Hi, style darlings. The off-shoulder trend has been all the rage for quite a while now. Despite how much I wanted to be contrary, the trend was simply irresistible. So here I am rocking it like kilode once again.
Hi, darlings. How many of you hate strings in all its forms and guises as much as I do? Strings can come in form of expectations, assumptions, and insinuations of demanded behavior, outright coercion, manipulation, emotional abuse and blackmail.
When he or she does something nice, grand, romantic, expected or unexpected for you and expect some form of reward, "good behavior”, lifelong fealty or recompense from you as a result. All this is either implied, insinuated or made apparent to you when you fall short of what the "puppet master holding the strings" expects.
Expecting a scream of delight, sex, obedience, attention, loyalty (you have to always agree with me or have my back because .....) or even a simple ‘thank you’ from someone you do something loving or special for, is attaching your gift, attentions, cash, help, service or love with STRINGS.
I hate strings because they eventually become yolks and bonds of servitude that breeds a vicious circle of endless abuse. My very soul abhors the mere thought of strings because I was born free, will die free and will love or give of myself freely. Free will is hard-wired into my system by God and strings are anemia to it.
As most wolves in sheep clothing that has crossed my path in life (both men and women including friends and family) have found out to their ultimate disappointment, I not only CUT (not unravel) strings but I disarm puppet masters whose sole purpose of existence is to manipulate and ensnare.
Let's create a better world for ourselves and our generation-next, by doing whatever we do to/for others in our lives freely and without expectations. Do it because you want to and not because you have to. Do it out of unconditional love and not because you want/expect something in return consciously or sub-consciously. This in itself is the very definition of love, for love with strings attached is death.
P.S, if you find yourself attached with strings already, my advice is SNIP the cords NOW! Regardless of the temporarily pain and discomfort, it will cause you. Believe me, it will pass.
Hi, darlings. I trust that you are having a great day so far, if not then you are a new blog reader (grin) I have tons of tricks to ensure you always have a great day. Simply clink HERENOW!
I wore and shoot this look earlier in the week when I was in the mood to mix prints. You may have read tons of posts on how to mix prints but the most simple trick to mastering how to mix prints is to "Play with Size".
Hi, darlings. It's Friday already, which can seem like a bad thing when you look at your list of things to achieve this week and realize that you didn’t get half done. Every week most of us are revved up with big plans on how to turn our world around for the best but often times, by the end of the week we feel a letdown because we didn’t finish or achieve set goals. This in itself can be depressing, making us doubt our purpose, goals, and abilities.
Today my word for "You" is, "keep your eyes on the goal! It may tarry, due to the changing circumstances of our physical word, mindset, passion or even determination BUT if you focus on the goal, you will surely achieve it. Your goal can be as simple as getting your nails manicured more regularly, showing up for work early or as hard as converting your social media traffic to money and starting up a billion dollar company by the strings of your shoes.
Either way, keeping your eyes on the goal despite setbacks or set timeline disruptions is the best tool for success you can ever have. Refuse to doubt yourself, your intention or abilities, rather let the setbacks be the springboard you need to propel yourself to do much more.
Hi, darlings. How has your day been so far? I trust great, if not click herefor tricks to ensure a great day. I attended a meeting recently and during the brainstorming session, the facilitator made a striking comment that inspired me so much. He said and I quote “The man that looks at the sun cannot see darkness” what an inspiring adage.
It matters how you see. I often start my blog post by asking about your day so far. Take a moment and reflect on what your answer often is. If it’s in the negative then you need to start learning to see things differently.
Seeing things in line with what God has said concerning you don't mean you are delusional or deliberately ignorant, it simply means you refuse to observe lying vanities. You choose to see and allow the end goal determine your outlook rather than the transient present challenging circumstances.
Discipline yourself to keep your gaze focused on the sun constantly and I can assure you darkness won’t dare to stain your world for “darkness cannot comprehend the light!”.... The bible.
Hi darlings, I have tons of random pictures taken on the streets during photo shoots or outings that have been taking up space on my laptop almost forever. Last week I decided to free up space on my trusty HP side-kick and found some of these random pictures too interesting to delete. So I have created this pictorial section "MillarePhotoSeries"to share these moments with you. It is said that a picture tells a thousand tales so here goes. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
Hi, STYLE lovers. Have you noticed that your steps can vary from sexy to bouncy depending on the footwear you are currently wearing? From stilettoes, wedges to sneakers, each footwear has a its own signature attitude that it forces us to wear in order to show off itself in the best light possible (Vain right? Lol. Who knew footwear had character.
Anyway, wearing this peach sneaker from MPR was rad and super comfy, making me take lazy bouncy steps screaming effortless swag. What shoe attitude are you rocking today? Do share below in the comment section.
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Hello darlings, This motivational masterpiece was written by my darling husband Chidozie Onuoha to see you through life's storm. Reminding you of your "source", the power of response and the hidden strength that lies within you.
Pearls of the greatest price
Though it’s clear that Paradise is not here
Each morning bears faint echoes of the ONE who made us
And sometimes manifesting in signs too brief to measure
With delicate feet, they fleetingly parade
Ever reminding us to never fear the storm
Since it’s our Father who made the wind
Hence, when humbling situations arise and send you in orbit around them
May defiance arouse and suggest in you a response of strong will and strength
Rather than conduct akin to hovels of wood creaking in a gale
Also, as each relationship nurtures a strength or weakness within you
Endeavor to entertain only those bonds that multiply the good of life
And as such divide the evil and bring them to naught
Therefore, as each day you pursue dreams both old and in the future waiting
Cherish each moment you are spared and granted
And may thanksgiving mark your every turn of phrase
Also, never forget but remember always
That you are perfection flawlessly embodied
Truly knowing yourself will invite no other comparison
So, be it now, be it ever
Grant no one the power to embarrass your ambition
For they are your pearls of the greatest price
Written by Chidozie Onuoha
For more great poetry, memoirs, and inspirational piece written by him click here
Hi, darlings! When I was younger, Saturdays were for cleaning, watching Cadbury’s television programs specially tailored to edutain kids and dressing up for fun times and hang out planned by the parents.Today, Saturdays are for relaxation, taking stock of my life in view of my set goals for the year/month/week and blog/press activities and events.
Yay, it’s the weekend, baby is asleep and chores are done. Blogging activities plus movie marathon is activated (Since am grounded) accompanied by my latest bitty sized companion for the past few weeks JD Gross Mousse Au Chocolat. What are you doing for fun or relaxation this cool Saturday afternoon? Do share, so we all live vicariously (GRIN)
FYI: Ignore the blue bottle (grin) its decoration, the reality is smoothies to the rescue. lol
Hi darlings, what’s your time? This has been my new fave question recently, as it affords me the opportunity to gaze at and flaunt my Dani...
OOTD: Pretty In Pink
Normally I wouldnt be caught dead or alive with anything remotely pink. Infact I think this is the second pink "anything" I have ever owned lol. Fortunately my adverse feelings towards ...... Click the Pix to Read More