OUTFIT: ANOTHER OUTFIT POST, ANOTHER RETRO LOOK…IN PLAID

Current Jam: Aisha by BOJ ft WANDE COALplaid (7)Hey guys,
Short weekend hun? 😩 just typical, lol.

I have come with another outfit post…another retro look in this plaid skirt I thrifted months ago, I think it cost me about 300 naira or so.plaid (3)I like how plaid is coming back (totally down for fashion comebacks 😉😉) so I decided to share with you one of the many ways to incorporate plaid into your style.plaid (2)The print can be tricky, so I suggest you pair your plaid with a plain shirt like I did (till you feel like you’ve gotten a hang of it), you could go for a more fitted shirt or even a crop top depending on your preference.

plaid (6)The socks and shoes thing going one here is so I really hit the retro look ‘hard’ (you know me, I’m all about that retro) loool. Remember this blowfish shoes I got months ago? Totally still paying off.plaid (5)Finally, my fanny pack, I think you should get one of these, they’re ‘dope’ 😉.plaid (1)That’s all for this look, I hope you have a lovely week, don’t forget to subscribe.
Till the next post (hopefully Thursday) where I’ll be bringing you a non-outfit post like last Thursday. 💕💕

WHAT’S IN MY WEEKEND GETAWAY BAG

Current Jam: Count down by BEYOUNCE

Yaaaay, the weekend is close!

The other weekend, myself and two of my friends had planned a weekend getaway. We were going to Ibadan to see our other friend, but sadly at the last minute the trip was cancelled, I was so sad that it took about a week to unpack my WEEKEND-GETAWAY bag. While unpacking, I thought I’d share with you guys things you will find my weekend Tote bag.

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Before we jump right to it, I have decided to come up with a post close to the weekend…posts that won’t always be my outfit looks. I hope and pray that I won’t get too lazy and not deliver *fingers crossed*
To see more of my looks, follow me on instagram @mikunstyles
Before I list out the contents of my bag, lemme be honest, I had more  things than listed here (especially clothes and underwear) 🙈, I try to travel light…try.

CLEANSERS AND FACE CREAM (skin care)

I break out all the time, especially when I changed environment. I have been struggled with acne for over 7 years now, (we’ll talk about sometime soon), I never go away without a sort of Cleanser, I always make sure to wash my face as often as required.

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HAIR TOOLS AND SHEA BUTTER

I am very minimal when it comes to my hair but I make sure my hair is hydrated and moisturized at all times  with the help of my spray bottle and shea butter, I have low porosity hair so my hair tends to dry out quickly.

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DENIM

You just might find this in my bag on a regular day 😂😂, it’s no news how much I love denims

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DEODORANT

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FRAMES

On a normal day, I would have like 2 frames in my bag, so imagine how many you’ll find in a weekend bag.

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PYJAMAS

Always oversized!! Cause your girl can only sleep in loose fitted clothes…or naked looool

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SHIRTS, TOPS ,TEES AND A HAT

Something to go with my jeans 😉

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CONVERSE

Comfortable as f*ck (excuse my French)

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BODY WASH, TOOTHPASTE AND FACE TOWEL

I recently started to cream my body with Shea butter and I do not regret that decision, I’ve been glowing non-stop 😄.

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I occupationally  use this ST.Ives body lotion because it smells so night

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UNDERWEAR

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QURAN SCARF AND ROSARY

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‘MAKEUP’

Notice how I air quote, not only do I not wear makeup. I do not own them. But i like the oil and blemish control powder and my lip gloss and balm.

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Comment below some of the things you’d pack for a weekend. Till the next blog post.

Don’t forget to subscribe. Stay safe 💕💕

Hassie

CHEERS TO MY FIRST YEAR OF BLOGGING

Current Jam: Do you dirty by KHELANIMikunstyles is 1 (1)Heyyyy guys!! Here’s a cheers to my first year of blogging.

I hope your weekend was good, and not as short as mine. So, my blog turned a year September 22nd…I know this post is so late, in all truth I didn’t want to put this post up, I just didn’t have the zeal maybe because I don’t like birthdays (too much anxiety) or because I felt like the blog has not gotten to the heights I thought it would have by the time it turned a year.

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But I decided to count my blessings and I realized that I’m just being an ungrateful brat 😩😩.  My blog has allowed me quite a number of opportunities, I have been able to meet and work with some people that helped me grow, I’ve grown so much since I started to blog, honestly, I’ve recorded the highest growth so far in the past year, and that’s a big blessing!!

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I am grateful that I started, that I’ve not shut the blog down (yes, I’ve thought of that a number of times 🙈… trust me guys, blogging can be a lot!) and finally, I am grateful for you guys!!! Whenever I get my Stat count, it makes my heart swell that y’all visit my blog to read my amateur posts. Thank you guys!!! You’re a very important part of the blog and I appreciate you.

Big smile for Y'all
Big smile for Y’all

So here’s to many more exciting blog posts to come 🍸🍸

Yeah, I know you’ve been wondering about my outfit, this 3 piece is from THM, I’ve talked about their brand here before, click here if you missed that post.

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just casually showing off my Bum. loool
just casually showing off my Bum. loool

So if you’re on a strict budget like me or just want to save an extra penny check them out on instagram @thm.co thank me later.

Don’t forget to subscribe, till the next blog. 💕💕

Hassie

5 THINGS EVERY FASHION LOVER SHOULD KNOW

Current Jam: Honestly, I’ve just been humming all day, no song in particular.

Hey guys, happy new month, I hope the rest of this year brings you lots of goodies.
Today, I have come with a different kinda post and I hope you find it educative. Below are five things every fashion lover and  enthusiast should know.
It is 2017, a with quite a number of fashion trends and fashion flashbacks. Style being a representation of one’s personality and mood, anyone can consider his or herself a stylist (because let’s face it we all style ourselves).
But before exclusively calling yourself a fashion lover or literate, there are a couple of things you should know (things that you won’t be forgiven in the fashion world if you don’t know them).
● FASHION TERMS

Fashion LoverJust like any other aspect of life, fashion has its very many terms you should be familiar with. Imagine you’re in a gathering of ‘fashion lovers’ and a word like ‘Skorts’ is said, you should know what it means or at least have an idea otherwise you’d be lost in the conversation.
● CORRECT PRONUNCIATION OF DESIGNERS NAMESFashion loverTrust me, wrong pronunciation of designers names is frowned upon in the fashion world. With designers from different parts of the world, names being their first form of identification, you do not want to butcher their names. As a fashion lover, you should not only pronounce designers names correctly, you should also spell their names correctly. (I’m still working on this tip myself)
● THE COOLEST FASHION BLOGGERSfashion lover tips (7)This is more of personal preference, you should be able to list at least 10 fashion bloggers by heart and also say a few things about their style and blogs because fashion bloggers bring it all home, the fashion world can be overwhelming but following fashion blogs always simplifies fashion making it easier to follow and relate to new trends.
● KNOW THE FASHION EVENTS CALENDAR
fashion lover tips (6)From fashion weeks, to collections debut and many more. This way you always know what some of your favorite brands are up to all year round.
● FASHION TRENDSfashion lover tips (1)Not just current trends, but upcoming trends too it is important that you know what fashion trend is in and do a sort of ‘background check’ to ensure that you can say a few things about the trend’s origin, when it first started and the current twist to it.
With these 5 tips, you can confidently hold a fashion conversation without seeming off.
All these said, It is very important to always keep your eyes and ears down for any news and tips because Fashion keeps revolving and changing so try to keep up.

Till the next blog post. Safe

Hassie

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OUTFIT: CLAD IN MY PIECES OF MANY PURPOSE

Current Jam: Selfish by FUTURE and RIHANNA

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Hello guys,
I missed you last week 😘. I didn’t post in the blog because I was being lazy… no excuses, just plain laziness 🙈.

While taking today’s outfits pictures, my friend/photographer and I were talking about how I’ve not bought any new clothes in a long ass time!! Your girl has been pretty broke 😩.  Thankfully, most of my clothes are ‘pieces of many purpose’

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I’ve just been reshuffling my old clothes, everything I have on in this outfit post, I’ve styled previously on the blog, click here and here to see how I previously styled each piece.

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The inspiration behind this looks is first comfort, then unconventional corporate style. I was going for a “different kind of corporate” if I may..
I initially paired this blazer (that I’ve had for over 3 years now) with a belt to give me a tiny waist (or structured look) illusion

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I later took off the belt to show off some skin and most importantly breathe (I could use more comfort, it was so hot while I was taking these pictures, loool).

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This striped pants were my brother’s and I can not get enough of them, they are super comfortable!

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I got those frames from a roadside vendor, I like how they make me look sophisticated and “Work-ready”. I added a sling bag that I’ve also featured on ze blog just because I can. 😏

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I decided to sum it all up with this pair of shoes to add a pop of color.

Would you rock this look and to where?
Till the next post, don’t forget to subscribe.xx

Hassie

OUTFIT: LAID BACK IN A BUTTON DOWN DENIM DRESS

Current Jam: Nothing dey by KISS DANIEL

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I got this button down denim dress about 10 months ago and it has been lying in my closet ever since. I honestly bought the dress on impulse, because its DENIM and I have a weakness for denim.

My face when someone says I wear too much DENIM
My face when someone says I wear too much DENIM

I got the dress while thrift-shopping because it was screaming 90s and I thought I’d look like one of the casts from  Sister Sister in it (I know, silly meloool)

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The other day, I was going through my stuffs when I came across this dress and I thought it was high time I featured it on here, not knowing exactly how I wanted to style, I decided to go for a laid back look, just because I know I couldn’t go wrong with ‘laid-back’. ‘wink’

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literally laid back. looool

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I paired the dress with an over-sized checked shirt and a pair of sneakers (that I won’t stop wearing).

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The belt was a final touch, I added it to the look because it kind of takes me back to the 90s 😉.
One final thing I did was to show some Skin 😉😉 (just because I’ve come to love my big thighs and scared legs 😊)

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That’s it about this looks, I hope it’s not too ‘weird’ for you.
NB: You never have to follow my style to the T, I’m just here to give you some inspiration, you could just pick a few tips from my style.
Till next time, don’t forget to subscribe. xx 💕

Hassie

OUTFIT: 90s CHILD’s SHORTS

Current Jam: All time low by JON BELLIONwhite shorts (1)You’re not a true 90s child if you don’t own a pair of shorts!!!And as a true 90s baby girl, I had to represent 😉. To be quite honest, I never used to wear shorts, I used to think my tights are too big… but I know now that #thickthighssaveslifeswhite shorts (3)If you follow me on instagram, you’d have seen a post where I said I like to take clothes from my brother’s closet, because men’s clothes are the most comfortable!!white shorts (6)I am totally down for loose fitted clothes, I intend to mostly wear baggy clothes (let’s see how it goes and maybe we’ll talk about how to remain stylish in baggies 😉).

white shorts (8)white shorts (2)So yeah, back to this outfit! This pair of shorts are my brother’s…well were and I love them, the color WHITE makes them even better (I particularly love this shorts because its denim) and I decided to pair it with this striped top from THM that I recently featured, click here if you missed that post. My love for stripes is quite new but it’s here to stay!!white shorts (7)Remember this pair of converse, well here they are again, they’re super comfortable, and I am down for comfort!!white shorts (9)I completely this look with my cute little back pack that I’ve owned for ages now, I felt like a true 90s child that I am…white shorts (5)I hope this post meets you well and sort of gives inspiration.white shorts (4)Till the next post when I’ll probably bring you another retro themed look, don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss any of my posts. xx 💕💕

Hassie

BLOGGER OF THE MONTH #7

Current Fav: Bette Davis Eyes by KIM CARNES

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Hey guyss, How’s the week going?

Few weeks ago, Emmanuella sent me a DM on instagram, she said many nice things to me, she told me my fashion style is beautiful. She is my blogger of the month. For creative’s like myself, messages like the one she sent to me always go a long way, I was elated to say the very least, it can be quite discouraging to keep coming up with contents…for many reasons, but Emmanuella made me want to work more, in fact, I went ahead to shoot some outfit posts few days after our conversation (stay tuned).
I visited her blog and was WoW-ed. I binge read a good number of her posts, she writes so well guys!! You have to visit her blog to understand what I’m saying.
Let’s, meet her, shall we?
1. What is your name and age?
My name is Emmanuella Adekunle Skills and I am 21 years young. ☺

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2. Tell us a little about your blog and how old it is.
My blog is more of a lifestyle blog, sharing wonderful content with my readers and keeping it real. And it a just a month old.
3. How did you first get into blogging?
I started blogging 2014, due to pressure from friends. Fun fact, they never checked the blog.
4. Who has impacted you most in your blogging journey and how?
Esther Adeniyi. She’s consistent and hardworking.
5. What is the most challenging moment in your blogging so far?
They’re a lot of challenges. Creating contents, schedule management etc
6. What have your blogging experience thought you?

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I’ve learnt to express myself better.
7. Would you say writing exhaust or energize you?
Sincerely, writing both exhaust and energizes me
8. What inspires your blog posts?
Day to day activities, Experiences and so on..

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9. What fashion genre are you into?
Vintage , causal street, Chic / sophisticated for elegance and spice. I can’t really pick which one I prefer, I can rock anything.
10. Where can we find you on social media?
On Instagram and Twitter @_ellaskills_
click here to visit her blog.

With love, till the next blog post. Stay tuned. xx

Hassie

A BOOK: NOVEMBER 9 by Colleen Hoover

Current Jam: All my friends by TINASHE ft CHANCE THE RAPPER
November 9I know… I have been away for a minute and I honestly do not have a very good reason, Today, I decided to tell you guys about a book, NOVEMBER 9.
Hi guysss!
I’m so sorry for being so inconsistent, in the past weeks, I have tried to put up outfit posts, but I been having a severe case of failed shoots, it can be quite exhausting, but life happens I just have to keep on keeping, today’s post isn’t the ‘usual’.

Besides clothes, food and pictures, I really like BOOKS so I thought I’d share my reading experience with y’all from time to time.
November 9 is the title of the book I recently read, it was written by a beautiful writer Colleen Hoover, I am in love with her books, she wrote my favorite book ‘Hopeless’.
November 9 is centered around two characters (Fallon and Ben) that decided to meet once a year without any form of contact in between…for 5 years (I thought the idea was unbelievably trilling, once in a whole freaking year!).

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They meet on November 9 (when they were 18) in the most unconventional way, and they hit it off from then. Even though through the years various obstacles popped up on November 9 that made it harder for them to get along and remain in love (falling in love is easy, staying in it is a totally different story) they manage to stand the test of time (love always wins).
Fallon has visible scars that made her completely insecure, Ben has some scars of his own which was unknown to Fallon, Fallon on finding out Ben’s scars has to decide whether or not she wants to keep seeing Ben, her ‘boyfriend’.

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What will you do if you found out that one thing that destroyed your life and crushed your confidence was caused by the one person that made it all better… less painful to look in the mirror?
Colleen wrote the book through Ben and Fallon’s eye…or should I say mind making it incredibly interesting ( I got to know Ben through Fallon’s eye and Vice Versa).

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I read the book with an app on my phone Moon+Reader, this App makes it a lot easier to read books, it records your speed, gives you a one minute break when you’ve read a book for so long that way you get to rest your eyes for 60 seconds. I know Ebook novels may not be as fascinating as paperback books, but this App makes it whole lot better.
If you like to read, you should probably read this book, I’d tell you more about the book, but I wouldn’t want to ruin it for you.

P.S I think this book will make a good movie, just like One Day but better… unlike One day, Fallon and Ben had zero contacts,  just November 9

With Love, Hassie.

Hassie

OUTFIT: TURNING MY COOL KID ON IN MONOCHROME STRIPES

Current Fav: Iskaba by WANDE COALMONOCHROME STRIPES

It’s been a minute, I know. Adulting is just too hard, it takes most of my time. Today is all about monochrome double stripe-ing. Because it is 2017 and we can wear whatever we want.MONOCHROME STRIPES

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Remember when they say you shouldn’t wear stripes on stripes because it is not ‘right’, well that some lame sh**t.

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For today’s outfit post, I decided to pair a striped top I got from thm.co with my brother’s pants, because it is very comfortable.

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I recently saw the ‘Fanny pack trend‘ on instagram, and I like it, it is still a kind of low-key trend… you guys shouldn’t sleep on it, its so cool.

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My converse is probably tired of me, and if you follow me on instagram you are probably tired of seeing them too. But they are so aesthetic looking in pictures, and let’s not get into how comfortable they are. So bear with me, you will be seeing more of them.

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What I wore:
Top: thm.co
Pants: Brother’s closet
Shoes: Thrifted
Fanny pack: Thrifted
Frames: Road side vendor

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Wear whatever you want because you can! Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss any new post. Also click here to follow me on instagram.

Till the next post buddies. Peace

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