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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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

 

Cheat Code For Staying Cozy For A Dry Season!

 

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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; 

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I kinda had this type of look just imagine it with the pop socks!

 

  1. 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!
  2. 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!

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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. 

With Love, LO!

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Christmas Came Early From BathKandy Company.

Christmas came early at the office (Kamdora) on Friday. A gifted by the Style Concierge company to one of the content team but I was lucky to share from it (Thanks at Kanyisola). So, what’s inside the box is a body oil and a facial scrub made of ginger and honey from the BathKandy Company. I can’t wait to start using the scrub because of the nutrients and my face really needs a SCRUBBBBB!

So, let’s dig in

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The review of this scrub will be on another post, meanwhile, zoom out the pictures and admire the scrub because it smelt really nice when I opened it! Can’t wait for my review on it.

Hair: Crotchet Fro Is The In-Thing Now!

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The Initial Crochet braid was this long till I was told to take it off!

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?)

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The reduced hair, how do you like my hair now? better or nah? Actually, I look like a CLOWN.

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!

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