Sunday, 10 September 2017

Blonde (Braids) Ambitions



I'm running out of titles already, can you tell? 😭
No matter the weather, I love a good jacket. I got this jacket from new look. When it arrived, I was a bit surprised because I didn't expect it to be this long and I struggled to style it in the humid Lagos weather. However I recently started peering it with sleek pants in my wardrobe and it worked. It instantly dresses up any look as you can see from the pictures.



I spent some part of my weekend listening to two interesting interviews: the first was Jay-z's interview with rap radar podcast and the second was the controversial interview that Nigerian rapper M.I. Abaga had with the Loose Talk Podcast.
Both interviews were quite informative and gave me insight on how tough it can be when you get to the top.
I'm not at the top yet but there's nothing wrong with dressing for the occasion, is there?
After all, in the words of M.I., "Confessing confessions of flexing till my pocket is vexing.".




Thank you for reading.
Love,
Tope.
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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

All the wahala that comes with shopping online: the Konga and Mr Price Saga


If you're a bargain hunter like I am and you rarely buy things full price (unless you’re absolutely in love with the item), I’m pretty sure you love online shopping. Shopping online allows me to compare prices and procrastinate before hitting that “pay" button (just to make sure I’ll still want the item tomorrow 😂). 

The trill of receiving a package is also another reason I love online shopping: It’s like getting a gift from "bae” aka ME 💁🏾.


Asos has been my favourite shopping site for several years. I decided to take a break from international sites because of the recent rise in custom & shipping fees which can sometimes be up to or more than the value of the order. 
A few months ago, I opted to shop locally as I wanted to get a midi dress and costume rings. This turned out to be a “wahala” (trouble) shopping experience. The two sites I tried were Konga.com and Mr Price. I have friends that have worked in e-commerce and a major problem they have is ensuring that there isn't up to date information regarding availability of stock. This was the problem I faced.
After finding the costume rings I wanted, I tried to make a card payment and was told that my payment was denied. However, the money was deducted from my account 🙄. I opted for payment on delivery but the item never came. 


I then had to go to GTBank to request a reversal. The payment was never reversed, instead my Jumia wallet (an online wallet which you can top-up and pay for Jumia items from) was credited with the money which I won't be spending anytime soon because Jumia na stress
It’s safe to say that I’ll be taking a break from Jumia for a while.

Meanwhile, I bought two outfits from Mr Price and paid the delivery charge hoping to get my TWO items. Only one item was delivered. When I reached out to the customer service email, the reply was that it wasn’t available. Why didn’t you notify me before delivery though sis




E jebi, e ba ti charge mi fun nkan ti mi o gba!(Yoruba language sarcasm) 😒

I love the fit of the midi-dress from Mr Price, I think next time I’ll stick to shopping in their physical stores.
Honestly local e-commerce needs to be better in order for me to shop for local fashion online again. Have you shopped online in your country? What was your experience?


Thank you for reading.
Love,

Tope.


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