Feminine favourites

My African Closet- print cape

All about the waist, the neckline and the length

It’s November lovelies,

Can you believe it. The year is basically over. I can’t believe it. Anyway, with holiday season just around the corner, its tine to start thinking of party dresses and I’m in love with this particular baby right here. It has most of my essentials for a super femme sexy dress, a low neckline, a cinched waist and a good midi length. I actually wore this dress for an early fall wedding and it was perfect. I love this dress for any holiday season cocktail parties or just a night out with the girls when you want to make a statement. I threw this lantern sleeve cape over it to keep it modest and to keep me warm. I love the overall lady with a twinge in her eye vibe.

My African Closet- Midi dress My African Closet- sweetheart mid dress My African Closet- Peplum dress My African Closet- African print coat

Dress- Ankara House, Cape- Swatsons for Zuvaa, Heels- Primark

Thank you so much for dropping by, I hope you enjoyed the look. And I pray all of God’s blessings over you for this new month. Love, AJ

Kente Koat

My African Closet kente

Feeling like Joseph with the coat of many colours

Happy Monday Lovelies,

So, the end of the year is in sight, can you believe it?I mean, blink and it’ll be Christmas, and then that’s it. This year went by really quick, or is it just me? Anyway, I’m enjoying the onset of colder weather with soe really fun coats and this particular number is coming up on top. I wanted to set it off against a clean background hence the white on white on white, so that this look is really all about the gorgeous kente coat.

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Coat- Ankara House, Trousers- Ankara House, Top Primark, Booties- Ebay

Have a great week guys and do check me out on instagram, where I’ll be posting pink all week long, for breast cancer awareness. Thanks for dropping by.


My African Closet- Culottes

Too short to be trousers, to long to be shorts

Hello my lovelies,

I know culottes were super hot this summer but I’m only just really starting to fall in love with them. And I have to say, I like them extra… well…. culottesy. lol, OK, I know that’s not a word but you get my point. I love that this particular pair is grazing the ankles at the same time so wide, it almost looks like a full skirt. It has a very bold statement making feel to it but at the same time feels very modest. I  decided to play up the modesty element by keeping the rest of the look muted and simple and really letting the trousers be the central focus. Because I was in dire need of a pick me up and a dash of bold colour, I added some bright pink lipstick

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Culottes- House of Ankara, Crop top- Primark, Crop jacket- M&S, Heels- Ebay, Bag-Thrifted

Thanks for dropping by lovelies and have a blessed week. AJ

Falling into prints

My African Closet- Falling into prints

Fall perfection- Purple and Prints

Hey lovelies,

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

My African closet- vest and belt My African closet- Purple My African Closet- African print trousers My African Closet- Print trousers and vest

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

Something old, something thrifted

My African Closet- midi skirt and white shirt

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.

My African Closet- midi skirt My African Closet- midi My African Closet- My African Closet- Pencil skirt

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