Pastel Blues

December 10, 2014 § 7 Comments

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Vest: asos/ Skirt: DGL/ Scarf: H&M/ Sandals: HouseOfDebola/ Ring: Topshop/ Earrings: Claires/ Neckpiece: WonuOhio/ Bracelet:

Hello Gorgeous people,

It’s December, yay!!! my best month of the year for some reason I am yet to know. It probably has something to do with sales, Christmas, sales, the build up to the new year, sales. Oh did I mention sales multiple times?

I was going to travel to Ghana this month but so much stuff came up and is coming up so that plan is on the back burner for now. Ghana is literally next door but somehow, I have never been there. If you know of great places to visit or stay at in Ghana, please let me know.

My resolution for 2014 was to blog more and travel to a new country. I think I have somewhat improved in my blogging. Travelling to a new country this year has been challenging so I’ll keep it as my 2015 resolution and work harder at it.

There are a couple of amazing events lined up for December ,my next post will be on these events. If you are reading this and know of fun, upcoming events this month, kindly comment above (the tiny comment thing close to the title of this post).

I do not want to jinx it but I feel like December 2014 is going to be awesome. I just have that feeling in the pit of my tummy, let’s call it merriness.

My look:
Clothes-
I wore this to attend an education exhibition on a Saturday. I wanted a look that was fun and flirty.
I got my skirt from Debras Grace (DGL), a store on Herbert Macauley Street Yaba, it came as a set- cropped top+skirt for about NGN5,500
The vest, I got from asos a couple of weeks ago for 5 pounds, click here and here for similar options as the exact shade I have is sold out. The sandals I got from HouseOfDebola on sale for NGN2500, aren’t they just the cutest?
#ThePinBargain

Lipstick-
This is my favourite shade of lipstick for now, Bobbi Brown ‘Soft Rose’.

Hair-
a number of people asked about my hair. I did a wash and set at the salon, that is shampoo+conditioner+hair moisturiser+ setting lotion+ rollers. I did not use heat. I took the rollers home, kept them on overnight and took them off in the morning. Perfect curls,Voila! I should probably buy a set of rollers to avoid annoying my hairdresser.
I honestly look forward to hearing from my readers.

Thanks for stopping by and have a Merry December.

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Laid-back Retro & Vintage

November 9, 2014 § 4 Comments

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SHIRT & BAG: passed down from my mom/ LEGGINS: Stradivarius/ SANDALS: Zara/ SHADES: H&M/ WATCH: Folli Follie/ EARRINGS: Forever21/ Ring: Topshop  from Nigerian Retailer (Ifie)

Hello,

A few weeks ago, I took part in a photography course/ summer school and it turned out to be pretty awesome- great environment, awesome company, value for money, finger food and lecturers from the Neue Schule für Fotografie, Berlin, what more could a girl ask for ? I learnt a lot of stuff and met great people with similar interests.

I titled this post ‘Retro and Vintage’ because I am fusing my Retro top and Vintage bag with my new pieces, the sandals are new while the shirt and bag were hijacked from my moms wardrobe. That bag is about 20 years old. If this shirt saw me in another life it would probably sprint away from me, I wear it everywhere, I dress it up, down and sideways. It’s one of my favorite pieces.

Comfort dressing was my goal seeing as classes started at 10:00 am and ended at 4:00 pm. Sadly, I was only able to do one mini shoot. I was juggling this course and Fashion Week so there was no time to tap into my pool of gifted photographers.

Halima (@itslenigma) is the Photographer behind this shoot. I have observed that Halima’s pictures are usually very subject oriented, you can literally feel a relationship between her and her subject. I was so glad she agreed to photograph me.

I hope you like my laid back look.
For those of you that asked about my hair: I did tiny twists and left a section in the front to change up my style daily.

Thank you to all the people that breeze through my blog, all my blog followers and all my ‘comment-ers’. You all put a smile on my face.

SNOW WHITE

August 19, 2014 § 4 Comments

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Hello Beautiful People,

So, this is the first look of the birthday marathon, the second look  ‘SEEING RED’ was published earlier. This look was done right before I did my weave.

For my hair, I did a blow out  and packed it into a pony tail/ afrotail. It was a slow day at the office and I realized I had brought my camera, so I put on the smile and took a few photos. The lighting was pretty poor but hopefully you guys can see my face. I love my Bobbi Brown ‘soft rose’ lipstick, It’s just right…not quite nude and not quite pink.

White dresses are refreshing, elegant and summery but there are a few things to keep in mind when wearing white:

– Choose a shade of white that suits your skin tone. Nigerians are really lucky seeing as Ebony skin tones are more versatile and work with most white shades and go with both silver and gold accessories.

-Thicker white fabrics tend to look more expensive and professional. Thicker/opaque  fabrics reduce the ‘see-through curse‘. Before buying a white dress, place your hand under the fabric and hold it against light. If you can see your hand clearly, the dress will show EVERYTHING.

-Never wear white underwear under white. Wear black or a nude that’s really close to your skin tone. Avoid lace and printed underwear too.

-Apply makeup AFTER   and perfume BEFORE putting on white to avoid staining.

– When wearing white, stick to pieces that have a cinched in waist or pieces that are paneled, as white reflects light and tends to make people/things appear bigger.

– Accessories should be kept simple as white is elegant, do not overwhelm the white canvas. Choose wooden, straw, beaded or feminine accessories. Click here to see the beaded clutch in my previous post.

Remember that a white dress is always in style. You will need to replace white seasonally as it tends to yellow.

Neckpiece and earrings: Sybils Jewelry House (SJH)/ Shoes: L.K. Bennet/ Watch: Folli Follie/ Ring: Max store at The Palms Mall,Lekki.

I would love to hear from you. What are your tips for wearing white ?

Click below for a few white accessories that can be delivered to Nigeria.

Asos/NewLook Mollie Box Clutch

Asos Boxy Lock bag

NewLook paper bag clutch

Asos Scallop edge envelope clutch

Newlook Mama Mia clutch

SEEING RED

August 1, 2014 § 15 Comments

Hello Beautiful People,

I finally got around to taking pictures, YAY!!! after loosing my pictures when my laptop crashed. I did a mini shoot for everyday of my birthday marathon. Thank God for tripod stands and younger brothers. My Birthday was on Friday, so I did a marathon from Wednesday- Sunday. This was my Thursday look, wore this for Brunch, Dinner and a bit of site seeing. I have fallen in-love with my Maju handbag and my gold River Island court heels, I wore those two pieces almost throughout the week.

I ordered the dress and shoes from the official River Island website, click here to find out more on River Island deliveries to Nigeria.

Which hair do you prefer- the high bun/ponytail or the weave?
 

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Dress, Shades & Shoes: River Island/Bag:Maju/ Earrings: H&M/Necklace: Sybils Jewelry House (SJH)/ Watch: Folli Follie.

Black Lace

May 19, 2014 § 2 Comments

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Hello posh people,

Last weekend was a pretty good weekend. I saw an awesome  Nigerian Video by J.O.King, Jesse jagz ft Dugod, I’m a little biased though….’little’ being the keyword. I’ll put it up in my next post.

I was going through pictures from late last year and I came across these and decided to post them. The top is actually a dress but I thought it would be inappropriate for work so I threw a pencil skirt on and pink shoes to give my look a kick.

Have a great week,

The PIN

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Green to the Max

April 13, 2014 § 2 Comments

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Dress:TNL,  Bracelets:Handmade,  Ring/neon pink heels:Newlook, Watch: Oasis, Belt: Forever21,  Flats/White Flower/Pink  Scarf: H&M, Bag:Susen

Hello Beautiful people,

This is my last piece from Nigerian designer, TNL (for now), I wore this on Christmas Eve last year. I’m gradually being drawn into the #BuyNigerian movement. There are so many amazing Nigerian designers, the problem is finding affordable, funky, naija pieces.  Hopefully I will be able to do collaborations with a couple of them in the future (fingers crossed).

Have an amazing week.

Green Day

March 14, 2014 § 3 Comments

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Photographed by Dominari and The PIN

necklace: H&M//Ring: Newlook//Bracelet: Sybils Jewelry//Leggings: Stradivarius//Watch:Cartier//Bag:Susen//Shoes: Red herring//Shades:aldo

Hello Beautiful People,

This has been a really hectic week, honestly I’m glad the weekend’s here. This is not going to be one of those ones where I attend back-to-back events, It’s going to be a ‘sit in front of the TV with a glass of wine’ weekend.

I did a couple of shoots with a very talented friend of mine and I’m waiting for the pictures to come in, in the interim, I’ve decided to go through my DSLR and post random photos.

I wore this on one of those relaxed days when I didn’t feel like wearing makeup or getting too dressed up.I also wore my vintage ring that I got a while back, it’s missing some stones but I can’t quite let it go. My brothers friend had a pair of MAD kicks on and my bro had the coolest T-shirt ever, he got it from ASOS. I’m looking forward to rocking that Tee soonest. Anyone feeling Beyonce’s XO , video and all?

Have an amazing weekend,

The PIN

http://instagram.com/thepin_

 

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