First rule of fashion is….well that there are actually no rules!!! If you love following trends then maybe you could learn that trends are fleeting. I am also learning about fashion just like any other girl that likes putting clothes together. However, I am of the school of thought that fashion is individualistic. It interprets a personality, it’s art!… like a painter tells a story with the stroke of his brush or a writer with his words…I view Fashion as that, only that the painting or words is done with the clothes and perhaps, hair and makeup.
For one to be able to tell their individual story through fashion…you must know and be comfortable with yourself regardless of anyone’s opinion. Just for the sake of clearer understanding i will ask some general questions. When you walk into a store what clothes are you first attracted to? ask yourself why? How do you want people to see you? or better yet what message do you want to pass across to people when they meet you? and the most important of all…. How do you view yourself? Questions like this aide one in discovering individual style regardless of trends.
Even though i dislike magazines and articles that tell us what and how to wear certain trends…they do kinda help in knowing what is going on out there..so i would suggest Reading fashion magazines like vogue, Elle, Instyle, etc..these magazines can help a totally clueless person discover the types of styles they are attracted to.
I love, love, did i mention love street fashion!!!…Watch how different people interpret a particular piece of Jewelry, blouse or pant…it is just beautiful!… Watching people do this, you will become emboldened to explore your inner style….you might start of copying how people interpret certain things… but, not to worry as time goes on you will discover your individual fashion flare.
Lastly be opened to other fashion interpretations outside of your continent…check out how people in Africa interpret fashion
Check out people in Paris or Europe interpret fashion
And so on and so forth…Be open, try new fashion experiences and have fun with it! Fashion is truly fun when you understand it is not about rules but an expression of your individuality
I know, I know corny heading…however i just could not resist. On Friday, L and i were supposed to go thrift shopping..but guess who did not show up until the chickens crowed? L of course..we were late, so to placate me, she suggested we go to the Mall….I hate to sound like a hipster because i am not one at all! but i hate the mall…too commercial, not original and unnecessarily expensive..yup i’m a cheap and proud skate! I go there from time to time but that is probably after i have searched for a particular item at simple thrift stores. well, we went to Macy’s and eventually ended up at forever 21. Here is L with a handful of clothes she wanted to try on *ughhh
This store is espeacially big we had to go upstairs and then downstairs again… looking for the ideal find.. i then decided to take pictures of what i was wearing…not to worry i did not buy that overpriced hat..L just wanted to capture the moment..
walking down the stairs with my bottled water
anyways, L tried some nice skirts but i convinced her not to buy them.. i will show them anyways
This yellow number can really come off looking nice with an appropriate blouse/shirt
I forced L out of the store after we settled for some accessories.We walked right into Bakers for some Wedges (not the potato kind, the shoes…duh!)…loved all the shoes but we settled for comfort-ability.
and we chose this awesome shoe..LOVE IT…. after she tried the fourth pair i was ready to pull out my hair…i gave her several looks of “can we leave the store now”? She eventually caught the bait…Moral of the story is…. don’t take grumpy, hungry, cheapskates shopping with you . Honestly, i was starving and needed nourishment so don’t judge me. We went to my favorite restaurant and called it a day …that is, after we watched this totally awesome movie “courageous” check it out…Thank me later
blue sweater dress: Thrifted
Jacket: An old 90′s jacket
OK so i was browsing online for statement pieces and it occurred to me, that nothing says chic than a statement shoe…even if you are not, we all have the luxury of living in a fantasy world of chicness! Well, spring is coming and this spring we are going to see a lot of bright colors! I am attracted to colors on other people…although i shy away from it…However this year i will try to get into maybe a bright colored shoe like this from topshop.com
before i invest in a shoe like this…i will definitely go thrift shopping to see if i can find something like this.
Being Nigerian, I love, love, love the animal/ tribal/colorful patterns trend going on especially the bags, shoes…pretty much i love it in accessories!
it took me a while to get into it but now i am totally bought and booked! although it is a bit late seeing as this trend has been in since last year spring…If you don’t have one, try to invest in one except of course you have something against animal print then by all means avoid it.
THE RED LIP…is so awesome! I am so into it right now, i have to force myself not to wear it everyday! get into it
Okay…the whole turban look took me a while until i had a bad hair day and my friend suggested it and i was sold! It came out looking better than i thought it would be and of course try to add a little colorful dress to your collection this spring.
The secret of beauty, i have found is in ones ability to express themselves as an individual. lol..i was trying to be deep but that is not what this blog is about…L and i were just wondering how cool it will be to have a blog together? we have been friends for a long time now, and the totally awesome thing we have in common is dressing up and using beauty product. I mean, i would love to talk about an epiphany or an experience that pulled me into fashion…but…ummm…nothing extreme pulled me towards fashion save for my experience at playing dress up as a kid….that should count for something i presume? it doesn’t? o okay.
So yesterday L had this crazy idea about us taking pictures at night…it was pretty late, like early morning late.. However, we were in tune with the spirit and decided to brave the cool but not so cold Texas weather…O the joys of living in Texas!
L tried to give us the “Smexy” pose (everything she is wearing is thrift-ed)
L was waiting for an imaginary bus to show up
I couldn’t tell you what i was doing here lol
So here is to fashion and exaggerated posses from L and i…and you can call me G…like seriously that is my name… :)