Hello Lovelies!

I stopped posting on this blog several months ago, but I was just stopping by to check on it and look back on what I did. I still love fashion, styling and writing about fashion and style.

I graduated from Wesleyan University and moved back to California we're I'm currently living. I'm not sure if I'll start this blog again, but if you want to know what I'm doing and how I'm living you can follow me on instagram: MissTej or on Twitter @MissTeju_Global, on linkedIn here, or on Facebook: Teju Adisa-Farrar. 

I'm open to doing fashion projects or helping out with fashion/style needs. Just message me on one of the above networks or send me an email. Thanks to all of you who like what I did and supported me in this very fun and rewarding project.

Cheers,
-Teju

Style Tip of the Week Video

White T-shirts are a life-saver. If you don’t know what to wear, get a pack of white t-shirts and wear one with everything. Somehow white T’s always manage to look cool and chic at the same time. I bought a pack of men’s Hanes crew neck t-shirts and they are my savior. I wear them whenever I don’t have time to choose what to wear or can’t be bothered. Usually crew neck white t-shirts look really good on those of us with larger chests and v-necks tend to compliment those with smaller chests, but either way they're great. To make it fun, try a white T with a trend like pastels, stripes, or a shirt tied around your waist. 
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Today since it was a nice, semi-warm Spring day, I wore high-waist tweed shorts with a cut off yellow (semi) long-sleeved shirt. I added red sunnies to protect my eyes, and some lovely colors on my nails.  Happy Friday! 

Trendy Spring Things

Overalls

Overalls are definitely hot this spring. They are a great fun look that can be dressed up with some wedges or dressed down with some sneakers and a baseball cap. Denim, leather, or even silk overalls will do just fine.




Shorts Suit

Solange Knowles is known for these trendy, and usually printed shorts suits. Whether she is a on a pastel print shorts and blazer with a printed button up or a patterned shorts and blazer with a printed button-up she is always stylish in a suit. This Spring and Summer the shorts suit is in and it's hot.



Try these two fun and hip trends as Spring stays and Summer comes. Happy Thursday!

Tied Up, Button-Up, Doillied-Up

 






 



Today I stayed with the theme of the staple button-up shirts that I posted about early, and decided to wear a button-up with a tie. Since I am supposed to look professional when I go into the prison, I added a tie to offset the casualness of the jeans I wore. I will wear this outfit all day since it is a busy day and it's not necessary to change. The jeans enable the outfit to be versatile.


I also wore doily socks. You know... those socks with the ruffles that we used to wear when we dressed up for church. I love those socks, they're fun. Since socks with footwear is back in style I decided to add some doily socks for some fun and a feminine touch since my outfit was quite masculine. [I also wore boyfriend jeans not pictured] Happy Tuesday!





Why a Button-Up is All You'll Ever need

I realized that I wear button-up shirts a lot, both mens and womens. I really like button-ups and I think they are a perfect way to add class to an outfit while at the same time can be casual. They look good with or without heels and usually can be worn in a variety of ways: underneath a sweater or shirt (here and here), with a vest (here), or just by itself. I think it's a good staple piece to have because it can be worn in all seasons and is a really good layer. It doesn't matter if it's denim, cotton, or silk. Button-ups can be dressed up or dressed down and even worn in different ways: tied at the front, with rolled up sleeves, button all the way, open, around the waist, etc. Below is a great visual of the versatility and necessity of the button-up. [photo from here]
If you're not already convinced just google women in button-ups and you will be pleased with the many ways and how often button-ups are worn and praised.

African Print on a Monday

It's Monday, again... Happy Monday loves! It's a nice, brisk, sunny day here in Connecticut with a little more than a month left before I move back to California. In the meantime I'm enjoying the East Coast Spring and spending time in the sun with my friends as the academic year comes to a close. 

African print and African clothes have been used in fashion and clothing in West Africa for years, and in the last couple years has become very popular in the U.S. Usually they call styles that are in a traditional print or fabric from (West) Africa or South America are called "tribal" prints. The term "tribal" or "tribe" is problematic and often times incites inaccurate and derogatory images of places in the Third World.

My Ivorian godmother made this shirt for me. I have a few pieces made from African print by various friends of the family who are West African. Thus, when wearing African print became trendy, the pieces I had made for me also became trendy. Another reason why you should always keep statement pieces, they usually always come back into style.

Since it was a little chilly I wore this faux fur vest and a blue scarf to keep me warm while outside. Of course I'm wearing red sunnies and bracelets.






This past weekend one of my best friends, who graduated last year, came down to spend the weekend. So Saturday her, our other friend, and I went to brunch, got our nails done, then went to the festival outside on the hill at our school. It was lots of fun, nice girls time. Below is a picture of my nails. I never get less than two or three colors. I love colors, and bright ones at that. 


Have a great Monday!
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