Sunday Morning in Floral Drop-Waist Dress

Hi everyone! Hope you all are having a lovely weekend. Anyone who knows me know how obsessed I am with dresses. I stumbled upon this dress while window shopping at the mall. I immediately fall in love with drop-waist/A-line design and the huge daisies on the dress. My style inspiration this week came from 3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2015 collection. Enjoy…

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Dress: Banana Republic (sold out, similar), Sandals: Nine west, Purse: BCBGeneration, Accessories: Sunglass (Oliver Peoples), Statement necklace (handmade in Nigeria, Similar), Cocktail ring (Saksoff5th).

Summertime in White & Blush

Hi everyone! Hope you all are enjoying a lovely weekend. I spent my Saturday morning at the farmer’s market with John and my in-laws. I have to say, I enjoyed it more than I had anticipated and will definitely be coming back. My style inspiration came from J. Mendel’s SS2014 RTW. Enjoy…

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Top: Forever 21, Skirt: Loft, Sandals: Target. Accessories: Sunglass(Coach) and Hat (Target).

 

In Red, White and Blue

Hi everyone! A 4th of July event is a great way to display your personal style. For most people, it’s all about wearing stars and stripes to declare their love for America. For me, it’s all about coming up with different ways to incorporate red, white and blue or stars and stripes into my outfit of the day. For today’s outfit, I choose an embroidered bodice white dress, a red beaded statement necklace and a blue leather purse. I paired my outfit with nude wedge sandals and kept the rest of my accessories simple. Another important thing to keep in mind is the location of the event you can going to, but it never hurts to be the best-dressed person in the room. Enjoy…

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Dress: Loft (Now 60% off online), Sandals: Enzo Angiolini, Purse: Kirna Zabete at Target, Accessories: Sunglass(Coach), Statement necklace (handmade in Nigeria, Similar), Bracelet (The limited) and Watch (Fossil).

 

Boho Chic in Floral Maxi Dress

Hi everyone!

First of all, I want to say a big thank you to everyone that has visited, liked or commented on my blog/Instagram/Facebook post. I really appreciate all your love and support. You can also follow me on instagram @runwayinspired. This week’s post is about celebrating summer fashion in flowy chiffon maxi dress, metallic sandals and Panama hat. My style inspiration came from Duro Olowo spring 2014 collection, a london based designer of Nigerian descent. He is known for using bright African print and unlikely color combination to create amazing designs. Enjoy…

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Dress: Express, Sandals: Target, Accessories: Sunglass(Coach), Earrings (made in Ghana), Bracelet (TJMaxx), Necklace (The limited) and Watch (Fossil).

Weekend in Atlanta : Polka dots & Orange

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I just returned from a weekend trip to Atlanta for my aunt’s 50th birthday party. Even though Carmel, Indiana is now my home, I always enjoy going back to Atlanta to see my family and friends. There is always a sense of fulfillment every time I visit and as I leave, I always look forward to my next visit. This is the second time I’ve paired orange and polka dots together. I just love the contrast of bold orange color against feminine and romantic polka dots. This time, the pairing comes in form of a black and ivory cutout back A-line dress and orange beaded necklace. I finished up the look with a black Croc-Embossed pumps and black clutch. Polka dots was one of the trend on the Spring 2014 runway. Sportmax, Dolce and Gabbana as well as Burberry all featured polka dots in their Spring 2014 collection. Enjoy…

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Dress: Loft, Shoes: Pour la Victoire, Purse: The Limited (old), Accessories: Earring and Bracelet (The limited – sold out), Necklace (made and purchased in Nigeria) and Watch (Fossil).

Wedding, Nigerian style

Hi everyone! For those of you who don’t know, I am Nigerian-American. I was born in Atlanta, but I spent my childhood in Nigeria before moving back to the States. I had the opportunity to travel back to Nigeria during memorial day weekend for my older sister’s wedding. I’ll briefly explain Nigerian (Christian/Yoruba) wedding process below. It is usually a 3-day event that begins with a traditional wedding ceremony on Friday, followed by a church service and reception on Saturday. Sunday is reserved for thanksgiving service at the groom’s church. A terrible storm delayed my trip and prevented me from arriving in time for the traditional wedding. Nonetheless, I arrived safely on Friday night after flying over 14 hours. The outfit I wore was designed by my sister. It’s a two piece (a top and the bottom part is wrapped around your waist) in gold Guipure lace and orange head wrap (gele). I included pictures of the beautiful bride in her traditional wedding clothes, the bride and groom on Saturday and some of my childhood friends who came for the wedding. Enjoy…

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Resort Wear

Hello Everyone!

Last week’s post was about my day trip to LA. This week’s post will conclude the summary of my amazing trip to San Diego. John and I started our vacation by visiting the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Santa Ann for a friend’s wedding and Chula Vista for another friend’s wedding shower. We also went to La Jolla Cove, Coronado Island and Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego. My style inspiration on this vacation didn’t come just from one designer, it stemmed from a combination of some of my favorite looks from Resort 2014 runway collection. Resort wear tends to be more commercial, in order words, more appealing to everyone. Enjoy…

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Black Dress and Black Tee: Cynthia Rowley, Floral Pink Dress: Jessica Simpson and Abstract Purple and Pink Dress: Express. Sandals and Panama Hat: Target, Purse: American Rag, Accessories: Earrings (the limited), Sunglasses (Ray-ban and Maui Jim).

White and Bright Floral Print

Hello everyone! I just recently returned from wonderful trip to San Diego. While in SoCal, John and I took a day trip to Los Angeles. This was my husband’s first trip to LA, so we visited the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Hollywood/Highland center, TCL Chinese Theatre, Griffith Observatory, and downtown LA. We couldn’t explore all the famous landmarks in one day, but notwithstanding, it was a memorable trip. My style inspiration came from Alberta Ferretti RTW Spring 2014 collection.

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Blouse: Express, Skirt: Loft, Sandals: Target, Purse: American Rag, Accessories: Earrings (old), Sunglasses (Ray-ban), Bracelet (Charming Charlie) and Watch (Fossil).

Geometric Print

Hello!!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful day. I enjoy seeing clothes with bold geometric prints at stores, but I tend to shy away from them. Why? I don’t think they will look good on me, until I saw this wrap dress at Anthropologie. The key to wearing a busy print is to find a pattern that compliments your body type, otherwise it will overwhelm you. I styled my wrap dress with pewter round toe pumps, black clutch, and a neutral beaded necklace. My inspiration came from Tory Burch Pre Fall 2014. Enjoy…

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Dress: Anthropologie, Shoes: Nine West, Purse: The limited, Accessories: Necklace (The limited), Watch (Fossil) and Sunglasses (Maui Jim).

Sunday Funday with Striped Tee & Red

Happy sunday everyone! What a beautiful spring weather we have today. For this week, I went with a dressy black and white striped tee with a full red skirt. I accessorized with black round toe textured pump and a black day clutch. A striped tee is a staple everyone should have in their closet. It is a timeless piece and depending on how it is styled, it can be worn casually or elegantly. I was influenced by Alexander McQueen Spring 2014 RTW. Enjoy…

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Blouse: Ann Taylor Loft, Skirt: Banana Republic, Shoes: Vince Camuto, Purse: BCBG, Accessories: Earrings (The limited), Sunglasses (Ray-ban) and Bracelet (Etsy).