T O A S T Y: The cosiest, toastiest , softest wool 🤎 #humpdayvibes Captured by @arewaphotograph

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W I N D S W E P T: Instagram vs Reality. Swipe to see the struggles of trying to shoot in this windy weather 😂😫🤣 The wig was threatened, luckily it stays SECURED 📢🙌🏾👋🏾 Dress gifted by @hopeivylondon....#instagramvsreality #hopeivylondon #hopeandivy #kimonodress

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F L A U R A: Me on my commute this morning: Who invented the damn SNOOZE button??! Has it ever done anyone ANY good? Not me 🤣🤦🏾‍♀️😫 #TypicalMonday  #HappyNewWeek 🖤 Pic by @scarlettstvns

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W O N D E R S M I L E: On week 2 of  my @wondersmile clear aligners journey and I’m really excited to see the final results already 😆😁 Can you tell I’ve got them on now?! My front teeth have never been able to touch so I can’t wait for the day when the finally do! It takes some adjusting to but definitely worth it 😁 Would you you straighten your teeth if you had the opportunity to? Blog post and short demo videocoming up on my #alignersexperience so far. #ad #wondersmile #straightteeth #aligners

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A L L O: Allo from thee other side... just dropping this oldie shot by @arewaphotograph . I haven’t shot anything recently because, storms Ciara and Dennis . Actually I tell a lie. I’m currently in hibernation mode and renovating the house is taking over my organisational skills. Also #LoveIsBlindNetflix Part 2 comes out today so... catch me on Twitter 😂 They basically need to pay me for doing promo for this show because chile I been spreading the word 🤣😫🙌🏾

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M E S H - U P: Twinning the background 🖤🤍 #mondaymood😎 Captured by @arewaphotograph

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V A L S , D A R L S: Happy Valentines, ‘Gal’entines Day, ‘Pal’entines Day or whichever one you’re celebrating today 🤎 We tried to keep the Vals tradition alive by eating out and our 3 year old son literally dashed across the restaurant, nearly knocked a table over with me chasing after him as my husband watched in horror. Safe to say, I’m happy to be back home chilling and eating in tonight 😂 Y’all can enjoy. I’m doing Mamantines day in🤷🏾‍♀️😫🤣

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L A T T E: No milk, plenty sugar. Ta 🤎

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Turning Heads in Black & White

As fun as colour-blocking is, there gets that time when you simply just feel like donning your favourite black trousers and white top for the day. Problem is, how do you wear black and white without people mistaking you for the waiter at a restaurant??? Pulling off monochrome looks can be quite tricky at times but here are a few pointers on how to turn heads in black and white.
Monochrome outfits usually convey seriousness, formal meetings and appointments. One way to carry a strong black and white look is to look well polished, mature and expensive. If you know what I mean. Ditch the casual backpacks and satchel bags for a more classy looking leather tote. Ditch the cotton tops for a sexy chiffon/silk blouse. Make-up should appear minimal but tactfully applied enough to stand out. Add a pair of heels for effect.
Miranda Kerr knows exactly what I am talking about. This look is office ready yet there is plenty glam in it.
Nice bag too. Ten over ten on this look.
Another way to add punk to any black and white outfit is to break the monochrome with accessories of different colours. A brightly coloured shoe, a print purse or a sparkly belt will break the formal tones that any black and white look may carry.
Nifesimi's heels adds colour to her monochrome outfit
Rihanna's print clutch bag adds all the colour she needs.
Angela Simmons adds a bright clutch to her outfit
Leona Lewis cinches with a bright waist band.
Nicole Richie. Absolutely love how she has styled this outfit.
For a more relaxed monochrome look, Why not try rocking a mini?
Keri Hilson

Miranda Kerr
Nicole Richie
Kim Kardashian
 The right accessories and make-up also help make any black and white ensemble stand out.
Ciara accessorizes with a standout neck piece
Amber Rose glams up this ensemble with statement jewellery and make-up
Kourtney's glittery disco ball clutch adds zest to her look.
Any monochrome look can be instantly ‘glamified’ by adding a leather biker jacket.
Byrdie Bell
Sugababe Keisha Buchanan

Amber Rose in biker waistcoat.
Meagan Good

Instead of going for the traditional white shirt, black jacket; why not try switching things up? Try the inverse for a monochrome look with a difference.
Beyonce switches things as she rocks this white blazer
Leona Lewis
June Ambrose rocks a white blazer and personalizes her look with a turban.
Personalize your black and white and white ensemble by showing off your unique style. A retro blouse, funky hat, or trousers in tribal prints will add personality to your look.
Nifesimi plays up her monochrome outfit with print leggings, a bright scarf and unique fringe bag.
Solange Knowles makes a statement by adding a turban to her look.
Solange adds some star quality to her outfit
Funeka goes retro.
Solange in funky pants.


Collarless Quilted Leather Biker Jacket, £120, ASOS
Cotton pussy bow blouse, £30, ASOS
Leather look trousers, £24.99, H&M
Trina Turk Joan Crossbody , £80.33, Revolve Clothing
Rebecca Minkoff Tire Quilt Affair Bag , £224.92, Revolve Clothing
Black peep toe platform shoes, £85 , River Island
Black Aztec Print Leggings, £20, Topshop
Have fun turning heads in that monochrome ensemble!
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Holla 🙂

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  • Glenda Nkeng
    November 25, 2011

    miranda kerr’s outfit is to die for (the first 1)……………love the black n white thingy…really cool….def stealin some ideas from here………….nice work lydie……..

  • Joiey
    December 10, 2011

    Nice…… Solange’s funky white and black leather pants is giving me everything , can you please tell me where their from? Thanks

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