Hey there, beautiful reader!

December snuck up on me quicker than I got to say ‘Christmas is coming’ and now I find myself completely unprepared for what I consider one of my favourite times of the year (the other one’s summer time because I’m a summer child and I live for the July sun!).

Also, I usually find this time of the year very exciting but this year is ending with me still being on a hunt for a job and a purpose to follow my masters coming to an end which turned into a few months of uncertainty. Now, if there is something that I don’t like, that is uncertainty. Spontaneity, yes, all for it, uncertainty, not so much. Because uncertainty means everything is out of my control, which sometimes brings great things into my life out of the blue, and I am very grateful for that, but sometimes, it just makes me question every single thing. However, this also means that my tolerance to uncertainty has been greatly tested these months so maybe it was just a lesson I had to learn and it will prove of great help in the future, we shall see.

I’ve been spending this time focusing on myself while on this search which people might call check mate given how many times I’ve put myself last while being very busy. However, is it check, mate? Because as much as I’ve enjoyed having time for myself and my friends, I miss being busy, having a purpose, making a change. I’m the type of person who is satisfied at the end of the day if I had made a contribution to something or someone, which is still doable if I don’t mention that I am a workaholic that now feels like something’s missing from my life. But I am trying to enjoy every phase of my life and I know for a fact that I’ll be looking back on these months and miss how rested my skin is and how much sleep I get! Oh not to mention that I got to read more, which was one of this year’s resolutions so it’s not all bad. It’s all a matter of perspective, right?

And while we’re looking at perks, being able to get creative more has definitely been one of them. I am very excited to share these pictures because I have loved creating this look and getting glammed up by my MUA/life adviser/photographer/best friend as she used my face as a canvas and created this gorgeous make-up which is way out of my comfort zone, colour wise, but which I adored. The location was spontaneous as I just saw this little spot on a street and said ‘we’re stopping here, I think this will go well with the outfit’ which, if you’re a content creator, you know happens more often than not and also makes for the best photo shoots most of the time. I obviously cannot wait to hear your thoughts on these pictures but I for one sure am thrilled, just wanted to make sure you know that hah!

So any tips on how else to use my time productively as well as what other looks to create, do let me know!

Have a great week, D.


I was wearing:

Skirt/ Jumper – Reserved

Belt – Vintage

Boots – Tannka

Pictures by Deea Sab.