Independence Outfit Suggestion 1: Casual-ish

I’m not a jeans and t-shirt girl; never have been, never will.

So following on from yesterday’s post this is my version of a relatively low-keyed blue, yellow and black ensemble which doesn’t scream “flag”.

The flats add a funky touch which makes it cool for daytime but the lace details on the top add the little bit of “oomph” that I think all outfits should have.

In this case I kept the accessories to a minimum but a simpler top and a nice necklace could work as well.



Blue,Yellow and Black! Independence Month Preview

It’s InMyWardrobe’s second month-iversary today!

And just yesterday we were accepted into the Caribbean Style Bloggers network so I want to extend a huge welcome to my fellow bloggers from the region who are viewing this page for the first time.

Even though there are so many fashion blogs out there it’s quite hard to find Caribbean sites so I look forward to discovering some like-minded people from this neck of the woods.

Today also marks the start of the month of independence in Barbados and needless to say this blog is going to be featuring some blue, yellow and black outfits.
But, and this is a huge but, don’t expect me to mimic the flag. I love to see the ultramarine, gold and black blowing in the wind like any other Bajan but that doesn’t mean I need to wear it.

Every year around this time and especially on Independence Day (November 30) I end up raising an eyebrow at some of the outfits some people put together in the name of patriotism.

Represent this little rock by all means but show some of the creativity we have here. Play around with different shades of blue and yellow so it doesn’t look costume-y.

(And before anyone accuses me of not being a proud Bajan, my views are the same when February 14th rolls around. No need to kill me with red and white).

With that out of the way, please look out for my first outfit idea tomorrow and don’t forget to tell me how you plan to show your colours this month.

Happy Birthday to Me!

I love new clothes. If everyone could just wear new clothes everyday, I reckon depression wouldn’t exist anymore.
-Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic

It was my birthday last Saturday and as has become tradition, dinner and cake were on the agenda. This year I opted for cupcakes and since even my baked goods must be fashionable, I bypassed the traditional flavours and opted for apple pie, pink lemonade, strawberry daiquiri and s’mores from Ultimate Cupcakes by Intimate Catering. I’ve since decided that cupcakes should be a food group.

Dinner took place at the Beach House Bar and Restaurant on the island’s West Coast and that’s where all the photos were taken except the last four which were shot at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre.

Now on to the outfit!

You know how sometimes you’re in a store just browsing and something just calls your name? That’s what happened with this dress. It was on sale (45 per cent off) and it was the only one on the rack. It totally looked like me even on the hanger and when I tried it on, it fit like a dream so I had no choice but to get it. I knew immediately that it would be my “birthday dress”.

The shoes (last seen here) are my favourite and most worn pair of heels since they are actually quite comfortable. And their simplicity was ideal for this dress. The clutch is Bijoux Terner.

And the ear cuff? Well I finally have ear cuffs lol. I’ve always liked their innate edginess so I got two when I was in Scotland and now I’m as happy as can be. I also picked up the rings on that trip.

I passed a series of panels like this just as I was about to leave Limegrove so I snapped a photo of the one I identified with most.

It feels like just the other day that I was excited about the end of September but already, there’s just a week left in October. Off I go to make the most of it!

Not too grown up to play dress up!