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African Maxi + Button Up




EARRINGS: Amani Ya Juu | LIPSTICK: NYX Cosmetics
BODYSUIT: Monroe & Main | SKIRT: Rahyma (herehere, and here)

Earlier this week, I posted about my experience at the Zuvaa Pop Up Shop in the DFW Metroplex. After trying on 3 beautiful items, I bought this skirt by Rahyma Clothing. I’m six feet tall, and it is the the perfect length for me whether I rock flats or heels. There are many colors to pull from within the wearable art piece, so the outfit combinations are endless for dressing up and dressing down. This skirt can be found on Zuvaa’s website and Rahyma’s Etsy.




Zuvaa Pop Up Dallas


This past weekend was a busy one. From meeting up with my small group for happy hour Friday after work to a college friend’s bridal shower on Saturday. Between it all, I checked out Zuvaa‘s pop up shop early Saturday morning. Zuvaa is an online marketplace for African inspired clothing and accessories that has been around since 2014. It was started by Kelechi Anyadiegwu, a woman who was recognized by Forbes as one of 30 under 30 in Retail and Ecommerce.


Despite the fact that I’ve been drawn to more neutrals (and camouflage) lately, my wardrobe still screams for colorful, wearable works of art in an African-inspired high-waisted skirt or dress. I purchased my first piece from Zuvaa in 2014 and received amazing customer service, so it only made sense to wake up early to check out what Kelechi had brought to the Metroplex. Of course, I couldn’t go without rocking the skirt I’d previously purchased from her.



I was one of the first customers to arrive and it took no time for other women to show up. After trying on a few pieces – 2 skirts and 1 dress – I bought a maxi skirt that fit my tall frame well. The dress almost came home with me, but I resisted the urge to step outside of the comfort zone of straps. I’m wearing my new skirt to work this week, so be on the lookout for an outfit post. Check out Zuvaa.com if you are interested in adding more color and creativity to your wardrobe!