Saturday, March 17, 2018

Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look
Balloon skirt, monochrome look

Just like monochrome, bubble everything is having a moment yet again, another proof that fashion remains cyclical. Boy am I glad to have held on to some pieces from way back, including a lovely red Oscar De La Renta balloon cocktail dress, for their fateful comeback to the scene. 
Great fashion forecasting on my part dare I add. 

Balloon Hem, an Art to Wear

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Twinning with my daughter
Twinning with my daughter
Twinning with my daughter

Twinning is now a ‘thing’ and the fashion crowd has been obsessed with it lately. Fast becoming one of the easiest ways to be noticed by street style photographers, more and more friends and siblings are showing up in identical coordinates in hopes of making street style history.

Style Twinning with my Daughter

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Derby style birthday outing
Derby style birthday outing
Derby style birthday outing
Derby style birthday outing
Derby style birthday outing
Derby style birthday outing

Derby fashion is what style dreams are made of. Racegoers with eye popping displays of hats in all shapes, colors and sizes atop cute outfits come out to enjoy a day of sporting action and excitement. 

In other words, fashion is a crucial component of a derby. While its not known as 'California Derby' and I by no means live in the south, I chose to have a Derby theme for my birthday outing complete with fancy hats and horses, the two things most visible at a Kentucky Derby.

In Full Bloom, A Derby Style Birthday Outing

Sunday, February 25, 2018

In an age of street style mania, a layered black dress gives off a playful yet edgy vibe and easily gets a nod of approval from the fashion crowd. 

Layered Black Dress

Saturday, February 17, 2018

I read somewhere that graphic tees are the longtime wardrobe staple of the openly cheeky and I couldn’t agree more. A bright colored one like the one I’m sporting today, not only upgrades a look but becomes the focus of a chic ensemble. 

Graphic Glam

Friday, February 9, 2018

The resurgence of Dashikis, a modern take on the word 'Danshiki' or 'Danciki' in African print styling cannot be overlooked. They come in different colors and designs the most popular by far being the Angelina print whose popularity peaked in the 70’s.

The popularity of the Dashiki has grown like wild fire especially amongst college students in the US who feel empowered wearing them as a statement or a pushback in the face of racial tensions and the need to embrace or identify with the black culture. 

 When the design is placed right, it can make for the most eye catching pieces like in the hooded zip up jacket I’m sporting today or in trench coats, dresses and even skirts and pants.

It’s Black History Month in the US and was ‘Dashiki Day’ for me as I actually wore this lovely Dashiki to school last week to make a cultural connection with the motherland and Africa as a whole. 

I have a diverse group in my class this year. From Cambodia, the Philippines, Ghanaians, Mexicans, African Americans and Caucasians and one thing we love to do is celebrate each others heritage. So you can imagine that my Dashiki was a hit with the African families that I service.

This lovely piece was sent me from —— . I love the double zipper  detail and the icing on the cake was the hood. And the pockets (aka a gal’s best friend) of course!

I paired  it with distressed denim and knee high boots and a burgundy bag tied it all together. 

I hope you like this look as much as I did.

Dashiki - Missmillsfashion (here)
Jeans - Fashionnova (similar here)
Bag - Saint Laurent (here)
Belt - Gucci (here)

Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts! Xx...

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Dashiki Day