I was watching a TED-Ed talk the other day and although I seem to come across interesting ones most times, this particular one seemed to be a message I had to hear. The informational speaker pointed out that you as in yourself, are the most prized project you can ever work on. She also said that instead of you 'faking it till you make it' if you must, you got to 'fake it till you become it!' The most striking fact she pointed out was that working on you does not happen overnight but tiny tweaks you do, can lead to big changes. See how these sunglasses changed the whole look on my lovely bag! I've already started making tiny tweaks :)
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Sunday, May 08, 2016
There is a super power called being a mum and I have no doubt my mother is a pro in harnessing it. I love my mother,not because it's mother's day but because she is the truest most loyal person in my life. That does not mean we always get along mm no. There are days when she is not the biggest fan of my ideas, my outfit, my behavior et cetera but all the disagreements are in love.
She has my best interest at heart and if I could be half the woman and mother she is,then you can't tell me nothin
Since I thought to share a little about her today, I might as well drop a fun fact. Think tea,think my mother! She is a serious tea lover such that if you want to ask for something from her,clear the path with a cup of tea and with all things being equally, she will say yes. That trick has made it possible for me to borrow her handbags, get permission to go out with friends, stay longer than my curfew,the list is endless. Believe me tea always does the magic. The love I have for my mother is infinite.
You probably have read about my nephew in my taking stock. He doesn't have anything to do with mother's day but his mum,my sister is the best mother anyone can have. Being the spectator, I've seen how she does her best to make my nephew happy,teach him to be a good human and most of all how she loves him.
These two are the closest mothers I personally know and through them,I believe in undying love,loyalty, caring without expecting to be paid, volunteering,to say the least. They say any woman can have a child but it takes a special one to be a mother.
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there doing their best to raise their children to be the best versions of themselves possible.
P.S We appreciate you!
Friday, May 06, 2016
I've been watching trillions of animated movies more than I've ever watched,thanks to my best friend. Seeing dogs,cats,or anything that is not human talking was never something I could choose to sit down and watch, because they looked silly to me. I won't start talking about what I used to think of cartoons. Never say never.The idea of cats talking made me think what if clothes could talk.
My outfit would be saying hello and exchanging addresses with each other because they've never been on me at the same time. My headscarf would be the mutual friend considering it's always on. The blazer would be in jubilation saying finally someone remembered i exist!I got over the blazer only to pull it out and rock it after dark months in my wardrobe.
I'm sure the dress would be telling the other pieces it had no clue it can be dressed up and down like this!! This dress has been my go to item when I don't feel like putting together an outfit and in the same way,this grey handbag would be screaming: oh hey missy,i love who you put me together with.. especially these cute pumps!
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Drinking : More fizzy drinks than I should. I bet my little sister is rolling her eyes reading this haha,she thinks I'm too #teamhealthy
Reading : Single,Married,Separated and Life After Divorce. I promised I was going to read a book and I did! It is a great read.
Wanting : A new deodorant. I'm torn between a spicy and sweet scent. What would you advice me to get?
Looking: Forward to the next seven weeks. Yippee
Wasting: No chance to drink water or any hydrating thing. I had this fantasy that I was going to get used to this hot tropical weather but nope! Everyday is hotter than the one before.
Wishing: For a great month, more adventures, laughter, breakthroughs and progress. Gotta put in some work for progress to be evident.
Waiting: While i was looking for a song to play as I take stock, I saw that one of my favorite YouTubers just uploaded a new vlog so, I'm 'waiting' for this stock taking to be done so that I watch the vlog.
Wondering: When my love for fashion grew. I loved wearing my mum's shoes and handbags but never her clothes ,but here I am in love with clothes more than shoes. Still on my mum's shoes, I really am regretting how my sisters and I wasted vintage heels from my mum's collection. We wore and damaged those poor babies while playing house!
Loving: A tea tree ointment that I bought. It's the most fresh-smelling thing ever.
Hoping: For the best things
Marveling: At the power of speaking up about anything especially those things that cause worry to be a daily routine unintentionally. It's always a good idea to share such things with someone, someone reliable who will not spread the story like wild fire.
Needing: To make a decision about something really crucial. Ain't spilling the tea yet.
Smelling: I miss the smell of guavas
Knowing: That being content and grateful is something that you choose to be. It is so easy to be ungrateful these days with all these #goals on the internet. I now know gratitude is intentional.
Thinking: Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy
Bookmarking: My favorite verse through the past weeks,Psalms 91
Opening: A new toothbrush. I get excited about the smallest things haha
Giggling: While on FaceTime with my nephew, his bedtime came so his mum told him to do his sleeping routine. After the goodnights, he closed his eyes to pray and it was the cutest thing ever. However, this guy prays in doubles as in Jesus, Jesus,I love you,I love you,Amen, Amen. The reason being he learnt to pray repeating after his mum and now he thinks prayers need to be repeated! Hillarious.
Feeling: Quite hot. I think my house is the hottest in the whole apartment. Haha
Cooking : Mmm I have not been the consistent cook lately.
Playing: I have been discovering new music on Spotify. I do love Cinderella and Love Natural by Jasper Sawyer.
Enjoying: Using Google+ I had no clue concerning how the application is good for any blogger especially new ones like me.
Liking: Some natural hair products and facial products I collected from a friend who was leaving! I'm that type of friend.
Wearing: Still on those light material pieces. "Looking for what to wear" is getting more and more complicated.
Following: My heart,in all aspects. I have discovered life is to be lived and living has to be very intentional otherwise we are just surviving.
Noticing: Time is flyyyyying! We are already in May,where does time go.
Feeling: Ready for a new glorious month. May all things be prefect,intentional and whole. Happy new month.
Monday, April 25, 2016
I'm a huge lover of mustard sauce on a juicy hot-dog with some chopped onion,tomato sauce, chili sauce and mayonnaise sometimes. I do love the tanginess fried chicken has when I marinate chicken overnight in mustard and other spices. Just writing down the details is making my mouth watery,no joke!I'm a confessed foodie. Before I turn this Queendom into a food blog, I have discovered that mustard is a trending color that I've been wanting to style,finally did and these are the pairings I came up with.
Mustard + brown. I love this skirt and I have already styled it here where an over-sized blazer gave it life. I think this outfit is suitable for the office,church or where else? Let me know.
Mustard in the tropics. This rich peach color is tropical and the more reason I put it together with my mustard piece to see how it would come out and voila! What occasion would this outfit be perfect for?
Mustard blues. You have met one of my favorite wardrobe staples on this post. I'm slowly falling in love with blue and it is not a good thing. Scroll around and read other posts to know why! By the way you haven't answered my question..how do you like your mustard? Let me know.
Monday, April 11, 2016
If there will come a time I'm told to choose one thing, and make it the best of things I love to do, running errands will be it. Yes, I love anything that makes me get out of the house.
Although I have a love-hate relationship with the idea of looking for what to wear ,I found a solution that's been working quite well. I normally put together an outfit in my head first, but most times :only to realize one piece of the puzzle will be folded and sitting at the bottom of the laundry basket! How convenient. Apart from such scenarios, I love dressing up, running errands and this is my typical errand-outfit:nothing over the top but still keeping it together! What's your ideal errand day outfit(s)?