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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!
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
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
WELL, DID I PULL ITOFF THOUGH?
ME, WHEN I DIDN’T PUT UP THIS GINGHAM DRESS SHIRT POST, PLS DON’T SHADE ME..LOL
ME, WHEN I REALISED I HAD LOW KEY ADDed MORE TO THE BUTT-CHEEK SQUAD..LOL!
SO, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN UP TO AND HOW HAS THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2017 BEEN FOR YOU?
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!
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.
P.S. I plan on doing different stuff with this two-piece set (till then!)
With me, I can use anything as prop even the cage!
Pastels 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!
SO ladies, explore your creativity with matching pastels!
Dry seasons are characterized by dusty dry winds, haze, fallen leaves, hot weather, a bit cold, flu, flaky or crackly skin etc. But I found out a few cheat codes for staying cozy and warmed up during this season. They are;
I kinda had this type of look just imagine it with the pop socks!
Have a cup of coffee!: Coffees are a great way to start the morning and a cup of coffee would get you warmed up and ready to take on the day!
Dry weather essentials broken down to these staples;
Moisturizers: To lock in moisture on the skin and preventing it from cracking or flaking and of course, softens the skin.
Lip balm/Lip gloss: Prevents dry and flaky lips
Body oil: For that body glow!
Water: lots and lots of water for freshness.
Something Velvet and Denim: Velvet is the best fabric ( for me) this dry season because, it’s soft on the skin, it’s light and produces a little heat and just like cotton, it’s absorbent.
See how i rocked my knee-length panty hose/ pop socks to work. I simply folded it into a half socks kinda look to give it this cool vibe!
If this cheat code was helpful pls share, someone who might need this tip might be following you and feel free to add up any item you feel would be needed so that others may learn from it.
Apart from the beauty of crochet braids in the past few months, the big twists, the curls and now the 4c Crochet braids.I’m open to trying out other types of crochet extension and the curly ones are catching my eyes! Now that exchange rate is high, I am definitely conscious about spending.
Now that exchange rate is high, I am definitely conscious about spending. Here’s the big trick, If you buy an expensive top, matched with an affordable denim and a stylish (let’s say and oldie but good shoes and a bag) you would definitely look good! Just try it!
Remember: EXPENSIVE TOP+ AFFORDABLE PANT + AFFORDABLE TOP/ EXPENSIVE PANT + AN OLDIE BUT GOOD BAG/SHOE = PERFECT COMBO (this has been my style hack in this harsh economy)
P.s This post is a bit long and read on to find out what I went through with my Afro hair at home.
My Afro Is A Crochet Braid!
Ever since I made my hair, I have been getting lots of questions as to if this is my real hair , well my real hair is almost as huge as my crochet 4c hair except for the edges (anyone knows any oil for hair growth?)
Details about my Crochet braid?
I bought a crochet braid 4c hair called Noble Gold which cost about #1,250 (x2) and I paid for services #1,800 ( I could actually do this myself) . All in total #5,300. It would have been cheap but I didn’t have much strength for bargaining and just because it’s Christmas period. I love the hair and would make it over and over again but the reception I got at home was quite unwelcoming. Everyone thought I was unattractive, bushy and I should “make my hair to attract young men”. I was given a refund to go make another hair.
I thought of black women going through stuff about their hair and I asked,” if this hair was my real hair would you ask me to take it off too?” I couldn’t believe there was so much to say about a hair that stands up (Black people hair) and irrespective of anyone’s opinion, I’d do this hair over and over again. I mean I’m not living in Europe, America or other countries that have an “opinion”about my Afro no matter how “bushy”it looked but what shocked me was the opinion of some family members. In the end I reduced it for it to be accepted at home. I feel like I really need my own space and I would get it!!!
If you have faced any of these hair issues, pls, feel free to comment below and share this post!
Details about what I’m wearing would be in the next post! see ya!
It’s Fall season which welcomes dry and cold winds which would mean getting your layering skills to a high level. I had this long time dress shirt which I launched on my birthday (read here). I decided to do a giveaway but I thought to myself, you know I could be versatile about my look.
I remembered a little micro black dress which I owned somewhere in my box. I matched it with my dress shirt and voila! I loved the outcome of the combo!! Perfect!!
Ankara print and denim dungaree is so lit! Since designers are expensive, I decided to sew my one yard Ankara print fabric with a local tailor (My obioma) Yes, the fact is, if you find a good tailor obioma that can sew real good, get your fabric and the picture of what you want your outfit to look like give a great deal of details and voila, there you have it! It can
It can be risky though, but it’s up to you to know the type of stuff you want them to sew for you. I recommend you sew simple and easy stuff with them but if they prove better, give them a try.
Here’s how I styled my top: I went a bit Afrocentric, chic and cool! Hope you like it!