The African Pride

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few days, you will have heard about Cecil the Lion’s painful death. I won’t get into detail about Cecil as you may already be attuned to the story. I’m a native of Zimbabwe, so was Cecil the Lion and coincidentally my totem is ‘Shumba’ which means lion (lioness in my case). To those not familiar with the word, a totem is an animal, plant, or natural object that serves as the emblem of a clan or family among a tribal or traditional people.

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So as the world ‘mourn’ Cecil the Lion, I thought about my heritage and I felt a strong rush of nostalgia. I wanted to connect with my lioness nature through my dress. As it was a nice lazy sunny day, I decided to go for the ‘safari look’. I rooted through my wardrobe and came across my African native t-shirt and my leopard print head scarf which I bought in Zimbabwe few years ago and the shorts from Roxy fashion. I have learnt that one doesn’t have to break the bank in order to look beautiful. It’s simply the basic clothes that makes a person stand out at times. When you feel down, look into your wardrobe, there is always a hidden piece of clothing that could change your mood. It’s amazing how a simple outfit lifted my spirit up.

imageAs I’m standing here dreaming of my motherland with all its beauty and life, I feel awesome.

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Photo courtesy of Pooja Sharma

Kid fantasy!

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I visited my friend one day and took off my shoes! Few minutes later I heard a clickety-clock sound coming towards me and in appears my friend’s 2 year old wearing my shoes. She was so happy and felt so grown up! This sweet moment reminded me of when i was also young and used to like wearing my mum’s shoes. It was not any shoes, it was always her high heels! Yes, dangerous as it was, I just loved the idea of walking high and feeling grown up. She talked me out of it many times, sometimes with promise of a wooden spoon the next time she finds me out but I would always sneaky in to her bedroom and take her purse and shoes and admire myself in front of the mirror!

Shoes were not my only obsession! Looking smart and elegant was always within me. I remember whenever I took a bath and mum put clean clothes on me, I wouldn’t sit down in case I crease my clothes. Although I’m now grown up and know best….well, at least I think, I still love being dressed smart most of the time.

That brings me to why I started this blog! Dressing up comes to me naturally but I think it also helps that I have discovered what suits me best. I have heard people saying that looking fashionable is all about personality and how we dress, tell a lot about us. I share the same sentiments and I will be sharing with you some of my fashion tips and secrets. Dressing up is not for everyone but I hope you will learn few things on how to bring out the real you through your dressing!

Let’s get fashionable!!!!

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