Since I got introduced to supergoop, I want every sunscreen that they have. They are known for making one the best collections when it comes to SPF or sunscreen related products. From their viral Unseen sunscreen to their glow screen, everything feels and looks really incredible on the skin.
Supergoop is a mineral sunscreen brand that is dedicated to only clean ingredients. They have 40+ options for all skin types, tones and routine.
We all have those basic items we need for a functional day to day wardrobe, but is your Spring Summer wardrobe complete without a bodysuit and a pair of denim cargo pants? Obviously not if those items are missing in your wardrobe.
On this blog post, I will be sharing more on some essential pieces you need to have in your Summer wardrobe.
At the end of the day, we are faced with taking off our makeup. When you remove your makeup at night, do you use a makeup removing wipes or a cleansing balm? Whichever routine you are faced with, the decision boils down to what products you use while cleansing your face. Recently, the beauty industry has seen a surge in the use of cleansing balms as opposed to cleansing wipes.
On this blog post, I will be sharing top 3 reasons why I prefer Cleansing balms to Makeup Wipes.
We are far into the season of weddings and celebrating love. The best way to show up is by picking a suitable wedding guest dress to look good not just for yourself, but also for the couple.
I have always been one to allow people come in their best for my events as I don’t see them stealing my shine as most people will say. I love to see people look really good, whether it’s my wedding, or birthday celebration.
I can’t do my makeup without a good blush, simple! It is the one makeup product that ties my entire look together. Blushes have a way of adding that natural flush to my skin, which makes be look more awake. That subtle tint with a dewy glow makes my skin look healthy and youthful.
Would you agree if I told you don’t need a foundation or concealer for an everyday makeup look? Well, yes you absolutely don’t especially when you consider having to wear them everyday for long periods of hours.
Except your work requires you to have full beat for photoshoots, on screen events and such, you can totally pull of a makeup look with little to no product and here is how.
No one really thinks about wearing a black outfit for brunch. Brunch is considered a time to look very soft and feminine in your choice of outfit. It’s the time most people tend to show out when it comes to their outfits.
However, if you want to keep things simple without going overboard with your look, this is an outfit you can go for.
If it’s not viral, is it even a makeup product? Gone are the days where everyone talked more about the foundation they use than any other makeup product. This isn’t to say everyone must have a trendy or viral makeup product, or their makeup look must be on trend. This also does not in anyway indicate the non-existence or use of foundation.
There are lots of clothing items but how do you know what unique pieces to add to your wardrobe?. While most items may be unique, some actually do stand out and get more compliments. Those are the types of pieces we would be chatting about in this blog post.
Except you are a creature of habit, trying new products is not new to most people. Some people tend to go on a hunt for the best skincare products that will solve what they are trying to correct, or some may go in search for cleaner beauty options or some may just be a skincare junkie like myself. Whatever category you fall under, the most important thing to watch out throughout your skincare journey is how you incorporate these new products into your routine.
One of the easiest ways of looking put together with minimal effort is by styling monochromatic outfits. If you are new to my blog, this isn’t the first time I will be sharing tips on how to style a monochromatic look.
However, for recap purposes, these are the ways to style an effortless monochromatic look.
The season is in full swing, so is the fashion trend and you can never go wrong with any outfit that has a denim flare to it. Denim is classic, it’s vintage, it’s contemporary because it’s a fashion piece that is ever evolving.
One of the easiest ways to look put together is by throwing on a denim piece, whether that be a pair of jeans, skirt or shirt. They are easy to dress up or down and I am not surprised that they are back with different twists.
Whether you have been on a skincare journey for long or you are just starting out, there are some basic skincare tools you will be needing. However, these tools are not exhaustive and you can add on to what you may consider basic or necessary depending on your skin needs.
On a day to day basis, these are the skincare tools I have come to realize are necessary especially when I take into consideration how regularly I do my skincare.
Whether you are graduating or a guest at a graduation ceremony, your outfit matters as there will be lots of picture moments. One of the best ways to look graduation appropriate is a blazer and wide leg pants. Although dresses are preferable, a blazer always makes you look more formal and chic.
Of course Spring has its own makeup look. It’s light and airy, a time to explore with more fun colors especially when it comes to creating a simple graphic eyeliner look. As someone who has tiny eye lids, I consider this one of the best ways to create an eye makeup without overpowering my lids.
Get ready to see more fun prints on your timeline this Spring. I love prints, especially colorful ones. From abstract to floral, geometric and in between, prints bring that interesting element to a plain look. They add character and motion to a whole outfit.
I only started wearing sunscreen six years ago and since then, I have never looked back. One of the best things you can do for your skin, is to judiciously apply sunscreen daily whether you are indoors and most especially outdoors.
Most days I wish I started earlier but I’m glad I have religiously stuck to a routine for a long time now. We all know how important it is to wear sunscreen, but do you really know the specific reasons why?
An all black outfit on this blog? Yes everyone needs a black piece of clothing in their closet because black is black when it comes to fashion and it’s always a ceremonial color when it comes to graduations, weddings, parties etc.
As a makeup collector, that goes without saying that I enrich my collection with highs and lows. I have been collecting more Chanel beauty products since I fell in love with their Les Bieges healthy glow bronzing cream. That product changed the way I thought about luxury makeup and decided to look into them more.
While I didn’t think much about luxury makeup brands, I always thought they were just about their name tags and nothing more because luxury doesn’t always mean the best.
It is important to know what ingredients your skincare contains. Whether your skin differs from the next person or not, knowing the contents and its benefits will give you a better understanding on how it affects your skin on the long run.
With someone who has dry skin, I tend to incorporate clean skincare products that contain hydrating properties, and Squalane is one of them.
As we age, so does our skin and the best we can do to keep it looking healthy and young is to have a regular skincare routine and applying your products in the right order.Now the big question is: Do you apply your skincare in the right order?
I am an huge advocate of shopping sustainably, which can also mean shopping from your closet or repurposing your already existing clothes without having to purchase new ones.
Another way of encouraging sustainable fashion is by thrifting. My closet consists of 45% thrifted clothes which I hoped to have increased by last year but I still find myself shopping other “fast fashion” brands. However, it is not easy to completely transform your wardrobe to 100% sustainable clothing as it is usually an ongoing process.
Not everyone is into a full glam look, so I decided to share a very simple makeup look as an inspiration for Valentine’s Day.
It’s also not surprising that many people are new to makeup and with that, the search for beginner tips are on the rise. Therefore, I would be sharing this look with minimal products, as something you can easily create at the comfort of your home with less products.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, I will be curating different makeup looks as an inspiration for that day. Whether you are celebrating yourself, with your significant other or your girlfriends, you want to have a flawless makeup look.
We all know skin like finish is prevalent right now in the makeup industry, but I will be focusing more on how I created the eye look and also listing all the products I used.
As Valentine’s day approaches, we will be thinking about outfits for that day, what to wear, and how to style them etc. These thoughts consists of a nice hair do, a makeup look, accessories and a good manicure. However, today’s post will be centered on “Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas”
Blushes are highly underrated. They are the significant piece that ties what I define to be a good makeup look. Whether you are going for a natural everyday look, or a full glam, blushes will impact the overall look of your makeup.
In the same breath, I will choose a blush especially a cream blush over a foundation any day because I tend to wear blushes more than I would a foundation. With a good blush, some mascara and brow gel, you are set to hit the door for your day.
When you think about cozy and comfort, cable knits or chunky knitwears as they may be called, are one of the best choice. They embody the character of keeping you all bundled up and warm for the season.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing tips on how to style Cable knitwear for Fall.
Not everyone has a skincare routine. Some do but are not consistent and whichever category you fall under, I will not be judgmental as I was once in that boat and somedays I still find myself sailing that boat today.
One of the most asked questions on my Instagram is what product to use, how often to use it, recommend a good product, what are the best steps etc. I will be answering these questions on this blog post.
This is a simple and easy post ushering us into the new year and I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season with your family and friends. Mine was jam packed with fun activities that we couldn’t make it to all our invites. Just grateful for the new year, thankful for all your support on here and I believe 2023 will have better things in store for us all.
This year, I plan on infusing more lifestyle content to my blog. I already do, by writing on skincare tips but there are so many more ideas I will love to write about on here. I get lots of skincare questions on my social media pages so I’m inclined to provide more articles on that topic.
I want to look good but not totally at the expense of my pocket and drugstore makeup brands know how to do just that. However, this doesn’t mean I don’t or won’t own luxury makeup, as I currently own a couple sitting on my beauty counter.
The best part about these drugstore makeup brands is their affordability and they can do the work if not better than these high end brands. Also affordable makeup doesn’t mean they are substandard. In most cases, they are better than these luxury makeup brands out there.
In the past year, tinted moisturizers have been on the rise and you wonder, what is their benefit and why are brands gearing towards it in recent times. Are they better than foundations? Are they replacing foundations? Where does a foundation stand?…
In today’s blog post, I will be answering these questions.
What really is a functional or capsule wardrobe? A lot of times, people answer this question based on their style preference. Items you consider that make up your functional wardrobe, may not apply to me and vice versa.
Today’s blog post, I will be listing a number of pieces that make up a capsule wardrobe for women.
The holiday season and the festivities that come with it is my favorite time of the year, and putting holiday outfits together is also exciting especially a sequin dress.
Today’s blog post is all about the styling a sequin dress. It is all about the glitz, glam, shine, metallic etc as opposed to the last blog post where I shared pieces that are festive worthy but do not include sequins.
A well deserved and relaxed time doesn’t always have to be in the four corners of an actual Spa. You can create a luxurious Spa moment for yourself in your home. All you need is the right tool and a nook to create that special self care spa experience at home.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing tips and tools to make your home a Spa.
There is something interesting about finding and styling a sustainable outfit for the holiday. Sustainability could mean repeating your old clothes, shopping sustainably from your local thrift, vintage/consignment stores as well as these online shops.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing ways on how to put together a sustainable festive outfit for the holidays and also pieces that do not involve sequins.
Can’t believe the festivities of the holiday season is fast approaching. From gifting to parties and events, it’s that time of the year where we all scramble to find the “best” beauty gift set for our friends and family.
Yes I know, we are still in Fall but knowing what’s to come for Spring Summer 2023 as it relates to fashion trends is key. From the just concluded fashion week all over Europe and America, the continuous trend that came down the runway was color and more colors. From the hot pinks to the orange and blues etc.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing more on the fashion color trends for 2023 and how to incorporate them into your existing wardrobe.
With Fall, comes different techniques when doing your makeup. The cooler the weather, the heavy handed you may go when creating a Fall makeup look. It definitely isn’t necessary or advisable to have heavy makeup on, but we tend to leave light and airy looks for summer.
I usually go with bolder lips during Fall/winter- such as deep purple, dark browns, burgundy etc because they tend to depict Fall season and with a simple makeup look and a bold lip, you are good to go for a Fall/Winter look.
Maxi skirts are back and they came just right on time for Fall. Although they have always been around, they came back reinvented and stylish for Fall Winter. Of course I had to create this fall fashion trend by infusing colors because it depicts my personal style.
Speaking of maxi skirts, not only are they trending for Fall, they are also good layering pieces for the season. With a maxi skirt like mine, you can wear tights underneath for an extra layer of warmth.
It is that time of the year where we begin shooting Fall looks in the heat. Honestly, I am not upset about it as I love being a resource to you all. Now, the big question goes “Is a Fall look really complete without a touch of a classic houndstooth piece? The answer depends but for this post, we will say No.
Seeing that Fall is here, I decided to share a recap of some of my Fall transition outfits from last year with essential Fall pieces you will need for the season. However, I shared a couple of Fall outfit reels over on my instagram.
Surprisingly, the weather has dropped here in Oklahoma and I will be needing a light layer of cardigan or jacket to keep warm. Thankfully shops are stocking up on these Fall essentials that will make for a good Fall outfit.
One thing I love about bronzers and highlighters, is the fact that they are not seasonal and all skin tones can wear them especially the Iconic London products.
While they may not be for everyone, there is no doubt that for those of us who wear them, can attest to how they contribute to the flawless finish our make ups have. Not everyone wears makeup or goes the full mile of using bronzers and highlighters, but for us who do, we are always on the hunt for the best of the best and brands are ready to make available what they think is best.
Creating consistent social media content for your brand or other brands can be tedious. Whether that be in form of brand partnerships, Organic or User Generated Content, all can take a toll on oneself and the best way to do so consistently is by following the tips I will share in this post.
However, do not take this article as a wholesome answer to your inconsistency as other personal factors may be involved.
I can’t believe summer is gradually coming to an end! The season flew by quickly and so did my summer 2022 outfits. Sometimes I look back and think I didn’t have as many outfits photographed for the season unlike previous years. However, these are some of the looks I shot for Summer but I will be linking some Fall items at the end of this post.
Plaid is a classic fabric that will always be in style, season after season, year after year. When it comes to Fall fashion, I love to add patterned fabrics to my wardrobe especially with my cardigans, sweaters and above all my Coats. I find these patterned fabrics to be unique in style and looks.
Vibrant colorful outfits took center stage this Summer. It was and still is the hottest fashion trend for the season and accessorizing them is one of my favorite things to do. It doesn’t matter what color you love on the spectrum, anything bright bold and vibrant is the theme for the season although it may not be appealing to most people.
For everywhere you look, there must be at least two summer weddings going on. Whether that be in form of a huge ceremony or a simple gathering of a few family and friends. It’s the season to celebrate those you love, and one of the best things you can do for them on such important day, is to find a good summer wedding dress to look your best as a guest.
Summer weddings are always fun and this must be attributed to the weather, the clothes and the environment. With the warm weather comes an array of summer wedding guest dresses to choose from.You get to explore more fun, airy and colorful dresses.
What better season to show off all the body glow there is than summer. It’s the season where brands tend to push out, because consumers tend to search and shop for all products that can give them the Ultimate glow they need for the season.
The heat calls for all the beautiful, fun loving dresses you can have for summer and cottagecore/prairie dresses are best. Anything floral, gingham, plaid, prints, puff sleeves, loose fitting, flowy look, etc are all considered cottagecore.
This subtle ethereal look isn’t exclusive to those who love neutral outfits, but definitely open to every fashionable woman. I am continually drawn to the fit these prairie dresses give, as any figure can embody the style in a fantastic way. These dresses are easy to find in any clothing store especially now we are in summer.
There is no better season to bring all the glowing makeup than summertime. It’s the season where you get to try all the amazing, fun, bold, glamorous makeup looks. It’s the season to dare with bold colorful looks, glits and body glows without any regrets.
With Fourth of July around the corner, I decided to share this look on here as an inspiration for you guys. Will be sharing the steps below and all the products I used to achieve this summertime, Fourth of July inspired makeup look.
While we love body fitting clothes, the oversized look is also here to stay and I must say I am really into it not just for the trend, but the comfort and silhouette it gives to an overall look. Not only is an oversized shirt a great styling piece, it is also beneficial in Summer because of the heat as we will be needing free flowing clothes.
However, most people tend to shy away from oversized clothing, because they feel they don’t get it right when it comes to styling.While I love my tight fitting clothes, I still make room for those baggy, loose fitting clothes especially wide leg pants!
Are you looking to add some milk body products to your skincare routine? If yes, then you are reading the right post! To be fair and honest, I think these are the first milk skincare products I am trying out and I was confident enough to do so because this milk body collection is by Fresh Beauty.
Fresh Beauty is a brand that is true, tried and tested. I have used a couple of their skincare products over a long period of time, which in those times, I had no adverse reaction to their skincare line.
What is spring summer without a white dress? It is a must have for the season as they bring a refreshing look to your entire wardrobe. Of course wearing white dresses isn’t restricted to just spring summer, as they can be worn all year round. However, there is something interesting, fun and flattering about wearing white dresses for spring summer.
This season calls for white dresses in different styles, fabrics and designs. However, the ones I am particularly drawn to, are those with eyelets or lace but I couldn’t help but get this one from New York and Company.
You can never miss it, it is conspicuous, it’s bright, it’s bold, it’s energetic and it’s called Neon for a reason. The fashion colors for Spring/Summer 2022, are blues, pinks, yellows and greens, with green being in the forefront of most fashionable publications but today we are highlighting fluorescent Pink.
Most spring/summer runways for 2022 showcased this hot pink. It was hugely done in a way you could never miss the shade being the ‘IT’ thing for the season and as it turned out, most fashion houses tapped into the brighter colors because Pantone approved it.
An easy way to come up with a trending spring summer outfit for 2022, is by creating a monochromatic look and jewel tones are the best way to do it. The browns, tans and beiges have become less interesting and people desire to see more colorful outfits and that’s where a jewel tone look comes in.
Styling a monochromatic jewel tone outfit for Spring, brings out the sophistication in a colorful look people are concerned to loose when it comes to wearing colors. This doesn’t take away from the fact that a good color blocked outfit when done correctly, looks sophisticated as well.
It’s the season for dresses in all styles, prints, silhouettes and more. If there is anything clothing brands are doing right now, that thing is stocking up on all the fun flirty dresses for Spring summer 2022 and it becomes better by the year with all the gorgeous prints, colors and trending details.
We all have those basic items we need for a functional day to day wardrobe, but is your Spring Summer wardrobe functional without a white button down shirt? Obviously not if that’s the one thing that is missing in your wardrobe.
On today’s blog post, I will be listing some essential pieces you need for your Spring Summer wardrobe.
Never forget that your skin needs the same care you give to your face. Being the largest organ, the amount of care needed to maintain it, can never be over emphasized. From having daily showers, to body scrubs and moisturizing it, no one is least amongst them all.
I tried out this Exfoliating body scrub and butter by TPH body and they are amazing individually and together. I love that the body scrub contains lactic acid which helps exfoliate, brighten and even out skin tone while the body butter unbelievably melts into my skin and deeply moisturizes it.
I get it, not everyone is into colors, they find it difficult to incorporate them into their wardrobe because it doesn’t depict their personal style. If you are amongst that spectrum of people, keep reading as I will share some tips on how to introduce the trending colors into your Spring 2022 wardrobe.
It’s not rocket science, neither is it a tough thing to do when it comes to picking out colorful pieces for your Spring wardrobe. If you are one to stick to a neutral wardrobe palette, the best way to introduce the trending spring colors is by choosing what we call Pastel shades. These shades are softer and milder tones in the color wheel. They are not considered to be bright, vibrant or bold. They are subtle in their nature and can easily pass for neutrals if worn correctly.
If you have been following along on my Instagram page, you must have seen me share some cream blushes and saying why I love them. Cream makeup products are gradually taking over the makeup industry. Not only are brands tapping into this new dimension in the makeup industry, they are consistently creating products that meet everyone’s need when it comes to cream products.
If there is anything I will tell my younger self, is to take my skincare routine seriously. While I consider 17 to be early to start your skincare, I can’t say if I took it seriously as I would right now.
As we age, so does our skin and the best we can do to keep it looking healthy and young is to have a regular skincare routine and applying your products in the right order.Now the bigquestion is: Do you apply your skincare in the right order?
It’s not too early to start planning a nice getaway for Spring Summer, and with that comes searching for perfect outfits. My previous blog post listed some Spring fashion trends for 2022 and this time around, I am styling this bright bolddress, which is a great pick for a spring summer vacation outfit.
I am always one to pick out outfits that fit into my personal style and wardrobe regardless of trends, and this New York & Companyoff the shoulder striped puff sleeve dress is the perfect dress for a spring summer vacation 2022. It is absolutely gorgeous, and ticks all the boxes for a trending Spring fashion look.
Warmer days are here and so are the colorful prints. From dresses to tops and every other piece in between, it’s about time I start digging up the old prints I have and adding a few new ones to my wardrobe. If there is anything you need to do this Spring, is to refresh your wardrobe with some prints that matter for the season. Whether they are florals, stripes, animal prints or vacation prints, your wardrobe needs one of them.
The beauty industry is never ending, with continuous emergence of amazing products. Keeping up with every single product is impossible but being able to get your hands on some best picks is a good idea.
I came to know about the French beauty brand Chantecaille from a UK blogger, who spoke highly of them and I always wanted to try out their products to match the hype.
Getting into March, instantly makes it a safe month to start sharing more transitional Spring dresses. Although we still have some cold fronts and I enjoyed sharing my bump friendly winter looks, I think I’m ready to take off the layers for a more simple and free flowing look.
I am always on the hunt to try out old and new beauty brands. Although you can never get your hands on all the brands out there, It’s amazing how many new ones you come across regularly because the beauty industry always has something fresh and new to offer.
The cold fronts are gradually coming to an end “hopefully” and I guess we all can’t wait to take off the layers, feel lighter, incorporate more fun colors and prints to our Spring summer wardrobe.
Spring Summer fashion is mostly associated with bright and airy pieces, one that can make us feel breathable and pretty. We are ditching the thick fabrics for fun dresses, prints, patterns, etc whether they be mid length, long sleeves or otherwise.
The drier the season, the dewy you want your makeup to look in other to avoid dry flaky skin. As someone who has dry skin, experimenting with dewy makeup/looks has been interesting, as my skin tends to have that natural glow depending on the products I incorporate while making up.
As the season of love draws closer, having the right outfit and accessories to go with it becomes a necessity. Whatever your style may be, never over think it because you will look good in any outfit of your choice provided you are comfortable in it.
Let’s face it, there is nothing more glamorous looking on a dark skinned woman than a bold colorful outfit. It is catchy, it is intriguing and it is captivating to say the least. Media had over time down played the benefits of wearing colorful pieces and projected more neutral and earthy tones to women, indicating that these shades depict sophistication, elegance and chic, meanwhile the reverse is becoming the case as most dark skinned women are beginning to embrace more colorful pieces and styling them in the most audacious way possible.
One of my mottos as a content creator, is to highlight small business owners, with emphasis on small black businesses. It’s a personal way of giving back and supporting my culture, provided their values and products align with my personal brand.
In addition to fashion, one of my favourite contents to create and share is anything in the skincare/beauty line and today, I will be sharing more of Neem Naturale.
Nothing screams more like a traditional Valentine’s Day look like this outfit. It has the well known red and pink a Valentine’s Day look is known to have. This is in no way saying other colors are not acceptable to wear on Valentine’s Day and if I have to choose, I would go with some other color than the traditional Pinks, Reds, Whites and Black.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing some colors, tones, hues and looks that are great for Valentine’s Day. If you want to stay clear from the traditional Valentine colors, keep reading as this post is for you.
If there is one look I love to see people style during the winter months, is a skirt or a dress because these tend to need more pieces than a usual pair of leggings or trousers. You want to keep in mind that the ultimate goal in any look you desire to create in winter is warmth and something that will keep you warm and comfortable in all those layers is key.
This isn’t my regular blog post but just want to quickly share that this past Saturday was my birthday and I decided to not put in any work (content creation), but enjoy the weekend and just relax. Surprisingly, this mama can’t even hang for long anymore as I retire for bed by 9pm but I still made the day work.
Before I dive into this article, I must say my entire wardrobe isn’t sustainable, but 75% of the items in my wardrobe are. Sometimes I count sustainability with how often I repeat my clothes without having to consume (purchase) new items.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing ways in which you can curate a sustainable wardrobe moving forward.
When a list of classic fabrics/prints are being mentioned, a houndstooth fabric is definitely one of them. The style, the pattern, and design are unique and outstanding. Not to mention the craftsmanship that goes into every detail on the fabric.
On Today’s Blog Post, I will be sharing ways to style a Houndstooth outfit for Winter.
It’s not new that secondhand fashion has become the forefront discussion in the industry and everyone seems to want to have a piece of what they term as “secondhand”. Whether that be in a form of decor or clothing, brands are streamlining their products to conform to the societal needs of secondhand shopping.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing what I consider to be one/some of the best items to shop secondhand. I’m sure by now most of you know my blog articles are also centred around thrifting so I can say confidently that my opinion/suggestions are based on experience.
You love your neutrals, but you need to add a little spice/switch to your winter look without foregoing them? You can do that effortlessly and still portray your personal style, or better said, you can style them with a pop of color without loosing your style identity.
The holiday season may be over but the gifting isn’t and as a fact, we have an upcoming gifting season in February (Valentine) or if you have January birth friends or family members, this is a good time to start thinking of what to gift them. For someone who was born in January, I always wonder what or if I will ever get a birthday gift, knowing that Christmas was just right around the corner. To my surprise, I even get better gifts on my birthday than Christmas.
Winter is typically associated with dull, cold, gloomy colors because they depict the weather. As one whose mood is majorly affected by the weather, I try to keep my outward appearance as bubbly and fun as possible. So sticking to an all black or neutral look for winter is a no no for me. Black or neutral tones aren’t forbidden during winter, but I’m here to shift that mindset of “colorful looks are not appropriate for winter”
What an awesome yet challenging year we all had. I say we because it includes you all on here, my old and new readers/subscribers. However, I love to stick to the positives rather than negatives, so it was definitely a good year and if you are reading this congratulations, you made it.
Life gets busy, salon appointments get impossible to book, your hairstylist is out of town etc and all you need is some hair saving day, especially with the holidays right here, you are left with little or no option for your hair. Lately, I haven’t had the time to book a hair appointment with my stylist so I resorted to wearing wigs because they are convenient and adds that extra touch to my look.
Today’s blog post is in collaboration with Luvme Hair and I will be sharing more on their wigs.
Overall, a good makeup look starts with an excellent base. Once you have the right skin work for your face, you can add on to what has been created. A good base also starts with a good skin prep ie your skincare step before your foundation and concealer. Once that has been achieved, your eyeshadow, lipstick contour and highlighter are the last steps to give that final holiday glam makeup you are going for.
Who says you can’t get an Incredible Christmas outfit from Goodwill? As someone who loves thrifting, I couldn’t pass on the offer from Oklahoma Goodwill Industries to collaborate with them to share a Christmas outfit look from pieces they sell. I knew this will be a fun task to do because why not!!!
You can absolutely shop sustainably for your Christmas outfits and you will still look Incredible while saving some coins.
It never gets old or boring with a glam look for the holidays. With the festivities come all the glitz and glam look for the holidays, whether you are going simple or not a sequin outfit is always a perfect choice for the holidays.
Have you ever considered wearing a shacket for the holidays? Not a boring looking one but a fun sparkly one. On today’s blog post, I will be sharing more on this oversized sequin shacket look from New York & Company.
Imagine what holiday looks looked like back in the 70s and 80s, with TV shows giving us a glimpse of what women wore, the high fashion, the simple but glamorous looks, the bedazzled accessories, the colorful and outstanding looks etc. Wearing a Vintage dress in these times is no different, as we see people incorporate them into their modern looks.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing few tips on how to style a Vintage dress for the holidays.
We can all admit at this point that a one piece is super easy to throw on and go, but certainly not that easy for a pregnant lady especially when she has to take her bathroom breaks.
Amazon has been showing out in its clothing department and I decided to check them out for some basic items which will be handy for layering in the winter months. I stumbled on this bodycon jumpsuit which comes in a ton of colors (trust amazon for multiple color options) and I got mine in this coffee brown and wine red.
This was one easy piece I wore, comes in a strechy fabric so I am currently wearing a size medium and it fits perfectly and comfortably. A bodycon one piece like this, is an easy item to use when layering for the winter months and because it’s lightweight/already feels like skin, it’s easily buildable into a more warm look for Fall/Winter.
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I plan on sharing another blog post showing you all how I layered the jumpsuit, to give you an idea on how to style for the colder month. For now, I just threw on my Lug sole boots from New York & Company and my Aldo bag (old) to create a seamless and monochromatic look, in other to enhance the one piece.
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As the year starts winding down, corporate offices will be begin to organize Christmas parties and you may be wondering what to wear for such parties. If ever you find yourself in that fix, you can always get yourself out with a simple black dress. However, today’s blog post is for those who love to incorporate a sequin or glittery piece to their outfit.
If you are new here, Christmas is one of my best holiday seasons. I bask in all its festivities, from decorations to outfits, to parties and feasting. With these, come all the glits and glam outfits, sequined pieces in every color and style!
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing more details on this look from Versona.
Trying out skincare products is one of my favorite sports, I enjoy discovering amazing and not so amazing products. While I have my everyday go tos, the act of finding amazing skincare products gives me pure joy.
I’m sure by now, most of you know I’m loving sweater dresses more because they are easier and comfortable to style for Fall. However, what amazes me the most is how soft and stretchy this sweater dress is.
Comfort and Style is what I go for these days and as we continue to enjoy a little cool days before the winter breeze, I’m ready to always opt for sweater dresses.
One of the ways I have been able to marry my comfort and style looks, is by going for anything oversized especially in sweaters and jackets. Luckily I don’t have to buy maternity clothing so I usually just size up and with that being the case, anything between Large and Xlarge that looks good on, I am buying.
If anything the past couple of years taught us, is the ability to love/enjoy staying at home. Some have become home buddies and adapted quickly into the home scheme of things, and with that comes comfortable sets/loungewears to wear at home.
On today’s blog post, I will share more on how to elevate a two-piece/lounge set.
It’s always interesting putting color blocked looks together, and more resounding when you apply some key styling tips to your looks. Those tips help your colour blocking outfits look stylish and unique. Every and anyone can colour block an outfit, but what makes yours stand out?
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing some tips to use when styling colourful looks for Fall.
Denim anything can come off looking basic, it’s the flair you add to it that makes it stand out. They are worn all year round, no matter the season or temperature but what makes them more interesting, is the way they are styled in each season, especially in the Fall.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing tips on how to style a denim dress for Fall
It’s interesting how many different styles of bags are out there. Most times, we own these bags not because we have the means to purchase them, but because they serve different purposes. A bag you will wear for a date night will be different from one you wear to work or grocery shopping. These instances vary from woman to woman and doesn’t cut across borders as the same.
At this point, there is no colour that is restricted for just Fall. Since the emergence of colourful look this past Summer, wearing colours into Fall/Winter isn’t a surprise anymore. When you think you have styled all the colour combination looks, there will be one or two colours from the colour wheel you haven’t touched on.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing ways in which you can effectively incorporate royal blue into your Fall looks.
Whether you are going through body changes or not, having the right undergarment is key to body confidence and comfort. Most times, finding the right one that ticks all the boxes can be a little overwhelming especially when sizing, durability and quality is involved.
Fall isn’t only associated with sweaters and cardigans. You can style any dress appropriately for Fall especially ones that are chiffon, silk or satin and not necessarily knit dresses that are deemed Fall staples.
Who doesn’t love a monochromatic look? They are easy and seamless to style. One way to come up with simple Fall looks, is by creating a monochrome look which must not be of vibrant Fall colors, but of neutrals and earthy tones if you are not one to love colors at all.
If you are a seasoned reader of my blog articles, you must have come across some tips on how to create a monochrome look and if not, keep reading as I will be sharing few tips on how to achieve that in this post.
Fall is one of the best fashionable seasons in the year, where we see the best of the best outerwears from cardigans, sweaters, blazers and coats. While these pieces are enticing to have and buy in every color, it is best to do it sustainably and by this I mean from second-hand pieces, thrift shopping, swapping with friends and family etc.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing tips on how to build an efficient Fall wardrobe in a sustainable way. This post is in collaboration with Goodwill Industries of Oklahoma.
Let’s admit it, most of us struggle to get those perfect looking brows. The truth is, no brows are perfect but you can achieve one close to perfect when you work with the best brow tools. My take on brows is, aim to achieve brows that are perfect for your face structure and not what you see trending.
Have you ever put a look together, photographed in it and felt absolutely good that it turned out just how you imagined? That exactly how this look made me feel and if you are wondering what a cool combination, I am here to tell you that colorful looks are trending this Fall, and you have to incorporate them into your Fall wardrobe.
On today’s blog blog, if you feel you are not so much of a colourful look person, I will share ways in which you can incorporate those looks into your Fall wardrobe to make it look trendy.
One thing that has remained constant since its evolution in the beauty industry, is the use of lash extensions. They have morphed into different ways and are now known to be constantly part of people’s beauty routine. The question now remains is it worth having on? I have seen people ask some influencers or people in general if they can live without having their lash extensions done and the answer across border has been No.
On today’s blog post, I will give a little comparison between having lash extensions and not.
Undoubtedly Fall is here, the cool morning air is here, the colder nights are coming and if not here already. The one thing that remains necessary and stylish to have, is a Trench Coat. It’s a staple, it’s a classic and timeless piece.
Today’s blog post will be Trench Coats and how to style them.
Although you may want a full glam makeup look on somedays, a simple and natural looking makeup is great for everyday. They tend to hence the natural glow you already have, while looking fresh and beautiful.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing more on the Charlotte Tilbury’s Iconic Pillow Talk I was gifted.
I am all for a piece that is comfortable and warm at the same time, especially for Fall/Winter where you have to use the layering technique to keep warm. If by now, you don’t have a ribbed or knit skirt as it may be called, you are definitely missing out. The comfort and style a ribbed skirt brings is unmatched and I plan on having them in all colors and length for Fall/Winter.
Are you in the market for a black owned accessory brand? A brand that is stylish, minimalistic and chic at the same time? The Monazeni brand is one that I have recently come across this past Summer and I couldn’t help but fall in love with their bags. I first spotted them on some influencers and never thought they were black owned until I looked into them. Fortunately for me, few weeks after I stumbled on the brand, I was asked to be gifted one and of course I said yes.
As most of you know, this summer was a huge show of colourful looks and I’m guessing people were tired of the typical neutrals that began to seem a little boring. Colourful looks have a distinctive way of catching the eyes, keeping you entertained and wowed at the same time.
Pink and green is a combination I never saw coming, and it sure lasted the test of time this summer. On today’s blog post, I will be sharing more on this look and how to create a colorful Fall wardrobe.
I recently took a poll on my Instagram, asking my audience how they feel about taking off their makeup at the end of the day, and 84% of them said it was dreadful which I agree it is on some days. Although makeup wipes seems to make the task easier, it has been known to be less appreciated since the beginning of cleansing balms.
I get it, you see these bloggers with incredible pictures in beautiful locations and you just wonder how do they do it, what time do they have, and how much resources do they put into these kind of photos. Without a doubt, it can be a struggle for most of us bloggers, especially new moms, mothers without baby sitters, work schedule etc. While these are some prevalent factors that affect content creators, there are also ones such as weather and as we approach Fall/Winter, there will be some days that it will be practically impossible to shoot contents outside of your home.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing tips on how to create content at home and how to make good use of your personal space for content creation.
There is no such thing as perfect hence, your brows can never be perfect. They can be suitable (perfect) for your face structure and can never be exactly the same especially when you have to draw them yourself. Remember, brows are sisters and not twins. Striving to have them to look exactly the same may end up in a disastrous wriggly line across your forehead. It’s best to work with what your natural brows look like.
On today’s blog post, I will share few tips on how to achieve a “perfect” brows.
Hello September!!! Now we have officially entered Fall month, there is no guilt in chatting all things Fall. However, with the few days of Summer still on hand, a few people still find it necessary to bask in the sun and all its glory.
Summer events don’t automatically pause, and with a few brunch and hangouts left for the season, you want to still look good for the rest of the season. Here is a simple look you can style for a brunch date.
One tedious aspect about being a content creator, is the ability to plan and map out how to effectively create your social media contents. People see the end products ie the final edits on Instagram or Pinterest, but it takes long hours of planning and conceptualization for those images to be published.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing tips on how to effectively batch create content for your social channels.
Summer is gradually leaving us and I thought why not share a recap on some of my favourite looks. This season, I was able to dive into my creative colourful style, and create looks that were not only vibrant and fun, but also depicted my personal style.
Clean beauty has been the forefront of the skincare and makeup industry. Brands are clamoring to be known for their clean and environmental characteristics. While these are being the objectives of brands, consumers are making the conscious effort to switch their skincare products to a safer and clean line.
On today’s blog post and in collaboration with Saturday Skin, I will be sharing more on their 4 top skincare sellers.
As we gradually wrap up wedding season for Summer, you may be out of ideas on what to wear or may not find a need spend more money on a new outfit. Don’t fret, take a deep breathe and look through your closet and you will definitely find or create something new and fresh for that wedding.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing tips on how to create a wedding guest look from your wardrobe.
There is a difference between a swimming pool party and a party by the pool. A pool party most definitely involves having the right bikini or bathing suit, getting into the water, splashing, jumping, diving etc while a party by the pool involves drinking and eating “by the pool” and not necessarily having to get into the pool.
In today’s blog post, I will be sharing more on how to dress for a party by the pool.
I realized people are wanting to know more about the steps on starting a blog, as opposed to only seeing beautiful pictures on my Instagram and other social platforms. So I decided to share more information about blogging and how to get started.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing few tips on what you need to know or do before starting a blog.
Patterned outfits may seem all over the place and slightly confusing to accessorize but the easiest and safest way to go about it, is by adding a pop of color to your look. Either your jewelries, purse or shoes can be the pop of solid color. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t use neutral tones like black, beige, browns or white to accessorize your look.
Inasmuch as I love colorful pieces, there is still a need to fill in neutral tones for my closet and one of them, is by having black and white outfits or a combination of both because that’s a good way to have a balanced wardrobe in my opinion. While this isn’t fixed on stone as many may not want these pieces in their closet, it is usually advisable to have a couple as they come in handy for some events you need to attend.
As weird as it may sound, blazers are worn all year round and even in the hottest season- summer. We automatically think once the weather gets warmer, we switch all the pieces that are better for colder temperatures and one of them is a Blazer. However, there is an exception when it comes to blazers as you see people wear and style them even in the summertime.
In today’s blog post, I will be sharing ways in which you can incorporate a blazer into your summer wardrobe/looks.
With menswear increasingly popular amongst women, where we style and wear them in various ways, I couldn’t help but jump on that bandwagon while adding my feminine touch to it. Not only are men’s wear comfortable and structured, they give a relaxed fit without having to feel clinged up in your look. I have heard most thrifters suggest buying blazers and pants from the men’s section, and have them tailored down to your specific needs is a great way to add menswear into your closet.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing tips on how to add feminine touch to your menswear.
Let’s admit, 2020 made us rethink ways to adopt better at-home self care routines and with spa spots shut down, we began to bring the spas into our homes, by using aromatherapy products during our “me times”. These products are not only beneficial to our topical bodies, but contribute greatly to our mental health because they help relax and restore our bodies.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing more on Ajae Beauty, which is a black-owned Aromatherapy Skincare and Self care brand.
Tell me a fabric that looks incredibly more stunning than an African print and I will show you better ones that surpasses your choice. These fabrics are known for their unique designs, rich colors and patterns which although originated from Indonesia by a Dutch Entrepreneur back in 1846, quickly became accessible in Africa because of their high demand and by Africa, I mean the continent which comprises of 54 individual countries. Vlisco was first introduced in Ghana and the process of making them is called “batik”. While these fabrics may seem similar, and generally known as Ankara in West Africa, some designs are particular to a country and in most cases a tribe.
On today’s blog post, I will share more about African print dresses and how to incorporate them into your Summer wardrobe.
A monochromatic look is one of the easiest, if not the easiest look there is. If you follow along with my blog articles, you know I have shared a couple of articles where I shared tips on how to create and style a monochrome look.
On today’s blog post, I decided to choose the color green since it’s the color for Summer, with different shades popping all around social media. Green as has fast become one of my favorite colors since styling it and even before it was projected to be the color for Summer. It depicts prosperity, nature and growth.
When it comes to fabrics, there are certain prints and patterns that will always be in style. These prints pioneered centuries ago, stood test of style times, never gone as they are acceptable all year long and we are talking about FLORALS!!
In today’s blog article, I will cover the nature of floral pieces and how to style them. From cottage days to city days, floral prints are spectacular fabrics that are worn by many people in the fashion industry. Let me rephrase, it is a fabric that is worn by any and all, irrespective of their fashion taste or interest.
There is no better season to flaunt your pretty floral shorts than summer. It’s the best time of the year where cute, lightweight and airy pieces are worn the most and this one from H&M is no exception.
Wearing whatever makes you feel comfortable and YOU, is key. While that is important, I will be sharing more tips on how to style your floral shorts for Summer.
Lately I have been adding beautiful prints into my summer wardrobe. Not only are they unique in their individual style, they are great for the season, adding that fun bubbly factor to your summer collection.
Colorful print dresses are key Summer pieces. They are gorgeous enough to fit into your wardrobe and pretty enough to be worn by themselves. On today’s blog post, I will be sharing more on this Halter Maxi dress from New York & Company.
What comes to your mind when you think of a picnic outfit? I’m pretty sure something light, floral, bright and fun. While those seem to be the standard look for picnics, a black cotton dress is also great for picnic and this one by Grayson fits into the a perfect picnic outfit.
Thinking of how to create the perfect picnic scenery in a light and airy outfit? This post is for you, keep reading.
Thrifting is always almost associated with something old, whether it be a piece of cloth or a decor. Most people think of thrifted clothes as only being Vintage, but the reality is that although 70% of them are vintage, you can style them in a contemporary/modern way.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing tips in how to style your thrifted or vintage pieces in a modern way.
We if not all, know that Vitamin C is an essential ingredient for the body, whether you ingest or use it topically, it is a great source for brighter, glowy and healthy skin. However, I will be sharing the benefits of using Vitamin C topically as a skincare routine.
We all thrive to have a smooth, radiant and blemish-free skin. This can be achieved by adding to your already existing skincare routine, a Vitamin C inclusive product, which will help create an even skin tone, prevent sun damage and free radicals that harm your skin daily. Vitamin C is known to be an antioxidant that helps prevent skin/cell damage and when used, adds an extra layer of protection between your bare skin and the environmental elements/pollutants.
If your outfits are not colorful, then your makeup should! I think it’s healthy to add colors to your lifestyle, be it decor, clothing or makeup. Colors are amazing and they make the heart soulful.
What speaks Summer like these L.A Colors Fruity Fun Collection, that consists of 4 eyeshadow palettes, 8 lip liners and 12 gel eyeliners. The 4 palettes consists of 9 shades each, making it a total of 36 shades.
If airy and flowy had a name, it will definitely be this GraysonLinen shirt dress and as the weather get hotter, we all need breathable clothing, something free and roomy to get the hot air in circulation around the body.
Officially summer time, warmer weather, more outdoor activities and with that comes more events like weddings, parties, birthday celebrations to say the least. As we think of gathering and celebrating safely, thoughts about what to wear for that friend’s wedding begins to pop up. You haven’t been to any wedding in a while so how do you find the “right” dress for that special day.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing some affordable dresses you can wear for wedding as a guest.
Health is not only wealth, it is beauty and with the hustle and bustle we go through everyday, it is important to supplement our depleted nutrients by taking vitamins that help and make up for lost ones. My life has gotten ten times busier than it was 6 months ago, and with my busy lifestyle, from motherhood, family, 9-5 and running my business, I know it is important to amp up my vitamin intake and this Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies has become a part of my daily intake.
When it comes to trend, it never ends. It is an ongoing cycle where pieces, styles, accessories and looks make a comeback and this time around, it’s Gingham!! Yes it’s gone and came back again in full force for Spring Summer. From maxi skirts to espadrilles to sneakers, tops, dresses and even earrings. If you take a scroll down Pinterest Lane, you will discover a unique pattern and trend with colorful gingham looks, from one color to multiple colors in one piece.
Name a brand that carries so much force, and I will quickly mention Charlotte Tilbury. Isn’t just about the name, but she certainly has good products. The only product I have tried from her, is her Award Wining Magic Cream and this time around, I get to use it again in a different capacity.
We are a couple of days away from Summer, and lots of people are yearning to go on a vacation in some tropical or beach destination. Whether you are having a staycation or a vacation, packing the appropriate outfit is key. From dresses to cover ups and swimsuits, they put you in the right mood and spirit while you are on vacation.
On Today’s Blog post, I will be sharing more on vacation outfit ideas and how you can style them.
I didn’t get into or use any specific body highlighter until I had my pregnancy shoot back in 2019, where I felt that instant need to use one because I wore an off-shoulder dress for the shoot. I wanted something that would highlight my clavicle, and make the areas where my body was exposed glow. It is a good way of highlighting your body structure while adding that extra glow fit for Spring Summer.
I got the Liquid Face and Body Highlighter in the shade “Strength” which is a radiant bronze pearl that reflects rose gold. This is a perfect shade for you if you like their Shimmering Skin Perfector in “Topaz”, which is an excellent shade for medium to dark skin. I still use the Skin Perfector to date and it’s one of the best or next to best highlighter I have used. Pairing both products together, will definitely give you a magical glow for Spring Summer.
I must state that anything “Rose gold” looks phenomenal on medium to dark Skin. From eyeshadows to highlighters and blush, Rose Gold is a great on that skin tone.
It is weightless, transfer and water resistant (definitely a great pick for beach or pool days if you are needing to maintain a glow while deeping and diving. Nicely fragranced and infused with a blend of Pineapple, fresh coconut and orange flower notes with a moisturizing formula that leaves you with uplifting scent. VIA BECCA COSMETICS.
It is highly pigmented and a little goes a long way. My first swatch, made me gasped!! The texture and consistency areincredible. It is smooth, intense and beautiful. You only need a little because it lasts a long time on.
I applied it to my chest area, shoulders and my cheeks, areas where I know the light will hit regularly, in other to give me the overall glow I intend to have. Great for day/night and definitely a product I highly recommend having and using this Body Highlighter Summer.
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As Spring Summer progresses, the pieces that comes into play become prettier by the second. They come in beautiful pastel colors, perfect silhouette, and cute details to say the least. One thing I have enjoyed the most without a shadow of doubt is the colorful journey I have taken you all through this Spring. Guess what, it’s going to get better as we approach Summer.
Starting off this week’s style inspiration with this two-piece floral set from Burlington. A two-piece set embodies a plethora of style options. Their nature paves way for multiple styling and endless looks, especially ones with prints or patterns.
On today’s blog post, I will be sharing more on this Two-Piece floral set and how to style them for Spring Summer.
Without a shadow of doubt, I have enjoyed styling pieces for the season. It has also been a period of personal style discovery and evolution, because although it is certain, it’s ever evolving as well, with different layers of ways I can look good and confident in my outfits.
My creativity in the fashion space, has steered me into a community of like minded ladies, willing to collaborate from around the world, with one voice and tone, expressing our love for fashion and style.
Having community full of women from different race and backgrounds, different physique and stature but one interest, which is creativity in the fashion industry is truly a blessing. With that being said, I came together with a group of ladies, around the US and Australia (My dear friend Faye is @fayedelanty) to recreate Saint Laurent Fall 2021 Looks. For the purposes of copyright, we named ours AINT LAURENT, and I will be sharing more on my choice of outfit.
Stemming from my last post, I decided to create and share another brunch worthy look. Something slightly similar to the last look, which can be a second outfit option if you have an upcoming brunch date.
While I say dresses are preferable for brunches, they are not the final and ultimate look. An ultimate look is what makes you feel your best while looking good at the same time.
As the weather continues to warm up, brunch time with your girlfriends will be on the rise and you want to look your best in a cute way. Of course it’s brunch and nothing more, a cute piece here and there to make a whole look is worth having and in social media era, who wouldn’t want to capture what they wear for brunch alongside the food on their plates. Hence, it’s only expected to want to look good.
On the blog today, I will be sharing simple looks you can style for brunch. Be sure to subscribe to My Blog through the pop up subscriber on the screen.
There are fashionable pieces/accessories that will always be in style and one of them is a Panty Hose or Hosiery, whichever way you call it. It’s an accessory that can be worn all season and all year round because of its texture. They have evolved into fun stylish ways over the years while retaining its vintage element, which is the colorful bubbly styles they come in.
There is a fun element which prints and patterns bring to an entire look. Whether it’s the color, the style, or design, there is something beautiful about prints. If you stick to wearing solid clothing, it can be intimidating to wear prints or patterns. Truth is they are super easy to style.
I’m sure it’s not new by now that GREEN is the color for Spring. I mean green in all shades and most especially the pastels, mints, sage, olives etc This isn’t limited to all shades of Pastels being trendy this Spring Season. If you don’t know already, now you know.
On Today’s Blog Post, I will be sharing ways to incorporate Spring Colours Into Your Closet/Looks.
Sustainable fashion is currently on the verge of leading these fast fashion brands. People are tending to sway more into ethical clothing because the environmental damage done in producing one new clothing item is devastating. One of the ways in which I project my views, is by encouraging secondhand shopping aka thrifting and restyling/repurposing clothes. In the bid to celebrating Earth day, a day where we highlight various ways to help protect the Environment, I decided to shed more light on this day and how it relates to fashion.
I have previously stated in a couple of my blog articles, that sustainability isn’t only associated with secondhand clothing or thrift finds, it is also the ability the restyle or repurpose your clothes in different ways which will be beneficial to our environment and less harmful to it. We are in the habit of purchasing the latest fashion, the new trend, the next sale or the newly launched item. Have you paused to ask “Do I need this many clothes or am I constantly consuming clothing items?” If the answer is YES, then you are going against SUSTAINABILITY and in the long run, harmful to the ENVIRONMENT.
I employ you to work through your closet, take a visual stock of what you currently have, play dress up to see how you can style and restyle items, make a list of items you think you “Need” and stick to that list so you don’t run into a shopping spree and crash into over consumption. When you continuously shop for new pieces, you tend to contribute in ways in which these clothing industries constantly produce clothes in large quantities. When we continuously help them “SELL OUT” we indirectly give them the nudge to produce more and in turn, affects the environment.