Hello, hello, hello!
This is an outfit post and it features my two favorite trends of 2017; Gingham and Rafia bags.
Gingham for me will remain a classic and a staple in my closet. Prior to 2017, Gingham was picnic/table cloth fabric but Fashion took the print and make it all levels of sexy. This look also features a piece from my closet that was featured in the first post of 2017 here.
Lets head into the pictures then we’ll talk about 2017, disappointments, wins, loses, all of that stuff.
I styled my Gingham shorts with a Gingham tie top, channeling a vacation on a sunny island somewhere. Simulating a vacation in this banana farm near my home put me in that frame of mind. The top was a diy tie top made from left over fabric from the jumpsuit I made for my Gingham post here.
Here’s a tip on how to mix patterns and prints. Mix larger prints with smaller ones. Take the picture above, the Gingham print on my shorts are larger than the print on my top. So it’s easier on the eyes.
As 2017 comes to an end, I look back at the growth that the blog has made since the first post in January and I’m thankful for every small win and every loss. Talks with brands that didn’t work out, talks with brands that are ongoing. Growing engagement, Struggling with consistency and content creation. Attending a Fashion Journalism course at the London College of Fashion.
I’m at a point where all I want for 2018 is joy, I truly want to live my best life possible. Find and make joy in the little things.
This is the last post of 2017, however I will be active on social media @vanessa_ohaha on both Instagram and Twitter, so let’s connect on there.
In the comments section let’s talk about your 2017 amd your hopes for 2018.
— Vanessa Akin-Adesola