A Lifestyle Blog With An African Twist

Colors of Africa - Orange and Blue Ankara

Hello, welcome and thank you for visiting The Cooking Wardrobe. Africa, a beautiful continent, with lovely beaches, nice weather, vibrant colors and lots of minerals.  It is however so sad that our leaders choose to be greedy and allow the masses to suffer and die of ill health and abject poverty while they wallow in luxury.   One thing I admire most about our people is that through it all, we are still smiling, just happy to be alive, full of hope that its going to be all right.  I can say Africans are the most resilient bunch of people in the world.

When I visited Ghana recently, on one of our many shopping trips to the markets, I felt so much joy just being surrounded by the fresh organic vegetables and fruits, bright colored clothes and handmade beads and slippers.  You should see the market women in their colorful attires, wide brim hats, ringing bells and chanting to catch the customers attention.  It was during one of these trips that I bought the beads, headscarf and earrings from a lovely christian woman.  The fabric for this outfit is a gift from a woman that is very dear to me.  

I stand today with all Africans to say that its going to get better, for we know that "in all things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us". Romans 8:37.

Thank you for reading, stay blessed and see you in 2015.
Outfit Details:
Skirt, Top and Headscarf: Custom made in Ghana
Shoes: Wittner
Earrings and Beads: Bought in Ghana
Cuff: Diva

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  1. omg this is very nice

  2. Oh wow...this top and skirt combination is a real showstopper, dearest Elsie!! The colours are absolutely joyous; and the headscarf and beaded jewellery accessorize your ensemble to perfection!! You look SO beautiful!! XOXO


  3. I adore your waxed cotton dress and head wrap. You look incredible. xxx

  4. Elsie you are stunning in this vibrant skirt and top. Your headwrap and beaded bracelets the perfect touch. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

  5. Look at you my darling girl...this dress and traditional fabric is just so beautiful and you are shining in the sun, so vibrant and happy!! I hope your Christmas was bliss & your New Year will bring lots of happiness and love!! Xxx

  6. This is beautiful...you look amazing in this whole outfit...the design and colors are great!

  7. You look amazing in this dress the print and color is perfect.
    Have a Happy New Year may it bring you joy and success.

  8. You look amazing!!!! This dress is beautiful!!!



  9. You look so gorgeous, and I love what you wrote about Africa. I feel the love in your words. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

  10. That dress is amazing. One of the things I miss about my part of Africa (Botswana), is the vibrancy of the people, the colours, the electricity in the air. Thank you so much for sharing.

  11. Wow, I am new to your blog, but this dress is amazing on you, love the style and beautiful bright colors.
    from the link up,

    please stop by, jess xx


  12. You make I miss Ghana ooo... Love the fabric- so bold and beautiful. Gorgeous :)
    *Yes it is well - Amen!*


  13. Ooh La La. . I Love, love this dress on you and the headress, the shoes and smile are inspiring to say the least. You look Stunning!!!

  14. Lovely fabric and style.
    Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year in advance

  15. You look beautiful!The fit of the dress is PERFECT! ! Thanks for the lovely comment on the blog.
    wwe.effortlessly. com

  16. You are such a gorgeous woman, Elsie! Stunning outfit, love all the details - colors, accessory and your hair! I wish you and your home country all the very best in 2015! Happy New Year dear Elsie! xxx

  17. No words for the beauty of this outfit ... I'm just happy to know it exists and that you are wearing it! I'm so glad I know you, Elsie, and I hope that 2015 brings so many good things to you and your wonderful part of the world. You have so much talent, and I hope you continue to show us what you do so well!

  18. Dear Elsie, I admire you for talking of such a delicate situation. I truly admire your people for what you call their resilient. I look at you and I get positive vibes all the time. Especially today, you look incredible!
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

  19. hello Elsie,I`m here first time and I love your blog!
    You give me inspiration, positive energy, your style is so colorfull i love it !
    I love positive people and people who has something to say, you areone of those persons
    Thank you so much
    now I wanna to wish you HAPPY NEW YEAR :)

    have fun :)
    be happy and inspirated every day :)

    keep in touch :)

  20. You're looking radiant dear. I love this dress and all of the colours in it. Happy New Year! xx/Madison

  21. Love the colours. You are so beautiful Elsie


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