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“Age is a state of mind”

forever young silvia njoki cover[su_dropcap style=”simple” size=”1″]L[/su_dropcap]ast week I learned the true meaning of the phrase “You are only as old as you feel”
But before I get into that, let me start by thanking you for all the sweet birthday wishes you shared with me across my social media connections. I appreciate the efforts of every single one of you to make my day really special!

Every year I call my Mom on my birthday. But this year, something curious happened. Having wished me a happy one, she then proceeded to say that I was two years younger than I am – Or I thought I was. For a split second or maybe even slightly longer I cherished the feeling of being  young again, arguing to myself that my mom must be right, and I must have had my calculations wrong ! But lo and behold, I was quickly snapped back to reality, when after a little while she admitted to having made a calculation error of two years. And there I was, feeling a tad bit disappointed. 

Now I truly believe that age is only a state of mind. We age every day and it is reflected by our physical bodies. But mentally, how old we are is really up to ourselves. The best nutrition and exercise is paramount to looking young. But most importantly, I believe that your personal style choice and your overall appearance have a strong subliminal effect on what age you feel you are and how old you are perceived to be. This sequined dress, for instance, which I have had for years, always makes me feel young wild and free.  Sometimes so young that I occasionally feel that I have to tone down this little embellished number with a darker lip and a trench coat as in this case, to give the overall look a more mature feel.

Photography – Charles Ngomo of Royal Reel Photography

Shoes- backyard , Trench coat – same here, earrings – Mr.Price, Dress- Old H&M

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  1. Haha two years??!! My mum for 20 years confused my sisters birthday to be a day earlier and i thought that was weird. You take the cake Sylvia. Age is definitely but a number.

    1. 20 years ?? haha thats strange but also very funny

  2. Silvia Njoki. How old are you ? I came to read this post thinking you were telling us your age. lol happy belated birthday

    1. hahah thank you. I have never made my age a secret. 27 🙂 or 25 according to mama Silvia

  3. Love the sequinned dress. nice

    1. asante

  4. am in my 20’s and its still a debate if i was born on 30th or 31st SMH, this is why bloggers exist, am sure someone (me included ) thinks they the only one with parents who keep forget their birth date lol
    and you look good, very unique lip color i must admit 🙂


  5. Absolutely Stunning! You are such an inspiration, much blessings SiStar and one love from Jamaica:))))))

    1. I love Jamaica !! Thank you for the love xx

  6. Love the outfit

    1. Asante

  7. Love it, grown woman chic.The coat and the shoes match the dress perfectly.


  8. The shoes, the dress,,,so pretty
    Happy Belated Birthday..


    1. Thank you 🙂

  9. Happy belated birthday!!!! You’re sense of style is just amazing.

    I love


    1. so glad you like it. And for always visiting x

  10. you look great.Happy belated birthday. i love how you wear dark lip colours.

    1. asante sana xox

  11. can you do a post on your closet? would love to see how you arrange and store jewelry. looking for some pointers.

    1. definiately. Thank you for the idea