Hello, lovelies! This past weekend I visited Taliah Waajid’s World Natural Hair & Beauty Show. This show is a bi-annual favorite for me. I find great soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, t-shirts, accessories, etc. My main shopping preferences are a variety of hair products and t-shirts but this year I was on a tight budget so I was doing a lot more looking and card and sample collecting! It is always great to see so many beautiful natural and creative entrepreneurs.
Anyone who knows me knows that I have a love for anything with African lace, kente fabric and African print. I grew up with the more traditional garments that came straight from Ghana. Anything you would find locally is usually really pricey so it is exciting to see them more readily available and in more contemporary styles and at an affordable price!
There were many booths at the hair show but this one booth I stopped at had this breath-taking dress hanging up front and was tied with an amazing belt. It would help if I took a picture of t it, huh? But I am sure it will be available on her website! Anyway, I stopped at this amazing booth and was a little hesitant due to many of the sky-high prices I had been quoted earlier that day. Pleasantly, her prices were very affordable and the quality of her products were outstanding! I didn’t end up getting the dress but I picked up some other things! She had a booth with another young lady who made accessories as well and I am about to tell you all about them.
I purchased a kente fabric bow for $5, a kente fabric flower for $10 made by Aya Donna. Her flower bow is almost as big as my hand so it is a good size as well as the bow! Her website is www.AyaDonna.com! She also has a shop on Etsy!
I picked up these snazzy pair of shorts by Bella Duafe for only $25. I am more of a skirt type of gal but I could not resist these! She had two tops that matched the shorts perfectly but of course I couldn’t get either one. The first was a tube top. Very cute! 10 years ago, I wouldn’t have thought twice. I t would have been mine! But this is now and 1. I was sure if I had enough boobage for it and 2. The tube top would only cover my breasts and not much else! The others matching top, I adored, but my size was sold out. Maybe that was a good thing because I was already beyond my $20 budget! I got to meet the designer herself and she was really nice! It made my purchasing experience even better. She pulled out her pop-up dressing room so I could try them on and they were a perfect fit and it is hard for me to find shorts that don’t fit awkwardly! Find more of her garments and accessories in her Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/belladuafe.
Any suggestions for a cute top that I can wear with these? Denim top perhaps? Brown button up or tank ? I would love your input below!
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