Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Stella's Lust List: Fall Needs

Stella's Lust List: Fall Needs

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Fall season is around the corner and stores are stocking up on fall items. I am excited about the new fall pieces and I am ready to get cozy in them.

Capes are items that I can't wait to incorporate into my fall style. This Chloe cape is very chic and I love the neutral tone mix. I also have my eyes on the budget friendly versions here and here. They will look great worn casually or when paired with jeans or chunky knits or over sleeved dresses for night outs.

Other fall wishes for me are brogues, leather and culottes. A big trend I foresee this fall/winter will be male inspired brogues and oxfords . I have been a great fan and since I have my one-year-old son to run around with, it is a great way to stay stylish and chic without the heels.

What are your fall needs?


Monday, August 18, 2014

Maxine Dress

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! What a great weekend! There is nothing more beautiful than spending quality time with family and loved ones. At times, I wish there was a day between Saturday and Sunday. :)

On Saturday, I took Nolan to a friend's daughter’s first birthday party which was fun. I got to meet other moms and it was amazing how much time we spent talking about our kids i.e. eating habits, schedules and school searches. Yep, school season is around the corner and in few weeks my baby Nolan will be starting school. I have started making a "back-to-school" list and fall pieces for him. I will be sharing some of the items on my list and where to shop for kids...and fall items for adults. On Sunday, after church, hubby, Nolan and I went out for lunch. The highlight of the day was Nolan’s funny reaction to the hibachi fire flame and he refused to seat on a booster seat for the remaining part of the night. Hubby had to carry him on his laps…  

In this post, I am wearing a Virgos Lounge dress. I have a soft spot for maxi dresses and this Virgos Lounge dress is no exception. From the warm color to the intricate embroidery and fit, it is very hard not to fall in love with this dress. The embroidery makes the need for accessories very minimal.

What I am Wearing:
Virgos Lounge dress (c/o here, similar here) // River Island sandal (sold out, similar here) // Ray ban MAC Lipstick -- two colors combined (here & here) // Ray ban sunglasses (here)

Friday, August 15, 2014


Prior to visiting Mexico, I heard so many great things about what Tulum had to offer i.e. the ruins and beaches.  A couple of days after our arrival at Playa del Carmen, we went on a  day tour of Tulum, which was about an hour from our hotel -Paradisus Playa del Carmen.  

The Tulum ruins are the most important archaeological sites in the Quintana Roo State. They overlook the beach including the giant pyramid-shaped Castillo. The architecture resembles that of Chichen Itza, which we also visited. Our tour guide took us to the pyramids and later, we went to the beautiful beach. I definitely recommend a visit to Tulum so you too can experience the history of the Mayans. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Surf Skirt

Hello beautiful people and hope your week has been great. In a couple of months, it will be Fall and I have been noticing many cute and fun sweaters such as JCrew’sheart and cable knit sweaters. I am looking forward to wearing capes and oversized coats. I particularly love this Chloe cape  and the color of this Sessun Reina cape poncho coat.

I am still enjoying the remaining summer months and my recent obsession with skater skirts like this JCrew surf skirt. The fabric is comfy and the floral print is very pretty. I styled it with a plain Tee and accessorized with a statement necklace which complements the colors of the skirt. I completed the look with my beige Valentino Rockstud for a unique touch.

Have a great day! 

What I am Wearing:
JCrew skirt (here) // Tee (here) // JCrew Necklace (here, love this here) // MAC Lipstick (here) // Ray ban sunglasses (here) // Valentino pumps (here, love this color here) // Michael Kors watch (here)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Stella's Lust List: Beauty Edition

Stella's Lust List: Beauty Edition

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I am not a genius when it comes to choosing the best skin products. I always experiment hoping to find a perfect match. In the past, I have shared the products I use on a daily basis and I still look out for newer ones to try. I have a very oily skin and during the summer and in warm tropical areas, it becomes very visible.

Over the years, I have learnt some tips to maintain a healthy skin. The following usually work for me

  1. Drink up: I haven’t been a huge fan of soda, coffee etc as such, I always carry a bottle of water with me. At work, this helps me remain hydrated so please, drink up. Water is great for your skin.
  2. SPF: Years ago, my mom taught me the importance of always applying SPF moisturizers. Over the years, I have been using Neutrogena SPF 15 moisturizer and it has been great for my skin. I also heard great reviews about La Mer (a little pricey)…if you have used it, what do you think?
  3. Exercise: Exercising for me is to stay fit while maintaining good health. After having my baby, I have tried to maintain a three days exercise schedule which includes running, cardio and taking long walks.
  4. Diet: Eating healthy reflects heavily on my skin. I don’t obsess about calorie counts neither am I a food junkie. I try to include veggies and fruits in my daily meal plan. Lately, I have been eating lots of bananas, broccoli and mangoes. I craved mangoes a lot during my pregnancy and I am surprised that I still like it.
  5. Rest: This might be hard for many folks including my fellow working moms. However, a good sleep pattern is important for skin health. The more rested I am, the healthier my skin appears to be. I have observed that on days when I am so busy, stressed out with little sleep, my skin starts breaking out. I try as much as possible to rest so please get your beauty sleep!

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What products do you use and what are your beauty regime?


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Monday, August 11, 2014

Bright Print

Hi everyone! Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. I am back to reality...yep, my amazing vacation is over. If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen snap shots of activities I did while on vacation and how gorgeous Mexico looks. It was a wonderful getaway for hubby and I and we are happy to be back with Nolan who of course, was excited to see us.  I will be sharing the first part of my vacation before the end of the week, so please stay tuned ;)

I grew up in Nigeria and my love for Ankara materials and African prints stem from my background. I love the vibrant colors especially when incorporated with different styles. During the "TUM Event" last month, I fell in love with this design . The print sets go together or can be worn separately as seen on my Instagram page a few weeks ago (with a pair of jeans).

I accessorized with a gold choker and bracelet and completed the look with Sophia Webster PVC sling-backs, which has an orange tone that complements the print sets.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Floral Hem

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! I am currently in Mexico celebrating hubby & I's fourth year wedding anniversary. This is our first time in Mexico and it is simply amazing. I will be sharing more pictures on the blog soon including activities and review of things we did. For the meantime, you can check out snap shots from the trip on my Instagram (@JadoreFashion). 

Have a great weekend guys…

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Over the seas...

Happy Wednesday! As you are reading this, hubby and I are air bound on a vacation to Mexico.

It is a much needed getaway in celebration of our love and our wedding anniversary. I am ready to relax, eat and enjoy all Mexico has to offer. You can follow me on Instagram as I document the trip. I have been so busy and unable to pack like I normally do as such, my bag for the trip is very light compared to previous trips (a pat on the back for me!)

We will definitely miss Nolan who is safely tucked in the company of two grandmas. This is the first time I will be away from my baby…. miss him already.

We are heading to “Playa del Carmen” and hoping to tour a couple of places including Tulum and Cozumel. I packed easy, breezy and comfortable outfits including a few fun prints (No heels...well, may be one!).

Here is a peak into more of what I am bringing along with me
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