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

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look

Just like monochrome, bubble everything is having a moment yet again, another proof that fashion remains cyclical. Boy am I glad to have held on to some pieces from way back, including a lovely red Oscar De La Renta balloon cocktail dress, for their fateful comeback to the scene. 
Great fashion forecasting on my part dare I add. 
Ha!

Balloon Hem, an Art to Wear

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Twinning with my daughter
Twinning with my daughter
Twinning with my daughter

Twinning is now a ‘thing’ and the fashion crowd has been obsessed with it lately. Fast becoming one of the easiest ways to be noticed by street style photographers, more and more friends and siblings are showing up in identical coordinates in hopes of making street style history.

Style Twinning with my Daughter