17 March 2012

Tweed Blazer

I’ve been a bit quiet lately because I have been busy, with work, Uni work and all that fun stuff. I really like Tweed blazers so I wanted to blog about it! I think they look great on guys or female. I personally like the ones that have the Victorian/Vintage look to them and I also like Granddad hats that are made in the same material. 

Lately I have been reflecting a lot on how far I have come in my life and just how messed up I really was before Christ. A huge part of walking with God is to do with our character’s being built to be like Him and us as individuals growing to be the great & perfect individuals He originally made. 

As I think back to some of the things I used to like, how I used to speak, the lack of direction I had in my life, the lack of fear of God I had and generally having to deal with identity issues, I’m amazed at just how much that is NOT the case today! God has done a lot of work with me and so far so GREAT! He is AMAZING! 

If we want to be whole and built up, we have to be willing to give God the liberty to work in and on us. We also have to cooperate with His leading, and timing. In His great love He never leaves us to just get on with life, being broken, ashamed, fearful, worrisome, insecure, negative, feeling abandoned etc. These things and some others I haven’t mentioned shape our lives and when we experience any of these it can shape our lives in a bad way. God wills to straighten out any crooked things in us and our lives and also wills to ensure we are restored back to the original image of who we are. His stretches out His hand to save us from the lies, a life without Him and ultimately death without Him. There is NOTHING like the loving arms of Jesus!! He really is MY strong tower.

The Tweed Blazer Embraced. 

One Polished Shoe.. It makes such a difference.
Nash Amber

Dorothy PekinTweed Blazer 

The individual behind this creative hair piece & the twists I just had, is my beautiful friend and cousin; Mathy. She has to be one of my oldest friends ...we have been rolling together since I was 4 and she was 5. As a result we have been through A LOT together ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’…some of the nonsense we used to get up to is just terrible. However we now celebrate the life in Christ that we both have. It is such a blessing having one of my closest from way back then, also being in Chris; I gained another sister.  

She is such a lovely individual and so gifted with her hands...she is a GREAT cook and also great with hair. She is such a dear friend to me and I’m looking forward to her wedding this year…which is just weeks away…It’s going to be FAB!

We both own a similar blazer and we didn't even know until recently. As always she rocked her outfit well. I love her so much & wanted to celebrate her & her #Style.

Curled Kinky Twist 
 Tweets that caught my eye this week from @PathwayYP <<Follow them now!.

"Focusing solely on what you can do, without first deciding what kind of person you should be, is a mistake. Your talent may make your name known, but your character will determine what people associate with it.What is character? It's the will to do what's right, even when it is not easy. It's deciding ahead of time what's truly non-negotiable. In the final analysis your reputation is how you're known before men but your character is how you're known before God."  #Integrity!

7 March 2012

Filipino Wedding

This year I have the privilege of attending more than 3 weddings. The weekend just gone, I went to a Filipino wedding with Adelady. The wedding was absolutely wonderful. Everything was well run and organised. Things happened on time and the food was amazing! I was so impressed by the service we received as guests and we were even more surprised to hear that everything, from the food, cake to the decorations were done by friends and family of the bride and groom! How amazing, to have people that are willing to really put themselves out there as well as really serve others in such a way. I was so blessed by the whole day. Congratulations to the lovely new MARRIED couple. I hope that they have a very fruitful marriage. 

This was my first time ever attending a Filipino wedding and so I really did not know what to expect, but one thing I learnt for sure is that they make sure their guests eat well! As soon as the church service was finished, snacks were served, then on arrival to the reception more snacks and finger food, so we really didn't have to wait long before getting our main meal. 

I loved the cultural aspects that came out of the celebration of the two individuals. Being that they are also in Christ it was great to have so much glory being given back to God and Him being acknowledge throughout the day. Really glad I went, it was a great way to spend my Saturday, especially as the celebration was happening literally down the road from me! 

Before I take you through the photos, just want to share with you what happened to me on Saturday. I was wearing a different outfit to what you are about to see, but as I was getting ready, it got stained and I literally noticed as I sat down in the car, getting ready to go. I was so not impressed but rather than complaining and getting upset I just spoke to Daddy as soon as and asked for some quick inspiration for what to change into.  I run back home and searched for something QUICK to wear and here is my outfit I put together in under 5 minutes. *phew*

I explained in my last post, the status with my hair... it's sort of in transition, so keeping up with that at the moment. So much to learn when it comes to maintaining natural hair, goodness...but I'm learning & applying! 

My OOTD & Others that caught my eye at the wedding.

Kinky Twists are back!
Hair by Mathy. I haven't had 'cornrow' in ages. I like this style; It's different to what I usually have. 

Sophisticated Chic with ALady

Grecian Elegance

I really liked this lady's gown & overall look, so I had to capture it. So modest and beautiful! 


What a lovely combo, this beautiful lady put together!

Had to do a mini photo shoot with her. Looking oh so nice!
The Beautiful Bride
I love the bright coloured shoes with the classic wedding dress. Compliments the theme & more.
This is the first time seeing this executed WELL! 
Lovely soft Bridal updo for the morning.
Pulled down for the evening! Both styles look great on her, the subtle hair change did actually make a different.

This cake was delicious and also so HUGE! 5 Cakes, 5 different flavours. The slice of cake we were given has to be the biggest 'slice' I have ever been given at such a function! It was HUGE.

Those who put their trust in the LORD, who pay NO attention to the proud or to those who follow lies, are truly happy!- Psalms 40:4

Not everyone may catch or support you on the vision/goals you may have but REFUSE discouragement!  Trust Jesus with all your heart; rely on Him & seek for His approval.

I love this quote: 'If you don't live by the praises of men you won't die from their criticism' - Bill Johnson

Your trust in God will be tested, so when you are faced with a challenge, do not loose out on believing Him. Take your challenge no matter how big or small, to Him & listen to the wisdom. 
I had to do just that on Saturday with the whole dress situation, may seem small, but it could have affected my whole day if I decided to focus on the mishap and not move on from it.. 

Crucial point to consider: You can only trust someone when you know them.....same way if you do not know [have an active & intimate relationship with] God, you will find it oh so difficult to trust Him. 
Get to know Him & learn to trust Him. 

NashAmber2012; His year through me!

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2 March 2012

March on forward

Welcome to March readers. Wow, already we're in March, this year is moving along very nicely. I always find that when I plan things to do, dates seem to move quick. I guess it's because living on purpose and with a purpose for Him gives life real meaning & it causes me to actually achieve more. As a result I don't find myself just counting down the days aimlessly!
I'm so excited for all the greatness Daddy has in store this year!

Yesterday was a day of Uni & fellowship with some sisters in Christ. I took out the braids and decided to wear my natural hair out (it's grown loads!). Currently my hair is in transition as I haven't relaxed it since October 2011. I still haven't made a firm decision if I'm actually going to officially go natural or just relax it one day soon. 

I'm seeing how it goes, but I would like to be able to just be completely natural. As He created me, with the texture hair He created me with, as I believe God didn't make a mistake with the sort of hair He chose for me to have. I'm just so used to relaxed hair so this process I am NOT used to, but I do realise that IF I do decide to go ahead with it, I have to fully commit. 
I guess I should make up my mind, like soon!


The different shades of clothing continues; I didn't mean for it to be purple again. It just so happened to be. 

Hareem Pants: Next |  Headtie: Was a birthday gift from my uncle when I was 7. hehe 

Heels: Primark (£6!!!) BARGAIN
The Accessories

No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly ~ Psalm 84:11 #Truth