Brunching in Ankara | Thriftanista in the City

8.20.2014

Brunching in Ankara

If I were the organized type, I would have planned out a capsule collection to wear for the next few weeks while I focus on getting situated in our new Atlanta home. But I'm not. I went to brunch instead and wore ankara! I'm cutting back the calories but I'm still very much a food lover and I cannot resist the lure of a great eating experience. I'm trying to soak up all the foodie goodness.

brunching in ankara


This is part II of my ankara birthday gifts from Ghana. I sent my measurements via email and a friend was able to have this skirt set made for me. It was so much fun to see the finished product of my vision. I requested that certain colors be used. Pink was my top choice and I love the patterns and colors of this ankara fabric. It's not a color combination I would think to pair together but now that I see it in the fabric, I'm inspired. That's the #1 reason why I love african print. It's a great guide for future outfits.

african print skirt set

Sadly, the top did not work well with DD. No worries though. I turned it around and made it a open jacket instead. Since the top is now a jacket, I wore the only tank I could find. I would have preferred a white or a pink tank but I don't have either handy. Such is packing life. 

brunch outfit idas

This skirt is a sure sign that I have lost weight. It doesn't fit! It's gotten a little baggy in the waist. It continued to be slightly big on me even after brunch belly. I will have to take it in. Ahh. Feels good. 

ankara skirt set

I will add it to the top of my fall sewing list. I do plan on getting more DIY / sewing in after the move. I'll have my own craft room which is sure to motivate me. Maybe I can rework the top too!

Are you an ankara fan? A brunching fan? A fan of both?

ankara full skirt
THRIFT tank top - vintage earrings - Gap jean jacket GIFT Ankara skirt set RETAIL Nine West wedges


***in other news***

My brunch included bottomless mimosas. That explains this post brunch affection for a dog sculpture.

ankara skirt worn with jean jacket

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