It is a monochrome kind of day today around here, yippee!
Sincerely, I have always wanted to recreate the look Angelina Jolie wore to the 81st Oscars award night and now that I found the style pieces to create the look, I decided to go for it.
Any time I see fabrics that remind me of home, I jump for joy for the future of fashion. Although this jacquard peplum blouse is little, it does it for me. And what do I mean by jump for joy? It is because more and more Designers and Fashion labels are embracing African Fabrics and prints.
My blouse today is made from what we call Jacquard in Africa. The fabric is lush in detail and pretty in print. I am from Nigeria by the way, Nigeria is in West Africa 🙂
Did you know your words can make or break you? Yes, the things you believe and say can make or break you? What do you mean Moji? I will tell you more, please keep reading…..
But first, Fashion! We have been having a fantastically nice and bright weather here and I can’t help it but to get out and about. I love all things free and flowing like tunics and kaftans for summer days and today’s look is not exception.
On a day like today when I want it to look like I didn’t try, I throw on a pair of my favourite denim and finish the look with a tunic style “logo maniac” denim shirt.
Talking about “logo maniacs”, did you know that wearing all things logo is a trend to try this summer? Yes, I shared that and more trends to try in my last summer trends to try. If you are a trend lover, go on and have fun with trying the logo maniac trend.
Recently, I shared some summer trends to try with you. In that post, I shared trends like the lace up flats which a lot of you think can pass for classic, I agree with you all hundred percent.
Still on trends to try for trend lovers, today, I bring you some more trends to try….
In our home, anniversaries, birthdays and all memorable occasions are very precious to us so we like to celebrate in our own way. On every 26th of June since we became man and wife, my husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary and this year was no exception because as usual; we celebrated in our own way which is usually a meal out if we can, exchange gifts and retire back home. Sometimes we think we are too homely for our own liking but we love it.
A statement necklace can instantly change the look of an outfit. A zero percent (0%) look can go straight to a hundred percent (100%) with a statement necklace.
The statement necklaces come in different sizes, shapes and colours. Today, I bring you 3 different ways I paired one of my favourite statement necklaces; in the artsy work style way, in a glamorous way and in an African style way.
Below, I have more statement necklaces for your style inspiration and details of the ones I was wearing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…..
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.
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?
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.
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.
I do miss home because of the very many times I could wear the colourful Ankara print and the ever so sunny weather. Once the weather warms up around here, I look for every reason to wear the print and today’s look is no exception.
In case you are wondering where is home, I was born and raised in Lagos-Nigeria where the sun is like the second skin. I now live in Ireland with my husband and kids.