Working 9 to 5

     Shirt, Asos; Trouser, Asos; Blazer, Isabel Marant; Bag, Dkny; Shoes, Kurt Geiger; Sunglasses, Ray-Ban

Any excuse to look good is a great one. An outfit for an interview because you have to feel good as well as look the part. Maybe an outfit for your first day at work because you have to make a good first impression. Maybe an outfit for your second day too because you made such a good first impression that your new colleagues asked you out for a drink. You get the drift.

Work clothes can be difficult to perfect since you have to find that balance between professional and not Friday night hoochie! How short does that skirt have to be until it becomes a little too inappropriate for the work place? Most people struggle with these dilemmas so much that the only fail-safe becomes the trouser and shirt.

‘The smart trouser and shirt?’ I hear you scoff. Yes! The trouser and shirt comes to the rescue when that jersey pencil skirt has shrunk in the wash and will now become your new Friday night go to piece. But seriously, the trouser and shirt doesn’t have to be boring when you can add a pop of colour to it like in the images above. Especially in the summer because summer is a great excuse for everything, so just do it!

U.x

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Throwback Thursday 

 TERANGA, 21 Lower Gate Lane, Norwich 

This past week has been full of beautiful memories, things that have happened in the past but sit so well in your mind that you kind of want to go back there. I’ve even been listening to Destiny’s Child, Otis Redding and I’m back again on the Curtis Mayfield bandwagon. I think this shows how throwback my throwbacks are going.

This idea of finding past gems whether through old clothes, old music or friends from way back to recreate previous memories has led me to this post.
Although I haven’t been out on the streets as usual I had to share something that is so special and reminds me of great times growing up in Africa. I hope you appreciate it. This beauty of a shop in Norwich sells woven accessories, baskets, mats as well as handmade African instruments like Djembe drums. The artisanship is unbelievable, and I highly recommend a visit.

     Plus I couldn’t resist, I bought this bag.

U. x

Fashion Stories… Out Of Africa

Bag, Vivienne Westwood; Skirt, ASOS; Top, Sapelle; Shoes, Zara

I don’t attend many African parties. But what I know is that whenever I attend one, Africans turn the party up and bring the dancing to the floor.

Most of all, the fashion is always a delight to see, the display of colours is a joy to witness and nobody holds back.
It just shows that fashion goes beyond the confines of what we see in the magazines or what the runway shows us. It is a bigger and intuitive industry that works well with culture and our general way of life.

These are just a few of the many beautiful looks captured during the day.

U. x


 

Tuesday Blues

Jacket, Levi’s; Jumper, Ralph Lauren; Trousers, Zara; Tote, Dr Martens; Shoes, Russell & Bromley

 

Tuesday has got to be the oddest day of the week. Sorry if today is your birthday. Happy birthday and I hope you have a great one.

But Tuesdays are not the inevitable Mondays or midweek Wednesdays. It’s not almost close to the weekend Thursday. Or weekend here we come Friday.
 
Tuesdays are just meh! A whole bunch of nothing happens. I can’t even think of any TV shows that happen on a Tuesday that folks could discuss at work on Wednesday.

Well, whilst you are waiting for 5 o’clock to happen, here’s an outfit to reflect the mood.

U. x