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The most beautiful girl in the world; she wore her dreams on her wrist and like a charm she made them come true. She paid no mind to the naysayers. If she could see it, she could reach for it. She packed an almost empty suitcase not forgetting the two things she needed to store her memories – a journal and a really old camera. She sent postcards home and stamped it with kisses so that everyone would know she was fine even in the most trying of times. Seeing more of the world has opened her eyes to so many possibilities that made her dream even more.

Somehow she found herself in Manchester. A city whose symbol is the worker bee. It didn’t take long for her to become one. Off to the  nine to five she goes every weekday. But she must remember to live her passion afterwards. The night is full of work and she buzzes with excitement at the hopes of doing only the things she loves, until morning comes and she must work again. Not for long she says, as she dreams of the white house she’s always wanted by the beach with a boat to match. Something about sand in her shoes makes her feel grounded. And the wave of the ocean is like music to her soul. She rides the tides just as she knows how – dreaming that everything will be okay. After all, in this journey she found out more about herself, discovered her passion and fell in love all over again. Giving up is not an option. How else can she help the other girl who doesn’t know the strength she possesses within? The most beautiful girl in the world; she lives so that others can live, she loves so that others can love, and she dreams so that others can dream.

This blog post has been sponsored by Links of London, a luxury jewellery brand that allows you to create pieces that are personal to you. In this post I am wearing the Sweetie Sterling Silver & Diamond Pave Bead Bracelet personalised with the addition of three charms that hold meaning to me. The first being the Sterling Silver Postcard Charm, the second the Sterling Silver Bee Charm and the third the 18kt White Gold & Diamond Anchor of Hope Charm. I find that it helps to always have something that reminds you of the things that make you happy. That way it’s easy not to lose sight of it. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post. Let me know what charms you would go for and why if you were to personalise a bracelet.

May 8, 2017
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It feels like it’s been a while since I did a style post. I can definitely say spring has come around judging by the weather this past week. With much sunshine coupled with wind (as to be expected when living in Manchester) and parks  covered in petals of blossoms, I thought I’d share an outfit that will always be in season when it comes to spring. Pink is definitely the colour of spring as it elegantly matches the trees in bloom. Made with ruffles, the outfit tells a different story. Perhaps one that reminds me of my trip to Mexico where I saw beautiful ladies adorned in ruffles dancing with so much passion. It’s hard not to see life the same way – a dance of passion. I try to remind myself everyday that life is what I make of it. And so I ask myself ever so often, will my dance be remembered just as I recalled the dance from seven years ago or like smoke in the air will it be forgotten once the fire is out? I never hope for the latter. I try my best to keep the flame burning within where it is hard to quench. In my quest to stay alight, here I am adorned in pink ruffles and denim to match. A statement made to show spring just the stuff I’m made of. A great man once said “live your life with passion”. That, I intend to do.

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May 6, 2017
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I got the chance to try out the Glitzbox jewellery subscription service which is due to launch in May. This is in essence a jewellery loan service with an option to buy if you like it enough to keep it. As a jewellery lover myself, I  found it all very exciting. The best part of this service is that it is tailor made to meet your needs. How is this done? Upon subscription, you’re asked a series of questions which include imagery to help determine your taste in jewellery. Based on your responses, a jewellery box will put together for you by the Glitzbox team which adds an element of surprise. When I received my jewellery, I was quite pleased to see how well the pieces selected matched my taste. The box came with relevant information such as the details of the jewellery designers and timescales for returns and purchases. The beauty of it all is that you’re not tied to a contract and you can pause your subscriptions whenever you feel the need to which gives you a lot of flexibility. There are currently four subscription packages available, offering a variety of jewellery and benefits. To see the packages on offer, please visit the Glitzbox website.

In my box came some badass rock star earrings by Ros Millar Londona very leafy ring by Ivy + Mango, a bracelet by Mei-li Rose and one of my absolute favourites, an initial engraved ring and necklace by Crux London. Also included in the box was £30 worth of credit to purchase any piece if I so choose to. Depending on the subscription package you opt for, this can go up to £60, allowing you to invest in unique pieces. I am currently enjoying a very sunny break in Nigeria and these pieces have blended in very nicely with the aesthetics. I am very much looking forward to receiving my next GlitzboxAs you folks are always so lovely, Glitzbox are offering three of you £5 off your first subscription package when you use discount codes Mossonyi1, Mossonyi2 and Mossonyi3. Don’t forget to tag the Glitzbox team on social media when you receive your pieces.GLITZBOX JEWELLERY SUBSCRIPTION

April 21, 2017
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There’s actually Paris in Manchester. The truth is that there are different countries in Manchester. You don’t always need to travel to a particular place to be reminded of it.  Manchester as a city is very diverse with a number of languages spoken by very eclectic individuals full of character. It is very easy to get distracted by the city life. Albeit, it doesn’t come close to the hustle and bustle of London. Keeping an open eye will always lead you to a destination that is reminiscent of somewhere in the world. On what would seem a very cold and windy spring weekend, I was lucky to find the outdoor seating area of Cote Brasserie (a very French restaurant) quite empty as folks sat inside to avoid the cold.

Of course I’m never one to let not so great weather get in the way of getting that shot. It was a given that I had to capture my outfit which blended in very nicely in this beautiful Parisian outdoor setting. Coffee ordered, which arrived with complimentary filtered water, I was ready shoot. Showcasing the killer piece that is this show stopper Asos fedora hat, you could see the Bohemian Nigerian come out again. Wearing  my favourite Ego mules which are perfect for spring, paired with skinny black jeans and a tank top, my light coloured denim jacket was the perfect shield from the very cool breeze. In the end, I was one happy Parisian. And now I’m looking forward to exploring more of Manchester to be transported to even more destinations.
Paris in Manchester

April 12, 2017
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It’s Pinko love! Still on the subject of spring, light colours and layers are definitely in season. Believe it or not, pink happens to be one of my favourite colours. Dusty pink, to be precise. My balcony is full of fake peonies which Craig thinks is a bit over the top but not for someone like me, lol. Staying true to my love for pink and sporty nature by walking almost everywhere, I styled two pieces from the Pinko Athleisure Collection which is super sporty chic.

The first piece I went for was the double fabric coat. I love how soft it feels and how it hangs so gracefully. Almost made me feel like dancing, hence my moves in most of these shots. You can transition from sporty chic to rock chic (a look I’ll probably style and share) in this beautiful coat. Your options as to how to style it are vast which is why I went for it. A piece you’ll probably see again and again on my feed. The second item I opted for was a waterproof micro-ripstop jacket which is fitting for the ever rainy Manchester weather. Again, another piece I will definite make good use of while looking stylish. With adjustable straps that change the shape, you can always play around with it depending on your outfit. It feels very light and free which also got me showing a move of two.

Pinko Love

April 5, 2017
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That’s it! I’ve finally discovered my style after a lot of experimenting. I mean it this time, lol. The sun came out and I was totally feeling myself. In fact, just call me the bohemian Nigerian. That’s right, you heard me. A new sheriff is in town and she’s gone a bit hat crazy. After seeing the outcome of this shoot I’ve decided fedoras are my thing. Just like the mad hatter I’ve gone crazy looking for hats that scream my new name; bohemian Nigerian! I spent at least two hours yesterday trying to find another perfect one just like this but to no avail. These are precious hours I’ll never get back! At this point in time I might be “the coo coo hatter”. Lord help me! Counting down to my trip to Nigeria (which is less than two weeks away) is giving me so much excitement cause hats will be required to slay in all that sunshine. Enough of my ramblings. Let’s get right into this outfit.

Feeling inspired by the juicy sunshine over the weekend a hat to protect my forehead from the sun was a definite must. Of course I reached for my only pair. It got me thinking, boho girl. Then I layered two chokers and threw on a black velvet off shoulder top to show them off. My ripped mom jeans couldn’t do a runner from me at this point. Paired with my baby blue mule and a very old cross bag, your girl was ready to strike some poses in Manchester. What say ye? Bohemian Nigerian or not?

bohemian nigerian

March 30, 2017
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The first day of spring is always a day I look forward to. I’m constantly on the look out for great weather. It always plays out the same; go on google, type in the first day of spring and the current year, voila! I am armed with a date that marks the start of a beautiful weather. But not quite. Living in England will teach you to take the weather as it comes and appreciate every bit of sunshine you get. I mean we are known to experience all four seasons in one day, lol. This year, the date happened to be the 20th of March. However, it would seem that the beautiful Manchester skies had a quarrel with her lover and was very upset about it. She cried for three days straight and sneezed a lot. This meant staying indoors for her residents whose only option was to pray that the lovers quarrel would end soon.

Being one of her many victims, I found myself looking like a yeti trying not to get caught up in the middle of it all. Alas, I had to find a warm spot to drown in some much needed coffee. Give me your best shot (the words I was thinking when I took off my faux fur coat to reveal my spring outfit).  Pink top and flower patterned jeans paired with gold trainers was the perfect combo to say hello to spring. Come the afternoon of the 20th, it would seem that the beautiful Manchester skies had reached a resolve with her lover as the sun shone over the city. But this was short lived with more tears and broken hearts (at least on my part) following the next morning.mossonyi instagramIberica ManchesterGola ClassicsUK BloggerFirst day of springPrimark JeansOnyi Moss

March 22, 2017
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