Category Archives: FASHION

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. 💕💕

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’

literally laid back. looool
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

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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OUTFIT: SKIRT OR BLOUSE

Current Fav: Back to sleep by CHRIS BROWN

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Heyyy!! I’m quite pumped today, I can’t say exactly why, but… I hope it stays this way.

So, I wore this pleated skirt of mine as an off shoulder blouse or cape… I know, I know I’m a bit late on the trend loool. But I just found a way to make this work for me…

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I got this skirt as a birthday gift when I clocked 19, and I’ve only worn it like twice (you have that piece of clothing you never wear and won’t give out, right?).

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Wearing a skirt as a top might be a bit tricky, so I advise you go for skirts with elastic band as opposed zippers this will make fitting easier.

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You could also wear it as a tube top, but I choose to wear it as an off shoulder top because then it doubled as a cape.

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You know I’m a sucker for Denim, so I paired the skirt with a pair of jeans, but you could wear it with any other fabric or a skirt or even as a dress depending on the length and your preference.

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This look will also be great with a pair of heels…

I hope you got a thing or two from this post. Till next time. xx.

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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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