DIY: FRAYED JEANS

Current Fav: Good morning by BRYMO

Hello Guys,
A couple of weeks ago I frayed my jeans… I wasn’t gn put it up here because I thought everyone would have seen a tutorial on How-to-frayed jeans (I know, silly me).
When I wore the jeans out with a few friends, I got a lot of questions about it, so I decided to put it up.

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Things you’d need arnd why
1. A pair of JEANS (denim)
I’m sure you get why you need this, lol. Okay so, the weaving in jeans makes it very easy to take out a particular thread, the wrap thread which runs vertically is dyed and the weft thread which runs horizontally is left white.

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2. A pair SCISSORS
This is to cut off a few inches depending on preference, I cut off about 3 inches, you can go lower or higher… All you need to do is to cut out the hem.
3. A TAPE RULE
For measuring out the length you decide to cut off.
4. A NEEDLE
I used this pick out the horizontal/weft thread (which was white) I did this till I discovered easier way to just put out the thread.
5. Some TIME
Last but not the list, is TIME!! The one thing that was left out in all of the DIYs on fraying denim had I seen is Time…

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I need to emphasize on this,I had planned to frayed the denim higher than I did ( I was gn make it about 5 inches high, but I stopped at about 2 inches).
When I was in school (cheesy, I know 😂) I knew some people that payed to fray their jeans, I used to wonder why, but after doing this, I understand why now… To all my friends that want their jeans frayed, you gatta pay me.
In the end, it will be worth it. So, I’d say to should try it out, no rush…

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It took me about 2 days and I’m not done, I’ll still fry it higher.

I hope this was helpful, till next post.xx

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17/06/94

Current fav: Too many songs to pick one

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Hey guyss
I have been humming Grown up by Beyonce for a few hours now… Because, I turned 23 today. Twenty freaking three!! 🎉🎉🎉

IMAG6996 I wasn’t gn put anything on here, because birthdays kind of freak me out!!! But my friends made sure I went out today and I took pictures so I thought… What the hell.

Cool kids
Cool kids
My personal photographer
Coke and Fanta

I am grateful for life, I am grateful that God got me all these years.
I am glad I started this blog, this is my first birthday on here 😁 I am grateful for you guys, THANK YOU!! I immediately thought about you guys when I took these pictures, I was like ‘I gatta post on the blog today’.

For more pictures,  check out my instagram  @mikunstyles

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I don’t really have much to say as I am overwhelmed by the love I am getting from family and friends and this post is really impromptu.
I just want to say THANK YOU, and help me praise my big God.
Last but most definitely not the list… I am a GEMINI and we rock!!! 😂
Till next time. xx

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YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!

Current Fav:  Scars to your Beautiful by ALESSIA CARA

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Hey lovelies,

How’s your Sunday going? Mine is pretty relaxing and kind of a lazy day so far…

I thought I’d share this post with you guys because I spent the most of my life thinking less of my self … I had this huge inferiority complex. But I’m all grown up now, I’ve learnt to see the beauty within me ( I hope that makes sense). You are not allowed to feel less of yourself, you are not!

“Beauty like Style has no one definition, we all represent a form of beauty” Know this!
But we live in a society that not only defines beauty but also makes sure that majority do not make “the cut”

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Society will tell you what size, height, skin color, hair type is beautiful, a description that is impossible to meet and if ever met only by a very few shaming the remaining majority.
But who made those rules? Who is society? What makes a size 6 “sexier” than a 16? On what bases is one skin color better than the others?
My definition of beauty is you and me. I believe God made us in different shapes, sizes and colors so we can appreciate many forms of beauty. You are beautiful, you should feel beautiful in your skin
Do not let society define you, you are beautifully made.

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You are not only beautiful, you are a unique being. After all, you were created in God’s image.

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I hope this helps someone fee better, in the near feature I’ll be sharing with you how I got over my inferiority complex.

Till next time. xx

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WAISTCOAT x BLAZZER

Current Fav:  feel it coming by WEEKND

Heyy guys!!! 😁
I just got my traffic stat few minutes before I typed this and it showed the highest visit have gotten here and I am elated!!!

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Keep it coming guys, and maybe drop a comment every once in a while (I know that can be a bit hard, but try 😉).
Thank you guys for reading my very amateur posts 😘

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Today is another outfit post, I wore this waistcoat as a shirt/blouse with a pair of jeans (fav) then I completely the look with a blazer, kind of gave it a corporate- casual look.

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I have layered with this waist coat but I couldn’t get enough good pictures so I refrained from posting it here.

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But if you follow me on Instagram @mikunstyles, you’d have already seen how I layered with it.
I thrifted this coat a few months ago it cost #200 and the most interesting thing about it is it is DENIM you’ll know how much of a sucker I am for Denims.. I’m not sure these pictures are showing that its Denim, but it is and that makes me liken it even more.
Everything I wore besides from the shoes was thrifted and the total cost is less than 2000 naira (the jeans was a bit pricy 😒)

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Till next time where I’ll be talking about BEAUTY, please stay tuned.xx

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Your clothes don’t define you, you define them. Never feel less in your outfits.
They say the most important thing about a dress is the woman in it!

P. S: Excuse my flat title

BELTED LIKE THE 80’s

Current Favorite: 80’s Films by JON BELLION

Hello,

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I know it’s been a minute. I am fighting an ‘Inconsistent War’ and I really  hope I win

Word on the street is the Big Belts are making their  way back and I totally  down for them! I’m always down for retro… The farther the better (actually, I like the 90’s best)

I like the big belt for 2 reasons. First reason is because  they can give a snatched look, they are almost like a mini corset.

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Also. They are good statement pieces, you know because they are big and all up in our faces  making a statement 😂 .

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For my socks and shoes thing going on, I decided  to really  make sure you really get my retro vibes.

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Till next time.xx

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P. S I didn’t interview any blogger this month, I lost that battle to Mr inconsistency, but the war in still on, I’ll try to win more battles.

 

Word! Your style is a representation of your person,  so always deliver!

BLOGGER OF THE MONTH #5

Present Jam:  Brave by JHENE AIKO

Heyy guys, I interviewed Chidinma of style mirror as my blogger of the month of April. I first came across her on instagram and immediately clicked the link in her bio to visit her blog. And ever since, I’ve been a regular on her blog, her style is beautiful and her reviews are must reads.

1. What is your name?
My name is Chidinma Ndukwe

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2. Tell us a little about your blog and how old it is.
I run a lifestyle blog, mystylemirror.wordpress.com which is 6months old, 6months of inconsistency. Lol I’m working on that though.
3. How did you first get into blogging?
I got into blogging through social media. I started following some bloggers, reading and getting inspirations from their blog. It really got me interested

Look at that glow 😍
Look at that glow 😍

4. Who has impacted you most in your blogging journey and how?
My family and friends are mostly the people that has impacted in my blogging journey. They keep asking how the blog is going, when a new post is coming up and i also get compliments from other readers and thats a huge one i guess. It motivates me to know that people are interested in what i write on my blog.
5. What is the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?
Most challenging moment would be when i first started my blog. I was so scared and didn’t know what to do. I always felt i needed certain things like a camera, new/flashy clothes and shoes lol, so silly of me right? but thanks to Annabelle’s video where she talked about how to start a blog. That video really gave me the push i needed and that was when i started writing and posting full time on the blog.
6. What has your blogging experience taught you?
Having to run a blog and also go to school has taught me how to manage my time. Even though i’m not an expert in time management, i’ve really improved on how i do things that are necessary

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7.What else do you do other than blogging?
Asides blogging, i’m also a student. So when i’m not blogging, i’m either studying or looking for new things to learn.
8. Name some of your favorite bloggers and why?
My favorite bloggers are Annabelle Giwa-Amu, Cassie Daves, Ifeoma Amadi, Solafagbemi, Vivian Okezie, Grace Alex, etc but i love Annabelle of iambrownie.com the most. She is such an inspiration to me. Her sense of humor, and style is what attracts me to her blog and youtube channel.

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Annabelle
Cassie
Cassie
Ifeoma
Ifeoma
Sola
Sola
Vivian
Vivian
Grace
Grace

9. What is your favorite fashion brand and why?
My favorite fashion brand is ShopMaju. Their outfits are so stylish, they scream “buy me!”.
10.Where can we find you on social media?
You can find me on Instagram : @chidinma_n, Twitter : @chidinma__n, Facebook : Chidinma Ndukwe

Click here to visit her blog.

Happy new month lovelies.till next time, xx

 

OUTFIT: ANKARA WRAP PEPLUM

 


Present Jam: No promises by CHEAT CODES &DEMI LOVATO

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Hey readers,

Another week, another outfit post till I get my sh*t together to give you hair post sigh…

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This Ankara wrap peplum top is from Thm.co, remember I told you about them in a recent post named ‘THM-ed’ if you haven’t seeen that post yet, click here.

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So, I decided to show you guys two ways I wore the wrap top.

Gone are those days that Ankara prints were limited to Friday’s only, precisely for Jumat service, I like how the print have been incorporated into our everyday day lives, so I thought I’d style it with a blazer and pants for work purpose and it turned out nice

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For me, everything goes with a pair of jeans 😏. Here I wore the print top with a pair of jeans and I also liked how it looked.

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That’s it guys, I hope you like Ankara prints like I do and you have overcome all of the limitations that were set on it.

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Till the next post, xx

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OUTFIT: BLAZER AND PLEATS

Present Jam: Don’t wanna know by MAROON 5

Heyyy,

How was your weekend? How have you been? I’ve been good, up and down. Remember this blazer? I wore here  with a bandage skirt, so I thought I’d change it up and wear it with a pleated skirt.

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I was going for a 50’s look, I hope I nailed it.

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What was I doing? 🙈
What was I doing? 🙈

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Till the next post, have a lovely week!! Remember to always be on top of the game. xx

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OUTFIT: CHECK AND DOTS

Present Jam: You was right by LIL UZI VERT

Outfit post guys 😁

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Today’s outfit post is featuring this checked shirt and polka dots skirt I got from my last thrift.

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Few years ago, I won’t have combined check and Dots because I must have heard that its not ‘right’ thank God for growth 😂

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IMG-20170325-WA0079-01That’s it’s guys, the cost of what I was wearing minus the shoes and bag is less than a thousand Naira, I hope you like this outfit. Till next time, xx.

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MY BLOGGER OF THE MONTH #4

Present Jam: Boshe Nlo by BURNA BOY

Hey guys,

My blogger of this month is Desmond of Quirks and Outfit, I recently came across his instagram account and I immediately clicked a link in his bio that took me to his blog. I read about 4 of his blog posts – a thrift post, a beauty post and a few of his outfit posts, and I like how he handles the beauty post because for some reasons, it is believed that only females are allowed to do beauty (I strongly disagree with that belief). Desmond is a young and relatively new blogger. I can tell that he has a high sense of humor and it will be really fun to hang out with him. So yeah, lets meet Desmond.

  1. What is your name and how old are you?

My name is Vincent Desmond and I am 17 years old.

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  1. Tell us a little about your blog and how old it is.

My blog, Quirks and Outfits is a fashion, lifestyle and beauty/male grooming blog. My blog is about 4 months old.

  1. How did you first get into blogging?

I used to have an old blog, back in 2012 when I barely even knew what blogging meant. But I started Quirks and Outfits last year mostly because I needed a hobby and I also really enjoy writing and having a platform to show people my creative side was something I wanted.

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  1. Who has impacted you most on your blogging journey and how?

This is a bit tricky, because a lot of people have really left there impact on my blog, but I will go with Collins of The Street Haute, because he was one of my favorite bloggers long before I stared blogging, and I think he has got an amazing and unique sense of style. And because ever since I started blogging he has been my blogging ‘Mr Miyagi’

  1. What is the most challenging moment on your blogging journey so far?

I am not quite sure I can pinpoint a moment but the most challenging thing about blogging for me as to the photography aspect.

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  1. What has your blogging journey taught you?

Self-worth.  Really high up the ladder is self-worth, I have learnt that being different is not just okay, it is the best. And I’ve learnt that failure is not necessarily a bad thing, because whenever I fail at doing something right or reaching a particular goal, I always double up my effort the next time I have an opportunity.

  1. What else do you do other than blogging?

I am a student at the University of Port Harcourt.

  1. Who is your style icon and why?

I have many, I can go on and on, but internationally, it’s Adam Gallagher and my Nigerian style icon is Adebayo Oke-Lawal.

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Adam
  1. What is your favourite fashion brand and why?

Orange culture. I love how each pieces tells a story and is usually so detailed, and they are all quirky and usually touches gender limits which is something not a lot of Nigerian brands do, especially male Nigerian fashion brands.

  1. Where can we find you on social media?

I am on Instagram @quirksandoutfits and Twitter @quirksandoutfit. Because apparently has a character limit for your username too.

Click here to check out Desmond’s blog.

till next time. xx

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What questions would you like me to ask my next blogger?

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