Saturday, July 25, 2015



"I created flower women with gentle shoulders and generous bosoms, with tiny waists like stems and skirts belling out like petals”. - Christian Dior

Welcome back FI readers!

I had a great week. No scratch that. I had a better than great week. You? You did too right? I heard you loud and clear, YES!

Hot Pink Please!!! How about today’s outfit? A coat dress. A statement coat dress with pretty hot pink feather details on the cuffs and collar and made out of light weight, textured, shiny fabric with a hint of quilting to it. This outfit needs no introduction as it pretty much speaks for itself. Paired with beautiful slingback sandals and an ornate gold bag. Bold. Stunning. Did someone say more? As in keep going? Alright. How about style? How about couture? How about charming? How about Parisian glamour? How about so Fashionably Idu?

There are probably one million and one reasons why I love a coat dress so! From the double breasted very professional looking ones to the single button closure, to the fitted and to the flayed but top most on the list you’d agree is the ability of a coat dress to double both as a dress and as a coat. Duh, the name gives that away right? Summer is the perfect time to wear your coat dress as a dress and show some skin albeit a little. Layering it as a coat over a fitted dress or a skirt would be perfect in the colder winter or mild spring days.

I wore this as a dress and in the near future hope to show how I’ll style it as a coat for winter street style. Somebody remind me please, hehe. If you’re thinking ummmm, I don’t know about that just because it’s pretty brightly colored I say hold your horses. Let's not forget that there’s never too much color when you set out to brighten those dark dreary winter days with a pop of very well deserved color. 

Not sure if it’s just me but when I think coat dresses Diana the Princess of Wales comes to mind. Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t she wear a lot of those in the 90’s? And if she did then that must have helped project this style to even greater popularity, worn by millions of her fans and gals all over the world. Today we see the Duchess of Cambridge championing the coat dress cause from time to time as well. So it’s safe to say it’s also a preferred style with the royals. Dress code? Nah, not for Kate I don’t think.

As I walked out of my car in this dress, a teenager called out the loudest ever "You are killing the game, are you a model"? And this happens quite a bit. No I’m not young one I replied. I’m just documenting my style for my online magazine aka style/fashion blog. "Do you have your card"? Yes I do actually. Here’s a few for you and your friends. I was tickled pink and was literally tickled the rest of the time by the beautiful feathers on my coat dress that just so happen to be pink. 

Dare I end this post with another quote that really speaks to me.

"I have eclectic taste and I love vintage style mixed with glamour and old world charm” - Sonam Kapoor

Huge thank you for all the lovely comments on my one year anniversary post. A lot of love and warmth. I am humbled and truly feel blessed to know each and everyone of you (clap emoji ). And to the entrants, one more week until reveal time. Yes, one more week so if you haven’t had a chance to enter... STOP! What is that I hear, "Tick Tock, Tick Tock". Sounds like the clock ticking away. Uh oh, yes it is! But guess what? You still have the gift of time, so go for it!


Deets
Coat Dress By Miss Dior
Glitter Sandals By Christian Louboutin
Gold Clutch - Vintage

Thank you for stopping by. Keep thinking the purple thoughts, Xx...

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162 comments:

  1. That coat is beautiful! I can only imagine what your closet must look like!!
    xx lovejoystyles.com

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    1. A whirlwind of clothes to say the least. I need a new closet and I hope to begin working on that soon. Thank you Ronlet.
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  2. What a piece. Absolutely beautiful coat and yes you look like a model Idu. On point darling!!!.

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    1. I'm such a sucker for anything feathers and that was my same reaction when I first saw it - WHAT A PIECE. The rest is history, hehe. Thank you Elsie darling.
      xx

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    2. Looking like a model or royal lady for real, Miss Dior! I'm gonna remind it to wear it in winter, beautiful Idu, Would love to see another (layered) style version of it. The feathers are gorgeous details - breathtaking piece!!! <3

      xoxo Ira
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    3. Hello Ira darling! Yes please do. Thanks a lot and enjoy your day.
      Xx

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  3. Oh wow. That coat dress is amazing. I love the pattern so much.

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    1. I do too Izabela. Reminds me of candy and bubblegum and flowers all in one. Very girly. Thank you love.
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  4. This coat looks so lovely on you. You are amazing my dear! Have a nice day, kisses,
    Eni

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    1. Eni hey darling. I hope you're enjoying a great week so far. Thank you.
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  5. You look super amazing in this outfit, Idu. The coat dress is everything. Perfect from head to toe and oh so beautiful. Have fun over the weekend, Idu.
    kisses
    Lenya
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    1. I did have a great weekend Lenya. I felt super pretty dressed in this coat. The feathers tickling my skin was a constant reminder of just how glamorous it was. Thanks for stopping love.
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  6. I don't know which is hotter your sling back heels or the gorgeous coat dress, nothing like beautiful colours to brighten up my day and i'm absolutely loving the pink feathers embellishments. You look absolutely fabulous elegant and gorgeous in the way you styled it. Have a lovely weekend !

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    1. The feathers did it for me girl. (No bird is safe around me, hehehehee). Gloomy days don't stand a chance with this much brightness, lol. Luckily I didn't have to do a lot with styling. I let the star of the look aka the feathers do all the work. Thanks darling.
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  7. This is an amazing look. Thank you for the inspiration

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    1. My pleasure, thank you very much. :))))

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  8. Wow, the coat, and that bag is a masterpiece, you look beautiful and you are such a style icon!

    besos,
    M
    The Flower Duet

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    1. Two pieces I loved at first sight. The coat and the bag. Very unique. Thank you very much.

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  9. You're so beautiful, you can pull off any colour so effortlessly. This is a masterpiece!!!

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    1. It's so exciting seeing you here Uch! Thank you very much darling and please stop by again soon, :))))
      xx

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  10. Nice idu

    Mmaflawless

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    1. Mma how amazing of you to stop by! Thank you very much.
      xx

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  11. I love your bold style! So full of color and passion!

    Natalia | Lindifique

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    1. And so full of life too I hope, lol. Thank you very much Natalia.
      xx

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  12. This is such a great and fabulous dress. You look like a boss, girl. :)
    Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. Hey Missy! Boss sounds great, hehe. Thank you darling.
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  13. You look absolutely amazing! That coat dress is divine...and the feathers add extra glam...those heels are a great way to finish this outfit....brilliant styling....so feminine and colourful.

    I can't remember what Lady Di used to wear, but it is quite possible coat dresses were her thing....they're sleek and elegant---who wouldn't love them?

    xoxo

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    1. I agree Ivana, the feathers definitely added an extra dose or two of glam. And you're right, what's not to love about coatdresses? Thanks a lot love.
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  14. One word, Fabulous! I love the coat and the bag. Everything looks so great!

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    1. Thanks Katie, glad to hear you think so too. I love and always seek out unique pieces.

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  15. I adore your DIOR.. you stun always.. everything on fleek.
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    1. Thank you doll. I'm glad you love it. I had such fun, :)))).

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  16. Your looking fabulous dear.
    Even me as well when I saw you, I will definitely feel that your a model.
    I love dress coats too. :)

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    1. Thank you dear. I thought it was quite funny but hey it's a great compliment for sure. I could live with that, :))))).
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  17. Wooow you're gorgeously vibrant Xxxx
    I love everything here,
    Your Makeup is always on FLEEK!! keep slaying whoooo

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    1. Winfred thank you darling. Vibrant is a word that resonates with me a lot in my styling. Glad you love it. Enjoy the rest of the week.
      xx

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  18. stunning,you look so beautiful
    That coat is breathtaking

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  19. Do you know Idu why are you one of my icon style? Because every single look that you show us is absolutely unique.
    Love so much your Dior coat and also your make up as usually is great.
    Kisses

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    1. That is such a great compliment darling. I fell hard for this piece. Thank you very much.
      xx

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  20. You've done it again. Ever stylish!
    I really love the outfit. That dress is gorgeous

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  21. Such a pretty color coat!!

    Jinna
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    1. It sure is. Thanks a lot Jinna, :))))

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    1. Have a fabulous rest of the week, :)))
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  23. Love it


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  24. you look gorgeus darling, love this coat!

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    1. Isn't it gorgeous? Desiree thanks darling.
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  25. Espectacular outfit y unos complementos divinos...
    Besos, Emi

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    1. It sure is spectacular. Truly one of a kind piece. Thank you Emi, :))).

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  26. Your purse is EVERYTHING! Love love love!
    You look fab also!

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    1. Don't you just love it. The red velvet interior is my favorite part of it. Thanks Kellie.
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  27. I am a fan of coat dresses. This is wonderful!! Hahaha, that kid is cute and took the words right out of my mouth. Yes, you are and doing it with style. You look amazing darling. Love it 👌.


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    1. Thank you darling. That kid provided some hearty laughter for sure. Actually stuck around for a little bit too, just taking it all in. I hope that just from watching me as intently as she did, I inspired her to follow her dream. But thank you again doll, you are amazing.
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  28. Dear Idu, your coat is a true dream and I'm more in love with it that you can imagine. As usual you look perfect and especially the pink feathers makes this coat to a wonder. And twice yes: my week was great and I think also that Diana wore such coat dresses often in the 90s :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. I so relate Rena darling, I love it hard too. Aren't those feathers marvelous? Great and glamorous touch to finish off a fabulous coat. Leave it to Dior. Thanks a lot love. Have a thrilling Thursday.
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    1. No you are the best Maggie darling. Kisses and thank you very much.

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  30. I love that beautiful coat Dior!
    xxx
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  31. Such a wonderful colours, you look like a Queen. The clutch is to die for :)
    Valentina
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    1. :))))) thank you Valentina. I so love vibrant colors. They literally give me life.
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  32. your entire outfit is superb...love the shoe more

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    1. I knew you'd love the shoes darling, :))))). Thank you.
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  33. Honestly... you´re unique!!! what an amazing coat dress! it makes you dream!! spectacular.
    Kisses
    Fashion Avenue
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    1. You are amazing Adriana love. Thank you very much.
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  34. Love this colorful outfit. You look stunning as always, Idu. Have a wonderful day.

    Nina
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    1. Hey Nina, thank you love! Have an enjoyable rest of the week, :))).
      xx

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  35. wow!!!! Idu, you look fabulous!! I really love this coat and the bag is so unique!!
    Have a beautiful week dear.
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    1. Two pieces I love a lot in one look, I felt like a glam queen for sure, hehe. Thank you Arely.
      xx

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  36. So awesome! Hope you have a lovely day.

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    1. I did have an amazing day and am having an amazing week so far, :)))). Thank you.
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  37. Way to own it sweettiie!! .. Gosh... I'm having a fashiongasmm right now.... You lead.. I happily follow!! .. U'r one of my row models... Stay blessed and fabulous!!!

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    1. Heyyyy darling! It's always a pleasure to see you visit. I love it! In case I haven't said it lately, here goes - you are amazing!!! Thank you very much.
      xx

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  38. Oh my that CLUTCH bag. You always have such flawless photos, and I always love to see vivid colours in fashion. You wear them well dear. You look amazing. x/Madison
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    1. I do too Madison. Vivid colors do numbers on me. I just can't resist them not that I try to, hehe. Glad they love me as much as I love them. Thanks darling.
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  39. Have a fantastic week yourself dear Idu! thanks for stopping by<3

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  40. This is such a colorfull look! I really like the heels!

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    1. Glad you like the heels Sara. One of my staples, :))). Thank you.

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  41. Wish you a great start of week Idu.
    Kisses

    www.angelswearheels.com

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  42. Idu. I lack words because am blown away. Not sure whether it's the coat dress, the feathers or the clutch bag.....but I'll bet on the bag, it's too fine.
    I love me a good coat dress but I rarely wear mine in summer cause they are too heavy. I can't wait to see how you style it for winter.
    You are Slaying Idu. But then...was there a day when you didn't? I don't think so. Have a blessed week ahead.

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    1. How amazing are you Linet. I'm a sucker for vintage pieces and this bag with it's very ornate exterior and beautiful rouge interior wasn't going to slip through my fingers. So glad I didn't sleep on it or it would have been gone. Thank you darling.
      xx

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  43. You are flawless doll, so in love with coat/dress, love how it looks on you!! I agree, wear colours all the time, it does help drive the winter blues away in the colder months as well. So cute the teenagers asked you if you were a model and stuff, that is super!! Just love this outfit so much, the feathers are a super touch as well!! I hope you have a fantastic week my dear...thank you as well for the sweet comment, I appreciated it so much <3 xx

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    1. Thank you for always stopping and sprinkling love darling. But yes, that was a very welcome compliment. I relished it, hehe. Welcome back love.
      xx

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  44. That coat is heavenly..... The lobs are classic. This look makes me ...... Gosh i can't think of a perfect word yet. To say the least its glam-fant-abulous!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. That is a great word indeed. Must be added to urban dictionary right away, hehe. Thank you dalring.
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  45. I love everything about this outfit, the gorgeous, bright colours and that stunning pair of heels! I am the opposite though, I still to black, white and basically neutrals but I love seeing colours on others.

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    1. Every once in a while I do take a break from colors and show black, white and neutrals some love. Thanks a lot Shireen.
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  46. I just discovered your blog and Im hooked!
    I love the "About Me" section, so sincere and real.
    Looking forward to more.

    You can check me out at http://www.imperfectverbalista.com/

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    1. That is awesome, so glad you discovered FI. . Now you make me want to go back and read the about me page, hehe. Thank you Titilayo.
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  47. Wow! you are just the epitome of the fabulously cool. and the shoes! TDF!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  48. Wow you are stunnning! More than stunning actually! Great colors and beautiful, beautiful legs! <3 I love your make up here and the classy mani!
    xx
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  49. Amazing coat dear! always beautiful!!!

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  50. You again!!! You will kill me oh (in my Cameroonian voice..lol) Another stylish look I love so much. You already know but I will say it again, you are beautiful and so stylish!!!!
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    1. Lol @ you again. Very glad you love this look. I do too. Thank you darling, :)))).
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  51. I love your legs! And the bag is amazing! Great post :) have a nice day :)

    Welcome to my blog
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    1. I always thought my legs weren't great but I've been loving them a lot more lately, thanks to all the kind words in the form of compliments. Have a great rest of the week Lucy. Thank you.
      xx

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  52. have a nice day!

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  53. You look gorgeous dear, have a great week!
    xoxo

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    1. I am enjoying my week. Thanks a lot Sorana.
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  54. Amazing coat! Your skin is flawless!

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    1. Kisses to the baby and thank you Ro darling. So great to have you back.
      xx

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  55. This coat is gorgeous! The print and topstitching is beautiful!:)
    xxM
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    1. Such amazing details on it. Thank you Monica.
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  56. Love your style! You always have a lot of colors!

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    1. Colors make me so happy. Thank you Diana.
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  57. WOW! You look fantastic as always! Did I notice golden shadows on your signature purple eyeshadow? You look marvellous!
    Xx,
    Nilu Yuleena
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    1. Haha, possibly. I am always experimenting with my makeup. As long as there is some purple in the mix, I'm happy :)))). Thank you Nilu darling.
      xx

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  58. Your style is unapologetic and flawless. Love this!

    xx Falasha

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    1. Very unapologetic. I totally own my colorful style. Falasha thank you darling.
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  59. How gorgeous is this?? I love the colours. Seriously made my day.

    Eleni xo - Bijuleni

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    1. Glad to have made your day love. Colors have that effect on me as well. Thanks Eleni.
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  60. Fabulous and full of color :)

    *XoXo
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  61. I`m totally CRAZY about this look
    FANTASTIC ! FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC!
    Power of color is what I love !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    you look awesome <3333333333333333333333

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    1. Yes, the power of color. Makes everything 10 times better. I'm glad you love it Ines. Thank you darling.
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  62. How great that the teenage boy wanted a business card! I just had the opportunity to hand one out the other day and it's such a thrill. I have to say this dress is beyond beautiful...and it will be the perfect way to brighten up a dark winter day.
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    1. It is a thrill for sure Debbie darling. Felt so good, :))). Winter days don't stand a chance with this. Thank you very much.
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  63. You look totally stunning in this bright color outfit. Loved your heels and your lovely makeup. You are so talented in makeup art Idu <3 Kisses <3


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    1. Makeup art is one of my passions. I enjoy it very much and just like colors it gives me great joy. Very expressive, :)))). Thank you Rakhshanda.
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  64. OMG you look so beautiful in this dress! Very colourful ^^

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    1. Hey Gail! Thank you very much, :)))).
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  65. She's done it again! Winner, love it and always looking fwd seeing what you'd do next

    BamBam BLOG

    xxx

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    1. That's so nice of you Sanya darling. Glad to keep you coming back for more, :)))).
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  66. wow you look so fabulous! what a fantastic coat! i love the the print :D

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  67. you look stunning
    new post :http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/2015/07/a-pop-of-colour.html

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  68. This style is not my type, but you look gorgeous wearing these colours!
    ♡ Kisses
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    1. I know a lot of girls that shy away from bold colors as well. But I so relate. Much as I love colors somedays I'd rather admire them from afar too, :)))). Thanks darling.
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  69. You are always spectacular, what should I say more? FABULOUS! *__*

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    1. That is very kind of you to say. Thank you, :)))).

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  70. I love your style! The colours are amazing! Very well put together X

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  71. your sense of style, how you pair your outfit, the quality of pictures, the write ups... i can go on and on but, lemme pause for now so i dont use up my writing space. lol. your outfit is beyond gorgeous! can I live in your closet for a year, lemme not be too greedy, for a week please. lol. you go gurl!
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    1. Haha Ifiok feel free to move in darling. How very kind of you. I'm glad you love the looks so far. Thank you.
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  72. Love the magenta feather details on your coat!

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    1. It's beyond gorgeous, thank you. :))))..

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  73. You're absolutely Stunning! I totally love your outfit. amazing! great post :)
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  74. You look absolutely gorgeous! Love your flawless makeup and trendy outfit :) Have a great weekend xo
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    1. Hey Glenda, thank you darling. Have a fabulous weekend too love.
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  75. Lovely coat; I love the floral pattern.
    Have a beautiful weekend.

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  76. You always have some fabulous items! This colorful & pink feather coat is real treasure, and also that little baroque purse!
    So superb! Looking awesome :))) Kisses :***

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    1. It is a treasure for sure. I love them both so hard.Thank you Hajdi.
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  77. Woww....my Gosh.This is absolutely awesome look dear Idu.Really looks perfect on you.So colorful and happy color for summer.
    Have a amazing summer dear.Kisses from DE.xoxo

    http://kintanfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Really happy color for the summer. Tell you what, that happy was very infectious too, :))). Thank you dearest Kintan. Have s fantastic day, Xo.

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  78. This made me smile☺lovely...x

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