There is something so special about mixing gold with black, it is almost like a “marriage match-made in the heaven of fashion”. Today, I bring a styling or lookbook featuring an all black ensemble with gold accent. I know you would like it too..
I know the blog title sounds funny but sincerely, recently, I have been very mindful of what I buy. Like never before, I am very mindful of picking up pieces that I can wear, re-wear/restyle and take to very many occasions. As you know, my aim with the blog is not only to share what I wear but to ensure to teach you my dear readers how to shop less, wear more and save more. This year 2020, we continue of that journey of wearing more and saving more. Let’s do this people….
Although I have some exciting and inspiring ideas to write or talk about, I haven’t necessarily been motivated or had the zeal to share. It is so unlike me to not want to, afterall, I am the encourager, the motivator and the giver but it was life – life happened to me in a way that I didn’t expect, in a way I am still trying to comprehend, in a way that I may not be able to fathom. It was life, it was the death of a loved one, it was the death of Olasumbo, it was the death of the one I could once call my friend…..
The holiday season is here and this means many fun things but the two that comes to mind as I write are food and parties. So, today, let’s focus on work Christmas parties. For many organisations, the invites are now out for their Christmas parties. To help you be your best you in style and conduct, here is a post that would help…
Black Friday wasn’t as popular here in Ireland up until about 2 years ago. Since it is now a tradition and a lot of Irish stores are joining in, I thought to share some tips and tricks for shopping the Black Friday deals or sales with you. These tips and tricks are also relevant to any other kinds of sale and for any other parts of the world too. The idea for buying or shopping the sale is to save money and buy good deals BUT it is possible to also waste money if care is not taken. To avoid such money wasting adventure, please read…….
When I first moved to this beautiful country that is always so cold a.k.a Ireland, I struggled with the weather, especially the colder months. When it gets colder, I would wear a jacket but would still feel so cold. At the time, my prayer was to get so rich that I do not have to work or have any reason to go anywhere. I just wanted to stay at home to keep warm. However, we all know that life does not work like that .It was my struggle that brought about my way the art of layering.
Many times, I come across so many people who ask me the very old age question, “What should I do”? Should I do this or that or go this way or that way? Others ask me if I can help them? When I get this question of “help me”, I still end up having to ask, “What do you want” because sincerely, if I do not know what you need help with, I can’t help you. That is the truth! And nobody can help you if you do not know what you want. This is the honest truth. It is okay not to be sure or clear but you MUST have an idea of what is it you want.
Today on Motivation for Monday, I will be sharing TIPS on how to know what you want so you can live a meaningful, fulfilling and purposeful life.
Black is the darkest hue in the colour spectrum and can be worn by all skin tone no matter how dark the person is. Think of Alek Wek, the legendary super model in an all black ensemble. Wek has one of the darkest skin tones in the world of modelling and when she wears black, she rocks it like its hot.
The truth is many people shy away from black, especially people of colour but I tell you, again, no matter how dark your skin is, you can rock black chic…..
In the past couple of weeks, I received many messages than I would normally get. When I read through all these messages and met up with some of the amazing people who wrote to me, I can conclude that a lot of people want more for their lives, want to grow, want to contribute to the society and economy at large, people want to use their gifts to help others and in turn fulfill their own purpose. Today’s blog will encourage someone who is on the cross roads of whether or not to go ahead and start working on the huge burden and desires of their hearts.
The Ankara print comes in different patterns, designs, colours and texture. They are very popular in West Africa and more common amongst the Yorubas. However, it is important to know that the most popular tribes in Nigeria (igbo, hausa and yoruba) all wear the Ankara print. They are also popular amongst many other African countries but some prints are more peculiar to those countries like the Kente print which is very popular in Ghana.
Ankara is not only limited to Africans in Africa but many Africans in diaspora including Black Americans have embraced the print. The likes of Beyonce, Rihanna and Anna Wintour have been seen wearing the Ankara print.
Trends come and go like they say but I have learnt that new trend is what makes fashion and style more fun and dynamic. Since headbands became a thing again, I have been accessorising my looks with them. Headbands remind me of those days when I couldn’t style my hair without one. Although every year headbands are sold in shops as normal but this time, they are a big fashion trend and they are everywhere – high street (more affordable) and high end (luxury).
Other than lots of love and laughter, interior is what makes a house a home. So, I got this lamp yesterday and was inspired to share a little bit of interior decoration buying tips with you. But first, it is almost certain that many people who love and shop fashion are most likely to like…
Our son turns 15 today and we are truly grateful for the love of the Father in our lives. Not only am I celebrating his birthday, as a Mum, I am truly grateful to God for the kind, humble, smart, focused, loving and compassionate son God has given to us. He rubs off on his brother, leading by example. I have watched him take charge and stepped in numerously to help his brother in so many ways – homework, conduct, guidance and much more. I remember being sick one time and I was shocked by how this child of mine took care of me – even though I wasn’t well and I needed care, I couldn’t help but think of how he took care of me – tucked me in to bed and watched me sleep off till he went to his room. He is all these and more, but let me stop here. Truly grateful for his life.
I am a tall girl, no doubt about that but my go to has never been anything mini – dresses or skirts. However, once in a while, when I find the perfect length of mini be it a dress or skirt, I love to style the piece in the most classy way I can and in a way that suits my personal style and lifestyle. For the sake of all the tall girls /women out there, today, I bring you a tall girl guide to wearing anything mini. Let’s check it out. How tall are you by the way? I am 5ft.10.5 inches tall.
We live in a world where there are more naysayers than cheerleaders. What I am saying is that a lot of times, it is very rare to see people who would say things like – “go for it” or “you can do this” to you. Instead, far too many people wear the negativity and discouragement crown. Unfortunately, negativity or negative energy doesn’t encourage anyone, it rubs us of our potentials and or the willingness to try what we feel we can do. Today on Motivation for Monday, I want to share with you some of the life lessons I learnt from Lionheart, the movie.
A couple of months ago, I shared a blog titled FOCUS where I encouraged you to Follow One Course Until Successful. I am not changing my mind today about the tips I shared in that post but I am here to tell you today that while it is important to follow one course until successful (FOCUS), it is also important to recognise that we must have a VERY OPEN mind for us to be able to succeed in all areas of our life. Let’s check out today’s motivation for Monday
In the post where I shared the Trends to try to Summer, I shared this gorgeous dress with Balloon Sleeves. The sleeves on that dress is one of the very popular ones for Fall/Autumn. So, in this post, I bring you 3 ways to style this dress. I think it would be nice to replicate the styling for your own personal style. Now, let’s check it out….
When it comes to gemstones, there are a lot of misconceptions or myths, so in this post, I will be sharing a few of the myths people have about gemstones and all you need to know about them. Let’s check it out: Sapphire is Blue, So Green Gems Are Called Beryl Only rubies and sapphires…
After wearing my braids for up to 8 weeks, I took them out and I have been rocking my natural hair for a couple of weeks. As we all know, natural hair can be high maintenance, especially when styling in a hurry, so last weekend when I was running errands, to save me time, I wore this turban to help me look well put together with my maxi dress. To make my look even dressier, I paired the look with my butterfly gold plated necklace and my brand new mother necklace and wore an oversized pair of earrings to finish the look. Speaking of layered necklace, let me tell you more about this pair I have on….
An elegant blouse is a must in every woman’s wardrobe. Not only can you style it with a fitted pencil skirt or tailored pants/ trousers for work, you can style it with a pair of jeans and heels for a weekend dinner date, brunch or drinks with friends. If you choose the right one, an elegant blouse can do magic in your closet/wardrobe.
Today, I bring you another styling tutorial featuring an elegant blouse and 4 ways to style it. Let’s check it out guys…..
When it comes to fashion and style, no look is complete without the perfect handbag, especially for women. Wearing bags is not limited to women in this current fashion climate, men wear bags too – the man bag. Shall we just say then that bag is an essential in everyone’s wardrobe? Yes, we shall 🙂
So, today, I bring you the full review on the very lush Saint Laurent Manhattan Bag in Smooth Leather. Having worn this bag for a while, I thought to share the full review with you so you can get to know more about the bag. Let’s check it out…….
In most work places, Summer time is when a lot of people embrace the versatility in their work wardrobe. If you are in a power suit kind of job or you are in the creative industry like myself or if you are a mama who work from home, today, I bring the versatility y’ll can embrace this Summer. Let’s check it out…….
The response I got on Facebook about the blog “What Do You Want” from last week was incredibly amazing and fulfilling to me. So, I must thank you so much for reading. Today, I will be encouraging you on another important topic that would challenge your “growth faculty” and this one is called “Take that…
I recently went to Nigeria and while heading off, I did some shopping for wearable, breathable, comfortable and stylish pieces. When you think of holidays in a tropical place, pieces you can wear, these are the pieces I would be sharing in this post. Nigeria is very hot, at all times and the pieces I picked up were pieces suitable for that part of the world. So, if you are heading away on your Summer holidays or planning to go away real soon to somewhere hot, this style video would help you get your holiday groove on. Let’s check out my tropical lookbook featuring affordable pieces I got from some of my favourite high street stores.