Unleashing my inner tigress

by byanika on 27/08/2011 · 32 comments

in By Anika,dresses,self worth

Hi Sweethearts!

Life is much like a safari in the wild. Have you noticed?

You know how I am a self worth activist blogging about my voyage towards my self, sharing how this voyage is mirrored in my fashion?

Well, I am at a point in my life where I feel so comfortable with who I am that  I am no longer holding back. I am wearing my hard earned confidence on my sleeve dresses. Literally.

I am a tigress.

The thing about finally feeling confident is, life is much more fun this way!

I laugh too loudly.

I tell inappropriate jokes and feel that I can get away with them.

I flirt if I want to.

I sway my hips when I walk.

I close my eyes when I am dancing in a club, not giving a flying fig how I look doing it.

I connect with new people on some level every day.

I dress bonkers.

I accept that life is messy.

I am determinated as hell.

I seize every possibility to have fun. And therefore I have lots of it! Finally.

The outfit: I sewed my tigress dress from a Zara scarf and black material that I also used for the back of the dress. Bling by H&M. Clark shoes that I customized for added whimsy.

I am Anika.


(There is a very nice hand gesture that goes with that life affirming Grrrr, and of course I look completely silly doing it. But, I don`t care. HA!)

Tell me my friends, how do you deal with the wilderness that is life?


 I would love to connect with you!

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1 Berlin Hair BabyNo Gravatar
August 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm

you are such a cutie! I wish I was in Norway to bike around with such a fun tigress. gRRRRRRRRRRR …! xoxo
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2 AquíNo Gravatar August 27, 2011 at 7:28 pm

What a gorgeous dress, and you made it from a scarf! I also really love the brass bracelet! The little circles are prefect! I’m still trying to figure out the wilderness of life myself but something I have found that helps is being confident in who I am (as you so kindly remind us) It allows me to be myself without the fear of what others will think, though I’ll admit it is still very intimidating at times!
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3 Michelle @ ChellbellzNo Gravatar
August 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Thats the right way to live girl! I had to accept myself even when i realize that most men look at me like a “sister” because of my behavior! Trust me being myself has gotten me a cat, and no man lol. I don’t care either! I love it! I love your dress Chica!!! Let that hair roam wild!!


4 RagnhildNo Gravatar August 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Fantastiske bilder og tekst! Endelig! og Endelig en sykkel! Hurra! hahaha! Love u! kyss og klem:) Din R


5 SACRAMENTONo Gravatar August 27, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I am so glad to hear that you are having fun. You do look happy and gorgeous.
Tigress alright, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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6 Susan TinerNo Gravatar August 27, 2011 at 8:35 pm

You would fit right in riding your bicycle wearing that outfit in Paris!
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7 FrancaNo Gravatar
August 27, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Lovely dress and lovely you! GRRRRR!
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8 Fatshion and fattitudeNo Gravatar August 27, 2011 at 9:24 pm

i soo love this dress anika…its stunning. i close my eyes while i dance in the club too! and my laughter can be heard from the third floor of my apartment .lol


9 AnetteNo Gravatar August 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Jeg ramla helt tilfeldig over bloggen din en dag, og digger det jeg leser og ser :) Du er vakker, dyktig på det du gjør og en sann inspirasjon! Jeg er selv en str. 42/44(evt. ++) og merker jeg trenger positive, flotte forbilder som deg, som gjør at jeg skjønner at jeg ok – fordi jeg er meg, ikke fordi jeg er en størrelse. Så deg “i virkeligheten” her en dag. Og du er minst like stunning i virkeligheten som du er på de fine bildene dine. Turde ikke gå bort og si hei, men nå skriver jeg det i alle fall :) Ha en herlig dag!


10 JenmarieNo Gravatar
August 27, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Aww, I love you and can never get enough of your posts! I laugh loudly myself and it’s so fun and feels amazing! This dress is seriously amazing on you. You’re just as beautiful as ever!


11 AdrienneNo Gravatar August 28, 2011 at 12:44 am

You look so beautiful! Confidence is so important, and you’ve got it :) Gorgeous dress as well :)
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12 KenyettaNo Gravatar August 28, 2011 at 1:18 am

love this! you’re so adorable! :)


August 28, 2011 at 1:37 am

I love you! & love the tigress showing through! xxxoo
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14 Bella QNo Gravatar
August 28, 2011 at 4:20 am

You are a powerful creature and inspire us all to roar with you!
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15 Emdadul Huq KhanNo Gravatar August 28, 2011 at 9:09 am

Amazing ! It has become a nice combination between your dress and your lovely face along with physical structure.The way how your stylish attitude expressed is really wonderful. Thanks a lot for sharing with us.
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16 bangyourheadNo Gravatar August 28, 2011 at 11:23 am

Jeg skulle spørre om du hadde behandlet stoffet, men det har vel designeren tatt seg av:P Vet du noe om slikt likevel? Det er så mange stoffer som hadde vært finere uten å lage en hersens søm alltid and I need to know how!! Virkelig flott kjole:)

Av og til snerrer jeg av det, mens andre dager handler det, som du sier, om å ikke gi en flying fig. Føler meg litt på samme måten. At jeg er meg selv igjen og at bekymringene er lagt på hyllen. Ut med det negative og inn med det positive. Det er mye kjekkere!
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17 Kirstin MarieNo Gravatar
August 28, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Anika, you are so incredibly gorgeous….inside & out!!
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18 Patti @ NotDeadYet StyleNo Gravatar August 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm

You are indeed a tigress – so inspiring! Love to read your site.
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19 GRIT & GLAMOURNo Gravatar
August 29, 2011 at 1:20 am

GRRRRR! You gotta just keep going and clawin’ your way to your dream!!!
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20 triballaneNo Gravatar
August 29, 2011 at 1:04 pm

absolutely love it! x

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21 MetsyNo Gravatar
August 29, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Every post I read leaves me hopeful. Thank you gorgeous!
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22 Beautifully InvisibleNo Gravatar
August 29, 2011 at 5:35 pm

You and animal print are a match made in heaven. And me finding your blog was also a match made in heaven. Thank you for the constant inspiration and thank you for being you – beautiful, fearless YOU.
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23 fayeNo Gravatar August 29, 2011 at 10:01 pm

This post just makes me love you even more. Life is too short to let other people dictate how you live your life. You go girl!
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24 JamillahNo Gravatar
August 30, 2011 at 12:48 am

This post left me with the biggest smile ever ever ever…I love everything you listed!!! Laugh as loudly as you want to my friend and dance! dance! dance!!! I can not wait to see that hand gesture in real life ;)

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25 arianeNo Gravatar August 30, 2011 at 1:00 am

Fabulous, georgous lady you are! just found your blog!



26 Maxhine YapNo Gravatar August 30, 2011 at 8:41 am

Hi Anika

I’m really empress with your personality. You have lots of confidence to enjoy life to the fullest. I love every single pose you did and love the fashionable ideas you have. To make it short I love the way you are.
Way to go girl!
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27 Best Of Palm BeachNo Gravatar
August 30, 2011 at 5:15 pm

You look beautiful as always! You always WORK those animal prints…love love love

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28 FannyNo Gravatar August 30, 2011 at 6:37 pm

OMG! you look wonderful! That tiger print is so for you! you look amazing with it. I don’t look good with tigerprints unfortunately :-(
hugs x


29 FashnlvrNo Gravatar
September 1, 2011 at 2:29 am

I love your outfit!! This is an awesome dress! Good job! I had to show hubby Chris your photo. His response: OH! She’s pretty!!
You are amazing and just have the best heart! Love you!!
Rock that tigress thang girl!!
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30 YleniaNo Gravatar
September 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm

you are more then inspiring for those, like me, struggle to accept their curvacious body. You look so strong and perfectly able to cope with life, and that’s an amazing quality!
I am positively impressed by the power you give between your pictures and texts.

Well done babe, and by the way, have so much fun in NY, a kind of dreamplace to me!!! (well, in theory because I have never been there ;-)

By love

xxx Ylenia
from longuette


31 sharaNo Gravatar September 1, 2011 at 5:43 pm

love your dress and your bracklet sooo nice:)La Folie 


32 Sarah {Raving Fashionista}No Gravatar September 2, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I love this whole look! Especially that you made that dress – it’s fantastic. And I love that your hair has got that wild edge to it! Just love it all! :)

xo http://www.RavingFashionista.com


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