2 WAYS TO STYLE A MIDI DRESS + IT’S MADE TO MEASURE

 

The last time I did a wedding guest look book was the one I shared HERE. When I got this fabric, the first thing that came to mind for me was to create another look for a wedding guest. The fabric was originally for my girlfriend’s wedding. Even though I couldn’t attend, my portion of the fabric was kept for me – this is kind of tradition whereby all the bride’s friends wear some sort of “uniform” called aso-ebi traditionally. When I received my fabric, I gave my tailor specifications of what I wanted and here we are.

 

How to Travel Stylish, Comfortable & Chic

One of the goals on my vision board is to travel more, starting from last year. And with the help of God, I have travelled up to six times already this year – five solo (alone) and one with the family. With more travel ahead this year, I can say, there is power in penning and pining your dreams – a.k.a making vision boards. In my new book, “Create the Life You Want“, I shared how to make your very own vision boards.

Since I have been travelling a lot, I wanted to share with you in this post, “How to travel stylish, comfortable and chic”. Not only have I found a uniform in my travel blazer, I have found a way of looking all fresh and fine when I arrive on my journey. Now, let’s check it out…..

 

WHAT IS MONOCHROME & 7 WAYS TO WEAR MONOCHROME

I know there is this notion that a monochromatic look is only black and white. In fact, I can promise you that if you key in monochrome into Google, a lot of images that is black and white will be fed to you. While monochrome can be said to be a minimal look featuring black and white, it can also mean a single colour palette, hence the word “mono” which means SINGLE or a look with limited colours and hues.

 

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Don’t Be Left Behind (This is NOT Rapture) | Motivation for Monday

I have been meeting weekly with 5 students (4 boys & a girl) doing leaving cert to encourage and support them on “working REALLY hard” at preparing for their forth coming leaving cert.  When I chat with these children, I use real live approaches to drive important messages home for them. When we met last Sunday, I told them that they should do everything possible so as for them not to be left behind. Today on motivation for Monday, I want to encourage you on what I call, “Don’t be left behind – This is Not Rapture”. It is an interesting one with real life takes on matters and changes happening…..

 

A Taste of Africa With Made to Measure African Designs

For the sake of lovers of African fabrics and styles, today, I bring you some African fabrics and designs I made when I Visited Lagos, Nigeria. This is a try on haul where I shared the fancy modern designs you could create by using fabrics like Ankara and Lace. In Nigeria or in Africa in general, the concept is called “cut and sow”, whereby you buy the fabrics and hand them over to a Designer or Tailor or Dress Maker to make for you. It is known around the world as “made-to measure”. When you hand over your fabrics to the Tailor to make for you, you can either choose your style from a magazine or catalogue or you sketch or create them by yourself. In my own case, I always choose the later and work closely with my Tailor.

 

It is amazing how things change and how the world can embrace the “impossible”. Once upon a time, the fashion movers and shakers consider fabrics like Ankara too loud, too bold, too colourful and too in your face. But now, the too loud, too bold, too colourful and too in your face African fabrics is / are now “taking over” the fashion scene with people like the Editor in Chief of Vogue – Anna Wintour, Rihanna and Beyonce to mention a few have been spotted wearing Ankara….

 

MUSTARD – AN ALTERNATIVE TO YELLOW & 5 WAYS TO STYLE MUSTARD

 

Mustard is not quiet yellow, it is however a shade of yellow that is dull or dark. It resembles culinary mustard. So, mustard is the colour of the sauce you get on your favourite street or kiosk hot dog.

Mustard is the perfect alternative to yellow for people who don’t like to wear yellow because it is too bright. Because mustard is a darker shade of yellow, it suits all skin tone. In fact, I can say that you do not need to wear tan before you wear mustard.

 

Landscaping & Helpful TIPS to Maximise Your Garden this Summer

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It is Summer and YES, the barbecue season is here. A time when many of us love to entertain friends and family in our homes but not necessarily inside the home but outside – in the garden to enjoy some fresh air, cool breeze and sunshine. While a lot of us would love to entertain in our gardens, the garden is not just good enough or “entertainment worthy”.  As I continued researching and learning more about landscaping so as for me to get our home garden Summer ready,  Landscaping Mississauga kept popping up in my research and it gave me ideas on creating that healthy garden space by using appealing natural stones, interlocking stone pathways and patios and so many fantastic ideas on landscaping your garden this Summer. Now, let’s check out a few ways to maximise your garden this Summer.

 

 

DARE TO DREAM BIG & BELIEVE (Motivation for Monday)

Any writer can relate to this: I started writing this text for an Instagram post on Sunday morning and the few lines I wrote reads thus: 

“We finished the “Use What You Have – Gifted for a Purpose Masterclass” at about 9.50pm on Saturday night and I am grateful for everyone who joined us. This opened my eyes to what it means to BELIEVE. Maybe I will create a blog to talk more on this…
We can grow on our journeys  and discover the hidden potential that we have but if we don’t BELIEVE, it is possible to settle for the less than who we have been called to be.
I went into creating and running the course with the mindset that come what may, that even if it is one person that shows up, I will run the classes.
Night after night, many joined us live. Their testimonials made me realise that all I needed to do was my bit which is to create the course and God will do his bit which is to connect me with the right people via social media.

Will you dare to BELIEVE and do what God has put in your heart? There are people out there who needs what you know. Will you dare to believe and put those things out?”

 

 

2 EASY WAYS TO STOP PROCRASTINATING

I did a one video a day challenge last year and because it was quiet successful, I decide to put out 3 videos this week. This time, I decided to do this challenge again because it is the second-third of the year (May – August) and I want to help encourage and motivate you to go out there and do what you have to do to achieve what you truly want for your life…..

So, you don’t miss a thing, you can Subscribe to my YouTube Channel.

 

MOVING TIPS & MOVING TO LONDON ON MY MIND

If you are following me on Instagram, you may have seen that I went to London as soon as I got back from Lagos. I love London – the architecture, the structures, the energy, the transportation system, the people, the fashion, the food and on and on. What’s not to love about London? If you haven’t visited London, please do, you would like it.

If I have to move to anywhere in the world aside Paris and NewYork, it would be London, although expensive, there are a lot of opportunities there for me. Since this is an option I have been toying with for a while, I have now found a moving company who can help me move with one-thousand-percent ease.