Friday, June 20, 2014

More Ankara Anyone?

So I ventured down to the Fashion District and happened up on a fabric store that sold Ankara. 
Now why did I do that? After I deliberated for nearly an hour, I walked out with two bundles, and had this skirt made with one of them :) This is my very first, yes, one and only, Ankara skirt!

Remember how I said that I'm kinda fond of blue (here)? The blue and yellow in this print captured me! 

Even now as I look at it I wonder: Is it yellow or citron?! On camera it looks more yellow, but in person there seems to be a tinge of a green-like hue to it..

The flow and ease of this fabric is totally perfect for the warm breezy days of summer.

I added a simple yellow tank, gold bangles, and a beaded evening bag.

I was more than pleased that my curly curls decided to behave and I had superb curl definition :) For me as a natural haired gal, perfect hair days can be like finding that illusive needle in the haystack!

Have you tried Ankara? If so, how do you rock it?

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!


Sunnies: Tod's (also worn here, here, and here)
Tank top: Amber Sun: Nordstrom
Skirt: Custom made
Sandals: Nina (worn here )
Beaded evening bag: Vintage, thrifted


  1. Your skirt is absolutely gorgeous! You've accessorized well. I love Ankara fabric also. I plan to make myself an outfit (or two) this summer with Ankara.

    1. Thanks Robin! I'd love to see the outfits that you make ;)

  2. You are Gorgeous!! and I love it all. . . .

  3. Skirt looks great on you! Beautiful colors and great shape!

  4. Hello,Ciao...what a fabolous Style! and yellow is cool!

  5. Yep. you did that Joi ! love the skirt.

  6. Joi, no I have not tried Ankara, but you and a few other bloggers are setting the trend for all this fabulosity!! I am in love with the print of your skirt. It nips you in at the waist so well, still flattering those curves of yours!

    1. Thanks Kishina! I was nervous about trying Ankara out, the patterns are so unusual from my classic style.
      Nonetheless, I'm glad that I did! The beauty of custom made pieces is a proper fit on the first try ;)

  7. Your skirt is absolutely adorable!