Sunday, 19 May 2013

Me Made May 13 and Fancy Dress

This will be a short post today. I have finally come out the other side of craziness at work which was the lead up to two events in two days, both of which had an African them and both went really well. I did managed to keep up Me Made May but I didn't get a photos of each day.

May 15th

My first repeat item. I wore my Laurel top to work but didn't get a photo.


May 16th

Vogue 1089

I went for my only red dress. It is Vogue 1089, made from a medium weight cotton with machine embroidered flowers in the same colour. I love the way wearing red makes me feel which is why I'm surprised I don't have anymore of it in my wardrobe.

May 17th

Again, I didn't get a photo but I wore my Reglisse. This was the day of the first event - you'll see what I got up to a little further down. 

May 18th

Grey Ginger

Second event of the week! I volunteered for the registration desk and had to look after the VVIP (not a typo) lunch so I needed something smart. I went for my third Ginger skirt which is made from a heavy grey fabric. I'm not exactly sure what it is but it frays like nothing else I have ever bought! But the pattern on it is lovely! 

And the best part of these events? I got to dress up in Nigerian traditional dress! Before I saw the dress I was worried that they would push me fully out of my comfort zone with  hair wrapped in fabric and big bold colours that I couldn't pull off. Turns out I didn't need to worry! I have no idea whether this is actually traditional though but it was great to wear it for six hours! It also fitted reasonably well, except it was slightly small around my bust but I don't think anyone noticed. 

Nigerian Dress

Yes, it is African wax print and I have to say I am now tempted to get some! And I learnt that I can wear a collar and do frills but I'm not sure I would wear them together again...

6 comments:

  1. The Nigerian traditional dress is very pretty, I would have had the same concerns about going out of comfort zone but it looks very good on you.

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  2. You look great in the Nigerian dress. I've noticed that there has been quite a bit of African wax print in the MMM flickr group !

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    1. I've been looking at the group and noticed the same thing but only ever thought it looks nice. I'm now seriously tempted!

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  3. All these clothes are gorgeous, especially love the red dress and I give you the reason, the red looks great on you. The last dress is gorgeous! Spectacular!

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    1. Thank you. I must find a way of working more red into my collection!

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