Sunday 4 January 2015

Oh Bananas || Oh Audrey

have this really gross habit of not finishing my banana at a go. Like, I'll cut off some and put the rest in the fridge for another day. So a couple of days ago, I did the same thing, closed my fridge and went on about my business. Then I noticed
that my fridge wasn't closed properly so I went over and tried to close it. It still didn't close and I looked down. The tip of my banana peel. I mean just the tip was outside. I was shocked as banana peels usually just slide through things.  How could something as little as a banana peel cause my amazing fridge door not to close? I  picked up the peel and put it back in the fridge. 

You know what that incident reminded me of? "Little sins" and the underestimated havoc they cause. Big sins usually start off as little sins. There was a time I was feeling a little "housewifey" and decided to make puff puff. (It's very similar to bread). Puff puff, like bread requires a little yeast to make it swell. (I may be wrong because I don't like cooking). So you put that yeast and wait for it, the mixture will swell and become a lot more than it was. That's how little sins work in your life. They are seeds that you plant. Seeds that demand to be watered.

Charles Spurgeon has this really amazing analogy on the impact of little sins and I must share it with you;
"When satan cannot get a great sin in, he will let a little one in, like the thief who goes and finds shutters, all coated with iron and bolted inside. At last, he sees a little window in a chamber. He cannot get in, so he puts a little boy in, that he may go round and open the back door. So the devil always carries these little sins around with him to go and open back doors for him. 'O, it's just a little sin' we say. Yes, but how that little sin becomes the ruin of the entire man"

I've always been a fan of Audrey Hepburn's style. I love how feminine and lady-like she always "appeared" to be. High Necklines. Low Hem Length. Can we bring that back this year? This red dress caught my eyes cause it reminded me of Audrey. The skirt of the dress wasn't full enough for me so I am wearing a tutu underneath my dress to make it fuller. I know Audrey loves her veils so I immediately went in search of a veil to match this outfit. I almost went for the gloves but I decided that might be taking it too far. I'm not Audrey after all. I dusted my favourite pair of heels from Zara and that completed the look. How did I do?
(Source: Google Images)
Asos Dress // Zara Heels (Very Old. but similar here) // Monki Veil // ASOS & H&M Bracelet // River Island Bag (Similar here)

Happy New Year guys. Here's to more of God and less of us this year. I do love you all very much.

Yeast, though really small, works its way through a whole batch of bread dough pretty fast. So we ought to get rid of that yeast. (1 Corinthians 5:6 & Galatians 5:9). Yeast = Little sin. Bread = Mankind.

Lots of love,
Tomilola E.

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Ps. Thank you so much everyone for reading, sharing and commenting on my last blog post. My heart broke reading some of the comments and it just made me feel like we need to pray more for each other instead of judging each other. If you missed it, you can read it here. I hope we are able to share more and grow more with each other this year. I'd like that very much.

34 yorum:

  1. I want that dress come may.
    Ur fave sis

    1. Link to where you can get the dress is in the post. Lol

  2. Nice post as usual.

  3. You look so perfect, I wish everyone would go back to dressing like this. The thing about the little sins is so accurate, your lessons are always so beautiful. xx

  4. Very lovely...the message in this post is very beautiful.

  5. I love your shoes and bag. The dress definitely fits you perfectly.

    Little sins...Your post reminds me of Songs of Solomon 2:15, talking about little foxes ruining the vineyards. Little sins are big sins, it all depends on 'the eyes' seeing it; the carnal or spiritual eyes.

    May God help us. Amen.

    Nice post, as usual. Happy New Year!

    1. That's a very complimentary Bible verse to the lesson. Thanks for sharing xx

  6. Always Gorgeous!
    Thanks for the Lesson!


  7. Love the message and your dress! xoxo


  8. The message: CHECK!
    The dress: CHECK!
    Audrey Hepburn: CHECK ALWAYS!!!

    Berry Dakara Blog

  9. Love the message, but this banana peel though haha! stubbornness! I ask that God gives you more wisdom and strength to keep sending great messages

    Ans about this red, it's all in my face and that Veil, looking like a goddess! Beautiful!

    Coco L'Amour


    1. Amennn. Thank you so much love. And yes, this banana peel. Lol

  10. The skirt looks amazing!
    Your whole outfit does!
    You are so right....we have to be very very careful of little sins!

    1. Thanks Funmi. Yeap, very careful. They are the most dangerous of all sins cause they are the very beginning of a man's ruin xx

  11. It really is amazing how sin grows from something so small to & causes chaos in our lives. Great message and u look amazing


  12. Hi tomi! I'm a new reader on your blog. I love love everything about this post and the truth it holds. Thanks for sharing and as for the outfit, I love it!! Who doesn't love a Audrey outfit inspiration ? So chic! Love it. xoxo

    Jully //

  13. Always looking forward to your posts, so inspiring and you always learn something! As for your outfit, you look fabulous in that dress!! xx

  14. The color of that dress is gorgeous :)

  15. Gorgeous! simply goegeous!

  16. First I love the look and red is certainly your colour. I can't imagine you having a bad day, just wear something red and laugh about it. But this post on little sin is such a big issue that is neglected among christians, we publicly try to appear perfect with big words about grace and Christ, but hide with our little sins until it explodes, expose and depletes. I have suffered so much until I started been upfront with God to help me dig them out and I am still doing just that.
    So thanks Tomilola for this reminder to keep looking out!!!!

    Stay beautiful.

  17. so happy I found your blog. thank you for stopping by mine.
    I love midi dresses and you look stunning in this number
    Es x x

  18. Such a beautiful dress; the color works well with your skin. And great analogy with the banana peel story. Really got me thinking. Great blog!!! xxx

  19. You look absolutely gorgeous! You know what? i have really missed you, i was seriously searching for your blog address, i was so glad i found you again. xoxo Love from Nike.

  20. Hello Tomi,

    I am so glad I found your blog, you look lovely and you are so perfectly styled!

    This post has 2 of my favourite things- a pretty red dress and stunning red lippy. :-)

    Have a lovely weekend


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