Cultural Tango: Aso Oke Inspired Outfit

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Living out of a suitcase and faced with the predicament of dressing “African” last Saturday, I encountered a familiar dilemma: should I dress like my twin sister in anything but African pieces OR find a way, anyway to incorporate Nigerian regalia into my outfit? Well, I opted for the latter. Last year, she and I had deliberately mixed African and Western pieces together (see post HERE). This year was no different for me (she chose to go Western) as I struggled hopelessly to tie the ashoke (Nigerian headwrap), bouncing impatiently from one Youtube video to another watching tutorials on how to tie this large piece of thick fabric. The final result was a Cultural Tango between two different cultures: a union of Western fur, lace, and quilted material with Nigerian ashoke. As always, thank you so much for stopping by and don’t forget to enter the two giveaways currently on my blog HERE and kindly subscribe to my Newsletter and Youtube channel.

Bottom || H&M midi skirt (sold out), alternative $19, alternative $22, alternative $19 |
Shoes || Charles Jourdan pointed pumps $69, alternative $49, alternative $69 |
Neck warmer || ASOS lapel collar $31, alternative $21, alternative $18 |
Purse || Thrifted, alternative $35, alternative $20, alternative $26 |
Top || Boohoo bodysuit $16, alternative $16, alternative $16 |
Socks || Karmaloop lace socks $4, alternative $3 |

Nigerian Scarf || From mum |

70 Comments

  1. August 19, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    I love how you gave so much thought to the look, especially with the Nigerian 'ashoke'. Gorgeous 🙂

    x Gi
    alibimag

  2. March 26, 2014 / 4:08 am

    Gorgeous! I love how you mixed both 🙂 I need to try that out but with Indian clothes some time. Thanks for the inspo 🙂

    Mili

  3. Kimai Tabar
    February 24, 2014 / 9:29 am

    You look great! I love your outfit <3 Nice blog btw! Please also check out my blog http://kimaitabar.blogspot.co.nz/. Keep blogging girl! You deserve more views. Have a nice day x

  4. Joy Shana
    February 21, 2014 / 11:10 am

    Gorgeous skirt,
    Shana-Style

  5. February 20, 2014 / 11:17 pm

    you look lovely!

    xx fameliquorlove

  6. Fashion-Bridge
    February 19, 2014 / 3:09 pm

    Such a gorgeous look, it's original, chic yet playful, feminine yet not too sweet! Love your beautiful full skirt and peach stilettos

    Xx

    Alexandra

    http://www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

  7. Amy Lau
    February 19, 2014 / 2:37 pm

    Hey girl thanks for stopping by on my page – would love to follow each other!

    Loving this look – it's gorgeous!

    http://www.yummei.com

  8. Sylvia BAMBI Badora
    February 19, 2014 / 9:55 am

    AMAZING LOOK

    You are beautyfulllll <3

    Kisses from POLAND <3

  9. Mrs C
    February 19, 2014 / 8:41 am

    Hi, sweetie Louisa! You are looking great and rocking the headgear so well! I wouldn't be able to pull it off, not in a million years! Thanks so much for dropping by my small blog and of course I would be happy for us to follow each other. I'll start on GFC and hope to see you back on the blog!

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    Dubai, UAE

  10. Anshul Bhargava
    February 19, 2014 / 7:19 am

    Wow!!! That is a very unique way of styling LBD!! You've blown my mind! <3

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  11. Brenda Chuinkam
    February 19, 2014 / 4:51 am

    Love love this Louisa! Perfectly executed!
    I've missed you and some other bloggers but I'm back on Blogger with a new blog:
    http://canneverbeaskinnybish2.blogspot.ca/
    Please feel free to follow!
    XOXO

  12. Laura
    February 18, 2014 / 10:31 pm

    Such a cute look!

    Stay in touch with me on BLOGLOVIN

    Love,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED

  13. pengobatan asam urat
    February 18, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    exotic brighht 🙂 nice post and pic

  14. Joana Teixeira
    February 18, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    Love the orange there 🙂

  15. Ru B
    February 18, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    I love your outfit, you look amazing!
    Love the way you styled it.
    -Ru
    Glitter And Blush

  16. Juliet Polilova
    February 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    wow love the combination of socks and shoes! you look great 😉
    very nice blog by the way 🙂

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet
    RUSSIAN DOLL

  17. Carla Ortega
    February 18, 2014 / 12:47 pm

    you look divine dear!, love the socks!…

  18. Einzelkind
    February 18, 2014 / 12:46 pm

    Like out of a lookbook!
    Really great shoot and beautiful smile!
    Would you like to follow each other?

    Yours
    zimtkringel.blogspot.de

  19. February 18, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    Love your style, you´t so original! And look very nice 🙂
    I´m your new follower.

  20. Lili S
    February 18, 2014 / 9:56 am

    OMG – so great – I love everything in this outfit!
    You look gorgeous…

    xoxo
    LiliS

  21. February 18, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    beautiful outfit!:*))

  22. Bianca Lanyi
    February 18, 2014 / 9:19 am

    you look gorgeous! xoxo

    stylemeetsbeauty.blogspot.ro

  23. Sabrina T
    February 18, 2014 / 7:41 am

    Love love this outfit <3

  24. February 18, 2014 / 2:55 pm

    OMG Fantastic look ! I love theste colors and the coat – Fab !

  25. 2minutos
    February 18, 2014 / 5:55 am

    Hi dear,
    Absolutely love your look, your shoes are amazing!
    I just found your blog and it's great, follow u right now, hope u can follow me back 🙂
    xx
    http://2minutosblog.blogspot.com

  26. Sabrina
    February 18, 2014 / 5:07 am

    That fur with the coral is absolutely stunning on you!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

  27. Sartorial Diner
    February 18, 2014 / 4:53 am

    I love how you incorporated two cultures in this look. It's simply stunning! And we should definitely follow each other. I've already followed you on GFC and Bloglovin. I look forward to seeing you on my blog 🙂

  28. February 18, 2014 / 7:55 am

    Omg you look so good and gorgeous with those outfit! In lvoe with your skirt and bag too!

  29. February 18, 2014 / 6:57 am

    Great mix, I really like the socks btw!!

  30. Flavia Eriel
    February 17, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    very nice!!!!!!!:)
    stunning! i really love it!!!!
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  31. February 18, 2014 / 5:37 am

    your head tie carry oo!!! lol the outfit is lovely as well 🙂

  32. The Scent of Glamour
    February 17, 2014 / 5:25 pm

    The outfit is so fabulous! The photos seem like they came out from a magazine!
    Nice work!!! Very chic look!

  33. The Scent of Glamour
    February 17, 2014 / 5:23 pm

    The outfit is so fabulous! The photos seem like they came out from a magazine!
    Nice work!!! Very chic look!

  34. Rinako グレー
    February 17, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    Absolutely perfect outfit! Love your style x)
    btw. the shape of your skirt is great!

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    Rinako

  35. marthasfashionshake
    February 17, 2014 / 4:59 pm

    You look wonderful! all perfectly combined, beautiful shoes! I invite you to me:)

  36. February 17, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    I love the mix of African and Western, you look very ladylike, xoxo.

  37. February 17, 2014 / 4:01 pm

    Such a pretty look. 😉
    Lovely greets Nessa

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