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Color Blocking - A How To Guide

Hi everyone, how are you doing?
Is that an eye roll I see for a color blocking post in 2018? It better not be!

Interestingly, this is one of the first posts I thought of when I was still playing around with the idea of starting a Fashion and Style back in 2014. After I saw Sarah of Princess Audu's posthere, I remembered I had these pictures lying around and concluded it was finally time to bring this post to life.
I do realize that color blocking as a trend is pretty much in the past now but you will agree with me that figuring out what colors go with what is a life saving knowledge to have. Okay, maybe not lifesaving but you do get my point? Aha? Aha!
When posed with a varying array of colors to work into an outfit, your first thought would be to play it safe by pairing with solids such as black and white or neutrals such as beige and nude. But, that's hardly the extent to which you can go.
Let's dig in!
Using the color wheel as a rule of thumb, colors opposite each othe…

Taking Stock || A Mini Book Review of Longthroat Memoirs by Yemisi Aribisala

Hey all,
How are you doing? Good? Good!

So, it took me quite a while to come up with a second Taking Stock post eh? I apologize.
Catch up on the first one here.
I didn't want to write a significantly empty one so I decided to add a mini book review to this episode.
If I may be honest, I'm wary of doing book reviews. Solely because, I do not consider myself an authority enough to criticize someone else's body of work. Also, I largely think that no one person should be able to dictate to others what they should or shouldn't read based on sentiments.
Anyway, I spent the last two or three weeks reading Yemisi Aribasala's Longthroat Memoirs -Soups, Sex and Nigerian Taste Buds and it is a really, really different kind of book.

As usual, I currently am;
Wearing: A lot of Ankara though not as often as I usually do. So, I reckon it is time to restock on Ankara outfits.
Reading: Markus Zusak's The Book Thief, William Goldin's Lord of the Flies and Harper Lee's To …

A Valentine's Look Book || Love Lessons

Happy Valentine's day everyone!

This year, I curated an easy Valentine's look book to make up for not being able to do a Christmas one. I had hoped to post this early enough (unlike last year) to still inspire your Valentines day outfits but I couldn't get around to it. I hope there are a couple of 11th hour addicts that I can still help.
Catch up here: Something for Valentine's
I also decided to add a few love lessons that I have picked up along the way. Now, make no mistake. I am no relationship expert. Far from it. In fact, I know a couple or so people who are rolling their eyes all the way to the back of their heads as they read this right now.
But, hey! Who says single pringles can't give relationship tips. I mean, if we had had it all figured out, then, we'd be married. Right? Don't agree? Lol. Moving on!

For my first look, I have on this really simple TNL dress that I got here.

It's not exactly my style as I don't particularly like snug clot…

Wanderlust || Dubai

Hi all!
I know it took forever but I've finally come through with a second wanderlust post.

Catch up on the first one here.
It's not my fault people! The spirit is willing but the account is weak.
I visited Dubai a couple of months ago and in as much as Dubai is one of those places that you kind of feel you have visited vicariously due to the number of posts you might have read on it, I must say I was still pleasantly surprised.
Arriving in Abu Dhabi, I was blown away by the airport first of all. Coming from the Murtala Muhammad airport, I was just glad to go through immigration processes without having to "find small thing for anybody". The next thing that awed me was the good roads. I know, I know! But it's been ages since I saw such well done roads. I just kept staring like: What? No way guys! No nerve wrecking speed bumps? Not even small pot holes? Ah ah! Do they have two heads?
Because we flew business class, we were able to get to Dubai from Abu Dhabi wher…

Water Falls - Kwa, Gurara and Agbokim

Niagara falls next. Amen? Amen!
Hi everyone.

For someone who doesn't like water, I have been to quite a number of water falls. Okay, just three but that's a lot for someone like me. So, I've concluded that it is not that I do not like water. I just do not like to be in water.
I've found that falls are quite calming. Maybe it's the soft sound the water makes as it cascades over the hills.
My first waterfall experience, Kwa falls, located in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State is my best till date. It was so soothing, I didn't want to leave. Sitting there, away from the noise and away from the world was so perfect.

As a child, I had been there a couple or so times on school excursions but they never really let us near the water. This time, we were able to climb the rocks through the water. It was both exhilarating and scary knowing that just one misstep could send you falling all the way down. But, climb, we did!

Be ready for sand flies though. I …