Back To The Studying Life

Hi guys,

Thank you so much for the support, response and feedback from the sophomore post.  Welcome to the next one. Lol☺.

Most of us have been in or know people who have been in situations whereby work experience doesn’t seem adequate to take that plunge into a preferable role, get a promotion or get into the fancy company you desire. There are also various other reasons to decide to study further . One could enjoy studying a specific subject and decide to continue it, you could have been offered a scholarship or you may want to change career paths and getting that postgraduate or professional qualification is a prerequisite.

Your reason might be as certain as them ones listed above or just bare confusion whereby you decide to study and while at it, consider available options for your future. 

So just trying to be clear, we haven’t lost the plot everything done here on metrogypsie is centred around ‘the lady on her grind’.

Well, our feature this week is a young woman who from a personal perspective decided that taking some time off work to study was the best option.

Onyeka Udechukwu
Occupation: Undergrad, MSc Business Innovation (Queen Mary University, London)
Interests: Shopping,Fashion, Jewellery, Dreaming.

Hair band – Marks & Spencer
Jacket – French Connection
Pink jumper – H&M
Black tights – Zara
Shoes – Dr Martens
Bag – Louis Vuitton 
Hat – Nameless shop on my street
Green scarf – Mango
Style Inspiration: Sincerely my only inspiration today was the snow.. We all had a seminar on Saturday which was cancelled only after we all got to school due to the weather so I was going to skip classes today as well due to the weather also but I knew Steph would have my head on a platter. It was so cold I layered my head pieces as well. Like, who does that? 



Jacket – Mango
Black long sleeved top – Miss Selfridges
Jeans – River Island
Shoes – Aldo
Bag – Hermès
Style Inspiration: Lovely day compared to the weekend. When I considered all the work I had to do today, seeing as my project supervisor whose office is really far from my lecture halls wasn’t at school on Monday, I had to keep it simple. I also had socks on and hoped these shoes wouldn’t make me slip but thankfully all was well and good. So the fact I had to run around for my project was be inspiration.



Jacket – Warehouse
Denim top – Miss Selfridges
Faux leather skirt – Warehouse
Tights – Same as Monday
Shoes – Asos
Bag – Chloé
Style Inspiration: I think this week I finally let go of the sad feelings of being in school again after being fully employed. You know, walking around from bus stop to bust stop to underground station, studying into the night and all. I decided to draw on this new senation and go to school looking like a school girl. So there..





Jumper – Marks & Spencer
Jeans – Apple bottoms
Belt – Tommy Hilfiger
Black long sleeved top – Same as Tuesday
Shoes – Ugg
Bag – Same as Wednesday
Style Inspiration: Oh well, from the side of my bed where I woke up this morning I could see Friday with its lovely face smiling at me so I decided to keep it cool. I was so excited I am sure you would see that from my pictures. Steph had no criticism with them lot because I was radiating joy all the way during my session.


Orange Jacket – Mango
Black dress – Karen Millen
Tights – Same as Monday & Wednesday
Shoes – Russell and Bromley
Bag – Christian Dior
Style Inspiration: 3 words, dissertation proposal presentation. I was going to look all serious and bland, with black shoes as well then I remembered my days working in Lagos and how Friday was always a day of joy where one had to be ready for drinks or something in the evening. This made me add colour in form of my shoes and jacket.





These are pictures from the seminar that never took place as she explained on the Monday look above. I really wonder what the inspiration was before she got to school I’m sure it had nothing to do with building and hugging a cold man though..oh well..

There it goes from shopperholic Onyeka. Thanks babe for letting us have you on here.

Do leave a comment below as usual on your favourite look and if time permits you, create a look of your own inspired by the outfits above.  A winner would be picked by Onyeka who would then wear the look in a follow-up post.

The winner from the previous post has been chosen  by Maddy on the comment section of that post (here). Also, I decided to put the outfit details and inspiration before the pictures. Does this seem better? Kindly drop a comment so I would know.

Thanks guys,
Catch you next time.

‘We hand-cut the cloth. Then we shape it. And baste it. And sew it. And button-hole it. By hand.’ – Groshire-Austin Leeds AD.

PilOt | #HauteyOfTheWeek, Madalina. #Debut

Asides the day I took my Bloomberg exams, I cannot remember having to stare blankly at my computer screen this long. Whoop! there goes my first sentence.

Anyways, welcome to my blog people :). This is going to be something like a lookbook. Periodically, I would put up posts of people, mostly females. Each feature would have pictures (possibly a Monday to Friday thing) showing what the person had on on each day and what inspired that look. I have always been beguiled by work wear…not just items in a store labelled as office clothes or whatever but what a lady would eventually decide to wear while in a bid to secure the necessities of life..

This is basically the idea behind metrogypsie.  I only hope I would successfully juggle this with my really tasking day job.

So then, here we go..

Occupation: Finance (Deloitte LLP, London)
Interests: Handball, Fitness, Meeting people, Music.


Cream coloured Jacket – H&M, 

Black/Grey Dress – French Connection UK
Shoes – Newlook
Scarf and Bag – Random
Sheer coloured tights

Style Inspiration: Okay so this is one of my ummmph work dresses.. I went for an art exhibition (fancy huh) on Sunday and met so many posh people so I was in high spirits on Monday morning lol. Was in the mood to get some office attention so, yes..



Black/White Jacket: My tailor back home (Romania)

Baby Pink with black lapel Jacket: Select
White Shirt: H&M
Skirt: Jane Norman
Shoes: Newlook
Sheer coloured tights

Style Inspiration: Today, I decided to look a tad serious and warm. I did not want to wear colour but managed red lip stick and a pony tail to look innocent too. *wink*



Black Jacket: Newlook

Red Dress: Collection
Shoes: Newlook
Sheer coloured tights

Style Inspiration: I had Victoria Bekham in mind while I dressed up this morning lol…okay maybe not with the length of my shoe heels. I am not sure why I’m smiling cos Steph made me almost strip in the cold. Anyway, I felt elegant and dressed elegantly. 


Black dress: Dorothy Perkins

Jacket: Dorothy Perkins
Shoes: Newlook

Style Inspiration: I have two dates today.. *giggles* hence this my simple and classic number. Got back from my coffee date before this shoot. i love love this dress cos although the bottom is so tight without a slit, I walk slowly but really lady like as well and it accentuates my body real good. I love it for a first impression. My inspirations today were my dates basically. Steph made me stand like hangers…said its the model stance. Ha!

..and its Friday!

Dress: Topshop

Boots: Newlook
Style Inspiration: Lol, thats how this silly babe says she’s tired of typing.. So I’d handle this bit.. Mad is  a surfer chic in her daily style routine,,you know like em beach loving…life is always a beach sorta people. She likes to drape anything on and just chill. She really hates work clothes. Well yeah so she basically did same today. Its Friday and as you might already know we dress down over here. She had to do black tights as against sheer ones because I think the dress sticks to her body so much and the back goes really short at some point after she walks for a bit. 

I am not sure if these outfits truly depict me I actually love to wear make-up but mostly when I’m going out on a date or to party. Besides I was instructed to let my dressing flow with my moods and all that this week by you-kno-who. Yes and I really love Newlook shoes. I think they get super comfortable quickly and are extremely affordable. Besides she a Subject Matter Expert at work meaning she always has to patrol around her department, her comfort is imperative.
There it goes from Pink Scarf Madalina. Thanks babe for letting us have you on here.
Do leave a comment below on your favourite look and if time permits you, create a look of your own inspired by the outfits above.  A winner would be picked by Maddy who would then wear the look in a follow-up post.
Thanks guys,
Catch you next time.
“I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear.” – Katharine Hepburn.