Thrifted Ankara Print Dress

 

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How do you bounce back from a long weekend? Let’s see,you don’t..I think the question probably should be..do you ever bounce back from a long weekend? My days will be off for the rest of the week just because we had one extra day away from the office. Seriously I did so much this weekend even though, it rained and was humid. The only thing I didn’t do was relax, which I always say I’ll do but never actually get to do.

I did take some time to do things around the house. I didn’t attend any back yard  BBQ’s because I can’t stand mosquitos and bugs for too long. I worked on my blogging and decided to give myself a new hair style. I thought a halo braid would go very well with my thrifted ankara print dress.

 

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I purchased the dress several weeks ago and had it dry cleaned. I think the print is amazing, the colors are great together. The dress was less than $6 and it’s a little big so I thought my thrifted Bannana Republic belt worked perfectly. It’s such a cool piece, the width and design of the belt makes it really stand out. I was going for a more ethnic feel. Ankara print is every where these days and I love seeing so many people showcasing their culture in such bright and beautiful prints.

I like that ankara prints are main stream fashion now. Before I couldn’t find anything except on Etsy, now local retailers and big chains are beginning to offer ankara fabric, clothing, and accessories. I was excited to find this piece, it’s so original and fun! I thought it would be a great festival outfit. I attend quite a few street festivals and expos through out the summer and this look is comfortable and practical for all the walking and the heat.

 

 

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I swear I got these sandals at Walmart and they have really held up. It’s the Faded Glory brand, which is ok but I wouldn’t have imagined that they would have last so long. They go well with anything casual, I wear them with sun dresses practically everyday to work. I’m a huge fan of bangles, I stole  borrowed these from my mother. She has the best wooden accessories.

Now about my halo hair do. I love it…I wish my own hair was a little bit longer so I could be more creative. I braided my own hair then attached the halo braid over it so it could look fuller. What do you think? I was so impressed with myself for trying it. Definitely look to see more of this hair style in future posts. Enjoy the pictures and whats left of the work week!

 

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Dress& Belt: Thrifted

Sandals: Walmart

Luv,

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