My Style || NYFW Inspo Florals: How to Style a Gypsy Skirt

Happy new month in arrears everyone. It’s been a minute or two since I blogged for reasons that shall remain nameless for now. I am however very sorry for taking so much time off and I am excited to be back😁.

The NYFW just concluded and one of the major trends was FLORALS – I am talking head to toe, free flowing florals .Florals are nice fun and flirty but if you go wrong with them, you get florals that screams old school curtains or dining clothes.

Does anyone remember the gypsy skirt craze of 05/06. Well I remember because my mum bought matching skirts for my sisters and I. We looked so cute in them, but I digress.

I fell in love with this piece when I saw it, there was something about the pattern that I just couldn’t let go of. Plus it was thrifted so it may have been the low price that was exciting me 😁.

I love the fact that it’s free flowing and makes you feel like you are wearing a cloud. Seriously guys, this skirt is so comfortable I could wear it everyday.

THE LOOK

This look is very muted and minimalist,  because I felt the true star should be my flowery skirt. I paired it with a plain black long sleeve shirt, a pair of flat brown sandals, a simple blue heart pendant and a china blue cross body bag.

Plus my mane, that I felt just fell into place that day…. thank God for small favours.

This look is super causal and very laid back. It’s something you can wear to the movies, nature walk, for a good mall crawl or the great pastime of window shopping.

You can substitute the flat sandals for a pair of white tennis shoes for a sportier look. Or try a great pair of heels for a less casual look. You can also switch out the long sleeves for a shorter sleeves shirt if you are one of those long sleeve hating people 😒.

What do you think of the floral trend? 

Is it here to stay? 

And are you team ‘gotta have it’ or ‘make it stop’ 

Let me know in the comments 

5 Things I am Grateful for

Hi everyone, it feels great to be back, I was under the weather for the better half of last week.

I couldn’t even put out a post on Friday. I am feeling much better though and ready to tackle this week head on.

Sunday was the 50th day of 2017. It’s no big deal but I am grateful, especially after being sick. Which is why I decided to list the 5 things I am grateful for so far.

1. Sewing -I have always wanted to learn how to sew. It’s just a curiosity that has never left and I’m grateful that I am doing just that now.

I have been doing it for almost a month now and I am progressing quickly – not to toot my own horn- my instructor says so.

I have a dream that one day I won’t have to spend a lot of money on clothes. A dream that one day I will sew everything I want and my mama will be jealous 😈.

2. My Blog – How much love I have for my blog is often underestimated. I am the kind of person who overthinks every little thing and wonders ‘what will people think’ ?, ‘is it good enough’ or ‘am I good enough’ ?.

My blog exhausts me and sometimes I want to take a break but, that tiny smile at the corner of my mouth when I am writing a post or when I get a comment – it’s worth it.

The fact that I am still blogging is a testament to my growing up. Yes, I still panic and feel insecure about myself and the blog sometimes but Ada is getting there!

3. Repj360 – This is the name of my friends’ band (yes my friends are in a band, I am cool like that😎).

Seriously though, it’s easy to give up on your artistic dreams given the way our country regards creatives. It is okay to be a Doctor, Lawyer or Accountant (not that there’s anything wrong with these professions) ,people are always praying for God to help you.

Mention a mixtape however, and what you will hear is ‘this one is not serious’ or ‘you just wasted your parents money’.

These guys keep pushing through and I am really proud of them.  I wish I could support them more but I do too little (God help Me). They have 2 singles and a love mash up which are all wonderful but don’t take my word for it, go to their website and check them out for yourself.

4. My KStote bag – Anyone who reads my blog will know that I am a little a lot obsessed with this bag.

NO I am not being paid to advertise but I am super excited that it’s on its way FINALLY!!!! and I think I will do a style post on it soooooooon.

I absolutely love the inscription on it, it’s artsy and inspirational but not pretentious,  can’t wait to show you guys.

5. My Family – This may sound cliché but I don’t care. I love these people because in their own individual way each one of them has annoyed, inspired and loved me.

I’m grateful, for my DD who always asks about my blog even though he has no idea what it’s s about, for my mama who makes me laugh and who I fight with everyday, for CA who is my third pair of eyes and whose random suggestions are always great and manage to fuel my creativity, for EA who is my photographer and my proofreader (I don’t know what I will do when you guys go back to school) and finally for G.O. who should really show more interest in my blog 😒, but is my IG day 1 nigga.

I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH

What are you grateful for, even if you can only name one, I assure you it will go a long way. 

Let me know in the comments. 

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How I Grew My Hair an INCH in ONE WEEK || The Inversion Method

So, tomorrow is Valentine’s day. I have really been struggling with what to post. It’s not as if I didn’t know what to post, I have already scheduled my posts for the month (it’s amazing how organised my blog is compared to the hot mess of a whirlpool that is my life- but I digress).

The thing is almost every blog was doing valentine this valentine that…. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed reading some of them, but valentine has never been a big deal for me whether I was a single pringle or a couple at the time.

So I didn’t have want to do anything very valentine-y but my God the pressure😦, I was already about to cave but I told myself

“ADA BE TRUE TO YOURSELF”

So this post will be what it was initially supposed to be about LOVE. Love for that beautiful mane on your head. Sorry for the rambling now lets begin.

If you remember my hair regimen post, I mentioned that there were some things I would like to try on my hair. Some hair growth tricks and the Inversion method was one of them and I finally did it.

So I will be telling you what exactly I did, how I did it and my results.

THE INVERSION METHOD

Basically the gist of it is you massage the oil of your choice into your hair while your head is in an inverted or upside down position.
This is to be done for 7 days and is supposed to give you an inch of growth.

However, I modified my own method a bit.

1. I combined coconut, castor and olive oil.

2. I boiled some water, put the oils in a bottle and put said bottle in the water to get the oil mixture warm.

3. I sectioned my twists into 3 and massaged each section for 1 minute and 30 seconds. Then I massaged my whole scalp for 3 minutes.

4. Finally, I inverted my head for 5 minutes.

I did this for 7 days and the pictures below show my results. I should probably have measured them to be sure it was exactly 1 inch but I don’t know why I didn’t.

MY RESULTS

I think there was some growth probably close to 1 inch so I know the method works because, I didn’t use any other products during the 7 days.

WOULD I REPEAT ?

To be honest guys this was really stressful and if not for the fact that I wanted to blog about it I would have quit at day 3.

I think I will do it again maybe later in the year.

So what do you guys think, are you going to try the Inversion method?

Yes? Then please let me know your results

No? Why not?

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Book Review || The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Currently Reading : The Murder Room By P.D. James

P. S.  There’s a freebie at the end of the post 😁
Photo Credit : bathtimereads.wordpress.com

The Husband’s Secret says

“Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death.
Imagine too that the letter contained his deepest darkest secret – something with the potential to destroy not just the life you have built together but the lives of others as well.
Imagine then you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive.”

Celia Fitzpatrick is your average Australian mom. Successful Tupperware saleswoman and mom to three lovely girls everything is perfect; that is until she finds her husband John-Paul’s Letter.

Tess O’Leary’s husband has just let her in on his own secret. This secret has entered her running back to her mother’s house and her ex’s arms – the almost perfect Connor Whitby.

Finally , there’s Racheal Crowley whose daughter was murdered years ago, the killer was never found and nobody knows who the killer is –  except Racheal of course and she is sure of it.

Liane Moriarty makes lives of these people and those around them intertwine in unbelievable ways. This gives a novel that rocks you gently before hitting you with its cold hard unbelievable truths .

I promise you will be totally surprised by the end of this book. It is alsoone of the better mysteries I have read.

It begs the questions:

What will you do to keep your family together ?

Do you think all secrets should be shared between man and wife? and;

In addition, how long and how well can you keep a secret ?

Here’s a free pdf copy of

The Husband’s Secret

I hope you enjoy the book, and when you are done with it, please don’t hesitate to tell me at you think of it either here on the blog or on my Instagram.

My First Blogging Failure and How I am Dealing with it.

This week kind of started on a bad note for me. I experienced my first major blogging failure. This is what happened:

I had the perfect post all planned out for the blog. All I needed to do was take some pictures this weekend and for several reasons, it fell through.

Even though I have always had some difficulty with pictures, I didn’t expect it to happen now. Why? I planned ahead and did everything right.

I was very disappointed because that would mean I’d have to move all my posts and my social media (especially instagram) around. This is because I tend to schedule and plan everything ahead.

I felt so depressed I said I wasn’t going to post anything this week. I thought after all how many people are reading my blog anyway,  nobody will know.

Then I thought “YOU WILL KNOW”

It’s true I would know and I would feel it even if no one else did. Several bloggers write about their struggles and the various ways they have encountered failure.

I thought ‘well I will handle it when my turn comes’,  but the thing is it’s hard, thats why it’s called a struggle. I felt crushed and just very ‘bleech’, I don’t even think that’s a word.

As I am typing this, I feel better, not great because, I mean I would still love for things to have gone smoothly.

I smiling a bit because I am blogging and it makes me happy.

 I am smiling a bit because I know I am thinking up ideas to make that post happen.

I am smiling a lot because I know that I am going to have a post up today.

I am smiling because in small victories like this, I reaffirm my dedication and will to achieve something extraordinary.

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So guys my advice to you – even though this is not my forte- is PUSH THROUGH. 

Bad and unexpected things are going to happen but if you just keep moving, it gets better.