INTRODUCING EXCESS LOVE THRIFTS & GIFTS 💘
Starting and running a business has never been anything I've been good at. In the past when I've tried my hands at entrepreneurship, I failed miserably and stayed away ever since. Yet here I am again in 2021 taking one more swing at it and starting THE EXCESS LOVE THRIFTS & GIFTS project.
So what is The Excess Love Thrifts & Gifts project about you might be wondering? Well, first let me say that this wasn't anything I thought of on my own or even something I believed I would ever do especially after my many failed attempts at business but this year I'm choosing to do as I'm led by the Spirit of God and starting this was my first instruction. For this reason, I'm confident in its success and impact.
The primary goal of this is to meet a need I believe exists with intending brides, Nigerian to be specific, who for any number of reasons may be unable to afford beautiful traditional wedding outfits for their special day. With there being so many different cultures within the Nigerian society, brides may choose to wear/have a separate outfit for their traditional weddings and it was placed on my heart to gift these women beautiful clothes that may or may not have been worn by other brides and I am starting with something from my own closet.
You may know that I used to be married years ago and of course, there was a traditional/engagement ceremony. I planned on wearing 2 outfits on my day but due to circumstances beyond my control, I never got the chance to wear my 2nd look. I am therefore gifting that dress along with the shoes, jewelry and bag I did wear on my traditional wedding day.
The dress was never worn and it is a beautiful coral color in a size medium/large I believe. I was not as fat as I have become today so I believe the sizing is accurate. It has delicately placed stones on it and I have opted not to edit the images to show them in their true colors as much as my natural light permitted.
Obviously not the realreal😊 but good enough. Worn just one time, I hope that these shoes will go to someone who will love them. I wear a size US 10 but even these were mad tight on me so I think they may actually be a size 9 or 9 and a half. Dust bag will be included.