Feeling Free – Hidden Gems Shop

This post is different from what you have been used to see here on the blog. I love to travel and would like to see the world, but it’s not my only passion. Fashion represents more for me than just clothes. It’s a way to express myself. And when expressing yourself verbally does not come as easy (simply because I’m not an outspoken person), speaking through your look is important. So this is not just about fabrics, textures, or shapes. It’s not even about brands. It’s about feeling confident, and feminine (in my case), and being ready to face the world.

Feeling free and feminine whilst shooting for Hidden Gems.

A thing or two about being a woman today

I woke up this morning and as I always do, I checked my notifications (it’s not a healthy habit, I know). Whilst on Facebook, I came across an article written for Donald Trump by, and I quote, “angry women”. I’m adding the link here because I found the piece was well written and worthy of being shared. I’m not going to go into politics, that’s not the point of my post. However, I will say this: it’s important that we, as women stand up for what we want, and for how we want to live life. We should never be put down for being women!

I grew up in a misogynistic environment having my own father behaving and treating women as if they were inferior and not worthy of his respect. I never accepted that and I never will. It’s a matter of self-respect. But it’s still hard, whether you have a strong personality or not, whether you can stand up for yourself or not.

Fashion shoot for hidden gems shop.

So what does fashion have to do with anything?

At this point, you are probably wondering where I’m going with this post. It’s simple. I love being a woman. For me getting ready for the day is a ritual which includes putting makeup on and choosing a nice outfit. It gives me strength. This is why fashion is not just a passion but an important part of my life, and it’s also the reason why I want to start a business. 

Fashion shoot for Hidden Gems Shop.

Hidden Gems Shop

I have had the idea of starting a fashion business for a long time and it’s slowly starting to take shape. Hidden Gems Shop is the first step. Besides this post which includes my first official outfit post, I will be adding a shopping page soon.

For today’s look, I have chosen this Free People dress because it’s feminine and bold. Since my style is quite simple, I opted to wear one accessory piece, a beautiful necklace from Happiness Boutique. BTW, Happiness Boutique is offering a 10% discount for orders over 19 euros until November 10th. All you have to do is to enter hiddengemstheblog at checkout. Happy shopping! :).

Fashion shoot for Hidden Gems Shop.

Besides celebrating a new direction in my life with the “launch” of the shop, I would like to celebrate women today. Mothers, sisters, daughters, business women etc. Hats off to all of you for being who you are #girlboss.


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Fashion shoot for hidden gems shop.


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8 Responses
  • Jocelyn Figueroa
    October 10, 2016

    As a woman, your post was uplifting and very empowering! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and I wish you nothing but success in starting your business!

    • Hidden Gems
      November 14, 2016

      Thank you, Jocelyn :).

  • Sarah, Things Sarah Loves
    October 10, 2016

    Loved this post and I completely agree – I love my morning ritual of getting read: putting my make up on and choosing an outfit. It’s also my ‘me time’ too so I like to make the most of it.

  • Susanna | Ordinality
    October 11, 2016

    First of all, that dress (and the woman in it!) is absolutely gorgeous. And the way you’ve written the post as well.. Girl, you sure can write! <3

  • Star Lengas
    October 13, 2016

    Women’s rights are human right’s! So easy to feel silenced in a misogynistic world. Good for your standing up and going after your passion!

  • Abigail
    October 13, 2016

    Lovely post, good luck with your new venture

  • Sophie
    October 13, 2016

    This dress is so pretty- love the print!

  • Alina
    October 14, 2016

    Congratulation for you’re achievments,and what u are!

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