Dashiki

Cor Blimey, it’s been a while hasn’t it. Never in my wildest did I ever think I could neglect my blog the way I have in recent weeks. Juggling work, family and everything else has gotten the best of me. I would like to sit here and make promises about how this is all going to change but the truth is I can’t. Not yet anyway. But to all my new and regular readers, I do promise to put in more effort in making things work.

Last week was my nephew’s birthday. He turned two. To celebrate this and the end of the summer holidays, we had one last hurrah at Rodizio Rico. I thought my orange Dashiki was the perfect thing to wear. It was stylish enough to make it seem like I dressed up but loose enough to allow me to eat my weight in food.

Dashiki

Orange Dashiki

Dashiki has been around or year and years, but recently stars like Beyonce, Chris Brown and Jhene Aiko have been spotted wearing the vibrant fabric which originated from West Africa.  Recently, Elle Canada suffered a backlash after they dubbed it ‘the new kaftan’. Dashiki can be bought from eBay for Etsy.

What I love about is that its feminized.  The ruching just below the chest adds a modern touch to the usually loose shirt. I chose to wear it with my fave leather leggings from H&M ( Similar here), toe post sandals from Next ( Similar here ) and Black bag from Zara ( Similar here ).

 

 

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    Tinuke
    September 7, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Your outfit looks lovely. I’ve never warn a dashiki but I’ve been binge buying ankara fabrics lately so that I can have them sewn into work wear and casual tops. The colours of your top really suit you.

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