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Twenty Six

No, I'm not twenty-six  and no I'm not telling my age. A woman doesn't what? Aha!


It's however my birthday today and also a year of almost consistent blogging. Remember our Relaunch and Birthday post here?
I can't say that it has been easy. It hasn't. There have been days when I've wanted to just quit the blog but then I'd remember how much fulfillment it brings me to write so I'd get back on my computer and apologize for being MIA.
I used to think writing the posts would be the hard part but not at all. It's the publicizing that gets me worked up. The consistent "Please Read and Share"s; then looking at the views and wondering if the work I put in is worth it at all.
Hopefully, the time will come when the views will be commensurate to the work that the team puts in. Amen? Amen!
The wonderful people over at Twentysix.co sent me this really lovely skirt and the moment I saw it, I knew it was going to be my birthday outfit.


Paired with …

Styling Pleats

"Fashion is what you're offered four times a year by designers. Style is what you choose" - Lauren Hutton

I'll actually never cease to marvel at how old trends just casually make their way back in. At this point, I think I'll save my kids the stress by keeping all the pieces that are in-vogue now.
I remember the first time I tried to wear a pleated skirt. One of those really old-fashioned ones with very sharp knife pleats. My mum wouldn't have it. She just went on and on about how very unflattering it was because it was from her era. She insisted I wasn't leaving the house dressed like that and even offered me money to shop new skirts provided I took that one off. I grudgingly did. 
In retrospect, maybe that particular skirt was a tad too old-fashioned. Thankfully, accordion folds are no longer dreary and boring. From skinny knife pleats to wide paneled pleats, there are so many cool and fun ways to style them now.
For this post, I styled an Ankara pleate…

Mixing Prints 201

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different" - Coco Chanel

Hi everyone,

The truth is, mixing prints is actually a whole lot easier than it looks. Once you learn the basics, everything else is easy peasy.


I did an extensive post here on how to mix prints. It detailed four rules;
Attention to scaleBreaking up the pieces with solidsUsing colors from the same pallet andKeeping it simple Honestly, these are pretty much all you need to mix and match prints nicely.
For this post, I styled two more outfits just to give you some more inspiration on mixing Ankara prints.


The first outfit is an Ankara not-so-midi skirt paired with a tailored blouse. I added my green pumps to give it some more color.



The second outfit is an Ankara skater skirt paired with an Ankara Cold-shoulder top and my white sneakers to make me look like a baby girl. Because, once a baby girl, always a baby girl.


It looks like the Cold-shoulder trend isn't going away anytime soon. Is it? Sad! I ha…

Orire With Mayrush

 "I've run out of fashion quotes"- Tee

By now, you'd have known that my favorite thing after Ekpangnkwukwo and well, Garri and Soup is a well crafted Ankara Outfit.

I can say no to a lot of things but saying no to a beautiful Ankara outfit is something I can't quite do I'm afraid. That was the case when I stumbled on the Instagram account of the wonderful people over at MayRush.

I wanted to order everything but you know? The way my account is set up, I had to settle for just one dress. This one!

I had initially planned to wear this outfit on a trip with LuminaEfx to the Kajuru castle in Kaduna so I have been saving it. Since last year. Lol. Don't give me that look. I'm a stickler for plans.
Unfortunately, my village people have been bent on not letting that trip happen so I decided to shoot it anyway.

I wore my Orire Shift dress to work afterwards (without the sneakers) and just about everyone ordered one too. You'd understand why. It's such a…

Fringed

"I like my money right where I can see it: Hanging in my closet" - Carrie Bradshaw
I know I'm awfully late on the fringe trend but, heyy! Better late than never. Eh? (Let me know when I begin to say that too much).


The thing is I'm not exactly sure what season the fringe trend is from. Is it a new trend or is it making a comeback? I remember suede fringe outfits from a time in the past but I'm not sure if that really caught on at any point in Fashion history.


Through late last year to now, you'd however agree with me that fringed outfits have become quite common. I've seen people incorporate them into the hems, necklines and sleeves of their outfits or just wear them wholly as independent outfits.


What I love the most about this trend is how playful it is. This skirt just made me want to shake my non-existent behind and shake it I did. I also love that it gives off an air of sophistication regardless.


I styled my Ankara fringed skirt with my black corset …

The Perfect Pre-Wedding Shoot

"Mawwage. Mawwage is what bwings us togevah today. Mawwage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam wifin a dweam" - The princess bride by William Goldman

Hi everyone, sincere apologies for the long absence and apologies in advance for the fact that I won't be posting as often as I should just yet.
I lost my dad a few weeks ago and between crying and beating myself up over being somewhat distant from him in the weeks before he died, I've not been able to do much else.

It's hard enough to lose someone but it's even worse to deal with the feeling of guilt knowing that you could have been there for them a lot more than you were.

I'm especially thankful to my cousin; Remi and my friends; Eddy, Grace, Uyai and Ehimen that have not grown weary of encouraging me to not blame myself and frankly, allowing me burst into tears randomly. Thank you.
This post has been in my drafts for a while now so I thought to share it with you.
Now, I don't know if there is a rewa…

A Print Affair With Ice Collections

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself" - Coco Chanel
It's safe to say that my favorite thing in the world is seeing young indigenous Nigerians carve a niche for themselves in the fashion industry.

When Charity Ineji reached out to me for a collaboration, I was literally overjoyed. I promise it has absolutely nothing to do with getting new clothes for free. Focus!

We went back and forth for a while until we agreed on three outfits from her brand, Ice Collection which specializes in making well-tailored female clothing; couture and prêt-à-porter for the quintessential woman.
Related; Pink pastels with Sheye Oladejo
I didn’t need to see the pieces to know I couldn’t wait to wear them.

The first outfit, a mixed print Ankara cold shoulder print dress was one that I fell in love with at first sight. But then again, I’m obsessed with Ankara. Extra points for mixed prints. I see myself wearing this to church or work on a Friday.

The second dress, a flare off the …