BEHIND THE SCENE (MOTIVATION FOR MONDAY)

As a Blogger (Fashion Blogger), a lot of people see my life as perfect. WHY? Let me speak from the angle of clothes….. When people (especially people back at home) see the “fine photos” I share featuring those “fine clothes”, they automatically assume that I have it all. Although I am very grateful for where I am, behind the scenes of how I got here is what nobody knows but me……

Today on Motivation for Monday, I want to encourage you on what I call behind the scene.

 

YOU CAN DO IT (Motivation for Monday)

At one stage or the other in our lives, we all have come up with one thing or the other we think we can do to change our lives or propel our lives forward. We come up with this great concept, vision or idea and then, we fail to follow through because we feel we can’t do it. We come up with all kinds of excuses in the books just not to do anything about that dream….

Today on Motivation for Monday, I want to encourage you on what I call, “you can do it”

 

THIS IS WHY YOU MUST BE AT PEACE WITH YOURSELF (Motivation for Monday)

The worst “enemy” they say is the one inside. When the enemy within doesn’t live anymore, a lot of times, the “enemies” around us have less effect or power on us. What am I saying?

When we are at peace within ourselves or let me put it this way: when our mind is in the RIGHT PLACE, no matter what anyone else says or do to us, about us behind our backs, it won’t have any effect on us. However, when we are NOT at peace within ourselves, the slightest movement of someone we think does not like us becomes suspicious to us. We overthink everything; we assume no one likes us; we fight battles that we shouldn’t be fighting; we live in regret, guilt and a lot of times, we are sad, sorrowful and stuck. YEP, when we are not at peace within ourselves, we become stuck……this is because we “fight” unnecessary battles……….

 

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!