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LWD: A Summer Must-Have!

 

Hi lovelies!!  It’s been ages I posted..been trying to balance work and blogging. I’m glad I started working sooner…I have learnt a whole lot of things😊

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Anyways..summer is by the corner (for my readers outside Nigeria) coz it’s almost always summer in Nigeria!😢

The Little White Dress is a summer essential and it definitely has a lot to offer. It’s perfect for the weather, any style you choose to rock your lwd from mini dresses to maxi dresses, the LWD is your go-to for summer😀.

I  styled my little white dress in a grey waistcoat, a shiny skinny belt and statement shoes. I had a little tomboy look going on with the ORU fez cap..a sorta street style inspired look…What’s your take on the LWD and let me know your summer must -have😗

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5 Shades Of COOL From The Met Gala!

It’s Mother’s day today!! I’m wishing every woman (moms and soon-to-be-moms) a happy mother’s day!. It definitely would bite me if I didn’t do a post on the Met Gala . As you all know that this month  is a special month for me (my birth month), this month is like a celebration month because, there are other holidays coming ahead!

The first Monday of this month (May,2) held the hottest party ever!!, yess, the Met Gala!. This year’s theme, Manus and Machina: Fashion In The Age of Technology featured futuristic outfits, craziest hairdos, “glowing outfit in the dark”,the Balmain celebrities, Lady Gaga’s sky high military boots etc. But I would zero in on the “cool” celebrities at the Met Gala. The combo of street style and futuristic fashion and I give these celebs a thumbs up! They nailed it!!!

Here are my cool celebs picks at the Met Gala;

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Selena Gomez rocks it in her polka dot dress and latex vest with a pair of matching combat boots!( i love,love!). She does it chic and totally cool in her sleek ponytail and soft make up. Selena is sure bringing some chic-cool vibes for my post!

 

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Oscar winner, Alicia Vikander

I fell in love with Alicia Vikander after seeing the movie The man from UNCLE. She has been an A-gamer on her red carpet appearances. She’s wearing a multi- colored asymmetrical hemline dress. It features a combo of four different fabrics. The shoulder to burst features a gold sequin fabric and a red latex vest,waist to thigh features a black piece (to the right) and a sequined piece with white undertones (to the left). She definitely looks like a futuristic female roman soldier!

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Taylor Swift 

T.S ! Like I call her is just one word for me..The cool goth gurl!! She is wearing a silver snake skin mini dress with cut-outs by the sides and a pair of matching lace up heels. I absolutely love T.S’s outfit! It’s got the triple layers which adds the “umph” and fun to the dress and those heels girl,they could cause some real bad blood for em haters!

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I had to zoom a zillion times to  have a good look at Ciara’s outfit  hair. It’s breath taking and jaw dropping. Silver never looked so good!. She is wearing a glittering gunmetal patterned outfit and a well “facebeat” face to prove she could be the storm goddess!.

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Michael  Kors sure knows how to kill it in red carpet gowns and Zendaya made it to my list!!. I love my home gurl on the red carpets! Zendaya is wearing a gold, mono sleeve dress by M.K. Her retro bow cut hair is everything!. Zen’s hair gives me the “trend feeling”

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ZAYN MALIK

My favourite coolest Met Gala look is ZAYN MALIK!! he is no doubt my WIN, sorry ladies! I guess you could call him “Knight and shiny armor”.

So,which of the coolest met gala look is your favourite, let’s hear it 

 

Street Style On My Birthday

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It’s my birthday (May,3) and I feel really great (because I did some soul-searching and self purging). It feels really good to be twenty-something years old and oh my! the figures are becoming big!. Literally, I feel I have just begun with my life and all along I have always felt I should have done some important things in my life, had some things in my life-it’s just a feeling of “missing out”. 

I have always been that quirky girl, one who doesn’t go with the crowd,one who is always the “odd one out” in some situations (in a good way sometimes, it happens in a nasty way). Most times in life some things I really wanted long ago didn’t come easily and promptly as I wanted it to. I’m like “Maria” in the Sound of Music .If you understand her, then you have found me!

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Well, I have learned some good things too.I have been to good places that has helped me appreciate life-I love my families (yes, foster and biological) for holding it down for me when it seemed that I would fall apart. Their love for me can be a bit cray-cray-craaay and so tough but I have always been OKay and now the lines are falling in place for me. This time I want it a little fast! (yes, Dear Lord!)

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Lessons I have learnt

  1. Be thankful!:– When you are thankful for the little things, God gives you way more! (FACT)
  2. Never compare your life with anyone’s :- Life is an individual race, yours is way different from others, if they have achieved a lot or appear to be more successful (maybe they found what works for them, find yours).
  3. Be confident– You only got you on this, trust me.
  4. Appreciate your body ( I mean every feature): It’s not okay for anyone to stroke my kinky hair without my permission, it’s not okay for anyone to “mess your body up” in the name of LOVE. That’s NOT love, that’s LUST! you will find out eventually.
  5. Be truthful and honest.
  6. Love YOUrself: Honey, the day I forgave myself of all the shoulda had this-coulda done this-i wish i got into university on time-bla bla bla!! started loving myself. There are people who have everything and aren’t happy and some people who would give anything to be in your shoes!..
  7. If you LOVE someone, tell HIM/HER : The first regret I felt, even my best friend doesn’t know this! and trust me, the best regret you would feel!
  8. LOVE GOD: Like it or nah, hate Him of nah,He is still God and we just have to come to that point where we find his love.

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I wondered what I would wear being my birthday. I didn’t want anything princessy but I felt oh well..Lemme add a bit of flavor to this rock a mini dress-shirt, fedora etc. I bumped on this vintage store and I felt, yes!!, this is soo me! and bless my brother for the lovely sandals..I fell in love with it totally!

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Outfit Deets:

  • Vintage Dress Shirt
  • Suede Sandals
  • Fedora
  • Tan Satchel Bag

 

 

 

Playful in Peach Pleated Skirt: Ranti Onayemi Blanchard Inspired.

Hello Lovelies!! Happy magic mystical Monday! Make your day work for you and get all the positive vibes going!

The first time I looked up this website here I really thought she was really cool and effortlessly chic. I thought she had the sense of style that I could totally rock all the time. She goes simple but really classy with all she wears and never does too much of all the jewelry..(because some people think wearing too much jewelry makes you stylish or fashionable or some people think not wearing at all makes you a religious fanatic…whatevs!) 

Wearing pleats (especially long pleat skirts) can be very complicated to wear and might give you the feeling of not being sexy in your dress. I can’t remember the last time I rocked a pleat skirt and felt really good in it but thanks to Ranti Blanchard post on Instagram, she made the peach- pleat- long skirt, fun, flirty and nice!. I decided to get me some peach-pleat long skirt and rocked it my way. While Ranti rocked hers with a grey long sleeve, I rocked mine with a white lace long sleeves, I also made a tye-die clutch bag which I would share how I made it later on the blog...how would you rock yours ladies?

Btw..I have to admit that I’m still shy taking pictures by the walkway or anywhere else in the world!.(help somebody)

HAVE AN AWESOME WEEK AHEADxoxo!

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Metropolitan

 

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Some Street Vibes

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Holla lovelies!! T.G.I.F!!! who else is swerving  hitting the quan!! this weekend? I have been having some street vibes lately and I wouldn’t be wearing much of this street fashion especially because I joined the 9-5ers (ikr..) So..I took to my closet to bring out most of my -not-work-clothes and basically played with it. I made my own street rules on this, what’s yours?

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Street style could also be mixed with the urban touch  and could be long jackets, mostly black on black, fedoras, goth lips, a bit of punk, boots, long gowns and crops. But however you mix and match is a bit of street..

Have a great weekend! xoxo

 

 

 

On Men’s Style & Fashion: Dr. F.A.B

 

Screenshot_2016-04-06-23-46-07-1Hi lovelies!!  The weekend bant is here coz it’s Thursday!! Hakuna Matata😆😆…

This week has been full of positive vibes and a lot of blogging challenges too -the no electricity, awesome heat and worst of all, network connection problems😢😢. Here is my very first feature on my blog and I’m hoping to do lots more! (coz it can’t always be about me you know…and I support young, creative and hustling men in the fashion business)

Next week is really going to be special on here and I will spill a bit of the secret..I would have a feature on fast rising first a Medical doctor then a designer and he has his tentacles into all things fashion from bespoke suits,blazers to sandals, bags, shoes, wristwatches (uhuh..you name it).Screenshot_2016-04-06-23-46-59-1

Dr. FAB is more into the urban-classy gentleman style mixed with a bit of street style which makes him a “pick-pick” here😊 and would be your favourite if you follow his Instagram page .

So..I think I have spilled some part of the bean already and anticipate the next feature where he will share with me on his brand and style. I love Dr. FAB’s sense of style because it’s a mix of street and urban touch for the young ,fun and fearless men! and yup! ladies you ain’t left out. We need more creatives on the street urban, classy style because W.O.T.S ( word on the street), this fashion is gonna be here for a long, long time to come..What’s your take on his style?

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P .S: We love dapper guys!!😍 and you could holla at me if you want to be featured On Men’s Style & Fashion

Photo  Credit:Dr.Fab’s instagram’s page

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Double Dose: All Black x Colour Pop

 

 Hi guys!! Hope you had a fa-bu-lous weekend?? (..hell yeh, I had to stretch that..lols) and how’s the Easter hols coming along?😉

So..I know I have been a bit of a lazy drone lately and I apologise for that..I have really been up and about!. So this week has been exciting and I did my very first collaboration with my munchkin and fellow fashion blogger-in-crime, Ebunoluwa Bello of wanshygirl.wordpress.com.

We were a bit agitated on what to do but we were inspired by Dee Mako’s “Please Shoot Me” post and we decided to do an all black and a pop of colour to it. Dee’s was black and a kimono but we decided to do WE! 😂😂…(http://www.deemako.com/2016/03/please-help-me-shoot.html?) That’s the link to Dee’s post…go check it!

The fun part of this collaboration or double dose is that we got to achieve what we wanted without seeing each other!

My pop of colour is green jelly sandals, wine hat, red neck piece, gold bangles,pink umbrella and of course a two-tone purple and red lippie…Ebun’s was a black fedora, blue bangles, blue shoes, and emerald clutch . It’s easy to do a colour pop…don’t be afraid to mix black and other shouty colours!..

Take a good look at the shoot, I’d like to know ur thoughts and ur choice of co

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Lippie: Purple x Red

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Outfit Details :

Gown: F&F

Accessory: Estrella

Lippie: Classic (Ruby Woo) & Beyond Beauty.

P.S: I’ll get better clearer pictures next time🙈

 

 

 

Tips to look out for when shopping for a high waist skirt.

Hi y’ll!! hope you had a fab day and u totally slayed it in your various outfits. You know it’s a metropolitan city and you have to look your best.

High waist skirts are still trending but not really pronounced like the cullotes. To get that perfect high waist skirt I must applaud Kim Kardashian-West as the ultimate high-waist-skirt rocker of all times (she just knows how to slay in hws)…but don’t worry if you are pear, apple or carrot shaped. There’s a high waist skirt suitable for you!

I have few tips for you to keep in mind when shopping for a high waist skirt and they are as easy as spraying your perfumes..lols.

  1. Make sure the hws are well tailored, look at the sides of the skirts, flip them over for any mistakes or if the skirt has got enough space for adjustments.
  2. Know your waist size before shopping and when shopping for one, focus on the band of the skirt to make sure it’s tight and try it on to make sure the band grips you firmly on your midriffs.
  3. Keep in mind of the length. The beauty of a classic high waist skirt is the length. I recommend the knee-length high waist skirts.
  4. Make sure the slit at the back isn’t too high. It could tear up continuously if you miss a step and remember, the higher the slit the looser the hws would be. This would totally disfigure the shape of the skirt.

Now, let’s take a look at a few of  Kim K’s high waist skirt gallery.

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