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Accessory: Retro Casio Watch WR10M & Casio Gents Digital Sports Watch for N2,500 At Obalende Market!

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Enough said about retro shirts, retro shoes, bags what about other accessories like watches?

If you read my article about my summer gifts which included a Jessica Carlye watch (which I lost while hustling for a bus to the office), it made me go back to my Casio silver watch. Then again I had to buy another Casio but of course thrifting!

Watches may not really be in trend the way clothes, shoes and bags are but it’s an important accessory that needs to be carried around. If you notice quite well, people of class and style wear Casio- FACT!

I personally can’t do without a watch, it makes my wrist feel NAKED!

The retro watch making a huge comeback is the CASIO watch and I have been obsessed for 3 years. Although Daniel Wellington wrist watch wanted to take over but Casio has some qualities I rather stick to.

Some retro watches you must have known while growing up are;

  1. ETSY CALCULATOR WATCH
  2. G-SHOCK
  3. ROLEX VINTAGE WATCH

At least I’m that old to remember those..lol

Things you don’t know about Casio Watches:

  1. G-Shock is a line of watches manufactured by Casio, designed to resist mechanical shock and vibration. Its full form is Gravitational Shock
  2. Even Baby G watches are made by Casio companies
  3. Other Casio products are; cash registers, hand terminals, projectors, pianos, digital cameras and label printers.
  4. The Casio batteries last up to 10years (ah..long enough to meet my first child)
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Casio watches (WR10m and Casio Gents)

I went online for a new Casio watch as a “big girl” that I am, only to find out that that one-time “mallam watch” of a Casio watch price ranges from N6,500- N35,000 !. Nooo…I wasn’t  having it and neither was my bank account at the moment. I resolved thrifting and found two Casio retro watches I’m gonna keep rocking for life! 

I found the Casio WR10M and the Casio Gents’ Digital Sports Watch (black) which in total costs N2,500 (uhuh…say that again) when I could have spent N18,500 altogether! (Lucky me)

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CASIO GENTS’DIGITAL SPORTS WATCH

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Find out prices of Casio watches here!

Place I bought it: Obalende (Under Bridge)

What other retro watches did I not mention, Pls share in the comment section. Let’s make this a 90s kids affair!

 

Xoxo, till Tuesday for a fresh new post!

Have you read my N1000 H&M shoe I bought? Read it here (H&M SHOE POST!)

Stripes X Retro Skirt Post (#OOTD: Styling Stripes On A Retro Floral SKirt!)

Yaba Market Haul (Yaba Market Haul: N7,000 Tough Leather Bags!)

 

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#shadesofblue: How I Styled My Double Slit Palazzo Pants!!

No this time I didn’t go thrifting!

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Palazzo! Palazzo! Palazzo! it has been on my must-have outfit before 2017 runs out and I’m glad I have it and I’m definitely making more palazzo pants.

I have always wanted to have the double slit palazzo pants and voila! it showed up as a gift already tailored by a friend! Aren’t I just so lucky? 

I’m really gushing over these pants because you know it’s comfortable, easy to yank in and out. 

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 Remember this cold shoulder ruffle top I wore in August when touring LCC? (read here) I had to do a quick match but first I was caught in between styling it on a shirt or top but I had none (can you even believe I only have two shirts?). I basically came up with this perfect look with what I had in the wardrobe and I loved the outcome!

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Outfit details

Top: cold shoulder ruffle top (gifted)

Pants: Double slit palazzo pants

Shoes: Mules

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Skin for days!!

 

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Do you think I slayed it??

OMG!!! I bought This H&M Neon Green 4 Inches Heels For N1000 ($2.79)!!

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Happy Independence day people!! (In Nigeria).

I’m literally swooning right now over my 4 inches heels!! I mean it when I say  I bought it for N1000 ($2.78) while going home one night from work.

You can buy the best things on impulse (one thing I’m grateful for impulse buying) in Nigerian markets especially evening time.

You can read up about my bag haul in Yaba here (Yaba Market Haul: N7,000 Tough Leather Bags

I bought these brand new heels at Oshodi Oke one evening. I actually staggered there. It’s close to KWIK BET. That’s where the man places his weird shoes on the floor!

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When I got there I was attracted by the price but I did not expect to see these brand new heels!! Like omggggg….i grabbed them like there isn’t going to be tomorrow! He was even pressurizing me to buy the shoes because his “customers” don’t like the colour and haven’t bought it since he came to sell. (chineke meee….)

In my mind I was stuttering (who doesn’t want a neon green heels) and the shoes are in perfect condition, quite new. You can confirm from the picture. I couldn’t believe my eyes…no I didn’t even haggle on the price. I slipped the 1k note and dashed out for good!

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One thing I really appreciate impulse buying is, you get the best deals but would you always have the money and the time?

P.S. I went for another “alaroro” shoe shopping but couldn’t find the man. I will always be on the look out and if I find him again i’m getting those digits!!

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Have you both an amazing deal on impulse and how much?

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#OOTD: Styling Stripes On A Retro Floral SKirt!

Styling this retro floral skirt for me was a win!

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At first, I couldn’t decide what to wear with the skirt. The first colour that popped in my head was white, i switched to black, then red till I was finally confused about my outfit choice. But then again I searched a bit further till I discovered my 3year old stripe top laying helplessly at the bottom of my box in my shrine. ..LOL (nickname my mom gave my wardrobe)Processed with VSCO with  preset

Yes, is it just only me but I tend to carefully arrange my clothes and then in a second I tumble everything upside down, side to side, middle to bottom and diagonally just to look for an appropriate outfit…(ehen naw, as per blogger, you want to match that outfit well!)

I took the stripe top and matched it with the retro skirt and voila! It made absolute sense!! I couldn’t drop it down for a second and everything was perfect!!

P.S. I got my retro skirt for N300 2years ago in my final year!21820016_289862554827155_4769317301080031232_n

There are other ways to style floral skirts too like mixing polka dots, dog tooth/houndstooth, check and sometimes gingham. The key point here is the colour! make sure that the stripes you are matching with the floral print skirt have a particular colour in common.

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Lately, I have been listening to Alessia Cara: The one that sings about Being Beautiful!

 

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I wore this retro skirt sometime ago. Click here OOTD: White Lace Top x Retro Skirt

Details:

Stripe top: Primark

Skirt: Yaba Thrift (N300)

Shoes: White Mountains

Smile: Real smiles from my heart..LOL!

If you enjoyed this post or have styled your floral print pants/skirts in a “mad way”, pls, drop your comments, share and like!

LOve You!!

 

Yaba Market Haul: N7,000 Tough Leather Bags!

Yes, I thrifted 3 lovely bags for N7,000 at the famous Yaba market!

It feels really good to be back especially after my phone was stolen! One of the things that got my mind off things was thrifting. Sounds weird but I went to Yaba market with the “sole aim” of buying a mom jeans but ended up thrifting three lovely bags!

 

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I went for a cream-colored “laptop” bag for N2500, A mini animal purse for N2500 and a burgundy  Jack Danni minimal bag for N2000.

After sighting this three cuties and the texture, I couldn’t help but purchase them. I haven’t had big bags since Uni (2years now). It feels really good carrying authentic bags (as per real tough leather) which some fairly-used items have.

At least I guarantee these bags would last more than 3 years which is quite cheap if you calculate it *winks* I can’t wait to style these babies in my next post!

What to consider when going thrifting

  1. You must note that not all thrift items are worth buying regardless of the price. When thrifting at Yaba, the best time to go thrifting is evening time from 6pm prompt and keep your eyes to the ground.
  2. Don’t go to Yaba broke! Yes, you will make yourself feel bad after seeing good stuff to you would like to buy.
  3. When bargaining for a price make sure you start with a lower price you intended so that if you have to increase it, you would stay at a price you can afford instead of going higher.
  4. Be careful of thieves!
  5. You are going to get persuasions from Yaba men (sellers) which can make you go crazy but don’t, smile and calmly refuse.IMG_20170911_084239_161[1]

Trafaluc UK Shoulder bag (Cream colour)

Price: N2500

Original Price: $13

 

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Jack Danni Classic Leather Handbag.

Original Price: N6480 or $18

Thrifted Price: N2000

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I Mixed My African Print Fabric And I Loved It!

Mixing African prints or Ankara prints as you may know it has been my pastime. Like I blogged earlier last week about tips on mixing prints, I followed the principles and guess what I got the perfect combo!

My Ankara jacket has similar colour with my shorts so, I decided to match it with my black body suit top and voila it came out really nice.

Take a look!

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P.S: If you want similar Ankara Jackets with your fabric and you are in Nigeria, it costs N5,000. or indicate your interest on my Instagram page/Whatsapp

Outfit Details: 

Jacket: Onyx Star Fashion

Shorts: Slayonabudget

All brands are Nigerian owned brands

 

 

Pictures: Me Lately!

Tgif! I really don’t have much to say today but let the pictures speak a 1000 words. February started out really tough but came through in the end. It’s month of March and I’m being “all shades of broke”.

I made a list of everything I needed in life and prioritised but hey, a girl can never have enough. So, less words today so I can go on ahead and figure this “broke-cation”kinda thing..LOL

ME WHEN I THOUGHT I COULD PULL OFF MY BROTHER’S RETRO TOP AND MY BOY-SHORTS

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WhatsApp Image 2017-03-09 at 2.57.39 PM (2) WELL, DID I PULL IT OFF THOUGH?

ME, WHEN I DIDN’T PUT UP THIS GINGHAM DRESS SHIRT POST, PLS DON’T SHADE ME..LOL

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ME, WHEN I REALISED I HAD LOW KEY ADDed MORE TO THE BUTT-CHEEK SQUAD..LOL!

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SO, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO AND HOW HAS THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2017 BEEN FOR YOU?

 

 

Cheat Code For Layering The Slip On Outfit!

There are lots of pyjamas trends out there but I’m more comfortable with the SLIP-ON velvet slip-on and satin slip-on. The trick to wearing a slip on is to understand the concept. For instance, your slip on strap has to be tiny, the slip on dress could be A-line or body con (but it should fit). 

You must understand that it has to be light-weight because you are layering it over another outfit. The slip on is best worn with a fitted tee, a dramatic sheer top or an over-sized tee depending on the way the slip fits on your body.

For a 90s look, your tee must be white, layer the slip-on on a slim-fit jean, nice eye accessory and a wavy hair cut. It’s okay to freestyle and make this look yours!

I rocked mine ona sheer turtle neck top and a burgundy fitted slip on. Check out my look!

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Outfit Details

Top: Mr. Price Nigeria

Burgundy dress: Mr. Price Nigeria

Shoes: Ballet flats

 

Ankara Silk Prints In A Two-Piece!

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If you are a dedicated reader of this blog by now you would have already had an idea what my style is. My style is basically comfortable, chic and very minimal although I am not a white and black minimalist but I love to keep things in moderation but stylish at the same time.

 

My two-piece outfit is basically from one of the trendy print pieces in the African fashion called the Ankara Silk which is a combination of print designs in form of soft silk fabric. I’m totally in love with this attire gifted by “my secret santa” Kanyinsola Ojeshina just before Christmas and it was the perfect gift for me.

This fabric is absorbent, soft and light. The print designs on it are perfectly drawn on it with a green theme, it’s perfect for a sunny weather or perfect for a beach date.

See how I rocked mine.

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With me, I can use anything as prop even the cage!

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Outfit details: 

Designer: SLAY ON A BUDGET

Shoes: Ballet flats (thrifted)

Sunnies: Haute Signature

 

Easy Peasy With Matching Pastel Colours!

img-20170105-wa0005Pastels are soft colours, basically connotes the beginning of summer or announcing the summer season. Pastels are light weighted- I mean they are friendly to the eyes when looked upon. The colours are; dusty blue, dusty lilac, dusty orange, mint, pale pink etc.

How I styled my denim shirt (faded) and a pastel pink pleat skirt.

I basically wanted a cool chic look by combining these two colours simply because the skirt is so cute! The colour is absolutely soft and the pleats were well defined.

I did a bit of DIY and cut off the pleat (to a midi sized skirt)  to give it this chic look. I decided to complete things up by rocking a matching jelly sandals to the look and accessorized with my layered choker.

Be fearless in matching two different pastel colours and remember to keep things minimal because less is more!

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With Love,

Lazy outfitter!