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Online shopping is the best option to get anything when it comes to convenience. I have shopped online for over 5 years now for almost anything you can think of. So, personally, I love shopping online for price slashes or sales and of course convenience. Although, a huge discount doesn’t count if the shipping fee is off the roof. So, to enjoy huge deals, I prefer to shop for items that offer free shipping. Online shopping has its pros and cons. But you can take advantage of some added...
Online shopping is the best option to get anything when it comes to convenience. I have shopped online for over 5 years now for almost anything you can think of. So, personally, I love shopping online for price slashes or sales and of course convenience. Although, a huge discount doesn’t count if the shipping fee is off the roof. So, to enjoy huge deals, I prefer to shop for items that offer free shipping. Online shopping has its pros and cons. But you can take advantage of some added perks offered by online brands to enjoy the benefit of online shopping. You can subscribe to Jumia prime to enjoy free shipping on Jumia expresses or food items for Lagos, Abuja or Ibadan residents. So, from my personal experience, here is a list of 5 best things you should always buy online.
Online shopping is best for clothes and accessories. This is because it is less stressful. Also, there are a lot of clearance sales, price slashes and free shipping options available on these sites. Online fashion brands like shein offers free shipping for orders above $49 worldwide. You can also take advantage of Chicme summer deals (use code CM15 to get 15% for 3 items or CM20 for 20% for 4 items).
As a shopaholic, I love the idea of window shopping for trendy fashion pieces before actual purchase. Unlike brick and mortar store where the attendant is trying to influence your purchase. You have time to re-think your choice and get items that you really need. So, in a way, online shopping helps to curb impulse shopping. Although, for clothes and accessories, you can either hit or miss. You can read my guide on how to shop online for fashion items.
Another best thing you should buy online is books. You can good deals on books online. For me, I prefer to buy e-books for paperback books. This is because they take up much space in the house. You can also opt for used books online at a very cheap price. If you’re a lover of e-books you can get good deals on Amazon or read books for free on Amazon kindle and bambooks. Bambooks is a digital platform where you can read books, magazines, comics, fiction, and non-fiction books. You will enjoy a 1-month free subscription after which you pay $2 monthly. You can read my e-book guide on how to create your personal style wardrobe on a budget from bambooks. Also, you can purchase my e-book on Amazon or read it for free on Amazon kindle subscription ($9.99 per month after 30 days free trial)
One of the major things a fashion blogger need to own is the ie home or mini studio equipment. My early years of blogging was hard because I had issues getting good pictures for my post. Every creative need to shop their home studio equipment to make content creation easy. We all know that good pictures attract readers more these days. Even on Pinterest, your pins don’t do well if the pictures are bad.
The best places to get your studio needs is online. There you get to really read reviews and recommendations of other users before purchase. To get my good picture for my blog, I bought a good Samsung A series phone, mobile phone tripod stand, background props, etc from Jumia and Aliexpress. We all know that Aliexpress items are either a huge miss or a hit. You can read my post on my best and worst buys from Aliexpress.
Another of the 5 best you should always buy online is kitchen appliances. We all need appliances in our kitchen to make our lives easy. One of such is a microwave which you can use to heat up your food or as a mini oven. I love online shopping because of the convenience and door delivery. So, I would recommend you shop for your heavy kitchen appliances like a fridge, sets of pots, microwave, etc. I have always put off shopping for my own fridge for the longest time. This is because of the stress it would take to buy, hire a cab, and take it home. So I opted to shop for a midea fridge online at Jumia. Delivery was super fast as they offer express shipping for heavy appliances. It took off all the stress as it was delivered to my home.
You may wonder why you should shop for a yogurt drink online? There are so many drinks out there that are being sold as yogurt. Some of them taste like fermented milk and sugar. It gets so bad, that the water clearly separates from the milk looking like a goat cud. So, I prefer to shop for yogurt online from brands that are well recommended by others who have tried them out. One such brands is to Refresh yogurt. I really love this yogurt. As a yogurt lover, I was impressed by their quality and packaging. They sell yogurt tailored to your needs in various sizes. And of course, they deliver to your doorstep. So, you can shop in bulk and store it away for at least 3 weeks. They also have yogurt in small and medium sizes and flavors. You can shop for your yogurt from refreshyogurt on Instagram.
Finally work is now business as usual. So, we need to put together a stylish outfit for work each day. Jeans is a versatile outfit you can wear to work. Although not all offices allow jeans as workwear. This is because it is not seen as a professional outfit. However, some firms allow jeans as a casual Friday outfit idea. For someone like me who works in a very formal environment, Friday’s are something to look forward too. You get to let your head down looking forward to the weekend....
Finally work is now business as usual. So, we need to put together a stylish outfit for work each day. Jeans is a versatile outfit you can wear to work. Although not all offices allow jeans as workwear. This is because it is not seen as a professional outfit. However, some firms allow jeans as a casual Friday outfit idea. For someone like me who works in a very formal environment, Friday’s are something to look forward too. You get to let your head down looking forward to the weekend. Also, you can business casual outfits to work on Fridays. There are so many options of jeans available but opt for those with a darker wash. That is colors like navy blue, black, etc. In this post, I will be sharing 9 ways on how to wear jeans for work. So, you can look professional even in jeans.
A classic white long sleeve button up shirt is a staple work wear wardrobe. Every working professional needs some white button-up shirt in their closet. It is simple, versatile and professional. For a semi-casual look, you can wear your jeans with a white button-up shirt. Also, you can wear a pair of sandals or flat work shoes. You can easily transition this outfit from day to Night by wearing a pair of strap heels and statement necklace. You can a classic white button up from Chic me. It also affordable.
Another way to wear jeans for work is with casual tops. Since it is Friday, you wear a simple casual tops with your jeans to work. I prefer to wear tops with unique details like a bow or ruffle on the collar. This is very stylish and work appropriate. You can also experiment with your casual tops top for work with denim.
Bodysuit is another outfit you need in your closet. It is a versatile fashion item item to own. There are several ways to wear bodysuit for work and casual outings. You can wear body suit with your jeans for work. Body suit are easy to wear for work. I love the fit that bodysuit give. It takes off the stress of tucking in your tops for fit. Also you can layer your body suit and jeans with kimono, blazer or style it with scarf. There are so many options you can choose from. You can shop for bodysuits for jeans from Chic me.
Another classic wardrobe staple you can wear with your jeans is a blazer. Blazer is a versatile wardrobe piece you need in your closet. There are several blazer options you choose from in the market. For summer you can add color to your outfit by wearing vibrant colors (e.g. orange, blue, red, yellow etc.) blazer on jeans to work. I also love blazers in patterns or strip with jeans for a casual Friday work wear. You can easily transition blazer on jeans from day to date night. You can shop for blazers also online from shein. I love the blazer that i got from this brand. The ruched sleeve on my blazer is stylish unlike the usual straight sleeve.
Turtle neck top is another outfit you can wear with jeans for work. Personally I love turtle neck because it also doubles as an outfit to keep warm in the office. The sad part for me at work is that even on a raining day, the air conditioner is always on. I just don’t get it. For such days, you can wear your turtle neck top on jeans to keep warm. You can read my post on how to dress stylish for your cold office. Also, turtle neck can be layered with a blazer, kimono, jackets, and scarves. You can shop for a turtle neck top from MyGraceful place. Use my Code TRENDSENSTYLEZ20 to get 20% off your cart.
Another way to wear your jeans for work is with cardigans. Cardigans are prefect if you need to keep warm. I personally prefer cardigans that are button-up or shirt-like. You can wear a camisole or bodysuit inside such cardigans. They are a wardrobe staple for summer especially for rainy or cooler days. You can shop for cardigans online or in your local market. Personally I don’t like to spend much on cardigans so I shop them from thrift stores. Thrift shopping has its pros and cons. You can read up my guide on how to shop the best fashion items from thrift stores. Also, you can check out my post on the top 5 best places I love to shop thrift clothes and accessories.
I love the breezy and casual feel of shirt dress. Shirt dress are a fun and versatile outfit you need in your closet. You can wear a shirt dress on jeans to work. Although a shirt as a top is a little longer, you can wear it with your jeans. You can easily transition this look from day to date night. With shirt dress on jeans you can transition this look in two ways. One way is to ditch your jeans for an after party on Friday. Another way to add a statement jewelry and heels to your shirt dress on jeans.
Another stylish way to wear jeans for work is with Tee shirt. Tee shirt is a basic wardrobe staple you need in your closet. It is a versatile fashion item you can wear with jeans for both work and casual outing. For work, choose tee shirt with plain solid colors like grey, blue, black, white, etc. If you work in a place that is less strict on dressing, go for a graphic or statement on jeans. This look you can easily transition from work to date night outfit with accessories and jewelries.
Who doesn’t love having long, beautiful, and strong nails? Well for all those who are looking forward to getting nail extensions and for that purpose. I have got some reasons that you must consider before getting nail extensions done for yourself! Here are some pros which I would like to share which I felt were really awesome after I had got my nail extensions done! So if you’re still unsure about why should you get nail extensions, this will change your mind. You can also check out my...
Who doesn’t love having long, beautiful, and strong nails? Well for all those who are looking forward to getting nail extensions and for that purpose. I have got some reasons that you must consider before getting nail extensions done for yourself! Here are some pros which I would like to share which I felt were really awesome after I had got my nail extensions done! So if you’re still unsure about why should you get nail extensions, this will change your mind. You can also check out my post on back to work outfit ideas for 2020. So, you’d be ready for work life after lockdown.
Nail extensions never made me feel that I have pasted a plastic nail on my nails. Although I started when I was much younger. However, after I got my nail extensions done it felt too natural. People would never look at it as if they are artificial but just look at it in an admiring way. This is either because they liked the shape of my nails or just because of the beautiful nail art!
But yes they even look fake many times, but only in cases where you haven’t got them applied in a proper way or maybe by a professional. So do get it done by a professional for a more natural look!
We might not have been gifted with the shapes we wanted to have, but nail extensions allow you to have any nail shape that you admire. You can any shape you desire. Almond shape, or the square one or maybe the ballerina nail shape, whatsoever you love, opt for it!
Yeah, you might have got bored of the stiletto shape that you have got the month ago and maybe now you want squared oval squoval shape so you have got all the freedom to get up, get the nails removed and try out another shape of your choice this time!
What a boon it is for those women who keep on trying out new things every month! Isn’t it?
If you are afraid that your hands would be weighing down because of the heavy nail extensions that you will get, don’t be! It’s going to feel very light once you have got your nails on! There is no hindrance in any of your tasks and so just feel free to have it on your nail tips!
Yes, it is an obvious concern that pops up in everyone’s mind as to whether it will be damage to your own natural nails or not? A big NO!
Your nails continue to grow as they were along with your nail extensions. Also, it doesn’t harm them in any way.
But yes they will be harm only when they are not removed properly. So, get them removed by a professional only to not cause any damage to your natural nails.
Women who have weak or brittle nails shall definitely go for this, as firstly it won’t harm your nails further and secondly it will give them a good look which also shows to the people that you take personal care, which is very important nowadays!
If you have this bad habit of chewing your nails very frequently then you should go for nail extensions very soon! This will prevent you from chewing your nails every now and then and also you will not have to worry about it for months until you get them removed, so by the time your nails are old enough to be removed your habit would have already be gone by now!
if you are choosing acrylic nails over gel nails then be sure for having more time with your beautiful nails! They stay longer and the tension-free mind that you would have got otherwise to take care of your natural nails!
Now as you have got to know why it so awesome to get your nail extensions done. So, why not get it done for yourself too!
If you do not want to incur the expenses of getting it at an expensive parlor then why not get your nail extensions done at home?
Read here to know how you can get nail extension done at home.
Hey! I am Shambhavi Maurya. I am currently working in a full-time blogger and the CEO at IndiGalleria. My Lifestyle Blogging site is Life Amuses. Being a blogger at my own venture. My interest in blogging took over me as a teenager. It involves me being a home styling lover and trying out new cosmetics. I also try out products and ways to beautify me according to the lifestyle that follows.
Some of us put off looking good till when we can afford to splurge on fashion. Looking fashionable is about how you dress not how expensive your outfit is. Moreover, a lot of those we look up to like big-name bloggers also shop budget clothes. This is also known as thrift shopping or Okirika. Thrift fashion is an easy way to dress fashionably on a budget. There are so many ways to shop for thrift in your local market or online. You can also read my post on the top 5 best places to shop for...
Some of us put off looking good till when we can afford to splurge on fashion. Looking fashionable is about how you dress not how expensive your outfit is. Moreover, a lot of those we look up to like big-name bloggers also shop budget clothes. This is also known as thrift shopping or Okirika. Thrift fashion is an easy way to dress fashionably on a budget. There are so many ways to shop for thrift in your local market or online. You can also read my post on the top 5 best places to shop for thrift in Lagos. There are so many gems you can shop from a thrift store. Like unique vintage pieces and fairly used name brands like Hermes, Zara, H & M, etc. In as much there are benefits to thrift shopping, it has it’s cons too. Here is a basic guide to thrift shopping for your wardrobe.
Have you ever been to a thrift store with so many lovely pieces? Then I guess you can relate to the fact you can shop a piece that you don’t need. So you need to look at your closet for things you need. This rule also applies to shop fast fashion brands who always in your face. Make a list of what you need to shop for at thrift stores. This will help you cross off what you don’t need while shopping. We all know the struggle to get nice pieces from the thrift store. The fastest finger gets the best outfits. Also, it will make it easier for you to move on to the next store if you can’t find what you want.
Another tip to note is to be ready to haggle prices. Sometimes the sellers inflate the prices to buyers. So, if it’s your first time the price may sound like a good deal to you. Be ready to beat down prices with sellers to get the best deal available for the product. So, you will save more to get more outfit through thrift shopping.
Who doesn’t get excited after shopping for a bargain? Sometimes the prices may be so cheap that you will get excited to shop the items without checking it. I have once bought two pairs of shoes in which I almost had an embarrassing moment in them. One of the shoes I bought for 1000naira was Balenciaga dupe. Imagine my excitement. The heel got ruined after one wear. So, check the items before paying for them. We know that thrift is fairly used so make sure the damages on the items are fixable. If you must avoid paying for damaged items because it is cheap.
The most appalling thing any buyer can stand is their clothes or shoes not fitting properly. The last thing you want is to shop for clothes that lack fitting. So that your friends won’t look at you like you borrowed granny clothes to wear out. Except you are all for oversized trends, try out the outfits for fit. You can use the seller changing room or wear the outfit on your clothes to check for fitting. Also, ensure you try out the shoes too. But if you love the outfit irrespective of how big it is for you. Get a good tailor to mend it for fit.
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Have you always wished you can travel as often as you want? Of course yes. Each year I plan to travel at least once for vacation. But as the year continues, this goal seems unachievable. We all know that money is an essential need for travel. And without it, you’re stuck in your daydream travel goals. Although money can be a limiting factor for travel yet you can travel as much as you want if you plan for it. So, for those of us who really want to get out there and travel. Here are 5 easy...
Have you always wished you can travel as often as you want? Of course yes. Each year I plan to travel at least once for vacation. But as the year continues, this goal seems unachievable. We all know that money is an essential need for travel. And without it, you’re stuck in your daydream travel goals. Although money can be a limiting factor for travel yet you can travel as much as you want if you plan for it. So, for those of us who really want to get out there and travel. Here are 5 easy ways you can save for travel that is convenient.
In as much as you want to set aside funds for your travel goals. There are some things you need to ensure that your saving goals are feasible.
Sometimes, setting a goal to save a large sum from your paycheck monthly may seem unrealistic. You have to inconvenience yourself let of go such huge sums. We all have bills to pay each month. And the essence of working is to be able to afford such bills. So, saving for travel doesn’t need to take a huge chunk of your salary. Buy a penny jar or box ( typically known as kolo or piggy bank) to save for your travel. You will be amazed at how much you can raise from your daily loose change dropped in your piggy bank. You can save the excess money from your budgeted home expense like grocery shopping or hair making. Also, you save tips from your workplace or transport fare if you have a free ride. You can save these small sums for about 1 year, 6 months or 9months.
The money gathered from home piggy banks can be added to other small savings to achieve your travel goals. So, for an easy and convenient way to save for travel, shop for a piggy bank. There are different options available in the market, Amazon, Jumia, or your local market like Oshodi, etc. I prefer a box with no lock that I can break at the end of my saving term. You can choose a box with locks or jars with a lid depending on what you want.
Another super-easy way to save for travel is through monthly direct debits. This takes a lot of discipline to achieve. Set up a direct debit of a small amount into another savings account, mutual funds, or Entrepreneur trust fund (ETF). My best way to save through monthly direct debit is through ETF. My reason is that mutual funds and savings accounts are easy to access especially when you’re pressed for cash. On the other hand, ETF keeps this money for you for a year. You can save as low as 1000 naira weekly to 10000naira weekly. This platform also has other benefits such as business advisory service, medical health check, and easy access to instant loans.
So, if you’re planning to go on a vacation by next year June, start saving as early as possible. You will get your money back by December every year. I always look forward to the cash out period. This is because all my small weekly saving through the year is paid back. You use such funds towards your next vacation. Sign up to Entrepreneur trust fund, add your debit card details and start saving.
In this case, I am not asking to live a pathetic life. We all know that as our pay rises so does your taste for things. So, if you normally take a bus to the office, as your pay increase, you will switch to cabs. This is because your buying power has increased. The easiest way to save for travel is to cut down on your luxury expense. Use discount codes for online grocery shopping ( from Jumia, spar reward card, or supermart ). For Supermart online grocery store, use code: Maggie to get 2000 naira into your wallet for your first order. Also, you can shop for clothes from online affordable sites like eBay, Amazon, shein, yoins, Etsy, etc.
Another way to save from clothes is through thrift shopping. You never know the gems you can get from thrift stores. I have gotten classic and vintage outfits from thrift stores. You can also read my post on the top 5 best places to shop for thrift in Lagos. The savings from your frugal lifestyle you will save towards your travel goals.
Another easy way you can save for travel is to sell items that you no longer use. You can declutter your closet of good fashion items you no longer wear. This outfit or items you can sell on Jiji or Instagram and proceeds put off for your travel. Asides clothes, you can include shoes, old furniture, bags or vintage jewelry, and list them for sale. Instead of throwing out pre-loved items, you can sell them out. This also helps to recycle and save the environment from waste.
The world is going so fast and lots of businesses are springing up daily. You can save money for travel from side jobs, business, or freelance jobs. Most businesses no longer require office workers as they trying to minimize cost. So you can apply for a virtual assistant role in such businesses. You can render services like customer service, content creator, social media manager, and sales agent. I will recommend you apply as a trust manager with the Entrepreneur trust fund to earn 200k monthly as a side income. To apply, send a mail to email@example.com. This job can also serve as a source of main income for some of you out there who need a source of income.
We seem to have spent the first half of this year at home. The reason is obviously due to it that should not be mentioned. Anyways, now the world is gradually easing back to work. Some of us are either working from home or back to the office environment. If you’re still working from home, you can check out my post for inspiration on work from home outfit ideas. Otherwise, it’s time to ditch the home wear for the work wears. After about three months of working in my pyjamas or legging,...
We seem to have spent the first half of this year at home. The reason is obviously due to it that should not be mentioned. Anyways, now the world is gradually easing back to work. Some of us are either working from home or back to the office environment. If you’re still working from home, you can check out my post for inspiration on work from home outfit ideas. Otherwise, it’s time to ditch the home wear for the work wears. After about three months of working in my pyjamas or legging, now I have to transition to work wear. So, to get you ready for the office style, here are a list of 6 back to work outfit ideas you need right now.
As a working professional, your typical work week may involve an early morning rush with little time to get coffee. Also, you may get home late and exhausted to start planning your outfit. A simple workwear outfit idea you need in your closet is a dress. Dresses are so easy to wear with little styling effort. All you need is to add a necklace or wristwatch and a pair of heels to start your day. There are so many options of dresses you can choose from. Midi dress, bodycon, stripes, or A-cut or belted dresses. Personally, I love bodycon dresses or belted dresses. These types of the dress make it easy to look put together. So, I opt for dresses that flatter my frame. You can shop for work dresses from Chic me. They are so many options; floral dress, stripes or bodycon
Another outfit you need to get back to work is a structured blazer. It is a versatile outfit you can wear on casual tops, tee shirts, or bodysuit as workwear. So, with a blazer, you can easily transition your casual wear to work outfit. I work in a place where the air conditioner is directed at me. So, my blazer is useful to keep me warm while at work. After work, I do take them off when it’s warmer outside. Also, there are days where you need to party with colleagues after work. A blazer on a dress or tank top makes it easy to transition from work to party wear. All you need is to switch your flat workwear to heels and statement jewelry.
For your back to work ideas, add shop for vibrant color or pattern blazers for your summer work wardrobe. This adds a touch of color to your work wear.
Turtle or roll neck top is a staple wardrobe piece for your workwear. I love this outfit because it is so versatile. You can get a lot of use from a turtle neck top. Moreover, it is a classic wear. As workwear, you can wear it with so many bottoms. You can wear your turtle neck top with a midi skirt, maxi skirt, or pants. You can also wear it with denim pants as a business casual outfit. Turtle neck tops can be layered with a blazer to keep your warm at the office. I really love layer my turtle neck top with a blazer. It is stylish as workwear. You can shop for a turtle neck top from chic me or shein. There are so many options to choose from.
Basic wear is very useful as workwear. They are also essential and versatile pieces you need in your closet. Basics are bodysuits, tank tops, tee shirts, jackets, etc. We all need this basic outfit for both casual and workwear. One of my best basic outfits is a bodysuit. Bodysuits are like onesies. It is versatile. You can get as many books as you want with a bodysuit. For work, you can wear a bodysuit with a blazer or jacket. Also, there is a stylish bodysuit you can choose from that are super easy to style ad workwear. I would recommend shopping bodysuits as part of your workwear staple.
Other basics you need as workwear are well-structured pants, denim pants, midi skirts, bodycon skirt, button-up sleeve shirts in as many colors as you want, and of course pleats. I love pleat skirts. Also, pleats are huge as a part of the 2020 fashion trend. You can also read my post on 2020 fashion trends you need to jump into.
Another of the 6 back to work outfit ideas you need right now is a shirt dress. A shirt dress is a classic fashion piece to own. You can shirt dress both as a workwear or casual outfit. A shirt dress is not really classic Monday wear if you’re working in a firm that is strict on dress code. I also work in such a firm with strict rules on the dressing. Since the rule is always less strict on Fridays, why not? You can wear your shirt dress to work on Fridays or Thursdays as I do. For me, a striped button-up shirt dress is classic workwear. Also, you can shop for your own shirt dress options from Chic me.
Knitwear is always a look for me. I love knit outfit because of its cozy feel. You can wear your knitwear either as work or casual outfit. Also, for those of us working from home, you can wear knits for your zoom meetings. Personally, I love this year’s knitwear with rainbow colors. The horizontal stripes rainbow knit is a classic. For your workwear or work from the home outfit, you can shop knit tops, dresses or sweater top.
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