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Outfit || Caged

Thursday, 20 March 2014
     But I warned you guys about the pleated skirts didn't I?  This is the way my school makes me look. A bit more responsible than normal and although that's kind of not so bad i honestly don't feel my best in a skirt except its done my way. You know mixing it with toms, brogues, sneakers, bowler hats.Something! Anything! that's different from just a nice skirt and top but i try to make do. That's why i'll forever be in love with my vintage pleat skirts, they make me feel a bit more me in restrictive situations like the one my school has placed on me. This skirt has been worn previously Here and that look pretty much sums up all my long story up there.
        Do you work or school in a place that restricts your personal style? How do you deal with that?

Cassandra Ikegbune

Poetry || Rupi Kaur

Monday, 17 March 2014

Honestly guys, i didn't intend to blog tonight. I have a pile of untouched books to deal with but somehow someway, i found myself on tumblr (Please don't judge me) and came across a quote by Rupi Kaur and of course the CIA in me just had to dig for more of her works
I found Gold!!

The Quote i came across

"every time you tell your daughter you yell at her out of love
you teach her to confuse anger with kindness
which seems like a good idea till she grows up to
trust men who hurt her cause they look so much like you."

Some of the others i like

"your mother complains you are not tall enough.
your father worries you’re wilting away.
your friends say you look tired.
your boyfriend wishes you’d stretch in all the places he likes holding onto.
i’d like to know how the empress inside your body.
the master of your soul.
i’d like to know how that storm they call a woman. I’d like to know
how she’s feeling."

 Did you think i was a city big enough for a weekend getaway?
I am the town surrounding it, the one you've never heard of but always pass through
There are no neon lights here, no skyscrapers or statues
but there is thunder, for i make bridges tremble
I am not street meat, i am homemade jam thick enough to cut the sweetest thing your lips will touch
I am not police sirens, i am the crackle in a fireplace
I'd burn you and you wouldnt take your eyes off me
I am not a hotel room, i am home
I am not the whiskey you want. i'm the ater you need
Don't come here with expectations and try to make a vacation out of me

"my issue with what they consider beautiful is that their concept of beauty
centres around excluding people
i find hair beautiful when a woman wears it like a garden on her skin
That is the definition of beauty
big hooked noses that point upwards to the sky like they’re rising to the occasion
skin the colour of earth my ancestors planted crops on to feed a lineage of women with
thighs thick as tree trunks
eyes like almonds, deeply hooded with conviction
the rivers of panjab flow through my bloodstream
so don’t tell me my women aren’t as beautiful as the ones in your country"

there’s a question that people love asking
it’ll come up about 10 minutes into the conversation
right after the small talk about weather and how work has been
are you seeing anybody?
and then the curious few will even find it in themselves to ask, aren’t you lonely,
this poem is for them.
you see, my solitude is the greatest freedom i’ve been given
my lonely is so brilliant
it puts daylight to shame
i am not sad
i am so happy i swear my
insides are filled with  strawberry milk and my mouth holds more
adventures than tastebuds
give me more lonely, let me greet lonely with open arms.
let me sleep with it, find peace in it.

"the problem is,
you say i love you
when you really mean,
i’m afraid to be alone

Don't mistake salt for sugar.
If he wants to be with you, he will
Its that simple.

"perhaps, the saddest of all are those who
live waiting for someone they’re not even sure exists"

 God bless tumblr and Poetry
You can read more of her poems here : Rupi Kaur

Cassandra Ikegbune

Three Ways To Wear : Polka Dot Pleat Skirt (Take One)

Thursday, 13 March 2014
I know, I know!
    You probably came here expecting to see "three different ways" and not to be assaulted by four pictures of me in the same outfit right?  Forgive me, I feel like a crook right now but I couldn't shoot all three outfits in a day. Heck, finding someone to help me take pictures in this was enough stress not to talk of shooting three. I'm complaining again, i find myself doing that a lot these days. Tut Tut
So I decided to split it into 3 posts instead, does that now explain the "Take one" in the post title? 
     My wardrobe consists mainly of pleated midi skirts, my sister thinks i'm hopeless but if being hopeless means more and more pleated midi vintage skirts then oh how i long to be a hopeless person. This polka dot skirt is one of my favs, second only to the red one of course.
This was worn to school sometime ago and i styled it with a brown belt and bag. Funny, i used to be of the mind that wearing black and brown together doesn't work but look at me now. lol
Please check back for the other two ways
 I hope i've been forgiven?.
Love you too :*

Ccassandra Ikegbune

P.S - This post has been UPDATED!! Check out the other two ways here and here 

Style Crush || Oroma Elewa

Monday, 10 March 2014
I've loved Oroma Elewa long time, right from when i stumbled upon her blog Oroma's Therapy sometime last year. Then it wasn't even for her style because i didn't get to see much of that on her blog. I fell in love first with the way her mind works (from reading some of her musings) and then just recently with her style. You see its quite easy to know the way a person thinks from the way they write. I think that's why i love to read poetry, it gives me a little glimpse into the minds of people.
Its also quite easy to see that she is a creative (what's that? find out here) and these are the type of people I'm drawn to.. Strong creative women that chart their own path, lead their lives and ultimately drive the course of history. The Likes of Yagazie Emezi, Jodie Smith and LoveFola. The boyfriend thinks what they have in common is that they all look "Dark" (and I'm not talking about skin colour). LOL. I beg to differ though, i think that's what makes them unique. Funny they are all based in new york. I'm beginning to get convinced that New York is the headquarters of all creatives and free-spirits.
Ya feel me?
Ya feel her?

Cassandra Ikegbune

The Thing About Love

Saturday, 8 March 2014
You know the thing about love? 
It hits you when you least expect, and all of a sudden you can feel yourself drifting. 
No.. It's more like floating and you keep wondering when you even got off the ground. 
The irony here is what I love most about love is also the very thing I hate about it because when you are above the ground and floating, you have no control over yourself anymore but its a good feeling. Oh yes, its a good feeling.  Floating I mean.
And If you ever have to lose control, i hope its with someone worth losing it for....

Cassandra Ikegbune

Outfit | Dungarees Take II

Tuesday, 4 March 2014
"If you own something this special, you need to wear it....all the time - Yasmin Sewell
(That's what I'm saying in that last picture. lol!)

  I guess from the post title you already figured i was bringing this dungarees back in your faces! I'm sorry but i just had to re-rock it. I mean! It saves me the stress of thinking about what to wear plus I've still not gotten over it yet! I wore this to the fashion show i had in my last post. Paired it this time around with a mustard crop top and green sandals.
  I know i haven't been posting as often as before and I'm happy i have y'all to call me back to order. (Thanks for all the tweets and emails! All that positivity you guys send my way keeps me going honestly). I actually have quite a number of posts in my drafts to complete but procrastination has got a hold on this sister. Pray for me! lol

Meanwhile, I've been dosing up on a lot of christian blogs of recent and wouldn't i be selfish to not share? Two of my fav's : OneplusTheOne and InTheMidstOfHer

Cassandra Ikegbune

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