Hi, Mi darlings!

Happy weekend to you all.

I trust you’re reading this in great spirits. Thanks for the feedback from my last post. And if you’re checking out my blog for the first time. You should get to know me better here. Xo!


May I begin by stating the obvious on how vibrant this skirt of mine is? So, much so that it lights up my mood when I wear it. Yea, most times I dress according to my mood.

I can’t be the only one that feels like ‘badass’ boss chic when dressed edgy or powerful as Queen Sheba when dresses in feminine duds, now, I’m I??

You know,  there was a time when this then recent tomboy convert (Me) dreaded wearing colors. No joke! I would literally freeze at the thought of wearing colorful anything (accessories, lipstick, clothes).

*Look at me now. In Chris brown’s voice* Lol! Wearing colors and colored lipstick like I’m paid to.

Moral of the story. Live your life fearlessly and fiercely, too!

I paired this yellow A line skirt with a kimono. You heard right! I wrapped and tucked in the kimono to give it a blousy appeal. I chose the kimono because of the gorgeous prints on it and how it blends seamlessly with the skirt. Do you like?

When I’ve got a lot going on color and lipstick wise. I tend to go bare or minimal with my accessories. As you can see. I went with a black strappy heels, round drop earrings, a tiny purse and super cute cateye shades. If you follow me on Instagram. You’ll know I’m obsessed with this shades right now. Pls follow me! ?

All items minus my shoes and earrings were thrifted from Yaba market when I visited Lagos some weeks back. Stop sleeping on thrift. Do you hear me? ✌?

How would you style a skirt like this? Let’s share style tips. ?

Love, Bennymakachi!


  1. Katrina Jean Carter

    March 26, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Haha Benny!!!! So funny, I am literally wearing a yellow bomber as I read this. I love the whole outfit and I can see us both twinning in it. :p

    There was a time in my life where I was addicted to kimono tops and yellow clothing! And you’re right, it just brightens up the mood 🙂

    Loving that print, too!!! Perfect for spring!


    1. Benita Makachi

      March 26, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      Talk about – great minds think alike. I totally can too! Say what? I need to come raid your wardrobe now coz I’m undergoing that phase. I once hated yellow. Now, I just love how good it looks on my dark skin. Yea! Spring time flirty!

  2. Jolaade

    March 26, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    D outfit z really pretty nd u got dem IN yaba market? Haa i bin sleeping yo lyk I’ve heard too many gud things come out from yaba market i need yo storm dat place lol. Dat kimono has me lyk ?????????????

    1. Benita Makachi

      March 26, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you! Yes, Yaba market. You should go there sometime. Make sure to go with someone who can bargain well

  3. Oreoluwa

    March 26, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Yaba is so underrated. Ugh! Love your outfit so much. I am actually still scared to wear too bright colours.


    Oréoluwa’s blog

    1. Benita Makachi

      March 26, 2017 at 9:04 pm

      I guess. I won’t know since I’m no lagosian. But, it’s important one knows how to bargain. You are gorg. You’ll look good in anything. Thanks hun


    March 27, 2017 at 8:03 am

    To think I had a major beef with yellow! This look is amazing, especially the kimono as blouse.

    1. Benita Makachi

      March 27, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      I used to be the same too! Thank you thank you! Who would have thought the kimono would be the star!!!

  5. robin Rue

    March 27, 2017 at 9:58 am

    What a pretty outfit. It is perfect for summer! Love the skirt!

    1. Benita Makachi

      March 27, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you! I know right? I do too!

  6. Jessica

    March 27, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    This outfit is super cute for summer! I can’t wait to try something similar when it becomes warm enough where I live. (:

    1. Benita Makachi

      March 27, 2017 at 1:53 pm

      This look seems to be a summer fav. I’d love to see you in something similar !

  7. Megan

    March 27, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Great color on you!! Amd i can totally relate to dressing for my mood! Kerp it up! Sometimes you might be the inly sunshine someone eLse sees in a day 🙂

    1. Benita Makachi

      March 27, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      Yea, good to know others dress for their mood too! I will. Your comment is so kind and encouraging. Thank you!

  8. liz a

    March 27, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    I love the simple cut of the skirt. and i love the kimono. not so fond of floral prints though, or any prints for that matter. i’m more into dark, solid colors with a few lighter ones every now and then.

    1. Benita Makachi

      March 27, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      I second that. The cut is really pretty. I’m trying to experiment with solid colors. I could learn a thing or two from you!

    2. Benita Makachi

      March 28, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      In going to be trying solid colors soon. I’m a sucker for prints. I guess it’s the African in me. ?

  9. Zinny

    March 27, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    Great colour and beautiful look too. I must say that your pictures look so fab!

    1. Benita Makachi

      March 27, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      Thank you, Zinny! I’m appreciate your compliment. Thanks for dropping by.

  10. Amber Myers

    March 27, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    You look so gorgeous! I absolutely love that skirt. Great color.

  11. Steven Goodwin

    March 27, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Nice outfit! It does go well together and it does exert confidence for sure!

  12. Author Brandi Kennedy

    March 27, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    This outfit was a spectacular choice. You look amazing – yellow is totally your color!

  13. Ana De- Jesus

    March 27, 2017 at 10:17 pm


  14. Jessi Joachim

    March 27, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    That outfit looks so Good on you! I am loving the bright colors!

  15. Kim

    March 28, 2017 at 3:49 am

    Such a lovely look! You look so beautiful!!

  16. David Elliott

    March 28, 2017 at 4:56 am

    This is a great outfit. I love the yellow skirt and top. Its very beautiful on you.

  17. Elizabeth O.

    March 28, 2017 at 10:40 am

    I am loving your look! This is perfect for Spring and it’s really comfy as well. I love how you styled the whole outfit.

    1. Benita Makachi

      March 28, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      True, it’s super comfy and colorful. Thanks!

  18. Carol Cassara

    March 28, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I would probably go with a spaghetti strap top with this skirt and some bold necklace. Flats would be nice too. But to be honest, I love your look as well! That floral top makes it extra perfect for the season.

    1. Benita Makachi

      March 28, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      That would be a smashing look! You’ve got style. Thank you!

  19. dani

    March 28, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    you look so powerful! you are ABSOLUTely exuding confidence

    1. Benita Makachi

      March 28, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you, Dani! Such kind comment. Thanks for stopping by.

  20. Molly

    March 28, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    OMG!! Your outfit is everything! I love how you style this look. The color palette is perfect for spring/summer. I love all of your pictures too! So gorgeous.


  21. Angel

    March 28, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! It’s difficult to pull off yellow when I am so fair-skinned, but looks fantastic on darker skintones!

  22. ada

    March 31, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    The outfit is everything. Yaba is the bomb girl. I shop there too

  23. MJ Junior

    May 1, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Yellow is a great color to incorporate in an outfit. girl this skirt is popping!

    1. Benita Makachi

      May 1, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      I agree! Thanks for stopping my blog. Xx

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