PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

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“In general people are not drawn to perfection in others. People are drawn to shared interests, shared problems and an individual’s life energy. Humans connect with humans. Hiding one’s humanity and trying to project an image of perfection makes a person vague, slippery, lifeless and uninteresting.”
Dr. Robert Glover

A friend recently posted this quote on Instagram. It embodies all that I stand for, and I really wanted to share it with you.

Photography – Charles Ngomo of Royal Reel Photography

I am sure that you have noticed that most women struggle with the issue of self esteem, even  on the various social media circles.   I witness it on line every day  – and I admit that to some extent, I do share the same problem.  I debate with myself whether I should run the risk of exposing my imperfections, before a picture or post goes live.

But there is so much comfort in being as open and honest as you can be. We are all human.  Of course it’s tempting to try to project an image of perfection, but it is a double edged sword.  While impressing people with your perfect style and looks, you actually put a distance between yourself and others and loose the opportunity of what could be a fruitful and open encounter. I am now reaching a point in my life where I am happy to embrace my imperfections which are part of the real me, who I want people to relate to.  Hopefully I shall be able to set an example and inspire other women to do the same.

This is a call to all my sisters out there to feel perfect in your maybe not so perfect bodies and let your self esteem and confidence light up the lives of other people you come across. Nobody is perfect… we are all so far from it. 

I can’t tell you enough how I love to wear maxi dresses ! they are so easy to rock and this particular one feels like a second skin! 

Maxi dress- Freddies at Veteran house Nairobi, Faux Nose ring –Tribalik ,Earrings- Mr.Price

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  • muthoni wangari

    Bookmarks photo for future hairstyle….loving the septum and the photos are gorgeous

    • Silvia_njoki

      Charles is a genius 🙂

  • OMG!The pictures are so breath taking esp the black n white one..and the shoot location is amazing..just brings out the best!
    You look gorgeous Silvia..

    http://www.lindasworldofstyle.blogspot.com

    • Silvia_njoki

      My fave too. thank you Linda x

  • Mary

    You are stunning !

    • Silvia_njoki

      asante

  • June

    How true. And I love this dress .

    • Silvia_njoki

      Glad you can relate June

  • Killing it Silvia, go girl!!

    • Silvia_njoki

      thank you for dropping by

  • i stopped more than once to admire the pictures,
    beautiful and yes, breathtaking 🙂

    http://www.wanjiruwangethe.me.ke

    • Silvia_njoki

      you are too kind. THANK YOU !

  • Uuuuuh Lord!!!!, that nose ring is just too pretty. Loving your dreads too.
    I think I should called Charles up, the photos are just clear and beautiful.
    http://tastiedine.wordpress.com {Foodie Heaven}
    TD.

    • Silvia_njoki

      yaaaay ! tag me when you shoot 🙂

  • Wairimu Murigi
    • Silvia_njoki

      Thank you

  • Chic And Legal

    Nice read. And the make-up is on point

    http://www.chicandlegal.com

    • Silvia_njoki

      I get a bit nervous about closeups when I’ve done my own make up… but this turned out ok 🙂

  • samoina wangui

    Love the septum ring.

    • Silvia_njoki

      I was so nervous about wearing it. And now … Sunnies, septum ring and red lippie are the only things I am doing lately to glam up a dress down day

      • samoina wangui

        rocking them you do!!! i’d love the fake septum ring, the real one sounds painful, plus I already have a nose stud. LOL, don’t want to feel like a magnet 😀

  • You look beautiful!

    • Silvia_njoki

      And so are you Mama Kamau . xox