Tuesday Shoesday – Walk In Nature’s Tone!!!

Tuesday Shoesday – Walk In Nature’s Tone!!!

Last week I posted on instagram, Pantone’s color of the year. At the end of every year, the company comes up with a themed color for the following year. This color is used across all industries – Fashion, Construction, Interior, Manufacturing and wherever the use of colors are relevant. So it sort of trends for the year. Get the drift? Anyway, this year’s Pantone color is Green. Think nature – trees, forests, grass and of course think shoes. Green happens to be my favorite color by the way. I love it in almost all the shades it comes in and it works perfectly for my skin tone. This is one color that comes in so many shades leading you up the spectrum to yellow and at some point leaning towards blue. As with shoes, it comes in many different shades, textures, styles, you will literally go green with envy. Take a deep breathe, oxygenate and re invigorate with the many shades of green. Enjoy       You can’t go wrong with this one as there’s something for every skin tone. Which of the shades are your favorites? I find it funny when people say you have too many shoes. There’s no such thing as that. For example, what do i do with all these greens? How do i decide if they’d come in wedges, sandals or pumps… Satin, velvet or leather? *sigh*   Peace, love and more shoes Xoxo, Jay          ... read more
Shoespiration: Thank You Michelle Obama #FLOTUS

Shoespiration: Thank You Michelle Obama #FLOTUS

From conquering major world problems to being on Ellen Degenerees show to showing us how to love the men in our lives and in turn the world or being mummy to Malia and Sasha, Michelle Obama made a statement with her shoes. She was a conservative First Lady and didn’t adorn the most glamorous footwear. Being a shoe size 11.5 didn’t help much too, but she always made a statement.  We can safely credit the comeback of the kitten heels to her which she rocked so effortlessly.  Jimmy Choo being her preferred footwear label, she is also known to have worn highstreet brands like H n M.  From tailored suits to dresses and jeans, she had just the right pair to suit her style and her long endless legs… Thank you Michelle Obama for showing us what womanhood should really look like. #FLOTUS Peace, love and be powerful Xoxo,... read more
Diary Of A Shoe Lover – Episode 2 – Family, Friends and FootCandy

Diary Of A Shoe Lover – Episode 2 – Family, Friends and FootCandy

Episode 1 Here Dear Diary, “Sope’s wedding has to be the best wedding i’ve attended ever. Whattttt? From the church service to the reception and then the after party. And to think she planned most of it herself. She should just go into events planning and call it a day. Just so you know, i didn’t buy the rose gold sandals and that’s because they were gone before me and mumc got to Sole Divas store. Guess what tho?, mum lent me her Sergio Rossi Gold sandals. I had to change the style of my dress last minute so i could flaunt them, maybe that’s why i enjoyed the party so much. The perks of wearing the same size as your fashionista mama. Meanwhile, we got the Guinness contract and yes i got a raise plus a commission. Can the year start out any better than this?. Let me get ready, Hakeem is picking me up in an hour.” It’s not everyday my mum lets me wear her shoes. It doesn’t even happen yearly. For her to give me her almost $1,000 plus Sergio Rossi sandals and i didn’t have to ask, this year is indeed my year. Because of her, i love luxury shoes, but my pocket cannot afford them yet and in my house, you do not live above your means, that is how my dad raised us. Now, i’m starting to appreciate it better because only God knows the kind of gbese i would have found myself in. Even with the high street brands i buy, i still find myself in debts. The only 2 pairs of luxury shoes i own are my... read more
SoleDivas DIY : Revamp Your Shoes!!!

SoleDivas DIY : Revamp Your Shoes!!!

One of my style goals for this year is to get in the sun and take as many pictures as i can especially for the purpose of the blog. How can i be a shoe lover and blogger and keep hiding behind my computer? I was de-cluttering the other day and found out some of my shoes had suffered from heat damage. I have not worn a lot of my shoes in about 2 years and to be honest i haven’t also paid that much attention to them like i should (*bite me*). I have had to pick out some and say bye bye to them but some, i’m still guarding jealously. Casting my mind back to the interview with Joseph Limandri i decided some DIY ideas will be in place for a Shoe Revamp,and trust me i love some DIY. From making my wigs (I made the one i wore in the picture above), to my baby’s Diaper bag, getting creative with my hands is my thing. I did my research and let’s just say, i’d be keeping my shoes for a longer time now. I’d share a few of the ideas. 1. Jeweled Shoes as inspired by Joseph Limandri: Because i’m an embellishment girl, these caught my eyes and i’d be trying something similar. For this, you’d need: A pair of suede Sandals   Multi Shaped Rhinestones and Small round stones Tweezers E 6000 Glue Small container Toothpick Creative hands Quick and easy Steps 1. Clean the surface of the portion of the shoes you want to embellish. It’s most advisable to embellish on suede fabric. 2. Squirt some of the glue... read more
Style Crush – Awed By Monica!!!

Style Crush – Awed By Monica!!!

Atlanta based Nigerian style influencer and blogger, Monica Awe Etuk is my style crush today. What strikes me the most about her is the way she can make one fashion item look like you’ve never seen it before even after she has worn it a couple of times and more. There isn’t so much to say about this fabulous wife and mom who indeed has her fashion and style on lock down. But there’s a lot to learn and i’m sure the pictures you’re about to see will school you. Take a look at what she did below with these color block platform sandals. Who would have thought they can be so versatile? Quite inspiring. Now to the Valentino Pumps Same shoes and totally different looks. I absolutely love it. And this is how you do black and white without looking boring. More Styles having fun with the Aquazzura PomPom sandals And even more fun in the sun You can see more of her style to get some inspiration on her instagram or visit her blog where you can also get juicy discounts and deals on some of her pieces. Peace, Love and More style Xoxo Jay... read more
In Her Closet – Episode 18 – Veronica Odeka

In Her Closet – Episode 18 – Veronica Odeka

Beauty and Fashion Entrepreneur, Veronica Odeka of Vane style and CEO of Nigeria’s leading nail polish brand Vane Polish knows her onions when it comes to styling.   Stylist to Genevieve Nnaji and other high profile Nigerian celebrities, she has been in the game for years. A former model, her sense of style is a breath of fresh air as she knows how to incorporate her colors and textures be it for a red carpet, corporate or casual look.   She’s the fourth of the stylists i have had since these series started after Ezinne Zinkata, Yummie Ogebor and Moses Ebite. Let’s get into the interview and see what this fabulous mom of 3 has In Her Closet. E INTERVIEW WITH VERONICA ODEKA JAY: You’re the style connoisseur, you’re original and authentic. Where did the journey to being a stylist start? Was it what you always wanted to do? VERONICA: I have been styling since i was a teenager, I modeled for 10 years and that was my gateway into styling as a career. JAY: It’s no surprise you have an amazing taste when it comes to footwear, what is your favorite shoe style? VERONICA: I love an open toe with detail. JAY: How much of the saying “beauty is pain” applies to you? Would you wear a pair of fabulous shoes, although uncomfortable just because they’re fabulous VERONICA: I try to avoid uncomfortable shoes and will opt for fashionable sneakers or flats instead. JAY: What are your favorite shoes at the moment and why? VERONICA: Marni sandals, Malone Souliers mules because they are detailed and comfortable. JAY: Genevieve... read more

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