What I Wore: Old School Chic | Liebester Award


These days, my style has been gearing towards the grandma-ish style. Nevermind that I've always been compared to a 60 year old woman by my friends, I love comfort dressing and think it's incredibly chic when pulled off well.

My parents (and new friends!) have finally accepted this and we've been getting along famously since this happened.

Whilst I've always had a thing for loose fabrics, I recently fell in love with pleated midi skirts. I've always had my reservations. For one, they make my legs look really... brief but I'm finally fine with that. I almost made this into a "ball skirt" but laziness (thankfully!) made me stall. I can't tell you how much I love this skirt right now.

And some times, I wonder... What ever happened to the one off-shoulder trend? I guess the world got swept away by it's much cooler sister, the off-shoulder trend. I've been meaning to rock it but haven't completed the DIY yet. I started the project a while ago and it still hasn't reached completion. *Sigh*

Enough with the random thoughts, lets get to the Liebester Award. I always promise myself that I'd do these tags but somehow always end up not doing them.

I was nominated by Yvonne of Yvonne OKoro. Thanks Hunay! 

The Liebester Award was created to recognize or discover new bloggers and welcome them into the blogosphere.

I might not be a new blogger but I certainly feel like I just started, even after almost two years!

Award Accepted!

1. When did you start blogging?

I started blogging August 2014. Can't believe it's almost two years!

2. What do you prefer for breakfast?

I love food so much I can't pick just one. I love bread (plain or in any form, french toast though <3 <3 ). Cereal or custard works just fine too.

3. If you were to visit two celebrities, who would they be?

-Cole Sprouse (Cody from Disney's Zack & Cody), I'm a huge fan.

-Veronica Roth/Rick Riordan. Two people I know, but any one of them would do. Veronica is the writer of the Divergent series and Rick is the writer of the Percy Jackson series.

5. What's your best quote?

It varies. Right now, it's "The best way to predict the future is to create it".

6. Who's your favourite writer and why?

Oh no. I read lots of books and love lots of writers. So I'll just say my favourite type of writer. I love writers who spin good stories and make their characters so 3-Dimensional that the characters are real people in my mind.

I'm also more of a novel person.

7. What country would you love to visit and why?

Ha ha. Austrialia. Why? I have no idea. Poland would be cool too.

8. If you were to stay at home all day, what would you do?

Read books I'm currently reading (I read multiple books at a time), Edit pictures for Le blog, write some posts, Plan some posts, read some blogs, reply comments, emails, Take pictures for the blog, complete DIY projects, Study academic books, eat, Might watch Tv if there's time and... that's basically it. What a life *insert laughing emoji*

9. What movie have you seen that made you cry?

I don't know mehn. There are hardly any of those. I don't even watch movies a lot. But I find parts about family and friendship touching.

Even Titanic didn't make me cry. I did like Celine Dion's song though.

At the risk of sounding mean, if Kate winslet (can't remember the characters' name) had just stayed in the boat like a good girl that Jack asked her to be, Jack would have been the one on the plank not the one frozen in the ocean. Just saying.

Never could happen in a Nigerian story.

10. What have you done before that you wish you never did?

Wow. Tough one. Sounds a lot like "What do you regret?"

I honestly have no idea.

Thank you so much for nominating me Yvonne!

I nominate:

Seyi of Nowo
Tamunotonye of The black Writer
Debora of The black Rose
Lydia of Lydia Chronicles
Nedoux of Nedoux
Praise of My Style Lookbook

-My questions are the same as the ones I answered above.

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  1. Interestingly, I'm in love with midi pleated skirts as well. Lol! You didn't cry when you watched Titanic? Interesting!

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    1. Thank you!

      I know, right? When people talked about crying and crying I used to feel sort of heartless. *shrugs*

  2. I didn't cry when I watch Titanic too.

    The skirt looks cool on you.

  3. Comfort over anything! Titanic made me cry(Kate winslet's character was named Rose). Have you seen the fault in our stars?


    1. Not yet. I even got the book to read it but the way everyone has been talking about it? I don't know...

  4. Titanic made me cry like crazy!.. Am just wondering how you didn't cry,I love your skirt and jelly sandals, you look Good


  5. I don't remember crying when I watched Titanic. I don't remember liking the movie as much as everyone else did either.

    I used to do the one-shoulder thing all the time! Dunno when or why I stopped.

    Berry Dakara Blog

    1. I know, right?!!!

      I also used to the one shoulder thing but I stopped. I might bring it back to my wardrobe : D

      Thanks for stopping by Berry!

  6. Totally in love with your sense of style and that skirt is right up my alley.

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  7. Y'all making me feel weird for crying by just thinking of The Titanic (-.-)
    Love your skirt IJ, I don't know why but whenever I see squares I think mirrors...
    Lhurve Davies Blog

    1. Squares? That's interesting.

      Glad to have back in the blogosphere BTW : D

  8. I really wanna visit Australia to and even live there... no idea why also...
    Love the skirt btw..

    Have a great week

  9. Love this outfit!! I love reading multiple books at once as well


  10. Hi Ijenna,

    Congratulations on the well-deserved award. I love midi pleated skirt too, very demure chic.

    I read multiple books too, I have a restless mind, I start one book drop it half way move to the next two, do the same, and then come back to finish the first book. Lol

    Thank you so much for nominating me. :-)

    Have a super nice weekend.

  11. Hey girl,
    I like your top, the its free at the torso and then clings to your hands.
    By the way I saw this post long before now but I was having issues with the robot thingy when I wanted to comment.
    Thank you for nominating me,and it's Lydia's Chronicle.