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Alright let me break the news; I cut my hair :) i'm 100% sure you are not surprised, you must have seen one of my pictures from instagram or facebook. Well if you haven't that's the news!

    I stumbled on an old passport photograph of mine (darn i can't find it, would've shown you) it's actually my first passport and i think mom or dad took me to the studio to get it. Funny thing is i looked exactly the way i look now in it, if the picture was coloured you would've seen my red hair. Mom once told me that when she gave birth to my twin sis and I she was scared to touch us because she thought we were little albinos, our hair was the reddest brown and our eyeballs kept rolling.

   Recently I posted a picture on my instagram and someone suggested that i should dress like a tom-boy since i have a short hair, I kinda liked the proposal (lol) decided to do it because he said it in the nicest way ever (If you live in this part of the world you'll understand how rude some guys are). I took a long look at my purple boot and ideas rushed in.
    I paired this chiffon baby blue shirt with an indigo tote. What i like about this shirt is that it is see through which is good for summer and the blue fades into white from top to bottom of the shirt. The tote on the other hand is my favourite to-go bag, the golden buckle in front of it reminds me of my school bag in primary school.
   Today was stressful, a team of reporters and camera crew came from aljazeera tv station. At first it was exciting but later when we had to retake a scene like one million times the initial fun i had disappeared. Anyway i met new people made new friends, a little bit of networking (trust me) and yea a fab lunch by the pool side at the EMU beach club.
   Since i chose purple today, i matched my purple boot with a simple white demin and a purple pearl i never ever used. I think i need to snap out of that habit, i'm such a hoarder i buy things and then keep them, thank God for blogging. Sometimes i go through my stuffs and i almost call the red cross to make a mighty donation (which i will do very soon anyway)
    The sun almost discouraged me, i thought i my feet would roast in this boot but surprisingly i felt very comfortable (and with the in built shock absorber haha) my life was saved today through out the whole journey to and fro different places.
  Lunch was fab like i said and dear Lord i'm grateful but can you make these people stop bread production for 1hour? I think i'm sick of it and em, sorry before you answer that prayer lord, replace the chicken meat with goat meat :) #thankyoulord :)

     I just had to look for that passport photograph, now that i've found it i feel like i've achieved something haha. 
   It's 12:02am here already, sorry i gotta go catch some sleep, make sure you do the same alright? and hey before i forget;


Skeptical as usual, i grumbled from the moment i chose to wear this dress to the time i stepped out on the street and said "well, you're out already!"  I took time to follow people's eyes, did they like it? did they not? I almost started asking everyone on the street if i looked ok!
     I can imagine walking up to a Turk and asking "sir, do i look great?" ... OK let me not imagine lol. Yep so i got one news, i don't know if it's good or bad but I'll tell you. I got a job. Now pause, take a deep breath before you start popping champagne on my behalf. My new occupation involves teaching English to young intermediates that knows close to nada of what English is and occasionally acting as a tour guide/ going to some shows and parties (i probably don't wanna be) with them.
    I took my time for days thinking if i should take it or not, well eventually i had to cos "hey who's gon pay em bills?" not that the money is a lot compared to what i thought it would be but i really had to, I went over to the international center to tell the guy in charge that i didn't wanna take this job anymore cos i decided I'll just call mom and she's gon send some money but I couldn't say a word when i got there, I saw a list of names and proposals, people wanted this same thing i was about to reject.

       So in a nutshell i took the job, well it's a bit stressful and sincerely not what i want but great for the long boring four months of summer. We sometimes take things for granted and forget that no matter what we are passing through, we are still a lot more better than some people. I am not trying to brag, despite the challenges i see in front of me, i can still boast of more than 3 square meal. If i want a shoe i can get it, clothes, a new phone or even a new laptop its just gonna cost my mom more loans and debt in the bank which will be the most irresponsible act ever.
    I want to live up to the good person people know me as, everywhere i turn everyone says "oh tasha you are a strong girl, you are beautiful and inventive" all of these words make my head swell and i swear i want it to keep coming non stop. Along with this i want more cash :) hahaha who does not?

     I'm wearing a flowy tunic, it's a gift from Miymiy my beautiful Kenyan sister and i paired it with our friendship necklace and also my vintage turquoise accessories. Now let me tell you why i grumbled at the beginning, i thought the dress made me look pregnant, like i'm in some sort of maternity dress  and that's so horrific yea? I'm too young for that hahahaha.
   This is the front view and yea i have a problem with the way my underarm looked fat. Great God i need to do something about the way i judge myself ARRGGHHHHH!!!!!
DRESS: gift from kenya
PURSE: chanel
Accessories:  Mine (soldout)


I'm ashamed to say this, I'm ashamed to admit I gave up on everything I ever want to become. I'm the type that would stick with you and help you "get yo faith on" but hey my turn...I failed!
I took a look back and started to doubt the future, I couldn't see ahead and the past looked better. this is the end I told myself, let death just come, it's better than shame, oh Lord I was so blinded in self pity (foolish me)
   I picked up my phone and started to scroll aimlessly, I stared hard at my pictures, tears rolled down my eyes...Lord did I come this.far to fail?
   I don't wanna sound religious but I heard God, for the first time I did. I heard him through you. I heard him when I got constant emails from everyone that cared to know why I didn't blog anymore.
   I heard him when my dad told me "Dami you are destined to be at the top." when mom just called out of random to pray for me, when my bf called me his mentor. when my lecturer took his time to visit my blog. I heard God when you nagged constantly on facebook asking for a new post, no doubt he spoke to me through you all.
I wanna thank everyone, I just wanna say I'm grateful and honoured to be your friend. The biggest thank you goes to this phone, the laptop failed finally but my buddy you've proved yourself a worthy friend haha :)
...it's obvious I've found my spontaneity and oh yea I'll blog till thy kingdom come!!!
Today I'm wearing a chiffon top, its got no button in front but just two long strings, the sun was blazing as usual so I just threw it in my bra. I call it my blouse of many colours and yep my momma bought it for me :)
The pant is a stretch pant in oxblood colour, breath-able and hallelujah it fits my blouse.
   The sandal is an oldie from my years of globetrotting Lagos (lol) it's a croc-skin sandal in faded white.
TOP:  notations
PANT: end green
PURSE: mango
    Sometimes it's hard to understand the weather here, spring didn't last a sec, summer came abruptly now it's cold again and the rain won't stop. I'm happy for the friends in my life, meeting them was almost a journey of a lifetime but they are here and i appreciate every support they give me. Cynthia aka Ain Serq aka Cynthinati my sweet brown sugar is more than a friend, she's also my personal model/photographer, i love her and i'm so jealous of her big fro.            Berker Kusku aka "mudafuka-bekerrrr" Isn't just a turkish classmate/colleague but also my personal photographer and model too. I'm particularly intrigued at the way this young man pushed me to start a blog no matter what?! He would say in his heavily accented voice "bitch you are a talented model and writer you should start no matter what!" He knows every nasty nigerian slang (shaking my head) he's such a handfull.
     We call each other names, we go out to parties; friday nights, beach, house parties, get drunk, say nasty things, copy each others assignments and projects, fight...it's almost like we were born from one mother!!!
     Today these sweet monkeys of mine decided to disrupt my photo session but it's all good, i love em and cannot wait to get my daily dose of cheek kiss from berker and squeeze ain's little black ass :)

Today i'm wearing a white blazer on a black-white checked shirt, i chose the blazer because i wasn't sure of the weather. Plus i wanted to be a little formal with my denim shorts. When the sun came out the blazer went off when it started raining it came back on...NO LOSS!!!
My buddies on the other hand decided to wear tees, Cynthia is wearing a superman white tee and Berker is wearing an Adidas shirt. The espadrille on  Cynthia's feet is really cute and I love the all black Berker chose, i'm sure the jacket kept him warm all day. They both look like high school (over grown) kids to me.
They suddenly started feeling like high class models and said they wanted to take their first STREET FASHION pic... who am i to say no?
Have you ever been photobombed? Behind me is the sweetheart (mr stupid berker) doing what he knows how to do best.
Before i forget, I had the most delicious breakfast! Cypriot meat balls (kofte) steamed vegetables (broccoli, carrot, irish potato) Rice (pilav) and diced beef.
SHIRT... esprit (purchased in Nigeria)
WHITE BLAZER...aDL (turkish brand)
SHORTS... hydraulic jean (cut by me with a pair of scissors)
SANDAL...elastic strap gladiator (purchased in Nigeria)
CYNTHIA'S; (superman tee, black leggings, espadrilles (toms) and that gorgeous natural hair)

BERKER'S; (adidas tee, black skinny denim, black jacket, black sneakers (vans) and that elvis presley inspired hair cut)

Alright this is a quick post, I picked a wardrobe oldie and it's 3 sizes small, this hello kitty tee must be shrinking!!!

I can't remember where i bought this tee from but i'm sure if you check ebay you will get loads of it.
I decided to make today's outfit childish, free and fun, so i paired the hello kitty tee with floral shorts. 
Busy day at school, everyone had their hands tied so i had to get home to take selfie pictures. Here's a backpack i got from a friend (aminu). It's cute and can swallow a whole room (lol). 
What I love most about my outfit is my white oxford, some people call it BROGUE. I purchased it last summer here in North cyprus. It's comfortable and is perfect for almost any style.
TEE...hello kitty
FLORAL SHORTS...local market
SHOE... oxford(brogue)

White tees with characters painted on them are fun for summer, pairing it with a floral short was sooo cool. The pink detailing in both (the tee and shorts) gave my day a wonderful theme. As i said before, you can purchase this type of tee from ebay, I bought my floral shorts from the local market but since it's trending you can get it at local stores around you. I bought the shoe from a shop here (halil hamza) 
Quick kiss...I HOPE YOU LOVE MY STYLE :)
"Where did you come from, baby
How did you know,I needed you
How did you know I needed you so badly
How did you know I'd give my heart gladly
Yesterday I was one of the lonely people
Now your lying close to me, making love to me
I believe in miracles
Where're you from, you sexy thing!"
...hot chocolate1975

I've been into shorts lately, you can't blame me actually I bet you would pull off your clothes on the street if you ever experience the kind of heat we have in North Cyprus.
Its almost like air stopped from its source today and damn we had to go up n down, printing stuffs for projects.
Anyway, that didn't stop me from having a great day. Yep I had fun, laughing, slapping my friends in the back, hugging, teasing and hiking from one faculty to another.
Today I'm wearing a white cotton shirt i bought at the local market. I paired it with a denim short i made myself (with a pair of scissors and jeans). The shirt is twice my size and also a bit transparent and has fake breast pockets.
Gold details. I totally fell in love with this shirt when i saw it because the gold buttons swept me off my feet and guess what darlings it's cheap...20TL 
On my feet today is an old time  friend of my mine. I call her "miss-peter" cos i think peter (the disciple) wore such on his feet in those days :)
My elastic gladiator sandal, chanel purse and sour skittles to ease todays stress...
For sunny days, It is essential to be as comfortable as possible. Flats are a must, especially if you will walk a lot, shorts are good too if you sweat a lot like me. Make sure you moisturize your skin this summer, most girls make mistakes by not applying their body creams because they do not want to sweat. WRONG! This the perfect time to moisturize because your skin needs rejuvenation (from being de-moisturized by the sun and harsh wind).
Pastel (like my purse) and neon colours are also good for this season, white makes you standout but make sure it is clean and neat. When you want to choose outfits with details be sure they are not too overly-done, remember the sun is blasting from the sky and you don't want to look ridiculous with too much drama.
SHIRT: miss lady *turkish designer
SHORTS: chemistry jeans (old pair i cut into shorts by myself)
FLATS: gladiator elastic sandal *purchased from Nigeria
PURSE: chanel (pastel blue) *gift from a friend
5am and the day is bright! One of the things I taught myself to do is appreciate sundays and mondays. Sunday is the start of the week and Monday is the start of business. Like it or not that's how it's going to be. So from now no more whimpering and groaning on both days, i plan how the rest of the week will be and so help me God i work towards achieving my goals at least 80% of them if not all.
 I had a handful of things to do so my laptop went to school with me, i prayed all day (yesterday) that it worked properly cos if it didn't i promised myself i was going to take a taxi to the beach and drown it. Well it worked better than expected and yaay it's alive! 
 My stylist today is the "bf of life" John, and (even though i pulled up my nose all the time he was ironing my top) I love it.

My laptop and I. I like any of my gadgets (phones, laptops, soundsystem etc) black. It's slick and It easy for me to jazz it up with girlie stickers.
I'm wearing a dark brown (chocolate) chiffon camisole. It's also see through but i didn't want to be too revealing so i wore a neon pink bra. I was sceptical about it at first but it worked, the neon only showed at the strap!
Chat-chat with my darling "ain serq" Cynthia is very essential. We were together on saturday night, chatted on facebook afterward but you know girls must be girls :)
I must say guys are best at choosing, This is the complete look. All the colours i would naturally dismiss and classify as "too warm for summer" especially the short; it's tweed and i would never have worn it but i'm happy i did.
Close-up on the tweed, it's also dark brown with little pleat and it settles just on the waist. The gold bangles on my wrist are gifts from mom, she got them as a gift too in 1995 can you believe that?! i remember wearing them and watch them slip off my tiny wrists, years later...THEY ARE MINE.
I paired the gold bangles with gold loop earrings which is also a beautiful gift from mom :)
CAMISOLE:  notations
TWEED SHORT: ayhan clothing (Turkey)
BANGLES: *gift*
EARRING: *gift*
BAG : *made in turkey* :)
FLATS: *cypriot local designer*

Today's been a blessing. May every monday be joyful as this for everyone. My earrings, bangles and camisole are gifts from my dear mother. It's an advantage to be the only female child (you get all). I performed a trick with my needle, weaves and thread on saturday afternoon and i'm glad everyone loves ma hair, some of my friends say i look like rihanna! (time to dance alingo) the highlight of the day was when my dear cynthia, stood beside me while everyone talked about my hair. She watched silently and completed their sentences with a verdict "THE GIRL IS A PRO" 
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"No cash in ma pocket
i'm on a tight budget
what's a girl to do in a town with nothing to do

pick up my rumpled vest, and a pleather short
i got ma stunnas on
and ma hair is rough
i don't care cos i'm stuntin"
Alright that is probably the lamest rap verse ever, broke is an understatement if i try to describe my condition. I woke up late so i missed my only lecture today, in a bid to accomplish something, i looked up and realised the sun is high up in the sky, it's breezy (of cos it's spring). I have a rumpled vest, an african neckpiece, a snakeskin purse and a fake leather short (lets call it pleather for fancy' sake)
It is a perfect day to wander!!!

My feet took me to othello castle
thumbs up, to the architect of this beautiful building.
These tourists should pay for bombing my picture!!
i'm cheesy like that
what?! it's time to leave here
So, i got bored and i decided to roam outside Othello Castle. I will do a tour round all the castles in North Cyprus as soon as school vacates, so i can show you beautiful pictures of this country.
Did you know? 
That Zebra crossings are perfect spots to take lovely pictures?
All cars stop, for you as long as it's not an angry, devilish or drunk driver :)
Can you see my tribal mark?
peeptoe? yes please!
the soles of my shoe is made from raffia! cute.
TANK: Next
SHORT: Codentry(pleather) *turkish brand
SHOE: peeptoe wedge (purchased at local market here)
NECKPIECE: (purchased in Nigeria, it is made of bead and wood)
PURSE: Snakeskin African messenger purse.
Christ it feels so great to be back in school again, after midterms my body went into another crazy fit of fever, i didn't understand how bad it was until i lost my voice but thank God i'm back on my feet again.
This morning, i felt like a teenager again so i went for my first favourite colour ever BLUE. i've grown out of it and chosen green now but when i'm on my blues, my worries are history.

I paired my electric blue skinny with flowered tank top and a waterfall blazer, on my feet I wore my peep-toe (flower detailed) ballerina and my double front pocket LV tote.  As usual I wore my arm candies and rings on my wrist and fingers, on my ear is a "bar" gold earing and vintage inspired neck plates (just ordered for accessories...can't wait)
I was trying to apply lacquer to my nails on my way to school but the taxi driver didn't let me, he decided to pass through routes with bends and turns, if i wasn't a good christian i would've smeared the whole taxi seat with my blue effects *evil grin*
eww look at that nail *rme* dirty girl
vanity got me applying something on my toe
I put what i learned from mom into practice today, she was never shy to "APPLY MAKEUP IN PUBLIC" if she felt like she needed a touch up in the bus, out came her small mirror and compact powder (bad habit momma). My toe looked awful so i decided to paint paint paint, like i learned from ma. :)
My nappy hair is still up in a tight bun, i'm happy it's growing but that means I have to care for it properly. I'm still thinking of what to do with it (help me out with suggestions).
I hope you like my style today?
TANK: denim co 
SHOE: blue ballerinaARM CANDIES : http://thathypedfairy.weebly.com/shop-here.html
NECK CHAIN: local market
MY MAKEUP (mary kay)
eyeshadow...peacock blue, midnight star (shimmer) honey spice (shimmer)
cheek colour...bold berry, golden copper
brow definer... soft auburn
lips... rock'n'red lipgloss

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The sun is high up , darling sweep your hair back, put on the shortest of your clothes...go and conquer the world!!!
It's two days to my big bro's birthday and my brain won't stop thinking about the lovely times we shared together as kids. We were each others friends and we sometimes would not talk to the neighbourhood kids for days, he told me lots of stories (mostly lies; i realised that as i got older) we would fight, he gave me the most ass-whooping i could ever dream of. It was like this; if he came back from school angry i'd pay for it, if he was in a happy mood...OH HAPPY DAY!!!
   The greatest thing i remembered about growing up as his only sister was how he never saw me as just  the little sis that should wear dresses and skirts, he prefered to hand me his used clothes than give anyone else, it was funny, you should see me, so little in a male's clothe tryin to catch up with him. 
 So many good things to remember, it helps me stay sane here in North Cyprus. I think about the things i'd do when i see my family. Would i scream? Would I cry? *fingers crossed*
Anyway regardless of how it goes down, life goes on. I have a dream and goals to accomplish, the best i can do for myself is to continue to aim high no matter what i face. The sky is the limit.
I'm working on getting a camera, right now i use my phone but i think my friends are doing a great job taking these pictures for me, i will start giving photo credits now. This picture is taken by John (slimz) nice job hun, you're improving by the day :)
i got this plaid shirt as a gift, I also purchased the hightop on discount from a local shop at the city center.
Denim Dungarees "short"... codentry.com (turkish brand)

well i wish i knew why my legs are bow-ed :) Feeling too lazy to do anything, i didn't even wear an earring, well i hope you love this post? See y'all later. muahhhhh