As you may have guessed, I have a bit of a love affair with turbans! Growing up, I was amazed at the beautiful headwraps my Nigerian mother and her friends wore to parties. It’s such a regal look, so sophisticated! I was hooked. I began experimenting with wraps in high school and since then they’ve become by signature piece.
My go-to turban style is a little something I call the “cinnabun” but I love experimenting with others. I like using eBay’s latest collections platform to curate my fave looks. With Collections I’m able to search for my favorite turbans and group them together, while also sharing with my followers. It’s fun and a little addicting! Follow my collections here. And let me know about yours as well! Here’s one I created called: “All Tied Up”. #ebaycollection #FOLLOWITFINDIT
My ebay Collections were curated as part of my collaboration with eBay, as always all opinions are my own.
This year keeps racing by! It’s the second to last week in November and definitely time to start thinking about holiday plans, especially New Year’s Eve! I love New Years. It’s such an exciting time. Growing up, as a family we would all gather around the tv and watch the ball drop, eat snacks and celebrate the New Year. As I got older, I’ve enjoyed ringing it in New York City with friends and now my boyfriend of almost 5 years! One thing about New Years is you’ve got to have a plan of where you’re going. This is no time for last minute prep.
My ultimate NYE celebration includes a night beginning with an amazing dinner to reflect on 2013 followed by dancing the night away with a cocktail, preferably a Hpnotiq Sparkle-tini!
So, what are you guys planning on doing? If you’re still undecided I want to tell you about a cool contest Hpnotiq is sponsoring. There’s weekly prizes to win a gorgeous EFFY diamond and topaz ring to flaunt with your NYE look and 1 lucky grand prize winner (and her gal pals) will win a trip to NYC to watch the ball drop live! To enter, simply go here and upload a pic, that’s it! The deadline is December 8, so hurry!
This is a Hpnotiq sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.
Nothing better than a flirty skirt to get you in a good mood, especially on date night. That’s why when Glamour.com wanted me to show them my fave date night look, my new Asos skirt came to mind instantly. After dating for almost 5 years, my bf and I have been guilty of keeping it a bit too casual on date night (read: we wore jeans and sweaters last weekend to see Best Man Holiday!) So it’s great to dress it up and put some effort into time with your boo. He texted me yesterday about going salsa dancing this weekend so I’ll be sure to pull out something similar to this look, and you should too!
H&M shirt (fab similar option/ ASOS skirt (similar here, i’m buying this one next!) / Schutz heels (chic similar option)/ Old Navy coat (similar here) / Khirma Eliazov clutch / Mercura shades
SHOP THE LOOK
Beauty Beat: Revlon ColorStay
foundation in Cappuccino / Stila Stay All Day
vinyl lip gloss in Scarlet Vinyl both are staples and super long lasting, love!
Joy Adaeze x Glamour.com’s Favorite Fashion Bloggers
Joy Adaeze x ELLE South Africa
Joy Adaeze x New York Times (by legendary Bill Cunningham)
Joy Adaeze x Refinery29 + LOFT
photo: Ashley Naomi