Remember that shopping voucher I won from TWP at the beginning of the year? Yeah. Today’s post is about this very lovely Things Nigerians Love black dress that I got at Zazaii!
Being able to live my shopaholic desires for free is fun, but it can be overwhelming. When I stepped into the Zazaii store with Steph a.k.a the Metrogypsie (Blog, YouTube), I was overwhelmed. WHAT. WILL. I. CHOOSE?
I had earlier planned to stick with items that could easily switch from work to play without stress. I mean, my career takes 70% of my time and it is essential that I dress myself accordingly.
When I saw this dress, I was attracted to it. Invisible zip, no slit. These are the little things that matter. I tried it and it fit like skin tight.
An LBD is the most versatile piece of clothing you will ever own. This particular one mixes the midi and lace trends to give a perfect combination for my entire clothing life.
- To work? Pair it with a blazer and pull up the straps.
- Night out with the girls? Drop the straps to make it more risque and up pair it with mad mad heels. Don’t forget to stack ’em bracelets up!
- Lunch with the fam? Add heels and a wrap.
- To a wedding? I’m totes sure you can rock this with a gele. Ahmean, lace is lace, innit?
- Just for the heck of it, like I did? Pair it with black sneakers! Add a pretty jewelry piece (which I also got from Zazaii) and bae’s Denim Shirt to ward off the cold.
This dress retails for about N9k. I totally understand why a full fledged alaroro would balk at that price, but I think it is worth the investment. If you’re building a minimalist wardrobe, finding key quality pieces like this will help. I assure you. My inner alaroro celebrates the fact that I got this dress for free and thank you to Adaku, the Third World Profashional for the giveaway!
To showcase the versatility of this dress, I should try a 5 Ways to Wear This post soon.
Anyways, go forth and find your perfect LBD.
Bonus: I love love this VSCO edit of my headshot that day. Looking like a blackandwhitegoddess!
Fringe Purse: Thrift Find (N100) | Denim Shirt: Bae’s
Black Sneakers: Roadside (N1000)
Do you have that one clothing item that you have worn the life out of, but you never want to let go of it? My momma calls such items: One-Nation!
I bought this black dress in 2013 from ASOS and I have worn the life out of it. To work, church, parties, nights out, fell asleep in it… Mo ti l’owo mi pa ninu e.
For the Her Network Chats and Cocktails event, I pulled out this dress and realised that it was begging to be left alone (Lint Nation without a Lint Roller, cri wit mi).
I refused! -_-
Well, we’re back and we are back in styleeeee (literally) featuring the awesome Deola Adebiyi. Deola is a content creator and all-round Media Girl. She is the Editor of OmogeMura (like, fine girl dress up! I love it) and I am excited to have her on the blog! So guys, sit back and let’s meet Deola
My name is Deola Adebiyi and I am the editor of OmogeMuRa, a fashion and beauty blog based in Lagos, Nigeria.
My style is kind of all over the place. I’m a chameleon when it comes to style. Sometimes my style is goth, sometimes its girly, some days are casual, and some days I don’t care. My best friend describes my style as ‘Edgy punk girl with a hint of African flavour’!
As usual, we will be taking a walk into Deola’s wardrobe to find the following items:
A black silk shirt. I have had this particular shirt for about 4 years and it makes me so very happy. I can dress it up for an event, dress it down for work; it works so well for everything.
I have a sheer jacket that kinda follows the cape/jacket trend. I think. loool.
I have a pair of Jeffrey Campbell boots that define my style. Very punk rock and unique.
Sunglasses! I can’t do without a fab pair of sunnies…
Random… I love love the pictures from this swimsuit shoot!
Black court shoes. They make your outfit go from drab to fab!
There you have it, guys! Deola’s style is edgy chic and we are lovin’ it. I want those Jeffrey Campbell boots tho’… I think I cam stomp someone out with those. *giggle*
So, what do you like about Deola’s style? Tell us! Which of the above items can we find in your wardrobe?
You can connect with Deola via her Instagram, Twitter and you should totally subscribe to her website for fresh beauty, fashion and style content in Lagos, Nigeria. Don’t forget to subscribe to her YouTube channel.
Thank you, Deola for featuring on TheAlaroro!