Today is Ash Wednesday. My favourite time of the year is Lent so its only normal I’d be sharing related matters this period. As Catholics this is not a period to be merry at all. People with birthdays this period keep it calm and reduce their level of indulgence. Id be travelling really soon (to a muslim country ironically), but my best bit of lent is that sober reflection it brings me too. Time off with my man is just perfect to bond obviously and to plan for the future without the stress of our normal lives.
Back to lent guys.. So lent is the 40-day period before Easter, starts with Ash Wednesday and ends with Holy Thursday (no mass is said that day), Good Friday and Holy Saturday. During this period we tend to sacrifice things..could be food, bad habits or situations. Some people avoid eating meat on every Friday of lent, others fast, stations of the cross prayers said and other forms of abstinence really. The main pillars however are Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. Whatever it is you decide to give up, do not forget to help the poor, needy and less priviledged.
Here are a few things you can FAST from;
<ps: photos in between would show ways to style the @olarsgrace cobalt pants>
Planning a traditional Nigerian wedding isn’t as difficult as you’d think even from a different location – all thanks to instagram. After mine, I got a lot of DMs on who I booked, how I booked, prices, how I organised my girls (had 21 of them and 20 showed up) etc. I responded to the questions I saw but realised some weeks ago that some people sent messages I managed to miss, hence the essence of this post.
I’d also like this post to give you options of what’s out there and what to expect from who. My sister-friend, Amaka recently got married (click here for the video) so I have decided to share hers as well.
I’ve recently been working with one of my current fav brands, @studs.n.pieces and we’ve decided to give away some pieces from their collection. The men are not left out this time as one of their collaborators, Style Enthusiast, Wale Fatoba will be giving away something as well.
Rules for the female pieces:
• leave a comment on the post in what Love means to you
• follow @metrogypsie & @studs.n.pieces on instagram
• comment ‘Done’ on this Instagram post (metrogypsie’s Giveaway post)
Rules for the Male Bracelet;
• Check Wale’s Instagram post here
I’d mentioned on my Instagram on Feb 1st that my weddings vendors review post will be up on the 12th. Apologies for not having it uo yet.
Had some website issues on Monday which dampened my mood and caused me to chill on plans. It will be up on the 23rd of February 💋
Today however, I’d be sharing some of my office looks that you can rock you your Valentines date without having to change on Thursday Feb 14. <what’s a metrogypsie female without versatility?
On a less busy day at work I decided to send DMs to the first 20 girls in my messages, just asking them what they wanted for Val’s day. To you, my readers, I’d give you 15% off purchasing the Sudio headphones using the code ‘metrogypsie’ at checkout.
Up till February 14th, 10% off every two purchase + 1 free gift box wrapping with purchase + Free and fast worldwide shipping + 15% discount code (metrogypsie).
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