Sunday, April 5, 2015

Return To Retro


A retro look will get you noticed anywhere, anytime. Especially if its a 70’s style wiggle dress with thick shoulder pads and big fabric buttons running down the back, done in a bright popping color like purple and paired with sunshine yellow accessories. How adorable, I say editorial! Hello FI readers, welcome back!

If I could, I’d wear a dress like this on a daily basis. Paired with heels this high and a fascinator this fancy. Retro style has made a strong comeback and we’ve been seeing the 70’s vibe on runways and streets all around us. From bell bottoms, prints, neon brights to fringe and crop tops, street style is heavily infused and influenced by this trend. I’ve been diving in. Whats not to love about sophisticated vintage style? I paired my vintage dress with modern accessories for a clean look that is not costume looking. Modern retro, hehe. I added flowers in the mix to further bring the freshness of Spring to my look. I honestly started feeling like a bride on her wedding day, hehe.

That fascinator! Is that the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen? Just like a flower in full bloom! This amazing couture piece was handcrafted, custom made and gifted to me by ADAOBIGOGO a Las Vegas based young designer. It's very avant garde and I honestly fell in love with it the moment I saw it. The care and love that goes into each of her pieces is amazing and obvious. Her website is still under construction but you can find her on iG @adaobigogo or email her at dobinwakuche@yahoo.com for inquiries and orders.

So what’s on your Easter menu today? I’m not doing a lot of cooking but my signature 7 layer salad, is always a gorgeous addition to any menu and will be served for sure. I’m off to get started. Happy Easter World!


Deets
Dress (old)
Pumps By Christian Louboutin
Fascinator By Adaobigogo

Be ridiculously blessed as you think those purple thoughts, Xo...
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  1. This look is so elegant, Idu, and I adore the hat. What a lovely Easter outfit. I really like the pairing of purple and yellow. Both bold colors and the one associated with royalty.

    Sharon
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    1. So true! The Queen of England would be please to see you, darling! Gorgeous outfit, beautiful Idu! Love your spacy sunnies - wonderful contrast to this chic look!

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    2. Thanks a lot Sharon. I do too. I hope you had a great Easter.

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    3. Lol @ the Queen of England. Thanks a lot love. Yes, I love those sunnies too, :)...

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  2. Your beauty sure will get you noticed for sure. Now let's give that hat a moment. Lawd, you are killing it in every possible way. You just made a simply cut yet flattering dress look even more gorgeous with that hat!. Beautiful!

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    1. If only I were still a teenager hahaaaa. Not sure how often girls who are no spring chickens are noticed. Thanks darling, and yes that hat! It is on fleeekkkk...

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  3. Great :) Happy Easter, kisses :)

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  4. Happy Easter, my blogging sis! You are so friggin, GORGEOUS! Those shoes and hat are everything!!!

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    1. Omg I've missed you so Delilah!!! Hurry back, even the blogosphere misses you. Thanks darling.

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  5. i love your shoes
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  6. Beautiful dress!
    you always look stunning!
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  7. I love the colours that are being played here ,each one compliments the other , the 70's style are coming back ,evident in the pictures i've seen on social media recently -wide pants and of course like you mentioned the shoulder padded dresses and jackets. Will check out her page on instagram . You look stunning as always , I'm spending my Easter Monday at the beach and hopefully i wont come home to a pile of dishes in the sink like yesterday...lol. Happy Easter holidays dear to you and your family.

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    1. I trust you had fun at the beach Uzo. I'm home on Spring break all week. Working break tho, lol. Too funny about the dishes. Hopefully there were no dirty dishes when you returned hahahaaaa...

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    2. Uzo thanks a lot btw, :-)...

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  8. Love the color mix!
    Very nice blog by the way :)

    Kisses from Russia,
    Juliet
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  9. If I could I´d also wear these kind of dresses (fascinator included) every day!! I´d be even happier!! awesome look!
    Kisses
    Fashion Avenue
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    1. I know, right? That makes you and I. Thanks Adriana...

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  10. Hi beautiful Idu, this "Return to retro" outfit is amazing. this dress lokks wonderful on you.
    Kisses
    Maggie Dallospedale Fashion diary - Fashion blog

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  11. I love me a good dress and that fits to the T! This dress is all kinds of awesome with the fit and the colour. You look radiantly beautiful, sister. Have a blessed week. :)

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    1. It sure does Missy. Thanks a lot love...

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  12. Love that dress.

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  13. Idu you are always stylish and so so beautiful! Whenever I come here I know I am in for an eye candy. I love your sense of fashion and style, Idu. Just PERFECT! And that hat is just too cute.
    kisses
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. It's so nice of you to say that Lenya. I'm glad you enjoy my posts, :-). Thank you...

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  14. Happy Monday, love! Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend! Loving today’s look! You always look absolutely adorable! Sending you much love!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.whatwouldvwear.net

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    1. I sure did Vanessa. Glad you love this look. Thank you, kisses...

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  15. Beautiful outfit, love your makeup! :)
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  16. This look is really so chic darling..and love also your yellow pumps.
    So cool, as usually!
    Kisses

    www.angelswearheels.com

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    1. Hey Dania! Thanks for stopping by love...

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  17. As usual I'm so impressed by your perfect makeup and I like also your outfit as much as possible! You are definitely so skilled in styling <3
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    International Giveaway: Zatchels Bag as Thank-You for the Supporter of my Hobby
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    1. Many thanks Rena. I appreciate the kind words...

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  18. Next stop ... The Royal tea just stunning!!! The duchess herself may just take a hint!!

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    1. Right? I agreee, lol. Thanks a lot Obie...

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  19. Love your outfit and your makeup is just flawless.
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    1. I started using this new primer that gives flawless a whole new meaning. Thanks a lot Rumela.

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  20. I'm here for the that hat!! Wow you look so elegant!!
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    1. Right? I feel you girl! Thank you...

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  21. Stunning makeup!
    I love how flawless it is.
    XO

    Check my new post.
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    1. Thanks Zarrah, I sure will stop by, :)...

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  22. Oh my fabulousness!!!! Just that touch of retro that makes you a gorgeous diva! And the yellow tulle is a dream!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

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    1. Valeria thanks darling! I so love the yellow tulle, it sure is a dream.

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  23. Lovely! Thank you for sharing this to us. Hope you have an awesome Wednesday!

    xoxo;
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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, thx for stopping by...

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  24. you look amazing and very chic!

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  25. Perfect , like always !
    xoxo

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  26. such a cool look, love the color combo and the dress looks great on you!

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. I dug it up from the back of the closet, lol. Thanks Danielle...

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  27. This outfit is a masterpiece. The new designer of yours will go far in the industry. Love the color combo darling. Hope you had a lovely Easter. xo

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    1. Elsie darling. Thanks for stopping by and sprinkling kind words. Kisses...

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  28. Stunning look!

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  29. Today I have a difficulty with Translate my dear! I like very much this outfit, you are so elegant and this mix of colors is really amazing!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
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    1. Oh no. Google is not cooperating? Thanks Eni, kisses...

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  30. This is amazing…
    Happy weekend <3
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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

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  31. You look amazing! Love the monochrome dress and the bright details!

    Bella Pummarola

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  32. Is there any type of a dress which doesn't suit you??! :D You look great in this one and you look gorgeous in the black&yellow skater dress from the previous post!!
    Love the purple/yellow color combination!

    xo Marky
    www.mypinkboudoir.eu

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    1. Thanks Marky, that's very kind of you.

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  33. Love the combo, the shoes go great with the dress! xoxo

    Glam by BamBam
    http://theycallmebambam.blogspot.co.uk
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Sanya, I had great fun in it.

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  34. Who knew those colors would go! But you rocked it girl!! Love your makeup too :D
    -Kajaxx
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    1. I know right? Thanks a lot Kaj and have a great week ahead.

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  35. you look amazing :)
    kisses from dubai ♥
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    1. Thanks for stopping by Mariyah, kisses...

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  36. I love this! That yellow head piece is darling!

    www.jerseygirltexanheart.com

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    1. It sure is Monica! That young lady is super talented. Happy to be her muse. Thanks a whole lot, :)...

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  37. You never fail to amaze me with your style, your stories, your make-up! :)

    And of course this gorgeous dress... and even more gorgeous heels! :)

    Geekette in High Heels

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    1. So glad you enjoy your visits to my second home Natassia, thank you!

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  38. Pretty dress, and wow, the make up is perfect!

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  39. For the first time I actually clicked the link in bio to visit someone's blog.Im the lazy type who would basically just enjoy what I see on IG.
    But your style is so intriguing.Very sophisticated and Unique.You pull it off quite well.Im very simple by nature and would easily shy away from too many colors.But I just met a blogger who's able to convince me that flamboyance doesn't necessarily mean you'll end up looking like a Christmas tree.Good job!Even though I may not be comfortable enough to pull off all these colors,I'd definitely love seeing them on you....love your style..xoxo

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    1. I am flattered by your kindness and glad you clicked on that link. Lol @ looking like a Christmas tree, so glad I don't. I've always loved colors and I think they love me back. They better, hehe. Thank you and come back soon.

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