OOTD: Just Missed The Runway + Pendeza Giveaway!

April 15, 2015

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Today’s outfit is a very special one to me because the outfit was given was made for me by a complete stranger! My mother told me never to talk to strangers on the internet (and I went ahead and started a blog!) but sometimes you come across the nicest people on these interwebs. I’ve never met Christina of Just Missed The Runway before but I so love her style and I always stalk drop by her blog and leave my rants of admiration. LOL. Christina noticed and before I knew it we were exchanging emails and before I knew it she had this beautiful African print skirt made for me and air mailed it all the way to the UK! I wish all bloggers responded to my feedback like this. Hahaha. Most people won’t even respond to comments. Not to talk o0f responding with gifts. OMG. She’s the nicest person ever! I was so not expecting it.

I received the skirt in the winter so I’ve been dying for Spring to get here so I can rock it. As soon as the first rays of sunshine emerged last week, I stepped out in all my fishtail gloriousness. BOOM!

Isn’t it lovely? How do I ever repay such a random act of kindness?

It’s the ones you least expect, that touch you the most. THANK YOU CHRISTINA. YOU are my God-sent, hottie, silky ebony skin Ghanaian blogger bae πŸ˜‰Β Everyone please go check out her blog and follow her! She’s such a gem.

Speaking of giving…what do you notice about these pictures?

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I’m wearing tights. Yes, TIGHTS!

***In all the pics where I’m sat down, I’m wearing Pendeza skin tone tights and in the rest of the pictures, I’m not wearing any tights. This is just to demonstrate how similar to your tone the tights look πŸ™‚

This beautiful lady from Pendeza Pantyhose got in contact with me about showcasing skin tone tights made for women of every colour. I could barely believe it. Until I received a beautiful pack of my own tights and tried them on. It matched!Β Now I don’t even wear tights and always prefer to go bare legs because I hate it when you can see that I am wearing tights. This one matched my skin exactly.

I’m wearing Tone 20 from the Toned Collection in the pictures above. Skin match tights are perfect for Spring because it is getting sunny but it still feels windy at times so you can get away with rocking your shorter hemlines while wearing skin tone tights.

Pendeza was started back in 2010 to introduce sheer tights for darker skin tones. Our goal was to create beautiful hosiery from the finest yarns in order to enable colourful women to celebrate their legs in style and that is precisely what we have done. Β Before Pendeza, there were no sheer tights for darker skin tones. We proudly launched our Toned Collection to fill this gap in the market, followed in due course by our fantastic Black Secrets range.Β Pendeza is one of a kind. We pride ourselves on our great customer service and our stylish, affordable products. If you have not tried our sheer tights for darker skin tones yet, you’re missing out!”

To win all you have to do is:

-Follow @artbecomesyou and @bependeza on Instagram

-Share this post πŸ™‚

-Leave a comment below saying why you wear tights.

That’s it!

I’ll pick at random from the comments and new follows. TWO winners will be selected.

First winner gets 5 pairs of Pendeza tights + Β£20 Voucher to spend in a shop of their choice.

Second winner gets 5 pair of Pendeza tights.

Hope everything was clearly explained. If not, just drop a comment about any queries and I will get back to you.

Winners will be chosen Wednesday April 29th 2015.

Good luck!


Ankara Skirt – Gifted by Just Missed the Runway

Corset Β bralet top – Topshop

Bag – Kurt Geiger

Black Courts – Christian Louboutin Cabo 120 Studded Pumps

Β ankara outfit 7 ankara outfit 6 ankara outfit 4 ankara outfit 3 ankara outfit 2 ankara skirt 9 ankara outfit 1 ankara skirt 8 ankara skirt 6 ankara skirt 5 ankara skirt 4



  1. Françoise EA says:

    Gorgeous always…i absolutely love the skirt

  2. You look so beautiful Lydie. Love your gorgeous skirt and heels. The tights are perfect too.
    I need them.
    To enter the giveaway, I wear tights because they accentuate my legs and the give a classy finish to my look. I am following you and following bependeza on Instagram.
    Sharing this post now.

  3. THAT SKIRT IS GORGEOUS!!!! I’m having such a fit over it!! This entire look is amazing! You look amazing!!! And Christina has impeccable style!


  4. Dana Fashina says:

    That’s so many awesome things about this post I don’t even know where to begin!
    You look awesome.
    That skirt is BEAUTIFUL.
    Those tights are incredible.
    Your hair is off the hook!!

    Now carry on ❀❀

  5. chiclittlehoney says:

    This outfit is so lovely and you wear it very well! I’m in love with the skirt, too.

  6. I agree with Dana. Girlllllll this is by far my absolute favorite post on ABY. Did you get the new camera you wanted cause the quality of these photos is just amazing!!!
    Your hair is just fab! Your lipstick is totally popping. I need these tights in my life like yesterday!!! They would make ‘bare legs’ winter appropriate and that’s every girl dream. Finding tights that are truly nude for brown skinned girls is nearly impossible so these are a genius invention! (Consider this my giveaway entry πŸ™‚ )

    And that skirt OMG!!! I’m so in love. I can’t contain myself. Lol I would be ordering right now if it was available for sale. I need to be friends with miss Christina. Lol

    Those Loubs are everything!!!

    Kudos girl. Kudos.

  7. Corinne Mafeu says:

    Hi,you look gorgeous!! I didnt even noticed the tights, that’s just amazing so i couldn’t not participate at the giveaway. I followed both of you on instagram(@corinercy),i share the post on my google+ account, for the question i like to wear tights because they protect me from the cold and i hate wearing trousers!

  8. Jovy Rayne says:

    Reblogged this on Jovyryn Styles 101 and commented:
    Simply GORGEOUS!!!

  9. Jovy Rayne says:

    All I can say is . . . GORGEOUS!!!! The entire ensemble is just PERFECTO!! I’m madly in loveeee with your heels and the tone tights are just top notch! i sincerely cant tell the difference πŸ™‚ The African look (skirt and hair) really do suit you.. Hats off on this one ABY cc Christina (love your work)

    I like wearing tights because they give you an even tone( esp if you have spots) and they add that chic element to an outfit when paired with heels.

  10. Devinne S. says:

    Whoa, that’s an incredible story! It’s so cool that you got a skirt that was made for you!!

  11. Absolutely beautiful! <3 I can't get over how amazing the colors on the skirt are!!!


  12. Naeun says:

    Wow that skirt is amazing, can’t believe it’s hand-made! Also those tights are amazing, I seriously couldn’t tell the difference when you were/weren’t wearing them xx


  13. onachicdiet says:

    You look drop dead gorgeous, i love how you put this look together, your jewellery, the skirt, shoes, everything is effortless and it looks amazing!

  14. Love the skirt and those tights are Amazing.

  15. I’m in love with that skirt! and it looks amazing on you! xx


  16. This skirt is simply stunning! I adore the color and print. What a nice gift! πŸ™‚


  17. Style-Lee says:

    Beautiful, that skirt was just made for you girl, love the print!

  18. annie lee says:

    girl, you have an amazing figure! you look so good in that outfit xo

  19. Yef says:

    The outfit is the Ishhhh.And your hair..Oh my!! The skirt is lovely..Na really..I wish all bloggers responded like that..haha. I love the shoes! I wear tights as a shape wear and to prevent friction between my legs.. Shared on my I Rep Camer FB page….Keeping my fingers crossed!

  20. Amazing as usual! Everything is on point!! The skirt is amazing and fits perfectly!! <3

  21. Tights 😱😱😱 are awesome too I must check them out!!

  22. oh my god this skirt is juast amazing. i love it

    Check out my new post on my blog about how to bring colour on a rainy day
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  23. valentina ioana says:

    omg…i will for those shoes! lovely look my dear!


  24. I love this look! That skirt is gorgeous!!
    xo Emily

  25. Cynthia says:

    That skirt is everything to me, you look 😘 and as for those tighs they don’t even look like you have them on definitely a huge prop for me☺

  26. officialfantasy says:

    OMG you look absolutely stunning!! The print on the skirt is so beautiful and the sun just made you glow!!! Lovely post

  27. Amazing! That skirt is everything! Xo

  28. what a hottie!!! you look amazing, girl!
    i’m always touched by the kindness of others, even when it doesn’t concerne me directly. bravo christina! i will certainly follow her! we need more people like her. <3

  29. Cheryl says:

    great write up as usual Lydia! love this whole outfit and yess Loubs! I got my first pair from my boyfriend as a birthday gift, can’t wait to wear it in one of my blog post one day and join all the bloggers with loubs commitee lmao πŸ˜€


  30. J says:

    Fabulous love the tights. Got a pair. You can get them in PAKs or African Hair retail store in London. Info for those who want to save some coins.

  31. how could i miss this!? School has been kicking my butt recently! i need to catch up! no need to repay me! The way you styled this skirt is enough hunny! Pass me those shoooesss too πŸ˜‰

  32. larissa says:

    i have been looking for this type of tights 4 years ago. i have eczma on my leg which make is impossible for me to wear short things and i have wearing black tights. please i want to min this

  33. Ngem says:

    Love this. The skirt and shoes r killing me. Just go inspired. You always kill it Lydia. Follow Christina religiously and she is so stylish. I need to start blogging πŸ™‚

  34. So so gorgeous. Hot skirt for a hot girl. And that print is gorgeous against your beautiful skin. Lovely, just lovely


  35. Dana says:

    I would never have been able to tell you were wearing tights! you looks fabulous chica! I love your entire outfit, please give me your shoes!
    Just stopping by to leave my daily dosage of love
    Have a great day, xx
    Dana, http://booquepress.com

  36. you nailed this 100% . sharing this on my site now!

  37. bukumodels says:

    That is unfortunate the images are not available. I really love it when a Sista wears nylons. I wanted to reblog. Is there a way you could email me the photos?

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