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A Basic Vintage Outfit

A Basic Vintage Outfit

Hey Wise ones, It’s Angela again I told y’all I’ll be back, so here I am for another post, a basic vintage outfit. As some of you might know, I’m a medical student as well, we had just finished one of our rotations and decided to go out for a nice time.

I’m a makeup enthusiast and I’m always excited to do my makeup and for this day, I came up with this:

Girl with vintage styled outfit

vintage

For my outfit, I wanted a ‘vintage’ look. Vintage items are always stylish and can be worn in various ways. So I decided to pick this vintage over-sized shirt that I stole from Maji’s wardrobe. I loved the patterns and drawings on it, and the fabric feels so soft and nice – most of all, it has a ‘greenish’ background which was a perfect match for my eye makeup.

Retro design

Vintage outfit

I knew I was going to wear a high waisted jean so I decided to knot the shirt to make it slightly cropped. You see what I was saying about vintage pieces , it can be styled in various ways.

retro styled outfit

Retro

For the bottoms, still working with a vintage theme, I choose my favorite style of jeans which is the boyfriend/mom Jean. I rolled up the tips for an even more vintage look and I used a brown old belt which you may or may not be able to see in the pictures.

Girl with vintage styled outfit

Retro outfit

My shoes are a pair of basic white sneakers which for me is a ‘must-have’. I’ll work on a post for wardrobe staples as soon as I can. I got them from Berhska. Click for link.

Girl with retro and jacket

Retro Jacket

For my accessories, I kept them minimal. Plus I’m not so much of an accessory person.
As I mentioned in my last post. Click to see post.

Retro outfit

Vintage

I love bagpacks, so I went for a black plain one for this look.

boyfriend jean and bagpack

Shoe and Bag

My earrings are these silver dangling ones with some stone-like detailing.

brown Jacket withvintage outfit

Jacket

I love wristwatches and simple bracelets so I wore both for this look.

Image of watch and bracelet

Watch and Bracelet

And so that was how this vintage outfit was put together. For me, fashion is a personal expression. There are no rules except the ones you’ve created. So feel free to put together what works for you. Create your own style, one that is unique to you.

Girl smiling

Smile

Just go with the flow, keep collecting and putting items you love together and make it your style.

Thank you so much for reading.

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Phone and blogsite

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10 things I learned in 2017

10 things I learned in 2017

The year 2017 is almost over and 2018 is fast approaching. Many are getting ready to make New Year resolutions.Below are a few things I learned this year.

Just like every other year that passes, we have several experiences, some of us had Joy, Laugher, happiness, Love, breakthrough, victories, successes, achievement and likewise some of us also experienced tribulations, trials, frustrations, doubts, pain, anguish, sorrow, fear etc.

But at the end, experiences make us who we are. We’ve heard of the expression ‘life is the best teacher’ and so if we are open minded to the lessons life teaches then we have a lot to learn. And in learning, we have to call to mind that we learn from both the good experiences as well as the bad ones.

I’ve been thinking a lot about what 2017 taught me and what I’ve learnt this year. 2017 was an inspiration for me. 2017 made me grow as a person, and here are the 10 things I learned this year.

Things I’ve learned this year

Be Thankful: Be more thankful about everything. Begin your day with gratitude. Be thankful for the sun and the moon, the air we breathe, be thankful for the rivers, deep blue sea and the life in it. Thankful for the fishes that swim, the weather, the sky, the birds that sing, the trees, the flowers, and even the rain. Count your blessings at every point in time because it’s so easy to focus on the negative things in our lives and this prevents us from being thankful.

Appreciate those who were there for you because they’re the ones who matter most: Appreciate your family, your dearest friends who have in one way or another contributed positively to my growth.

See everyone for who they are: There is a purpose for every person you meet. Some will teach you and bring out the best in you .Everyone comes into our lives for a reason. Some for good or bad, they may shape you, break you. In the end you make yourselves who you are and who you want to be.

It is okay to fail at something: It is okay and normal to fail at something.  Learn from your failures and let it inspire you to do better. Learn to always be positive because it’s better than being negative and never to stay down for too long.

Every year that passes, we all want to improve or strive to be better than the previous year. Below are tips on how to be productive this year. Read more on how to be productive

Always love: There’s this Peace that comes with loving. Loving yourself, family, friends, and colleagues. And in times when you find it hard to love, choose neutrality because it’s better not to love than to hate.

You have to work for happiness: You have to be in the constant pursuit of happiness. No pain, no gains. Generally no one wants to feel pain. Rainbows are very beautiful to behold but you can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.

Don’t share every aspect of your life with everyone: Some things are best kept secret. Learn to let them see the end product because the truth be told nobody wants to see every move.

Life can end at any second: I lost a few friends this year and it reminded me that you never know when your time will come. So cherish every moment because death can come knocking anytime.

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We Are Different Colours {One People}

We Are Different Colours {One People}

Different colors, one people. There are 7 continents in the world Asia (50 countries), Africa (54 countries), Antarctica, Australia (14 countries), Europe (51 countries), North America (23 countries) and South America (12 countries). The world population is about 7.6 billion. Just some random facts to get us started.

We all identify with different sects or religions as the case may be. I’m a Christian and in Christianity, God made man in his image and likeness (Genesis 1:27). When God created man, He didn’t categorize us by race, class, religion or whatever. So why do we as mere mortals create a division for ourselves?.

In the past during the slave trade era in Africa, the blacks endured enormous hardship and this was due the belief that one race was more superior to the other.

Although over the years, there have been certain changes. People of different races and cultures are now able to work together, seat on the same tables, use the same toilets, get married to each other etc. Despite these positive changes, a bridge still exists amongst us which shouldn’t be as we are all one in the eyes of God.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH RACISM

I had an altercation once with ‘X’. She is a female of Middle Eastern origin. While we argued about who’s right or wrong, she said these words to me. ‘This is my country and you’re just a guest here so act like a guest’. She probably said that because after all I’m physically different from her, she wouldn’t say these same words to those she considered similar to herself.

To this day, I don’t know what she meant by that but hearing those words, made me think for a moment, what if there were no geopolitical boundaries, what if we all accepted each other as equals; what if there were no countries, no continents. The truth is we are all but guests on earth. This world is not our home because we all live for a while before it’s all over.

Imagine a world where we there’s peace and unity, where skin color doesn’t define who we are, a world where there’s no war, no hunger, no starvation, these are all within our reach but we have to break those barriers of hate, barriers of supremacy, of power, of privilege and replace them with Love, intimacy and kindness.

Human beings have evolved over time in several ways for better adaptability to our environment which is necessary for our survival.

Going across all the continents and countries, we see people of different skin colors. Science explains this as the presence of a group of pigment found in skin, hair and eyes. Looking beyond these, we’re all human beings with the same primary needs of Air, Water, Food, Shelter and Sleep.

Some may say, I’m American Indian, Asian, black or African American, middle easterner, White etc. It’s absolutely normal to identify with an origin because we ought to know our roots. Knowing our roots reminds us of our history.

different colors one people

 

It’s time to look at the bigger picture. Why does it matter if I’m from Nigeria and others are from Japan, Cuba, Kuwait, U.K, America, Zimbabwe. We all belong to the same race ‘the human race’. Let us consider ourselves as a large group. When we do this, we become closer to each other, we see beyond color, race, religion, and sects. We begin to see each other as brothers instead of two distant strangers.

All over the world, people show disregard to the rights of others, some maintain their superiority of position by depriving others of their opportunities; some are so dependent on power, fame and riches.

LOVE IS ALL WE NEED

love is all we need

Lets us embrace a universal brotherhood. It doesn’t take much to lend a helping hand, to give to those in needs in the little way we can, to treat everyone with respect and speak to them politely. Let LOVE lead, let there be Love shared amongst us and let it begin with me and you.

I look forward to a world of Peace, a world where we don’t have to be victimized because of our skin color, our race, religion because it’s something we can’t change.

It all comes down to the fact that we’re different color, but one people. So let us not try to separate ourselves by creating the race and class division. We should not considers ourselves as superior beings or privileged people either. We’re one and united we stand, but divided, we all fall and perish.

 

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