You Only Live Once


  When I first heard of YOLO I thought people were talking about a type of sushi that has salmon and avocado in it. After a few calls to my local Japenese take out and a Top Table Google search for restaurants that serve YOLO, I realised that this wasn’t a buff sounding morsel but in fact a word incorporating one of life’s most important philosophies: Carpe Diem, Seize the Day, Life in the Fast Lane, You Only Live Once… YOLO.  A dim light bulb went off in my head and at lightning speed I logged in and updated my Facebook status to “Fried Chicken and Chips with Coke and Chocolate Fudge Brownie for Breakfast, YOLO”… DONE! Few!

So now that I have just narrowly avoided missing a place amongst societies most daring adventure seekers, I can now go back to painting my room…Crisis avoided!

The attitude behind YOLO is often people’ reasoning for leaving their jobs and going traveling, taking a gap year, bungee jumping whilst on holiday and doing reckless and fun things. Indeed that rush you get when you book your trip away can only be summed up by YOLO, as can those crazy travel anecdotes, reckless activities, summer love and joie de vivre that comes with the thrill of the unknown. Could this be because we not most alive when we are at our most vulnerable?


So whilst redecorating my room, I thought that it would be fun to do some old school wall grafitti and here I am in my painting dungarees, getting paint EVERYWHERE! I really liked this H&M crop top as it not only sums up a key idea behind My Girls On Tour and travel but the “You Only Live Once” motto is written in the same font as Yves Saint Laurent! Let me know what you think about my choice of room color… I haven’t done all the walls yet so its not too late!

Abi xxx




Denim Dungarees – H&M

YOLO crop top – H&M

White Chuck Taylors – CONVERSE


Author: Abigail Royston

I am an ex-professional tennis player and have just graduated from King's College in London. I share daily fashion outfits and stories of my travels and the tour. Every story has a beginning, but I will start mine here, at the start of something big. For us this was a journey of a lifetime, where dreams were made and broken, where friendships were cherished and torn apart. We lived and still live the life of aspiration and we tell the tale of victories and defeats that come with growing up at such a young age on the brink of greatness and fame. In our world youth, beauty and riches combine. We trained hard but played even harder. Our parties’ were and always will be legendary, our travels exotic and carefree. We were becoming stars. My Girls On Tour showcases street style looks, avant-garde fashion, new designers, fashion shows as well as travel stories and adventures. A fun window into the glamorous world of a professional tennis player turned fashionista, this is the place for wonderlust and fashion inspiration. Instragram @abigirlx Twitter @Abigailroyston

11 thoughts on “You Only Live Once”

    1. I know Yolo haha I had no idea what it meant either (thank you Google!) The room is now done (well almost done)! The painting took ages and did the wardrobe and bed assembly!Hurray 🙂 Thank you for your kind words always, Abi xxx


      1. So all the sharpness lost is due to the upload to the site. That makes for easier viewing of your posts. Do you post full resolution anywhere? Many of your shots have details which are lost on closer examination :).


      2. Yes sometimes it takes quite a long time to upload if the pictures are too high resolution. No I’m sorry I don’t post them in full resolution anywhere else but I hope that the quality are sufficiently good for you to enjoy them 🙂 Abi xxx


  1. If you like YOLO you will love FOMO. Fear OF Missing Out. Need to stay connected with the crowd so you can be there when the next big thing kicks off. Nothing worse than sitting at home in your slippers and see the Twittersphere go crazy and all your mates at an event you didn’t hear about.

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