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Long Hiatus, Life Lately & Some Ankara Love

08/06/2017

Yesterday i experienced what i call a “book hangover”  that has left me in nothing but awe. I have been glued to it`s pages, wanting to read as much of it as i can, while at the same time wishing that it doesn`t come to an end. Now, this has never happened to me. I remember vividly how elated i was, when i packed all of my books to the basement after finishing my national service last year. I was done with them. Period.

The feeling was more of like a hard hitting breakup. The one that leaves you physically, emotionally and mentally drained to your core. Now one thing i don`t know is if the school system has failed us or if it was the pressure around me (in me) that subjected to this. I vowed never to read again because of what i went through. This is exactly what happens when you let emotions take a toll on you! Never say never, because limits, like fear are often just an illusion.

This is the longest i have been from the blog. In my previous Post, i mentioned that we had to move places. And that my friends is exactly what happened. A much needed change that i`ve embraced whole heartedly. The fatigue that comes with it isn`t exciting to say the least. It takes lots of patience and perserverance to settle down. More so if you live without a kitchen for two whole weeks and can`t get to the bathroom in time due to a congested corridor full of unpacked boxes, which constantly remind you that work is waiting for you whether you like it or not. The best part though has been my sweet/bitter affair with Ikea. Gosh, i can bet that the staff there know me right now. I have mastered every corner of that large store to a point where there is no more fun going there. Words can`t even begin to describe it. I would give anyone an Ikea tour if i had the chance to. We`ve all had enough of it. More so my bank account which is a no go area at the moment! So dry. But at the end of the day, there is nothing more satisfying to me than coming home to beautiful space. This is an investment which i don`t mind splurging on.

Now half of this period of time, we had no internet. Never knew how challenging it can be having no access to the online community. Most importantly when you are a content creator. That was something else. I had to find something to keep me busy. And i found that in books. I rekindled that love i once had for books and i have enjoyed every bit of it. Knowledge as i understand is right at your disposal. Gone are the days when going to the university was one of those things that made you smart. New technology and media has paved way for greater, smarter minds. I can`t get enough of self development books. “The Monk who sold his Ferrari” has been my favourite this month. This book has transported me into it`s world and held me captive, body and mind. It has shifted my mindset in a positive way and answered questions i would have never asked. Have you ever finished a book that moved something deep in you?

To be honest, a part of this book reminded me how i got here. Without the Grace of God i`ve realized i can`t do this on my own. No way! This followed with passion, dedication, sacrifice and consistency. All in that in that order. It`s been about showing up and putting in hours, daily, weekly, monthly and not falling off the wagon no matter how uncomfortable it might get. And sometimes, a break to reflect on my life and journey, has been key for me to get back on the right track. A hybrid seed won`t grow if you don`t put it in the soil and water it, prune it and weed it daily. You show up, put in time, energy, effort and put out your heart in the soil. And then comes the best part. God waters it. But first you have to hand God that seed and allow Him to help you grow it.

Now that i`ve explained my hiatus, you best believe me that i`m back on grind. I hope to dazzle you but meanwhile, grab a great book and while at it, don`t hesitate to share with me some of your favourites!

And ofcourse i can`t get enough of Kente. I styled mine with classic buttoned up shirt to give it an extra oomph. My pencil skirt which has been on repeat and my red pumps finished off the look gracefully.

Wishing you a great weekend!

Milly 🙂

Outfit Details

Kente Top : Ghana

Skirt & Top : Primark

Shoes: Thrifted

 

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20 Comments

  • Reply Nina 09/06/2017 at 7:48 am

    Simple and cute nice one jaber

  • Reply Elle 09/06/2017 at 9:44 am

    Love love this post hun and you are allowed to take time off if this are the results. Congrats on your new place. I love how you put it that you need to give the seed to God , so deep and true. Love your outfit dear, you are always an inspiration.

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 09/06/2017 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you Elle!
      It’s been a minute and for some reason this feels so new again!Thank you for always being supportive hun!Appreciate the love☺

  • Reply Lynda 09/06/2017 at 4:20 pm

    She is back with a bang!So glad to have you back, I missed your posts
    You are rocking this outfit..Its a win for me..I love!

    http://www.lindasworldofstyle.com

  • Reply Stephylately 10/06/2017 at 10:20 am

    Hey Beautiful! Glad to have you back. Sounds like you have had quiet a busy time off. Moving house can be tedious and I will be moving soon so I am not looking forward to that. I love how you wear kente. The pop of colour is gorgeous.x

    http://www.stephylately.com

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 10/06/2017 at 1:42 pm

      Moving houses is not a walk in the park but with a positive mindset, the journey can get quite therapeutic☺.
      I’m glad it’s over now. And it feels good to be back on track again. Thank you for reading.

  • Reply Natassia Crystal 10/06/2017 at 9:59 pm

    Good seeing you again! Love your outfit with all the lovely colours! And as always, perfect with the red heels! 🙂

    I might be moving as well in the near future.. so I’m guess lots of IKEA trips will be in order too. 😛

    And yes, when I finished high-school.. I had to read so many books for Dutch, English, French and German classes to pass my exams. I really had grown to dislike reading literature and I was really glad to go to university to study Physics! And I have always continued reading non-fiction books.

    Fortunately, when I was older (I’m talking after 25).. I gave literature another try, but only books that seemed interesting to me. And now I love reading books again! 🙂

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    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 03/07/2017 at 2:14 pm

      Your love with red heels is out of this world Natassia! You should share with me what you`re currently reading! Would love to add more books to my list. Have an amazing week my dear. Make it fruitful 🙂

  • Reply Aimies Closet 13/06/2017 at 4:55 pm

    Amazing hun, just amazing…. That book changed my life….. Absolutely loved it…. I dream of an Ikea shopping spree pretty much everyday after seeing the out-of-this-world pieces they have…..Just take your time hun….. Don’t rush the process….. Work on each room at at time and ensure it’s pleasing to you completely…. Moving houses is such a task….. Missed you….. And welcome back…. Looking forward to more of being dazzled.

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 03/07/2017 at 2:12 pm

      I can totally picture us together on that Ikea shopping spree, haha! That would be AMAZING! Arghhh! One day sweety!
      One day this dream will come true. Missing you lots 🙂

  • Reply ChicStyleCheck 14/06/2017 at 2:13 pm

    You look amazing. I love the Ankara feel and look. So gorgeous and I am loving that pop of red.
    Reading is not my strongpoint but I do have those moments once in a while too.
    Oh my goodness the way I hate moving, the tiredness and all that comes with it is so exhausting but in the end worth it. I’m glad you’ve settled in well

  • Reply Sandra - More Style Than Fashion 20/06/2017 at 9:21 am

    I can imagine moving takes a lot of energy! I’ve hear about the book you’re writing about but not read it yet.

    Love your colorful style by the way!

    x Sandra

    http://www.morestylethanfashion.com

  • Reply Wenluditoh Daniellah 21/06/2017 at 4:59 pm

    Ei jaber . all i see are goodie goodies ! I can imagine the boxes on the corridor lol cause am piling them as well and schränke also need to be aufgebaut and everything is calling the bank account that is currently giving a side eye and mouth twisting ha!
    I just love the combination here, this printed top is life. Just a small piece of it and it transformed the whole look from a white tee and a black skirt to an elegant bright summer look! The green and red look splendid hun
    Enjoy your evening with your boxes and family !
    Xo
    http://www.fashiongalorelovers.com

  • Reply Sofia 29/06/2017 at 11:26 am

    I wish you a lovely day, Greetings from Switzerland //Sofia (…visit my blog http://sofiacm.com for interior and style tips)

  • Reply Nyasha Chikwekwete 24/07/2017 at 7:02 am

    Hello beautiful,

    Nice post! I like the pop of color from the ankara. I love reading as well, and I will suggest Americanah (if you haven’t already read it. Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, and Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

    Those are very good books.

    Enjoy

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 27/07/2017 at 6:45 pm

      Thank you so much for enlightening me Nyasha. I`ve heard good reviews about Americanah! I think it`s time to join the bandwagon and get it.

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