BLUSHING IN MAXI

 

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.

 

3 CHIC WAYS TO PAIR A STATEMENT NECKLACE (Artsy style, African Style, Glam style)

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.
 

DRESS DOWN DAY :::: SHIRT DRESS & LACE UP FLATS

 

 

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.

 

 

5 UNEXPECTED TRENDS THAT HAS TAKEN THE FASHION WORLD BY STORM

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.

 

JUNE BLOG POST IN REVIEW

 

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.

 

GREEN WITH ENVY

 

 

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.

 

TUNIC REPLAY

 

 

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.

 

Don’t Use Photoshop, Use These Practical Photography TIPS

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.

 

TRAVEL TIPS & STYLE ::: ROMPER & BOYFRIEND SHIRT

 

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.

 

HOW TO AVOID BUYING FAKE GOODS (luxury goods & high street)

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.

 

Kindness ::: Multicoloured Maxi & Off the Shoulder

 

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…..

 

“UNUSUAL BASICS”

 

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 IS NOTHING ::: COTTON DRESS & LACE UP WEDGES

 

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?

 

 

WORK-LIFE BALANCE :::: SHIFT DRESS & SNEAKERS

 

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.

 

OLDIE BUT GOODIE ::: FADED KHAKI & ROSE DETAIL TEE

 

 

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.

 

EMBRACE YOUR SEASON ::: ANKARA MAXI & TIE NECK BLOUSE

 

 

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.

 

What is Spanx? Best Underwear Guide & The Difference Between Fitted & Tight

 

 

I mentioned in my last post where I shared different ways to style the off the shoulder trend that I get different questions and from different parts of the world too. Thank you so much for sending me your questions. It is always my pleasure to share and to help.  I got another one from two amazing ladies from Italy and I will share answers to their question in this post.