• Fashion

    The Gingham

    For me, wearing gingham gives me flashback terrors of Nigerian boarding schools such as ill fitted dresses, punishments from seniors and feeling so inadequate amongst my peers. So, how exactly does a grown-up gal wear this wholesome print that she swore against and still look chic? This is my fresh take on wearing gingham. Irrespective of our associated nightmares with gingham or check as it is also fondly called, this print is no longer just a boring print associated with school-girl pinafores and blouses or in my case, boarding house wear, it can fit into your closet now. In the fashion world, gingham rolls around every summer and brings with…

  • Fashion,  SCHOOLED FOR STYLE

    HOW TO STYLE MAXI SKIRTS…

    On our first post on SFS by Mimi, I will be talking about maxi skirts. Maxi skirts have been relegated to the background and used more as a utility item than dress up. This event I was supposed to attend was primarily causal and for some reason, I wanted to wear a maxi skirt which is very unlike me (I am more a romper, shorts kinda gal during summer). With that inspiration, I decided to look through websites to get a feel of how maxi skirts are being worn as trends are constantly on a continuous roll. Long story short, nothing was impressive and I even noticed that ladies didn’t…

  • Fashion

    It’s a Wrap…

    Coming off this insane weather, it is without doubt that our calendars will start getting filled with outdoor activities such as music festivals and picnics and as we know and have probably experienced, outdoor activities can be fun but also very frustrating if you aren’t at your most comfortable. Wrap dresses have always been a consistent item in our closet be it for work or play because not only are they easy to combine with accessories, they are flattering for any body type. For my recent trip to NOLA (post up soon), I sported this ASOS floral wrap high low dress which is very Spring with the bold floral design…

  • Fashion,  Mimi Travels

    TROPICANA…

    With the weather getting warmer and trips being planned for Spring and Summer, I can rely on one of my favorite looks: the romper. On any given day, rompers and jumpsuits are my first choice for style however, add a trip into the equation and you start leaning into outfits that are comfortable but definitely chic. Rompers are both generic but also individualistic in the sense that you can always choose rompers that are your style even though we all know they are stylish onesies. lol. This particular romper is an instant head-turner, with its pretty ruffles and leafy print. Although, the silhouette is more tailored to a less curvy…