Hey Beautiful people! I'm back with another collaborations, yay! 2016 is the year of collaborations. 

So today I'm partnering with Louisa of Lapassionvoutee to show you ways of styling a scarf. Louisa and I have been following each other for a while now and I must say she has grown so much, I love seeing the blogging ministry moving forward. Not to mention her shoes collection is to die for. 
From the pictures, you would notice a difference in the climates hence the different ways we styled the scarf.  While Louisa opted for the belted scarf look which is a trend I rocked here, I styling my scarf in place of a necklace.

Photography by Me

I'm sure you all remember this scarf from my recent outfit (here). Today I decided to still embrace the whole vintage trend while still keeping things modern. Hence I used my scarf in place of a necklace, added a brown belt to give my culottes pairing a jumpsuit look, see the importance of basics? And finally I opted for my lace up booties to edge things up.  
For tips on how to style scarfs check out this post. Would you rock this look? 

Head over to Louisa's blog (HERE) for more details 

Louisa is wearing:
Zara OTK boots (similar)
JustFab draped front cardigan (similar)
Thrifted loose knit fringe scarf (similar)
Asos bow metallic belt (here)
Get more details on her blog (here)


If you are an active Twitter user, then you would be familiar with the trending story on a Lagos State University student who graduated with a perfect score of 5.0 in pharmacy.

Now I don't know about you but when I heard the story I was like good for him but so what? I mean the truth is everybody wants good grades and good grades make a difference especially in an eduction system like ours but should it?  Remember when you were younger and when you came home with your grades, your parents would ask you, the person who took first, does he have two heads? That question just reflects the ideal of our society which is without good grades you will not be successful. Which brings me to another issue, school is not everything. Look at Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg, they all turned out great despite dropping out from school. 

Now as someone who has always excelled in school, Yes grades are important because they are your first impression in the real world but they don't guarantee anything.  No, I'm not saying students should fail, it's important to always do your best but at the end of the day, I believe our education system should start recognizing other forms of intelligence besides book smarts. 

What are your thoughts on this? 
BTW follow me on a Twitter @Princesssaudu, I follow back

Photography by me

Hey beautiful people! 
If I was asked to pick comfort over style, I'd pick comfort. I don't know what it is but lately I've been ignoring my heels and rocking the few comfy shoes I own. Its funny though, the old me would have chosen heels but now its flats all day. There's nothing I love more than free clothes which is why midiskirts are such a staple in my wardrobe. I paired this skirt (styled here) with a lace top worn backwards. 

I've rocked this look to work, church and a casual outing, each time I got compliments especially on my Gafa gladiator sandals  previously styled in a monochrome look here,  I think I'm out of ideas though, how would you style these babies? 

Skirt: Vintage|| Sandals: Gafasandals || Top: H&M

What would you pick? Comfort or style? 
Hey guy, I know I can't believe it's been a whole week with no post, my apologies.

Times have changed people, gone are the days where I shopped like crazy, bought new shoes every month and stored clothes I didn't wear.
While, I'm not exactly broke, I just can't afford to shop the way I used to (naija is hard). So if you're a chic like me who doesn't have as much cash to shop till you drop, then this post is for you!

Tip 1. Thrift
I could go on and on about my love for vintage. As I stated in my last post, vintage not only helps you to stand out, it also helps you save a lot of money and still get quality items. If you're not sure how to go about thrifting, then check out this post (here) for tips. Perhaps I'll do a full post on why I thrift. 

Tip 2: Sales
If you can't buy full priced items then why not wait till sales? Now in Nigeria, sales are not as crazy but our online shopping sites are doing a great job. TNLdesigns is even on sale now. And sites like Jumia, Payporte, Eve&Tribe, 5KShop have sales and discounts from time to time. You can also try Asos, well at least when the Naira behaves.

Haul post Here 

Tip 3: Think Basics 
Focus on building a wardrobe with all the wardrobe essentials listed here. You might not have money to shop consistently but the trick is to invest in items that can easily be styled in multiple ways. Before buying something, ask yourself, where would I wear this to and how many ways can I style it?

Tip 4: Tailored 
Since coming back, I've found it quite hard to get affordable clothes that suit my style. But with custom-made clothes you just buy your fabrics, get your design and there you go, clothes made specifically for you. Unfortunately tailors are unfaithful but we  can follow the footsteps of fellow bloggers Grace and Enkay, in learning how to sew.

Tip 5: Save
My last and final tip is to save. Sometimes you have to deprive yourself of certain things to get that item you want. If it's a pair of shoes, then rather than eating KFC, eat Buka food so you can get those shoes. 

What tips would you give to a fashionista on a budget?

Hey guys! 
What comes to mind when you hear the word vintage? Well, for me I think of bold prints, scarfs, flares, billowed sleeves, buttons and high waists.
Now, if you're an oldie on the blog, then you probably know just how much I love vintage pieces.

So why vintage? Well its cost effective, especially for a lady like me on a budget. Not to mention the uniqueness of the pieces, don't you just hate being caught wearing the same outfit as someone else? And finally with vintage, you can stay on trend without breaking the bank. So there, have I convinced you yet?

Photography by Victoria

So I thought it would be great to collaborate with Desola of Deemako, she has an eye for vintage as is evident in her vintage store. Not to mention, Desola just has a way with vintage items that just makes sense, don't you agree? 

Now for my outfit, I decided to break out of my monochrome theme of late and do a bit of colour blocking with red and yellow. I reached for my must have vintage piece, a pair of highwaisted trousers (styled here) and then added a scarf to spice up everything. Don't you just love how the scarf compliments the colour theme of this look? I aslo love that  Desola and I incorporated scarfs into our looks. 

Just a quick tip, scarfs not only help on bad hair days but are also great for adding a little something extra to a look. You can check out this inspiration post for more tips on styling a scarf. 

Trouser, Scarf, Top: Vintage ||Shoes: Forever 21 || Bag: Street Market 

Would you rock this look? Also, what's you take on vintage? 

Be sure to check out Desola's outfit details and tips on her blog (here)

If your a blogger or brand that would like to collaborate, then shoot me an email at princessaudu@gmail.com. One of my goals this year is to do more collaborations

Hey guys, this is just a quick motivational piece to get you started this week . I can't stress the importance of being thankful for what you have.

If only I had more money to shop
If only I lived in a bigger house and had my own car
If only I had legs as thin as a model's
If only I could eat lots of food and not gain weight
If only I didn't have to study for my exams
If only I could sleep instead of going to work
If only my parents were not so strict

So many If onlys but:

What if you had no money?
What if you had no home?
What if you had no legs?
What if you had no food to eat?
What if you had no opportunity to school?
What if you had no job?
What if you had no parents?

What would life be like then?
Stop wishing and be thankful for what you have
Because some people wish they were in your place

Outfit details will be up on Wednesday


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Hey guys, this is just a quick motivational piece to get you started this week . I can't stress the importance of being thankful f...

Remember when you were in grade school and everyone was your friend? Simply playing with someone or even sharing a treat, instantly made that person a best friend? Some of us even had up to three or four best friends. Well, in real life this same principle does not apply. Kindergarten was great and all but we must grow up because "who you accompany determines what accompanies you".

My selectiveness the people I associate with tends to come off as me being uptight and snobbish but that's okay. Whether you believe it or not the people you call friends have the power to influence you subconsciously or unconsciously and positively or negatively. I once had a friend who cussed incessantly and as expected this started to reflect in my language. Of course I cut ties when I noticed this but this is just a simpler, milder example.

A lot of us young people have been lead into bad choice because of peer pressure and unwise advice. It's easy to say oh, I can’t easily be influenced but it's better to be safe than sorry. Besides life is already hard on its own. So any friendship that is not impacting your life, should be put to an end. I mean why stress yourself?

Please be mindful of the friendships, relationships and partnerships you enter. 
"Who you hang around determines what hangs around you, association brings assimilation" 
(Dr Paul Enenche)

What are your thoughts on this?

I’ve talked about this topic here, so check it out!

Photography by Victoria

Hey beautiful people. Happy new month! It's been ages, I know. I'm still trying to get the hang of this new schedule. Though I hope to get back to posting more consistently soon.

For today's outfit, I thought I'd show a more corporate and classier way of rocking the sheer trend. If you refer to this post I mentioned my annoyance over this trend due to the level of nudity seen. But you know there is always a classy way to be trendy. Yes nudity does not have to be the new normal.

In styling this mesh shirt, I paired it with my trusty beige skirt (styled here, here). I've been loving the oversized look lately but it's all about balance. Which is why I opted for a pencil skirt. 

While this is an ideal corporate look, I work at a radio station, so it's jeans and flats all day. By the way if you in live in Calabar, tune in to Hit 95.9 FM

Skirt: H&M || Shirt: Vintage || Shoes: Bershka 
Where would you rock this too?