Monday, September 19, 2016

I'll Be Back...


Happy Monday!

I'm officially taking a break from blogging. I'm not sure for how long, but I'll be back. Don't worry; I'm fine, and all is well. I just need to focus on my family and my home. I know my limit, and so I'm adjusting accordingly. 

In the mean time, here are some personal pictures from the 11th year anniversary celebration of our home church last month.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lace & Crotchet...And Motherhood


Cooler mornings, longer nights...I guess fall is here!

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Red, White & Bold Dresses at STYLEWE

StyleWe, Red, White & Bold Dresses at StyleWe


Hey y'all! Hope you had a lovely Labor Day weekend! I recently discovered StyleWe, an online shopping platform, featuring independent fashion designers. The site isn't just an online store, but a community of that provides shoppers with original, high quality and exclusive fashion products from independent fashion designers. Because they believe fashion is personal and diversified, they offer a wide range of designers, with a wide price range as well.

Tetelee and Borme are a couple of designers whose style are my taste. They both have very cute, feminine pieces that are chic and relatively affordable (for "designer" items). I have selected a few of my favorites.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Back-To-School: 5 Tips To Have a Stress-Free Morning

Back-To-School Tips, 5 Tips To Have a Stress-Free Morning

 Hello and Happy New Month!

School started on Monday, and it's hard to believe that my first-born is now in first grade!

With three little ones, it can be tough to stay on track in the mornings. To be frank, I'm not really a morning person, so having things organized has helped make mornings a bit more bearable. Here are a few tips that have helped me get into a routine that prevents chaos and confusion every morning.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Airport Style + Tips for Traveling Alone with an Infant

Airport Style, Tips for Traveling Alone with an Infant

Hey y'all! Happy new week! 

Yesterday, we celebrated our 11th year Anniversary at Love Assembly, and as always, it was such a great time fellowshipping with the brethren in the presence of The Lord!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I traveled alone with my 4 month old to Texas a couple of weeks ago for a wedding (Hubby stayed back home with my 6-year-old and 4-year-old). Traveling alone with a baby can seem overwhelming, but with the right things in place, it can be fun, for both you and your baby. Despite the fact the I forgot my phone before traveling (read about that here), it was still a great experience.

Here are a few tips from my recent experience.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

About A Week Ago...


Hello! And Happy Thursday!

It's so good to be back home after being away for 5 days! It feels it's been a while since I last blogged (I actually only skipped Monday). It's been a busy past few weeks for me. 

About a week ago, I traveled to San Antonio, Texas for my FAVORITE cousin's wedding! It was a long trip, and I went with my 4 month old. Late night flights, two-hour layovers, the wedding, road trips, going and back, and this little lady was such a trooper! She was the sweetest little girl, and she stole the hearts of EVERYONE with her beautiful smile! I thank God for journey mercies, and for blessing me with such a sweet baby!

Just wanted to share a few pictures with you all.

Enjoy!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

"Reminiscing in Gingham..." - DIY Tea Length Dress



If you ever schooled in Nigeria (or perhaps, any other country in Africa), "gingham" should be quite familiar to you. At my school, we all wore royal blue gingham as part of our school uniform. And as "boarders" (boarding students), we wore different colored "check" for different "houses" as our "house wear" (I was in Emotan House, and so I wore green gingham).

My alma mata has changed a lot since I was last there many years ago (Class of 2003), but I'll never forget the experiences I had while attending Queen's College. My favorite principal was Mrs. Sojinrin, and I'll leave you with one of her favorite quotes, one that has stuck with me over the years:

"If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."

Happy Thursday!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Current Cravings...


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Happy Monday!

We celebrated my daughter's 6th birthday on Saturday with a few family and friends. I'm super exhausted today, but it was fun, and she enjoyed herself thoroughly! So, it's well worth it! I'll share pictures soon!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Double Take



It's been quite a week over here at the Ofoegbu residence... Our house is filled with all things Hello Kitty, because someone is getting ready to turn 6! Ah! Where did the time go?! Here's a gentle reminder to cherish every moment because they don't last forever!

Happy Thursday!

Monday, August 08, 2016

"Seeing Circles" - Button Down Side-Slit Ankara Tunic

My Style Oasis, Button Down Side-Slit Ankara Tunic

So, I've been sitting on this Ankara fabric for quite some time. My mom sent it to me almost 2 years ago, and after tossing around several ideas in my mind on what to make with it, I finally settled on this sleeveless button-down tunic. Easy to throw on and still look chic at a moment's notice...because that's what moms do!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

"Measure ONCE, Cut TWICE" - DIY Ruffle Sleeve Tank Top

My Style Oasis, DIY Ruffle Sleeve Tank Top

There's a saying in the world of sewers: "Measure twice, cut once..."

Meaning there's only one chance you get to cut your fabric, so make sure you measure properly and accurately because once you cut, you can't "uncut."

Well, for me, it ended up being "Measure once, cut twice." That's how I came about this top! I had originally intended to make a pencil skirt with this red knit fabric from OnlineFabricStore.net as I mentioned in my Fabric Haul video. In fact, I actually cut and sewed the side seams of the skirt...and then, after trying it on, I changed my mind, and decided on a whole new look! I prefer this much better!

Moral of the story: If you start something and it doesn't seem to be working out quite right, that's ok; just go back to the drawing board and try again! You just might love the new result!

Happy Thursday!

Monday, August 01, 2016

"THE DAVIVA DRESS" - Collared Ankara Dress

My Style Oasis, Ankara Dress

You asked, I answered!

On Friday, I posted a "work in progress" picture on Instagram of something I was making using some pink gingham fabric from my recent fabric haul. I got a lot of positive feedback. And so, I have decided to add this dress to my online store! Stop by and check it out!

Happy Monday, and Happy New Month!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Flowery

My Style Oasis, SheIn Off Shoulder Top

The weekend is almost here! Any plans? I'll be putting in some hours organizing things for my daughter's upcoming 6th birthday party. It's hard to believe my little princess will be turning 6 in a couple of weeks! Where did the time go?!


Monday, July 25, 2016

"DEDICATED": Chisom's Baby Dedication



Happy Monday! Hope your weekend went great! On Friday, we took the kids to the zoo for the first time, and they had fun! And, of course, on Sunday, we celebrated at our home church, RCCG Love Assembly.

Speaking of celebrations, on the first Sunday of this month, we celebrated the dedication of our new born daughter unto The Lord Most High. Here are a few pictures from the day...ok, there are more than a few!

Enjoy!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fabric Haul From OFS

My Style Oasis, Fabric Haul. Online Fabric Store, OnlineFabricStore.net

Hey y'all! Happy Thursday!

So, my lovely friends at OnlineFabricStore.net were kind enough to send me a few fabrics for some upcoming DIY projects and sew-alongs I have in mind. Watch the video below to see what I got and what I plan  to use them for.


Monday, July 18, 2016

New In: Off Shoulder Ankara Top

My Style Oasis, Off Shoulder Ankara Top

So, last week, I caught a glimpse of the movie 27 Dresses on TV. 
You know, the scene where she started pulling out all the ugly bridesmaids clothes in her closet? And I thought to myself, "That's so me right now!" Well, ok...not exactly...but, for a few months now, I've been thinking about doing just that! 

Many times, I woke up wanting to throw out ALL my clothes and start building my wardrobe from scratch! Because nothing fits! And each time, after MUCH convincing, I agree that now is probably not the best time to do an entire wardrobe change...baby weight and all. Anyhow, at least, I have some time to think about what I'd like my new wardrobe to look like. In the mean time, I get to pull off loose fitting clothes. *wink*

So, here's to being patient, and waiting for the right season!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

TRENDING: Off The Shoulder


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In case you haven't noticed. anything "off-the-shoulder" is really trending right now. I find it quite interesting, because in the Nigerian community, it really isn't all that new. Nigerian women have been wearing off-the-shoulder outfits for as long as I can remember... The only difference is that those outfits are mostly made as traditional Nigerian outfits (think "Asoebi Bella" on Bella Naija).

The off-the-shoulder trend seen right now is more on the casual side. Meaning: you can still show off those shoulders any day of the week!

Here are a few of my favorites from SheIn.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Polka Dots & Leopard Prints

My Style Oasis, Babydoll dress, SheIn Polka Dot Dress

Such troubling times we live in today... So much hurt and pain... Lord knows, it can be difficult to smile sometimes. But no matter what the circumstances are, I smile knowing WHOSE I am. I am the daughter of the KING of kings, and LORD of lords. He holds me in the palm of His hands.

Looking for some encouragement in the Word for this week? Anchor on THIS.

Have a great week ahead! And don't forget to smile!

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Coral & Green


Seems like, lately, I've been so caught up with sharing pictures of my little ones, that I haven't taken much time to share about myself. Ah...The joys of motherhood!

Happy Thursday!

Monday, July 04, 2016

JULY SEW ALONG: "Easy DIY Shirred Dresses"


Happy 4th of July!

This past weekend was quite a busy one! Yesterday, we celebrated Chisom's dedication to The Lord at our church, RCCG Love Assembly. It was a glorious service and I'll share pictures of that soon. Today, we'll be home for the holiday, mostly on our back deck, possibly stuffing our faces with hotdogs and popsicles, and spending quality time with family. And yes, my little girls are wearing these matching 4th of July inspired outfits made by me. Thanks to OnlineFabricStore.net for feeding my obsession!


Friday, July 01, 2016

Red White & Blue for 4th of July

My Style Oasis, 4th of July Outfits for Kids


Welcome to the second half of the year! Wishing you all a lovely month ahead!

Looking for outfit inspiration for your 4th of July activities? Look no further!


Thursday, June 30, 2016

A Sister's Love

A Sister's Love, MyStyleOasis, Children Photography, Sisters, Matching Outfits for Little Girls

I just love these pictures of my little girls together! It's amazing watching how much Adanna adores her little sister! She wants to hold her, carry her, play with her, sing and talk to her. She says she can't wait for Chisom to "grow up" so they can play together. One time, she said to me, "Mommy, when Chisom gets bigger, she can share my clothes." How sweet!
I hope to cherish these precious moments for a lifetime, and I pray they grow to share more than just clothes. I look forward to the days when they giggle at each other's silly jokes, argue about random things, share their dreams of the future, and encourage each other. Most of all, I pray they grow to love each other unconditionally!

Happy Thursday!

Monday, June 27, 2016

"Dear Baby..."


Dear Baby, MyStyleOasis, Baby Photography, Newborn Photography

Dear Baby,

I pray you LEARN patience.
(You will go through trials, but let patience have its perfect work in you.)
James 1:2-4

I pray you EXPERIENCE the gift of Salvation.
(There's no greater gift.)
Ephesians 2:8-9

I pray you LAUGH a lot, because the joy of the Lord is your strength.
(Plus, laughing is good for the soul.)
Proverbs 17:22

I pray you AREN'T AFRAID to stand up for Christ in your generation.
(Don't follow the crowd to do evil. Speak out for Jesus.)
2 Timothy 4:2-5

I pray you GET into a habit of giving.
(Givers never lack.)
Luke 6:38


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Sunflowers


Summer is officially here, and I'm happy!

We spent the past weekend out of town with family and friends, and it was lots of fun, especially for the kids! They finally got to hang out with some of their cousins whom they don't see often enough! And then, we had a lovely Father's Day service at our church, RCCG Love Assembly.


Monday, June 20, 2016

Daddy's Day


Happy Monday! 

Just stopping by to share photos from yesterday as we celebrated Father's Day with Daddy!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

FATHER & SON: Father's Day Outfits 2015


Happy Saturday!

Father's Day is just around the corner! Here's to hoping you have a lovely Father's Day! Just sharing our father-and-son Father's Day outfits from last year. Looking forward to celebrating Father's Day tomorrow at our home church, RCCG Love Assembly
Join us if you're in the Philadelphia area!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

CNDirect Haul & Review: Little Girls' Dresses

CNDirect, Affordable Little Girls' Dresses

Any parent of little children  knows that they grow at such a super speed rate, that it really doesn't make much sense spending tons on their clothing. So, when CNDirect reached out to me, I was pleased to find out that they carry a selection of children's clothing that are cute and don't break the bank.


Monday, June 13, 2016

Black & White Stripes

***FREE SHIPPING with SheIn***

My Style Oasis, SheIn Black & White Striped Short sleeve Dress, FREE SHIPPING with SheIn

When you're not sure what to wear to church, and God decides to expedite the shipping on one of your orders so it arrives just in time! Won't He do it! Haha!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Stylish Totes

Stylish Totes, Cute Handbags, SheIn Totes, SheInside Handbags



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As a mom of three,  I usually have a lot to carry when I'm out and about with my children. Since I'm not particularly fond of diaper bags, I try to find large totes that can hold all the essentials: diapers, wipes, toys, snacks, etc.

The two I currently own are becoming worn, so I'm looking to change them. Here are few stylish totes I came across recently.


Monday, June 06, 2016

A BIRTH STORY: 5 Things I Learned About Life Through Labor & Delivery

My Style Oasis, 5 Things I learned about Life Through Labor & Delivery


It's been a couple of months since Chisom was welcomed into the world, and we're still gushing over her! God has been so good to me and my family, and we're eternal grateful for this precious gift that He has blessed us with.

I have never gotten to share a birth story on my blog as I started blogging after my my second baby. And although I never really wrote down either birth stories of my first two children, I can tell you exactly how they happened! Anyway, I just thought I should share a little bit about Baby Chisom's birth story, along with pictures, and 5 things I learned about life during labor and delivery.


Thursday, June 02, 2016

Color Coordinating With The Family


True confession: I have a slight obsession with color coordinating outfits with my family. 

On most Sundays, we may not all be wearing the exact same color, but I have to make sure we're all coordinating somehow. Now that I have two little girls, I can't wait to start putting them in matching outfits! I hope they grow to love it as much as I do!

Monday, May 23, 2016

That One Time When...

Ankara Purse

The older kids were at Grandma's; Baby was asleep; and I randomly decided to put one something more than a T-shirt and yoga pants. Ah, the joys of motherhood!


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mother's Day 2016

Mother's Day 2016, RCCG Love Assembly

I was glad when they said to me "Let us go into the house of The Lord." 
~ Psalm 122:1

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A couple of Sundays ago, I celebrated my first Mother's Day as a mother of three! It was also my first day back at church since Chisom's arrival, and I'm glad I got to celebrate it with my beautiful church family at RCCG Love Assembly.

It was a glorious service, filled with praises and worship to The Most High God (watch videos here).
Of course, I took tons of pictures!


Thursday, May 12, 2016

All Black (and Yellow)


Happy Thursday!

Just going through my hard drive and found one of my pregnancy OOTDs that I never got around to sharing. I wore this outfit to church on the first Sunday of the year, 2016. 


Friday, April 29, 2016

Pregancy Talk


Hello! And Happy Friday!

Thank you all so much for all the messages, calls, posts, comments, etc. Baby Chisom and I are doing well. My family and I have been spending a lot of time bonding with her, but I wanted to take the time to let you know that I truly appreciate all the love and well wishes sent our way. God bless you all!

I haven't gotten around to resuming my outfit posts yet, so I've decided to share a little bit of my pregnancy experience. I thought about making this into a video, but I figured it might take me longer to edit that than to write a blog post. So, here we go!


Monday, April 18, 2016

STYLE THE BUMP: Third Trimester Recap


Thank you all for all the love showered on me and my family since Baby Chisom's arrival! We seriously can't get enough of her! And that new baby smell...it makes it all worth it! Lol! Although I've mostly been living in baggy T-shirts and loose fitting clothes lately, here's a recap of my third trimester outfit posts.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Surprise! It's A Baby Shower!

Surprise Baby Shower

Hello April!

My favorite month of the year is here! This month is filled with lots of celebration for me and my family. I celebrate my birthday, my hubby's birthday, our wedding anniversary...and of course, Baby Ofoegbu #3 should be arriving anytime now!

Speaking of Baby, a few Sundays ago, the Virtuous Women at church, RCCG Love Assembly, threw a general baby shower as per usual for the pregnant women at church (there were 3 of us). I even shared a post on Instagram HERE.

Little did I know that there was another SPECIAL shower secretly being planned, just for me!

Here are the pictures from my amazing surprise baby shower put together by my lovely sister and dear friend, Eliane.

Enjoy!

~

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Stripes & Elbow Patches

Maternity Style, Style The Bump, SheIn Elbow Patch Cardigan

It's the last day of the month already! Wow! Where did the time go?! Either way, I'm glad we're finally in warmer weather.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Yellow & Green; Frills & Gathers

My Style Oasis, DIY Maternity Style, Style The Bump, Off shoulder Ankara Dress

Hello & Happy Monday!

Hope you enjoyed your Easter weekend! I know I did. I celebrated mine in the company of family and friends, and most importantly by remembering what Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, did on the Cross of Calvary. How awesome it is to know that He died for my sins, and that He lives again so that I can be set free from the bondage of sin! Amazing grace!


Monday, March 14, 2016

Are We There Yet?


Spring is almost here! And I'm definitely loving the warmer weather!

Apologies for not posting last week. Frankly, I'm pretty much exhausted most of the time. Getting out of bed is becoming more of a task these days...literally! Climbing up and down the stairs have me panting like I just ran a marathon. And with a baby bump almost the size of a basketball, aches and pains have become an uncomfortable norm. I think you get the idea. I probably sound like a broken record, but I'm really looking forward to Baby's arrival.

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Nesting...


Happy New Month!

With only a few weeks left till Baby arrives, I'm pretty much trying to get our home in order. I guess I'm "nesting," although I have to pace myself throughout the day to get things done. (Who knew climbing the stairs could be such an exhausting sport? Lol.)

Baby's room is almost done. Nothing fancy; the crib is all set up, and most of the baby clothes have been sorted through.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Black & Blue



Oh, just a throwback post, reminiscing about warmer weather, and what my waistline used to look like once upon a time...lol.

Happy Thursday!


Monday, February 22, 2016

#ShowYourShabby (Giveaway)

#ShowYourShabby Giveaway, Shabby Apple Micha Maxi Dress

Hello & Happy Monday!

Today's post is about this beautiful Micha maxi dress courtesy of Shabby Apple. This wrap dress is so warm, which is perfect for these freezing temps we've been experiencing lately.

If you'd like a chance to win a $50 gift certificate towards this or any other Shabby Apple item, keep reading!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Blue Splatter!

Maternity Style, Choies Maxi Dress
Looking like maxi dresses are the way to go for my last trimester! All I have to do is think of accessories. Works fine for me!


Monday, February 15, 2016

"Great Panes"

Maternity Style, Style The Bump, SheIn Red Ruffle Coat

I had so much fun last night at our 4th annual Red Rose Banquet. Perhaps, wearing heels for most of the night wasn't such a great idea after all! Because this morning, I'm definitely feeling the aches and "panes" of being in my third trimester! Lol!

Thankfully, today is a holiday, so I can catch up on some much needed rest!


Monday, February 08, 2016

What To Wear: Valentine's Day Weekend


What To Wear On Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Lookbook


Happy Monday!

Hope you had a great weekend! I spent my Saturday with family and friends at a game night out of town. It was so much fun!



Thursday, February 04, 2016

FEBRUARY SEW ALONG: "Red Velvet Halter Neck Dress"

My Style Oasis, Simplicity 2580, Valentine's Day Outfit, DIY Maternity Style, Halterneck Dress Tutorial, Valentine's Day Dress Tutorial

Hello & Happy Monday!

Valentine's Day is in ten days! I'm looking forward to attending the annual Red Rose Banquet hosted by my home church, RCCG Love Assembly. We've been planning it for a while now, and I can't wait to enjoy the night with family and friends.

Do you have any plans yet? If you do, and they involve some fancy event or night out, I think this  will make the perfect dress! It's pretty easy to make, and it should be fun to wear for your Valentine's Day weekend!

Monday, February 01, 2016

PREVIEW: February Sew Along

DIY, What To Wear On Valentine's Day, Simplicity 2580

Hello & Happy New Month!

Since February is so popularly known for it's celebration of love on Valentine's Day, this month's sew along will be geared towards something a little extra special. Here's a sneak peek.


Thursday, January 28, 2016

STYLE THE BUMP: Second Trimester Recap

Maternity Style, What to Wear in Your Second Trimester

2 down; 1 to go!

It is true what they say: when you have little ones running around, your pregnancy seems to go by faster. I guess it's because you're so focused on taking care of them, you don't realize that time is flying by!

My "nesting syndrome" has officially started! I've been having fun sorting out baby clothes (to think that they start off being too tiny!). I can't believe it: in just a few more months, and Baby will be here! Eek!

Looking for what to wear in your second trimester? Here's some inspiration for you!

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