3 Reasons why you should take a Social Media Break

I took a social media hiatus and it was worth it. Starting out the new year with no serious mental health issues or physical problems I decided to take a one week break off social media and I’ll be sharing reasons why you should too.

3 Reasons why you should take a Social Media Break, ThisthingcalledFashion

REASONS WHY?

Reclaim your time 

You would be surprise how much time you have to yourself when your minds off social media, who’s doing what, what you’re not doing right etc. I had my morning all to myself no waking up and picking my phone first to check what was happening in a made up world. What if I told you the time you spend on social media is likely the same as researching that topic or taking that online class you keep pushing, basically ways to better your mind & grow.

Keep your eye on the Prize

Short & simple “Less wasted time scrolling endlessly, More attention on your to-do list” with the constant addiction to keep scrolling and tapping on Instagram you free up your mind & time. During my break I was able to cross more things off my to-do list than ever. It kept me focused with my eye on the prize or in this case off-the prize (kept my eyes off that Gucci bag I see them wearing and lusting over)

3 Reasons why you should take a Social Media Break, ThisthingcalledFashion
Photography: @Dejive

Helps you Create Boundaries

With time you find less need to share everything or at least irrelevant stories that you think matter or giving your unsolicited comments & hate. You create a boundary between your online life and what’s going on in reality. I honestly have never been one to put my whole life out there but I remember my addictive twitter days, I’d usually share my feelings on my TL than actually confront them in reality. I am too grateful those days are behind me.

CAN’T TAKE CONSTANT BREAKS?

I honestly would not tell anyone to stay off social media because I make a pretty decent amount monthly working off it but there are a few ways to help moderate my need for it,

Sleep On Airplane Mode: I plan on making this a constant in my life, If this is a possibility for you I advice you do it too, turn on airplane mode before you go to bed, it would help avoid seeing notifications first thing in the morning.

Curb The Urge (IMPORTANT): How I never thought this was an option is funny, thanks to Uchechi for highlighting this, its honestly the easiest way to curb the urge remove your notification alerts and group your social media apps into folders to make them more difficult to access.

3 Reasons why you should take a Social Media Break, ThisthingcalledFashion

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN TO TAKE A BREAK? 

Personally, I don’t feel you only need to take a break when things get bad or you start feeling a certain way. Honestly, Social Media Breaks will become a healthy ritual for me. However, here are a few instances that tell you “hunnay, you gotta go”

  • Do you constantly feel the urge to be on social media? when you’re out with friends or family or even driving?
  • Do you have negative thoughts about how unworthy and wish for someone else’s life?
  • Do you feel low, out of ideas and stuck in the same place like you’re in a rot?
  • You have more online connections than physical ones?

I hope this helps someone out there ❤

3 Reasons why you should take a Social Media Break, ThisthingcalledFashion
I may have recorded “a rap album” with all the time I had off social media

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xx

Nayonde

Did you learn anything from this post? Have you ever gone on a social media break? what are your thoughts? Please share by leaving a comment below

MY 2018 FAILURES + WHAT’s NEXT

For these past years I’ve always seen a lot of people relishing in their success which is a good thing if I might add but Here I am sharing a few failures I had this year and trying to analyze why, trust me this post is for myself too.

Decided to write this post for anyone and everyone whose year was not so great or had an overall great year with a few or a whole lot of setbacks.

It’s easy for everyone to write out what they succeeded in because let’s face it you only see the lush life on Instagram I mean that’s what the App is about, we sell you a glorified lifestyle but I mean that’s literally judging a book by it’s a cover (a really nice picture in this case).

MY FAILURES:

Losing a job: Most times people tend to view losing a job as a bad thing, I wouldn’t blame anyone it leaves you feeling vulnerable not knowing what you are going to do next but sometimes especially for me it’s creating the space to let me receive my next blessing, move on to a better stage of my life. Honest truth I made more money out of work than in it, made me realize the power of determination and a saying my mum always says “as long as I have life/hands I would never be hungry”. I also realized “being broke is a state of mind” most importantly for me was a sign from something bigger than me saying “Nonye you can do it regardless of what anyone thinks”

Actionable Step(s): Create a Plan & Breakdown how I want to achieve it while I intentionally find something that sticks long term could be freelance or more structured.

The adventure continues in the new year and I cannot wait

Not Getting My Drivers License: This is honestly a failure because laziness took a great role with this. The amount of money I’ve spent on Uber/Taxify this year not saying maintaining a car is any easier but there’s nothing like living in the comfort of your own and it would make planning my shoots soo much easier. My actionable step might be funny to a few people myself included cause I’ve been saying it for a long time but I mean it now.

Actionable Step(s): Just do it, get the darn license. First, Learners permit and start driving out on Sundays.

Saving more: This is quite important for me this new year. I saved this year for sure, was able to get myself a new laptop but I honestly believe if I was more self disciplined I could have gotten it earlier than I did and thrown in a new phone.

The failure was not saving monthly according to the percentage % set aside for my income.

Actionable Step(s): Be more Self disciplined, Use my Piggybankng account more, Get an offline piggybank, Account more for my spendings, gross income & net income.

Piggybank NG is quite helpful, I would advise anyone who wants to step up their saving game to use it. CLICK HERE and thank me later!

Charging Less: I would not really call this a failure but I felt partly used on a project and if in my head I said to myself ” Should have known better” then I definitely have something to work on, nonetheless it was a fun campaign and I was glad to learn a lesson from it but the igbo girl in me always feels it when I lose money 😭

Actionable Step(s):

• Ask more questions,

• Do more research,

• Sharpen up on my bargaining skill,

• Get a Manager (People tend to take you more seriously if you have this from my research at-least)

How to charge a brand?

Analyze your costs/expenses when creating content, include your time, your numbers count too (Engagement rate, followers etc.) but always ask yourself if you are genuinely adding value to the brand or just trying to extort them for your own gain.

WHAT’s NEXT ?

I would share this in bullet points, direct and straight to the point no bs.

• Living more

• Earning more

• Learning more

• Creating more

• Giving more

• Plan more

It’s that simple, I want to look back at this post and know I did something right.

| THANK YOU FASHIONISTA |

For following me through another year of my blogging journey it’s been amazing, an eye opener and without you this space would be a vacuum of nothing. ✨

Cheers to 2 years of blogging 🥂

See you in 2019

You’ve had the privilege of reading mine, I hope you have the confidence to write yours too privately or publicly.

Did you learn anything from this post? Do you appreciate this post? Would you write yours?

TWO WAYS TO STYLE A PEPLUM SET

One Melanin Set, Two ways

Fashion Tip: A Quality Set is a good investment

TWO WAYS TO STYLE A PEPLUM SET, Thisthingcalledfashion

As promised another Style Post on Wednesday, If you missed the previous one click here. Need to splurge a little on yourself or a loved one and still gain more than your money’s worth? The Melanin Set is a Peplum off shoulder 2PS by Nigerian Brand “SPAZIO LABEL”

TWO WAYS, ONE SET

1) With a One shoulder tie crop top Ditch the Peplum top for more skin. Dress up the midi skirt with a one shoulder tie crop top An easy switch for a night out with friends or an evening out to a soirée.

Paired with Boohoo Mules, All things Chic Pearl Earrings and OLS Sunglasses

2) Wear as a Set

Stating the obvious wear the Melanin Set as is, be sure to accessorize with either a statement earring or a neck piece.

TWO WAYS TO STYLE A PEPLUM SET, Thisthingcalledfashion
TWO WAYS TO STYLE A PEPLUM SET, Thisthingcalledfashion
TWO WAYS TO STYLE A PEPLUM SET, Thisthingcalledfashion

It’s that simple and it goes way beyond the holidays, you can pair the peplum top with a pair of jeans or a printed skirt, the midi skirt is no exception; pair with a shirt & blazer to work or a blouse.

WHERE TO SHOP

Website: www.spaziolabel.com 

Send a Direct DM to @SpazioLabel CLICK HERE

or If you are in Lagos, Nigeria this weekend?

Come Sip & Shop at their shopping party this weekend on Sunday 16th, December at Plot 28, Block 77, Admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1 

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BRUNCH OUT IN SPAZIO LABEL | STYLE

Brunch outfit ideas in Spazio Label by ThisthingcalledFashion


With the holiday season comes the need to shop & look stylish for events. Well I’ll be making it easier this week by sharing a few ideas of what you can wear, where you can wear it to and who to shop from & get your money’s worth.

HAVING ISSUES:

  • Getting the right outfit for an occasion this holiday?
  • Everything you want is on Zara and the exchange rate won’t allow you to be great?
  • Haven’t found Quality outfits worth your money?
  • Looking for the perfect outfit to Gift a Loved one?

 

Then this post is for YOU! Whatever fashion issues you have I am here to help 🙂

 

Brunch Out in Spazio Label

On Model

Brunch outfit ideas in Spazio Label

 

On Me

Brunch outfit ideas in Spazio Label, ThisthingcalledFashion

 

The Kavali Dress: by @SpazioLabel

Bag: Susen From a Mall in Dubai

Shoes: Boohoo shipped to Nigeria using MallforAfrica

Earrings: @AllthingsChic

FOR BRUNCH

This is the cutest dress you can wear for a brunch with loved ones and that includes yourself,

  • It’s weather friendly here in Nigeria,
  • Easy to wear & take off 😉
  • Eat as much as you want & not worry about people noticing your food baby (this is a win for me)

 

FROM CHURCH TO BRUNCH

Going to brunch from church? Even better,

  • Wear a fascinator or a scarf to church
  • Take it off and let your hair breathe and you’re good to Go …

 

FROM WORK TO BRUNCH

If you’ve been reading my blog and you do not own any piece of white shirt then you’re doing something wrong. It’s a fashion essential easy for layering which you need to take this outfit from Work to a Brunch meeting.

  • Wear a white collared shirt underneath 

Brunch outfit ideas in Spazio Label, ThisthingcalledFashion

 

 

Extra: Feel free to dine at RSVP whenever you find yourself in Lagos, Nigeria, promise you’d love it.

RSVP LAgos, Thisthingcalledfashion

 

WHERE TO SHOP

Send a Direct DM to @SpazioLabel CLICK HERE

Website: http://www.spaziolabel.com 

or If you are in Lagos, Nigeria this weekend? Come Sip & Shop at their shopping party this weekend on Sunday 16th, December at Plot 28, Block 77, Admiralty way, Lekki Phase 1 

 

Brunch outfit ideas in Spazio Label, ThisthingcalledFashion

Next Style Post on Wednesday by 9:00pm west

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YouTopia Beauty Product Review: A Healthy Skin after the #BeYoutifulwithYouSkin CHALLENGE


For the first time in a while I stuck to a skincare routine, guess the idea of a challenge and seeing how best the products work after a period of four weeks/a month made me consistent. Thanks to YouTopia Beauty for reaching out to me to be a part of their #BeYoutifulwithYouSkin Challenge. I got to find out what Skincare means to a number of people and what being #BeYoutiful in their skin meant to them.

If you have been a religious fashionista on My Instagram you would recall a time when I had a rush of acne on my face (can still be found in my IG Story highlights under “Beauty”), thankfully my boss introduced me to Nnenna the young radiant owner of YouTopia Beauty & YouSkin. She spoke to me about skincare and went on to give me the “YouSkin Acne Kit” That was my first encounter using any YouSkin products.

Hence, It was with an open & trusted mind I Joined the #BeYoutifulwithYouSkin Challenge

HERE’S MY HONEST REVIEW

YouTopia Beauty Product Review: A Healthy Skin after the #BeYoutifulwithYouSkin CHALLENGE, Thisthingcalledfashion CLICK IMAGE TO SHOP

THE YOUSKIN VITAMIN C CLEANSER

Always wanted a cleanser cause I was told my lack of using a cleanser to fight the constant bacteria on my face was causing my frequent break outs, wasn’t fully in agreement with that cause I feel what I eat also has a play in that. Anyways have used this cleanser in 4 weeks 

Price: 6,500 NGN

My Verdict: I would definitely purchase this again as it is price friendly and did a decent job for my skin, loved the way my face felt after I use it but I would love to try out a different cleanser next not because this isn’t good but I’m a newbie to using cleansers and I’d love to explore a bit but I’d always buy this.

– Nayonde
YouTopia Beauty Product Review: A Healthy Skin after the #BeYoutifulwithYouSkin CHALLENGE , ThisthingcalledfashionCLICK IMAGE TO SHOP

THE YOUSKIN VITAMIN C SERUM

I can tell the vitamin serum keeps me glowing, have heard a lot about the benefits of Vitamin C serum and honestly I’m just trying to look like JLO when I’m 40, fade those aging lines and keep my skin healthy and glowing.

Here’s what the brand says about the serum:

Price: 5,000 NGN

My Verdict: I would keep stocking up on this. In it for the long run

-Nayonde
YouTopia Beauty Product Review: A Healthy Skin after the #BeYoutifulwithYouSkin CHALLENGE, Thisthingcalledfashion CLICK IMAGE TO SHOP

RADHA BEAUTY RETINOL MOISTURIZER

To be honest, did not use this as religiously as the rest I sometimes used my scentless lotion recommended by my brother but when I did use the Radha beauty moisturizer I appreciated the non greasiness and it did not make my face uncomfortable like some moisturizers do. 

Price: 13,000 NGN

My Verdict: Looking to invest in a moisturizer then try this out but I would stick to my scentless body lotion for now

-NayondeYouTopia Beauty Product Review: A Healthy Skin after the #BeYoutifulwithYouSkin CHALLENGE, Thisthingcalledfashion CLICK IMAGE TO SHOPOVERRALL RATING: 8/10My friend exclaimed: Ah! Nonye what are you using for your skin it looks much better

I smiled and told her I joined the #BeYoutifulwithYouSkin challenge and from then on I knew for sure My Current Skincare routine was WORKING and affordable too.

TO SHOP – CLICK EACH IMAGE

That’s all from me

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Till next time

xx

NAYONDE

WHAT DOES YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE ENTAIL? HAVE YOU USED ANY OF THE PRODUCTS LISTED ABOVE? CARE TO SHARE THE CLEANSER/MOISTURIZERS YOU USE? LET US KNOW BY LEAVING A COMMENT BELOW

WHY YOU MAY OR MAY NOT WANT TO SHOP ON JUMIA

What is Jumia?

Jumia is your number one online shopping site in Nigeria. Think AliExpress but for Africans, Yes Jumia might have been founded in Nigeria but is available in 14 African countries.

The month of November is “Jumia Black Friday” with interesting deals going up every Friday and Treasure hunts which I found fun because most people couldn’t believe the prices the items where going for. Anyways just like any Black Friday sales I had a Voucher Code and decided to use it wisely, So I:

  • Made a List of things I needed
  • Put the prices into consideration
  • Which of the items would I more willingly spend my money on?
  • Which items on my list was on sale

For me fashion items wasn’t on my list I’d rather shop tech or maybe shoes from Jumia. If you follow me on Instagram you’d know I got a new laptop and with that comes the need for a few accessories. After putting all of these into consideration I went online hunting for the best quality at an affordable rate. Created various lists based on prices not willing to exceed my “FREE VOUCHER CODE LIMIT” thanks to Jumia then went with the best option, checked out and got my items delivered within a 3 days (because they were all Jumia Express products none was coming from outside the country).

I BOUGHT THESE ITEMS

PRICE BREAKDOWN 

 

1) Power Bank– R8609 – 20000mAh

PRICE: ₦ 5,000 (Original Price 7,500)

SHOP HERE

 

 

2) Portable Bluetooth Speaker Element T6 25W With Enhanced Bass & Built-in Microphone-Red

PRICE: ₦ 15,490 (Still on sale for this price)

In love with my Transmart Speakers, love the quality of sound ❤️

SHOP HERE

3) SUPER STAY LONG WEAR FOUNDATION TRUE CARAMEL 58

PRICE: ₦ 3,620 (Still on Sale)

SHOP HERE

4) Mini Brush Set

PRICE: ₦ 5,495

So happy I got this, My first Set of Makeup Brushes I went for a mini one because of how easy it is to carry around.

SHOP HERE

5) Luxurious Lip Gloss – 24 Karat

PRICE: ₦ 2,250

This was a bad decision, I do not like it at-all and won’t advice any one to purchase, it feels to thick on my lips and tacky.

6) Sheer Lipgloss – Flawless

PRICE: ₦ 1,050

It’s smaller than the above but much better in terms of thickness and tackiness but still not great but manageable.

SHOP HERE

7) Expansion External USB 3.0/2.0 Portable Hard Drive 500GB – Black

PRICE: ₦ 15,500

SHOP HERE

 

That’s all I got for now. 

 

Want to shop? My code is valid for ONE MORE DAY (Invalid from 1st Dec)

 

 

 

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|Till next time|

 

xx

 

Nayonde

 

Did you purchase any item(s) during the Black Friday month ? Would you be needing any of the above items listed ?

WE NAIL’D IT| MEET Sarah James: The nail artist changing the game.

I was super excited when Sarah reached out to me a couple of months back regarding this collaboration (Obv. I was hyped about getting my nails done), but it was when we met I instantly had a level of respect for her. She knows what she wants and is currently working hard & smart to get it. Starting from a blog to owning her own nail academy, that’s a huge step especially in a country like Nigeria.

Meet Abimbola Odunmbaku popularly know as SARAH JAMES; the nail artist changing Nigerians perception of nails as a career. 


MEET Sarah James: The nail artist changing the game., Thisthingcalledfashion

THE INTERVIEW

N: Hello Sarah, Please introduce yourself to My Readers

S: Hi, Abimbola Odunmbaku popularly know as SARAH JAMES;  a nail & lifestyle blogger and a professional nail artist. Founder of EmbellishbySarahJames ; a nail business striving and breaking the norm.

WHY NAILS? 

Sarah goes down memory lane recalling how it all began:

It’s been 11 years now it literally just came to me, I know how cliche that might sound. But it all started during my Cambridge year whilst doing jamb lessons I would buy a lot of nail products while I pass through the market, I was particularly fascinated with French tips at that time, my nails used to hurt cause I would always file my nails & change it every 2 days with no proper knowledge then about nails.

MEET Sarah James: The nail artist changing the game., ThisthingcalledfashionStick On Nails – Created & Fixed by Sarah James

Sarah continued 

Finally I was in Uni, during our matriculation back in school I asked all my friends to buy “colored tips” and I fixed everyone’s nails. I’d beg all my friends to let me fix their nails cause no one believed I could y’know. Fixed nails for free till I was in my second year (200 level) I officially started it as a business with the pricing 500 NGN which later went up to 1,500 NGN. A lot of people would stay a day after school was over just to fix their nails. I did a lot of nail art.

But after school I thought about what I’d do outside the constrained walls of a school where all the girls had no choice but to come to me.*Laughing hysterically Sarah says during her time in uni I was reported to the dean (a story for another time) at the end of it all God came through for me.

After leaving the country doing my masters I came back to Nigeria to properly start my nail business  

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR NAIL PRICING THEN & NOW? 

NAIL PRICING now

Stick on – 3,500

Acrylic -7,000 

NAIL PRICING then

Range between 500 – 2,000 NGN 

MEET Sarah James: The nail artist changing the game., Thisthingcalledfashion

ONE MAJOR CHALLENGE YOU FACE AS A NAIL ARTIST?

Taking a deep breath Sarah says;  Convincing people of the worth of my service, not just because of my masters degree but I have spent thousands of pounds going to beauty schools in the UK.

Sarah goes further to enlighten us 

In the US/UK or anywhere outside the country you can’t do nails without a license and an insurance. Let’s say you fix nails for a particular person & she reacts to the glue, if you have no license you can be sued and your business shut down.

WHAT DETERMINED THE CURRENT PRICING?

Sarah sheds more light on the reason why her price is what it is now:

  1. My expertise I’ve invested so much into my craft I deserve to charge what I deem fit. Something I learnt in the UK amongst the midst of professionals during seminars was “the only time you can justify increasing your price is if you have invested so much in your craft” 

Take blogging for example: if you spend 20k you out an outfit together and 10k to pay a photographer or even something as little as buying a vscopresent for 600 NGN one way or another I need to make my money back. 

MEET Sarah James: The nail artist changing the game.

TELL US ABOUT NAIL TREATMENT ?

Sarah shares a bit of knowledge concerning nail treatmentSarah shares a bit of knowledge concerning nail treatment 

S: One thing I was taught in beauty school as a professional, firstly there’s a terminology called:

“Contra indications” which stops you from carrying out your service. A good example is what you call hang nails (that bit of flesh that pops out at the sides of your nails or bottom) that’s a contra indication but it won’t stop me from doing the nails

But if I spot a nail disease, infection or disorder I have no right to threat that, all I’m obligated to do is refer you to see a doctor but if its something a nail treatment can do like making your nails stronger I’d give you physical treatment and that’s basic nail care.

WHAT’S YOUR TAKE ON MATCHING YOUR NAILS TO YOUR OUTFIT? 

S: My clients pay me and have a right to their preferences but I’d always advice a bride to go for something neutral because after your wedding you would go back to work but if you want a yellow nail to match your owambe then I’d do it. 

MEET Sarah James: The nail artist changing the game., Thisthingcalledfashion

FUTURE PLANS for EMBELLISHED BY SARAH JAMES? 

S: Currently working on launching The “Embellished Academy” properly but for now we have one student graduate and this was my drive to get a certificate when I was in the UK because if I want to issue out certificates over here in Nigeria I need to be Certified Myself.

With a BSc. in Industrial Relations & Human Resource management and Masters in Strategic Marketing; Sarah James as fully gone into the business of Nail Artistry with the mission to impart this knowledge into others.

FUN PART

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE?

S: A white shirt, Skinny jeans and a pair of heels

N: That’s simple and quite classy, I Love! 

TELL US WHERE YOU SHOP?

S: A variety of stores from Asos curve, Forever 21 Plus, Eloquil, Lane Bryant, Love yours and also some thrift stores

Note: Too SHOP from your favorite International brands Click here

WHAT IS THAT ONE QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?

S: Whatever God will not do, He will not show you or lay it on your mind.

MEET Sarah James: The nail artist changing the game., Thisthingcalledfashion

I ALSO GOT INTERVIEWED BY SARAH JAMES TALKING ABOUT BLOGGING & BEING A FASHION INFLUENCER IN NIGERIA  

CLICK HERE TO READ

MEET Sarah James: The nail artist changing the game.
MEET Sarah James: The nail artist changing the game.
MEET Sarah James: The nail artist changing the game., Thisthingcalledfashion

Contact Info: For appointment bookings call 07010298220, Address: Suite 19 Oadis Plaza CMD Road Magodo, Lagos Nigeria

The Retail Store stocking the most stylish pieces from your favorite Nigerian Brands

Based in Lagos, Nigeria ‘The Republic Retail hub” is a nucleus for both known & emerging Nigerian fashion brands paying attention to trends, basics and stocking ‘ONLY’ pieces meant for the stylish community. The store stocks everything needed for a complete outfit from dresses, scarves, bags, earrings e.t.c.

The Republic Retail hub, Thisthingcalledfashion
The Republic Retail hub, Thisthingcalledfashion

Designer: DENIKE retailed at THE REPUBLIC

Sandals: BOOHOO shipped using MALLFORAFRICA

Bag: SUSEN from A FRIENDS WARDROBE

Photography by: DEJIVE

Living up to its slogan “Bringing you the best of Nigerian Fashion BrandsThe Republic as it is called has a luxe touch to it with its ambience and aesthetically pleasing interiors (you need to see the dressing room). Lets not forget the warm faces you meet there who are willing to help (THIS is so important in any business well except if you’re a gangster) and yes there’s Champagne, Juice or Water whichever your vice is.

In my humble opinion, if you are a Buy Nigerian Advocate or a Made in Nigeria Supporter or promoting the idea of wearing Nigerian pieces? This is the store for you with a variety of options for people with different style preferences.

Ever since its rebranding, at this point you’re probably wondering ‘What rebranding?” I’ll tell you; 

Formerly known as the _____________, if you know the answer to this please share in the comment section below 🙂

– Nayonde
The Republic Retail hub, Thisthingcalledfashion

Whoever is in charge of selecting pieces to be sold there definitely has an eye for fashion or we could call him or her ‘ The Fashion buyer’ of  The Republic.

Keep scrolling to see how a few of your favorite bloggers/Influencers are styling pieces from ‘The Republic’

The Republic Retail hub, Thisthingcalledfashion
Designer: ZiiStudios
The Republic Retail hub, Thisthingcalledfashion
Designer: TitiBelo_
The Republic Retail hub, Thisthingcalledfashion
The Republic Retail hub, Thisthingcalledfashion
The Republic Retail hub, Thisthingcalledfashion
Designer: Garbelife
The Republic Retail hub, Thisthingcalledfashion
Designer: ZiiStudios
The Republic Retail hub, Thisthingcalledfashion

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An insiders guide to standing out during Lagos Fashion Week (LFDW)

Lagos Fashion week is well around the corner, and with it comes a lot of drama on what to wear and how to get the best out of it.

For the most part Fashion week comes with  all the craziness of street style spotting the chicest shoes to the most standout looks and I’m all for it, but how do you stand out amongst a large crowd of fashionistas, bloggers and influencers? Keep reading to find out

INSIDER

Today’s Insider? Blogger Babe/Digital marketer Nayonde *sorry guys that’s me just in case you were expecting someone different, sometimes it’s good to blow your own horn and show yourself some self love.

Anyways here are a few rules I came up with:

Go for Trends

Take this from an insider, trends have a way of captivating not just the eyes but the mind as well, nicely put you’re getting the attention you desire. What’s trending now?

*Bum bag *Plaid Jackets *Neon *Ugly Sneakers (think LV) *Snake Print *Cycling shorts *Polka Dots

An insiders guide to standing out during Lagos Fashion Week , ThisthingcalledfashionAn insiders guide to standing out during Lagos Fashion Week, Snake print, Thisthingcalledfashion

 

Statement Shoes

Rule No.2: Asides the trend, a pair of statement shoes worn the right way would get you noticed. A statement shoe + trendy pair = more attention

An insiders guide to standing out during Lagos Fashion Week, ThisthingcalledfashionAn insiders guide to standing out during Lagos Fashion Week , Thisthingcalledfashion

Colored hair

This is pretty straightforward and understandable, cause under a normal circumstance if you spot anyone with a neon/colored hair you’d stop to take a second look, then why not at fashion week?

An insiders guide to standing out during Lagos Fashion Week

Layering done right

Complicated might be your thing? then this is quite easy for you and this goes best with the ‘avant-garde’ style don’t know what I am talking about? Here’s a link to the ‘FIND YOUR STYLE’ quiz posted earlier on my site.

An insiders guide to standing out during Lagos Fashion Week

Go Early or maybe not?

The earlier, the brighter, the less crowded, the easier it is to get spotted and featured on your favorite fashion blogs as long as you’ve paid attention to Steps 1-4

Going late? Then you better kill it !

Go with your Squad

Everyone loves the idea of “Squad goals” or “Friends that slay together” kinda vibe so if you and your coolest friends turn up at LFDW streets looking cool with your statement shoe, trendy outfits etc. Then you’d definitely get noticed.

An insiders guide to standing out during Lagos Fashion Week, Thisthingcalledfashion

An insiders guide to standing out during Lagos Fashion Week, Thisthingcalledfashion

Ps: What better way to enjoy fashion week than with your squad?

Side Note: Your Hair is a vital part of your look, let your outfit flow with it.

 

Photo credit: Images from Pinterest, all re-Edited by Me

An insiders guide to standing out during Lagos Fashion Week, Thisthingcalledfashion

 

That’s all the juice for now, hope this helps you stay stylish & true to yourself ❤

Note: Have a problem figuring out your personal style? Take the “FIND YOUR STYLE” quiz

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Till next time

 

xx

 

Nayonde

 

 

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The Simple rule to a Casual Slay|Style

Everyone goes out looking Casual but not everyone knows this rule{s)

The Simple rule to a Casual Slay, Thisthingcalledfashion

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Its official I have joined the #WearMoreTees movement thanks to blogger babe Cassie Daves not just random tees but tees with wordings that motivate me through the day whenever I wear it or just look at it and this my fashionistas are the best types of Tees. Join the Movement? Click Here

 

The Simple rule to a Casual Slay, Thisthingcalledfashion

Whenever most people hear the word ‘Tees’ casual comes to mind, its the easiest way to go casual, you throw on a tee & a pair of jeans and you’re out the door but the key to remaining stylish regardless of how casual you want to be lies in your ‘ACCESSORY’ that’s the One Simple Rule you need.

 

For the look featured in this post there are actually three (3) key items that kept me looking stylish:

SUNGLASSES

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The Simple rule to a Casual Slay, Thisthingcalledfashion

MINI VINYL BAG

My new bag I’m totally still crushing on SHOP HERE

 

SNEAKERS

Vans off the wall were quite trendy last year 

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That’s all the juice for now, hope this helps you stay stylish & true to yourself ❤

Note: Have a problem figuring out your personal style? Take the “FIND YOUR STYLE” quiz

 

|Thanks for reading|

 

Till next time

xx

Nayonde

 

 

 

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