Black Nicole Dress With Maori Tiki
This week I have been reviewing a Nicole dress from Ideal World. Sylvia and I love dresses and since losing some weight – 5 stone and 8 pounds so far I am enjoying fitting into new and nice clothing. I was excited to be sent this new dress and being part Kiwi, I decided to accessorise New Zealand style with a Maori tiki.
So I was sent the Nicole Empire 3/4 Sleeve Drape dress. There was a great choice of colours however I am building my collection of black dresses and so opted for black this time around. With a scoop neckline and a just above the knee cut, this dress fitted really well. I’m around a size 20-22 at the moment and ordered an XL which was just right for me.
I do love a black dress and this Nicole Dress is a great staple for my wardrobe. It’s something I can dress up or dress down. I could wear it more casually with leggings and I love the pockets. The dress is machine washable and can be reshaped while wet.
I know I’ve been unwell lately and so I took some photos with no makeup. I haven’t worn much makeup recently and have not done my hair for over a year. I’m planning to get my hair done before my birthday in November and hoping to be down from 21.7 stone to 15 stone by the time I’m 34.
I think sickness has aged me a little and I lost my confidence big time. I’m hoping losing weight and being on the adrenal pump will help me to increase my confidence and hope I can start collecting some nice new clothes and taking more time to make myself look lovely.
To accessorise, I chose a little bag which was given to me from a lovely friend a bracelet and my New Zealand tiki necklace. I am part Maori and from the Iwi /Tribe Ngai Tahu in New Zealand. Tiki in Maori mythology was the first man created by Tane. Tiki found the first woman Marikoriko in a Pond and she seduced him making him the father of Hine-Kau-ataata. I guess in a way it’s very similar to the Adam and Eve story and TIKI would be Adam.
Wearing a small wooden tiki carving or a green stone tiki is Symbolic of my ancestors, those who went before, both my British ancestors and my Maori ancestors and that’s something I am proud of. So, today I chose to wear a tiki with my Nicole dress and I think it went really well.
How would you accessorise this dress?
*I was gifted the dress in return for this blog post. All views are my own.