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Outfit || Casual Vibes For 2017 x Giveaway Winner.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017
HELLO 2017!

First (style) post of the new year and I just had to bring out the big guns. Although these pictures were shot somewhere around mid 2016, I couldn't have put them up at a more befitting time.
I'm immensely proud of these shots. You can probably tell from the fact that I stored them for so long - what's that thing about saving the best for the last again? Lol

Alabi (Remember him from this post?) took these pictures at the Tokpa market in Cotonou. It was one of those days we set out to explore and get a few good pictures in the bag as well. He already had the whole idea/concept to shoot with the cabs right from the start and finding one with just the right amount of baggage at the top made for the perfect back drop. 
The cab men were so pleasant and helpful, even suggesting ways to improve our shot and generally helping steer people away from our picture frame - one area where the beniniose people defer from Nigerians. Unlike Nigerians, where everything is an avenue to extort money, they didn't ask for any. 


But enough about the pictures for now, let's talk a bit about the outfit.  
I think my outfit was the perfect choice for this shoot - the frame, location and all.
What do you think?

It wasn't at all planned though - I just knew that if I was going to be out exploring, I had to be comfortable at the very least and the dungarees signified that for me.  

I was probably the most excited when I got the memo that dungarees where now back in style. There's nothing I love more than an easy throw on outfit that still amps up your cool factor. I've styled this dungarees previously here , here and here.
Decided to go the casual route this time too with a muscle tee, my crochet fro tied up in a bandana and sandals.


Let me know your thoughts on the outfit and shoot in general.
Also free to share and let's connect below!
 P.S - So Sorry I held out on revealing the giveaway winners for so long. The winners are Vincent Desmond and Chidinma Amogu. Thank you all ao much for participating

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33 comments on "Outfit || Casual Vibes For 2017 x Giveaway Winner."
  1. Purfect!!!
    See you serving face, Badass. I love everything about this look especially the bandana on your head. The outfit works with the location and great pictures too.
    P.S- I miss your Crotchet look. I want to do something similar but I fear that i would have to keep explaining my hairstyle at work.

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    1. I thought I was going to have to explain my hair at work too but guess what? I didn't get lots of questions. So, I say just do it!
      And thank youuuuuuu for the compliments. I didn't even plan the outfit with the location in mind but it just all gelled

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  2. 😍!!! I have actively been looking for dungarees in ph but can't seem to find them, I guess the problem is am still not sure how to pronounce the word!!!(Thrift shops sha) I love how you are giving us major cool. Kid vibes, stylish without stress!!! But I disagree with you about Beninioise!!! They extort money from Nigerians alot!!! I used to school there (I was sad when I saw you went there and I was on hols) and they extort alot from us, like when they hear you are a Nigerian they start planning how to tell. You that spaghetti is 2000CFA. Anyways, I will write a post and pour all. My anger in that.
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    1. I thought I was the only one who can't seem to find dungarees. The one I saw were either too small or big and I hate holding my clothes. As to pronunciation? No need for all that just show them a picture or better stll tell them pinafore jeans they understand that better at thriftr shops and flea markets.

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    2. Cassie! I loooooveee everything about this look just too bomb! Sometimes impromptu shoots turn out to be the best it was definitely worth the hoarding.
      P.S - That's how we'll not know who won the planner from the giveaway :(

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    3. Hey Vincent, just show them pictures na! I sort of agree with you but I think it is normal jare because even in Nigeria, once they suspect you're a JJC they'll want to extort you too.

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  3. Absolutely lovely photos.I that the cab drivers gave you pointers and helped make the shoot better. Happy new year.

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  4. Oooh, nice pictures Cassie. Truly best for last, eh?
    I absolutely love the details in the pictures.

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  5. I love dungarees, but they are one of those pieces that I love from a distance,because I don't think they would go well with my flat chested bottom heavy-ish figure 😂.They seem like something that would fit a model figure or full chested person. You look really lovely by the way.

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  6. Hey Cassie, these pics are a true definition of African street style. Smashing look .x

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  7. This is absolutely beautiful...the hair, the dungarees and all.

    Happy new year lady.

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  8. Loving the retro look. Great photos

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  9. Definitely the best for the last! I love these pictures so much and the outfit is superb! I mean talk about being super fabulous and comfortable all at once. And Nigerians not only extort money, they'll want you to snap them also. *rme*

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  10. Super cool look! I love when strangers help out in a shoot. It's soo funny x
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  11. i nominated you for The Mystery Blogger Award
    https://lagosgirlonabudget.wordpress.com/2017/01/05/the-mystery-blogger-award/

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    1. Aww thanks alot! My first one this year 😭💃💃💃
      Off to check it out

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  12. Great first style post of the year. You rock, cassie!

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  13. This shoot is absolutely amazing Cassie. Everything just blends in so well. Love it! I'm still on the lookout for a full length dungarees coz they're just the best!

    Evita In Progress

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    1. Thank you! Are you searching well? Because you should be able to find - although they are currently out of trend now sha so it might not be so easy true.

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  14. The photos are great! Very crisp and clear - he did a great job!

    Benin Republic reminds me of simpler times, and a simpler life. :) Much like your casual, simple outfit.

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    1. He really did, he is pretty dope with the camera. Thank you!
      Same here - less worries and just good vibes

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  15. Nice style fear. And pictures are so nice. I'm also a lover of dungarees. Check how I styled it here http://adagirl.com.ng/?paged=2

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  16. I really love this outfit, the pictures and the attitude! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us style-wise this year. Have a great year!
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    1. Thank you baby geh! Wish you a wonderful year ahead too. 😘

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  17. One of your best. Loving the concept. This dungaree looks so good on you. I love anytime you wear it. Thanks for the blog planner. Really grateful

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    1. You're welcome Dinma! I hope you find it useful and thanks alot for the compliment

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  18. Love!Love!Love! Looks effortless and chic. Love the aesthetics also.
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  19. Ah! they didm't ask for money, wawuuu. Nigerians will def make you drop some hundreds if not thousand! Love the dungarees and the pictures are really nice! I should honestly get on this travel bandwagon, i need to explore *wipes tear*
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