Plus size Winter lookbook

26 May 2016


My Very first Lookbook video. Yay


Before I get into this post, I must apologise for the poor quality of the  images. Self photography is very difficult so I used stills from my look book video which you can watch at the end on this post. By the way, did you know I have a you tube channel? Check it out and if you like what you see, go ahead and subscribe here.Apart from the fact that it's my very first, this look book is very sentimental to me because something very significant to my natural hair journey happened  to me while I was filming the first outfit. The look if inspired by the free-fro look from one of Kavuli's posts, and while I was fluffing my hair, I felt this very sudden and inexplicable wave of affection for it, something that has never happened to me before. If your are a reader on this blog, You will know that I diagnosed myself with black inferiority complex in this post so this feeling was a huge milestone for me. I'm so glad that moment was captured and I hope you'll be able see it in my video. This entire post is dedicated to my hair. I love you fro! Knots and all.




For those of you who don't already know, I grew up a tomboy. Feminine clothing like skirts and dresses used to freak me out and the grunge look was the perfect look to slowly ease myself into the world of pretty girly girl things. I got this dress from Factorie last year and it still remains a favourite. I paired it with some stockings and a boho embroidered kimono and combat boots also from Factorie to finish the look.




This look can be very transitional for Autumn, Winter and into spring because of the colours and cuts of the clothing. The pattern and colours on the bag I've slung on is a typical accessory in xhosa traditional attire just and makes the outfit a little unique. Yall know I love me some culture.
The belt of a contrasting colour right where the dress begins to flair out silhouette helps accentuate the A-line cut. It hasn't quite gotten chilly here in Pietermaritzburg so I can get away with just a cardigan or kimono over the dress during the day. These boots are from last year but I'm pretty sure you can find something similar  to recreate the look. Some awesome dresses from Mr price can also be a substitute if you can't find this one.
Cava the glove for that extra badass look. The tomboy in me lives on.
To take the previous look from laid back to fancy shmancy, I just changed the shoes and put on this very bright coat and warm faux fur coat from Mr price for a 'night out in the town' look  I got that cute little clutch after spending over R250 on L'Oreal products at clicks and I feel like it pulls the outfit together beautifully

Now This here number does not much description. Its a risque and took a lot of guts (and suking in of the guts) for me to post so please don't slut shame me. I got this dress from Mr price and only God and my ancestors know where I will wear it because I have a typically very boring life, but I just had to have it ok. I'm young and I'm dumb and I'm stupid okay? leave me alone! *pouts*



Watch my lookbook video below to see some more of these outfits and tell me what you think in the comments below. How would you have styled these pieces? I really do love hearing from you guys as long as you don't fat shame me.
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14 comments

  1. Great styl.e Especilaly love the Black dress with checkers fall and that DRESS is looking HOT on you. Lovely.

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    1. Staahahahaaaap. You're making me blush. Thanks love. Yeah. "That dress" is very intimidating to wear. All the tomboys in me were dying that day but they've recovered now. Thanks for stopping by. Don't be a stranger.

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  2. Wow girl i love that red dress! You look super cute, werkkkkk

    Love,

    RASHEEDA |THE D'JOURNAE BLOG MAGAZINE

    XOXO

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    1. My head is going to explode if I'm not careful with halls comments. Thank you love. This tokk a looot of guts for me. . .and a lot od sucking of the guts. Missed you.

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  3. I love your style the boots reminded me of my former years of Dr Martins, lol.

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    1. Thanks lovely.
      *rushes of to Google Dr martins*

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  4. Hey Thandi thanks for the lovely comment. You are right TSEPO means trust. I am Zambian but my mum's tribe is Lozi and its got similarities to Zulu. That burgundy body-con dress looks amazing on you. Glad you are embracing more feminine clothes. They look good on you. Stay shinning hun.x

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    1. Thanks girl. Haha. I think I'll maintain a balance between the girly girl and the tomboy. I hope I didn't come off as forward it I'm a sucker for tribal culture and stiff. I think your name would be from the sotho and tswana tribe. Interesting connections hey. Thanks for stopping by. Don't be a stranger.

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  5. Great looks, warm greetings!

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    1. thank you very much. don't be a stranger

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  6. Love that burgundy colour on your girl! Such a gorgeous shade.
    Much love!

    Iman

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    1. haha. i can handle aaaall this melanin.thank you so much. don't be a stranger

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  7. Saw your YouTube video and had to know where that dress is from. U look good in it!

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    1. Thanks love. Hope you find it. Don't be a stranger.

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