NYFW: My Streetstyle view

Hi lovies,

NYFW is over but what a week it was. I had the opportunity to visit a couple of shows with a friend, who was visiting New York for fashion week and you never know how crazy it is until you get the chance to be a part of it. As amazing as all the shows were, i was more drawn to the street styles outside each event. What a sight, i tell you. There was quite alot to see and admire the whole week. And, I am so sad that i couldn’t capture every single style but here are some that i did. Enjoy

I hope next year, i get the chance to work backstage. That would be a dream come true for me.

XOXO…

Vision with a Mission

Hi lovies,

I know it’s supposedly still summer but i feel like Fall is crawling in a little too early and i am not too happy about it. Are you? Anyways in this gloomy time, i came across something that brought joy to my soul. You are of course, wondering what i am talking about and i will tell you. It’s called Warby Parker. Warby Parker is a Eye-wear company that designs and manufacture eyeglasses and also, gives back through partnerships with non-profit organizations like VisionSpring with the “Buy a pair, Give a pair” project. I am all about giving back to the society so, i will always support and encourage those that do.

Alot of people don’t know that i used to wear corrective lens back in the day and i stopped because of how expensive it was to get glasses and also, how ugly the frames were but it looks like Warby Parker is just what i have been waiting for. Woo Hoo!  Another thing i love about Warby Parker is the step by step design process, which tells you what you need to know from concept to construction. I love to read about the culture of any organization i work with or have interest in and the culture at Warby Parker is very inspiring.

Because i have this new found love for Warby Parker, i want to share with you how i would style a few pairs of their eyeglasses off their Limited Edition – Concentric collection, which was launched in August.

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What i love about this collection is how simple each design looks but yet still makes a unique statement, which is totally all me. Clear frames are definitely the trend right now and for a long time to come. Warby Parker also, provide other services like eye exams and home try-on which is really convenient. I also, love that they are re-introducing old favorites with subtle upgrades that transcends necessity. It shouldn’t cost a fortune to get a great pair of eyewear and that’s what Warby Parker is about. So, join me and let’s find a pair that’s right for us.
XOXO…

 

Style Switch Up…

Hi lovies,

“Giving is not just about making a donation. It’s about making a difference”

                                                                                                  ….. Kathy Calvin

Alot of us think of ways to give back. Some of us are actively involved, and some of us get the opportunity to not only be active but to also talk about it and reach more people with the avenue(s) that we have been blessed with. AUrate New York isn’t just involved or talking but actively contributing to giving back to the community. As an experienced blogger, i wanted to inform and share with you their message and i am ALWAYS happy to be a part of something like this.

AUrate New York is a Jewellery company with a heart of Gold. They are involved in this amazing campaign that supplies books to school kids through their “A Book for Your Look” program, partnering with Mastery Charter. For each piece of accessory you purchase at AUrate, an economically under-privileged child will receive a book. This touched me deeply because i love to read, always have and i wished there was somebody that did for me what they are currently doing for these kids.

And because of that, i was extremely happy to see a fun challenge from AUrate. I am sharing my Day to Night look featuring some great gold accessories which are sourced sustainably and ethically.

 

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Left: Day Look has the black blazers and brogues because i do alot of running around in the day time and comfort is key for me but i still want to look effortlessly professional and casual chic and i love statement pieces. It’s why i love this pleated skirt. It’s bright, bold and playful at the same time and i paired it with the neutral tones, black and beige and simple gold accessories from AUrate.

Right: Night Look doesn’t include the blazer because it’s time to lose the professional look for a more sexy and casual look but still make a statement. So, i switched the brogues to rose gold heels with spikes and gold accessories from AUrate.

I love what AUrate New York stands for and the power behind their product. I love that they hold steadfast to their core values and their mission has a strong voice behind it. They are focused towards promoting a better world, starting with our “Leaders of tomorrow” (kids) and we need more people like the Founders, Sophie Kahn & Bouchra Ezzahraoui to continue to create avenues like this, where we can continue to uplift and support the kids.

 

XOXO…

Summer wedding, Fashion ready…

Hey lovies,

Summer is still in full swing and so are weddings. I can’t count how many wedding invites i have gotten this summer break and the truth is, figuring out what to wear is always a joy for me especially in the summer. I have always gone for a simple yet statement style whenever i go to a wedding or an event. I am 6ft tall. That itself, is a statement. lol. But, there is always that constant battle with choosing what style to settle on. Do i want to go glammed-up, pull out a LBD or try something new? And, if i am going with my date, i also have to make sure that we compliment each other and not look like strangers. Well, below are my 3 go to summer wedding looks for myself and my date. Enjoy

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I chose this floral white off shoulder culotte jumpsuit because it is summer perfect, simple but chic, NOT exactly plain white because you don’t want to upstage the bride. It is her day, after all. I chose the black accessories because i want to compliment my date and i also, wanted to tone down all that white and floral and maybe not match the decor. lol. I chose tie-less and a waistcoat for my date because its summer, you want to look casual yet comfortable whilst still making a strong statement.

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This look is definitely elegant and makes quite a statement. It’s not often you wear black to wedding. Truth is, you can wear black and i chose this dress because it has a scallop hem line, its lace and has a nice shimmer to it and i complimented it with the red ankle-wrap sandals and blue clutch because it needed the color and also, i wanted to compliment my date with the hint of blue. I went tie-less also because the suit is strong, masculine and bold and it could do without a tie, so why not?

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This is definitely my go to because it’s summer perfect especially for destination or outdoor wedding. It’s flirty, sexy, floral and super chic and blush is the perfect summer color. I chose to go all brown for my date because in my opinion, destination or outdoor weddings are usually very casual and laid back especially, if its tropical as most of them are. The suit is light-weight cotton, very friendly and comfortable. You don’t see alot of brown suits at weddings and that’s a shame. It may be unusual but it takes a confident man to pull it off and there is nothing that says sexy like confidence. *wink*

If you notice, for my date i settled for slim-fitted pants – the material matters alot, too – because they are comfortable and and fit in the right places without been restrictive or too tight. Truth is, there is nothing like a man in the right pants.

XOXO….

….To my College self….

Hey lovies,

How’s your summer going? Mine has been good and i am about to round up on getting my MBA. Three more weeks and i will be a proud MBA degree holder. As you suspect this post is going to be different. It’s out of the usual but this is a lifestyle blog and there is a chance that once in a while i will post up something different but its an experience i would love to share with you guys. This post is about a letter i would write to my college self telling myself what i know now. Enjoy.

They don’t prepare us for college, not back in my day or where i come from. lol. I am Nigerian and i was born in Nigeria. I got my first degree in Tourism Management back in my country and i am currently getting my MBA in Management at Mercy College, New York. #GoMavericks. When i got into college to get my first degree i wanted to get a degree in Microbiology not Tourism Management. If somebody had told me that changing your mind was all part of the experience, i would have been more prepared. lol. The good thing was i was quick to change my mind so, it didn’t really affect me.

Moving to the U.S and going back to college to get another degree, now that is something else. There was so much i didn’t prepare for. The fact that i am a international student has its own issues but financial aid wasn’t one because i am not eligible for one. If i had to tell myself what i knew now, i would say this:

  1. Never change or suppress who you are because there are people that will accept all your quirks and craziness and, still love you.
  2. Be prepared to live on noodles, slices of pizza and chicken wings but do not forget to live a active lifestyle because your clothes won’t fit anymore after 6 months. lol
  3. It would get hard financially but do not forget to eat healthy.
  4. Time management should be as essential at breathing because it would save your life.
  5. Study hard because getting an MBA is very different from getting a B.A. because you might be going to a different continent.
  6. Have a budget plan by learning about understanding your finances and the resources that can help you like Earnest. They offer awesome low-interest loans.
  7. Learn to invest what little extra money you have.
  8. Have as much fun as you can but never let it affect your studies.
  9. Go out more, make more friends. Experience life outside your room and books.
  10. Always work harder than everybody else, push yourself and follow your passion although sometimes you may have to settle but never let that stop you.

XOXO…….

 

Its a SkinnyPop Summer

Hey lovies,

How is your summer going? Mine has been very interesting and filled with adventures i wouldn’t normally take but this is the summer of adventures for me so, i am doing it all. It’s been a perfect summer so far and i wouldn’t change it for any reason. As perfect has this summer has been, it’s only better with the right party refreshments either for a picnic, a day at the beach or party with friends.

Any one that knows me, knows that i am a sucker for a large bowl of hot, sweet and crisp popcorn and a glass of chilled sweet cocktail but i have never really thought popcorn and cocktails would make a great pair until i came across this popcorn and cocktail pairing graphics from SkinnyPop Popcorn.

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Doesn’t that look delicious? Makes you want to find out how accurate the pairs are. I don’t know about you but i aim to find out. If i had to pick my favorite pair, it would be naturally sweet and white peach sangria because i have a major sweet tooth. I might also be inclined to try Moscow mule and original pair but that blueberry mojito sounds heavenly. lol. What about you?

The best part is, SkinnyPop popcorn is not just delicious but also healthy so, you can faithfully indulge without worries and if you are just like me, living that #fitfam life then this is definitely a life saving guilty pleasure. Now, get up off your couch or get on the internet and order your own skinnypop popcorn and let the snackin’ begin.

Have a poppin’ summer.

XOXO…

Double C’ Bedroom

Hey lovies,
How is your summer going? I have been having a bit of a swell time because i have been on a mini tour around the U.S for work but i do try to carve out time for fun. Horrible thing is, i forget to take pictures. Who does that? I ‘ll tell you. ME! Anyways, i have been playing around with different decor ideas and here is my latest one. Enjoy.
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As my readers know, i usually go for clean and modern style with a touch of color and prints. And i love that floor to ceiling windows as it was something i fell in love with on one of my many summer trips to D.C because of the accommodation i rented.I am thinking of switching up a bit, what do you think?

XOXO…