Hi guys, hope you are cool, Its another week already, Can you believe that November is almost ended and December is just a few days away? This year really flew by. I am just so grateful to God for his mercies so far and by his grace, he will see us through the remainder month and into the new year (cant believe I just said the new year, sounds really surreal, 2013 was just yesterday now).
Usually as the year draws to an end, its a time of sober reflections for me, was I able to achieve my set goals for the year? How well did I fare with my resolutions? Continue reading What I wore – Shades of Green
Oh yes I did! I swept Lagos clean with my pants. Seriously I don’t think this jumpsuit would look half as nice with the length shortened though I would wear with a longer heeled shoe next time. I was too obsessed with matching the gold captoe of the shoes to my accessories to think of functionality. Anyway thankfully I went from Cab to the venue of the wedding reception, venue to cab and cab to home, so No I didn’t sweep Lagos clean yet. This question of functionality over aesthetics brings to mind a conversation I had with my sister this morning.
She had a wedding to attend and after we had set out what she was going to wear to stun the hell at that wedding yesterday, I left her and went off to a beach party. I came home only to find that she ditched the shoes – a multicolored sequinned shoe I picked specifically to create the wow factor for her chosen outfit – a black jumpsuit, for a plain black shoe she claimed was functional aka very comfortable. I was mad ofcourse, she had ruined everything, lol.
When it boils down to choice, aesthetics vs functionality, what do you go for? I am sure you already know my answer. Continue reading What I wore – Purple Jumpsuit
I broke down on my resolve not to buy anything new till the end of the year with this lovely forest green shift dress. Seriously who wouldn’t? And at the rate I got, I would be an obvious fool to let it go. It was an absolute steal. I spied the beauty along Obalende way on my way home from an interview for a Job I didn’t get eventually anyway this beauty was hanging in one of those makeshift roadside secondhand shops, my trained eye instantly saw this beauty for what its worth. Continue reading Forest Green
Sometimes all you think of while putting a look together is comfort over . I was in that frame of mind this day hence the wedge heels. They are so comfortable, I wore them throughout the day without the need for that extra pair of flats. The matchy-matchy or rather co-ord trend is major right now, I decided to jump on board. I had the suit made by my tailor, it was a remainder from one of my Aso-ebi piece. I loved the embellished floral prints on this material and so decided to put it to good use. This is the first time I am trying out the crop top trend so baby cropping, just a lil skin when I move in certain ways :D, trust you do get the general idea. Continue reading What I wore – Embellished two piece skirt and top
Excuse the loads and loads of pictures. They were so much more than this and I had to edit a whole lot out but somehow I was still left with a whole lot of them. For those of you who didn’t know already, I got married traditionally this month, Oct 4th to be precise. Its such a sweet feeling I tell you, that feeling of oneness with someone, the warmth, the care, the love and ofcourse now you can “love up” whenever, anytime without fear or worries or remorse, you know what I am talking about (wink wink). I was so happy this day, but then I am sure you can already see this from the all of my huge grins I couldn’t get off my face in the photos. Continue reading My Traditional Wedding
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
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? Continue reading Jewelbylisa Autumn/winter 2013
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