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Aso Oke Skirt Paired With Black Sleeves

Aso Oke

Aso oke fabric, (Yoruba: Așǫ oke, pronounced ah-SHAW-okay) is a hand loomed cloth woven by the Yoruba people of western Nigeria…

It is a rich fabric usually worn during celebrations eg weddings, birthdays, child naming ceremonies e.t.c. Even though I am not a Yoruba girl, I can’t help but appreciate how rich the Aso Oke fabric is and even though I’m not about to school you on the fabric, (let’s check wikipedia for that hehe)  I was however pretty excited when I walked into a neighbourhood store a while ago and found this skirt hiding in the corner. The store owner said people didn’t really like the skirt and I was like caaaamaaaaaaan!!!

For some reason not clearly known to me, I haven’t been to church in a long while and by long while I mean 3, 4 months but I made a decision last week to attend church going forward no matter how I’m feeling and drop every excuse that might hinder me from attending church. Not just Sunday services but actually get involved in church activities.

I definitely didn’t plan to turn this outfit into a blog post but after church yesterday my friend took some pictures of me with his phone and since I haven’t been consistent here, I thought why not. Blog it Graceie!!! Plus I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing after the service (yes I was feeling very happy and all) plus Berry *Hey Berry* has asked me to smile some more in my pictures.

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and preparing for work as the holidays draws to an end today.

Aso Oke

I must say that I’m fascinated with all the different things they can and have used this fabric to create. I apologise for the picture quality but I’m sure I’ll pair this skirt with something else another time and take proper pictures.

You know I love you all right? Mwah!

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Aso Oke

This Post Has 33 Comments
  1. Hi Grace,

    Lol… I have an aso-oke project sitting on my sewing table currently, great minds think alike eh?

    I like the way you paired both separates, it’s a very elegant outfit. Your smile is the icing on the cake. 🙂

    Enjoy the Sunday-like Monday!

  2. lovely Outfit…
    and yes i saw you in church , the picture doesn’t do enough Justice to how lovely yourself and the outfit Looked.
    Good to have you back in Church..

  3. Is it just me or does the skirt look lace like. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an asoke skirt ..well there’s a first time for everything
    Love the pairing , simple and chic

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