Tuesday, 25 August 2015

OOTD| Touch of Africa

Top: Africa in Spitafields Market | Jeans: Asos | Mules: New Look
I almost passed on this top from a designer at Africa in Spitafields Market back in May. Curt and cold, the designer seemed as if he couldn't be bothered to talk to me about his pretty pieces and his snappy replies to my questions made me feel as if I was bothering him. 
Maybe he was having a bad day or perhaps that was just his personality, however he didn't represent his budding business in the best light. I parted with my £10 for the top as swiftly as possible and didn't bother to try and remember his or his company's name.
Nevertheless, there's no denying that this top is right up my street. I love the vibrant Ankara fabric set against a subtle grey backdrop. I really want to get my hands on more African inspired pieces and plan to start getting outfits made more regularly in traditional fabric. I'm hoping to attend the next Africa in Spitafields market next week so fingers crossed I can get my hands on a few more unique pieces with an African twist. 

Can you believe it's already week 5 of the summer holidays? The back to work blues have already set in. I intend to really enjoy this last full week off with the kiddies and do as much fun 'stuff' as possible. 
What are your plans for the week?

xXx

           

33 comments:

  1. I love this top! The bright and bold colours are gorgeous. It could be dressed up or dressed down for different occasions. Very casual but still stylish. Well worth £10

    Chelsea | www.lifeinthenorth.com

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    1. I agree, I'm all about versatility these days! I can imagine it paired with a leather mini or pencil skirt for a night out. Xx

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  2. I love the jeans. It looks amazing on you. Great outfit.

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    1. Thank tou Stella! They're surprisingly comfortable as well. I've got a lot of love for asos jeans lol x

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  3. That top is gorgeous! You look fab and I love the lipstick on you :)

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  4. This top looks so good on you! Really lovely.

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  5. A bargain for a tenner, what a shame the designer was so distant.

    #UKBloggers

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    1. Decent customer service is so important to me, I would have bought a few more items if he was friendlier. His loss though! Thank you for stopping by x

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  6. The design is so striking. Can't wait to see what you pick up on your next trip!

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    1. I'll keep you posted! Hopefully some more striking pieces. X

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  7. I have to say that top is soooo lovely, however, I would never have parted money if he was being a meanie! :) It suits you :)

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I normally wouldn't have bought something from someone so rude but I really wanted it lol! He's lost out though, because he would have gotten a few shout outs on Twitter and on this post actually if he'd been a bit nicer xx

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  8. I love your outfits, they are always so lovely! I am already back to work (I work in a school) and can't believe the summer is all gone!
    Irma xo

    myfriendirmajane

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    1. Thank you so much Irma. How's it being back at work? I'm honestly not ready, I feel like I've blinked and the whole 6 weeks has disappeared! I'm going to enjoy the last few days before the madness begins xx

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  9. Love this outfit! The top is so lovely and £10 what a bargain, shame the seller was rude! I'd love to see it with something like a pleated skirt as an alternative outfit.

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    1. Thank you Daniella, good idea about the pleated skirt! I'm thinking pleated midi skirt, biker jacket and ankle boots for an alternative look. I think you've helped me pick out my outfit for a blogger event I'm attending in two weeks. Thank you!! Xx

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  10. Looking great! I have walked away from shops/stalls for the same reason. Good on you for sticking with it and giving this guy the benefit of the doubt. x

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  11. Amazing outfit! I barely walk into markets! I am always busy shopping online or quick shopping centre trips! I need to explore them more!

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  12. I don't have any plans for the week but I love your outfit in this post! x

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  13. I love the top, its a shame you don't have the details of the retailer x

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  14. What a cool top. And those jeans are a perfect match. Witawoooo x

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  15. Ugh, how horrible the seller just wasn't bothered - but it is a gorgeous top, I love it!

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  16. I love that top! it looks amazing on you. I hate it when a seller just isn't all that nice. He could have been having a bad day but it ruins the experience a bit. x

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  17. I love these colours on you. Can't believe ripped jeans are back again!

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  18. I am loving that top, it is fab x

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  19. I really like this top, I have a skirt it would go really well with!

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  20. Love your top, you look great. I really want your jeans too

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  21. I love your style and this top really suits you :)

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  22. I love the top, it's so bright. And it looks great on you!

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  23. I am loving that top - it is fantastic so loud and bright and colourful! x

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