Thursday, June 27, 2019

THE GOAL GETTER WOMAN/ TOPE AKWADA/ 27 JUNE


Linda Ikeji, Funke Akindele Bello and Sisi Yemmie are just a few women around the same age as me who have become super successful by being dogged about about their goals and the pursuit of them.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

BI-RACIAL CHILDREN & SICKLE CELL DISEASE/ TOPE AKWADA/ 25 JUNE


Can bi-racial children get sickle cell disease? The short answer is YES! We know already that sickle cell is common in Africans, African Americans, people from mediterranean countries like Greece and Turkey, India, spanish speaking regions in south and central America and parts of the carribean. This means that both dark and light skin people can carry copies of the sickle cell genes.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

FASHION FRUSTRATIONS/ TOPE AKWADA/ 22 JUNE


Female fashion has really turned a corner over recent years and today's woman played a large role in that shift. It's no secret that fashion brands are now learning the importance of inclusiveness and diversity playing no small part in having a successful brand. 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

9 WAYS I LEARNED TO BE OKAY WITH NOT HAVING IT ALL TOGETHER/ TOPE AKWADA/ 20 JUNE


I'm almost 40! To me, that's a big deal! But have I got all my ducks in a row? By no means. Is that also a big deal? Not anymore. How did I become okay with not having 'it' all together...at this age? That proverbial 'it' that we are all chasing daily, that only a few find but that also eludes many?

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE LOSS OF A CHILD WITH SICKLE CELL/ TOPE AKWADA/ 18 JUNE


My brother died 2 weeks after his birthday in 2016. He was 32. The doctors had already told my mom that it was going to happen, that they had arrived too late for his bone marrow transplant and that he would not survive the operation even if they tried. So she was given the perceived amount of time he had left to live and it was within that time, she had to prepare for his passing. 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

WHAT SHOULD MY 40S SIGNATURE STYLE BE?/ TOPE AKWADA/ 15 JUNE


I'm searching for a style evolution to go along with my new age of life😊 even though my mom keeps telling me I'm not 40 yet!! My fashion has evolved overtime from being more tomboyish in my teens and 20s to casual and sometimes girly in my 30s. What therefore should my 40s signature style be?

Thursday, June 13, 2019

FORMING NEW FRIENDSHIPS IN YOUR 40S/ TOPE AKWADA/ 13 JUNE


No man is an island! Isn't that the popular saying? We all need friends to laugh with, cry with, share experiences and go through things with. As teenagers, that's when we typically start making and forming friendships, then our 20s present us with friends that range from the good, the bad to the ugly. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A CHILD WITH SICKLE CELL/ TOPE AKWADA/ 11 JUNE


Having a child with any major chronic illness is one thing I know no parent can really ever be prepared for. It doesn't matter how many books or articles you read , precautionary measures you take or advise from parents in similar situations you get, truth is you never truly know or understand how to prepare for a child with sickle cell.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

8 STYLE RECIPES TO UPDATE YOUR WARDROBE/ TOPE AKWADA/ 8 JUNE


Following up on my post from 2 weeks ago about closet maximization, how else can you take advantage of your own closets to remain stylish and trendy? I have 8 style recipes to help update your wardrobe and keep you from becoming just another face walking through endless revolving doors of stores and boutiques.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

WHERE YOU FIT IN TODAY'S MILLENNIAL WORLD/ TOPE AKWADA/ JUNE 6


Is it a secret that millennials have actually taken over the world? The rest of us are just living in that world at this point. Say what you will about them but millennials have influenced to a large extent a lot of the way we think about and do things today.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

SICKLE CELL SEASONS: IS THERE SUCH A THING?/ TOPE AKWADA/ 4 JUNE


Is there such a thing as sickle cell seasons? Does the weather have any adverse effects on patients with sickle cell disease? We already know that an individual with SCD  can develop crises at any time -  the pain can last for days or even weeks and is frequently severe enough to require hospitalization. However, these painful episodes associated with sickle cell can be more severe and occur more frequently in cold weather.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

MY SHOPPING FINDS: COLORS & CHARACTER/ TOPE AKWADA/ 1 JUNE


Admittedly, I didn't do very much shopping this past month just because I feel like I may be getting a tad bit bored with all the trends and styles and brands floating around lately. I get into these phases sometimes where I'm uninspired and start to ask myself how many more posts or IG videos do I really need to see telling me all the ways I can rock a tank top?