Stealer is perhaps the wrong word, I don’t steal it (I’m not a natural copycat, I prefer to break my own ground) – I appreciate it, I’m an appreciator of style. As I get older, one of the things that gives me a good buzz in life is seeing someone who’s just got ‘it’. It’s not about beauty (in the generally accepted sense of it), or about shape (these things can sometimes make it a little easier, there’s no denying) it’s mostly about originality. At the risk of sounding cliched, and despite disliking the expression, it IS about having that je ne sais quoi. Confidence is a huge part of it, as is being true to your inner sense of style. I will never look great in a LBD with heels and discreet jewellery, it’s just not me. Someone else will only ever look and feel great in classic stuff, and would balk at the thought of wearing boyfriend jeans and a scruffy vest top. But it’s simple really, like most things in life, it’s a bit of instinct and a lot of hard work – some effort in life goes a long way and I get cross with people who don’t make any effort. Now you may think this preoccupation with style makes me shallow, because as we all know, ‘it’s what’s on the inside that counts’. Now if you’re reading this in the first place, chances are that you are interested in style, it’s in there, you just need to find it, your signature style. And once you find it, and start to work with it, you will feel wonderful – liberated, confident, attractive and at peace. Certain things aren’t important in life in my opinion (expensive cars, blow dried hair, other peoples’ opinions) – style IS. Don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s not. A bit of style, like a smile, will get you a long way.

xx Nomad Thief xx

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