CHIC AND SOPHISTICATED LOOK

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I got so much love when I posted a look with this hat and I decided to bring it back a couple of times. I remember mentioning in a previous post that I plan on trying out new staff and stepping out of my comfort zone, I have kept my word and its all been worth it. This look is the opposite of what I would normally reach for, I am normally so girly and I normally reach for body con dresses. The colors though for this look are right up my ally. You can expect more brighter colors and lots and lots of patterns from this point.

 

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This look by far is my favorite [I know you have read this before but it is true]. There is something about this look that I cannot quite put my finger on, I just love the way that it turned out. I mentioned in a previous post that my goal is to be comfortable and this look is that to the t. If you are into fashion and follow other bloggers you will have noticed these pants have been going around and decided to join the band wagon. I am planning  on getting these in different colors, that is how much I love them.  You can either wear these at work with a cute blazer or a casual with some flat white tennis shoes and a basic t-shirt. On a night out you can wear with a cut out top or crop top and a denim jacket.  The jacket that I am wearing is absolutely gorgeous, when I first got it it was not really what I would gravitate towards but with much experimenting I now love it to bits. The silver grey zip against the black I absolutely love.

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Besides the hat the jogger pants are my favorite, they are made from Viscose [I laughed so hard when read the tag, it had been a while since I had worn something with this material] . The material is perfect, not too thick but perfect. If you have anything you want to conceal these are perfect.

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Vest, jogger pants – Mr Price

Shoes – Jet

Hat – H&M

Jacket – this was a gift, so I have no idea where its from.

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Thank you so much for reading, please leave me a comment of your thoughts on this outfit or any suggestions for future posts. Have a blessed and productive week and do not forget to have fun and live in the moment.

 

AS I WAS JOGGING TODAY I CAME ACROSS SOME PEOPLE JOGGING AS WELL AND I NOTICED HOW DIFFERENT WE ARE. SOME PEOPLE WERE SMALL AND OTHERS BIGGER. WITH ALL THESE PEOPLE HAVING DIFFERENT BODIES THE GOALS WILL OBVIOUSLY, BE DIFFERENT. SOME PEOPLE SIMPLY WANT TO BE TONED, OTHERS WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT, SOME ARE DOING IT FOR FUN, OTHERS ARE JOGGING BECAUSE THEY MUST, OTHERS BECAUSE OF PRESSURE FROM SOCIETY AND SOME MAY NOT EVEN KNOW WHY THEY ARE EXERCISING. YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHERE THIS IS GOING BUT STAY WITH ME HERE. HERE ARE A FEW LIFE LESSONS THAT I GOT FROM THIS.

 
• LIFE IS ONE JOURNEY BUT WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT
AS I MENTIONED ABOVE WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT AND YOU MUST NOT COMPARE YOURSELF WITH ANYONE. I HAVE MENTIONED THIS BEFORE BUT DO NOT TRY TO BE LIKE SOMEONE ELSE, YOU ARE ENOUGH. BE TRUE TO YOURSELF.

 
• YOU DO NOT KNOW EVERYONE’S JOURNEY DO NOT TRY TO BE LIKE THEM.
IT IS VERY EASY TO WANT SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE AND WANT WHAT THEY HAVE BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE THEM. THE PERSON THAT IS SKINNY WANTS TO BE THICKER, THE ONE THAT IS THICKER WANTS TO SKINNIER. WE ALWAYS WANT WHAT WE DO NOT HAVE. THE PERSON THAT YOU ARE STRIVING TO BE LIKE IS STRIVING TO BE LIKE SOMEONE ELSE.

 
• FIND YOUR OWN FOOTING IN LIFE
THIS POINT IS A CONTINUATION FROM THE ONE ABOVE. INSTEAD OF WANTING TO BE LIKE OTHERS, FIND YOUR OWN FOOTING, YOUR VOICE, YOUR PASSION, AND YOUR OWN WAY IN LIFE. DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO KNOW YOU. IF YOU HAVE BEEN READING MY BLOG YOU WILL KNOW THAT I PREACH GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF A LOT. I WILL MENTION AGAIN, FIND YOUR OWN WAY OF DOING THINGS OTHER THAN COPYING WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING.

 
• WE ARE ALL AT DIFFERENT LEVELS IN LIFE.
WHEN I GO FOR MY JOG I GO IN A ROUND ROUTE AND YOU CAN TAKE IT FROM TWO ROADS THERE IS NOT ONLY ONE WAY TO ENTER. WHEN I AM ABOUT TO FINISH MY JOG, OTHERS WILL BE STARTING AND WILL BE RUNNING FASTER AS THEY ARE NOT AS TIRED. I CANNOT THEN START TO COMPETE AMD RUN AT THE SAME PACE AS THE PERSON WHO HAS JUST STARTED. IN THE SAME MANNER WHEN I AM STARTING USING ANOTHER ROUTE OTHERS WILL BE FINISHING AND WILL BE WALKING SLOWER AND I CANNOT RUN AT THE SAME RATE AS THEM. IT IS VERY EASY TO WANT TO RUN AT THE SAME PACE AS PEOPLE THAT YOU ADMIRE. RUN AT YOUR OWN PACE.

 
• WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT GOALS
IN LIFE, JUST LIKE EXERCISING WE ALL HAVE DIFFERENT GOALS AND WE DO NOT WANT THE SAME THING. SOME PEOPLE DO NOT EVEN KNOW THEIR GOALS IN LIFE AND YET WE LOOK TO THEM. WHAT DO YOU WANT IN LIFE, WHAT IS YOUR PASSION, WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY, DO WHAT YOU LOVE OTHER THAN WANTING TO BE LIKE SOMEONE ELSE. AS I MENTIONED IN THE FIRST PART OF THIS POST OTHERS EXERCISE TO LOSE WEIGHT AND OTHERS FOR FUN, OTHERS JUST FOR THE SAKE OF IT. STICK TO YOUR GOALS AND NO ONE ELSE’S.

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING THIS POST AND I HOPE YOU LEARNT AT LEAST ONE THING FROM THIS. PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT BELOW AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS POST. HAVE AN AMAZING, FUN-FILLED AND PRODUCTIVE WORK.

BLACK AND GREY FLANNEL SHIRT

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I had been wanting a flannel shirt for so long and I was so so happy when I got it. The material for this shirt is very soft and of course comfortable. Next time when I get a flannel I will go a size or two bigger for that over-sized look. This comfy sporty look is slowly becoming my favorite for school and running errands.

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Flannel – thrift-ed

Vest and Jeans Mr Price

Basic back tennis shoes.

Thank you much for reading, have an amazing week.

 

 

LACE PAIRED WITH GREY

 

 

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This look is something that seems so obvious but I did not even think of putting it together and I must say I really love how everything tied together. I have had these peaces for such a long time and only wore them together this once.

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Outfit details  :    vest, lace t-shirt and pencil skirt is from Mr Price

shoes from walk tall.

Have an amazing weekend.

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WORKING ON BEING CONFIDENT.

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I am back again with this topic and me repeating it shows its importance. This topic is something most people have struggled with and still struggling with.  There are a lot of definitions for confidence, one that stood out to me is sureness, sureness in who I am. Sureness of yourself and for me it is the sureness in who God has made me.

 
I would be lying to you if I say that I have mastered this area and it’s all rosy. This is something I think no one ever fully masters. I am in a better place, when I look back at my younger days I had little to no confidence. I thought to myself I am not as pretty as the girl next door and that I did not own the fanciest of clothes. To me confidence was based on what one had and the life that they live. Now that I look back I was totally wrong. Some people have everything they would ever need in this life and yet are still not confident. They have everything materialistic that is.

 
From this point, how then would we define confidence? I would say it is loving yourself wholly, with your strengths and weaknesses. It is accepting your flaws right at this moment, do not say let me first lose those extra kilos or that winter chub. [I too have that wither chub guys and it’s still a struggle but it’s coming along]. As you are reading this at this stag,with things not being perfect I pose a question, “do you love yourself?” I am a long way from where I want to be but every day I am taking steps to ensure that I get more confident by the day. An example of what I am doing is me trying to lose this winter chub, I am exercising and working towards my dream body. In the meantime, I am making sure that I am comfortable in what I am wearing, if anything is not flattering to me I am simply not going to wear it. Anything that is making you not to be confident work on it but if it’s something that takes long then make a plan for the time being.
Get to the root maybe there are deeper issues to this. I read a quote that said
Confidence is walking in a room and not wanting to compete or compare yourself with anyone

 

There is no need to compete or want to outdo others, you are enough. God did not make a mistake when he made you, you are perfectly imperfect, and God’s strength is made perfect in your weaknesses. In some cases you are challenged in the place of your calling. I hope this helped someone, have an amazing day and be blessed.

BLACK OUT EDGY, PREPPY LOOK

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Hello everyone, I know its been a minute since I posted a fashion post.  I am back like I never left and I have a lot of great content coming be on the lookout for that.  Now back to the post, I would say this look is a combination of a preppy and edgy look. This by far is my favorite look, I have never done anything like this before and I must say it all came out so well.

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The hat is from H&M

The dress is from Mr Price

Shoes are from Walk Tall

Everything I listed I am sure you can get it pretty much anywhere or you may even have it in your closet.

 

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Thank you all so much for reading, feel free to tell me what you think of this look below in the comments. Have an amazing week and be blessed.

WHAT I HAVE LEARNT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2017

If you missed my previous post titled Reflecting on the first half of 2017 I would suggest you scroll down and read it below. This past half of the year has been a whirl wind and I have learned so much. In this post, I will be sharing with you what I have learnt so far be it about me or life in general.

 
• Letting go of control
If there is one thing that I have learnt in this year is that life does not always go as per your plan. The plans that I have and the plans that God has do not always align. God has better plans and in this year, I have decided to stop wanting things to go my way all the time.

 
• Be content
This one is big one for me, I have a post that I wrote on this topic. Being content is not a one-step kind of thing but it is a process. I have had to remind myself repeatedly that I need to stay in my lane. In this day of social media, it is very easy to compare so I must guard my heart always. In this season, I have seen the importance of contentment and every single day I am striving to be content. I think to myself even if God is to bless me with everything I would ever want I would still not be content so I must work on being content now.

 
• Hard work pays
I always heard that hard work pays but I did not really pay much attention. This year I have put so much effort and work into everything that I did and I must say hard work does pay off. I am sure you have heard of the saying that goes work hard and God will do the rest, this couldn’t be more true.

 
• Live in the moment
Life is not always rosy and at times we forget to enjoy the season we are in. There have been times where I thought that I was going through tough times but now when I look back it all seems so small. In all seasons, I want to choose to be grateful and look at the bright side.

 
• Creating memories
This point goes hand in hand with the previous one. Instead of just walking through life like a zombie, I want to create and have memories rather than having physical things.

I hope this post really inspired you, leave a comment and tell me how your year has been so far. Have an amazing week and be blessed.

REFLECTING ON THE FIRST HALF OF 2017

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2017 has been the hardest year as an adult and as I look back I am amazed at what God has done. When the year started, I was not excited as the previous years, I had no hope and I had no idea how the year would turn out. I was really excited to come back to University, to me this was a ray of hope and the year was going well. In March things turned for the worst. Like everyone else I had plans on how I wanted the year to go and I am sure when I was making these plans God must have been laughing because he had other things in mind.

 
As I write this I am amazed at what God has done, all my worries he has taken care of them. All the situations I thought that I would not come out of, He has brought me out. The first half of the year has sped by so fast and I must say I am happy with my progress so far. If you remember my very first post of 2017 I said that my theme for this year is to BE. I have a vision of who I want to be and instead of day dreaming about it I want to BE. As I look back I can say that I tried to BE but I could have done better. This post is me reminding myself of my goals and to reflect on the progress that I have made so far.

 
With the last half of the year I intend to Be in all areas of my life. I want to read more so I will just do it, I love reading history so I want to watch more documentaries and read more history books. I want to be knowledgeable and be aware of the history of the world and not only that but the present and likely future. I want to keep my mind alert and to do this I want to do more puzzles, cross words and I am even thinking of starting to play chess. Pretty much I want to continue to Be and continue to grow. I want to grow in knowing myself, this last half year I have had the pleasure of walking on a journey of knowing my strengths and weaknesses. I have been doing a lot of soul searching and trying to figure out why I think the way I do and act the way I do. This last half of the year I have leant so much about myself than I have in all my years.

 
A word of encougement if you feel you have not accomplished much like you had planned, I urge you to look back at your goals and where you think you have gone wrong. I read a quote that said if your plans fail do not change your plans but rather change the way you went about your plans. Change the way that you did things and try something new. Do not despair but rise and work extra hard to make sure at the end of the year you will be ticking all your goals off your checklist.

 
Keep in mind that things do not always go the way that we plan and you have to be quick to adapt to change. Stay on your feet and keep moving. I pray that this post inspired you to continue the rest of the year and pursue your goals. Feel free to leave a comment on how you year has been so far.

TWO PIECE PINK SUIT

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I am really loving the pantsuit look lately, I think its classy and you do not need to put much thought into it. Initially I was going to buy only the blazer and I decided to get both although they were being sold separately. Some advice when getting a blazer before you buy make sure you raise hands and move around to make sure its comfortable. I bought my actual size and it runs a little small but I make it work.

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Pants and blazer are from Mr Price

Top is from H&M

Shoes are from Jet

 

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Thank you so much for reading, have an amazing and productive week.