Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Dress Top & The Toll Gate

Hello Loviessss,

How is your week coming? Mine has been pretty busy because I've been working on a project for next year and i am only able to get about 3-4 hours sleep most nights. Good bye to my beauty sleep for now :-(

I woke up really late on monday and couldn't quite figure out what to wear so i settled for this part scarf print dress and i styled it as a top. I realized i have so many short dresses i've bought over time but haven't gotten round to wearing them in over a year; i have decided to wear them as tops. Saves me money sef :-)





 Anyways i shut down about 6ish and headed for a short meeting/drinks with a friend at some really nice place in Victoria Island. I honestly don't remember what the place is called. I loved everything about the pool side. It had this calming ambience and trust me to beg for picture taking...hehe. To be honest, i dress up most days planning to do an outfit post but i don't really go to exciting places during the week because of work so i have to settle for my usual office background. I plan to change all that soon :-) watch this space; stylefash coming with a bang...LOL.


Anyways, the meeting ended and I left about 7.30ish. I was blasting music and shaking my head to the rhythm when i got to the lekki toll and met the usual traffic. Those Ajah bus drivers need deliverance honestly; shunting queues and driving recklessly. 
So i was just 3 cars away from paying my toll fare when i brought out my purse to get out money. Ahn ahn i opened the purse and didn't see a dime. I put on the inner light in my car and searched my bag thoroughly and still couldn't find money. By this time, it was my turn to pay and i was still searching for money all over. Remaining for me to use torch light to look for this money o. I checked every part of the car because i normally leave change around but i didn't even find N50. (Meanwhile the toll fare is N150).



Hmm wahala for me... You can imagine all the cars behind me were horning non stop at this point. Chei i very quickly reduced the loud music and told the toll attendant my predicament and he said there was nothing he could do that i had to reverse and make a U-turn. I was thinking is this guy okay? Can he see the mad traffic behind? I asked if they had a POS so i could pay my N150 jeje and the guy burst out laughing. I almost asked if i could write them a cheque sef. I asked the guy if i looked like someone who would deliberately not have toll fare on me. And the guy said "Aunty them no dey write am for face, many young fine girls like you pass here with the same story everyday and will start forming like they are searching their bags for money. Do you know how many i have helped to pay? How much is my salary ehn aunty? Abeg you have to pay or reverse". I was so embarrassed.

Thankfully the LR4 behind me hadn't reversed and one nice bros came down and asked if i had a problem with my car and i smiled sheepishly saying "No sir, i can't find money in my purse to pay for the toll fare".
He smiled and gave the guy N500 for both our cars. God bless you where ever you are good samaritan bros.
So yours truly got home and i have made it a point of duty to hide N500 somewhere in my car because i think Bashiru the security guard who also doubles as car wash man has been helping himself with my change i normally leave lying around in the car.

Thanks for always reading lovies.

xoxo.

37 comments:

  1. Hahahaha sorry i am laughing but i can only imagine the confusion. Couldn't stop laughing at remaining for you to use torch light to find the money.
    I love the dress top so much and your shoes too. You always have this prim and proper look about you.

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    1. Please laugh my dear Sweden :-) thinking back and still laughing about it. Thank uuuuuu xx

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  2. 1 I'm not sure why you don't have E-tag. I've told you already. Get with the program.

    2. And I want to go wherever that spot is!!! Looks pretty and quiet.

    3. Cute dress/top!

    4. If you insist on not getting E-tag, then yes, keep loose change (N200 and below) in a stash in your car.

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    1. Working on it babes; but the alternative route is actually closer for me :-)

      I'll get the name of the spot and let you know.

      Thanks dearie

      Yeah, need to hide the loose change more cos Bashiru has been helping himself :-D

      xxx

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  3. You this SF and your funny stories LOL. I like how you told the LR4 guy 'no sir i cant find money in my purse'. Very humble response lol.
    The dress top looks really cute. I would start styling mine like this. Makes sense.

    @berry some people don't go past the toll daily so there's no point getting the e-tag i think.
    And yes i agree, get the name of the place, looks really quiet like berry said. Need to check it out.

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    1. Jewel lovie how i go do nau? I had to answer humbly o...lol.

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    2. Yeah, but having e-tag is the exact same thing as paying the regular toll, except that it's cheaper and you don't have to wait in long lines.

      DON'T TELL ANYBODY! I don't want my e-tag lane getting clogged. :)

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  4. Lol! I can't even begin to imagine how embarrassing that was. Kai! Thank God you got through that and yes please do as Berry says (even though I have no idea what she's talking about but it sounds sensible)

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    1. Hahaha Cassie i was first confused then embarrassed...LOL.

      Yes dear i am taking berry's advise to get the E-tag for the toll gate. Its just basically paying for your toll fare in advance.





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    2. BUAHAHAHAHAHA @ you don;'t know what I'm talking about, but it sounds sensible! Classic!

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  5. Lol! I can't even begin to imagine how embarrassing that was. Kai! Thank God you got through that and yes please do as Berry says (even though I have no idea what she's talking about but it sounds sensible)

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  6. Lmao!! This is hilarious... had happened to me before and i reversed live! but thankfully there was no traffic and all that... Yes we'll need you to find out and post the name of this place..lemme take my sweetheart (yes! i have girlfriend now as you no gree me face).

    I like your shoes the most..really nice :)

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    1. Yayyy Folarin is back!!!! Yipee

      Wow you had the same experience and had to reverse??? Not even funny at all. I am sure i would have started crying if he insisted i reversed...LOL.

      Aww i am so happy for you and your sweetheart :-B
      Will definitely post the name of the place. I am sure you'll both love it.

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  7. awww. God bless that bros. LMAO @the guy at the toll gate, omolomo. sorry about the embarrassment dearie. The same thing could happen to me 100%. Love your outfit too.

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    1. Loads of blessings for him :-)

      Clearly the toll guy has seen a lot...LOL.

      Thanks dearie good to have you back *Hugs*

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  8. hehehehe! Good for you :p waka waka, that's what you get when you steal from me... (U know what i'm talking about right?)

    Lovely outfit.. I LOVE.. Simple and stylish with little details here and there.

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    1. Hahahaha... No words for you. Still sulking about the "something borrowed and never to be returned"? hehehe.

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  9. SF25 of life, Hehehhee. Sorry darling i can imagine. I didn't know naija has become so strict sha. Would have thought you could beg your way through situations like that. Good for the country.
    Love the simple chic look so much. Thanks for the dress to top inspiration. Love your shoes a lot.

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    1. Hmm Lagos state and their money are inseparable...LOL.

      Thanks lovie xx

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  10. Love the look, love the hair too. I have a huge girl crush on you...No homo. Homo sef.
    Sorry about your toll gate wahala. The attendant has seen tnzz in his life at the toll.lol.

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    1. I tell you, that attendant has definitely seen alot :-) Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. You look really lovely dear so chic, sorry about the episode so glad someone was kind enough to come to your rescue.

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    1. Yes Tonkabelle i thank God. Thanks for stopping by lovie. We missed you :-)

      Hugs.

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  12. thank God the lovely brother can to your rescue, and please bashiru should stop helping himself with those small small changes because they fit save person big embarrassment.
    and you also look very lovely, like the way you recycled short dress as a top.

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    1. hahaaha... I will definitely tell bashiru... The guy doesn't understand the importance of the loose change :-).

      Thanks for your comment dearie.

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  13. Nice post and outfit SF!! Lmao @ the episode, sorry ehn? God really bless uncle brother payer...And as for Bashiru, no words! Get the e-tag biko, saves you this stress....

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    1. Wicked lamina laughing at my episode...LOL. Thanks for your comment dearie definitely getting the e-tag.

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  14. you crack me up. It's good to see a few good men around. I love how u wore the dress as a top. very cool look
    http://fashioncadet.com/

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    1. Thanks FC. The guy was really an Angel. xx

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  15. You look really lovely.
    Beautiful top!

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    1. Thanks dearie. And thanks for stopping by :-D
      xx

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  16. Mhen.. That tollgate wahala can happen to anybody o.
    Thank God i dnt stay on the island cos i can be very forgetful.
    Pele. Im sure you were already sweating in this your fine top/dress.

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    1. Hahaa... I was actually sweating, i very quickly reduced the music...LOL.

      Thanks for your comment lovie.
      x

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  17. E yah! sorry for the embarrassment, thanks to the good Samaritan, you look elegantly and gorgeously.

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  18. Hey pretty Fola....i like the pic where u tried to flip ur hair backward, sat on a table and on the green area ...u look fab as always.

    Looks like it's an informal, coffee catch-up area in an office .....the green carpet even looks like it's grass....really like the place......:)

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  19. Looooooolz @d tollman's response..poor guy..looooooooooolz...God bless d bros ooo..

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  20. Loooolz@d toll guy...d man eye don see..loooooooolz.. Thank God for bros Good Samaritan..Chei I dunno wat I'd hv done o...smh

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