The Weekend

No, no. I'm not here to talk about the R&B singer The Weeknd... I'm here to share my amazing weekend with you, what I got up to, my hair and most importantly what I wore. I know... So much better right? Hehe.

This past weekend marked my boyfriends birthday so you already know we had to go all out and make it all special and romantical (that is not a word). Seeing as the Mr. had never been on the London Eye and the other attractions (weirdo) I thought it was the perfect time to go out and explore London and and experience one of his firsts with him. Not only did we do The London Eye but we also went on the London Eye River Cruise which was also quite educational. I know so much more about the history/stories behind some of the cities main attractions. Gosh that sounds boring, but let me assure you that it wasn't. I don't think I could ever get over just how beautiful London is. I was taking it all in whilst looking down on the city from the Eye, the beautiful lights at night. Days like that just make you put everything into perspective and appreciate life and the people/things around you as a whole.  All in all the whole weekend was great. I'm pretty sure you don't want me babbling on about the rest of the weekend, so i'll move on to my hair and outfit.

Black Blazer - New Look
Slogan T-Shirt - Primark
White Jeans - Topshop
Peep-Toe Boots - Topshop
Studded Clutch - Accessorize
Gold Chain Bracelet - H&M
Lips - MAC Ruby Woo 

So for the past few months I've been on a mission to get my hair back into a more healthier state, particularly growing back my edges, which were made thinner by excessive pulling from braids and weaves. Click here Black Hair Care to read about what products i've been using and a few tips.

I've been all about protective hair styles; where my edges won't be affected. So when a friend of mine showed me a picture of Keri Hilson's latest hairstyle on her http://instagram.com/kerihilson with the two french braids I just had to do it. It's so quick and easy, yet edgy and playful, while allowing you to look after your hair. If you have any protective styles you would like to share, please don't hesitate :)

Mpho x


Music Monday #9

So carrying on from last week's 'Music Monday' where I featured Keke Wyatt and her amazing voice, I thought I would stick to the theme and share music i've been listening to from some of the 'R&B Divas' ladies.

Unlike the likes of Love & Hip Hop (and other reality shows based on music) where we have seen artists in the studio for more than 3 season but with no music to show for it (good music that is) these ladies are taking advantage of their new found fame and blessing us with their amazing voices and i'm loving it. 

First up is Kelly Price. Forget all the drama or how much you love to hate her, one things for sure... You cannot deny this woman of her talent, she can sing! I've always been a fan of Kelly's from way back in the day with her songs such as "Tired", "You Should've Told Me", "Soul Of A Woman", and ofcourse my all time favourite "Friend of Mine" and now she's back with "It's My Time". Check out the video below: 

Next up is former 702 leader singer Meelah Willith her own spin on ODB's "Baby I Got Your Money", featuring musician Musiq Soulchild who also happens to be the father of her son. Love, love, love this song right now, it's on repeat. I must admit I forgot how lovely Meelah's voice was. It's so soft and buttery and I love her falsetto's. Don't even get me started on Musiq Soulchild... LOVE! 

Last but certainly not least is Syleena Johnson. For those of you that don't know, she's the one singing on Kanye West's "All Falls Down". Syleena is definitely on the list of people who deserve more recognition and respect for their talent. This woman's voice is amazing. She has that "take you to church" kinda voice. It's so sultry, soulful and raspy I love it. Her latest song "Perfectly Worthless" has been on repeat for the past few weeks, and I love the video, it's powerful. (But ladies, killing yourself over a man? Hell no!) Check out the video below: 

Check out the rest of the ladies' music, you won't be disappointed. 

Mpho x 


Daisy Dress | OOTD

Daisy Print Dress - H&M
Bowler Hat - H&M
Flatform Sandals - Primark 

I am getting increasingly worried at the rate my wardrobe is turning into a mini H&M store. I can't seem to leave work without atleast buying one item. I need help. I'm actually just giving the company back it's money right? And even though I know I shouldn't be buying that particular item I always justify it with how much discount I can get off it. Or that with H&M if you see something, it's a known fact that you should always buy it as if you don't you will sure enough regret it as it will be long gone.

Anyway, the minute I saw this dress I just knew there and then I was going to get it. I mean at £7.99 (comes in other prints too) it's a bargain and I just love the print and how east it is to style. Again, with prints you get away with looking like you've made a huge amount of effort to put something together when in fact the job is done for you.  


I didn't have time to do my 'Music Monday' post last night as I was out and about in Kingston in my new dress so here goes.

I've been trying to get back into listening to a lot more music again, especially R&B (it's not everyday  ratchet behaviour lol) so i've been listening to new music from Joe and Toni Braxton just to name a few but one person I cannot get enough of right now is Keke Wyatt. Not only does she give me life on "R&B Divas" with her coo coo ways and facial expressions, but my God, that woman can saaaing honey! That's right, it's no typo, saaaing! Her voice is everything, and you can tell she sings from the heart. She puts her soul into what she's singing.

Keke is a well known for her collaborations with fellow R&B recording artist Avant (and others), but her involvement with the reality show and it's success has undoubtedly thrust her into superstardom and it's whilst watching the show that I was reminded of her and her amazing voice. It's sad really, that there are people out there with such talent who don't get the recognition they deserve while we have people like Miley Cyrus, no shade but shade, making it in the industry.

Listen to her EP titled Ke'ke below:

My favourite tracks are by far "Lie Under You" and "Fall in Love". Check out the video below and listen to that beautiful voice.

Mpho x


Blacked Out | OOTD

Bowler Hat - H&M
Playsuit - H&M
Kimono - H&M
Gold Chain Necklace - H&M
Trainers   - New Balance (Schuh)

Just a quick post about what I wore to London on friday for a few catchup drinks with friends.

It's summer here in London but judging by the way I'm dressed you wouldn't have known. That's because British weather is so unpredictable. One minute the sun is blazing and the next it's pouring it down, it's so annoying! I didn't know whether or not to even take a small jacket with me.

Anyway, like i've always said... you can never go wrong with all black. It's stress free and you look like you've made such an effort when infact you haven't. I love it. I also cannot get enough of my fringed kimono from H&M, i've been wearing it to death. It just adds so much character to whatever i'm wearing it with, again just a little trick to jazz up a simple outfit.

Also, can I just add how comfortable my new trainers are? Lord... I've been wearing them religiously too. With pretty much everything. I've realised I have a tendency to do that. When I love something I abuse it to the point I get sick of it lol. I definitely need to invest in more trainers. Any suggestions?

Mpho x