A Guide To A Stylish Plus Size Life

June 03, 2014

Ankara Means Awesome...




T-shirt-Forever 21 Men, Skirt c/o-Leknuf Chicago, Shoes-Shoedazzle(old)(Similar), Sunnies-BCBG(old)








Ankara fabric, also known by some as Dutch wax print, has been grabbing my attention since it hit the fashion scene some years back. The bold, bright and brilliant prints are so fashionably exotic. I will admit I wasn’t sure if I could pull them off so I have been very hesitant to try. After seeing a few of my fellow bloggers rock amazing Ankara looks I was itching to take the plunge!

When Lola at L'eknuf Chicago, approached me about trying one of her skirts I was excited to do so. I immediately choose my fabric and anticipated receiving it! Lola was great to work with, she walked me through several steps and that was much appreciated.  Let me tell you I was not disappointed at all with the finished results. I loved the fit and the drape of the skirt. And the fabric was so beautiful.

I hit another block when styling the skirt. I was torn between going completely simple or going dressy. I realized there was the opportunity to do both.  The effortlessness of throwing on a graphic tee with the skirt led me to go that direction with this skirt I easily could have put on a pair of flat sandals but I choose my favorite lace up sandals. The look all came together, now if someone could remind me to take this skirt off.

Anyone tried Ankara yet? How do you feel about it?

Thank you for reading!
J
 
**Photos by Johnothan Whatley
 
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21 comments

  1. I love this print. You look gorgeous!!

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  2. You styled this to PERFECTION!!! I am in LOVE with everything about it!!!

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  3. Please know when I see you this weekend we will begin our SWAPPING SESSION! And ummmmm this right here so on my radar!

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    1. Hehehe! I got you Pep!!! Now bring me that white blazer!

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  4. Yes boo! Love it from head to toe! Now I'm off to find that shirt...

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    1. Hey Mrs. Carter!!! Thank you Lady!!!

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  5. You look Fabulous here and I like everyone else want that shirt.

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    1. Thank you!!! It is one of my favorites!

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  6. Always one of my favorite girls. <3 I miss you. I am loving this skirt. You can send it to me now! LOL

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    1. Ahhh I miss you! I have to get to the West Coast soon, I need to see that super cute baby!!!

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  7. You are rockin' it girl !!

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  8. That is an awesome, awesome skirt.

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    1. Thank you Alissa!!! I appreciate that!

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  9. Ankara is AWESOME! Luv this print and the graphic tee as a topper. I have been hesitant too, but am slowly working up my courage to try it :)

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    1. Thank you Joi! I totally think you would look great in Ankara, try it! Ohhh especially a vintage Ankara!

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  10. Why am I just discovering your awesome blog!!!!Love that skirt

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    1. Welcome!!! Welcome! Thank you for coming to my blog!!! And thank you, isn't this skirt super cute! I love it!

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  11. Where has this blog been all my life?! Lol Looove this skirt and shoes ma'am! Fierce.

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