THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS(LBD)

More than any piece of clothing,the little black dress is definitely essential and the one piece item that will take you from day to night and practically anywhere.
It can go from the work place to an evening event or a simple night out with the girls with an effortless addition of accessories.

Little Black Dresses are always in style and are timeless,classic,chic and seasonless.
They come in a variety of fabrics – cotton,silk,chiffon,sequins and lace to mention a few.
Its a timeless trend because its cool,fresh and above all easy to accessorize so what’s not to love about it?
The LBD(as stylists/fashionistas call it) has been in the fashion books for years/decades now and its always a hit for anyone rocking it.

How to wear a Litte Black Dress :-

With Jackets:-
Throwing on a plum jacket will most definitely add some seriousness to your outfit which will make it perfect for an interview or work.

With Shoes:-
You can pair it up with a pair of pumps to give it a formal look for work or with flats to hit the mall for a laid back look or with a pair of girly metallic strappy sandals for the red carpet or a night out with the girls.

Owner of Taio knit boutique

Owner of Taio knit boutique

With Accessories:-
A simple necklace and earrings for the workplace so as not to look too dressed up or chunky statement neckpiece and a lovely bracelet for a date night.

Yinka Fashola

Yinka Fashola

Genevieve in VieVeKadosha's couture

Genevieve in VieVeKadosha’s couture

With Colours:-
A LBD is like an empty space waiting to be worked on so don’t be afraid to add a bit of colour here and there.
Add a splash of colour with a colourful blazer, belt,neckpiece,brooch,earrings,clutch or shoes(I don’t mean all at once so we don’t look like we going for a carnival) .
If you are fearless enough,you can go all black but you don’t want to overdo it so its not mistaken for a funeral outfit and if you do decide to go all-black inject some colour with your nail polish or your lipstick and that will just about brighten it up.. You can also pair it up with a lovely set of white pumps and white thin belt to give it a monochrome look.

Ogom

Ogom

To make a dramatic change from a work outfit to an evening outfit,take off your jacket, switch your black pumps for a pair of gold slingbacks and your black tote for a gold clutch and you are set to go (do not forget your bright coloured lipstick 😉 ).

So go all out looking fab in your Little Black Dress !!!

In any way you want to put your outfit together,always remember that beauty lies in simplicity and there certainly exists a thin line between tacky and classy.

A big thank you to everyone who sent in their pictures for this article…it was also sent in to a magazine(I won’t tell you yet)
Victoria of LSC Design
Taio Knit Boutique
Yinka Fashola
Elleleroske
Chinenye of Fidelity Bank

God bless you all

Xoxo
Cecili

BACKLESS or MORE

Halloo everyone,yeah I know its been a while and am sure you are all prolly tired of reading that…all I can say is am ready to keep up with updating this blog now #girlsguidehonor 😀

Well let’s just say,this is very important and as we all know,no info is too much info,so I’ll appreciate it if we can all drop our comments on this topic.

I was at the supermarket with my son(and by the way,he’s just the cutest boy) when I ran into a lady looking all gorgeous and onpoint…was still thinking of how to throw a compliment her way when she turned at the voice of her guy (well I fink) and OMG was I shocked at what I saw!!! The dress she had on was a backless dress and all I could see was the black bra and sm back fat resting peacefully on the flap…all I could do was thank God I hadn’t said a word cos I sure was disappointed.

Anyway,this got me thinking of this topic and thought to share my widows mite.

In my opinion I think that a backless dress is a lot sexier than one that shows off a whole lot of cleavage. But then again I’m a huge fan of bone structure and a dress without a back shows off shoulder blades while leaving enough to the imagination to make you wonder about just what really is lying under that dress. Here are a few tips on how to wear a backless dress to keep them guessing.

Don’t Go Too Low- A backless dress already has pow appeal so there’s no need for the seam to plunge down to your you-know-what. Once you cross that line you’re in danger of looking trashy rather than sexy so be sure to keep it classy.

Wear The Right Bra- If you need to wear a bra then be sure to wear the right kind. I recommend using the stick on bras that many department stores sell. The stick-ons provide some support while taking on the shape of your breasts so that you get a natural look. If your dress has a bit more fabric then you can opt for a bra with a low back or a corset type bra. They’ll provide the support that you need while keeping you comfortable.

Use Sticky Tape- You should definitely invest in some double sided tape to keep things where they belong. This way you won’t have to worry about what kind of view anyone is getting if they’re sitting beside you and happen to look down.

Don’t Forget To Accessorize- The accessories that you use to accent your dress should complement rather than overpower your look. Normally, wearing a ring and bracelets is enough to keep this look so striking that you won’t miss the necklace.

Watch The Hair- An updo is ideal when wearing a backless dress because it shows off your back. However, if you want to leave your hair down then be sure to pull your locks over to the side. It makes no sense to wear a backless dress if you’re going to hide your back.

Stand Up Straight- Good posture is important in general but in this case it can make or break your look. It makes you appear to look longer, leaner and better. If you have trouble with keeping your back straight then try to put on your favorite heels because they should automatically help you in this department a great deal so that you can focus on other things.

Now go out and be sexy!! 😉

Note: Backless dresses are not meant for everyone especially some of us who have got thick backs or spots….pls stay off backless dresses completely so you don’t end up looking tacky and silly.

Xoxo
Cecili

Wedding Planning stress

I remember my planning process some years back. I had some good days but I can’t lie I had some major stressful ones.!
Not with the fact that I had 10 bridesmaids or with my mum calling every minute over a particular detail that needed to be sorted out plus my hubby jetting out of the country to arrive a day before the wedding… Oh trust me,I had it all..
So I took a chill pill on a needed basis, lol. My chill pill came in different forms, here are a few;

1. Pray for direction
2. Start planning early
3. Listen to music
4. Delegate – trust me u can’t do it all alone,no matter how much you wish you can.
5. Take a nap to clear my head
6. Spend wisely.
7. Talk to fellow Brides who could understand
8. Take a step back and realize marrying my husband should be my major goal and success!

PS: Whatever you do, do not take a real pill under CECILI’s prescription. Please see a real doctor for that 🙂

Xoxo
Cecili

SPECIAL EASTER PACKS!!!

Its the Easter celebration again..For some of us,its not a break because festive seasons are our peak sale periods but still doesn’t mean we aint excited to spend some quality time with our family and friends and of course its another opportunity to get some new gifts. 😉

We present to you our SPECIAL EASTER PACKS.

Put a smile on someone’s face this season.

Place your orders now and get them delivered for FREE on the Island and at a fee on the mainland.

Call : 07038985289
Or Email : ceciliclothing@gmail.com

Happy Easter!!!!!!!

Its all about Fashion

Xoxo

Cecili

Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.

CECILI : Add N Win

Also to celebrate our 3rd Year Anniversary we present to you our ADD N WIN GAME.

THE FIRST LADY OR GUY TO INVITE 25 LADIES TO LIKE OUR PAGE ON FACEBOOK (CECILI) WILL WIN ANY ANKARA SANDALS OR SLIPPERS WITH HAIR PIECE OF HER CHOICE.

http://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=127304057444203&refid=46

HOW TO PARTICIPATE.
1. Invite a female friend and tell her to LIKE our page
2. Tell her to write on our wall (NOTE: ONLY on our wall) “INVITED BY: YOUR NAME”

THE COMPETITION STARTS NOW AND ENDS ON 15TH MARCH 2013.
BOTH MALE AND FEMALE ARE ALLOWED TO COMPETE BUT ONLY FEMALE INVITES.

Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.

Cecili’s Blog Sale

This is our anniversary month and we will love to celebrate with our lovely friends and clients with our special blog sale.

The blog sale will start on 4th March 2013 and end 6th March 2013.

We’ll be posting the pictures on here so watch dis space closely so as not to miss out..

There will be items for as low as N300.

I hope you love the items as much as we do and of course take advantage of the discounted prices, don’t be selfish, call a friend to join in! *wink*!

Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.

Remember, prices of these items would only be that low on the blog sale days so you don’t want to miss it!!

Follow us on twitter: @ceciliclothing
Like us on facebook : Cecili

Gifts for your bridesmaids

Hey friends,
Been a while..hope u are all doing pretty great….

Well have been really busy with so many bridal dresses and all…Seems year 2013 will be seeing so many ladies to the alter…
Good for me yeah?? *wink*

All the time I have an appointment with a bride,all they talk about are the dresses,accessories like earrings,hair pieces,bouquets and maybe the shoes but they don’t ever talk about the purses or gifts they want to give their friends so thought to discuss this on here.

What better way to say ‘thank you for being an awesome friend’ than to give your bridesmaids custom Cecili purses.

The purses will be made with the same fabric as used in their dresses,aso ebi or with the colour theme of the day.  A personal touch indeed!

This purses will be made to order so will be special so don’t think too far as to what to give them as gifts..give us a call,place your order and we’ll throw in free earrings to go with their outfit for FREE…..Yeah u read right FREEEEEE!!!!!!

Other gift ideas are : Custom made Notebooks,photo frames and so on

Looking forward to reading/hearing from you..

Happy New Month, darlings

Its all about fashion

Xoxo

Cecili

Posted from WordPress for BlackBerry.