Happy Birthday John Lewis!


Now I usually do not do this, wishing Happy Birthday to a store but John Lewis deserves it. If you know me, John Lewis is one of my favourite department stores. Simply because their service is excellent, customer assistants are always eager to help and they have great clothes too.

Last week Sunday (not the one just gone, the previous week to that) I was shopping at Oxford Street and walked into John Lewis.  They had an 150th exhibition named ‘Stories of a Shopkeeper’ on the third floor, showcasing their history from its beginnings in 1894 to now and even its plans for the future.

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The exhibition has been extended to the 31st August. Go and have a look, it’s really interesting!

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Happy New Year!!! Thank You

Happy New Year!!! Thank You

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with all your loved ones.

I wish you all a Happy New Year! Wish you good health, prosperity, happiness, peace and blessings. I hope you have a wonderful time wherever you are spending your New Year.

I would like to take this chance to say Thank You to all those who follow the blog, share blog posts and have supported it. I started the blog in June and its amazing to see people from Bermuda, Russia, Antigua and Barbuda, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and many more countries, reading the posts.

Keep on supporting and reading. Also share the blog with family, friends and on your social network pages. There is more Great Women of the Bible to come, more Business and Politics commentaries, Poems and so much more. If the blog is quiet, I haven’t gone-it’s me studying!

There are two songs I would like to share that are my anthems for 2014. I love William McDowell’s ‘Expecting’ song, the lyrics talk about expecting a move of God. Whatever you have been praying about or expecting, pray and declare you should see it in this New Year of 2014. The other song is Jonathan Nelson’s ‘Expect the Great’, this is a yearly anthem.

William McDowell-Expecting
Jonathan Nelson-Expect the Great

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The Christmas Wardrobe- What to wear this festive season?

The Christmas Wardrobe- What to wear this festive season?


Yayy! It’s nearly Christmas. So excited, to have a little break so I can rest, eat and eat and eat some more.

I thought of some looks for any get-togethers or parties that you may have planned this season.

Take a look below:

Work Party

You can never wrong go with a LBD

Throw on some pointy stilettos with a embellished clutch and style your hair to the side. You will look sophisticated, classy and glamorous!

Work party


French Connection Black Twist dress (See here)

Accessorize Baroque Clutch (See here)

Accessorize Statement earrings (See here)

Kurt Geiger Black Pony Pointy Shoes

– Available at John Lewis (See here)

– Available at Kurt Geiger (See here)


Last Minute Shopping

Last minute shopping isn’t easy but make sure you’re warm and cosy

Busy wrapping all those presents, don’t have time to straighten your hair- cover it up with a fedora. Wear an oversize coat to keep yourself warm.

Last Minute Shopping

H&M Black Fedora (See here)

Whistles Tan coat (See here)

Dune Chelsea ankle boots (See here)

H&M Skinny Jeans (See here)

H&M Sweatshirt (See here)


Christmas Catch up with the Girls

Keep it glam with a mixture of textures. Leather or fur or both. The choice is yours!

Christmas catch up with the girls

Topshop Leather look high waist trousers (See here)

Topshop Fur coat (See here)

River Island Ankle boots (See here)

Wallis Chandelier earrings (See here)


Christmas Day

Keep it Casual but Smart

Christmas day

Topshop asymmetric kilt skirt (See here)

Dorothy Perkins White short sleeve shirt (See here)

Topshop fluffy cardigan (See here)

Zara Moccasins (See here)

Zara Blue Mini bag (See here)


Boxing Day Sales

Can you face the sales?

You will need something comfortable so you can run to get your bargains. A friend of mine, has ‘special trainers’ for the sales so she can whip them off and run to try things on lol. I’m not a trainer girl, so for me anything like flats or low heeled boots is comfortable for me. I usually wait until the 27th onwards to go to the shops, boxing day sales can be a tad manic. There is always online shopping- a oversized knit jumper with a nice cup of green tea and I can shop, shop, shop away.

Boxing day sales

Oasis Black Jeggings (See here)

Miss Selfridge Acid Wash denim shirt (See here)

New Look Cream Jumper (See here)

Warehouse Aztec cape (See here)

John Lewis Tan bag (See here)

Dune brown knee boots (See here)

New Years Eve

See into 2014 looking fabulous

For me I am usually casual on New Years Eve. I see into 2014 at Church- the best way to celebrate New Years :). Great praise and worship, preaching and prayers-there is no place I would rather be on NYE. After that,  I usually spend New Year’s day with family and friends. For those who have party plans wear something bright, glitzy, sparkly or lacy.

Look 1:

New Year's Eve

Ted Baker Red Dress (See here)

ASOS tan heeled sandals (See here)

River Island Gold stripe clutch (See here)

Look 2:

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Ted Baker Lace Top (See here)

Ted Baker Lace pencil skirt (See here)

River Island black box clutch (See here)

Aldo black heels (See here)

Look 3:

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River Island Black Sequin Jacket (See here)

Topshop black jumpsuit (See here)

Zara strappy heels (See here)

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The beginning of last month, my girls and I went away for a city break in Paris.  I have been there a couple of times before but it was a different experience this time. We had so much fun and saw most of Paris in two days. From Musée d’Orsay to Notre Dame to the Louvre-we went everywhere. I really did not think it was possible but hey we did it! Of course we visited Eiffel Tower- how can you not? We went during the day, otherwise we would have been sandwiched with couples during the night. Not that we do not love romance, we were on a girls holiday. We also went to Palais Garnier, I was in awe with how beautiful the place was. The detail in some of the ornaments and panelling was absolutely breathtaking. Hôtel de Ville was one of my favourites. There was a Nelson Mandela exhibition running at the time, it was very emotional and  inspiring. The great things that Mandela has done for South Africa and the world will always be remembered.

So if you are a Keeping up with the Kardashians fan, you will know on Kourtney and Kim take Miami the Kardashians visited Pont Des Arts. Which is also known as love padlock bridge. We tried finding their padlocks- Lol it was a fail. We even forgot where we put ours after a while. There are millions  and millions of padlocks on there so it will be extremely difficult to find a padlock that you wish to see. Another place we went to was the Arc de Triomphe.  We climbed the 200+ steps, it was ever so tiring. We had to have a little rest once we got to the top before we walked around and took the scenery in.

I had so much fun and I will definitely do something again like this soon.

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Place to visit- Cambridge

Place to visit- Cambridge

I went to Cambridge in June for a girls’ weekend catching up with my girlfriends. I have visited Cambridge before and I had a chance last time to do punting. However this time, we played tourists-walked around town and took the sightseeing bus around the city. I love Cambridge, there is so much history to the place. I have a few pictures to share with you.

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Last week my girlfriend Marina and I took a day trip to Bath. We originally wanted to go to Brussels but it did not work out. After this trip I have realised you do not always need to go abroad to have fun. There is so much to do here at home. So many of us do not take advantage of the wonderful places in England to visit. I am one of them. The only let down I guess is the forever changing British weather *sighs*.

So my friend and I acted like tourists-you know the annoying ones and they ask you to take so many photos. That was us! One person even lied and said he did not know how to take pictures. Then we caught him taking pictures of his friends ha.

We had so much fun, we took the city and skyline bus tours of the city. There was a hilarious guide on the bus who gave us an in depth history of the city. He was so excited to tell us the city was established by the Romans, transformed by the Georgian era and how it is now. He was also eager to tell us about Jane Austen and that her books were heavily influenced by the city. Apparently she did not like Bath at all but everyone there loves her. Wherever you turn it is- Jane Austen, Jane Austen and Jane Austen.  What I found really interesting was that to have planning permission in Bath, buildings must be of Bath Stone. This is because they want Bath to keep its distinctive appearance. I fell in love with the Georgian architecture of the city, there is something so glamorous and sophisticated about it. I am already thinking this could be the perfect retirement place. I know what you are thinking, yes I am no where near that stage of life yet but it does not hurt to think of the future.

We also visited the Roman Baths, which was fascinating. The Romans were really into their spas and bathing in the hot springs. I think it was mentioned Bath is the only place in the U.K that has hot springs. After all the fun, we ended the day with yummy frozen yoghurt.

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