To Layer or Not: What’s the Verdict? – StyleByToyoC x Ladunni Lambo

Hi,

How’s your week going? Mine has been so so to be honest. I have been having blah days but looking at how this shoot came out made me smile so I hope it makes someone’s day better.

I came across the brand during LFDW 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria and I loved how she infused Aso-oke (hand loomed cloth woven by Yoruba people of western Nigeria) in the collection. Ladunni Lambo is a womenswear brand and offers classy and sophisticated pieces for the modern day woman. I am wearing a piece from her SS17 collection (here).

As a style blogger, I am now becoming more aware about the brands I work with because there has to be a connection between the brand and my identity. I am highly impressed with this brand because it embodies African culture and modern femininity. I cannot lie I felt confident, sexy and classy (hehe). I really love this piece because of the versatile way to rock it. Ladies, which do you prefer? I can’t decide.

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That’s a Wrap…StylebyToyoC x NKWO

Hi Guys,

This look finally is up here…Yayyyy…:)

How’s your weekend going? It was raining here in Calgary, so I’ve been catching up on shows. I watched the whole season of the Quad on BET, so now looking for more series.

I am excited to share this look with you but a little background about the designer. NKWO is a womenswear label whose pieces have been featured in NYFW 2008 and collection has been sold in the luxury brand store Galeries Lafayette.

The pieces were first seen on the runway show during LFDW 2016 and I was really impressed because her pieces showed a great blend of modernity and African culture.  My love of white and denim knew new bounds. You know in 2016, I rocked a lot of white/off-white looks, white can be difficult to pull off if not done right. I usually say accessorize with bold colours and always carry a stain remover in your bag (very important hehe, trust me).

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Puff Sleeves Out to Play – TokaToka x StyleByToyoC

Hi lovelies,

How are you doing? I have been busy taking loads of pictures, just waiting for the official pictures to come out. So for those outfits you have seen on Instagram are coming soon to the blog…please bear with me, thank you ;).

In the meantime, how gorgeous is this dress guys? Head over to my Instagram to find out the behind the scene story. I totally love this dress, puffy sleeves is definitely a trend that’s out to play and I’m falling for it. I love how elegant this dress is and you can definitely wear it to different occasions. The detail has a cut out also, check it out below and a little low back but still conservative.

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Travel Series: Scribbles & Graffiti – Collaboration with Toka Toka

Hi Guys,

How are you all doing? I have been enjoying my stay here in Baltimore, MD. The weather is so amazing here and had the chance to wear my playful chic print culotte set. TokaToka is a Nigerian brand and offers effortlessly chic pieces. I came across the brand in the new year and I knew I had to get a piece from the collection because it’s suited for my fun personality. As a fashion blogger, getting quality pictures is key so I had to find photographers in the Baltimore area and came across Marqel. Marqel has an amazing personality and made me feel comfortable during the shoot. I loved the slits on the culottes, that was what caught my attention. This brand ships worldwide and the pieces are affordable, you can check out their page below.

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KEEPING IT CASUAL – NEWSPAPER PRINT TOP

Hey guys,

Any plans this weekend?

Do you remember when Carrie Bradshaw wore the newspaper print Dior dress on SATC? Couple of years back I fell in love with the newspaper print by Ituen Basi, a Nigerian Designer. The newspaper print is part of the Double Take collection. The designer used iconic images from her previous work to create the newsworthy fabric. This piece is definitely a timeless one and a conversation starter.

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