You don’t need to know me too well to know that I’m a bit of a girly girl. That means I’m more likely to be found in a frilly dress or tulle skirt than anything else.
I also wouldn’t be The Emerald lass if I wasn’t all about my greens. No, not the ones on my dinner plate.😬 I love almost every shade of green there is out there but Emerald remains my fave. Such a rich and vibrant shade, what a gem!
Summer may be packing up its bags but that’s not about to stop me from going for gold, (well, green) in this Topshop wrap dress. I love the lady-like appeal of dresses. In a wrap dress, you can’t be anything short of a lady. I’m not usually one to favor low necklines so this was a little out of my comfort zone. But I love that it’s low but not revealing and I hope I still managed to pull off a classy, demure look whilst adding a bit of sass.If you’re worried about being weather appropriate, throw on a pair of tights or fishnets, add a pretty cardigan or a blazer and Bob’s your uncle!😀 To compliment the dress, I paired it with my pink ASOS pumps and added my green fur box bag from Mango.
Photography by Empire Scheme Lifestyle
Dress: Topshop Similar II Shoes:ASOS II Bag:Mango Earrings:Zara
Hey beautiful folks. Been a wee minute!🙈 Life has been busy lately. Seems like all one does as an adult is work and pay bills and work some more. Oh well. To my UK/Ireland folks, hope you’ve been enjoying the heatwave. Today in London is slightly nippy but hey, I think we prayed for some breeze so can’t complain!😀In today’s post, I’ll be sharing details of my collaboration with the fantastic brand that is SGTC clothing, an Afrocentric ready to wear brand based in Lagos, Nigeria.Summer time calls for prints! And no one does fabulous print pieces like SGTC. Their pieces are very affordable, unique not to mention stylish. What more can a girl ask for?🤷♀️ This wrap top is one of their bestsellers. You’ll understand why if you know how versatile it can be. It is the gift that keeps on giving as it can be rocked in so many ways. For a smart casj look, I paired it with my old RI shorts. Watch out for more ways that I’ll be rocking this piece for the rest of the summer.
They say pictures tell a thousand words so I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking. It’s hard to believe that this brand is less than 2 years old! The founder, Adetoke Oluwo is the epitome of girl boss and is someone I personally admire for her zeal for business (amongst many other things). You certainly want to check out their page on Instagram, SGTC where you can contact them to place your orders. They have stockists in London @enchanted_lounge , Ankara ready but also deliver to any part of the world, straight from Lagos. Until next time, hasta lavista, my lovelies. ✌🏾
The Emerald Lass.xxx
Wrap top:SGTC clothing II Shorts:River Island (old) II Shoes:River Island
Photography: Steven Beatsmith
Print clashing, although a tricky trend to pull off, has really become a thing in recent times. Gone are the days when you can only wear one print at a time without having a faux pas moment. For those who dare to take the plunge, mixing prints not only shows creativity, it shows boldness and individuality. Continue reading How to clash prints like a pro
The royal wedding had us all glued to our screens over the weekend. So many beautiful moments; from the bride’s little helpers assisting her with her dress, to her graceful walk to the altar, the powerful message from Bishop Curry who sure took us to church, the choir’s beautiful rendition of Stand By Me…the list goes on.
Continue reading ‘Fit for Royalty
It’s that time of the year again. The day the world goes green and the world at large celebrates a special nation for its rich history, lush landscape, dynamic heritage and culture, amongst many other things. Continue reading Go for Green- St Paddy’s Day 2018
January was an interesting year but we got through it!😜Now checking into February in style with looks like this coordinates from my favorite high street store, River Island. Continue reading Check mate
One of my main philosophies in life is: when in doubt, wear a white shirt. Continue reading The Art of wearing Smart casj
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do. Helen Keller Continue reading The Sunflower
A few years ago, an American tourist lady stopped me in Harrods to compliment my outfit. Her exact words:”you’re the quintessential British, elegant lady!” I was very flattered. As you would. Never mind that I aren’t British! I smiled, thanked her, carrying along in my now newly assumed cool, collected demeanour of an English Rose. Continue reading Gallic glamour
At a street festival in the East German city of Potsdam many years ago, a group of young German lads sauntered past me, muttering to each other and just as they walked past, one of them spoke loud enough for me to hear, “Hey schwarze Perle”. I stopped in my tracks. Continue reading Schwarze Perle
Princess brides are so in. Not that they were ever out. No, I don’t mean another Kate Midleton. Princess wedding dress style is a classic for brides across the world and appears to have become increasingly popular this year but what about the “princess wedding guest”(as I like to call it)? Continue reading The princess guest
This outgoing season has seen the rise of gingham. I was sharing with a friend recently about how I don’t feel pressured to follow trends. I’m not saying I’m immune to them but neither am I slave to them. Continue reading Gingham style
Hey lovelies. Happy Saturday. Hope you’ve had a productive week and a great weekend is well underway. Continue reading Pearly blues
I’m still perplexed by how the last 365 days has flown by so quickly. I almost feel dazed that it’s my birthday again as it feels like the last one was just a few months ago. More than anything though, is the feeling of gratitude. Simply just very grateful to be here celebrating life again. It’s going to be a busy day so this will be a very short post. But I wanted to thank you all who follow this blog for your continued support and love. The next year is going to be an exciting one in many ways and I hope you’ll stick around as we continue this journey together. It’ll be one of continued self discovery but also breaking new borders and unchartered paths. The road ahead doesn’t promise it’ll be easy but certainly will be worth it.
I’m off to celebrate the day with some of nearest and dearest.😀💃🏽🎉 Enjoy your weekend and I do promise to be back very shortly.
Lots of love,
The Emerald Lass.xoxo
Photography by Steven Beatsmith
Dress:Topshop II Shoes: Asos II Earrings: Zara
Happy new month, folks!😘 I can’t believe we are in the latter half of the year already. Time to revisit those goals and smash them. 😎😉Here’s to wishing you all a more productive and fruitful rest of the year.
Heading off to an occasion soon and still no outfit?We are now in the thick of event season as summer officially kicked off. Today’s post is yet another ticket to standing out in a crowd for the right sartorial reasons. Separates have always been something I’m inclined to go for simply because they allow me more room for creativity than dresses do and really, you hardly run the risk of wearing the same outfit as anyone else. Whatever the occasion, refresh your wardrobe with some bright hues. This combination of a light pink classic shirt with a twist of tie back detail and white jacquard culottes is a recipe for understated elegance. Opted for a blush toned pair of shoes to complete the look. I love the monochromatic look I was able to achieve with the pink/white/blush combo. It allows each item to flourish individually and collectively. Sometimes less is indeed more.
Hope you like the look. Have a great week.
Photography by @Mcawhy
Shirt:River Island II Culottes:Zara (old season) II Shoes:ASOS
As far as I’m concerned, I would have fitted right into 19th century society. Okay, perhaps not so easily but such is (and has been) my fascination with the fashion of the Victorian era ever since I could remember.
Continue reading The Victorian Lass
Forever a fashion favourite and a must have in every girl’s wardrobe, the little black dress is essential in summer as it is in winter. Continue reading More than a Little black dress
We’ve all been there. Worn that beautiful occasion dress and perhaps it was even a hit on your Instagram feed. You’d love to wear it again but you’re
just purely vain and don’t want to be seen to be repeating clothes worried it’s already gotten enough hype and now bordering on overkill? Wedding season is here and that only means one thing; you need outfits to stand out in! Continue reading What I wore last summer
Ladies and perhaps some gentlemen, boys and girls, a very happy Friday to you!!!😀It was a short week but nonetheless I have been anticipating the arrival of Friday. Continue reading Hype my Stripes
Spring is here and we are all looking for chic, work ready pieces that can take us from day to night. I present to you: My Perfect Jumpsuit. Continue reading Desk to Drinks- My Perfect Jumpsuit
Happy Easter, lovelies. Hope you’re enjoying the bank holiday weekend. Today’s post features this floral lace ensemble. Spring and indeed Easter for me, signifies new beginnings and fresh starts. Continue reading Flower Power
Okay, so this is not really an invitation to exchange saliva with anyone. But I am Irish and I am very proud of my affiliation with the Emerald Isle. Continue reading Kiss me, I’m Irish!
To The One I’m Looking For
My shoes have lost their floors
and my eyes riot from looking.
But till I find you
I will worry more maps
scourge more miles
dissect a thousand more smiles
I will find you
Continue reading Valentine’s Day
I’m hardly going to ever be mistaken for a Nordic gal but if there’s a style I am a massive fan of, it would be Scandinavian. Scandinavian fashion, I find quite enviable. There’s just always something effortless yet well put together about them. Continue reading The Profashional
Hello there February! 🙂 Is it me or January seemed to have lasted forever, at the same time went by quickly? Don’t ask, that’s just how I felt. A very happy new month to you all and hope it’s gotten off to a great start for you already. 🙂 Continue reading Valentine’s Lookbook: Business and pleasure
I’ve always been an enthusiast of Comfort and Style. Who says one has to be compromised for the other anyway? Continue reading Shimmer shimmer baby!
Don’t be mistaken, this is not a promo shoot nor is it an ad for an upcoming Twilight sequel. Every now and again, one can get carried away and turn what was meant to be a regular blog post photoshoot into what I like to call The Emerald Lass version of Ladies in Black: “Glam und Goth”! 😛 Continue reading Glam und Goth
A very happy new year to you all. Hope 2017 has gotten off to a great start for you. 🙂 Thank you for your continued support of this blog. I do hope I’ll continue to have you around and that together, we shall experience a wonderful and prosperous year. Continue reading Dainty Damsel
Like most people around this time of the year, I have now fully embraced the festive season. Hard not to when your social calendar is buzzing with evenings filled with mulled wine, minced pies and talks of who’s getting what for Christmas. Continue reading The Slip Dress
Undoubtedly the fabric of the season, velvet is a must have for any fashion girl right now. Continue reading Svelte in Velvet
I’ve never liked sports. Or been good at it, for that matter. I mean, I did participate in relays and 100 meter’s for Inter-house sports in primary school. That should count, right? With adolescence, it all went downhill. PE classes might as well have been free periods as far as I was concerned. Unless you count talking as a sport. This attitude/lifestyle continued into adult life and I managed to scale through my 20’s having never visited a gym let alone break a sweat in workout. Continue reading Sporty Spice
Hi lovelies, happy hump day. It’s been a minute. This was meant to be a short post but I’ll just go with the flow. I actually had this post ready a week ago but was feeling all shades of down; mainly due to how I felt I was doing with the blog and how I felt I should be doing. The thing about running a blog or any other outlet of creativity is that, you pour yourself into it, all of you- it represents you as a person and the things that drive you. So it’s more than just sharing some outfits or keeping up with trends. It’s a reflection of some parts of you to a large extent which means you want to see it thrive as much as possible. At some point in your journey to where you believe your destination should be, you let that famous thief- comparison sneak in and try to rob you of your joy. Continue reading Back n Black
I’m a pragmatic shopper so even though I shop a lot regularly, I am still always conscious of making the most of my purchases and thus having variety in my wardrobe. Continue reading White and Wide
If you’ve ever wondered how to do “casj slay” i.e how to look like a super model off duty, this post is for you. I’m a fan of the oversized fit, when done right. Androgynous looks just always have an effortless cool about them, don’t they? What’s sexier than looking like you’ve borrowed style from the man in your life! Continue reading The Boyfriend Shirt
Summer is on its way out and the days are getting colder. Autumn is a peculiar time of the year. Everything is so beautiful yet everything is dying. Continue reading Hot or nah, you need to crop it
August is almost over…like, for real?😳 So, if you’re like me and looking forward to the bank holiday weekend, put your hands up in the air.🙋🏾🙋🏾🙋🏾 Haha. Continue reading Mesh-Fest
Happy Sunday lovelies. It’s been a minute. I do apologise for the radio silence. I’ve been working behind the scene to bring you more exciting content and I suppose, restrategise for the next phase for The Emerald Lass. But I won’t bore you with that right now…Saturday’s are for weddings. Especially if you’re of Nigerian descent like me. Nigerians love weddings and we sure don’t play when it comes to nuptials and style, even as wedding guests.😀 Yesterday, I had the honour of attending a childhood friend’s wedding in Dublin. I had gone back home to Ireland to celebrate my birthday with my family and friends a little over a week ago but had had to extend my trip a little longer particularly for this wedding. I wasn’t sure what to wear and very unlike me, hadn’t planned anything specific for the wedding although I knew I had a few options. In the end, I opted for this River Island pink knot waist bodycon dress. Talk about being totally uncharacteristic…this dress is nothing like I would normally wear to a wedding or quite frankly, wear at all. I don’t like long evening dresses and wouldn’t be caught in one unless in an official capacity ie a bridesmaid. I also do not do bodycon dresses and certainly not one of jersey-like material. I’m not afraid of colours but I’m scared of snug items of clothing. Haha. My logic is simple- I am a slim girl; I do not need anything drawing more attention to that fact. It’s easily the first thing people notice about me so why wear anything that’ll emphasise that even more. Not that there’s anything wrong with being skinny but for me, anything that would give an illusion of a “bigger” me is what I’m more inclined to go for. Having said that, I’m too experimental with my style to stick to the status quo. When it comes to clothes and fashion, I’m generally open minded and like to “explore”. I bought the dress, if anything out of curiosity, (and of course it was a bargain) half expecting to return it. But lo and behold, it would fit right like a glove. Admittedly, I still needed the
push encouragement from my sisters to wear it as it was so out of the norm for me.🙈I love that it’s such a simple yet elegant look. Yes, the colour is popping but other than the rucched detail at the waist and the side slit, it’s just a plain, simple dress. I stirred away from trying to dress up the dress any more by resisting the temptation of a statement necklace and instead opted for statement earrings and statement shoes. My Doll pumps Kandeeshoes came in just handy for this with their studded design and colour block. I got mine via @thediscountshopper, a personal shopping consultant who caters to your shopping needs and at reasonable prices too.Overall, I really loved this look and although not sure I’ll be buying more of this dress style, it was good to step out of my comfort zone (fit and flare behaviour) for once and try something new. If you’re small boned like me and wouldn’t normally go for this look, I’ll encourage you to at least try…you might just be pleasantly surprised.😉
Dress: River Island II Clutch:River Island(old) II Shoes:Kandee shoes via The Discount Shopper II Earrings:ASOS (old)
Photography: Claire Nash
“Heavy is the crown and yet she wears it as if it were a feather. There is strength in her heart, determination in her eyes and the will to survive resides within her soul. She is you. A warrior, a champion, a fighter, a queen.” -r.h. SinLife, we sometimes forget is not ours but a gift from God. The fact that a lot of us can breathe uninterrupted and unaided in itself such a blessing, we too often take for granted. I woke up today full of gratitude in my heart; the privilege of seeing yet another year in perfect health is one I do not wish to take for granted.I am a year older today. Wiser, stronger and more determined to live and not just to exist. I am more than ever, actively in pursuit of purpose and living out my potentials and dreams.It’s been a year of mistakes made and lessons learnt. A year of personal growth and self development. I’ve had to be more introspective and critically evaluate myself and the decisions I make and how I react to things. Some ugly truths have been identified while some beautiful facts have been revealed. The process of self evaluating is never an easy one and one, I believe should be done often enough. All in all, I have found a beautifully imperfect being in whom I am growing every day to love more and more because when all is said and done, the most important person to you (after God) is you. The relationship that I cultivate first with God and then with myself will determine the trajectories of all other relationships so I am more mindful of the former than I have ever been.I am grateful for my family and friends amongst other things and as I look back on the last year with insight, I look forward to the new year with foresight and determination to make it count in every way imaginable.Photography by David Nyanzi
Dress : ASOS II Shoes : River Island II Earrings: River Island II Sunglasses:River Island