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african prints + thrift sisters link up

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on November 12, 2014

African Prints - Thrift Sisters Link Up Last week we rocked bold prints, and having a love for prints, Keren Charles, of Two Stylish Kays and I, decided to style our African prints this week.   Keren looks absolutely gorgeous in this predominantly african print dress.  Please check out her blog for the details of this beautiful look.

African Prints - Thrift Sisters Link Up African Prints - Thrift Sisters Link Up Can you believe that I can get away with wearing this outfit in the middle of November?  I know some of you guys reading this are luxuriating in fall weather, but I am fully embracing a lifestyle of delayed fall, in sunny San Diego.  I wore this to a Sunday afternoon brunch, where temps hovered in the mid 80s.

DSC_0233 African Prints - Thrift Sisters Link Up Let’s jump into the details of this skirt and top!  I actually did not thrift this outfit, nor did I get it on some amazing clearance rack. Much better than that — it was a GIFT!  Getting clothes at a serious discount is awesome, but getting it as a gift from a dear friend is ten times better!  One of my awesome friends recently spent several weeks in Ghana, Africa.  She asked me what I would like her to bring back and I said African print cloth so that I can have some pieces custom made.

African Prints - Thrift Sisters Link Up African Prints - Thrift Sisters Link Up She went above and beyond and had the outfit made for me out there!  This African print, popularly known as Ankara print has gained popularity in the global fashion scene since 2010.  She only paid $20 for the cloth and to have a local Ghanian seamstress make it for me!  Can you believe that?  A customized outfit for $20.  You know that it is a LOT more in the United States.

African Prints - Thrift Sisters Link Up I am no stranger to print mixing as you have seen here and here.  By now everyone knows that mixing prints is a definite DO in fashion.  To me, mixed-prints looks translate into fabulous styles and outfits in any season, for any occasion.  If you haven’t tried it yet, you are definitely missing out.

African Prints - Thrift Sisters Link Up African Prints - Thrift Sisters Link Up I paired the outfit with my work horse booties with it’s fabulous gold heels.  These booties have already made an appearance on the blog here.  I bought these Tildon booties for only $35 from Nordstrom Rack.  I added this yellow thrifted clutch to complete the look.  The clutch set me back $3.00 from a Goodwill in Los Angeles.

African Prints - Thrift Sisters Link Up Lastly, I added some colorful drop earrings that I thrifted from the Salvation Army for .25cents.  I also couldn’t believe the price.  Let’s just say that I RACKED up on earrings that day and had change left over after paying with a $5!

Now, it’s time to jump into our Thrift Sisters link up!  Keren and I launched our Thrift Sisters link up, encouraging you to post thrifted or thrifty priced items to this link up.  We are very appreciative of those who take the time to link up their great outfits.  This week’s featured Thrift Sister is Chioma Brown from Chioma’s Evolution of Style!   We love how her sporty floral look.  Check out her blog for great styles that are chic but very affordable.

Thrift Sisters Link Up Feature Now it’s your turn to join us this week.  Please note that you can still link up  with us even your items are not thrifted.  We are looking for your favorite thrifted OR thrifty priced item.   Go ahead and link away for a chance to be featured as our next Thrift Sister!

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