Is This Appropriate?

Dress, Belt and Clutch: And Other Stories

Shoes: Zara | Earrings: Stradivarius

Hey lovelies, hope you all are well and have had a great week thus far. I can only but hope the same momentum that has brought us to this day will see us through the rest of the week. Although it’s rather unfortunate the lads won’t be bringing football home (I had to revise this post to share my disappointment, haha 🙁 ). Nonetheless, they did play amazingly well, so they deserve utmost commendation.

My word for you today:

Show love, extend grace and encourage peace.

This life we live is far too short to not make the most of. Live your best life, hunny. Live your best life!

Onto today’s post shall we!?

As we currently are in the wedding and celebratory season, there seems to be some level of social appraisal for what is and isn’t appropriate. Such ideas of the ideal guest, most appropriate seasonal colours, abstinence from colours that might not appear celebratory or seem ambiguous; all these, I choose to remain aloof of. I’m not to be misunderstood here, I still will look suitably dressed for the occasion, although subjectively.

Over the weekend, a friend made a passing comment on how she loves me in black, and understands why it is my favourite colour. To this particular friend, I’ve never expressed such to; her judgement was based on observation and assumption. Was she wrong? No, I do like the colour black (amongst other colours). In contrast to the negative connotations attributed to the colour, it equally speaks highly of elegance, sophistication and strength. If you are still wondering where I’m headed with this, yes I would wear an all black outfit to any ceremony; wedding included. I very much appreciate its volatility when it comes to styling. Selecting the right structured garment, right textures for the occasion, flattering accessories and maybe a complimentary pop of colour to achieve balance, you are well on your way.

Am I alone on this? Can we agree to disagree? Please share your thoughts below on whether there are colours you deem inappropriate for occasions. Your thoughts sure will be enlightening.

 

Be Right Back,

Funmi xx

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  1. That dress is absolutely gorgeous, what a bold choice, love it 😀
    Have an amazing day,
    xx

    Patricia & Miguel
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  2. Come ALL THE WAY THROUGGGHH Ms Funmi Fums!!!! And guuurl, you’re singing to the choir, I once wore all-black to a wedding. However, I detracted funeral vibes by zazzing it up with a white blazer, colourful fascinator etc.
    I believe you’ve added colour to your outfit by your charming and bold coloured lil’ bag and may I say this outfit is da bom diggy and deserves it’s wedding outing! Have a lovely wkend. X

  3. Honestly, you look so gorgeous. I think it does not matter what colour you are wearing, it’s more about how you feel.
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  4. Love how you look on these my dearest!
    xx, Hadasah
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  5. First of all, your dress is absolutely gorgeous and so are you. In answer to your question, no, you’re not alone! *raises hand*
    I agree 100% with you, black is one of top 3 favourite colours and I wear it pretty much every other day. It’s elegance in its simplest and purest expression.
    I’m from Argentina and the “colour code” for weddings is not as strict as it is here in the UK or some other parts of the world. In Argentina is normal to attend a wedding in literally any colour, including black.
    A few weeks ago I posted on my blog OOTD pics of me wearing what I considered a great option for a wedding guest, which was a classy dark navy blue dress with golden embroidery, and some people told me the dress was beautiful but too dark for such occasions. So yep, I hear you girl! 🙂
    xx

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  6. First of all, your dress is absolutely gorgeous and so are you. In answer to your question, no, you’re not alone! *raises hand*
    I agree 100% with you, black is one of top 3 favourite colours and I wear it pretty much every other day. It’s elegance in its simplest and purest expression.
    I’m from Argentina and the “colour code” for weddings is not as strict as it is here in the UK or some other parts of the world. In Argentina is normal to attend a wedding in literally any colour, including black.
    A few weeks ago I posted on my blog OOTD pics of me wearing what I considered a great option for a wedding guest, which was a classy dark navy blue dress with golden embroidery, and some people told me the dress was beautiful but too dark for such occasions. So yep, I hear you girl! 🙂
    xx

  7. Lovely dress, looks so good on you! That clutch is bomb, so pretty!

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  8. The dress looks lovely on you! I could also see myself wearing this one 😉

    ANOUK

  9. You are killin’ it, girl! This look is so sophisticated chic – the purse really adds some funk xx

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  10. Fantastic look ❤️

  11. Such an amazing look! The bag it’s so cute ♥

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  12. This dress is very beautiful. You look so noble wearing it. The photos are great too. I hope in the future you will share more about how to mix clothes <3
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  13. You look absolutely STUNNING in this dress – you should definitely be able to wear this to any wedding as I can almost guarantee the style is more appropriate than many other dresses at weddings! Adding little pops of colour to an otherwise all-black outfit like you did with that pink purse makes it even more appropriate for any event!

    Heather xoxo
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  14. Okay wow wow wow! This dress is absolutely awesome and you look fantastic!! And I totally agree, I think a ceremony – also a wedding – shouldn’t really be about colors. Instead, you just should feel great and enjoy it wherever you are invited. I think Victoria Beckham proved it that you can even show up in a black dress to a royal wedding. She looked awesome because it was what she felt to dress like. 🙂
    Happy weekend dear!
    xx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

  15. I don’t think it matters. I wear all sorts of colors to everything! I think that old thing of “don’t wear this color” is so outdated.

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

  16. I think black with pops of colour is great for weddings. Looking gorgeous hun, I LOVE your bag xx

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  17. This dress is just WOW!!!
    I love black but don’t wear it that often as I’m drawn to more colors. Totally understand your love for this color.

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  18. I also wore black to a wedding not so long ago too hun and I am with you on wearing black to a wedding. Your ensemble is beautiful and you look fabulous.

    xoxo
    Lovely
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  19. That dress is so good!!! You look absolutely unbelievably good in it!

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  20. Such a fabulous black dress, I like the ruffles and how it’s flowy and flamboyant. The pink clutch is so perfect for it.

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  21. You look amazing with that dress! And that bag is super cute!
    xo, Jane
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  22. Black dress makes you so chic!

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  23. This outfit is chic.I love the black. You look so amazing.
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  24. Black looks stunning on you. I love playing with, and exploring colours for events. Have an amazing week Funmi 🙂

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  25. You look gorgeous in this black dress. Your bag looks so unique, I love it

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  26. You look great Love the outfit. I personally love wearing black but I’ve moved to 2 really hot destinations the last few years that I have avoided it more. I would personally wear it much more if I could handle the sun in them.

    Xo,
    Miki
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  27. Thank you for the words of today. I needed them, I always try to Show Love, extend grace and encourage peace but I always need a good reminder. I’m always trying too I’ve my best life 🙂 I wear a lot of black also, but it’s not my favorite color. I’ve wore black to a wedding and got man compliments so yep, your outfit it totally appropriate. I love the pop of color with your purse, very cute.

  28. You look fab in this dress and the bag spices up the outfit. Have a lovely day. xx

    Andreea,
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  29. Have a wonderful weekend!!

    I am glad you enjoyed reading my recent post and thank you for the comments!!

    Harija Ravi

  30. Nice outfit.looking amazing.

  31. For me any color is just fine and how you styled the black flowy dress with fuchsia bag is just everyrthing! You look amazing!

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