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What Premium Dresses has in common with Italian food

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Hello beautiful people, welcome to my blog.


Don't you just love these dresses? I got them from Swish premium.
Swish premium is an abuja based brand that stocks quality outfits that will help you slay to the nines.


Now to the best part of this blog post....Good news!!!!! Drum roll.......Swish Premium is giving discounts to my blog readers who would love to shop from them.



Use OPESWISH30 to get 30% off your order, that is a really good discount.....hurry while the discount code is still valid. Send a Whatsapp message or Call 09084013818 to place your order now.


I made it to Bella Naija Style Instagram page......yayyyyyy!!!!

Now lets talk about this picturesque location.....These shots were taken at an Italian restaurant in a serene part of Abuja. It is a place to be as you can go relax after a day or a week's stress. It is located within Red sparrow on plot 2402, Shehu Shagari Way, Maitama. Remember to tell them you are from me when you visit.

Which of the two dresses is your favorite? Call 09084013818 to place your order. Don't forget to use the discount code OPESWISH30 to get 30% off.

Thanks for stopping by:
XO

Dressed in Dresses

Friday, 1 March 2019

Hello beautiful people, welcome to my blog.
Happy new month, may March be good to us all.  Exceedingly, abundantly much more than we can ask or ever imagine is what God will do for us. Blessings that will be too obvious we can't share the testimony as anonymous is what God will bestow upon us.....let the church say Amen!


If you are a repeat blog reader, you will know I love my ankara and I can wear outfits made with ankara everyday of the week.....when Sandiez Collection reached out to me, how could I say no to these two gorgeous outfits.


I love these two dresses because of the style which can be worn for different activities or occassions depending on the shoe style and other accessories,vibrant prints and breathable style and fabric.


 I am not a lover of snug outfits so these were right up my alley.


 Enjoy the photos....contact information of Sandiez is below.



This dress has three pockets......that sold me.




Sandiez collection is a fashion label that stocks trendy and stylish afrocentric pieces at affordable rates. They also do bespoke tailoring.
You can reach them on instagram @sandiezcollection or via their phone number 08102304416.


Are you team ankara?

Thanks for stopping by:
XO

Why is Death not a dress rehearsal? + 3 work outfits

Friday, 15 February 2019

Happy new year.....yes happy new year because this is my first post of 2019.
I didn't plan for it to be so ..... 2018 actually ended on a very high note, not crack or cocaine high but happy high and I entered 2019 with big dreams, great plans, high expectations  and great energy only for life to happen.

Related: Counting my 2018 blogging blessings


I lost my Father on the 5th of January and life has not been the same.....nothing prepares you for the finality of death, absolutely nothing gets you ready.I wish death had a dress rehearsal and not the main act just like that......maybe one can be a bit prepared. It still feels unreal that my Father is 6 feet under.....Shame on Adam, Eve and that creepy crawly thing called snake,they brought all this upon us..........I am not sure the vacuum will ever get filled but people say it gets better with time so I am patiently waiting to see if it does.



My father's death just reiterated what I have always known which is to LIVE.....Live life fully.....do whatever sets your soul on fire and without apologies too, the world will adjust.........eventually and if they don't? So be it, just LIVE.


I am back to regular programme and just thought to share these three work outfits.  My instagram followers seem to love the check blazer and burgundy pleated skirt look better based on the likes the photo got.


Related: How to set achievable new year goals



Have you ever lost a family member, friend or acquaintance? How did you handle it?

Which is your favourite of the three work outfits?

Thanks for stopping by:

XO

How to make sequin work for work

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Hello beautiful people, welcome to my blog.


When people hear, see or buy sequin, they think festivities like Christmas, Valentine or big occasions and red carpet events but I decided to make it work for work with the way I styled my sequin top.


Blazers make everything work for work so I decided to style the sequin top with a long line blazer and went monotone with the whole look to tone the "sequiness" of the top down and make it work as an office outfit.



I got the top from Lola's Vintage Store.....They are a vintage store that stock amazing vintage and vintage inspired pieces....you should totally check them out.I will leave their phone number below.



What do you think of this look? Can you wear something like this to work?


Sequin top  - Lola's Vintage Store 08186291911
Shoes - Public Desire
Purse - 21st Collections  08053043151

Thanks for stopping by:
XO

31/12/2018: Counting my blogging blessings and 2019 goals

Monday, 31 December 2018
Hello beautiful people, welcome to my blog.

Day 365 of 365.....




I started my blog this year, it is something I had always wanted to do.....I think I started considering it in 2013 but did't get to it till May this year......I don't know why I didn't start then sincerely......but better late than never, right?

Milestones:

1. Number of posts This post will be my 47th post when published....


2. Blog views: 16,000 and a bit views in 7 months, not so shabby.


3: Collaboration with brands: I worked with 20 brands....link to 14 posts below, 4 were just instagram posts while I am yet to shoot 2:
    a. Hephzyt Fashion
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/12/fully-covered-and-still-fly.html
    b. Eric Dress
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/12/how-eric-dressed-me.html
    c. Queenette Couture
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/11/queening-in-colourtastic-high-low-dress.html
    d. Virtue Clothier
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/11/clothed-in-virtue.html
    e. Symdey Couture
www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/11/peaching-with-ankara-details.html
 http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/10/little-black-dress-aka-lbd-garnished.html
    f. SGTC Clothing
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/10/suited-up-with-ankara-skirt.html
    g. Lomzy
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/08/why-maxis-are-my-favourite-fit-turtle.html
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/07/chiffon-maxi-dress-and-ankara-head-wrap.html
    h.Timeless Wares
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/10/timeless-chic-with-denim-on-denim-and.html
    i.House of Loocz
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/09/a-made-in-nigeria-little-black-dress.html
    j.Teethrone
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/09/ankara-and-sheer-dress.html
    k. Purple Heart Vintage
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/09/why-you-need-vintage-clothes.html
    L.Unknown Brand
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/08/how-to-wear-one-dress-for-15-days-case.html
    m. Vintage Closet
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/07/denimstripes-and-animal-print-denim.html
    n.Design for Love
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/05/ankara-work-style-design-for-love-dfl-x.html
http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/05/design-for-love-dfl-set-ankara-skirt.html

4: Collaboration with fellow bloggers: I collaborated with Princess Audu three times...see link to blog posts below
     a. http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/12/christmas-outfit-with-princess-audu.html
     b.http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/11/how-to-transition-your-outfit-from-day.html
     c.http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/11/how-to-mix-prints-with-princess-audu.html

5: My photos are on two international brand's websites.........see photos and  link below

   
 https://www.monki.com/en_gbp/clothing/dresses/product.oversized-t-shirt-dress-black.0607888004.html

http://www.opeyemisdiary.com/2018/12/how-eric-dressed-me.html


5: Instagram: I had like 1200 followers when I started blogging in May but I am at 2718 followers as at the time of writing this post

My nine instagram photos with most likes


My top photos by instagram enegagement


6: Reposts on big instagram feature pages......Yes, it is a big deal to me....below is my most reposted photo....see related blog post here


6: I opened my facebook page in May when I started the blog and have 949 likes as at when writing this post

7: I am still struggling with twitter.....still trying to get a hang of how it works but here is my current status....it will be better next year.


2019 blog and social media goals
Goal: To Improve my blogging and social media experience
Activity:
a. Post on my blog at least once a week
b. Post on all social media platforms at least once a day

c. Post good quality pictures on blog and social media platforms
Sub activity
 c1. Camera upgrade.....research to know which camera is great for fashion blogging and buy same
 c2. Scout for locations with good ambience before shoot
 c3. learn how to use light-room to edit photos
 c4 Subscribe for light-room

D. Network and meet other bloggers
E. Attend events that will be helpful
F. Reach out to other bloggers on social media
G. Collaborate with other bloggers
H. Research and learn about SEO
I. Learn and do videos
J. More lifestyles posts viz. travel even if it is within Nigeria, book reviews
K. Improve my writing....minimal word less posts.

Related: How to set achievable New year resolutions / Goals / Plans

What else do you think I can do to improve my blog and social media experience?

Happy new year and Thanks for stopping by:
XO.

How to set achievable New year resolutions / Goals / Plans

Sunday, 30 December 2018

Hello Beautiful people, welcome to my blog

At the beginning of every year, I draw up plans or new year resolutions but find that I do not abide by or achieve even one of them whilst taking stock at the end of the year and that applies to a lot of the people I know.
I feel the main reason why this happens is because we set goals or draw up our plans in an ambiguous manner which makes them unachievable.
This blog post is an attempt by me to set goals and break them down by activity that will help make them achievable......with action of course.


Goal 1. To better manage time
Activities:
a. Set alarm
b. Set reminders
c. Have a daily to do list
d. Do what needs to be done immediately - No procrastination
e. Reduce time spent on social media....set reminder to be notified when the designated social media time is up
f. Prioritize and set boundaries
G. Avoid the couch and bed whilst working


2. To better manage money
a. Prepare a monthly budget and stick to it
b. Budget for those things you tend to over spend on too and ensure you stick to it
c. No window shopping so as not to impulse buy
d. Unsubscribe from receiving promotional mails from those tempting sites
e. Uninstall those shopping apps
f. UN-follow those tempting pages on Instagram
g. Get a side hustle
h. Save... save....save
i. Invest....Invest....Invest



Goal 3. To Embrace a healthy lifestyle
Activities:
a. Cut off fizzy drinks and junk food
b. Eat small portions three times daily
c. Cut down Carbohydrate
d. Eat more fruits and vegetables
e. Drink more water
f. Sleep for at least 7 hours daily
g. Exercise *sigh


Goal 4. To Improve my blogging and social media experience
Activity:
a. Post on my blog at least once a week
b. Post on all social media platforms at least once a day

c. Post good quality pictures on blog and social media platforms
Sub activity
 c1. Camera upgrade.....research to know which camera is great for fashion blogging and buy same
 c2. Scout for locations with good ambience before shoot
 c3. learn how to use light-room to edit photos
 c4 Subscribe for light-room

D. Network and meet other bloggers
E. Attend events that will be helpful
F. Reach out to other bloggers on social media
G. Collaborate with other bloggers
H. Research and learn about SEO




Goal 5: To seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness
a. Daily devotion
 a1: Set alarm
 a2: Avoid bed and couch whilst on it
 a3: Avoid using Bible app on phone
 a4: Stand as much as possible

b. Attend all Church activities as much as possible
c. Be diligent at my point of service
d. Be a giver/sow seeds in the house of God and in the life of people
c. Listen to and obey the voice of God through the holy spirit
d. Fleeing from all appearnace of evil....so help me God
f. Being a gracious person
g. Forgive people quickly and also ask people to forgive me when I am wrong.....not expecting too much from people helps

h. Read Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
 h1: Buy three guides......for home, office and handbag

i. Speak life always
j. Keep good company
k. Just be an all round good person.....putting out good to the world, not just religious.


The above is an attempt at breaking down goals to make them achievable, how did I do?
P.S.
1. You don't have to wait till the beginning of a new year to set goals, it can be any time.....we live in a dynamic world, your goals should not be static as well so you are not left behind.
2. Write your goals down.
3. Set timelines
4. Do variance analysis from time to time..... compare planned results and timelines to real results and timelines to see where there is a variance. Put plans in place to manage negative variance(you may need to re-strategize), take what you did to achieve positive variance and apply to others.
5. Don't forget to pat yourself on the back when you hit a milestone.
6. Don't beat yourself up if you are trying and you seem not to be achieving those results or meeting those timelines, just keep trying ..... changing tactics or re-strategizing  may help......research how others did it......get a mentor.

P.S. My dress is from May Rush - 08093556052

What do you think of this method of goal setting? Do you have a better way? Pray tell in the comment section.

Thanks for stopping by:
XO.