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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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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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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.

Annabelle
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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MY BLOGGER OF THE MONTH #3

Present Jam: Shele gan gan By LIL KESH

Dear GOD, I ask that you grant me stability, give me strength to be able to overcome this unstable phase I am having, Amen.

Heyy guys,

I have been up and down lately that I forgot to post my blogger of the month for Feb. but better late than never, yh?

My blogger of the month of Feb. is Sandra of Zo.nnabyuzo.com Sandra’s fashion style always trills me, her 90’s fashion style is beautiful, and I guess you guys know that I am all about the Retro-ness. Below are the interview questions and her answers.

1. What is your name and age?

My name is Afamefuna Sandra Uzonna and I am 20 years old.

I see Denim 😍
I see Denim 😍

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

Zonna is a personal style blog aiming tro inspire and also connect with other bloggers and brands. I started the blog July 2016, but I relaunched it in October 2016.

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3. How did you first get into blogging?

Becoming a blogger was not always the plan from the start, but then my love for fashion took a unique turn around my third year in the University and I got insipred by some bloggers I admired like Uzy Nwachwuku and Ada of Noordinaryshe.com so I decided to start my own blog and I am loving the journey so far.

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Uzy
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Ada

4. Who has impacted you the most on your blogging journey so far?

I would say my sister Vivian Afamefuna, she was there for me when I first started blogging, giving me advice and support and she also helped with most of my first shoots, following me around looking for location and taking my pictures.

Slay my life! 🙌
Slay my life! 🙌

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

The most challenging moment on my journey will be around September 2016. I had a wake up call and realised I was not doing things the way I wanted. This led to the change in my blog’s name, and I relaunched it around October 2016.

I want everything in this picture 😍
I want everything in this picture 😍

6.  What has your blogging experience taught you?

It has taught me the importance of being able to identify yourself, your style and what you are passionate about. Also, the importance of planning and patience of getting results.

7. What else do other than blogging?

I also model and I am currently working at a software company.

8. Who is your style icon and why?

I have a lot (lol) but I will go with Shope Delano. She is a real inspiration to me, there is just so much LIFE with her style, she is very interesting with how she pairs her outfit and she is a denim fashion enthusiat… like myself (lol).

Shope Delano
Shope Delano

9. What is your favorite fashion brand and why?

Forever 21, because they literally sell everything I need.

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10. Where can we find you on social media?

Instagram- Zo.nna

Twitter- Uzo_xo

Snapchat- Uzo_xo

That’s it guys, Sandra style is so beautiful, I feel like we have some things in common like our love for  denim,  I think she might have more love for denim than me.. .and that’s  gn a lot of love lol.  Click here to check her blog out,  you will love it

Till the next blog post. xx

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MY BLOGGER OF THE MONTH #2

Present Jam: Man ‘O’ War songs

Hey guysss, it has been a minute, I’ve been up to something lately and I will be gisting you about it in my next #currentty I am tag.

As busy as I’ve been, I still read lots of blog posts, reading blog posts actually gives me joy. My blogger of this month is Tosin Toge. I first discovered her on IG when @nigeriafashionblogger featured her and I was fascinated by how comfortable she looked in her clothes, and so I looked her blog up. I read almost all her posts that night. Let’s meet Tosin

  1. What is your name and age (optional)

My name’s Olutoge Oluwatosin (though Tosin Toge was given to me by my mum and it stuck so I get called that mostly).

Look at that glow!
Look at that glow!

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

My blog is my space where I “keep” my pictures or that was the intent initially but it’s my personal space where I have full expression of my style and “rant” too

3. How did you first get into blogging?

Unlike most bloggers who loved writing and all. I don’t even know how to. I got into blogging because I wanted a space to rant and then feel relieved but I saw what a few others where doing and I continued from there.

Denim 😍
Denim 😍

4. Who has impacted you most in your blogging journey and how?

My friends. A photographer and a makeup artist because they go out of their way for my blog and even remind me of shoots. Chidinma who is also a blogger encouraged me too.

5. What is the most challenging moment in your blogging journey so far?

Greatest challenge is consistency and that’s where I look at Cassiedaves and because I can totally relate as a Medical student. How she kept up with the whole loads of books to read is still a wonder.

I will totally wear this
I will totally wear this

6. What has your blogging experience taught you?

It’s taught me to never give up easily. I’m not the patient type but with issues with my hosts and even the network when uploading stuff.

7. What else do you other than blogging?

I’m a Pharmacy Student, an hairstyle and a fashion entrepreneur.

8. Who is your style icon and why?

ADA! @stylebyada because that is how I want to dress totally! She’s goals and she’s consistent with great feed too.

Look how comfortable she is in her clothes
Look how comfortable she is in her clothes

9. What is your favorite fashion brand and why?

I don’t have a favourite. I just love brands which provide me with “luxury for less”

 

10. Where can we find you on social media?

Instagram- @thetosintoge Twitter-@thetosintoge Facebook Thetosintoge

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Interviewing Tosin was so smooth and swift, I appreciate how smoothly it went. Thank you Tosin

Till the next blog post. Xx

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Which blogger will you like me to interview next?

OUTFIT: DAD’S BUBA

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Present Jam: Airplanes by B.o.B & Hayley Williams

Happy Friyaay!!

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For this outfit post, I wore my dad’s buba top as a dress and I absolutely loved it, it felt so comfortable!!

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Kinda of a dress I’ll wear to a wedding because of the #foodie that I am, I won’t have to worry about my tummy bulging out 😂

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I paired  the dress with a pair of heels to give it a feminine touch.

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So, my photographer suggested we took the pictures in front of old houses, and I loved the idea, so on this day, we went old-building hunting 😂 it was quite exhausting but fun!

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The buildings are over 100 years old guys!! Thinking about what those old buildings have survived thrills me!!

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There isn’t really much to say, I was clearly happy and comfortable in my outfit.

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Dear sisters, get comfortable in your clothes or your dad’s 😂

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Till the next blog post, xx

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What do you think of this style? Would you rock this style? Do you have a thing for old things like myself?