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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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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!!

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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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?

 

 

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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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!

Blogging 101: Taking You Through My Blogging Journey

 

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One of my best flat lays!

Blogging as a whole (whatever you intend doing e.g fashion blogging, entertainment blogging, sports blogging, poems, reviews etc) is not as easy as the name is easy to pronounce. This post as the name implies is going to be a bit different today more like an appreciation post.

 

HOW I GOT INTO BLOGGING

As a freshman at the UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, I studied Mass Communication, we were required to do a course (ONLINE JOURNALISM) which led to my opening a twitter account, I already had a Facebook account (who didn’t) and just last year November, my Instagram account- Thanks to my then ONLINEJ lecturer and Project Lecturer, DR, THERESA. I. AMOBI ( she cuddled the love of any online gig I had going on) but I wished we were taught better.

At 200l, I opened my personal blog but I was deeply into campus gist so I called it (UNILAG APROKO) but it was a pidgin blog, I kept switching names and oh boy..It gave me some kind of “rep”at the dept- I was anonymous and wanted no one to know my name (because I was the shiest girl that ever lived). 

THOSE WHO INSPIRED ME.

Back in the day at the dept, some guys (UNILAG AMEBOR) had this blog that was majorly into student gist, news, campus life as a whole. I enjoyed reading their article on SUGAR BRANDS (If you don’t know this magazine as a Unilag Student, then you must have really lived in the cave- no offense). One of the guys (OPEYEMI FAMAKIN) was actually I think the most popular out of the three guys and I got to read more hilarious articles on Sugar Brands. I read his personal blog when I had the chance to and loved how thoughts flowed and how everything was so relatable! Thanks Ope If you ever get to read this.

TO BE CONTINUED…THE POST IS STARTING TO BECOME A HISTORY CLASS..WATCH OUT FOR MY NEXT POST, I’D MENTION SOME OTHER NAMES AND HOW I FINALLY FOUND MY NICHÉ img-20161213-wa0005

 

 

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.

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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