Feeling blue, in the best way possible
Happy Monday lovelies,
Hope everyone had a great weekend. I wore this dress to host a good friend’s wedding reception two weekends ago and I have to say, it was one of the best weddings I’ve ever been involved in. It was beautiful and i had such a great time. I was so busy having fun that i didn’t actually have time to take too many pictures, but I did get my outfit shots done early in the day.
Dress- CJAJ09, Shoes- Primark, Headband- DIY.
The shoes, which were a last minute rushed purchase from primark have become total lifesavers. They are cute, comfortable and they seem to work with everything. Love that in a pair of shoes. Thank for dropping by.
Photography by Peter Fynn and Jolade
Because every girl has had a good knee day.
Hope everybody’s week is going well so far. I’m in love with this skirt for one reason only, and you guessed it. The sheer inset at the knees. Isn’t it just the coolest thing ever? This skirt is perfect for those days when you want to show off your knees and cover up your calves, because which girl hasn’t had one of those days.
Skirt- CJAJ09, Kimono- CJAJ09, Top & Socks-Primark, Trainers- Brixton Market,
I think this skirt is one of those pieces that you either like or find rather unnecessary. I find it a bit unnecessary, which is why I like it. which side are you leaning toward? Thanks for dropping by. AJ
It’s officially fall
So the calendar says that summer is officially over. Boohoo!! I’m actually sad because I didn’t get to dress up a lot this summer. Because of my schedule and on top of that moving house and having to put my stuff in storage because the new place wasn’t ready to move in and the interim space was super tiny, I had to choose between work stuff or clothes. I’ve basically been living in jeans, and tee shirts this summer, which kind of sucked. This is one of the outfits that i enjoyed wearing. It was easy and bold and fun and basically, everything you want summer to be.
2 Piece- CJAJ09, Bag-CJAJ09, Sunnies-Primark,
How was everybody’s summer. Hope you all had a great and memorable summer. Thanks for dropping by, and remember to check me out on instagram @myafricancloset. AJ
So I had to take some time off this summer. Sorry I disappeared without a goodbye but I was stuck in a wormhole,trying to find my way out. lol, nah, I jest. Anyway,onto this outfit. I have long admired the Gele, which is a Nigerian headscarf worn by women on special occasions. It originated from Nigeria but is now worn by African women all over. I was super excited when a Nigerian friend of mine got married last month and I finally got to wear one.A trip to the African fabric shop and countless youtube videos later, I was ready and rearing to go.
I would say this about the gele. Don’t wear it if you want to blend into the background. It really is a powerhouse headtie. One thing i noticed about older Nigerian, and generally African women in gele over the years is that they go all out. When they wear a gele, the rest of their outfit has to be bold and elegant. You don’t wear a gele for any old ordinary day. And when you put on a gele, you kind of get this attitude like, ‘STEP BACK!! I’m coming through’. Embellished fabrics and bold jewelry galore.
My initial plan was to wear my gele with a suit, which is generally not done but i felt would be gorgeous and work very well with the power theme of the gele. Unfortunately, I was so busy in the week running up to the wedding that I couldn’t make my suit, so at the last minute, I found this dress and had to just make do. Didn’t like it too much but I was feeling too good about my gele to care about the rest. Next time I wear a gele, there is definitely going to be a power suit somewhere in the mix so stay tuned.
Dress-CJAJ09, Headtie- Finetex Creative Streatham, Shoes- Primark
So a few more pictures today than usual. Clearly, i’m trying to overcompensate. Thanks for dropping by, and in my absence, I finally got on instagram, so if you’re on there, lets connect. I share more of my work, behind the scenes stuff, inspirations and everyday shenanigans on there so do find me @myafricancloset on there. Thanks for dropping by and a happy September. AJ
Good morning Lovelies,
Just a quick burst of colour to brighten up your week and help you get over the mid week slump, if you’re in one. That’s one of the good things about all the colour in my wardrobe, keeps me always cheerful. It’s hard to be sad when you’re wearing super colourful clothing. lol.
Top- H&M, Skirt- CJAJ09.
Well, hope you’re having a colourful week like me. Thanks for dropping by and God bless you. AJ