Saturday, August 2, 2014

Buried Treasures

I bought this ankara blouse with a matching skirt from a thrift store about three years ago. I wore the set once, but wasn't really feeling the look. After that, it was tossed into my suitcase of old traditional clothes(my africans know what I'm talking about). Today, I was looking for something to wear to the flea market and thought I should bring Macon, Georgia some traditional flavor. I landed on the set but felt the matching skirt would be a bit much. I decided instead that matching them with some white pants would be more flea market appropriate. Of course the white pants got dirty (duh). So I decided to wear this yellowish/orangish pencil skirt afterwards. Everybody loved the blouse! A variety of people complimented, I mean I was shocked! Moral of the post is don't forget about your old clothes. One day you may gain more appreciation for those threads. Stay Fresher!

Blouse, Skirt, Clutch: Thrifted | Earrings: Burlington | Shoes: Jessica Simpson

Friday, August 1, 2014

Summer of Shorts: High-Waisted

Maybe I should rename the series Summer of Legs! Hahaha. But yes high waisted shorts are not off the trend list yet. Especially if their tribal print like the ones I'm wearing. I was shocked to find these shorts at a boutique called KnowStyle in the mall. I am Nigerian and this fabric mimics a traditional kind of fabric called Ankara. The fabric is actually very popular right now. Superstars like Beyonce, Solange and Rihanna have been spotted wearing custom pieces. This is yet another reason that I'm proud to be African. But I paired them with this yellow long sleeve. I know it's summer but today was rather cool outside, so I didn't dread the sleeves. Remember to match patterns with solid colors during the summer! I mentioned that on a former blog post. Also you won't want to miss Part 3 of the series. You'll be feeling "flawless" after it *wink wink* Stay Fresher!

Blouse: TJ Maxx | Shorts: KnowStyle | Shoes: Bakers | Collar Necklace and Clutch: Vintage


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