Sunday, March 1, 2015




Hello FI readers! Guess what? It’s my birthday. Omigosh, it is! I am like a kid in candy store on my birthday and I have no problems telling anyone and everyone I come across that it is and infact I do just that. And what better color to wear today than my favorite color (drum roll) PURPLE. Take a minute and think purple guys. Just one lil tiny fleeting minute. What comes to mind? Beautiful, perfect, mysterious, intuitive, spiritual, royal, wealth, elegance, sophistication, luxury, power. Purple is all that and much more I promise. No wonder I can’t help myself when it comes to this hue. My knees would literally almost buckle, and a gasp would escape my mouth at the sight of all things pretty and purple. You? Do you purple? A little? A lot? Do you love? Aaaahh, that makes you and I. A big shout out to purple lovers world wide. We really do zig when everyone else zags. I am repping us all today in this beautiful frock by one of my favorite designers. 

Italian designer Fausto Puglisi has a penchant for drama and designs unconventional, stunning and eye-catching not to mention one of a kind garments. He plays with colors, color blocking, geometric shapes and contrasts and has a loyal following with A listers like Madonna, Beyonce, ADR (Anna Dello Russo), Jennifer Lopez, young Zendaya always and recently at the NYFW and even Kendall Jenner on the red carpet of the MuchMusic awards. He says his designs are inspired by the power, sex and decadence of the Roman empire. If you are the daring girl with a bold and flamboyant style I take it you must already have a relationship with FP. His Autumn/winter '15 collection at the catwalks of Milan Fashion Week (Here) left me in awe. I haven't picked up my jaw, hehe. 

So yes It’s my birthday today and I am in a Fausto Puglisi kind of mood. I paired my ootd with a matching faux fur coat and silver/black accessories. I feel like this look is a reflection of who I really and truly am. What’s not to love, hehe.    

Beat deets in case you want to recreate this look: I’m wearing Vibrant Grape and Atlantic Blue in my outer corners, Stars And Rockets on my inner crease line and Beauty Marked on my outer crease. I have aqua glitter held down with brow gel on my lid. On my cheeks I have Mac Play It Proper (too bad this was discontinued and I am almost out) and Whole Lotta Love pro long wear blush. If anyone knows of a dupe for Play It Proper please let me know. I know Just A Whisp mineralize blush comes close. I did this look for my valentine post (here) and aside from loving it so much I got a lot of compliments so I decided to do it for my birthday. I'm crazy for the cut crease and the look totally takes me to a happy place so I'll probably do it again for my next post and the next and the next and maybe even the next as well, hehe. A little tweaking here and there maybe. 

It really sucks for some of us how our birthdays fall in lent. Month after month we watch as others are called up for birthday blessings, a monthly tradition at my church. This tradition comes to a screeching halt as soon as lent begins and I smile in hopes that I’d narrowly escape next year like I do every once in a while. I did last year but not so lucky this year. As a Catholic, I choose not to celebrate during lent but just mark this day with a good ole dinner with family in the beautiful coastal city of Santa Barbara. Family is everything after all.

This ended up being kind of a lengthy post, lol. Lots of images too, but hey make an exception. It's the 1st of March, it's my day, ;)...



Outfit Deets
Dress By Fausto Puglisi (Here)
Pumps By Christian Louboutin
Clutch By Bebe
Fur Coat By Asos
Sunnies By Louis Vuitton

As always I appreciate you stopping by. Definitely keep thinking those purple thoughts, have a glass of bubbly on me and by all means stay fab, xo...

74 comments:

  1. U look fabulous even though i don't know u but are elegant. Keep it up life is too short enjoy it now. Happy Birthday Beautiful.

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  2. OMG!!...You are a fashion goddess!!.. You make looking gorgeous look so darn easy. Love this dress and the way you toned down the color block with the blank pumps. That fur is a total roar!!!!!....never knew a purple fur would look so very gorgeous....well nothing looks less gorgeous on you anyways.
    Totally loving the jewelry... Crazy beautiful!!... You have the body for that dress, just as if it was made on you!!....You look so very beautiful, just like the angel that you are......wemmie💞

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    1. This designer is amazing. I can't think of anyone that would not look great in his designs. This one totally fit like a glove on me. I fell in love with that purple fur, so beautiful. Thank you Wemmie, lovely compliments...

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  3. That outfit is so chic and cool and your legs look amazing in those tights! Thank you SO much for including those wonderful shots of them, so sexy and exciting :) Enjoyed them so much!! Lovely lady :) xoxo

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  4. Idu darling, you always look a million dollars. Great outfit and makeup to die for. Your shoe collection is top notch my dear. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Wishing you many more years of success and good health to continue enjoying the good things in life. xo

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    1. Thanks my darling Elsie. How kind! Yes I love shoes and I keep adding on to my collection. Might have to get rid of all of them soon cos I'm favoring lower heels and oxfords these days, :)...

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  5. you are beautiful! I love your blog.
    www.lovejoystyles.com

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    1. Thanks Ronlet, have a great weekend.

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  6. Happy birthday to you....all the best!! Makeup on fleek and you look wonderful. :)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love the makeup too Missy May, thank you...

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  7. Happy Birthday! This look is amazing, everything is on point! Can I have that necklace?..lol Wishing you all the best life has to offer.
    www.effortlesslady.com

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    1. Diana thanks love. And yes the necklace is all yours, lol.

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  8. I am so having those purple thoughts Idu! You're a true beauty!

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    1. YES! Way to go Maddie, thank you, :)...

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  9. OMG, love, love your makeup, you know purple is one of my favorite color.You are looking wonderful darling, loved you from head to toe.

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    1. Love you right back Rakshanda. Isn't purple so beautiful? Have a great day and thanks love...

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  10. Sexy from head to toe and we love and think purple thou darling!!! Got same colour purse as you girl from bebe xoxo

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    1. Its such a cute little clutch, I love it. And yes keep thinking purple thoughts love. Have a fab day. Thank you...

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  11. Ok what!? My b-day is 1. march also and my fave color is purple also!!! ;) Happy b-day you look stunning!!!! xo

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    1. Such a huge surprise love. I trust you had a great day too. I did. Let's keep loving purple, its well worth it :). Thank you and have a fab day...

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  12. Well happy birthday! You look amazing in this outfit, really love the touch of purple from the scarf to the eye makeup. Gorgeous! xo~ Lena

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    1. Hi Lena, thank you. Have a great weekend.

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  13. Hello beauty!
    You look stunning! Amazing outfit, I'm in love with your dress!
    Kisses,
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

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    1. I am in love with it too Maggie, :). Thanks and have a great weekend.

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  14. I am in love! This is such a stunning outfit from the colors to the shoes to the makeup. Happy belated birthday by the way!!!

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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    1. Thanks Monica. It had to be none other than purple for my birthday post, lol. Have a fab weekend.

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  15. "Beautiful, perfect, mysterious, intuitive, spiritual, royal, wealth, elegance, sophistication, luxury, power" also describe you, particularly in this OOTD. Happy birthday Purple Princess.

    The Cheech...xoxoxo to infinity.

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    1. The Cheech! I miss you so! Thanks a lot for stopping by.

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  16. Lovely dress, you look great in it!
    Happy B-day!!!! :)

    xo, Marky
    www.mypinkboudoir.eu

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    1. Thank you Marky. Have a great day...

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  17. Well happy happy birthday!! :) You look fabulous!! Your mood birthday moos is so awesome , it's contagious! I am smiling as I am reading your post!! Hope you had the best birthday ever! :)

    Xo
    Ro
    www.twentyeightvia.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it. I honestly had the best BD ever. Family is everything. Thanks Ro...

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  18. We have the same Fausto Puglisi dress..i wore it during my firts day of Milano Fashion Week!
    Kisses

    NEW OUTFIT

    www.angelswearheels.com

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    1. That dress looked so amazing on you. Thanks a lot Dania, :)...

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  19. A bit delayed but... Happy Bday!! hope you had a great day!! Honestly you look amazing!!! it´s always a pleasure to visit you here!
    Kisses
    Fashion Avenue
    http://fashionavenueabc.blogspot.de/

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    1. Better late Adriana, :). Thank you so much. I had such fun. I so appreciate you stopping by.

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  20. Wow so stunning dress! That make up is so professional and beautiful! I love all of this! Perfect!
    xx
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    1. Thank you Cvetina, I love the look as well. Have a fab weekend.

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  21. Wow look at that make-up! It's like a real piece of art, great job dear! you look fantastic

    XX

    http://www.floortjeloves.com
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    1. Thanks Floortje, it is a fun look and I enjoyed putting it together. Have a great weekend.

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  22. Perfectly inspiring <3 I need those shoes in my life!
    wish you a great day ahead…
    Borka
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    1. The shoes really do give life, :). Thanks a lot Borka and have a great weekend.

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  23. Happy belated birthday! That colorblock dress is perfect for celebrating your big day.

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  24. Happy Belated Birthday darling, you look absolutely stunning ,i cant say which i like most, the make up is so lovely and your shoes are gorgeous. Stunning Look!
    Just wanted to give you a heads up - YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED!!

    its here http://www.stylenbeautylounge.com/2015/03/10-things-about-me-blogger-tag.html

    hope you can read up and let me know when you do your tag post. Have a great one!

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    1. Darling, thanks a lot. I should have that post up soon. Have a fab weekend love.

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  25. Happy happy birthday!! I love everything about this look and those shoes!!! Rock on, girl!! FAB!!

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    1. Delilah thanks darling, I had such fun.

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  26. Happy birthday darling! Fabolous like usually!
    Kisses
    http://www.sweetbea.it

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  27. Such a wonderful post dear! Hope you have a great Friday!

    xoxo;
    STYLEFORMANKIND.COM
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    1. I sure did. Thanks a lot and enjoy your weekend.

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  28. Wow! You look stunning in that dress!
    I love the make up too....
    http://dimplekhadi.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Dimple. Btw I practiced the wrap and lets just say I need to watch that video again, lol. Have a great weekend.

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  29. Perfection, you look amazing !
    xoxo

    www.sorananistor.com

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  30. oh dear!
    how you do that?!
    you always look amazing, fabulous and WOW <333
    love it !

    have an amazing weekend
    keep in touch :*
    xo


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    1. Very kind of you Ines, thanks and enjoy your weekend.

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  31. Hi Idu!!!! Congratulations for this amazing dress: Fausto Puglisi is a very big designer!!! Sorry for delay but I want wish you a happy birthday!!! A big kisses from Italy (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

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    1. Yes he is and I love his work so much. Better late thank never. Thanks a lot Eni and have a great weekend.

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  32. The only description which fits for your outfit is: ravishingly beautiful! Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post <3
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it, thanks a lot Rena. Have a fab weekend.

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  33. I love purple color.. Your are looking awesome.
    http://www.trendin.com/

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    1. Hey purple lover. Thanks and have a great weekend.

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  34. You rock!! Love everything! Keep up the good work.

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    1. You rock more Priscilla! Thanks a lot, :)...

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  35. Happy belated darling friend. You inspire me every time i stop here. Man, purple is definitely your color and you keep killing it. Stunning!!

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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    1. Thanks love. I love purple so! Always wear it on my birthdays too infact, lol...

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  36. You really are a makeup artiste!!!! and Fashionista
    love your look soo sooo much
    I would love you to do my makeup like that
    xxx

    http://itsjustwinnie.blogspot.co.uk/

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  37. A gorgeous lady with a beautiful heart

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