Wednesday, 7 December 2016


hey lovelies!!

With party season around the corner and the new year creeping up on us, dressing up, going out and celebrations are a must! As cute as you ladies wanna feel in your figure hugging, shorter than short ensembles, don't suffer and bare the cold... drag on a coat!

Here's a lookbook to inspire you to invest in one of these timeless jackets.

Let me know which is your favourite! 

The Fox- Selfridges (2-3yrs ago)
The Classic- Jaegar
The Olivia Pope- F&F (tesco)
The Sheepskin- Papaya

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STYLE TIP- Beauty is not always pain !

Monday, 28 November 2016

Orlando Style

Hey Everyone!

About a week ago I had the opportunity to follow my boss to Orlando Florida. To be honest the break couldn't have come at a better time. Mentally I needed to escape, gather my thoughts, plan and prepare for future aspirations... alla dat! 

Prior to this trip a lot in my personal life had changed, some things for the good and others for the bad. Above all, the life lessons throughout my journey thus far are greatly appreciated. I have been reminded that time waits for no man and how precious our time spent, is. 
I think it's safe to say that the majority of us have the intention of accomplishing certain things at a specific age or would like most things to go to plan in whichever way we have planned it, however life throws you the biggest curve ball at times and we're not always prepared. How we choose to handle the direction of our new circumstance(s), makes the big difference in the journey to success.

No one is you and that is your power

Knowing who you are, what you are capable of, and your value is so important. You may be the only expert in your field, you may be the prettiest girl in the pageant, you may be the wealthiest man in the room... unfortunately there will always be someone better. Knowing your worth and value will maintain your confidence, strengthen any minor moments of insecurity and diffuse any feelings of intimidation. Situations can arise where your confidence is knocked, ego is bruised or value has been diminished. Gentle reminders to build up your self-esteem are necessary. Remain humble and recognise when doubt is trying to persuade you to blend in, keep quiet, shy away... Don't jeopardise your self-esteem, uniqueness for anything.  Be you and know that you're enough  

Being that there's a big part of me that strives for perfection, I sometimes hinder my own growth and stop my own progress because of the thoughts that enter my mind. Recognising this has enabled me to enjoy being me again. The pressures of life can throw you off course... your state of mind has to continuously embrace positivity to counteract how it can affect your actions.

STYLE TIP- Take time away to reflect, recoop and reactivate your greatness!


Sunday, 18 September 2016

Fashion Week?

Hey y'all
Fashion Week is happening as we speak and I'm currently living vicariously through social media, keeping up with the shows, celebrity appearances and street style.  

Seeing what the celebrities wore during New York Fashion always has my toes curling!! One of my all time favourites to watch is stylist to the stars June Ambrose. She has such a unique sense of style, yet sophisticated, fun and eye-catching. Her quirky take on fashion never ceases to encourage me to experiment even more with my looks! 
I've been such a bore with my personal style recently... however Fashion Week is giving me life!!

June sure knows how to rock a hat. It has become part of her signature look. This ensemble is such a busy number, from the print and style of the dress, to the texture and colour of her shoes, accessorised with a statement head piece and snake print body bag, this is definitely a fit for the bold and beautiful.

We can clearly see her taste is unlimited as she effortlessly wears a sequin dress paired with these gorgeous Alaia heels. 
This simple yet statement look is a nice contrast to the 'wow factor' outfit (pictured above). After making her stamp in the fashion world for more than 20 years, I can't imagine her not daring to be different...these are 2 of the 10 looks she rocked over NYFW! 

NYFW sets the tone for London Fashion Week. The street style is creatively cool. I am so inspired by the current looks I decided to join in the festivities of dressing up. 
I threw this look together after channelling my obsession with Australian Vogue Editor and stylist Christine Centenera. Her style is literally right up my alley. Her attention to detail, her take on layers and eye for the pristine is exactly what I'm about!

Being that I am still quite a plain Jane I went with a very neutral colour palette... nude and black. I played around with a few textures and opted for a nude heel.
The perspex heels have been an on going trend since Dior created those exquisite ankle booties. Yeezy season 2 in addition to Dior also brought out a perspex heels which I believe is the ultimate PERFECT nude shoe!!!

It just so happens that I stumbled upon these clear sandals after a friend of mine purchased a similar pair from ASOS... They are literally my go-to heel! They tie in so seamlessly with this look.
An oversized tee, lace corset paired with faux leather baggy trousers, makes for a fashion savy ready-to-wear look! 
I also opted for a dark lip and light-weight choker to complete the everyday rock-star vibe.

STYLE TIP- It's fashion week baby, let the streets be your catwalk!

Monday, 15 August 2016


STYLING. I thoroughly enjoy being able to bring a vision or concept to life. 

I not so long ago had the opportunity to style Breeny Lee. I like when shoots aren't so serious and demanding, because it gives me a little time to snap a few raw pictures behind the scenes.
Breeny Lee is always a dream to style because she is so blessed with MELANIN for the gawds!! We spoke briefly about what we wanted to accomplish for this birthday shoot ahead of time and then I was left to work my magic. We unfortunately did not get round to shooting all the looks but these are a few of outfits from the day.

Look 1: BODY

This look for me was a no brainer! I wanted her to look like an ethnic goddess decked out in jewels. 
We went for a more subtle look with chained chokers and an arm band. The hair was a big accessory too.
The yellow back drop added a bit spice to the look and helped create some ambience.


The business look was also easy to achieve as Breeny requested this specific suit. We decided the whole look would be clean and effortless. The hair stylist straightened this vibrant blue piece and slicked it back. We all agreed that she was giving us Amelia Banks vibes hehe.

A suit is always a powerful statement, being that this particular suit was form fitting and red, it gave a sexy edge perfect for what was requested.


I wanted to achieve the look of a care-free, single living diva enjoying life. What came to mind straight away was this simple textured look. 
A bodycon velvet dress, worn with a thick brown leather belt, tied together with this over the top vibrant pink mohair jacket completely did the trick.
I didn't want any distractions from the whole look which meant these yeezy replicas were a perfect fit.

STYLING TIP- See the vision, believe in the vision, create the vision!


Monday, 27 June 2016


Giiiirl!! Moesha has been someone I've been wanting to see live since Trouble TV! I literally grew up on her music. She is my home-girl (in my head).

Who remembers Trouble TV? Sister Sister, Smart Guy, Saved By The Bell, One on One, Keanan and Kell, The Parkers, In the House and of course MOESHA!! 
Moesha was my all time fav! I would re-watch episodes I had already seen and still go on You-Tube to this day to re-watch episodes hehe don't judge me! TV was innocent and cool back then. 
Watching Brandy in sitcoms and movies I continued to follow her journey and became a fan, her voice is flawless! So knowing she was going to be down the road in concert here in Birmingham, I was NOT about to miss out. I almost did though... let me tell you.

My best friend Shanelle set up the hook up! She tagged me in a post on Facebook in the hopes we would win a competition to meet Brandy. As soon as I noticed the tag, I emailed Musicalize (the event organisers) and followed through with the instructions in order to win! I was unsuccessful, HOWEVER they kindly allowed for me and my friends to collect free tickets yassssss! I also saw that my girl Sasha was giving away free tickets too, so I was like 'girrrrl, send those my way please'. I wanted all my friends to be there! It ended up just being Shanelle and I, but I wouldn't have had it any other way!

I had the cutest day! I spent it with my sis Nadine. She is probably the flakiest friend I have lol but I wouldn't change her. Nadine lives in London and came to Birmingham to see me, but neglected to fill me in with the details and confirmations lol. We met in time to catch up, we did a little shopping and went for lunch. Catching up with my friends and spending QUALITY time is something I DO NOT take for granted. As I get older, I find that it IS actually a lot more difficult to keep up with my besties and what they're doing. However I make time to text, call and find out how they are, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Nadine had to dash off back to London but the mini reunion was lovely. It's been a while since the 3 of us have all been together at the same time.

Outfit Detail

I wanted to 100% be comfortable knowing that I had every intention of being all up in the front singing every word to ''Sitting up in my room...I wana be down and Almost doesn't count.'' So I opted for a simple white tee, high-waist rider pants and an oversized leather jacket. 

LEATHER JACKET- Cow Birmingham (vintage)
TOP- Wallis
JEANS- American Apparel
BOOTS- United Footwear
LIPSTICK- Mac (Dangerous)


I initially was not going to film her, as I really wanted to be in the moment and just enjoy myself, but it's always nice to have memories and look back at them so here you are... a snippet of the night! :)
p.s She literally sounds just as flawless live, but the bass was booming so I inserted her recordings in areas!

STYLE TIP- Start ticking things off your bucket list!!  Stay ready , so you don't have to get ready!

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Summer Skirt Lookbook!!

Hey June BUGS!!

I'm not usually one for skirts or dresses unless it's an OCCASION, but the sun has me wanting to be all cute and girly! I put together a look book to inspire y'all to also throw on a skirt and a kitten heel!
Let me know which one of these is your favourite look in the comments below! Enjoy!! 


(All details of each outfit are in the description box under the video on YouTube channel)

STYLE TIP- Embrace a different side of you and don't be afraid to show it off a little!

Friday, 17 June 2016



I used to hate the colour red but it has currently become my summer fav, along with vibrant oranges and electric blues. Whether it be a red dress, a blue heel or orange lippy, you'll catch me with a smidgen of it somewhere in my outfit!
I still love my neutrals... all things nude, beige or tan.

These are a few low maintenance outfits perfect for the summer sun or the colder nights. Light weight knit wear mixed with floaty pieces makes for a great balance for our good ol' British weather.


An off-the-shoulder top is a super feminine and flirty fit. I paired this red number with these cream high-waist harem trousers. The detailing in the trousers allows for this simple look to be a little more fussy. I liked the slight edge they bring to this combination. I played it down with a nude pair of heels.



This dress is a favourite of mine. It is such an easy wear. The deep plunge line gives me options. I can either wear it casually with a camisole underneath, or bare showing a little more skin. I chose a cute salsa style sandal and a pop or orange on the lip to accessorise.



I purchased this top from a store locally that happened to be closing down. I love the simple detailing of it. The hem line is purposely uneven whilst loose in fit, I love that the sleeves are the total opposite and very tightly fitted. I paired it with these baggy red trousers and chose a creamy yellow heel to compliment everything.



Saturday, 11 June 2016



These just so happen to be the colours I reach for the most when needing a poppin' pout!! Matte BOLD lipsticks will always be my thing, however summer has me reverting back to a glossy gloss.

Peep the vid and let me know which colour you'd rock ;)

(In order of lipstick from video )

  • A GLOSS BABY: NYX (Butter Gloss)- Madeleine
  • A VIBRANT RED : BOURJOUS (Rouge Velvet Edition) Velvet 03

STYLE TIP- "I love all y'all but I love me the most" Love yourself! :)


Friday, 20 May 2016

I am not my hair!


I love the fact that a new hair do, brings about change. It sparks a motive, it stirs up a feeling of transformation. When you look great, you feel great... as much as it can sometimes be a temporary feeling of greatness, it usually subconsciously encourages our inner self to want to do great things.

I change my hair style religiously at least every 2 weeks. Part of the reason is because I get bored and also the fact that I love to feel 'brand new' haha. I have had many hair styles over the years and with each of them I have paid attention to the looks, stares, reactions and compliments. I personally enjoy the creativity style brings... my hair is another style accessory I thoroughly love experimenting with it. It can determine how casual I look, it can enhance how fancy I am dressed and it can also expose how long I have neglected my appearance.

What I find interesting is how hair can highlight our best features and sometimes draw attention to a feature(s) that usually go noticed. Not only does it create the illusion of a rearranged face, it also can age us immensely.  

With every hair style I have rocked, I have come to the conclusion that the shorter the hair, the more beautiful I feel. I love the feeling of not hiding behind the length or texture. I am beautiful without this accessory. 
We sometimes equate beauty to a particular aesthetic, no honey... we're beautiful full stop! Individually, uniquely, perfectly beautiful AS IS!

Thursday, 19 May 2016


Recently I have been feeling super casual, with no desire to dress up. These have been the extra basic outfits I've been rocking over the last couple days... be inspired!

  • DENIM 

A little black dress paired with an oversized denim jacket is the summer essential! Whether it be skater dress or a figure hugging number as pictured, it will effortlessly work every time!


It's always refreshing to see vibrant colours when the sun is shining. I love to colour block (as said in previous blog-posts). It is the safest way to gently add colour to your wardrobe, especially if you love to wear black.


Of course the last thing you want, is to be overdosed in layers when the sun is shining, but for the sake of style do it lol. A light weight sleeveless jacket, waistcoat or gillet is harmless and can create a cuter outfit!


String vests come out every summer. Whether they are worn right or wrong, they're out to play! Opt for a nude under garment and throw on a loose fit pair of bottoms and you're good to go!

STYLE TIP- Casual only works for casual settings! Don't be fooled... if in doubt, overdress!

Friday, 13 May 2016

OOTD | Outfit Of The Day


Body suits are a cute alternative to wear with jeans, trousers and skirts. They seamlessly tuck into anything you choose to pair them with.

This bottle green body suit is the body suit I reach for most frequently when wanting to achieve another effortless look. It is comfortable, slimming and not black... I tend to buy everything in black but opted for a neutral-ish colour that would be great to wear throughout all seasons.

The cut and fit of this particular body suit is very feminine. It has a soft scoop neck in the front, a deep plunge in the back and a little more length on the sleeve. I chose to pair it with these wide legged, high-waisted (of course) denim jeans.

When I purchased these jeans I loved that they were obnoxiously oversized, but I have gained weight since. They unfortunately don't fit how I would like them to, however teamed with feminine little tops like this body suit, compliments this day to day look ready for summer.
With a dainty detailed belt or even a thick statement piece, you could take this simple look from minimal to major!

To add a little flair and my signature style, I popped on a grey hat.

HAT- Vivienne Westwood
BODYSUIT- American Apparel
JEANS- Oasis Market (Birmingham)

STYLE TIP- If in doubt, style it out... Remember less is more!

Friday, 6 May 2016


I live by wearing comfortable simple statement pieces and the jumpsuit is exactly that. Now that we are finally basking in some heat go grab yourself a jumpsuit! 

It is the easiest 'throw on' piece you could invest in. Worn with a heel, trainers or flat shoes you will not go wrong.

These are a few of my favourites that get worn often. I prefer to go a few sizes up when purchasing a jumpsuit so that I have the option to alter its style.

  • The Boiler Suit

TRAINERS- United Footwear
LIPSTICK- Colouredraine- Spiked Punch

This boiler suit is one of my favs, I love that it is khaki green and good quality. I bought this from a boutique on EBay that specialises in vintage clothing. The awesome thing about this suit is that it also has a belt and removable sleeves, which takes this look from day to night and summer to winter. I chose to wear a simple pair of sneakers and accessorised with these oversized specs.

  • The Denim Suit

LIPSTICK- Coluredraine- Spiked Punch

This jumpsuit appears every summer without fail, along with every other denim item I have. It is my all time favourite jumpsuit, particularly because of the sizing. It is super baggy, light-weight and effortless. I prefer to wear it as pictured where it has no shape and kind of hangs on my body. Paired with extra feminine shoes it could definitely be dressed up. I added these old-school glasses to carry out the 'brandy bunch' vibe I was going for.

  • The Safari Suit

LIPSTICK- Colouredraine- Spiked Punch


Monday, 25 April 2016

Are You Trying To Fit In?

At one point in my life I tried to fit in! 

I think at some point we've all felt the need to be accepted. Being accepted means, we're doing something right, right? WRONG!!

I recently had an interesting conversation with a close friend of mine on this exact subject. We both have the desire to be successful but face the struggle with the question... AT WHAT COST? 
In every area of our lives, whether it be, relationships, career or leisure there are decisions and choices that will always need to be made. We constantly need to give in order to take, invest in order to gain and put forth a certain amount of effort in order to receive; but in some cases you may have to compromise SOMETHING/SOMEONE for the bigger picture. I guess depending on what it is, determines the weight of the decision.
Entering a new environment, have you ever noticed that there are always little bundles of cliques?! Take a look at wildlife... have you ever seen pigeons hang out with monkeys?! No, because "birds of a feather, flock together" (a lame example but you get the point). In our case, why must we conform to the way the majority of our peers choose to do things in order to be accepted?
We shun each other when we don't quite understand things. Not everything is acceptable and not everything is unacceptable and that's OK (really think about it). KNOW YOUR WORTH AND IT KEEP IT PUSHING!

One day people with will warm to the magic of you. It shouldn't take for you to become something you are not and behave in a way that is not authentic to be accepted. As much as it can be a nice feeling to engage with people that like you and what you have to offer once you conform, however it means the conditions will have you constantly proving to them you are worthy of their attention. 
The beauty of real genuine people is, they will take you for you. 

Two of my closest friends are professional dancers. They are considered to be exquisite, incredible and undefinable when they move but yet struggle with getting work when attending auditions and castings. Obviously for each job there is a specific brief and appearance plays a big part, but what about those occasions the client is purely looking for talented dancers... why is that there is a "standard" look that is considered to be commercial or marketable?

Unfortunately cliques, circles and trends will expose how different you are, but who cares. Stand out, eat alone and soar like an eagle! At some point, the world will make room for you.
It's refreshing to come across people that are transparent enough to show you who they are, who are unapologetically themselves and who are unaware that they are different. Don't let anyone or anything con you into thinking you need to be something you're not! 

STYLE TIP- Do what you gotta do to get where you're going, use wisdom and don't play yourself!

Thursday, 21 April 2016


Isn't it crazy how it's never the people you expect to hurt you, that hurt you?!

Life has a funny way of showing you the truth. It is the subtle situations, brief encounters and minor mishaps that teach you so much. I (along with many others) have experienced things with friends and family that has allowed me to now quickly sharpen my tolerance for foolishness and as I grow older, I find myself leaving no room for strike 2 let alone 3. This paragraph reads super aggressive lol but it's not :)

I'm sure we all want a peaceful life, less grief, no pain and no doodoo, but unfortunately that's not how the cookie crumbles. The things we have experienced and will continue to go through, ultimately build our character. I have endured some dodgy situations this year and its cray cray how I haven't allowed those things to affect me negatively. With all things in life, as long as you 'get on with it' and stay positive, there's nothing you can't conquer.

If only we could prepare for what is to come, if only we had chances to relive certain situations... but I guess that's the beauty of  learning, maturing and enduring certain trials.

Being the only girl and youngest in my family, I was totally spoilt by my mom. She made a big effort to spend time with me in every way as a child. I worked out my personality quite early on and realised balancing her traits along with my daddy's traits would mould me into the person I am today.
My mama is super sweet, and soft spoken, while my daddy held presence and took no prisoners! I've learnt how to control the other characteristics I've developed (stubbornness, impatience, ratchetness).  I actually pride myself in how I deal with situations because of how much growth and understanding/knowledge I have gained. I say all this to make the point that, no matter how much someone will TRY YOU, you can't allow them emotional access to you.
It's so easy to sometimes react to petty behaviour but, why ? What will it do for your life? What will it achieve? You may feel better at the time but it the long haul, you've given them power over you. Self-control is a must!

"Never make permanent decisions on temporary emotions"

Sometimes you can not change how people see you or how they think of you. As much as your character will prove them wrong, they've made up their mind.
I am big on respect! I've realised it can be earned and sometimes shouldn't always be given away. I believe that you should always treat people the way you wish to be treated but not to treat people the way they treat you if it is wrong. I am most definitely not saying to allow others to disrespect you, but never allow them to take you to a place that is out of your character. It is easier said than done TRUST ME, but there is so much more satisfaction in forgiveness,  and taking the high road. It frees you from the burden of that exchange.

Being that I am a chocolate sista, I unfortunately at times experience racial profiling. There is the stereotype that I am "ghetto, loud, angry, difficult" etc etc... some of those people that choose to look at me in that light, have had the pleasure of being around me, quickly to discover that I'm cool as a cucumber; while others are annoyed that they can't find those traits and pick fault.
There's also the frienemies that play super nice, watch you like a hawk, criticise your whole existence but then imitate your life... I mean GIRL LET ME LIVE lol.

"When life throws you lemons, make lemonade!"
 These growing pains are so valuable! I love who I am, who I am becoming and what I can share/teach/impact others with, because of some of these experiences.
I completely appreciate that I am able to be compassionate towards others even though they do me wrong. I love that I have found the ability to overlook things that could easily get under my skin.
Taking the high-road is soooo satisfying.
Never let anyone ruin your day! Make that lemonade!! You're going to be thrown many lemons! Always strive to leave a long-lasting reputation of humility, kindness and strength ;)

'Situations, will arise in our lives but you gotta be smart about it..' -Usher (lol)

Think of the bigger picture, think about where you are going, what you plan on achieving and the imprint you would like to leave on people's hearts. Be kind, be patient, be less ratchet, think about how your words affect people, take a breath to register what is happening and make a smart decision that will benefit you and others around you.


STYLE TIP- "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel"- Maya Angelou


Monday, 18 April 2016

She's Wearing A Skirt!!


I was inspired by this tartan skirt and had to show you my outfit of the day!
As some of you may know, I'm a lot more edgy than feminine at times (depending on my mood). I often stray away from wearing anything that is too girly, mainly because of comfort. However this day I mixed the tomboy in me, with a pencil skirt and came up with this preppy look.

All things high-waisted (in my book), are always quite flattering, ensuring the fit cinches you in at your waist accentuating your curves.

I chose to wear pair this tartan skirt with a Givenchy jumper. I like that the monochromatic print picked up the black and white in the skirt. Although the jumper has a slight masculine fit, I altered the sleeves and tucked it into the skirt to ensure I didn't lose my shape. A nude shoe kept this look simply sophisticated. 

JUMPER- Givenchy
SKIRT- Charity Shop

This look is so easy to achieve and suitable to wear as work attire, to a lunch date or even a social event.
The 'sports luxe' look, is a timeless trend. Grab your favourite hoody, tracksuit bottoms or baseball cap, throw on a pair of feminine heels and team the tracksuit bottoms with a blazer, the hoody with a flirty skirt and there you have it...casually chic. 

STYLE TIP- When you are you, you can never get it wrong!

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Is It SUMMER Yet???

I am trying to be patient but I just CAN NOT with the rain! Sunshine where are you!

Honey I am so ready to wear cute colours and light weight jackets. The sun has been peaking in and out, and on the days it's been shining a little longer than 5 mins I've been ready girl lol.
As some of you may know I'm forever inspired by classic lines, fun colours, and edgy textures. While the weather is been annoying, I've literally been wearing all black everything, but I want to be a little more playful. Black is that one tone that can be worn all season long, however spring and summer encourages vibrant, loud, obnoxious styling :)

I recently spent some quality time with my mom while she was off work. We went to a local rustic pub to grab a bite to eat.
I'm a big foodie (and sometimes wonder if the fat girl inside of me will ever come out), so was looking forward to a healthy portion of whatever they had on the menu.

I was pretty casually dressed adding a suitable heel and a light accessories for added spruce.
Here I chose to colour-block my outfit wearing splashes of colour. I went for a clean dainty skirt, a slightly oversized denim jacket and a white vest top.

JACKET- Oasis Market
SKIRT- Charity Shop
SHOES- Public Desire
GLASSES- Giant Vintage

High waisted pencil skirts are always flattering to any body type. The ankle boot compliments this look well taking it from frumpy to edgy.

STYLE TIP- A wide colour palette is a fun way to experiment with your style. Try something new! Colour-blocking is playful, simple and easy to achieve!
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