City Grid


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This mesh skirt was love at first sight from YesStyle, an online Asian store which I recommend. I found this website in my quest for new and unconventional shopping destinations because I don't enjoy wearing the Zaras, the H&Ms, the Forever21s. When I was a freshman, I walked into Zara and fell face flat but all I could afford then was a skirt that was on sale for $10. I told myself that when I get a job and eventually increase my meager funds, the salespersons at Zara would know my name. Didn't happen because it somehow became the "it" store and I don't do too well with that sort of hype. I can't deny the perceived quality of their wares, but for those prices, I can find better items somewhere else. H&M and Forever21 are my go-to stores for clothes that should be $5 but retail for $50 in other stores...Zara.

Individuality is key, ladies! If you can afford it, get it but ask yourself - Am I buying this for the hype/to replicate that blogger's closet or do I truly like this item? #Memkoh'sShoppingTip101. Ok, back to the outfit. :) I really need your opinion.

My first instinct was to wear this skirt with a plain white top but the one I ordered hadn't arrived. I was hesitant about this top because it seemed too busy for this skirt. On second glance, I think the grid/mesh on both top and skirt complement each other. If I am to change one thing about this outfit, it would be the shoes - a pair of black closed toe pumps or white single strappy sandals would bring this outfit "home". What do you think? image-ee1f7aafdae59b52cf1cae69c7664daf357761852e55739a0f59eae564ea25f1-V

BloggerBFFs image-9c641c75ad8fb01fd39b520a1f0b54e26cec4779edefce283698709ef848e144-V image-79c4884132d397c8405eade0db76a62b86a802e403edfb821cbfaf0d00e7e4a1-V image-b7635770dce2f807fb8bfee25bf0a10c289957512493fe5d55a16a404da12c6e-V (1) I love this hairstyle so much. It's called Marley twists. Start watching from 2:30.


image-bf32762d500f938f768b84bb789fd9c07d25d0cb3dbbda5d20cc5db7abcc0123-V Blogger BFF, MyStyleOasis in a Buba & Iro from the Yoruba tribe in Nigeria. Recently, there has been a Western spin  to this outfit as it can be made with chiffon not just West African fabric. image-5e34d1c7824e8886a3f17a5e0ef3e3d4a06d590a9c2c17c2acc9d97c926a5a89-V

I matched the choir that day. With Chidi of Zichie Designs. image-e1997c315da1ea2cf4631819fa0eee257bbb150bff431529afa30b0b233c5cab-V

Mesh Skirt: Yesstyle || Top: Macy's || Watch: Lambretta || Shoes: JustFab