting.com2 the-tunnel-of-trees

3.

Crazy right? Stunning.

source: www.ignacio-torres.com

3 ignacio torres image

4.

What's your EI quotient? A little psychology. Time to talk Emotional Intelligence.

"As more and more people accept that emotional intelligence is just as important to professional success as technical ability, organizations are increasingly using EI when they hire and promote."

source: www.mindtools.com

5.

Flower + Water. "A Splash of a Rose" by Anthony Chang. Brilliant.

source: www.500px.com

flower&water

6.

I mean, seriously, you've got to love this tweet.

source: www.addicted2success.com

quotes

7. 
You're going to flip out. So simple, so genius. Why have I not thought of these? Check out 50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World from TwistedSifter. Almost finished with your jar of Nutella? End it with ice cream. Or, Use a soda tab to save space in your closet. Or...well, you'll see. Click thru. Ob-sessed. 
source: www.twistedsifter.com
7 life hacks
8.
I'm starting a new challenge inspired by LifeAfterCollege.org's Jenny Blake. 15 minutes of writing a day. See how she did it here. source: www.lifeaftercollege.org
9.
Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes:
source: www.ted.com
 

10.

The final word. It's tradition.

You've come to the end of this week's Feel Good Friday list, or really, the beginning of what is shaping up to be an amazing weekend for you.
The only thing left to do is:
unplug
Go nap with your cat, play catch with your dog, kiss someone you love, walk outside and let the sun hit your face, try a new route, make a cup of tea, make two cups of tea, one for you and one for your best friend, order the carafe instead of just the glass, the conversation can handle it...You get the point.
Feel that? That's you feeling good.
Take it and go head into your weekend. It's always good to share.

At The StyleShaker we believe 'when you FEEL good, you LOOK good.' We flipped the well-known saying on it's head for a reason. How do you capture that serotonin-filled feel-good moment everyone's always chasing? You create it. But you don't have to do it alone. The StyleShaker is here to get you inspired, excited, and in the end, help you take your personal style to levels you never thought possible. Aim higher, think bigger.

Check out more inspiration that will have you redefining what's possible when it comes to your personal style here.

Feel Good Friday List | 15 Picks to Inspire & Get You Warmed Up for the Weekend

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It's round three of my  Feel-Good Friday posts. There's one goal for this post and that is, to inspire you. Yep, you.

Here's the deal:

Why Feel-Good Friday? Because, as an entrepreneur, and human being, I've realized the importance of having an 'ace up my sleeve' when it comes to those days that leave me feeling drained or asking, "um, what am I doing?" Whether your ditching your previous life to go full-force towards your dreams or just gathering the strength to put your left foot in front of your right for the day, it never hurts to have a little help.

I've compiled a list of everything that made me smile and resonated with my inner ten-year old this week. Some weeks they'll be fashion-heavy (it is a personal style & shopping site after all), while other weeks they'll be peppered with insane photography and life-changing posts. The only thing you can expect is to will walk away and head into your weekend feeling inspired. My suggestion would be to take that and inspire others. Pay it forward.

(p to the s: none of these selections are sponsored; this is all me and what I love enough to share with you)

1.

It's called 'Feel Good Friday' for a reason. Nothing sparks those  fuzzy, feel-good feelings like a little self-confidence. Here are 25 ways to give yourself a boot from Leo Babauta and Zen Habits.

source: www.zenhabits.net

2.

Chris Guillbeau serves up 11 Ways to Be Average...I mean, if you're into that sorta thing.

source: www.zenpencils.com

2 Chris Guillebeau

3.

Who doesn't want to check out new ways to make a buck right? How about 20 scam-free ways to make money online fast from fellow Texan, Erica Douglass at erica.biz.

source: www.erica.biz

4.

beet it. Gorgeous images from Joseph De Leo. source: www.jdeleophoto.com

5 beets

5.

Check. source: www.thestyleshaker.tumblr.com

6 quote

6.

Jill Ricci's "Tell Tales" mixed media on canvas.

source: www.jillricci.com

7 mixed media art

7. 
So true.
source: www.pinterest.com
8 julia child quote
8.
Need a break amidst the excel and business meetings? Done. Check out Real Simple's Fashion Game and see if you can complete the look.
source: www.realsimple.com
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9.
My latest obsession & role, Editor at Style Saint. Love this site, love what they're doing, love it all. Mush fest, yep. 
source: www.stylesaint.com
stylesaint
10.
An edible dress from Sung Yeonju. Just incase you get hungry and the vodka gimlet isn't going to cut it. 
source: www.illusion.scene360.com
yummy dress

11.

The more I watch the video of Givenchy's Fall 2013 collection, the further I fall in fashion love.
source: www.style.com

12.

You have to see this...so cool

source: www.candychang.com

As Art Production Fund Artist-in-Residence at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Candy lived in the The Cosmpolitan for a month and turned its P3 Studio gallery into a contemplative place for people to anonymously share their confessions.

confessions

14.

The Drop Kings featured some new Banksy paintings from the elusive artist. So Banksy. So good.

source: www.thedropkings.com

banksy

15.

The final word. It's now officially tradition so here we go...

You've come to the end of this week's Feel Good Friday list, or really, the beginning of what is shaping up to be an amazing weekend for you.
The only thing left to do is:
unplug
Go nap with your cat, play catch with your dog, kiss someone you love, walk outside and let the sun hit your face, try a new route, make a cup of tea, make two cups of tea, one for you and one for your best friend, order the carafe instead of just the glass, the conversation can handle it...You get the point.
Feel that? That's you feeling good.
Take it and go head into your weekend. It's always good to share.

At The StyleShaker we believe 'when you FEEL good, you LOOK good.' We flipped the well-known saying on it's head for a reason. How do you capture that serotonin-filled feel-good moment everyone's always chasing? You create it. But you don't have to do it alone. The StyleShaker is here to get you inspired, excited, and in the end, help you take your personal style to levels you never thought possible. Aim higher, think bigger, walk into every day feeling confident and always, ALWAYS ask for help (a sign of strength, not weakness; took me awhile to figure that out) or know it's here if you need it.

ask for advice bubble

Or, just keep check out more inspiration that will have you redefining what's possible when it comes to your personal style here.

Feel Good Friday | 10 Picks to Inspire You & the One Thing You Have to Do

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It's round two of my  Feel-Good Friday posts. Back by popular demand and built line by line with one goal in mind, to inspire.

Why Feel-Good Friday? Because, as an entrepreneur, and human being, I've realized the importance of having an 'ace up my sleeve' when it comes to those days that leave me feeling drained or asking, "um, what am I doing?" Whether your ditching your previous life to go full-force towards your dreams or just gathering the strength to put your left foot in front of your right for the day, it never hurts to have a little help.

I've compiled a list of everything that made me smile and resonated with my inner ten-year old this week. Some weeks they'll be fashion-heavy (it is a personal style & shopping site after all), while other weeks they'll be peppered with insane photography and life-changing posts. The only thing you can expect is to will walk away and head into your weekend feeling inspired. My suggestion would be to take that and inspire others. Pay it forward.

So, without further adieu...

(p to the s: none of these selections are sponsored; this is all me and what I love enough to share with you)

1.

Flowers, especially tulips, make everything better.

source: www.inthecitywithcrystalin.tumblr.com

tulips

2.

Need a lift. Fix your eyes on this. "Neon Tamburine" by Georgiana Paraschiv

source: www.society6.com

2 paint

3.

Danielle LaPorte's  "kissing ass, quantum leaps, and the power of being unqualified"

Check out her  '6 1/2 ways to buck the system, walk through walls, and earn qualifications on your own terms.' Genius.

source: www.daniellelaporte.com

4.

Which side are you on?

source: www.theyallhateus.com  

3 left brain right brain

5.

Rainbow cake in a cup? Um, yes.

source: www.emmalinebride.com  

4 cake

6.

Obsessed with the creative montages coming from the brilliant mind of Diana at MissMoss

source: www.missmoss.co.za

5 miss moss

7. 
An energy boost via Pinboard vs. Espresso courtesy of Ferhan Talib's (@ www.iconjane.com) Bright Colors Board 
img source: www.missmoss.co.za
6 http-::pinterest.com:iconjane:bright-colors:
8.
Such a cool story. Just goes to show you where follow-thru & resourcefulness can get you. Inspiring. Cheers to  Julie Deane!
Mashable's How This Mom Used Google To Build a Global Fashion Brand
cambridge satchel
9.
This image just got to me. I don't know why, I'm not sure if I care why, I just love it. 
source: www.24hblogdesign.com
7 black and white
10.
A simple, logical approach to significant life changes that starts with the quote: 
‘You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.’ ~Mike Murdock
How to Change Your Life: A User’s Guide from the remarkable and always inspiring Leo Babauta
source: www.zenhabits.net

11.

Yup, I said this last week and I think I'm going to keep it. It's a new tradition I suppose.
You've come to the end of this week's Feel Good Friday list, or really, the beginning of what is shaping up to be an amazing weekend for you.
The only thing left to do is:
unplug
Go nap with your cat, play catch with your dog, kiss someone you love, walk outside and let the sun hit your face, try a new route, make a cup of tea, make two cups of tea, one for you and one for your best friend, order the carafe instead of just the glass, the conversation can handle it...You get the point.
Feel that? That's you feeling good.
Take it and go head into your weekend. It's always good to share.

At The StyleShaker we believe 'when you FEEL good, you LOOK good.' We flipped the well-known saying on it's head for a reason. How do you capture that serotonin-filled feel-good moment everyone's always chasing? You create it. But you don't have to do it alone. The StyleShaker is here to get you inspired, excited, and in the end, help you take your personal style to levels you never thought possible. Aim higher, think bigger, walk into every day feeling confident and always, ALWAYS ask for help (a sign of strength, not weakness; took me awhile to figure that out) or know it's here if you need it.

ask for advice bubble

Or, just keep check out more inspiration that will have you redefining what's possible when it comes to your personal style here.

Feel-Good Friday Inspiration | 13 Picks That Will Make You Either Think Or Smile (or both)

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I'm officially kicking off the first Feel-Good Friday post on The StyleShaker. So, freaking, excited...

Why Feel-Good Friday? Because, as an entrepreneur, and human being, I've realized the importance of having an 'ace up my sleeve' when it comes to those days that leave me feeling drained or asking, "um, what am I doing?" Whether your ditching your previous life to go full-force towards your dreams or just gathering the strength to put your left foot in front of your right for the day, it never hurts to have a little help.

I've compiled a list of everything that made me smile and resonated with my inner ten-year old this week. Some weeks they'll be fashion-heavy (it is a personal style & shopping site after all), while other weeks they'll be peppered with insane photography and life-changing posts. The only thing you can expect is to will walk away and head into your weekend feeling inspired.

Without further adieu...

(p to the s: none of these selections are sponsored; this is all me and what I love enough to share with you)

1.

Fifty, count 'em, fifty. Not just another list. This one is worth checking out, oh, and don't forget to read Meg's story. Also incredibly inspiring:

50 Ways to be Awesome from Meg Rulli of LandingStanding.com

2.

Here's one of the submissions of the 2011 National Geographic Contest edited down by The Atlantic (source: www.theatlantic.com)

Caption: "My son, Jack, dune jumping. (© Betina La Plante)"

1 jump for jou

3.

Yup, here's another one from the 2011 National Geographic Contest from The Atlantic (source: www.theatlantic.com)

Caption: 'Temple of Transition' during the Burning Man

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4.

And now you are beginning to see a pattern. I love a good list. Here's something that made me think, courtesy of one of my favorite blogs out there, MarcandAngel.com. In the fashion industry it's always refreshing to go below surface level. Some are surprising, some are just solid reminders, #7 is my jam.

15 Ways to be Irresistibly Attractive

source: www.marcandangel.com

5.

I always have music playing in the office. Always. Music therapy courtesy of Damien Rice- Coconut Skins:

6. 
Not sure what to do tonight?
Cook this...(click to check it out)
recipe
source: www.gimmesomeoven.com
...while drinking this:
wine
source: www.delucasmarket.com
7.
It's really not about you, and that's a GOOD thing:
How to Note Be Offended from The Unbounded Spirit
source: theunboundedspirit.com
8.
“Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things."― Vera NazarianThe Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Photo by sullivan™, via Flickr
trees
9.
Jon Bischke's talking to himself again. Well, his 21 year-old self. This one's for all the entrepreneurs out there. 

The 5 Things I’d Tell My 21 Year Old Entrepreneurial Self

source: www.jonbischke.com

10.

For when you feel like giving up...again, for my fellow entrepreneurs, and again, from Bischke. He's JUST THAT GOOD.

source: www.jonbischke.com

11.

say cheese.

source: www.etoday.ru

cali

 

12.

I mean, it's just one gorgeous image after another from Sonja Heintschel & the Novartis "Reflections" Campaign.

source: www.behance.net

SH1
13.
The only thing left to do, since you've read this, is:
unplug
Go nap with your cat, play catch with your dog, kiss someone you love, walk outside and let the sun hit your face, try a new route, make a cup of tea, make two cups of tea, one for you and one for your best friend, order the carafe instead of just the glass, the conversation can handle it...You get the point.
Feel that? That's you feeling good.
Take it and go head into your weekend. It's always good to share.

At The StyleShaker we believe 'when you FEEL good, you LOOK good.' We flipped the well-known saying on it's head for a reason. How do you capture that serotonin-filled feel-good moment everyone's always chasing? You create it. But you don't have to do it alone. The StyleShaker is here to get you inspired, excited, and in the end, help you take your personal style to levels you never thought possible. Aim higher, think bigger, walk into every day feeling confident and always, ALWAYS ask for help (a sign of strength, not weakness; took me awhile to figure that out) or know it's here if you need it.

ask for advice bubble

 

 

Or, just keep check out more inspiration that will have you redefining what's possible when it comes to your personal style here.

The StyleShaker Week In Review | In case You Missed It

In case you were, oh I dunno, kind of busy this week, I thought I'd wrap it all up in one pretty little recap of a package for you. Simple can be very, very good, so here it is, the round up of what went down on The StyleShaker this week, oh, and because I happen to be obsessed with sharing quotes, images, and anything else that hopefully inspires, I'm topping off the recap list with a little Zen Moment.

Enjoy and have an amazing weekend. Find something to celebrate. There's always something. On to the recap!

1. Monday was all about serving up some hand-picked maxi dresses that illustrate, yet again, why they're a must-have for summer:

 

2. Tuesday was product review time, and the featured pick was J.Crew's Minnie Pant. Did I like, love, or return this one?

3. 10 Crosby Derek Lam's S/S 12 runway look inspired a little re-creation. See how to wear it:

4. Thursday took the on-trend printed jean and, with a little inspiration,turned it into an entirely shoppable look:

5. My Zen Moment. It's a reminder to all the women out there to be brave. Follow your heart.

And THAT, is about it in a nutshell, or post if you want to get technical. This was a gorgeous week. It had it's ups and downs, but more ups than downs and for that, I can only be grateful. There is no end to the inspiration I come across every day while scouring the web for trends, products, and emerging designers that all deserve a cameo on the site.

See more of my favorite fashion picks edited down and also, how to wear it all, here.