This past Saturday, June 30th, was my girl Sailor Moon’s birthday and to celebrate I wanted to do a little something special and share a couple of the things I found most impactful about the show and franchise. Growing up in the 90s I was exposed to a lot of cartoons (little did I know that this young exposure would become a lifelong passion of mine). Looking back at what I watched most religiously I am often inspired by shows like Cyber Six, Pokemon, Gargoyles, and of course Sailor Moon. These cartoons gave me a glimpse into these other worlds that were often a refuge for me. Looking back at everything I watched I remember Sailor Moon being the show that left the biggest impact. It wasn’t just the catchy theme song or the stunning animation, it was the risks the show took and the characters created that really stuck with me.
Sailor Moon really taught me was that you don’t have to be good at everything to save the world. More plainly put: you don’t have to be the best to be a good person, a quality that is perhaps the most important. Sailor Moon, known as Serena while I was a young girl watching the televised dubs and later as Usagi watching the show in its original context with subtitles, is a character that is both badass and hilarious. Apart from fight evil by moonlight Serena/Usagi is pretty much a classic teen: tired, hungry, lazy, not the best at math. She doesn’t necessarily scream “Hey I am here to save the day look at how great I am”. That’s because her strength of character is so much more important. It isn’t her brains or her brawns that make Sailor Moon so inspiring, it’s her heart. She gives a shit about people and about her planet. She is courageous, kind, and thoughtful towards friends and foes alike. She taught me that you don’t have to be the best, or the smartest, or the most athletic to save the world: all you needed was kindness and a good heart. But she didn’t work alone and the friends she did work with had qualities that made them dynamic and inspiring all on their own. The fact that all the members of the Sailor Scouts had complimentary skills and qualities lead them to be a successful team of fighters and friends was impactful. Being a team unit instead of individuals crusading to save the world alone fostered my love of team work because to me the best and most successful times in your life are often when you’re supporting and being supported by others.
There’s so much more I could say about my love for this franchise, but I want to keep it short and sweet. Sometimes shows we watch as children do not age well, but I feel as though Sailor Moon really does transcend from then to now. If you haven’t watched it I encourage you to give it a try, the franchise just released a reboot series, Sailor Moon Crystal, a couple years ago and it’s really hecking good.
Here’s to you, Usagi! Thank you for being the realest!
My mother used to tell me when I was a little girl that less was more. She felt this was necessary to remind me, at age 5, as I piled on dresses, skirts, socks, and pretty much anything I could layer onto my little body. To reinforce this idea that perhaps “simple pictures are best” I remember reading that all the chicest women of France took off one accessory before leaving the house. This concept of being choosy with that I adorn myself with led me to be very detail oriented with my furnishings. It is for this reason that I am in love with Jord wood watches. They are beautifully designed and intricately made, and they have such a charming earthy feel to them that makes these watches truly unique. I really love the Frankie 35 Series (the one I’m wearing) because the face is a little smaller than some of their other collections, and as someone with baby wrists having a smaller face is necessary. The earthy tons of Jord’s watches I find really compliment the winter since it’s such a pale and dull season. The rich and warm colours of their watches bring a little hint of summer to any outfit making it a detail not to be missed. I’m not sure if the simple lesson that less is more was meant by my parents to teach me about accessorizing, but regardless it’s made so easy and chic with these watches! If you’re as obsessed with Jord as I am, check out my giveaway with them! There’s a link at the bottom of this post.
My watch, the Frankie 35 Series, is available here.
Follow this link to enter for a chance to win your own Jord wood watch. All entrants get a $25 discount code simply by entering the contest too. Let me know in the comments how you would style your watch if you won!
Luxury Wooden Watch
So remember earlier this week when I said I would give you guys my own style of #SummerSurprises and I hope an earring giveaway sponsored by Foxy Originals! For this giveaway you can win either the Moon and Star studs or the Haven studs, both featured in my previous review.
To enter all you have to do is click the Rafflecopter link below. I am clearly not as good with the Internet as I thought I was so I hope I did it right. Regardless all you need to do is follow me on Instagram (www.instragram.com/leandraguillet) and follow Foxy Originals on Instagram (www.instagram.com/foxyoriginals) and then comment on this post when you’ve done all of these with your Instagram handle and an email we can reach you at (hopefully through the Rafflecopter) with your choice of either the moon and star earrings or the haven ones!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Fingers crossed this Rafflecopter works! Good luck guys! The contest ends next week!
Woot woot! What better way to kick off finishing school than with a giveaway sponsored by Polette?!?
Polette offers a wide range of frames for both men and women, and they have lenses that are corrective, LED filtering, or just for fashion. You can check out their website here!
To enter all you have to do is…
Like Polette on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and follow them on Instagram
Like my Facebook page and follow me on Instagram
And then leave a comment when you’re done with your email and the frames you’d want to win! Along with the frames you can receive fashion lenses, corrective lenses, or the LED e-Polette lenses that filter out harmful blue LED lights from your computer and phone screens! (You can read more about e-Polette here!)
The winner will be announced in a week (next Monday, May 2nd!)
IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR! And what better time then December, the most holiday filled month, to host a Polette eyewear giveaway! The rules are very simple! To enter you must like/follow Polettes:
And like/follow Lovely Lea’s:
And then go to Polette’s website and pick the frames or sunglasses you like the most and leave the link below in the comments with an active email (so I can contact you if you win!) Sounds simple enough, right?
Contest closes next Monday December 14 at midnight Eastern Time and the winner will be announced Wednesday December 16!
Let the giveaway begin!