Sunday, March 8, 2015

SHRUNK

I always struggled with the concept of humility so much that I didn't even know how to accept a compliment. I always make a joke when I receive a compliment instead of saying "thank you".
For example, if you say "Tomilola, you're looking really nice today". I'll say "ah, I'm just trying to keep up with you o". I'm so afraid of sounding proud that I'd rather not make a sound at all.

I felt like the concept of humility tells us we need to shrink ourselves. We need to say "yes you are better than me." But I've learnt recently, that humility isn't about shrinking ourselves. It isn't about dimming our light so others can shine(Spot the Marianne Williamson reference here). It's about recognising our imperfections....knowing that I am what I am by the grace of God. It's about boasting not in my strengths but in the God that gives me the strength. Humility does not mean you kill your self esteem and believe that everyone else is better off than you. So now, I'm learning to say "Thank You" when someone gives me a compliment. What have you learnt recently?










I wanted to look very simple today. I wanted to wear something that anyone can find in their wardrobe. After all, that's what blogging is about...to inspire...So, I just wore a white tee and a pair of old riding pants I've had since forever but it looked too basic so I threw on this old blazer from Ebay and that's how this monochromatic look was birthed. It's very "me" to try to throw some colour in there but I resisted the urge and stuck to black heels. How did I do? Every piece of item is old so there's no link to it.

OUTFIT DETAILS
Ebay Blazer & Heels || River Island Tee || H&M Riding Pants || New Look Clutch and Bracelet


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"You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. -Marianne Williamson"

Lots of love

21 comments:

  1. I'm the same way. I hardly know how to take a compliment a lot of times.

    BTW - those shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LOVES IT

    Berry Dakara Blog

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    1. In the spirit of learning to take a compliment, THANK YOU. Lol xx

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  2. Red lipstick looks so good on you!
    And I love the simplicity of the outfit
    Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Kunmi. Really appreciate you stopping by xx

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  3. U really look good. I don't know how to take a compliment so I don't say anything which some people perceive as being proud

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    1. Pretty much my life story hun. But we've gotta learn o just say thank you xx

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  4. I love the shoes, great words in this post. Thanks for sharing x

    www.chichicaramel.com

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    1. Thank you and thanks for reading as well xx

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  5. Wow..I love the whole outfit.you look really beautiful
    I also do not know how to appreciate a compliment,I better start saying Thanks then

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    1. Thank you so much darling. There's something about your comments that make me feel really warm and fuzzy inside xx

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    2. Awwww,you are the real deal,xoxo

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  6. So happy that I stumbled on your blog! First, I love what you said in this post. Thank you for sharing :). Second, you are working that outfit!! I love the blazer and the heels! I most definitely will follow you on Bloglovin and your other social media sites. Stop by my blog if you get a chance :).

    ArteresaLynn.com

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    1. Thank you so much love. I will definitely stop by your blog right after my exams. Xx

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  7. I looove the outfit.
    Love the fact that when you throw in the blazer, it looks good enough for a corporate outfit, take it off and you can go casual with it.
    You look great again!... and in the spirit of learning how to take compliments, say thank you, cuz you do look good (and i've said it over and over again, say thank you again and again) :-)
    Lol

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  8. Wow! This is such a powerful post & this message resonated so much with me! I am much the same; always putting myself down to lift others up at my expense loooool
    I am still trying to learn to say "thanks" rather than visibly cringing

    BLEURGH - http://www.bleurghnow.com
    (Book Giveaway still open)

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  9. That is so me! I always downplay compliments I get! It just feels awkward when people say nice things to my face. Anyway, in the spirit of compliments, you look gorgeous!

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  10. I love this outfit! You look perfect! Nice combination!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  11. I LOVE!!! give us ebay links to the blazer and heels na :(

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    1. I was too lazy to look for the links. But for you, I did
      Blazer - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Padded-Power-Shoulder-Long-Tuxedo-Cocktail-Blazer-Jacket-w-Balmain-Gift-UK-6-12-/221284133303?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&var=520173307704&hash=item33858fe9b7

      Shoes - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/380945672861?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&var=650322158716&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

      Xx

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  12. the shoessssss!!!!! absolutely lovely

    www.kakaoloori.com

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I am so glad you're taking the time out to comment. It really does put a smile on my face ♥