Friday, June 16, 2017

Forget Me Knot

Earrings: Genie Mack| Chambray top: Old, Men's Nordstrom-thrifted| Skirt: c/o HERE| Pink metallic sandals: HERE

I'm a fan of over-sized shirts, dusters, and layering pieces. Sometimes the best place to look for over-sized tops is an entirely different department than you normally shop in. For instance, let's take this chambray shirt as an example (previously styled HERE). To pair it with this ankara skirt, I styled it knotted at the waist. I scored it at a thrift shop, in the men's section. It's originally from Nordstrom's line for men. I really like the sizing on it, it's perfect for tying in a knot and when worn buttoned up it fits like a slim cut tunic. I also like the two pockets on the front of it. All in all it's totally not bad for less than $5.00! 
Yes, thinking outside the box also includes shopping in other departments 😉
Wondering about this beautiful skirt?! It's from Grass-fields (check out another piece from them HERE), they aim to fill a need in the market for well-made clothing inspired by African heritage. I've been swooning over their bold, eye catching designs this year, and felt excited to have the opportunity to feature another one of their designs here on the blog!
Which reminds me, I still need to have a few pieces made from the ankara fabric that I brought back from our trip to Kenya last year! 
Until next time,


  1. I like the oversized look but fitted to show off your curves! The colour combo is super fun! Would love to connect at

  2. Another Fantastic look on You Joi. I love the colors and those earrings are TDF.

  3. Tribal fabrics are gorgeous but can easily turn into something touristy (coming from Borneo where the native tribal print is such a source of national income). I think you've made it look so chic here, Joi, so chic xo

  4. You have a great smile! Never lose that, it adds a lot to your character! I also love the outfit, definitely the skirt and how it matches the earrings. Looking forward to more of your posts!

    Paulo Paradox |

  5. I'm loving your earrings and those heels!

  6. This outfit is the cutest thing! I love the bold skirt, the earrings and the shirt :)

  7. This is such a cute look. I love the knotted chambray top and those earrings are fabulous!

  8. You look so cute in this outfit! The print of the skirt is so interesting! Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style party!