A Lifestyle Blog With An African Twist


Bold - showing or requiring a fearless daring spirit.  

Hello and welcome to The Cooking Wardrobe.  How are we all doing my dear friends?

Hope all is well with you and your families.  If you are a regular visitor to this blog you do know that I love wearing bright colors and mixing prints.  I take risks with style, that is, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't but you guys have always been very kind telling me how fabulous I looked and how much you loved what I had put together.  Your kind words are helping me to be more daring and courageous. 

Even though I grew up in a home where I was taught that "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13, I sometimes doubt my capabilities.  The fear of making mistakes, the fear of it coming back to bite me somewhere I won't like, knowing full well that once I hit the publish button its gone, everyone can see it.  This new found confidence is fantastic, it is showing in my day to day dealings with people around me.  Today, a lady from church said to me that she was asking her daughters if they had seen me of  late, and how different I looked.  I suppose it is coming back to bite me after all, but not in places I don't like.

I now know that no matter how many mistakes I make, its not the end of the world.  I learn from it and move on.  I make corrections, I push forward, more prepared, fearless because I have learnt from it and I am BOLD.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading.  Let me know what you think of the outfit which I wore to church in the comments box and I will return your visit.  xo
Outfit Details
Top, Skirt and Headscarf: Custom made in Ghana
Shoes: Wittner
Bag: Gift
Necklace: Amiracle
Earrings: Custom made in Sierra Leone
Watch: Invicta


  1. What a great and stylish look. Greetings!

  2. Love the colors! Very beautiful!
    Hey Elsie, have you ever made jollof rice? I tried making some vegan style this morning and it was pretty tasty!
    I am going to have to look around at your recipes !

  3. I love the bold bright colors. You are perfect Elsie. And yes we all learn from our mistakes and strive to do better. Like I say to my kids if there were no mistakes there'd be no growth. Happy Sunday darling. I trust service was inspiring. I attend on Saturday evenings so I can sleep in on Sundays shame on me, hehe.

  4. You look ultra fabulous in this outfit and I love the colors.

  5. Learning from our mistakes is the best learning experience sometimes. You look stunning in this outfit. I love the dress so much.

  6. Great words and I couldn't agree more.
    Love love love this kente fabric on you. So bold and beautiful, sissy.
    Have a blessed week. :)


  7. Lovely! Check out my African - print skirt made from a dashiki here:

  8. It's always great to learn from our mistakes, it's what helps us grow!! My dear, you are looking amazing!! So in love with this look and the fabrics are phenomenal!! Perfect look :)) Wish you a wonderful new week :)) xx

  9. Found it! I am going to try your version and make it vegan! Thank you!!
    Will let you know how it turns out!

  10. Beautiful dress, love the fabric :) Hope your having a lovely week..

    Pinning :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  11. Gorgeous colours!
    I love the subtle shaping.
    I'm also from Australia in Canberra :-) Jazzy Jack

  12. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love this bold dress. I would so wear it!

  13. Your style here is GORGEOUS and resonates that of African culture. There are some members of our church from different parts of Africa that wear bold and beautiful dresses and headpieces just like this with heels and they are beautiful! Thank you for being bold and confident as of late and for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have INspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    Garay Treasures

  14. Love this outfit!!! Love the bold colors, love the print!!! We are often so hard on ourselves. I think I have also found a great about of courage and strength from by blog and for that I am very grateful. Sometimes you just have to let go and let God and know that it will all working our fine.



Thanks for checking out my blog and leaving me a comment. I love reading your views as they inspire me to continue doing this blog. Love Elsie

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