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struggle is real…

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You ever have a feeling that you stuck in something you feel you cannot get out of yet you know you shouldn’t be in it???

It could be a friendship, work place, hotel room or even a family gathering.

I have come to learn that you are the only person that can change that exact situation, no-one else can do it for you. You can be encouraged to move on and turn away, yet you hold the power to actually follow through with the advise given.

Ask yourself these questions :

  • Look at what is bad or not right about the situation
  • Find out what is keeping you there and why?
  • Would it be worth it in the long run?
  • What have people been saying to you, should I listen or just push it a side
  • Should I stay or should I go?
  • In which way will I benefit
  • Can I solve it or will it just get worse if I try?
  • Am I truly happy?

If most of the questions are answered in a negative way GET OUT, as you will be hurting yourself more than anything. To be honest we all deserve to be happy and never have to find ourselves in a situation where we are not ourselves or find that we are just trying to survive or get through the day.

Save yourself from the drama, you deserve better!!!!

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Photography – Carlo Daniels

misfit – my first tattoo

On the 8th April this year, I decided to take the plunge and got a tattoo… After much deliberation on what to get, how it should look, where it can be placed, the size and of course, if it’s a picture or script. I had finally found EXACTLY what I wanted. This had not taking a few months but a few years!!!

I had finally decided on the word MISFIT and a paw print as I am obsessed with lions of cause.

What the word MISFIT means to me and why I chose it : Do you possibly have a lifetime for me to truly show you what this word could describe and shape who I truly I am?

Probably not so I will try my best to explain how much I love being a MISFIT lol.

All my life I have found myself NOT fitting in with anyone, yes I had my group of friends, yet I always stood out or had some weird way of being noticed. I have had my fair share of trying to fit in, yet found myself losing who I truly I am and I didn’t like that. I don’t think that I fit in with my family, sometimes my friends, my work place or even just when I walk in a crowd. YET that is me, a misfit never wanting to be like everyone else, being who I was truly put on this earth to be. Being able to spot me a mile away cos I’m different in a good way.

With that being said I got the word MISFIT and a paw print on my rib cage as it is the worst place to get a tattoo! As the word has so much meaning and I wanted to show it off. So when you see it you will ask and I get to express a side of myself to you that you may not know as if yet.

What’s funny is that people who know me basically tell me when they see it “YEAH that explains you to the T” I just laugh as I know exactly what they mean.

I think one thing every has asked me is, “oh my word you have a tattoo and then flip was it not sore???” To be honest it is a weird feeling but I think I handled it really well. The closer the lines got to my chest the more pain I felt. The final line I honestly felt like the tattoo artist was about to kill me boobs but it went by so quickly I just bit down and took the pain.

It did take a bit of convincing for my tattoo artist to do my ribs as my first tattoo. They advised most people die half way through as it is one of the worst places to get a tattoo, so I was very proud of myself for going though with it.

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That is my story of my first tattoo, can’t wait to tell you the next ❤

being a bridesmaid

I know there is a saying “always the bridesmaid never the bride” but I have always wanted to be a bridesmaid, there is just something about seeing the bride happy and seeing the journey with the bridal party.

Yes I may be completely crazy and it makes no sense to you, I may be the only person that feels this way but it would be an honour to be in a wedding standing next to the bride supporting her day and not just a number to fill a list or seat.

You see nobody wants to fill a seat, be a number or even just be a shadow in a picture. I have been to a few weddings and to be honest they say “You mean so much to us and that why we wanted you here, We wanna see you in our lives, Grow with you all and Can’t wait to have you all be by our side till the end.” That’s good and all but what it comes down to is yours and their friendship.

I have always seen a bridesmaid as a BEST friend, someone you can count on and will be there through thick and thin, will be sitting with you saying wow we messed up but I really do love you. Someone you can forgive no matter the mess up or no matter the moments you haven’t seen each other but the moments you cherish. I may not have all these traits as I am such an out spoken and straight forward person and pretty much say it like it is, most people can’t deal with that and probably the reason I have never been a bridesmaid. I have been called a BEST friend so many times but I have seen that word thrown out so easily, yet people have never taken the time to actually be one.

So basically my point is I may want to be a bridesmaid and even though I might not get the chance to be one, a girl can always dream.

#onedayabrideneverabridesmaid

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HQ with the family

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The Women in my family decided to go out to Celebrate, my sister and cousin being the last grandchildren to be in Matric.

We dressed up and headed off to HQ for their Monday special.

Address: 100 Shortmarket Street
Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
021 424 6373

Lunch: Monday to Saturday 11.30am – 10.30pm

Dinner: Monday to Saturday 11.30am – 10.30pm

Cost – R170

Ambience – Contemporary cool

Food –   Fine-dining, Modern, Steakhouse, Tapas

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We had a great time taking pictures while waiting to be served. If you know my family well, you will know that there in no function or outing that has no pictures to remember the time we spent together. Of course I had to go through many pictures just to find the few you see here. We ordered our meals and had some crazy girl talk. Shaleen, My eldest cousin is Pregnant for the first time and you can imagine the convo’s around this topic, some scared me so much that I wanted to just walk away but I guess we all need to find out what is really going to happen when we all get to that point in life. I was then relieved by our waiter when our food had arrived.

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I am really blessed with amazing women in my family and how we love, encourage and support each other. I don’t know what or who I would be without them. LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH ❤

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If ever you are looking for a great meal and at a really good price, try HQ you won’t be disappointed.

God bless

xxxo

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i’m back

I am glad to say that I had a great festive season with family, friends and my amazing boyfriend. I am refreshed and ready to get the posts rolling 🙂

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These are some pictures of how excited and ready I am for the year 2015 and for the adventures that lie ahead. New events, give aways, posts, looks, silly moments, new taste buds, new fashion, places to visit, people to see and meet, designs, love, relationships, faith and many, many more.

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2015 Lion is ready for you xxxo

God Bless

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ripped jeans_bun in my hair

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When I find something I love, put it on and it works! I am one crazy person who runs to get the camera to put up a post and see what you guys think…

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Top – YDE   Jeans – Mr Price   Shoes – YDE   Necklace – Mr Price  Sunnies – Lundun eyewear

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Ripped jeans is so in at the moment and if you have some old jeans you better get ripping he he. Of course I had matched my ripped jeans with my striped top and its a little bit of a crop top but not completely, if you know what I mean. My boyfriend bought me this stripe top at YDE and it was my first item from him at the store #inlove. I matched it with my nude heels he bought me for our first Christmas together and I love it because it had my two colour that I love (black and nude) with a pop of pink at the bottom. I am not really a pink fan but I have tried to wear some pink for the month of October to support those who have had breast cancer or are suffering with it now. We should always support where we can. My ripped jeans is my one of my favorite jeans to wear right now. I like that its not to loose like a wide cut jeans but also not to tight like a skinny jeans. It was bought ripped but I gave some extra ripped marks just for fun.  These sunnies are the best and I seriously couldn’t wait to but up a post with me wearing them. I went for coffee on Saturday with my boyfriend as we normally do (check out my post “coffee works”) and we had our normal stroll down long street and found ourselves in Kloof street at a surf shop just browsing. I saw this really cool Lion top and really wanted it (in the guys section) but it was just to pricey, so I carried on looking and my boyfriend knowing me all to well shows me where the sun glasses were and I wanted to try on all of them, I’m sure the people in the shop thought I was totally insane but I really didn’t care, like they say try it on and maybe you will fall in love with it!!! Okay I made that up but it’s really true. Very long story short, I really wanted a colour mirrored colour pair, after my beautiful friend Lynne had posted a sunnies post (click on her name and you can see her blog). I finally found the one that I loved and fit me and yes once again my boyfriend bought it for me. I really do love him so much #spoilt blessed with the best.

What was your favorite item given to you by your boyfriend or just a friend??

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God bless

xxxo

black_gold had me sold

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There are days when I just want to get dressed up and be a model, these were one of those days. 

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Top – Mr Price    Skirt – Factorie    Shoes – Andrea  Necklace – Superbalist   Rings – Forever21

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I am really seeing Stripes all over the places this season and love every second I do. I wanted to try my very old stripe boob tube body suit on and see if it still fits me and I am glad to say “YES” it does. It is something I bought just out of nowhere and really wasn’t sure where I would wear it to. I will wear it out one day, what you guys think?? When I bought my leather skirt, I wanted to wear it on that day and just look crazy with a hoody lol. I love my skirt and yes I do get hot in it but you know what they say “Suffer for Beauty”. My sister had bought this Peter Pan Collar necklace on Superbalist which is an online store,  has different designer items on it. She loved this one, blessed my mom with it and I totally took it. The designer is Gina Laura, have a look and see what you might like. Ohhhh these shoes, okay so I went to my amazing friend Andrea’s 21st (did a post on it a while back called “21 Again” have a look) She had worn these amazing shoes and of course I was like “girl those be looking all sexy, where did you buy them?” Okay it wasn’t exactly like that but I did ask and she told me at China town. I asked her if it was okay if I borrowed them for a day or two just to have a shoot to add to my blog and because she is like the best she said “sure”. I am not really a wedge person but I do think that they are growing on me. The detail on this shoe is so simple, just a pink strip at the back and black suede, gorgeous I tell you, they are so comfy to walk in and can make any look pop. I am not really into big necklaces but I wanted to make a statement. This is plain but yet very in your face. I am really obsessed with gold and black at the moment and just knew that anything gold was meant for this outfit. I’m sure you guys know how much I love my rings and forever21 has some amazing ones at the moment and that means shopping…

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What is your favorite colors or what are you most obsessed with at the moment??

God bless

xxxo