Well, I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour – ha ha!
But seriously, I do love black – and who doesn’t?!?!
I’m not entirely comfortable with the tube part of this dress (bearing full arms) but I’ve been pushing myself to move outside that zone. You know, live a little – LOL! I do love the style though, especially the pockets!
This uneasy feeling just reiterates how difficult it is for anyone to move away from a poor self image, it’s a daily battle.
Some days are better than others but looking back I can surely see an improvement so I know I’m getting better.
When temperatures are soaring in SA due to a heat-wave (reaching well into the 30’s – degree Celcius) AND you’re a plus size girl, you start imaging a life where Eve didn’t eat from that forbidden fruit!
It’s really, really HOT!
This dress is perfect though, lightweight and breezy, exactly what you want in this weather!
The monochrome fashion trend has been popular for a while now so I thought I’d give it a go in a colour other than black & white.
(Singing in my Tony Toni Tone voice) – It’s our anniversary!!!!
Yep! 9 years ago I said I do to my BEST friend and 9 years later, I still do!
My husband and I started dating 2 days after my 17th birthday (his 19th birthday).
I knew from the moment we first met that he was very different to other guys. Apart from his charming good looks, ( wink) he had this “thing”about him, still has today. It’s this, I-don’t-care-what-people-think-about-me attitude and honestly, it’s what attracted me to him.
At 17 (and many years later) I was the complete opposite of this (what I thought), rebellious 19yr old boy. He lived in the moment, did what made him happy and never apologized for it. It was intriguing to say the least.
Today, after almost 16yrs as an item and 9 yrs of marriage, we’ve both changed and grown in many ways but he still has that “thing” about him. Although, not in a selfish, single guy kind of way, no, he still lives in the moment, only now, he lives to make his family happy – and still doesn’t apologize for it!
I would like to honour you today Brandon (this post is for you babe), beside the obvious; our 3 beautiful kids, the provision, the protection, the affection that you often have to fight for (sorry), you have loved me literally from thick to thin and back to thick again. Your love was constant, undeterred by the number on the scale.
You took care of me when I was as good as dead and you were right there when depression reared its ugly head (rhyming skills ha ha).
You are never afraid to let me & the rest of the world know how much I mean to you. You love our children (and tease the heck out of them) unconditionally. You’ve taught me how to make my voice heard and how to say no when I need to. But most of all, I want to thank you for the laughs. You really do make me LOL and that’s my favorite thing.
Here’s to 91 more anniversaries with you babe ❤️
I love you more and more everyday (except yesterday, yesterday you were really annoying LOL).
Are you happy with what you see when you look in the mirror?
Now, I’m not talking about your fabulous legs or your million dollar smile, no, I mean when you look long and hard – are you happy with the person you see looking back at you?
It recently hit me how far I’ve come in the last year. You see, a year ago I wasn’t in a very good place. Some relationships /friendships had gone sour and I felt betrayed. I allowed my feelings of betrayal to make me bitter and resentful and we all know how that just eats at you like poison.
I didn’t realize then what God was teaching me. I didn’t trust Him like I should’ve and my bitterness was a clear indication. Slowly, He showed me His plans and today I’m grateful.
I’ve since forgiven (even though the relationships might not have gone back to the way it was) , I’m moving forward with all the lessons learned. I can confidently say I’m stronger, wiser and better than my former self. Yes, I am (and forever will be) a work in progress but I do not despise the lessons learned, however small.
So, my answer would be yes, I am happy with what I see when I look in the mirror – because I am fearfully & wonderfully made!
Dress – Ackermans (old)
Sandals – Rockport (gifted)
Earrings – Mr P
Bangles – Truworths
Lips – LA Girl matte gloss in Tulle
Fun Fashion Fact:
” False eyelashes were first invented in 1916 when Hollywood producer, D.W. Griffith decided to enhance the eyelashes of Seena Owen for his film “Intolerance”. He wanted her eyelashes to brush her cheeks.These were made by a local wig maker using human hair woven through fine gauze.”
I must admit, I was a little reluctant to try a shift tunic. I just assumed that it wouldn’t be flattering since its not structured, but I am quite feeling this navy blue one I picked up from Ackermans. Paired with these old faithful, floral pants and we have a winner!
I’m finding that the more confident I feel about myself, the more open I am to trying different trends. I’m loving the 70’s look, which is very popular at the moment, I’ll have to play a little dress up first and see if I can pull it off.