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).

Fur Vest & White Oxford Shirt

Hi everyone! The weather is finally warming up, but it is still too cold for this southern girl. This week, I paired a crisp white oxford shirt with jeans and I added a fur vest to keep me warm. I went with burgundy pumps to add rich color and a neutral purse with gold accent to finish up my look. My inspiration came from J. Mendel Pre-Fall 2014 runway show. He designed his Pre-Fall collection for the transitional period in between seasons, in this case, spring and fall. Enjoy…

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Fur Vest: Dolce Cabo, Shirt: The limited, Jeans: Target, Shoes: Guess, Purse: Urban Expressions, Accessories: Earrings (A gift my darling hubby), Watch (Fossil) and Bracelet (Etsy).

Polka dot & Orange

Hi everyone! Spring is finally here and nothing says spring more than a pop of color. I’m putting a new spin on an old classic by pairing a blush and black polka dot blouse with an orange colored jean. My inspiration came from two designers this week; Chanel Spring 2014 Couture and Max Mara RTW Spring 2014.

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Blouse: Ann Taylor Loft, Pants: Michael Kors, Shoes: Paolo Corelli, Purse: BCBG, Accessories: Earrings (The limited) and Bracelet (Charming Charlie)

Spring State of Mind with Gray and Pink

Hi everyone! It may still be cold out there, but this fashion girl is ready for Spring with a gray A-line sleeveless dress, pointy toe pumps and hot pink skinny belt. Just waiting for the weather and flowers to catch up with me. The inspiration for this photo shoot came from Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2014 collection. I just love his name…Giambattista Valli.

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Dress: Anthropologie, Shoes: Nine West, Purse: Coach, Accessories: Earrings (The limited) and Belt (Target)

Spring Forward with neutrals and tribal print

Hi everyone! I am transitioning into Spring with a classic trench coat, nude booties and tribal print dress. I was inspired by Donna Karan Spring 2014 RTW collection. The designer included prints with Northern Africa and South Asia color motif in her runway show. Enjoy and don’t forget to move your watches and clocks an hour ahead.

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Coat: Michael Kors, Shoes: Cole Haan, Dress: Lucky Brand, Purse (old): TJ Maxx. Accessories: Earrings (handmade in Ghana), Charming Charlie bracelets and Fossil Watch.