TUNICS :::: HOW TO TAKE THEM FROM DAY TO NIGHT

 

 

When Dolce & Gabanna created Abayas (long line tunics) and Hijabs in their last collection for the Muslim women who love luxury, I was super excited because the collection reminded me of where I came from.

Growing up in a muslim home, one of the things we wore a lot was tunics. We wore the long line ones, longer than the one I have on in this post and we wore the short ones too. Anything tunics, we wore. I loved the ones my grand ma brought back from Hajj, they were gorgeous.

Today, I bring you the long line tunic from day to night.

 

Being Kind VS Being Nice + Style in Multicoloured Maxi & Off the Shoulder Blouse

 

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.

This blog is like a 2-in-1 delivery – I will share the difference between KINDNESS & NICENESS in the motivation first and in Fashion, I will share the difference between maxi skirt and full maxi. Let’s do motivation first – So, what is the difference between kindness and being nice. I will tell you…..

 

How to Spend Less on Clothes

With the uncertainty of the economic downtown still ahead of us, the last thing anyone should do, is to worry about buying more clothes. But sincerely, there is still not so much happening outside our homes, so we don’t need a lot of clothes, I guess? Today, I want to share with you five tips on how to spend less on clothes……..

 

This is How to Stand Out at a Summer Wedding

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:

How to Style Asymmetric Tunic – Dressed Up Or Dressed Down

Happy belated Mothers day to all the Mums reading. Yesterday, I spent the day filming – filmed a special one for MUMs which you can view HERE in just two minutes. I also filmed another one for my organisation for “moments that matter” campaign for people working in the front lines – can’t share this one with you until it is officially released. Please stay tuned for that.

What I can share with you is the details of this gorgeous asymmetric dress and of course some styling tips as always. Let’s check it out……

 

ST PATRICK’S DAY ::: RIPPED DENIM & SLOUCHY JUMPER

 

It is that time of the year again when we celebrate the St Patrick’s day. Last year, I went all formal in my skirt-suit with “Shamrock”, this year I decided to go edgier while still incorporating the Irish flag colours into my look.

More than the fun look, I am mindful of the effect of the Coronavirus and the cancellation of all parades in Ireland and everywhere in the world. I am truly emphatic to those who go all out to celebrate the St. Patricks day in one parade or the other.
Please, lets look at the bright side of things by knowing that this is a significant day in the Irish history and let us use this opportunity to pray for peace in the world, will you join me?
I am also very hopeful that there would be some breakthrough with research and medicine to find a cure for this Covid-19, soon.
For now, let us all stay safe by following the prescribed cautionary measures and be our brother’s / sisters keeper.

 

African Print Like Stella Jean Design

I am not surprised that many people are asking me if my dress is by Stella Jean because as soon as I saw this Ankara print in Balogun market in Lagos, it reminded me of the bright and vibrant print Stella uses for her designs and so, I bought it. So, to answer the curiosity, No, this dress is not by Stella Jean but just like it did you, it sure reminds me of her very colourful designs.

Like I mentioned earlier, I got the print in Lagos-Nigeria in Balogun market and I got my Tailor (DNK Design) to make it for me. In Nigeria, I guess just like anywhere in the world, this is called made-to-measure whereby the Tailor takes your measurement and makes the style to fit your specifications. If you like, call it customized or exclusive, you would be very right.

 

This Birthday, I am Showing Gratitude + I Had the Best Brunch Ever

It’s my birthday today (02/03), Yay!. Before I share my gratitude, allow me share what I did for my birthday weekend. To celebrate, we had a beautiful family brunch at Brown Thomas – it was a great time of bonding, celebrating and rejoicing with my immediate family. The boys were as excited as I was. The food was delicious!  See below for the picture of what I had…….

 

The 2 Piece Set that Would Take You to WORK, BRUNCH & CHURCH

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….

 

How to Wear an All Black Ensemble – How to SLAY in Black

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…..

ANKARA Print Lookbook – The Print that is Taking Over the World

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.

 

Headbands – The Biggest Fashion Trend to Try Now & My Outfit of the Day

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).

 

My Family Affair – A Little Rant, Confessions and Photos

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.

 

Tall Girl Guide for Choosing & Wearing Mini Dresses & Skirts

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.

 

Turban, Layered Necklace & Maxi Dress + How to Look Fab on a Bad Hair Day

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….

 

4 Ways to Style One Blouse – Work, Date Night, Brunch & Autumn-Winter

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…..