Insta-Outfits and other things…

January 28 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! 


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!


  • Reply Coco Bassey January 28 2014 at 5:04 pm

    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

  • Reply Jemimah A January 28 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Love the dress.. xx

  • Reply JoySteib January 28 2014 at 5:35 pm

    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!

  • Reply Iona Olive January 28 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Loved the post! I missed you 🙂
    Iona O.

  • Reply Christabell Fremah January 28 2014 at 5:42 pm

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  • Reply sayedero enytan January 28 2014 at 5:50 pm

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

    The Fashion Engineer

  • Reply Olufunmi Afolabi January 28 2014 at 6:01 pm

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

  • Reply Oumi Hearts January 28 2014 at 6:07 pm

    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!

  • Reply Q January 28 2014 at 6:32 pm

    the birthday pic is gorgeous!!!

  • Reply Muny B January 28 2014 at 6:38 pm

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

    Muny’sFashionFanatique | FASHION & STYLE BLOG

  • Reply Myeasha Miller January 28 2014 at 6:45 pm

    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!

  • Reply Marija M. January 28 2014 at 7:29 pm

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

  • Reply Stylish Bee January 28 2014 at 8:59 pm

    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

  • Reply Nat. Feathers January 28 2014 at 9:39 pm

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


  • Reply Beauty January 28 2014 at 10:02 pm

    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!

  • Reply Elizabeth Daisy. January 28 2014 at 10:36 pm

    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

  • Reply Jules Styles January 29 2014 at 12:39 am

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

  • Reply Lori Afia January 29 2014 at 11:29 am

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

    x Lori

  • Reply Ugomma Ukam January 29 2014 at 12:55 pm

    Happy Birthday in arrears Dear. Welcome back!

  • Reply Janine Hardy January 29 2014 at 2:42 pm

    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! 🙂

  • Reply Olivier Fautrai January 30 2014 at 11:40 am

    hi girl

    your blog looks nice.

    I will come back as soon as possible.

    bye bye

  • Reply Fola H-S January 30 2014 at 1:19 pm

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

  • Reply Abigail January 30 2014 at 4:45 pm

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



  • Reply Dee Kay January 31 2014 at 8:51 am

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

  • Reply Ciara // Six:Eleven February 1 2014 at 7:08 am

    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 ^_^

  • Reply BeautyInLagos February 4 2014 at 3:22 pm

    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

  • Reply nancy_pantsy_no1 May 28 2014 at 1:25 am

    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

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