The Perfect Maxi


Maxi dresses are great for summer and perfect when you find a unique one. If you saw my monochrome post, I mentioned that I don't easily gravitate towards wearing black and white. With this maxi, I think I'm in love with black and white and stripes when done right. I saw it in February or so on Lulus then it sold out. It got re-stocked but I had no money so it sold out again. Then in April, I saw it again on a new website I found, Shoptiques for $2 less than the Lulus price and I bought it immediately. I was tired of debating the price as it never got marked down. So for the trouble I went through for this dress, it's only right that I wore it twice in the space of 3 weeks. The first time I wore it was for our Class of 2014 Senior Bon Voyage event. I didn't post it then because I hadn't mentioned here that I was a college senior; I wanted to wait till after my graduation :D What I didn't know was that I'll pull out this same dress a week later in Istanbul. Click here to see how I wore it differently in Istanbul. Photo credits: Nameita



IMG_1185IMG_1191IMG_1206IMG_1193IMG_1198IMG_1209IMG_1225IMG_1220IMG_1236IMG_1239IMG_1254IMG_1274IMG_1227Dress: Shoptiques || Shoes: Steve Madden || Earrings & Bracelet: Etsy Click here to see what I wore last year to this same Bon Voyage event when my friend was graduating.

I think the best part of this day was seeing the winner of my store's giveaway collaboration with The Kaleidoscopian. It was great to see her in person and she styled our purse so well. See store link here and follow our instagram page @theafricanfascinator. IMG_1147More items will be added this week. For custom orders, please email