Saturday, 30 May 2015

Pink Fever

Crop top: prettylittlething, similar here, here and i really like this || Trousers: River Island, similar here ||sunglasses: David's ||

*I have the coolest photographer, halfway through the shoot he was like "i think you should wear my sunglasses, they perfectly match your loop earrings" and the pictures turned out even better with them. The little attention to detail/thoughtful things that make me happy.

P.s - This top was a present from my adorable sister, i know you're reading this and i want you to know that i love you to bits :))

I don't have very much to say, i'm just very thankful. In the midst of my fears, anxieties, worries, i am very very thankful. You see, the essence of life is far greater than one, one's aspirations, happiness, hopes & dreams. There is a higher calling of which we inevitably have no control over, and everything, i mean everything, is working and aligning for that good (Jer 29:11). In the midst of whichever stage you're at, be thankful because you will not always be there. Be Hopeful because there is a good expected end awaiting you. Whether you choose to believe it or not.

Lots of Love
The Aspiring sartorialist x
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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Please do not ignore.

We all have our individual struggles, challenges, pains and heartbreaks, but what makes life worth living are the people who share their little light and love with us in those down moments. No body has it all, but nobody has too little to be of help to another. We can't help everybody to make it all easy, but we shouldn't undermine our abilities or how far helping just that one person could go. 

All i'm trying to say is this, there's a girl, whom i know very personally, her name is Chichi Analogbei. I've met different kinds of people, but very few have left the impression she's left on me. Very kind, high spirited, bubbly, nice, the kind of person anyone would want to be around. 

You can imagine how heart breaking it was when she contacted me about the loss of her breadwinner to cancer this year, which has resulted in her inability to continue to fund her education. She was right in her final year at the university of Leeds, and has now had to defer for another year to raise these funds. This is indeed very heartbreaking and no one ever prays for this kind of things. 

Please i beg you and urge everyone reading this to please donate, i don't care how little, to this cause. As of today, 26th May at 17:41pm, people as kind as yourself have helped raise £6,140 out of the required £10,500. Please even if it's a fiver (£5) that you'd normally splurge on coffee and cookies in Starbucks. If you can do more, please don't withhold. The Lord who sees your giving in secret would reward you greatly. And on behalf of chichi,  i want to say thank you so much to all the people that i've donated, or shared her Gofundme page so far, only God can bless you the way you deserve. And i pray that none of you would ever suffer losses in Jesus name.

Disclaimer: I don't normally do this, and you can be sure i know and i've met her personally. I have my integrity to protect and i wouldn't make this post if i wasn't sure it was real. 

Thank you for your donations.

God bless you 
The Aspiring sartorialist 
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Friday, 15 May 2015

Floral & the demands of the heart

Before now, I did not particularly fancy warehouse, so it's not a store i found myself going into often. However during the christmas sales, one of my friends literally dragged me in, and it's become a favourite (maybe i exaggerate a little) but at least i pay more attention to it now. The pretty floral dress was one of my purchases that day and as the weather has been a bit more favourable these days, i'm excited i finally get to wear it. It's paired with my staple green heels; of which  my sister has promised to throw away if i keep repeating. I have more shoes than anything else, (the first thing you'd notice if come into my room) but i find myself realistically rotating 3 or 4 pairs.  Anyone else like me? And leather jacket of course, because the weather is unpredictable like that.

Dress: warehouse, similar here||Shoes: Anne Michelle, a nice one here||Sunglasses:Celine  


First time without the usual red lips, yay or nay?

Let's get philosophical..
I watched a recent interview with Don Mclean for BBC hard talk which challenged all i ever thought i knew on life satisfaction and success. Nothing, nothing is ever worth losing our loses for. I learnt; when it comes to the deeper demands of the soul, money, beauty, fame and even success has little relevance; insignificant in filling that void. I'm learning to give my heart that reality check as often as possible, examining where it's at at every stage. Lest after years of the pursuit of _ to begin to make statements like "i wish i could re-live life again, i would just get a job that can pay my rent and prioritise my happiness more". Nothing is worth losing our souls for. If this is speaking in parables, i'm sorry i'm only trying not to write too much, please watch the interview. You can always leave your questions and concerns below.

P.s- Thank you Leke & Grace for the really amazing pictures. Please check out their Instagram pages and follow them, they take really good pictures too. Be kind enough to tell them i recommended them ;)

Lots of Love
The Aspiring sartorialist x
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