As with every Saturday in Lagos there was a wedding to attend on Saturday August 9. This Saturday was special though, it was Solape and Dipo’s wedding. I’ve known Solape since JS1 (year 7) and it just so happens that we also work on the same team in the office, so it goes without saying that we spend a lot of time together .
For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out what to wear and I wasn’t about to spend any more money on wedding season (Aso Ebi is so expensive)! So I sifted through my wardrobe and was lucky enough to re-discover my ROF monochrome maxi from the 2012 “Re-Belle” Collection. I’d only worn it once and it was begging for another showcase.
Below are pictures of Wura, Ilobe, Taiwo and I as we headed out to #SolaDipo2014, hope you like….
I love the Palm trees at the top of this picture. It makes you feel like you’re in an exotic country with perfect weather and beautiful views.
Wura in a Virgos Lounge skirt and locally made buba. I suspect she’s got MAC’s ‘Flat out Fabulous’ on. LOVE this pose!
Ilobe in a draped back maxi dress, Salvatore Ferragamo bag and brown loubs!!!!
Taiwo’s Iro and draped neck Buba material was sourced from one of my Mum’s trips to India! Her necklace was an Accessorize gift from one of my Besties, Bukky!
Republic of Foreigner 2012 “Re-Belle” Collection. Blue KG shoes for a pop of colour and a complementary fishtail braid.
Ps: I don’t have to explain the title “Best Foot Forward” do I? It’s kinda obvious….
It’s all about dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s. It’s all about dressing to the tea’s and maybe even the nine’s. It’s all about being thorough and never overlooking details because let’s face it, the little things do make a huge difference.
How much attention do you pay to the little things?
Nails Inc Copacabana. My Mum made the beads, I made the friendship bracelet.
Wura obtains whatever she can from whoever she comes across. No one is spared!
The button fell off so had to improvise. Cause the brooch (Accessorize) is so pretty had to have my hair up (but I’d have done that anyway wouldn’t I?).
Ps: I’m going to a wedding on Saturday. Haven’t been for a wedding in over a year. If you’re Nigerian, you’ll understand why this is weird. Lol.
Gok Wan would love my wardrobe. Like he suggests, I only have about 25 key pieces that I work with daily. No item in my wardrobe goes unpunished; they are all used and abused until they are completely violated and no longer befitting for public viewing.
Sunday afternoon was an impromptu lunch with the girls and seeing as we were headed to Café Royal, I decided on a gelato inspired outfit. It began with a scoop of plain vanilla chinos; I then layered it with a minty flavoured blouse and topped it off with a sprinkling of gold dust in the form of my braided necklace.
Going down quite the treat, I thought I’d rough it up a little with acid stained walls as the background to my amateur shoot. Hope you like…..
Necklace: FCUK (ASOS)
Ps: That morning, I had on a black chiffon Iro and Bubba which I’m looking forward to blogging about .
Pps: Amazing things are happening. I’m excited!
Yesterday’s weather was simply glorious!!!! Those of us in Birmingham experienced highs of 28°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…..
Tube Top: Warehouse
Maxi Skirt: Tailor Made
Bag: Zara Woman
Necklace: Eden Accessories (Customised)
Sunglasses: Stella McCartney
Blouse: Asos (Used to be a dress which I then turned into a blouse when my hips got too big 😦 )
Bag: Zara Woman
Scarf (barely seen): Tie Rack
Wrist Adornments: Refer to ‘Wrist Candy’ blog
Fishtail Braid!!!!! 🙂