BELL YOUR SLEEVES UP!

All ladies have an asset they value it could be her sparkly eyes, broad shoulders, long scarless legs, hour-glass waist, smooth sailing face or full bum; the list is endless. For me, one of my favorite assets are my legs because they were scarless, smooth andΒ  found them alluring. Back in 2015, I went to audition for The KTN Presenter Show and little did I know that my well-defined legs would be marked by a permanent scar. I dislocated my right knee as I was going to do my presentation. I honestly could not tell what unfolded because it happened so fast.All I can remember is me screaming like a tormented soul on the verge of complete brokenness due to the chronic pain.My whole right knee was on the other side! …..Picture that… I was rushed to hospital and after a quick x-ray, the doctor said that they have to do a surgery because my knee was badly damaged. This was my first surgery. When I woke up, I could not feel my right leg.It was horrific! There was this long stone cold bandage tied from my hip to my ankle, it was just crazy. The doctor came in later, presented a pair of crutches and tears raced down. He told me that i’d use them for 6 months since my knee was sensitive and fresh from operation.I had not yet gotten a chance to view my knee till i started my physiotherapy sessions when the bandage was removed, I could not believe my eyes! There was this jagged thick line running down my knee with some flesh. My doctor told me that is a permanent scar that will never end. All I thought is ,will i ever wear my short skirts?dresses? SInce I couldn’t wear trousers, anytime I walked I could see people glancing at my knee.In school, a day could not pass when one asks what happened?were you in an accident? I lost confidence, became very insecure and started wearing trousers and long skirts during 2015. It was not easy to reveal my scar because I thought that scar defined my beauty which was false! Last year January, I started watching clips on people who have permanent scars and they motivated me. I was also shocked to see ladies have tatooed their scars to hide them.I told myself I’m beautiful and won’t let the scar define me. I believed that my beauty is my heart, faith, achievements and failures. I go with that till date. This should apply to all ladies with scars because you are scarred beautiful!

I decided to wear the must have trend in 2017; bell sleeve dress. I felt young and elegant in it. It revealed my scar which is still healing though I had minimal challenges shooting in this but I remembered I conquered in it!

…..Have a beautiful weekend and embrace the scars…

 

Make-up by @dennis_karuri

Photography by @pichadotke

Hair doneΒ  @ turning point salon,buru

Jewelry by @wendy ogingaΒ 

Flowered Sling bag- Gifted

Shoes by @zoe anne

Bell Sleeve Dress- Thrifted at Mtindwa

39 Comments

  1. Rosiey

    December 8, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Yaaaaas boo. Wear your insecurities like a badge of honour ??

    1. Shanniq Muthoni

      December 16, 2017 at 8:59 am

      Thank you beautiful one πŸ™‚

  2. Wanjiru.

    December 8, 2017 at 10:23 am

    This is soo beautiful ??

  3. Mugwanja vanessa

    December 8, 2017 at 10:49 am

    You look really really nice…embrace scars✊

  4. Hope Wambui

    December 8, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Beautifully scarred. Wow. Nice piece??

    1. Shanniq Muthoni

      December 16, 2017 at 9:02 am

      Thank you girlfriend πŸ™‚

    1. Shanniq Muthoni

      December 16, 2017 at 9:03 am

      Thank you my fellow bloggerrrr πŸ™‚

  5. Joy

    December 8, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Amazing…. Looking great?

    1. Shanniq Muthoni

      December 16, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Thank you beautiful one πŸ™‚

  6. Vallerie Namarome

    December 8, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Killing it!

  7. Rakel

    December 8, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Aaaw touching piece
    Congrats
    U look haaaaawt as always

    1. Shanniq Muthoni

      December 16, 2017 at 9:07 am

      Thank you cousin sweeetie πŸ™‚

  8. Cess

    December 8, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Embrace your scars?Wow… Awesomely lovely??

  9. James Okong'o

    December 8, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Keep it up Shanniq. Good job.

    1. Shanniq Muthoni

      December 16, 2017 at 9:09 am

      Thanks James…Soaring everyday πŸ™‚

  10. Wenzy

    December 8, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Woow .i loved how you rocked this whole wear…so elegant ,keep it up

    1. Shanniq Muthoni

      December 16, 2017 at 9:09 am

      Thank you lovely and especially for the jewelry πŸ™‚

  11. Victor

    December 8, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Awesome Piece. My take home point is, Don’t Let your scars define you.

    1. Shanniq Muthoni

      December 16, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      That’s true Victor and thank you πŸ™‚

  12. Sarah

    December 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Tata u look woa..h.
    Nothing in this world should bogg you down

    1. Shanniq Muthoni

      December 16, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks much Tata means a lot. I love you and thanks for the support πŸ™‚

  13. Naomi

    December 9, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    Very beautiful.keep on doing what u love doing most

  14. Davie Mydia

    December 10, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Wonderful inspiration there…. The sky is the limit…..

  15. Sly

    December 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Nice one ❀️

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    1. Shanniq Muthoni

      May 28, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you and I am glad that I have inspired your daughter πŸ™‚

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  18. Josh

    August 6, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Simply Beautiful!

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