Old habits

April 18 2015

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MISSGUIDED Skirt | ASOS Tee | OFFICE Heels | ZARA Jacket (Similar here) & Bag | RIVER ISLAND Watch

Old habits really do die hard. I shared the camel version of this skirt and nude version of these shoes in my most recent haul, and couldn’t resist going back for both of them in black!
Here’s a fun fact about me (or you can call it a habit!): When I like something and find that they have it in black, I have to have it.
Even better if they have it in a variety of colours too.

Thought I may need them one day, and if I didn’t buy them I’d regret not doing so, forever!
Okay maybe not forever, but you kinda get the idea that I’m really digging the skirt and heels huh?

Styled the skirt the other day with a tee tied into a knot, red lips and my trustee leather jacket.
Where was I off to dressed like this, I hear you whisper?
Oh, just a spot of afternoon tea and chit chat with some friends.

Here is the skirt in Camel, White and Grey… Yes I may have placed a cheeky order and own all of them now.

*PS* If you missed that Haul, here it is…

(pc: Kezia Eniang)


  • Reply Tessa / Bramble & Thorn April 18 2015 at 3:03 pm

    This outfit is seriously gorgeous, you look amazing! I need those shoes and that jacket in my life immediately!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Reply millennielle April 18 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Love this simple outfit, especially the shoes!! 🙂
    xo, coco | millennielle.com

  • Reply avocadoseeds April 18 2015 at 3:18 pm

    love the outfit, you look beautiful xx

  • Reply saphir April 18 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Hi shirley , you are an amazing girl and everything about you is on point .
    was laughing when you said you can buy the same thing in different colours , that is so Me !and your statement made feel better about myself
    anyways i love you and your videos

  • Reply Courtney April 18 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Love this outfit! So chic!

    Courtney from Two Looks, One London | Fashion, Beauty, Life… .x.

  • Reply fibo April 18 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Oh Shirley.. I really can relate to that habit. Whenever I fall in love with an item I’m like “oh but black fits to everything… it will be sold out soon and I will regret not buying it.”

    • Reply fibo April 18 2015 at 4:41 pm

      Oh and that bag was the best recommandation ever! Love it

  • Reply Chi-Chi April 18 2015 at 4:40 pm

    great style as always!love the pop of red against the monochrome x


  • Reply OrMyself April 18 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Oh my God you are so amazing you look gorgeous!!!

  • Reply jazz April 18 2015 at 6:32 pm

    you look stunning such a great look xx

  • Reply Yinka April 18 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Very lovely Shirley!
    I love the look and feel of black, it makes the ‘look’ sophisticated!

  • Reply drockz89 April 18 2015 at 8:04 pm

    lovely as usual! i have the same habit lol i simply cannot resist black but i’ll try harder on more colors this year!

  • Reply ann usman April 18 2015 at 8:24 pm

    love it
    u look gorgeous <3 :*

  • Reply Kemi April 18 2015 at 9:00 pm

    You look stunning. The colours look amazing on you! x

  • Reply Debby April 18 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Simply fab. Love the simplicity of your outfits

  • Reply Rachel Owiti April 19 2015 at 4:27 am

    Love the Skirt! It’s amazing and casual !!
    xoxo, Rachel


  • Reply Rose... April 19 2015 at 5:02 am

    Gorgeous! I really love the skirt!

  • Reply Onyi Moss April 19 2015 at 8:15 am

    Shirley this is a beautiful casual chic look. I love it. Have a lovely Sunday xxx


  • Reply coffeeslag April 19 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Really really loving those heels on you!!


    coffeeslag: workout gear

  • Reply Leta April 19 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Nice look!

    Fashion blogger, freelance stylist and photographer, interior designer, photo model and music production student. Check out my fashion blog http://letucc.blogspot.com/ Great and big things are coming!

  • Reply Katherine April 19 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Hi Shirley! What size did you get for the bodysuit from Misguided?

  • Reply Lena April 19 2015 at 8:50 pm

    You look absolutely stunning in the outfit ♥
    And I also tend to buy pieces that I love in several different colours as well, haha!

  • Reply Kayla April 20 2015 at 12:50 am

    I love this look Shirley! I love all of your looks! You’re a major inspiration to me.

  • Reply Sophie April 20 2015 at 6:13 am

    I just got Ruby Woo at MAC and I was wondering where am I ever going to wear a bold red lip such as this? But reading this and seeing your pictures, I’m not going to wait for an occasion. 🙂

  • Reply Steph April 20 2015 at 10:53 am

    Amazing outfit, love the skirt with the shoes and jacket! Also love your red lippy! Great blog. x


  • Reply Nia Fash April 20 2015 at 12:58 pm

    This outfit is beautiful love you shirley.

  • Reply Rachel April 20 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Shirley, you always look so beautiful. No exception here at all.

    Rachel | http://www.currentlyrachel.com

  • Reply Barbara April 20 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Lol, you are definitely not alone in the love for black. I could wear black 365 days a year….did I mention that it is a gorgeous slimming colour too? Just what I need

    Lagos, Nigeria

  • Reply Tanaka April 20 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Hello gorgeous! I think if is one thing that you and I have in common, its simplicity. I really enjoy how effortless your looks are – no drama just pure chic!
    xo Tanaka

  • Reply Jessi Malay April 20 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Love this look!
    Chic and edgy!
    LOVE the heels… so fierce!

    Jessi Malay

  • Reply Ariane April 21 2015 at 12:46 am

    Well if it not’s broke!!! You look freaking fabulous!

  • Reply Igee Okafor April 21 2015 at 2:55 pm


    You look ravishing! Everything about this is perfection. From the minimal color choice to your hairstyle and red lipstick. I am so impressed with this. It’s simplistic, it’s effortless. Great post!

    Igee Okafor
    Style Enthusiast/Blogger

  • Reply Diana April 21 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Can you please tell me if you live in the u.s. Because I’m considering ordering from office website and heard a lot of negative reviews. I’m obsessed with laced up heels and need these but at the same time do not want to over charged at customs for delivery.

  • Reply Fallon April 22 2015 at 8:43 am

    Absolutely love your simplistic style. Always looking to your outfits for inspiration!


  • Reply monrix April 22 2015 at 12:25 pm

    This outfit is so simple yet stunning!


  • Reply Rachel April 22 2015 at 5:32 pm

    You pull this look off so well! Sexy but still chic ! xoxo Rachel http://www.colorandexpression.com/

  • Reply Paige April 23 2015 at 1:11 am

    Your hair, Amazing! What hair extensions do you use please? Also what’s your care regime for keeping your natural hair looking so healthy?x

  • Reply SimplyZash April 23 2015 at 11:54 am

    I love you shirley you are truly amazing and you have inspired me. soon starting out my youtube journey please check me out

  • Reply Nani April 23 2015 at 9:16 pm

    Those heels look AWESOME

  • Reply Jemimah April 26 2015 at 5:39 pm

    You’re so gorge!!

  • Reply Vanessa April 27 2015 at 9:01 am

    Yeah do agree old habits lolz, you are looking amazing the matching with everything seems stunning. loved it:)

  • Reply Eliane April 28 2015 at 2:43 am

    love how simplistic yet classy with a bit of edge this is.


  • Reply milex April 30 2015 at 2:11 am

  • Reply Amy April 30 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Loving the shoes! Great post!

  • Reply Jay May 5 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Classical Edge…Love

  • Reply Danielle Monee May 13 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I am dying for this look! The red lip is the perfect pop of color and I am loving the longer skirts! Always love your posts <3

  • Reply Like, Wutever May 17 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Great look! Loving those shoes too. I know how you feel about old habits. I can’t help that most of my closet is black. I’m trying to integrate some dark blue though 🙂



  • Reply Benita May 17 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Shirley this is stunning. May you continue to slay as you have always done.


  • Reply Auneetuh May 29 2015 at 11:07 pm

    When is your style ever not classy? Love it! <3

  • Reply April Basi May 30 2015 at 8:58 pm

    Shirlss!! you are Life!!! Love the outfit

  • Reply Tamika June 8 2015 at 7:37 pm

    So beautiful as always !

  • Reply Krystal Gurnell June 9 2015 at 2:52 am

    I really like the black and white, but I really love those lace up heals!!! Gorgeous!

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  • Reply Veronica September 3 2015 at 5:12 am

    Hii Beauty, I know this post is late. but, I can’t wait to see the new looks for fall. I am so glad I took time to look back at your older post.

  • Reply Diamond Selina October 13 2015 at 2:59 pm

    I absolutely adore this look on you!!! I have always loved the look of black and white together. Very classy!

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