Hey guys! My apologies for the lack of posts last week, it was just one of those weeks.

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt
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The older I get the more I realize just how privileged I was growing up. As I mentioned in my 10 Things About Me Tag, I come from a large family yet Dad and mom provided everything we needed and more. God has been so faithful and I'm  thankful for my family.

 Since coming back one thing that has been glaringly obvious is the large gap between the middle-class and the rich not to mention the poor. The stories I've heard so far are just wow. To think that the amount of money I spend only on internet or clothes (which is a lot by the way), others need it desperately for food.  Even some of the comforts I'm used to having coming from a middle-class family, some have never even dreamed of. I may complain from time to time about certain things but I try to remind myself that no matter how bad (which isn't that bad) it is someone else has it worse.

 "In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV)

Now in the spirit of fashion blogging I must talk about the outfit. I have been on the hunt for a denim skirt for a while now. Thrift stores are always faithful and I got this pair for an amazing bargain. When styling the denim skirt, I went with a basic tank top and added the scarf which just transformed this basic look. The addition of a scarf is a quick way to spice up an outfit, you can check out 5 ways to rock a scarf for more inspiration. This look is actually a recreation of Skinny Hipster's outfit for the Hipster Mix challenge which I've done in the past (here and here) but I wasn't able to submit it in time, oh well.  I look forward to styling this skirt in several more ways so stay tuned guys!

Skirt/ Scarf: Vintage || Shoes: New Look || Shades: Street Buy || Tank Top: Thailand

What are you thankful for?
lace-up booties, burgundy, turtle neck top, midi-skirt

lace-up booties, burgundy, turtle neck top, midi-skirt

lace-up booties, burgundy, turtle neck top, midi-skirt


lace-up booties, burgundy, turtle neck top, midi-skirt

lace-up booties, burgundy, turtle neck top, midi-skirt

lace-up booties, burgundy, turtle neck top, midi-skirt

lace-up booties, burgundy, turtle neck top, midi-skirt

lace-up booties, burgundy, turtle neck top, midi-skirt

lace-up booties, burgundy, turtle neck top, midi-skirt
Photography by Me

As I sit here thinking of something meaningful to say, all I can think of is a quote by Brandy in her album, Human. 

"What I feel being a human being is, it's having the freedom to be yourself. Not caring what other people think, just having that freedom to be you and not being afraid because if you’re not yourself then who are you?"

The older I get, the more I realize just how true this statement is. Society has a way of making you feel inferior when you don't conform to the set standards but there is a freedom that comes with knowing who you are and not being scared of the opinions of others. So who are you?

This skirt was previously styled here. Looking back I feel I could have done more with the outfit which is why I knew I had to step it up this time around. I like to keep things modern and classy when it comes to styling midi-skirts. Hence I paired the skirt with my burgundy top which is a basic I can’t live without as I’ve styled it here, here, here and here in the past. I decided to go with my lace-up booties just to edge the look up and the purse for a pop of colour. 

Skirt: Vintage | Top: Stradivarius | Heels: Zalora Thailand | Belt: Workshop Thailand | Purse: Thailand

It’s locations like this that make me miss having a photographer but I’m giving myself a pat on the back for this shoot, one of my favourites thus far. Thoughts?

WHO ARE YOU?

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Photography by Me As I sit here thinking of something meaningful to say, all I can think of is a quote by...
4,995 Naira HERE

It you've been following me for a while then you would know just how much I love trousers. Thrift stores are my go-to places for them but I came across these pants on Jumia Nigeria, I actually have something quite similar styled here and here. I love the colour and tailoring of these pants and Grace of My Style Diary did an amazing job styling them so be sure to check out her look.

So what do you think buy or drop? 
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sporty, sneakers, midi-skirts, vintage, converse,   stripes, tank top, pop of colour, casual


sporty, sneakers, midi-skirts, vintage, converse,   stripes, tank top, pop of colour, casual


sporty, sneakers, midi-skirts, vintage, converse,   stripes, tank top, pop of colour, casual


sporty, sneakers, midi-skirts, vintage, converse,   stripes, tank top, pop of colour, casual

sporty, sneakers, midi-skirts, vintage, converse,   stripes, tank top, pop of colour, casual

sporty, sneakers, midi-skirts, vintage, converse,   stripes, tank top, pop of colour, casual
Photography by me

The thing about make-up is that it creates an illusion of perfection which is what it's supposed to do after all but when you start getting used to your made-up face it can be an issue. I was a late Bloomer when it came to make-up.  Mama's make-up went as far as Vaseline and eyeliner so I never cared. I always felt that it was pointless and took too much time. 

It wasn't until my freshmen year of university that I got into it. And let me tell you at first it was great but then I stopped taking care of my natural face. My skin broke out in scars and that's when l became so dependent on make-up. I never left my house without it unless I was running a late night errand. I don't even think I wear that much make-up.  All I do is foundation, eyebrows, lipstick and eyeliner when I'm in the mood.

I am slowly weaning myself of this dependence and I'm proud to say that I can now confidently go out without make-up.  In fact this is my first official post without it. Make-up is great as it can make or break your outfit but when you start to dislike your natural face it can be an issue which is why I try to stick to the basics when wearing make-up but that's just me. What are your thought on this? 

Skirt: Vintage |Top/Bag: Thailand | Shoes: Converse 

On an ordinary day, I'd probably be wearing something like this. I find midi-skirts to be so freeing and thrift stores are my go-to place for them. Now I know I said I'm not a fan of sneakers paired with skirts in this post but hey a girl can change her mind. Besides these shoes are so comfy and perfect for my Nigerian roads. 

This post has been revised





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 In all honestly I have never seen the point of dating for the sake of dating. I don't understand why people get into relationships just because. Call me old school but I feel dating should be something done because you see a long term commitment along the way. Then again, we all have different reasons for dating. I guess the trick is to make sure who ever you end up with has the same goal in mind as you do . As for all my single people, enjoy life. When the time is right you will meet the one.
What are your thoughts on this?

Pants, Shirt: Vintage // Shoes: New Look // Purse: Zalora Thailand

This was my outfit to the Pandora event I talked about here. I was unsure of the dress code but it's better to be overdressed than under-dressed hence I went with this makeshift jumpsuit. I usually have a hard time finding a jumpsuit that fits well so when I found these two items I knew they would pair nicely. You might recognize these trousers from my look-book here. I wore the top backwards and added a pop of colour with my blue heels. I then opted for only a belt since I felt it made enough of a statement. I was going to share my funny story but recent events inspired me to share this. As always, thank you all for the comments.

nigerian made. gold ankle strap heels, single sole

6,225 Naira HERE

Hey guys! I have been doing a lot of online window shopping since coming back hence I've decided to add a new segment to the blog. Every Friday I'll be posting an item that is either on sale or that I'm currently loving. This segment will be more beneficial to my Nigerian based readers since all items will mostly be from Nigerian stores but for my international readers you can always draw inspiration.

As I mentioned in this post I have been looking for gold heels for a while now. And then I stumbled on this pair, I was unsure at first but after seeing the fit on Alma of the Stylecheapskate I have now added these shoes to my wish-list.

So what do you think, buy or drop?







 Photography by Me

If your looking for a skirt with the added comfort of pants then try culottes.  The first time I rocked this trend (here), I was a bit unsure but since then I have not looked back.

This is one of the vintage items I talked about in this post here. For styling I simply went with a black tank,  a pop of leopard print and my go-to chunky heels.  One of the issues I face when I wear tops like this is the struggle with getting a good bra. Hence I just crisscrossed my bra straps and made it look like it was part of the top. Thoughts?

Culottes: Vintage || Heels: Zara || Purse: F&F || Necklace: H&M 

I just want to say a big thank you to all of my readers. You have no idea how important blogging has been to me these past few months. Thank you guys for always visiting,  commenting and dealing with my now inconsistent posts. I promise to do better, thanks again. 






My usual corner at an event but I surprised myself this time by barely eating anything



Pandora Charms

Bloggers in action

Di'ja, I honestly didn't know who she was at first. She looks different from the Dorobucci video but isn't she gorgeous?

Christine and Monique, these two ladies made my night.

 Charlotte Obidairo, CEO of Pandora West Africa

The Operations Manager of Pandora, I didn't tell her but I love her head-wrap.
With Ronke, I wish you could see her outfit from head-to-toe cause she nailed it especially with the trousers.


The highlight of the event, met bloggers Portia and Grace finally!

Hey guys, remember those days when I used to post consistently on Sundays? Well I miss them don't you? 

Anyways, This past Saturday I was privileged to attend my first event as a blogger which took place at the Pandora store in Ceddi Plaza, Abuja Nigeria. This was also my first time at the mall and let me tell you I was both excited and nervous.  For those of you who have never heard of this brand, Pandora is a top selling jewelry brand worldwide. All their items are hand-crafted and made solely of gold, silver and the finest stones. In the past I always walked past this store as it screamed luxury and for those of us on a student budget you know what that implies but we will get there some day (goals). That is why I'm thankful for this opportunity as it gave me a chance to get to know more about this brand.

While I find the items to be quite pricey, it is quality after all. I love the branding and concept of this jewelry store “Unforgettable moments. What they do is that they attach each charm on a bracelet to a memory, whimsical right? Their earrings were my favourite part of the collection as I’m not really into necklaces or bracelets. I met some great people and I look forward to more events like this.

Stay tuned for the outfit post and a funny story!
Have you ever shopped at Pandora before? If so what was your experience like?