I get really lucky because my mother gets sent fabric from Nigeria and I usually get to pick out my favorite patterns and design my own clothes to go with the fabric. Being able to design and see your creation come to life is a very cool feeling.
I chose this pattern (seen on me below) because it reminded me so much of the tropical rain forest and H&M because the tropical vibe is one of their main themes for the Summer. It's a very nice color and it compliments the weather well. I was actually surprised that I was so drawn to this fabric because I don't wear much yellow but the other designs on it balance it out. My design was inspired from a ruffled off the shoulder ankara top I spotted on instagram and the mermaid tail bottom is my go-to-style for gowns because it has a nice shape and flow when worn.
As you can see (above) I started off elegant with my hair pulled back and accessorized with my favorite gold necklace.
....And then after the performance (below), I look tired, my hair came out of its up-do, and I switched out my necklace with this simple but cute purple ankara clutch.
Till next time!