Styling And Shoe Review

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 Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pumps in Nude and the Pigalle Follies in Black. My mum gave me the black pair as a graduation gift, she said she wanted me to slay while i'm looking for work. SMH, that woman is just something else. The nude pair came from my dad when i got my first job as an accounting assistant right after my NYSC. He said he was proud i got the job myself without getting him to 'push any buttons'.  I love my family, my life will suck without them. Tough love, but very genuine. "Your lover is here o", announced Dayo, my immediate older brother, as he came in to my room. "Who is your lover, you have come again?" i replied, checking myself out in my full length wardrobe mirror. I looked good sha. Hakeem had sent a text a few days back telling me he would be in town and would like for us to go out to lunch to catch up. He had moved to Dubai a year ago after landing himself a job with a multinational engineering firm.  I smoothed out my pleated skirt and grabbed my purse. Hakeem and i had been friends for over ten years. We met at the Teens Church when we lived in Surulere. We had hit it off nicely and remained friends over the years seeing each other through our many relationships and consoling ourselves through heartbreaks but were never intimately attracted to each other at any point of our friendship. It was a breath of fresh air from my other male friends who always found their way to asking me out or who i ended up being emotionally attached to. "This one you're looking so hot, later you'd say you are just friends" Dayo teased, heading back towards the door. "Dee, abeg free me, me and the guy are just friends and you know. If i wanted to date him, i would have" i replied, wondering what he was on about. "I'm just looking out for you sissy, i don't have any more tissue to clean your heartbroken teary eyes" He said and shut the door behind him. My eyes picked on my mum's Rene Caovilla Pumps she had worn to Sope's wedding waiting to be cleaned,bagged and returned to her closet. I made a mental note to get to it this weekend before the woman would have my head for dinner. For now, I was just going out to have lunch and see a movie with my girls after. "Mehn, Salewa, Hakeem has changed a lot o" Ivie said as she pulled up in front my house. We had just left the Maryland Mall in Ikeja to see The Wedding Party. Ivie Odiase and Aisha Musa Illo have been my best friends since our primary school years. Of course we all have other friends from our different Universities and work places but like peas in a pod, we have been inseparable. "You guys keep saying the guy has changed, me i don't see what you are talking about", i replied, as i collected the Saks5thAvenue bag Hakeem had given me from Aisha, while we were at lunch earlier. I was way too anxious to see what was in the bag, but he had insisted that i wait till i get home. "At least, i hope you can see the guy has eyes for you and before you ask me what that means, he likes you and wants to be with you, shikena" Aisha, the very say it as it is girl said, handing me the bag. "All i know is that, i had a good time, i'm tired and i need my bed. Good night girls!" i replied and got out of the car, sending them air kisses. It had been a good day and as i made my way into the house, i thought about Hakeem. He had seemed a bit strange at lunch, not his usual chatty self. He was a bit formal and i think nervous but i had overlooked it. With the girls' insinuations, i was starting to think again, but i couldn't quite place my mind on it. I got into my room, took my shoes off and placed them beside my mum's, so i would remember to clean them out. I was too anxious to open the bag and my heart literally stopped when i did. Not just one, but two pairs of Christian Dior shoes from the 2016 collection. I had kind of guessed they were shoes, it wasn't Hakeem's...

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. [caption width="400" id="attachment_3547" align="aligncenter"]4618829_image Monica Awe Etuk[/caption]

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. IMG_4994   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.

Dear Diary,

I had a good day today. Work happened smoothly, i turned in the project report just in time to meet up with my deadline. Mr Deinde commended me, yes the Mr Deinde. On my way home, i passed by Sole Divas Store sha... *Sigh*, i know i promised not to buy any shoes till March, but the shoes on display, Lord have mercy, the perfect  color and the price was just right. I couldn't resist jo, besides how would i reward myself for my hard work. i even think i may get a raise, so that will compensate. Anyway, that was the highlight of my day. Let me go and try on my new shoes, i must rock them tomorrow biko. Good night!

My name is Salewa Oni and i am a hopeless, irredeemable shoe lover. When i left home for work this morning, I had exactly 253 pairs of shoes. My latest Kurt Geiger bow pumps now brings the count to 254 pairs. Welcome to my world.

   In honor of her recent Golden Globe Awards, my Woman Crush this beautiful Wednesday is Tracee Ellis Ross.

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It's been a long year for many of us. And especially here in Nigeria, we can't deny the fact that the recession is biting hard. There's been a lot of shoe reviews on the blog and so many foot candy released through the year. Of course many shoe lovers have had to break bank just to get a pair or 2 of their favorite designers. And with the less expensive pairs, it's still been a struggle with the sky rocketing exchange rates. [caption id="attachment_3273" align="aligncenter" width="424"]4337990_14333709288193398230997503787222154872345n_jpg3573147a9026e69c5b8478684069db29 I found this really funny...[/caption]

Whoop whoop, it's December, one of my favorite months of the year. I'm in the holiday mood right now and wrapping up the year to better focus on the year to come. It will be a bit slow on the blog but remember to follow us on all our social media pages.  It's Christmas party season. What better reason to think shoesssss.... As usual there'd be a lot of events this holiday - from house parties to pool parties, end of year office gigs, fashion shows, concerts and anything you can think of. So I drew up a wish list of some of my favorite luxury shoes that scream Christmas. Here we go, [caption id="attachment_3252" align="aligncenter" width="650"]b7aebd27bb648bf13d726011884f3545 These Sophia Websters scream pool side fun paired with an all white outfit and over size sunglasses with a tall glass of Pina Colada....[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_3257" align="aligncenter" width="407"]nmx2wp0_mu Sophia Webster[/caption]

Think Pearls, Precious Stones, Swarovski Crystals, Studs and Spikes, I'm your ultimate embellishment shoe lover. Image result for rene caovilla ankle wrap embellished sandals I like all types of details, from embroidery to prints to paints and all forms of motifs, heel structures, textures everything in between. But today, I'd focus on foot candy from both luxury and high street brands and share some of my favorite ornamented footwear to adorn your feet.