August 24, 2016

Iro and Denim

It's been a while since I've done a style post. They aren't something I plan ahead a lot of times - they are usually spur of the moment, and won't usually be written in advance here. This pas weekend, while trying to organize my bedroom a little bit, I found my Iro and Buba (remember the first time I wore it here). I decided I would wear it to church on Sunday, and felt very much like an asoebi bella. I have to admit, wearing easy, breezy traditional outfits (like here) should have been one of the things I miss about being in Nigeria.

Anyways, on the way home from church, I had what I think was a brilliant idea. See, earlier in the week, I saw The Fashion Engineer's Denim Iro and Buba and was VERY HAPPY to see a new take on the trend. She was also the person I got extra inspiration from for my Etibo-inspired look. I started thinking about different ways to wear my Iro and Buba, and the photos below show what I came up with.

I decided to cut up an old t-shirt into an off-shoulder top to pair it with the iro (wrapper), but I was a little too scissor-happy and I've now thrown the shirt away.

I also decided to pair the Iro with a white t-shirt this time, and a denim jacket. I think that a white tee, and denim jacket can be worn with almost anything!

I think I quite like the idea of cropping my head out of the photos. I think this makes you focus a little bit more on the outfit.

I wonder if I can try this look again, but this time with a blazer. Do you think it could work?

The photos aren't the best as I took them myself and didn't look at them properly during the process. Thankfully, Cakes is coming back to me really soon and he can help me with my photos... and ironing... and cleaning the car... and keeping me erm, warm.

Happy Hump Day!


  1. lovee the outfit. I love the way you styled it differently in this post. It looks so fresh and has a modern vibe.
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  2. I was wondering whether you won't show us your face at all. Lol!
    Well done for trying new stuff. It actually looks good.
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    1. Thank you ma'am. LOL, I just had to sneak one face photo in there. I really wasn't originally though.

  3. I have tried the iro with a blazer and black vest. It turned out marvelous. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos.

    1. Awwww, I wanna seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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    1. Tips and tricks for after December :p But only try it at home plixx.

  5. Hi Berry,

    The white tee is so versatile!
    Cropping your head out makes for some form of intriguing mystery. The outfit a good match and I LOVE your necklace.

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    1. Thanks Precious! I really like white tees, even though I don't wear them often. I haven't found any that fit very well and don't make me conscious of my body :p

      Mystery is always good innit? The necklace was a gift from one of my best friends - I love it too!

  6. That first picture mehn! The necklace was the furthest thing on my mind... OMG!


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