What I Wore: Fro Fashion Week

Hi lovely people! I hope you all had a great weekend.  Mine was excellent! I had the honor of attending Spring ’12 Fro Fashion Week as a Press Supporter, and I must say I had the most amazing time! I have about 500 photos to sort through, but I thought I could at least share my outfits for the weekend. (and you can check out some of the photos I posted on Facebook, too!)

First up, this is what I wore to the Blogger Brunch on Saturday.  I went for a little color blocking action with my new orange blazer over a sheer purple-ish blouse.  I actually have pants the exact same shade of purple that I wanted to wear, but they required pumps and my feet required wedges for what was sure to be a long day of walking.  So, I wore black cropped pants and my black Sole Society wedge booties instead.

On Saturday evening, they hosted a VIP reception for press and bloggers followed by a swanky penthouse party!   Since I knew I wouldn’t have time to come home and change, I threw a purple body con dress in my tote bag with my laptop and camera.  After all the workshops ended, I swapped out my blouse and pants for the dress, and I was good to go! I am so mad I didn’t get a good shot with my shoes, but I’m just wearing the same wedge booties. They are SO CUTE with a mini… totally edgy!

Sunday morning, my feet were still barking at me for forcing them to run around in semi-heels all day Saturday.  They refused to cooperate with anything but flats, so I opted for my Bakers flat cognac slouchy OTK boots.  They complemented my utilitarian-chic ensemble perfectly.   I wore my black cupcake skirt, with my black Old Navy u-neck tee, and topped everything off with my go-to H&M anorak.  A fun, frilly brooch was the perfect finishing touch!

So, I have been informed that I MUST do a video tutorial for my bantu knots, because I don’t do the two-strand twist version that seems to be pretty popular.  That actually doesn’t work for me, and when I’ve tried it that way, my results are COMPLETELY different.  So, I am on it! I really just need to go buy a standing mirror because I cannot do my hair in the webcam.  I just get all discombobulated (I have zero coordination as it is!).  Somebody told me that some beauty and hair bloggers put a mirror behind the camera to help with this.  Makes complete sense,  so I am going to give it a try.

Anyway, a full Fro Fashion Week recap is coming soon!  In the meantime, have a GREAT week!

The Fashionista Next Door

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30 Responses to “What I Wore: Fro Fashion Week”

  1. relatablestyle says:

    Your outfits are fab! The third one is my favorite :-)
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  2. I love all three looks. I am really in love with the orange blazer and of course that third look is FAB!
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  3. Lynn says:

    You look stunning… the 3rd FIT is my FAVE and your hair is really cute!!!! :))
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  4. jeimy says:

    those outfits are gorgeous honey great looks!
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  5. This event sounds fabulous and you totally looked the part my dear, cant wait for more deets

    Sunnie
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  6. Shade' says:

    Love your outfits, especially the first one! Love your orange blazer.
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  7. Tammie says:

    You looked so pretty!
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  8. Tia says:

    Please do a vid on your bantu-knot out! Gorge!!!
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  9. Hey gorgeous! I LOVE that green anorak jacket look with those boots! Uggh, I know what you mean my feet were shouting at me the other day for wearing stilettos for 9hrs. but, how fabulous! haha! As always you look amazing lady. -xo

  10. Hmm… good idea about the mirror! Anyway, so cool that you got to go to this!! I think outfits #1 and #3 are my fav, but OF COURSE you look dang fabulous in any and everything!!! :) XO
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  11. Fun outfits! I absolutely love the first one!
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  12. These looks are so cute! I really like the purple & red combos!
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  13. Rocquelle says:

    Every outfit is so cute!! I especially adore your color blocking (no surprise there)!
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  14. Erika says:

    You look great…As always! I really love the 3rd one…I'm so inspired!
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  15. Rita says:

    Gorgggg as per usual…I love orange and purple together! As far as filming, believe it or not I film on an HD flip (which doesn't have a viewfinder-is that what it's called?) I just position a mirrior behind it so I can semi see what the camera is picking up. It's a little more complicated but it works for me, better than buying a new camera anyway. I just work with what I got! =) xo, Rita

  16. Great photos, loving that purple top & the black skirt.

  17. I love the third look and your hair looked great!
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  18. Hi Doll!

    I absolutely LOVE the blazer and while I am not bold enough to wear a sheer top, it looks great on you. Check me out when you can (newbie blogger) at FashionistaStyles dot com
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  19. Shen Dove says:

    Sounds like it was a really cool event! I like all three of your looks but especially the two that feature your bright tomato colored blazer.
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  20. This red jacket makes me really crazy!!!!!)))))))I like it!
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  21. This weekend was too fun! So happy you were there as well! It is going to take forever to get these pictures together!
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  22. I love the orange blazer, the purple-ish blouse and those boots! Very cute!!
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  23. 7eventh Letter says:

    You look so cute Eboni. I love the quick change you did with the Bodycon Dress. And your hair is FABULOUS!!!!!! I love it!

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  24. Fashion Pad says:

    Super cute looks. Especially loving the 3rd outfit…HAUTE!

  25. kay says:

    I love the quick change you did with the Bodycon Dress

  26. Melissa says:

    Well you look o pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And it doesn't even matter what jacket you wear

  27. Bre says:

    You look so dang cute in all three outfits. You are great and look good in color blocking!
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  28. You are more fabulous in that outfit! I love the second outfit of yours you look more fantastic!
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  29. Cute Cute Cute!!!!! I love the sheer blouse!

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