Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jumping for Joy


This picture captures my current and on-going mood. I pray that God continues to overwhelm me with His unending joy.
*taken on my birthday in 2014*

Yesterday, January 12, 2015, marked the first day of the last semester of my undergraduate years. Words can even begin to describe the thoughts and emotions that's constantly running through my mind.

A part of me is still shocked at the fact that, I'll be a graduate of Business Management in some months. The other part of me is completely grateful to God, for bringing me this far. Truth be told; without Him I couldn't have come to this point in my life.

Through the good, bad, and ugly, I've experienced God's faithfulness, even when I wanted to give up. To say it's been a long journey is quite an understatement. The journey continues, but I know God is with me every step of the way.

Isaiah 55:8-9- "For my thoughts are not your thoughts neither are my ways your ways", declares the Lord. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts." 

The best is yet to come!

xoxo
Oluwaseun

Thursday, January 8, 2015

10 Winter Essentials

Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you started out the year on the right foot. It's so crazy to think that we are in 2015. Time just always seem to fly, literally.

To welcome in the new year on my MyStyledExpressions, I'd like to start of with a list of Winter essentials. Over here in Minnesota, we experience frigid temperatures (like today) quite frequently during the winter time. I don't know about you, but being warm (and fashionably) during the colder months is dear to me.

10 Winter Essentials
  • Coat- Oh. My. I love coats. I can't get enough, but I do suppress my cravings, as I'm currently in school, and definitely need to cut my coat (pun intended) according to my size.
  • Hat- I NEED to get into the hat game. I have hats, but I can use more stylish ones. Hats keep your head warm; which is an important aspect to dressing in the Winter time. Once your head and feet are warm, you can ensure your whole body to warm me too.
  • Gloves- Bare hands during extremely low temperatures will cause frost bite. No, it's not being fashionable. You can stay warm and stylish during the Winter time. Invest is durable gloves, or mittens, as mittens are known to keep the hands more warm than gloves do.
  • Boots- you can't have Winter without boots. Tall, ankle boots, lace up boots, boots with heels, leather boots. You name it. I love boots. Love is even an understatement. My roommate can verify. Haha. I have various kinds, and I'm always looking to add more to my collection. 
  • Sweater- along with denim shirt, sweaters can also be dressed up. You don't have to layer sweaters, but you can glam it up with a statement necklace or pair it with faux leather pants, for an edgy look.
  • Tights- I love wearing dresses and skirts, especially during the colder months. The fact that I feel more feminine is them is an added bonus. Because of my love for skirts and dresses during the colder months, I make sure I have sturdy tights to wear underneath. Going out without it won't only leave you cold, but it's just not cute walking around being cold, while trying to be fashionably. Nah uh.
  • Crossbody bag- Who wants to walk around in the Winter time, struggling to keep your bag on your shoulder? Definitely not me. I find it easier to run errands with a crossbody bag. I just toss it around my shoulder, adjust the straps, and I'm good to go. No more hassle, and my hands are free to shop around.
  • Faux-fur scarf- Ahh. These are so warm, and adds instant glam to any outfit. I have a grey pair that I purchased years ago. A simple all black, or neutral outfit can be glammed up with a faux-fur scarf of any color.
  • Denim shirt- I know it's being around for a while now, but you can never go wrong with layering your sweater or cardigan with your denim shirt. Denim shirt looks chic no matter how it's styled. It's definitely my go-to look, maybe a bit too much. I currently have 4 denim shirts.
  • Duster cardigan- I adore the duster cardigan. The length, style, patterns are endless. For a simple, laid-back look, throw a duster cardigan over a plain tee, high-waisted jeans, and accessorize with a chunky necklace and crossbody bag. Simple has never been more chic
So, what are your Winter essentials? 
Share in the comment box below :)

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xoxo
Oluwaseun


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Multicolor Blue

Hello, and Happy December! It's my mommy's birthday month, and she'll be turning 50! How can I not be excited?



 On Saturday, I attended a 40th birthday celebration of a friend of my mom's friend. Lol. The theme colors were blue and yellow/gold. I already planned to wear this outfit before coming home for Thanksgiving, but when I found out I'd be wearing one of the chosen colors, I was a bit bummed. Haha. I later cheered up though, because the outfit turned out better than I expected. Don't you think?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Motivational Moment: What Are You Thankful For?

Happy Thanksgiving. May you and your love ones continue to have reasons to give thanks.
 
What I am thankful for:
  • My family here, and in Nigeria
  • My siblings; elder sister
  • Education; not everyone has access to one
  • My roommate
  • My friends; both far and near
  • My health
  • Public transportation
  • A place to call home
  • My walk with God
  • My church
  • Clothes to wear and food on my table
  • I'm also thankful for YOU! Yes, even though I haven't  been a constant blogger, you still choose to stay. Thank you!
  • ...and so much more!
This verse has been on my mind for quite a while, so I'll share...
 
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT): Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
 
Whatever it is you do today, wherever it is you choose to go, whoever you choose to celebrate today with, be thankful. Remember to count your blessings, name them one by one, and continue to live with an attitude of gratitude, even after this day.
 
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

What are you thankful for?
 
xoxo
Seun

Monday, September 1, 2014

Tips on Accessorizing

Happy Monday. Welcome to the month of September! Phew. How time flies!


Do you like to accessorize your outfits, but are not sure how to go about it? Well, you're not alone.


I love accessorizing my outfits, but I rarely do. Why? Not because I don't want to, but sometimes, I'm just not sure how to. I fear going overboard with my accessories, so my outfits always have minimal accessories. When I do accessorize, I love to go with gold. I usually pair my boyfriend style gold watch from Target with some 'fancy' or simple style earrings (pearl studs are my go-to) with a ring or bracelets. Other days, I pair a statement necklace with my go-to pearls.



In my effort to accessorize more, I decided to put together a list of tips on accessorizing any outfit, and go from drab to FAB. Check out the tips below: