Friday 25 January 2013

Wardrobe essentials all year round

There are a few clothing items that every woman needs to have, and a denim jacket or shirt is one of them. Denim jackets have been through the best decades in fashion and have added their retro mark on the latest trends. Proving to be timeless, these jackets or shirts are beautiful on every body shape and complementary to every sense of style.

Another wardrobe essential is a simple black cardigan. These have the wonderful ability to tone down an extravagant outfit through their simplicity, and – through their black colour -have the capacity to make a casual outfit more elegant.

A more quirky item that every woman needs in their wardrobe (especially this winter) is a woolly jumper. Knitwear is no longer something that you need to hide away in and embrace secretly on Christmas day; wear it loud and proud this year as it is what fashionable women everywhere are wearing. Whether it is plain woollen jumpers, Fairisle jumpers or all-out Christmas jumpers, something will be sure to catch your eye.

This season, one of the greatest styles is also studded wear, so whether you have studded jeans, a studded top or a studded jacket hidden away amongst your clothes, now is the time to get it out and show it off. If you are feeling really creative, you can also accessorise your old gear and sew studs onto them yourself.

Another great thing to have is chino trousers. Gorgeous in every colour, and the perfect blend of casualness and elegance, these are fashion favourites.

One final wardrobe essential is a little black dress. They are perfect for multiple occasions – going out for drinks, going out for dinners, the theatre – you name it. Finding the perfect one for you may be a quest, but when you have found it you will never want to take it off.

Article by Catherine M.

Sunday 20 January 2013


What do you wear when you have absolutely nothing to wear? Well denim from neck to ankle! I just quickly threw this outfit together and added my most simplistic heels. What do you guys think?

Blazer - H&M
Denim shirt - Primark
Jeans & Necklace - River Island
Heels - Zara

I changed my hair [AGAIN]. I just find one hairstyle boring. So I got an afro kinky curly weave and I sat down in front of the mirror and got it done myself. Maybe if I was paying to get my hair done, I'd stick to one But, since I do my hair myself, I can change it whenever I want. What do you think of my fro? This is my first attempt at bantu knots actually! They take so long though but I love the end result.

I just want to thank everyone for the love and support they extended to my last post. I really appreciate you guys! Uni starts tomorrow and the weather is really crap. It took me about 15minutes to make a journey of about 5minutes because I was trying not to fall down. The ice is really slippery! God help me tomorrow. 

"It only takes a little amount of yeast to permeate a whole loaf of bread. You call it a little sin? It's building roots in your life. Flee!"

Have an amazing week guys!

Lots of love,

Friday 18 January 2013

In this moment...

I had a sleep over last night with two of the most amazing people in my life and it was great. I graduate in 6 months time and most people would be focused on the new life ahead of them. Not me. I'm focused on what I will be missing...rather who I will be missing when it's all over. Isn't that sad?

I've never really had friends. I feel like I'm more of a friend to people than they are my friends. [If that makes sense]. Maybe it's because they like to share how they're feeling and I don't do the whole emotions stuff. For once in my life, I've finally found people outside my family who understand my silence, my different smiles, my sighs and snorts. They don't need me to express how I feel for them to know when to hug me and when to let go. They know that I take pictures for my blog but I'm far from vain and superficial. They know that I love God and they love Him just as much...or possibly more. They respect my difference...

And in less than 6 months, I will not see this people every day again. It'd be when we can create time for each other because there's so much we all want to do. It's scary. These people keep me sane and do not judge me, even though they've seen me....all of me...let me rephrase that, some of me. [I haven't seen all of me yet, still discovering who I am]. And I guess, I'm finding it hard to imagine where I'd ever find these type of people again. Is that bad? 

You know, sometimes I sit down with them and we could just be having lunch or doing something silly and I just hear this whisper in my ears saying; right here...right're where you ought to be...with these beautiful people.

Now I have this constant voice in my head saying; 'last lap'. You've got to move to the next phase of your life. Most people I know are excited. And I am too, but I'm also nervous...scared...of the next step I need to take. I read somewhere that I don't know what tomorrow might bring but I know the God that brings tomorrow and I trust His plans. That's where I'm at right now. Letting go of the wheel, so Jesus can take it. Moving into the passenger's seat so Jesus can be the driver. That's where I'm at. A point of complete surrender.

*Just thought to share this with you. I'd probably regret this in the morning. lol*

Lots of love,

Sunday 13 January 2013


(Photos by Lotachukwu)
I know it's been way too long but I have valid excuses. First of all, my laptop crashed on the 24th of December and didn't get fixed until today.

In the middle of all this, I had/have exams and coursework but I wasn't panicking. The peace of God truly surpasses all understanding. If you don't know, I'm in my final year at uni studying law so I had to take a little break to focus on my exams and courseworks as education is one of the most important things to me.

So, I sincerely apologise for been away for too long and I'm sure you can understand why. I do appreciate the constant love and support and I should resume blogging  soon. Happy New Year guys (better late than never, ey?)

Did I tell you I was not gonna do any shopping this month? Yeah, It's part of my 21 IN A YEAR PLAN. Apart from the fact that I overspend on clothes, I have quite a few items in my wardrobe that I have never worn and this peplum top is one of them. If you follow me on twitter, you would have seen that the peplum trend is my least favourite for 2012 and the reason is it's hard to find a top that perfectly cinches the waist and has a nice "flap" to it but I did and at a bargain too last year.

Peplum top - Missguided
Black blouse // Knuckle ring - New Look
Midi skirt // Gold rings - ASOS
Shoes // Bangle with rings - Topshop

"We discover what God is able to do. God doesn't discover what He is able to do. He knew He was a healer before the first sickeness. He knew He was a provider before anyone ever lacked anything. He knew He was/is God before there was anybody to call Him God. Talk to Him daily. Lack of engagement with God will lead to estrangement from God".

Lots of love,
Tomilola E.