Monday, 4 July 2016

LOOK BOOK: DUSTY RED, DEEP WORDS AND PLEATHER

Hey guys!

You might think whoa! What’s happening here? I went to your blog for a fashion scoop but look at the length of this post! Please give me a moment before skipping over to the pictures. This blog post stems from one of my Instagram pictures I posted a few weeks ago, which I never thought would receive the response it did. 

After I posted that simple free spirited image,a reader requested that I write an article about being a
 "Girl Boss". Many of you might not know who I am except for the fact that my name is Taryn Bester, founder of this blog and brand. Well, I am the eldest of two children and live in Manenberg, Cape Town, an area mostly known for drugs, gang violence and other negative elements. I attended a business school and based my entire life on commerce of which I have a great passion for. Having that said, I am currently completing my qualification in accounting science with UNISA, to become a Charted Accountant in South Africa, but this great passion doesn’t only flourish here I have also co-founded a registered company earlier this year. Right now, I already feel like I am sharing way too much and hope that I am not boring you to death. My reason for sharing this with all of you is firstly, because I want you to know that you can become anything and everything you could possibly dream of no-matter where you come from.

Secondly, nothing is ever easy! Everything I know today comes from the many careless mistakes I have made in the past but I decided to learn from it. Also in my Instagram post I mentioned that at age 13 I started working even-though it was at my primary school’s tuck-shop. It was a job nonetheless. I had to sacrifice my lunch breaks to serve other kids and earned a mere R70.00 per month because my parents could not afford to give me pocket money. Throughout my teen years I always had a holiday job or even a full time job at a couple of different places. Last December was the first time I had a holiday, usually I would’ve been working. Now I am 23 years old, I can honestly say that I am working for myself and absolutely loving it. This blog has helped me tremendously with finding a platform to feed my burning love for fashion. However, I first had to overcome the fear of not receiving a pay cheque, or in today’s terms, receiving a SMS notifying me that I got paid. I had to let go of the fear of not having and be happy with everything I have, which is my family, friends and a very supportive boyfriend. Yes, you might think "it’s easy for her to say this because she still lives with her parents and doesn't have to worry about rent or paying a bond". Sure! That might be true but even that comes with restraints.You get my point? What I'm saying is, everything has its pros and cons but we have to decide how we are going to deal with it.
 
I can certainly make my own rules with regards to the work that I do and take breaks whenever I feel like it. Schedule meetings according to what suits me and reward myself in any way. However, with this freedom comes many costly consequences I have to face if I don’t do things as I should, or at a specific time. This truly takes a huge amount of discipline, sleepless nights, tears, heart ache, anger and frustration, but... extremely fulfilling. Over the past two years of blogging, I have learnt more about myself than I actually thought I would. I have learnt so many skills and also woken up things that were dormant inside of me without me knowing.

If you’re a blogger and reading this, know that when make blogging your full-time job it allows you to live and pursue the many ideas you have in your head. But ask yourself… I am I willing to give up everything that I have right now for something that is completely uncertain? Something that has become saturated and competitive? Some of you might say yes. Well done to you! That’s a true entrepreneurial spirit! If you aren’t ready then that’s okay too. Don’t beat yourself up about it. Make it something to work towards should you have that desire. I am not a full time blogger either, even though sometimes it might seem as if I am. I have to juggle everything along with it and often have to ignore the ideas I have, because I simply don’t have the time to do it. Lastly, I am also a New Apostolic Christian and rely on my faith whole hardheartedly. If it wasn’t for my faith in God I guess I wouldn’t have been able to even attempt the many things I have thus far. 
I am currently a huge fan of the pleather trend this season, what do you think about it?
 Vida Yde - Nude Jumpsuit, Cotton On - Maroon Pleather Biker Jacket, Legit - Maroon Heels, The Fix - Maroon Pleather Gloves, Truworths - Nude Handbag, Cotton On - Sunglasses and MRP - Necklace. 

Thank you so much for reading and for supporting me throughout this time. Miss2beesy turns Two, view birthday outfit here.
Pictures by: DanniC Photography  ( you can also find her on Instagram: @DanniC_photography to view more of her work.)

With Love, Light and Blessings.