"Let's face it - think of Africa, and the first images that come to mind are of war, poverty, famine and flies. How many of us really know anything at all about the truly great ancient African civilizations, which in their day, were just as splendid and glorious as any on the face of the earth?"----Henry Louis Gates
Hello beautiful people!
The weather in Toronto was shockingly kind and I decided to brave the slight cold with this African inspired dress I found deep deep deep in 1 of my boxes. I had almost forgotten about it but while searching for an old clutch, I found it and immediately knew how I wanted to dress it up.
I love love love African print and as the weather warms, you shall see me sporting more and more of this gorgeous fabric from the motherland.
The dress is from "The African Village" on ebay.com I believe I purchased it for about $30 at the time (shipping included). It's so fun and free and comfortable and I had a blast shooting in it (as you can tell from the pictures).
I love the fiery touch it sort of has, which made me think of using my Ruby Woo lipstick to complete the look. I kept accessories to a minimum,keeping the focus on my outfit, which has enough going on already. I did however go along with the theme and wore my "Map Of Africa earrings" from etsy.com
I sported this look to the office on Friday so yes, it is work and school-friendly!
What do you think?
Belt: www.asos.com. Get yours here
Bag: Kenneth Cole
Earrings: etsy.com Get yours for $6 here