Red & blue, flared skirts, peplums, all my favorite things in one complete outfit. My week was lovely but busy. It’s already the end of June, an honesty startling reality. I have a summer internship and it’s been making me question a lot of my interests and also pushing me to think about what I want to do after graduation, where I want to live, what the future of this blog is and everything I do. From the bottom of my heart, I have zero answers to the many questions running through my head. It’s honestly discouraging atimes but I do my best to keep a positive outlook.
On the bright side, I’ve been on a roll with red and blue combos lately. It’s such a strong and eye catching duo. They complement each other SO well and I gasp (literally) whenever I see them paired together. It only made sense to pair the Achara top with a bright red skirt. Fiery and strong but still graceful. I’m all about it!
Nigerian Designer Duru Olowu’s Fall 2016Ready To Wear Collection has me questioning what I consider Fall and Winter colours. At first glance, the colour choices are rather bright; blues, greens, oranges. It’s rather surprising the lack of darks but then, the Duro Olowu Woman cares not what time of the year it is. She will wear the printed dress, cheetah tights and leopard booties with no sh*ts given. And she will wins.
A moment of silence for the BEAUTY that is the orange cape + culottes combo. I have a terribly soft spot for orange so no surprise there. Besides, the cape, my favorite piece(s) have to be the print mesh ankara vest AND the black collage dress. I love the juxtaposition between the structured vest and the breezy skirt. The collection and theme is so heavy on the eyes you feel a bit uncomfortable with many clashing prints however, Duro Olowu does tend to push the boundaries on print-on-print combo.
The leopard print tights and zebra print boots are not my favorite but anyone getting 30s silhouettes with some Victorian inspo from this collection? High-necks, tea lengths, long sleeves, lots of animal prints and even the sheep in the background? What do you think? Yay or Nay for clashing prints? Share your thoughts below.
Two of my favorite colours in one George material. George is a cotton African textile originating from Nigeria. It is adorned with bright colours and especially gold accents because it is usually worn by royalty. The fabric signifies wealth, luxury and status. The material is commonly worn for special occasions like weddings and church events.
I got this vintage piece from Grandma LAJA and style Mummy LAJA in the lovely number. It’s definitely a different look but what can I say, Mummy LAJA’s so fly ❤ I completed the look with this dramatic piece from Fulfill Jewelry to amplify the aesthetic. Loud and proud, baby! Have a lovely weekend and I’ll talk to you in a bit! xx
Hellllloooo! I did this look on Mummy LAJA and I am so in love.I went for a classic and timeless look. With smokey eyes and a bold red lip. A moment of silence for the loveliness that is this Fulfill Jewelry purple set. I lovee my purple so when I set my eyes on this beauty, it’s safe to say the thirst was real. Thoughts? And what do you want to see next? I want to know. Enjoy your weekend!
I was soooo elated to attend the graduation of one of my long time girlfriends. She graduated Magnum Cum Laude from the University of Georgia! Yess of intelligent women. It was a great week of celebration and relaxation from a super long semester. Good things truly don’t come easy and I love seeing the results of continuous persistence in other people’s lives.
Of course I had to wear ankara to the graduation (repping the brand you know). If you don’t know, I’m actually a “back” type of girl if that makes sense meaning I feel it’s a lot sexier for sure. I’m all for low/open back tops and dresses, halters and all those good stuff so the Oyiubu dress makes me VERY happy and oh-so-sexy. Yeah, graduation and sexy, I don’t know how well those two mix but it worked out, haha! How about you? What pieces of clothing makes you feel the most confident? Sexiest? Let me know and cheers to a new chapter.
The LAJA Oyibu dress
Earrings: Fulfill Jewelry (loveee of my life haha)
I wore this eye catching number to a graduation! It was super hot but super fun so this was perfect for the occasion. This jumpsuit is coming soon to LAJA so keep your eyes peeled 🙂 Great news, Exotique Durham now carries LAJA! I am very excited and feel truly blessed! This is a milestone for LAJA and things can only get better. Cheers to many more!