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Hello everyone, hope you are having a good week so far.

Is it just me or does everyone have a particular favorite item of clothing that they just can't get rid of?  The top I am wearing in this post is one such item.  I bought it in Ghana about thirteen years ago and I just love the colors in the fabric.  I have put on weight a few times since so much so that there was a time when I couldn't even pull it over my shoulders but it survived. Let's say I have used it a few times as my inspiration to lose the extra kilos.  

Have you got such an item? Tell me all about it in the comments box.  Thanks for visiting and reading my blog.  Follow on for more if you like what I have to offer.  
Outfit Details:
Top and Head Wrap: Custom made
Pant: Forever New
Shoes: Spendless  Shoes
Earrings: Diva

Personal Style Monday FIF Creative Mondays


  1. Love love love the top. The kente touch is awesome and you look fab!! :-)


  2. you look beautifullllll!!!!!! i love the kente and the colors!!!



  3. You look radiant in royal blue. Love the kente head wrap! I have a dress that I refuse to part with regardless of my weight. It's a silver Michael Kors and I absolutely adore it. It has become my gauge, whenever it begins to feel too tight, I know it's time to watch my diet.

  4. Beautiful print! I do have an item like that...my 20 year old cotton Eddie Bauer blue and white striped skirt. It has these huge patch pockets on the side and I even blogged about it recently. Here's to bigger closets to hold on to those treasures! Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

  5. Love, love this outfit on you and the colors in the top are vibrant. I have never seen those textured pants at F21 and they are also a vibrant color and a must have. You just have to keep those items 'cause they will be hard to replace!

  6. Your top looks soft and comfortable and white looks so fresh with bright colours. No wonder it's a favourite. You look fantastic in your head wrap!

  7. Love the subtle bell sleeves of your favourite top, dear Elsie...and the collar detail and head wrap are gorgeous!! The vibrant mix of colours suit your complexion so well!! :)

  8. Brilliant colors, they really pop up! I love head pieces on you. You are a beauty, Elsie!

  9. You look amazing Elsie!! I love the bright colours of these pieces :))) Such a beauty you are :) I have items that I could never get rid of, I wear them a lot :)) I hope you have a marvellous new week xx

  10. I really love the vivid colours of your shirt and headscarf, perfectly matching with white and royal blue. I have a pair of ballerinas I wear over an over, which make me wonder how much I could have saved on shoes I never ever wear!
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

  11. that fabric was made for you!!
    and the combination with white and electric blue is just brilliant! you look fabulous!
    i have some keepers myself - interestingly folk costume inspired stuff too - in my case thats are dirndls :-) one of the skirts is with me since 13 years and some waistband alterations.......

  12. The fabric is utterly beautiful on you! x

  13. Gorgeous outfit. My mum used to make pieces out of kente cloth. I love the colours.

  14. Love the beautiful colors! Obviously a keeper!
    Dawn Lucy

  15. Beautiful outfit, love your shoes and trousers, they colour is great :)

    1. I am the same, I have a dress I just can not let go of :)

      Thanks for sharing over at Creative Mondays..

  16. You look great dear! I love your sweater, wonderful color you can wear it with every bottom you like!
    I have a favorit peace I will never give away.. it´s my denim jacket, have this for so many years and it always looks better the older she gets.. you can see it here:

    have a gorgeous day and thanks a lot for visiting my blog

  17. How are you? Just popped in for a Tuesday hug!
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

  18. Hallo Stilbewusstsein!

    Welch bombastische Bilder!!
    Du hast da was ganz besonderes. Etwas, womit ich Dich gerne in meine Aktion ~VerSchmückt~ einladen möchte.

    Jede Woche sammele ich eine ganze Woche lang bezaubernde Schönheiten mit ihren Styles und Schmuckstücken in dem Ihr Euch bei mir verlinken könnt und ich würde mich so freuen, wenn Du Lust hättest (wieder) mit zu machen!

    Liebste Grüße

    JesSi mit der Aktion ~VerSchmückt~

  19. Lovely combo with blue , it suit you so much.

  20. looking good, nice outfit, cool picture, i love this post... new post on http://jenniquecreatives.blogspot.co.uk/


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