Better than pocket money

Having blogged for over five years I’ve had my fair share of freebies from various companies, all of which I have been very grateful for and have had many a happy occasion wearing. However, none of these blogging gifts have meant as much to me as this outfit here…..

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There’s a saying that my mother has repeated at least a thousand times over the course of my life, and that is, “Good friends are better than pocket money.”  I have to agree with her. I’ve had this outfit now for around three months and I’ve been patiently waiting for the combination of good weather, and a church day to wear it. (Don’t you just hate wasting a great outfit on a not-so-great event?) It’s not a gift from a major brand, but a gift from fellow blogger Gaelle of The Curvy and Curly Closet. It’s not my birthday, its not Christmas, and I’ve done nothing to deserve it. Gaelle is just a wonderfully kind person who for some reason thought of me when she could have been thinking of so many other people and things. It’s custom made in Senegal by Belya Design using a traditional but modern bold geometric print on cotton fabric, and is fully lined. If I had chosen the fabric myself I couldn’t have chosen one more suited to my tastes. I’ve only met Gaelle once but she knows me so well- a testament to the power of the internet. I’ve had lots of compliments all day and I’ve felt great wearing it. In fact now that I think about it, this is my first ever “suit” of any description.

Gaelle, a hundred million thank you’s! May God continue to bless you- MWAH!

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12 Comments on “Better than pocket money”

  1. That’s such a beautiful outfit, and it looks great on you!

  2. You look absolutely stunning! Gaëlle picked the perfect print for you!

  3. Raquel says:

    I didn’t know Belya made clothing in our size! I will definitely go check out her shop now that I know!

  4. Pendulum Moves says:

    GIrl you are rocking that outfit :-)

  5. buttercuprocks1 says:

    I absolutely love this on you. That palette is fab!

  6. My curves and curls says:

    You are looking gorgeous in your Ankara outfit !!


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