OI: Snow and rain

Hi all, some outfit ideas from this week.  Lots of rain and snow/sleet here…and it’s getting even colder…I miss Spring! Hope you enjoy the outfits below, and let me know which you like best.

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top/sweater/skirt(J.crew, old)/boots (RL, old) — top(J.Crew)/skirt/(H&M)boots(Cole Haan) — top(Gap)/cords(J.Crew)/boots(Hunter)

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top(J.Crew)/sweater(Madewell,old)/boots(TB) — skirt(eBelandi)/belt(J.Crew) — top/necklace/skirt(J.Crew,old)

Introducing: Designed by Bel – Pleated Top and Pencil Skirt

Throughout this year, I have been blogging on a few African Designers every Wednesday or so (have tried my best to keep a consistent schedule) under the Afrique & Fashion tag.  On occasions, I have also posted some African designs that I have worn myself, and few readers have asked me personally to post more of my own African ensembles.

Starting today, I will be posting, on a monthly basis, one of my own designs. I am at the early stage of sewing (not even beginner) but I usually draw or put together various pieces then ask an expert seamstress to sew it all for me. Will keep the weekly ebelandi’s African Designer of the Week posts but on the first Wednesday of every month, we will have a “Designed by Bel” post where I will model an outfit that I have designed on my own (sewed with help of paid seamstress where applicable) with inspiration pictures if applicable as well.

My very first Designed by Bel file below.  Let me know what you think?

 ebelandi_designed_by_bel_1dec2014sweater/belt/booties

Weekend outfit: Eyelets and red

Pretty relaxing weekend and simple outfit. The dress was on super sale a while back at Madewell. Let me know what you think of the pairing with red.

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Dress/sandals (MK, old)

You can see another pairing of this cute dress on WannabeFashionBlogger.

Style Watch: Lace and Eyelets

We see eyelets everywhere!!! If you want to jump and follow the trend, some options below:

H&M: lace dress (on sale!), lace top, beaded skirt

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J.Crew: Garden Eyelet (popbacks maybe), panel eyelet dress, Silk Chiffon Sweet Meadow, eyelet shirtdress, stretch eyelet dress, Collection lace shift, Collection eyelet jumpsuit and Collection Victorian lace (new arrival 23April14). Shoe-wise: perforated loafers (reviewed by Audreybella)

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Anthropologie: terrace dress, Carissima dress and patio party dress

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Gap: burnout dot and eyelet stripe shirts

 

Madewell: Eyelet hideaway, lattice work shirt and dress (on sale), eyelet wildfield dress 

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Tory Burch: Tiara dress, Trixy, Dakota, elena, perla, merida

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Target: Merona Lace short-sleeve (similar to a J.Crew factory top) and AMBAr halter top (cute!)

And if you are into DIY, I found this link by Beaute J’adore….and yes, I like!! Picture below and link to her post.

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image courtersy of Beaute J’adore