Monday, 11 August 2014

Under 40

I scored this dress on sale last year from Zara for £19.99, the bag is vintage £5.00 and my shoes were also dirt cheap £12.00 from Next during the Christmas sales. Thus my entire ensemble was £38.00. Which comes out to around $63.00, Now that is a steal... I had to prove to one of my friends that I can shop on a budget!!!!
However, after buying so many shoes in the states (blame the summer sales not my old habits) I decided to leave the shoes for my sister. I'm sure she'll put them to use more than I would have! I had a fabulous weekend, we had a cook-out at our house to welcome me back to Edinburgh and it was great to be around family and friends. Be fabulous and stay blessed!

Photographer: Femi Paosin of Paosin Photography 
Now Listening to: Mavado ft. Nicki Minaj - 'Give it all to Me'

Monday, 4 August 2014

Blue and Black Lanes

Isn't it funny how some pieces you've bought several seasons ago are still some of your favorite go to pieces? I bought this Zara Blouse about 3-4 years ago and it is still a wardrobe staple, for me. I love the fabric and how I can mix it with prints as I've done in the past or a simple outfit. I loved it so much I bought it in green as well.

When fashionistas say buy something you love in various colors, I definitely understand the rational behind that now. What pieces in your wardrobe have lasted several seasons and you still can't get enough of them?

Hope you had a great weekend!!! I spent it packing, travelling, and unpacking...oh how it was so much fun!!!!

Photographer: Teresa Dickson of Glanceobservecapture 
Now Listening to: Trey Songz ft. Justin Bieber 'Foreign'

Friday, 1 August 2014

Block Blues

There's something about shift dresses that always catch my attention. If you are one of my close friends, you know my of infamous grey and coral COS shift dresses that I can literally wear two to three times a week. You want me to get ready in literally 10 mins? Then those are my go to dresses.  It got so bad that when I went to the Bahamas a month or so ago, my best friend banned the grey dress!
 Thus when I saw this ASOS Blue print Long Sleeved Shift dress, I knew it would be a perfect addition to my closet. It is light in weight and tight enough to show you have a shape yet loose enough to hide any unflattering features. I think I paid about £20.00 or so for this dress, it's now a whooping £12.00. Definitely a steal!!!
Outfit Details:
Asos Dress (here)
Oversized & Other Stories Clutch similar (here)
Vintage Earrings
Goldtone Pearl cuff, TOPSHOP Natural Stone Cuff and Vintage pearl bracelet
Carven Sling Back Flats on sale with prints (here), (here) and (here).

Photographer: Teresa Dickson of Glanceobservecapture 
Now Listening to: Jai Paul - 'Jasmine'

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

FroNation

I have a love hate relationship with my hair. There are days that I want to just cut it all off, shave the sides or just wear a turban because my twist out didn't dry. But I'm definitely happy to be apart of the FroNation.
 Outfit Details:
Marks and Spencer's Vintage Blazer similar (here)
Zara Blouse
Zara Faux Fur Stole
Gap Skinny Trousers 
Christian Louboutin Pigalles 85
Vintage Gucci Shoulder Bag (shortened) similar (here)
ZFSowho Bangles (here)
Miss Selfridges Double Finger Ring similar (here)

I took these photos after church about 2 months ago back in Scotland. I totally forgot about this outfit. If I could dress like this everyday...trust me I would. It's comfortable chic and encompasses everything I love about a perfectly chic ensemble: Something Designer, Something Vintage and Amazing Accessories.

Photographer: Oluwatosin Ogunlesi  
Now Listening to: Jennah Bell - 'John Forbid'

Friday, 25 July 2014

First Day of Forever

My wedding day was beautiful over all, even though it started 3 hours late. I was a mixture of upset and sad. I couldn't change into my second dress, and the evening was very rushed. However, one things for sure, it was a great to be around family and friends and most importantly to marry the love of my life and best friend.

I opted to not do a weave and do a natural hair updo, as my husband hates weaves and I personally didn't want braids or twist for my wedding day hair. I was going to use Kinky Hair as attachments; however, my hair stylist advised against it because of the small fly away hairs. She stated that the small fly away hairs will show in photos, that I should go with kanekalon hair. I was reluctant at first but for the second trail she showed me once again that she knows her hair. I think it turned out great.

 All Nigerian Weddings End in Prayer, 'A family that prays together stays together.'
Hope you enjoyed the photos, and for all upcoming brides if I must give one word of advise it's: 'Don't stress about the mishaps that may occur, Enjoy YOUR Day and have fun with your spouse, family and friends!'

Photographer: Femi Paosin of Paosin Photography 
Now Listening to: The Foreign Exchange - 'All Roads'