Friday, 17 October 2014

Racoon Tails

One way I spruce up my purses, handbags and clutches is with Fur or Faux Fur Key Tails. My when I visited London last, my cousin asked me excitedly, 'are they back in?' I shrugged, replying, 'I have no idea, I just like them.' Since then I made it a mission to buy another one in blue and a green one. However, I couldn't find a good green one. During my mission to search for one during the summer, I stumbled across this stripped racoon tail. It was love at first sight! And for only $10.00 (I believe), it's an easy way to update almost any bag in my closet.
Outfit Details:
Zara Long Sleeved Blouse: (Sold Out) 
 Vintage M&S Blazer similar: (here)
Banana Republic Martin Cropped Trousers
Zara RW 2013 (Sold Out) similar (here) +(here) but LOVE these (here)
Blue Ferragamo Varina's (here) lasercut version on sale (here)

So are they 'back in' or 'on trend'? I don't know nor, do I care...I just love them and these days I wear what I like, love and feel comfortable in. Fashion trends do not always dictate my purchase choices. You can get faux fur tails (here) + (here). P.s. I lied I do know, they are back on trend Fendi has some (here) and DKNY (here).

Have a blessed weekend, the Sun is coming out and I'm loving it in Edinburgh. I'll be working on completing my brand packaging! Can't wait!!

Photographer: Oluwatosin Ogunlesi 
Now Listening to: Ty Dolla Sign (Ty$) - 'Or Nah' Remix

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Piece of the Week: 'Eclectica Vintage 1980s Napier Necklace

This magnificent 'Eclectica Vintage 1980s Napier Gold Plated Rhinestone Statement Necklace' is that timeless piece that vintage jewellery lovers all over the world are in constant awe of, as it is a limited production piece. This fabulous piece is gold plated and created with impeccable craftsmanship and quality. This is definitely timeless piece that can be dressed up or down.... however, I'd recommend dressing this beauty up, always! 

Purchase the Piece here: John Lewis 
Now Listening to: Jessie Ware - 'Say You Love Me'

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Construction Blues

With the weather getting colder and colder, when the sun comes out and shines I try my best to dress warm....until you catch a change of weather cold for trying to look cute. I have been shopping in my closet and discovering old favorites....while also discovering I've gained weight, I gotta snap back asap, so I can fit my clothing again!

It can get very depressing when you see so many amazing pieces in your closet that are too tight or no longer fit. I guess me and the gym will be best-friends for the next couple of months. I've also been considering training for a 5K then maybe a 10K after I complete the 5K, something to do before I hit 30.
Outfit Details:
COS Long Sleeve Top similar: (here
Reiss Multi-pleated Skirt RW12 similar: (here)
Vintage Belt worn as a Necklace LOVE this (here) + (here)
Aldo Lace up heels similar in black (here) but LOVE these (here)
Vintage Monogram Gucci Bag other styles (here) + (here

I absolutely adore Grey, Green and Blue hues this fall. I just can't get enough of these colors. Thus when I found this Reiss skirt in my closet I just had to wear it. The Blue hues are refreshing; not too loud, but loud enough to make a subtle impression!

I hope you're having a fabulous week!!! There is nothing like living in the moment and being happy, I hope all my readers are just that...happy! Xx

Photographer: Oluwatosin Ogunlesi 
Now Listening to: Wale Ft. Jeremiah - 'The Body'

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Mixed Print Community

If you don't already know, fall is my favorite season! I love rocking blazers, and putting layers on layers on layers. It's so much more easier to dress up...literally. I tend to always always rock a blazer to work, or brunch or dinner. I'll probably switch it up soon..or maybe not! *wink*. This weekend the weather was quite cool, so I rocked my mixed print Ankara Dress, to church and loved how it looked.
 Outfit Details:
Ankara Mixed Print Dress similar (here) + (here)
ZFSowho Vintage Earrings similar (here)
Christian Louboutin 100 Pigalles (here) + (here) cheaper version (here) + (here)

You can purchase this dress now from my Community Service Africa Collection Etsy, or Bigcartel. Where them with sneakers as I did (here), or with pumps for a date night or wedding.

Photographer: Oluwatosin Ogunlesi 
Now Listening to: HillSongs - 'Anchor'

Friday, 26 September 2014

Community Service: Mini Pop Up Shop

As many of you know, I have an online Jewellery Shop via etsy where I sell custom handmade pieces by myself, statement jewellery and vintage jewellery. As much as I love my jewellery, I've wanted to start a mini pop up shop for some time. After the push from family and friends and my friend recently buying items from me...I thought I'd just do it! Thus the birth of Community Service.

'Community Service is a fashion brand that offers women a select range of unique pieces to create their own personal style. The brand's aesthetic is based on the love for African Print and the Community; by combining contemporary silhouettes, styles and trends with colourful and bold fabrics to create unique statement pieces.
All items are made in Africa (Nigeria), to sustain the African Woman and support thriving tailors in the Motherland. We believe in giving back to the community and working towards a better tomorrow.
Today, a woman with a love for fashion creates her own style and future!'
Here is how I would style the 'Tejiri Open Back Dress' this fall:
Kenneth Jay Lane Coin Choker (here), Topshop Perfect Ghillie Courts (here), Tejiri Community Service Dress (here), Topshop Lantern Jacket by Religion (here), and Fendi Mini Fendista Shoulder Bag (here).

The price range for items are from £20.00 - £60.00. This is a limited Edition Collection. I'll be having a giveaway soon from the Community Service Pop - Up shop so watch this space!!! View the entire collection (here) + (here). 

Photographer: Aghogho Ogunlesi 
Now Listening to: Nina Simone - 'Feels Good'