There is something so special about mixing gold with black, it is almost like a “marriage match-made in the heaven of fashion”. Today, I bring a styling or lookbook featuring an all black ensemble with gold accent. I know you would like it too..
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….
The holiday season is here and this means many fun things but the two that comes to mind as I write are food and parties. So, today, let’s focus on work Christmas parties. For many organisations, the invites are now out for their Christmas parties. To help you be your best you in style and conduct, here is a post that would help…
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…..
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.
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).
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.
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.
In the post where I shared the Trends to try to Summer, I shared this gorgeous dress with Balloon Sleeves. The sleeves on that dress is one of the very popular ones for Fall/Autumn. So, in this post, I bring you 3 ways to style this dress. I think it would be nice to replicate the styling for your own personal style. Now, let’s check it out….
When it comes to gemstones, there are a lot of misconceptions or myths, so in this post, I will be sharing a few of the myths people have about gemstones and all you need to know about them. Let’s check it out: Sapphire is Blue, So Green Gems Are Called Beryl Only rubies and sapphires…
After wearing my braids for up to 8 weeks, I took them out and I have been rocking my natural hair for a couple of weeks. As we all know, natural hair can be high maintenance, especially when styling in a hurry, so last weekend when I was running errands, to save me time, I wore this turban to help me look well put together with my maxi dress. To make my look even dressier, I paired the look with my butterfly gold plated necklace and my brand new mother necklace and wore an oversized pair of earrings to finish the look. Speaking of layered necklace, let me tell you more about this pair I have on….
An elegant blouse is a must in every woman’s wardrobe. Not only can you style it with a fitted pencil skirt or tailored pants/ trousers for work, you can style it with a pair of jeans and heels for a weekend dinner date, brunch or drinks with friends. If you choose the right one, an elegant blouse can do magic in your closet/wardrobe.
Today, I bring you another styling tutorial featuring an elegant blouse and 4 ways to style it. Let’s check it out guys…..
When it comes to fashion and style, no look is complete without the perfect handbag, especially for women. Wearing bags is not limited to women in this current fashion climate, men wear bags too – the man bag. Shall we just say then that bag is an essential in everyone’s wardrobe? Yes, we shall 🙂
So, today, I bring you the full review on the very lush Saint Laurent Manhattan Bag in Smooth Leather. Having worn this bag for a while, I thought to share the full review with you so you can get to know more about the bag. Let’s check it out…….
In most work places, Summer time is when a lot of people embrace the versatility in their work wardrobe. If you are in a power suit kind of job or you are in the creative industry like myself or if you are a mama who work from home, today, I bring the versatility y’ll can embrace this Summer. Let’s check it out…….
Black is the darkest shade in the colour spectrum and they come in different shades and texture. Once upon a time, all black was always my go to. All of a sudden, I went from wearing black all the time to wearing colours. The truth is, many people tend to wear black not because they do not like to wear colours but because black is safe and easy to throw on. Other advantages of wearing black include: black gives a flattering and slimming effect on all body shapes / type, can be worn multiple times without dry cleaning or machine wash, black in this time and age can be worn to many occasions, including weddings. So, how should you wear black for Summer? Here are a few ways:
Finally, I laid my hands on the Gucci double G Belt. As you may know already, this is NOT an exclusive product. It is quite popular amongst Bloggers, Influencers and on social media. While the Gucci Double G Belt is very popular, it is still a very stylish piece that adds a touch of elegance and lush to any ensemble. I have worn the belt twice since I got it as a gift and I can say that, I waited too long to get it. It is very beautiful on.
If you are considering getting the Gucci Double G Belt, here is the unboxing, full review and everything you need to know about the belt….
You can make your style as personable as you want depending on what you like. When it comes to my own personal style, I keep it as simple as possible but always ensure to look tailored, elegant and stylish. Let’s check out today’s look book and why red dresses should be your go to…..
Summer weddings are the perfect time to dress up, feel fabulous and treat yourself to a new outfit. With so many options available on the high street and online, it can be a challenge to choose something you love that stands out from the crowd. We look at some great ways you can choose a stylish summer wedding outfit that makes you look and feel amazing, with these simple summer wedding style tips:
Being a Yoruba-Nigerian, weddings are an exceptionally important part of our Culture. Firstly, in the Yoruba culture, when there is a wedding, most of the time, the family hosting the wedding and or their friends choose what is called aso-ebi (some sort of “uniform” for the occasion). Secondly, a Yoruba-Nigerian do not just attend weddings, we attend them in grand style. Thirdly, we have so much fun at Nigerian weddings (in general) with so much to eat, drink and great music to dance to.
I have been in Lagos for my Brother-in law’s daughter’s wedding and this is one of the outfits I wore for the ceremony. Yep, in this post, I will be sharing the details of the look with you and I will also be sharing how to avoid a bad tailoring experience with you….
By the way, I have more wedding outfit posts coming your way but for starters, do check out:
Year in year out, we see some trends from the runway that we consider not wearable. I am one of those ones who consider some trends not wearable. Why? For me, before I put my money on any fashion item, I want to be sure that I can wear the piece in multiple different ways. This helps me save money as I don’t need to buy clothes all the time and saves me time too as I would always have what to wear. However, this Spring/Summer, runway fashion came with a bang a.k.a – pieces that everyday girl like myself can wear. So, today, I bring you 5 wearable trends for this Summer. Let’s check it out….
The basic tee as a fashion piece is categorised as a casual wear. However, the fact that a piece is categorized as casual doesn’t mean you can’t glam it up or dress it up…..with the right style pieces and accessories. So, without further ado, let me show you how to dress up a basic tee up…..
The time many of us tend to fix our events or functions or occasions or get together is when the weather warms up. Now, the weather is warming up and I can see that there are many events in the line up for me – weddings, Blogger events and more…….I am sure I am not the only one…..
However, it is one thing to have an event to go to and another thing to look well put together to stand out at that event. While drafting this blog, I can’t help but to remember a quote by Coco Channel which says: Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman. So, you don’t have to worry because on today’s post, I will share some TIPS with you on how to be the best dressed in your event….
I love details that take any style piece to the next level. This dress is plain, almost bland if you like but the SLEEVES did not only give them the va va voom that made the dress stand out, it is a detail that would make you stand out in any gathering. Not that I want to get noticed though 🙂 Today, I am sharing this white dress look book with you and some styling tips for your own personal style.
If there is a thing like wearing something too much, then this pair of girlfriend jeans would qualify for being worn too much. Since I got them, I haven’t stopped wearing them and here we are again with another styling featuring the same jeans. Well, let’s face it, one of the reasons why I started this blog is to show you how to shop less, wear more, so you can save more……so, this post is showcasing or living that truce. Now, if you missed my post on How to Style the Girlfriend Jeans Part 1, check HERE. In that post, I shared everything you need to know about the girlfriend jeans. Without further ado, let’s check out today’s look and my styling tips for today.