Saturday, June 20, 2015


"De stress on the water… near the water… in the water…it’s that simple”.

Welcome back FI readers!

I’m all rested up and enjoyed the first full week of my summer off work. Drawn to places and things I’ve been wanting to do for relaxation without having to constantly check the time on my phone. The gift of time! I am a piscean, not sure if that’s the reason I am naturally drawn to water even though I’m petrified of it. I invest in the most fabulous bathing suits even though I don’t swim, only in the bath tub,
hehe. 

I felt like a morning coffee and stroll on the docks. Probably read a book and God knows my list of books to read is getting longer by the day. Life’s simple pleasures. It was everything I hoped it would be. Coffee, a walk and a great view of the water, can’t think of a better way to start the day.

Honestly I felt like mounting a dock hammock (was that even allowed at this location), peel off my layers because I came prepared for the morning chill and enjoy a lazy rest of the day. Watch the sun break all the way out from behind the clouds and watch a beautiful sunset at the end of the day. Thoroughly rest my body and mind. Instead I people watched, took pictures of birds, of fancy boats and ultimately put my heels on, had my pictures taken and left before it got too busy. What do you do for relaxation?

 A midi pencil skirt = love! Try as I may I can’t explain how much in love I am with this look. So much so it's been like my uniform in the past few weeks paired with the lovely peach necklace. I wore the blush bolero to ward off the morning chill and break up the black. A little color infusion in the form of a red box clutch brightened my look as well as the gloomy morning. 

Just like leggings most of us own a ton of pencil skirts. Pencil skirts are arguably the most versatile pieces and are no longer limited to the office. Take your pencil skirt from business to street and on to a date night by simply switching up key pieces. 

Wear with a silk shirt a clutch bag, sexy strappy heels and some bling for a date night. Pair your pencil skirt with a peplum top and bright lipstick for a cocktail party. Add some sparkle in the form of sequins or even glitter to give your look an oomph, and add a cocktail ring to the mix as well. Tone down the sequins for a look that is a little more casual. 

Throw on a bright color blazer, one that contrasts your shirt preferably and a pair of pumps to hang out with the girls. A pair of ankle boots and a trench coat takes your pencil skirt from a summer to winter chic look. Wear your trench unbelted for an effortless look that also shows off your top.


Deets
Top - Forever 21
Skirt - H&M
Ostrich Bolero - Daizy Shely (here)
Exagona  - Christian Louboutin
Clutch - Vintage
Sunnies - Gucci (here)

I'm glad you made it over today, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xo...
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131 comments:

  1. Another look like a star Idu.
    So chic black dress and very very great bag, my facorite piece of this beautiful look.
    Kisses

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    1. Isn't that bag so lovely Dania? Kisses and thank you.

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  2. Que luxo você é um luxo amo sua make.
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  3. I love how you put everything together beautifully .....love it.

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    1. Excusez moi, you're a looking like a chic Hollywood star! Wow, beautiful Idu! In love with your LBD and the accessoires from out this world! And I don't wanna talk about that breathtaking bolore - cause it's killing moi! ;-) Very stylish as always, my dear!! Wow!
      Btw I love water but petriefied of it too! :-DD

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    2. Glad you do Harriet, thank you...

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    3. Hehe Ira thats too funny. Glad I'm not alone with the fear of water. Yeah the bolero is amazing, Thanks a lot...

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  4. I love being near water too...glad to hear you had the chance to relax.
    This outfit is so feminine and glam!
    Those sky high heels really go well with that black midi skirt...and the black top! I'm in love with that feather bolero...a dash of pink to finish this lovely look! I really like the necklace as well!

    you look absolutely stunning!!!!

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    1. Hi Ivana, I love the bolero so much. This is one of my most comfortable heels. Thank you.

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  5. You have amazing style,love this outfit. The bag is to die for. Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. I sure did, I hope you did too Nina. Thank you.

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  6. I love going into the water for a swim, but then again I am aquarius, so this isn't surprising.
    You look breathtaking.

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    1. I sit on the edge and get my feet wet and that'a about it, hehe. Thanks Linda.

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  7. wow,you look so lovely,great pairing
    love the shoes, they are so pretty
    kisses

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    1. The bolero did add an oomph to my otherwise simple look. Kisses and thank you.

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  8. Omg that feathery piece is amazing, it makes the whole look so fabulous!!! ;) xo

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    1. It sure did add huge doses of fabness, Thanks Marija.

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  9. I'm so jealous of your holidays. Lovely look :)

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    1. Hehe, don't be Izabela. It goes by real quick. Thank you.

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  10. What a great set of cool pictures! Love the dress! And those heels! :)

    Hope that guy gave back those heels and bag! :-P

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    1. Haha, he better have given them back right. Thanks a lot Natassia.

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  11. Thank you for your lovely comment. In these pictures you look fabulous!

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  12. I love your outfit you look fabulous and classy <3

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  13. Such a stunning outfit <3 You look gorgeous!!

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  14. My gorgeous stylish fashionista. You re doing well. Love every look. But that bag caught me.lol
    Nice post

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    1. Hey Jennifer! That bag right, lol. Thank you love...

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  15. You looks fabulous dear Idu and what a great picked.
    Lovely and pretty bag.Love it.<3
    Have a wonderful Sunday.Kisses xoxo

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    1. Thank you Kintan, I'm glad you love it.

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  16. Oh wow, you are so beautiful, and body goals for SURE. I love this look! I love a midi pencil skirt, too! Those heels are stunning, too!

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    1. Midi skirts are so amazing. Thanks a lot May. Kisses..

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  17. Fabulous outfit!

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  18. Beautiful photos, love the shades!

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    1. I did, I hope you did too. Thank you.

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  20. Oh my gosh! Sexy, stylish, classy - you are perfect! Elegant dress!
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  21. Omg perfection from top to bottom! Love your pencil skirt (yes I own a few too) and the cute fluffy bolero jacket!

    xx

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    1. I can't get enough of pencil skirts. Thanks a lot Mira.

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  22. You look gorgeous dear! Love this outfit

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  23. Goodness, every single one of these pieces is gorgeous, Idu you are one gorgeous, glamorous lady!
    kisses
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    1. Such kindness Lenya! Thanks darling...

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  24. It's been a relaxing week for me as well and also went to the beach again. I love your outfit here Idu, and the killer heels look absolutely gorgeous. Have a great week ahead.

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    1. Glad you got to relax. That's me all day everyday until end of August. Thanks Uzo darling.

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  25. You Rock <3 i love ure look
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  26. Amazing! Just amazing. You are so stylish!!
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  27. You always look stylish my dear, those heels are really killer. You look fantastic <3 Kisses <3

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  28. Three words: You look amazing!
    just it... I love your outfit, especially dress and... those high-heels! :)
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    1. Very kind of you darling, thank you.

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  29. I totally adore this post. The photographic skills are so perfect. You are so stylish, you never disappoint.
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  30. lovely post, happy Monday!

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    1. Hi Tijana, thank you. I hope your week is going great.

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  31. oh you look crazy cute in this outfit.
    xxx
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  32. You are a really elegant woman Idu! That dress looks so lovely on you and your bag is amazing!!! Have a nice day, kisses, Eni

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    1. I'm so in love with pencil skirts. Thanks a lot Eni, kisses...

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  33. This outfit is very original and inspiring:)

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    1. I'm glad to hear that Maria, thank you.

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  34. You look sublime doll, love this look, perfect :)) xx

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  35. Perfection...
    Great fashion sense.+++
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  36. Trust you to glam up a pencil skirt and make an all black outfit even better than ever. Your recipe for relaxation is my new black and you sound like it was heaven on earth. Rest is necessary and you are starting your summer on the right track already. Man, that blush balero is too pretty though.

    Hahahaha, you only swim in the tub, gosh, I love that 'cause I thought I was the only one. Very beautiful post and you look drop dead gorgeous!

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    1. Don't you just love that recipe. Yes babe it was pure heaven on earth. I'll do it more often for sure. You relate to that swim in the tub huh, hehe. Thank you darling.

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  37. Sooo beautiful! This look is really stunning darling! I love the sunnies!!
    Baci,
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  38. Your style always amazes me, you are a beautiful woman in love with this look, nice bag, accessories and dress, just perfect. Kisses. xo

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    1. Really? Thanks a lot Michelle, you are very kind darling.

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  39. Very funny picture with the statue , Happy Tuesday!!!

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    1. I know, right? Hope your week has been great Carolina...

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  40. nice make up as always ;)
    Have a nice day darling!
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    1. Thanks Isidora, I've had an amazing week so far.

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  41. I'm lovin' your very fierce makeup! Love those killer heels too! So fab!

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  42. Stunning as always!
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  43. I love everything what your wear including your simply wonderful bag! Hope you relaxed and enjoyed in the end in the wonderful way you described it <3
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    1. Yes I did. How could I not with the beautiful scenery and the calming sounds of the water, :). Thank you Rena.

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  44. you are an inspiration! Love photo of having your shoes and bag~ haha .

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    1. Hehe very funny. Cute too, glad he gave them back without putting up a fight.

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  45. You look fabulous as always! I love the detail with gloves and pearls!:)
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    1. It was a chilly morning. Thank you Monica.

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  46. absolutely love this outfit especially the fur! love the statute man holding your shoes and bag lol

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    1. Such a great helper he was, hehe. Thanks Cheryl...

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  47. What a great outfit. I love the statue holding your bag and shoes that's just adorable haha. I love everything about this, so chic and glamorous.

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    1. Hi Monica! thank you. Glad he didn't make a fuss about giving them back, lol.

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  48. Ahahahaha! I am an Aquarian and yes, I am VERY much drawn to water (but I'm not afraid of it)

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    1. Good for you Sonia. I love it from afar, hehe.

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  49. What a awesome outfit. I adore everything what your wear including the fur ! The cutest thing is red bag !
    Kiss, Kiss, Sily

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    1. The red bag is so fabulous. Thank you Sily...

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  50. You look very chic with the fur top!

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  51. You always take beautiful pics, and the one with the statue holding your bags and shoes is hilarious. Those fingerless gloves rock!
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    1. Thanks a lot Latoya. I went prepared to ward off the morning chill. :D

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  52. stunning
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  53. Your photos are always so perfect !
    xoxo

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  54. You Inspire me!
    Kisses from Miami,
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    1. Same goes for you Borka. Thank you, kisses...

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  55. Beautiful outfit!
    Love that bag...
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  56. This bag is perfect! Have a great week!☺

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    1. It's been a fabulous week celebrating my daughter's 13th. Thanks Carolina, I love that bag so and loved even more the pop of color it brought to my look. Have a fabulous weekend.

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  57. The glove caught my eye, 'twas a nice addition to your outfit.

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    1. Mornings in the Bay Area area are pretty chilly. I went prepared. I love fingerless gloves cos I can show off my mani and still keep warm. Thanks a lot Danielle, have a great weekend.

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  58. The alway FABULOUS, Idu!! You look ahhhmazing. I want those feathers!! Lol!!

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    1. No bird is safe around me Delilah, hehe. Of course, all yours. Thank you...

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  59. Idu, why are you bent on making me miserable.......that bag again, in red....I can only hope that the good Lawd hears all my silent prayers.
    On a brighter note, you look stunning as always......the fur/ostrich bolero is gorgeous. And the make-up...never disappoints.

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    1. Hahaa that's too funny Linet. I'm glad you like it as much as I do. Thank you love, xx

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  60. Wow! So stylish and gorgeous! That fury coat is amazing and whole look seems so cool! You rock baby :*

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    1. I love the bolero a lot too. Thanks a lot Hajdi, xx

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  61. Gorgeous, love this look. I am obsessed with that clutch

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