Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Thank You For The Lessons

This isn't one of those new year new me posts, really. Well at least I hope it's not. I just thought it would be decent to say some words before 2014 comes to an end.

 This year has taught me a lot of life lessons. The truth is, in 2013, I slipped into depression. I spent the whole year denying what was happening to me and not making any progress. I won't go into it but I am truly grateful for the people in my life who put up with me and who finally gave me the tough love I needed to start putting my life back together again.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Fashion Edit ~ Palesa Mahlaba

Hello December!

I am so excited for the month ahead. I will share more with you in the next post.

Anyway, I just realised that I had promised to do a series of Fashion Edit posts featuring the style of Fashion Editors across the world  and I have only done two so far, the horror! So I thought I would start December with a little fashion post!

What would you do if you had the chance to peek into a fashion editor's personal closet? Probably die from a fashion orgasm  RIGHT?! Well "True Love" South Africa's Fashion Editor Palesa Mahlaba gives absolutely everyone that opportunity.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Magic of New Beginnings

To begin with, please vote for my blog nominated as best lifestyle blog in the Zambia Blog Social Media Awards here. Vote as many times as you can!

 So, a lot of changes have taken place since I last blogged. I have been so inconsistent with my blog that I considered closing it for a while. I didn't know how seriously I wanted to take my blog and also I am not sure how much of my life I want to share online but somehow I could not get myself to do it.

So here I am with a brief update. In August I gave in my notice and resigned from a job I have had for the past 3 years. I have to admit it was a huge step. Over time your job becomes part of your identity and letting go feels like giving up a part of who you are.

Friday, 18 July 2014

The Fashion Edit ~ Shala Monroque

There is nothing more refreshing than a woman revels in her natural beauty and is unapologetically herself. Shala Monroque is both these things, and more. What caught my eye about this gorgeous woman was how simple her style really was, and how she almost used  her body as a plain canvas to interesting pieces of clothing. Though always properly primed, Shala rarely does much to her hair and often keeps it short. The focus is often on her quirky pieces of clothing, most of her clothes are simple to the point of seeming thrifted but don't be fooled, Shala is a close friend of Miuccia Prada and serves as a fashion consultant for the brand.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Fashion Edit ~ Miroslava Duma

I've always found it ironic that most people behind the fashion scene are usually not that fashionable themselves. Think about it for a second, don't you know some amazing designer or stylist that is always in a pair of faded jeans and a sweat half the time?

Lately I've found myself drawn to fashion magazine editors. Although these fashion influences are usually behind the scenes and we normally don't know who they really are, there's been a tremendous shift in how we view fashion editors (or maybe it's just me, always late to the party)

Fashion editors around the world are slowly emerging as fashionistas in their own right and they are definitely putting their most fashionable feet forward.

For the month of July I will be sharing some of my favourite fashion looks from magazine editors across the world who I love to watch. The series will be called Fashion Edit and will also be part of my July challenge for #IamAzedBlogger. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Letting Go #IamAzedBlogger

My blogging skills have been next to non existent lately but thought I'd get back into the game by taking part in this month's #IamAzedBlogger challenge. We were asked to share something about letting go which is ironic as this is a lesson I have been learning since last year.

I am a hoarder, anything that gets close to me I never want to let go of. I am the kind who believes in forever, whether friendship or romance or even when it comes to my closet lol. I have a really hard time letting go!

But over the last year and this year I have begun to learn the lesson that sometimes you have no choice but to let go. Because sometimes holding on only hurts you more. Some things and some people are only in our lives for a season. I know this sounds very cliche but it is true. Once their part is done we have to walk away. If we hold on to what shouldn't be in our lives, we only take up the space for what should be in our lives. We keep out the new because we can't let go of the old.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Surrounded by Love: Happy Birthday to Me!

February is my favourite month in the calendar not only because it's the month of “love” but because it's my birthday month!

I am so BIG on birthdays, growing up I never got a party for my birthday as my older sister was asthmatic and usually ill around that time or something terrible would usually happen just before my birthday. For a long time I always thought my birthday was jinxed and I never enjoyed it. I've not really celebrated it for the last two years as my best friend lost her dad just before my birthday and the next year we his memorial service.

Because of all this I've ALWAYS wanted to have a huge birthday party. I've been obsessed with it for years, but this year I didn't feel that way. I actually just wanted a quiet birthday with a few of my very close friends over a meal and some drinks. I wish I could say it's growing up (hahaha) but fat chance, I still intend to have a big birthday party when I finally hit the big 30 (geez)
So my birthday was on Sunday 2nd February, after church my best friend and I went to meet up with two other friends at a quiet, laid back restaurant. We had cocktails and a meal and we shared stories and laughed so hard. I really didn't want to leave, I felt so surrounded with love.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

My First: Embracing My Natural Hair

Promised to be a better blogger this year and what better way than to kick it off  with a blogger challenge I received as part of the #IamAZedBlogger challenge.

We were asked to talk about our first, and of course a lot of firsts came in mind, not really sure I'd share any of those hahaha, kidding. I'm going to talk about the first time I went to work with my own hair and what it made me realise about embracing your own hair.