Denim on Denim with a Pop of Suakoko Betty!

Happy Friday!! Yesterday was the first day of spring, and after a dreary cold and wet start to the week, the sun showed up to welcome the season of change.  Yesterday was also the first day of my annual birthday vacation.  I have a rule — birthdays are your personal holiday, and you should NEVER work on birthdays…in fact, you should take a few days off to celebrate. Lol! Seriously, I do this every year.  This year, my birthday falls on a Sunday so naturally I took off a few days before and after instead. These days are a like a gift to myself.

Denim on Denim Trend | The Fashionista Next Door

H&M Chambray Shirt (similar) | H&M Jeans (similar) | Mango Striped Sweater | Suakoko Betty Clutch | ShoeDazzle Pumps (old, similar here on sale, and additional sizes here at full price) | H&M Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses (similar) | Ankara Button Earrings c/o Seiwa Akoto

So anyway, the first day of spring definitely called for a little pop of color.  And, nobody does pops of color like my friend and Suakoko Betty designer, Charlene.  She recently sent me one of her fabulous wax print clutches.  Love the print…love the colors…love the over-sized slouchy shape.  I just love it!  Paired with my Barbie pink pumps, on a head-t0-toe denim canvas, the African print clutch is just perfect.

Suakoko Betty African Print Clutch | The Fashionista Next Door

In case you missed the memo, Charlene won the 2013 Belk Southern Designer Showcase, and here gorgeous, contemporary African designs will be available in select Belk stores (including Belk, Phipps Plaza!) and on starting later this month! YEEEES!!! I am SO excited for her!

Denim on Denim Trend | The Fashionista Next Door Denim on Denim Trend | The Fashionista Next Door Ankara Button Earrings | The Fashionista Next Door Pink Metallic Pumps | The Fashionista Next Door

If you’re in the Atlanta area, be sure to stop by Belk, Phipps Plaza on Thursday, March 27 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm to meet Charlene and shop the Suakoko Betty Spring 2014 collection!



Have a great weekend!! xoxo.



Photos by Colby Holiday

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16 Responses to “Denim on Denim with a Pop of Suakoko Betty!”

  1. First of those shoes are perfect!

  2. Love the bag! It looks great with your Barbie pumps. :-) Have a great weekend!
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  3. Bobbie says:

    I love this look. I am really loving that bag and the jeans

  4. I love denim on denim! & those shoes are everything! <3
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  5. takeiinspired says:

    What! I'm all over this I love African prints and African inspired clothing…those shoes are too cute.

  6. Those shoes and that bag…love!!!
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  7. Cute!! Love that clutch and the shoes! They add beautiful pops of color to the denim!


  8. Thank you girl!! I was quite smitten with the combination myself!

  9. Love those jeans! And I completely agree. My birthday is in August and I always started school that week so I promised my self that for as long as I'm working, I will take vacation on (or around) my birthday! Happy Birthday – hope you enjoyed it :))

  10. Johnnalynn Lynch says:

    This is SUCH a cute look! I love the contrast of the stripes with the print of the clutch…print mix PERFECTION!

  11. Beauty & The Beat says:

    I absolutely love everything about this look! You're killing it! And that clutch is to-die-for! Werk gorgeous!

  12. That bag and those shoes are so vibrant and pretty. I love it!

  13. Te'Rea says:

    Shoes, bag, & earrings are gorg! Love this look.


  14. Kateria says:

    I can't take my eyes off of that bag!! And those shoes too!!

  15. Kiki says:

    I need those shoes and those earrings in my life! I LOVE the color combination and how well everything works together. Very cute and chic!
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