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
Mondays arent exactly the best day of the week, generally noone really looks forward to it, I know I dont. The weekend is too short and We all need to come together to agree that there need be a day after Sunday, just before Monday. I bet just thinking about the workload the new week is enough to throw even the best of us into some sort of fashion rut . To make things easier, I have decided that we need Monday inspiration to help us with our wardrobe for the week, we all know I hope? for I can almost swear by it that Fashion has the magic wand to lift our spirit, just think of that boost of confidence you get when you know you are looking good or that smile that comes to your face when you get a compliment or even the urge you have to step out when you have just the right outfit for the day? For this section, we will be bringing people with real style who have not failed time after time to stun us with their sartorial style choices.
Because I have been obsessing over Ezinne’s style for a while now and have been collecting her pictures where and when I can, I figure we might as well start with her. She is an A list fashion stylist having worked with celebrities such as Genevieve Nnaji, Monalisa Chinda to mention but a few, Oh and she was also one of the stylist behind the just concluded 2013 Miss Nigeria pageant,
She is currently fashion editor at Genevieve magazine after so many months at Wow Magazine where she shunned out powerful editorials after editorials. Anyway without so much ado, guys I present Ezinne Chinkata to you. So what do you think? Are you Inspired yet?
Continue reading Monday Style Inspiration- Ezinne Chinkata
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
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! Continue reading High Low Swagu!
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! Continue reading Keeping it Neutral
Glam up Ur LBD by throwing on bold accessories like my
Rose di Omimi neckpiece and cross ring. Don’t forget Ur sunnies ofcourse even when its drizzling like in my pix above. Lol Continue reading Fashionati on Instagram
I cant stop grinning at the quality of the pictures. My camera came in on Monday. I took the pictures yesterday and the moment I transferred them to my system, I went wooow! The difference is definitely very clear. It didn’t even need editing. I am so super glad I splurged on the Canon 1100D.
On another note, I feel like I have been too relaxed on this blog, I have got so many ideas for it, so many things I want to do but somehow I have been too scared to step out of my comfort zone and reach for so much more. You know that saying that the only obstacle between you and achieving what you want is yourself. It is so true atleast I feel that way in my own case.
Are you out there reading this blog and feeling just how I feel right now? Are you scared to step out of your comfort zone? Or have you been there before? Pray share and let me know how you did it or plan to do it. I am going to be sharing every step I take with you all also.
Do have a nice week and trust that this camera is still shacking me and therefore there will be more update before the weeks runs out. Ciao.
Jeans and pokadot top is from Balogun Market, Shoes – Rampage, Bag – Asos
I guess I am on a roll today. Two outfit post in a day. This one is actually today’s outfit since I got some time on my hand, I figured I might as well update it. The velvet pant has been featured here on the blog before here. Hope you all had a great day. I am totally exhausted about now. I will just have some pineapples for dinner and sleep. A Girl has got to keep her shape you know as I am just too lazy to work out.
In other news, Is J Cole blaaaady bad or whaaaat? I love love love the new Album – Born Sinner. Y’all need to get hooked on that Album if you haven’t already. I swear I cant remember the last time I went ballistic over an album like this. Its real dope. On that note, I am outta here with my “crooked smile”. Stay Blessed and dont forget to hook up with me on Instagram- @fashionati. I update daily. Continue reading What I wore- Velvet and Green Florals