Hello guys, Happy October! ( I hope its not too late… lol)

I can tell y’all missed me, well I missed you even more and that’s why I’m here with some good news. If you’ve gone through my blog before now, you might have noticed that the DIY section was empty. I finally did my first DIY *Drum rolling* and I rocked a skirt again… i’ll be giving my review about that in a post, so expect it.

I got bored with my white T-shirt, I decided to give it a twist and I thought to share with y’all.

Things you’ll need

A T-shirt (any color of your choice)

Spray bottle (with water in it)

Appliques

Iron

UHU Gum (you can use hemming gum too but i prefer UHU, its less stressful)

A handkerchief/piece of fabric

Needle and thread (Optional)

Please watch the video HERE

 Pictures of me in my T-shirt afterwards…

I styled it with my Olive Rayha Swish Skirt, heels and my Christian Dior mini bag.

I wrapped the bag to match my skirt, that’s another DIY on its own… lol

Sitting pretty as always.

Thanks for stopping by, see you in my next post…

XO

Rayha

Hello darlings,

It’s been a while since I was here and i’m sure you’re wondering why a new blog shouldn’t be having posts often. I’ve been caught up with life; been under the weather, fixing Rayha Swish, paying bills, and stuffs (can i just be a baby again? i’m not about this adult life) I’m working towards putting an end to this bad habit, so there’ll be new blog posts more often.

In my last post here i talked about being on a clothing budget and how i’ll be focusing on skirts as they’re not really my thing (maybe because skirt was the dress code in uni that year). Well, I did give it a try, I was amazed and I said to myself “how do you not even like something you’ve not really tried out?”

The mustard was a fabric I got some months ago to make a body-con gown but for some reasons, I didn’t. Stripes have always been a thing for me as I am a huge fan of it. I have had this Rayha Swish stripped criss cross top laying in my wardrobe for a while now and I’ve been unsure of how to style it.  Amidst my musings and worries, I remembered my lovely mustard and thought to just make a skirt; it should be fun, so I did!

The criss cross top has a peplum and mini ball sleeves details.

Body-con skirts are all over the place, so I decided to give mine a twist by making it not so fitted. I’m a conservative dresser but i just had to give it that side slit.

I paired it with my block heel,  bag and of course my accessories (you can tell i’m a fan of silver and diamonds any day)

Photography by David ker – @davidkerjr on instagram

Outfit from Rayha Swish – @rayhaswish on instagram

Bag – Allie express

Shoes – From a regular shoe store

I think i look good in a skirt after all, i should do this again… Expect another blog about skirts guys.

Until my next post.

XO,

Rayha.

 

“I’ve never heard of a person who gave and helped another without receiving it in a thousand folds”

Hey there!

I can tell you’re wondering what HOPE means in this context and why it’s even a project. Well HOPE here means Having Only Positive Expectations and it’s a project by Queen Uyai (Face of Fashion Africa 2018). She came up with this initiative to give back to the society in her own little way. She aims to empower youths, women, and men through the project too.

Kicking off with three Orphanages in Abuja, Project HOPE had it’s first official outreach visiting the kids in two different orphanages at Lugbe and one at Apo. Whilst visiting, the kids at the orphanage were taught Face painting and Ankara crafts. The team also left them with foodstuffs, clothing and provisions.

The welcoming was so beautiful and warming; I was so delighted to be in their midst! Although, my visit almost got me to a point of questioning so many things (like why will anyone abandon their own child, why do our parents have to leave us and a whole lot more) I cautioned my mind immediately to focus on the goods things only. And i’m just going to say that the people who don’t have the most are the happiest and most content.

Watching the kids pray, was the highlight of my visit. I was so impressed at how these kids are being brought up in the way of God. I couldn’t even get over the respect they all had, and oh! how so brilliant they are. (My ovaries… lol).

I’m grateful to have been a part of this project and i’m also thankful to Queen Uyai for answering this great call and coming up with such an awesome project.

I look forward to doing more of this and I look forward to seeing the kids at the top too! I pray that the Almighty who has brought them to this world will continue to be with them and hold their hands through it all. God bless the entire Project HOPE team.

Spread love always guys.

until my next post.

XO 

Rayha

 

 

Clothes as we all know are essential needs for all of us. We express our sense of style through clothing and they make us look good too! But most times, we find ourselves suffering from impulsive buying… your friend is selling a cloth, you buy!, you’re out to hang and then you suddenly come across a beautiful dress, you buy! just because you have cash on you and you just can’t let it pass you by… and it goes on and on. But have you really ever asked yourself these questions “do I really need this dress?” “If I don’t own this dress, will it make me less fashionable?” “what if I invest this money into something else?”

Lately, I found myself buying clothes almost every week and i thought to ask myself these questions above and to be very honest, my answers were positive  so i came up with the idea of having a budget and i thought to share with you guys why you need your own budget and a few tips on how to make yours.

  Why you need a clothing budget

To avoid stacking stuffs you don’t need ; this is quite self explanatory, a good number of times we have a full closet and still end up not having nice stuffs to wear when we should.

Creating a balance between the outfits we own;there are times when we have more jeans than shirts, more scarves than dresses and so many more. Having a budget will enable you figure out the things you need and should have more of.

It gives you a more realistic picture of what you spend on; If you agree with me, there are times when you go shopping and you’ll end up questioning the things you spent your money on… Like how did i just spend #50,000 like that?. (lol) With a clothing budget, you’ll have an idea of the things you need to buy and their prices too.

Consistency; with a  budget, you won’t just jump on every trend. You might be tempted to buy a cloth in every season but you’d be quite self conscious because you’re on a budget.

 

Tips on making your own budget

Prepare a checklist of the things you have in your closet; this will help you identify the things you have in excess and the things you should focus more on in order to create a balance. Take note of the items you’re always searching for when you have to go out, for example if you’re always in search of tops that’d fit your palazzos better, then work on that.

Do a survey; Look out for brands that stock the kind of outfits you’ll love to buy. Compare the prices and quality, go for the best most affordable one. You can go for brands like Zara, H&M, ASOS, Atmosphere or better still, thrift shop!

Wait for when your favorite brand is doing sales

Dedicate a specific amount to clothing; This should be after you have saved some money from your income. Spend less, save more!

Invest in a good blazer; It’s a good fit for every outfit and trend.

So that’s the little i thought to share with you guys! I make my clothes most times so it’s quite easy for me to be on a budget.

This month, i’ll be focusing more on skirts (they’re really not my thing, but I’m out to give it a try).

I’d like to know what clothing items you’ll be focusing more on this month in the comment section.

HAPPY NEW MONTH!

Hugs and kisses!

 

 

 

A shirt dress is chic and versatile. You can easily go from work to play with a shirt dress and slay effortlessly. Well, i received a shirt dress as a birthday gift from a friend and i decided to share with y’all how i styled it.

They’re so many ways to style a shirt dress but i styled this particular shirt dress in two ways.

For the first look which is work, i styled it with a pair of white pants, heels and my vintage head wrap. I switched it all up to play with a pair of black jeans, sneakers, and a brighter head wrap to give me that glamorous and playful look.

First look

Second look

The second look was my favorite because i felt more comfortable in it and that’s exactly what fashion should be.

PS: If i told you i wore my jean under the white pants would you even believe? Lol… the things bloggers do sha!

Well that’s it guys, that’s how i styled my shirt dress. Lemme know how you’ll be styling your shirt dress ( tag me on your pictures here ). Tell me what look is your favorite in the comment section.

Pants- H&M

Shoes- Atmosphere

Sneakers- Adidas

Head wraps- Dubai Vendor & Wuse market vendor

 

See you in my next post.. x

Fashion to me, is an interpretation of style. Most times, we find ourselves buying things we don’t get to use in a long while because we want to jump on every trend.

As a result of this, we leave out the important things we need to spice up our everyday looks. I personally think everyone should have fashion essentials to fall back on when we don’t have what to wear (like we always say!).

In this post, i have decided to share a few of my own fashion essentials. They make dressing up an easy task for me!

Fashion Essentials

Sunglasses

A good pair of sun-glass is an essential fashion accessory any day. They give your face this elegant look even when you have no make up on. You’ll need them to protect your eyes from sunlight and spice up your everyday look, and if you’re a shy girl like me, you’ll need them too!

A pair of jean

Is there anything more versatile? there’s literally no closet complete without a pair of jean (my opinion). You can style them with anything and they never go out of style. So yes! to a pair of jean anytime.

Camisoles

Well, i have a thing for kimonos and i like to keep it simple (if you see me 7 times a week, 4 times i have a kimono on… lol) So if you’re like me and you don’t like to stress, just throw on a camisole, jean, & kimono and trust me you’d never go wrong. They’re perfect for jackets too!

Rings

You don’t need to be married to wear a ring! They just give your fingers this classy and elegant look. You need a ring to add a touch of glamour to your everyday style.

Knuckle rings are my favorites though and i love how they fit… can you spot my beard shaped ring by the way?! (i’m loyal to the beard gang.. lol)

Little black dress

Completely stunning! It has no competition, sunshine on a rainy day… lol. If you own a little black dress, then you’ll understand that it comes through always and it just fits into every fashion trend.

It’s a must have for every closet.

Brooch

A brooch can easily transform your outfit from boring to interesting and unique. It’s the best accessory to personalize your outfit with… like if we all owned the same jacket, dress, shirt or whatever, we literally can’t own the same type of brooches.

It’s essential to give you a personal unique touch that makes you stand out. It’s Versatile!

A nice pair of sandal

I can’t overstate how important this one is especially if you like to keep it simple. It’s not every time i like to show up in heels or shoes so this is very essential for me.

That’s it guys! Let me know what your own top fashion essentials are and why.

 

see you in my next post… xx

Hello and welcome to Rayhaxo.com! (my about page  here  has details of a few things i’d like you to know).Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to check out my blog.

It’s the beginning of an awesome journey for me. I’ve had this in mind for a while and i finally made it. I’m so glad to have a space where I’ll be sharing some of my ideas with y’all and i hope that we can learn a lot together and be friends too.

I’ll try my best to always inspire, motivate and entertain y’all through my posts.

This blog is open to comments and criticism as i’d love to get your feedback on every post so we can all grow and learn from our mistakes.

Like You, I and the world; This blog will be changing with time.

Welcome once again! thank you for your time; don’t forget to subscribe and do enjoy your stay!

xx

Rayha.

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