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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

The Year in Review

  So here we are- the end of 2014. It was quite the year for me both personally and fashion-wise. I was able to explore some more aspects of my style and try new trends. I decided I didn't like some things I tried and I loved others. I interviewed very talented actors, comedians, bloggers and models. I did some travelling, met new people, re-connected with others and got rid of some others.

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Monday, 29 December 2014


Hello dear readers!
Before I put up my 2014 end-of-year round up, I thought I would share some pictures from my amazing Christmas spent this year with friends. This was the first time in 23 years of my life that I spent Christmas without my little sister :( . In the past, we had always been able to make it happen-even at the last minute. It had always been Joyce and I but oh well, life happens.
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Sunday, 28 December 2014


Wow, a quarter of a century gone by, just like that! 
I went to bed late Christmas Day just to receive a special call from a loved one and when I woke up on the 26th, I first of all mediated for a good 30 minutes. I don't know why but I just felt like reflecting on the past years gone by. 

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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Do it Like Duchess Kate

Hello lovelies!!
 It's 4 days to Christmas and I'm finally looking forward to it now that I have actual plans for it!

When I first spotted this dress on Etsy almost a year ago, I knew it would be a cute piece to add  to my wardrobe and the buttons at the top and the cut reminded me of something Duchess Kate Middleton would wear.

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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Mad about plaid

As soon as I saw this pant suit at Target, I thought of Solange Knowles, haha.
She rocks brightly colored and printed pantsuits like no other and I felt like I had the hair to match.
I had a similar pantsuit on River Island's website but it was way too pricey for me so this more affordable option was a great alternative.

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

A Christmas giveaway!

  My dear readers! As the year is ending and before all the countdowns start, I just wanted to sincerely thank all of you readers-both active and silent for the amazing year and overwhelming positivity I received from you throughout this difficult year. I'm immensely grateful to you all and for the growth I have seen on the blog. To say thank you, I thought I would giveaway these pieces as a token of my appreciation.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

All eyes on me in the center of the ring just like a circus

Yes it's almost Winter and yes it's cold, yes I felt the cold but I just had to show off my tuxedo blazer dress I got for $7 from Value village!
I've been on a successful Value Village trip in Ottawa and found some really amazing pieces that I can't wait to share with you all.
I have been in Ottawa for the past 2 weeks and I've met up with a fellow African blogger, found a cheap spot to do my nails and also my hair (which you all love so much) and I've been keeping busy by helping out at the Cameroonian embassy here-woohoo!
I can't wait for Christmas though! Speaking of which, I'll be holding a giveaway in the next post so stay tuned for that! :)
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Monday, 15 December 2014

I wear loafers too, ya know

I was recently chatting with a friend and he told me, "Brenda, you know I've never seen you wear loafers or kicks. Do you even own a pair of sneakers?" To be honest, I do not currently have a pair of sneakers *hides face* because a) I workout barefoot at home and b) well, I left them in Toronto!
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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Some holiday cheer and a special discount c/o CJAJ09

    Hellooo dear readers! *Warning* This one's for the ladies. The holidays are right around the corner and if you're like me, you haven't done all of your shopping just yet. I got the perfect Ankara hook up for you thanks to the folks at CJAJ09 who are offering 30% off any purchase from their site between now and my birthday (which happens to be on Boxing Day, Dec 26th). Stay tuned for the discount code below.

Friday, 12 December 2014

From Marley to Bouncy

I typically suck at doing hair. I always joke with myself that all I can do is comb hair, haha!
I hold a curling iron wrong, I suck at curling with a straightener, my cornrows look like unfinished roads...but I still try.
I recently became intrigued with "perm rods" and what they could look like when applied to Marley hair (which is what I have crochet on my head) and thanks to YouTube, I felt brave enough to try it myself. I was sooo afraid to fail, knowing how bad I am with all things hair but just felt this need to try...and I'm glad I did! I certainly did some things wrong and some curls weren't as bouncy as desired but I learned how to fix that!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Feeling unaccomplished? Unworthy? Not good enough? You're not alone...

Sometimes I just want to curl up in a ball and disappear. no. Scratch that. A LOT of times I feel like just curling into a ball and disappearing, just for a while, not forever.
Who am I kidding? Don't let social media fool you. I have had way too many sad days and too many shed tears this year and sometimes when I look at the big picture I think woah-where AM I HEADED?
I think to myself: I'm going to be 25. Have no career, no husband nor fiance, no kids, no money...so what am I doing again?

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Crisp and white

I was NOT bout to stand out in -17 degree weather to take these photos! Haha
It got real cold yesterday but I was determined to show this outfit so I put my brother and his apartment to use :)
If you follow me on either Instagram or Facebook, you would have noticed my excitement at my latest hair change! I suck at hair so succeeding at this has been soo exciting for me!
**The pants are superrr long! I know, I know!
Oh I also went a size up, FYI

Thursday, 4 December 2014

The big move to a new big city!

It's finally here as promised! A video briefly explaining why I up'd and left my beautiful Toronto behind and how and where I've been staying.
 A few weeks ago I had to leave Toronto for more than 1 reason but the main one was because I lost my job few months ago and can't work at the moment :( 
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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Fitted Gray tones

Nothing like a fitted monochromatic look during the Fall to turn a few heads. ;(
I got these pieces during the black Friday sale at Zara last week!
The downtown Montreal store was jam-packed and I even overheard the manager telling an employee that they had even surpassed their Boxing day sales numbers which is crazy!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Casual metallics...and ankara scarves giveaway!

Do you have that 1 item in your wardrobe that may have cost you a pretty penny but when you look at it, you just know all the pennies were worth it because it stands out and is timeless and you know you'll never ever part with it? Well, that's what this Virgos Lounge jacket means to me!

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