It may be true that a leopard never changes its spots. Same cannot be said for the fashion pack, forever changing what’s in and what’s not. Leopard and zebra print seem to be so 2018, with snake print getting all the airtime this year. Continue reading How to wear/style snake print
How to wear/style snake print
The Bag and the Baggy
It’s a new year, but not entirely a new me. Not every time, “out with the old, in with the new”. What is however certain, in terms of setting the tone for the year, is that old things that do not serve me or the life and future I’m trying to build must pass away. Continue reading 2K19
Christmas may be over but the festive period is still underway. Hope you all had a very merry Christmas with your loved ones. Allow me to use this medium to wish you a happy new year in advance.
Festive casual glam
It’s that time of the year; social calendars are buzzing with activities. Christmas drinks with mates, dinner with the crew, brunch with the girls… You’ve got the invites, now you need to nail the ‘fits. Continue reading Festive casual glam
All I want for Christmas is you…
Christmas is just over two weeks away. The excitement, love and good tidings in the air are becoming so palpable as we count down to Jesus’ birthday.
That 70s chic
Personal style is such that it is a reflection of the individual’s taste, experiences, and perhaps even aspirations. It is a form of self expression. Adventurous, elegant, sprinkled with a high dosage of quirkiness, I like to think of my style as an expression of the modern woman with an edge- classy but not afraid to be quirky either. She stands out from the crowd, for the right reasons.I love that fashion can transcends eras and cultures. Add personal style and the options are limitless.Today’s look is inspired by the 70s era. The double plaid look was one well played (see what I did there!😂) with the clever juxtaposition of colors.Think Farrah Fawcett. Think plaids. Think wide legs. Think vibrant colorsI bought each of these items separately not knowing what I would pair with what. As soon as I got the jumper, I thought of the plaid pants and thus; like a puzzle, piece after piece, it all came together. That for me, is the most exciting and possibly fulfilling part of creating a look. Starting with a blank canvas and creating something you are proud of, can relate to, and and hopefully, one that others can connect with. Hope you like the look.
Happy new month. December, be good to us all.
The Emerald lass.xox
Photography by Empire Lifestyle Scheme
Shirt-River Island II Striped Jumper- River Island II High waisted trousers- Topshop II Checked coat – River Island II Block heels- Topshop II Bag- Topshop
If you haven’t gotten the memo about animal print this season, where have you been? Continue reading Urban jungle
Suited and Booted
Gone are the days when power dressing means boring black suits. Continue reading Suited and Booted
Happy hump day, my lovelies. This midweek, be ready to take off in style, in business class. Any other class will not do for what’s on the agenda. So sit back, get comfy and let’s start to soar.
Fashionably Yours Truly
Fashion month may be long gone but you guys know we’re never out of style up in this joint. Continue reading Fashionably Yours Truly
Made in Nigeria
As some of you may know, I’m of Nigerian descent. Even though I have spent more years of my life away from Nigeria than in Nigeria, I am still proudly connected to my roots.
On this day, 58 years ago, Nigeria gained independence from her colonial masters, Great Britain. Whilst some may argue that the road post independence has been perhaps rougher and tainted with more challenges than we would like, that is not the essence of this post. The essence of this post is to recognize and celebrate Nigeria or better still Nigerians for some of the things that makes us a unique and special people. Defiant and uncompromising in our pursuits, Nigerians are easily the most tenacious people I know. In the face of extreme adversity and hard conditions, Nigerians will still find a way to thrive in their conditions. I say this not out of bias but Nigerians are also some of the most enterprising people in the world. Search for Nigerian local brands on Instagram, and you will find individuals within the beauty, fashion, photography, film and many more industries making grande moves and sometimes even competing against world brands. These aren’t always individuals with government funding or support from large corporations but people who have set out on their own; built from ground up successful businesses, creating jobs and adding positively to the economy.
Don’t get me started on how we are a happy people. Nigerians possess the ability to find humor even in the darkest situations. We are also party people. And of course we are big spenders. We work hard and we play hard. Not to mention we are in general a very intelligent and academic bunch.
Regardless of the many challenges that we face as a people, we continue to strive for excellence not just locally but on the world platform. Today, as always, I join millions of Nigerians not just in Nigeria but across the globe to continue to hope for a brighter future. In hoping, we will continue to do our best to represent our motherland in the best light home and abroad.
Photography by Winifred and Marcus
T-shirt: River Island Similar
Skirt: River Island
Court shoes: River Island
Earrings: River Island Similar
Back to School
So school/uni is back in session and the fashion aspect is certainly not in recess either.
With autumn mode activated, it’s sweater weather and this slogan sweatshirt from River Island comes in handy for that casj chic, I-just-threw-this-on look. It’s the perfect combo of chic and comfort and of course, with the slogan Feminism emblazoned across the chest, it was a no brainer. Power to the Sisters!😀
To balance things out, I matched the bright orange with a pair of white distressed skinny jeans with some floral embroidery. The result: certainly more than A for effort!😜💪🏾
This look is not just for students but is also perfect for that off-duty look. Whatever you get up to this weekend, hope you get some weekend style inspo from this. Have a fantastic weekend.
Your favourite lass.xox
Photography by Empire Scheme Lifestyle
The Emerald Lass
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
How to wear stripes, polka dots and florals together
Aloha my lovelies. Let’s cut straight to the chase, shall we? Today, I’m bringing you some “Flora my flower” meets “Can’t read my polka face” mixed up with some “hype my stripes” moment.There is never a bad time for polka dots, Marc Jacobs once reportedly said. If there is, it certainly cannot be this season because they are in right now. But you know I don’t do trends just for the sake of trends…I’m all for this spotty number of a crop top because I thought it was super cute . And you also know I wouldn’t be the lass you love, if I just did plain polka dots because what’s life without a bit of intended sartorial chaos? So I thought I’d pair the top with some striped pants to hype this look and of course let’s not forget the florals too. Life’s too short to play it safe. The result, I believe is this fun ensemble that I thoroughly enjoyed putting together.
I hope you like the look.
Photography by @Stevenbeathsmith
Crop top:River Island II Culottes:River Island Sold out Similar II Shoes:Topshop
Printastic in SGTC clothing
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
How to clash prints like a pro
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
‘Fit for Royalty
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.
Go for Green- St Paddy’s Day 2018
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
The Art of wearing Smart casj
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
The princess guest
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
Colour popping in the Midlands
They say you never know what you have until it’s gone. This certainly is true of myself and my relationship with the beautiful island of Ireland. Continue reading Colour popping in the Midlands
It’s my birthday!
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
The bright hues of Summer
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
The Victorian Lass
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
More than a Little black dress
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
What I wore last summer
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
Hype my Stripes
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
Desk to Drinks- My Perfect Jumpsuit
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
Kiss me, I’m Irish!
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!
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
Valentine’s Lookbook: Business and pleasure
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
Shimmer shimmer baby!
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!
Dress code: dress for the Cold
The air is chilly. The leaves are turning. Autumn is here and that means goodbye to summer favorites. Or does it?