OOTD: Ankara Maxi Skirt

Who is this person?! I got dressed up and took photos! WHAT?

Listen, the backdrop of our weekend getaway was so fantastic, that I decided to take advantage of it, and photograph a moment that I felt cute. Mr. Houseful did the honors, and did quite a fine job, I might add. This ankara maxi skirt 

Ankara maxi skirt with chambray shirt

I haven’t sewn clothing for myself in quite a bit of time, and this post isn’t an exception. This time I tapped into the talents of Adrienne Nixon to have this made. I’ve made a version of this skirt that’s shorter, but the way my attention span is set up these days, I couldn’t see myself following through after ordering the fabric. 

Ankara maxi skirt with chambray shirt

This skirt has pockets too. I just felt the need to share that. 

Ankara maxi skirt with chambray shirtI love how much room I have in the skirt, and the fact that I got to pair a chambray shirt with it. Do you know how long I’ve been wanting to find reason to pair a chambray shirt with a long, fabulous skirt? Months. This skirt may have started a movement with me, and I may end up going ahead and creating several more for myself soon. Before you ask, no I will not be making these for anyone except my littles, so if you want to order, you can always check out Adrienne’s store

Ankara maxi skirt with chambray shirt

I paired the skirt with a belt that I picked up from Target – along with the chambray shirt. It’s a buttoned notch belt and perfect for a tying outfits together so that you can look like a fashionista. My husband questioned the addition of it, and you may too, but I like it, and that’s all that matters. 

Ankara maxi skirt with chambray shirt

Ankara maxi skirt with chambray shirt

I’m not a full on jewelry wearer either, but I do like little trinkets, especially if they pay homage to my city. Imagine my surprise when I found this necklace that shouted that I am a Chicagoan loud and clear. This necklace has the latitude and longitude of Chicago on one side, and a simple Chicago on the other side. I love it. 

Ankara maxi skirt with chambray shirt

Hopefully, I give all non-fashionistas a desire to get out of their pajamas at least ONCE this month, just like I did. Oh, and that fabulous manicure that I have came from Sevva Salon in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. The color is OPI’s Miami Beet, and it’s fabulous. 

Ankara maxi skirt with chambray shirt

What are you all wearing these days? Don’t worry, I’m going back to pj’s and fluffy socks soon since the temperature is dropping, but each time I wear something as fabulous as this, I can’t say that I won’t share it. 



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  • Reply
    Sarah Parisi
    October 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    That skirt is amazing AND it has pockets?! I love it. You look fantastic! 🙂

  • Reply
    November 6, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Hellloooooo. Long time no comment. Been looking for inspiration on making a nice one, and boom, here you are lol. It looks good on you. Love it.

    • Reply
      Natasha Nicholes
      November 6, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Hey Nancy! Thanks for coming through! Yes, I LOVE a good maxi skirt, and since I didn’t want to sew it, I reached out to Adrienne. She is FANTASTIC and will have you looking great!

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    I Want to be Like Esther | Houseful Of Nicholes
    November 15, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    […] last month, the beautiful ankara skirt that I posted? You don’t?! Well, you can check it out HERE and then come back so you can see it styled another […]

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