Have you ever read Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott? It is the story of four sisters and their mother who go through quite a lot of trials to survive and thrive in the absence of their father who was serving in the war as a chaplain. I read it when I was very young, and needless to say I strongly identified with the story in general, and particularly with the youngest sister Amy. ( I happen to have grown up in an all girls family too!)
Imagine my delight when I discovered the sequel, Little Men! It’s also interestingly easy to identify with, as it tells the story of one of the sisters and her household of raucous boys! Deja vu? Ha!
Two classic books from the nineteenth century.
Interestingly, nautical stripes, such as I have on, also happen to be a classic from the nineteenth century, ha! Double deja vu, totally unplanned, honestly.
The real star of the show are undoubtedly these beauties – my gorgeous cut out flats! Never thought I’d ever love flat shoes, but this one was truly a love at first sight. I loved them so much I even got two extra pairs as gifts for loved ones from Europe. Now we’ll totally be twinning when we wear them! #besties
I wish you a wonderful weekend!
It’s Friday already, can you believe that??! And they tell me it’s already July too! Lost track of time for a while there. If I had a dollar for every time I do that, bet you I’d have bought my dream house(with glass walls) in the mountains already! Like we were on the beach on 1st July, and I spent the entire day lost in the illusion that it was Sunday! Don’t blame me – too much – because aren’t Sundays the official beach days?? Well, in my part of the world they are. Because they are days to commune with creation and His Awesomeness, right?
Anyway, today I am absolutely delighted to present to you the full reveal from the sneak peek last time, and I present to youuu the Dashiki! (Linet, you must be grinning to yourself because you guessed right. Hmph! )
The Dashiki – vibrant, colourful, dramatic. A beautiful piece from African fashion.
I fell head over heels for this babe at first sight, and it’s been a beautiful love story ever since. I usually like to wear it as a standalone piece with minimal accessories, but chose to pair it with black distressed denim (of which I seem to have an endless number).
Check out the wings on the dress already! Batman, anybody?
Also, can we talk about those pointy wedgey strappy shoes?? I’m. In. Love.
Something about this dress always brings out the bohemian goofy side of me, oops.
And what’s with all that intensity here? Smh. 😛
And the end.
Make sure to check out the previous magical sneak peek shots with M (from the previous post) if you didn’t already!
Thanks for reading, lots of love and positivity to you. Happy new month!
I was initially going to post these on Monday but thinking about my relationship with African print inevitably leads to thinking about my grandmother, which always leads to grieving and I ended up in a depressed slump on Sunday evening. 🙁
My grandmother LOVED African print and to the end of her life, was barely seen in anything else. It was always her sarong, or kaba and slit with her colorful scarf beautiful tied over her braided hair (which I would braid in a different style every week!) to complete the look… I could count on one hand how many Western pieces she had. Really.
Then ECG rewarded me for my sentimentality with almost two days of no electricity, so well, hey, happy Wednesday!! 😀
Today’s colourful look is inspired of my very colorful print bag which I got about a couple of years ago. This beautiful bag actually comes with a lovely sleeveless dress but it can be worn with almost any other outfit; as long as you keep the colours neutral or complementary.
I accessorized with bright yellow earrings and a golden flower in my hair to match with the gold leaves pattern on the bag.
This is a great alternative for those who feel a full print dress look is too busy for them.
Hope you like the final look!
African print is strong, beautiful, colorful, versatile, mesmerizing and full of history, just like us Africans! I celebrate you 🙂
Wish you a pleasant day, and enjoy the rest of your week!
Top – old wardrobe
Ripped jeans – They were on sale at Mr Price for only Gh cedis 14!
Shoes – Mr Price
African Print Bag – Spintex