Wedding Guest

Monday, July 21, 2014

Hi there! So I meant to post this last week as I mentioned on instagram. But I had one of those busy work weeks since I took two days off for the wedding. Speaking of the wedding, here is what I wore. I made a one shoulder dress a while ago and knew that was what I would be wearing to the wedding. Welp the sewing bug bites and just like that I decided to make something last minute. The peplum top is a 3D rosette fabric. Initially I wanted to use a sequin fabric then I figured maybe a velvet fabric. But in the end I went with this. I actually wanted to match the rosette fabric to the fabric I used for the maxi skirt but the color I found wasn't a perfect match. Then I though maybe a coral one instead. Still don't know why I didn't go with coral although this beige one worked just fine.
Good thing I liked my outfit because I hated my makeup. If you have been following my blog then you know i just started experimenting with makeup. Although I typically wear makeup about ones a week, every application is a learning process. This makeup look was going great until I decided to set my concealer highlight with the ben nye banana powder then everything went south. I usually use the MAC translucent powder or the ben nye topaz so why I decide to use the banana powder beats me. Needless to say, the makeup was way too highlighted for my taste but I was running late so I just went with it. Its one thing to look flawless, but in this picture, I was serving cake by the pound. Lesson learned. No more banana powder for me.

Two Layered Skirt

Monday, July 14, 2014

Hi there! Is it just me of is everyone having the Monday blues. This was quiet a busy week. It all started on Thursday with a busy work day followed by some last minute rounds. As if that wasn't exhausting, I had about 4 hours of sleep and I was bright and early to get ready for a traditional Ghanaian engagement. Now if you have attended or have been part of an African wedding then you know its a weekend filled with events and activities. My cousin's wedding in Ghana a few years a ago was actually a week long with an event every single day. The wedding this past weekend started on Friday and ended on Sunday. This was my outfit on Friday morning for the engagement. Stay tuned for the other outfits.

Statement Shoes

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

This has just been one of those busy work weeks. Super glad I took Friday and next Monday off. This gives me a long weekend to just relax. I have a wedding to attend this weekend and I am super excited. Can't wait to share the outfits I made for the festivities, all three of them. But in the meantime, here is a quick outfit from last week which I didn't want to post due to the poor picture quality. But eeeh...

Floral Saga

Monday, June 30, 2014

Hello! Anyone excited the the long 4th of July weekend ahead? Doesn't matter if I have plans or not, something about holidays makes me happy. Whatever you are doing, I hope you have a blast. Oh stay safe and may the 4th be with you.

Ankara Peplum

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

This ankara skirt was one of the first things I made when I first started sewing in 2010. I actually made it with a matching top but didn't feel like pairing the two together for this look. I was trying to organize my closet when I found it under a pile of clothes. Of course I had to make some few adjustments but overall, its still in good condition so I decided to take it out for a spin.