Friday, June 28, 2013

African heat, or how to survive a bare midriff

As a proud owner of an African-print upholstered rocking chair, I really don't think professing my love for African fabrics is necessary. I'm doomed. Doomed I tell you. Having said that, I don't really have a lot of the said fabric in my closet. Finding the right African-inspired piece, unless you can afford Suno or Piter Pilotto of course, is a real tough ticket. So no wonder I stormed into Forever21, making inappropriate tribal sounds, when I saw this duo in the window display. 

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Shirt and skirt - Foreve21
Shoes - Payless
Earrings - Liat Ginzburg

Looking rather skimpy on the plastic manikin, the shirt surprised me with a good fit, and the skirt followed - I snapped the two items and ran home, refusing to believe my luck. It's such a joy when a cheap chain does it right, and a double joy when everyone thinks your outfit is way more exclusive then אn actually is. And hey, even "mind the gap" here works - unless you have real stomach issues, don't be afraid to allow yourself a tiny, classy cap between the skirt and the top. I wasn't, and now I roam free feeling like a cool zebra in new red heels. Or something. 

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