Jewelbylisa Autumn/winter 2013

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The prints are stunning and as usual very tailored. The colors are predominantly dark – dark green, blue, black  with bust of red prints. The hems featured lots of cut outs, noone does prints like JBL and this is very evident in the different print mix. It was simply brilliant, nothing too clashy or match, just the right blend. Leather was also mixed with prints giving the collection a very edgy vibe.

I can imagine the lady in these outfits, she is stylish, quirky, loves fashion, loves to look chic without coming off as trying too hard. She is effortlessly chic well think Solange Knowles , I mean check out the drop waist dress above with the cut out- super super cute. Or the shorts with the side ruffle, how cool can you get in that? The two piece outfits can be worn together or individually. Its brilliant and hopefully very soon I would own my very first JBL item. I believe! Now over to you, What do you think? Are you feeling this collection too?JBL Continue reading Jewelbylisa Autumn/winter 2013

What I wore – Drop waist dress

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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.IMG_0714 Continue reading What I wore – Drop waist dress

What I wore – Asymmetrical Pencil Skirt

IMG_0659How 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

What I wore – Orange shirt dress

IMG_0162I 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.  IMG_0160

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

What I wore – The white blazer

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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.IMG_0127

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What I wore – The Midi Skirt

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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.IMG_0107 Continue reading What I wore – The Midi Skirt

What I wore – Peplum prints

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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.IMG_0095

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

What I wore – Maxi Loving

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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?IMG_0070 Continue reading What I wore – Maxi Loving

High Low Swagu!

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I have had this top for quite a while, actually the boyfriend got it for me but I just never wore it , that long flowy low is not really my goto style, it has too much swagu shii going on about it. Well yesterday, I dusted it outta the wardrobe, its black and white so I paired it with my neon pink pants that has also made an appearance on the blog before, threw on the booties and caught the swag. Clothes can do that truly, they can give you swag! Check me out for proof, lool!IMG_0063 Continue reading High Low Swagu!

Keeping it Neutral

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I unconsciously can never keep everything neutral, I always have to introduce an element of fun in form of color. In this case, I had to introduce the colorful crayon neckpiece. I am really serving poses in this pictures, blame it on the camera. Lol!IMG_0049 Continue reading Keeping it Neutral