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MMJ day 3: Joseph's got nothing on me

Friday, June 3

Joseph had a technicolour coat.

That's a fact.

He did not, however, have a technicolour dress.

I DO!!

And that, people, is A FACT!!


The sun had gone down at this point, but I INSISTED on wearing my shades. ain't nothing messing my look!!!

I decided to channel my inner african chica with the headgear.

In Cameroon ( where I'm from), we love tying our heads up. Its very elegant, especially with our traditional attires. I think I have to make an african attire one of these days, complete with a headtie( what we call them).

 I made this dress over the weekend, blogged about here. For the hem, I used my overlocker to make a roll hem. That was really cool, and I was grateful I did not have to spend time pressing and sewing the hem.
 
Fear not, I was not about to jump into the river!





I was simply marvelling at the beauty of the world around me!!
A big thank you to everyone who encouraged me to continue wearing bright colours. One of the reasons I love them is that they make me happy. I always dread winter months here in the UK because all the shops only stock dark colours. So no matter how hard I tried, I could never find anything bright enough to brighten up my winter blues. Thankfully, by December this year, I will be in control of my own wardrobe, and will be able to sew whatever I want to wear. Imagine wearing pistachio in the middle of winter. lol...I know for sure there will be loads of head turning....

Have a good day everyone.

20 comments:

  1. Bright colours are the best. I've slipped into wearing too many neutrals and need to snazz it up a bit. Sally at Already Pretty (see link below) does a pretty good job of making me feel inspired. And my approach to winter...I have two coats - one is bright yellow and the other is bright pink.

    http://www.alreadypretty.com/2011/03/how-to-wear-eye-searingly-bright-colors.html

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  2. Another superb blog post brimming with personality. I love you, Dibs! 'Marvelling at the beauty of the world around me.' Excellent! Really interesting to hear about your Cameroon heritage. Would love to see HOW you tie your head dresses on! That dress is superb. Clearly, you and an overlocker is a marriage made in heaven.

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  3. Dibs, you are my "love for colour "sister ! Amazing. ! xx

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  4. Love it, love it, love it! Your dress is awesome-sauce

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  5. love it - fab dress and the headtie looks great! I'm with you re bright colours! x

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  6. awww...I'm blushing now ( if you can see past all the melanin). Thanks for the comments.
    @Karen, there are so many different ways to tie it. some are so big, they have to be made, and worn as hats. I'll try and do a post one day about that.
    @Miriana, I checked out the site. thanks. she's very cool. i just might imitate you an make a VERY bright coat this year.

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  7. Oh you look amazing Dibs, love the dress and the headgear. If anybody can rock bright colours, you can! The final picture of you is absolutely beautiful. x

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  8. Its funny how neutrals are always "in" but one you wear color it effects EVERYONE in a good way. The most compliment you will ever receive is when your outfit is unique and bright. Love the outfit!

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  9. Thanks Jane. I love that picture too.

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  10. I love how colourful you are Dibs, don't ever stop! Oh and please, please make a traditional African outfit soon...I'd love to see it!xx

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  11. Thanks Shawnta, I know what you mean about the way colour affects people.
    Marie I sure will, as soon as I have breathing space from all this me made june madness. lol

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  12. Keep turning those head, Dibs! I love bright colors and they make other people happy as well. I'm sure people will be admiring your clothes.

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  13. Pretty outfit. I'd also like to see your take on traditional African attire.

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  14. Yay for color! You look fab.

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  15. I love that you wear bright colours. They look so good on you. I totally get it about shops stocking dark colours. Here in Melbourne where we are known for wearing black you can't get much else. Don't suppose they would realize that if there were other colours to buy, people would. Not everyone wants to wear black! My DH is probably sick of hearing me complain about it. I even find it a problem when buying fabric. Glad you will have your wardrobe under control by December so you can wear bright colours all year round if you want to.

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  16. I await my african short sleeved shirt this summer, I want be like Joseph!!

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  17. I like all what is going on with the maxi dress and the turban. Afritude rocks!!! Ntube.

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  18. Oh Miss Dibs, Miss Dibs! You excel yourself! You look SO glamourous!

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