Forever Elegant - Tojours `El`egante

Jacket: Light In the Box. Option 1 Option 2 Option 3   

Top: Urban Planet. Available here

Skirt: Boohoo. Similar here. I like this option

Belt: Light In the Box. Similar here

Tights: Ardene

Shoes: Ardene. Option 1 Option 2 Option 3

Rings: Ardene Similar here

Clutch, Earrings: Ghana

Total Outfit Cost: $80 (except clutch, belt, and earrings)

I sell African Print Clutches, earrings, bracelets and beads

I wore this outfit to Church some weeks back. Here in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, the weather is crazy... literally! Today it's hot and tomorrow it's freezing (gloves need!)- which explains the huge jacket in Fall.

Anyhoo, I love this Jacket because it's very warm, comfy and unique! If you read this blog often, you would know by now that comfort is No.1 for me.

I normally refuse to put on any heels less than 5 inches because they feel awkward on my feet; however, I decided to try these shoes and they weren't so bad! :D

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Top Ten Obsessions of This Week

We all know pointed-toe pumps and sandals are totally in style now. This pump by Guess has a soft faux hair upper is printed with leopard at the vamp and zebra at the back! And the Gold piping just tops it all up! Available here 

Burgundry/Oxblood is hot right now. There's a variety of ways to incorporate it into your style, and this is one of the many! Available here

We all know you cannot go wrong with an LBD!!! How about an LBD with studded shoulders and low-cut back? Available here

Another Burgundy piece. This is one of those 'I'm not gonna make you look... but my my skirt will' kind of pieces.(what?) I think its very girly, playful and yet chic, of course!!! Available here

Ooh la la! Speaking about attention, these should get the job done! This belt adds that little extra something you need to vamp up your outfit. It's versatile, elegant and classy! Available here

I love this dress! When I first saw it, I was like O-M-G and my mouth dropped open. It's simple, classy and chic all at the same time! This would be perfect for professional but stylish occasions. Available here

This dress is gorgeous! It's unique, colorful, fun, cute, gorgeous, beautiful, stunning, pretty.... and all the good stuff! I especially like the structured tulle skirt! Available here

This neon-colored faux patent leather heel is sure to make you stand out! Also, it is cute as a button! Available here

Simple, classic and elegant! This is so me! Available here

This dress by ASOS is very unique, and I absolutely love the vintage wallpaper print! Available here

If you're interested in seeing more of these, or you just want some great deals, you can check out one of my collections on LYST- My Style.

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A Glimpse of the African Pride


dozens of jewelry
Statement piece
beaded necklaces

dozens of necklaces

jewelry boxes
DIY necklace. If you'd like to see a tutorial, please let me know in the comments below!

 Some of you may know that I spent some part of my summer in Ghana, West Africa. I went home to visit my wonderful family after close to a year of being away. These pictures were taken at the Arts and Crafts Centre, Accra, Ghana. 
For so long, I had wanted to visit this place, but I never had the chance to. Finally, I got to visit this summer!!!
All these items are hand made by craftsmen, and brought here directly to be sold. This place is one of the major tourist attractions in Accra, so if you ever visit make sure you go see this place and get some goodies!

Did any piece catch your eye? My favorite items are the totes and necklaces!!
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Fall with Colors

Jumper: Walmart. Similar here
Jeans: Urban Planet. Similar here
Flats: Urban Planet. Similar here
Scarf: Ardene.
Earrings: Ardene
Bag: Louis Vuitton (Birthday gift)  here

Fall has come upon us so fast already. I was preparing my closet for it when I found this blue jumper in one of my suitcases with many more pieces of clothing I have never put on! Some of them, I have had for over 2 years!!! So, I decided to think of ways to incorporate it into my style, and this is what I came up with. I LOVE this outfit so much because it's so comfortable!
Comfort is everything to me, and so I ensure that all my outfits meet that 'standard'.

The studs on the shoulder, I added myself because I felt the jumper was too plain. I can totally see myself wearing this to one of my 8:30a.m. classes. What do you take into consideration when putting together an outfit? What do think of the stud trend?

Thanks for reading!
Pictures by my friend, Maryam. Thank you!


Comtemplating Committing Suicide?


Once again, this is not one of the things this blog is about; but I was like "why not post this?"

BTW, I got this from Facebook.

Kindly read this attentively. Make sure you are calm and not distracted.
Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You’ve had yet another horrible day. You’re just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you’ve written and rewritten over and over and over You take out those razor blades, and cut for the very last time. You grab that bottle of pills and take them all. Laying down, holding the letter to your chest, you close your eyes for the very last time. A few hours later, your little brother knocks on your door to come tell you dinners ready. You don’t answer, so he walks in. All he sees is you laying on your bed, so he thinks you’re asleep. He tells your mom this. Your mom goes to your room to wake you up. She notices something is odd. She grabs the paper in your hand and reads it. Sobbing, she tries to wake you up. She’s screaming your name. Your brother, so confused, runs to go tell Dad that “Mommy is crying and sissy won’t wake up.” Your dad runs to your room. He looks at your mom, crying, holding the letter to her chest, sitting next to your lifeless body. It hits him, what’s going on, and he screams. He screams and throws something at the wall. And then, falling to his knees, he starts to cry. Your mom crawls over to him, and they sit there, holding each other, crying. The next day at school, there’s an announcement. The principal tells everyone about your suicide. It takes a few seconds for it to sink in, and once it does, everyone goes silent. Everyone blames themselves. Your teachers think they were too hard on you. Those mean popular girls, they think of all the things they’ve said to you. That boy that used to tease you and call you names, he can’t help but hate himself for never telling you how beautiful you really are. Your ex boyfriend, the one that you told everything to, that broke up with you.. He can’t handle it. He breaks down and starts crying, and runs out of the school. Your friends? They’re sobbing too, wondering how they could never see that anything was wrong, wishing they could have helped you before it was too late. And your best friend? She’s in shock. She can’t believe it. She knew what you were going through, but she never thought it would get that bad… Bad enough for you to end it. She can’t cry, she can’t feel anything. She stands up, walks out of the classroom, and just sinks to the floor. Shaking, screaming, but no tears coming out. It’s a few days later, at your funeral. The whole town came. Everyone knew you, that girl with the bright smile and bubbly personality. The one that was always there for them, the shoulder to cry on. Lots of people talk about all the good memories they had with you, there were a lot. Everyone’s crying, your little brother still doesn’t know you killed yourself, he’s too young. Your parents just said you died. It hurts him, a lot. You were his big sister, you were supposed to always be there for him. Your best friend, she stays strong through the entire service, but as soon as they start lowering your casket into the ground, she just loses it. She cries and cries and doesn’t stop for days. It’s two years later. The whole school talks to a counselor/therapist at least once a week. Your teachers all quit their job. Those mean girls have eating disorders now. That boy that used to tease you cuts himself. Your ex boyfriend doesn’t know how to love anymore and just sleeps around with girls. Your friends all go into depression. Your best friend? She tried to kill herself. She didn’t succeed like you did, but she tried…your brother? He finally found out the truth about your death. He self harms, he cries at night, he does exactly what you did for years leading up to your suicide. Your parents? Their marriage fell apart. Your dad became a workaholic to distract himself from your death. Your mom got diagnosed with depression and just lays in bed all day. People care. You may not think so, but they do. Your choices don’t just effect you. They effect everyone. Don’t end your life, you have so much to live for. Things can’t get better if you give up. I’m here for absolutely anyone that needs to talk, no matter who you are. Even if we’ve NEVER talked before, I’m here for you. ♥

There are many causes of suicide. More people than you think have contemplated committing suicide at some point in their lives. Some of these causes are:

  1. Bullying

  2. Broken home/families

  3. Any form of violence

  4. Sexual harassment/abuse

  5. Body-image issues

  6. Strong addiction to drugs

  7. Teenage pregnancy

  8. Loss of a family member

  9. Broken dreams

  10. Hopelessness

The list goes on and on. Which other ones can you think about?

Now, please take the time out to think carefully; Have you been in this situation before? Do you know anyone who has or might have been in this situation? Take time out and reflect back on your life. There cannot be so many reasons for you to take your own life. The mere fact that you are alive today is proof that there's more hope for the future.

The truth is I am one of those people who have thought about committing suicide more than three times, so I know how dark it can be.

In Canada, 15 out of 100,000 people will commit suicide, and men commit suicide at a rate four times higher than women. Suicide accounts for 245 of all deaths of people between the ages of 14 and 25.

Please, let's get this word out and save our generation. Re-blog this or share it or something. Just do your best and let the world know. There's nothing you're going through that you cannot overcome.


Thanks for reading and have a great day,