Statement Sleeves!

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In celebration of Black History Month, I decided to go back to my roots in Style.

African prints are the most stylish, elegant and vibrant fabrics I have ever seen! I’m fortunate enough to be Nigerian and I get to explore and create impeccable looks using African fabrics.

Not only are they unique in their textures, patterns and colours, they are of high quality. Their versatility cannot be overemphasised because they can be used to make simple to classy to elegant wears.

The focal point are the sleeves, they are dramatic and stylish. They add that flair to the whole outfit, making a simple little dress stand out.

These African fabrics can be mixed with various fabrics to create looks. The sleeves are made of organza mixed with the traditional fabric. They make the whole look stand out.

These fabrics are not particular to Nigeria as other African countries have their own unique prints and designs. For the most part, generally they are classified under the large umbrella of “African Fabrics”

To shop these fabrics or ready to wear items like this, visit JobimClothing , you truly want to be adorned and be part of a country that is rich in culture, people, food and textile.

To shop this exact dress, visit Ruchne to place your order.

I will forever be proud to be Black and Nigerian! I hope you did enjoy this blog post, don’t forget to subscribe as you leave your comments and suggestions.

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Effortless Chic Look.

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If you follow me, you know I recently styled this teddy coat. This is another way to style it and if you missed that post, you can check it out HERE

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With a basic white cami, mom jeans, pair of boots and a teddy coat, you can effortlessly create a simple chic look. This look can serve for errands, making appointments to having an afternoon drink with a friend.

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Threw on my comfy soft  Teddy Coat from Burlington, styled with my thrifted wrangler mom jeans and my pair of block heeled booties from Urbanog.

A cami is a  staple wardrobe piece that comes in handy as an easy styling tool. It can be worn on its own or styled as an under garment as shown in my pictures.

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These jeans are one of the most comfortable jeans I own and I constantly reach for them without giving a thought to the others. It’s a good thrift find that I have incorporated into different looks.

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Block heel booties are also a great staple piece. They are comfortable and elevate a simple look. Depending on your comfort level, you can go higher or middie.

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My Neutrogena Collection.

Welcome back everyone, hope you are doing well. It’s been a hot minute I wrote a blog post on my skincare routine. First, if you haven’t yet subscribed to my blog, kindly hit the follow button below on the right side of your screen and let’s stay connected.

CAVEAT: I must say that I am in no way a skincare expert, neither do I have any training on skincare. This is just me sharing my daily/weekly routine.

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Body Oil, Multivitamin Booster and Whipped body balm.

I am a bigger believer and consumer of the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Collection because I have a dry skin and reach out for products that contain Hyaluronic Acid which is a hydrating element.

I have been using Neutrogena products since 2012 before the Hydro Boost Collection launched, and I can attest to these products working perfectly fine with my skin. The body oil has been in y collection since then, and I always mix it with the lotion or cream.

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Hydrogel Mask, Watergel Moisturiser, Overnight Mask and Hydrating Cleansing Gel.

However, there are other skincare products I use here and there but these are my constant, daily/weekly routine products that I use and will always be in my collection.

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Makeup Cleansing Towelettes and the Deep Clean Gentle Scrub.

The makeup cleansing towelette is super hydrating and moist. You can literally use just one to take away your makeup, leaving your skin hydrated. It doesn’t dry up your skin but adds moisture and hydration while you clean.

The gentle scrub is great on my skin because it is mild and can be used as a daily scrub. Its soft, smooth and rich in texture containing tiny beads.

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Liquid-lotion Sunscreen in SPF 30 & Ultra Sheer Body Mist in SPF 45

I enjoyed using these sunscreen in summer, especially the spray bottle as it makes it easier for application.

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The Streets and Fashion.

Hello everyone, welcome back. It is officially Spring today as I compose this post, so I am aware that we will all be excited about the warmth we have now.

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Saturday morning, CJ and I decided to take the streets for our photo session. The first couple of hours was a hassle because we had chosen Brick town here in Oklahoma City, little did we know that it would be packed full with people because it was a beautiful warm day.

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We took it down to the streets, with a number of people walking around, road blocks and people staring, we kept doing our thing. At first, I was a little uncomfortable because I have never gone out out to take pictures in a busy City where people are watching. After a while, I became confident and didn’t care, walking and flipping my hair across the streets.

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On to this Ralph Lauren Blazer! It was the focal point of this shoot. I chose to go with an all white look, to help accentuate the Blazer. I love this long-line Blazer because it has an awesome cut, the side pockets, the detailed gold buttons, on the sleeves and front area. I linked a couple of long-line blazers here Theory Super-Cinch Fremont Plaid Long-Line Blazer through Neiman Marcus from Shop Style Collective . This Anne Klein Bold Stripe Blazer Jacket is similar to it and you can get it from Nordstrom Rack Here

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Stacked with a three tier necklace I got from Charlotte Russ (unfortunately they are closing down) hoops and my purse as the accessories.

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This Blazer was THRIFTED!!!!

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You can style with any basic white tank top of your choice. I linked these here for you guys Treasure & Bond white tank> White Jeans from H&M will link a couple here by Vince Camuto this by Style & Co.

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Shoes by Aldo purse by New Look. Linking a this gorgeous pair of shoes here by Botkier  can be found also under Bloomingdale’s and this La Regale gold clutch purse which can be found at OFF 5TH

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Wedding Guest.

Hello everyone, welcome back. I’m excited it is officially Spring! and we get to enjoy more sunshine. To all my new friends on here, welcome. My name is Joy and I love to  keep things pretty simple and relatable. For those visiting, please hit the follow button below on the right side of your screen and let’s stay connected.

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Spring is here, there will be lots of weddings so I decided to make a post on wedding outfit inspiration. This is a French Connection dress which I got from Nordstrom

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The lace, the pleats and the deep V neck line, makes this dress and great choice for a wedding guest. It is simple yet stylish with the details on every corner. Since I got this dress off the rack in Nordstrom, there was only one available so I will link a couple of dresses here. I have combed through French Connection’s website and can’t find it.

This Vince Camuto Lace Sheath dress can also be found in Nordstrom. This Bardot Gemma Halter Lace Sheath Dress is also a great choice.

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The sun was a little blinding but we made its work!

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The details on the neck is unique and compliments the pleats below. This Eliza J Bell Sleeve dress is also a great option. Paired this look with my Kurt Geiger sparkly heels (Quite Old) and a purse I got as a gift. Linking a couple of options for sparkly shoes here Jimmy Choo Gold Sparkly D’orsay

Ardene Sparkly Stilettos

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You can decide on which color of dress you choose to wear but I am all about the style, details and how to make a complete outfit come alive. Added my dainty necklace, to accentuate the neck line and my earrings to compliment the lining underneath the dress.

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Corporate Tuesday.

Hello everyone, welcome back. I am excited about my weather getting better because my weekend was decently warm. Hope you are beginning to feel warm in your cities.

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Today I am introducing a simple work wear inspiration for my 9-5 readers.

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With the right Blazer or Jacket, you can make a simple chiffon top look corporate. This is an old H&M Tweed- Jacket I have had for quite some time now and the black top is a find from Marshalls

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A simple cotton pants, which is super light weight, bag from Dune London  quite old but I will link a couple of their bags here.→→→Dinidiella woven-mettalic bag Dennis Canvas-Grab Bag Derspex transparent grab bag

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Perfect block heels– These shoes are so comfortable that I wear them all day and drive in them without a flinge! They are by the Iconic Karl Lagerfeld (May His Soul Rest in Peace).

Linking a couple of similar black shoes (aerosoles) here →→ From Macy’s  Naturalizer- Wright Pumps  Donelle Pumps

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The wind wasn’t smiling that evening but I sure could take a few pictures without my jacket on.

Linking a few Tops here  Bar III Cold-Shoulder Chiffon Top I inked this because it is similar to the details I have around my neck region. Anne Klein Tweed Jacket to shop, DKNY Tweed Peplum Jacket Both jackets are on sale now for $79, you should snag them.!!.

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