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Black Magic!

31/10/2016

Don`t you just love the magic that a statement neckpiece can do to your overall outfit?

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I love color. I enjoy playing and experimenting with bold colors simply because they are therapeutic in a way that makes me happy. I`m that kind of lady who focuses more on my outfits rather than the accessories. When it comes to accessorizing, i always go for that minimalistic look which can at times make or break a good look. But on those days when i want to have fun  with my style without layering on blazers, hats and scarves, throwing an eye-catching statement neckpiece over my choice of outfit really adds that extra oomph for a quick and effortless ensemble. That`s exactly what happened in today`s post. My sweet mother in law sent me this amazing piece from Ghana and you best believe me when i tell you that it was love at first sight. This isn`t for the faint at heart. No no. It`s bold. Loud. Vibrant. Unique. You name it. It`s best styled with a really simple outfit as it adds a trendy twist to an old classic. Putting this together was no brainer at all. All i needed was a color palette with matched my statement neckpiece and i was good to go.

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If you follow me on my blog then i`m sure most of you are familiar with this dress from this Particular Post. The only thing with this one is that it comes in a different color. I loved the red one so much that i had to pick up the black one. I mean one can never go wrong in black, right?  This has to be one of my favorite dresses that i own to date. The fabric is really comfortable on the skin. It`s thick and it sucks everythig at the right places. Did i mention how perfect the length is? Not too short and also neither too long. Just exactly how i love it 🙂

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So let`s talk about this Ankara bag that has been chilling in my closet for years now. I haven`t been so keen on it for what seems like ages now. I guess i was waiting for the perfect outfit to style it with. This was also one of the wins that my mom and i managed to score on our trip to Ghana three years ago. I guess Ankara is one of those trends which is here to stay due to it`s beautiful blend of colors and the countless number of unique prints it offers.  Well now that i`m so much into designing my handmade wardrobe, a trip to Ghana would be the best thing ever. The local fabric market in that beautiful country is on another level !

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I want to thank you all for the amazing feedback on my previous post. I truly appreciate the love and support in this community. I`m in a point of my life where i`m experiencing joy in whatever situations i`m in. Just living richly with meaning, purpose, integrity and fun in every circumstance because the truth is happiness is not something to be defined in advance. It`s mine to choose in each moment and that`s one thing that i`m constantly reminding myself every single day.

Yes, be ambitious, set goals, work towards them, pray and proclaim for whatever it is your heart desires. Just remember  that there is so much goodness, life, fulfillment to be enjoyed along the way.  Marvel at the magic of living in a world where so many amazing experiences are available to you everyday. Be joy, live joy, here, now, and with whatever may or may not come your way. Be encouraged and don`t give up!

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Wishing you all a great start of the week.

Lots of love

Milly 🙂

Outfit Details

Dress: Live fashion

Shoes: Primark

Bag: Ghana

Neckpiece: Ghana

 

 

 

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37 Comments

  • Reply Sonia 31/10/2016 at 10:58 am

    Oh babe that necklace and handbag are so beautiful I want to steal it from you… I’m glad you are enjoying the joy and peace in your life and I pray God will continue to keep that. You look amazing Hun and as for me am always your number one fan… the dress hold your body so beautifully. Enjoy your week.
    Sonishspace.com

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 02/11/2016 at 2:31 pm

      Aaaw Soni!
      You are a ray of sunshine my dear 🙂
      Thank you so much

  • Reply Elle 31/10/2016 at 10:59 am

    The statement piece is just love hun. Love that you went for black . It just brings out the bold and daring lady that you are hun. You are such an inspiration.
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    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 02/11/2016 at 2:32 pm

      And so are you my pretty Elle 🙂
      Can`t thank you enough!

  • Reply Linda 31/10/2016 at 2:51 pm

    How can such a bag be sitting in the closet for 3 years now?! ah ah *insert Nigerian accent*
    I love the bag,,the statement neck piece, the dress..everything looks so good in this pic!!
    You absolutely slayed Milly..!
    Have a lovely week..xoxo

    http://www.lindasworldofstyle.com

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 02/11/2016 at 2:35 pm

      I`m telling you Linda! Three good years!!!
      I`m glad it still has a place in my heart though 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply emily warinda 31/10/2016 at 3:16 pm

    Such a breath of fresh air love…. Stunning is an understatement….. Keep shining hun, and continue embracing and enjoying the happiness that radiates through this pictures…. Mwaaaaaaaa

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 02/11/2016 at 2:35 pm

      Sending you back loads of kisses and hugs hun!
      Stay blessed!!

  • Reply Rachel 31/10/2016 at 3:19 pm

    First of all that smile is everything. Keep smiling! I want that bag kwanza. You look stunning! good Job.

  • Reply Wanjiru 01/11/2016 at 6:31 am

    This is so beauty, wow, the prints, bag and necklace have such a wow factor am in love…!

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    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 02/11/2016 at 2:37 pm

      You could totally recreate this neckpiece hun!
      You are so talented! Thanks alot

  • Reply Nina 01/11/2016 at 8:20 am

    Soo dope that I lack words you did well as always

  • Reply Esther 01/11/2016 at 3:21 pm

    Wow Milly, just wow. I live by the saying, women who wear black live colorful lives. Gorgeous!
    http://Www.eesome.co.ke

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 02/11/2016 at 2:38 pm

      I love that saying! I`ve never heard it before 🙂
      It`s good to have you on the blog today Esther 🙂

  • Reply Dee 02/11/2016 at 9:25 am

    Yes!! This is incredible. Your mother in law is so kind! And the way you styled this look is perfect, the contrast of the bright colours with the elegant dress. You already know you look incredible in this dress! 😉 I love the pics of you sitting- your curves are breathtaking and of course you are always wearing that pretty smile topped with your beautiful curly hair. Your hard work is paying off!! 😉 x x x

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 02/11/2016 at 2:39 pm

      Aaaw Dee!
      I was smiling the whole time reading this!
      You really warmed my heart!!
      I`m so humbled 🙂

  • Reply Wenluditoh Daniellah 02/11/2016 at 12:25 pm

    Ei jaber ! I love the dress in both colours but this black one is magical I must say. I don’t know why but black is a must have and the neckpiece and the handbag makes it even more special. African queen oh, see how documents day shout ha!
    You look great love and the curly hair is your top styling suits you like you know and you don’t know ha!
    Enjoy your beautiful week and new month
    x

    http://www.fashiongalorelovers.com

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 02/11/2016 at 2:41 pm

      Love how you call them documents, hahaha…
      Thank you so much hun! Your presence here is always appreciated 🙂

  • Reply Carol 02/11/2016 at 2:50 pm

    ” Be joy, live joy, here, now, and with whatever may or may not come your way. Be encouraged and don`t give up!” This came just at the right time!
    That neck piece is just wow! Your mum in law is such a darling. I absolutely love the entire combination, you look stunning!
    caroleddie.wordpress.com

  • Reply Sarah 03/11/2016 at 12:24 am

    Yes and yes to the power of accessories.. I remember this dress in red but the black one and styling is my favorite. I love the incorporation of the Ankara accessories in this look. Such a flattering dress on your curves too.

     Princess Audu 

  • Reply Fashionably Idu 06/11/2016 at 5:18 am

    You are one stunning girl Milly. I love the fit of the dress and your necklace is a dream !!!!

    http://www.fashionablyidu.com/

  • Reply Fashionably Idu 13/11/2016 at 2:00 am

    I wore a dress out today that reminded me of this. Yes I took pictures and yes I’ll share. Have a lovely weekend.

    http://fashionablyidu.com/

  • Reply grace mungai 13/11/2016 at 9:02 pm

    everything looks stunning the dress, the necklace is on point so is the bag
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  • Reply grace mungai 13/11/2016 at 9:04 pm

    everything looks stunning the dress, the necklace is on point so is the bag
    http://www.gracemungai.com

  • Reply Yanikeur 21/11/2016 at 2:38 am

    That necklace and tha bag me like it really nice and suit you as you always very fashionable you look great dear as usual and you deserve whatever happening to your life right now xoxo

  • Reply Natassia Crystal 23/11/2016 at 10:24 pm

    As always.. you totally rock this dress with your gorgeous body! 🙂

    Love the colourful necklace.. and that bag! And yeah, I do adore those sexy high heels! 🙂

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  • Reply Cheptoo Cece 16/02/2017 at 11:08 am

    The button ankara neck piece is so STUNNING. I love it.

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  • Reply MJ Junior 10/03/2017 at 7:30 pm

    This look is fire!!!

    http://www.tlmurban.com

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