Choose You. Always…

I thought of writing today but as I stared at the blank screen, I realized I had nothing to say. They say every day is a chance to write your story but today I just couldn’t figure out what chapter I was on. I have literally been typing and retyping the same line like I am stuck in a loop.

For the first time in a long time I find myself in a place where I feel free. Is it because I have learnt to see things differently or is my quarter life crisis kicking in? At least one thing is for sure, nothing scares me anymore.

In the world we live in kindness is so rare, any good gesture raises an eyebrow. It is not easy to be your brother’s keeper in a game that is clearly rigged. The rules don’t apply anymore and it is almost as if our own existence like that of animals depends on the survival of the fittest, in our case the craftiest.

Recently a friend of mine asked me where I saw myself in the next five years, it was such a weird question I laughed. I mean who just drops a random question when right in the middle of a roasting contest, which I was winning. The last time I answered that question was probably during a job interview and of course the response was well thought and crafted. A lie.

It actually took me time to think about my life and understand the question. This wasn’t about having the best response and winning the game, it was about me. My life. My dreams. My goals. I couldn’t craft my way out of this, I felt trapped. Honestly, where was I really seeing myself in five years?

This useless question gnawed at me for days, I tried to block and ignore it but it always made its way back. The saddest bit was not that I didn’t know the answer, I did. My problem was that I wanted it to be perfect, a sure deal but I just couldn’t guarantee that. How can I plan where I want to be in the next five years when literally every single day is a gamble.

In my utopia, I am happy, fulfilled…Oh wait, of course rich. My only problem is how to get there. You see they teach you how to fish but nobody really tells you where to get the fish. Everyone is obsessed with the catch and filling their own nets. Which takes me back to the phrase, survival of the fittest.

I think after a month of avoiding my friend who was genuinely pissing me off the whole time, I finally had a response. I knew what I wanted and where I wanted to be.  I had decided that with every plan and every foundation I was laying there on, I was going to choose my happiness.

I once wrote an article on bullies and my takeaway was that we can’t control how people treat us but we can control and choose how we respond to them. I believe it applies when we are making our life choices, we can choose our happiness and control how we react to the issues around us.

That being said, are the people in our lives really mean or do we simply put a lot of expectations on them? Sometimes we set ourselves up for disappointment and failure without realizing it. Maybe if we lowered our expectations just a little bit, we might just realize how better life can be.

When you expect nothing from people, you lose nothing. An expectation is a like bet, only you are staking your heart, feelings, future, friends, life and many other important things. Like Dodinsky says: ‘The key to being happy is knowing you have the power to choose what to accept and what to let go.’ Choose you. Always.

And by the way have at least one friend who can keep you racking your brain and leave you feeling worthless once in a while. It pays off, eventually. Lol.

Back to basics, I decided to go with this beautiful outfit because I loved it. It totally has nothing to do with what I just talked about. Even the shoot wasn’t planned but I must say spontaneity goes a long way as you can see on the photos below. Let me know what you think.

Knock knock…

I recently watched the movie Joker and thought it the most crazy thing I have ever seen.

For those wondering, Joker is a mega classic DC comics villain loved by most and misunderstood by many.

Joker as played by Joaquin Phoenix is the ultimate representation of chaos and anarchy in society and the constant obsession of upsetting social order in all the movies.

My favourite character of Joker was in the film Dark Knight, the first thing that pulls you in is his psychopathic criminal mastery  and sadistic sense of humour. The experience is both disturbing and thrilling in equal measure.

Joker defines his course as having a connection to the Superhero Batman, to whom he is a villain.

I digress, the movie Joker gives the chronology of the supervillain’s warped life, breaking points and his first kill to mass murders.

Joker’s life is set up around bullies, an abusive and deranged mother, poverty, a pipe dream in comedy and depression. His whole life is drama after drama and he finds solace in crime.

The movie is a real depiction of our day to day lives, the simple things in life we tend to ignore gravely play an active role in moulding our true characters.

Every step and misstep takes us to a certain level of our lives, but the best thing to learn from the movie is that an unhappy life is a wasted life.

Other than Joker’s irritating laughing disorder and the slow plot, the movie is quite interesting, if you enjoy watching the ills of society.

“Knock.. Knock… You wanna hear another joke?”

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Ruffles: Part one

Personally I am an avid frill fan, and when this trend made a dramatic comeback to the fashion scene, I had to savor all of it. Small, large, subtle or voluminous, ruffles serve as a focal point to any outfit and can satisfy anyone’s fashion palate.

The crinkle details add a dramatic flair to an outfit at the same time still remaining soft and feminine. With this kind of outfit you are sure to get lots and lots of compliments as you go.

The best part about ruffles is that they look good with just about anything, and I am happy to announce this trend isn’t bouncing out anytime soon.

On this particular outfit I went with a white ruffle top and a maroon ruffle skirt, I found the combination flattering.For the top, I started from scratch and made it all the way to the amazing finish.

However, for the skirt, I bought an oversized skirt and modified it to fit me and added the excess material to make the flirtatious ruffles as you can see below.Maybe sometime in future I can talk about how I modify most of my clothes and style them.

Ruffle up, twirl and shimmer.

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Game of Thrones

The great finale is finally here and we cannot keep calm about it. It’s been 631 days since Game of thrones last aired an episode, but who’s counting? This beautiful series is coming to an end and the feeling is bitter sweet; I desperately need to put my anxiety to rest, but the thought of finishing one of the greatest series of all time is heart wrenching.

Season 7 having had a calamitous finale, with the Night King demonstrating annihilative power and the two most sensible people in the series Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow uniting in their incestuous love, season 8 has a lot of revelations and uniting to do. The internet is rife with theories, conclusions and spoilers and the wait is excruciating with my worry addiction at level 10.

All in all, Game of thrones has had the best monumental style, with the show beginning with a night’s watch deserter being beheaded for abandoning his mates , in his quest to report the truth about what he had witnessed beyond the wall, something far much greater than humanity. If they cared to listen we would not be having a series to watch right now, lol.

Fast forward to season 8 after a series of deaths, twists, themes and connections it finally comes to pass: Winter is here, the leviathan wall has been destroyed, the night king is coming and I am shivering, he even has a dragon with him.

And last but not least as our long throneless night ends, I declare I am team the Iron throne, this diabolic series will not break my heart to the end all in the name of ‘Valar morghulis’.

If you haven’t watched Game of Thrones, you do not know what you are missing.

Happy watching Fam.

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Retro my style

Style and class attracts all kinds of crowds. Retro fashion is slowly creeping into modern trends, bringing back to life a century considered archaic.

Retro fashion existed in the 20th century, looks ranging from laced hemlines, funky graphic designs, multicolored oversize coats, bomber jackets and not forgetting the very popular geek spectacles.

This style is consciously derivative of trends, modes and attitudes of the recent past.

In a world full of many titanic fashion battles it is not baffling as to why these vintage ensembles easily paved way for modern trends; inspiring colors, cuts and even design.

In this post, I went with the 1950s high waist A line skirt, flirtatious as it sounds and simply feminine as it looks. Pairing it with a white off shoulder, which took me roughly an hour to put together.

I fell in love with this skirt mainly because of its drab colour, the medallion yellow, not to mention the fact that its fabric is made of wool and rayon blends, making it an all-weather skirt.

I consider this skirt a high fashion item on my craze list, because I can pair it with almost anything and its round and full nature adds more swing to my step.

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Discovering your path

Hello lovelies, it has been a while hasn’t it? The good thing is I’m finally back.

I have been busy learning and perfecting my tailoring skills, I only just bought a sewing machine and albeit the journey being rough, I feel compelled to include that the joy is in the struggle.

During any journey we are green and growing, expanding our scope is inexorable. Ultimately when we achieve our goal, the feeling is exhilarating.

Designing clothes has always been my dream and now that  I am able to stitch them too, I decided to begin my journey with a personal favorite, ruffle tops.

I absolutely love ruffle tops. Who doesn’t? Making these ruffle tops was easy and the outcome was incredible.

Ruffle tops have been there for ages now, however, I couldn’t resist adding them to my craze list.

I decided to go with Ankara fabric mainly because it is diverse in colour and motifs. And let’s face it, Ankara is avant-garde.

Check out the end result in the photos below and let me know what you think, will you?

Fashion is about image. Give them a long lasting one. Make them not just glance but stare.

Check out my post on the retro look, another off shoulder design.

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Intimate Chokers

I’m in love with classic looks. Why? Because they are timeless. You know the vintage type that will still be in style 10 years from now. One look that stands out for me is chokers.

Chokers were mainly made for high fashion purposes and were predominantly worn by wealthy French women in the early 18th century.

Today, chokers are still as trendy as they were back then and they are a great accessory to add to your collection. They can spice up your look and make them go from dull to fabulous in a snap of a finger! Whoever invented chokers was God sent.

Chokers are wonderful because they are simple to accessorize. This made them a must add to my craze list. They come in a variety of styles and materials like: silver, gold, metal, velvet, beads and even plastic. Perhaps you own a choker or two in your closet.

You can accessorize chokers in any outfit so long as they blend in, however, color blocking makes chokers more conspicuous. To give the look extra punch, you can even add a hair bow(s) (as I did in the photos below).

My fashion tastes are cut and twisted. I love to experiment with anything and everything. And what better way to explore this than to make my own fabric chokers. For this project with chokers, I decided to focus on fabric chokers. I was a little extra with the sizes of the chokers and bows.

It was an ambitious venture as you can see below but I always enjoy a good challenge when it comes to fashion.

The procedure was not much of a hustle although I failed several times before actually getting it right.It was all worth it!

Check out the photos below and let me know what you think, will you?

Fashion is all about image. Give them a lasting one. Make them not just glance but stare…

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Obsessed with Mittens

My obsession with mittens started when I watched Game of Thrones in April. It was winter and people needed to dress warmly, just but giving a few details about the series. But as I watched on, I saw an opportunity to try something new, different and crazy.

So what are mittens exactly? Mittens are gloves that don’t cover the fingers and may go elbow high. They are also known as open gloves and they come in various fabrics.

The first time I tried mittens, I felt uneasy. I felt smart but very conscious of my appearance. I couldn’t bear the embarrassment if people were to find them a fashion miss but I totally nailed it. I made heads turn and piqued peoples’ interest.

“Where did you buy those? They look fabulous!” a friend of mine complimented me. I couldn’t hide my delight and right there I knew mittens were another craze to add to my list.

So why should you add mittens to your list too? Mittens give outfits a sophisticated look and a girly touch. The simple manner in which they enhance your look is amazing and the best part is you can literally “freeze and shine” in mittens because they keep your arms warm and make your outfit look great all at the same time.

Mittens can act like bangles too. If you don’t know how to accessorize bangles, depending on the colors of your outfit, pair it with matching mittens and I promise you will not be disappointed.

Mittens don’t have to be bought. You can make them however you want and in whatever colors you desire, but ensure they fit your arms snugly.

The beauty of experience is in trying.

You may also check out my post on Game of thrones, to read about the series.

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