Throwback :: African Infused

Nigeria Traditional attire and

While viewing my photo archives, I realized that I never shared these pictures with you. The pictures were taken in December 2011 while on vacation in Lagos, Nigeria. My outfit as worn in the post was unplanned. I was wearing a self-designed African Ankara print skirt with slits (not shown) that tore after I stumbled and fell. We were visiting some family members and it was dark in the house due to a power outage. I was carrying my hubby’s one year old niece while walking into the house and unknown to me, there was a small chair in the walkway. I tripped on the chair and fell. While falling, all I could think about was the little girl in my arms and luckily for us, she was unharmed. I was bruised and the slit on my knee length skirt tore. Thank goodness for a good ol African wrapper / fabric which I wrapped around my waist as my new skirt. 🙂 and ankara and and and ankara1

Looking at these pictures make me miss Nigeria and the late night suya (kebab) and movies.

Outfit: H&M blouse (old), Ankara fabric as skirt, Zara shoes (old, love this pair here), Asos clutch (old, love this here), Michael Kor watch (similar here)

Have a wonderful weekend!




  1. Anonymous
    November 30, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    Wonderful look, I love your skirt so much! Take care,Daniella xox

  2. Sing of Sing'ature Style
    November 30, 2012 / 7:52 pm

    Glad you and the lil one were ok. That fabric made a great emergency skirt.

  3. jewel
    November 30, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    You look gorgeous. So glad you and the tot were ok. I just found a great tailor. I'm hoping to design a cute dress for graduation..Xo-Jewel ps. Have a great weekend.

  4. Breakfast at Cindi's
    November 30, 2012 / 8:41 pm

    You look lovely, love the mixing of cultures with the top and skirt : )xo,CindiBreakfast at Cindi’s

  5. Jersey Blogess
    November 30, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    such a perfect look 🙂

  6. Girly
    November 30, 2012 / 9:53 pm

    soooooo chic outfit!!!!! totally stunnin post, dear)))))) have a lovely weekend))))) xxx

  7. Esra Sevgi
    November 30, 2012 / 10:02 pm

    That's great! i like your shoes and skirt!!

  8. Tere Ávila
    November 30, 2012 / 10:53 pm

    your shirt is amazng, great look!xx

  9. Tere Ávila
    November 30, 2012 / 10:57 pm

    great post honey, i raelly love it!!xx

  10. Alina
    November 30, 2012 / 10:57 pm

    So cool!Love this look!

  11. Oluwaseun Sodunke
    November 30, 2012 / 11:11 pm

    Awww!! I like the story behind this look! The fabric is quite unique! Lovely necklace 🙂

  12. PensiveFashionista
    December 1, 2012 / 12:45 am

    I love the mixing of the prints.<3 your shoes as well!

  13. cmichellestyles
    December 1, 2012 / 1:36 am

    You look great! I adore your skirt!*Besos*

  14. Anonymous
    December 1, 2012 / 1:57 am

    You look stunning! i love the

  15. ~Jeimy~
    December 1, 2012 / 2:52 am

    Loving the fabric and also love how you mixed it up with that beautiful blouse great shoes !

  16. Nails Beautiqued
    December 1, 2012 / 4:32 am

    I love that skirt!I see you like nail polish. I blog about it. Please come by to take a look 🙂

  17. DaFashionFreak
    December 1, 2012 / 6:00 am

    That fabric truly made a great emergency skirt!Thank God you and the baby were ok after the fall- Buhaha. Damn! I would have love to see that stumble! -LOLSo will you be coming to Nigeria by this december again??And gosh! You said you had these pics taken december last year? Hmmm it's been one whole year again! How time flies…Happy holidays…!*hugs*

  18. DaFashionFreak
    December 1, 2012 / 6:08 am

    Oh! One more thing.Even if you were all wrapped up in paper bags, you'll still look amazing!

  19. But that's just Tutu
    December 1, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    I absolutely love how you styled this! I'm jealous of your trip lol Makes me miss nigeria too

  20. Jadore-Fashion
    December 1, 2012 / 4:12 pm

    @DaFashionFreak: the fall was hilarious! Blame it on NEPA. I can't believe it a year already. Nah, I am not coming the year; but I miss the suya spots and this yellow chilly resturant 🙁 I don't miss the crazy airport and traffic lol!@But that's just Tutu: I miss it too. It is a year already.Thanks everyone and have a great weekend xoxo

  21. Adeola Naomi
    December 1, 2012 / 9:10 pm

    Beautiful outfit and I love the skirt!This pictures make me miss Nigeria too, oh sweet home.

  22. Anonymous
    December 2, 2012 / 9:46 pm

    Aw, Don't mind PHCN. I'm glad it wasn't a Humpty Dumpty kind of fall. Ankara fabric to the rescue, aye. You look fab regardless. African Queen I dare say, if it doesn't sound so cliche.

  23. kosi eze
    December 3, 2012 / 4:01 pm

    Just so we are clear, I heart u very much..

  24. Tesa
    December 3, 2012 / 8:06 pm

    lovely look 🙂

  25. ciaa
    December 4, 2012 / 3:15 pm

    Me like it ! Gorgeous

  26. ashi
    December 4, 2012 / 10:10 pm

    omg throwback…i miss home 🙁 thank goodness the child didn't get hurt but you rocked the wrapper nicely :)i can see you on some buba and ero tins lol

  27. Anonymous
    December 8, 2012 / 5:29 am

    love it

  28. Janelle
    December 12, 2012 / 1:42 am

    Creative & Cute!

  29. Rabia Shk
    December 16, 2012 / 7:39 am

    nice of this bloTop Like Wallpapers

  30. Allmyfavouritethings
    December 16, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    Man, i miss nigeria especially christmas time :-(craving udala and super yogo right now

Stella Adewunmi