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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 …

Something for Valentines

"What if all I am is the broken lyrics of a broken song on a a broken record held gently in the broken hands of a broken man? What if despite all that I was still the song that made you smile" - Tyler Knott Gregson
You know, I've never really understood the fuss about Valentines. I mean, why wait for one day out of 365/366 in a year to show love to a loved one?
Lol! I'm joking please. Does anybody have a spare Valentine that they're not using?

Now, is it just me or has just about every girl become obsessed with being in a relationship? It's okay to be single guys! There's no need to rush. Relationships will happen or not. And honestly, that's okay.

Until very recently, I didn't think myself to be an emotionally expressive person. I'd see my friends "ooh" and "ahh" over surprise gifts or visits, acts of service from their significant others and I'd just be like Nah! Non! Rah rah! Not me!

At this point, I think I'm ev…

Vintage with Sarah Audu X Giveaway Winner

"The joy of dressing is an art" - Diana Vreeland
Hi everyone! In my New Year Post, I promised you some collaborations eh? I'm making good on that promise so here's what Sarah Audu of PrincessAuduBlogspot.com and I got up to last weekend.
Also, the winner of our last week's giveaway will be announced in this post, so stay with me.
Sarah and I had actually been in talks for a collaboration since last year but for some reason, our schedules never quite agreed.
Last weekend, our stars finally aligned and we decided to show you how to wear Vintage like a style star.
We met up somewhere around Maitama District Hospital because we wanted to use the telephone booth there for props. But true to Abuja's faux airs and graces, we were told off from taking pictures there. We drove around for a bit until we found a cluster of foliage that worked just fine.
Between posing and generally getting the pictures to work, Sarah and I had quite a nice time hanging out. Sort of fel…