In all honesty, I never intended for my Oleku to be this short. This is all my tailor’s fault. I mean this is a good three yards of material and my tailor could barely whip out a good wrapper out of it. I didn’t realize until my sister pointed it out to me that my tailor is completely wasteful with materials, you go to his workshop and half of your material is lying in his bin as waste. This is very disheartening to me as I dislike waste of any sort but then (sad face) its so hard to find a good and affordable tailor and so I am staying put.
Another confession, this is the very first time in my fashionista fashionati fashion conscious adult life I am tying a wrapper of any sort so I do hope I fared well. I didnt bother with gele, I am totally hopeless with that, I couldn’t tie a good gele even if there was a million dollar bet placed on it. I just cant and I blame my mother and sister for this, growing up, my every attempt at tying the gele only gets them bursting into laughter after which they advise me , for my own good not to walk out the door in whatever it is I got on my head …sigh… . You do get the general picture now I hope? Continue reading What I wore – Oleku
Honestly In my head, Bohemian hairdo = fashionista (I think the same thing of the turban look too) . I love the eccentricity it adds to an outfit, it makes me feel like I can wear anything and get away with it. Like I could decide to mix prints or wear a bustier bodysuit with a long ass black skirt and get away with it.
I got this skirt at a very ridiculously cheap price, it was just another long ass black skirt lost in the midst of many, seriously who wears such long skirts these days anyways? Well unless you are a CU student, lol! (my Naija people get the joke). I spotted the skirt and automatically fell in love with the high waist, upon further inspection, I discovered it was Givenchy too, trust I was absolutely SOLD! Ofcourse, I kept a straight face, priced the skirt, paid the pittance and walked away with a huge huge grin on my face, I mean its not everyday one stumbles upon a Givenchy find while thrifting.
Top – Asos bodysuit, Skirt – Givenchy, Pumps – HM
This is the second time ever I am wearing this shorts since I got them last year, I have got lots of clothes like this in my wardrobe therefore I have compelled myself to shop my closet more this month instead of fixating on buying new stuff. In that vein, I dug this bermuda shorts out of my closet. What attracted me to the shorts initially was the prints, loved it on first sight, got it during one my thrifting bouts last year. I decided to go risque by pairing it with stripes, this combination got my sister rolling her eyes once again but atleast this time she thought it was cool. Yay! What do you think guys? Is it a yay? or ? Continue reading What I wore – Bermuda Shorts
I am really starting to enjoy making my own dress, I mean its really cheap, living in Nigeria, where you do not have access to high streets brands, to stalk items till they go on sale and purchase and retailers who buy high street brands are ever so expensive and more than not stock same last season items, your best bet is to find yourself a good tailor, hit the market, purchase your fabric and create your own styles. This way you can be stylishly trendy without looking like the next girl or breaking your bank account. Its really working for me, I tell you. Continue reading What I wore – Drop waist dress
How come people see me and go how I have lost weight and yet this does not reflect in my clothes? I mean the clothes are still as huggy as ever. Going by the “you have lost weight” I have gotten recently, my pants ought to be baggy by now and skirts and dresses needing a retouch, unfortunately this is not the case, the dresses still fit like glove yet I seem to be loosing weight according to peeps. Something is definitely wrong somewhere! Lol, do you guys go through this whole “you have lost weight saga” yet no show for the body . Made the skirt I am wearing, I was really drawn to the prints, paired it with the black top to play up the prints and Gold metallic sandal to avoid going too dark. Continue reading What I wore – Asymmetrical Pencil Skirt
I am getting bolder by the day oo. I see a lil tummy peeking out. Lol! Last time i showed off any kind of skin was in my uni days. In my Uni days, if it doesn’t show skin, I aint wearing it. I have outgrown all that now or so I thought, damn look what Fashion done to me, Its got me wanting so bad to do a short and crop top combo but who am I kidding, my abs are so not ready. I have been procrastinating on joining a gym.
On another note, do you have lip color you like on others but never on you? Thats my situation with the pink lip color above. I just hate that deep pink color everytime I wear it, I feel like it ages me, like it doesn’t sit well with my skin color. I gave it a try again today and cleaned it up again immediately after the shoot. What do you think? Is it nice or is it just in my head? Continue reading What I wore – Orange shirt dress
Isn’t the bicycle pose just so like the street style images captured during fashion week? Again I spied the bicycle and I just had to have a shot with it. I only wish I could ride, then maybe I woulda also taken a spin in them.
Now this post shoulda been captioned “Ode to the white blazer”. Remember how I wanted a white blazer so much I even did a post on it here. I found the perfect one guys and I got it at a steal. Let me rephrase, the white blazer found me. I am a believer guys, you attract what you think of kapish! The other day I decided to go thrift shopping, I was convinced my wardrobe needed a revamp and as a chic on a budget, I know where to hit when the rut sets in and I aint got that much cash to spare . So I braced the early morning rain on this fateful day , now the trick of thrifting or second hand shopping that I will share with you all is that you have to be there and done with your shopping latest by 9am. If you get there anything later than 9am, honey you wont find anything worthy.
Continue reading What I wore – The white blazer
It wasnt too long ago that fashion and fashionistas were all over the midi skirt trend, I suppose we have since moved to other things. I got this skirt during one of my thrift ventures last year, this is the second time I am wearing it. I loved the high waist of the skirt, I didnt even think twice when I saw it, I snapped it up immediately. I cant say how much thrifting has been good to me, how else can I get unique pieces at ridiculous prices. For this look I was going going for an “all black errthang” Lol! But as usual, I had to break it with some other color. The cap was thrown in for that X factor. Continue reading What I wore – The Midi Skirt
Inspired by Nancie of nanciemwai.com take on peplum in one of her post, I whipped out my peplum ankara top, paired with my oxblood pants and wore them to work. I think that top is very versatile, I will definitely be pairing it with a pair of boyfriend jeans when i do get one, a red pencil skirt and on and on. Can we really ever get over the peplum style? I dont think so, I mean the day you wear a peplum top, you dont have to bother with your tummy, whether its bulging or not, the quantity of food you eat and all, it covers everything. It gives you an extra curve if you are pretty straight, tones you down by defining your waist line if you are pretty thick too. The peplum is a win win situation whichever way you choose to look at it. I added the leopard prints for that extra cool factor.
Asides- I left my shades at home this day, I took the pictures after work at which point my eyes were already tired out from staring at the system for over 8hrs, so excuse the tired look. Continue reading What I wore – Peplum prints
Let me tell you the story of that lace top I am wearing, I got it last year at the L’Espace Christmas sales party, I remember when I picked it up and was checking it out, some so called fashion guru beside me were whispering at how ugly the top was and were looking like me like I must be really nuts to even look at the top I knew it looked like a plain old granny lace top at the time but my instincts felt the top. So I paid for it, took it home, got Obioma (roadside tailor) to slimfit the sleeves, it had this wide sleeves when I purchased it, I hate those sleeves as they make me appear bigger than it is. I also had the sides slimmed for a better fit and voila the top in all its gorgeousness even my sister who couldnt understand the top initially had to confess it made perfect sense now.
I have always bought clothes with my sixth sense, I always could see the potentials in clothes people wont give a second thought which is why I guess I am so successful at thrifting. The maxi is a simple laid back style, a maxi skirt or dress and the right accessories and you are cool chic to go. What do you think of my maxi style? Continue reading What I wore – Maxi Loving