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The Look: Purple Teaser



We are back with the look and we are mixing things up. Once in a while, we’ll take things a step further and tell let you know how you can get the look!!

Ijeoma Chiori looks every bit the product of the right mixtures in this outfit; a classic tea dress fashionable combined with a splash of colour.

Well suited for every body type and occasion; The 40’s and 80’s style tea dresses are the way to go. These uber feminine floral dresses in soft cotton or sheer chiffon fabrics are simple, demure and tres chic. The beauty of every tea dress lies in the vintage feel and delicate accents.
I love her purple tea dress, and like most its chiffon, has a cut at the waist and knee length!! She makes the right choice by pairing it up with yellow shoes; which creates a nice contrast, and the white quilted oversized clutch is just gorgeous!

Purchase here for £39.                                                      Purchase here for £48

Purchase here for £35

As with Ijeoma’s, these pieces capture the beauty of contrasting colours. The Tea dress captures most of the accents in Ijeoma’s; the floaty chiffon fabric of her dress, the cut at the waist and the button detail on the top half of the dress. Although not an oversized clutch, this quilted shoulder bag will fit perfectly in the execution of this look!

Here is a selection of a few ‘eye candy’ tea dresses:

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Purchase here for £35

Purchase here for £35

Purchase here for £27.50

Ex-Style Editor at Large - , Now Founder/CEO Redrick Public Relations Limited. @ijeomabalogun


  1. jojo

    February 3, 2009 at 3:16 am

    nice outfit, look good simplistic and good for the spring and summer.

  2. Tola

    February 3, 2009 at 7:32 am

    Hmmmmm.. Interesting…was actually at this show..and that’s definitely not her name. You really might want to clarify from whomever you got the picture from.

  3. Olicious

    February 3, 2009 at 9:26 am

    umm why are all the prices in pounds…Is it only Jand ppl tht read this site..?

  4. nina

    February 3, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    That’s her name Tola

  5. tatafo!

    February 3, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Thank you! I was just thinking the same thing.

  6. esosa

    February 3, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I am maid of honour at my friends wedding in may.The theme colour is purple and i am so excited cause its one of my favotirte colours.Now my cahllenge is how do i come out with a smashing outfit.I have always wanted purple satin shoes and i had ordered for a pair last month before i even found out that the theme colour for the may wedding was purple(saves me a lot of stress).I need help on what colour(dress) i should wear. I am thinking pink or lilac but then its expected.I want some colour thats off but still fits my purple shoes.


  7. Beezaun

    February 3, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    geez guys!!!that the website she got it from..u can easily do math and calculate the exchange rate!!

  8. muol

    February 3, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Tola get your own facts right!!that is her name..i know her

  9. muol

    February 3, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    i dont like that she used a white bag tho!not that she should have matched it with the shoe o but i am just not feeling it!!!nice shoes tho!me like

  10. Bella

    February 3, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    pls y’all shoud not attack tola…her nickname (tana) was used in the original article. we updated it later. thanks

  11. mimz

    February 3, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    @ esosa

    a dress with a metallic undertone wont be a bad idea…like silver, grey also wont be a bad idea but a light shade not one tending towards ash…

    yellow…jus that it’ll seem al lil too loud for a wedding…

    brown… wont be bad too…think dairy milk choc..

    ope it helps..nw go rock at dat wedding…

  12. muol

    February 3, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Bella chill out…no one is attacking anyone!

  13. beezaun

    February 3, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    there are so many nice brights(pink,yellow,turquoise,green et cetera) that will go with ur purple shoes but since its a wedding you may not want to be too loud as mimz pointed out…but maybe if the fabric is not too shiny you can get away with a bright colored dress

  14. Pandaeyes

    February 3, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Nooooooooooo…yellow shoes and yellow bag. Noooooooooo…we lost the matching bag and shoes around 2003 oh

  15. muol

    February 3, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    lol panda eyes!! yeah we saying the same thing..what i am saying is that its is good she didnt match yellow bag with the yellow shoes o(yuck) but i just didnt like d white bag with it!!i am thinking more like bronze or some metallic tone sa!!!to each his own

  16. Lulu

    February 3, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    i luv, luv color. very nice combo!!

  17. jomo

    February 3, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    i like her shoes…. but er..i really dont see what is great about the outfit!

  18. esosa

    February 4, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks mimz….i actually just got this lovely grey strapless dress.Really cute …have been thinking of wearing it instead of wasting so much buying a totally new dress. Just wanted some expert advice so i don’t become the unlucky pose on some mag when fashion police stalks looking for worst dressed people.would totally rock it then with my puple shoes. Thanks, you guys rock.

  19. esosa

    February 4, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Beezuan(nice name by the way) thanks i started experimenting with colour just last year and its been fun.
    Thanks to TSN i have learnt how to combine loads of stuff….Purple nd yellow though is BOLD sha ah ah.But it suits her anyway.
    I have come to conclude anyway that sometimes the person’s body on which these combinations sit also matter.Take a cue from jenifa (the movie) no matter how those girls combined it still turned out RAZZZ and some ok. No matter how well they combined and how expensive that razzle dazzle thingy was still in the air.te he he.

  20. Trendy

    February 6, 2009 at 10:47 am

    i agree

  21. Dee

    April 7, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Pocahontas (Ijeoma’s nickname in QC) looks nice and the colors are nice but we need more pics here….this one isn’t enough!

  22. house of maliQ

    April 15, 2011 at 12:45 am

    i love the white bag

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