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All White Everything: My OOTD Review from the Bloggerpoint Abuja Brunch

It's a sunny clear day here in Abuja. Hi babe!Thanks for stopping by.
Currently, I'm eating boiled white and yellow corn with coconut at the spot ,a secret place known to people who work in my department and the architects that designed the building.
Remember my last post? I promised to share the details of my outfit of the day to the Bloggerpoint brunch. Please consider this blog post a promise kept.


After giving myself the nudge and a host of reasons why I needed to pay N5000 to attend a brunch with other bloggers, I knew I had to find what to wear. The only white outfits I had were my white Tee shirt for Community Development Service(CDS) and a pair of white shorts I used in camp. The said shorts were in a "things I'm not wearing in Abuja bag" chilling in my room in Lagos.
The only other outfit I had was a short white gown heavily embellished with black sequins and beads. "that will have to do, it's a one day event"
I chatted with Sarah about it, and she told me if it's what I have, then it'll have to do.

Then, one week to the event, after I had the talk you know, those deep talks you have with yourself and tell yourself the truth(as my mother's people say, pinch yourself).
Alexandra there's no way you're wearing that gown.
Click to Follow Me on Bloglovin Three days to the event @tfe.ng came to my rescue. The lace was bought, paid for and measurements were taken. To honest, the gown wasn't sewn until less than 24 hours to the event. "In my very before", Abdul magically transformed the linen and lace into the gown you will see my wearing in the pictures below. The gown was done in 3 hours! I tested it, and it fit like a glove after several minor adjustments. Nigerian tailor have a hard time understanding the concept of a tiny waist and my hips but @TFE.NG was AMAZING. They're launching in November,and I can't wait for the world to feel the same happiness I feel each time I see this super affordable gown, and how I feel wearing it.




I love this picture with my girls, we're looking as if our mixtape be dropping next second! The dress defeated my "can this dress be manipulated for this ogbonge pose" fears...







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You know that feeling you have when every penny counts? They actually want to lie low till they launch. But with permission, I wrote this post, I just couldn't keep quiet.



Current Listen: The One that Never Comes by Asa Happy belated birthday Asa.


Peace and Love,
Alexandra.





 FRENCH TRANSLATION
 
C'est un jour clair et ensoleillé ici à Abuja. Bonjour bébé, merci d'être passé.
À l'heure actuelle, je mange du maïs blanc et jaune bouilli avec de la noix de coco sur place, un endroit secret connu des personnes qui travaillent dans mon département et les architectes qui ont conçu le bâtiment.

Vous souvenez-vous de mon dernier article? J'ai promis de partager les détails de ma tenue du jour au brunch de Bloggerpoint. Veuillez considérer ce blog comme une promesse conservée.

Après m'être donné le coup de coude et une foule de raisons pour lesquelles je devais payer N5000 pour assister à un brunch avec d'autres blogueurs, je savais que je devais trouver quoi porter. Les tenues blanches que j'avais étaient ma chemise blanche pour le service de développement communautaire (CDS) et une paire de shorts blancs que j'ai utilisé dans le camp. Ces courts-métrages étaient dans des "choses que je ne porte pas dans le sac d'Abuja" dans ma chambre à Lagos.

La seule autre tenue que j'avais était une courte robe blanche fortement ornée de paillettes et de perles noires. "ça devra faire, c'est un événement d'une journée"

J'ai parlé avec Sarah à ce sujet, et elle m'a dit si c'est ce que j'ai, alors il faudra le faire.
Ensuite, une semaine à l'événement, après que j'ai eu la conversation, vous connaissez ces discussions profondes que vous avez avec vous et dites-vous la vérité (comme le disent les personnes de ma mère, vous pincer).

Alexandra, il n'y a aucun moyen de porter cette robe.
Trois jours à l'événement @tfe.ng est venu à ma rescousse. La dentelle a été achetée, payée et les mesures ont été prises. Pour honnête, la robe n'a pas été cousue jusqu'à moins de 24 heures à l'événement. "Dans mon tout avant", Abdul a transformé magiquement le lin et la dentelle dans la robe, vous verrez mon port dans les images ci-dessous. La robe a été faite en 3 heures! Je l'ai testé, et il convient comme un gant après plusieurs ajustements mineurs. Le tailleur nigérien a du mal à comprendre le concept d'une taille minuscule et de mes hanches mais @TFE.NG était incroyable. Ils se lancent en novembre, et je ne peux pas attendre que le monde ressente le même bonheur que je ressente chaque fois que je vois cette robe super abordable et que je me sens le porter.

PS ce n'est pas un post ou une annonce sponsorisée

Vous savez ce sentiment que vous avez quand chaque centime compte? Ils veulent vraiment se trouver bas jusqu'à leur lancement. Mais avec la permission, j'ai écrit ce post, je ne pouvais tout simplement pas me taire.


Current Listen: The One Never Comes by Asa Joyeux anniversaire tardif Asa.

Paix et amour,
Alexandra.

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