BIRTHDAY GIRL IN NOIR || A YEAR OF GROWTH

Monday, June 13, 2022

I can't believe it's already June 13th. Hello everyone! I trust you all are fine.
If you're new here, my name is Bukky, and if you've been reading my blog for a while, welcome back.
It's my birthday today, and I felt obligated to write a birthday post even though I wasn't in the mood, but it's a tradition on this blog, so here we go! You can check out some of my previous blog-posts Dreamy in Tulle, White Monochrome Outfit, The Obligatory Blogpost, A Picture Perfect Birthday

Happy Birthday to me

In my previous post Luxury Vintage Workstyle Inspiration, I mentioned how hectic the semester was for me and how I successfully completed it. That, along with a slew of other factors, I believe had an impact on how I was feeling. I had no desire to do anything. In an ideal world, I'd plan my birthday shoot a month in advance, buy new outfits for the shoot, maybe for dinner, and generally be excited, but that wasn't the case this year. Some of my followers even said things like "we can't wait to see your birthday post," to which I replied that I hadn't done a shoot yet and wasn't sure I'd be up for it before my birthday. However, plans were altered at the last minute! I had no choice than shoot.

Birthday Outfit 2022

I had great expectations at the start of the year, and I still do, because amazing things can and will happen to me before the year is up. Anyway, I set goals before the end of last year, expecting everything to fall into place at the same time, but I'm sure God was smiling and saying, "Bukky, my ways are not your ways, and you need to relax!" Sometimes we want our lives to go a certain way, but it may not be God's plan. God knows best, he wants us to learn certain things, be patient, and trust him completely, with no backup plan. So far, so good; this year has been a year of personal growth in every manner for me. I've grown in every aspect of my life; I'm better at handling situations; and, in terms of my career, I'm on top of my game; I know what I want and don't want generally, and I've done a lot of reflecting. This, I also believe, has been my waiting season.

The obligatory birthday post
Birthday Suit

I'm not going to lie: the waiting season isn't easy but it's all part of the process. I used to question God a lot in the beginning, cry a lot, and just be off as it was so different and difficult for me because I am so active, I always have a plan for my life, work towards my goals, things always go my way and happen for me, so having to just stay still has been extremely difficult for me, but I am doing an amazing job handling things well. My best friend called me one of those days, and I was so tired that I started crying. She said, "Cheer up, I truly wish I could give you a hug right now, and I like it when your energy is 100 percent. "She didn't lie. I am always optimistic and usually the type of friend who reaches out or is perceived as strong, but I won't lie, my strength failed me sometimes, but God has been letting me know he is with me. Despite all of this, I continued to share content with you guys and to show up for my people.

Birthday girl 2022

birthday outfit 2022

 One thing I like about myself is that I am very much self aware and have conversations with myself. So, I sat down one day and had a talk with myself, and I just decided to stop worrying since it doesn't change anything, distract myself when I start to worry, to stay happy, and to trust that everything will work out wonderfully for me.

I probably wouldn't share anything like this on here because who really cares?  I'm also the queen of keeping things to myself, but it's been on my mind to share. It might well be a source of encouragement for someone who is also in the midst of a waiting period. We'd come out on top, and I'm hoping we'll be able to learn. It's critical that we pay attention and pray for the spirit of discernment. Enough of the plenty talk, let's get down to business with the outfit and shoot *whew*.

So, since I wasn't in the mood to shop, I decided to put on a suit set that I received for my birthday last year but had never worn. I liked the notion of wearing all black as well.

Earlier this year, I made a mood-board. My mood board consisted of a studio shoot, red roses, and an all-black ensemble. This outfit makes me feel like a grown woman, and you know how much I adore corporate looks / suits. My shoot went off without a hitch, and everything ran smoothly. The photographer also made videos of me, which made me really happy.

Happy birthday to me

This blog post has now come to an end. I just want to express my gratitude to God for allowing me to live another year in excellent health, for keeping my family and friends, for giving me a huge pre-birthday wish, and for the fantastic things he has planned for me this year. Thank you for stopping by, please drop a comment, share this post and I hope to see you in my next post.

Cheers!

DETAILS

Suit Set: Because Of Alice

Shoes: Old

Roses: RoseForever NYC

Photography: Lucy Eaton Photography


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67 comments

  1. Happy birthday beautiful Bukky ❤️😍

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  2. Happy Kinging Birthday Hun❤️ You’ve really come a long way and I thank God for your life. yes, this suit makes you look soo matured and take awayπŸ˜…πŸ˜πŸ˜

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  3. Happy birthday my darling. Your growth is amazing to see and May God continue to shine His light upon you. You’re an amazing friend and I love having you in my life. Cheers to your best year yet baby πŸ₯‚

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  4. Happy birthday Dr Bukky❤️ Love youuu xxπŸŽ‰πŸ˜˜

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  5. Happy birthday beautiful 😍
    You Journey and growth has been very inspiring.
    I pray this year comes with more goodness and May all that your heart desire come to pass. Amen πŸ™πŸΎ

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  6. Happy Birthday! Have a great day and a wonderful year!πŸŽ‰

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  7. Happy birthday Dr. Bukky,
    I’ve been an ardent follower of yours, I believe God is planning better things ahead for you. Relax and thrive.

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    1. Thank you so much. That's all I am doing right now :)

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  8. Happy Birthday Oluwabukola! Your growth is inspiring and amazing. May God's infinite blessings continue to abide with you and may your light never dim. Cheers to an amazing year 🎊❤️ Also, your pictures are stunning!!!

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  9. Happy birthday Bukky!πŸŽ‰πŸŽ I hope and pray you have an amazing year.

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  10. Your post is totally relatable. May God continue to give you the strength to carry on and may he always show up for you . Happy birthday πŸ₯³❤️

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  11. Happy birthday gorgeous babeeee

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  12. Happy birthday my darling best girl. I’m super proud of you and how you never let anything deter you. I’m proud of your growth and if you haven’t noticed, this wait period has taught you a lot, and I’m proud of the growth and the patience you have to learn through this. That’s what winners do, and I don’t doubt for a second that’s you. God bless you so much this new year and grant all your heart’s desires. I’m certain God has a lot in plans for you and it’s certainly going to be your best year yet. I love you Buks ❤️

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  13. Nice write up Bukky, you have always been an inspiration, Your consistency is very admirable. Keep sowing high, you deserve all the good things life has to offer. Happy birthday

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  14. Happy birthday bukky

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  15. This is the first time I’m reading your blog post and everything you wrote on waiting on God resonated with me deeply. One of the things I am also learning to do is trusting God totally without having plan Bs and Cs. Similarly, I like knowing what to do and when to do it. I don’t like uncertainty or not knowing how things will unfold. Thankfully, I am also an optimist. Ha! We have so many similarities lol. Truly, God’s ways are truly not ours at all. Sometimes I say that and nod in agreement without fully understanding the meaning of that statement, but it’s beginning to make sense now. I have tugged and pulled with God so many times and His endless love kept drawing me near no matter how many times I tugged and pulled. Right now, I am in a place of total surrender. Giving Him room to do His thing and constantly asking Him for the Grace and strength to actually let Him do His thing without tugging, pulling and limiting Him. Another amazing part is how we are both born in June. My birthday is actually 3 days away and I’m excited. I strongly believe that this year will be great for me. I can’t shake that feeling off and I know God won’t disappoint me. This year, 2022 will be “exceedingly and abundantly” as He has said in His Word. Happy birthday, Dr Bukky. May the Lord’s light keep shining on your ways and may all that you find to do prosper. Congratulations in advance because whatever the Lord made you wait for will surely come. Thank you once again for this post. Have an amazing birthday. 🀎

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    1. Hello new blog reader. Aww thanks for stopping by. Your comment made me happy. Amen. May God grant you your heart desires too. I hope you had an amazing birthday )

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  16. Happy birthday beautiful…I am from Instagram and I hope I was able to fulfill one of your birthday wishes by coming here for this blog post
    God bless your new age ❤️

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  17. Happy birthday beautiful!!! You are truly an amazing person, and this waiting period, just prepare yourself because God is about to shock you. What you are wishing and praying for will come in tenfold!! ❤πŸ’•

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    1. Thanks so much. Ah I am readyyyyyyyyy. I can't wait!

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  18. Emmanuel OmoleMonday, June 13, 2022

    Happy birthday Doc. Wishing you more fruitful and prosperous years ahead. Your multitasking abilities inspire me greatly. Continue to put your trust in God, and He will surely amaze you beyond your wildest dreams.

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  19. Happy Birthday dear .. You are a Star Woman ✨✨May you continue to Flourish in all you do. Have a blast πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  20. Bukky aka pretty face😊 Happy birthday! You inspire me so so much. I have watched you from your baby step days, been a follower, till your pretty face international days πŸ˜„AMEN! This name pretty face would keep going higher and higher In Jesus mighty name. Your growth, resilience, hardwork, determination, drive focus is so admirable. I admire you a lot, thank you so much for sharing, it’s so relatable. Amen! I pray you will smatch goals, and continue to make everyone proud . Enjoy your day. All I see is growth!

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    1. Haha baby steps. Thanks so much dear. Amen to your prayers :)

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  21. Waiting can be so frustrating and depressing the fact that we don't even know when it's going to happen is terrifying.This is so motivating!!!! Thank you so much for sharing Bukky, I'm so glad our paths crossed❤ I Pray that this new year brings you loads of unsolicited blessings, happiness and everlasting joyπŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰And trust me God is about to surprise you in a mysterious way that's beyond your understanding, Just keep trusting Him he will definitely come through because He is always on time.

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    1. I know right! I trust him. Thank you so much. Amen :)

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  22. Happy Birthday Beautiful, this post about the wait season screamssss at me, but I’m certain I’d come out on top. Thank you. Have an amazing day.

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  23. Thank you for these true words. It reflects how beautiful you heart is too…just as beautiful as you look. Happy birthday to my fashionista doctor ❤️😍❤️

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  24. Happy birthday sweet Bukky! You’re such a beauty to behold. You have inspired a lot of us just by watching you do your thing! There are so many beautiful things that makes up who you are, but e too plenty to mention, this comment section no go contain it lolπŸ˜‚. You are such a blessing and anyone will be lucky to have you in their life. This new year I pray for Gods grace upon your life!! May you continue to grow in strength, beauty, wisdom, WEALTH!!!! May you continue to be a source of blessing to your parents and siblings, May your life be filled with genuine love and this LIFE?! you go enjoy am!!! Just wanted to mention that your parents finish work!! They brought up amazing and blessed children😍!!! Happy Birthday once again beautiful!

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    1. awww. Thank you my dear! Amen. I go enjoy life ijn haha. Thank you :)

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  25. Happy Birthday Gorgeous!!. This post was timely! I wish you the best this new year and I pray your heart desires all come through. Amen.

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  26. Happy birthday beautiful bukkyπŸ₯°

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  27. Honestly, that line "I'm not going to lie, the waiting season isn't easy but it's all part of the process", i felt that. This period of waiting is worth it because it will produce a better YOU. And you're absolutely right, it is a season of growth, and might I add, a time of pruning and a period of watching. God's got you dear.
    This new year, you'd experience the unprecedented, positive changes in every area of your life. It can only get better from here on out.
    Live long and Prosper.
    Happy Blessed Birthday dear.
    You are God's Best!

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  28. Happy birthday Bukky, you look so pretty in the Black ensemble and the fifth picture is my favourite. Welcome to your year of bliss

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  29. Happy birthday Bukky!
    I can totally relate with your write up on waiting, I like to see waiting as “long suffering” and this scripture has been an anchor for me through out my seasons of waiting. Hope it blesses you too!

    “And the God of all grace, who called you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have suffered a little while, shall himself perfect, establish, strengthen you.”
    ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:10‬ ‭ASV‬‬

    Fisayo Gracie Abby

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  30. Happy birthday Bukky! You look gorgeous in the all back ensemble and the fifth picture is my favourite. Welcome to your year of bliss ❤

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  31. Happy birthday Dr Bukky, we bless God for your life and being a source of inspiration to many. I’m also in the waiting period and your blog post has sorta encouraged me. May God answer all our secret prayers. Amen. God bless you and prosper your ways.

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  32. Happy Birthday Prettyfaze. Your story is so relatable. I remember telling a friend of mine, I have never been this confused all my life because I always know what I want, go for it and things work out as planned. But, it's been a little challenging.
    One thing I know about putting your trust in God is all that matters. It will work out well in the end and your story will become tomorrow’s testimony.

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    1. As in! so confusing but we got this. Relax everything will work out well. Thanks for visiting :)

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  33. Happy Birthday Once again to you. Wish you an amazing year. Thank you for the words of encouragement, they are really words needed at this time and season.

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  34. So many things to say... but reading through the comments, it is clear that you are an amazing person. You've always been a source of inspiration. May God continue to bless you abundantly and perfect all that concerns you. Your parents and siblings are so blessed to have yo as theirs. You ain't seen nothing yet, Darling, the Lord shall surprise you beyond your imaginations. Amen. I love you so much.

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  35. Happy Birthday Bukola. Thank you for reminding me that it pays to wait on Jesus. May your days be long and full of joy, blessings and peace of mind.

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