What a dress!

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone one is having a lovely summer so far. I took some time off from blogging due to personal reasons. I lost someone very dear to me. She was one of my biggest supporters. She always encouraged me to keep writing and do the things I love. So I am dedicating this blog post to her.

I initially saw this dress online but I was a little skeptical about getting the dress because of the exposed mesh in the front. When you are well endowed in the chest area, you have to be careful what you wear. Otherwise, you may run the risk of overexposing yourself unless that’s what you are aiming for. If that’s the case, then more power to you. No judgment here. I decided to take a chance and I’m so glad I did. This dress is so wonderful. I wanted to twirl all day in it. The cotton fabric is perfect for the hot summer weather. It’s fitted at the top, so I was able to get away with not wearing a bra. Love the embroidery and the tassels outlining the top and the back of this darling dress.

Taking a fashion risk can be a bit scary but it’s a wonderful feeling when your risk pays off.

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Dress: DODO BAR OR or rent here, Purse: MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS, Shoes: Steve Madden (similar)

On Trend: Asymmetric Neckline

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I have heard people talk about how beautiful a woman’s clavicle is, but most of us don’t really pay attention to that part of our body. Most of the clothes we wear either covers or drapes over our shoulders. With the popularity of the off-the shoulder silhouette, I can’t help but pay close attention to an alluring part of the body. It’s feminine and sexy without trying too hard. Carolina Hererra, Zimmermann, Self-Portrait, Cushnie and Rejina Pyo all featured asymmetrical neckline in their Fall 2019 runway collection. Which bring me to this stunning dress from Aijek Fall/Winter 2017 collection. I tend to gravitate towards outfits that have interesting design elements just like the asymmetry of this dress. The cool off-the-shoulder neckline, mismatched stripes and the high-low hem create a visually stunning dress. I hope you all love it like I do.

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Dress: Aijek, Shoes: Nine West, Purse: Deux Lux

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

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.

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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.

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

For Pleat’s Sake!

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There’s nothing like a dress that moves like a dream. This stunning number is so flattering. It hugs you in all the right places, and the bottom half flares out into beautiful pleats. The color block on this dress is unlike anything I’ve seen. The floral half adds enough drama to elevate the design of the dress without overwhelming the black half. I accessorized with a light blue Tea Rose crossbody and simple black block heel sandals.

Now, let’s talk about this amazing park. I stumbled upon it on a friend’s Facebook page and I was shocked that this gem was less than 30 minutes away from me. It’s called Holliday Park and it is located on the north side of Indianapolis. We will definitely be going back to visit.

 

Dress (DELFI COLLECTIVE), Purse (COACH), Shoes (Target), Sunglasses (Diane von Furstenberg).

Flower Power

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I don’t know if I want to shimmy all day or do the cha-cha-cha in this beautiful jumpsuit. I instantly fell in love with the design. Its colorful floral pattern and the sweetheart neckline add a level of sweetness to this playful jumpsuit. The upper part fits like a corset, so you can definitely go without a bra. I went with simple accessories like this neutral clutch and dusty rose sandals to complete my outfit. The brand, Finders Keepers, is an Australian women’s fashion label, but you can buy their clothes at American retailers like Nordstrom and ASOS. The jumpsuit is no longer available in this pattern, but you can rent it for 4 or 8 days through RENT the RUNWAY. It is still available for purchase in black. I would recommend going up a size because this jumpsuit runs small.

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Jumpsuit (Finders Keepers), Shoes (Sam Edelman) and Purse (Michael Michael Kors).