Insta-Outfits and other things...

Tuesday, 28 January 2014


I'm sat here editing some footage for my YouTube Channel, and I thought, hey I need to check in with you guys! How are you all?

So, where do I even begin? It's been a whirlwind of ups and downs this January (January Blues?). I'm currently riding the up wave! So yay! Lol!
I'm working on some amazing content for my channel (and blog), been in and out of meetings and studios since mid-week last week and all I can say is I'm super excited to share some amazingness with you guys very soon.

But, the start of the year wasn't great for me. If you follow me on Twitter/Instagram you may have had a glimpse of how I'd been feeling. I was a little lost and unsure what my next steps would be, and felt drained. So I took some time off from everything and everyone to spend in silence and solitude. I prayed, meditated and also hit the gym. It was a really wonderful experience, and I've never felt better. I'd definitely recommend having some 'Me-time' every so often, just to recharge and listen to your inner voice that is sometimes suppressed by the many voices around you.

Also, I realised it was time to let go of toxic friendships. It can be very, very hard to, but let me tell you, at some point you have to let go of people that are weighing you down. Life is too short!
Be free to feel how you want, when you want. Do what makes you happy. Immerse yourself in things that inspire you. And don't let anyone tell you you're not allowed to.
And always be grateful for those people in your life that love you unconditionally, when you're up or down, right or wrong! 


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1. My Outfit of Yesterday!
2. When my friend Barbara and I met Jourdann Dunn (Fangirl moment!).
3. Zara Coat I'm still not sure whether to keep...
4. A drawing of me by one of my talented followers, Jasmine Oliver.
5. Got into the habit of buying fresh flowers. Happiness in a vase!
6. My beautiful sister Kezia! (Check out her NEW Blog!)
7. Incredible book by Paulo Coehlo I read in my silent moments.
8. Current Beauty Obsessions!
9. My 24th birthday (19th of January), had so much fun!!! I got to wear my AQAQ Dress!



27 Comments:

Coco Bassey said...

How/where did you meet Jourdan? That's so cool!! Great to see a new blog post from you... hopefully it wont be long before you post again :)

xo, coco | MILLENNIELLE.COM

Jemimah A said...

Love the dress.. xx
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JoySteib said...

This blog was so inspirational and eye opening! Totally agree that everyone should have some me time and refuel!!! Also surrounding yourself with the people who love and support you unconditionally always make you a better person inside and out! Thank you for sharing with us!

Iona Olive said...

Loved the post! I missed you :)
X
Iona O.
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sayedero enytan said...

I love that AQ/AQ dress!!!!
Happy birthday in arreas

The Fashion Engineer

Olufunmi Afolabi said...

love d 1st n last outfit, u r always fabulous :)

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Oumi Hearts said...

Shirley, as I say in all you social networks: it's so good to have you back. You're such an inspiration when it comes to beauty, fashion and lifestyle. You seem like such a calm but productive person. I don't know but whenever you share something I feel inspired. You're true sharing the positive and the negative so tha we know that your life isn't a fairy style and still you're happy with it. Damn! I'm so happy that I've found your channel!

Q said...

the birthday pic is gorgeous!!!

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Muny B said...

Love the hat from the first photo! amazing cool photos!

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Myeasha Miller said...

Shirley, It is so good to have you back and I missed you. I know you had to take some time to yourself and I am very glad you did, because you can't be at your best if you don't. Welcome back and things are getting better. I look forward to seeing your videos and post they are so great. Again welcome back!

Marija M. said...

Lovely photos, I love that drawing of you!!! XO

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Stylish Bee said...

Welcome back Shirley! You were definitely missed. I can totally understand about having 'me time' though. It's so refreshing. I usually get a room for a weekend. I'm well overdue for my own, Lol! But I am so excited to see whats to come for the channel and the blog.
You've inspired me so much to start my own blog. and I thank you for being such an amazing person!

xo, Bee
StylishProportions.blogspot.com

Nat. Feathers said...

Lovely thoughtful post Shirley. And very nice pictures, you look so lovely and stylish. I hope 2014 brings you great joy! X

Noir&Aoife

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Beauty said...

I just found your blog; lovely photos. I'm inspired by the fact that you are not uncomfortable talking about your spirituality.
You are so cool!

Elizabeth Daisy. said...

Looking forward to seeing what you're working on lovely. I definitely know what the need of 'me time' feels like, and letting go of those toxic friendships. I'm currently re-charging! The coat you must keep, it's classic and beautiful! Also Happy Belated Birthday!

Elizabeth x

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Jules Styles said...

Good to see you back shirls!!!!!! It's always nice to step back and recuperate.

Lori Afia said...

Love ur pics. Yot got a very nice blog. Am now ur newest follower glad if u follow back.

x Lori
http://fabeau-trends.blogspot.com

Ugomma Ukam said...

Happy Birthday in arrears Dear. Welcome back!
THE bEAUTIFUL eAGLE'S bLOG

Janine Hardy said...

Yay you're back! Love the Zara coat it's an absolute keeper! Hope it's still in stock think I may make a cheeky purchase! :)
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Olivier Fautrai said...

hi girl

your blog looks nice.

I will come back as soon as possible.

bye bye

Fola H-S said...

That drawing of u is da sheeeznit! im an art lover and d artist a very good job

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Abigail said...

Love your birthday outfit ! and you got to meet Jourdan Dunn O:

Abigail

PHUCKYONIKON

Dee Kay said...

Love to see you back Shirley, cant wait to see the new projects you're working on...Jourdann Dunn OMFGD!!!!
Ms Dee Kay

Ciara // Six:Eleven said...

Great advice! I think that I need to take some time out for myself soon. It's nice to just focus on your needs and wants. I'm glad that you found the clarity and the focus that you needed!
-- Ciara ^_^

BeautyInLagos said...

Just posted something similar on my instagram yesterday! I am a million percent with you on letting go of the toxic. I did that mid-lastyear and as tough as it was, over time it was the absolute best thing for me!

Good luck with all the exciting projects you've got in the works! xx

nancy_pantsy_no1 said...

Great post. Some relationships can be very draining and challenging. Sometimes the best thing to do is to let go. Thank you for sharing such an intimate part of yourself with us. Lots of love.xx