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Debs with Nine Lives

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Hello beautiful people, welcome to my blog.
I got these beautiful Ankara prints from Debs clothier  and got it tailored by Nine Lives and Styles.




The pants is my favorite part of this set:






I restyled the jacket in these two ways and will update this post when I restyle the pants.





You can contact both brands via their Instagram;
Fabric; @debsclothier
Tailored; @ninelivesandstyles
Thanks for stopping by;
XO






The Acropolis Park

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Hello beautiful people,  welcome to my blog.
I was wandering on the streets of Instagram one day when I saw a post by a friend of a birthday shoot that piqued my interest.  The lady photographed was beautiful and so was her outfit but what struck me the most was the location of the shoot. 

I did my research and struck gold when I found the page of The Acropolis park on Instagram and Facebook and it has been pure Joy since then.
The Acropolis park which is situated at Plot 3873 E27, Apo resettlement  in Abuja Nigeria is a perfect place for events, shoots and relaxation.

I have been to several event centres in and around Abuja and the Acropolis park is one of the best I have seen for weddings;
Office / work events / birthdays etc
Picnics;
Relaxation after a hard day or week
The park is also photoshoot appropriate because of its picturesque nature.
I shot this look at the park;
 The staff are courteous and ever available to attend to all your needs.
I will recommend this park for your next event.
Contact them +234 903 003 0888 and +234 803 306 1476 to book a space today.
They also have presence on Instagram as @theacropolis and facebook.

What do you look out for when you are looking out for location for an event? 

Thanks for visiting my blog.
XO.

Happy new year


Hello beautiful people,  happy new year. 
It is a shame that I am only wishing you happy new year today 15th of February,  I have no excuse but I will try and do better. 
A lot has happened since I have been here;
I started a business.....I now sell afordable and unique accessories. The name of the company is "ile.esho" I will do a proper blog post on that soon.

We celebrated Christmas, new year and 1st anniversary of my dad's death.
I am very hopeful that this year will be a good one, God sparing our lives.
The ankara set I am wearing is from @mayrushonline who you can find on Instagram.

Which of the styling of the top is your favourite?

Thanks for visiting my blog.
XO

Brand Spotlight: Unknown

Thursday, 7 November 2019
Hello beautiful people, welcome to my blog.
Today I am showcasing a made in Nigeria brand called Unknown.
My relationship with Unknown dates back to 2016. I went to a friend's house on this fateful day and saw a beautiful Kaftan hanging as she was preparing for an outing. It was love at first sight with the outfit and I had to have it.....I got the brand's number from her and the rest is history.

My first Unknown piece

Unknown is an Abuja based Nigerian brand who believes that no tiny label should stop you from being your stylish self. Their level of excellence got them to second place in MSME Awards 2019. And I can testify to that as I still rock all the pieces I got from the brand since 2016 to date.

Unknown stocks beautiful Ankara dresses




Skirts and tops





Mixed prints


and even non-ankara pieces in different styles.



You can catch them on Instagram @unknownbrandng or meet them at the Naija Brand Chick trade fair happening on the 7th of December 2019 at Edmunds Event Centre, 80 Dabras Hotel Wuse 2 Abuja. Their retail price is from 5000 to 15,000 Naira.

My favorite is the shirt dress that I belted, which is yours?

Thanks for stopping by:
XO

World Bank’s #Blog4Dev Writing Competition: What Will it Take to End Child Marriage in Your Country?

Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Deadline: 20 November 2019
World Bank is seeking applications for its #Blog4Dev Competition which is an annual writing contest, inviting young people to weigh in on a topic critical to the country’s economic development.
The competition is a way to engage Africa’s youth and provide a platform to share their views—and solutions—about development topics that are important to them.
Topic
What will it take to end child marriage in your country?
Prizes
Winning authors are eligible for several prizes, including being invited to attend a dedicated program during the World Bank – IMF Spring Meetings 2020 in Washington DC, opportunities to represent Africa’s youth at high-level events, a chance to intern at a World Bank Africa country office, or an opportunity to have applicants blog published on the World Bank Africa blog Youth Transforming Africa.
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the #Blog4Dev competition, applicants must:
  • Be a citizen of any of the 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Be between the ages of 18 and 28 years of age on November 30, 2019.
  • Currently reside in a Sub-Saharan African country
Selection Criteria
The winning submissions will be selected based on the following criteria:
  • Originality
  • Clarity in Writing and Presentation
  • Practicality and Relevance
  • Potential Impact on Development
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.
Eligible Countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DR, Congo-Brazzaville, Cote d Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For more information, please visit World Bank.

Ankara inspired High Neck Sleeveless Maxi Dress from Eric Dress

Monday, 15 July 2019
Hello beautiful people. welcome to my blog.
It's been a minute but I am here now to share a link to an amazing dress I got from Eric dress.

I did a post titled How Eric Dressed me about the brand last year click here to read it where I shared the pieces I got from them at that time and sizing details.

This maxi dress looks like ankara but it is not ankara but ankara inspired though. It is very breathable and easy breezy just the way I like my dresses plus it has two pockets. You know how I feel abut clothes with pockets....pure love.


You may need to go a size up to shop for this dress as I wear size Medium (UK 10 top and size UK 12 bottom) but I ordered this dress in size Large and it is a perfect fit.

Check out the back of the dress...it has belt sewn to the dress with the same fabric. You may not see the belt because I tied it loosely.

I got 6 pieces from the brand but will share the remaining 5 in a subsequent post.

I also threw a blazer on the dress to make it work appropriate




Dress - EricDress Click here to shop
Mini Bag - Send an email to opeyemisdiary@gmail. com if you want to buy
Box Bag - 21stCollections on instagram
Wig: - Remmyhairquarters on instagram
Hat and slip on - Oldie

How else do you think I can restyle the dress?

Thanks for stopping by:
XO