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Parisian - Styling a Beret

Hey guys! How ya'll doing?

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

Hey guys!
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

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…