How is it going?
Welcome to the first episode of The Alaroro’s Dupe That!
Today, I am legit lusting after work-style accessories that I honestly cannot afford at the moment. I mean, have you seen the exchange rate? There are some things I can save towards, others… Not worth it abeg! Affordable dupes might just be it for me.
- Sunglasses: Dior So Real – Hello Mon Dioooor! I love the shape of these frames. They look so good. Especially this Silver Mirrored pair… Again, Oh Mon Dior. I mean – the beauty of buying from the Dior online shop is the ability to build your own pair of Sunnies – Lenses, Eyebrows, Metal, Temples, Nosepads and your own Engraving? All for £465/$595. Tags like this just make me think of Rent! So, if I put this towards my rent noooowwwww… ehen. Well, you can kukuma spend £465 or N2000… Depending on the swag level of ya pocket.
The Alaroro in me recommends the Haute Signatures Desire Inspired Vintage Sunglasses for N2000.
- Briefcase – See, this is one accessory I am working towards building into my wardrobe. A cute briefcase that can take an 11” laptop and the unnecessary jagajaga that I pack in my bag every day. I mean, do you ever experience this – the one day you decide to empty out your bag and drop one or two things, is the day you discover how much you NEED the one or two things. Ugh. Anyway, I have my eye on this Lodis ‘Medium Jamie’ Leather Briefcase and/or this Dior Bleu Outre-Mer Leather Briefcase. The Lodis is about $300 – this should NOT be an issue, however, every cent/kobo counts in this season.
The Alaroro: If I was willing to semi-splurge, I might just go for this simple looking briefcase. It retails for N20,000. Or, maybe I should just enter Yaba market and go a-hustling for a clean looking briefcase. I’m leaning towards the latter.
- Fancy Phone Case – No, don’t ask me too many questions about why my phone looks like Godzilla stepped on it… *sigh* I will do better. As much as I like to believe my style is muted – relaxed, I believe that Phone Cases are a hugeee necessity. I want the Lumee phone case. Wait, don’t I need an iPhone for that?! Case Notes has a wide variety of Phone Cases that can suit your budget. Check them out here and here.
- Lipstick – Yes, lipstick is an accessory. On the days I do not wear lipstick, I look like a teenager. I am tall and all, but I still look young neooow. Do I really need expensive lipstick? Currently, MAC is expensive. In fact, I want to splurge and just buy the Ruby Woo ehn… I just can’t. Not right now. One day, I will talk about repaying debt and managing finances. However, if I am not spending N5,000 to N8,000 on a lipstick, what am I buying? I am patiently waiting for the CoverallsandLipstick blog sale… Before then, you can check out this Milani lipstick or this Wet ‘n’ Wild one. Of which, one store is still selling the Ruby Woo at 4k… Hmmm.
That’s all, folks!
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