vintage, highwaist, trousers, peach,sneakeskin, pumps

vintage, highwaist, trousers, peach,sneakeskin, pumps

vintage, highwaist, trousers, peach,sneakeskin, pumps

shoes, court shoes

vintage, highwaist, trousers, peach,sneakeskin, pumps

vintage, highwaist, trousers, peach,sneakeskin, pumps
Photography by Me

Friend: How's the Nigerian weather? It's too hot here in Thailand.
Me: See me see question O, I don black finish sef ( Is that a question, I am so dark already)

Yup, it's way too hot in Abuja, Nigeria. I now use my foundation as a concealer and I only wear the Tara foundation powder which is amazing by the way. It's light and offers enough coverage for this weather.

I wore this outfit to the NYSC office a while back for my registration and as I've mentioned I could not go for this group since I am yet to receive my University Certificate (graduation is Thailand is usually a year after completion). By the way congrats to the recent Batch for finishing the orientation camp, I kept up with their gist. Thanks to Tukes for the linkup, I look forward to my turn. For my international readers, NYSC is a youth training program which helps youths secure jobs, make connections and advance in their career path in Nigeria.

Pants, Shirt: Vintage | Shoes: Thailand | Purse: Zalora Thailand
See here and here for how I've styled these pants in the past.
How do you guys deal with the weather?
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90s, bell buttoms. trend, flared trousers, colour blocking

90s, bell buttoms. trend, flared trousers, colour blocking

90s, bell buttoms. trend, flared trousers, colour blocking

90s, bell buttoms. trend, flared trousers, colour blocking

90s, bell buttoms. trend, flared trousers, colour blocking
Photography by Ruth Audu

Blogging, while fun is also difficult and requires a lot of planning and time but in Nigeria it's something else entirely. I honestly don't know how my Nigerian based bloggers do it. Since I live outside of town I have to commute to take blog post pictures. Also Boko Haram has made Nigeria more security conscious hence I have to ask for permission before taking pictures and the expressions of people when I ask is just ludicrous. Not to mention the high cost of internet access and the sub-par connection among other things but I'm pushing through.  So please bear with me as things slow down a bit on the blog. 

Now onto the outfit, the 90's is upon us and flared trousers are all the rage at the moment so I had to whip out my mint pair previously styled here and here. This time I went for a more polished look. While I have nowhere to rock this look to at the moment I think this would be perfect for a wedding or dinner. 

Pants/ Top: Thrifted|Shoes: Forever 21|Purse: Zalora Thailand|Necklace: H&M
Where would you rock this to?

FLARED TROUSERS

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Photography by Ruth Audu Blogging, while fun is also difficult and requires a lot of planning and time but in Nigeria...
lace, white denim, jeans, yellow blazer, ankle strap heels
lace, white denim, jeans, yellow blazer, ankle strap heels

lace, white denim, jeans, yellow blazer, ankle strap heels

lace, white denim, jeans, yellow blazer, ankle strap heels

lace, white denim, jeans, yellow blazer, ankle strap heels
lace, white denim, jeans, yellow blazer, ankle strap heels
Photography by me
 
We all have that one item that we just can't help wearing due to it's versatility. That item for me is my favourite yellow blazer which I got a while back during a sale at forever 21. I used to wear this blazer too often so I just had to retire it for a while but for this month's how would you were challenge I decided to bring it back and pair my white jeans with this cute lace top and yellow blazer previously styled various time on the blog (here, here, here, here). I wore this to a program sometime last week, the stares and questioning expressions I got when I set up my tripod to take these pictures were comical (the things I do for my blog).

Jeans: H&M | Blazer: Forever 21 | Heels: Zara | Top/Purse: Thailand

See here and here for more inspiration on how I rocked my white jeans in the past.
What is that one item in your closet?
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HWYW DENIM

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Photography by me   We all have that one item that we just can't help wearing due to it's versatility. Th...
blue midi-skirt, pop of colour, vintahe, thrfiting
blue midi-skirt, pop of colour, vintahe, thrfiting
blue midi-skirt, pop of colour, vintahe, thrfiting
blue midi-skirt, pop of colour, vintahe, thrfiting
blue midi-skirt, pop of colour, vintahe, thrfiting
blue midi-skirt, pop of colour, vintahe, thrfiting
blue midi-skirt, pop of colour, vintahe, thrfiting
Photography by Me

If thrifting is wrong then I don't want to be right! I stumbled upon a local thrift market in my area during one of my various trips around my current city of Abuja, Nigeria. The skirt cost 200($1) Naira while the blouse was 450 Naira ($2.50). I love the retro look of the skirt, I have been looking for a pair like this since watching The Help (movie). I loved all the dresses and skirts that the character Skeeter (played by Emma Stone) rocked. So I guess you could say this look is inspired by her. I wore this outfit to church with the pink heels for a pop of colour but for going out and about I went with my converse which I got in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. I can't wait for you guys to see some of the other items I picked up!

Skirt/ Top: Thrifted | Heels: Bangkok Thailand | Flats: Converse

So what do you think, did I get the skeeter look?Also which look do you prefer, heels or flats?
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Hey guys, it's been a while, I know. It wasn't my intention to disappear but I'm having technical difficulties hence I can't post my outfits but I have been taking pictures. I hope to be back soon but in the mean-time here is an inspiration post on a few ways to rock a scarf. By the way if you follow me on my Instagram page @princessaudu then you know I'm back in Abuja, Nigeria. I couldn't go for my NYSC but I'll explain more later.
Click on the links below to view the full outfit.
 
1. In place of a Necklace





2.Parisian Inspired 



3.The belted scarf



4. As a turban 






5. Accessorize as a bow


What are your favourite ways to rock a scarf?


Photography by me

"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 as much as I love my Naija (Nigeria) there are certain things that are well not so great about it. 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 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.
Would you like to see more posts like this?