28 June 2014

Vintage Inspired Look

Earlier on this week, I put together this vintage inspired look. 
I hope the weather picks up in London, because I want to wear more of my summer items. 

I am having such a wonderful weekend. I started it with all night prayer with some saints, and it was so refreshing to be in His presence and to love on Him and have Him love on us.

I just want more of Him. To mature and be fully devoted to my relationship with Jesus, all the days of my life. 

~ Outfit Details ~

Bag - Zara
Cardigan - Fat Face
Shoes - Office Shoes
Pencil Skirt - French Connection

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grace and love, 
N A S H A M B E R 

27 June 2014

Braids Updo Style - Kinky Twists

Hey Hey,

Welcome back to another post from me. Here's an outfit I put together, after styling my twists. I'm really liking this twisted up do and also the purple lip colour. I am not really into big, bright make up -- I generally like a very natural and simple look on my face. Although I do wear make up, I do not really do eye make up or coloured lips as much, but I like this colour on me.

I recently washed my twists and also re did some of the braids, as I wanted my hair to still be presentable. I really do not like it when my hair isn't looking nice or smelling fresh, so I tend to wash my braids, if I plan to keep them for longer. Also I like to keep my natural hair moisturised. 

What have I been up to? 

I have been on a course for the last 6-7 weeks with my local church and each week has been so helpful. The course has been a great recap on many areas, which I may share soon. It has really given me the opportunity to dig deeper, search my heart more and to really examine myself as a disciple of Christ. 

My life has been designed by God, to worship Him and this is what I aim to do. I aim to live a life which is purposefully seeking Him and is poured out to Him, withholding nothing. The more I look at the word, the more I see more areas I need to grow and develop in. My goodness --  I see so many areas and room for growth, yet I am looking unto Him, who began this great work in me, to perfect me. 

My faith is in Jesus and His timing concerning my life. 

I love Him and what He is teaching me at present. I'm still digesting and aiming to practice what I am learning before sharing. I think that application of His word and truth is so important in the life of a disciple of Christ. It is a great thing to share His word and all, yet sometimes in this 'social media era' we are living in, we can share SO much but lack the roots of it in our hearts, to fully grasp the wisdom, instructions and corrections. 

Therefore sharing can take place and then our individual lives are not being transformed by what we share. The word has to get IN us and take root so that WHEN the winds blow, we can stand & pass those tests. 

By His grace, I shall bare fruit from the seeds being sown into me over the weeks. :) 

I hope you are well, and growing more in love with Jesus. He loves YOU!!

Outfit Details:

Skirt - Charity Shop
Blazer - H&M
Bag - Ted Baker
Earrings - A Gift 
Lip - MUA Luxe- Matte - Colour:  Kooky  
Shoes- ALDO yet New Look also have an identical one
T Shirt - A Set Apart Boutique , more sizes to be added soon, please email for queries

with grace and love, 

22 June 2014

African Printed Dress

Good day to you! 

I really like this printed dress. I purchased it from a 'no name store' in West London, last summer for £5! It is one of those one size fits all dresses as it is really really big, but I could see the potential it had. 
I always wear it with a belt to give it a nicer shape, yet I love how flowy it is overall. 

It gives me coverage yet, because the fabric is so light it is so nice on my skin in the hot weather. I even wore it in Ghana and people out there really liked it too & complemented me on it.

It has two slight splits either side of the seam, so I wear a vest top underneath and a knee length black jersey style skirt, which is loose yet gives me the coverage when I walk and sit. 

I like bold prints and colours, especially in the summer. Below are some photos of the same dress, yet worn with heels to dress it up and also with standard sandals for a much more casual look. 
So simple, yet effortlessly stylish -- just the way I like it. No fuss, yet I am able to enjoy the beautiful weather, being cool, without having to be half naked. 

It's totally possible.

YT: Set Apart Style
IG: @setapartstyle

First 5 images photographed by Content Photo

peace, love and style,

18 June 2014

Styling Dorothy Perkins Skirts

This week I decided to share with you all, how to style up a range of skirts I like to wear. I believe such skirts are timeless items to invest in, no matter the season. There are so many places to purchase such skirts yet most of the skirts below are from Dorothy Perkins (unless otherwise stated). 

For daily style inspirations please follow me on Instagram: @setapartstyle :D

It's nice to be a respectable lady. Knowing God - discovering God - yielding to God - seeing your value & worth through His eyes - being more secure through His word - loving yourself - letting Him cleanse you from all the 'little things' that don't seem like a big deal, but are hindering you & me from being that blameless bride. 

Dressing with God in mind & heart is so beautiful. He is our focus, desire & ultimate satisfaction. ~ Even if this isn't what our hearts are saying yet...Let us declare it to Him, pray this & meditate on it ( Mark 12:30) until it is our reality. #ByFaith

This style of skirt (above) is called a tube skirt. I like the length of such skirts, yet they can be extremely fitted and bring attention to curves and bums. 

How to get around that for most body shapes, is to purchase in the next size up & to also have a flowy top which sits OVER the skirt. Tucking a top inside such a skirt will definitely look tense, no matter how small you are. So a cami like this, OVER the skirt will make a difference, & keep your assets exclusive. 

Outfit Details: 
Blazer - New Look
Skirt - Dorothy Perkins
Cami - Oasis
Clutch - Forevernew.com
Heels - Charlotterusse.com

Style Tip ~ Tuck in a loose blouse, even if it's peplum style. With the full skirt on top, it will be hidden & if you are a slim lady, it really helps the skirt to sit right. 

Outfit Details:
Blouse - Amazon 
Skirt - Dorothy Perkins
Clutch - Asos
Heels - New Look

This specific skirt is not from DP but there is one very similar one located there which is captured above. Black midi skirts like this are a must have for me, because they really help to restyle those immodest items and also to dress up any all black look. 

Outfit Details
Blazer - Topshop
Heels - Debenhams
Skirt - {DP have a similar one}
Statement necklace - Banana Republic
Bodycon dress (to be worn as a top) - New Look
Outfit details
Blouse - Next
Earrings - Primark
Clutch- New look
Skirt - Asos {DP has similar one}
Heels - Ebay (do not remember the seller)

Outfit Details
Purple Skirt - UniQlo
Green skirt - DP
White Vest top: DP
Blazer - New look
Heels - New look
Bag - Longchamp
Necklace - maxandchloe.com

Items can be sources from Primark and other highstreet stores. 

Outfit Details
Gold detailed sunglasses - H&M
Necklace - H&M
Bag - H&M
Heels - H&M
Shirt- H&M
Skirt- Dorothy Perkins

It has been a while since I posted some style ideas on my blog, so I thought I would share some with you. Especially as Summer is here and this is a time when many ladies find it difficult to know how to dress respectably in the heat. In London it's not very hot at all, so a good blazer will definitely help to support any look. 

I have always had such a big appreciation for midi skirts since coming to Christ and desiring to cover up more, as I dress. I really like dresses and skirts from the 1950's era, so vintage cuts and styles ALWAYS seem to catch my eye. I use these vintage inspired skirts to style around so many of my looks, because it is such an investment. 

 I hope the looks above inspire you to get creative with how to modernise vintage items, for various occasions. See you at my next post. 

With love and style,