Fall perfection- Purple and Prints
So the new month officially signifies fall. And I love me a deep purple for fall. In my mind, this colour is right up there with black in terms of versatility. And even though it’s sometimes trendy ad sometimes not, I think it really is a colour to have in your wardrobe all the time anyway. I decided to pair this deep purple-ish shirt with a pair of African print trousers that i intend to wear out this fall. I know most people will feel tempted to put away their bold prints once the colder weather sets in, but you all know that this is not the case around here. I think trousers are probably the best way to rock prints in the colder months, because you can build layers both over and underneath to keep you warm. And in the right colours and prints, you can create some great looks for all occasions. I know I’m going to be wearing this and many other pairs of African print trousers this fall and I hope you will too
Trousers- House of Ankara, Shirt- Next, Vest- Thrifted, Shoes- Primark, Belt- Primark, Tie- T.M. Lewin
Thanks for dropping by. Tell me, any particular colours and prints that you are liking this fall? And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram. Enjoy your week
A little bit of a 50s inspiration vibe
Happy Hump day lovelies.
OK, this is not a post about weddings, this post has absolutely nothing to do with weddings. In fact, that title only happened because my brain isn’t functioning properly right now. LOL. So fall is really pulling in here. I love early fall because it’s still a bit sunny and warm but not hot. So I can wear long sleeve silk blouses and not get too sweaty, as long as I don’t partake in any strenuous activity. I am in love with this silk blouse that my mum scored at a charity shop for me last year. The structure of the shoulders and the neck detailing add such a boldness to it. I decided to play up the classic vibe of the top and pair it with a pencil skirt, another piece for me that feels very classic, and a pair of simple black heels and a black box bag (not pictured). I have to say I felt like such a boss in this outfit. This look to me works just as well now as it would have in the 1950s, an era that I personally love. I finished the look of with a stacked pearl bracelet, to really up the old school feel.
Top- Thrifted, Skirt- PrintCloset on Etsy, Shoes- Ebay,
Hope you enjoyed the outfit. Thanks for dropping by and may the new month bring you much joy and many great outfits. AJ
Inspired by my nail polish
So I know its been a very long time since I did a weekend post. Maybe, I’ll start them up again. Anyway, I recently recieved some polishes from JACAVA London and I have to say I am in love. I hadn’t actually tried Jacava nail polishes before receiving this package so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. For starters, I went two days without any chipping, which for me basically never happens. As at the time of shooting the pictures in this post, I had been wearing the polish for three days and it still looked pretty much OK. I shot the pictures in a hurry so I forgot to touch up before hand. Jacava’s polishes are 9-free which means that they are free from 9 toxic ingredients normally used in nail polishes and they are long lasting, a fact I can attest to myself. And now you can get your hand on their full AW15 range. Details at the bottom of this post.
Jacava Eaton Square- Photographed much darker than it actually is
The starting point for this look was the nail polish. I’m wearing Eaton Square from Jacava’s new Woodlanders AW15 range which is a dark burgundy shade, with a high shine finish. In my mind, burgundy is a classic autumn colour to me so I wanted to play that up and mix it with other autumn staples. As you guys might have guessed by now, I’m not really a denim person but I do default to my favourite slouchy jeans as soon as temperatures start to drop. I wanted to double up on the denim blue so I paired that with a blue pepum top and all burgundy accessories to play up the nail polish.
As I mentioned earlier, Jacava is giving away their full Woodlanders AW15 range. All you have to do is hop on over to their Facebook page, like them and tell them why you like or would like to try Jacava, for your chance to win. The winner gets a set of 17 luxury nail polishes so you really don’t want to miss out. Thanks for stopping by, now hurry on over and enter. AJ
Post is sponsored by Jacava London
A little print on print action to wave out summer
Happy Monday Lovelies,
Today, I want to share with you these old trousers that I just love. They are a little over two years old but I still love them. To be quiet honest they have been worn a few times too many. Anyway, I decided to pair them with this fun dip hem top. My number one rule of print mixing for beginners is to choose prints that have the same colour foundation. If you’re feeling a bit bolder, go for different shades of the same colour like I did here. To finish it off, a pair of white sneakers to level up the craziness and also for comfort, cos I can’t run around in heels for more than a few hours
Top- PrintCloset, Trousers- House of Ankara, Sneakers- Aldo
Thanks for dropping by and be sure to come hang with me on instagram @myafricancloset
Stripes and blocks and grids on a white background
Good Morning lovelies, And welcome too a new month. Sorry I haven’t posted in a few weeks, but tings have been a bit hectic around here in the House of Ankara world. Hope you have all enjoyed your summer to the max. It’s just an outfit today, no long explanation. This look happened when my dress ripped at a wedding and I had to quickly go change before the reception. Thank God the wedding wasn’t too far from home.
Trousers- House of Ankara, Top- Swatson’s, Boots- Ebay, Belt-New Look
So I finally got myself an instagram account for just me and the blog. I’ll be posting more everyday outfits, pictures that don’t make it onto the blog and more of my life and inspirations so please do follow me on there and let’s connect. It’s @myafricancloset. Can’t wait to see you there. Thank you so much for dropping by and have a great last quarter of the month. LOVE, AJ