Friday, June 19, 2009

aLmOsT aRrEsTeD fOr fAsHiOn!!!

So I was just back from a vacation in Nigeria two weeks ago... which was so much fun... the food... the friends.. the sights ... the sounds... just amazeballs.

However... it would seem Nigeria is a much more conservative society than I imagined... I kept getting threatened that I would be arrested whenever I wore mini skirts in the day to go to the passport office in the nations former capital Lagos... which I had to do a total of three times

Day 1: I wore this skirt which I LOVE... which was apparently too short for some peoples 'conservative' sensibilities...





White tank: H&M, skirt: BCBG(shame that I haven't worn this skirt since... I think it's become mental thing everytime I reach for it... I feel like someones going to want to arrest me.. lol silly right?), Bag: Miss Sixty, Bangles: Made in Ghana from Elephant Tusks(sorry queen of hearts... wont buy anymore I promise), Heels: Gianni Bini...

Day 2: So I decided to wear a dress I thought was longer and slightly more conservative...


DID NOT WORK!!! They threatened to arrest me... again!!!

Dress: Marciano, Shoes: My sisters, Bag: Miss Sixty, Bangle: some random silver shop... wish I had a close up picture of it... I've had it for years... and still... J'adore!(which is rare for me)

Day 3: I'd had it up to my neck at this point... I just had to wear pants... not even knee-lenght shorts... PANTS!!!


T-shirt: Lacoste, Lilac Pants: Marciano(These are my favorite non-jean pants...they are so comfortable... now I wish I'd bought them in another colour as well), Bead Necklace: Marciano, Watch: Hugo Boss, Knuckle ring: Random Silver store, Heels: BCBG, Smile: A place deep inside(cos I'd just about had it up to here with that passport office)

I guess the only constant with all three days would be the Miss Sixty Bag... It's actually one of my favorite bags... I actually have to make a conscious effort not to want to carry it with everything I wear...

ps: They made a mistake on my date of birth... and the passport I went through all this trouble for.. I can't even use!

58 comments:

  1. i love all the colors of your outfits! especially the purple pants

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  2. Your hair is amazingly long! Just start wearing the rose skirt before it really turns into a problem.

    juliet xxx

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  3. Emma: thanks...

    Juliet: lol I should... shouldnt i

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  4. you lok gorgeus in yellow!!!

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  5. That's so funny how people wanted to arrest you, (your outfits weren't even showing anything) crazy! I love the yellow sun-dress though, it's adorable.

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  6. owww you look so great... your hair it´s AMAZING.

    thank you very much for your coment in my blog... kiss from Portugal and have a nice weekend*****

    márcia*

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  7. Holy crap - I can't believe you almost got arrested for wearing that. That's so crazy!!

    Well, I think you look fantastic. I love your hair.

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  8. ooh i love that skirt! And the lilac capris!

    xox

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  9. I can't believe you almost got arrested! Guess it's different everywhere in the world. Thanks for commenting on my blog :)

    ~vivian

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  10. I like all this outfits but my favorite is the second, followed by the first and the third! and your hair... wow they're amazing!

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  11. wow,
    you are absolutely gorgeous!
    lovely outfits.

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  12. lol seriously, they wanted to arrest you..

    your outfits are nice. i like the yellow dress, thats a really nice bag.

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  13. thanks for your comment! love that yellow dress!
    xx

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  14. such a shame cause that skirt is awesome.

    Thank you for your comment babe :)

    Meho xx

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  15. you look fab :) thanks for visiting, added you to my blogroll.
    xoxo

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  16. What an anecdote! :D
    All the outfits are cute!
    And that yellow dress is fab!

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  17. aaaw, that's so messed up with the passport. & so odd with the threats for the 'short' skirts.
    All the outfits are lovely.
    I bet they were jelous of your nice clothes, that's why they wanted to arrest you :s
    or something.

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  18. the yellow dress and the blue shoes are lovely!!you look like an african queen!!
    ive visite bouroundi once...i love africa!

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  19. cute outfits! kinda scary getting threatened in another country for the way you dress..be careful! thanks for visiting my blog.

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  20. You look beautiful! I love your hair (:

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  21. haha..i can imagine..gotta love naij..hot looks though..xx

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  22. Love all these looks, especially the yellow dress!!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  23. Thank you so much for you comment.
    Love all those oufits of yours. You have a great smile too.

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  24. I love the first look. The pale pink skirt is so pretty.

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  25. Love the first and the second outfit a lot!
    Love the bag!
    X, fashion-nerdic.

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  26. that fringed purse is so wonderful!

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  27. u look amazing!!! love all three looks!! sucks that's too much for that country because i love it.

    http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

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  28. hahaha, that's naija for u oh. first time here

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  29. wow arrested for miniskirts!!!
    so wild ilove all your looks tho

    and thnks for visinting and commneting on my blog i really appreciate it

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  30. I love all three outfits, even the conservative one haha :)

    Your skirt is such a pretty color and that yellow dress is really lovely.

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  31. Nigerian laws or not, you looked fabulous!!!
    xox
    www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

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  32. Okayyyyyyyyyyy say whatt?? Arrest u cos of what?? LMAO. Since when did Nigerians start running mad?? Is that like a new law or smtn or does that only apply to the passport office??

    Anyhow, u look really nice. I actually love the pants look the best. lol

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  33. That doesn't surprise me about the minis, I've heard similar stories. In Asia too you get weird stares too if you wear shirts that are too "low". You should keep wearing your stuff though, that yellow dress is hot! And I can't believe your hair is so long!

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  34. wow! i cannot believe they were threatening an arrest! haha! you look fab! i think i've commented on this post, but is well worth another 1!

    mwa
    joelyne

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  35. I loves your blog. Crazy love it. And you from Nigeria. Im from Cameroon. I live in Boston.
    You can check my blog anytime www.kadosaland.blogspot.com
    Haha. I almost forgot, "just learnt how to wear eyeliner this year. Oh and I only own two pairs of earrings" that just made my day babygurl.
    Im following you.
    xoxo

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  36. thanks for visiting dear.. :) hope we can be friends! LOL. you're so cheerful and looking gorgeous!i like your pastel skirt and your yellow dress..

    xx

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  37. Thanks for comment!=)
    Yeah, it is always wise to know a little bit about the contry you are traveling to, so that you don't make "misteakes" like those and that you do not offend anyone!=)

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  38. Woah, no way! Good thing you went the safe route (though I LOVE the illegal outfits)

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  39. oh dear it sounds like you went through alot of trouble!! but i def dont think its too short, i think your outfits are too adorable though! xx

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  40. Wow, that's awefull! I really like your first look a lot though!!

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  41. I love your pink skirt, and your smile!
    xxxx

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  42. Your hair is amazing and that pink skirt is the cutest!

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  43. Lovely yellow dress and great black bag!!!
    Like it, like it:)

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  44. Wait a minute, arrest you? Are actual police? What country are you in that has laws like that??

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  45. Oh the pinky- peach skirt is adorable!! Love the hair too!

    http://tinkinmycloset.blogspot.com/

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  46. love all the outfits! i want long braids...lol

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  47. long hair dont care!!.....u wear it soooo incredibly well dear.....arrest??in 9ja? since when??? they are not serious!!! glad too see u r safe ..u r too cute for jail..lol

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  48. You should have gotten arrested just so you could tell the story of how you got arrested for being fabulous! How great would that be...unless the punishment is a stoning or something like that...

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  49. love that skirt and white tee look! color is amazing

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  50. Are you serious of being arrested in Naija for rocking the short dress and mini skirt? Am scared now.

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