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Showing posts from August, 2016

Monochromes - Again

Styling Your Basic White Tee

"Real style is never right or wrong. It's a matter of being yourself on purpose" - G Bruce Boyer
You're probably beginning to think that I love the color white. I don't! The conscious effort to not soil it is a burden that I'm never ready to carry. Also, for some reason, my face powder stains every surface I come in contact with; my phone, bae's shirt, my handbag even. It's ridiculous. Ahn, ahn, am I the only one that wears brown powder?
However, a basic white tee is a wardrobe essential and I'm not about to give it up for the fear of a little stain here and there.
For something seemingly so simple, the basic white tee is quite a hassle to style. There's the risk of having a very dull outfit or going so overboard it is drowned by a mass of colors and patterns. The trick is to find the balance.
Here are a range of styles to rock this versatile piece of clothing;
WHIMSICAL Here, I paired my basic white tee with pencil jeans, sandals and a fedora …

Common Fashion Misconceptions

"Don't make fashion own you but decide who you are and what you want to express by the way you dress and the way you live" - Gianni Versace
In a time like this when there is so much pressure to live up to misguided standards as seen on Instagram and other social media, it's easy to get carried away trying to keep up appearances to the detriment of the most important things.
Also, because fashion is ever so constantly reinventing itself, it's easy to get lost in a sea of misconceptions. Here are six of these misconceptions and why they're not true.
You Have To Look Like You Just Stepped Off The Runway;  No! You don't  have to look like runway models to do it right. Most times, the clothes featured on runways are exaggerated so, don't feel bad when you don't look like them. You're actually not supposed to.

Fashionable Clothes Have To Be Expensive; Ugh! In this economy? Who are you kidding! You do not have to break the bank to look good. Personally…

Wanderlust || Obudu Mountain Resort

"Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer" - Anonymous
Dive Into Mauve is solely a fashion and style blog but, I hope that you'll permit me to dabble a little bit into travel and maybe abstract photography sometime soon. 
I have a severe case of wanderlust and in time (Read as; with money), I plan to bring you pictures from around the world.
However, because charity begins at home, here is my experience in Obudu Mountain Resort, Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria.
For the longest time, I had wanted to make this trip. When the opportunity finally presented itself earlier this year, I was beside myself with excitement.
What I didn't envision is how far away it is. After about twelve hours (from Abuja) on the incredibly bad roads, every single muscle in my body ached. It seemed like the drive would never end. However, once we drove through the gates of the resort and started the steep climb on the intestine road to get to the m…