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

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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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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)

CASIO WR10M

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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!)

 

#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

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?

Pls like. share and comment!!

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!

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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Accessory: Haute Signature Sunglasses I Got Myself

hs-5Recently, the sun has been “unbecoming”and I have been on the look out for sunglasses to wear back here in West Africa (Nigeria precisely). I needed something to fit the shape of my face and colour matters to me.

I picked an affordable accessory brand (Haute Signature) which fashion celebs like Akin Faminu, Cassie Daves among others have been patronising. I was at first in doubt of the colour that suited me best until I popped the question on Instagram for ideas. I picked the red one which came out really nice! Thanks Nimah Andre!

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OOTD: White Lace Top x Retro Skirt

 

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I know I love the retro style but how I came about this look was easy as snapping your fingers. This look was in preparation of the LFDW (The Lagos Fashion Design Week 2016).With my natural hair I had been rocking for almost a month, I was a bit confused about what to wear.

 

I had an idea in mind that the fashion week would feature crazy, weird looking styles but majorly street style so, I went thrifting the retro skirt (because you find the best retro stuff when thrifting) comment if you agree!

I took a good look at the retro skirt and picked out a colour to match, rocked a Nigerian footwear brand, a hand-made tassel earring by Tope Crystal and my retro clear glasses. I had a camel lace blocked heels to complement my look to give a kind of class to it (don’t have the pic..cries*). 

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20161026_090401One Korean tennis cap I also thrift-ed!

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Any questions or suggestions? Hit the comment box! 

BTW. I’m wearing

Lace Top – Pep Stores

Retro skirt- thrift

Footwear- Gafa Footwear

Accessory- Tope Crystal

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#MyHouseHuntWahala

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Me day-dreaming about having #myhousehuntwahala solved!

Since hustle has doubled up as a Lagos-born and raised resident, I just got myself a new job on the Lekki-Penninsula area of Lagos! someone would start screaming now- babe, you are now a big girl,lucky you!

#MyHouseHuntWahala became vivid to me when I started wasting a huge percentage of my salary on transportation alone. As a working class lady, I’m supposed to be enjoying the mere fact that I see other beautiful parts of Lagos, buy trendy clothes (as per being a fashion blogger), shoes, perfumes, invest etc..my life just sucked one more time!

Since transportation was the bottle-neck of my expenses, I decided to squat with a colleague or friend or rent an apartment (at least that would be cheaper) but I would still pay rent either ways. You know you would be a liability if you don’t pay rent!

Another factor that triggered my having an apartment was the fact that I had to be completely independent of my parents (you see, living with your parents especially as a female could be nice but very distracting!). That is when they know that you need to bring your boyfriend home to settle bride price. I have indeed suffered..lol!

Is it the lateness to work, the struggle for private car transportation from Lekki to the mainland, the terrible body odour you get from sweaty passengers on a traffic-infested bridge,the fuel price hike and not hanging out with friends after work that has given me a heartache on the house hunt in Lagos?

What else have I not experienced that would make me not hop on sites like ToLet.com to help me with this house issue because those so-called house agents could be quite funny and not give you what you want. I have decided to end this house hunt journey once and for all so my life can make more sense with ToLet.Com. (click on the link to know how

Do you have a house hunt issue ladies, let’s hear it!

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Me, happy about #myhousehuntwahala solved by ToLet.com!

S.F.R : GAFA FOOTWEAR BY GRACE ALEX

When a lady is on her “grind”, she knows her “onions”, she is BOSS-CHICK! I have never met Grace Alex (hoping to someday) but I have been following the fashion blogger,stylist and enterpreneur on Instagram for a while and I’m loving her every post!She is the brain and beauty behind the statement footwear-GAFA FOOTWEAR

THE FRINGE COLLECTION

If you follow me on Instagram, you would notice that I have been making so much noise and doing a lot of flat lay shot on this particular footwear and now, I feel at ease blogging about it!

The very first time Grace posted the Fringe Collection of her GAFA FOOTWEAR, I fell in love with it instantly (although there are two typesbut the one you see here, is my love!. I love the color-combo used in making the footwear and the authentic leather. 

The footwear has a dark brown color and the grey tassels which pronounced its beauty on the footwear and a black sole.The tassels add some vintage vibes to the look, yet modern and feminine. It’s hand made and paid detailed attention to the size, sewing and authenticity of the leather. It is no doubt that my GAFA footwear (coz..i have mine :p) will stand the test of time.

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Gafa Grey Tassels in the making..

Thank you Grace for being an inspiration for this post and keep proving that young women can be financially independent if they used their brains and gifted hands!!

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My shoefie on my Gafa footwear..
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Flatlay shot of Gafa footwear..
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Grace rocking her Fringe footwear 
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Another footwear from her collection.