The most emotionally charged arguments of all time...

Apple vs Samsung

Nicki vs Cardi 

Nigerian Jellof vs Ghana Jellof (Is this a rhetorical question?)

Pomo vs Shaki (Meat delicacies) 

Now, we have possibly the most anticipated boxing match of our generation

SEQUIN VS METALLIC

These two fabrics have the ability to turn an ordinary outfit into something fit to party with the queen in but lets look at it more deeply. Since we agree they have a similar degree of power to elevate your outfit, why would you chose one over another (photo below is me in deep thought on the matter lol)

Durability: A sequin dress might not survive a year or 2 in a suitcase, you are guaranteed to have missing pieces even if left untouched. Metallic on the other hand will stay put.

Value for money: I haven't seen a significant difference in the price of both these fabrics but missing sequins will mean you need to discard of the outfit. This makes the sequin outfit not great value for money if only worn a few times.

Day time use: I usually avoid outfits that can only be worn in the day or at night. I prefer to get pieces I can wear as often as possible regardless of the time of day. Wearing sequin in the day might be seen as weird or over the top (I would do it) but metallic on the other hand is always a good choice and transitions easily from day to night.

So I guess it is no surprise that I picked METALLIC as the winner of this epic fight but I am rocking a sequin skirt here which I love. I only have a few sequin outfits.

Before I tell you more about my favourite pieces for the season -let me introduce you to my childhood friend and photographer of all photos above Mamie Eze of DstudioInc photography, she was such a pleasure to work with. She specializes in Family, Newborn, Weddings, Headshots (Personal or corporate) and lifestyle photography. She is based in London so please hit her up if you need her services www.dstudioinc.com

Now here are the Buttercup picks for the holiday season

Sequin dresses
1. Here 2. Here 3. Here 
Sequin skirts 
1. Here 2. Here 3. Here
Metallic dresses
1. Here 2. Here 3. Here
Metallic blazer
1. Here 2. Here 3. Here

I hope you have enjoyed my picks today. One more blog post before the new year. Have a lovely Christmas all. Until next time Buttercups. 

Did you guess it yet?... The white blazer.

Dress it up with all black errthang or dress it down with jeans, it is a must have item in your wardrobe.

Ways to dress up your White blazer

Wear it as a dress

Wear it with a sequin skirt

Wear it as a low cut top

Wear it with all black

 

For more semi casual looks like brunching with the girls or a casual business meeting, my favourite ways to wear the white blazer are

With light coloured denim (for a more casual look)

Or dark coloured denim for a business meeting

Or in the summer, shorts and cowboy boots will slay any white blazer

I have several white blazers, an unstructured one which serves me well with both casual and more dressy outings. Below I was on holiday and on my way to dinner, light enough not to boil but enough to keep me warm in an air conditioned restaurant

I also have a Tuxedo-like white blazer which honestly is my most used, it dresses up the modest jeans and t-shirt outfit very well. The tuxedo blazer can go from casual to dressy in one swipe. Check out my wedding guest outfit below

Finally my structured white blazer which I use quite often always makes a statement. It tells people that you have style and you are not afraid to show it.

Monochrome has been something I frequently wear recently, with the outfit below, I wanted it bold with shapes and textures. The white hat finished the outfit nicely.

My favourite white blazers online today

My structured blazer above here

Another structured blazer Here

Tuxedo blazers

Here

Here

Here (love)

Here  Jumpsuit but who cares, I love it!

Unstructured blazers

Here

Here

I hope you start your white blazer journey soon and become a blazer connoisseur.

Until next time buttercups

Fashion week holds a special place in my heart. I shot fashion week as a street style and back stage photographer for 2 seasons in a row before I hung up my camera to focus on my blogger life. You can read my blog post on my first time shooting street style at fashion week here. This year attending fashion week was a tough choice because I wanted to spend some quality time with my family, it’s increasingly difficult with conflicting schedules to get us all in the same place at the same time. I decided a week before that I would indeed attend to get some inspiration for up and coming projects that I am looking at starting soon.

So there I was flicking through the internet, searching, perusing and refreshing every single street style photographers’ Instagram page to get some inspiration on outfits to wear for the gruelling 4 days ahead. To my utter amazement *insert shock horror emoji*, I HAD NOTHING TO WEAR! I went into panic mode, questions running through my head ‘what online stores do next day delivery? what is my budget? (forget about eating for now, that is not your priority), and how far am I willing to take these outfits?

I was up till 1am in the morning staring at my wardrobe like an unfaithful partner -getting the silent treatment instead of a full blown ninja cat face scratch and eye gorging combo. I let out a deep sigh and drank a bottle of cider (which felt like gin at the time) before retreating to bed. That same night I kid you not, I dreamt of a yellow bag, it was small and boxy and cute with a long handle dangling down one side, I was being photographed by what seemed like a thousand photographers from all angles then I woke up and typed into google ‘yellow boxy bag’ to remind me of the dream before I went back to bed. I know what you are thinking ‘she is hard core’, Well, let’s just agree that this has happened to me many times before and I am not phased anymore by vivid dreams of my inner spirit fashion animal. A Nigerian parent would probably respond the narration of your dream with ‘If only you took your books as seriously as you take your outfits… *rolls eyes*’. I woke up with a feeling of contentment and I had no explanation why as I had forgotten my dream completely as you do 9 out of 10 times unless it is a dream of someone gifting you a Chanel Metallic Caviar chevron Quilted in silver (Subliminal messages…did it work? My Birthday is in December by the way).

On my way to work, I opened my browser and I saw ‘Yellow boxy bag’ in the search window and it all came flooding back to me. I felt elated and to my surprise, that high lasted a good 2 minutes and 41 seconds before I realised ‘What the hell am I supposed to do with a tiny useless yellow box bag for all 5 days of fashion week’, I was back to square one, cold sweats, palpitations, blood shot eyes and now pulling my sweater away from my neck to allow some fresh breeze to hit my burning neck, It was a sight that any zombie would see and be proud to call me their own.

Phase two, I began to try harder to remember the outfit in my dream, God didn’t bring me this far to let me go now, there must have been something to hold on to, something to remember, NOTHING. All I remember was that crazy yellow bag that was now stalking my memory like a useless rap song with a catchy chorus. So I went back to the internet (whatever did we do before the internet, I do not know). Four hours and half of my working day later I decided on some strategies

1. I was NOT under any circumstances buying anything new. I have two wardrobes and a room full of clothes; I will make it work out for me. This was a hard but the most important decisions I made so far because it forced me to use my existing wardrobe reducing the risk of over trying to be like somebody else. My existing wardrobe are pieces I love and I can surely make it work for my good.

2. I wanted to challenge myself a bit and being the queen of colour, I decided to go monochrome for the entire fashion week. For every colourful outfit that was posted on the gram from New York fashion week, a bit of my inner colour child faded with disdain at my utter betrayal of self and style. A challenge issn’t meant to be easy right? So I stuck to my Monochrome!

3. Lastly I wanted to make a social statement with at least one of the outfits and did so with my show of support to the Nike ‘Just do it’ campaign and my baby gurl Serena. I did that with my Day 1 and day 3 outfits successfully and made sure I told every photographer my exact intention so that it was put in the caption. Spread the word.

4. The stage was set and I was ready to go, not before I put on my flats or kitten heels to eliminate the risk of falling on my face in front of the thousands of photographers I saw in my dream (I guess that was the message after all, darn you yellow boxy bag).

We were off. See below for outfits and how I put them together. It was a great week and I look forward to.

 

Skirt Asos here or here Blazer similar here Boots Primark similar here

Gingham coat here or splurge here

Stripe suit similar here or here

Earings @byopaleye (Instagram)

Nike top here

Wide leg trousers here

Blazer here

Shorts here

Boots similar here

Sunglasses here

Until next time buttercups. See you in Milan.