Hi guys,
I finally got around to writing my first post (Yay!). After setting up my blog, I was quite nervous because I had no idea what my first post would be. So I made a little research and came across this on http://www.shoutmeloud.com

‘You’ve just jumped into the online world, and no one knows anything about you. If I am supposed to trust you and bookmark your blog, then I will need to know who you are’

So, this is me showing you that I am a real person and I didn’t just fall out of the sky.

I’m Yewande Bokinni, some of my friends call me ‘Wande’ thus the blog name wandebokinni.com. I’m from Lagos-Nigeria, and a graduate of Educational Management currently undergoing NYSC (National Youth Service Corps). Now if you are Nigerian you already know what that means but if you aren’t, well….NYSC is a compulsory one year service to the nation that all Nigerian graduates must undergo. Especially if you seek to be employed by any government or private establishment in Nigeria.

My interests and hobbies revolve around all forms of art and creativity from visual arts to fashion, music, dance, drama, graphics designing, creative writing and photography. I’m currently working on a casual wear line featuring colourful and fun pieces for both sexes.

I am a fun mix of contrasting characters, I can be a total nerd one minute and a cool kid the next minute, social at times and a complete introvert at other times. I am blessed with numerous personalities and the goal is to embrace and explore all these different sides of me. I love bright colours, beautiful patterns and designs on fabric, walls, books or accessories. One of my favourite places to be is the mall (I mean you can get almost everything you want here!). Some of my favourite things to eat are cakes, ice cream, chocolates and spicy foods. Yup, I’m a foodie. I like to try new foods and drinks whenever I go out.

Did I mention that I wear braces? Yup! pretty much explains why you won’t see a lot of pictures of me smiling on here. I have been wearing it for two years now but I’m still getting used to the whole idea of smiling in pictures. I’m a little shy and also trying not to creep you out.

I also loooove cartoons? My favourite channels to watch are Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network! Yes I’m in my twenties, sue me! Someone once said “You still love cartoons at this age because you have refused to face reality” I have absolutely no idea what he was talking about and I’m not sure  I’m going to stop loving them anytime soon.
I also watch a lot of fashion and lifestyle channels, they inspire me to be creative in my thinking, style and writing.

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved sharing my experiences and knowledge with others. Whenever I learnt anything new I would want to share it so badly that if an opportunity to do so didn’t present itself I would create one myself. I have been giving motivational speeches in my empty bedroom room since I was eight, with the hope that one day I would eventually be given a microphone and a real audience to inspire with my stories. This is one of the reasons I created this blog, to inspire others.

One of my many fantasies is being royalty, a princess actually. You know, butlers, fancy ball gowns and tiaras, fancy house, fancy food and a fancy accent. Now I am older and girls my age want to be addressed as ‘Queens’ and even ‘Kings’. I still want to be a princess (*mutters softly*)

I am passionate about making a difference in the world and I believe that everyone no matter how little has something unique to contribute to the world.

I am more adventurous in my head than real life, which explains why I don’t travel much (I hope to change that). I have travelled to quite a few places but never on my own except it was compulsory or a family thing.

I can be a little extra at times.

I like flowers, life sized teddy bears and statement tee-shirts (you’ll be seeing a lot of them on here)

I love stylish people and style for me revolves around three things; what I love, what feels comfy and what truly reflects how I feel at a particular time.

This little space on the internet is my creative outlet and the plan is to be totally and unashamedly me!

Still want to know more about me or the blog?

Click here https://wandebokinni.com/about-me/

 

“Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself” – Oscar de la Renta.

This simple quote says it all for me. Style is all about self expression, being comfortable, feeling beautiful and confident in what you wear. For me, it is never really about trends because certain trends don’t cut it for me and even when I ‘follow’ fashion trends I alter them to make them work for me.

On a good day you’ll find me wearing loose fitting clothes like T-shirts, oversize shirts, mom jeans, sweat shirt and pants etc. Whenever I need to dress up for a girls night out or a date you’ll find me wearing something short and free. Like I said earier I love comfort.

I also wear a lot of tiny straps, alterneck or offshouder tops and dresses. Showing just the right amount of skin when I need to.

How would you define your style?