Craves and Raves

Last week was the Ake Festival at Abeokuta. For those of you that do not know what it is, it’s an annual book and art festival that holds in Abeokuta each time. Last year was my first time there and I didn’t blog about it but it was the BOMB. I got to meet tons of authors and artists and I even won a cash prize to shop for books at the bookstore there. It was one of the highlights of last year for me and I couldn’t wait for it this year. 

Me at AkeFest 2015 with Toni Kan

At Olumo Rock

Me, my sis and Taiye Selasi

Unfortunately I didn’t get to go this year and I’m still not done seething. Ngugi wa Thiong’o was the headline author this year so imagine my annoyance when school and life came in the way of my traveling to Ake this time. Plus there were tons of friends I would have loved to see. So yeah, Ake was the rave of last week and I got to miss it. 💔

Another awesome event I didn’t get to miss was the comedy show, Lord of the Ribs, by Basket Mouth. It was in Port Harcourt this year and it was my first time at a comedy show. It was a lot of fun, perfect date night material. Except I don’t know why it was on a Sunday and late into the night too. Like how are we supposed to get our acts together for Monday? 😑😕

This week I have nothing lined up except exams that hopefully don’t get postponed again. As per fashion, I’ve been craving bow sneakers and kaftans thanks to @Muslimahanie. I went scouting online and found some sneakers on Pinterest similar to hers and I’m absolutely coveting these I saw on The Hunt

The sneakers from Pinterest ❤️

Can’t wait till I get them. I literally do not have the guts to diy my sneakers at the moment. Lol. 

Here’s hoping I find more interesting events to attend with my introverted self. 

Until next time loves, Ciao. 

Hadiza ❤️. 


Hijab and Sneakers

Hello lavs! Salam!

A friend of mine sent me this picture recently.


I Know Right? Nice!

Then she posed the question, “What can a hijabi wear with this?”

While I might not be the classic Hijabi (Lord knows I am praying and working towards a wardrobe change), I already had tons of ideas popping in my head. So my friend decided that I write about it instead. :). I went ahead and created some sets that could portray some of the ideas I had in mind.

Here goes…


Hijab punk chic

You can wear your wedge sneakers with a maxi gown. I love this particular pair of sneakers because it has the details of your regular pair of Converse but with buckles. I didn’t want it to look like your regular girl-next-door outfit with the maxi dress so I went punk style. I love love love the studded scarf.You can switch the denim jacket for a darker colour or use a leather jacket. Hey, too much leather is never enough right? 😀



I love a well cut side split skirt/dress!!! Makes me feel like Angelina Jolie! LOL! Of course, you have to wear it with a pair of tights if you are a hijabi. Wear it with your fav wedge sneakers instead of your regular heels or flats and get ready to rock the town Angelina Jolie style!



This is the kind of look most people would pair wedge sneakers with, jeans and a tank top. Add a maxi jacket on your tank top to look hijab chic.

I hope you loved the looks. This is a super hurried post and please pardon any mistakes.

Until next time lavs, xoxo.