Author: My African closet

About My African closet

West meets west Africa in my wardrobe

Bawse Lady

Bawse-Lady- My African Closet

To womanhood and strength

Happy Monday Lovelies,

I have a very long essay planned in my head to go with this post but I can barely keep my eyes open, let alone think right now so I’ll just say a happy belated International Women’s Day to every female reading this post. We are strong and beautiful, we are smart and gentle, we are leaders and backbones, we are whatever we want to be whenever we want to be it. We have the power to create life and ability to sustain and nurture it. We are WOMEN!!

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Skirt- House of Ankara, Shirt- Primark, Bag- PrintCloset, Shoes- Primark, Blazer- House of Ankara

To all the bawse ladies and boss ladies out there. Love from my heart! Thanks for dropping by, my lovelies. Have a brilliant week.

Moments

Moments- My African Closet

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Happy New Month lovelies

I love this outfit because when i put it on and stood in front of the mirror, I had a ‘moment’. You know, when you look at yourself in the mirror and think, ‘hey girl’. Lol. There isn’t really anything too spectacular about the outfit, except I think it just fits. It fits together and it fits me. I think its the skirt, its the skirt. lol. Let’s just say I was feeling myself that day.

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Skirt- AnkaraHouse, Shoes- Primark, Jumper- Warehouse

Anyway, I loved my moment and I wanted to share it with you guys so I hope you enjoyed it too. Have a great week and thanks for dropping by. AJ

Girl Suit

Girl suit- My African Closet

Not everyday Menswear Inspired

Hello my lovelies,

Thanks for dropping in yet again. Since the beginning of the new year, I’ve been wearing a lot of suit-ish kind of looks. I’m currently favouring full skirts and blazers, or in this case, vests. Something about the freeing femininity of the full skirt combined with the strength of a fitted blazer is doing it for me right now. And because I like my full skirts very full and my fitted blazers very fitted on the waist, I end up with a very hourglass-y shape. I wanted too offset the “girly-ness” with typical guy suit elements, hence the tie and the button down. So there you have it, my girl suit. lol. Combine that with my haircut, which according to my mother makes me look like a guy, and you have a positively androgynous look. My mother doesn’t approve of this, mind you.

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Vest- CJAJ09, Skirt- CJAJ09, Shoes- Aldo, Shirt- M&S

Have a great week lovelies.

Because Snow

Because snow- My African Closet

Back in Winter…. and loving it!

Hey Lovelies,

So in my last post, I was writing about how much I was over winter and then right in the middle of typing up that post, I looked outside and it was snowing. Anyway, I did the only sensible thing one can do in such a situation and I put on a maxi skirt to take pictures in the snow, because who doesn’t think snow and maxis are totally the perfect pairing? OK, so no one except me. But I really don’t see why. I think maxi skirts are perfect for winter. You can pile on the layers underneath and no one needs to know. Plus in the right colours, prints and patterns they make such a bold statement against all your typical grey winter backgrounds and environment. I guess the only problem will be the length means the edges get wet in snow or rain. Anyway, I’m glad I got these pictures because the snow melted barely a few hours later and its looking like this might be the only snowfall we get this winter, down here in South London. sad face. I’m secretly hoping that if I look outside my window right now, there might be snow………..

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Skirt- CJAJ09, Jumper- Warehouse

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week. AJ

Blooming Winter

 

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                                                                     Despite the cold, its spring in my head

Hey lovelies,
Hope you’re all enjoying the new month so far. I love winter,  when it snows but when it doesn’t, I’m soo over it. This is not helped by my career, which demands that I’m always a season or two ahead so I’ve already started thinking late spring/summer and it’s showing in my clothes. I fell in love with this fabric from Vlisco’s bloom collection last spring and to me its such a soft and delicate print that it deserves a soft and delicate look, so I went for a very feminine dip hem sweetheart dress. But of course,  there has to be some slightly edgy details hence the double straps, which is bold without distracting from the overall softness of the look. I didn’t want to wear the cardigan but its too cold so. I’m already planning new ways to wear this dress again in the summer.

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                                    Dress-Me, Fabric-Vlisco, Boots-Ebay, Cardigan-Primark, Belt- Ebay

I’m sitting here talking about spring and summer and I look outside my window and its finally snowing. I guess I’m back in winter. Now let me quickly finish this post and go take some pictures in the snow, because…….. why not? Thanks for dropping by. AJ