Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tailor Made


Dress: Custom made, designed by me| Beaded purse: Vintage, thrifted
Leather sandals: Kate Spade, old

Can you believe it: Chapter 10 of 12 is already underway 👀 I cannot emphasize just how fast this year has flown by. Days seem to go as if they are minutes, and weeks feel like only hours...Time is flying. Time seems to literally disappear.
Speaking of time, I had this dress made 2+ years ago. This is its very first debut here on the blog because it took a while for me to truly like it. 😊 After I had it made (I designed it) it felt like it was missing something. But I didn't know what... Things took a positive turn about a month ago - I got an idea to add some embellishment to it. After two trips to the garment district I finally decided that a fun crochet fringe trim was the answer. I dropped it off at a tailor and voila, my dress finally felt complete! The last two times that I've worn it since adding the fringe trim, I styled it exactly as it is pictured here. I've gotten so many compliments on it. I started thinking- what else I can add a bit of fringe too?! LOL! A little embellishment can go a long way, and can really personalize a piece. 
Switching gears, let's talk HAIR:
After I took my braids down I decided to rock my natural curls for a bit. After a mega intense moisturizing treatment (which I left in for an entire week while I wore my hair in a bun), it was time to let my curls loose. Aphogee is a tried and true personal favorite, I am a bonafide satisfied customer. 20 years of using THIS & THIS keeps my hair healthy intact despite frequent straightening, hair color, and pretty much whatever else... I never have to worry excessively about damage or breakage. Caution: Both products that I just referenced are protein-rich, use them with care if your locks prefer moisture over protein 😉The folks at Aphogee were kind enough to send me a bunch of products, I seized the opportunity to try out a couple of newbies from their Curlific line: 1) Curlific! Textured Hair Wash + 2) Curlific! Texture Treatment. I opted not to use a leave-in treatment this time around so that I could get a true sense of how much I liked the shampoo & conditioner. The shampoo smells great, I really liked the control that the Curlific! Texture Treatment gave my curls! My hair felt soft, manageable, and full w/o a lot of frizz! 
I look forward to trying the Curlific! Moisture Rich Leave-in + Curlific! Curl Definer 😉
Until next time Loves,
Xx

15 comments:

  1. I love Aphogee products too!

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  2. You gave this dress life and the HAIR. . .everyone wants that hair. I am so willing to try that hair product next. Enjoy October my dear.

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    1. LOL- thank you much Love!!! Aphogee has been in my hair arsenal since the 90s :))

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  3. Another winning outfit. Keep them coming. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  4. I love this, and that you designed it! Adding the bottom detail really adds such a beautiful touch!

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    1. Thank you Laura!! I feel like the pictures simply don't do justice to the detail on the trim :)

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  5. Love your dress! Such a pretty color! You look pretty!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  6. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Your hair looks great! Your dress gives you height. You look great!

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  7. You are incredible Joi!! My mom (the 70+ model on my blog) still loves to make her own clothing too!! It's definitely a great way to have something that no one else has!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thank you Jodie!! I WISH I could design and make all of my clothes- that would be like a dream come true :))

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  8. That blue is everything

    www.raetalks.co.uk

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