Gone with the wind Fabulous

 

 

The world has a natural propensity to celebrate the talented, the rich, the famous, the fabulous, the “high performer”, the “go-getter”. Over the years, particularly since working at a large investment bank for 8 years, I realised how much energy and effort I have poured into the persona that I thought the world needed to see. That my colleagues needed to see. That my stakeholders needed to see. That my bosses needed to see.

 

Once I could see myself a little better, and accept myself as I am, I found that I had passion and reserve for other things outside of work that I could tap into. Everyday, I am learning that slowly but surely is the way forward. At the moment, I’m still exploring how to reconcile my passions outside of work. But I am much happier with my direction now. It’s curiosity and a willingness to experiment. It’s years of small baby steps, deliberate practice, and resilience in the face of setbacks. I am looking forward to where it will take me.

 

 

I named this particular look ‘Gone with the wind fabulous’ because it was super windy (thankfully not raining) in London when I took these photos and its safe to say I felt rather fabulous 🙂 Most people that saw me wearing this dress thought it was a skirt. But, its actually a dress from Coast Stores which I bought last season. I have paired it with these beautiful statement necklace from Mirina Collections and these Sophia Webster Izzy Court Shoes. The charlotte Olympia Smokin’ Clutch is a highly addictive accessory that is very difficult to stop wearing. This petite cigarette box purse in turquoise perspex with silver and hand-painted enamel detailing provides the immediate sensation of fashion fulfillment.

 

This beautiful Yaya printed dress from Coast Stores is truly a show stopper. The dress features a bardot neckline and a catwalk inspired floral skirt with statement volume. The subtle pleats at the waist create a modern look. While the tulle under the skirt area creates an exaggerated fullness and dramatic flaring. The vibrant luxe pattern on the skirts adds a modern touch whilst the waist band secures with two popper buttons for a perfect fit. Therefore, Its not a huge a surprise the dress is currently Out of Stock. However, you can enter your email to get notified once it becomes available.

 

Here are 3 tips for this look:

  1. As I always say, a statement necklace in particular requires that you limit your other accessories.
  2. This Mirina Collection statement Ally necklace will always look better on a Bardot or off shoulder/top or dress for example and definitely not a high neck one. Mirina Collections is offering my readers 20% off their entire collections- Use Code: MirinaGirls
  3. I always prefer dresses or skirt that are not floor length or that are high but low in the front that allow your shoes to be visible
  4. Swap the Court Shoes for a Black or Gold sandals to turn into an evening look

 

 

 

Ally Necklace. Mirina Collections. Yaya Print Dress: Coast Stores. Izzy black leather court Shoes: Sophia Webster . Smokin’ Clutch Bag: Charlotte Olympia. Bracelet: Swarovski

 

To anyone reading this- You are talented enough. You are good enough. You are Gone with the wind fabulous.

Join me and other passionate like-minded mums and future mums from all over the world on our private facebook page ‘Notjustamum’.

 

Thank you for reading x







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13 Comments

  1. Abiola Adeyinka
    June 28, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    Folake great job with the blog, you are indeed gone with the wind fabulous. I love your outfit. keep up the good work

    • Folakemi
      June 29, 2017 / 9:26 am

      Thank you Abby, I really appreciate the feedback- it means a lot to me! Regards to everyone xx

  2. June 28, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Gosh, you look absolutely beautiful! Just how lovely is that skirt too?! ♥

    • Folakemi
      June 29, 2017 / 9:28 am

      Aww thank you so much, definitely appreciate the feedback x

    • Folakemi
      June 29, 2017 / 9:29 am

      Its such necklace isn’t it 🙂 Thank you for stopping by x

  3. June 28, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    I love this look! This dress is absolutely fabulous. And love the tips you’ve shared to get this look.

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  4. July 1, 2017 / 11:03 am

    Aw you look beautiful, I have the same dress but in a co ord and it is a beautiful print. I love the reference to Gone With The Wind x
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  5. July 4, 2017 / 8:24 am

    This dress is absolutely stunning, I love the feel of a dress when it swishes in the wind!

  6. chichi
    July 7, 2017 / 12:42 pm

    love the mirina jewellery and your outfit is beyond stunning!