MY EXERCISE & FITNESS ROUTINE (“How I Stay Thin”) + WHY EVERYONE MUST EXERCISE

I have always known that to take care of others effectively, I have to take care of myself first, this is my own personal philosophy. But sincerely, nobody can give what they don’t have anyways. In caring for me, I focus on taking care of my body, soul and spirit. And for that reason, one of the ways I take care of myself is that I take care of my physical by exercising to stay strong, fit and energetic and NOT necessarily to stay thin……this is a bonus we get when we exercise.

 

As requested by you, here is my exercise and fitness routine video. Like I said in this week’s motivation, “Eat That Frog” and also in this video, no matter how thin you are, we all need some form of exercise…….

 

How to Style Asymmetric Tunic – Dressed Up Or Dressed Down

Happy belated Mothers day to all the Mums reading. Yesterday, I spent the day filming – filmed a special one for MUMs which you can view HERE in just two minutes. I also filmed another one for my organisation for “moments that matter” campaign for people working in the front lines – can’t share this one with you until it is officially released. Please stay tuned for that.

What I can share with you is the details of this gorgeous asymmetric dress and of course some styling tips as always. Let’s check it out……

 

ST PATRICK’S DAY ::: RIPPED DENIM & SLOUCHY JUMPER

 

It is that time of the year again when we celebrate the St Patrick’s day. Last year, I went all formal in my skirt-suit with “Shamrock”, this year I decided to go edgier while still incorporating the Irish flag colours into my look.

More than the fun look, I am mindful of the effect of the Coronavirus and the cancellation of all parades in Ireland and everywhere in the world. I am truly emphatic to those who go all out to celebrate the St. Patricks day in one parade or the other.
Please, lets look at the bright side of things by knowing that this is a significant day in the Irish history and let us use this opportunity to pray for peace in the world, will you join me?
I am also very hopeful that there would be some breakthrough with research and medicine to find a cure for this Covid-19, soon.
For now, let us all stay safe by following the prescribed cautionary measures and be our brother’s / sisters keeper.

 

Fixed Goal with Flexible Path (Motivation for Monday)

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 lives. Let’s check out today’s motivation for Monday

 

African Print Like Stella Jean Design

I am not surprised that many people are asking me if my dress is by Stella Jean because as soon as I saw this Ankara print in Balogun market in Lagos, it reminded me of the bright and vibrant print Stella uses for her designs and so, I bought it. So, to answer the curiosity, No, this dress is not by Stella Jean but just like it did you, it sure reminds me of her very colourful designs.

Like I mentioned earlier, I got the print in Lagos-Nigeria in Balogun market and I got my Tailor (DNK Design) to make it for me. In Nigeria, I guess just like anywhere in the world, this is called made-to-measure whereby the Tailor takes your measurement and makes the style to fit your specifications. If you like, call it customized or exclusive, you would be very right.

 

This Birthday, I am Showing Gratitude + I Had the Best Brunch Ever

It’s my birthday today (02/03), Yay!. Before I share my gratitude, allow me share what I did for my birthday weekend. To celebrate, we had a beautiful family brunch at Brown Thomas – it was a great time of bonding, celebrating and rejoicing with my immediate family. The boys were as excited as I was. The food was delicious!  See below for the picture of what I had…….

 

My Yoga Experience & Advantages of Yoga that Would Change Your Life

For the past 12 weeks, I have attended Yoga classes (once a week) and I can say that the very first thing I noticed on my first night of taking yoga is that I slept deeply after a long warm shower.  After continuing yoga, I noticed also that I built strength and learnt how to breathe. How to breathe? For a long time, I didn’t realize that I do not know how to breathe in deeply, taking yoga helped me understand breathing through practical constant practice of breathing in deeply through the nose and then out through the mouth.

Today, I will be sharing some of the importance of Yoga with you. Let’s check it out guys.

 

The 2 Piece Set that Would Take You to WORK, BRUNCH & CHURCH

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….

 

You May Have Noticed it Too – Let’s Start With Life Lessons

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…..

 

BLACK FRIDAY SALE ::: ALL THE MONEY & TIME SAVING TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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…….

 

LAYERING | HOW TO KEEP WARM WHILE LOOKING CHIC

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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.

 

How to Wear an All Black Ensemble – How to SLAY in Black

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…..

You Can Do This (Motivation for Monday)

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.

 

ANKARA Print Lookbook – The Print that is Taking Over the World

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.

 

Headbands – The Biggest Fashion Trend to Try Now & My Outfit of the Day

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).

 

My Family Affair – A Little Rant, Confessions and Photos

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.

 

Tall Girl Guide for Choosing & Wearing Mini Dresses & Skirts

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.

 

Everybody Needs an “OYINYE” (Cheerleader) – Life Lessons I Learnt from the LionHeart Movie

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.