Tuesday, 25 August 2015

FASHION| LET'S DANCE IN THE SUN FEATURING THE BOOHOO FLORAL DRESS

Taking in every bit of summer, well as much as the UK will provide, I decided to debut my new dress which I bought with my voucher, that I got when I went to the Boohoo Christmas preview. I am no stranger to the classic swing dress, but I don't wear them a lot as I have a curvier frame and these dresses tend to swallow me up, but this lovely dress from Boohoo didn't, surprisingly.

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I guess the reason, I love the dress is because it just makes me feel carefree, ya know? I am at the point of my life where I am going through ALOT of changes, I have taken on ALOT of sacrifices and  it gets too much sometimes. Truthfully, I have been over stressed and this stress has made me ill a bit, affecting my physical being, making me over tired. So I have decided to take a break, step back and enjoy life as there are so many people who are less fortunate than I am. So I am going back to my usual motto, of "going with the flow". I am taking life as it comes, going for what I want though, but not fretting if I haven't got  everything worked out at 24 and a half! I mean who does?

BOOHOO SWING FLORAL DRESSGOLD MIDI RINGS

It takes a lot of time to relax, reflect and really believe that is all right to just be you at this moment. We want to have everything figured out, mapped out and know the clear path we must follow to have a happy and fulfilled life. But ask yourself this, how interesting would that be? How much would we actually learn? Not much I tell you! We must struggle, go through growing pains to establish who we really are.

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SO as I take life by the horns, I will have fun. I am grateful for my family, my friends, and the opportunities that I have been given! As I am just fortunate to be alive to be honest. Basically, I will enjoy everything that comes my way. As even though I am stressed, I am genuinely having a ball with life at the moment. What do you do to de-stress?

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NECKLACE -PRIMARK

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

FASHION | SUPERDRY SUMMER

I'm no stranger to Superdry, and regularly work with the brand! As it is Summer, and they have loads of beautiful products on site at the moment, I decided to help you in your summer shopping needs, and showcase the outfits that I am loving from the brand.

Superdry Richmond in London

OUTFIT 1| FLORAL SCUBA DRESS AND THE BLACK QUILTED BAG

As a fan of anything floral and flowy, this dress spoke to my fashion soul. The navy colour paired with the pink flowers were a dream combination. Everyone is always really surprised when I said this dress is from Superdry. I like how the brand has really stepped up their game and diversified.

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I simply paired my dress with black peep toe boots and my staple ebay quilted bag, which has been going strong with me for the last 2 years. 

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This is such a elegant piece, a key example of the progressive moves Superdry is making in fashion. I felt so elegant and most importantly summery. I wanted to keep the accessories simple and really focus on the outfit, so I wore my New look double necklace, which has been a recurring item in my outfit as of late.

superdry floral dress

OUTFIT 2| THE WHITE PANEL DRESS AND GLITTERY TRAINERS

Now this outfit was by far my favourite, and definitely stayed true to the Superdry roots, with a hint of Jess-ness added to it! The Panel dress is a summer staple, white, simple and with crotchet detailing. I wanted to add some shape to it, so added my Boohoo belt to it. I love how the belt added a new dynamic.

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Literally, I love fashion and setting and following trends, but the one thing that makes the ultimate decision for wearing an outfit is comfort! And boy was this outfit comfortable. I could've done cartwheels in the dress, but I didn't as you would've see my undies and that just ain't cool.

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As a detail oriented gal, I loved the intricate patterns in this dress. It took this dress from meh,to totally AWESOME! 

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To add some extra ooomp to this dress, I picked these sparkly trainers, cause  well they are sparkly. Not to mention they had a hidden wedge, that gave that extra height. Being a 5ft5 girl, I need all the extra help I can get to achieve my dream height of being 5ft7. Don't ask why I like that height, it just seems like the perfect height for me.

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All in all, I am loving the direction Superdry is going for the #superdrysummer collection! Let me know what you think of the outfits.

PHOTOGRAPHER- BANKE

OUTFIT 1

NECKLACE-NEW LOOK



OUTFIT 2

BELT-BOOHOO
NECKLACE-NEW LOOK



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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

FASHION | APRICOT ZIG ZAG SWING DRESS

SO, I have been majorly loving the 70's trend! I like to think of myself as a little chocolate hippy, basking in the wind in my hippy clothes. I feel more aloof in the flowy fabrics and silhouettes. Keeping to my recent love for this fab trend, I was sent this gorgeous cream zig zag  shoulder dress from Apricot. Now when I saw it, I instantly fell in love, it is a little different than anything in my wardrobe at the moment, and I am scared to wear white, as I am messy. But, something in my fashion soul screamed, COME HERE BOO. Then just like that, it was in my clutches ready to be styled up...sigh #reallove.

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Now came a conundrum, what did I wear with this to make it pop? to make it sing in the sunshine and the infrequent UK summer? Scratching my weave for answers, the one person who knows me to my core,  lightly tapped my shoulder and presented the solution. My mum basically gave me her new 70s heels from ASOS! As a person who was a teenager in the 70's, I instantly listened to everything she had to say when it came to styling this outfit. Just like that, I looked like I was from the 70's.

ASOS 70S HEELSAPRICOT ZIG ZAG SWING DRESS

One thing I love about this dress is the subtle detailing, zig zag pattern dominates the dress. Which makes it more interesting as the colour is basic! I love the cut out shoulder detailing, as that adds a pop of sexy, and we all love a bit of S.E.X.Y don't we girls? Then the fringe detailing on the arms finished the dress beautifully. 


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I am a sucker for a short dress, I don't usually do longer dresses unless they are fitted maxi or midi dresses. The length of this dress is ice without being too short, if you know what I mean. It was flowy without being too flowy and just felt great on. Now when it cam to accessorizing this dress, I kept it simple with my New Look, double necklace. Although

 the dress was simple in colour, there was so much detailing that I just didn't want to over power it. Makeup wise, I kept it simple statement lip, sparkly neutral smokey eye. Hope I nailed it, I am trying to really get into this whole make up thing :). Anyway, I am totally loving this outfit and will enjoy exploring more of this trend.

MAKEUP FOR BLACK WOMENAPRICOT ZIG ZAG SWING DRESS





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Saturday, 8 August 2015

FASHION| THREE WAYS TO STYLE RIPPED JEANS FEATURING NEW LOOK

I am a girl who loves her denim, I have it all, the skirts, the jeans, the jackets and even a cheeky denim dress or two. But you know what is missing from my denim collection? A good pair of ripped jeans! Ripped jeans were a staple back in the 90's and have come back with a vengeance; and you know what? I humbly welcome them into my wardrobe, into my soul and into my universe. I know I maybe getting a little deep, but ever since I saw Joey wearing those ripped jeans back in Blossom, I vowed that one day I would own a pair. However, I had a dilemma, how the hell do I style them up? Luckily, my dilemma was solved when the lovely guys over at New Look, gifted me with these pair of ripped denim jeans! My first pair ever, and they gloriously good. I think we need to take a sec to appreciated the fierceness of these jeans......... And we are done! #fierce.  Looking at the jeans, I used all my fashion super powers to conjour up 3 great outfits, that would make you all scream, GIRL YOU LOOK FIERRRRRRRRRRRCE!

NEW LOOK DENIM JEANS

OUTFIT 1| KIMONO LOVING AND THE GREY RIBBED TANK TOP

With the jeans being so sexy, I decided to play up on this, by adding my nude heels which are also from New Look, but were gifted by ASOS last year! Thanks guys. Not trying to over power the look, I added this basic grey tank, from Primark. I added interest with my staple floral necklace which is also from Primark. Keeping to the floral theme, I finished the look off with my green floral kimono, which I got from ebay last year. 




OUTFIT 2| THE AFRICAN CROP TOP AND FEDORA HAT 

Channeling my Ghanaian roots, and also wanting to finally debut this crop top, which has been in the depths of my wardrobe for a year! it's from Ebay I think. I paired this with my Boohoo fedora and fringe bag from Boohoo that I wore in the style challenge, I posted here. As this was a laid back look, I paired it with these fabulous Chocker shoes, which I have been wearing in nearly all my posts (seen here and here). I finished the outfit off with this tribal necklace form New Look, I wear it all the time, I think this was my favourite outfit.

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OUTFIT 3| THE BLACK CROP TOP AND FRINGED BAG

I once again channeled the 90's in this outfit, black crop top from ebay and my black fringed bag, worked well with my jeans. I am seriously loving the crop tops at the moment! Why not? Summer is so infrequent in the UK, that I plan to take full advantage of it. I once again paired this outfit with my coveted sandals from Chocker shoes.



All in all, I have come to the conclusion that it isn't that tricky to style these jeans and they are really versatile! I am going to have so much fun coming up with more combos. What was your favourite look? 



OTHER OUTFIT DETAILS:

OUTFIT 1
TOP-PRIMARK
KIMONO-EBAY
NECKLACE-PRIMARK

OUTFIT 2
KIMONO- EBAY

OUTFIT 3
TOP-EBAY

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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

FASHION | TROPICAL PARADISE IN LONDON FEATURING PRIMARK LEAF PRINT MAXI DRESS

You know, it has taken me a  while to get into the whole maxi dress thing,  but I am happy to say I finally embraced it. Especially, when I spotted this beautiful leaf print maxi in Primark, which was on sale for a whole £5! Yes, you heard me right. I love print, I love summer and these elements were incorporated in this beaut of a dress! Taking full advantage of summer in London, me and my photographer Victoria had funny snapping away in Central.

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This is a pretty long dress, so flats weren't going to cut it this time. So I opted for my new favourite sandals from Chocker shoes, which I showed you here in this post. I really liked the dynamic of these two items, mixing edgy and feminine to get this great look.

MAKE UP FOR BLACK WOMEN PRIMARK LEAF PRINT MAXI DRESS

Make up wise, I went for a golden shimmery eye, with a feline winged liner.I didn't want to go with the trusty red lippy, so opted for a pink. I can honestly say I cannot remember what I used for my face, but it basically consisted of Sleek Make up, Milani and HD Brows palette in vamp for my eye brows. Funnily enough, I forgot to wear mascara when doing this look as I was such a rush. So I actually bought a quickie mascara to finish the look. The things us bloggers go through, just for a great picture! Well it was well worth it don't you think?

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Can I just say this dress was super comfy! My goodness, I could sleep i it. I kinda felt regal in it in a way? I dunno... there is something about a long flowy fitted dress, that make me walk a bit taller and strut a bit fiercer!

PRIMARK LEAF PRINT MAXI DRESS

Adding that hippy or boho chic element to the outfit, I went for this black fringed bag that I wore on this post. This definitely added interest, and a fun element to the outfit. I could've gone for a boring clutch, but I am not boring and like to shake things up a bit.

PRIMARK LEAF PRINT MAXI DRESS

So what do you think? I am having so much fun pushing my fashion boundaries! Why be boring and safe, when you can be exciting and take risks with your fashion. 

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