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 Though My Blogging Journey Part 2.

You can check the first part of this post just in case you missed it (Click here). 

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One of my best picture collages since I started blogging…

Other names that were instrumental to my blogging then were, Bamidele Michael (we would talk about different entertainment gist, I even put up my article on his gig (ShugaLounge.blogspot.com). Another guy, I wouldn’t forget in a haste is Lanre Akinpelu. I met Kemi Filani one of the famous entetainment bloggers at one of the organisations I interned with and Finally, I left entertainment blogging to the OGs because it was affecting my CGPA (I need to please papa with a First class)

I took a really long break and just about graduation, when the Instagram hype was too intense, I decided to upgrade my gadget, got addicted to IG and loved all the fashion stuff I saw on there and I thought of having my own blog name.

INTO FASHION BLOGGING NOW..

I’d say fashion bloggging picked me. My Area of specialisation was PR & ADVERTISING but guess what all the organisations I tried to intern with, didn’t give me a chance (Their loss). I grew up with the machines and needles and fabrics and I guessed it rubbed off on me. I’m quite artsy (got that from my original mama) and had a taste in my own choice of clothes. If my mum made me a dress with puffy sleeves (I’d rejected it). I wasn’t ungrateful but it’s that fashion thing going on…

MY FASHION BLOGGER INFLUENCERS

bloggerMy very first fashion blogger influencer is  CASSANDRA IKEGBUNE. I met her at a film festival Lights Camera Action in my 400l and we just chatted a bit. I don’t know if she can remember. She gave me her card and I looked her up on IG and voila! my love for fashion blogging grew-Thanks Cassie.

You must have read the double doze post I had with WANSHYGIRL (Double Dose: All Black x Colour Pop). We had been colleagues at the uni and we only bonded well just few weeks to graduating. How I wish we bonded well before then, we would have blown in this blogging sturv.. She introduced me to Desola Mako whom I have been a loyal follower ever since. Dear Dee I wanted to tell you in person to be my blogger mentor, I still need to know some parole…I loved Desola’s style, as soon as I clicked follow, I knew i’d be addicted to that page, her pose, style, outfit just almost everything!

I followed some other bloggers Ranti Onayemi Blanchard Mirabel Osuji, Grace Alex, Princess Audu,Ada Oguntodu aka StylebyAda ( I still keep following more) and here I am, thanking these people!Words will not be enough to say how much they influenced me in this blogging game and see how far I have come. I could say I’m grateful to God I didn’t quite and I have done a good job so far. There’s still more to come and I’m still searching deeper because Bloggers are the next big thing in the business environment.

I know you would ask about my blog- The next post would be on how I finally settled for THE LAZY OUTFITTER as a permanent blog name. 

 

#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!

Trends: Laid Back On Velvet x Vintage

2016-06-21 03.20.37 1-1.jpgHi guys! It’s a beautiful week and I trust yours is going well😉

A whole lot has been going on lately and I’m trying to find my inner strength *sighs*

I’m a big lover of oversized shirts and velvet so I thought I’d be really awesome to match my micro floral vintage shirt and velvet dress .

Velvets are a really cool way of bringing out your feminity. I love the coziness and softness that comes along with it. I decided to be bit “quirky”/ take a little risk by matching my good ‘ol brown stripes socks on it😉.

Do share your thoughts on it!

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I play too much!..My full cheeks tho😆