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Chinoiserie and Denim – Dezzal

Chinoiserie and Denim
“More is more and less is a bore.” – Iris Apfel. God love her.

Chinoiserie and Denim

Every now and then I buy something that truly rekindles my love affair with fashion. I’ll admit – I shop so much and see so many trends, that not too many things really excite me like they used to. Sure, it’s great picking up new items, but that feeling of having your heart skip a beat at seeing a prized handbag in a store window, or a sumptuous, fine quality cashmere sweater folded perfectly in a display? Those warm and fuzzy feelings sometimes get lost among the countless so-so pieces out there.

Well, this stunning brocade coat from Dezzal made my heart skip a beat. I remember seeing a streetstyle pic of eternally stylish Mira Duma, swanning around in a fabulous chartreuse brocade number from Prada and mentally noting to find something like this (but a tad more budget friendly). I started fantasizing as I always do, thinking of all the places I could wear such a stunner: Christmas parties, out for high tea with girlfriends… Hey – I’d wear it anywhere frankly! Grocery store, to work if I’m feeling uber fancy, vacuuming…you name it. I wanted that coat – I needed it.

Chinoiserie and Denim
The best part of this picture, other than the fabulous Dezzal brocade coat? My super cool black socks. Doh! It was cold, ok??

Chinoiserie and DenimChinoiserie and Denim

While perusing the Dezzal site for Holiday party outfits, I found my fantasy coat. A brocade dazzler in eye-catching shades of cobalt, salmon and pearl. I clicked on the picture as my fashion-obsessed heart raced while praying that they had my size. They did. “ADD TO BAG!! ADD TO BAG!! ADD TO BAG!!!” my brain screamed furiously as my fingers clicked on the mouse. A few short days later, I came home from work to a big box on my doorstep…and again, my heart skipped a beat.

Dezzal did not disappoint! The jacket is lustrous! The brocade has a soft sheen, the lining is quilted for extra warmth, and the knotted button detail screams “quality”. I wore it out for a day at the War Museum (I’m a museum buff), paired it with my favourite jeans and some Stan Smiths for a casual look and got tons of stares. Made me quite happy. Overall, the whole Dezzal experience was stellar. Here I am, adding items to my cart again, in a Black Friday Sale-induced frenzy. Sigh – I must work on my minimalism…

Check out Dezzal’s extensive selection of pieces, especially now, right in time for the rush of holiday parties. Currently, the entire site is up to 50% off. Pace yourselves!

A big thank you to Dezzal for the beautiful coat in exchange for my honest opinion!

*Photography courtesy of @oladimeg


Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. November 24, 2016 / 1:08 pm

    I didn’t know I needed something like this in my life until now. That is one hell of a beautiful jacket.

    • Dominique
      November 24, 2016 / 2:30 pm

      Emily!! Thank you! It is sooo pretty. It’s truly a work of art. When I opened the box, I just stared at it in disbelief. Amazing. xo

  2. November 24, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    WOW! Dom, this coat is magical! Great pics too!

    • Dominique
      November 24, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      Hey Chantsy! Thank you! I had a dress all picked out for my birthday, but this coat is making me think twice! You should see it up close!

  3. November 25, 2016 / 8:02 am

    What a beautiful piece! And in all honesty you are rocking those black socks and sneaks and as always make the whole combo look chic!

    • Dominique
      November 25, 2016 / 12:48 pm

      Haha! Ahhh Alyssa – you are kind to a fault!

  4. November 26, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    This is certainly a statement piece! Imagine if you had a matching PURSE?! *head explode*

    • Dominique
      November 29, 2016 / 11:09 am

      Omg. Now you have me obsessing. LOL!

  5. November 30, 2016 / 7:42 pm

    That really is a gorgeous coat. I worry if I had one like that I wouldn’t wear it that often since it is so memorable. #bloggerstruggle can’t be photographed to often in the same thing. Either way – lovely post and thanks for sharing! http://Www.busywifebusylife.com

    • Dominique
      December 5, 2016 / 8:29 am

      Haha! I feel your pain, but the upside is that we receive so much great clothing it’s not too much of a worry! The coat is like a work of art…I promise you that I’ll wear it as much as humanly possible and will happily be photographed each time! LOL!

  6. December 7, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    Adorable coat, and love it with those sneakers.. yess!


    • Dominique
      December 7, 2016 / 8:23 pm

      EEeeee! Thanks so much for commenting, Shai! I love the coat and those are my ride of die sneaks! LOL! xoxo

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