MAPACHA SERIES: MONOCHROME

Hey Guys!

I’m not sure if it’s too late to say Happy New Year but it’s my first post of the year so I’ll say it anyway: Happy New Year & Welcome back to the blog! Today’s post will be part of the Mapacha Series and if you’ve been following me for a while, then you’re probably well acquainted with it and many of you love it so why not get the year started with one?

We both wore monochromatic outfits with a twist, as always, to suit our personal styles. For those who follow me on Instagram, then you’re aware of our #SundaySisterSlay series where we dress in color co-ordinated outfits on Sundays. Sharon went with a cold shoulder ribbed long sleeve and a black stripped maxi skirt while I went with a white long sleeved turtle neck with bell sleeved paired with a flowered black mesh midi skirt. Sharon chose to accessorize with a few gold accents- the dangling earrings, long chain and gold bow on her shoes while I chose to keep it simple with pearl earrings and a purple lip.

I’ve definitely been into monochrome outfits lately as obvious from the last fashion posts: SCOOT and THE PLACES. You could however choose to break the monochrome with another color, which we mostly prefer to be red/ maroon as seen in the last post from this series (linked above).

In other news, I hope your year is off to a good start and you’re doing better this year in setting realistic goals/ resolutions that you plan to keep yourself/ get someone to keep you accountable on. My focus this year is to be really present, to really live and do- boldly. I’ll leave you with two quotes that will be part of the mantras I’ll be using to remind me of what I want for my year and for myself- which I’ll continue to discuss on here as the year progresses.

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“I have promised myself this; that I shall not be afraid of defeat. I shall not love with doubt or laugh halfheartedly. I shall pray to God till my knees burn, embrace my complexities and smile at the stars more on colder nights. I shall grieve when I’m hurt and ask questions when I’m not sure. I shall dance to music that moves me wherever it gets me. I shall make love with life.

I promise myself to do whatever I have to do, as long as I do not live dying.

When death gets here, it should find me spent.

I pray this for you too.”

– Rixpoet

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“Be present. Make love. Make tea. Avoid small talk. Embrace conversation. Buy a plant, water it. Make your bed. Make someone else’s bed. Have a smart mouth, and quick wit. Run. Make art. Create. Swim in the ocean. Swim in the rain. Take chances. Ask questions. Make Mistakes. Learn. Know your worth. Love fiercely. Forgive quickly. Let go of what doesn’t make you happy. Grow.”

-Paulo Coelho

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Sharon’s Outfit:

Top- F&F

Skirt- Forever 21

Flats- Woolworths

My Outfit:

Skirt & Top- Forever 21

Flats- Woolorths

Remember, “I made you and I will carry you.” Isaiah 46:4

Be Love and Be Light,

Michelle.

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