WHAT IS MONOCHROME & 7 WAYS TO WEAR MONOCHROME

I know there is this notion that a monochromatic look is only black and white. In fact, I can promise you that if you key in monochrome into Google, a lot of images that is black and white will be fed to you. While monochrome can be said to be a minimal look featuring black and white, it can also mean a single colour palette, hence the word “mono” which means SINGLE or a look with limited colours and hues.

 

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A Taste of Africa With Made to Measure African Designs

For the sake of lovers of African fabrics and styles, today, I bring you some African fabrics and designs I made when I Visited Lagos, Nigeria. This is a try on haul where I shared the fancy modern designs you could create by using fabrics like Ankara and Lace. In Nigeria or in Africa in general, the concept is called “cut and sow”, whereby you buy the fabrics and hand them over to a Designer or Tailor or Dress Maker to make for you. It is known around the world as “made-to measure”. When you hand over your fabrics to the Tailor to make for you, you can either choose your style from a magazine or catalogue or you sketch or create them by yourself. In my own case, I always choose the later and work closely with my Tailor.

 

It is amazing how things change and how the world can embrace the “impossible”. Once upon a time, the fashion movers and shakers consider fabrics like Ankara too loud, too bold, too colourful and too in your face. But now, the too loud, too bold, too colourful and too in your face African fabrics is / are now “taking over” the fashion scene with people like the Editor in Chief of Vogue – Anna Wintour, Rihanna and Beyonce to mention a few have been spotted wearing Ankara….

 

MUSTARD – AN ALTERNATIVE TO YELLOW & 5 WAYS TO STYLE MUSTARD

 

Mustard is not quiet yellow, it is however a shade of yellow that is dull or dark. It resembles culinary mustard. So, mustard is the colour of the sauce you get on your favourite street or kiosk hot dog.

Mustard is the perfect alternative to yellow for people who don’t like to wear yellow because it is too bright. Because mustard is a darker shade of yellow, it suits all skin tone. In fact, I can say that you do not need to wear tan before you wear mustard.

 

CASUAL OUTFIT OF THE DAY + THE LUXURY DESIGNS I BOUGHT IN NIGERIA

You are all in for a triple treat today because I have the outfit of the day, styling tips + the luxury fashion brands I bought from Nigeria. On this blog, you would learn, how cropped denim can make you look curvier than you really are and how to prevent that. Also, when I went away, I checked out some departmental stores in Nigeria and today, I will be sharing the few things I got with you……

 

MY VISIT TO THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ABUJA + Some Motivation for You

 

Before I tell you anything about today’s topic, I would like to encourage you that for you to create the life you want, you can not afford to be scared or afraid. Anyone who wants to create the life they want must be bold and go for what they want irrespective of what anyone says or thinks or the not so favourable circumstance you may have around you. To create the life you want, you must be bold, confident, prayerful BUT courteous and carry yourself with grace and poise putting your best foot forward.

I didn’t share on any of my social media that I was going to “Africa” – Nigeria. However, I shared with the ladies in our private Facebook group that I was going and invited them to come and meet with me if they had the time. A few turned up and I shared that image on my personal Facebook page and to my greatest surprise, many people wanted to “meet with me”, “host me” and “take me to launch”…..

 

Why Every Clothing Start Up Should Use Online Platform Sewport Instead Of Chasing Factories

Fashion is one of the only industries that has seemingly been technologically left behind, when it comes to sourcing suppliers and new business. Introducing Sewport.com, a clothing manufacturing and fashion industry revolution.   Sewport is a fashion tech platform, launched in 2017, that brings together design start-ups and established designers, with suppliers and professionals from…

Why I Wore This Yellow Dress to Graduation + Major Styling TIPS

 

As I walked to the very front to receive my award on graduation day, I knew all eyes were on me. That sounds boastful BUT truly that was the case. I am a 5 ft 11 – “thin” woman and with my yellow dress, I wore a 5 inches heels which made me 6ft + tall. I was nothing short of a super model…..

Okay, as soon as the occasion (graduation ceremony) was over, one of my Lecturers, a former Buyer with Burberry came to me and said, “MJ, everyone was looking at you and talking about you. You looked amazing in that YELLOW dress. You looked so tall and stunning, like a Super model”….

I smiled and said, I knew that. We got talking and I told her WHY I choose the dress. Today, I want to share with you why I wore this old dress and some styling TIPS for you….

 

IT’S MY BIRTHDAY & THE 4TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF BLOGGING

 

“Double the trouble” is the popular one we hear. Not for me, it is double the blessing. Amen, somebody!. So, it is my birthday today and also the “blogversary” of the Moj In Touch blog.

First, I would like to say, a massive thank you to all of you for the continued love and support. You are the reason WHY I am still here. Everyday, many new blog pops up somewhere in the world and every day, many blogs shut down. In my life time of blogging, I have seen many blogs come and go BUT because of you, we are still here. Thank you.

By the grace of God, I will be blogging for a long-long-time. I do hope you stick around too.

 

TUNIC LOVE ::: DIFFERENT WAYS TO STYLE TUNIC

 

When talking about anything that is so easy to throw on and go, that would be tunic. They are easy to dress up and easy to dress down. You can wear them in the day time and also in the night time. Wear them to drinks and when you want to feel like a rock star or run errands, tunic can take you there. Today, I bring you tunic love and different way to wear them.

 

PINSTRIPE ::: HOW TO WEAR ONE SKIRT IN THREE WAYS

 

Other than dresses, I love skirts. They do not only make me feel like a lady, they are versatile enough to pair with a chic blouse for the work place or for going out. For example, go for a halter neck blouse, skirt, heels and a clutch or mini bag and you are good for dinner; go for a clean crisp white shirt with flats or heels and you are good for work and on and on. Skirts are great like that. Today, let’s check out one of my oldie but goodie skirts….

 

4 TIPS FOR CHOOSING THE BEST BEACH WEDDING DRESSES

Getting married on the beach is one of the cheapest ways to have a wedding. Other than the cost of travelling to the beach, if it is a far one, beach weddings save you the stress of booking a hall, decorating and giving you the chance to get married while enjoying nature. Not to talk of the beautiful pictures that comes with getting married on the beach. Here are some tips for choosing the best beach wedding dresses

 

THE BEST OF FASHION IN 2017

 

2017 is almost over. It is amazing how the year went by, so quickly. What a year, may I add? While there were a lot of ups, there were also some challenges along the way. The good news is that in every challenge I experienced personally, I found growth. I am grateful indeed for this year; taking the bull by the horn and going after everything I wanted to…..wow! Many of the growth I experienced, I will share with you in the new year please God.

 

3 WAYS TO STYLE THE TALL BOOTS

Tall boots are chic and can be worn with many different outfits and to most occasions. You can wear the tall boots to work or to play. Your tall boots can simply take you to dinner or to dance and you can style your tall boots with skirts, dresses or pants. Find some looks as we go along in this blog. Today, I bring you a quick fall look book sharing chic TIPS on how you can style the tall boots.

 

THIS TIME AROUND IN WINTER WHITE

 

Not a lot of people would wear white in the Winter because a lot of us believe white is for the warm season (Spring / Summer). Today, I do not only bring you a winter white look book featuring a sweater dress but the dress is one you have seen over and over again here on the blog. Let’s check it out with some styling TIPS.

 

“IN THE WOODS” ::: TREGGINGS & FUSHIA COAT

 

 

I realised I haven’t done any look with some “swag” lately so, today, I decided to get my swag on and you would be able to tell from the photos too 🙂

As much as I try to change things up a little bit to keep the blog lively and fun, I still remain myself because I share what I would wear in real life. I encourage y’all to be you, every other person is taken. Do what you love and those who would love you, would. #doyouboo