NICCE FOR WHAT?

Photography: Antoinette Ale

What I wore:
Jumper – NICCE
Skirt – Topshop
Bag – New Look
Trainers – FILA

Sorry guys I know you’ve seen this caption a billion times but I HAD to, the word play with the brand name was too perfect and no it’s not a typo lol. So NICCE reached out to me (my first ever brand collab *screams with excitement*) and sent me this cosyyyy jumper from their latest collection, so I decided to put a cute, casual look together. If you don’t already know, NICCE is a casual-wear/streetwear brand that sells simple, clean cut designs for both women and men. I discovered this brand sometime last year and I’ve been meaning to buy some so this was a perfect opportunity! As I love combining sporty and tomboy pieces with a bit of a “girly” vibe, I paired the oversized jumper with a patent skirt, which I bought years ago from a Topshop outlet, and a shiny mini side bag. And ofcourse, I’m wearing my super comfy FILA trainers which I can’t get enough of. Here’s a link to the NICCE black hoodie womens page if you want to check out their stuff. Their products are such great quality and very affordable for what you’re getting so I definitely recommend having a pree.

*sidenote* Ladies, do you feel this Drake song on a spiritual level because I can’t be the only one? I’ve had enough of living in a “man’s world” and all the patriarchy bull$h*t we have to deal with on a daily basis but I’m also excited about the shift in the dynamics between men and women in society right now. Women are amazing human beings and I feel we are beginning to gain more of a voice across all sectors and in society in general. Girl power all the way. there are loads of reviews and music blogs which break down the lyrics to Drake’s song which I found interesting. Also, I low-key high-key feel like it also relates to curving guys who are overly persistent. Take the L and keep it moving sha; no more mrs nice girl, hypothetically speaking ofcourse xoxo

Anyway, as the London weather continues to fluctuate between B’baydus and thunderstorms, I’ll be staying cosy in women’s hoodies and light jumpers. Someone wake me up when the sun comes out, 10Q.

TQL

RUSH HOUR

Photography: Keelie Mweni (@kreated.jpg)

What I wore:
2 piece suit – Miss Selfridge
Trainers – FILA
Fanny pack – Thrifted
Glasses – eBay
Earrings – H&M

This look was inspired by my fellow commuters, the 9-5ers and grinders rising early to get that coin and crawling home tired af after hours. I’ve really been feeling this suit and crep look and I feel like it came straight from TfL because this is a real life, practical look for most office heads – trekking to work in crep and then changing into shiny shoes at the office. I wonder if they know they’ve been setting trends…

Lately I’ve been feeling super overwhelmed and like I’ve been doing way too much and honestly I have. I’m the type of person that loves to always have something going on whether it’s my blog, a business venture, a new hobby, etc and I find it really difficult to just be idle and do nothing with my day. But more recently I’ve been struggling to fit in any “me” time or even time to see family and friends and that’s when I had to check myself. I’ve come to realise that sometimes you just need to CHILL. It’s not okay to always be busy because that’s not sustainable. We all need to take a break once in a while so we can recharge and get back to what we were working on with even more vim. I know this can’t just be me so sis/bro, take a bludclart break. Don’t be so hard on yourself!

Sidenote: These FILA Disruptors are ridiculously comfy, who’s also feeling the “dad trainers” trend right now?! Thanks for reading guys, stay blessed and have an amazing new month!

#MAYGANG #TAURUSSEASON

TQL

1 PIECE 2 WAYS: DENIM EDITION [2/2]

This is Part 2 of the first post in my ‘1 Piece 2 Ways’ series featuring an oversized thrifted t-shirt which I styled in two completely different ways; if you haven’t already seen Part 1 of this denim edition, click here hunny…

Photography: Belita Marfo (@biggiesnaps_)

What I Wore:
LOOK NO 2
T-shirt – Thrifted
Jeans – Topshop sample sale
Puffa jacket – Revival London
Trainers – Nike
Backpack – Topshop sample sale

In this lewk I’m sporting a handmade Revival bomber jacket made by yours truly from old pairs of jeans which you can see more of on the Revival insta revivalldn. This look is super chilled and laid back compared to the first one as I wanted to give you guys something different. I’m representing for all my tomboy girls out there who love a baggy look. Very casual, very cosy. I got the jeans from a sample sale at work for a few quid and the t-shirt was also a few quid so this outfit was cheap as chips lol who wants to come shopping with me?! I’ll help you save your coin so you can free up your coin for more important areas of your life ūüėČ

Hope you enjoyed this post my lovelies, more to come in this series next season!

TQL

1 PIECE 2 WAYS: DENIM EDITION [1/2]

Welcome to the first in my seasonal series of ‘1 Piece, 2 Ways’ in which I’ll be showcasing two different ways of styling one garment or accessory. I thought I’d try something new with my blog so I hope you guys will like this new series!

 If you didn't already know, I am incredibly obsessed with denim (which is partly how my brand, Revival, became a denim brand) so the first in this series had to feature some good 'ol denim. This series is centred the oversized t-shirt which I got from a charity shop.

If you didn’t already know, I am incredibly obsessed with denim (which is partly how my brand, Revival, became a denim brand) so the first in this series had to feature some good ‘ol denim…

Photography: Belita Marfo (@biggiesnaps_)

What I Wore:
LOOK NO 1
T-shirt – Thrifted
Denim Jacket – Thrifted
Shorts – Topshop (Joni jeans cut into shorts)
Boots – Public Desire
Bag – Primark
Glasses – Primark
Earrings – ASOS

This is Look number 1 (of 2) in the Denim Edition which features this oversized t-shirt as the main piece. I copped the t-shirt from the men’s section in my local charity shop. I really love the fit; it’s giving me oldschool vibes like in the early 2000’s when everyone wore XXXXL clothing. I swear I was born in the wrong era *sigh*. I went for a chilled yet spicy look for this one and decided to style my suede thigh high’s with a casual denim jacket to serve you some cute date night vibes.

Thanks for reading guys and look out for Part 2!

TQL

CAT EYES + CONFIDENCE

Yep, we’re still wearing coats despite the fact that it’s April now, British weather eh. I’m very tired of this deceptive sunshine and bipolar weather. Anyway, your girl is back with a new post and this one’s for the bada$$ bih’s. I thought I’d put together a lil edgy look with my fairly new leopard print coat and cat eye sunglasses because why not?!¬†I felt especially badass with these sunglasses on;¬†I swear they make you feel like a completely different person.¬†Confidence levels on 1000 x

I’m not the most confident person but I’m a firm believer in stepping out of your comfort zone and also faking it till you make it. By the latter, I don’t mean stunting and acting like you’ve got it all together but rather forcing yourself to be confident in the moment and then making that your norm. For example, when I’m at a networking event I’ll force myself to walk over to at least one person and start a conversation without overthinking it! Literally, just do it (no Nike). As you continue to do that frequently, it will come so naturally to you,¬†which is what Dr Ivan Joseph talks about in his Ted Talk; he describes confidence as a skill that can be trained and I think this is so true.¬†I also think, however, that we are all born with a certain level of confidence, some greater than others and in different aspects,¬†but we’re still capable of increasing our level on confidence in the areas we lack in.

Photography: Belita Marfo (@biggiesnaps_)

What I wore:
Top – Topshop sample sale
Jeans – Topshop sample sale
Coat – Dorothy Perkins
Boots – New Look
Bag – Primark
Sunglasses – eBay

What item/person/place/scent gives you a boost of confidence? Comment below!¬†ūüôā

FYI my coat is 100% faux fur coat pls before anyone comes with their slander lol I definitely don’t condone the killing of animals for the manufacture of (luxury) goods.

Thanks for reading!

TQL

CREAM ROLL NECKS + CHOCOLATE SUEDE

Photography: Stephanie Okereafor

What I wore:
Dress – Thrifted (Zara)
Jacket – Mile End Thrift Store
Trainers – Nike AF1
Bag – Primark
Glasses – eBay

Hey hey, your girl is back! It’s been an extremely long hiatus, my longest one yet, but it was definitely needed and so much has happened since my last post in March (y√©).¬†I curated my first revival shoot, graduated (finally!), started my first “real” job and went on a very spontaneous trip to Morocco with my bestfriend. So it’s been a busy few months and I’m still trying to figure this adulting thing out but I’m back *multiple ayyy’s*! Life comes at you fast when you’ve suddenly got several bills to pay lol can I go back to school pls.¬†But yeah, I’m learning to embrace it and get into a general routine whilst also working on my fashion reconstruction brand, revival, and keeping my mental health in check. To anyone in a similar position juggling different things at once,¬†keep pushing boo.¬†It’ll all be worth it in the end.

So I went for a bit of an oldschool vibe with this look, sporting these brown, rectangular glasses, which look exactly like my dad’s ones circa ’04,¬†and some vintage suede which I bought years ago when vintage stuff wasn’t overpriced. I found the Zara roll neck dress in Traid for just ¬£3 which completed the 70’s feel and the whole look literally cost about ¬£12 (excluding shoes). The trick of the trade is to always look at labels when thrifting in charity shops; you’ll always find some high street brands in them and sometimes even some designer (depending on the location).¬†Also, eBay is great for vintage accessories so search on there for some cheap,¬†unique bits. Hope you guys were inspired and can’t wait to share more lewks with you.

TQL

DENIM DAZE

Photography: Belita Marfo (Biggie Snaps)

What I wore:
Top РH&M Р£2
Jeans РThrifted Р£1
Kimono – Primark
Trainers – Reebok
Bag –¬†Ebay – free

Back at it again with the inconsistency… Yes guys, I’m sorry once again but life happens init, love you. Anyway, I’m so excited to share this look with you guys after being away for so long. My internship swallows up all my energy so this has¬†been a draft for a likkle while.¬†Can we all take a minute and deep that this cute one shoulder top was only ¬£2 and it wasn’t even thrifted, it’s from a¬†“normal” high street store yaaas! It’s so 90’s and “me”, I nearly bought it in all the colours! Find a H&M store and thank me later, no Drake.¬†I made the choker¬†from the hem of some thrifted jeans and yeah Kim K needs to move because I really made¬†this before her *rolls eyes*. I’m obsessed with thick chokers now¬†and I’ve been making loads from scraps of fabric so a cheeky DIY post¬†may be on the horizon…

Recently,¬†I’ve been reflecting on life a lot¬†and the other day I was¬†thinking about my¬†younger self and I deeped how insecure I was about my body. I had so many¬†little insecurities but it’s like I didn’t really realise how crap I felt about myself until I look back now. I used to do silly¬†things like wear really long tops and jackets to cover my bum (it was huge back then *sigh*), never showed my arms and never stepped outside of my house without makeup on, etc the list goes on. I don’t know if you guys¬†can relate to some of these kind of things but damn, I really didn’t love myself back then. I feel like I’ve come a long way because¬†a few years ago¬†that black kimono would’ve never left my body! It’s only in recent years where I’ve actually started¬†embracing and¬†loving¬†myself inside and out and this shoot was so fun and carefree. I can’t stress how important it is to love¬†yourself and I truly believe it’s only through getting closer to God that I’ve been able to make that shift. We tenk God.

I know it seems like everyone is doing Positive Patty on their blogs and social media these days lol so cringe, but it’s actually needed. Even though the majority of the things these people¬†say are¬†easier said than done, some of it is very encouraging.¬†I read some blog posts and I feel like a new woman, all empowered and with some new found confidence, but that can also easily fade away. I’m not going to sit here and type up top ten tips for becoming carefree because that’s not going to work long term. I believe¬†God is the only one who can transform those¬†feelings into principles you can live by. I’m on a new journey and I’m transforming into a new me, who truly loves herself. It’s great¬†to read things that fill your mind with positive thoughts but don’t let it end there; true joy and healing¬†comes from¬†God and His Word.¬†My blog, my views, that’s all.

TQL