THE PERFECT AFRICAN PRINT COMBO


Hey Beautiful people!
Looking at the life of Joseph in the bible (Gen 37-50), I feel for both Christians and non-Christians we have a lot of life lessons to learn from him. One of the things I greatly admire about him was his ability to stay true to his values and not compromise. Particularly when the wife of his boss, Potiphar asked him to sleep with her but he adamantly refused and stayed away from her (Gen 39: 7-10), Two things to take away from this:

1. He stuck to his values in the face of temptation and the risk of loosing his job.
2. He knew his weak points and worked to stay away from anything that would make him compromise.


The older we get, the more we understand ourselves and our weakness, we know the points that will make us compromise yet do we work hard to stay away from such things? What is that thing, habit, or even person that’s pulling us back from achieving our goals and purposes? We've got to identify them and stay away from them. Nothing is worth us missing out on Gods plan for our lives or worse missing out on heaven. For what shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul (Mark 8:36)
Because the truth is these days in our world, the wrong things have become such a norm that it begins to seem right. 

Now, how far can you go to stay true to yourself and values?


Moving on to today's outfit post, there is no greater combination than ankara and a midi skirt. Now I know I say this about a lot of combinations but comm on guys, midi skirts are my favourite ways to rock our African prints. Funny thing is I recently learnt that Ankara was borrowed from the Dutch but hey that wont stop me from rocking it. I am more than determined to add more ankara items to my closet as stated as one of my 2017 Style Resolutions


I made this skirt sometime ago and I've styled it here. And trust me when I say these type of skirts are so easy, it makes me wonder why tailors charge so much for something so basic. Would you guys like a tutorial? Today I paired it with my neck tie blouse (here) and my trusted Nude pumps which have been too faithful over the years. 

Photography by David Audu

Skirt: DIY || Blouse: Vintage (Similar) || Shoes: Forever 21 (Similar)

Have an awesome weeks guys!
Thank you all for the awesome comments on Last week's Sarah Speaks titled "Whats the Rush?", I always look forward to your comments so keep them coming.

How would you style this skirt differently? Would you like a tutorial on how to make this skirt? When it comes to ankara whats your perfect style combination?


22 comments:

Dive Into Mauve (anthoniaokokon@gmail.com) said...

It was borrowed from the Dutch??? Darn it! I thought it was ours.

Lovely skirt as always.

Evita O. Enwefah said...

I love your hair colour! It even compliments the ankara print on your skirt. This is my go-to outfit to church on my laid back days. Its so simple yet elegant.

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Toluwalade Toyin-Kehinde said...

These skirts are a classic and like you said so easy to make but tailors oh tailors!!! Smh I always love your styling and this would also be my go-to way to wear this kind of skirt.

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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

That's how I felt too Tee, thanks girl.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Right I never thought of that, thank you. This is also my got to Sunday church fit as well. Thank you

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Lol your said it best, smh tailors. Thank you Tolu

Praise Abu said...

I love the Ankara print. The shirt and this skirt is perfect combo.
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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks praise and for stopping by to, its been long. Hope you're good.

Oreoluwa A. said...

I have a similar skirt! Loved how you styled this. Plus you should make me a skirt too, you are brilliant.

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Funke Olotu said...

I love the combo and your words are deep on not compromising, makes me want to do better for myself.
And a tutorial? Yes! In this recession I refuse to be scammed by tailors

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madiora chiny said...

Wow! you sewed this?! I am so jealous.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks girl, perhaps one of these days.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Makes me want to do better too Funke. And lol, I'll work on it. Can't let tailors scam y'all though the hustle is real so I guess I get it.

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Yes I did girl but I promise you its a lot easier and more basic than it looks.

Collins Badewa said...

I so much love this look! It's so chic. I was also shocked when I found out the origin of Ankara but let's admit it, Africans have made it evolve.


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Diane A said...

You did such a good job with the skirt, I love the print and that blouse looks great with it, very chic :)
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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

You are so right, we have taken it over and now pretty much own it. Thank you

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thanks so much Diane,I too love how the blouse pairs with the skirt. It's been so long seeing you here, I hope you're doing okay and welcome.

MJ Junior said...

The skirt is so pretty. Looking simple yet sophisticated!

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Iyesogie Ogieriakhi said...

love the shirt, i wouldn't change a thing in this look.
Joseph's story is very inspiring and makes us take a look at our lives, he went to jail just cos he wouldn't compromise on his beliefs and values.
I should start using all my Ankara materials to make something lol
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Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thank you

Sarah Enuwa Audu said...

Thank you and lol the Ankara fabric is there to be used so use away. I think your one of the only people to talk about my Joseph story, thanks for reading. May God give us the strength to stay true to our values always.

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