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When life gives you lemon: Ankara shirt dress and black body con dress

Wednesday, 1 August 2018


Hello beautiful people, happy new month. I pray August will be good to us all.


I bought this Ankara shirt dress from Abike's stylin on Instagram but unfortunately did not check their size chart so I ended up with a dress that doesn't fit *sigh.


It was my fault so I could not send the dress back or seek any form of redress. * I argued with them small sha....lol


I love the print and the style of the dress and had to find a way around styling the dress so I wore it over this body con dress from boohoo.


Styled it with bag from Asos, garnished it with Check shoes from the shopper's haven on instagram and added a little pizazz with the glasses I bought from a street vendor in Abuja traffic for a whooping sum of 500 naira....not bad!


I decided to make the best of what would have other wise been a bad situation.The outcome is quite neat even if I say so myself.


Sometimes the hand life presents to us seems unfair but the best way to handle that season is to make the best of it...


Give whatever you have at hand your best shot, it may just God's way of preparing you for bigger and better opportunities.....you may not see it now but in future you will be grateful for that 'wilderness' experience.



God can only bless you with more if you are faithful with the little you have at hand so don't throw away the baby with the bath water...


I rocked my 'little' dress to work on a Wednesday.....I made lemonade out of my lemon plus I even got a blog post from that very mundane experience....talk about a win win situation.


Abike styling is an online Ready to wear store,they stock fabulous and vibrant ankara pieces at very affordable prices....I think this dress was 5000 Naira.
 

You can find them on instagram:
Ankara shirt dress: Abike's Stylin Click Here
Black dress: Boohoo (sold out)
Shoes: The shoppers haven Click here
Purse: Asos (sold out)

What do you think of the dress and styling?

How have you been coping with 'life' ?
Please share with us in  the comment section.

Thanks for stopping by:
XO

Pattern Play with blue and white stripe

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Hello and welcome to the blog.


In this post, I am wearing a stripe set that I did not buy as a set.


I bought the skirt at a different place and time from the top.


I love finding and combining pieces in my closet that work together as not only does it save time, it helps to pull a fabulous fit together without really stressing.


I did a similar post of pieces that just fell into place as a set click here.


I styled it with a purse from Stradivarius, shoes from Dune London and glasses from Debargain.
I can't wait to style the skirt and top with other pieces from my closet.


What do you think....will you wear something like this or you will pass?
Thanks for stopping by XO

Chiffon maxi dress and Ankara head wrap or scarf: match made in style heaven

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

I got this beautiful dress from Lomzy, an afrocentric ready to wear clothes wholesaler and retailer on instagram.

Maxis are my favorite kind of outfits. It very comfortable and since one of my style mantras is "comfort is key" it just works for me.
Maxis hides all ills.....I can eat all I want without fear or worries of belly pooch that makes for an unflattering fit.

This maxi from Lomzy is trendy as polka dot (looks polka dotish to me) is currently in season (who determines these things though?)

Another thing I love about this maxi is the orange detailing on the neckline and the sleeves...gives the dress that "wow" and chic factor.

I styled the dress with an ankara scarf, bamboo bag from Asos and glasses from new look

I wore the outfit to work on a Friday and got lots of compliments.

A colleague even told me I looked like a Nubian queen.
You should totally cop one for yourself before it sells out.


*Lomzy also stocks other amazing  pieces in fabulous prints....the jumpsuit from this post is also from them......all their pieces are made in Nigeria but they ship worldwide, so not in Nigeria? Not a problem. 

To order, contact Lomzy on instagram Click here or call them on 08033422449

Are you like in terms of loving maxis or your style is body con fit? let us gist in the comment section.

Thanks for stopping by:
XO

Ankara set: Ankara pants and exaggerated sleeves top

Monday, 16 July 2018



Hello beautiful people...I got this "set" as seperates from @sgtcclothing on instagram click here

I got them as separates at different times but they match as per same and the style works too.....talk about everything working together for good.

I wore them to church on Sunday and to visit family after.


The two pieces are sold out but SGTC has other fabulous designs in gorgeous prints



You should also follow them on Instagram as they declare sales from time to time and it is a lot of times.


I will be styling the pants and the top with other pieces as I love to get value for my money hence why I am a deliberate shopper.


How else do you think I should style these pieces? Let me know in the comment section.

Thanks for stopping by:
XO

Denim,stripes and animal print: Denim Saturday in a vintage denim dress

Thursday, 12 July 2018


I got this gorgeous denim dress from Vintage Closet @vintagecloset9ja, an instagram vintage store and rocked it two Saturdays ago to run a few errands.



  I styled it with this stripe mules from Asos


and straw bag from @lavivcollections


and glasses from Newlook


Dress: @VintageCloset9ja on Instagram
Shoes: Asos
Glasses: Newlook
Bag @lavivcollections on Instagram
Thanks for stopping by:
XO

Giveaway: Design for Love Ankara and linen set

Friday, 6 July 2018

I am giving away this beautiful size 10 - 12 ankara skirt and linen top courtesy of Design for Love DFLRocks
To win this
1. Follow @dflrocks on instagram
2. Follow me @opeyemisdiary on instagram
3. Comment done under the post of that first picture on @opeyemisdiary on instagram

See More pictures below:

*Linen Blouse with very fancy flare sleeves

*Ankara skirt with velvet trimmings....the cut on the skirt though....very chic!


Go to @opeyemisdiary on instagram to enter for the giveaway....click here

Please note that you can win it for a friend,family or colleague.....better still, tag them to the post on instagram.    

Thanks for stopping by 
XO