Friday 1 July 2016

A heart filled with gratitude and love

Happy Friday lovelies, 

Today is the last Jumuah of the Ramadaan and its come around unbelievbly quickly. And I have themed each week for the fast in terms of embracing the tone of this month. I have started off with setting the tone for inspiration for the soul, then being appreciative of our country and looking after it by teaching out youth the same. Last week I chatted about becoming a better version of oneself, all of these are part of becoming a better person for yourself as well as those around you. 

This weeks theme is gratitude, I am grateful for my loved ones, for being able to be myself, my health and so much more. Having spent this week working on my acknowledgements for my thesis, it brought appreciation glaringly into my consciousness. I am particularly grateful for my partner in life, my other half and all his little acts of love. My heart is full with love and gratitude Algamdulilah.
 It is so important to be free with loved ones, to be able to love without reserve. This means not holding back, not hiding vulnerabilities to protect from hurt. Loving completely is liberating and brings so much joy and light, that it is worth putting your heart on the line. It takes courage to live with love, and strength to accept it in it purest form. 

We do this with our kids, unconditional love and acceptance without judgement. I strive to do this with my hubby as well, the one with whom I share everything, who supports me warts and all. He embodies the role model example for my sons, and he has been blessed to celebrate his birthday and Father's Day during this auspicious month. So it is fitting to end off this month by honouring him as a husband, provider, father, friend and source of laughter and occassional fights with the boys ;-) With his sense of fun, he teases, and loves them, and fills the gaps when I am unable to.
The little acts of love, such as making sure my car is clean, my food is ready and waiting when I'm out late and getting up out of bed to make my tea or get a drink of water do not go unappreciated. 
Thank you for being the special father, husband, friend and support.

And with that onto a lookpost, with photos shot by hubby of course. It features a Max Mara inspired sleeveless coat made by friend and designer, Aysha Allie from Human Image. This is a once off piece, so naturally I am totally in my element, supporting local and owning an exclusive fashionable piece. Human Image specialises in exclusive classic pieces, and bespoke items made to order. She encompasses love without reserve, and exudes a special kind of humanity in all she does. 

To purchase any pieces from The Human Image Range, please get in touch with Aysha on 0723711695 or visit her studio at 65 4th Avenue Rondebosch East.

My outfit:
Human Image Sleeveless coat 
Forever 21 knit top (old)
Woolworths ripped boyfriend jeans (old)
Mimco boots
Rebecca Minkhoff fringe bag
Scarf purchased overseas
Zibastyles necklace
Various bracelets
Gifted earrings

Caio for now, 
RuBe xoxo

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