Thursday, December 4, 2014



If you saw me mall hopping this week you’d recognize a tad bigger smile spread across my face. Not to mention the spring in my step. There's a really good reason for it.

In the midst of looking for my Highness Tina for this look, I open a box that had been sitting at the very top of a cabinet in my closet and what a pleasant surprise I found - these beautiful brown boots with straps that go on for miles, still wrapped in tissue held in place with a glistening silver sticker staring me in the face. A case of buried treasure. Would have been so much better had they been Louboutins. LOL. I quickly looked through every shoe box. Non was spared as I searched away in hopes of more surprises.

You know I was tickled pink. I did a little dance as I tried them on. If I ever doubted having a very slight shoe addiction, this was my confirmation. I vaguely remember seeing them, wanting them and purchasing them a good 10 to 15 or so years ago. Way back when my friend Juaneta and I used to walk in the Bebe new collection fashion shows. I’ve worn them everyday since I discovered them, making up for lost time I guess, lol. The best part is that they still look so darn trendy so I plan on soldiering through the not so cold Cali winter in this beauty. Have you had this experience before? Mind blowing for sure. Another early Christmas gift. (Did I reveal what the first was? Hmmmmm...) So if you saw me and wondered why my smile was bigger, now you know why.

As I keep cleaning out my closet in search of cold weather essentials, staples that have been in the back burner have all seen the light of day. Old pieces and new ones alike, mixed and matched to create chic and trendy street looks. And yes most of them had some bright popping color in the mix. I recommit to my determination to have a colorful fall/winter, hehe. Who's with me on that?

Todays look is actually inspired by the look I put together around a gold Rolex watch by Invaluable. By the way, have you stopped by their web site yet? You definitely should, some of those unique and hard to find luxury pieces won’t be there forever. I stomped around in my newly discovered boots while swinging my tote bag and staying warm and cozy in this lovely trench in a summery hue. A pair of distressed jeans completed the look. 

So what are your thoughts on this street chic style? 















Outfit Deets
Trench By Karen Millen
Jeans By Forever 21
Boots By Bebe
Bag By Dolce & Gabbana 

Keep those purple thoughts and see you back soon. Xo....




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31 comments:

  1. Beautiful look, loving the colors too.
    Merci
    www.chic-on-thrift.blogspot.com

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  2. My eyes are fixed on that Watch, and the boots - not that I ever wear anything that high! Awesome getup. Love the intro. Go idu :-)
    The Cheech.

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    1. That watch! Those boots! I love too. Glad you love. Thanks The Cheech!

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  3. 15 years ago?? Wow, still look fab!! Nice look as always, lady!

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    1. I know, right? But yup it's been that long. Thanks a lot Delilah.

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  4. Boots and bag are one of the kind! Love your pink make up in combo with red coat, perfect match!
    You look sophisticated and classy. Love it :*

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  5. I love Karen Millen! Your colourful trench is gorgeous, I have one very similar. Your boots are amazing and I love your scarf. I also really like your eyeshadow, so eyecatching!

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    1. Thanks Lorna. Yeah Karen Millen has lovely pieces. I love to play with colors on my eyes too, :).

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  6. Great street chic look, especially the combo of the jeans, coat and scarf! The color of the coat is just a-ma-zing and suits you so well!!

    X, Marky
    www.mypinkboudoir.eu

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    1. Thanks Marky. The color definitely drew me in. I love brights. Have a fab week ahead.

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  7. What a fabulous surprise to find in your closet...those boots are killer! And I'm in love with the coat. You look gorgeous!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Debbie. Pleasant surprise for sure. Keeping my fingers crossed for more, :).

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  8. So beautiful! Love your look! And these boots are fabulous, great find! :)
    www.StylebyOlia.com

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    1. Great find for sure Olga, thanks and have a great week ahead.

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  9. You look great, i love your make-up!
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  10. Great outfit
    love the red coat
    would you like to follow each other?
    I'll follow back after it

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  11. Such a stylish look! Love it! You look absolutely amazing! Great combo!

    xx

    cvetybaby.com

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  12. OMG I have no words for this post! Amazing makeup! Amazing outfit! and amazing boots! Love your boots! Also I love this pair ;) http://www.shopstyle.com/action/loadRetailerProductPage?id=458732376&pid=uid7441-25962271-17

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    1. Thanks a lot Rakel, :). Sweet surprise for sure.

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  13. Your hair and make up is on point dear
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  14. I don't know what it is about this outfit, but I love the photos. Maybe it's the mix of color in cognac boots, blue jeans, and a bright red coat. I love it, and I wish you would take more photos with your sunglasses on! Your face is beautiful and your eye make up is amazinggg~

    Yvonne
    Dear Sunny

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  15. Red & Brown...never knew they made such a good combination but here you are! You did it! Style never goes wrong with Idu

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  16. Fabulous ensemble! Color combo, sick!!! Eye makeup, sweet!!! Everything all fabulous... Tnx for feeding my eyes...

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  17. Fabulous ensemble! Color combo, sick!!! Eye makeup, sweet!!! Everything all fabulous... Tnx for feeding my eyes...

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