Back to the matter

Happy New Year! Are we still allowed to say Happy New Year? How long is it until you to decide to stop saying Happy New Year? For me it is until January is over, better late than never I say. Plus it has been forever and a day since I have posted, so a greeting is more than over due.

I had not posted mainly because I was inconsistent and did not want to post here or there. So I am back, back to the matter of blogging. As you know I love sharing my thoughts, views or simply sharing with you news that I love to talk about-fashion, politics, faith and so on ( a little bit of everything).

To start 2019 off, its a fashion post.

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I brought the pinstripe blazer from H&M in the sale at a bargin price, though I am trying to be smarter when it comes to buying, the blazer is a must have. Pinstripe blazers are classics, which can be worn over and over again-with jeans to make it casual or smart trousers for a SHE-E-O look.

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The mini bag is also a new buy, which I got for a wedding to match my dress (I can be extra). And I absolutely adore mini bags, it forces you to bring the necessities only. This is a struggle for me. I am the type to carry everything, for anything that may pop up and for any possible situation that may occur-plasters for paper cuts, antibacterial gel for my hands after a train ride and paracetamol for a headache after a long day. With this mini bag, I am just about able to carry my phone, my lipgloss and maybe my keys. There are cons to carrying a mini bag, but I do not see the mini/micro bag trend dying soon and plus its just cute.

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Before New Year I was getting the ‘Are you pregnant?’ question and my response has simply been ‘Darling, its fat and bloating’. I have been eating good for the past few months without caring. Sometimes its just nice to relax and not care about all the carbs you are eating. Now I am back on the matter and its goodbye oompa loompa and hey sexy 2019. You can even see I am doing the old trick of covering your belly with your hands. I am not even going to hide it, I am embracing it and doing something about it.

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Outfit details:

Blazer: H&M

Polo neck: Old

Skirt: ASOS (old)

Mini bag: ASOS

Shoes: Marks & Spencer

Earrings: Zara

Stay Blessed

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Dashiki Reflections

This is not going to be one of my usual fashion posts where I will be talking about the outfit alone. I want to discuss a little about the outfit and much more on 2015.

I wore this dashiki dress in the summer, I was not going to post it but my dear sister-friend convinced me to put it up. Summer time is my favourite time of the year, I love the weather and you can wear more interesting and colourful things (you already know how I love colour and lots of it). I wore this dress before actually way back in sixth form, during a Black History Month event that I was involved in, so to my brothers who think I copied them, lies you tell twinnies.  Please do follow and check out their blog www.uptothepoint.wordpress.com

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Outfit:

Dashiki dress- Made in Ghana

Wedges- Dune

Necklace- Wallis

Bangle- John Lewis

Bag- Modalu

Looking at the pictures again made me reflect on the year 2015. This year has been an interesting one, a mix of highs and lows. Through it all, one thing that I am most thankful for is growth. I am not where I was last year, I have grown in certain areas of my life. Firstly my walk with Christ has grown and matured, I am not where I used to be in 2014. At the beginning of this year I said to God, I want more of him. I was tired of just receiving the word from other people, waiting for encouragement from others and wanted to have a personal relationship with him. Secondly, my friendships and relationships have grown. Growth in friendships does not just mean you increasing your friendship group, it means bettering individual friendships and also allowing people into your life who are positive .This year I met someone and within three months we became so close. I truly believe God put her in my life, because at that time I was praying about something and when she walked into my life she answered my prayer with one bible verse. Why I say God put her in my life is because at that particular time I felt like God was not listening to me and she gave me a bible verse to mediate on. She had no clue that the verse she gave me was the answer to my prayer until later on.  Additionally, this year some people that I have known for a while have been cut off (not necessarily drama)  just some people are there for a certain time and you move on.

Thirdly, I learned this year that a ‘private life is a happy life’. I have always been private and will continue to be so. I do not like letting the whole world know my business and in particular in 2015 learnt not everything that happens in your life needs to be told. This relates to the first growth point, this year God told me to stop running to people when I was always disappointed or when I was rejoicing. There were times when I would pick the phone up and dial the number he would say,  ‘Rae put the phone down and speak to me first’. The first person I have learned to run to is God with everything and as the song says ‘Jesus be the center of it all’. This does not mean that you should keep everything to yourself, it is just striking that important balance. It depends on the type of person you are, some are extremely private and some blab out everything- its important to find the middle ground

Fourthly this year, I have learned to ‘launch out’. Many of us have wonderful ideas and visions, but because of fear we hold ourselves back. Late this year, I told myself I will no longer do to that myself. I am going to live life in such a way, that if I have an idea I will set out to do it. I encourage all that if you have been thinking about a venture you want to get into, or a new career or to set up a business or whatever it may be do it! Don’t wait for others to give you the go ahead otherwise you will be waiting forever. Many of us are sitting on ideas that could potentially be great but I encourage you to look into your hands. Ask yourself what are these hands good at doing? Are your hands good at drawing? Use that artistic ability. Are your hands good at writing? Use that creative ability.

What for 2016?

This time next year I will be reflecting back on the year and thinking of what I have done, what I achieved and what I could do better. I think reviewing yourself is so important, it gives you a fresh mind and the urge to do better. However do not wait to the end of the year to review yourself, you can have reviews throughout the year.

What to expect from the blog in 2016? More great posts on fashion, faith, politics, law, business, art etc. There will be a post a week (sometimes more than one). With the fashion posts expect more than ‘what am I wearing posts’ or ‘OOTDs’.  I love discussing with friends the history behind fashion and the business of fashion, so I will be writing more posts on that. This goes with other blog posts too.

Stay Blessed x

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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Stay Blessed

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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:

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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)

Stay Blessed

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