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Recently, I attended a branding masterclass hosted by The BBCCompany. It was truly an enlightening experience with panelists such as Funke Buknor Obruthe, Kabir Shagaya and Nelly Agbogu. As the demands of the economy are ever changing and challenging, it is important that I take every available opportunity to better my brand Florence H. I had on a dress from one of my favourite Nigerian brands Odio Mimonet.

   

Outfit details – Bag (Hermes), Shoes (Aquazzura)

Never be complacent!

XOXO ?

 

 

I just had the most beautiful weekend in Ghana, and it felt really good to be back there after such a long time.

Despite the fact that I had so many events lined up, I manged to catch some me – time and Kempinski hotel made me feel at home.

The hotel is beautiful and I fell in love with the artwork and exotic decor. The service was great, the food was good and it was a very relaxed atmosphere.

The Presidential inauguration, which i attended was a ‘native attire’ themed event. I wore our traditional wrapper and blouse (Iro and Buba), with a modern twist. I love the very detailed fabric, embellished with crystals and pearls.

I was really running late on the day, and its such a tough decision trying to figure out if i should run into the car, or just take some pictures; so kindly excuse my facial expression…LOL.

For the inaugural ball, I decided to go with a bejeweled pink and silver backless gown. Yes! It’s 2017 and I’m starting to take more risks with my outfits, especially since my workouts started paying off. (Wink)

I enjoyed every bit of my stay in Accra Ghana, but it feels great to be back home to my babies. 

XOXO ?

One common quality across women from all around the World is that we all have a tendency to carry a handbag.  Whether big, small, designer, off-price, it doesn’t even matter, a lady needs her essentials.  My day to day is often so different, so it’s hard to really say in one setting that the contents within my bag ever really stays the same.  I travel often and attend various business meetings, so I try to make sure I have the most important items with me.  On any random day, the assortment of items in my bag can change significantly.  Here’s an example of a bag I used for a day out running some personal errands. 

First off, I wore a vintage Dolce & Gabbana chocolate brown leather handbag with an embossed detailing.  If you know me, you know that I like the finer things in life, so of course I keep a pair of designer frames to protect me from the Sun.  In this case, it was a multi-colored pair of Prada sunglasses with the perfect tint in the lenses.  To keep my lips moisturized, I’ve recently started using Restoration Skincare‘s great Lip Cream made with all-natural ingredients.  I then pair it with a pop of color from my lipstick provided by Lime Crime, and some light powder foundation from Max Studio for quick touch-ups on the go.  I also love accessories, and sometimes I might want to have options.  I had two bracelets in my bag that I could wear interchangeably with my outfit that day:  one was a beautiful decorative bangle by Hermes and the second was a beaded gemstone bracelet from a wearable wellness brand I discovered while in L.A. called Awaken the Peace.  For peace of mind, it doesn’t hurt to have a little extra Vitamin C in your life, so I keep a pack of Emergen-C handy if necessary.  If I have some time to myself during a stroll, I might want to listen to music, so I go for a pair of limited edition MCM branded Beats by Dre headphones.  Lastly, I make sure to have a good notebook and pen available to write down different thoughts as they come to me.

Like I said, the assortment changes so quickly based on my fast-paced lifestyle, so who knows what might be in my bag next week or even tomorrow.  In any case, I’d love to hear what your daily bag essentials are.  Leave a comment below with some of your favorite items!  Hope to hear from you.

 Love Abi,

I went on a short business (and some pleasure) break to London and even though the weather didn’t want me to be great, I “Abikd’d” myself through it all (Yes, I just used my name as a doing word ? )

I took the time out to take in some sights and spend time in some parts of London that I’ve never quite paid attention to. In trying to squeeze in some time to sight see in-between meetings, I had to find the right balance between professionalism and comfort. The challenge mainly came from the fact that I couldn’t possibly let my feet endure 24 hours of heels when there was so much WALKING to be done – a requirement when in London!! 

Beauty is pain but my health is more important . I always made sure to have a trusty pair of sneakers handy, to readily make the switch from day to night (vice versa) or  from corporate to casual. It’s no secret that I love me a good comfortable pair of sneakers and If I can work them into an outfit, count me in!

Lest we forget, I looooove my heels! WHO would refuse six inches of fabulousness 🙂

Thank heavens for  the beautiful location that is Alexandra Palace. Aside from the fact that you get a vast and beautiful view of London, it was such a serene environment that came with a whole lot of history. I definitely recommend it for an easy going, feet up-sun’s out- cold drinks outside- kinda day. 

Love, Abi.

 

Everyone has those items in their closet that they’re partial to; a week/ sometimes two cannot go by without the said piece or pieces making an appearance . They are usually stylishly comfortable pieces or pieces that compliment your personal taste, so you can’t help but give them the spotlight over and over again. 

I have a lot of clothes that I love but there are certainly a few pieces that become repetitive. Some of these items include :

– My Birkin . Not only is it a classic, it’s very utilitarian. I can throw everything I need in it. Literally everything!!
– My nude Aquazzura sandals because nude goes with every outfit.
– This black jacket from Jean Paul Gaultier which I loveeeeee!
– My Maison Michel hat because the Lagos sun won’t let me be great.?
– My Wedding Ring … I mean I don’t even take it off ever! 
– These Sunglasses from Dolce and Gabanna are my all time fave.
– Rochas has me hooked on these open toes.
– My love bracelets from Cartier… These don’t come off as well.. ever.

My gold Balmain choker neckpiece is just gorge.  My other all time Fave. (I have a lot of fav’s okay) *flicks weave*

Love, Abi  

TOP – BalenciagaJEANS – HudsonSHOES – Aquazzura BAG – Hermes

Believe it or not but my favorite go to look any day at any given time is a pair of jeans. I love my denim because I can dress up and dress down as I please. Today I have on this ripped denim jeans from Hudson, a white Balenciaga top with a pair of nude aquazzura shoes and my go to bag the Birkin.