Sunday, March 8, 2015



I know I’ve said Orange will not be the new black for me and even though it doesn't hold a candle to purple in my book, I’m here to say it’s definitely starting to grow on me. A little bit everyday. I’m injecting orange into my wardrobe in the form of accessories and loving it. It’s so bright. It’s so bold and it’s so beautiful. Eye popping too. Don’t know what took me forever to burst an orange move! Hello FI readers, welcome back!

And my birthday beat goes on! I had a nothing less than magical birthday last week. I’m literally still floating on cloud 9. Somebody pinch me, I need to snap out of it, haha. How many ways do I describe the experience? Lets see, hmmm. Pampered, waited on hands and feet, spoiled, indulged, petted, pandered to, catered to. Any more? Help! Somebody, anybody! Thanks for all the great wishes world, I appreciate and love you so much.

I’m not really a big print gal but the crisscrossing zippers and detachable bottom of this dress caught my eye and my wallet, haha. It felt snug at the waist thanks to the zipper detail that made for a banded waist. Pairing it with solid colors helped tone down the busy prints.

I am in love with this pair of ear muffs in a bright orange color. So playful and fun while keeping me cozy and Jack Frost at bay. Huge hit for me. It so matches my playful personality too and even though ear muffs are not super needed here in Cali, I want one in purple, and pink, and yellow, oh and green. Blue too. White would be perfect. And to think that my initial reaction when I saw it was, hmmm this would look silly on me but it sure is pretty. Wrong! I love!

Daylight savings began today and I’ve got a million and one things to do before I try to turn in 1hour earlier tonight so I’ll run along. Have a fantastic week ahead.



Outfit Deets
Dress McQ By Alexander McQueen (Here)
Ear Muffs By Marc Jacobs
Clutch By Top Shop

I appreciate you stopping by, keep thinking those purple thoughts and see you back soon, Xo...


70 comments:

  1. This fur coat is purrrfect!! How gorgeous are you? The orange muffs are to die for!!
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    1. They really are Diana. I keep staring at them and thinking winter '15/16, lol...

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  2. This is beautiful!
    The make up and fur is amazing.....
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  3. Idu you did an amazing styling job here!!! I love the buttercream orange color combo over the printed dress and those shoes are a candy!!! I'm happy you were duly cuddled for your birthday!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. I do too Valeria. The orange really pops against the buttercream. Thanks darling, I wish my birthday would happen at least twice a year, lol...

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  4. Que máximo esse look, make estar perfeita show de imagens
    tenha uma semana abençoada.
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  5. Your pouch is such a fun pop of color! Really complements your dress well. Enjoy your day! :) xo~ Lena
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    1. It really is Lena. I had such fun with it.

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  6. Beautiful look, love all the details in orange! Xx
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  7. Loving this! I'm not a big orange fan either but I have a few pieces in my wardrobe that are orange and just like you it's starting to grow on me as well. You look stunning as usual.

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    1. You too? Glad it wasn't just me. I don't know what took me so long but I'm here now and I will play the orange game, lol. Thank you Monica...

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  8. Beautiful coat, Idu. I started playing with orange a couple of years ago. I love to wear it with navy. It is like the perfect combination. I also seem to get compliments when I wear it so it must suit my skin tone. I love the punch of color your bag adds to your look. Have a great week.

    Sharon
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    1. I've got to try it with navy then. I see them working really well together. I am inspired, thanks Sharon.

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  9. Just thinking about visiting your blog brings a smile to my face my dear Idu. Such a lovely outfit well put together and impeccable make up. Beautiful.

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    1. That's a lovely compliment Elsie. You know I enjoy reading your blogs too. Thanks a lot. Anything new? I will hop over and take a peek, :).

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  10. You look stunning!!! pretty you :)

    Sonja
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  11. OMG honey
    you look stunning
    I really love this outfit. So classy and chic
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
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  12. This color is also growing on me too!! love it!! specially now with the spirng!! you look fab!! and I´m glad you had an amazing bday!!!
    Kisses
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    1. So true, just in time for spring. Thanks for stopping by Adriana.

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  13. This is so chic and gorgeous, I have those ear muffs in white ,they are a life saver for me, only you could it make it work so fashionably in this look. You look stunning as always. By the way, I just pinched you , snap out of it already. lol....

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    1. Lol, ok I just snapped out of it Uzo. Too funny...

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  14. Wow your makeup is beautiful!! I wish I had the talent (and confidence!) to do my eye make-up like yours.

    ♥︎ Lydia || ItsHerStyleX

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    1. Thanks Lydia. I've always loved makeup since I was a little girl and I'm getting better at application with practice. Just remember the colors all work well together, and as long as they are well blended in and harsh lines taken care of, it'll come out looking fab.

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  15. I can't tell you how much I'm impressed every time when I stop by here about your so professional and wonderful make-up. Your make-up of today is again a dream and I love also your outfit with the furry jacket (looks like I have nearly the same), the colourful dress and the cool orange ear-muffs <3
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
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    1. Thanks a lot. I love makeup and I enjoy playing with strong colors for an intense look. This is one of my favorite looks.

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  16. I'm in love with your make up! You look so nice, girl!

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  17. Wow so beautiful.Love love that fur coat and dress
    Stunning
    Kisses

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    1. Thank you, I do too, :) Can't get enough of fur all of a sudden, LOL.

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  18. You look super amazing in this outfit. You are such a beauty, girl. Wow! That eye makeup, so glam!
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Isn't that eye makeup so fun? I think I'll do it again this weekend before I switch things up. Thanks Lenya,

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  19. YOu look fantastic Idu! That eye makeup is WOW!
    Xx,
    Nilu Yuleena
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    1. Thanks Nilu, it is intense for sure, :)...

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  20. Beautiful, very colorful set. You look amazing in it:)

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  21. It s a pleasure to follow you because we have the same style :-)
    So great A. Mqueen dress, love its floral print.
    Great mske uo, you look beautiful.
    Kisses
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    1. Thanks Dania, we really do. You looked gorgeous in the FP dress for Milan fashion week. Love it.

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  22. beautiful pics!

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  23. What an amazing outfit and pics. Your makeup is to die for. In love!
    Valentina
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    1. The drama, the shimmer, the purple, I love it too Valentina. Thank you.

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  24. Just stopped by for another pop of gorgeousness!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. So sweet of you Valeria. What's new on your blog? I can't wait to stop by...

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  25. That coat, that clutch and the dress = perfection!! :)

    Ro
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  26. I love the print of the dress and the clutch. Beautiful :)

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    1. The print was a little too busy for me, just had to tone it down some with the solids. Thanks Missy May...

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  27. I thought nothing could steal the show from a bright furry orange clutch, but your eye makeup is killing me. You're a painter with cosmetics!

    Another Beautiful Thing

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    1. Thanks Brittney. It's sometimes the difference between dressed up and DRESSED UP for me. But yes I am a painter and my face is my canvas, :)...

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  28. You are really a queen of color and shoes my dear Idu!!! Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
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    1. Hey Eni, thanks for stopping by. You are right, I love colors and I love shoes, :).

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  29. i love the makeup and orange pop. new post: http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/2015/03/sales-alert.html

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    1. I do love the orange too, thank you Melody...

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  30. Amazing post! I love your make up!


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    1. Thanks Valentina, have a great weekend...

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  31. I think citrus colors are so happy, too! You look rockin' here!!

    xoxo

    Kaley

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  32. You look divalicious! :) Lovely dress and coat!

    xo, Marky
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  33. Great post.... My first visit to your blog and am loving you already. first of all, i love the fact that you engage all your readers who leave comments on the blog. Its rare to sèe a blogger replying every comment on that box. NICE ONE. I will be here more often.... in the meantime, i love your sense of style... and makeup. ..

    X, Jennifer
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    1. So kind of you Jennifer. It only takes a second to return kindness. Thank you and yes come back soon, :)...

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  34. That coat is to die for. Your dress is super adorable. Love you, love your style!! #always

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    1. Busola my darling, thanks a lot. I love you too girl! We share the same very colorful style, :)...

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  35. That fur coat is a great choice! Amazing dress and perfect outfit as usual!
    xx
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    1. Cvety Baby, I had such fun in it. Thanks love...

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