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Friday, 17 March 2017
Because Mom Shorts Are A Thing Too!

This blog post was meant to be a really quick one. The plan was to drop in, say hi and leave these pictures with a few words but the phrase above popped into my head randomly and I knew just had to follow it through. Haha

Short shorts aren't really my thing, or too tight shorts. I like my shorts like I like most of my clothing - with some room to breath. So while high waist loose fitting denim pants a.k.a mom jeans are all the rave now, there's the slightly overlooked but equally awesome mom shorts that I think should get some love too.
I mean, what better way to show off your legs while still looking retro cool too?.

This was one of my super casual looks during my ATL vacation. I wore this to faff around at home and then to head down to walmart with my aunt. Looking back now, I probably should have paired it with something other than the converse. For some reason I can't place my hands on, the sneakers just doesn't look right to me but then that might just be me being overly critical of my outfit.
What do you think and how would you have styled this better? And while we are on the topic of shorts, how do you like your shorts? - short shorts, loose fitting?
Please share! 
Lets connect!

Oh and Re : My last med diary post - I got posted to a pretty chilled posting (Thank God)!

P. S - I've styled the shorts previously here
Also Check out some other ways I've worn shorts on the blog
- Casual Chic For Music Meets Runway. 
Vintage shirt and boy shorts.
Outfit || decoding menswear for females.

Housejob Chronicles || My Medicine Posting Experience.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Yesterday was "officially" my last day as a house officer in the Endocrinology unit of the Department of medicine, LUTH and it feels so good to be leaving.
Although, officially in quote because I still have a two weeks extension to spend there sometime in the future but that's a story for another day.

In case you're new around here and wondering what a house officer means, I've explained all that here and also blogged about my first three months as a doctor here.

Ah Medicine! How do I go into my medicine posting experience. I'll just start by saying it was real.
Most people get confused when I say I'm in medicine posting because isn't it generally called medicine? Well yes, but here's the thing - So it's called Medicine and Surgery as a whole with various sub branches including (internal) medicine. We get to rotate through that and the three other branches - OnG, Surgery and Paediatrics spending three months in each and a month of external posting.

Now, internal medicine also has its own sub branches - there are the people that deal with the heart (hypertension, heart failure and co), the lungs (TB,asthma and co), the kidneys, GIT  and there's also the endocrinology unit that deals with hormone issues like diabetes, thyroid problems etc.
I was a bit apprehensive when I got to the department to find out where I'll be getting posted to. I was hoping/praying for a unit that won't be so busy so I'd have time for my other life here but noooo, I got posted to the endocrinology unit (only the most stressful and malignant unit in Medicine everrrr). At first, I didn't know what I was getting into. I had no idea why people kept looking at me with pity when I said I got endo but I was quick to find out. Haha.

On my first day, I got a one month extension. No, I didn't kill anybody or disrespect anyone or do anything really drastic. That's just the endocrinology unit for you. Extension (which is kind of like a punishment - you get to work extra days/months depending on how long you get without pay) is just a second nature for them. It's like that Oprah Winfrey's show - You get an extension, he gets an extension, everybody gets an extension!

In the Endo unit, we get to see a whole lot of diabetic patients with complications - hyperglycaemia and diabetic foot ulcers. Especially the foot ulcers! They come in flocks so we were never short of patients. We had them in every ward and it seemed like we had a new admission every other day.
DMFS(diabetic foot) is such a nasty thing that I don't wish on anyone. It takes ages to heal if it's just the minor stage and it can lead to amputation if it's gone past the stage where it can still be managed. Most diabetic patients that come with these complications are usually those that stop taking their drugs regularly or just stop taking it completely. Drug compliance is a major problem with patients so let me just use this medium also to beg you all that happen to have diabetic relatives. Please try to ensure that they take their medications seriously. 
Endo was stress! Having to work long hours, be on call everyday at some point and then have the fear of extension coupled with all that wasn't an easy feat. The good thing though is that it is such a hands on unit and since we basically do all the work - correcting all the hyperglycaemias and hypos - having to give insulin shots hourly and recheck their blood glucose levels sometimes till the early morning, I got to learn how to manage those complications without having to rely on the senior doctors so much. Knowledge is a super cool thing, you know? 
I know a couple of people thought I was going to break down lol but I guess I showed them that I'm not as weak as I look. Also, the mind is an amazing thing plus we humans can adapt to anything we decide to. It's all about your mindset towards it. Mine was - I've got to do this regardless so I better just put my back into it, try to stay out of trouble and get it done as soon as I can. Too bad, that didn't erase my extension sha lool.

My colleagues weren't as fun as or as sympathetic to my cause as a blogger by helping me take pictures like my OnG colleagues but we all thrived together well.
At this point too, let me just add a quick shout out to my senior registrar who might probably never see this : Dr Yusuf Bashir! Thanks for being the realest MVP in the Endocrinology unit. For always sticking your neck out for house officers and for being innately good.
I also did a one month stint at the guiness eye centre opthalmology as my secondary posting. Remember I mentioned that we get to do one month of outside posting? Well, I was unfortunate enough to get another equally busy posting. The positive side was that I got weekends off, didn't have to work till 12am and got most of them to check out my blog lol.  I'm not going to comment much on my Opthalmology posting so I'll be ending this post right here! 

Just like the last time, here's just a quick list of the common cases we see in both Endo and Opthalmology.

Diabetes Mellitus
a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to the hormone insulin which helps to reduce blood glucose levels is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated levels of glucose in the blood. You can peep some of the symptoms and complications in the picture of a chart above. 

Glaucoma : is a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss. It is usually due to increased introccular pressure and family history is an important riskfactor. If anyone in your family has glaucoma, go to the Opthalmologist so you can be screened too. 

Cataract : 
a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque (the small black circle in the eye becomes whitish) , resulting in blurred vision. It's commoner n elderly people but can also be found in babies (congenital).
Congenital cataract is an emergency so if you happen to know anyone with a baby born with a whitish speck in their eyes, let them know they have to get to the hospital quickly.

Pterygium : 
is a non cancerous growth of fleshy tissue on the conjunctiva, the clear tissue that lines your eyelids and covers your eyeball. It usually forms on the side closest to your nose and grows toward the pupil area.
I start my surgery posting tomorrow and I'm just praying/hoping I don't get another malignant posting. I should probably share it on my instastory tomorrow so let's be friends on instagram : @cassiedaves.
Also peep some of my housejob chronicles with the hashtag #cassiedaveshousejobchronicles 

Please let me know if there's any extra details you'll like to know for my subsequent housejob chronicle posts! 
If you're a doctor (medical) currently doing your housemanship or already done, I'll love to know what hospital you're working in and also read about your own experience so please leave me a comment.
And let's connect!

P.S - Took these pictures with my infinix hot S. Check out my review of the phone here.
P.P.S - Check out other posts in my med diary here. And as break down of some of the medlife terminologies like senior registrar here

WCW || A Few More Of My Favourite Online Ladies x Giveaway Winners.

Friday, 10 March 2017
Happy International Womens Day! 

How fitting is it that international womens day fell on a wednesday ? Just perfect for today's post which is all about some of the women who inspire me. Although, this post wasn't exactly inspired by international women's day. I only just found out this morning what March 8th signifies, but it gave me the extra push I needed to finally complete this post. It's been in my drafts for a while now and I figured I could tie both together - celebrate women while sharing a few of my favourite online ladies as well! 

I've had one WCW post on the blog previously and you can read up on that here but while that was featuring people I happen to know personally and already have some sort of relationship with, this is strictly fan girling and a bit of a "style crush" post as well. I'll also be announcing the Lucy. Dave's giveaway winners at the end of this post so stay with me! 

Let's dig in. 

Shope Delano || @shopedelano
Uber cool kid Shope. She is a blogger over at and I've loved her right from back when she was running the blog "London's Closet" with her twin. She's also the founder of twoosie - a pop up fashion store for two piece sets. 

La'Tonya Yvette || @Latonyayvette
Mama of two, lifestyle blogger over at, creative consultant and stylist. There's just something about her that endears me to her - I think it's a mix of her awesome writing style, style and super cute family. Whatever it is, I always love seeing her pop up on my bloglovin and instagram feed.

Asiyami Gold || @Asiyamigold
Asiyami is a designer and photographer. Her visuals are goals really and that's the major attraction for me. I love love what she does and how she manages to find beauty in odd places.

Yagazie Emezi || @yagazieemezi
Yagazie Emezi is a documentary photographer and visual curator. I've loved her long time and I still have a post all about my love for her in my drafts from 2013 which would be too awkward for me to publish now. Lol. Her style, creative eye and realness are just a few of the things I love about her. 

Paola Mathe || @findingpaola.
If you've been reading this blog from the get go, then you'd already know of my love for Paola. I've interviewed her once for my style feature here and she has influenced a few of my style choices/posts like my turban love in this post and this
I have a serious love for her which is renewed every time I go through her instagram feed or blog. Paola blogs at and she's also the founder of Fanmdjanm - a headwrap brand. 

If this aint love, I don't know what it is. 

Going over this post again and I feel like I should have just titled this "style crush" because they be killing it in that department.

You might have already noticed this but the one thing these women have in common? Amazing style that's unique to them and a beautiful creative mind - emphasis on creative! They've been able to go for their dreams, live it and follow an unconventional path. I feel like I can see myself in them - their aesthetic and style are right up my alley and it makes them super relatable for me. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed sharing my faves with you. Oh and happy international women's day once again! Keep shining. 

Who are some of your female online faves? Or female faves in general and why? They don't have to be bloggers or celebrities. 

Mention them in the comment.
And as always, let's connect! 

P. S - Congratulations on getting to the end of this post! You were probably wondering if I have a few screws loose or have a problem with dates right? . Actually, no I don't and my screws are still wound in tightly. Lol. I wrote this and was ready to publish in the 8th but internet issues held me back and reediting it was out of the plan. Please forgive the discrepancy.

P. P.S - Without further ado, here are the giveaway winners! 
1. _Princess_yosi: size 37
2. Petite royals: size 39
3. Renee_ azuh : size 40
4. Olajumoke_oluwatosin: s.41

Please kindly send a DM to @lucydaves on instagram to get your win!  Thank you for participating 

Happy Feet || The Lucy.Daves Giveaway

Sunday, 26 February 2017
Long time, no giveaway!
Well, that's about to change.
I'm collaborating with a sister brand that's dear to me today to give away some pretty foot wears.

I've featured this brand previously on the blog here and it has popped up in a couple of my style posts like this, this and this one.

Related : Weekend Casual In That Lucy.Daves Sandals. 

I know that more than a few of you have been wondering if I own the Lucy.Daves brand because of the similarity in our names- Wonder no more! When I said "sister brand", I meant it literally

I'll be giving out four of the Lucy.daves slippers in some of my favourite designs to four people. Just scroll a little further down to see how to win one for yourself.

Size 37.
Size 39.
Size 40.
Size 41.
  • - Repost the first picture on instagram with the caption @lucy.daves #lucydavesgiveaway, more details on
  • - Tag four friends in your comment to come participate.
  • - Leave a comment stating which you'll like to win with your contact details - email and instagram/twitter handle

And that's all!

Winner will be announced after a week.

Beauty || Getting Wigged With Nappyhairedwigs x New Signature Look.

Thursday, 23 February 2017
Anyone else having a dejavu moment right now? You're probably wondering if I went and did the same hair style as my very first crochet fro all over again. Obsessed much?
Well, No and Yes!
I'll explain.
I loved having a fro so much, as you all could probably tell from how I rocked the life out of my first Fro hair and with all the amazing compliments I got from everyone (except the elderly nurses at work who thought I looked like a riff raff), I seriously considered making that style my signature look.

I've always known that I'll look good as a naturalista - Yagazie or Nikki Anyasi's level though, with all that kinky hair flying around and looking too cool for school. 
So yes, I went and got a similar hair do but this time, I went for a wig from a brand I love Nappy Haired.

Wigs are all the rave now, with so many wig brands popping up at every bend of the road but I've been so reluctant to join the party.

My earliest recollections of wigs was the story my mum told me of how my brother was so much of a terror as a child that he went round pulling people's hair to drag off their wigs. Lol! Coupled with the many stories I hear of people trying to alight a bus and somehow forgetting their wig in a jagged edge, it just made the whole concept of wigs look like an easy way to embarrass myself. Like, literally asking for it.

Lately though, I've had a rethink because what better way to maintain my badassary whenever I want to? I just get to pop that bad boy on my head whenever and instantly get transformed to alter ego Daves - Nappy Haired Cool Kid.

I'm wearing a wig from Nappyhaired like I stated earlier. They make gorgeous wigs but I'm all about their crochet wigs, so when she had me make a choice - that was the first thing that came to mind.
I know this looks really similar to my very first crochet fro but here's where they differ. 

  • This is definitely softer! What you all probably didn't know was that after a while, the other hair kinked up and started looking like a sister to dreads. Haha. I didn't mind that look either though but I know this won't be switching up on me anytime soon.
  • This also has a different cut, while the other one was a side pattern. This sits right in the centre and let's me have that hair falling over the face, semi fringe thing I've always wanted - so winning!
I probably wouldn't be a wig wearer everyday because I've found that I just might be slightly tender headed and anything that sits around my head like a band eventually gives me headache but for now I'm loving this wig and looking forward to rocking it as much as my tender head will let me. 
What about you? 
Wig lover, Wig obsessed, Wig-saywhat?
Have any funny wig story to share, would definitely love to read that! 
Also, what do you think about making this look my signature look? 
Sharreeeee and let's connect! 

Pic : @tukemorgan

P. S - Check Nappyhaired out on Instagram. They are also offering a 10% discount off this Afro wig Lola to all the people in the cassiedaves ministry so use the code Cassie007 (because bad
They also host wig making workshops, just incase you're interested in learning how to make your own wigs. 

P.P.S - Check out how having a Fro elevated some of my casual outfits in these posts

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