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Ijeoma Balogun

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34It’s your regular dose of the BN feature; My Style! If you are interested in appearing on this page, simply send two pictures of yourself or that of a friend depicting a typical Day and Night Look with a short summary of your style to my email box: [email protected]

When your entry is approved, you will be required to send in more pictures and personal commentaries on your style or that of your friend as the case may be! Thanks to those who have participated so far, keep the emails coming.

Let’s remember that this feature is about appreciating an individual’s expression through clothing!

I look forward to your My Style Submissions!

Bella Naija reader Chinenye Ezurike, speaks fondly about her style. It’s not hard to tell how much she loves dressing up and being a ‘girlie girl’ which reflects in her style!

CHINENYE’S STYLE:

My style can be described in three words; girlie, sexy and funky! I like to be stylish but I add my own mix of individuality and originality. Most of the time, I definitely consider myself to be a girlie girl most of the time as I opt for very feminine choices like floral dresses, blouses and skirts. I feel I don’t have to show a lot of skin to be sexy. I wear maxi dresses and feel sexy in them! Funky for me can be vintage or urban influences in my style; I express my mood with my funky side.

WHY I LOVE MY STYLE:

I love my style a 100% all the way because I know I look great in whatever I wear, and my style gives me the chance to express myself. My wardrobe isn’t expensive but I sure can make shorts from target shorts look like it’s from Gap! I love my style because it’s uniquely put together by me; I can be sure of walking into a party and be sure to see no girl with my dress on.

HOW IT EXPRESSES CHINENYE’S PERSONALITY:

I love to be girlie yet edgy, without going for the extreme, i.e. Lady Gaga…LOL…l but still show the couture side of me. My style suits my personality because I enjoy being sexy the centre of attention and my style helps me in achieving that. My style is colourful, outgoing and bold!

HAIR:

I wear bangs and like to have it full to cover my whole forehead. I usually go for a straight medium length bang cut. For a t typical African look I wear tiny bob Marley braids  in 20 inches. I have it in this length because I am tall and I can pull it off.

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MAKE UP DAY/NIGHT:

During the day, I like to keep things fresh with soft tones on the eyes and lips, always very light and simple. At night, I opt for brighter colours on the eyes, or smoky eyes. To keep the look strong!

Day Look

Day Look

Night Look

Night Look

FAV CLOTHING STORES:
forever 21
Victoria’s secret
Agaci
Bebe
Express
Wet seal
Macys
Delias
H&M
Target
Urban Outfitters

DAY LOOK:

Top: Forever 21; Jeans: Bare feet

Top: Forever 21; Jeans: Bare feet

This is day look is casual enough to go to the movies. A black satin top with ruching detail around the mid waist combined with a flare bottom to accentuate my figure which I paired with ripped jeans that I layered with black tights to conceal some skin.

Shirt: wet seal; Earrings: dots

Shirt: wet seal; Earrings: Dots

A funky look from the hair style to earrings and the colour. The hair is inspired by Diana Ross; me sometimes the bigger the better! The earrings bring out the colour of the tank complemented by a plaid shirt.

Cut out top: Forever 21; Denim shorts: Target

Cut out top: Forever 21; Denim shorts: Target

Great summer look; perfect for taking a stroll, a casual visit to a friend or a trip to the beach.

Skirt and tank top: Forever 21; Sandals: ALDO

Skirt and tank top: Forever 21; Sandals: Aldo

A cute casual day look. This look is simple, easy and quick. A good choice for a casual date simple date with a friend or boyfriend. A white tank top and a waist band skirt worn with black accessories and blue sandals to make it pop.

Clothes: Kensie; Shoes: Nine West

Outfit: Kensie; Shoes: Nine West

This is a conservative look for a business/ formal lunch. A gray high waist skirt paired with a pink ruffle shirt and my very comfortable 5inch platform heels.

Dress: Forever 21; Shoes: Bebe

Dress: Forever 21; Shoes: Bebe

A nice day look; dress with a pick-up bottom paired with strappy heels.

ACCESSORIES:

My nails are a part of my style. love getting them colourful and bold enough to make a statement.

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NIGHT LOOK:

 

Dress: Express; Leggings: Wet seal; Shoes: Rue 21

Dress: Express; Leggings: Wet seal; Shoes: Rue 21

 

An “all black everything” look!   Black baby doll dress, chunky pearl necklace to accentuate my neck line with black high top booty shoes.

Jacket: Calvin Klein; Vest: Banana Republic; Shoes: Bakers

Jacket: Calvin Klein; Vest: Banana Republic; Shoes: Bakers

A funky night look; brown sequins shirt, ankle leggings and blue leather jacket for colour. Black open toes shoes and long chandelier earrings complete this look.

Dress:Macys; Earings: Forever 21

Dress:Macys; Earings: Forever 21

A mono strap fitted animal print dress. To make more of a statement, I have my hair pinned up to the side with curls. With peacock design earrings to keep the jungle theme going.

Dress: Forever 21; Shoes: Go Jane

Dress: Forever 21; Shoes: Go Jane

In my Little Black (lace) dress this is a simple lace black dress. Black booties with gold studs are the perfect complement to add a bit of drama.

Outfit: H&M; Shoes: MaxMara

Outfit:H&M;Shoes:MaxMara

A simple night look; satin smooth leggings with plaid tank top with lace details layered with a leather jacket and purple shoes!

Dress: Express; Tights: Target; Earrings: Bebe

Dress: Express; Tights: Target; Earrings: Bebe

This is one of my favourite looks! A strapless floral print dress, with side pocket details. I am a fan of tights, but this dress can go both ways; with or without tights.

Dress: Bebe; Shoes: Aldo; Accessories: Forever 21

Dress: Bebe; Shoes: Aldo; Accessories: Forever 21

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Back view

I commend anyone who can pull off a bold green dress! This is a up-round neck fitted satin dress, it’s simple but elegant. I like the bow detail at the side of the waist. Accessorized with pearls, I had long yellow pearls going down my back and gold strap platform shoes complete this look.

Ex-Style Editor at Large - BellaNaija.com , Now Founder/CEO Redrick Public Relations Limited. @ijeomabalogun

41 Comments

  1. mayowalulu

    March 26, 2010 at 12:57 am

    I LOve Love Love LoVe Love IT!

  2. bukky

    March 26, 2010 at 1:03 am

    she’s a pretty girl, liked the bangs on her a lot…everything else is blah
    just my opinion

  3. Funmi

    March 26, 2010 at 1:25 am

    My favourites have to be the high-waisted skirt ensemble and the look with the lights and ripped jeans… I never thought of that… Loved those two… 🙂

  4. Funmi

    March 26, 2010 at 1:42 am

    ***tights*** The green and gold combination in the last two pics is hot as well…

  5. Ibo Omoge

    March 26, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Aww see my baby oooo….looking HAWT!!

  6. tezy

    March 26, 2010 at 5:15 am

    definately like the last look!! love the dress

  7. nnmadi

    March 26, 2010 at 6:16 am

    this girl style is hot!!

  8. fokasibe

    March 26, 2010 at 7:20 am

    I like the office look best! You nailed that one fair and square!!

  9. tonya...

    March 26, 2010 at 8:34 am

    wow tres fab!!! chinenye u def got style and class….unlike some clowns on MYstyle…

  10. Tess

    March 26, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Nenye you dont just look girlie, girl u are beautiful. I love ur style and ur legs wow!
    Keep it going girl and when I see u, I will ask u to ‘dash me’ that ‘conservative look’ clothes of urs…….lol

  11. sweetie

    March 26, 2010 at 8:59 am

    pretty girl, classy style…love the smiley face nails hehehe , sooo cute 🙂

  12. funkola

    March 26, 2010 at 10:50 am

    very nice…a bit of this and that!

  13. Bridget

    March 26, 2010 at 10:53 am

    PRETTY!!!look good on short dresses and skirts. my favourite is the high waisted skirt and orange shoe and top

  14. Lulu

    March 26, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Really pretty. Love the ruffled top and high waisted skirt!

  15. david robinson

    March 26, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    aww my baby… i always loved ur style… now the whole world can see why i loved it so much….

  16. bola

    March 26, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    your style is soooooooo hot!!! i hail you nigerian girl

  17. laide

    March 27, 2010 at 4:08 am

    Very pretty girl but what is so uniqe about her style! looks like any girl you can see on the bus every day so next!

  18. Bola #1

    March 27, 2010 at 6:25 am

    I love the green dress sans the pearl strands draping at the back

  19. kendra

    March 27, 2010 at 7:43 am

    i love the nails most.where do u get these ideas…show a sister the light.

  20. R-C

    March 27, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    love the ruffled top/high waist skirt…though i wouldn’t call the look “conservative”.

  21. jay

    March 27, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    I looove her fashion sense,and she’s pretty.My fave is d green dress.Keep it up Chinenye!

  22. gee

    March 28, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Lmao…lol impressive but not so unique…ha ah..isn’t that how every girl I see in the streets or party in The State dress…sorry sweetheart..u look good but anit nothing intriguing about ur dressing to me…

  23. bukky

    March 28, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    as the columinst said aboe “Let’s remember that this feature is about appreciating an individual’s expression through clothing”
    INTERPRETATION = an individual’s style doesnt not have to be unique it is their STYLE…style does not have to mean a Rihanna + lady gaga’s love child!!

  24. Nadia

    March 28, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    OMG!!!, we should all be happy that as africain we doing our thing, not to be so judgemental…I am mean she a young girl having fun…@ Gee, relax stop being jealous okay we see everyone wearing the same style sooooo, what is your problem…YOU can’t leave a nice comment…jealousy will kill you…you are probably ugly…A%&$&ss, hater….I HATE NEGATIVE PEOPLE.

  25. femi

    March 29, 2010 at 12:40 am

    well her outfits are well put together and pretty.. this is clearly a my style section if you think ur style is hot send in your own pic let bellanija be the judge.obiviously cos she made it on bella nija!!!.. there was something about this girl!!

  26. chichi

    March 29, 2010 at 12:44 am

    duh!!! cos im chichi of nigeria lol!!

  27. ThePoet

    March 30, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Bella Darling, there is nothing fashionable about this chicks look. She’s dressed like any other girl you’ll find at your local mall here in Yankee, and recently Naija sef. You should do a feature on more eclectic dressers like the males you featured at one time, and females with style like Maki Oh (even though I find her line absolutely DRECK). If such a dresser can be featured on the my style column, then any Tom, Dick and Harrietta can be featured here too.
    And this is no shade to the babe o, just giving my honest opinion.

  28. chi

    April 3, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    please this girl is too much,she’s the most fashionable girl i’ve seen on ‘my style” she actually has style !!!! and she looks nice unlike the previous people i’ve seen who look like cheaper versions of lady gaga-wannabes lmao rock on girl, the haters are just mad cause they can never be like you lol

  29. chi

    April 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    then lets see you on my style then…

  30. bukki

    April 8, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I truly agree wit THE POET!! noting FaScInAtInG!!! AT ALLLLLL

  31. Ync

    April 9, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    love her outfits, it doesnt matter where you shop as long as you can pull it together, very pretty girl and outfits, go girl

  32. bola sowande

    April 17, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    your out looks extremmely fabulous and you are superfine,

  33. eli

    September 1, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    looking good for u is indeed good business

    • chi chi of nigeria

      September 2, 2010 at 12:02 am

      thank you

  34. nadu

    October 18, 2010 at 11:40 am

    wow

  35. Chike austin

    December 16, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    U look gud.

  36. assah

    June 21, 2011 at 10:35 am

    nice pic all d best dear

  37. Louisa E

    June 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I love her nail art most. Plus I’ve always love ripped jeans but could never hit the streets with my laps on display but I’m gonna get a pair and wear some funky tights under, all in all I dig her style.

  38. Nkem

    July 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I like ur style.u luk fab on dem all…

  39. Olaiya Olabisi

    August 10, 2012 at 10:56 am

    lolz..jst a bit of dis n dat

  40. ijay

    May 4, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    i can believe someone can criticise this chic…….haba

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