|What I'm wearing - Dress - Available @ Dressed| | Shoes - Ninewest (Similar available @ Dressed) || Earrings - Nordstrom || Belts - Asos and Via Spiga || Necklace - Nordstrom|
I wanted this dress from the very first time I set my eyes on it even though its been quite popular with bloggers and has been styled in a number of ways. The reason I wanted it was two fold, the first reason obviously is because its a very pretty dress and would be appropriate for a number of occasions à la church, Friday dress down at work, parties....do you feel me?
But secondly and most importantly I plan to use it as one of my go-to dresses on days I need to wear something tradition-al looking for traditional weddings, Aha! you can't miss its striking resemblance to Ankara fabric. Could it have been inspired by African prints aka Ankara?
You see, I have a peculiar problem, maybe its not just me but if you can relate please drop a line in the comment box :), I do not have any decent native attire! seriously, how can I, a Niaja girl, born and breed + living in Niaja not have any natives? hard to believe.
I have obviously not been lucky with tailors because I'm sure there are a lot of great tailors out there going by the number of beautiful attires I see on people. But with me, either the tailoring is poorly finished, the outfit doesn't fit quite well or I have to chase them around for weeks to get my outfit finished for an event and to be honest I do not have the time, patience or even money to be wasted on outfits that would not turn out right.
Recently, a dear friend introduced me to a new tailor/ designer and I'm quite excited to see how she would execute my outfit ideas. So far she has been very professional and seemed like she understood my ideas, fingers crossed this might just be the ONE :).
So dear friends, until my new tailor delivers, this dress that has been tried and is trusted would be my go-to native attire, especially when the colour of the day is green, Ooh gosh! I will just knack one badass! gold or powder blue gele to match, weddings here I come!
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Catch you later!
Enjoy the rest of your week.