WHEN YOU KNOW YOUR STUFF (Motivation for Monday)

Looking, Listening, Reflecting or Thinking (in a good way), Standing Still and listening more are good qualities every one should learn to have. Those qualities give you a clear insight to what you are not sure about and a lot of times, they give you solution to what may be a problem.

No wonder, Maya Angelou says, “It is in the stillness of your heart that you hear the voice of God”. What that simply means is that when we rush, rush and rush through life, we get too busy to hear anything, even if it is the voice of God.

Today on Motivation for Monday, I want to encourage you on what I call, “When You Know Your Stuff”.

 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR WHITE SHIRTS LOOK DRESSY, FLY & LUSH

 

My go to would always be a white shirt or blouse with black skirt/pants (trousers). Whether I am going to work or to play, if there is an option for black and white, I just go for it. Why not?

Let’s talk about a white shirt for a minute. A “white shirt” is classic, timeless and it is a wardrobe essential / staple. Everyone need at least one in their closet.

Now, there is a problem: black and white can be plain, bland and boring, so, in this post, I bring you the few ways I make my white shirts look fly.

HOW TO WEAR THE PANTS-SUITS

 

Think of a formal wear for a man, you think of suits, right? When it comes to the woman, dresses, skirts, fitted shirts and pants + blazer could be regarded to as formal depending on how they are worn. Now, the woman can wear the pants-suits. Hillary Clinton to me is the queen of pants-suits. She wears it well.  Her wardrobe of pants-suit is enviable.

Well, I do not have many pants suits in my closet / wardrobe but today, I have a perfect one to share with you with some STYLING TIPS.

 

IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS (Motivation for Monday)


I know you must have heard that saying that says, what we do today is what determines what we become tomorrow. YES, whatever it is you do today is what determines the outcome of your future. That sounds harsh but that is the reality of life.

Remember I wrote a blog recently called, This Time Last Year. In that blog, I shared the importance of time and that you should never waste it and WHY you must embrace your purpose-journey.

Today, I want to ask you and encourage you about what I called, “In the next 10 years”

 

FALLING INTO FALL + BLACK IS NOT THE ONLY OPTION

 

 

For a girl who was born and raised in the sun, it is quiet a challenge to embrace the weather even though I have been here for a while. Although I am not a fan of the colder months, I absolutely love the styling for the colder months; the tall and thigh high boots, layering, hats and so much chic pieces for Fall/Autumn and Winter months. So today, with my look, I am gently falling into fall and I am excited to share this look book and styling TIPS with you.

 

WHAT DO YOU WANT? ASK! (Motivation for Monday)

I needed a job and so, I applied for one. The employers liked my CV and they brought me in for an interview. The interview went well, now I have a job! This simple “analogy” I did here is simply ASKING……

When we ask, we receive, when we seek,we find and when we knock the door would be opened unto us. These words are true but a lot of times, a lot of us don’t even bother asking, seeking or knocking. Why? Today on Motivation for Monday, I ask you, what do you want?

 

A QUICK & SIMPLE WAY TO ADD COLOUR TO YOUR FALL / AUTUMN WARDROBE

Once it is Fall / Autumn, a lot of us tend to gravitate towards dark colours (black, navy and all things dark hue). While black as a dark hue is chic and can be worn all seasons, it is also good to know that dark colours are not the only colours you can wear for Fall / Autumn. In this post, I bring you a quick and simple way to add colour to your Fall/Autumn wardrobe.

By the way, around here (Europe), we call this season Autumn. You guys in America call the season Fall. It is all the same thing.
 

LOOK BOOK & THE BEST SHADES OF GREEN FOR YOUR SKIN TONE

When I wear green or share any look books in green, I get comments like, green is truly your colour; you wear green really well; green looks well on your skin tone and so on. I realise a lot of people love green on me BUT not every shades of green works on all skin tone. So, today, I want to share the true meaning of green with you and the right shades of green you should be wearing for your skin tone.

This is going to be more of a look book for your style inspiration and of course with a little bit of styling TIPS and more tips on maximising your closet. Before we do that, today is the Ist of October and Nigerian’s Independence day. Happy Independence day Nigeria! (Please see more on this below)

 

LIFE LESSONS I LEARNT FROM BUYING A NEW WASHING MACHINE (Motivation for Monday)

I was excited as the Installer of the brand new washing machine I bought knocked on the door because I haven’t done laundry for about 10 days. You know not doing laundry for 10days is long, when you have children. My thought was, thank God, I can finally get laundry out of the way before we pile on more clothes.

As excited as I was about the arrival of the washing machine, I never knew that a mere washing machine would teach me life lessons. In today’s post, I want to encourage you with these life lessons……

 

BEST NATURAL HAIR CARE, TREATMENT & MAINTENANCE TIPS

 

Whoever says growing or wearing natural hair is hard has no clue about what they are talking about. Perhaps it is because they didn’t seek knowledge about the subject of natural hair. I am here to assure you that everyone who chooses to, can rock natural hair and can do so gracefully.

My hair has grown tremendously and I am excited to come back and share the growth with you and also share an updated hair care, treatment and maintenance TIPS with you + what I found out about my hair growth and curl pattern.

 

HOW TO KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE ARE NOT THAT INTO YOU (BLOGGING FOR SUCCESS PART 8)

If you are a “serious” Blogger, you would know by now that Blogging is not a child’s play. It is not for the faint hearted. It is time consuming, brain tasking and it involves you knowing a little bit of everything or everything if I may say. From taking photos to editing them to writing great contents to marketing the contents you have spent time to create, you must know everything or almost everything, especially if you are just starting out and can’t afford to outsource.

Blogging is not rice and beans (a.k.a blogging is NOT easy) BUT it is doable and can lead to GREAT opportunities and has a very big potential to lead to phenomenal things, including being your own boss.

 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT FLORAL PRINT SIZE FOR YOUR BODY SIZE

I share a lot of look books based on my personal style and with every look book I put out, I share Fashion TIP Today so you can learn HOW to wear the look in your own way. Yep, this blog is not a monologue but a dialogue. It is about you too so I consider you when writing every post….Thanks for always stopping by.

I get asked what kind of look do I wear to work and in this post, I bring you details of a kind of “what I wear to work” + some chic styling TIPS for you as always…..

 

HOW FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA “CHANGED” A GIRL’S LIFE + LIFE LESSONS TO LEARN FROM IT (Motivation for Monday)

Photo Credit: Pop Sugar | Fenty Beauty

If you are following me on Facebook, you probably saw the post I shared about the Fenty beauty by Rihanna. If you missed it, in the post, I shared that I watched a couple of the reviews of the Fenty Beauty on YouTube and from the reviews, I came to the conclusion that the products are good. This post is NOT about Fenty Beauty BUT on how we can use social media in a positive way and doing the right thing at the right time + WHY we must all be creators.

 

Fulfil Her Dreams With The Ideal Engagement Ring

 

Why Look For That Extra Special Ring?

 

It is the most ornate of the three rings in a bridal set.  The engagement ring encapsulates all the love and optimism of you both. It should have exuberance and flair. It should say something about you as a couple. And most of all, it needs to be special for her, because it is her hand it will grace. It can’t be just any old ring, or a style you’re likely to see someone else wearing often. Here are some things you should think about as you look for the perfect ring to present her as you ask that momentous question, “Will you marry me?”

 

BLACK OUT ::: HOW TO SPOT AN ALL BLACK ENSEMBLE

 

I know some people would say, why not wear more jewellery to add “colour” to the look? Well, when you talk about minimalism, just call my name 🙂 I love a laid back easy breezy look and this one today is what I like to call Black out….

I love to share details of different ways to wear an all black ensemble. Also in today’s post, I have some looks listed below for your style inspiration. From work chic to date night chic to rock star chic and to boy meets girl, I have you covered. To see full details of any of the looks, please click on the image of the look you want to see. 

GO OUT, MAGIC HAPPENS OUTSIDE (MOTIVATION FOR MONDAY)

Change they say is a constant thing and in life, we have to be open to change. In her book, Mindset, Dr Carols Dweck, a Professor of Psychology, describes those who are NOT open to change as ones with a fixed mindset. These set of people hate to try new things, they hate change or challenges and if possible they would not change anything even if the thing does not serve it’s purpose or work anymore…….

Today, on Motivation for Monday, I want to encourage you on something I call, Go Out, Magic Happens Outside!

 

GIORGIO ARMANI SÌ – A TELL-ALL REVIEW

My children were whispering to themselves as we went through the airport, not that I didn’t know what they were talking about, still I asked them, so, what are you whispering about? They both said together, you know mum. Well, I knew exactly what they were talking about and this was it….each time I go through the airport, I shop perfume and skin care….. If I am not buying after shave for my husband, I am buying perfume for me or skin care…..

On duty free while on our Summer holiday this year, I got the Giorgio Armani Sì and Clinique but because I have done the review of the Clinique for you before HERE, today, I bring you the full review of the Giorgio Armani SÌ

 

WHY I DID A VIDEO A DAY CHALLENGE + WHY YOU SHOULD DO A CHALLENGE TOO

True leadership is leading by example I believe. If as leaders, we are out there inspiring others to do better and be better, it is important that we ourselves are not left behind in doing better so as to be better than who we are today……

I give my all in making those inspiring and motivation videos and while I do so, I never forget to apply all of those tips I share to my life too so I am not only dishing out but taking in as well, if you know what I mean. And because I believe I could do so much more than I am doing now, I set a challenge for myself this week to make a video a day. Of course I know this wasn’t going to be easy, still I did it….

 

BELL SLEEVE + HOW TO “SLAY” A CASUAL LOOK

 

I am one of those ones who button their shirts all the way to the top. If you call it “missionary style” you wouldn’t be wrong. As lovely as this blouse is, it wouldn’t make sense not to button it all the way to the top because that is the beauty of it and so, I did. In this post, I bring you a chic way to “slay” denim with a “baby girl pink” bell sleeve blouse…..

 

DRAW THE LINE (MOTIVATION FOR MONDAY)

As a writer, I challenge my imagination to write different types of blogs. I write fashion, beauty, lifestyle and motivation and more…Not only do I write, I read a lot too. Okay now, once upon a time, I used to think that I do not have the time to READ. I was one of those ones who said things like, once I leave school, that is it, I would never read again. Sounds familiar? I know some of you reading this may have that mindset too 🙂 Not to worry, we all learn daily, only when we give ourselves the chance to learn…..

If you are one of the ones who say things like, once I finish school, I will never read/study again, you are basically saying, I want to stop growing because the day we stop learning or acquiring knowledge, we stop growing or we start dieing…

Today on Motivation for Monday, I want to encourage on something I call, draw the line. Let’ do this……..

 

HELLO SEPTEMBER + TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS

August was a month of new beginnings, growth and transition for me. I did some things I have never done before, I created a new course to help Bloggers and my older child started secondary school. Although there was more memorable things, those 3 were my highlight and I am thankful indeed for everything.

How was August for you? Would love to know, please share. Also, I want to take this moment to welcome you to September and wish you the very best with it. I am excited and looking forward to greater things in September please God. I hope you are too. Please, be positive, be prayerful and be hopeful. All shall be well with you.

 

CLASSICS WITH A TWIST | WORK WEAR CHIC

When you think of Audrey Hepburn, Coco Channel or Princess Diana, what do you think of them or their looks? Me, I think of them as women who wore classic clothes and would never be forgotten in style history.

Classics never go out of style, they live forever. If you want to look classy, modern, polished and sophisticated, classy pieces is way to go. Today, with this look, I bring a brand new classic chic look book with a twist. Let’s check it out….

 

3 Life Lessons to Learn from Conor McGregor (Motivation for Monday)

Photo Credit: buzz.ie

 

After his defeat in the Saturday night fight, Conor McGregor partied at the Encore Beach Club in Las Vegas according to TMZ. Even though he lost the fight to Floyd Mayweather, he was said to have earned around $100million (€83.9million) according to Irish Independent + more on the way from other deals.  Trust me, with that kind of money, any “loser” would party and foot the bill of 85k at a post-fight party. But wait, yep, McGregor lost the Saturday night fight to Floyd Mayweather but truly, is he really a loser?

Today, on Motivation for Monday, I have a small story to share with you on WHY I think McGregor is not a loser and WHY we must all “be McGregored” by learning these 3 lessons from his life so far……..

 

6 MAJOR MISTAKES BLOGGERS WHO DON’T MAKE MONEY ARE MAKING

This month of August alone, I have gotten 10’s of messages about how to make money from Blogging. While every Bloggers journey is different, I believe every Blogger should get rewarded for the work they put it. Emphasis on the WORK they put in. 

Today, I will share with you some of the reasons WHY a lot of Bloggers don’t make money and may never make money if these mistakes are not corrected.