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OOTD: Spring Monochrome

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I thought this fabulous Mohair Coat was my best vintage find ever….Until I stumbled upon this Levi’s Denim Jacket at Harper & Lewis Vintage boutique in the Bullring. I love denim so much and the cut of this was 100% DOPE. I had to have it. Plus it was on the sale rack (for £30). WHOOOOOOPWHOOOOOP. I literally danced out of there.

It is so stylish and warm enough to be warn through out the year. It will be the object of my affection this summer.

I’ve just been too lazy lately to be even bother with twists out on my hair (my go to style), so I combed out my hair with a bit LOT of Fushi’s Virgin Coconut Oil and I was good to go. I won’t even bother styling my hair any more because this ‘fro IS life. I took it work for the first time and my colleagues were all like, ‘OOOHH, someone’s got their hair DID today.’ And I was like actually today I did NOTHING. #NaturalCrownAlert. OOP.

The thing with kinky hair is, it is a struggle to comb! I pulled and strained about 5000 facial muscles during this comb out :(

It was tough.

There was a lot of loss (of hair), patience (by me), kindness (to my edges) and tears. 

But I came through.

Hahahahaha. I get way too carried away with silly things. Like hair monologues.

Have a fantastic weekend you guys. 


Denim Coat – Levis Zip Up Long Coat from Harper & Lewis Vintage (similar)

White Trousers – Zara

White chiffon Top – H&M

Sandals – Sold out (similar)

White Straw Crossbody bag- Charity shop

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Pic below is like FUCK THE SYSTEM 0_0

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Style Diary: Olivia T of Olivia Gold

I’m having a moment this week. But what always puts me in a good mood is this Style Diary segment. Thanks to those of you who have been kind enough to express interest and others who have responded to my bugging emails; I have garnered a handful of diverse stylistas to keep your Thursdays spicy here on ABY. So stay tuned! For a chance to be featured, email Today’s fashion killer is none other than the sizzling London-based Olivia of Olivia Gold. I stumbled upon Tumblr over a year ago and she was sooo good, I just had to get her to spare a few moments for ABY! Here’s what she had to divulge: Continue reading “Style Diary: Olivia T of Olivia Gold”

OOTD Rant: Where Do You Take Your Pictures?



This Outfit Of The Day comes with a question for all fashion bloggers (#Fbloggers) and style bloggers that surf these parts of the interwebs…

Where do you take your pictures?

Sometimes, a blogger will tweet something like “Scouting for outfit locations,” and I’d go, I must be the laziest blogger around. The only time I shoot in a nice location is if I’m on holiday. I have never gone out of my way to seek out locations to experiment with. 

I mean I want to. Continue reading “OOTD Rant: Where Do You Take Your Pictures?”

Fashion Rant: 7 Pairs of Zara Shoes or 1 Jimmy Choo? (Investing vs Buying in Fashion)

UPDATE: Cheers @Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) for featuring this post on their site on their weekly Links à la Mode roundup.

I was going through my shoes the other day as I’ve been intending to have a closet clear out (but never get around to it…) and discovered that I have more than 25 pairs. Gasp. Some of which I had bought and forgotten about and still have their tags on. Lawd. Continue reading “Fashion Rant: 7 Pairs of Zara Shoes or 1 Jimmy Choo? (Investing vs Buying in Fashion)”


ABY News: Michelle Williams Comes Back With ‘Say Yes’ Video Featuring Beyonce and Kelly Rowland, Indomitable Lions Are Out of The World Cup, Zara Sales Starts Today & More!

After the tumultuous and disgraceful match yesterday, I am more than more happy to resume my normal life without no FIFA 2014 high expectations.So yes the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon are the first African Nation to be ousted from the World Cup Championship. Instead of loosing with dignity they decided to go out in dramatic fashion. First Alex Song (a professional who should have known better) punches Croatian player Mario Mandžukić in the back with one solid elbow blow . Then the dismal within the whole team itself is displayed for the whole wide world to see when two lions fight each other. Smooth. My Facebook timeline says it all. I rest my case. See you, if at all, in 2018.

What are your thoughts on our team in general?


I’m deeply convinced the angry Lion fans caused the Facebook crash this  June 19 2014 morning. Luckily it’s back up and running. Let the rants continue!


Well at least ‘diarris God oh’. Michelle Williams lives to sing it. Her latest video ‘Say Yes’ put a smile on my face this morning. Nice to see the old Destiny’s Child back at it again. Loving this tune. Nothing to keep you going like a good ole Gospel tune. Beyonce, Kelly, Michelle get it!


It’s sale season guys! The Zara online sale launched at 00:00 today and so far so hmmmm. I was so not ready for it. But whatever. Am sure you were! Go grab all your faves while stocks last on there now.


Stay tuned.

Love & Light

Lydie xx