31 Mar Cut-out
Life has become a tiny bit chaotic lately and it seems like I am always chasing a whole bunch of never-ending “to do” lists. On top of that, I can’t seem to grasp that it is already April and that I haven’t quite wrapped up and figured out all the things I thought I would have by now. I am so desperate for 3 days, just 3 days to get through my “to do” list, cut out all the noise and focus on getting some of my projects off the ground, but that doesn’t seem like something that will happen anytime soon given my proclivity for always wanting more, opening numerous tabs and over-multitasking (if there is such thing).
With it being 2016, I will say that the one lesson I am actually learning is to prioritise my time for the things I want to do, even if they are part of a never-ending “to do” list. The reason why we all say things like “I can’t believe it’s already April or December” and so forth is because time just does its own thing and whilst one is busy being scared to try something new, or procrastinating, time just keeps on keeping on. As Benjamin Franklin said: “You may delay, but time will not.”
Doing what you want doesn’t just apply to life stuff, but to your wardrobed and how you wear your clothes.
In the past month or so, I have been asked a lot about my personal style, to define it and my unique selling point. My answer is always that I want to be me. In my clothes, with make up on, with or without a weave, in heels or sneakers, I just want to be me. I love this Rich Mnisi cut out shirt with long and short sleeves and an open slit back because it feels like me. I never thought I would say this about an clothing item, but this shirt is whole bunch of contradictory things that are special, but still pretty simple, which I think is kind of how I am as a person.
Clothing Credits: Cut Out Shirt from Rich Mnisi | Jeans from Scotch & Soda | Patent Heels from Tosoni at Spitz | Bowler Hat is from my Dad
Photography by Elijah Semosa of UFL