More “Doing”

November 30 2013

H&M Coat // ZARA Belt, Leggings, Court Shoes, Bag // MAC Media Lipstick
When you make up your mind to do something, no matter how hard it may seem at first, just “doing” the thing, rather than spending ages “thinking of doing” the thing, is what gets results. 
I’m very proud of this post, as I took the photos myself…with a tripod and remote, and with people watching (I even struck up a conversation with a sweet elderly lady who really wanted to know what I was getting up to!). 
It’s been a long time since I took the initiative to do this myself, as I had become so reliant on others to help me. But I set out to blog today, and rather than just thinking about all the woes and stuff against it, I just did it.
I reaaaaallly wanted to share this gorgeous coat with you, it’s one of my new buys. I synched it in at the waist with this gold plated belt, just thought it added a modern twist to it! There have been many wonderful things in the shops lately, and yes you guessed it, i’ve done a little shopping! Hehe! I’m planning on sharing them in a video tomorrow! 🙂
How are you all?  Hope you’re having an awesome weekend! 


  • Reply Renate November 30 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I love the look, it’s absolutely stunning!
    I am just looking at those shoes, amazing as they are and I’m freezing just thinking about it 🙂
    Just wondering, if you take these photos for… editorial purposes – as a visionary outfit or you’d really were this outfit out.
    It’s so cold here in Denmark already and my feet are freezing even in my Autumn heels – I need to get some winter boots asap! 🙂

    Renate from

  • Reply Q November 30 2013 at 7:08 pm

    lovely outfit!…. very chic.

  • Reply Shirley B. Eniang November 30 2013 at 7:10 pm

    @Renate I wear them out! It’s not that cold in London yet. 🙂

  • Reply Miranda Malanga November 30 2013 at 7:10 pm

    I love the look its beautiful as always. And I totally agree doing it yourself instead of relying on other people definitely gets it done.

    Hope you have good weekend too, coz I know I am.

  • Reply agatha chimbetete November 30 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Was really encouraged by this post, u look amazing hun. What makes me a super fan is the humility behind it all..

    Loving the coat, I think it’s definitely a look I will be emulating.

    Also the do it ur self thing I needed that will def get myself into gear got so much to do. So thanx..

    God bless you hun Love ur channel ur blog. And Insta n twitter. :clearly a fan but that’s coz ur simply humble and awesome all wrapped in one.. thanx. I will stop now hehe. Love the look once again

    Well done

  • Reply vieve u November 30 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Love! Need to get ‘cyber’ ASAP. Such a gorge shade.

  • Reply Nat. Feathers November 30 2013 at 7:15 pm

    You look gorgeous! I love the elegance of this outfit and the pop of colour on your lips! X

  • Reply jessica rose November 30 2013 at 7:30 pm

    I can’t believe the coat of from H&M, I though it was going to be an expensive designer label!!

  • Reply JoySteib November 30 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Such an inspiring blog and the coat is beautiful but what makes this blog is YOU!!! You must know that your videos and blogs are an inspiration for all the young people who follow you!!!!! 🙂 I’m older and you inspire me!!!!!!!

  • Reply Dominique Dyson November 30 2013 at 7:31 pm

    What a great basic cold-weather outfit. Adding the cinching belt – a gold plated one at that – is a really luxe and clever way to combat the problem of boxy oversized wool coats.

  • Reply grace and gratitude November 30 2013 at 7:31 pm

    kudos to you taking the initiative and photographing yourself.
    self-initiative is everything.
    lovely outfit as always!


  • Reply grace and gratitude November 30 2013 at 7:31 pm

    kudos to you taking the initiative and photographing yourself.
    self-initiative is everything.
    lovely outfit as always!


  • Reply grace and gratitude November 30 2013 at 7:32 pm

    kudos to you for taking the initiative to take your own photos!
    self-sufficiency is everything.
    amazing outfit as always!


  • Reply melissa ward November 30 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Effortless…. Swooning over the lippie

  • Reply Ifeoma Adaora November 30 2013 at 7:41 pm

    The photos look great. It’s cool that you just set off to do something instead of thinking about it. I’m in the thinking stages right now. Just the thought of venturing away from my home to take outfit photos…one day though. 🙂

  • Reply Mo Ray November 30 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Oooer!! I love absolutely everything about this look. The hair, the makeup (that shade of lipstick is da bomb!), the outfit and the accessories are all fab! Your posts never disappoint!

    And kudos on taking the pictures yourself 😀

    Mo x

  • Reply Tsepo Mas November 30 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Your lipstick is so gorgeous and so is your outfit.x

  • Reply Saana November 30 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Great outfit, I love the bag 🙂

  • Reply Olivia Law November 30 2013 at 7:45 pm

    This is gorgeous! Love that belt xo

  • Reply SIPHERS&CO November 30 2013 at 7:49 pm

    This lipstick looks stunning on you.


  • Reply Marija Marovic November 30 2013 at 7:58 pm

    You did a great job taking your own photos! Love the look! XO

  • Reply ammamama November 30 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I love your attitude! Beautiful as always and I look forward to your video. God bless you! <3

  • Reply Jennifer November 30 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Hi Shirley, this is really a lovely post, it’s a lovely coat, a lovely way to wear that belt AND a lovely motivating message. following your blog and YT channel is what actually inspired me to start a blog of my own, I’d been thinking about it for ages and a few weeks ago I just decided to DO it and you’re one of the reasons why, your blog is so simple and fresh and your videos are very honest and natural, thank you 🙂

  • Reply hannah frankel November 30 2013 at 8:16 pm

    so gorgeous! you have the most amazing style! xx

  • Reply ann usman November 30 2013 at 8:18 pm

    U look chic!!!!
    Keep motivating !

  • Reply Leslie: DowntownHaute November 30 2013 at 8:26 pm

    You look gorgeous! I love your coat!

  • Reply Jemimah A November 30 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Love the look shirley xx

  • Reply Lucy Cole November 30 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Love the way you’ve put the belt over the coat! Gorgeous look xx

    Lucy Cole | A UK Fashion, Style and Beauty Blog

  • Reply Nkechi November 30 2013 at 8:47 pm

    “You do not need to buy this coat, Nkechi. You do NOT need to buy this coat, Nkechi!” Let’s see how long I’ll believe that for…

    Also, you are such an inspiring individual. I’ve actually not posted outfits because I didn’t have someone to take my pictures, but not anymore. You’ve inspired me to buy a tripod and remote and get out on the streets of London lol.

    Thank you, beaut x

  • Reply Danielle November 30 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Love the pics and message! I always find your posts and vlogs so honest and relatable. That’s why I stay tuned in!

  • Reply Becky P November 30 2013 at 9:23 pm

    What? You took these amazing photos by yourself? OMG bow down everyone ! This is simply amazing, love that coat so much and you look stunning in it! Xx

  • Reply Muny B November 30 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Love this look!

    Muny’sFashionFanatique | Fashion & Style BLOG

  • Reply Katie November 30 2013 at 9:58 pm

    Amazing shirley! So cool that you managed to take the photos by yourself!x

  • Reply Denisa Dee November 30 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Soooo chic! 🙂

  • Reply tori790 November 30 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I love the coat and shoes!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply ruleemissy November 30 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I love the outfit and that lipstick is gorgeous. You did a great job photographing yourself.

  • Reply nubiannapps November 30 2013 at 11:48 pm

    that coat is gorgeous! and i definitely know what you mean about having to take things into your own hands sometimes. glad you found the will to make this entry despite having many reasons not to!

    keep up the great work. your blog gives me a lot of inspiration as i set out to create and define my own style.

  • Reply Afeeyah Cherry November 30 2013 at 11:51 pm

    That coat looks amazing and you did really well with the pics, I have been feeling the same cos sometimes it’s hard to find people to take pics when the mood hits ya.
    Afeeyah xo

    New post ~

  • Reply EmilyWG December 1 2013 at 12:10 am

    Shirley you have big ass balls! (not literally haha) well done on being so brave to take pictures on your own OUTSIDE! I hope one day I’ll be as brave as you 🙂
    P.S. You look stunning and the picture are amazing!
    God bless x

  • Reply Krystal Grant December 1 2013 at 12:38 am

    Beautiful pics. I love the purse! And your lipstick is beautiful. When I’m taking pics or video in public for my blog I feel odd when people begin to stare. Sometimes they ask what I’m doing, other times they just laugh at me as if I’m crazy.

  • Reply Jules Styles December 1 2013 at 1:16 am

    You look gorgeous!!!!!! Now I’m tempted to wear a dark lip tomorrow and to also find that coat.

  • Reply Faith December 1 2013 at 1:22 am

    just stunning! love your lip color!

  • Reply Hanniluxe December 1 2013 at 2:19 am

    Gorgeous pictures! Well done on braving it and taking your own photographs! xxx

  • Reply Christina Lau December 1 2013 at 2:51 am

    Wow amazing job taking photos with your remote!! I have one, but have yet to use it! I’m glad it’s still possible to take quality photos with it, as you’ve shown here. On a side note, I absolutely love your coat! So chic.

  • Reply ELÃNA December 1 2013 at 4:51 am

    You looking AH-MAY-ZING love it from head to toe!

  • Reply Mabelle Parisienne December 1 2013 at 5:29 am

    I love the lipstick but more importantly your words, that truth isn’t easy overcome the difficulties, laziness and other stuffs coming our way, the best thing is to keep going so well done.

  • Reply Mabelle Parisienne December 1 2013 at 5:33 am

    I love your lipstick but more importantly your words, it’s truth, it’s not easy to over difficulties, bad thoughts and others stuffs, but the best thing we can do is to keep going so well done. I like your writing. 🙂

  • Reply Maggie Adofo December 1 2013 at 7:30 am

    Miss CHiC McGeek! YOU … look amazing! 🙂

    Maggie A

  • Reply Chantelle December 1 2013 at 7:47 am

    Can I just commend you for being bad ass and taking that tripod out by yourself? ATTA GIRL!

  • Reply Emily Joseph December 1 2013 at 10:26 am

    Love the jacket! Your so stunning x

  • Reply Camilla December 1 2013 at 10:29 am

    This is so classy!

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

  • Reply Nena Verbeeck December 1 2013 at 11:06 am

    You look absolutely astonishing! Love the coat and your lipstick!

  • Reply Danielle Taylor December 1 2013 at 11:40 am

    you look absolutely amazing, such a classy outfit. love the coat x

  • Reply Chiamaka Nwazojie December 1 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I really looove ur blog and I wish I could get a lot of things I see on here in Nigeria… Glad u got out with your tripod, you’ve given me courage to get one hehe xoxox

  • Reply Chiamaka Nwazojie December 1 2013 at 12:31 pm

    I so adore your blog and you, you’ve encouraged to go get a tripod and remote. I only wish I could get some of the amazing stuff I see on here in Nigeria. Xoxo you’re surreal

  • Reply mintyessence December 1 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I love that coat! A Brilliant Winter look too, as always 🙂



  • Reply ericca December 1 2013 at 2:08 pm

    I love that lipstick. Im thinking about buying it.

  • Reply Adija.K S December 1 2013 at 2:56 pm

    You look great and well done to you for just doing rather than thinking.
    A dark berry lip really suits you!
    Adija xxx

  • Reply Esther Dawson December 1 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Love that coat Shirley, and the photos turned out great, I’d have never imagined you took them yourself!

  • Reply Brand1887 December 1 2013 at 5:28 pm

    You look like a business exec whose always planning something, so smug and whimsical — stylish and chic.

    I love it; I love it.

  • Reply Grace Alex December 1 2013 at 6:46 pm

    wow….you look gorge..shirely….

  • Reply Elodie December 1 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Love this!

    We need to catch up before Xmas!

    – Elodie x

  • Reply Shereen December 1 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I love this look! The photos turned out great, you should be proud 🙂

  • Reply PassionSTYLEEE December 1 2013 at 8:36 pm

    You look amazing Shirley!!


  • Reply Vitha Mangue December 1 2013 at 9:34 pm

    You are amazing
    pretty and stylish.
    I have the same coat… and i LOVE the way you wear it.

  • Reply Coco Bassey December 1 2013 at 11:00 pm

    absolutely stunning!!! great job shirley! 🙂
    xo, coco | MILLENNIELLE.COM

  • Reply Nat. Feathers December 2 2013 at 12:10 am

    That coat is so simple and so beautiful! you look so glamourous and the lip shade suits you so much!

    Love this whole look x

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  • Reply AngeliQue 'Tweetii' T. December 2 2013 at 4:07 am

    In love with your style!

  • Reply Dee Kay December 2 2013 at 4:46 am

    You look stunning! Gorgeous photos as always Shirley. I love that you talked about you did it anyway even when people were watching, because sometimes we think you’ve been doing this for a while and are so good and professional at it that it comes second nature to you and that you’re not intimidated by people around you. But saying that you feel the same insecurities that the rest of us feel really motivates us as well! I’m with Renate I live in Sweden slightly to the north of Denmark and its super cold right now lol I have to carry my heels in my bag and switch them up when I go indoors lol

    Ms Dee Kay

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  • Reply 2 Mates and a Blog December 2 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Face looks flawless and I want those Zara heels! xx

  • Reply Joi Smith December 2 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Love the look and the determination to post against the odds!

  • Reply xflashinLITESx December 2 2013 at 3:29 pm

    my gosh shirley…. this outfit is too good… i love it… it’s mature and sophisticated and everything i love lol… nice one!!

  • Reply Amber McNiff December 2 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I love your lip colour 🙂

  • Reply s a r a h December 2 2013 at 8:59 pm

    you are so inspiring! and such a beaut! I always love your blog and your words of wisdom. thanks for inspiring me to start a blog of my own!


  • Reply Alyna Golubka December 2 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Wonderful ! The quality of pic is awesome!

  • Reply A Rose and a Peony December 3 2013 at 2:55 am

    I love that coat, like you said in your video it looks super expensive.

    I still find taking my own photos a little intimidating but I have been getting some practice in my garden

    Jess x

  • Reply sarah woods December 3 2013 at 9:08 am

    you are looking awesome!! i like the whole outfit with combination of black…its just perfect!!!

  • Reply Arti Arte December 3 2013 at 6:44 pm

    uber chic….love how lip color pops

  • Reply Maureen N December 4 2013 at 10:20 am

    Get it girl! Those pics are amazing also. well done for doing more.

  • Reply drea mer December 6 2013 at 10:28 am

    you are amazing , simple , beautiful and elegant , you are a so inspiring person , keep going <3

  • Reply jazzifizzle December 6 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I love your outfit! So Chic and classy.

    Weirdly enough, I had been looking at your bag on but wanted to see it in a different light. Now I know I will love it. Thanks!

    I look forward to your next outfit!

    Oh and congratulations for just doing it !

  • Reply Olufunmi Afolabi December 7 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Stunning look 🙂

  • Reply Miss Dennis-Reid December 7 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Always so elegant and beautiful. x

  • Reply Ester December 7 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Cool winter look

  • Reply marina miouprincess December 8 2013 at 12:50 am

    the coat is amazing and so is your lipstick!

  • Reply Alexia December 8 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I love love love you Shirley! You are very inspiring and sooo sweet! I particularly love your lip color, it suits you very well!


  • Reply Girls, Love & Money rules the world December 8 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I love the shoes! I aw them recently at Zara and i literally fell in love but imagine my disappointment when i found out they didn’t have them in my size! Oh well…lucky you! You are so gorgeous by the way

  • Reply Lovingiit December 9 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I definitely need to start “doing” the thing. I’ve been thinking about blogging again but haven’t done anything about it. This coat is too cute! I love the gold belt around it. Gorgeous as usual 🙂

  • Reply Bisous Natasha December 10 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Well done ! Wow, I thought someone took your photos. I used to take my own pics but now I have help from a friend. But I know what you mean about just doing something, rather than contemplating over it for ages. Good for you !

  • Reply Amilia Sofia December 10 2013 at 9:34 pm

    That is so true! I’m forever procrastinating so this struck a chord! Really like your blog 🙂

  • Reply fashionandhermind December 11 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I’m in love with your style so elegant,graceful and not to mention beautiful you have beautiful eye for style.

    we share some simular style taste 🙂 hope you can check my blog out if your not to busy

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  • Reply Meg Bolderson December 14 2013 at 8:47 pm

    This coat is perfect!

  • Reply Okunlola Odusote December 15 2013 at 5:00 pm

    where did you get the belt?

  • Reply Okunlola Odusote December 15 2013 at 5:00 pm

    where did you get the belt?

  • Reply GirlsAreDolls December 17 2013 at 6:58 am

    that coat is nice 🙂

  • Reply Iona Olive December 18 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Loved the outfit.
    I have a blog can u check it out?

    Iona O.

  • Reply B. Johnson December 20 2013 at 3:45 am

    I love that jacket and the belt it the perfect touch!!
    I love your blog!

  • Reply Claire Louise McKillop January 15 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I Loveee this coat and belt combo you have! its so perfect to wear on a night out aswell! i love it!
    You’re totally right! just go out there and do it! i love this post Shirley! and this is exactly how i felt about my blog, i was so rubbish at first, but within the new year i’m going to have another go at it! please have a little look if you have time


  • Reply Rocking Relaxed June 2 2014 at 8:33 pm

    You are incredibly inspiring. 🙂

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