Padlock Posing

Yesterday’s weather was simply glorious!!!! Those of us in Birmingham experienced highs of 28Β°C or thereabouts, and taking into account the usual British weather, this was nothing short of rare.

On our way back from Church, we ran into a massive padlock outside BMW which Sumbo and I insisted on posing with it. Here are pictures from our Padlock Posing…..

Sumbo

Tube Top: Warehouse

Maxi Skirt: Tailor Made

Bag: Zara Woman

Sandals: TopShop

Necklace: Eden Accessories (Customised)

Sunglasses: Stella McCartney

Bracelet: Primark

Me

Skirt: Zara

Blouse: Asos (Used to be a dress which I then turned into a blouse when my hips got too big 😦 )

Sandals: Accessorize

Bag: Zara Woman

Belt: Topshop

Scarf (barely seen): Tie Rack

Sunglasses: D&G

Wrist Adornments: Refer to ‘Wrist Candy’ blog

Fishtail Braid!!!!! πŸ™‚

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High Street Update

You must have heard about the Lanvin for H&M, Jimmy Choo for H&M, Stella McCartney for H&M, you know the drill…… Well H&M have done it again and this time it’s with Versace. Now all of this has come as a bit of a shock considering that previously, Versace stated that collaborating with a high street store would confuse the brand. However, according to Vogue, it appears Donatella has had a change of heart and decided to release what she describes as a ‘quintessential Versace’ range.

The latest of H&M’s collaborations will be released on the 17th of November this year with studded leather, colourful prints and sharp tailoring dominating the collection along with a home ware range. If the success of previous collaborations are anything to go by, we can be sure that this collection will be flying off the shelves in no time.

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Ore In Birmingham

Yesterday was our beloved Bukky‘s birthday and to celebrate, we headed out for the best Thai food Birmingham has to offer.

Being the sweet sister that she is, the beautiful Ore came down to celebrate with the rest of us and I’m sure you’ll agree that she was looking stunning with her ruched up-do and effortless ensemble.

Blouse-Primark

Trousers-Primark

Belt-New Look

Ring-H & M

Shoes-River Island

Come back soon Ore, Birmingham is missing you already πŸ™‚

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Wrist Candy

Last weekend left me home alone as everyone else got on with their interesting lives. Armed with a laptop and unlimited internet access I began viewing numerous fashion and lifestyle blogs.

To avoid my usual ramblings lets just say thanks to this blog, I learnt to make friendship bracelets and made about 5 (2 of which Taiwo bullied me into giving her).

I particularly love this first picture because everything was hand made. I made the friendship bracelets and my mum made me the beads. I just might be getting her to make me some more πŸ˜€

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The Girl in The Blue Skirt

A couple of weeks ago, I was out shopping at Zara and fell in love with a midi, dodger blue pleated skirt. As it sat on the mannequin’s waist with the wind enabling the Marylin Monroe effect it became clear to me. I had to have it. I picked the smallest size I could find and headed straight for the dressing room, but to my detriment even that was too big for my bony waist.

A couple of weeks on and my sister-Gbonju (remember the one from 2 posts ago?)- is sporting the skirt of my pleated fantasy with a plain black tee, a pair of coral KG’s and a DP bag. You have to admit, she’s quite the hottie.



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Diving In

Undoubtedly, every summer demands a new bikini and this year I’ve been obsessing over two very unique collections.

Jason Wu’s Resort 2012 collection reveals his dive into the deep end with his neon-coloured debut pieces. The dark outlines exaggerate feminine silhouettes with the highlighted hues emphasising a pop! Love, love love these pieces.

My second and favourite swimwear obsession has got to be Mara Hoffman’s Resort Swim 2011 Runway. These beautiful indigenous prints take us on an ethical journey of bohemian creativity, they’re amazing. Here are my favourites of the lot. Hope you’re loving these as much as I am…. they’re genius!

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Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

Yesterday was my mum’s birthday and to mark the big one, we headed to London to celebrate. I’d initially planned to don this season’s colour blocks- tangerine orange and emerald green to be specific- however, upon arrival at Zara, they were all out of the emerald green blazer of my rainbow fantasy and I was subjected to the thing I hate the most- compromise.

Oh well, you know what they say, “every cloud has a silver lining” and indeed my cloud was no different. As I drooled over bags in Selfridges, I was stopped by their fashion bloggers who were loving my outfit. A couple of pictures and a few impromptu poses later, I was off again and my pictures should be on the Selfridges blog soon (I’ll post the link as soon as they’re uploaded). Fingers crossed they’ll be decent photos and not the usual shrek-like pictures I’m haunted by.

How sexy does Gbonju look? She normally hates her photo’s but I think this one’s a hit so here we are πŸ™‚

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