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A Valentine's Look Book || Love Lessons

Happy Valentine's day everyone!

This year, I curated an easy Valentine's look book to make up for not being able to do a Christmas one. I had hoped to post this early enough (unlike last year) to still inspire your Valentines day outfits but I couldn't get around to it. I hope there are a couple of 11th hour addicts that I can still help.

I also decided to add a few love lessons that I have picked up along the way. Now, make no mistake. I am no relationship expert. Far from it. In fact, I know a couple or so people who are rolling their eyes all the way to the back of their heads as they read this right now.

But, hey! Who says single pringles can't give relationship tips. I mean, if we had had it all figured out, then, we'd be married. Right? Don't agree? Lol. Moving on!

For my first look, I have on this really simple TNL dress that I got here.

It's not exactly my style as I don't particularly like snug clothes but the color pulled me in. Paired with a pair of burgundy ruffled sandals, I reckon this would work for a dinner date today.

In a bid to deliver something really different, I decided to do an Ankara theme for both my second and third looks.

Here I have on a rather micro mini, tailored, black skirt, paired with a tailored mixed print Ankara wrap blouse. I donned my ruffled strappy heels again to make it all the more interesting.

Now, I typically wouldn't wear this out considering the length of the skirt but I'm definitely wearing this top to go see Black Panther!

For my third and final look, I'm wearing an Ankara wrap dress.

I have had this dress for ages but never quite figured out a way to wear it. I'm still not very contented with this look but it appealed to a few of my friends so I decided it wouldn't harm anyone to include it still.

Now, top of the list of my love lessons is Communication: I really cannot overemphasize on how important communication is to relationships and because of how often you hear this advice, you'd easily think you have it covered but the truth is, often times you don't. People often confuse communication for talking or making conversation but it goes beyond "How was your day" and "Have you eaten" to actually getting to know what is going on with them, what they worry about, what they are excited about and how you can be there for them.

Give: You're probably thinking about bank-breaking gifts but far from it. Well, if that's your style, then by all means, do not let me discourage you. I sincerely do not believe that you can build a healthy relationship without giving. Little gifts, acts of service, emotional support and everything in-between. Just give!

Take: I've realized that it's not quite as easy as every one thinks it is to take. It doesn't end at being there for your partner. You have to allow them to be there for you too. Not a lot of people realize that people can only be your friend in need if you let them. So, take their love, take their concern, take their gifts, take their listening ear and take the shoulder that they offer you to cry on.

Love yourself: Often times, we get so carried away loving others in the way that they need us to love them that we forget to love ourselves in the way that only we can. It's unlikely that you can give love if you do not have enough for yourself. You cannot pour from an empty cup after all.
So, take time out to do the things that you love doing for you and not the ones that you have come to love because of the people you love; celebrate your little wins and spoil yourself! Yolo!

I personally think that all other lessons are subsets of these four but please, feel free to share what you think about love with us in the comment section. Tell us what outfit you like best too.

What are ya'll doing tomorrow? What are you wearing too? Share, share, share!

Until Next Time,
It's Tee


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