Comport Yourself ... Or Not

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Sweater: Urban Planet// Shorts: Suzy Shier// Tights: Ardene// Boots: BTR// Wristwatch: Avon

P.S. I was freezing when we shot this outfit. So I couldn't comport myself enough to get some sensible pictures. LOL. Forgive me!




My Tripod And I

Sweater:Urban Planet// Skirt: Dynamite// Boots: urbanog.com// Earrings, Necklace, Belt, and Hat: Ardene// Men's Wristwatch: Avon// Bag: Louis Vuitton (Gifted)

Total Outfit Cost (minus bag):  Approx. $69.9

So I decided to get myself a tripod because it's so difficult getting someone to help take my pictures. Sometimes I do, but other times I get really disappointed by them on the day of the shoot! I'm also very particular about the look my pictures, so it's also challenging getting the 'perfect picture' because I do not have a professional photog.

Anyhoo, since I don't currently use a camera, I got a smart-phone mount (adapter) to be able to use the tripod with my Samsung S2. I strolled to the riverside to do some test shots, and it was a little bit of a disaster (LOL); however, I was able to get a few 'presentable' pictures. Oh! but these pictures did not occur without any hassle. I was running back and forth from the tripod to my pose... you have no idea! People were staring at me initially and I just couldn't be bothered. All I knew was I had to get at least ONE picture!  I ended up turning black because I spent SO much time in the sun. Sigh...

I'll keep trying, and hopefully I'll be a pro at using a tripod (with no remote - how annoying!) in no  time! How do you take pictures for your blog?




This Week's Obsessions + Help Me Pick A Shoe

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Spring time is here... officially; however, I honestly cannot be happy about it. It's still snowing and freezing cold here in Canada, and everyone is bundled up like eskimos...as usual. For this reason, I couldn't care much about the excitement of all the lovely Spring colors, but I'm really loving the striking prints, patterns, and textures for the season.

Which item is your favorite in this list? Which trend for this Spring are you most excited about? :)

Help Me!

So I designed some shoes, and chose my top ten. However, I need to pick one out of the ten to come to life. Which one should I pick?????? (Your opinion matters).




Giveaway Time!

Today, I'm co-hosting a giveaway with Get Gumball as a Gumball Ambassador, and you have to opportunity to win this fabulous silver-plated Damier Ring by Avant Garde Paris! There was a similar one I got in Ghana I wore here.

Get Gumball has collaborated with top brands like Michael Kors, Charriol, ASOS, Anthropologie, Tom Ford Beauty, BCBG Maxazria, and many more! So watch out for more weekly giveaways brought to you by Get Gumball and I!

You all know this blog is about fashion on a budget, so I'm very excited to giveaway this ring for free! :)

Follow the rules in the widget above to gain entries. For extra entries, comment below how you would style this ring in an outfit. (The more entries you get, the higher your chances of winning!)

Good luck




Black and White

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 Jacket: Ebay// Top: Sirens// Dress worn as skirt: Next (from 2009)// Necklace and Tights: Ardene// Shoes: Urban Planet

Total Outfit Cost: Approx. $83 (minus dress)

Hey guys, you can probably tell I've been so busy, but I will keep trying. This is just a simple outfit I put together in seconds. I have decided to put posts up from now at 10:00pm. What do you guys think?

I've been searching for a black skater skirt forever, but all the ones I found are way too short and out of my comfort zone, so I decided to improvise with my LBD that I have never worn (I think). Hope you like it! :)




Neutrals and Brights

Top: Urban Behavior / Pants: Urban Planet / Boots: Shoedazzle (gifted) / Sunnies & Case: Dollar Tree / Wristwatch: Avon / Ring & Bracelet: Old from Ghana

Total Outfit Cost: Approx. $42 (minus boots)

Photo Credits: My dear friend, Tomisin + his Iphone 4s

It's been a crazy semester for me so far, but hopefully, I'm back to making consistent outfit posts. Woohoo! I have a lot of outfit ideas planned out and I'm so excited to try them out, especially with Spring coming up. Stay tuned. :)

I'm on a haunt to find affordable jeans that FIT WELL! Like for real, I don't have a pair of jeans or pants that fit properly. Do you have any suggestions? 

Have an awesome week!




Shoes - I Can't Resist


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I found myself scrolling through LightInTheBox's shoe section during the week, and I was so excited. I normally don't like black shoes (I own just one pair of black shoes- which I have never worn), but after going through their shoes, almost all my picks turned out to be black!

I don't even think I did a really good job cutting down for this post. LOL. From this list, my absolute fave pair is the black and gold zipper bootie.

What do you guys think? Which is your fave? I think the one with the flower would be so fun for Spring/Summer! So cute!

(This is not a sponsored post)




I Am Beautiful - Ona

The main idea behind IAB is Empowerment, Motivation and Success. Many of us know that there are many issues concerning body image, social stratification and general emotional and psychological well-being of people. These issues have lead to too many devastating ends such as depression and death- in the form of suicide.
I would like to use this series as a way to destroy all that negativity and build up the self-confidence of our generation that is being tampered with by so many sources.

Relax and Enjoy...

1. What is your Name?
Ona Odum

2. What is your Nationality and Where do you currently live?
I am Nigerian by birth, residing in Canada

3. Which age group do you belong to? 0-17, 18-25, 26-40, 40 and above.
18- 25

4. Describe your personal style.
My personal style is very simple but dressy. That's all I know for now, because I am still learning about myself.

5. What makes you feel beautiful?
When I look beautiful, I feel beautiful. Its a cycle really, cause when I feel beautiful it shows.

6. What do you think of the current issues concerning body image and race?
To be honest, I thought twice about sending in this post, because body image is a very sensitive topic for me. I am very conscious of my figure, always have, and I don't know if the constant worry will ever truly fade. I have always had friends with the "perfect bodies", and the media gives us a certain standard as women to look a certain way. However, I feel that as long as you feel good looking the way you do, nothing else should matter... nothing else matters! If I decide to be as skinny as a stick, or I prefer thickness and curves, that is entirely my business, as it is my body. It is always about feeling good and being healthy first. Once I accepted the features I have, and learned how to dress to look half decent, I started loving my body.

7. Do you think the media has had a negative or positive influence on these issues? Why?
I cannot recall where I read that the media sets a double standard, but I completely agree. Dealing with what we see on the internet and on television as the 'ideal' woman can certainly drive women into complete frustration about their image, but there ARE positive things we see every now and again that remind us of the things that are important. On one hand the media motivates us to look good, and on the other hand promotes negativity towards certain body types.

8. What do you think of the current fashion industry and trends?
The world of fashion has always greatly interested me. Lately we are seeing designers and the likes push the bars a little too far. I still appreciate designers and fashion labels that still give us things that are wearable, but still very stylish. Not one to spend too much on clothing and accessories, so as long as forever 21 and Zara stay sane, I'm good!

9. What advice would you like to give?
The key is to NOT follow every trend. I preach simplicity always! Also, accept your body, begin to love it, and you will look and feel good for certain.

10. Share a fun fact about you.
I LOVE FOOD. Nothing more fun than food :)


Ah food! Who doesn't love food? LOL! You can check out Ona's blog here.

 I just think the world has changed to be in a way where the society feeds off the media compulsively. Whatever they throw at us is most likely what we take in, and because they know this for sure, they play with out thoughts and beliefs. A solution to this could be to set your own standards and beliefs (still socially acceptable), but unique and independent, and then live by those rules. 

Guys, IAB is a universal project, don't be just an observer, get involved. So far, we've had only Nigerians featured, and I know the demographics of my blog readers... and you are all definitely not Nigerians. So I'm just encouraging you to join in! :)