KAFTAN

KAFTAN
If you grew up in the tropics where i did, you would have worn a kaftan at least once. By the way we called it a "bubu" in Nigeria. Although in my case here, it could also be worn as a swimwear cover up but i decided to take mine to the streets.

Kaftans weren't my cup o'tea for the longest time when i was a teenager who was still trying to figure out her own style. Well, it became a very huge trend at some point and my cool friends thought it was cool enough to wear :). Soon enough, i started raiding my mom's closet because, ooh my gosh, she had gazillions of them in so many gorgeous styles. Well, she felt bad for me and needed me to stay out of her closet for a minute so she started buying me my very own kaftans. Yay! I also got a few made by tailors, and i literally lived in them. Oh yeah, they are absolutely very comfortable.


Now that i am on Turks and Caicos Island, i have been exploring some  resort pieces as you already know. Some have taken me way back home and this kaftan is one. Love the vibrant color and prints. Everyone needs to have one packed up for their spring and summer vacations. While i would love to stay home dressed casually in it all the time, they are also chic enough to wear for a great day or evening out.
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While my kaftan was via a local boutique on Turks and Caicos Islands, i am sure you will like these super cute kaftans just as much as i do:

Halebob Caftans


   







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KAFTAN KAFTAN Reviewed by TheFashionStirFry - Makeup Review & Outfit Ideas on 2/26/2015 Rating: 5

27 comments:

Beauty said...

Yes, I do remember "bubus" (Kaftans) growing up in Africa. I love that they are so versatile and can be dressed up or down. Yours is such a beautiful print and color. The metallic sandals and cute necklace were such great addition/styling pieces.

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Pooja Mittal said...

kaftan is one trend that i love on everyone else except me, i wish I could carry it off as good as you

really like the pattern and colors

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Marianna De Luca said...

You llook amazing!

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crafty-zone said...

You look amazing in this kaftan, it has great shades :)

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Missy May said...

The handkerchief dress - Another name for it. Lol!! Looking bold and beautiful, sister.
You defo took it to the street! :)


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NERLINE GERMAIN said...

I love it. The necklace is such a great addition to the outfit. Happy weekend!

Edwige A. said...

My story with caftan is so similar to yours! Lol. My mom I'd from Senegal and loves her boubou too! I grew up to be a fan of those as well and you look fabulous in yours!!! Really love the prints!!!

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Katie said...

Beautiful as always! The colours in your outfits, and your photographs are always stunning!


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melody said...

i love this dress, so lovely. you rock African dresses so well

Kreyola said...

Lovely...now I know what these are call. I sure wish I was back at Turks and Caicos Island

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Elle berman said...

Busola,

Yes the caftan is a very chic piece, and NO ONR makes that more clear than gorgeous you. I love this piece even more because it is part of your heritage. The colors are fantastic! I have indeed seen many pieces in the Hamptons, in the summer high season, and I bet I will see more of them this year.

So chic when worn for day, or even a casual night out with heels, as you have done, and some fabulous bling!

Fantastic!!

xx, Elle

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Diana Ashuayem said...

Bubu's were common in Cameroon too, you are rocking this look. Beautiful fabric.
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7letiziabarcelona9 said...

lovely outfit! what a beautiful caftan, love the fabric, the colors!
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Lubka Christova said...

Hey, has your blog changed layout a bit? Very professional.
Love your photos full of vibrant colours, beautiful backgrounds, hot weather and your beautiful smile :)

Bella Pummarola said...

These vibrant colors are so beautiful and they look amazing on you! My only issue with this kaftan is that it covers up your gorgeous figure :)

Bella Pummarola

A Very Sweet Blog said...

Gorgeous print and colors! You look fabulous Busola. Love the photos.


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alessandra said...

Beautiful pictures! I love this kaftan!
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Lenya said...

You look gorgeous, Busola. stunning in pink.
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Kati said...

What a cute look today, I love the kaftan on you so much!

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tia_cherie said...

So beautiful. These are my favourite colours so it makes me love it even more.
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KizzyDoll said...

Loving these colours so much, amazing!! xx

Beatrice Soncelli said...

I love kaftan and this look fabolous onnyou!!! Amazing darling! U are always so stylish!
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Noora said...

Oh wow! You look Stunning like a Naomi Cambell! Lovely pink kaftan! With heart Noora / www.noorajatuukka.blogspot.fi

StyleByAlina.com said...

What a gorgeous Kaftan!!!! The color is beautiful and so springie!

xo, Alina

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Jonathan Zegbe said...

ooooh so you'r from nigeria coool. im from congo. I have some friends from nigeria. I love your bubu.

Like you said, when you're from over there you GOTSTA HAVE A BUBU :-)

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Lizzy said...

really a perfect resort wear! love the print

idu said...

Breathtaking, it can only be my Busola. I love it!!! http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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