Food and Style with an African Twist

The Process

“Create your own style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” 



Hello and welcome to The Cooking Wardrobe.  What a difference a week makes.  Look who was busy bagging black last week and whinging about the cold weather.  Anyway, black is officially back on TCW and I am loving me some black woo hoo. 

Before I go any further, how are you all doing my lovelies? Hope you are all well and winning at whatever you are doing.  Climbing new heights and achieving new goals.  I am doing just fine, thanks for asking.   

Style like most things or even everything in this life goes through a process.  It takes time and effort and in my case a husband's patience to get it right or make it finally look the way you imagined it. 

Not sure if its just me but I have noticed that the full length mirror and the camera do not speak the same language.  While miss mirror will tell you that everything is perfect, just go and have a good time with your posing, I get to the location and camera will give me one wink and I am heading straight back to the car to try outfit number two haha.

Today's post shows how I eventually got what I had imagined when putting this outfit together from start to finish, the whole process.

Thank you so much for stopping by and reading, don't be shy, let me know you were here by leaving a comment and I will come and party with you on your blog space.  Have a lovely week . xo
Outfit details
Dress: Jacqui e
Mules: Wittner
Belt: Portmans
Hat: Forever New (Gift)
Denim Jacket: Thrifted
Earrings: Gift (Unknown)
Watch: Goldmark



Two hats later and we are done.

Linking up to Creative Mondays Reasons to Dress Fun Fashion Friday


22 comments

  1. Its a lovely look, really stylish.

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  2. Fantastic summer look!
    http://www.glaringwaves.blogspot.com/

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  3. Pretty dress, Elsie. I love the pleated bottom and your hat is so cute.

    Sharon
    http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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  4. Nice dress doll! Love you outfit!

    http://bebagottel.blogspot.com/2015/08/lady-look.html

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  5. Beautiful and elegant, and you look fantastic, Elsie! :) Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog posts, I really appreciate it. I moderate my blog comments and publish them after I have viewed them to discourage spammers. I hope your week will be fantastic!

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  6. I love your dress Elsie darling. I feel you on the mirror and the camera, hehe. I love how you threw in the hat and even the denim jacket. Thanks to the hub for the great support, :). FAB!!
    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  7. Beautiful ensemble. You look amazing!
    Merci
    www.chic-on-thrift.blogspot.com

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  8. Hi dear and thank you very much for added me on your G+ circles!!! I'm very happy and I follow you immediately. I like very much this outfi...denim jacket is perfect on your black dress! Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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  9. I love this dress on you. It just flows gently and fits like a dream.

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  10. Great outfit, causal yet smart

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  11. Lovely dress, looks beautiful :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays..

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  12. I love a black maxi and I need to find another one because I outgrew mine a few years ago (lol) - you are definitely looking lovely lady!

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  13. Looking wonderful in this elegant black maxi. Elsie. I also like the way you changed its look with the denim and your hats. Hope your week is going well.

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  14. Very cute. Like
    Fashionitazbybuiti.blogspot.com

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  15. What a beautiful and classy look! I love how comfortable this dress looks!
    Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"
    Rachel xo
    Please stop by Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me link up here

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  16. Waiting patiently for tomorrow's post, :)))).
    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hello Elsie, first of all you look smokin hot! I agree it's a process to get all the blogging thing done. I have zero skills in photography so I can't imagine how the pictures will turn out! My husband isn't patient so I must rely on a friend :-) happy Sunday gorgeous! Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

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  18. Thanks for linking up to Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me when I co-hosted that party. I always enjoy your OOTD. I hope you can join my weekly Thursdays linkup party called Top of the World Style. It is live here http://highlatitudestyle.com/2015/08/20/summer-outfit-in-fall/ Have a nice day Nicole

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  19. That's a great maxi dress and I like the styling, Elsie. Gorgeous!

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I love the dress and adore the mules.
    Greetje

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  21. I know right, Sometimes the mirror play tricks on you and oh how I use to fight with my husband taking the pictures as he doesn't have any patience at all so I decided to keep the marriage together by not asking him to take the pictures any more and peace was reinstated in our home haha.. Lovely dress though.. Love you dear

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Thanks for checking out my blog and leaving me a comment. I love reading your views as they inspire me to continue doing this blog. Love Elsie

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