Style Sunday: Black Tights and a Dashiki….

Hey y’all!

Back at it again with another Style Sunday post! Last weekend I was in NYC visiting my bestie to celebrate her birthday. We spent the Sunday afternoon in the borough of Queens at Grace Jerk Fest . Jerk fest is a Caribbean festival the focuses on cuisine prepared with spicy sauce: jerk sauce. There was jerk everything! This festival also features music of the islands, live musical performances ( This year there was Rupee, Dexta Daps, Gyptian and more) and tons of vendors selling things like cultural clothing and trinkets. I was excited to check out the vendor stands because I really wanted a dashiki!

Sidenote: I had been looking for a dashiki for awhile and I ordered one on Ebay. By the time by trip rolled around, It still had not arrived. 

So, guys this day was hottttttttttttttttttt. Like hot to the point that I had to go to the vendor station and buy an umbrella to shade myself from the heat. While I was purchasing my umbrella, I saw a vendor selling dashikis.

I was able to pick up this dashiki in a beautiful fuchsia colour for 15 dollars!  Here’s how I styled it:


The Dashiki : From the festival was purchased for 15 dollars. ( purchase a similar one here on ebay)

Black Tights:  The TNA Equator legging from Aritzia were purchased for 22 dollars (purchase here) read about my Aritzia experience here

Pink Flats: These are from Aldo. They are called the Lucelle flat. I purchased them for 55 dollars but they are now on sale on the Aldo website!

Total outfit price: 92 dollars!!!

I kept my makeup simple, just some black eyeliner and a pink lip ( Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Bauhau5”) and my curls were poppin’!!

When I returned from my trip, the original dashiki I  had ordered from Ebay had  finally arrived. It was a little different then the one I purchased in NYC which was a cotton polyester blend and the one I ordered was a satin blend. I ordered it in red and one size larger than me so I could wear it as a dress.


That’s all  for today folks!!
Have an amazingly stylish week!


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