ShoesDay Tuesday – Shoe Thrift Shopping In The Heart Of Lagos.

ShoesDay Tuesday – Shoe Thrift Shopping In The Heart Of Lagos.

Addicted to my Instagram timeline as always, I came across some posts from my friend and ex school mate, Nimide. Remember when she was shoespiration?. Nimide has an amazing taste for shoes, at least my kind of amazing. She could easily shop shoes for me and I’d have not a single complaint. We met up in Lagos during my last visit and talked about shoes (Of Course). Then she told me about a place I had heard of in the past called VESPA. It’s a thrift market for shoes. And this right here is why I love Nimide. Not everyone earns in 7 figures and not everyone can afford to spend 70% of their pay on shoes just to keep up. Being the queen of “stay in your lane” and “face your reality”, I was more than curious to find out more from her about the market and how it works. The plan was to go there together but distance would not let me be great. I thought it’d be really unfair to hoard this great find from you guys. With all these buys by Nimide, I don’t even need to go there to know it’s the place to be. So if you are a shoe lover or have a shoe fetish but can’t afford all the luxury brands or deal with the exchange rate and don’t have the opportunity to go abroad to shop first hand, this post is for you. You would rock your Vespa shoes and no one will ever be able to tell where and how you got them except you tell. After stalking Nims...

Shine On In Metallic Shoes!!!

A pair of Gold or Silver Shoes have always been an essential wardrobe staple to finish off the evening or red carpet look.   Now, metallic/holographic shoes have been in for more than 3 seasons in all their glory and apparently here to stay. For day time or night time, they are a stunner on any fabulous feet and add a lot of ooomph! to even the most casual outfit.   For a few seconds, visualize yourself in a plain white Tee and a faded out pair of jeans with these sandals below, lots of accessories and tell me you don’t see a winner. Even the most non conformist dresser will stun in it.     Since the release of the Spring/Summer collection by many footwear designers last year, the trend has caught on like wild fire and i’d be sharing some of my favorite pairs from luxury brands and high street brand as well. Enjoy     High Street Stores Couldn’t have done it better with metallic shoes, with their prices ranging from between 20 pounds – 100 pounds as opposed to 500 pounds and above from luxury brands   Indulge in metallics this season and take that look from bleh to glam in no time....

BUY RIGHT – Shoe Styling 101, The Thick And Short Legged

Just like we fit clothes according to our body shapes, we have to fit shoes the same way according to our leg types. It’s painful to the eyes seeing a woman uncomfortable in her outfit. She may be wearing the most expensive and gorgeous fashion pieces, but it counts for nothing when she looks like she needs help. I have been a victim of bad fashion choices and looking back at some pictures, i’m like “what in the world (or out of it) was I thinking???” I had to do some research and find out what would really work for me as opposed to following trends. Every woman, no matter the size, body type, height, skin tone can be a supermodel, all you need is know what works for you, add a dose of confidence and let the streets be your run way (actually stick to the sidewalks so u don’t get knocked down). I’d be sharing a few guidelines on buying the right pair of shoes according to different leg types starting with the Thick and short legged woman: usually have thick thighs and short legs with fat calves. If you find yourself in this category like Serena Williams, Alicia Keys and Jessica Simpson, I. Avoid wide ankle strap shoes or shoes that wrap around your feet/ankle, they tend to cut your legs into 2, making them look shorter. ii. Avoid overbearing patterned shoes or shoes with too many embellishments, they draw too much attention to your legs iii. Stick to heels like cone and block heels or platforms for a more balanced look. iv. Pointed pumps in nude tones are a...

The 73rd Golden Globe Awards – All The Hidden Shoes On The Red Carpet

A major Red carpet event of the year and certainly one of the biggest. At the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, all the stars came out to play. I am mostly always eager to see what the female celebrities have underneath their floor length dresses, but this year, i am taking a huge interest in the men too, seeing that men’s fashion has gone far beyond oxfords/tux and sneakers/jeans. Let’s see all the shoe moments we missed last night.     There’s always something to look forward to and this was certainly no different, my high point of the night was Denis O’Hare’s style? I love brave fashion and he pulled it off nicely....