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khaki, lace-up booties, side slit, military trend

The Ministry of Energy, Malabo Equatorial Guinea 





Street art in Malabo



Ootd over the past weekend, I've been loving sneakers with skirts lately. 


If you follow me on my Instagram page @princessaudu then you would know that my laptop is acting up again so blogging has been made difficult.  I hope to get it fixed or replaced soon but I'm traveling and may not have time to properly blog. Which is unfortunate because I have content to post but no laptop to edit. Anyways if you follow me on Instagram, you will get to see snippets of my life throughout the day.

I hope to see you all soon.
P.S to my Abuja-based readers, please where can I get a Dell laptop fixed? Also what internet subscription packages do you guys recommend?

HOW TO STYLE A KIMONO 1



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How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
Lace-up boots, heels
How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
How to style a kimono, summer trend, black and white, monochrome, pop of colour
Photography by Ruth Audu

These past few months have not been easy as I mentioned. One of my biggest challenges is being happy for the success of others while I'm just here. It's easy to come here and put up a good front but some days are better than others. I mean how can one be truly happy for others when you're not exactly satisfied with your current state in life? At times like these I am reminded of the Mary Mary song "I Can't Give Up Now". While it's hard to be truly happy for others, I remember how I prayed for them and how we gushed about our future plans and goals. So I thank God for their success and I know that my time will come. 

Now for today's post. I find kimonos to be one of the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe. They can be worn as tops (as seen here and here) and not to mention they make great covers for dresses and jeans (as seen here and here). I don't know why I didn't include this item in my list of wardrobe basics. This particular pair from Mr Price has been my go-to fit for casual and dressy looks. I will be doing a series of posts showing you more ways to rock kimonos.

Kimono: Mr Price | Pants: H&M | Shoes: Zalora Thailand (Similar) || Belt, Bag (Here): Thailand

P.S. For more ways to style a kimono check out my look-book.
What's your take on kimonos as a closet essential?

HOW WOULD YOU WEAR | COLOUR-BLOCKING



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"The world will tell you who you are until you tell the world"

Colour blocking, pink and green, pencil skirt, graphic T-shirt

Colour blocking, pink and green, pencil skirt, graphic T-shirt

Colour blocking, pink and green, pencil skirt, graphic T-shirt

Colour blocking, pink and green, pencil skirt, graphic T-shirt

Colour blocking, pink and green, pencil skirt, graphic T-shirt

Colour blocking, pink and green, pencil skirt, graphic T-shirt
Photography by Ruth Audu

In the world of social media, uncertainty in who you are as a person can leave you doubting yourself while comparing and measuring your success to that of others. Comments like "I wish I had her life" or "why is she so perfect?" Has now become a common thing on the accounts of a lot of social media celebrities. What we fail to understand is that people only put their best out for the world to see. I can't tell you how many pictures I take or the number of edits that go into making a picture "perfect" for social media. Case in point, did you now that the placement of my purse in most of these pictures was done to cover my annoying tummy pouch which I've been trying to get rid of.

It's easy to see peoples lives on social media sites like Instagram and want to be like them but you don't know what they go through behind closed doors. Do not be deceived by what you see, it's only one side of the spectrum. What are your thought on this?

Let's move on to today's post. You all know I love my colours. Which is why I am excited that this month's theme is colour-blocking. I simply played up the colours of my graphic T-shirt by going with this green skirt (styled here, here) and then a pink purse. A gold or yellow pair of heels would have been perfect but you've got to work with what you have. The search is still on for a gold pair though and I'm actually considering this pair on Things Nigerians Love.

Skirt, Shirt (Similar), Purse: Thailand | Sandals: Zara (Similar)

P.S Check out some of my other colour-blocking looks here, here and here. Stay tuned for a post on how to colour-block.
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INSPIRATION: HOW TO DRESS FOR WORK



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Before we begin I just want to say a big thank you for all the amazing feedback I received in my last post. I like seeing my comments section in paragraphs lol so keep them coming.
Now onto today's post. When I was featured on Africa-Sweetheart, I got a lot of comments saying that I had a lot of work looks. While I've never given this much thought, looking through my posts it seems I have a preference for corporate looks which is ironic seeing as I was a student for the most part of my blog journey. Anyways most of these corporate outfit were rocked to church but I thought I'd share them to give you some inspiration on what to wear to the office.

Your work dress code usually depends on where you work and what role you have. For my first job the dress code was casual but I believe" you should always dress for the job you think you deserve and not the job you have" so of course I was always overdressed. 

Click on the captions below the pictures for the full posts

blazer, paisley print, nude pumps
 Here 

pencil skirt, blazer, statement belt, beige, nude pumps
 Here

Midi-skirt, white pumps

Khaki, culottes, nude pumps, turtleneck tops
 Here

burgundy, turtle neck, vintage trouser, nude pumps
 Here

blush skirt, nude pumps
 Here

snake print, pink vintage trouser, thrift
 Here

Pink blazer, all white , white pumps
 Here

wardrobe basics
 Here

turtle neck
 Here

monochrome, black and white, peplum
 Here

shades of blue

vintage, thrift, white pumps, blazers

scallop hem, white pumps
 Here


Based of the pictures, my work staples include formal pants, nude pumps, blazers and the white shirt. Read my post on wardrobe basics for more inspiration. 
What are you favourite looks?

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