Fraternal Twins: Meet My Twin Sister

Twins: Born Together. Friends Forever! They definitely make me wish I had a twin to go through life with. These fraternal twins look so chic rocking this African print ankara pant suit. Definitely saving this look for fall and the holiday. Fall style, dutch wax, kente, kitenge, dashiki, African styles, African prints, Nigerian style, Ghana fashion #ankara #africanprint #kente #ootd #twins

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Twins: Born Together. Friends Forever! They definitely make me wish I had a twin to go through life with. These fraternal twins look so chic rocking this African print ankara pant suit. Definitely saving this look for fall and the holiday. Fall style, dutch wax, kente, kitenge, dashiki, African styles, African prints, Nigerian style, Ghana fashion #ankara #africanprint #kente #ootd #twinsHey guys, meet my twin sister! Like they say, “sometimes miracles come in pairs.

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Twins rocking African print pant suits! Such a classy and unique way to rock ankara pieces. I just love how elegant they look with their printed suits, curly hair and classic heels. Definitely saving this look for the holiday. Fall style, dutch wax, kente, kitenge, dashiki, African styles, African prints, Nigerian style, Ghana fashion #ankara #africanprint #kente #ootd #twinsIf you ask any member of my family, they would have waged their entire fortune to bet that Odeon, my twin sister would become the fashion/beauty blogger. You see, she always wanted to be a model and stylist. She would spend hours reading magazines and imitating the poses she saw. As fraternal twins, I secretly wanted to be like her.

Twins rocking African print pant suits! Such a classy and unique way to rock ankara pieces. I just love how elegant they look with their printed suits, curly hair and classic heels. Definitely saving this look for the holiday. Fall style, dutch wax, kente, kitenge, dashiki, African styles, African prints, Nigerian style, Ghana fashion #ankara #africanprint #kente #ootd #twins

In fact, Odeon taught me how to smile properly although I admit that I have occasional awkward smile relapses ;). Ask my photographer and he’ll have plenty to say or get a glimpse from my New York Fashion Week recap post.

Twins rocking African print pant suits! Such a classy and unique way to rock ankara pieces. I just love how elegant they look with their printed suits, curly hair and classic heels. Definitely saving this look for the holiday. Fall style, dutch wax, kente, kitenge, dashiki, African styles, African prints, Nigerian style, Ghana fashion #ankara #africanprint #kente #ootd #twins

To be honest, my childhood was near perfect. I was surrounded by many amazing people including my twin sister, Odeon. You see, she was the only constant person in my “girl gang” for 20+ years. I was not the popular kid in school but Odeon was and she took me under her belt far from bullies. One of the million times I was thankful for being a twin!

Twins: Born Together. Friends Forever! They definitely make me wish I had a twin to go through life with. These fraternal twins look so chic rocking this African print ankara pant suit. Definitely saving this look for fall and the holiday. Fall style, dutch wax, kente, kitenge, dashiki, African styles, African prints, Nigerian style, Ghana fashion #ankara #africanprint #kente #ootd #twins

At age 17, Odeon and I made the one-way trip from Nigeria to Wyoming (of all places!). Before we left, mom gave us a few words of advice. She told us to always look out for each other. Odeon is strong, bold, and stubborn so she was told to protect me (aka small mommy). I was told to make sure Odeon ate good food because she could live on cookies and chocolate all day.

Twins rocking African print pant suits! Such a classy and unique way to rock ankara pieces. I just love how elegant they look with their printed suits, curly hair and classic heels. Definitely saving this look for the holiday. Fall style, dutch wax, kente, kitenge, dashiki, African styles, African prints, Nigerian style, Ghana fashion #ankara #africanprint #kente #ootd #twins

While I was in pharmacy school, my twin sister graduated with her computer science degree and moved out of town for a job. The constant supply of monthly allowances from my small mommy meant that I was fed well. Role reversal? Sorry, mom!

 

After graduation, the excitement of an adventure ultimately led me to Alaska. A state far, far away from all the familiar faces I called family.

Twins: Born Together. Friends Forever! They definitely make me wish I had a twin to go through life with. These fraternal twins look so chic rocking this African print ankara pant suit. Definitely saving this look for fall and the holiday. Fall style, dutch wax, kente, kitenge, dashiki, African styles, African prints, Nigerian style, Ghana fashion #ankara #africanprint #kente #ootd #twins

Some days I felt like my true self: happy, bubbly, optimistic, and energetic (high on life!). On other days, I longed to see my twin sister, parents, and 9 other siblings, eat Nigerian food, escape the harsh Alaska winter, and even have a girls’ night and sleepover.

Twins rocking African print pant suits! Such a classy and unique way to rock ankara pieces. I just love how elegant they look with their printed suits, curly hair and classic heels. Definitely saving this look for the holiday. Fall style, dutch wax, kente, kitenge, dashiki, African styles, African prints, Nigerian style, Ghana fashion #ankara #africanprint #kente #ootd #twins

The Pacific Ocean made it impossible for a weekend trip. I even considered moving back to their familiar but I reminded myself that whatever doesn’t break you, makes you stronger. And I needed to be stronger and more independent.

Twins rocking African print pant suits! Such a classy and unique way to rock ankara pieces. I just love how elegant they look with their printed suits, curly hair and classic heels. Definitely saving this look for the holiday. Fall style, dutch wax, kente, kitenge, dashiki, African styles, African prints, Nigerian style, Ghana fashion #ankara #africanprint #kente #ootd #twins

Here we are almost 10 years later striving and flourishing. Thanks, mom! So fortunate to be blessed with such a precious soul to journey through life with. Last week we joked about what it would feel like to be a “single” aka not a twin. I wouldn’t have it any other way! Happy birthday Twinnie!

Twins: Born Together. Friends Forever! They definitely make me wish I had a twin to go through life with. These fraternal twins look so chic rocking this African print ankara pant suit. Definitely saving this look for fall and the holiday. Fall style, dutch wax, kente, kitenge, dashiki, African styles, African prints, Nigerian style, Ghana fashion #ankara #africanprint #kente #ootd #twinsP.S: In case you’re wondering, our African print ankara two-piece set is from Nanayah Studios. She is a talented designer with an undisputed talent. Definitely, check out her store for bespoke African clothing that can be worn for any occasion. Until next time, thank you for stopping by!

 

Twins: Born Together. Friends Forever.

 

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We are wearing:

Odeon: c/o Nanayah Studio African print pant suit

Me: c/o Nanayah Studio African print tunic and pants

Photos by SNH Photos

 

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Dawn
    November 23, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Needed some inspiration at work = facebook = LPV = me finding this post = quite some nostalgia! (on how we used to be children? and are now women) Not going to go into any more details 🙂

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      Louisa
      December 9, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Aww Dawn, you’re so kind! Tales of times past for sure. 😀

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    Dina
    October 13, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Wonderful duet!

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      Louisa
      October 13, 2017 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you Dina 🙂

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    Channing
    October 10, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I saw one of these pics on Tailwind and had to find the post! Yall look amazing, these photos are gorgeous – blow up print and frame these!! Also can your sister do a post on how to smile haha I need help!

    Channing
    https://www.bluemountainbelle.com

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      Louisa
      October 10, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      You’re so kind, Channing! Thank you so much. Now, if only I could get her to make a routine appearance 😁

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    repnpepper
    October 9, 2017 at 3:20 am

    Happy Birthday Louisa and Odeon! You two must brighten up the whole state with these lovely outfits.
    How do you find fashion in Alaska? Are you able to find what you need locally or do you buy mostly online?

    x

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      Louisa
      October 9, 2017 at 10:03 am

      Thank you Marie! You are so sweet 🙂 In Fairbanks, I can get some things locally and get the remaining online.

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    Shilpa Shetty
    October 8, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Happy birthday to you both,.. Beautiful pictures

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      Louisa
      October 8, 2017 at 10:27 am

      Thank you Shilpa! 🙂

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    Yawa
    October 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Happy Birthday to you both…! I read the blog and it is beautiful how you two grew up and have been there for each other. Y’all are lucky! Enjoy your day to the fullest 🙂

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      Louisa
      October 6, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      Thank you Yawa! We’ve come a long way together. I’m blessed for sure. And thanks for the birthday wish 😘

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    Dawn Monzu
    October 6, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Thank you so much for your beautiful post! I love reading about families that absolutely love each other! Thanks also for making me smile…especially while there is so much hate in this world. God bless!! Happy Birthday to both of you!

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      Louisa
      October 6, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      Thank you, Dawn! It was a personal post about how I feel about her (knowing that she rarely reads my blog 😂). I’m glad that the post brought a smile to your face. And thank you for the birthday wish.

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