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All I want For Christmas...

...is a life changing credit alert! Duh! 
Hi everyone! Merry Christmas. It has been six months of consistent ( well, almost consistent) blogging. Thank you guys for sticking around.
Now that I think about it, I've never actually been able to say what I want whenever the question (what do you want) is posed. I'd end up with replies like " more love and attention". No. don't awwwn ans aahh. I'm not low maintenance, I'm just silly.
This post was originally scheduled to be a Christmas inspiration cum look book but lets be honest, if you guys are anything at all like me, then you already have your Christmas outfits figured out, pressed and hung out. Yes?
The trick is to keep it simple however. Nothing too much or too shiny or too bright. A touch of Christmas colors (if you absolutely have to) here and there and you're good to go.
So, for my first Christmas look, I have on a green TNL dress which I got as a gift sometime last year. It retails at Leyi Ush S…

Dressing Appropriately for Your Body Type

"The dress should follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress" - Hubert de Givenchy
Hello everyone! Long time no see. I'm sorry, life has been, well, life.
Over the months, I've gotten E-mails with questions in the line of "Oh this looks so good, do you think it would look good on me too". Then, there's my friend and flat mate Ehimen who doesn't wear any colors except black because she thinks they''ll make her look big. I thought about these and I decided to put together a little guide to help you dress appropriately for your body type.
Now, essentially, there are four body types; the hour glass, the apple, the banana and the pear.

THE HOURGLASS You know you're hourglass when you're extremely curvy with a tiny waist.
Work towards highlighting your curves and not hiding them. You can achieve this via belts.
For bottoms, wear a lot of pencil skirts and wide-legged pants.

Wrap dresses are perfect.
For tops, …

Pink Pastels x Sheye Oladejo

"...Baby, that we all want, we all need, fashion..." - Jon Bellion
Hello everyone! I recently got an offer for a partnership with Nigerian women-wear brand, SheyeOladejo.
They're especially known for evening wears, custom tailoring services and bridal wears. Their contemporary label is called 'Scqueeze' and this post features two pieces from their recent collection, 'Backbone'.
You'll see a lot more of posts like this because guess who is SheyeOladejo's muse for six months? Yay! Me!
Now, I've never really been a fan of pink. Probably because it's so soft and feminine and girly and I'm not really about that life. However, my prejudice doesn't stop me from appreciating the beauty that is pink. From fuchsia to its pastels like flamingo, rouge, crepe and watermelon; It is such a beautiful and flattering color.
My favorite ways to style pastels are; Monochromatic(which is different shades of one color), Mixed pastels(which would create a…

Thoughts on The Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2016

"You can never be overdressed" - Oscar Wilde


The Lagos Fashion and Design Week 2016 just came to a close and although I didn't get the chance to attend, I experienced it vicariously via my Twitter and Instagram timelines.
I must say that I'm extremely impressed with the Nigerian Fashion Industry. It is amazing to watch the collective efforts (by Designers, Retailers, Models, Digital influencers and Bloggers) that has ultimately put Nigeria on the World fashion map.
I had my fill of fashion for the year by just watching and taking in the amazing outfits from enthusiasts who attended the four-day event and pieces from the various designers who showcased at the event.
It is safe to say that in fashion this season, we're looking forward to trends like; structured cut-outs, exaggerated hemlines, elaborate sleeves, ruffles, thigh-high slits and deconstructed necklines.
For colors, our palettes will range from pastels and neutrals (as shown by designers like Style Templ…

3, 4 Ways To Style Your White Button-down Shirt

"Elegance is not standing out but being remembered"- Giorgio Armani
Because 1, 2 Ways To Style Your White Button-down Shirt was such a favorite, we're back with another one!
It can not be over emphasized. A white button-down shirt is the real deal. Its tailored shape brings elegance to both casual and formal ensembles alike.
There really aren't a lot of wardrobe essentials that we lean on more than this statement piece. I know I said that about the basic white tee and maybe a couple of other fashion items, but stay with me here. Okay?
This time I decided to take it up a notch (or I'd like to think that's what I did).
In the first look which is my favorite of the two, I have on an Ankara pinafore over my white button-down shirt. This had me reminiscing on my secondary school days  Funny enough, I couldn't wait to graduate from Junior Secondary just so I could get out of wearing pinafores. Now they're stylish. Yay! Fashion. 


For the second look which is…

Styling Co-ords

"Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it" - Yves Saint Laurent

Hi everyone! Apologies for being MIA. If you've followed the blog closely you might have noticed that new posts come up on Sundays or every other Sunday if I'm being honest. Pardon me, I'm working on making that regular. However, I'm afraid that weekly posts are still not enough so, please, if you have any (style) ideas or suggestions or anything at all that you'd want to see on the blog, don't hesitate to leave me a comment or send us an Email.
Thank you!
Now, I'm probably already late on the Co-ord trend. But, better late than never right?
I remember when my mom used to dress me up in matching outfits and I'd sulk for as long as I had them on. Who would have thought that the trend would come back and not just for kids too.
For my first look I styled an Ankara print Co-ord skirt set. A flared crop top with a matching semi-wrap s…