This is NOT a co-ord

You read it in the caption first. This is NOT a co-ord. It is a case of a perfectly put together outfit in the same colour scheme. Yupp, you read that right. This is not a co-ord, neither is it a two piece. I did not purchase my pants and jacket together, although it would have been super cool if I actually did. I am year to find a coordinated piece I am super excited to wear together and not eventually as separates.

But hey!!! Why look forward to coords when you can luckily get two separate things that go together.

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I purchased these American Apparel pants a while ago. I was drawn to them because of the neutral colour and also because of the style. I love vintage things and if you know me or follow my pages closely, you will know by now that my style alters and one of the things I frequently wear is vintage or thrift clothing.

On a perfectly normal day, you will not find me in an American Apparel store. Why? Because I do not believe in tacky. I think American Apparel is extremely tacky and expensive for nothing. I also believe in quality, so yeah, American Apparel is never ever my go to place. But on this faithful day, I walked in there because they were having sales.

I almost walked out when I was drawn to these beautiful pair of pants. I tried them on and loved how they fit. My sister told me not to get them because they were still pricey on sale. I am stubborn, so of course I did not listen to her. Even when I ask for advice, if your advice does not resonate with me or how I feel, I am definitely not listening to you.

The sales guy at the counter didn’t even help the situation as he talked me away into purchasing these. Ofcourse for days I contemplated about the price and if it was really worth it. Here I am blogging, and all I can say is HECK YEAH they were.

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These pants are timeless. At first I had problems styling them, because I would just throw on anything. I figured these pants were worth more than I was advertising it to people every time I wore them.

I wore it with a chiffon top over the Christmas holiday in Lagos and I loved loved the look (I think I am actually going to blog that some time along the line). Anyway, I then wore this look out to lunch with my friend when I got back to Atlanta and I fell in love with it.

I actually took pictures that day, but I waited to reshoot and put out the best quality pictures of this and I am so glad that I did. If there is one lesson here, patience is key. These pictures are so much better than what I initially had saved in my draft.

The thing about statement looks, is that they are hardly ever planned or consciously put together and that’s what makes it so BOMB!

Today, I am wearing;

Zara Coat (Sold Out) I like this option here

Asos basic crop top here

American Apparel pants (old) Other options here and here 

Shoes – Converse all stars

Photography @dpicsphotography

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Bookie says:

    The camel color looks so good on you.

    bookiekunlere.com

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  2. Lool at american apparrel be tacky and expensive for nothing… heck yeah! Urban outfitters too, like why?
    love how you paired the coat with pants, mustard looks great on you

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