Monday, October 29, 2012

Guest Post: Summer to Fall Transition

Happy Monday loves! I hope you had a great weekend.
 
I have another guest post for you today! Today's guest post is brought to you by Raliat of Rallydfashionfanatic.  She is currently a Junior in College, but also a fashion blogger. According to her, "I am kind of a nerdy Fashionista. I am such a nerd that during my free times, I read for fun but there is a part of me that is so in love with fashion. On my blog, I showcase fashion forward outfits with styling tips, plus celebrity inspired/look for less."
Today, she will be giving us some tips on how to transition a look for Summer to Fall. Check out what she has to say below:

 My Summer to Fall Transition look
In this summer to fall transition, I am transitioning a pair of black lace high-low skirt that I got last summer. During the summer, I paired the skirt with a simple t-shirt and a pair of colorful sandals. For fall, I decided to play with patterns and textures. I paired the lace high skirt with a multicolored striped top. I added black opaque tights since it is chilly nowadays, completed the look with a pair of black and gold cap toe pumps, skinny belt, clutch and a collar necklace.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Out and About: Preppy

Happy Wednesday!  :)

A casual look for school:


This was an outfit I wore to school. I wasn't going for a 'preppy' look, but that's what it came out to be. I really like this look. It was a bit cool that day, so the yellow sweater layered over the buttoned down shirt, kept me warm. I paired the top(s) with a distressed jean. I also wore tights underneath, so my skin was not visible. The flats I'm wearing is also another great find of mine from Target

What I'm wearing:
Yellow Sweater: Thrifted
Shirt: Old Navy
Jeans: I'm not sure...
Watch: Gift from Macys
Flats: Target

What do you like about this look?

Take care! :)
xoxo
Oluwaseun S.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Guest Post: Iro ati Buba (Oleku)

Hello all!
 
Guest post for today is from my dear friend, Oyelola. She'll be informing us about one of the many ways the Yoruba people of Nigeria dress up for: parties, weddings, naming-ceremonies, and any sort of celebration. 
 
Check out what she has to say, below

In the Yoruba culture, we have an outfit we call Iro ati Buba Iro is the bottom and Buba is the top, but for females, the Iro is worn like a wrap skirt. For the formal style of Iro ati Buba, the Iro reaches your ankle, while the Buba reaches your wrist. The more 'hip' style of Iro ati Buba is known as the Oleku. The Iro reaches your knee, while the Buba is quarter-length sleeves.

You can use whatever material/print you want for the style. Choosing a vibrant color or print is the best way to go, because you'll stand out. Ankara and Lace are some of the materials used in sewing Iro ati Buba. To make your Iro ati Buba or Oleku a complete outfit, you are encouraged to wear a gele. Gele is a head gear/wear/piece. It also comes in different material/print. Learning how to wrap a gele is not a difficult, but it takes practice.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Guest Post: Trends

Happy Wednesday!
 
I hope your week has been well. Remember I mentioned that I'll be incorporating Guest Posts to my blog, in this post? Well, today is one of those days. Today's guest post is from the lovely Cindy Saul of Life as a Young Christian. Cindy is a blogger from South Africa and is currently studying Corporate Communication.
 
Check out what she has to say about trends, below:
 
What do I love the most about trends?
Isn’t it great how fashion trends connect us girls? I love how we share fashion and beauty tips. I love that fashion is diverse, and the trends are always changing.  I also like the fact that when a certain trend does come back in style, it’s always with a twist – an improvement. It allows you to be creative and to express on the outside what you feel inside.
 
What do I dislike most about trends?
The saddest thing about Fashion trends is that we forget that it’s what’s in the inside that counts, Twenty years from now it won’t really matter how your hair looks like today, what brand jeans you wore or what brand of shoes you wore.  What will matter is how you loved people and contributed in the world that you live in. Let us not forget that inner beauty in what matters the most.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Big Bow Ankara Print Dress

Happy Thursday, people! How are you? I'm doing very well.

 I'm on Fall break (from school) now, and I'm home with the family. It's a great feeling to be home now and be able to relax. Well, it's not all relaxation because I have many assignments and exams to study for. Haha. 

Last month I attended a wedding and I wore an Ankara print dress. The dress was a bit loose on me, so I had it altered by my Mom's tailor. She did a good job and the dress fits me very well. The pictures are not the best because I didn't think about posting it then (my blog wasn't really on my mind at the time). Anyways, check out the look below: