Checkmate

FASHION, OUTFITS
July 19 2014

TOPSHOP Jeans / H&M Crop Top / ZARA Shirt (Similar Here) & Purse / RIVER ISLAND Heels

I’ve always liked that whole “tie my shirt round my waist” look. It takes me back to late 90s/early 00s when I would do this with literally every shirt or jacket I had and I would hop about happily in my trainers! Ahh the kid days! Today I’ve gone for a more grown up version, paired a check shirt with an all white ensemble, my go to minimal heels, and a pop of red with my purse (serving as a clutch).

I love that I can also throw this shirt over blue jeans and converses for a more casual look!
…Lookbook?

Lunch date this afternoon with the bffs, then I’m back home for a Scandal marathon tonight, thanks to a love package they sent me filled with goodies: Season’s 1 & 2, red wine, gorgeous PJs and so much more! Excited!

What are you all up to this weekend?

Photos taken by Agne Akelyte.

 

65 Comments

  • Reply steffy lima July 19 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Hey shirls… Omg you look amazing as always… Stay fierce girl!

  • Reply Fashion Rehab July 19 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Flawless is the word!

  • Reply Coco Bassey July 19 2014 at 2:07 pm

    LOVE this look, especially with the checkered shirt, clutch and lips for a bright pop of color. gorgeous!
    xo, coco | millennielle.com

  • Reply Khadija Imani July 19 2014 at 2:09 pm

    I just love you so! My go-to look for anything casual yet chic.

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  • Reply JustPorsh July 19 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Casually fab!
    Love your outfits.

  • Reply Lynda Okoli July 19 2014 at 2:24 pm

    So fab! Yes to a 90s inspired lookbook

  • Reply Charli James July 19 2014 at 2:27 pm

    You look incredible!
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  • Reply Jules Styles July 19 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Wellllll I’m gonna to try to film a makeup tutorial on my laptop using the new maybelline nude palette and leather color tattoo. Soooo crossing my fingers it goes well. Thank you for asking ^__^.

  • Reply TERESA A July 19 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Love the check touch on the white top and bottom!

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  • Reply Petush July 19 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Amazing look! <3

  • Reply alice bea July 19 2014 at 3:38 pm

    You are literally flawless!

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  • Reply Luvherlipstik July 19 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous <3

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  • Reply Sarah Enuwa Audu July 19 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Wow, Shirley this is so simple yet very chic. I love the shirt around the waist look. Your minimalist style really inspires me.

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  • Reply Tamia July 19 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Love your makeup.

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  • Reply ann usman July 19 2014 at 4:35 pm

    you look amazing!!!….love it

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  • Reply melissa ward July 19 2014 at 4:40 pm

    So fly

  • Reply larisa gbubemi Ejuts July 19 2014 at 5:03 pm

    Love love love it :)

  • Reply Eyek Ntek July 19 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Correct gehl!! Shirley give them!!! You completely SLAUGHTERED! I’m literally screaming at my computer screen because you are too bad. Yasss African Queen!

  • Reply Doreen Perekpo July 19 2014 at 7:33 pm

    u look fab.

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  • Reply Doreen Perekpo July 19 2014 at 7:33 pm

    u look fab.

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  • Reply Liz Lauren July 19 2014 at 8:09 pm

    great all white look

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  • Reply Shereeeen ♥ July 19 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! Your black sandal heels looks amazing with your white outfit. Love it! X
    thefashion-junkie

  • Reply lilniggachin July 19 2014 at 9:46 pm

    You look gorg! Love this effortless look!

  • Reply Neofashionologist July 19 2014 at 11:56 pm

    fly! (pops collar)
    Your look great, Shirley.

  • Reply Jessica Chauhan July 20 2014 at 3:30 am

    Lookbook Lookbook Lookbook!!
    jessC

    i need another closet BLOG

  • Reply M Adeniyi July 20 2014 at 5:05 am

    You are looking hot. Major girl crush! Always looking on point with your style.

    Mary

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    x

  • Reply Janielle Dunkley July 20 2014 at 7:52 am

    Ur totally rocking that outfit..xx

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  • Reply Cynthia July 20 2014 at 8:59 am

    hey sexy mama! love the look! 😛

  • Reply Diary of a Fashion Enthusiast July 20 2014 at 9:55 am

    Love this look. Yes lookbook! :)

  • Reply Andre Morson July 20 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Gorgeous,gorgeous, look. Love it.
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  • Reply Marion LoveNotes July 20 2014 at 1:31 pm

    Shirley you are my fashion icon! One day I can only hope to look 1/2 as cool as you do! How did you learn to have such great fashion taste?

  • Reply linda leo July 20 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Stunning as alwayz.

  • Reply linda leo July 20 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Stunning as alwayz

  • Reply Nico lowbudget-lowcost July 20 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Stunning!

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  • Reply Ana Sofia July 20 2014 at 3:08 pm

    You look stunning, i love the whole outfit!

    lots of love, Ana
    X

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  • Reply Iona Olive July 20 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Love your blog and this outfit! Flawless :)

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  • Reply NotJessFashion July 20 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I love the all white and 90s styling inspiration!

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  • Reply Laura July 20 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Looking HOT!

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  • Reply Amber McNiff July 20 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Nice outfit

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  • Reply b. patricia. July 20 2014 at 5:09 pm

    the make up, the outfit… everything on point!! as usual

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  • Reply Maggie A July 21 2014 at 1:36 am

    You have become one of those bloggers that when they don’t post anything I get so sad. I ADORE your blog so much. Thank You for sharing your beauty and class with us.

    xo
    Maggie A
    LoveMavin

  • Reply Jeanne July 21 2014 at 6:50 am

    Great look!
    XO
    Jeanne
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  • Reply Meghan Adams July 22 2014 at 3:43 am

    You never disappoint! :)

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  • Reply Cheechee Abang July 22 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Pretty shirley,I personally think that lipstick did a lot of work too.lv it.
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  • Reply Sylvia Smith July 23 2014 at 6:02 am

    I love how you can pull off a pair of heels with anything. So fab x

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  • Reply Ashley Olakigbe July 23 2014 at 12:39 pm

    BEAUTIFUL AS ALWAYS !! IF I WAS MAN .. MATE !

    ID PUT A RING ON THAT. YES I AM A CREEP BUT THATS EFFECT YOU HAVE ON ME .

    YOU’RE STUNNING !!

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  • Reply Alice Venessa July 23 2014 at 7:22 pm

    Amazing outfit, can’t fault it in the slightest, love your blog and youtube channel:)

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  • Reply Heloísa Paiva July 24 2014 at 4:02 am

    What a nice outfit!
    Loved the way you gave some colours and still keeps the elegance from the look!

    xx,
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  • Reply Cocoxo Cherie July 25 2014 at 12:19 am

    In love 🙌😍 great job tollay love it

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  • Reply Ciara // Six:Eleven July 25 2014 at 5:42 am

    I love this outfit, especially the heels! Great ‘fit!
    — Ciara

  • Reply peggie juma July 25 2014 at 8:48 am

    You look nice

  • Reply Tiffany July 30 2014 at 3:32 am

    you’re so effortlessly chic! love this look and photo set.

    tiffany / tiffanyeatworld

  • Reply Lucy WaChowe August 1 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Love the outfit… definitely want to rock it. If only i could keep my whites white lol

  • Reply Melissa Buikema August 4 2014 at 11:03 am

    Great job on the blog. Awesome pictures and fashion taste.

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  • Reply Noellie August 24 2014 at 9:21 pm

    I really love your blog since you started and I love you fashion taste ! you are a great inspiration! kisses

  • Reply Shenny August 25 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Shirley shirley, you rock red lippies like no other and you’re very very gorge.
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  • Reply Musing September 9 2014 at 4:46 am

    Love, love and love again.
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  • Reply Karen Shannon September 12 2014 at 4:42 am

    Oh my! You look sizzling hot! Love the combination of red and white. Real sexy. Two thumbs up for this combos!

  • Reply Eye See Euphoria September 15 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Great outfit and cute heels!

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  • Reply Rida Hussaini October 25 2014 at 4:08 pm

    hi lovely look just wanted to ask whats the name of the shirt please. i really like it.

  • Reply Eea Petrescu November 22 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Love the combinations of colors. That crop top looks great on you.

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  • Reply Courtney December 8 2014 at 8:40 pm

    I want to set up my own website and blogger and I’m struggling to do so, would you shirley please help me. Can you either feature it in a YouTube video or email me on my email address. Wish you could help me and would love to hear from you.

  • Reply Bee♥ February 27 2015 at 1:06 pm

    Slaaaaayed ! flawless! http://shopit.co.ke/

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