So, it is my seven years blog anniversary; I started this blog in March 2012 as a therapeutic hobby and I have enjoyed the journey every bit of the way. Owning a fashion blog has helped me grow so much in my personal and social life and believe me when I tell you that it takes a lot of discipline to run a blog of any sort; whether you own one for business or financial reasons or for pleasure. When you are consistent with your blog posts, you start to see your blog as a "friend" or "a part of your family," so to speak. As a fashion blogger, you keep an eye out for trends, you plan outfits for the blog, take pictures, do photo editing and blog designs and layouts and then lots and lots of writing and editing. Blogging is basically supposed to be a full time job of its own and if you do not love it or have a passion for it, you cannot do it for long. I am happy I started this blog; I am happy for the therapy it brought me over the years and the patience and discipline it has taught me and I am thankful for all the amazing blogger friends I've made along the way. This blog is still a hobby and I do not run it for profit or financial reasons and I'm grateful for the independence and freedom I get for running it on my own terms.
Just for some background information, I have always loved photography, illustration and writing all my life. I started writing stories, drawing and coloring from age seven when I started reading and writing. I wrote a lot of comic books and novels all the way through high school which was mainly for the entertainment of me and my friends. My parents did try to dissuade me from writing and drawing and insisted I concentrate on Maths and Science and I did try to stop but it just didn't happen. I just could not stop. I drew illustrations of characters wearing all the latest trends in my books and always had writing and drawing supplies at hand. This was back in Africa, my birth country; so, I never had the opportunity to get my work published because the exposure wasn't really there. I ended up getting a Law degree and I would say that my love for the legal career was actually shaped by my love for writing and reading. I got to know about and read fashion blogs around 2008 and I started mine years later. I'll give you more personal blogging titbits as time goes on.
I wore the outfit I'm wearing here to a birthday party a while ago and it was something I threw on last minute. The dress code/colors was grey and silver with a mix of wine, pink and gold. The table settings were done in grey and silver metallic and the flowers were wine, gold and pink. The décor was very impressive and the food was very good 😋
Now, back to this outfit; this dress is a combination of two dresses; a grey lace sheath midi dress and a grey strapless maxi. The strapless maxi is an old bridesmaid dress that I really did not want to donate and the lace dress is an old purchase too. Both dresses had been laying around in the closet for yeas. It was a little cold on the day of the event and I did not want to wear either of the dresses alone so, I decided to combine the two. I wore the lace dress first and wore the strapless dress over it, then cinched the dress tight with the lace straps at the back of it and viola! 😁 new look!! I accessorized the dress with a grey clutch and grey high heeled sandals with crystal studs which I later swapped for a pair of green flats at the end of the night. The magnetic metallic bracelet is an old thrift find and the green statement earrings added a pop of color to the look. This outfit had a lot of texture and I love the warmth that the layering provided. At the end of the night, I had fun with my friends and family and felt good that I was able to restyle old pieces from my closet. Thank you so much for reading.
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