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Fashion Trend: This Off___White Strap Issa Must-Have For me!

off white strap/belt (thelazyoutfitter.wordpress.com)

I can predict myself wearing this belt at the Lagos Fashion Design week/ The GTB Fashion Weekend!

The Off__White brand (run by Virgil Abloh) re-echoes freshness, contemporary retro with a touch of innovation, class and sporty vibes. At this point, I’m wearing everything this brand puts up (in my head of course). 

I’m jumping in on this trend yo!

From the just-concluded  New York Fashion Week, Off__White made a huge entrance with their boxy silhouettes, fashion-forward accessory and a whole lot of attitude to the game of fashion. Though many considered their collection “quite ugly”, Rihanna did change the status-quo rocking their boxy jean set and nude crop boxy top making the brand trend more than necessary weeks after fashion week!

For this brand is a new found respect and the straps (which are trending seriously) is a must-have!Fashion enthusiasts, fashion-forward men and women have found a cool way to wear this accessory. It’s even surprising that rich dogs of Beverly Hills rock this strap as a leash!

How it is styled by style enthusiasts.

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Natalie Shoestova

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Tosin Adegbite

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Manny Okenye

For now, the belt costs about $280 (confirm here). Please, guys and ladies, I have started accepting Xmas gifts which include Off White belts or bag straps just incase you feel like gifting me with something special! Thanks in advance..LOL

Do you think you can rock this OFF WHITE Strap and it’s worth buying?

 

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#Tuesdayshoesday: My White Mountain Block Heeled Shoes Are To Die For!

Call me “Miss-stacking-up-good shoes” I might just nod a little bit! LOL!

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I’m currently listening to CHER- DO YOU BELIEVE IN AFTERLIFE!

There are some shoe brands you just don’t know they exist which are pretty good in quality as well. Momma gifted me these blocked heels and I couldn’t be any happier! I fell in love instantly.

I have always been the jelly, brogue, boots and footwear kinda chic but recently I needed to look a bit more mature/girly and some height needs to be added to my 5ft 3inches length as a human.

“I’m down to earth like that..lmfao! Sometimes when I dress up and complete my look with jellies or brogues I just had that feeling of ” I look like I’m still in uni”. Heels have a way of making you look older, more girly if I should say, so I decided to try out these White Mountain block heels and from the look of things it’s gonna be around for a long while!

Did you ever feel like wearing brogues, footwear, jellies made you feel less “mature” in look?

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Shoe brand: White Mountains

I want These Delpozo RTW SS18 Pieces In My Wardrobe!

I must say The Delpozo RTW SS18 collection messed up my mind! I want those pieces in my wardrobe ASAP!

There were other amazing designs from the collection which I enjoyed zooming very much. I loved Oscar De La Ranta’s fusion of trends from graphic tees, dresses, colourful tulles, sequins etc, Carolina Herrera collection was amaZING as well, the polka dot designs, the colours and texture gave me a totally different perspective of my style.

I must confess that Delpozo’s collection blew me totally! Yes! especially with the androgynous trends, fusion of pastels with white, the ruffles, the well-tailored pants got me thinking I should cop the designs into my wardrobe already.

I got a hold of some of the styles I particularly admired and possibly recreate them in my own form. I’m hoping to have these pieces soon in my wardrobe!

Unboxing My Summer Gift Box Got Me “Shook”

Summer is literally oveerr but I can say that I had a taste of it! *winks*

Since I could not ‘travel to the abroad” for summer, the abroad came to me in a box of gift! Thankful to the hands that blessed me with these gifts!

My box contained a brand new Jessica Carlyle watch, Baobab African necklace and of course “My Berry”perfume I never got to talk about. Well, without much ado about the gifts let’s unbox already! And I couldn’t stop taking pictures (flatlays).

JESSICA CARLYLE LEATHER WATCH

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BAOBAB AFRICAN BEADS

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Till next time!

Touring My Own City!- The Lekki Conservation Centre!! (Part 1)

Finally, I toured the Lekki Conservation Centre today!!

I have heard lots of amazing things about this place from Youtube reviews to blogposts to The Social Prefect (Chiamaka Obuekwe) touring couples, young students etc. I decided to go on my own.

P.S: This blogpost is gonna be loooong but interesting (look on the bright side jare!).

Sounds daring right? Yes, I dared myself and I’m glad I don’t regret one bit of it! I have been planning this trip for weeks but one “something”keeps wrecking my plans. I made it to LCC today after CDS.

I live on the mainland and my CDS (Community Development Service) and PPA (Primary Place Of Assignment) is in Lekki so I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I decided that every Wednesday will be for CDS and touring Lekki!

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From CDS to a quick stop at LCC!
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First, Let me take a selfie!

I WENT BY COMMUTER BUS!

Since I have to shuttle between mainland and the Lekki Penninsula, there is no sense in Uber-ing/ Taxify-ing my way down (except if Mr. Otedola is my godfather).LOL..and I don’t have a car so, #teamcommercialbus road trip!

From the mainland (Close to MMIA i.e Muritala Mohammed Airport Road) down to Chevron B/stop, it cost me N450 (Nigerian currency). A total of N900 for budget, although I spent N750. Yours could be lesser or higher depending on the area you live in.

I made sure I was well fed at home before hopping out to avoid lush food expenses (because Lekki restaurants can dig a fat hole in your pocket). On getting there, I got to the information centre where I was briefed about LCC and pay N2,000 (N1,000 for the longest canopy walk in Africa and the other N1,000 for entrance). If you came with your camera you would pay extra N1,000 for taking pictures ( I think it’s ridiculous though) but sneak it in if you have too!

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WHAT TO CARRY WHEN TOURING LCC!

LCC surprisingly has been around for almost 27years! As the name implies, it’s a “Conservation Centre” for preserving natural habitats from trees to animals such as monkeys, alligators, peacocks, birds, etc. Some people saw a black snake too!

You can have your birthday party, picnics, outdoor barbeques etc so come with your cameras, phones, bumbags, strawhats, notepads etc.

WHAT YOU WOULD SEE!

You would see monkeys and peacocks, Tortoises, coming your way with all impunity! Yes, they feel like you have entered their territory and if you distract the monkey with your fruit juices or whatever it is you are eating, they would come for you in groups so, watch out!

There is a restroom where you can change into anything, a restaurant where you can buy native foods, lemonade drinks and Orijin zero drinks etc.

 Apart from the canopy walk, there are bukka huts with thatched roof such as Igbo-Efon, Tukuru, Game grids Ludo Game Grids, Draft Grids, Chess Grids, Tilapia fish ponds, etc.

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Making Enquiries at the Hut Before the Entrance, There you pay all the necessary fees before going in!
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A quick stop at the restaurant! I got my Lemonade drink here and peppery plantain chips

I regret not climbing the tree house! 

I’m definitely coming to LCC again and this time with my girls! I went for the first time alone but it was worth it! In all A total of N3, 500 (If you are being economical enough) will take you to LCC from the mainland at least that should be about the same price with a Domino Pizza/ Debonairs Pizza!

A few pictures from LCC.

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Sandals by:@wanshygirl
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Fish Pond
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According to folklore, tortoises are greedy but in real life MONKEYS are beyond greedy!
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A girl gotta pose every time she finishes a phase of the canopy walk! LOL
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The trees are amazing! Love this shade of blue from my hair to shorts!Those palm trees are way too big like an Iroko!

Watch out for Part 2 (I’d be loading more pictures) and narrating my canopy walk!

Till then! Please share this post another explorer might want to visit!!

Fashion: Let’s Take Some Time To Appreciate White Statement Tops!

Statement white tops are a must-have item in your wardrobe! A statement white top is not your basic top. It has a bit of “character” to it. Could be the details, puffy sleeves, buttons etc, but they ain’t basic!

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I personally embraced the minimalist life way back in my teens but never really found a way to incorporate it into my own style. Having a white “anything” from shoes, clothes, bags etc is essential for every fashion forward individual.

Have you ever considered how sexy you look if you matched a statement white top on a denim? Even for the guys wearing white tops/shirts is a major turn on!It brings out that stylish persona in them.

One major reason why I’m looking forward to having a white statement top is the ease of styling. Match up with any accessory or colour and voila!, you are good to go! Always keep in mind that when styling a white statement top, less is more and simple is classic!

These ladies look SNATCHED!

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pic via Instyle Magazine
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Wilheimina

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How To Mix Ankara Prints So Easily!

Mixing Ankara prints is something I have come to love. Although many are still trying to get it right, I can say reluctantly that it’s that easy to mix Ankara prints.

To get it right, here are few ideas to consider;

  1. Consider the colours before you match. E.g. If you have a blue themed Ankara print, think about the colours that can match blue. Colours like grey, yellow, red. 
  2. Patterns can be quite confusing so deal with the basics. Things like a big floral patterns would match with small floral patterns.
  3. Let your desired style be simple and chic: It would be better to sew a two-piece with different Ankara print than trying to “patch” a dress with another print (it could work but it may not turn out well).

Let’s see how these fashionistas are bringing their A-game with the mixed prints!

 

 

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Jennifer Oseh

 

 

 

 

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Ella Moyo

 

 

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Jennifer Oseh

 

 

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Instagram: Merwwit

 

I’ve got some styles if you click on the link (Click here!!

If there are more style hacks you would like to share, pls put right in the comment section. Don’t forget to like, share with your friends.

 

 

 

Two Nigerian Fashion Brands I’m Swooning Over!

Nigerian fashion industry is the next big thing to boost the economy. The fashion industry as it is now is meeting the international standards. Out of the many rising brands, I find a few that tickles my fancy!

I’m not all out for the brands that have made it to the top but brands that are on their way there. Let’s dive in!

RÉ LINE by ORIRE OMATSOLA

I find this brand very interesting. I love everything about their collection at the LFDW (Lagos Fashion Design Week). What attracts you to their brand is the print patterns or what seems like “tribal” inscriptions on the fabric. By this alone, you know a RE LINE brand when you see it. 

I love the story behind the collection, it’s a bit of androgyny but still soft and playful. Their style is quite simple, comfortable, cool and chic. For the active woman, you get something of comfort and class and for the man on the move, there is something contemporary, neat and classy.

The colour combination is everything! From soft pastel colours to bright and bold colours. I love everything about this brand and I see them flying high! Take a look at some of the designs!

Credit: Instagram (@ré.lagos)

2. ERILYN BY TEMITOPE

I can simply say if you love corporate fashion and still want to look cool in them, then Erilyn by Temitope is your go-to brand for that. I love the concept behind every piece especially when she combines African print fabrics with plain fabrics.

Her style is definitely modern classic fashion and it’s timeless too!. Throwback to the time she styled Ozinna Anumudu in a print-on-print classic style. Absolutely on point! I have been looking forward to the day I’d wear an Erilyn fabric. Let me stick to the ones I can afford for now…LOL. Did you also know she recently extended her brand to the kids. It’s called ERILYN KIDS.

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