DRESS DOWN DAY :::: SHIRT DRESS & LACE UP FLATS

 

 

I was invited to host a “style lab” in a group recently and one of the questions I got asked was what is the difference between dressed up and dressed down? I loved the question and I answered it to the best of my ability. Today, I will share the answer I gave with you……….

 

Right here on the blog, minimalism, practicality, chic and sleek are a few of the words I use a lot and today’s look embodies all 4; the look is dressed down yet polished with a hint of street style.

 

 

5 UNEXPECTED TRENDS THAT HAS TAKEN THE FASHION WORLD BY STORM

As classic as I am I follow trends. I follow trends because it is part of my duty to as a Stylist and Blogger to know what is in, what is trending and what is out. It is also always my pleasure to try out these trends especially the not so trendy ones.

 

Today, I present to you 5 unexpected trend that has taken the fashion world by storm.

 

5 CHIC STYLES FOR THE 4TH OF JULY

Happy 4th of July everyone. It is my husband’s birthday today as well. I celebrate him and pray for him. He is indeed a gentle man who puts his family first before every other thing. Happy birthday to you dear hubby, God bless and keep you, amen.

For the sake of the people who don’t know what the 4th of July is, it is a federal holiday in the USA. It is a declaration of Independence day 4/7/1776 and the birth of the USA as an Independent nation.

 

I AM A MUM BUT I DON’T GO LATE ANYWHERE, HERE’S WHAT I DO

You know the saying when you fail to plan you are simply planning to fail; I have to be honest, this phrase is not applicable to mums because as a mum no matter how much you plan, you could still fail sometimes. Let’s take for example, you have set out all you need to go to church on a Sunday morning, you dress all the children up(2 girls and a boy for example) and as soon as you turn around to do other things, your dear son grabs the cup of tea sitting on the coffee table and boom, there it goes all over his body and then you have to change his clothes again and before you know it, you are late already.

 

 

JUNE BLOG POST IN REVIEW

 

Wow, it is then end of another fabulous month; the month of June. Like I always say, I am ever so thankful for everything. I am thankful for strength to run this blog, I am thankful for you dear readers who take the time to stop by daily; I sincerely appreciate the love and support, I do not take it for granted. I am particularly thankful to everyone who takes the time to leave me great feedbacks; your kind words inspire me to do more. Thank you so much.

 

GREEN WITH ENVY

 

 

You may have noticed if you read the blog that I do my best to share some motivation with you. Today in my Palazzo pants, I am doing just that again. I only write Motivation on Mondays to encourage someone out there who think they can never be anything or do anything successfully or they are not good enough or unemployed or broke or afraid to go afraid their dreams…..etc.

 

TUNIC REPLAY

 

 

If anyone asks me what is the one thing they should have in their closet for Summer, I would say a white pair of jeans amongst so many other things like a lovely maxi dress, some kind of floral, tunics and a lovely hat etc. Talking of hats, remember I told you I was looking for a hat to buy for summer, I finally got one and would share the styling with you soon.

 

Don’t Use Photoshop, Use These Practical Photography TIPS

I do have an amazing Photographer who understands why I do not like to be photoshopped. Why? Please read more to find out….

We have so much fun when shooting together and nothing compares to that girl bond we have on set. Even though we have so much fun when shooting, we learn so much as well. She has actually taught me a lot of things I couldn’t have learnt on my own and some of those things I would share with you in this post.

 

TRAVEL TIPS & STYLE ::: ROMPER & BOYFRIEND SHIRT

 

As I dash away in my little “Romper” and boyfriend shirt, I thought to share some travel tips with you today because I know a lot of you just like me will be travelling to one place or the other this Summer.

 

In my humble opinion, Summer time is that one season a lot of us in this part of the world look forward to because we get to enjoy the sun and we get a break from work to travel; well for people who love travelling.

 

Foundation, Primer & Skin Care Haul, Full Review, Skin Care TIPS & Details Of BONUS To Try

I recently ran out of one of my favourite foundations and because it has now become my go to; I had to buy another one. Surprisingly, I didn’t use it for two weeks, I used other ones. Now that I have finally bought a brand new one, I present to you, the Lancome Teint Idole ultra 24 hrs foundation. I also bought the Lancome LA BASE Primer by the way.

 

HOW TO AVOID BUYING FAKE GOODS (luxury goods & high street)

Recently, a friend of mine sent me the pictures of the items she ordered from a seller online; when she got the items, the pieces she saw in the photos were not what she received in person. Holy crap right? She was tricked into buying rubbish / fake. She is not the only one, a lot of people have fallen into this trap of fraud where they buy things from online scammers who steal photos from reputable brands to sell their products.

 

Kindness ::: Multicoloured Maxi & Off the Shoulder

 

When I first heard the saying being kind is different from being nice, I thought what is the difference? Even though the former and the latter are almost similar, there is a massive difference between the two.

It is almost like saying the “maxi skirt is the same as the full maxi skirt. The full maxi skirt and the maxi skirt sound alike but there is a difference between the two as well. What is the difference between the two you’d say? I will tell you…..

 

Current Beauty Favourites | Products I used Up | Products I would Recommend

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One of the best things you could do for yourself is to care for your skin (face & body).  We all know that the only constant thing in life is change. As we get older, our bodies begin to change and the most obvious part of the body that will definitely get older is the skin. The body would change whether we like it or not!

 

However, it is been proven that when we moisturise our skin, this tend to slow down the ageing process. For me personally, moisturising my skin is one of my skin care priorities.

 

“UNUSUAL BASICS”

 

Basics a.k.a “wardrobe essentials” (denim, basic tee / white shirt, flat pumps etc) are the pieces you can easily put together and you are good to go. They can sometimes become boring right? I feel that way sometimes, do you? To ensure my basics don’t become boring, I look for unusual ways to style my basics and today’s look is an example of what I mean.

 

HOW TO PREVENT GREASY HAIR

 

Just like the skin, the scalp produces natural oils that help the hair stay oily.  People with extremely oily skin would understand how annoying it can be for the face to look oily again after a few hours of washing the face.

 

While packing on oil on the hair is one major factor that can make the hair greasy, other factors like hormones and medicines like birth control could cause the hair to be oily.

 

IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING ::: COTTON DRESS & LACE UP WEDGES

 

Impossible was my first thought when I first tried on this cotton dress. I liked it a lot but I thought this mama couldn’t wear this with my boobies hanging out BUT impossible is nothing to me so I worked with it.

 

But honestly, do you not begin to doubt yourself and your God given abilities when you hear the word impossible flying all around the internet, your office, your college or school and in your home from people you love and trust etc. Do you not have some doubt when you hear impossible?

 

 

WORK-LIFE BALANCE :::: SHIFT DRESS & SNEAKERS

 

Finding a work-life balance as a parent especially as a mum is one of the things I put on the top of my priorities.  I work hard just like so many other amazing working women and mums from all around the world and believe me, I am not afraid to play hard and harder if I have to.

 

On a play day, I look for an outfit that embodies style, fun and playfulness. And today’s look is just it.

 

HOW TO MAKE YOUR LIPSTICK LAST ALL DAY LONG

 

You’ve just bought this fantastic lipstick after so many reviews you saw / read on it and you just can’t wait to wear it. You wear this new lipstick of yours and it is looking so glamourous on you. After just your morning tea or coffee or lime water, the lipstick is off your lips. Disappointing right? Don’t worry, these 5 simple steps will help your lipstick longer if not all day.

 

OLDIE BUT GOODIE ::: FADED KHAKI & ROSE DETAIL TEE

 

 

Today, I shopped my entire look from my closet! Have you ever opened up your closet to pick out what to wear and the only pieces you reach for are your favourite old things? My look today was styled with all things oldie but goodie; I mean from the faded khaki pants to the basic tee to the shoes and bag and to the necklace. Every thing is old but in today’s look, I made them all new; that is what it means to shop from your own wardrobe.