Saturday, July 11, 2015



" Coloring outside the lines is a fine art” - Kim Nance

Welcome back FI Readers!

How was your week style lovers? I camped out by the water all day in beautiful San Rafael, California on the 4th of July. Worked, ate, worked some more, ate even more. Followed by the most magical fireworks. How about the show Devious Maids? I think I'm hooked. This week I caught up on that, The Braxton's and Wendy Williams. How you doing? (in my Wendy voice) hehe.

Color clashes are so trendy and cool so don’t limit yourself to the safety of predictable pairing at all times. Think how much time you’d save trying to find a top to match that skirt. If you can think it you can wear it. Mint and orange. Pink and yellow. Orange and red. What??? It’s far from boring rather it gives your style a boost and you an unstoppable feeling. And if it looks kinda interesting to you, don’t even worry. Why? Because ‘interesting’ is now considered a compliment, hehe. 

I recently saw an orange pants/yellow top look and I fell in love hard with the look. I’d wear that in a heartbeat and I will wear that. The more you embrace this trend, the less 'interesting' it looks to you and to people around you. And that also means less weird glances your way as you strut along in your clashing brights. 

I embraced my bold side like I often do with this little layered yellow dress. Like most summer essentials, it is lightweight, very fluid and fits in a way that even you can tell you look great. I love body con dresses but this is proof that it doesn’t have to fit snug to be sexy. Totally awesome! I want one in every color. I paired it with an orange bag for an interesting clash. A pair of colorful lace up sandals pulled it all together. 

I went about strutting my Zara like a Balmain. The power is in the styling anyhow, so why not? 

You? Ultimately we wear what looks best on us regardless of what the trend reports say. But have you tried coloring outside the lines with this trend? Keeping your color pairings untame? Or tame and safe?


Deets
Dress By Zara (here)
Sandals By Aquazzura (here)
Bag By Louis Vuitton

Keep thinking the purple thoughts and thank you for stopping by, Xx...
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161 comments:

  1. I'm crushing on your outfit! You look stunning!!!
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    1. Very kind of you Glenda, thank you :)))

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    2. Haha, me too! How beautiful you're, Idu?! I wish I would be as sexy as you at that age - amazing legs and overstanding sense of style!! Madly in love with the cape style of your Zara dress, lady! And Aquazurra has the most incredible heels ever - so perfect on your with this color combo, dear!!!! You're truly a superstar!!!

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  2. Nothing adventurous in my outfit choices, I´ll leave that to my makeup.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I feel you Linda. That is so me sometimes, :)))

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  3. I'm.absolutely in love white that bold yellow dress..matching it with those heels and orange bag was such a fantastic idea...this outfit feels so fresh. ingenious styling!

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    1. I totally agree Ivana, it felt fresh, comfy and sexy. Thank you, :)))

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  4. Devious Maids is def one of my favourite shows too. ! Totally loving this look , you are awesome :)
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    1. Right? It's totally amazing and I am hooked! Thanks a lot Tamika, :))

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    1. It felt perfect, I felt beautiful, :))). Thank you Elisa..

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  6. Stunning dress. Love the orange and yellow together.

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    1. Thanks Chineze. It's quite playful and summery...

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  7. You're the third blogger I've seen wearing this dress and I must y'all have sold me on this one. It is really a bold and sexy dress. You look stunning, girl. :)

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    1. It sure is a popular one Missy. I just saw Garcelle Beauvais rocking it as well. Feels so great and sexy. I totally see why it's so loved. Thanks girl, :)))

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  8. Ohhhhh i love watching Devious maids ,one series that has kept me going since Desperate House Wives came to an end .This summer is all about colours and more colours for me , I see another colour besides purple that totally suits you ,Yellow! I love the dress and yes its time to to think outside the box with colours. You look stunning.

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    1. I see that too Uzo. Yellow is totally dulling purple's sparkle. Just a tad, hehe. Thanks darling, xx...

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  9. That dress looks amazing on you dear!!! Chic look!

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  10. Style:100percent.
    Too love struck in this world of Fashion.
    Pretty dress and color.
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    1. Thank you Fatima. I appreciate you stopping by, :)))..

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  11. Love that yellow dress!
    You look so stunning <3
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    1. Thanks a lot Alyssa. It's perfection. I fell hard for it, :))

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  12. Forever a stunner. love it, love it.
    always impeccable.
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    1. Kartia I so appreciate you stopping by darling. What have you been up to? I have to go take a peek. I've been mia, :(

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  13. Boy, do I love reading your posts. Just as entertaining as I imagine you to be in person. Hahaha. You are giving me so much life with this look. Yes, why not embrace colors. Mix it , match it, make it yours. You look amazing. Every piece you wear is perfection.

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    1. Hehe, so glad you find them entertaining enough to keep returning. Thank you darling, and yes why not? I owned this look for sure, at least I felt that way :)))))..

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  14. Lovely
    love the dress

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  15. I think yellow looks fantastic on you Idu..
    So great look, love your bag.
    Kisses

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    1. Thanks Dania! It sure looks like it's giving purple a run for it's money. I'm loving it so, :)))..

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  16. Stunning <3

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  17. lovely blog :)
    happy Sunday! :)

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    1. Hi Tijana, thank you. I hope you're having a splendid week.

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  18. Awww Idu am crushing on your shoe seriously

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    1. I'm glad you love it. I do too. Thanks Gloria, :)))

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  19. Wow, wow, wow Idu this outfit takes the cake. So beautiful. Those shoooooes my dear are perfection! xo

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    1. Does it really? I love how comfortable the shoes were. I could run a marathon wearing them, that's how comfy they were. Thanks Elsie darling, xx...

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  20. Wow.. as always.. a great outfit! You look amazing! :)

    With this outfit.. I just don't know what I love more: that gorgeous yellow dress.. or those super sexy shoes!

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    1. They are amazing pieces for sure. I think it was a tie for me. I love them both the same, :)). Thank you Natassia.

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  21. Wow, yellow is definitely your color:)

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    1. Right after purple I hope Maria :))). Thank you so much darling.

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    1. Thank you. Have a great rest of the week. :)

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  23. The photos are amazing and the colours in the outfit are just beautiful together! Love your blog!
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    1. Glad you love my blog, :))). The colors definitely worked well together. Thanks a lot.

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  24. Idu you have me here in awe, again. I love this amazing look. The color theme is gorgeous and so are you. Happy Sunday, girl.
    kisses
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    1. Hey Lenya! I was in such a playful mood in terms of colors, :))). Thank you and have a fantastic rest of the week.

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  25. so chic!

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  26. Girl, you are making me rethink the color yellow. I want to come raid your closet!! That dress, those shoes, perfection!
    Have a great week, Idu!!
    xx, Delilah

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    1. Hey Darling. Yes please come on over! I never cared for yellow but I'm becoming an addict hehe. Thank you, :)))...

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  27. OMG
    you are my muse Idu.
    You look stunning as always and yellow is your color
    kisses
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    1. Hey Maggie!!!! Thank you darling. I'm loving the happy color, :))).

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  28. Love the look!! Beautiful colors :)

    Jinna

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  29. Another stunning outfit dear
    I love it all the way

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    1. I'm glad you do, :)). Thank you Zarrah..

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  30. Perfection and classy.
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  31. wow,those shoes i want,they are so beautiful
    great dress too.Havent watched the new devious maid hoping to start this weeek

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    1. I did catch the new episode on Monday and it was just as good. I hope you did too? Thanks love, I fell hard for both pieces, :))).

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  32. That is one fierce as hell title and attitude. Strut girl! Love it!

    Sxx
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    1. :)))), and I did strut it just as if it were a part of the Balmain SS '16 collection, hehe. Thank you Sonia.

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  33. Such a divine fashion goddess you are, very pretty dress and sandals, loving your sophisticated style as always! Kisses! xo

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    1. That is very kind of you Michelle! Thank you, Xx...

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  34. Really love those shoes! :) xx Maja
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    1. They are fabulous! Thank you Maja, xx

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  35. You look gorgeous <3 Love that dress and the heels!

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  36. Beautiful post dear! Hope you have a lovely day.

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  37. you look gorgeous! This shade of yellow is just awesome! <3

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    1. It is Anja! So bright and lovely. Thank you, xx.

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  38. the colour of this dress is very beautiful! I love it!

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    1. I do too. Chances are one would be spotted from over a mile away wearing it, hehe. Bright color alert : Sunnies needed, hehe. I so love it. Thank you Gail, xx.

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  39. Hi Idu, I love Wendy too. ahaha. You look beautiful my dear, this color look amazing on you, the shoes the bag all is great, you have such a classy taste darling. xx
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    1. You do? Did you know she'd be starting her sit down comedy come Saturday? It will be a night of laughs for sure. Wish I'd be there for her opening night, :(. Thanks a lot Arely, xx

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  40. You look perfect. Your make-up, that dress and those shoes are just amazing. Can I have your nails please. Great post.

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    1. Thanks a lot Leja. And yes darling, you may have the nails. :)))..

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  41. I am hooked to both Devious Maids and The Braxtons....they are so hilarious and full of drama.
    Never tried the Wendy Williams show though *hides face*.
    Your Untamed color combination is so beautiful. I love the shoes and the details on the dress. You look stunning as always.

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    1. Yes they are, probably why we are both hooked hehe. You've got to watch Wendy, I think she is so bubbly, tells it as it is and totally hilarious. You'll be hooked, don't forget to thank me later.

      I love the colors very much, thank you darling, :))...

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  42. The Shoes!!! Just gorgeous and I love the colors of the dress and bag
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    1. Two warm colors together, I love it too. Thank you Sophie...

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  43. Woooow you're beautiful from head to toe Xxxx
    Love the makeup, your outfit, Hair and Sandals Xxx
    You're gorgeous X

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    1. Why thanks a lot Winfred. I say my face is my blank slate and I create art on it, (sometimes) lol. I I appreciate this kindness, Xx...

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  44. this is a perfect color combination! So agree about colors!

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    1. Glad we both share this view Diana, Thanks a lot, xx.

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  45. Dear Idu, another perfect look I adore! Yellow looks so wonderful on you and your shoes are really most amazing. Sounds like you spent the 4th of July in a perfect way :) Thank you so much for your last comment!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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    1. I sure did have a great great time on the 4th. Nothing says warm days like a fun, flirty, yellow dress and I totally adore this one. Thank you Rena, xx...

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  46. Your outfit is so summery! Love it! And you have such gorgeous legs!

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    1. I love all things summer, brighter and better. Thanks a lot Danuta, xx..

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  47. Those shoes are gorg!!!! Oh my goodness they really are beautiful. You really look great in this yellow. Such a bright summer color that you are rockin'!

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    1. Those shoes are made for walking. So comfy! But yeah, sunny yellow is such a happy color. Growing on me by the second too, :)). Thank you Monica, xx..

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  48. This looks is PERFECT! I am so damn in love with those sandals!!

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    1. So am I. They are as sexy as they are comfortable. Thank you, xx...

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  49. Wow what can I say... amazing dress, love the back and the colour suits you so well!
    The accessories (bag & sandals) are fantastic too :)

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    1. Yes, the back is everything. I'm loving yellow. Thanks you very much..

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  50. This look rocks!!!! Your heels are amazing.
    xx

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    1. And I strutted effortlessly trust me. They are that comfortable. Thank you, xx

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  51. I love it!!!! The color pairing is sooo perfect! You are so right why try to stay safe when you can look this good! I'm so glad I checked out your site you have amazing style and your makeup ahhhhh Its flawless! I'm basically in love with everything!

    Jasmine :)
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  52. I love how vibrant this look is. The only thing brighter than yellow is yellow, lol. Glad you found my second home and love it. Thank you very much Jasmine, xx...

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  53. You look amazing,Your outfit in color and style, shoes and purse are so classy .

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  54. You look amazing, have a great day honey <3 kisses <3


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  55. You look divine in this dress!! Omg! the fit is perfect and those sandals? I want! Amazing look my dear. Thank you for the nomination as well.
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    1. Thank you my darling Diana. I can't wait to read your post, :))).

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  56. From the hair to the makeup to the dress to the shoes n bag...perfection. Though the dress will take guts to pull off....Nice.
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    1. Thanks a lot. The dress was actually pretty easy to pull off and will look lovely on most girls. Have a lovely weekend, xx

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  58. My beautiful stunning fashionista always .am in love with you always. .my sense of fashion is out of this world. ..God bless you always ♡ 💋

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    1. Thank you darling. You are so kind and I appreciate you stopping by, :))).

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  59. WAY TOOO GORGEOUS!
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  60. You look amazing in this yellow dress. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. I love it, thanks and you do the same, xx

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  61. Absolutely amazing pictures, hun

    xx

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  62. Hello,

    Wow, beautiful color ! :D

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  63. OMG, I love your shoes <3 you look great!
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    1. The shoes are amazing and super comfortable. Thank you, :D

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  64. Love the canary yellow on you. Beautiful outfit. xx/Madison
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  65. I love it ♡ great outfit
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  66. You look gorgeous! That color of the dress is so beautiful and design is amazing! Loving the sandals, so unique and wonderful! Lots of kisses <3

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    1. I love the sandals too. And I' loving yellow, Thank you Hajdi, xx

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  67. Beautiful combination of colors! That yellow dress is perfect on you! Perfect accent with the perfect pair of shoes! Gorgeous!
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  68. Love this summer outfit and girl you are always on point, yellow really looks amazing on you, and don't get me going with the shoes..wow. You always seem to get it right, thank you for sharing !

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    1. And thank you for stopping by Sanya! For leaving some love too. Yellow is becoming the new purple hahahah.
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  69. The way you make style seem effortless is lovely. Anyone else could wear this yellow dress but only fashionable Idu strokes the best confidence for it. You look amazing dear

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    1. I think this dress should get all the credit for being so fabulous. I just went along with it. Thank you very much darling.
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  70. Just found your blog and I am awe of your fabulousness. I will be back to read more. . .

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    1. Hi Ms Neti! That's very kind of you. Yes please, do come back soon, :)))).

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  71. Yellow is my absolute favorite color and you look stunning rocking the hue. Those Aquazzura heels ... sigh. Totally lust worthy!
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    1. It's becoming the new purple. I'm loving everything Aquazzura lately, :))). Thanks Latoya, have a great weekend.

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  72. The yellow and orange look wonderful together! That purse is amaaaazzinnnggg!!!

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    1. It is a bright and bold combo. I love it too. Thank you Kayla, :))).

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  73. Love the yellow dress honey, you look beautiful !
    xoxo

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    1. Sorana thank you darling. Have a great weekend.
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  74. Great outfit ! Tu le portes très bien 😍

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