LAJA Styles Cassey

The  LAJA Styles Series features #StrongIndependentWomen styled in LAJA using items from their wardrobe. With ankara print, we often believe we have to buy a whole new wardrobe to make it work which isn’t true. This series shows you that you have everything you need to incorporate ankara clothing and pull together killer outfits (for different occasions) right in your wardrobe. I hope you draw inspiration from the styles of these beautiful women.
Photography: LAJA Photography
Styling: LAJA Styles

Today, we are in Cassey’s wardrobe!

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Look 1

Thoughts on this look?
“I felt so vibrant in this outfit. I love how the pattern accentuated my heels and lip color. The pop of yellow provided a great contrast that made the outfit stand out overall.”
Look 2
“I loved the purple skirt and how simple the design was to make a semi-formal look. A sleek high bun and a nice throw can turn a simple skirt into a killer evening look!”

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Take Me Home

All alone,
There it sat,
Far away from home,
Till a lone ranger asked, “What is that?”

As if she knew,
 She took the cue,
And picked it up like it were new,
Then began the search for some green hues.

Don’t worry, my love we’re leaving this tiresome dome, 
Going to a place where you won’t be alone,
There’ll be no more tears or long moans,
Hold on, we’ll get there soon, were not far away from home.

Contrary to the pictures, it was super windy and my hair literally fell apart… Yup, I need to use more pins next time.

 I was contemplating just leaving the poem and excluding my voice from this piece but I couldn’t bring myself to it because I really like blabbing to you guys about… Well, stuff. 

Never thought I was a poem person but I found myself writing and I thought, wow, this is really cool so I’ll go with it as opposed to outright explaining the story. Cheers to switching things up, baby! 
*Sigh* The things you learn about yourself everyday.

I hope you enjoy this mini story and poetry of mine, I had a lot of fun doing it.

Have a great week and I’ll talk to you in a bit!
Outfit Details

Ankara Blouse: Custom made
Trousers: H&M 
Heels: BCBG

PS I Love You

 Join LAJA as she discovers the beauty of love and all the emotions that come with it…

This project is so close to my heart because this is my first time doing a post like this. Coming up with the “storyline” and being able to capture my message through pictures was really fun and I hope you’re able to see it or interpret it as you like.
Adding my own twist, I got creative with the Valentine season (while including ankara, of course) so I could do something different from last year 🙂 I decided it’s not every time, blabbing, blabbing from my end. Sometimes, I just want the photos to speak for themselves. 
What do you think? Do you want more posts with “story lines”? Eeek, I definitely want to do more like this! They’re so exciting!

Happy Valentine’s Day, my love. Enjoy it to the fullest regardless of your relationship status.
Outfit Details
Ankara Boubou: Custom-made
Orange Sandals: Ralph Lauren
Silver Heels: BCBG
Earrings/Bracelet: Fulfill Jewelry

J: Hey…
LAJA: Hey, you…
J: You got my message…
LAJA: I did, thank you but…
J: But I want you to know I meant it, I love you.
LAJA: I know… and I love you too…