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2 Adire AKA Tye and dye styles from Design for Love, a Nigerian fashion brand

Thursday, 24 September 2020
Long time no see.....had to dust a lot of cobweb off this blog but I am super excited to be back and I plan to continue posting at least once a week, Amen.

I am here to show off a Nigerian fashion brand, Design for Love (DFL).

I first worked with the brand in 2018 when I started blogging. DFL was the first Nigerian brand to send me pieces and I am still grateful that they believed in me, a newbie at that point. I did this post here and here on their ankara collection in 2018.

It is only natural that I start with their brand in this collaboration showing off Nigerian fashion brands with my blogger babes but this time in 2 designs from their adire also known as tye and dye collection.



 Tye and dye which is popularly known as adire in Nigeria is an indigo dyed clothe made mostly in the south western region but embraced and worn by all. 

Adire became a thing on the international fashion scene last year and a lot of people got into it with top brands designing a lot of their pieces with caricature prints as far as I am concerned because the real adire is the one made in Abeokuta, Nigeria (argue with your keyboard) lol.

Now to the outfits, THE dress. I love how classy the style is....made me look like I have my life together and the beautiful mix of lace with the adire sealed the deal for me. I didn't do much as per styling as I didn't want to take away from the beauty that the dress exudes on its own.



Now to the wide leg pants and top which is my absolute favorite because value for money as I can style them together and as separates. I plan to restyle them as separates soon and link them to this post. The style of the sleeves and how wide the pants are, also added to the allure of this set. Most importantly is the quality of the adire....second to none and I have seen and worn several. The quality of both outfits is top notch with perfect finishing. I recommend.




 

 I said a lot about the Nigerian fashion brand, DFL in the posts here and here so I am not going to repeat myself. You can find them via their website here and Instagram here

 


This epic return to my blog was prompted by this collaboration with four Nigerian fashion bloggers @bytonye @debwritesblog @princessaudu @the_estephany to promote fashion brands in Nigeria, Check out their blogs to discover more brands that I’m sure you will definitely love.

 Which of the 2 styles is your favorite? 

See you soon.

X








This dress is a dream and I styled it 3 ways.

Sunday, 15 March 2020
Hello beautiful people, welcome to my blog.
This Dress is made in Nigeria....No more words needed....enjoy the photos.
Two other ways I styled it:
With a blazer to work or church
A casual take
Dress: @alexairoclothing on Instagram 
Hat: @ile.esho on Instagram 
Thanks for stopping by:
XO

Valentine Carryover

Saturday, 22 February 2020
Hello beautiful people, welcome to my blog.

Valentine was a week ago but it continues for me everyday .... here I am in the cliched red that is worn to mark the day.
Valentine has now turned into a really big deal, it wasn't as big a few years ago. It is good for the economy and businesses as it provides Opportunity to make money for those that retail products and provide services fitting for the season.
I think everyday should be Valentine as we need to show those around us that we love them all the time we have the opportunity to as tomorrow is not promised.
I had malaria that day so I was just home hence the carryover and this post.
Let's talk about the beautiful red set from Zeech.
Zeech is a Nigerian brand that stock beautiful outfits in plain and patterned designs. You can reach them on Instagram @zeech_ng

How did you celebrate Valentine 2020?
Thanks for stopping by:
XO

Debs with Nine Lives

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Hello beautiful people, welcome to my blog.
I got these beautiful Ankara prints from Debs clothier  and got it tailored by Nine Lives and Styles.




The pants is my favorite part of this set:






I restyled the jacket in these two ways and will update this post when I restyle the pants.





You can contact both brands via their Instagram;
Fabric; @debsclothier
Tailored; @ninelivesandstyles
Thanks for stopping by;
XO






The Acropolis Park

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Hello beautiful people,  welcome to my blog.
I was wandering on the streets of Instagram one day when I saw a post by a friend of a birthday shoot that piqued my interest.  The lady photographed was beautiful and so was her outfit but what struck me the most was the location of the shoot. 

I did my research and struck gold when I found the page of The Acropolis park on Instagram and Facebook and it has been pure Joy since then.
The Acropolis park which is situated at Plot 3873 E27, Apo resettlement  in Abuja Nigeria is a perfect place for events, shoots and relaxation.

I have been to several event centres in and around Abuja and the Acropolis park is one of the best I have seen for weddings;
Office / work events / birthdays etc
Picnics;
Relaxation after a hard day or week
The park is also photoshoot appropriate because of its picturesque nature.
I shot this look at the park;
 The staff are courteous and ever available to attend to all your needs.
I will recommend this park for your next event.
Contact them +234 903 003 0888 and +234 803 306 1476 to book a space today.
They also have presence on Instagram as @theacropolis and facebook.

What do you look out for when you are looking out for location for an event? 

Thanks for visiting my blog.
XO.

Happy new year


Hello beautiful people,  happy new year. 
It is a shame that I am only wishing you happy new year today 15th of February,  I have no excuse but I will try and do better. 
A lot has happened since I have been here;
I started a business.....I now sell afordable and unique accessories. The name of the company is "ile.esho" I will do a proper blog post on that soon.

We celebrated Christmas, new year and 1st anniversary of my dad's death.
I am very hopeful that this year will be a good one, God sparing our lives.
The ankara set I am wearing is from @mayrushonline who you can find on Instagram.

Which of the styling of the top is your favourite?

Thanks for visiting my blog.
XO