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Making Ankara Work for Work

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Seeing that I almost always wear Ankara, I was somewhat skeptical about doing an Ankara themed post. But, I've realized that common place as it is to me, it isn't the same for everyone else. I've also found out that there are quite a lot of people who love Ankara but still struggle with incorporating it into their daily work style and so on.
Following this, this post on how to make Ankara work for a Monday and a Friday was birthed.

This is the second part of my collaboration with Omon Isinugben of Belois Couture. Catch up on the first one here.
Related: Mixing Prints 101 and Mixing Prints 201

Thankfully, gone are the days when you immediately thought of old and dreary patterns whenever Ankara came to mind. Now, we've seen Ankara become such a vibrant force to be reckoned with in fashion spheres all over the world. We've seen celebrities wear them in ways that are nothing like what our parents and grandparents used to wear in the days of…

Denim - Two Ways With Belois Couture

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This week (and in a few more to come), I will be collaborating with Omon Isinugben of Belois Couture to bring you contemporary women's wear for the African woman. I started to pay attention to Belois Couture when her Candy tulle top was making the rounds a couple of years ago. It was simple, fun, chic and classy. I remember making a mental note to buy it once I could afford it.


That never happened but you can imagine how pleased I was when Omon reached out to me to flesh out a collaboration.


Her brand is synonymous with structured silheouttes, exaggerated sleeves and hems, pleats, tulle and mesh and when she does print, they're bold and fiery.
Today, I'm easing in with two ways to make denim fancy because, denim is like fine wine. The older it gets, the better it becomes.
Related : Too much Denim?
If you do not already know by now, I absolutely adore mom jeans. Well, to be honest, I suppose I love jeans that allow me breathe. So, mum jeans, b…

Parisian - Styling a Beret

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The beret trend is one of those that I have looked at from afar with a healthy dose of uncertainty. I mean, I have always admired it on others but I wasn't quite sure I wanted to try it.


The thing is, I don't like them. You can rightfully say that I don't like head gears of any kind but my beef with berets run deep.
We wore berets back in secondary school and we wore the most unflattering colors - some 'cockroachy' brown and a blue. Because it was a Catholic school, we had to always wear one. That also meant that you needed to always have one of each. Problem is, I kept losing mine so I kept getting into trouble until I resorted to buying at least three every term in preparation for when I would lose one.


Having dealt with enough trauma from (not) wearing berets, I was comfortable with just watching from the sidelines. Well, until this year.


As with almost every other fashion accessory, a beret has the ability to take your outfit fro…

Style Inspiration - Work Wear, Take 2 with Sarah Audu

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How are y'all doing?


So, I teamed up (again) with Sarah Audu of  Princess Audu for a Work Wear Collaboration post. 
You might remember her from our first collaboration here.
This year, I'm being more intentional about going out and extending my network both within and outside of the blogosphere. It's really interesting how much of an introvert I am considering that my online persona is somewhat outgoing.


Sarah is such a sport and incredibly gracious. She is such refreshing company so as expected, I have sneaked in an application requesting for her to hang with me more often. Lol! We'll see how that goes.


We went back and forth a couple of times trying to find common ground on items we both owned that would also be helpful content and we finally agreed on work wear.


I did a work wear inspiration earlier in the year here and I intend to do more because I have realized that you can't own too many work appropriate clothes considering that you would spend abo…

Color Blocking - A How To Guide

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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…