Because I have a long print coat
Hope you are all. And enjoying the onset of spring. I’m glad to share this slightly different take on a print mix look. Normally, when I mix prints I look for similar patterns or colours. But another great principle to use when mixing prints is to go for one really basic subdued print and use it as a background for a much bolder print. The print on this trousers is very small and repetitive so it doesn’t really pop at all. And I subdued the print even more, by pairing it with a white shirt, making the white background really stand out over the print. With all that white as the background, I could add a much bigger print without causing a clash that is too jarring.
Coat- Ankara House, Trousers- Ankara House, Shirt- Primark, Booties- Ebay
So what do you think, will you be trying this principle? Do share your pictures if yu do, and if you’re not doing so already, follow me on instagram.
Because the weather is still undecided
So spring is officially here. But the weather is in that confused state where it can be warm one minute and chilly the next. So we’re basically having to dress for two seasons everyday. And if that’s not going well for you, I have a simple solution today. Fun colourful prints that are spring appropriate paired with lightweight knits and over sized blazers. It’s perfect, I tell you. The prints say, yaay new season and the knits and blazers are perfect because when it’s warm, you’re not sweaty and uncomfortable and when the temperatures drop, you’re not freezing cold. Plus, together they are so stylish.
Skirt- Ankara House, Knit top- Primark, Blazer- Thrifted, Boots- Ebay
Thanks for dropping by, and do share how you deal with the confusing weather at the beginning of spring. Enjoy the new season. God bless you.
Because you can see it from a distance
Hello lovelies, its been a long time. Hope you are all doing well. So, if you follow me on instagram, then you would have caught a preview of this look a while ago. And if you don’t, what are you waiting for? I actually wore it on Valentine weekend to a friend’s wedding. And I must say, it was a pretty great wedding. I don’t think I have ever danced this much at a wedding. So it was perfect that I had on a jumpsuit which allowed ease of movement. You guys know that I love me a bold jumpsuit, as an alternative to a gown, and this one with it’s bright colour, sweetheart neckline and front heart insert was really perfect for a weekend of love. I decided to finish off the look with a quirky purple lip, and minimal accessories. Simple and still bold.
And did I forget to mention that this baby came with a detachable peplum. So since the look is called red lorry, click here to check out the yellow lorry alternative. lol, It just had to be done. And come check me out on instagram for more. God bless you and thanks for stopping by.
First summer and then Winter
I hope January has been good to you all so far. You might remember this dress and jacket combo from last summer. I absolutely loved rocking and I immediately started to think of different ways in which I could style it. If you remember, the last outfit post with this dress was very mother of the bride, summer wedding inspired. Check that out here. This time, I wanted to give it a preppy but still edgy vibe for winter so I decided to add a white button down shirt and a pair of fringe high heeled booties. It was raining and dark when we took these photos so I only managed to get a few good shots and you can’t even see the fringe detail on the boots properly. So i’m hoping the next time I shoot these boots, i can give you a better look at them.
Dress and Coat- Ankara House, Shirt- M&S, Boots- Asos
So tell me, which look do you prefer, winter or summer? Thanks for dropping by and have a great week. AJ
Because yellow has my heart
So if you’ve been following for a while you will be aware of my love affair with yellow. I was invited to host a networking dinner over the holiday season that just passed and as always, I left my outfit till the absolute last minute. This jumpsuit is actually a sample for a new collection that I’m working on, but I was feeling something bold and a little unexpected for a formal evening event and I felt it was just perfect. I absolutely loved the blue details on it. I decided to keep the print details vibe going by pairing it with this cape-ish blazer that was also yellow with print details. The yellows are different shades but they still came together beautifully. Oh, and did you notice the face beat. You guys know that I don’t really wear make up, but I have to give a special shout out to my girls; Angela, Ghislaine and Rhoda for beating my face so beautifully. I can honestly say, I have never felt my self as much as I was feeling myself with this make up on. Now I understand why people love taking selfies so much, I mean when your face is this beat, you just have to take as many pictures as possible. Unfortunately for me, because I was on hosting duties, I wasn’t able to do a proper outfit shoot. Thankfully, my girl Angela took a few shots while we were waiting for our car to arrive and then the official event photographers also captured a few on me during the night so that’s all I have for you guys.
Jumpsuit- Swatson’s Blazer-Ankara House, Shoes- Ebay
Thank you so much for dropping by. Don’t forget to come check me out on instagram. And enjoy your week.