Saturday, June 13, 2015


"You can be gorgeous at thirty, charming at forty and irresistible for the rest of your life”. - Coco Chanel

Welcome back FI readers!

How was your week? I had a super busy beginning of the week. Last day of school was on Wednesday, yay. I took most of Thursday getting pampered and rejuvenated from all the hard work during the school year. Also stopped for a few minutes to take these pictures. The day ended with a nice dinner and a movie night with my daughters. I don’t know about you but I live for the movie house popcorn drenched in butter. I usually eat that, cozy up and go to sleep. My family wakes me up at the end of the movie. That is my movie house routine. I kid you not, hehe. Thursday was different though. The movie Jurassic World had me wide awake and eyes fixated on the screen the whole time. Just a couple blinks here and there maybe, lol. If you haven’t seen it I recommend you do. And hey, drench that popcorn with butter and seasonings. Cry about the calories later.

June is such a special month for me. Two of my sisters have birthdays. One last Sunday the 7th and the other tomorrow the 14th. And then my younger daughter has a birthday coming up on the 24th as well. She and my nephew were born on the same day and we call them twin cousins. So as you can imagine the celebration mode is activated, hehe.

Summer is very much around the corner and we’ve enjoyed some warm days but nippy spring temps still linger on other days. A turtle neck crop top is a way to embrace spring yet keep warm. Crop tops were very popular in summers past and have made a return this summer along with their lil cousin the bra top that’s being rocked by fashionistas all over including my humble self. 

Pair with a full tulle skirt for a dressed up glam and trendy look like I did (here) or keep it casual like I did with this gray skinny pants and a denim jacket for my day out and about with my daughters on Thursday. Wear a crop top with a short skirt for that feminine, girly and delicate look or even under denim overalls for a beach ready look. They are very versatile and look great with pretty much everything.
 Are you having a crop top obsession? How are you styling them?


Shoutout to my friend Kartia Velino whose blog just went live today. She is over at http://mystylebykartia.blogspot.com/. Do stop by and check her out.


Deets
Top By Missguided
Tapered Slim Pants By Akris
Slingbacks By Christian Louboutin
Cross Body Bag By Rebecca Minkoff
Sunnies By Quay Australia

Keep thinking those purple thoughts. Thank you for stopping by, Xo
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141 comments:

  1. Rebel with a fashion cause you are girl and you rock xx

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    1. *Smile, thanks Shola, have a fashionable day, Xo...

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  2. Firts of alla lots of compliments for your perfect body..great abs!
    This look is so cool. Love crop top, it s one of my favorite trend for summer.
    Kisses

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    1. Oh my, absolutely! You're a stunner, Idu! Hehe, great title! Your CROP top is HOT for real! Love you styled it with a short denim jacket, my dear! This body is meant to be seen! Gotta check Jurassic World too, I'm always kinda late when it comes to new blockbusters! ;-) And of course, movie house popcorn drenched in butter is a MUST!! <3

      xxx Ira
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    2. You should definitely check out Jurassic World, quite a thriller. That movie popcorn, I love for it!! The denim jacket came in handy for sure. Thanks a lot Ira.

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    3. It's such a great trend. Helps keep summer heat in check too. Dania thx darling, kisses.

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  3. You look great in this semi-casual outfit! Love the colour of your lips and nails! :)

    Would you recommend Jurassic World, btw? It's still on my to-see list. :)

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    1. I suggest you move it to the top of your to see list. I loved and enjoyed it. Thank s al ot Natassia.

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  4. Wow your abs !! hawt ! can it get any more hotter than a crop top with heels ,You rocked this look Idu and i'm loving it . Tres Chic!

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    1. I tend to wear everything with heels, I've got to invest in some good oxfords. Thanks and have a great day Uzo, xo...

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  5. your body is rocking!! What's your workout routine like? And as always you look flawless!!! xx lovejoystyles.com

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    1. My routine is whatever I can fit in whenever I have a minute during my very busy days. Now that I'm on Summer break I make good use of my early mornings working out. Thanks Ronlet, have a great day.

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  6. I love your make-up, Idu. I don't wear crop tops but they rather appeal to me best when worn with a high-waisted skirt. Thanks for the Coco Chanel quote. She was both fashionable and wise.

    Sharon
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    1. I love them with high waisted skirts too. Like in my post 'A Closet Full of Tulle, Frills and Glitter'. So fun. Thanks a lot Sharon.

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  7. Love this… beautiful
    Have a rocking week!
    Borka
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    1. I am enjoying a rocking 1st full week of Summer vacation. Thanks and keep rocking yours Borka.

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  8. Great post... That eye make-up is pure art! :-)
    April xx

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    1. Thanks April. I love intense eye makeup every once in a while. Playful and fun. Have a great rest of the week. Xo...

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  9. your waist is so tiny...perfect for wearing a cropped top!
    I really like your colourful make up and accessories.
    That belt bag is fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I love a colorful waist bag minus the risk of them looking like regular fanny packs, hehe. Thanks Ivana.

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  10. Perfect makeup <3

    The Cutielicious
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    Federica

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  11. Wow, you keep hiding that 6 pack-age. Come summer, BAM! Love your style girlfriend. You inspire all women and mothers like myself to wear what they want whenever. You are nothing short of perfection. Fantastic! Now about that drenched buttery popcorn with seasonings, YES, laaaawwwd because I totally live that too :)).


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    1. Come sumer, BAM, hehe. I'm such a lover of all things fabulous and I'm happy to inspire as I have been inspired. Only you can stop you from doing. I kinda like the sound of that, 'Only you can stop you from doing'. Or better still 'Only you can stop you'. Thanks a lot darling, your are amazing! Xo...

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  12. Amazing post dear!

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  13. i love to wear crop top - in Summer is cute and fashionable.
    love the look
    xxx
    mari
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    1. Yes they are. Thanks a lot Mari. Xo...

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  14. Love the outfit! Also your makeup is so colourful! Love it :)

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    1. I love colorful and fierce makeup. That's what weekends and days off are for, hehe. Thanks Gail.

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  15. you look fab dear!

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    1. Desiree thanks dear, have a great day.

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  16. Oh God you are stunning!!!

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    1. Why thanks a lot Andrea! Have a wonderful Wednesday, xx...

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  17. Sadly I'm not brave enough to wear crop tops but love how you styles yours.

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    1. I love to wear them with high waisted skirts and pants. The midriff baring is definitely not a go to and staple look for me either. Around the house maybe, hehe. It was a fun day with this fun look tho. Thanks Izabela, xx...

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  18. You look so cute. Thanks for showing the world that women can be fabulous at any age; that women can have kids and still be fun and trendy in their outfits. Enjoy all the celebrations with your family and have a great week.

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    1. Such lovely and kind words! Yes, I believe that women can and should fly. Having kids shouldn't hold anyone down neither should age. Have fun while you can, it's life and it's fleeting. Thanks a lot darling, Xo...

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  19. Fab post! Very lovely photos too. Happy Monday dear! :)

    xoxo;
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    1. And and wonderful Wednesday to you. Thanks Kenny, Xo...

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  20. Your sunnies and shoes are stunning. Love this whole look. xx

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    1. I'm glad you love it Nina. I appreciate you stopping by, thank you.

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  21. Hello,

    Beautiful crop top ! :D

    Sarah, http://sarahmodeee.blogspot.com/

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  22. Summer is here and Idu is on fire! Great body girl! Love the styling it is so summery and the colours are just perfect together.

    Greetings from London!

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    Xoxo

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    1. Hehe, she is on fire for sure. Yes, time to start saying goodbye to the dark hues. Sanya thanks darling.

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  23. Idu you always amaze me. It's stunning, it's cool it's YOU! Love it, girl. Perfect as always.
    kisses
    Lenya
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    1. Kisses Lenya! I agree, it's me. So me and I enjoyed huge doses of fun. Thanks a lot.

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  24. You look outstanding, love this :) x

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    1. Thanks doll, have a wonderful Wednesday, Xo...

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    1. Hehe, thats funny. Thanks Michele. Good to see you here, Xo...

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  26. I like the way you are wearing your bag around your waist ;)

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    1. At the risk of looking like I'm wearing a fanny pack, hehe. Thank you and enjoy your day.

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  27. Sporting a crop top, such a hotie!!! Love the sunglasses by the way, always awesome in details!!! ;) xo

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    1. It's all about the details huh? Thanks a lot Marija, Xo...

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  28. You wore that to the cinema? Wow!! You are one fabulous woman indeed. You look hot. I really need to take this healthy eating serious, so my tired tummy can be flat like yours. Haha..

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    1. Hehe, coming from dinner yes, but not without my flats in tow. You gotta be comfy to enjoy that buttery delight lol. Tired tummy, now that got me real good haha. Missy thanks love, Xo...

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  29. Gorgeous outfit.Love the white top :)

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  30. Wow a busy month you have ahead, I can only imagine the buzz ringing in the air right now! I can't say that I've ever fallen asleep at the movies, on the couch with a DVD? Plenty of times! ;o)

    Sxx
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    1. Yes Sonia, very busy indeed. I'm convinced there's something in the popcorn that signals 'sleep' to my brain, hehe. Kisses...

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  31. Well, well, well, hot mama Idu fabulous fantastica. Love everything about this outfit. Your makeup is always on point dearie. Enjoy the rest of your week. xo

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    1. Elsie darling! It's been a great week. So good to see you. Kisses and thank you, :)...

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  32. This look is so stunning drling! You're marvellous!! Love the shoes!!!!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  33. Your makeup is so fabulous.
    I love the laid back chic look in here
    XO

    Check my new post.
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    1. I'm glad you love it. Thanks Jane, :)...

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  34. Wow, what a perfect belly you are showing off there. I would live in crop tops if I looked like that!

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    1. That's too funny Linda. You can live in any and every thing love. You are that amazing. Thank you, kisses...

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  35. Very interesting look!)

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    1. Not to mention very fun. Thanks for stopping by Anna, :)...

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  36. Your make up is amazing, always awes me like the first time...i'll never get used to how perfect it is. I like the sunglasses too.
    Crop tops are quite chic and I style mine with high waist pants and skirts.

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    1. I give credit to the right brushes and techniques. My love for makeup and great products too of course. I style crop tops with high waisted skirts too, super chic. Thanks Linet.

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  37. Happy Monday, lovely! YOU look incredible! Seriously love stopping by your blog!
    Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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    1. Sending love right back to you Vanessa. Rock your day and thanks a lot. Xo...

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  38. Wow your eye make-up looks beautiful! Very bold and creative!

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    1. Bold and creative for sure. Thanks Eleasha.

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  39. Great easy outfit! I love crop tops!:)
    M
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    1. I love them too. Just have to be careful with styling them as they can very easily cross over from chic and easy to tacky, hehe. Thanks Monica.

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  40. You are incredibly glamourous! From top to bottom! And by bottom I mean shoes!

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    1. That's funny Chineze. Thanks a lot darling. Have a fabulous day, kisses...

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  41. Waw such a cool post! Great inspiration :) I love your style.
    My blog - > Check my last outfit HERE

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    1. Thanks Cu! Have a great day, kisses...

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  42. This outfit looks amazing on you! Also, love your nail design and makeup xo
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    1. Hey Glenda, thanks a lot and a wonderful Wednesday to you.

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  43. My computer screen is on F.I.R.E!! I love the touch of Orange, one of my best looks from you. You are always killing it anyway.
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    1. You better call 911 on that screen of yours, hehe. I love the touch of orange too, especially because it picks up the peachy orange on the platform of my shoes and ties it all together like a bow. Diana thanks a lot darling. Xo...

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  44. You are a fashionista...and your flawless make up too,I love!
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    1. Hey Fatima, I'm glad you love. Thank you. Xo...

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  45. Wow you rock that crop top! Stunning and cool look. Omg is JP that good. I can't wait to see it and I'll cry about the calories later ;-)

    xx

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    1. Yes it is that good. Put it on your to see list if you would. We can have a crying date afterwards, how's that? Hehe. Thank you Mira, Xo...

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  46. Fantastica como siempre y Coco Chanel tenia razon siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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    1. Coco quotes are amazing. I can't get enough of them. Thanks Javier.

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  47. Hi Idu and thank you for your visits! I'm back from a week of holidays and now I can visit your blog and I'm up to date with all the post I missed! Congratulations for your outfit. I love so much this combination, especially your beautiful pants and your amazing heels!!! Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

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    1. I hope you had a fun holiday. Thanks for always visiting too Eni. I had fun with this look.

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  48. The lip colour co-ordination with the nails, is a win win!!
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    1. Thanks Wairimu! It wasn't very carefully planned out that way but was a pleasant coincidence for sure. Have a fabulous day.

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  49. My birthday is March and I always think it should be in a warmer month. Lol! My second grand baby is due yesterday but that baby just doesn't seems like to coming out. Maybe the new baby is going to share birthday with our anniversary Thursday. ;) I am always a big fan of your quotes! They are so true and inspiriting! Of course your look is always great~!

    Have a great day and enjoy your summer!

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    1. Whattttttt??? Your birthday is in March? Mine too! That must explain our bond. Having grand babies must be exciting, wow! Well congratulations to you and your family for that and happy anniversary to you. Thanks a lot love, Xo...

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  50. You have a such perfect body!

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    1. Have a great day and thank you Diana, :)...

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  51. You look amazing dear!

    Please click on the link on my post
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  52. Ooh, how cool are those sunglasses. I love the bold and pastel colours! The denim jacket is also such a great piece. You look great dear. x/Madison
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    1. Don't you just love those sunnies? So fun! I love the denim jacket and probably wear it a little too often, hehe. Thanks a lot Madison, Xo...

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  53. A perfect body with gorgeous curves! Awesome make-up! Pretty clothes and sexy heels! :)

    Girl, you got it going on! :)

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    1. So kind of you Natassia. Thank you darling, enjoy the rest of the week. Kisses...

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  54. beautifull. You rocked that Crop top

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  55. You look stunning dear!!!!!

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  56. Sharp look and great shooting angle, you rocked that cropped top, you're a very beautiful lady! xo

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    1. Yes, the angles were great. Kisses and thank you Michelle. Kisses...

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  57. Nice as always, kisses!

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  58. stunning
    you cook lovely,
    Your body wow.Do you exercice?

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    1. Don't we all, lol. Thank you girl, xo...

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  59. Stunning outfit, Idu! I love the pop of color on the shoe and belt!! And yes the movie was great! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!

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    1. I'm going back to see that movie again tonight hehe. This time with the rest of my crew. Thank you Delilah.

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  60. Just beautiful! Totally adore YOU and your style, love!
    Happy weekend!
    PS: Can’t wait to next week for more style posts of yours!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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    1. Hey Vanessa! Thx for stopping by. Can't wait to see what you've been up to. Have a great weekend, kisses...

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  61. You look gorgeous as always. I'm so used to seeing you in dresses and skirts that it threw me for a loop to see you in pants. It was a nice change of pace. BTW you have killer abs. Work it!
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    1. I know, right. So true I don't do a lot of pants. Thanks a lot Toya. TGIF...

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  62. this outfit Looks amazing <3 adore the sunnies and heels
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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    1. I love those sunnies so much as well. I must have at least a million but this pair is one of my favorites. Thanks Borka.

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  63. Its crop top time! And you know how to style it :) Looking fantastic in this sporty-chic combination <3

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  64. beautiful!!lovely make-up and outfit :)

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