Friday 20 March 2015

An evening OOTD

Hello again readers, 

It’s been another two weeks of hectic running around, soccer matches have started and cricket has entered our lives. (World Cup as well as the fact that my youngest has now decided to add cricket to his insanely busy schedule!)

This week I have decided to express my gratitude for things I do have. My 2014 one went out on 1 Jan and I am clearly a bit behind, so here goes..

I am grateful for:
  1. My health, for all the things I am able to do without having to give it a second thought.
  2. My spouse and partner in life, he gets me in a way nobody else does, and accepts me warts and all.
  3. The ability to spend quality time with my kids, and even though they drive me batty, I enjoy every minute of my life with them in it!
  4. Three well adjusted, healthy sons, who test the boundaries every day. I am still immensely proud of them and what husby and I have contributed to tomorrow by raising these young gentlemen.
  5. The year that was 2014 through the challenges, the health scares and the parental trials I have learnt some new lessons and been reminded of old ones I have forgotten.
  6. My extended family, who give true meaning to the saying it takes a village to raise a kid. These young ones learn such important aspects of love, humility and tolerance from family members other than their parents (who they say love them through obligation!)
  7. Special friends, who are there in times of need, understand the distress I have been through recently and stick around despite my failings.
  8. Special time outs with my main squeeze, whether it be as simple as sitting on a blanket in the park chatting and watching the kids… or dressing up for an evening out. These moments are treasured every day!
  9. All the wonderful connections that constantly blossom from the constant interactions I have with new and wonderful people.
  10. And… while material things are not high on the priority list, without them life wouldn’t be possible. I am grateful to have a comfortable home, warmth and other comforts many live without. 
I have been blessed with many things and say thanks and offer prayers every single day…. So todays look is one from a cherished night out. Hubby and I attended a formal banquet followed by an opera in celebration of the Design Indaba. I wore a black mesh dress with a lace top underneath finished off with an embellished turban and metallic belt and shoes.

My main squeeze 

My Outfit:

Mareth Colleen dress from Spree
PnP lace top
Woolworths Embellished scarf
Forever New belt
Pearls old
Honey earrings
Accessorize clutch
Stylemology Silver pumps 

Ciao for now, 
RuBe xoxo


  1. So true, We must Always b Greatfull what we hav.. May Almighty bless u and ur fam many more to come. Insha Allah Ameen 2nd. Wow u guys look stunning , Love ur post :)

  2. My beautiful down to earth friend. This information truly gives your readers insight into your lovely personality. I absolutely love this outfit you have on.

  3. Wow you look gorgeous !! Crazy about that dress

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  4. Beautiful! Love, love the scarf you're wearing here in particular.

  5. You look amazing, love everything about this look.