Monday, 28 July 2014

Cette Online Store - Our First Lookbook

The Cette Team is proud to present to you its very first Look Book!
 
CetteOnline store is an online fashion store that stocks popular International high street brands including Zara, Forever 21, Dorothy Perkins, Virgos Lounge e.t.c and they also have their own label and an African designers section that includes both local and international brands.
 
This look book style is inspired by work-chic fashion, this season’s hottest trends and best of all this summer's the biggest event- the 2014 World Cup.  
 
The work collection slightly deviates from the norm into what they call ‘work-chic’ fashion which incorporates colours, prints and amazing cuts, as we all know colours + prints equal fun!
 
All outfits featured in the look book are available on their website so hurry and shop, limited items available!
 




 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Fashpa X JLabel

Hi Guys!

The Fashpa team is super excited to share with you their latest campaign featuring Tania Omotayo and shot by Lakin Ogunbanwo! The campaign showcases key pieces from Jewel by Lisa’s diffusion line, JLabel and of course I've got my eyes on a couple of the pieces, my favorite being the print pant set.
 
See pictures below and let me know what you think :)
 







 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Fashpa Day Out

Hello Guys!

I was invited to the Fashpa Day Out event that held last weekend at the Miliki Private Lounge. It was an evening of fashion, shopping, cupcakes and cocktails.

It was hosted by Florence H Boutique along with Taittinger Champagne and showcased a number of the boutique's gorgeous stock. Also, loads of Fashpa, Things Nigerians Love and JLabel goodies were on display.

I had an amazing time, fueled by glasses of Taittinger champagne and the sweetest cupcakes ever from Cookie Jar.

     
                                    





 
 
 
 
 
Hope you're having an amazing week.
Cheers!
 


Monday, 16 June 2014

Soul mates or nah?

Hiya!

Good Monday to you!

I'm not usually a fan of Mondays, however this Monday is an exception. You see, I'll be away from work on a 5-week training and I'm pretty excited. Not exactly a vacay 'cause I'll be reading and writing tests but I get 5 weeks to dress as I please and be freeeeeeee! Yayness.

Ok, to today's post.


I was blog-hopping, as I'm known for, and I landed on one of my favorite blogs, Third World Profashional and her most recent post recently struck a chord with me. In it, she referenced another blog post which she felt she needed to share with her readers. I also think you guys need to read this and I really really really want to know your thoughts on this soul mate thing. Are soul mates real or not?
 
I personally do not believe in any one person for me, I don't believe there is a "The One", I don't believe in fate and I'm not entirely sure I believe anything is "meant to be". I do believe that a lot of people like the easy way out and would like to believe 'He wasn't the one" when a relationship ends, they won't push for things and instead cross their arms believing "If it's meant to be, it'll come back to me". I'm not saying keep resuscitating a dead relationship, just learn the lessons and move on till you find someone whose annoying sh*t you can actually live with :)

Also, I know people who have remarried after their significant other passed on and they'll tell you they never thought it was possible to find that kinda love a second time. But guess what? They did.

Please read the article Mary wrote below:

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MY HUSBAND IS NOT MY SOUL MATE

I would like to say that while grading my students’ essays there is never a dull moment, but that would be an absolute lie. Mostly grading students’ essays is a boring, excruciating job. It makes me rethink my college career path, my desire to be a teacher, and life in general. Essays written by twelve year olds are life sucking.

But then there are moments, just a line or two, that flip switches. Maybe not in the students’ heads–they still don’t seem to remember to indent a new paragraph or to not use abbreviations in formal writing–but a switch, a light bulb, will go off in my head and, like dominoes, one thing leads to another and then there we are.

It’s not fair that people with disabilities get judged by how they look. Some adults don’t get soul mates because of how they are looked at.
-Makenzie, 7th grader

There are about a million different ways I could go right now. Those two sentences are so full of confusion and discussion points, I could probably make those lines a series of posts, but where I’m going has to do with “soul mates.”

Soul mates.
The first thing I wanted to do was run home and tell my children–my daughters–that soul mates aren’t real. That this isn’t something to dream about, something to wish and hope for. Because it will let you down and make all your real, healthy, and sometimes-disappointing relationships feel less than.

The only thing stopping me from this conversation is that my daughters are three and five. They think they’re going to grow up and marry their daddy. They’re not sure if they’ll be the husband or the wife though because those are confusing words to remember. In our house gender roles are the exact opposite of societal norms. I don’t want them to know how our house works isn’t “normal.” I don’t want them to think one way is normal, I want them to figure out what works best for their world when they finally get to make their own.

But I don’t want them to long for, look for, or hold out hope for their soul mate. Because they will always be let down. Chris Graham is not my soul mate. He is my husband, my best friend, my lover, my favorite person to talk to, my biggest cheerleader, and my family.

But he does not complete me, fill me up, or make my world.

He challenges me, encourages me, and talks me down off cliffs, but he isn’t the end-all-be-all of my world. That is a dangerous thing to ask of a relationship because I’m in love with and married to a flawed man. And he married a really flawed Mary. The idea that I can complete the hole he has in his heart, this want for something to fill him up, is wrong and destined to be painful. Because that hole isn’t of this world. That want and need we have for someone to know us, really know us, will never be satisfied while we’re here on earth.

And I think that idea, that lie we’ve been sold, damages so many relationships, ends marriages, and leaves countless people unhappy when they’ll truly never be happy.

I love my husband. I think he’s pretty awesome or I wouldn’t have married him and had some babies with him. He makes my life more interesting, makes me better, and loves me even when I’m not very lovable (which is a lot of the time). I picked a good one, for sure. And I’m glad he’s in my life.

But if I hadn’t met him, I think my life would still be pretty good. I wasn’t waiting for someone else to come along and rescue me from my horrible existence. I had a good existence before him. I was loved and cared for and fought for by a Father that made me whole in a way no one else could.

Soon I’m going to let my daughters in on the “soul mate” secret. That it’s made up and dangerous and unrealistic. That their God loves them more than any man ever could and that no one will ever come along and complete them the way they long to be completed. Their longing isn’t of this world. But that isn’t to say I don’t want them to find amazing husbands one day. It’s something I pray about often, asking God to be molding those young men–wherever they are–to be good mates for my girls, to be strong men of God, to have character above everything else. But that they don’t look to complete a girl’s life, either. That they’re pretty good on their own and then they meet one of my amazing daughters and they’ll want to do life together. And serve God together. Because He’s their soul mate. He’s their whole.
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The article can be found on Mary's blog Trusty Chucks

So what do you think, Soul mates or nah?


*P.S: After posting this, I stumbled upon another 'My Husband is not my soul mate" article on The Art in Life 's blog and YOU MUST READ IT!

Ok, final goodbye.
 

Friday, 6 June 2014

Green with Envy


Hello Guys!

How's everyone been? I must confess, I'm loving the weather in Lagos right now, all I need is my duvet, a super soft pillow and a good book/movie and I'm good to go. However, I'm just at work, working away and counting down the hours till it's the weekend. sigh.

This outfit post will be brief, gotta get back to my paid employment and all. I wore this to church a couple of weeks back.


Shirt and Skirt: Indigo // Shoes: Mr. Price Ghana // Neckpiece: New Look // Bag: Mango //Rings: ASOS // Leather Bracelet: Maju


Have an amazing weekend!

xxx

Thursday, 15 May 2014

What's in my Bag

Hi Guys!

Today's post is a what's in my bag post. I carry a lot of junk in my bag, I won't even lie to you...but this was a good day and I thought I'd share with you. 


Clockwise:

1. Makeup Purse: I have a bad habit of carrying a lot of my makeup with me as I'm out of the house really early everyday and I don't wear any make up till I get to work. As a result, a lot of my lipsticks have melted (sobs) so I won't be carrying this around as much anymore.

2. Purse: My cash, business cards, Bank cards and Discount cards can be found here. Without this single item, I'm literally lost.

3. Novel: I'm literally always reading something...I love reading and when I find that I have a free minute, out comes my book.

4. Hand Cream: Soap & Glory asks us, on the body of this product, to decide if it is the most astonishing hand cream ever and I must confess I do. It's hydrating, non-greasy and non-sticky. It has a nice and subtle scent that isn't overpowering. Definitely ticks all my boxes for a hand cream and I'll definitely be repurchasing.

5. Reading Glasses: or in this case, driving glasses. I'm short-sighted but you'll hardly ever see me wear my glasses except I need to, which is at the movies and in the car. The rest of the time, I squint my way through life.

6. Pencil: Asides for the obvious need to take notes, I have a thing for pencils, especially pretty ones.

7. Biro: For note-taking and constant scribbling, I have this totally ridiculous feathered Ben 10 biro that I carry around everywhere. It helps that it's pretty unique, my colleagues can't steal it :)

8. ID Card: I need this to get into the office every day.

9. Carmex Lip Balm: This might sound a bit weird but my Uncle introduced me to this balm and I love the tingly feel it gives my lips and how smooth it leaves it. A favorite for sure.

10. Car Keys: You can't expect me to explain why I need this :|

11. Tokens: I have 2 of these; one allows me log into my system at work and the other allows me carry out internet banking transactions.

12. Blackberry: I'm still a blackberry addict.

13. iPhone: But I'm more of an apple fan.

14. Perfume: D&G's La Roue De La Fortune was a gift that I totally love and carry everywhere!

15. Hand Sanitizer: I carry this midnight pomegranate sanitizer from bath & body works everywhere I go 'cause I'm the anti-germ queen. Thinking about the amount of harmful germs I come in contact with everyday makes me rub this lavishly!

16. Hair Crab: For holding my hair.

I enjoyed this a lot. If you're interested, tell me what's in your bag.

:)


Sunday, 11 May 2014

White Off


Hi Guys!

Happy Mother's day to you and your mothers! I honestly don't know how many times in a year we get Mother's day and I'm tired of keeping count, but you can never appreciate mothers enough s it's all good.

My outfit today is 80% white...I love white, it's my favorite color ever! My sister complains about the amount of white I have in my wardrobe, literally 50% of it is white! I can't really explain my obsession with white but in my opinion everything looks great in white...except cars.

I love a clean, minimal look and white serves that best.






Blazer: Zara // Cami & Rings: ASOS // Jeans: Indigo // Crossbody & Sunnies: Mango // Shoes: Mr. Price


Kisses xxx