Mrs Bucket

Sometimes (only sometimes) I think my sister, Wura, may be more stylish than I am. For the past few months, I’ve been longingly lusting and hopelessly drooling over the Mansur Gavriel Bucket and Wura is to blame.

Structured with Italian Vegetable leather, the Bucket is a casually classy everyday bag. Big enough to store the essentials and yet somewhat discreet, the Mansur Gavriel Bucket is my interpretation of understated glamour. Lined with a striking red resin, the Bucket bag teases a little bit of attitude without being brash.

Simple as it may be, the MG Bucket is the top of my wish list this Easter. Maybe, just maybe I will indulge myself.

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Photo Credit: http://mansurgavriel.com/bucket-bag-black-with-flamma/

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Ps: It’s Bouquet!!!! Lol Did anyone ever watch “Keeping Up Appearances?”

PPs: I’m working overtime this weekend. I’m not pleased. I’m not pleased at all!

Big LA

In a bid to make Taiwo jealous, I invited Laolu (her best friend) for lunch with me today. You see, Taiwo and I work in the same building, but she got the whole week off and has been rubbing it in my face all day. Pictures speak a thousand words and so as Laolu wolfed down his TFC fried rice, I snuck in a picture and immediately whatsapped it to her. My plan worked. She was jealous. Please see below:

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Laolu is easily one of our best dressed male friends- and he probably knows it (LOL)! I dug up pictures I took of him over Christmas and decided to share what an ‘Oh-so-Dapper’ Friday look should resemble. Gentlemen… please take note!

1. The usual khaki Friday trousers are a staple in every man’s wardrobe. Nothing else screams “Business Casual”.

2. A plain blue (or pale pink) shirt sings untold harmonies when paired with khaki. No pinstripes or checked shirts required, just plain vanilla.

3. A pocket square is always a winner be it a formal or casual look. If it matches your shirt/tie, you’re definitely winning!

4. Laolu has on a simple pair of plimsoles. I never would have thought it, but they work!

5. An expensive watch/belt/Man Bag will always sail you through to top points!!! I like anything but Hermes! That massive ‘H’ drives me insane, however, I do appreciate that it’s top quality so I can’t knock anyone down for it.

Below are the pictures of Big LA I dug up from Christmas…

 

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Ps: Note to Taiwo: Revenge is a dish best served cold, enjoy! Muhahaha

Pps: Ladies, Laolu is taken, you can stop drooling now *giggles*

Ppps: It was Laitan’s tradition wedding over the weekend. She looked beautiful. Can’t wait for the pictures to come out!

5 Blogs 5 Days: Nigerian Belle

Remember my 5 Blogs 5 Days series…? Good thing you do, because unlike you, I forgot!

I’m not very good at finishing things that I start. I tend to start off on a high and then gradually, the momentum dies until things come to a gradual halt! But in my pursuit of self-improvement, I decided I’d commit more to my blog, starting with the series of 5 Blogs 5 Days.

Today’s post is about one of my favourite blogs- Nigerian Belle. Below are a number of reasons I love Nigerian Belle:

1. Nigerian Belle is written by one of my favourite Nigerian Fashion Designers-Damola of House 38- and the blog in itself, is a promotion of Nigerian Fashion brands. I’ve been trying to ‘Buy Nigerian’ more and this blog updates me on affordable designer brands and items to purchase.

2.Nigerian Belle takes you through the daily adventures of the writer from the mysteries of her top drawer, to cross border trips to the likes of Ghana and Dubai.

3. The blog has a clean look with no distracting backgrounds or jarring colours. Simplicity is always key for me.

Hope you like as much as I do.

 

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Ps: I want to write about 2 more Blogs. Can it be 6 days 6 blogs instead of 5? Lol

73 Questions with SJP

I was glossing over my instagram feed as I do daily, when I came across Vogue’s 73 Question interview with Sarah Jessica Parker. Over the course of the 5 and a half minute interview,  SJP takes Vogue on a brief tour of her Manhattan home providing bullet answers to a rapid interview. I LOVE!!!

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Ps: Love the Ping Pong table and the effortlessly chic look.

Pps: Check me out, uploading videos and whatnot. Lol

“You Can’t Eat Beauty”

I’m a little behind, I know, but I just spotted this post on Beautifully Nappy. For technical (or/and regional) reasons, I was unable to reblog the video, so I embedded it in my post instead.

If you aren’t already in love with Miss Nyong’o, this is guaranteed to make you fall head over heels.

Please watch…….

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Ps: If you haven’t already, visit Beautifully Nappy for natural hair tips and healthy living *smooches*

Got 7 Minutes?

As you know, I’ve been working on my Body, Mind and Spirit and I get the feeling that this is going to shape the direction of Bonita Valli this year.

I recently downloaded an app called ’7 minute workout’ and I love it so much, that not only have I been preaching it to anyone that will listen, but I’ve actually been doing this workout about 3 times a week which is probably more exercise than I ever did last year.

7 minutes is a series of 12 exercises that work the entire body allowing for maximum intensity in a short period of time. They appear very easy upon initial examination until you actually start each of the 12 workouts. Each workout is 30 seconds and separated by an equivalent 30 second break.

What I love most about this is the convenience (you can do it at home and the maximum requirement is a chair)! Below is a break down of each of the exercises….

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Source: NY Times

Who needs a gym when you’ve got 7 minutes?

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Ps. I also started playing Tennis, I’m learning how to serve now which is the greatest challenge!

The Challenge

It’s my hundredth post!

Yes, you read that right, a blogger as lazy as myself made it to not 10, but 100 posts!

WARNING!! *Speech mode*

“I’d just like to start off by thanking God-thank you Jesus, my readers-you guys rock!! My family… I love you guys!!” Lol. Enough goofing around.

In honour of my hundredth post, I would like to set everyone a challenge which my sister, Wura, sent to our family chat this morning. For all of 5 minutes, it got me trying to be a better person, let’s hope it works out better for you guys. Here’s the Challenge…

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Source: @RosieLondoner Instagram

My attempt at this challenge is in line with working on my Spirit. I’ll have to make a more conscious effort though, I’ve already said a truck load of horrible things to and about people today and it’s just 2pm. Like my Mum said “It might be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for me to make it through this challenge”.

Good luck with this one Bonitas!

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Ps: I will be continuing my 5 days 5 blogs later this week. As I referenced Rosie Londoner, I realised I never actually completed that challenge. Lol

Pps: Beauty is on the inside.