MARANT2MARANT3 MARANT7 MARANT4 MARANT5 MARANT MARANT6Something many of you have picked up on recently is the positive outlook I have been sharing more and more here on my blog and the question that I frequently hear is “How?”. Obviously I can only speak from my own experiences, the dark places I have visited and the tough times I have endured but one day I woke up and decided that I wanted this life to be a good one. For me it really was that simple.

I didn’t want to dwell on the life I didn’t get anymore. I was surrounded by friends with wealthy parents who lived such lavish lives, for so long I felt envy. It wasn’t until I realised that now was my time to make that life for myself and whilst I couldn’t be further from wealthily, I am fulfilled and excited every day so much so that I don’t feel discouraged by the mountains I’ll need to climb in order to achieve that life.

But the main change came from where I found happiness, Happiness now came from simply waking up in the morning, living and breathing. That was all I expected. When you remove all your expectations from life and go back to just being grateful to be alive, you’re life will be rocked so often by the selfless acts of kindless that happen so much more than we realise, from the smell of Summer on the first of June or the sound of your favourite song from 10 years ago playing loudly on the radio.


I find happiness in all these tiny places.


This post was shot on the Canon 5D MKiii and the 50mm lens.

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  1. Deepti @ Endless Postcards 29th July 2015 / 9:22 am

    Your eyes are stunning! I’m glad to hear that you’re finding happiness. I agree that it’s the little things and details that can affect us the most and make us the happiest — sad to see so many people take them for granted!

    xo, endlesspostcards.com

  2. Adele 29th July 2015 / 9:37 am

    I totally agree with your outlook here. For me it is often the simplest of things that put a smile on my face. You can choose to be miserable, but I choose to be happy.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  3. Linda 29th July 2015 / 9:57 am

    What size of hair curler do you use? 🙂

  4. Melana 29th July 2015 / 1:30 pm



  5. nueyork 29th July 2015 / 1:43 pm

    What beautiful photographs, Lydia! I adore all the detailed accessory shots here. x


  6. Romy 29th July 2015 / 2:10 pm

    It always warms me so much to see someone write about a thing like this! It’s such a good feeling to finally feel happy after a long period of struggle, and once again someone shows how easy it can be to turn your tide; it’s just a way of living. I hope you’ll feel like this forever! xo Romy
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  7. Sallida 30th July 2015 / 9:05 am

    It is so true! I believe happiness is something that come from the inside! And it doesn’t matter the situation you are going through it you can always find the way to turn it over and make the best of it


  8. Cori 30th July 2015 / 3:08 pm

    Love the all white! So gorgeous and brings out your lovely tan!

  9. Sophia 31st July 2015 / 4:18 am

    This is so so lovely.
    I read this yesterday, and found myself changing my mindset today. Thank you for the reminder 🙂


  10. Soph 31st July 2015 / 4:04 pm

    What a hero indeed you are Lydia, this is so true! Happiness is something you create yourself, you should never rely on other people to make you happy. <3

  11. Shen 1st August 2015 / 3:13 pm

    Great post. You look stunning and you can see the happiness shining out of you! xxx

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