SUNNY DAY

I rarely put up outfit posts on Saturdays cos the sun is usually at its hottest (I don't understand why) and I don't even consider leaving my house let alone take outfit shots.
But today was different.
If I had to brace the heat, I had to be prepared.

UPGRADE

I wore a bodycon dress to church (Please don't judge me, lol).
I'm getting lazier by the day in terms of picking out outfits. I just grab what I can lay my hands on and hit the road.
Nway, I promise to do better.
This dress is another item from my MissRebel Package.

NEON JUMPER

The weather in this town is always at its extreme. When its hot, its blazing hot and you can feel the sun like its directly over your head.
And when its cold, its freezing cold like you are in Russia instead of Nigeria.
Harmattan is a mixture of both. The mornings are super cold and the afternoons are quite hot.

ALEXANDER McQUEEN SS14

Alexander McQueen is a fashion label founded by British designer Alexander McQueen(late).
Here are some of my favorite pieces from the Spring/Summer 14 Look book.

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS....

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I've never been one to care too much about beauty.
When I was younger, I didn't even bother with applying any cream on my body after a bath, I was that nonchalant.
I used to think, 'I'm no Kim K or Eva Longoria when it comes to beauty so why bother'
I just decided to dress well in order to make up for that lack.
lol

TREND ALERT - MIXED PRINTS

Mixing prints is a current trend that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
I suppose that mixed prints, along with any new trend, can be intimidating at first, but it’s actually a simple and fun trend to wear.
When done right, this amazing trend allows you to maximize your closet, feel more confident in color, and shop skillfully for your wardrobe. Not to mention, it adds an instant chic factor to every outfit you strut.

DANCING WITH THE STARS

I had the best night ever!
I got to dance with Flavor (Ada Ada crooner).
loll

CONTRAST BODY CON

Hello darlings!
Hope y'all are doing great.

THANKSGIVING

HAPPY NEW MONTH DARLINGS!
I smell Christmas in the air!

HOUSE OF SIENNA

I love blogging!
For many many reasons.
But the most important and my favorite part of blogging is getting to meet amazing people!
I've formed relationships with people I met in the blogosphere, bloggers and non-bloggers.
There are no words to describe how amazing this woman I'm about to introduce is.

ABUNDANT GRACE

There's nothing more annoying than having a closet full of clothes and you still have problems picking out what to wear.
I started the hustle early this morning and got super pissed with all the clothes.
There would be a cute skirt I want to wear but the perfect top for it is still out there or probably in someone's closet.
Story of my life.
Finally picked out this outfit at the last minute.

UNIQUE PRINTS

I've had this shirt for a lil over a year and I'm just wearing it for the first time ever.
When I first saw it I fell in love with the prints, the clash and mix of colors, different patterns and shapes. 
It looked to me like a painting and I loved it!

STYLE 101

 
When celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham run out for a few things at the grocery store, they look like they've just stepped out of the pages of Vogue magazine. It's easy to look fabulous all the time when you have personal stylists at your beck and call -- not to mention a virtually unlimited budget at your disposal.
For those of us with limited bank accounts, however, looking fashionable can be more of a challenge. Yet fashion experts say that you can look fabulous, regardless of you much you spend. Part of the key to becoming a fashionista is figuring out your personal style -- then finding specific wardrobe pieces that highlight it.
So, here are 10 ways to cultivate your own special look. You'll find out how to buy clothes that accentuate your assets, learn tips for making the most of your existing wardrobe and discover how to look like a million bucks -- without spending anywhere near that much.

AFRICAN WOMAN

Guess who tied gele to church?!
Me! lol!
On Friday, while my mum was rummaging through her box to get wrapper for my baby brother to use for his cultural day in school, my sister quickly picked up this beautiful wrapper and suggested we tie them to church on Sunday.
And I was like, 'Of course, yea'.

SKATER SKIRT

Twas my baby brother's Cultural day in school today. And in the spirit of celebrating our culture I decided to wear an African-inspired outfit to the event.
This African print skater skirt the bff made for me was perfect!
I paired it with a white spiked shirt from MissRebel previously worn here.

PLEATED DRESS

I got this dress from Miss Rebel a while ago for just 4.99 pounds!
I decided to style it in 2 different ways.

3.1 PHILLIP LIM SS13

 
3.1 Philip Lim is Lim's fashion label.
Phillip Lim is an American fashion designer of Thai Chinese descent. In 2005, he co-founded 3.1 Phillip Lim with friend and business partner Wen Zhou, becoming the company's creative director. Lim has garnered both critical and commercial success with his line.

DOTS AND PRINTS

Hello darlings!
Just a quick post of the outfit I wore to church today.

GIVEAWAY!

Silver Satchel from Royalties Wardrobe
Royalties Wardrobe Collections is a Nigerian based online boutique bourne by Adigun Adeola that deals in female fashion.
For all stylish ladies wishing to add classy and chic piece to their wardrobe, Royalties Wardrobe offers you clothing and accessories at pocket friendly prices.
You don't have to break a bank to look good!

TREND ALERT - SPIKES N STUDS



Studs were absolutely everywhere. Typically reserved for grungy, edgy styles, studs have made their way into the mainstream and everyone has something studded - whether it is a pair of shoes, jacket, bracelet, tank top, or otherwise.

BORN PRETTY REVIEW + OOTD

I'm the kinna girl that can wear one wrist watch for the rest of my life (yea I'm always that committed, lol).
But when I got an email from Lynn of Born Pretty Store to do a review on a wrist watch, I was 'like yaayy! new wrist watch in the house! lol'.
I was asked to choose and it was one of the toughest decisions ever cos of the different styles and amazing patterns of watches (who am I kidding, we always have to make tough decisions when it comes to shopping for clothes).
Of course I chose a red watch.
And I got my package in less than 3 weeks.

DESIGNER FOCUS - ROUGE VALLARI

Rouge vallari is a clothing brand that provides women with funky classy designs with a timeless elegance that stands out with creative designs that have a futuristic edge blended into vintage swanky style.Its head creative Designer, ChiChi Iyiegbuniwe is a graduate of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Lagos, a childhood passion for fashion transformed into her present brand and quest for a distinct look for the young and Bold woman.

SPIKES N BLUE

Hii Hii!!!
Hope y'all had an amazing weekend.
This is a quick post of what I wore to church today.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Something different..
You like?
I had a lil 'accident' at home last night and I was rushed to the clinic first thing this morning for a tetanus shot (highly exaggerated).
On our way back, my sister and I decided to drop by a friend's house.
The different background, a better camera (my friend's) and time to kill... I just had to take outfit shots.

MISSREBEL... Dress for Less

Lace Trim Contrast Panel Bodycon Dress

 Looking good on a budget what I'm all about.
We all want good things but most of the time are not able to afford them. 
When I first discovered Miss Rebel on one of my numerous Google searches, my heart literally sang for joy!
The prices on their clothing were unbelievable and they deliver worldwide including Nigeria!
One of the few UK online stores that ship to Nigeria!
Jackpot!
Detachable Brace Rip Lace Insert Skinny Fit Jean

TREND ALERT - NEON

Classic with a new-age twist, the electric neon hues are very popular this now. Very bold and bright, you cannot miss one of the big fashion trends of the season- eye-popping neon colours.


BLOGIVERSARY!

October 13th would always be a day to remember.
Twas the day I decided to start up my own blog after visiting over 100 blogs in a period of one month.
I decided to start blogging not because I knew a whole lot about fashion and thought I show every other person. Some people say that Fashion/Personal style bloggers are just show-offs.
I beg to differ...
I started blogging to document my growth and share the things I love about fashion.
This past year has been a great one. I never knew I would get this far. Blogging was just something I wanted to do for fun and to pass time.
Along the line, I fell in love with it and I'm still loving it. lol

Check out my first post --- HERE

STELLA JEAN SPRING 2014

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I saw the post on this beautiful collection on Stella of JadoreFashion's  blog and thought I should share.
African Prints can be high Fashion, this is a typical example.
 I love the vibrant colors,  the mix of prints and patterns in this collection. Just fabulous!

DIARY OF A SHORT GIRL








So, a blogger friend (Cassie) put up a post on her blog yesterday and it ‘gingered’ me to do something similar.
The post was titled ‘Tall Girl Problems!! Life as a 6ft 1 girl’. Check out the post HERE.
By the time I was done reading the contents, I was laughing really hard but at the same time I was like ‘guurrl you’ve got no idea how much I would love to have the problems you are complaining about!'

INDEPENDENCE DAY


We may not be where we want to be but we are, surely, not where we used to be.
Happy 53rd anniversary! 
God bless NIGERIA!

FRIDAY FASHION FOCUS

 It's been ages!
This style features were my favorite part of blogging and I know you've missed it almost as much as I have.
I fully intend to continue the tradition now that I have discovered Instagram fashion! 
lol 
Well, here's one of my favorite fashionistas. I first saw her when she was featured on FashionBombDaily and I was blown away! (I'm sure at this point you understand why).
Let's meet Osahon...

DESIGNER FOCUS - BRIDGET AWOSIKA

 
Born in Washington DC and having discovered her passion for fashion at the primitive age of ten; Bridget chose to consistently follow her passion through over the years by enrolling in Parsons School of Design and subsequently being an intern at Donna Karen and then Giorgio Armani. She worked full time for one year with Armani before deciding to start her own line.

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS....



Canon 550D

.... who am I kidding, I want them as soon as possible!

 



Michael Kors Rose Gold Chronograph Watch


Shoedazzle Wedge sneakers 'Attache'

'Attache' in Nude


Karl Lagerfeld for Melissa Incense Ice Cream Heeled Shoes

ASOS PARADOX Pointed High Heels

ASOS HONG KONG Heeled Sandals with Metal Trim



Is that to much to ask for?
loll!
What are your expectations from Santa this year?

HAVE A GREAT DAY AHEAD.

Ciao darlings!
xoxo
Portia
THANKS FOR VISITING MY BLOG!

WHITE TEE

I came across a style challenge on a blog, "how would you style a basic white tee?". I wouldn't consider wearing a simple white tee out on a normal day. I decided to try it out.I found this plain white tee at a thrift store. It was just so ..... plain, so I picked up a pair of scissors and started cutting.

TREND ALERT- WEDGE SNEAKERS





Wedge sneakers have a tendency to raise many eyebrows. People usually love them, hate them, or they just don’t know how to wear them.Wedge sneakers can be an intimidating look to pull off, but just about anyone can do it with a little effort. In principle, your bottoms and tops should create a snug, fitted appearance to balance out the bulk of the sneakers. You can further balance your ensemble out with smart accessory use.

ELIE SAAB 2013 SPRING COUTURE

Elie Saab, a 'self - trained' fashion designer, is one of my favorite designers ever!
His designs are super stunning and the details on each dress is impeccable!

Check out the post I did on his 2012 Collection HERE

Here's a look at his 2013 Spring collection.
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