Thursday, December 11, 2014



It truly doesn’t get any more flattering than a body con sweater dress in my favorite color purple. I’m a purple junkie through and through, literally see the world in purple and serve purple on the menu a lot more than other colors. It’s most certainly the color of happy if you ask me. Purple, violet, lavender, amethyst, eggplant, indigo, magenta, boysenberry, pansy, mauve, iris, lavender, periwinkle, indigo, whatever we call them, I’m fixated on them.

I maximized the pure elegance of a not so simple but heavily textured vest with its long silhouette by pairing it with a sparkly ribbed sweater dress in purple. It is the season to sparkle after all. Texture say hello to texture! But wait a minute, don’t you just love sweater dresses! So cozy and so cool, a definite rarity in fashion. I can’t get enough of them! 

The elaborate cowlneck of this sweater dress added versatility and I went innovative real quick, (LOL) wearing it as a hood, off the shoulders, or just sitting pretty around my neck at other times. Purple mirrored sunnies made for a playful, cool yet commanding presence while beautiful autumn leaves created a soft and colorful background. I hate to see them replaced by bare branches in the winter, so sad. Both pieces were very heavily textured so I kept the jewelry to a bare minimum.

Vests are quite popular year round and make a perfect layering piece from the light weight ones in the warm months to the thicker puffier ones in the cold months. Cropped, quilted, long, textured, this quintessential item of clothing is sure to compliment your outfit while keeping you warm and stylish.

These sleeveless coats can be worn over anything and everything. Style your vest with jeans, over dresses, skirts, shorts or even as a stand alone piece (yes, show some skin). Look boardroom ready by pairing your vest with a pencil skirt or slacks. Belt it up to accentuate your waist. Go for a dressed up look with a faux fur vest or a dressed down look with hooded zip front vest for casual Friday. Give your weekend uniform a lift with a smocked waist or drawstring vest. I love the casual chic look of a denim vest over a classic white shirt, sleeves rolled up for an effortless flair. Stir things up with a leather vest in black paired with skinny jeans for that biker chic look we all love. 

The long vest was used as a dress bodice back the 19th century. How’s that for a throw back? The wheels of fashion continue to spin and fast forward to 2014, this trend was sprinkled all over the spring summer ’15 runways and is catching on with A-listers like Olivia Palermo and Kate Hudson. Reed Krakoff and a few other designers served this trend beautifully. 

This is definitely one of my favorite trends and I’m looking forward to rocking the lighter weight versions come spring. In-vest in one or two or three (why not?) and on those days when it’s a little balmy for a coat, don’t get mad, get in-vested.



















Outfit Details
Sweater Dress By Bebe
Long Vest By Bebe
Glitter Pumps By MiuMiu
Sunnies By Linda Farrow

Have a fabulous day, keep thinking the purple thoughts, Xo...



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51 comments:

  1. Yes ma'am! You look awesome in this! I love the entire look, sexy & sophisticated. On G+ I could only see a snippet but after venturing over I like so much more than those sunglasses! The entire look is on point & love how your lipstick matches perfectly. Nicely done lady

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    1. Hey Kellie, aren't those sunnies so cool. Thanks so much. I love vibrant colors so much. :)

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  2. This getup is dope!
    XOXOXO......
    The Cheech

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    1. The Cheech, I miss you so! Thank you...

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  3. Wow.. you look gorgeous in that dress and heels! You have some wonderful curves! And I really love your make-up! :)

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  4. <33333 amazing look babe !
    http://www.karolinagespucci.com

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  5. Can I just say wow - the color of the dress, the vest, those sunglasses, perfect match!!! xoxo

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  6. Fab and that purple looks awesome on you!!

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    1. Thanks Delilah, I so love purple, :)...

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  7. Idu:

    You are slaying it with this look. I like purple too. It is one of the main colors in my great room. I love your lipstick shade. How do you manage to match your lips to your clothing so much? You look fierce and fabulous.

    Sharon
    http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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    1. It is such an awesome color Sharon. I keep mixing colors girl. I love the richness of this one, :). Thank you...

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  8. OMG!! I was in the Bebe store two days ago and had this gorgeous vest on me! I want it soooo bad! Just waiting till it will be on some kind of sale.. LOVE IT!!!! You look great in it!!

    xxx, Marky
    www.mypinkboudoir.eu

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    1. It is absolutely gorgeous! I hope it goes on sale too then cos you'll love it, :).

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    2. That's so sweet of you! :)
      I was lucky enough to get it on sale indeed! Yeah!! XO

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  9. You're a trendsetter! You gorgeous Diva!
    Love,
    Nilu Yuleena
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  10. Beautiful! You have such a unique style, not afraid to take a risk. Love it!
    www.StylebyOlia.com

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    1. I really do love to take fashion risks, thanks Olga :).

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  11. That sweater dress is sharp. Work it!

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    1. I sure did work it, :). Thanks Toyas...

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  12. This vest is like the coolest! You look stunning in this violet dress! Hip sunnies :) Im amazed :*

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  13. Wowza!! This is impeccable. You are unstoppable!! This is really, really nice. Purple loves you too darling and you look amazing. Loving the purple lipstick too.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com
    http://www.maagnifik.com

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    1. Busola, I want to come along on your travels!!! But yeah I agree, purple loves me back girl :)...

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  14. WOW you have such a sexy, curvy female figure, love the colour and those sunnies, ah!
    xoxo
    http://pandamone.blogspot.com/2014/12/back-to-black.html

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    1. Don't you just love those sunnies, :). Thanks Maja...

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  15. Holy hot as hell, Idu!!!!

    I love how you played with the dress. Fashion is all about taking trends and making them yours, and you've certainly done that here! & love the fur vest. it is so on point with the trends going on right now, and it doesn't hurt that it keeps you warm ;) as always, super chic, Idu!

    Yvonne
    Dear Sunny

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    1. Thanks a lot Yvonne. I definitely owned the look, maybe cos 'purple' was involved, :).

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  16. Hi honey, you look stunning in this purple sweater dress! Loved your makeup as well! Kisses <3

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  17. Omg you are gorgeous! Such a perfect body, how beautiful you are! Amazing pictures, style and combination of colors!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com
    Bloglovin
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  18. Precioso look, estas guapisima!!
    Bsss
    http://unvestidorconideas.blogspot.com.es/

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  19. Oh My!! How cute is this outfit?? You look amazing!!
    www.effortlesslady.com

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    1. That's right, :). Thanks for stopping by...

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  21. Love the sweaters dress , you look so chic . And the cat eye glasses are perfect.

    www.stylenbeautylounge.com

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  22. Beautiful! Dress is fabulous! Vest on it I'd absolutely delicious... the colors interacted so beautifully to create perfect harmony... Luv it!

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