Monday, July 30, 2012

Polka Dots

Trend of the Month is pattern mixing by Marionberry. My two loves in one picture polka dots and fitted pants. I love polka dots. I rarely see polka dots in brown and cream pattern. When I saw my mom bought this material, I knew I wanted pants sewn with it. My tailor in Nigeria made this. Being so tall, I have to get most of my pants sewn so they are long and fitted.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Color blocking (Shoe style)

Guest Post: My Sister
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When it comes to choosing an outfit for an occasion, I always let my shoes do the picking. I know exactly which shoe I want to showcase and they pretty much determine what I will wear. Shoes are such an intricate part of an outfit that it can turn a drab outfit into a stunning outfit. The current shoe trends for 2012 are downright bold and stylish. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. With the right shoes on your feet, you almost feel invincible.
My absolute favorite trend is Color block. Ever since I got my first color block dress, I knew I was hooked to this trend. I spent the next couple of months indulging my color block obsession. It started with clothes then graduated to shoes and finally to purses. Went from primary colors to pastels and to pack a mean punch – Neon. One important rule of thumb for color blocking is to never exceed 3 colors at any given time. That way you don’t look like rainbow.
Charlotte Russe is the best place for trendy shoes they always have great sales on their shoes. They sell many trendy shoes and carry most sizes in store or online. Most shoes range from $10-$40 and right now they have buy 1 get one for $10.50, plus $10 off $50 so you might be able to get 2 pairs of shoes for $40.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Say Shorty

Wearing shorts is a no-no for many women. We come up with different reasons not to. My take on shorts is different from what it was 2 years ago. I never used to wear shorts because I was very self conscious about how people would view a tall person like me with shorts on. I thought people would think I was trying to show my body in a promiscuous way. I know the thoughts that flows through our minds. I came to a realization one day it is not what others think about me, but what God thinks about me. I knew my mindset and that is not the message I was sending. Now when I say shorts I do not mean daisy dukes. I had to build my image of myself. After time, I started wearing shorts with confidence and the funny thing was people complemented me about the shorts and how nice it looked on me.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wonderfully Made

Many people ask me why I started a blog well there are plenty of reasons. One of the many reasons is that I love to help people with their fashion. I meet so many people who are beautiful on the inside but sometimes from the way they dress others do not see that beauty. I know it is not all about what is on the outside, but it does count. When you look amazing, you feel amazing on the inside. I got some of the girls I have had a chance to mentor and went into their closet and created an outfit for them. This post comes in 2 parts: 1. Ways to style shorts for a night look 2. Shorts according to your size and frame (outfit detailed)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Peplum + Aztec

What are your aspirations in life? Did you know you were born with a purpose and are you fulfilling yours? One thing I enjoy doing is helping people find their destiny and encouraging them to reach for it. I love mentoring high school seniors and college students. It gives me great joy especially when after a couple of years of mentoring them they finish what they started or have an idea of their destiny and are fulfilling it. For example, growing deeper in their relationship with God, graduating, getting married, and finally deciding what they want major in in college (this is tough). Took the pictures at my Alma mater LSU in Baton Rouge. I was reminiscing old times at the college. I am thankful that I choose this college. I grew up and experienced life at that school. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

To the Rescue

Top: Go Jane(similar); Shorts: Target (similar); Shoes: Payless (similar); Bangles: Nigeria (similar); Belt: Aeropostale ; Earring: Charlotte Russe 
This is an amazing picture by my friend Lakaila (her work). These pictures describe me and my personality. Love things out the box and very adventurous.. She does an amazing job taking my pictures. Plus we are both having great experiences learning. She is learning more about photography and I am about blogging and fashion. She tries to teach me about editing pictures and I try to teach her about creating outfits. She says this outfit looks like Minnie Mouse because of the bow. Also I like how our perspectives on the pictures are different I immediately focus on the outfit and she focuses on the quality of the images. So funny.