Capturing moments.

December 18 2012
We’re half way through December and the time is fast approaching, if not already here, to reflect on the past year. A lot has changed since the beginning of the year, but I’m so grateful for all the experiences I’ve had and learnt from. I’m looking forward to what the next year will bring. 
My Instagram Challenge has been going well, although I must admit, it has been a real challenge: remembering to snap away in between meetings and my busy schedule, and also making sure I’ve got the right shot! Haha! But that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?
As most of you may already know, I have deactivated my Twitter account, for reasons I don’t actually have to explain to anyone, but more so because I’ve reached a point in my life were I see it unnecessary to share every single thought I have. A site like Twitter just feeds the impulsive need to do just that (and also rant/vent) and often times I’ve found myself getting so caught up in it. Not very good for one, so it’s goodbye for now. Next… Instagram. Just kidding. Capturing a moment on camera and sharing an immediate thought are two different things in my books, so I will stay on there until a time comes for me to move on. But who knows, with this new policy that will go into effect on January 16th 2013, that time may come sooner or later!
Anyway, how are you all?
I know some of you are missing my Outfit Posts, but let me tell you…It’s been so COLD and DARK!!!
Lol, but will endeavour to deliver a few posts your way soon!


  • Reply Sheyla December 18 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Happy Holidays Shirley!

    Don’t worry about deactivating Twitter. I actually agree with you that’s why I simply don’t post on it as much as I did before.

    Well I love your Instagram snaps anyways. Out of all of these I think the cutest is the one of your younger sibling in the onesie!

    Take care Shirley,

    P.s: I’m not sure if you’ve seen my email yet?

  • Reply GlamorousGirl December 18 2012 at 8:36 pm

    love it!

  • Reply Tidy-Up Gal December 18 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I did the same thing with Facebook, so I understand. I was getting too involved and I am not one to do things in moderation so I deleted it. I do have a “page” for my blog but that’s about it. Social media can really be overwhelming. I have to remind myself to not check my Twitter feed first thing in the morning!

  • Reply Ashley Taylor December 18 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I love the shot of your tree and the makeup! 🙂 You always look stunning

    xo Ashley

  • Reply Faith December 18 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I always enjoy your shots on Instagram.

    I’m not liking this news I’m hearing about Instagram changes. Just great … first Facebook now Instagram. Guess I have to find the next best thing 🙂

  • Reply Chi-Chi December 18 2012 at 10:12 pm

    i’m enjoying your instagram project Capture December…..

    I have resisted signing on to Twitter; I think it’s more than enough for me to have facebook, a blog and instagram! Twitter has been revolutionary in the way we interact with people/celebs around the world, but there’s Too Much Information with it….

    as for instagram….well with facebook being the owner, i’m not surprised. might have to reconsider my account with instagram…

  • Reply Sarah Herring December 18 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Beautiful shots on instagram lovely! I really love that you take the time to make a great picture!

  • Reply Terra December 18 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Your photos are very lovely Shirley, I feel the same exact way except with instagram

    I deleted it and felt such a weight lifted off

    Happy Holidays!

  • Reply Bria OC December 18 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Loving all of your pics, they are filled with so much life 🙂

  • Reply Shaza December 18 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Happy holidays to you, love! I completely understand about the Twitter thing. With almost any social media network after a while, you start feeling the need to have people’s approval on certain things. It gets draining because one should know the treasure behind keeping things to ourselves. As I always say, I love your style… you’re very inspiring. Stay blessed, sweets. 🙂

  • Reply HeartsAndCrosses December 18 2012 at 11:56 pm

    You look hot! Haha, great post and I totally agree with the Twitter thing, you get like addicted to it, not healthy!


  • Reply Jennifer Louise December 19 2012 at 12:22 am

    Happy Holidays!
    Good luck with Jane Austen- I read that once, and it was literally the hardest book ever to read!

  • Reply raeexo December 19 2012 at 12:23 am

    Love your instagram photos.. very artistic! 🙂

  • Reply Betsy December 19 2012 at 1:11 am

    I king of agree with the whole twitter thing…

  • Reply Barbara Simmons December 19 2012 at 4:34 am

    The social media world can be a lot to deal with so I understand. Love the blog Shirley 🙂

  • Reply Angel December 19 2012 at 4:55 am

    I completely understand. Twitter somehow puts pressure on me to share a thought as soon as I conjure it, and I don’t know if I want to be THAT intimate with the entire web. Solitude is very refreshing. 🙂

    Happy holidays, S!

  • Reply josie renee December 19 2012 at 5:08 am

    You are so beautiful


  • Reply Rosa Banana December 19 2012 at 7:05 am

    Awwwww Nathaniel looks amazing in this onesie!! haha <3
    Happy holidays for you and all your family, Shirley!

  • Reply Angie Ang December 19 2012 at 7:17 am

    Super cute pictures!!!
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    ( . .)

  • Reply catarina tosellon December 19 2012 at 9:23 am

    Magical photos!

  • Reply SILVIA December 19 2012 at 9:54 am

    Hi dear!!!!
    such a wonderful style

  • Reply Dalia December 19 2012 at 7:11 pm

    All so lovely!


  • Reply cobainbride December 19 2012 at 11:00 pm

    aww love you Shirley!For-real-for-real! XD xx

  • Reply nnedi caroline December 19 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Your instagram is one of my favourites! You take such beautiful photos, plus you look stunning in your first photo :3 xo

  • Reply The Wearwithal December 20 2012 at 4:49 am

    You’re one of my new favorite London bloggers 🙂
    Hello, from the States! Take care


  • Reply Stephanie. December 20 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Twitter can definitely be more of a vice than a virtue at times so I completely understand your decision!

    Your instagram pictures look like they were taken with a DSLR! They’re great!

    I most definitely AM missing your outfit post, but I understand the temperature is ridiculous! I’m in NY and I usually have to beg my friends (lightly, since they looove me) to take my pictures on cold days.

    Steph, Chocolate Laced

    P.S. Teach my how to be as gorgeous as you are!!!

  • Reply Zincy December 20 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Hey Shirley,

    I really agree on your thoughts on Twitter because I feel the same as well! I stopped using twitter recently and am glad that someone feels the same.

    xoxo happy holidays 🙂

  • Reply Dara December 20 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Gorgeous photos Shirley! I’m totally jealous of people whose instagram feeds look absolutely perfect, like yours!

    And, I understand exactly what you mean about deactivating your twitter. I kept mine deactivated for about half the year, it was such a good break. When I finally reactivated it, it felt awkward and forced to tweet what was on my mind.

    Have a great day, Dara <3

  • Reply Sassy! December 20 2012 at 9:26 pm

    LOVE IT x

  • Reply alittleaboutalot December 21 2012 at 2:37 am

    i often think the same thing. i usually don’t use twitter for the fact that i think and rethink things too much and then i just think its so silly. good for you for doing that. we don’t need to share everything, and everyone doesn’t need to have full access to everything.
    love ya girl!

  • Reply Tinu December 21 2012 at 3:25 am

    I completely understand what you mean….You will be missed on twitter 🙂

  • Reply AngelDust December 23 2012 at 12:59 am

    Can you tell me what program you use to collage your photos together? Thanks x

  • Reply ludmilla doll February 3 2013 at 1:15 am

    hey shirley i want to say you that i love your blog so much and i want to talk with you by mail but i don’t found it! ^^ so all outfit there are awesome!seriously i ‘m a fan right now!i follow you for a long times and i told you you’re beautiful woman shirley really 🙂

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