Garden Party

Hello everyone,

There’s a tree in my backyard that transforms my garden into a beautiful oasis when it blooms. The tree produces flowers that only last for a fleeting moment, which makes me appreciate its beauty even more. I wanted to wear an outfit that complimented yet contrasted its surroundings, so I chose this bright, flowy, floral dress by Petersyn. I love when an outfit has interesting elements because it creates multiple focal points to admire. The two different straps on the dress, the smocked bodice and the asymmetric ruffled hemline together made this darling dress fun to wear. I felt so content that by the end of this shoot, I was walking around barefooted and carefree. I’m always grateful for precious moments like these because I know how fleeting they can be.

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Dress: Petersyn, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Earring: Banana Republic

Modern Romance

Pride and Prejudice is one of my all time favorite books and I love the movie adaptation with Keira Knightley and Matthew MacFadyen. When I saw this whimsical dress by Jonathan Simkhai, I imagined this would be the type of dress a modern day Elizabeth Bennet would wear. It’s hard for me to pick my favorite design element on this darling dress. I love the hourglass fit, the puffy sleeves, the asymmetric ruffled hem, and the cute little buttons that decorate the bodice. What also made this photo session romantic is the blooming tree and falling petals in the background. To style this dress, I added a neutral sandal and my beloved tea rose purse from Coach.

As always, thanks for reading!

Dress: Jonathan Simkhai, Purse: Coach, Sandals (old), Earrings: Banana Republic

A Ray of Sunshine

Just when I thought the weather was warm enough to bring out my spring/summer clothes, the weather channeled Arya Stark and said, “not today”. It has been so wet, dreary and foggy for the past few days, but once in a while, rays of sunlight get through to brighten our cloudy days. Now, let’s talk about this stunning jumpsuit by Rebecca Taylor. It has everything a girl could ever want. It has ruffled little sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, a cutout below the bust and a smocked waistline to accentuate the waist. Also the wide pant legs create a slimming effect. All of the design elements may seem a bit much, but it somehow works. As you can see in the pictures below, I love and feel comfortable in this jumpsuit. I went with pastel color accessories to complement the dark blue color of the fabric.

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Jumpsuit: Rebecca Taylor or rent here, Shoes: Sam Edelman, Purse: Coach (similar). Sunglasses: Oliver Peoples

Berry Velvet Crush

Spring has officially sprung! Praise the Lord. The novelty of cold weather wore off pretty quickly for me once the holiday season was over. I have been waiting patiently for warmer weather and it’s finally here. So, it makes sense that I start my first post this Spring with a beautiful transitional piece. This dress is truly stunning. From the vibrant berry color to the opulent velvet floral pattern and the high side split, what more could a girl ask for? I styled this dress with dangling earrings and kept the rest of my accessories minimal.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and as always, thanks for reading!

Dress: Yumi Kim, Shoes: Target (similar), Purse: BCBGeneration (similar)

Fun with Faux Fur

Hello everyone,

I took a little break from blogging to focus on my family. The past few months have been really rough, but it has only made me stronger. I debated stopping my blog entirely but then I remembered what motivated me to blog to begin with. This is one of my creative outlets. Blogging gave me the freedom to combine two things I enjoy, writing and fashion. I could easily just post pictures on instagram and move on, but it never really gives me the satisfaction I get after I publish a new blog post. Although my priorities changed after I became a mom, I have to remember to do things that make me happy. I hope you all do the same too.

Thanks for reading!

Sweater: Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Vest: Banana Republic, Shoes: Kate Spade, Purse: Urban Expressions

It’s all in the details.

We all have owned or worn a sweater dress at some point. It’s a must have during the colder months. What sets this black sweater dress apart? Just like the title says, it’s all in the details. The puffy sleeves are super fun and pretty pearl-shaped dots add charming elements to this dress. I styled my dress with black over-the-knee boots, an ivory coat and a red crossbody to add a pop of color. 

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Dress: Saylor, Coat: Old Navy, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman and Purse: Aldo

Mixing Stripes

When you find something you love, you want to share it with the world. I absolutely love this stunning sweater dress from Jason Wu GREY. The brilliantly placed wider black stripes in the front and the narrower blue stripes in the back create a sizzling design that would compliment all body types. It’s very comfortable and because it’s made from Merino wool, it will definitely keep you warm. I styled my outfit with a black trunk box purse and black booties. This dress is also available for rent for 4 or 8 days via Rent the Runway. 

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Dress: GREY Jason Wu, Purse: Sam Edelman, Shoes: Nine West

Mad for Plaid

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of plaid is a school uniform, so as a general rule, I tend to stay away from it. My first plaid purchase was a winter coat to keep this southern girl warm during my first winter in Indiana. My second plaid purchase was more spur-of-the-moment when we went to Chicago for Thanksgiving. Regretfully, I forgot to bring a scarf with me while shopping at an outside mall. I was desperately in need of something to keep me warm and this large oversized plaid scarf was exactly what I needed. Now, may I present to you my third plaid purchase, this chic wool blazer dress by MaryLing pictured below. I absolutely love this dress. It’s modern, it’s feminine and mostly importantly, it kept me warm. I added black long sleeve top and black booties to complete my look. Thanks for reading.
Dress: MARYLING, Top: Banana Republic and Shoes:Ninewest

Goodbye Summer

As summer comes to an end, I can’t help but reflect on how tumultuous the past few months have been. We’ve had a back injury, a broken toe, multiple colds, and someone most dear to us is going through chemotherapy. Despite all of the above, we also had a lot of fun. Logan had his first birthday and went to the beach for the first time, visit from close friends, and my husband surprised me with tickets to see Beyonce and Jay Z. Through it all, I am very thankful and continue to pray for good news for one of the sweetest and kindest people I know. I am looking forward to a hopefully uneventful fall season with my family and friends.

Having lived half of my life in both Nigeria and Atlanta, I didn’t really appreciate fall weather until I moved to the midwest. I love the crisp, cool weather, and it is so nice to see foliage change to different shades of yellow, red, orange and brown. There is something tragic yet beautiful as we witness trees shed their leaves and remain in a stagnate state, patiently waiting for the chance to bloom once again. Until then, we will enjoy our warm cider, pumpkin-spiced lattes, everything autumn has to offer and of course, fall fashion.

Thanks for reading!

Little White Dress

Hi everyone,

We all have a favorite little black dress, but a little white dress is also a fashion staple that we should all have and equally love. Traditionally, white dresses are often reserved for special occasions like graduations, bridal showers and weddings etc, but I think it’s time for this versatile piece to get more attention and use. This design from MSGM has asymmetric ruffled details which adds a fun element to this stunning dress. I styled this dress with white peep-toed pump and I chose a vintage Gucci purse to complete my look. This dress is currently on sale or it could be rented through rent the runway for 4 or 8 days.

Thanks for reading!

 

Dress: MSGM (buy or rent), Shoes: MICHEAL Michael Kors, Purse: Gucci, Earring: Banana Republic