NAH NAIJA WE DEY



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"Nah Naija we dey" simply means "we are in Nigeria" in our slang

I love my country really, it's the reason I decided to come home after several years in Thailand but in a much as I love my Naija (Nigeria) there are certain things that are well not great. If you've ever lived in Nigeria or visited you would understand.

Having spent half of my life outside the country; five years in Israel, six in Thailand and a couple months in Equatorial Guinea. It's always an adjustment coming back but this time it hit me hard, probably because I'm older now. The biggest struggle has been the my access to the net. Technological advancements are quite pricey here. Blogging takes up a lot of my internet browsing (I'm not complaining though) while catching up with friends around the world takes up the rest and then there is the occasional streaming of videos or watching YouTube. In fact, I often say I probably spend someone's monthly salary on internet browsing but it really can't be helped.

Not to mention, NEPA or whatever they call themselves is always unfaithful. For my Naija (Nigerian) people you know what I mean. Surprisingly this is something I adjusted to quite quickly. What's a girl going to do though? Do I need to even address the fuel issue?

I actually came back for my NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) which is a compulsory one year youth training program but I wasn't able to register on time. Since I don't have a job yet I spend most of my time scouting for locations and taking pictures. By the way I'm looking for a job so if you know of any place hiring, hook a sister up (#Nigeriaishard #Ineedmoneytoflex)

The hardest part of this whole process is not having friends and family around. My family is not here at the moment so I stay with my aunt, she's cool. When I left the country years ago I barely kept in touch with the few friends I had at the time. Hence, I spend a lot of time on social media, catching up with my friends oversees. What I've realized though is how comfortable I am with myself. I spend a lot of time reflecting and planning for the future.

What I do love about being back though is the food! The opportunities here are endless as well. And can I just say it's nice seeing cute guys around for a change, no more uncles. For those who don't know an uncle is a guy over the age of 30 who has a pot belly and insists on saying age is just a number when you tell them they're too old for you. On another note Nigerian guys are annoyingly persistent meaning they don't take no for an answer. I was even followed from the bus stop by one who would just not quit, I have a lot of stories on this.

What I've learnt is the power of these three worlds "It is well". Whenever I see something that just makes me reconsider coming back, I just take comfort in those three words.

It's good to be back though.

What are some adjustments you've had to make when moving to a new place?
By the way stay tuned for a post (possibly a video) on tips on how to survive in Nigeria.
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ITEM OF THE WEEK: IDEAL LEOPARD PRINT FLATS



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leopard print, flats, jumia nigeria, faux suede

4,995 Naira HERE
A little leopard print never hurt anybody so why not a cute pair of loafers from Jumia Nigeria.
Buy or drop?

HELLO JULY!



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stripes, halter top, backwards top, pencil skirt, body-con

stripes, halter top, backwards top, pencil skirt, body-con

stripes, basics
stripes, halter top, backwards top, pencil skirt, body-con

stripes, halter top, backwards top, pencil skirt, body-con

stripes, halter top, backwards top, pencil skirt, body-con

stripes, halter top, backwards top, pencil skirt, body-con
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Hey guys, welcome to the second quarter of the year! How are you resolutions looking?

If you've been following me for a while, you would know I have a tendency to wear items backwards and that's exactly what I did with this tank top previously styled here. I think the halter neckline makes this outfit great for a date night look while the blazer makes this outfit more corporate.  Just a tip, when you get bored of your clothing, change up the look by wearing them backwards like I did with this skirt and top.

Now, for my bra I just crisscrossed the straps as seen in this post but instead I moved the crisscrossed straps forwards. Undergarments can make or break your outfit and I tend to have a difficult time with them but they are so important. Since I haven't shown much love to this blue midi-skirt (styled herehere and here), I decided to dust it off and take it for another spin. And can I just say I love the contrast between yellow and blue.

How do you like to switch up your clothing?

"May the second half of this year 2015 be better than the first. I pray for more blessings, favour and health upon you life IJN Amen"

THE DENIM SKIRT



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Hey guys! My apologies for the lack of posts last week, it was just one of those weeks.

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt

denim skirt, ways to rock a scarf, vintage, shades of blue, ankle strap heels, pencil skirt
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The older I get the more I realize just how privileged I was growing up. As I mentioned in my 10 Things About Me Tag, I come from a large family yet Dad and mom provided everything we needed and more. God has been so faithful and I'm  thankful for my family.

 Since coming back one thing that has been glaringly obvious is the large gap between the middle-class and the rich not to mention the poor. The stories I've heard so far are just wow. To think that the amount of money I spend only on internet or clothes (which is a lot by the way), others need it desperately for food.  Even some of the comforts I'm used to having coming from a middle-class family, some have never even dreamed of. I may complain from time to time about certain things but I try to remind myself that no matter how bad (which isn't that bad) it is someone else has it worse.

 "In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NKJV)

Now in the spirit of fashion blogging I must talk about the outfit. I have been on the hunt for a denim skirt for a while now. Thrift stores are always faithful and I got this pair for an amazing bargain. When styling the denim skirt, I went with a basic tank top and added the scarf which just transformed this basic look. The addition of a scarf is a quick way to spice up an outfit, you can check out 5 ways to rock a scarf for more inspiration. This look is actually a recreation of Skinny Hipster's outfit for the Hipster Mix challenge which I've done in the past (here and here) but I wasn't able to submit it in time, oh well.  I look forward to styling this skirt in several more ways so stay tuned guys!

Skirt/ Scarf: Vintage || Shoes: New Look || Shades: Street Buy || Tank Top: Thailand

What are you thankful for?
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