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So my dear friend asked me to put together my top fashion picks. I must admit it was surprisingly hard to do so. It took me quite a while to put the list together (ordinary 5-6 fashion picks oh), so I don’t know if I should blame it on wanting a little bit of everything because there’s just so much to yearn for in fashion. Sigh!
So anyway let’s zoom forward.
I’m pretty sure my number 1 would never even surprise Itunu, unless she chooses to fall my hand, which I bet she wouldn’t . Lol
As a lady you can never ever go wrong with a pair, no please pairs of shoes, when worn right though. I am mad crazy/obsessed with shoes. Yes I have a shoe fetish and I am a shoe-aholic, so it pretty much explains why it’s number 1 on the list and I think you should invest in them too.
Beautiful shoes have a way of adding pizzazz to an entire outfit. It can even take the focus off a bad/repeated outfit.
And better yet? You don’t necessarily need to break the bank for a really good pair.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’m pretty much obsessed with kimonos right now. I mean asides the fact they are super comfy to wear, and help hide my tummy when I’ve just eaten, they just give this laid back vibe that I pretty much like. They can make an otherwise bland/just there outfit pop.
I think kimonos should be a wardrobe essential. (Or what do you think?) And trust me they can go both formal or casual, depending on how you style yours.
And did I mention they come in different lengths and can be worn by literally anyone? Awesome! I Know Right!
Sorry I had to put all three into 1 *covers face*. Anyone who pretty much knows me, knows I am a skirt-aholic. I am a sucker for maxi dresses. Probably has to do with the comfort it gives. They are essential part of my sense of style. Jeans are a no-brainer.
As a lady, you’ve got to have these. Skirts are ever so feminine; maxi/shirt dresses are just so perfect for almost anything; for the movies/casual days, TGIF workdays. An awesome pair of well fitted Jeans? I bet you know why already 🙂
Might I add that I’m loving the ripped boyfriend denims right now too!
This can pass for a fashion item right?
I picked brassieres just because we as ladies (me included definitely) need to invest in really good bras/bra tops. For no other reason being that they provide the much needed support for our ladies, and most importantly because the famous saying “behind every gorgeous outfit are well supported mammary…ies” was just made up by me. But really, think about it… hehe
5) FEDORA HATS
These are just so uber cool and they make such statements.
My name is Tosin Sho-Silva and I am a fashion and textile student as well as blogger at www.stylebyalexandriah.com. For my undergrad, I studied Architecture and that’s where my love for fashion really began. Asides my mom being a wedding dress designer, I turned to fashion as an escape route from all the stress of architecture and it resulted in me following this passion.
I started my blog in October 2014; with the hope that it will open up opportunities for me as I will be starting my women’s wear and home accessories brand soon
Itunu contacted me and asked if I could share my top fashion/beauty picks and I thought yeah why not! So here goes:
1. Eyebrow Pencil: I know this sounds weird especially as the first pick*laughs*but I have very faint eyebrows and it looks super weird when I don’t fill them in with a pencil. I love to use Rimmel or Jordana in dark brown.
They last long as well as look natural.
2. Turtle Neck Jumper: Yes! You can never go wrong with a turtle neck jumper. I wear these everywhere not just because they keep me warm, they are super comfortable and classy. My favourite turtle necks are from Marks and Spencer, they offer very durable jumpers and the fit is fab.
3. High-waist Clothing: Jeans, trousers, skirts etc. I only wear high waisted garments as they make my legs appear longer and torso shorter. Also because I’m very slim, it helps accentuate my most flattering features.
4. Court Shoes: I absolutely love court shoes. They match literally everything and keep it classy. I have a nude pair I wear literally everywhere. Love them!
5. A Good Bag: I love bags so much.
When buying a bag, I consider structure and material.
These features are most important to me because I do not like bags that must be filled to look nice. Also, I only buy genuine leather bags because they last longer and you can really feel the difference.
Once in a while, I buy faux leather bags but only for clutches.
Hope you enjoyed her picks guys.
Thank you so much Tosin, you rock hun!
Ecclesiastes 4:10 NIV
“If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up”
How are my ruby-s doing? 🙂
I love the internet for so many reasons; one of which is shopping :d
Here are a few of the sites I go to for my fashion needs and I believe you will love them too.
For stores not in Nigeria, I use online shipping companies to get items down here. I have tried international shipping option offered on some online stores, paid using my MasterCard but the items got missing in transit 😦 after several months of waiting.
I do not bother to do direct shipment again for the stores that offer international and worldwide shipping, I just leave that to the shipping company. I use a few!
You can try them out too.
Do hope this was helpful. Have a fabulous weekend.
Hebrews 13: 5
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
The title tho…..lol!
For a while now i have been dreaming of doing an ombre hair look with braids.
I thought of blonde but then again i changed my mind because it might be a little loud for the corporate environment.
I am an 8-5er in a financial institution. Anything over the top is Prohibited!…. i use that term loosely.
In Lagos, Nigeria it is quite hard to find ombre attachments because most local retailers may not understand what ombre means so i got two colors of attachment(black and golden brown) and explained what i wanted to my hair stylist.
The golden brown was added to the tip of the braids……….Voila! Ombre!
MAC LIPSTICK In Flat Out Fabulous
MAC LIPSTICK In Candy yum yum
HOUSE OF TARA lip pencil crayon in ADERE
HOUSE OF TARA lip pencil crayon inTAKUERE
VICTORIA’S SECRET Lip Plumber in VERY VOLUPTUOUS
Now to the overall look, i love Blazers and jackets 😀
Thank you Victor for agreeing to take my pictures after much begging*eyes rolling* :p
Hosea 14:4 (NIV)
“I will heal their waywardness and love them freely,for my anger has turned away from them”.
hope you all had a fabulous week?
As some of you know, my blog is taking a twist or should I say leap this year, I have added posts from my Christian blog and created categories to make it easier to search and navigate around the blog.
I will be doing more posts on all kinds of things as I am making this a full Faith, beauty and lifestyle blog; expect every and anything on here. I do hope we have exceptional fun this year.
Today’s post is for my male readers who want to up their style this year.
I did a feature on this super stylish black man; I mean SUPER DUPER stylish yo!
Olumurewa is a graduate of Covenant University and presently runs NUOVO VINTAGE clothing; See HERE
I love everything about His style asides the fact that the pieces from his clothing line are exquisite.
Man with style Indeed!!!!!!
Its has to be a sin to look this good *in will smith’s voice*
Most men don’t really care what the opposite sex think about the way they dress, it’s quite entertaining to know which colour expresses your personalities best. Read on to find out how you can bring out your best features with different colours and in turn, please the ladies. Here we go!
The colour red represents love, dominance, power, and attention. Red clothing will definitely make you stand out from the rest of the crowd and will mark you with energy. Red is a commanding colour that should occasionally be worn, for those times when you really want to make a statement and be different.
Almost every man loves blue simply because it is a very cool and peaceful colour. But here are other reasons to love the colour blue more: blue clothing suggests a more trustworthy and warm personality. It can also make you look more serious and intellectual.
Do you know that the most romantic colour is pink? It depicts romance more than the intense red colour. Although peach and pink look feminine, it still projects an upbeat attitude and calming characteristic for men
There is no piece of clothing or fashion accessory that doesn’t look good in black. That is why the dark colour is undoubtedly the most popular colour in fashion. A man wearing black suggests elegance, authority and power. When worn properly, black clothing also conveys neatness, simplicity and great versatility. Never hesitate to go with black; just don’t wear ‘all black’ attire every time alright?
White clothing is a sign of virtue, innocence, softness and can give you an extremely clean appearance. This obviously implies that your white clothing should be spotless. It also points towards a higher social status. Every man must have at least a piece of white shirt in the wardrobe.
Royalty is the ultimate description of purple. It makes you look elegant, precious and even romantic. Lilac is quite similar to purple and can easily be interchanged. Do you have a purple or lilac shirt in your wardrobe?
Hello lovely ladies,
My week was great;hope yours was too. Very excited for the weekend.
I love a well manicured set of nails,after a well sculpted face,the next thing I look out for are beautiful NAILS.
Sadly I bite and chew on my nails 😦 yessss it is not lady-like,I know! I can’t just help but nibble on them *covers face*
To save the world from my horrible nails, I add nail extentions or false nails if you please (kindly note here that my fingers are very beautiful; its just the nails that are ugly not pretty)
Asides adding extentions, I love some drama on my nails, so I occassionally do some nail art.
Here are some crazy and chic ideas you could use if you want to go out of the box like I do.
NUDE BASE or MODERN FRENCH
White,pink or densely colored nail tips are always cute. You can do a pink or cream nude base as well.
This is not a very new trend. It’s been around since 2008. You can incorporate a nude base here to give the illusion that the nail art is floating on the nail.
How have you all been?
I had a particular ‘post’ in mind for this week but this look came to me in a dream(ok that’s a lie,it was not in a dream,LOL!)
I really admire Rihanna, I think she is an icon; both for beauty and fashion.
She’s famous for her outrè fashion but for beauty she has this polished perfect look.
Apart from her lovely skin, I think there Is more to the beautiful look and I would like to share what I know about her beauty secrets,also how I achieved a some-what similar look.
Mylah Morales,one of rihanna’s makeup artist(MUA)uses these two products on the diva.
1. Per-fekt skin perfection gel (photo from product webpage)
2. Per-fekt lip perfection gel
Morales constantly uses these products to give Rihanna the perfect airbrushed finish.
(Note: these products serve as primers and moisturizers)
Another makeup artist of rihanna, Karin Darnell gives a much more listed description on how to get Riri’s look. I took a cue from her to do this.
1. BOLD LIP COLOR
Riri rocks the bold lip, from red to dark berry(lippy in Te Amo video) to cherry.
2. RED HAIR DO
Both long or short/edgy, captain Riri rocks them all in color!
A sleek and smooth eyeliner on the lids or a crazy smokey look for her.
Karin does a well blended foundation in Riri’s skintone and a shade lighter than her normal skintone to add highlights.
She also does a minimal powder application on her.
DOWN TO THE MATTER, FOR MY LOOK I TINTED MY HAIR BURGUNDY instead of HOT RED, did a red lip and fresh face.
Revlon perfecting primer
M.a.c studio fix foundation in Nc50
L.A girl pro concealer in warm honey for highlighting
Sleek 3-in-1 blush
For my eyes
Revlon colorstay gel liner
Maybelline collosal Volum’ express mascara
Pro concealer( to make lipstick stay on longer)
Zaron lip liner pencil EZ06 brick layers
M.A.C lipstick Ririwoo
Have a fabulous week and thank you for stopping by.
What is 2014 saying in hairstyle trends? I decided to look at two extremes; big big hair and the short proper look with pictures of divas that rocked the looks 😉
Alot of ladies may not go for the big hair probably because the are very conservative,like my mum prefers me on short hair and hates big hair,lol!this is because she is much more conservative.
It does not necessarily mean all short hair lovers are conservative….look at amber Rose and Rihanna,lol!
Anywayyyyyyyy whatever ‘do’ you choose to represent this year….workkkkk it like helll bae!!! If you are afraid because of your face structure you can look at the pictures and see the different face structures on different dos! You should find something suitable!
To get my hair or Dero’s hair go to http://opiid.com/fashionengineer
Really appreciate you stopping by
I celebrate you!
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