Saturday, June 9, 2018

Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top
Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top
Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top

The love for sheer fabrics has been sweeping the fashion world. A scroll down timelines reveal a plethora of sheer frocks that leave nothing to the imagination. From the runways to high street, designers have changed the once forbidden VPL (visible panty line) to VP (visible panty). 

While sheers have become the 'go to' fabric, pulling them off can be tricky sometimes. I'm honestly not a huge fan of baring it all but on the other hand, linings take away from the beauty of sheers. So to keep from giving the world a peep show in this lovely top kindly sent me from Fifinneji, I went for a full coverage bra/cami, one of the easiest ways to keep this fabric in one's radar without tossing decency out the window. Full coverage knickers would also be my personal preference if I had to wear sheer bottoms. 
You?

  How about this for an eye catchy and insanely chic skirt to go with the gorgeous top? We've all known and loved tiered/ ruffled sleeves, now their sartorial flouncy successors are here and I am a huge fan. This one is very feminine and can take you from day time to night time. I finished the look with a belt, an alluring pair of ankle boots and a graphic clutch I felt was a good match for the look -DRAMA. 
I hope you like this ensemble as much as I do.

Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top
Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top
Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top
Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top
Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top

Top - Fifinneji (here)
Skirt - Fash'd 
Clutch - Bari Lynn (here)
Boots - Jimmy Choo (old)


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Tiered Pleated Skirt + Print Sheer Top

Saturday, May 26, 2018


The past few seasons have been all about statement sleeves! Dramatic sleeves that steal the spotlight including bell, cold shoulder, tulip, oversized, balloon and extended stay populating my Instagram feed. Both high end and high street brands are churning them out with each collection outdoing the prior. Go big or go home!
 Oh fashion, can’t live with it, can’t live without it!

The first time I saw this dress, I fell in love with the lovely statement making tulip detail. And I dared to style it with another statement piece, a layered topper. Who says two statement pieces can’t be styled together without clashing? Hey, more is more sometimes, keyword sometimes, Ha!

This attention grabbing sleeves come in a longer length but I went for the shorter as longer sleeves can tend towards being impractical sometimes. 

Statement sleeves are definitely becoming a staple, what style whets your whistle? While balloon sleeves have a a very special place in my heart, extended sleeves are what I work into my OOTD more often that others. 

The Layered gingham topper was kindly sent me from The Kemist. I styled a similar style of theirs here. I love the zipper detail and kept it down for an effortless look. Just because hats will always be 'a thing' for me, I went for a boater hat to complete the look. 

I’ve also styled this topper zipped up with a belt to accentuate the waist. Would you like to see that look? 

How’s everyone going? It’s the last days of the school year and it has been crazy busy. I’m looking forward to Summer vacay even though I’m staying local for the most part this year. What are your plans for the Summer? 

Have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend!

Deets
 Dress - Fash'D (here)
Jacket - The Kemist (here)
Ankle boots - Gianvito Rossi
Bag - Chanel


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Tulip Sleeve Dress + a Layered Topper

Friday, May 11, 2018

Black Dress with Ankara appliques
Black Dress with Ankara appliques
Black Dress with Ankara appliques

This dress with it’s full skirt is a polished update to the classic Little Black Dress. A perfect way to transform your old black dress into the live of the party, the floral Ankara appliqués accent the hem and adds an oomph to an already stand out piece.

Little Black (Floral) Dress

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Wearing Black in the Spring
Wearing Black in the Spring


An understated, chic, edgy and universally flattering hue, black isn’t exactly a color and has an undeniable power. 


It’s commonly used as a mourning color in many cultures. When draped on religious orders, it connotes seriousness. Worn as a black cloak for a witch costume, it spells sinister. And as a leather jacket on a biker, it comes across as rebellious. Worn as a little black dress, it spells endless chic and sexy.

The bomber jacket remains the frontrunner for transitional periods. One with floral appliqué that adds a little something extra is a must have for spring. I’ve had this one for a little over a year and it’s easily becoming one of my off duty go to’s. 

The frilly detail adds an oomph to this effortless date night appropriate piece. It can be paired with black jeans like I’m showing today for huge doses of edgy, slacks or a pencil skirt, over a dress, the possibilities are truly endless.

I finished my look with a pair of feminine ankle boots that pop and a shoulder bag.

Wearing Black in the Spring
Wearing Black in the Spring
Wearing Black in the Spring
Wearing Black in the Spring
Wearing Black in the Spring

Deets
Jacket - Zara (old)
Jeans - Fashionnova
Bag - Saint Laurent
Boots - Manolo Blahnik


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Wearing Black in the Spring

Saturday, April 14, 2018

How to style a trench coat
How to style a trench coat
How to style a trench coat

A trench is classically chic and a closet staple. It’s also the perfect transitional layering piece. Not too heavy for warm days and not too light for chilly days.

 I love the versatility of a trench. You can wear it as a dress, over a skirt / dress, with a skirt of skinny jeans or just draped over your shoulders. Best of all, you can wear it longer than a season. I’ve had this one for a couple years and I’m still loving it. 

I styled this hero piece with a nude skirt and red accessories. A pair of mirrored sunnies completed my look. 
How do you style your trench coats?

P.S I've got a very busy weekend so I'm keeping this post short and sweet, :).

How to style a trench coat
How to style a trench coat
How to style a trench coat
How to style a trench coat
How to style a trench coat

Deets
Trench - Jungal
Skirt - Forever 21 
Bag - Chanel
Heels - Sophia Webster



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Deliver on Style with a Trench Coat

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Little White Dress + Gold Fascinator, an Easter Look
Little White Dress + Gold Fascinator, an Easter Look
Little White Dress + Gold Fascinator, an Easter Look

How’s this for a winning frock! And what better day to dress up in your Sunday’s best than Easter Sunday. 

THE DRESS
While it’s very tempting to go all pastels for Easter, the LITTLE WHITE DRESS season is upon us and we can’t ignore the fact that white is always a clean, fresh and stand out option. This amazing dress boasts an illusion bodice and loads of layers from the neckline to the gloved sleeves and the side.

It may be impractical for that Easter egg hunt but effortlessly takes you from service to brunch. The layers of frills turn up the wow factor of this already stunning dress. 

Thinking what’s next for this piece after an Easter debut? There’s a plethora of events that this will be appropriate for. Hello tea parties, cocktail parties, all white parties not to mention summer weddings!!

THE HAT
As you already know, I am a sucker for any kind of headgear. I did state in a recent post that I literally live in hats sometimes. From beanies, to fedoras, berets , boaters and church hats, I love them all. Well, maybe not a bonnet, Ha!

This gold number has my name written all over it. I love the drama and elegance of this fascinator hat from Nigeria based milliner Ure of Urezkulture. When I was sent this exotic gold fascinator as a birthday gift, I knew it’d be perfect for Easter. I was all kinds of right as it goes great with mu Little white dress. 

THE HAIR
While I’m not a bride, sweeping my hair up into an updo has become my new obsession. It’s a perfect option for when you want to dress up, go to a formal affair draped in a gorgeous gown and is a favorite hair style of brides. This one worked well and shows off the pretty neckline neckline of my dress perfectly.

Happy Easter guys! 
I hope you enjoy every minute of it. I’m home on Spring Break all week, just catching my breath!

Little White Dress + Gold Fascinator, an Easter Look
Little White Dress + Gold Fascinator, an Easter Look
Little White Dress + Gold Fascinator, an Easter Look
Little White Dress + Gold Fascinator, an Easter Look
Little White Dress + Gold Fascinator, an Easter Look
Little White Dress + Gold Fascinator, an Easter Look

Deets
Dress - Available at FashD (here)
Hat - Urezculture (here)
Heels - Christian Louboutin (old)

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Little White Dress + Gold Fascinator, an Easter Look