Thursday, July 21, 2011

AFRICAN QUEEN


 
When I saw this dress, robe, cover up, moo moo or whatever you choose to call it, it was LOVE AT 1ST SIGHT!! I paid $5 for it at a local thrift store!! For those of you that don't know, I inherited the best of both worlds as far as ethnicity goes. I am 1/2 Native American (Father) and 1/2 African American (Mother). I was raised on a reservation but my mother made sure that I was VERY much in touch with my black roots. Actually, the two cultures are very very similar. They both belong to tribes, make beautiful things by hand, have some sort of ceremony or ritual for every life event, dance, worship mother nature, live off the land, take care of family and LOVE to eat!! I truly am blessed beyond measure to have such a life! 
At my last pedi I had them use the O.P.I. silver polish with black crackle. I love it! 
Oh and by the way....I died my hair! It is very subtle which I wanted. Do you like it?
 THIS THING IS FABULOUS HONEY! lol
Picture it belted!!
SMILE! GOD LOVES YOU!
Kiah

62 comments:

Joy said...

Beautiful Kiah! That dress is slammin! And the shoes are cute too!

5th Avenue Stranger said...

stunning..................

'Tia said...

LOVE IT!!!

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jijilovesyou said...

hiya! i noticed the hair colour and i love it!!! i've been contemplating what colour to dye my hair. it takes me so long to decide and i'm so fickled :)
love the look gorgeous!
jijixx

lalaG said...

I see those all the times at Ross and ive always wanted one... now i might have to get one

Ashley said...

You look beautiful! I love it, I love it! My mom & aunt have a few moo moo's. Very nice. & your polish is cute.

CorporateNapps said...

So enjoying your style

LaToya said...

I love this look. You look incredibly chic and relaxed at the same time!

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Jamie @ Rural Glamour said...

I like that on you! Such a great buy...You look like you have the need to twirl in it. lol

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Kiah, This is beautiful on you. I love the black and white colors and the design on it. It looks very dressy yet comfortable chic. Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

Yulia said...

Hehe, I love it! You look really like a quenn and the updo and red lipstick areincredible on you=)

Style & Poise said...

Love this Kiah! So eccentric.....also love the results of your crackle pedicure. Very Cute!

Roni

If Curves Could Talk (Stefanie) said...

Kiah...this is just so gorgeous and stunning and amazing all up in one! BEAUTIFUL! Just BEAUTIFUL!

Full Figured Diva said...

Absolutely LOVE your hair..and you look super comfy and chic! What a beautiful dress!

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Marina said...

You really look like a queen :)

sajuki said...

love this outfit!

VanoueLicious said...

Gorgeous dress! I love!

Laura said...

Oh man that dress is sooooooo amazing(swooning!)when I saw glimpse of it on fb I loved it it's even better when you see it up close! You look so cool in this caftany/dress!

Hayley said...

ohhh Kiah, you have outdone yourself. thiss dress is one of the most amazing things i have ever seen =)

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I BLEED PINK said...

I have to be honest if I saw this on the rack I would be like what the heck, but seeing how you pulled it together I love it!! You are working this look!!

I love the new hair color, it looks a little red in the sunlight.

Jayla said...

before i could even finish my thought about how it would look belted-you said it! yes i can tell your hair is dyed. i dyed mine too and i cant really tell unless im in the sun. i plan to dye it again!!! check out the new dye job in my outfit posts. finally got my internet back!!!

sajuki said...

now i'm 206th follower ;)

Savannah said...

This is pretty! My best friend Lily and I always try on miu-mius as a joke (they're ugly printed silk ones) and my mom is like "you two are not buying those!"
I almost got Lily to buy me one for my birthday, they're so comfy! Your miu-miu is really cute! And the hair looks great!
Have a great weekend!

xxx

Inez of Style Chic 360 said...

Kiah, I love it! You are so beautiful. I see the subtle color it's cute!

I love this look!!! :))) beauty!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

You look fabulous. I am so in love with the Crackle nail polish and have been wearing it myself. TFS

Shannon said...

I love this look so much! I am really blown away. I had been wanting the silver shatter polish but I already have the black shatter so I'm going to try it over silver like you did. I love everything about this outfit!

And thank you also for the comment you left on my post about men. I received a few great ones but yours really clicked in my head and made me realize some things. You hit the nail right on the head. Thank you.

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Gracey said...

As Debbie Allen would say, call the fire department, honey, because you are HOT! Gorgeous. Absolutely love it.

anne m bray said...

WOW!
you look incredible!

Audrey Leighton said...

what a gorgeous print! looks great on you!

Lovelyladyjb said...

I agree, It's fabolous! Love your nail polish too!! I like how you characterized both cultures! I def love to eat! :)

New follower! Take care!

SheWhoAccessorizesWell said...

Kiah, I cannot imagine a more perfect dress for you. It is beautiful. Do you ever wonder about the person who sent it to thrift? Why would they let go of such a beautiful peice of art? Well, I guess the best thing is that you were meant to find it and give it the respect it should have. You look lovely.

JTWisdom said...

You really look so beautiful in that dasheeki, and the shoes and pedicure just finishes the touch. Love your hair I see the color and it's really attractive on you.
Wonderful how you talk about your heritage.
Truly blessed.

Absolutely Mrs. K said...

oh yeas, like everything is perfect about this look! you look amazing in this shapeless dress ( i call it that) the silhouette is phenomenal! not many people could pull this off girl! fabulous with the heels and of course the nail polish! you always know how to wear accessories

DaBlackSjp said...

"BEAUTIFUL" African Queen ;;)

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laniza said...

I love this! Belted or unbelted, it's a fabulous piece :).

dressingup-everyday said...

Totally in love with your fab tunic, nail polish and red lips . A very pretty girl!

Trendy Curvy Girly said...

CUTE ! and I love your nail and yours shoes !

Zarna said...

you completely look like a queen!!

you're gorgeous!

Lexy @ QUIRKY EXPLOSION said...

Ahhh, totally get the love at first sight vibes. ITS AMAZIIIIIINGGG. I loveeeee the print. AH SIMPLY INCREDIBLE! It's a hard look to rock but eek YOU ROCK IT!

And I love the nailpolish! It's fabulous!

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Ylenia said...

very nice indeed!!!

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Girl about town.... said...

African queen indeed! Stunning! I love the dress, it looks so perfect for hot weather! Your hair is beautiful in a bun and I love your make-up! Stunning my friend!

Girl about Town XxX

Kerissa said...

Fashion heart swoons. You look great. It has everything: black and white, thrifted, comfy but straight up a fashion do. Get it hun!

Vivi said...

N I C E! From head to toe. That IS a lovely gown/robe. I'm like the OPI shatter, too. I haven't tried it on my toes, though. I have the black and silver shatter. Thinking of getting the dark purple soon.

Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle said...

You definitely look like an African Queen!!

<3 Marina
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Nic said...

I am in love with this!! You're lovely :-)

~Nic
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Moya2bean said...

My girl! yOu look hot! I love the african look! Huge fan! You look amazing Kiah!

Shasie said...

Ok this is my FAVORITE look of the day! I love this on you! Amazing!

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Just Daisy said...

what a beautiful beautiful outfit kiah!

xoxo,
daisy

Alissa said...

That is an amazing piece. I loooooove It!

ChiccaStyle said...

WOW,this is absolutely my fav outfit of yours Kiah!!!Stunning look, this dress is to die for and it goes perfectly with your adorable wedges!!!
You rock it!
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laura said...

Kiah, YOU are fabulous! My gosh, this dress/robe/mumu/whatever looks really amazing on you!!! You look stunning!
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Abbie said...

You are a lovely blend of cultures...

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

You're rocking this look....but you rock every look! I've been wanting to try the crackle polish, I may next time I get a pedi! I love those heels!

Rapuncela said...

beautiful dress :)) Your nails are so incredible!

EbonyCPrincess said...

LOVEEEEEEEE! so regal yet comfy!

Michelle @Radiant Brown Beauty said...

This is beautiful! I love this.

Aussie Blue said...

I need to go thrifting!

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Judith said...

I WANT ONE!! ITs awesome!! and it looks so perfect on you.

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LA Lynn's said...

WOW... I love this look on you!!!! I want one but I wonder will it make me look like I have on sheets???? lol

I'm digging the polish as well!

Ashleigh Nicole said...

i like the polish!

xo Ashleigh

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Shruti said...

Wow! This is like the best I have seen on this blog. I really really love it. It is complimenting you.. the hair, the make up, the shoes everything! You look great Kiah.

wait until the sunset said...

foxy as!!

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